Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                             Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read  by Lartigues


                                                                       With Additions & obituaries (+)  by Marge Womach



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Gambill, Laura Anna: (added; d. 2-09-1922) 

Garner, Edward J., 1875-1962

 Garner, Maude E., 1877-1964

Garner, Stephen Emery ,+   d. June 12, 1913; age 5yr 3 mo,  s/o E. J.  & Maude

Garrett, Jesse, 1869-1947,  father

Garrett, Zenna, 1877-1953,  mother

Gee, Charles, +  1887-1971

Gee, Louie, 1884-1960

Gee, Florence,  1902-1943

Gee, Jennie,  1850-1934

Gee, Jean Raymond Oct 19, 1884-Nov 1, 1909,  w/o W. F.

Gee, William Raymond, + Mar 2, 1843-Apr 18, 1909

Gibbs, Ervie, 1882-1949

Gibson, Mabel Nadine, d. 1902 Oct 08 @ 4yrs, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Wm, obit

Giffing, Annie,  + , Mar 1896-Nov 1917,  mother & inf son

Giffing, Dorothea: (added; d. 1-27-1980)

Giffing, Glen, Nov 1917-Aug 1918

Giffing, Jean Laura, Oct 7-9, 1930

Giffing, infant s/o Tracy,  Dec 12, 1928 only,   s/o T.  & Dorothea

Giffing, Frances, 1861-1946

Giffing, William, +  ,1861-1935

Giffing, William F., Dec 8, 1888-Mar 20, 195, WA Pvt Co , 362 Inf WWI PH

Goodwater, Clara B., 1886-1936, mother

Goodwater, Eugene, 1868-1961, father

Goodwater, Eugene,  owner, W ½ Blk 52 1st Add

Goodwater, infant son: (d. 1917; added) 

Goodwater, infant son:  (d. 1949; added) 

Goodwater, infant Dave, (no date)

Goodwin, Mary Ann, + ,  d. Mar 23, 1914,  obit.

Goodwin, Sidney F., 1875-1946

Gray, Ellen, +  Apr 16, 1852-Mar 13, 1933

Gray, Walter J., Sept 21, 1858-Jan 7, 1933

Gray, Lizzie, May 25, 1867-Mar 10, 1905, w/o Walter J.

Green, Francis, d. Oct 6, 1886; 70 y 3 m 8 d

 Green, Huldah R.,  + Oct 23, 1822-Nov 27, 1913, “his wife”

Green, Hulda R.,  owner,  Lot 3 & 4 Blk 84

Green, Cynthia A.,  +  Jan 25, 1847-Nov 30, 1913,  w/o James

Green, James W.,  Oct 5, 1849-Jan 11, 1933, h/o Cynthia

Greenwood, Lillie M. , 1878-1935, w/o Lewis/Louis

Greenwood, Louis E., 1867-1947,  (d. 5 Dec 1947

Greenwood, infant of E., +  d. Feb 1906,  obit.

Gresham, Otho, (see Bernback stone)

Guerin, Edward Bethel (??added: d. 8-31-1909) 

?Guerin, Joseph: (added; d. 1-12-1931) 

Guerin, Martha :(added; d. 4-22-1938) 




Obituaries and Documentation-Maccabee


Gambill, Laura Anna:  (added; d. 2-09-1922) “Record of Funeral of Laura Anna Gambill. Born: OR. Residence: Sprague. Order by family on Feb 12. Wife of J. E. Gambill. Funeral: Feb 12, 1922 at Community Church at 1:30 p.m. with Rev Shwainhardt. Physician: Dr J. E. Bittner. Death: Feb 9, 1922 at Sprague. Cause: rupture of uterus. Birth: March 28, 1899. Aged: 22 years 10 mos 12 days. Housewife. Married. Lutheran. Father: Otto Stockmann born Germany; Mother: Augusta Mielke born Germany. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery, Section 38, E ½ grave 1.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee shown for purchase of cemetery lot; edit: mention of Otto Stockman is made in Sprague-Lamont-Edwall book on page 669 and pages 325-8)


Garner, Edward J.:  (TS: 1875-1962; shared stone w/ Maude)


Garner, Maude E. :  (TS: 1877-1964; shared stone w/Edward J.)


Garner, Stephen Emery: (TS: d. June 12, 1913; age 5 yr 3 mo; s/o E. J. & Maude) “The community extend their sympathies to Ed. Garner and wife on the death of their youngest son, who was buried in Sprague Cemetery, Saturday, June 14th.” (Sprague Advocate-June 27, 1913-Rodna Items column) “The E. J. Garner’s baby reported ill last week died last Friday and was buried in Maccabee Cemetery last Saturday.” (Sprague Advocate-June 27, 1913)


Garrett, Jesse: (TS: 1869-1947; father; shared stone) “Record of Funeral: Jesse Garrett. Order dated: 8-24-1947.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no data, minimal fees, fee for opening grave; Paid by OAA)


Garrett, Zenna: (TS: 1877-1953; mother; shared stone)


Gee, Charles:  (TS: 1887-1971) “Charles Gee, 84, a retired cattle rancher, who has been living at Cheney passed away on Nov 15th. Born March 6, 1887 at Hiram, Ohio, he was moved with his family to the Inland Empire at the age of two years, making his home in the area since. In 1921 he was married to Florence Cook, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Robert Gee of Cheney; three daughters, Jennie June Gee of Spokane, Mrs. Charles (Marian) Hodgins of Spokane, and Mrs. James (Linda) Brooke of Reno, Nevada; and two granddaughters, Shannon Lynn Kappel and Virginia L.’Rae Kappel, both of Reno.  The family suggested any memorials could be to the Shriners Hospital. Private graveside services were to be held this morning, Nov 18, at the Maccabee Cemetery here.” (scrapbook item: Nov 18, 1971) 


Gee, Louie:  (TS: 1884-1960)  See SLE page 325, Louie, son of Wm Raymond Gee and his wife, Jennie.


Gee, Florence Cook: (TS: 1902-1943) “Funeral of Mrs. Florence Gee. Residence: Rural Sprague. Birth: Aug 9, 1902, Rebenna, Ohio.  Death: Aug 7, 1943, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane. Wife of Charles Gee. Aged: 40 yrs 11 mos 28 days. Female, married, white, housewife. Father: Charles Cook, born Ohio. Mother: Kitty Coit, born Ohio.  Physician: Caldwell of Cheney. Cause of death: nephritic coma; secondary cause: chronic nephritis. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: Community Church at 2 p.m. Interment: 8-10-1943.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Gee, Jennie:  (TS: 1850-1934)  “Record of Funeral: Jennie Gee. Born: OH. Residence: Sprague. Widow of W. R. Gee. Charge to Chas Gee. Funeral: Nov 4, 1934, at Lutheran Church, Sprague. Rev Reiss. Death: Nov 2, 1934, at farm house. Retired Housewife. Widow. Protestant.  Birth: Oct 15, 1849. Aged: 85 yrs 0 mos 16 days. Father: J W Archer, born England; Mother: Jane Warren, born OH. Interment: Maccabee.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Gee, Jean Raymond:  (Oct 19, 1884-Nov 1, 1909; d/o W. F.; shared stone) SLE page 325 shows the children of W.F. and Jennie as: Jean, Nellie, Louis and Charles.


Gee, William Raymond:  (TS: Mar 2, 1843-Apr 18, 1909; shared stone) “Mr. W. R. Gee, residing close to the grounds of the Lincoln County Pioneer & Historical Association, and a pioneer of this county, died Monday. He was always a conspicuous figure at the Pioneer Picnics.” (Citizen-23 April 1909) (see also: page 325 of Sprague-Lamont-Edwall, 1881-1981, where he is said to have been buried with his wife Jennie Orchard Gee in Maccabee Cemetery.) “W Raymond Gee died at his home in the Crab Creek country, Sunday, April 18, of paralysis and was buried in the Maccabee Cemetery at Sprague Tuesday. The funeral services were held in the Auditorium at 2 p.m.  Rev Willis Luce preached a brief but strong service over the remains, taking for his text the 23rd Psalm.  The body was escorted to the grave by members of the Masonic and Easter Star orders, of which Mr. Gee was an old and honored member. He was also a member of the GAR.  Mr. Gee was born in Ohio on March 1, 1843, being 66 years 1 month and 18 days old. He was a veteran of the Civil War having served during the entire period and re-enlisting after the close in 1866 as aid to Gen. McDonald in the US Cavalry and saw service on the plains. He settled in this country in 1889 and has been an honored citizen ever since. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, two sons and a daughter.” (Sprague Advocate-April 23, 1909)


Gibbs, Ervie: (TS: 1882-1949) SLE page 19 shows a photo of Ervin Gibbs Livery Stable in 1900 with two men in front of the building. See SLE page 341, Zelna Ham married and divorced Ervie Gibbs, and they had no children.


Gibson, Mabel Nadine: (added: d. Oct 1902) “Mabel Nadine Gibson. On Wednesday, October 8th, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Gibson and took there from their pretty four year old daughter, Mabel Nadine. The funeral was held in the Methodist church at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Interment in the Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Times: 10-10-1902)


Giffing, Annie:  (TS: Mar 1896-Nov 1917; mother & inf son; shared stone w/Glen) “Mrs. Fred Giffing died on Sunday morning at the farm home near Sprague. The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 o’clock from the M E Church, Rev O. E. Faulkner officiating and burial was in the Maccabee Cemetery.  The death of the young wife and mother is particularly distressing from the fact that a boy was born but a few days before her death and that two other small children are left motherless.  Anna Giffing was born in Germany, March 3, 1896, died near Sprague, Washington, Nov 18, 1917, aged 21 years, 8 ½ months. When but a small child she was brought to America and spent almost her entire life in Washington and Idaho. The latter portion of her girlhood days was spent in the Ritzville country. At Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Sept 17, 1913, she was married to Fred Giffing. To this union were born three children, Gladys, three years of age, Hazel, 1 ½ years and a precious baby boy but ten days old, all of whom have now lost the kind loving care of a faithful mother.  She leaves to mourn her early departure for the long home a husband and three children, near relatives in Sprague, near Ritzville and in Germany. (Poem deleted).” (Sprague Advocate-Nov 23, 1917) “Card of Thanks. We wish to thank those who so kindly assisted us in our recent bereavement. Your great kindness will not be forgotten. Fred Giffing. Mr. & Mrs. William Giffing.” (Sprague Advocate-Nov 30, 1917) “Record of Funeral of Annie Giffing. White. Born: Germany. Wife of Fred Giffing of Sprague. Funeral: Nov 25, 1917, ME Church with Rev Faulkner. Death: Nov 18, 1917, in Sprague. Cause: Lobar Pneumonia. Birth: Mar 3, 1896. Housewife; married; Protestant. Aged: 21 yrs 8 mos 15 days. Father: Peter Thom/Lhorn born Germany. Mother: don’t know born Germany. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for cemetery lot included in billing)


Giffing, Dorothea: (added; d. 1-27-1980) “Dorothea Giffing. Birth: 2-11-1902, Sprague, WA; Death: 1-27-1980, Spokane, WA; Burial: 1-30-1980, Sprague, WA.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) Dorothy Stockman Giffing wrote many items for the SLE, pages 325-328, and her photo is shown in the text. In these pages she identifies her parents as Otto Albert Stockman, born in Prussia in 1864, and her mother, Augusta Miller Stockman, born in Ontario in 1868. Her siblings were: August C., Frederick W., Benjamin G., Otto A. and Laura Ann (Gambill). Dorothy married Tracy Giffing on Nov 6, 1921 at Sandpoint, ID. Their children were: Jackie Giffing, a stillborn in 1928; Jean Laura, infant death in 1930, and James, born March 16, 1940. Tracy preceded her in death in 1974.


Giffing, Glen: (TS: Nov 1917-Aug 1918; shared stone w/ Annie) “Record of Funeral of Giffing. White. Born: WA. Son of Fred Giffing of Sprague. Funeral: Sept 6, 1918, at Giffing house, 1 p.m.  Death: Sept 4, 1918 at Myrtle Hospital, Sprague. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang. Cause of death: dysentery. Aged: 9 mos 26 days. Father: Fred Giffing, born IL; Mother: Annie, born Germany. Mother’s maiden name: Thoms (? illegible)” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for opening grave, no fee for lot)


Giffing, Jean Laura:  (TS: Oct 7-9, 1930) “Record of Funeral: Jean Laura Giffing. Born: Sprague, WA. Charge to Tracy Giffing. Funeral: Oct 10, 1930 at Lee Chapel. No clergy. Death: Oct 9, 1930 at Sprague Hospital. Birth: Oct 7, 1930. Age: 2 days. Father: Tracy Giffing, born IL.  Mother: Dorothy Stockman, born Sprague, WA. Interment: Maccabee. Lot 0, Grace 0, north end, Section W ½ 38.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Giffing, infant s/o Tracy: (TS: Dec 12, 1928, only; s/o T. & Dorothea)  “Record of Funeral: Infant Giffing. Born: WA. Son of Tracy and Dorothy Giffing. Funeral: Dec 13, 1928 at Sprague. Stillborn: Dec 12, 1928. Father: Tracy Giffing, born IL; Mother: Dorothy Stockman, born Sprague, WA. Interment: W ½ Section 38.”


Giffing, Frances:  (TS: 1861-1946)  “Funeral of Frances Giffing. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 6-02-1861, Princeton, IL. Death: 2-25-1946, Spokane, WA. Aged: 84 yrs 8 mos 23 days. Female, white, housewife. Father: John Conrad, born Franklin Co, PA. Mother: Susan Kirschner, born Mercersburg, PA.  Cause of death: heart failure. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral  at Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Interment: 2-28-1946.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Giffing, William: (TS: 1861-1935) “William Giffing, 74, Sprague, died Monday and funeral services were held Wednesday. His widow and four children survive.” (Citizen-Nov 22, 1935) “Record of Funeral: Wm Giffing. Born: NJ. Residence: Sprague. Husband of Frances Conrad. Order given by sons & daughter. Funeral: Nov 20, 1935 at Masonic Hall with Masonic service. Death: Nov 18, 1935 at Sprague home. Cause: carcinoma. Farmer & Merchant. Married. Protestant. Birth: June 16, 1861. Aged: 74 yrs 5 mos 2 days. Father: Wm Giffing, born NJ; Mother: Abbie Cappin, born don’t know. Interment: Maccabee.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See SLE page 327 in item on his son, Tracy Giffing. Apparent owner of Table Supply Co for which local advertisements appeared in the Sprague Advocate.


Giffing, William F.:  (TS: Dec 8, 1888-Mar 20, 1955; WA Pvt Co H-362 Inf WWI PH) See SLE page 328. William Frances ‘Billie’ Giffing was born in 1888, a brother to Tracy, served in World War I in France and was wounded in service. He had a shrapnel wound in his hip and was discharged in June of 1919. “William Giffings, 74, resident of Sprague for 30 years, died Monday. He was born in Illinois. In 1914 he established the Giffing Meat market there, which is now run by his nephew. The Giffings celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary last September. Surviving are the widow, four children and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.” (Odessa Record: 11-22-1935)

Goodwater, Clara B.: (TS: 1886-1936; mother; shared stone)  “Record of Funeral: Clarabelle Goodwater. Born: MO. Wife of Eugene Goodwater. Residence: Sprague. Funeral: Apr 2, 1936, at Congregational Church in Sprague. Clergy from Cheney. Death: Mar 29, 1936 at St Lukes Hospital in Spokane, WA. Cause: lobar pneumonia. Housewife. Protestant. Married. Birth: Apr 14, 1886. Aged: 49 yrs 11 mos 29 days. Father: Nathan Macklin. Interment: Lot 5, Grave 8 Section 52.”

Goodwater, Eugene: (TS: 1868-1961; father; shared stone)


Goodwater, Eugene: (owner; W ½ Blk 52 1st Add; edit: see also Sprague Burials Elsewhere: his mother, Gertrude Goodwater, d. Sept 1913 with remains returned to Shelby, Iowa. Mrs. Gertrude Kessler and two daughters of Neola, Iowa arrived here Monday evening to  attend the bedside of her sick mother, Mrs. Gertrude Goodwater, who has been very ill the past six months.-Sprague advocate: 9-05-1913)


Goodwater, infant son: (d. 1916)  (TS: no name or date) “Record of Funeral of Infant Goodwater. White, born Sprague, WA. Charge to Eugene Goodwater of Sprague, WA. Funeral June 5, 1916. Residence: Sprague; Place of Death: Sprague; Funeral location: not specified. Physician: Dr Strang of Sprague. Stillborn. Father: Eugene Goodwater. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery West ½ Section 53.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees include casket and outlay for cemetery lot; few details on form.)


Goodwater, infant son: (d. 1917; added) “Record of Funeral of Infant Goodwater. White, born WA. Son of Eugene and Clara Goodwater. Funeral: Oct 8, 1917, 2:30 p.m.. Death: Oct 7, 1917; Cause: Premature birth; premature separation of placenta; Birth: Oct 7, 1917, lived: 1 ½ hours. Died at Sprague. Father: Eugene Goodwater, born Iowa; Mother: Clara Macklin, born Missouri. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery, Section 1; grave 2.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Goodwater, infant son: (d. 1949; added) :“Record of Funeral of Infant boy Goodwater. Born Sprague. Son of Raymond Goodwater. Charge to Raymond Goodwater. Funeral: 4-19-1949, graveside at 2:30 p.m. with Rev R. Marvin of Sprague. Death: 4-17-1949 at Sprague Hospital. Cause: pulmonary edema. Physician: Charles Smick of Sprague. Birth: 4-17-1949. Age: 3 hours. Infant. Single. Protestant. Father: Raymond Goodwater, born Sprague. Mother: Elsie Peacock, born Dayton, WA. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Goodwater, infant Dave:  (TS: no date)


Goodwin, Mary Ann: (d. March 1914)  (no TS) “Mrs. Mary Ann Goodwin died on March 23, at the home of her son Sidney near Keystone. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the Congregational Church, Rev Wilbur officiating. Burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery.  Mary Ann Smith was born Nov 25, 1849 at Yorkshire, England. She came to America when about 11 years of age settling in New Brunswick, Canada. At the age  of 18 she removed to St Paul, Minnesota, and in that state she married Elijah D Goodwin about 1871. To the union were born six children, four girls and two boys, Mrs. Jennie Steele of Fernley, Nevada; Mrs. Lulu Brant of San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. Minnie Russell of Spokane; Mrs. Fred Dodson of Sprague; and George and Sidney of Keystone.  She also leaves an only brother who lives at Tacoma. The husband preceded her in death 15 years in Spokane. The family came to Spokane in 1886, residing there and at other places near by until in 1908 Mrs. Goodwin came to live with her son at Keystone and has lived with him ever since.” “Card of thanks. To those good friends and neighbors who aided us during the sickness and death of our mother we wish to extend sincere thanks. The Goodwin Family.” (Sprague Advocate-March 27, 1914)


Goodwin, Sidney F.: (TS: 1875-1946) “Notice is hereby given that Sidney F. Goodwin of Sprague... on May 6th, 1902, made Homestead Entry,  for NE ¼ Sec 30 Twp 21 R 37... has filed notice of his intention to make Final 5-Year Proof... Claimant names as witnesses: Jos. Burker, Jos. Smith, Albert Miller, Bert J. Anderson, all of Keystone, WA.” (excerpt Sprague Advocate: 3-26-1909)


Gray, Ellen: (TS: Apr 16, 1852-Mar 13, 1933; 3 on 1 stone: Walter J. & Lizzie) “Mrs Ellen C. Gray, widow of the late Walter J. Gray, was buried in Maccabee Cemetery yesterday (March 15) afternoon. The funeral was held in Walla Walla yesterday morning. Mrs. Gray passed away Monday at Walla Walla.—Sprague Advocate.” (Citizen-March 24, 1933)


Gray, Walter J.:  (TS: Sept 21, 1858-Jan 7, 1933; 3 on 1 stone: Lizzie & Ellen)  “Record of Funeral: Walter John Gray. Born: England. Husband of Ellen. Residence: Hooper. Charge to John Gray. Order given by John Gray. Funeral: Jan 10, 1933 at Washtucna with Spokane minister. Death: Jan 7, (1933), at Hooper, WA. Retired Farmer. Aged: 74 yrs. Interment: Sprague, WA.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “On the retirement of W J Gray from the business of the old General Supply Co, marks an epoch in the business history of this city. Mr. Gray has so long been identified with its business interests that his absence will be noted with regret. He has ever been active, courageous and consistent, not only in his own behalf but in the interests of the city. A history of its business progression would be incomplete without his name and lacking one of the great factors in its advancement. He came to the Sprague neighborhood in 1885, just 24 years ago. For six years he was in the cattle business retiring then to enter business in town. He established himself in 1891 and successfully weathered the trying period between that time and 1896. That he was successful is shown by the fact that in 1903 he was one of the leading lights in organizing the General Supply Co, a corporation which dominated the business field and did an immense business for five or six years...” (Sprague Advocate: 9-03-1909) “Walter J Gray, of the Sprague General Supply Company, will leave Monday for the home of his parents in Abbotstone, Alresford, Hampshire, England, to attend the golden wedding anniversary of that worthy couple.—Sprague Times.” (Citizen: 12-11-1903) SLE page 337 has a short overview  in which it is apparent that he wrote columns for the Sprague Herald, circa 1904.


Gray, Lizzie:  (TS: May 25, 1867-Mar 10, 1905; w/o Walter J; 3 on 1 stone: Walter J. & Ellen)


*Green, Francis: (TS: d. Oct 6, 1886; 70 y 3 m 8 d; shared stone w/Huldah R.)


Green, Huldah R.: (TS: Oct 23, 1822-Nov 27, 1913; “his wife”; shared stone w/Francis) (owner: Lot 3 & 4 Blk 84) " A Woman ripe in years who lived in the honor and respect of her children and friends passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 27, 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. E. Smith.  Ms. Huldah Roxana Green was born at Hume, Alleghany County, New York, on Oct 22, 1822 and was 91 years , 1 month and 5 days old at death being one of the oldest, if not the oldest resident of the vicinity. On her 23rd birthday in the place of her nativity Huldah Roxana Morgan was married to Francis Green and the following year, 1846, the young couple moved to St Joseph County, Michigan. Here they made their home for 38 years, rearing a family of 9 children, 4 sons and 5 daughters. Of these but 3 remain, Mrs. Alonzo Sanborn and Mrs. O. T. Terwilliger of Spokane and Mrs. Geo E. Smith of Sprague. The family came to Sprague in 1885 and at the end of the first year of their residence here the husband and father answered the death summons. Early in her married life she was converted in the M E Church at Silver Creek, Michigan, and during all the intervening years her star of hope shone as brightly as when it first rose upon her horizon. She took on active and useful part in the work of her church until the infirmities of age compelled her to desist. Years ago she was an active member of the Ladies Aid of the Sprague M E Church and only a few weeks ago on her 91st birthday, altho in poor health she assisted in serving refreshments to the present Ladies Aid of the church who called upon her in a body.  It has been truly said of her, ‘she was more than a church member, she was a genuine devoted earnest Christian.’  She was patient and cheerful during the last trying days of her life and when the summons came to answer the Heavenly Call, she was unafraid and willing to answer, ‘Master, here am I.’  Rev Randall of the M E Church conducted the services closing the earthly career of this aged and well beloved woman with touching tributes to the glory of her life and the body was consigned to mother earth in Maccabee Cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The three surviving daughters and most of the 24 grandchildren attended the funeral.” (Sprague Advocate-Dec 5, 1913)  


Green, Cynthia A.: (TS: Jan 25, 1847-Nov 30, 1913; w/o James) “Cynthia A. Green, wife of  J. W. Green, was the third pioneer of this vicinity to bid farewell to earthly scenes in a little over a week. Mrs. Green had been in Spokane for treatment for some time but without securing relief. She died Sunday, aged 66 years, 10 months and 5 days. The body was shipped here and the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the M E Church, Rev H. S. Randall officiating and interment was held in Maccabee Cemetery.  Cynthia A. Darnell was born Jan 25, 1847 at Danville, Indiana. On Dec 20, 1874 at Winterset, Iowa, she was united in marriage to J. W. Green and to the union four children were born, 3 sons and 1 daughter, R. E. and Geo H. of Sprague, L. E. and Mrs. Hattie Housten of Pendleton.  The Greens came to Sprague in 1880 and with the exception of a few years have lived here since that time.  For more than 45 years Mrs. Green has been striving to serve her Lord and Master having united with the M E Church at the age of 20 years. She suffered intensely during the last days of her life but her confidence in her God did not waver. She passed to her final rest at 8 o’clock Sunday morning while her daughter was reading the 23rd Psalm to her but which was not finished on earth. She leaves beside the husband and four children, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. All her children were present at the funeral.” “Card of Thanks: We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends who so kindly helped us in our recent sorrow at the death of our beloved wife and mother.  J. W. Green & Family.” (Sprague Advocate-Dec 5, 1913) 

Green, James W.:  (TS: Oct 5, 1849-Jan 11, 1933; h/o Cynthia)  “Record of Funeral: James W. Green. Born: Iowa. Husband of Mary. Residence: Sprague, WA. Charge to Mrs. Gibson. Funeral: Jan 13, 1933, at C Church, Rev Randall of Spokane. Death: Jan 11, 1933, at Sprague, WA. Cause: (not shown). Retired Farmer. Widowed. Birth: Oct 5, 1849. Aged: 83 yrs 21 months 6 days. Father: James W.; Mother: Elizabeth Malone. Interment: Sprague, WA.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Greenwood, infant of E.:  d. 1906 (No TS) “The three weeks-old babe of Mr. & Mrs. E. Greenwood, who died last week of pneumonia, after an illness of only two days, was buried Friday, Rev H. L. Beightol officiating. Interment was had in Maccabee Cemetery. Through an error the statement was made in last week’s issue of The Times that the little one passed away in Myrtle Hospital. This is not the fact.” (Sprague Times-?Feb 16, 1906)


Greenwood, Lillie M,: (TS: 1878-1935; w/o Lewis/Louis) See SLE page 337, Lillie Maude Brown Greenwood was born May 25, 1878 in Carlville, Iowa, the daughter of John Martin Brown and Katherine Jane Ham. She married Louis E. Greenwood in 1901. She died Dec 31, 1935.


Greenwood, Louis E.:  (TS: 1867-1947; d. 5 Dec 1947) See SLE pages 337-8. Louis was the son of William and Martha Greenwood. Six children were born to Louis and Lillie. Louis Edwin Greenwood died Dec 5, 1947. His parents are buried in Lakeview Cemetery. See Lakeview file for their details. The guardianship of the children of Martha J. Greenwood, who died 13 Aug 1883, is in Lincoln County probate files #4, filed Jan 25, 1884. She left a will. W. L. Greenwood, her spouse, filed for the guardianship of their minor children: Lewis Edwin Greenwood, 17; Frank, 13. Property was held in Martha Greenwood’s name, Northern Pacific deed, dated 13 April 1882, the property near Sprague.          


Gresham, Otho: (see Bernback stone; see also Gresham Cemetery of Whitman Co)


Guerin, Edward Bethel: (??added: d. 8-31-1909) “Edward Bethel Guerin (Runyan). Male, white. Birth: Oct 13, 1908, WA. Age: 10 mos 13 days. Father: don’t know, born don’t know. Mother: Miss Addie Runyan, born don’t know. Informant: Joe Guerin, Sprague, WA. Death: Aug 31, 1909 at 7:30 a.m., Sprague, Lincoln Co. Cause: Ilia colitis of 16 days duration. This child was an illegitimate child adopted by Jos Guerin. Burial: Sprague, WA on Sept 3, 1909 by undertaker W H Buchanan of Sprague.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death; cemetery not specified)


?Guerin, Joseph: (added; d. 1-12-1931) “Record of Funeral: Joseph Guerin/Gwinn/Gusim. Born: NH. Residence: Sprague. Order dated: Jan 12, 1931. Order by S. Thurland/Thusland.  Funeral: Jan 15, 1931 at Lee Chapel, Dr Chas Evans, clergy. Death: Jan 12, 1931 at Sprague Hospital. Cause: heart trouble. Farmer. Married. Birth: Nov 15, 1870. Aged: 60 yrs 8 mos 17 days. Father: Edward ?Gueris/Guirns, Born Canada. Mother: Mary Champaign, born Canada. Interment: Maccabee. Grave 2, Section 39 W ½.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; diagram of grave shows Grave 1 as Nicholas, Grave 2 as Cuism. Edit: The record of French Nichols is in W ½ of 39.)


Guerin, Martha: (added; d. 4-22-1938) “Funeral of Mrs. Martha Guerin. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 11-30-1867, Maine; Death: 4-22-1938, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA. Aged: 70 yrs. Female, widow, white, housewife. Father: Jefferson Meserney, born Maine; Mother: Margueretha Barrons, born Maine. Cause of death: senility. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery, Lot 7, Block 39, Division 2. Funeral at chapel. Interment: 4-27-1938. county warrant.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)



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