Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                             Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read  by Lartigues


                                                                         With Additions & obituaries (+)  by Marge Womach




 Page H through I


Hall, Jennie, 1890-1968

Hall, W. Athol , 1892-____)

Hall, Martha, 1892-1970

Hall, William King, 1923-2006

Ham, Annetta I., Oct 27, 1921-Nov 28, 1963, OES, wife

Ham, Fred H., 1860-1930

Ham, Addie I., 1866-1940

Ham, John David, Mar 5-24, 1946, grandson

Ham, Ida M., 1895-1965

Ham, Leslie E., 1896-1959

Hamlin, Jack , Oct 26, 1862-Oct 16, 1896

Hamlin, Kathryn F., 1889-1910

Hann, Elaeanor Anna,  + d.  12-15-1917,   obit  

Hansel, Dean Edgar (added; d.9-24-1925)

Harding, George G., +  1955 (only), d. 25 Sept 1955

Harding, Mary L .,  (no dates)

Harding, John Foster, 1874-1917, obit

Harding, John Robertson, 1839-1921

Harding, Lenora Martha, 1868-1950

Harney, Philip, Aug 1, 1891-May 26, 1971, WA Sgt Army WWI

Harris, Julia Fish,  1889-1969

Hathaway, Louis: (added: d. 1-13-1926) 

Hay, Clarence P., 1900-1964

Hay, Jacob P., 1870-1939

Hay, Maria, 1820-1909

Heocht, Johann, July 7, 1855-Aug 21, 1925, b. in Germany

Henson, Gary Gene, 1943-1963

Hink, Bertha May: (added; d. 2-09-1937) 

Hinton, S Scott,  d. 6-22-1911, obit

Hoffman, Arthur, Oct 26, 1908-Jan 24, 1917, 8 yrs, obit

Hoffman, Carl, 1882-1946

Hoffman, Frank Mark: added: d. 4-24-1983 

Hoffman, Freda, 1884-1967

Hoffman, Aggie, 1854-1941

Hoffman, Charles, 1846-1916

Hoffman, Frank F., Dec 8, 1893-Mar 4, 1948,WA Pfc 362 Inf 91 Div WW I

Hoffman, George I., Nov 21, 1889-May 23, 1945, WA Major Dental Corps

Hoffman, Hulda I., 1894-1971

Hoffman, Linda L.: (added: d. 8-04-1999) 

Hoffman, Lucille Clariecea: added: d. 4-06-1986  

Hoffman, Rose, (no dates)

Holbrook, Anna Catharine: (added; d. Aug 3, 1924) 

Holbrook, Delbert: (added; 12-10-1938) 

Hollan, Emil, 1903-1960

Hollants, Mary E., 1855-1933

Hollants, William H., 1860-1941

Holliday, Darrel D., 1929-1949

Holliday, Lola, (see Nicolai)

Honer, Adelyne, 1886-1932, mother

Honer, Herbert, 1921-1930, son

Hoover, Jennie Belle: added; d. 6-28-1902 

Hopkins, Catherine A., 1853-1936, obit

Hopkins, James R., 1844-1925, obit

Hornsby, B. E., 1866-1916

Howell, Donald McCroskey, Feb 18, 1927-Dec 25, 1929, s/o Overman & Luc.

Hower, Allen P.: added; d. 11-30-1902 

Hughes, Marla Sue, 1944-1965

Hull, Alta Rose, Feb 14, 1877-June 23, 1915, w/o James d/o A. J. & E. Logsdon

Hull, James E., 1867-1940

Hult, John August :(added; d. 8-11-1938)

Hunter, Charles Newton :(added; d. 8-21-1940)

Hunter, Margaret :(added; d. 4-28-38) 

Husted, Clifford, 1881-1958, husband

Husted, Cora, 1873-1945,  mother


Ingles, ___ ,  owner,  lot 4 Blk 61 Div 2

Ingles, David: (added; d. 5-11-1937) 




Obituaries and Documentation-Maccabee



Hall surname: Joel F. Hall was born June 28, 1853 in KY, came to WA in 1883, prominent in Sprague in 1890’s, and died in June 1924 with burial in Spokane’s Peace Abbey Mausoleum. Joel F. Hall was the father of W. Athol Hall.  


Hall, Jennie: (TS: 1890-1968) “Jennie Hall.—Her home, Sprague, WA. Survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack (Lou) Collins, Spokane; Mrs. Ross (Alma) Jensen, Sprague; 2 brothers, A. F. Doerschlag, Sprague; Bill Doerschlag, Kirkland, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Community Church, Sprague, WA; the Henrietta Chapter OES, Sprague. Funeral services will be Monday August 26 at 2 p.m. from the Community Church, Sprague, Rev Francis Klontz officiating. Interment the Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-25-1968)


Hall, W. Athol:  (TS: 1892-____; shared stone w/ Martha) (SLE p.797-800; photo on page 785; born Nov 27, 1892; married Martha King on Sept 17, 1919.) “ William Athol Hall.—His home, Sprague , WA . Survived by one son, Bill Hall, Sprague; three grandchildren. He was a member of the Community Church , Sprague , WA . He was a member of F & AM Lodge No. 40 and Henrietta Chapter, OES, both of Sprague , WA . Funeral services Tuesday, Nov 13, 1973 at 1 p.m. from the Community Church , Sprague , WA , The Rev Eldon Clark officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery , Sprague , WA , The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 11-13-1973; scrapbook item)


Hall, Martha:  (TS: 1892-1970; shared stone w/W. Athol) (SLE; Martha King; b. 3-10-1892 in Sprague; m. 9-17-1919) “Martha King Hall.—Her home was at Sprague, WA. Survived by her husband, Athol Hall of Sprague; one son, Bill Hall, Sprague, WA; one sister, Edith King of Spokane; 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the Community Church of Sprague, WA. The Henrietta Chapter, OES, of Sprague. Funeral services Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. from the Community Church in Sprague, WA. Rev Francis Klontz officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 5-20-1970)


Hall, William King:  “Sprague—Funeral for William King Hall, 82, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb 17, at the Sprague Community Church with the Rev Gerald Dittrich officiating. Vault interment will follow at Maccabee Cemetery.  Mr. Hall died Friday, Feb 10, at the Cheney Care Center in Cheney. The son of William Athol and Martha (King) Hall, he was born Oct 1, 1923, in Seattle. His family moved to Sprague and he graduated from Sprague High School in 1941. He attended Washington State College in Pullman, until the start of WW II when he joined the US Navy and served as a PT Boatman. After the war he returned to Sprague and continued his education at Eastern Washington College in Cheney. He married Alberta Jean Countryman on Oct 1, 1949, in Portland, OR . Together they lived and raised their family in Sprague where he owned Hall Insurance Agency and managed the family farm property. After retirement he and Jean moved to Cheney where they have resided since 1988.  He was a charter member of the Sprague Lions Club and a member of EWU’s Eagle Athletic Association and a strong supporter of Eastern Athletics. He is remember by family as a ‘great husband and father who loved his wife and children dearly’.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing practical jokes on family and friends. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Janet (and Don) Leaf, Billie Jean Hall (and best friend Rob Steiner), and Sue (and Ed) Franklin, all of Cheney; and four grandchildren, Travis and Lindsay Leaf and Parker and Kendall Franklin. Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville handled arrangements.” ( Davenport Times:  2-24-2006) 


(Ham surname: John Ham died Sprague, removed to Earlville, Iowa. Sprague Mortuary)


Ham, Annetta I.: (TS: Oct 27, 1921-Nov 28, 1963; OES, wife) See SLE page 343. Annetta Reid married Lloyd Ham on July 1, 1942. Annetta died following open heart surgery and Lloyd remarried in 1969.


Ham, Fred H.:  (TS: 1860-1930) (see SLE p. 341) “Record of Funeral: Fred Ham. Born: Iowa; Residence: Worley, ID. Husband of Addie Ingraham. Ordered by son John & Mrs. Gibbs. Funeral: May 4, 1930, at Lee Chapel, Sprague, WA. Clergyman: Dr Chas Evans of Sprague. Death: May 1, 1930 at Worley, Idaho. Farmer. Married. Protestant. Birth: May 18, 1860. Aged: 69 yrs 11 mos 14 days. Interment: (not shown).” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) SLE shows Fred H. Ham, son of John Ham, was married in Iowa to Addie Ingerham. They had 6 or 7 children: Edna (est. 1885), Zelna (1888), Maud (1894), Leslie (1896), Myrtle (1905) and John (1913).


Ham, Addie I.:   (TS: 1866-1940)  “Mrs. Isabella Ham; Born: 6-11-1866; Died: 1-05-1940; Buried: 1-09-1940.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) “Funeral of Addy Isabella Ham. Residence: Tyler, WA. Birth: 6-11-1866, Sullivan Co, NY; Death: 1-05-1940, at home in Tyler. Aged: 73 yrs 6 mos 24 days. widow of Fred Ham. Female, white, housewife. Father: David Ingraham, born England; Mother: Miss Nickerbocher. Physician: Dr Nelson of Harrington. Cause of death: cardiac decomposition. Burial: Maccabee Lot 57 Grave 5 ½ Sec 2. Funeral at chapel at 1:30. Interment: Jan 9, 1940.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Ham, John David:  (TS: Mar 5-24, 1946; grandson)  “Funeral of John David Ham Jr. Residence: Tyler, WA. Birth: March 5, 1946, Spokane; Death: March 24, 1946, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. aged: 19 days. Male, single, white, infant. Father: John D. Ham, Sr., born Tyler, WA; Mother: Phyllis Plotts, born Warwick, ND. Cause of death: acute dilation of heart; secondary cause: premature. Burial: Maccabee; Funeral: graveside at 2 p.m. Interment: 3-26-1946.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Ham, Ida Mae Leigh: (TS: 1895-1965; shared stone w/ Leslie) SLE 341-2, 460-1; born: 2-04-1895 in Manchester, Iowa; d/o Charles and Lucy (Tutton) Leigh. d: 12-13-1965. Ida and Leslie were married May 24, 1916. “Miss Ida Leigh of Sprague and Leslie Ham of Fishtrap were married in Spokane on Wednesday. Accompanied by Edward and Beatrice Leigh they made the trip returning Wednesday evening to the home of the bride’s parents where the relatives had assembled and the wedding feast was spread. On Thursday they departed for Malden where Mr. Ham has a wheat ranch. Mrs. Ham is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leigh and is a young lade of many good qualities.” (Sprague Advocate: 5-26-1916)


Ham,  Leslie E.:  (TS: 1896-1959; shared stone w/ Ida M)  d. 6-27-1959; born Jan 7, 1896) SLE 342 & 460-461. He was born Jan 7, 1896 and died June 27, 1959. He farmed at Pine City, WA, and Tyler. They had two children, Lloyd L. and Theodore Charles.


Hamlin, Jack:*  (TS: Oct 26, 1862-Oct 16, 1896)  Edit: Tombstones pre-dating 1900 are assumed to be re-interred in Maccabee, either farm burials that were moved to town or burials from ill-kept cemeteries. Lincoln County shows no early probate file for this surname and his death was not registered in the Lincoln County Auditor’s office. In 1891 one John Hamlin of Larene was on a military duty listing. No Hamlin appeared on the 1894 of the same, and no Hamlin was found on the 1892 census. Hamlin was not indexed into SLE, however could appear in the text.


Hamlin, Kathryn F.: (TS: 1889-1910) “Mrs. Arthur Mills received the sad news at 5 o’clock this morning that Miss Katie Hamblin, who left here a few months ago to live at Pierce, Idaho, had died in the Washington Sanitarium at Spokane some time last night.  She came to Cheney several weeks ago on a business errand and while there was taken sick with appendicitis. She was removed to Spokane and operated on last Sunday. She rallied nicely and her recovery was looked for but hemorrhages set in Thursday morning and death resulted this morning.  As we go to press no details as to funeral arrangements are available.”  (Sprague Advocate-Feb 18, 1910) 


Hann, Elaeanor Anna: (added; d. 1917)  (No TS) “Eleanor Anna Hann nee Kobelt was born in Richland County, ND, March 9th, 1885, departed this life Dec 15, 1917, aged 32 years, 9 months and 6 days.  The early part of her life was spent in North Dakota, but when about 15 years of age, she with her parents came to Spokane, Wash., where she lived until about 5 years ago since which time she has lived in Sprague.  On October 22, 1902 she was married to Adolphus Hann. To this union were born three children, Gertrude, Elmer and Alice, all of whom are still living and will miss a mother’s care. Besides the children she leaves of near relatives her mother Laura B. Kobelt and two brothers, Ernest and Edward.  After her conversion she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Sprague on May 2, 1916 and remained a faithful member to the day of her death. Her presence in the Ladies Aid, the Sunday School and regular church services will be missed but most of all she will be missed about the family circle. During her sickness which has lasted about one year she has borne up nobly and with fortitude. About ten days ago she seemed to have a presentiment that her time on earth was speedily drawing to a close. During the last week she spent many hours reading the Word of God and in accordance with her expressed wish she had a peaceful hour in which to die. In her husbands arms she quietly passes away sleeping the sleep of death. ‘It is not death to die, To leave this weary road, And amidst the sainthood on high To be at home with God.’  The funeral was conducted at the M E Church by the pastor, Rev O. E. Faulkner. Burial took place on Tuesday at Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Advocate-Dec 21, 1917)  “Record of Funeral of Eleanore A. Ham. White. Born: N Dakota. Wife of A. C. Harms. Funeral: Dec 18, 1917, ME Church, 2 p.m. with Rev Faulkner. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang of Sprague. Cause of death: tuberculosis. Birth: Mar 9, 1885. Aged: 32 yrs 9 mos 6 days. Housewife, married, Methodist. Father: Jacob Kobitt/Keobitt, born WI; Mother: Laura B. Holtzaner, born Germany. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees include the purchase of cemetery lot)

Hansel, Dean Edgar: ( added; d.9-24-1925) “Dean Edgar Hansel. Male, white, infant, 3 days.  Birth: Sept 21, 1925, Adams Co, WA. Father: Floyd E. Hansel, born Sprague, WA; Mother: Anna Laura Funk, born Spokane. Informant: Floyd Hansel, Sprague, WA.  Death: Sept 24, 1925, 7:45 a.m. Rural near Keystone, Adams Co, WA. Cause: congenital malformation of heart. J. E. Bittner, MD, Sprague, WA. Burial: Sprague, WA. W. R. Lee, undertaker, Sprague, WA.” (WA State Register of Death) “Record of Funeral of Infant Hansel. Born: Adams County. Charge to Floyd Hansel. Order date: Sept 24, 1925. Date of Funeral: Sept 24, 1925.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for purchase of cemetery lot and casket, fee for opening of grave)


Harding, George G.:  (TS: 1955 only; shared stone w/ Mary L.) d. 25 Sept 1955; “George Harding, farmer southeast of town for many years, died Sunday evening, Sept 25, in Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Rosary was held at Danekas & Duncan parlors in Sprague, Wednesday and funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept 29, from Mary Queen of Heaven church in Sprague. Rev William Gaffney, SJ, officiated. Burial was in the Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, in the family plot of Mr. Harding’s father and mother. An obituary will be published next week. George Harding was a native Lincoln County man, and his parents were early pioneers in this county.” (Citizen-30 Sept 1955) See SLE pages 358-362. George G. Harding was born Feb 8, 1888, son of John and Lenora Harding.


Harding,  Mary L.: (TS: no dates; shared stone w/George G.) SLE pages 358-362. George G. Harding married Mary Louise Reith on Nov 5, 1916. She was born Nov 2, 1884 , a daughter of Louis and Maude (Newland) Reith. She was called Mayme. They had three children. George and Mayme bought a home in Arizona. “He died in 1955, and Mayme continued to live in Phoenix until she sold her home in 1976. She died in 1979.” No further details for her death.


Harding, John Foster: (TS: 1874-1917; s/o John R.) “Record of Funeral of John F. Harding. White. Order dated Nov 30, 1918; Section 42, W ½” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no data; fee for cemetery lot and personal services) John Foster Harding was the son of John Robertson Harding and his first wife, Maria. See SLE page 360. (December 6, 1918, Death of John Harding)

   The death of John F. Harding occurred at Ephrata on Nov. 17.  He came to the Sprague vicinity in 1872 when his father, J. R. Harding, settle on Crab Creek.  He was only one year old at that time and the family was the second to settle on Crab Creek.  He thus lived 46 years of his life in the community and saw it grow from a wilderness to its present state.  John Foster Harding was born near Walla Walla, Wash. Oct 5th 1871 and died at Ephrata, Wash. Nov 27, 1918 age 47 yrs. 1 mo. and 22 days.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother who reside at Spokane, six sisters and one brother, Mrs. Evelyn Torrey of Odessa, Wash., Mrs. Jessie Barnes of Galata, Montana, Mrs. Alice Brown  of Davenport, Wash., Mrs. Louise Schmidt of San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. Zella Wright  of Almira, Wash., George G. Harding of Sprague, Wash. and Miss Ruby Harding a student at Washington State College.   John Harding was a man of sterling character, with malice towards none and good will to all.  He was never married, has many friends and his death is the first in his father's family.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist church  in Sprague, Saturday afternoon, Rev. O. E. Faulkner officiating and burial took place at the Maccabee cemetery.  *Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Harding, John Robertson:  (TS: 1839-1921)  “John R. Harding, age 82, a pioneer of this district and one of the earliest pioneers in Washington, died August 7, as he was sitting in a chair at his farm on Crab Creek, 11 miles northwest of Sprague, where he began making his home 50 years ago. Mr. Harding had enjoyed almost perfect health, never having required the services of a physician during his entire life. Up to the day of his death he had been helping with the building of a new house on the old family homestead.  Mr. Harding was born in Winterport, ME, at 19 he decided to come west and left Boston in Jan 1859, and sailed to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, the trip taking six months. For about a year he mined near San Francisco, then left for Portland, making the trip on foot.  He came to Walla Walla in 1862. From there he engaged in ‘packing’ to Boise, Idaho and Kootenay, BC. For a while he kept store at Desmert, Idaho, going from there to Washington again, and kept the ferry across the Snake River, now known as Lyon’s Ferry.  In 1871 Mr. Harding settled on Crab Creek and did his share in the development of this part of the country. Meanwhile he had married and by this marriage four daughters survive him, as follows: Mrs. J. A. Barnes, Galata, MT; Mrs. Fred Torrey, Odessa; Mrs. Alice Brown, Harrington; and Mrs. Louise Smith, San Francisco. A son, John F. Harding, died in 1917. His wife having died, he was married on March 23, 1886 to Miss Lenore M. Thompson of Sprague and she survives him. To this union were born one son and two daughters, George G. Harding, Sprague; Mrs. W. O. Wright, who with her husband lives at the old home on Crab Creek and Miss Ruby Harding, who was making her home with her parents in Spokane. The funeral was held today at 2:30 from the community church and interment was in the Maccabee Cemetery.—Spokesman Review.” (Odessa Record: Aug 12, 1921) “Record of Funeral of John Robinson Harding. Born: Maine. Residence: 9 miles North of Sprague. Husband of Martha Lanore Thompson. Funeral: Aug 10, 1921, at Community church, Rev Clay Palmer, clergyman. Physician: Dr Strang. Death: Aug 7, 1921, at home. Cause: myocarditis. Birth: Sept 6, 1839. Aged: 81 yrs 10 mos 30 days. Farmer, Married, Protestant. Father: Foster Harding, born Maine; Mother: Marie Robinson, born Maine. Interment: Maccabee, Section 42, W ½ grave 2.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; edit: see Sprague-Lamont-Edwall book, pages 358-362, with discrepancies to the foregoing data) See also The History of Big Bend, 1904, page 409.


Harding, Lenora Martha:  (TS: 1868-1950) See SLE page 360. She was the second wife of John Robertson Harding, the daughter of George Thompson and Drusilla (Ware) Thompson; This George Thompson was buried Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery, which see also.


Harney, Philip: (TS: Aug 1, 1891-May 26, 1971; WA Sgt Army WWI)


Harris, Julia Fish: (TS: 1889-1969)  See SLE 290-293 with photo including Julia. She was one of six children of Charles Fish and Hattie Smith who were married on Christmas Day in 1884.


Hathaway, Louis: (added: d. 1-13-1926) “Record of Funeral of Louis Hathaway. Born: FL. Residence: Lamont. Order given by sister. Funeral: Jan 16, 1926, at Lee Chapel in Sprague, 1 p.m. Physician, Dr J. E .Bittner, Sprague.  Death: Jan 13, 1926, at Mrs. Cree’s in Lincoln County. Birth: Oct 23, 1867. Farm Laborer. Single. Protestant. Aged: 58 yrs 2 mos 20 days. Interment: Section 41.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for purchase of grave included)


Hay, Clarence P.:  (TS: 1900-1964) (SLE: page 366), Clarence P. Hay is the son of Jacob P. and Christina Scheuss Hay, born Oct 23, 1900, dying in 1964 after a long illness.


Hay, Jacob P.:(TS: 1870-1939) “Funeral of Jacob Peter Hay. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 10-17-1870, Horsens, Denmark. Death: 12-27-1939, Sprague home. Aged: 69 yrs 2 mos 10 days. Male, married, white, farmer. Father: Peter Christian, born Horsens, Denmark; Mother: Anetta Jacobinson, born Horsens, Denmark.  Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Cause of death: hemorrhage. Burial: Maccabee Lot 48 Grave 5 Section 2. Funeral: Community Church at 2 p.m.;  Interment: 12-30-1939.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) See also SLE page 365-369, 623-8. Jacob married Christina Scheuss on Jan 4, 1900. They had 6 children: Clarence, Mabel Viola, Pearl Victoria, Edna Margaret, Mark H. and Mildred Marie.


Hay, Maria: (TS: 1820-1909) “Mr. Maria Hay, aged 89 years, died July 5th at the home of her son, Wesley Hay, four miles south of Sprague.” (Citizen-July 16, 1909) “On July 5 at the home of her son, Wesley Hay, four miles south of Sprague, occurred the death of Mrs. Maria Hay, aged 89 years, 4 months and 14 days. Rev Willis Luce conducted the funeral service Wednesday at the Methodist Church at 10 a.m. and the body was laid to rest in Maccabee Cemetery.  Mrs. Hay was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and came to this vicinity about 20 years ago and has lived in and near Sprague ever since. She was the oldest member of the M E Church and a faithful and consistent Christian. One who knew her well has said: ‘She was one of the best women I have ever known.’  Many neighbors and friends attest her goodness and worth.  Her husband preceded her in death many years and six children survive; tow of whom are Mrs. J. S. McElroy of near Fishtrap and Wesley Hay of near Sprague. Robert, Esther, Mary and Maud live in Woodstock, New Brunswick.” (Sprague Advocate-July 9, 1909)


Heimbigner, Leonard:  “Service of Remembrance for Leonard Heimbigner, a retired farmer, is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA. A private inurnment service was at the Maccabee Cemetery in Sprague, WA.  Mr Heimbigner, 77, died Friday. Born in Odessa, WA , he moved to Ritzville seven years ago from Davenport , W A.  He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Pine City Grange. Survivors include a son, Doug Heimbigner of Ritzville; a sister, Laura Buscher of Ritzville; and two grandchildren.” (scrapbook item, penned date of death, 10-22-1993)  


Heocht, Johann: (TS: July 7, 1855-Aug 21, 1925; b. in Germany) “Record of Funeral of John Heocht. Born: Germany. Residence: Sprague. No known relatives. Charge to his estate. Order given by W. R. Lee. Funeral: Aug 24, 1925 at Lee’s Chapel, 2 p.m., Rev Sopes. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Death: Aug 21, 1925, at Sprague Hospital. Cause: pneumonia, paralysis. Birth: July 7, 1855. Occupation: Gardner. Single. Protestant. Aged: 10 yrs 1 mo 14 days. Interment: Section: 24.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Inventory and appraisal of the estate of John Hecht, made by B. L. Underwood, Louis Keller and N. C. Colburn, Sprague, appraisers, shows the estate to consist of land worth $350 and personal property valued at  $1,455.33.” (Odessa Record: 9-25-1925)


Henson, Gary Gene:  (TS: 1943-1963) 


Hink, Bertha May: (added; d. 2-09-1937)  “Record of Funeral: Bertha May Hink. Born: Walla Walla, WA. Wife of John F. Hink. Residence: Sprague, WA. Charge to Lincoln County, Davenport, WA. Order by Commissioner Shirr. Funeral: Feb 11, 1937 at Congregational Church at 2 p.m. with Rev Plankenhorn of Sprague, WA. Death: Feb 9, 1937, at Sprague Hospital. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague; Cause: (not shown). Housewife; Married. Protestant. Birth: Sept 29, 1902. Age: 34 yrs 4 mos 9 days. Father: William Vernon, born IN; Mother: Rachel Vernon born IN. Interment: Maccabee. County Warrant.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Mrs J. F. Hink, Sprague, died unexpectedly Monday from heart failure. She was on her way to Spokane when she suffered an attack and was rushed back to Sprague. She was born at Walla Walla in 1903. She came to Sprague six years ago. She leaves seven children and her widower, and her stepfather.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-1937)


Hinton, S. Scott: (d. 6-22-1911-no TS) “S. Scott Hinton; male, white; Born: 9-21-1880 in Dunleaf; Died: 6-22-1911; Cause: Pan. Carditis; Contributory: Nephritis; Place of death: Adams Co, near Sprague; Widower; Occupation:  Engineer; Father = Geo F. Hinton born Wisc.; Mother = Jessie F. Clark born Wisc; Burial: Maccabee cemetery, Sprague; Undertaker: W. H. Buchanan.” (WA State Death Certificate)

   Scott Hinton son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Hinton died June 22 of Kidney disease.   The funeral was held Saturday from the M. E. church of which deceased was a member, being the first member to be baptized in the present building.  His old pastor, Rev. Hoskins of Ritzville conducted the services assisted by Rev. Martin the local pastor.   Mr. Hinton was married some years ago, his wife preceding him in death.  A child was born to the union who is now with the mother's people.   Deceased came to this country about 8 years ago and since then has lived here, in Sandpoint and Troy Ida. and the past year or two in Alberta.  he was thirty years old last September the body was interred in the Maccabee cemetery. ( Sprague Advocate, June 30, 1911) Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Hoffman, Aggie Schaufler: (TS: 1854-1941 shared stone w/ Charles) “Funeral of Aggie Hoffman. Residence: Spokane, WA. Birth: 12-25-1854, Germany; Death: 3-03-1941, Spokane. Aged: 86 yrs 2 mos 9 days. Wife of Charles Hoffman. Female, widow, white, housewife. Parents born Germany. Cause of death: angina pectoris. Burial: Sprague. Funeral at St Johns Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment: March 3, 1941.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; Hazen & Jaeger provided partial services; fee for engraving monument.) SLE page 385-6 shows the 8 children of Charles and Aggie as: Albert, Rose, Frank, Carl, George, Annie, Marie and Walter; however her husband’s obituary states that a total of ten children were both to them, two of which preceded him in death . The History of the Big Bend, 1904, shows the names of the two deceased children as: Edward and Maudie.  According to this report, Charles married Agnes in Denver, Colorado in 1875. Agnes was the daughter of David and Edith Schaufler, natives of Germany, where they remained.


Hoffman, Arthur: (TS: Oct 26, 1908-Jan 24, 1917; 8 yrs) “Arthur John Hoffman, son of Carl Hoffman and Friederika (nee Kyriks), born Oct 28, 1908, Sprague, WA; baptized in the Lutheran Church in Sprague; Died: 24 Jan 1917, Sprague, WA; buried: 26 Jan 1917.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) “Record of Funeral of Arthur John Hoffman. White. Born: Sprague, WA. Funeral: Jan 26, 1917, at Congregational Church with Rev Whitrock at 2 p.m. Physician: Dr D. M. Strang of Sprague. Cause of death: Myocarditis; Contributory: Pneumonia. Death: Jan 24, 1917. Birth: Oct 26, 1908. Lutheran. aged: 8 yrs 2 mos 28 days. Father: Carl Hoffman born Poland; Mother: Freda born Germany. Interment: Maccabee in Sec. 58. Pall Bearers: Valmar Lee, Sam Kinch, Charles Salt, Gerald Bailor (?), Fred Clarey, Roy Smith.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Arthur John Hoffman, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoffman died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Aggie Hoffman on Wednesday morning at 5:15.  The boy was recovering nicely from measles when attacked by pneumonia which he was unable to withstand. He was born at Sprague on Oct 26, 1908, being a little over 8 years old at death. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Congregational Church, Rev W. W. Cochrane officiating.” (Sprague Advocate: 1-26-1917) SLE page 385 shows the mother of Arthur as Freda Kyres.


Hoffman, Carl:  (TS: 1882-1946; shared stone w/Freda) “Carl Hoffman. Born: 10-26-1882; Died: 11-15-1946; Buried: 11-18-1946.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) “Funeral of Carl Hoffman. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: 10-26-1882, Trinidad, Colorado.  Death: 11-15-1946, at home. Aged: 64 yrs 0 mo 19 days. Husband of Freda Hoffman. Male, married, white, farmer. Father: Charles Hoffman, born Germany. Mother: Aggie Schaufer, born Germany. Physician: Amiak of Cheney. Burial: Maccabee; Funeral: Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Interment; 11-18-1946.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Hoffman, Carl H:  (b. 8-16-1915; d. 1-01-2002);  “Carl H ‘Bud’ Hof fman.  Sprague.—A graveside service for Carl H ‘Bud’ Hof fman, 86, a former Sprague resident, took place Monday, Jan 7 at the Maccabee Cemetery in Sprague, with Pasto r Mary Daniels officiating. Mr Hoffman died Jan 1 at Alterra Clair Bridge of Spokane. He was born Aug 16, 1915, at Springdale , the son of Carl and Freda Kryes Hoffman. The family moved to the farm at Sprague when he was only 18 months old. He attended Sprague schools, graduating in 1932, then began farming the family homestead eight miles north of Sprague, just off the Sprague-Harrington highway.  He married Lucile Gibbs on Sept 11, 1940, in Coeur d’Alene , Idaho . After selling his ranch to Tom Hardung, he moved to Spokane four years ago.  He was an avid trapshooter and member of the Sprague Gun Club, the ATA Trapshooters Association, National Rifle Association, Wash ington Association of Wheat Growers and was named Lincoln County ’s Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1961.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in 1986, and a son, George Hoffman, in 1995. He leaves a son, Roy (and Arletta) Hof fman of Sprague; and five grandchildren, Scott and Christopher Hoffman and Ben, Ada m and Jennifer Hoffman, all of Spokane . Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville was in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 1-10-2002)


Hoffman, Charles: (TS: 1846-1916; shared stone w/ Aggie) “Charles Hoffman, one of the most widely known pioneers of the Sprague country, passed this life on Tuesday morning. He has been failing in health for several years and on last Thursday suffered a stroke of apoplexy which kept him in an unconscious condition until the time of his death. He was 70 years 1 month and 22 days old at death.  The funeral which was held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Congregational Church was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends.  Rev Wittrock, German Lutheran minister of Ritzville, preached the sermon.  Charlie, as Mr. Hoffman was familiarly called, was born in Saxony, Germany, on Jan 14, 1846 and in 1873 came to New York from whence he went to St Louis and from there to Denver.  He worked at his trade, that of butcher, and finally became interested in mining a portion of his experience being in the Leadville, Colorado, district. From thence he came to Montana intending to go to the Coeur d’Alenes but being unable to get in on account of deep snow comes on to Spokane and Sprague, arriving here in 1884.  For two years he followed the butcher business here and two years later purchased the farm 8 miles northwest of town which he still owns and which comprises about 560 acres of good land. He was successful at farming and stock raising and having acquired a competency he retired in 1910 and has lived in Sprague ever since. Mr. Hoffman was married in 1875 to Miss Aggie Schaufler of Denver and ten children were born to them of whom two have passed to the beyond. The living children are: Albert of  Seattle, Mrs. Winchester of Spokane, Carl and Mrs. N. A. Pearson of Springdale, Mrs. W. B. David of Kellogg, Idaho, George of Portland, Frank of the WSC, and Walter of Sprague. The widow also survives.  Mr. Hoffman was a liberal and public spirited citizen being always ready to do his part in those matters which are of general benefit to the community. He was always genial and good natured, was especially honorable in financial matters and leaves many friends who mourn his departure. (Sprague Advocate-March 10, 1916)  “Charles Hoffman, born 14 Jan 1846, Eisenberg, Saxony, Germany, died 7 March 1916, Sprague, WA; buried 9 March 1916, Sprague Cemetery.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) “Record of Funeral of Charles Hoffman. White, born Germany. Order given by sons of the deceased. Funeral: March 9, 1916 at Congregational Church at Sprague at 2 p.m. with Rev Whitrock. Physician: Dr Strang of Sprague. Cause of death: acute nephritis, secondary: arteriosclerosis. Death: March 7, 1916, retired farmer, Lutheran, married. Aged: 70 yrs 1 mo 24 days. Father: Charles Hoffman born Germany; Mother: Teresa, born Germany. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery: Sec 58 E ½.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) History of Big Bend, 1904, shows his mother as Teresa Leudhoff Hoffman, and that she died at the time of his birth.


Hoffman, Frank F.: (TS: Dec 8, 1893-Mar 4, 1948; WA Pfc 362 Inf  91 Div WW I) 


Hoffman, Frank Mark:  added: d. 4-24-1983  “Frank Mark Hoffman; Died: 24 April 1983 in Spokane; Spouse: Shirley U. _____, divorced; Birthdate: 17 April 1930 in Idaho; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death cards)   


Hoffman, Freda: (TS: 1884-1967; shared stone w/Carl); “Fredie Hoffman; Died: 2-10-1967; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Cards) “Freda Hoffman. Born: 25 Aug 1884; Died: 10 Feb 1967; Buried: 15 Feb 1967.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register)


Hoffman, George Gibbs: d. 11-15-1995  “George Gibbs Hoffman; Died: 11-15-1995; Birthdate: 2-04-1944; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death cards) “George Gibbs Hoffman. Born: 2-04-1944; Died: 11-15-1995, Spokane, WA. Buried: 11-18-1995, Sprague, WA” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) SLE page 385 shows this George as son of Bud (Carl) and Lucile Gibbs Hoffman. George enlisted in the Army, as did his brother Roy, and spent a year in Germany, whereas Roy spent a year in France. George married Donna Smith and they had two sons, Kristopher and Scott.


Hoffman, George I.: (TS: Nov 21, 1889-May 23, 1945; WA Major Dental Corps) SLE page 385 shows Dr George Hoffman as one of the five sons of Charles and Aggie Hoffman.

Hoffman, Hulda I.:  (TS: 1894-1971); “Hulda I. Hoffman; Died: 12-13-1971; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln County Health Death Cards)


Hoffman, Linda L.: (added: d. 8-04-1999) “Linda L. Hoffman. Born: 10-04-1952, Salem, OR; Died: 7-30-1999, Spokane, WA.; Buried: 8-04-1999, Sprague, WA.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register)


Hoffman, Lucille Clariecea: added: d. 4-06-1986  “Lucille Clariecea Hoffman; Died: 4-06-1986 in Spokane; Spouse: Carl (Bud) Hoffman; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Cards) See also SLE page 385-6. Lucille was the daughter of Erve and Cecilia Gibbs, who had moved to Fishtrap in 1931. Bud and Lucille had one son, Ervin.


Hoffman, Rose:  (TS: no dates) From SLE pages 385-6, a Rose Hoffman was born to Charles and Agnes, however, she was Rose Miller in 1904 in the History of Big Bend and was remarried by the writing of her father’s obituary.

Holbrook, Anna Catharine: (added; d. Aug 3, 1924) “Record of Funeral of Anna Catherine Holbrook. Born: Ohio. Residence: Chesaw, WA. Wife of Dell Holbrook. Funeral: Aug 5, 1924, at Lee parlors in Sprague, Rev McGregor, clergyman. Physician: Dr Howard. Death: Aug 3, 1924, at Sprague Hospital. Cause: carcinoma. Birth: March 5, 1859. Housewife, married. Protestant. Aged: 65 yrs 4 mos 29 days. Father: James Payne born OH; Mother: Sarah Ann Doyle, born OH. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery, Section 30, E ½.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee included for cemetery lots)


Holbrook, Delbert: (added; 12-10-1938) “Funeral of Delbert W Holbrook. Residence: Chesaw, WA. Birth: April 1851, Randolph, NY; Death: 12-10-1938, Okanogan. Aged: 87 yrs. Male, white, storekeeper, married. Father: Sanford Holbrook. Cause of death: dropsy. No medical attention. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: Dec 14, 1938.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; came by freight train from Lincoln, WA.)


Hollan, Emie: (TS: 1903-1960) See SLE page 181, Emil was the first husband of Pauline Bren, who were married apparently in MN and came to Cunningham, WA. They had two children, Anita and Duane. Emil died of a heart attack in 1960.


Hollants, Mary E.: (TS: 1855-1933) “Record of Funeral: Mary Ellen Hollants. Born: WI. Residence: Lamont farm home, (WA). Wife of W. H. Hollants. of Lamont. Funeral: March 14, 1933, at Lee Chapel (Sprague) with clergyman Rebecca Lodee. Death: March 10, 1933 at Lamont farm home. Physician: John D. Evans, coroner, Colfax (WA). Cause of death: unknown. Housewife. Married. Protestant. Birth: Aug 5, 1855. Aged: 77 yrs 5 mos 6 days. Father: Francis Aikin born Canada; Mother: Anne Gull, born: don’t know. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery. Section 62, 1st Division, Lot 4.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Hollants, William H.: (TS: 1860-1941) “Funeral of William Harry Hollants. Residence: Lamont, WA. Death: 9-24-1941, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. Aged: 73 yrs. Male, widower, white, farmer. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m.; Interment: 9-27-1941.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “William F. Hollants, the 18-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hollants of this city, met a horrible death Sunday at the farm of James McDonald, 14 miles south of Sprague, where he was working. How the accident happened cannot be stated for a certainty, as when first seen the horse was running and the unfortunate boy was being dragged over the ground by his foot, which was fast in the stirrup. It is presumed that in trying to mount the horse, young Hollant’s foot slipped through the stirrup and the frightened horse ran away before he could recover his position.—Sprague Times.” (Citizen: 6-09-1905)


Holliday, Darrel D.: (TS: 1929-1949) See SLE page 537: Darrell Holliday was the son of Roy  E. Holliday Sr. and his wife Gladys Morton. He died at the age of 19, a victim of leukemia. His father, Roy Sr., died in April 1978.


Holliday, Lela: (see Nicolai)


Honer, Adelynee:(TS: 1886-1932; mother; shared w/Herbert)


Honer, Herbert: (TS: 1921-1930; son; shared stone w/ Adelyne)

Hoover, Jennie Belle: added; d. 6-28-1902 (No TS) “Jennie Belle Hoover; died June 28, 1902; age 31 years; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln Co Death Register) (see  Hower, Mrs. A. P.) Lincoln County Probate #610 filed in 1903 is indexed as the estate of Allen P. Hower and Jennie Belle Hower. 


Hopkins, Catherine A.: (TS: 1853-1936; shared stone w/James R.) (family report by Floyd Ridout: Catherine Anne (Bolon) Hopkins; same as TS) “Record of Funeral: Catharine Ann Hopkins. Born: Fulton Co, IL. Widow of James Riley Hopkins, deceased. Order given by son and daughters. Funeral: July 9, 1936 at Congregational Church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev Plankenhorn of Edwall, WA.  Death: July 6, 1936, at Sprague, old age. Housewife, Residing Sprague. Widow. Methodist. Birth: Jan 13, 1853. Father: John Milton Bowan/Boman, born PA; Mother: Catherine McCammon, born KY. Interment: (not shown).” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no fee for purchase of lot, fee for opening grave)(Sprague Advocate, Sprague, Washington, Thursday, July 9, 1936)   Local Matron Leaves 138 descendants. Mrs. C. A. Hopkins,  83,  Leaves 39 Living Grandchildren.Mrs Catherine Ann Hopkins who died from the results of a sudden heart attack Monday morning,

 left 138 living descendents 78 of them being great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. She had been for 22 years a resident of Sprague, coming here from Connell with her husband J. R. Hopkins. He died Dec 23, 1925 .

    The funeral is to be held this Thursday afternoon from the Congregational Church at 2:30. The minister who preached the Funeral of Mr. Hopkins and who was an old friend of the family was to have been her, but telegraphed yesterday that his wife had taken suddenly and seriously ill. Rev. and Mrs. Luther Plankenhorn will have charge of the service.  Mrs. Hopkins was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bolon and was born January 13, 1853 at Prairie City, Illinois. She came west with her parents at an early age.   She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Sarah Logsdon, Mrs. Ruby Dougherty, Connell, Mrs. Kate Kenoyer and Woodie Hopkins, Sprague, and Jack Hopkins, Deer Park.  She leaves a sister, Mrs. Sarah Bucholz  Seattle and five brothers, Joe Bolon, Calif. Thomas, Greer, Idaho, James  and Andrew, Prosser, and John,  Oregon. Besides the 78 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren she leaves 39 grandchildren.   Submitted June 21, 2004 by Ellen Kroll <>


Hopkins, James R.: (TS: 1844-1925; shared stone w/ Catherine) (family report by Floyd Ridout: James Rilea/Riley Hopkins; b. 9 March 1844; died: 22 Dec 1925) “Record of Funeral of James Riley Hopkins. Born: Ohio. Residence: Sprague. Order given by children. Funeral: Dec 24, 1925, at ME Church, 10 a.m. Physician: Dr Howard. Death: Dec 23, 1925. Birth: Mar 9, 1844; Aged: 81 yrs 9 mos 14 days. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery. Section 24.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee for 2 cemetery lots. Notation on top of page: MLC Colyar, 1727 S 3rd Ave. Spokane)

James Riley Hopkins, a pioneer of the west died at his home here yesterday, December 23, after along illness at the advanced age of nearly 82 years.  Mr. Hopkins was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, March 9, 1844. He came west in 1865 and located in Oregon. On Nov. 11, 1868 he married Katherine Bolon at Vancouver, Wash. For about 19 years he lived in Aurora, Oregon then came to Spokane and from there to Walla Walla. In 1893 he moved onto a homestead 16 miles south of Cheney and lived there until about 11 years ago when he moved to Sprague. During the war he worked in the shipyards and became ill at that time. The last 5 years he has been unable to work.

    He is survived by his wife; six daughters, Mrs. Kate Kenoyer,  Freewater, Ore., Mrs. Mary E. Ridout, Tacoma, Mrs. Bernice Colyar, Spokane, Mrs. Ruby Daugherty, Connell, Mrs. Mable Bone, Milton, Ore., Mrs. Sarah E. Logsdon, Peach, two sons, W. W. Hopkins, Sprague, Jack Hopkins, Deer Park, thirty four grand-children, 34 great-grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Four children preceded him in death.   Funeral services are being held this morning at the M. E. church. Rev. Pershall of Umapine, Ore., officiating. Burial will be in the Macabee Cemetery. Submitted June 21, 2004 by Ellen Kroll <>


Hornsby, B. E.:  (TS: 1866-1916) “Bert Hornsby, employed on the Aaron Miller ranch, dropped dead of heart disease at 5:45 Wednesday morning while on his way to the house with a pail of mile in either hand. Groans attracted the attention of a fellow worker who found him expiring in the path. An attempt was made to get him to the house but death came before the house was reached.  He was born in Missouri about 51 years ago. He had worked on the Miller ranch several years having a homestead adjoining the Miller ranch.  His three sisters, Mrs. Tom Underwood and Mrs. Shaw of North Powder, Oregon, and Mrs. T. A. Greenwood of Spokane are expected here today when funeral arrangements will be completed.” (Sprague Advocate-May 5, 1916) “Death has again visited our community and called a beloved one home.  B. E. Hornsby, son of Dr B. F. and Mary Lynn Hornsby, was born in Iowa, Dec 12, 1866, died at Sprague, Washington, May 3, 1916.  The funeral services were held from the M E Church, Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev J. F. Cook officiating. Burial at Maccabee Cemetery.  Mr. Hornsby moved with his parents to Guns City, Cass County, Missouri, when two years of age. After the death of his parents he moved to Walla Walla, Washington, where he is well known. From there he went to Athena, Oregon, where he was engaged in farming. He has been a resident of Sprague for a number of years. The past three years on the Aaron Miller ranch adjoining where he owned a homestead. He was ever thoughtful, kind and true and will be sadly missed by those with whom he lived and to whom he was very dear.  He leaves to mourn his loss, three sisters: Della Greenwood of Spokane, Lulu Shaw of North Powder, Oregon, and Julia Underwood of Sprague.—Contributed by a Friend.”  (Sprague Advocate-May 12, 1916)  “Record of Funeral of Brenchley Ellsworth Hornsby. White. Born: Iowa. Order given by his three sisters: Mrs. Greenwood, Mrs. Underwood and Mrs. Shaw. Charge to his estate at Sprague. Funeral: May 7, 1916 at undertaker parlors at 2 p.m. Place of death: Aaron Miller Ranch on Crab Creek. Cause of death: Heart failure. Physician: Dr Strang. Death: May 3, 1916. Birth: Dec 12, 1865. Occupation: farm laborer. Single, Protestant; Aged: 50 yr 4 mos 21 days. Father: B. F. Hornsby, born KY; Mother: Mollie C. Leon, born IL. Interment: Maccabee, E ½ Blk 57.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Howell, Donald McCroskey:  (TS: Feb 18, 1927-Dec 25, 1929; s/o Overman & Lucile) “Record of Funeral: Donald McCroskey Howell. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Overman Howell. Place of death: Wenatchee, WA. Funeral services at McCroskey home at 11 a.m. Cause of death: pneumonia. Interment: Section 43.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; no order date payment dated Dec 28, file year 1928)


Hower, Allen P.: added; d. 11-30-1902  (No TS) “A. P. Hower, whose wife died a short time ago, is very ill with typhoid fever, leaving five small children in destitute circumstances.” (Sprague Times-Dec 5, 1902) “Allen P. Hower, aged 41 years, died at his late home in this city last Saturday of typhoid fever. The funeral services were held in the M E Church Monday afternoon and the remains laid at rest in the Maccabee Cemetery beside those of Mrs. Hower who died last June. The Hower family came from Minnesota to Sprague about three years ago. Mr. Hower was a hard working, honest citizen but through so much sickness the family was in cramped circumstances.  There are five children, ranging from 2 to 12 years of age, left parentless and in destitute condition.  At present they are being cared for by neighbors and those who do not find homes will be taken care of by the county.  A subscription list was started last Saturday and nearly $100 was raised. With this money a decent burial was given the remains and clothing and food was bought for the children. The people of Sprague have often been called upon for aid but they never responded to a more worthy call than this.” (Sprague Times-Dec 12, 1902) Lincoln County Probate #610 filed in 1903 is indexed as the estate of Allen P. Hower and Jennie Belle Hower.  


Hower, Mrs. A. P.: (No TS: see Allen P. Hower obit) d. June 1902.  (see possibly Jennie Belle Hoover in Maccabee Cemetery) “Jennie Belle Hoover; died June 28, 1902; age 31 years; Buried: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA.” (Lincoln Co Death Register) “Miss Jennie Hower, of Sprague, aged 31 years, died at her home in that city last Saturday morning, after a lingering illness with consumption.” (LCT-July 8, 1902) Lincoln County Probate #610 filed in 1903 is indexed as the estate of Allen P. Hower and Jennie Belle Hower.  “Mrs. Jennie Hower, aged 31, died last Saturday morning after a lingering illness with consumption. The funeral was held in the Methodist church on Sunday. Interment was in Maccabee Cemetery. A husband and five small children are left to mourn her loss. The family came here a year ago from Minnesota.” (Sprague Herald notes: July 4, 1902)

Hughes, Marla Sue:  (TS: 1944-1965)


Hull, Alta Rose:  (TS: Feb 14, 1877-June 23, 1915; w/o James; d/o A. J.  & E. Logsdon) “Record of Funeral of Alta Rose Hull; white, born Iowa. Charge to A. J. Logsdon, Sprague, WA.  Order given by daughter and two sisters. Place of death: Sprague; Residence: Sprague; Physician: Dr Burgman, Sprague. Cause of death: Tuberculosis of lungs. Death: June 23, 1915. Birth: Feb 14, 1877. Housewife, married. Aged: 38 yrs 4 mos 9 days. Father: Andrew J. Logsdon born KY; Mother: Eliza Dawson/Duncan Logsdon born Iowa. Interment: Maccabee, Grave 4 Sec: W ½ Sec 50. Near relatives: J. Hull, husband; A. J. Logsdon, father, several brothers & sisters.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Hull, James E.:(TS: 1867-1940) “Funeral of James Emmett Hull. Residence: Vanderhoff, British Columbia. Birth: 9-04-1867 in Richland, WI; Death: 8-30-1940 in Sprague, WA. Aged: 72 yrs 11 mos 26 days. Male, white, widowed, farmer. Father: Thomas H. C. Hull, born Richland, Wisconsin; Mother: Alta Logsdon, (sic) born unknown. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 9-01-1940.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Hult, John August: (added; d. 8-11-1938) “Funeral of John August Hult. Residence: Waukon, WA. Birth: 9-08-1852, Sweden.  Death: 8-11-1938, Waukon.  Aged: 85 yrs 11 mos 3 days. Male, white, single. Father: John Johnson, born Sweden. Mother: Eva Nelson, born Sweden. Physician: Dr E. D. Runking, Reardan, WA. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 8-13-1938.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; receipt of Old Age Pension in billing)


Hunter, Charles Newton: (added; d. 8-21-1940) “Funeral of Charles Newton Hunter. Residence: Tonasket, WA.  Birth: 7-13-1860 in Springfield, MO; Death: 8-21-1940 at St Martin’s Hospital. Wife: Maggie Hunter. Aged: 80 yrs 1 mo 8 days. Married. Widower. white, Farmer. Parents: unknown. Physician: Dr V. C. Norine of Tonasket, WA. Cause: pneumonia bronchial. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery, Lot 70 Grave 8 Section 2. Funeral: at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 8-23-1940. Rev Mann.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee included for purchase of cemetery lot.)


Hunter, Margaret:  ( added; d. 4-28-38) “Funeral of Margaret Ann Hunter. Residence: Tonasket, WA. Wife of Charles Hunter. Birth: 5-01-1868, Indiana; Death: 4-28-1938 in Omak, WA. Aged: 69 yrs 11 mod 26 days. Female, white, married, housewife. Father: Thomas Reams, born Indiana; Mother: Mary Powell, born Indiana. Physician: Dr M. D. Wood, of Omak, WA.  Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: April 30, 1938.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Husted, Clifford:  (1881-1958; husband)


Husted, Cora:  (1873-1945; mother) “Funeral of Cora Belle Husted. Residence: Sprague, WA. Wife of Clifford Husted. Birth: June 23, 1873 at Crydon, Iowa. Death: March 13, 1945, at home. Aged: 71 yrs 8 mos 20 days. Female, white, married, housewife. Father: James B. Ellingsworth, born Chessport, Maryland; Mother: Cynthia Ann Bartlet, born WI. Physician: Dr J. P. Caldwell of Cheney. Burial: Maccabee Lot 59, grave 8, Section 2. Funeral: Community Church at 1:30 p.m. Interment: March 17, 1945.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)



Ingles, ___ ,  owner (8-27-37),  lot 4 Blk 61 Div 2

Ingles, David : (added; d. 5-11-1937) “Lincoln Co probate file #3796 show a claim for Lot 4 Blk 61, #2 in Maccabee Cemetery with R.. R.. Jones as the local agent for the cemetery. The fee of $10 was paid for the lot. The bill was dated Aug 27, 1937.” (notes from Probates of Lincoln Co) “Funeral of David Ingles. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: Sept 19, 1859, Mt Vernon, Indiana; Death: May 11, 1937, at home in Sprague. Aged: 78 years 8 mos 11 days. single; married, male, white, retired farmer. Father: William Ingles, born Indiana; Mother: Jane Ingles born IN. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; secondary: arteriosclerosis. Interment: Sprague Cemetery Block 61. Funeral at chapel at 2:30 p.m. Interment: May 13, 1937.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)



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