Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                           Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read  by Lartigues


                                                                        With Additions & obituaries (+)  by Marge Womach




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Kager, John (added; d. 11-13-46)

Kastler, George, 1836-1925

Kastler, Tracy, 1839-1914

Kastrichis, Nick, Mar 31, 1937 (Only), WA Pvt 26 Inf 1 Div

Kays, Glen Otis, Dec 23, 1896-Oct 10, 1908

Keller, Gertrude, June 1, 1885-Sept 2, 1963, shared stone

Keller, Louis,  Feb 5, 1888-Apr 21, 1962, shared stone

Kelly, baby d/o Jno, Feb 22, 1913 (only) , d/o Jno & Jennie

Kelly, Daniel,  1879-1964

Kelly, Estella A., Jan 5, 1883-July 26, 1908, shared-w/o Daniel

Kelly, Estella “baby” ,  July 24-Sept 7, 1908, shared stone

Kelly, Gussie, 1898-1927, wife

Kelly, Infant,  Dec 9, 1921 (only),  d/o R. E.

Kelly, R. E.,  owner,  purch 11-4-22

Kelly, Jennie L., Dec 27, 1915; 31 yr 4 m 21 d

Kennington, Stetsel Leo (added; d. 6-13-1923)

King, Arthur,  May 30, 1879-Aug 6, 1913, (father of Frances) OBIT

Ki_ r, Martha, July 25, ____-Oct 1, 1928

Kirchhoffer, Frederick Hugh, 1888-1968

Kirchhoffer, Iva (Jones), 1891-1970

Kraemer, Earl James, Aug 5, 1927-Feb 13, 1964, WA Ao3 US Navy, WW I

Kraemer, Belle M., Mar 9, 1888-Feb 11, 1964

Kraemer, Paul P., Nov 9, 1879-Jan 20, 1960

Kuhlman, Amy (Melville), Mar 2, 1893-Mar 23, 1970

Kuhlman, Oscar William, Dec 17, 1887-Aug 6, 1965



Obituaries and Documentation-Maccabee


Kager, John: (added; d. 11-13-46) “Funeral of John Kager. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: Holland. Death: 11-13-1946. Aged: 67 yrs. Male, white, single, laborer. Physician: W. E. Smick, of Cheney, WA. Cause of death: acute respiratory failure; secondary: suffocation by inspirated wheat kernel. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: 11-25-1946.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees included telegrams)


Kastler, George: (TS:1836-1925)  “Record of Funeral of George Kastler. Born: France. Charge to A. L. Smalley, Guardian, Sprague. Funeral: March 26, 1925, ME Church, Sprague, 2 p.m., Rev Spoer. Death: March 23, 1925. Birth: Apr 12, 1836. Retired. Widower. Protestant. Aged: 88 yrs 11 mos 11 days. Father: Philip Kastler, born France. Mother: Elinor Lausler, born France. Interment: Maccabee: Section 73, W ½.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Kastler, Tracy: (TS:1839-1914)


Kastrichis, Nick:  (TS: Mar 31, 1937; WA Pvt 26 Inf 1 Div) “Record of Funeral: Nick Kastrichis. Born: Greece. Husband of Josie. Order by wife on April 4, 1937. Charge to his estate, Marshall, WA. Funeral: April 4, 1937, at Lee Chapel, Sprague, WA. Rev Plankenhorn of Sprague, WA. Death: March 31, 1937, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Cause of death: gangrene of appendix. Occupation: RR Laborer. Married. Aged: 46 yrs 11 mos 26 days. Body shipped to Lee Funeral Home by Hennessey of Spokane.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees included the purchase of two cemetery lots. )


Kays, Glen Otis: (TS: Dec 23, 1896-Oct 10, 1908) “Glen Kays, eleven years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Kays, of Sprague, stuck the butt end of an automatic 32 caliber rifle into a hole where a ground hog had just vanished. The muzzle pointed toward his breast; from some cause the slide of the automatic mechanism slipped, the piece was discharged and the boy fell, shot through the heart. He was but a mile from town and his companion ran immediately for help but before medical aid could reach him, Glen was dead.” (Citizen: 10-23-1908


Keithley, Joseph C. (added; d. Sept 1975; age 68) “Joseph C. Keithley, age 68.—Passed away September 13, 1975, in a Spokane hospital. His home, Sprague , WA . Survived by his wife, Barbara Keithley, Sprague , WA ; one brother, Woodrow Keithley, Meadville , MO ; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Ogle, Linneus , MO ; Mrs. Berniece Boyles, Purdin , MO ; Irene Keithley, Chillicothe , MO ; one stepson, Robert A. White, Spokane ; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday, Sept 17, at 2 p.m. in the Sprague Community Church , the Rev Eldon Clark officiating. Interment Maccabee Cemetery , Sprague The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item))


Keller, Gertrude: (TS: June 1, 1885-Sept 2, 1963; shared stone w/ Louis) See SLE page 407. Gertrude C. Dahman was the wife of Louis Keller. They had three children: Margaret, Joseph and Bernadine.


Keller, Louis:  (TS: Feb 5, 1888-Apr 21, 1962; shared stone w/ Gertrude) The Louis Keller family came to the Sprague area in about 1910.


Kelly, baby d/o Jno: (TS: Feb 22, 1913 (only); d/o Jno & Jennie) John Kelly married Jennie Post. Following the birth of this infant, Jennie became quite ill. She eventually died, but not until Dec 27, 1915.


Kelly, Daniel: (TS: 1879-1964)  See SLE page 411. Daniel Kelly was one of the sons of Jeremiah Kelly and his wife Anna Maria Majock Herron. Dan lost his wife within days of the birth of his daughter, who failed to thrive, surviving only 6 weeks. Daniel died in August of 1964


Kelly, Estella A.: (TS: Jan 5, 1883-July 26, 1908; shared w/baby; w/o Daniel) “Died. Mrs. Daniel Kelly, 25 years of age, at Sprague.” (Citizen: 8-07-1908) See also SLE pages 412.


Kelly, Estella: “baby”  (TS: July 24-Sept 7, 1908; shared stone w/Estella A.) SLE page 412 attributes the death of the infant of Daniel and Estella to milk fever.


Kelly, Gussie: (TS: 1898-1927; wife) See SLE page 415, wife of Robert Emmett Kelly. Gustava Folsom was married to R. E. Kelly in 1916. They had four children: Charlotte, Robert, Anna Lee and the 1921 infant that failed to thrive. She died at Edgecliff Sanitarium in Spokane in 1927.


Kelly, Infant: (TS: Dec 9, 1921 only; d/o R. E.) “Record of Funeral of Infant Kelly. Infant of Emmett Kelly. Invoice dated: Dec 10, 1921. Interment: Section 39, E ½, grave 1.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee include the purchase of the E ½ of sec. 39.) See page 415 of the family history of Robert Emmett Kelly, son of Jeremiah and Anna Kelly.

"A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Kelley on Dec. 9. The little one lived only a short time. Burial services took place Saturday afternoon at Maccabee cemetery, Rev. Palmer officiating. "( Sprague Advocate, Dec 15, 1921) Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


Kelly, R. E.: (owner of lot; purchased on 11-4-22)


Kelly, Jennie L.: (TS: Dec 27, 1915; 31 yr 4 m 21 d) “Record of Funeral of Jennie L Kelley. Wife of John Kelley. Funeral: Dec 30, 1915, 11 a.m. at ME Church, Sprague with Rev Cook. Married. Protestant. Age: 31 yrs 4 mos 21 days. Transit permit #8594. Death: Dec 17, 1915. Cause of death: post operative hemorrhage.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Mrs. John Kelly of Lamont died Monday, Dec 27, at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane after an illness which kept her in the hospital for most of the time for three years. Her illness was caused by bowel trouble and she had undergone three operations. Her husband in valiant efforts to save her life gave her the best treatment he could find. The couple spent about 6 months in California in 1913 but this proved to no avail. The funeral was held Wednesday from the ME Church and burial was in Maccabee Cemetery, Rev J F Cook officiating. Jennie L. Post was born at Touchet, Washington, on August 6, 1884, being 31 years, 4 months and 21 days old at death. On June 30, 1904 occurred her marriage to John A. Kelly and a girl, Katherine, was born to them who is now 7 years old. The husband, the child, her mother, Mrs. Nix Bissell, a sister, Mrs. J. H. Winters of Cheney and a brother Harry Post of Granite, Idaho, survive. Mrs. Kelly was a woman of deep religious convictions. A loving wife and mother and man good friends attest her kind and gentle nature. She was well beloved by all who knew her and the mourning relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.” (Sprague Advocate: 12-31-1915)


Kennington, Stetsel Leo: (added; d. 6-13-1923) “Record of Funeral of Stetsel Leo Kennington. Born: IL. Residence: Sprague. Son of Mrs. Fred Crisp. Charge to Fred Crisp, Sprague, WA. Funeral: June 15, 1923, Community Church at 2:30 p.m. with Clay Palmer, clergyman. Physician: Dr Howard of Sprague. Death: June 13, 1923, at Sprague. Cause: acute congestion of lung; Secondary: epilepsy.  Birth: Apr 5, 1896. Laborer. Single. Protestant. Aged: 27 yrs 2 mos 8 days. Father: C. B. Kennington, born IL; Mother: Maud Williams born IL. Interment: Section 38.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fee included purchase of cemetery lot)


King, Arthur: (TS: May 30, 1879-Aug 6, 1913)  “The many friends of Arthur King were shocked on Wednesday morning to learn that he had died at 12:20 a.m.  About ten days ago while putting up hay on the Ramsey ranch east of town a dangling hay fork tooth struck him in the right leg under the knee destroying the large blood vessels. From this wound a clot of blood became dislodged and caused immediate death by going to the brain. Mr. King was 34 years of age. He came to Sprague about four years ago and has been engaged in farming since. he was an honest conscientious gentleman and respected by all who knew him. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock. A full obituary will be given next week.” (Sprague Advocate: 8-08-1913) “Arthur King was called from this life on August 6, death being caused by a wound in the leg received from the sharp tooth of a hay fork, while haying on the Ramsey farm on July 26. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev Gaily of Ritzville officiating. The body was interred in Maccabee Cemetery. Arthur King was born May 30, 1879 in Jewell County, Kansas, where he resided with his parents until April 1882. The family lived in Colorado, Dakotas and Oregon until 1888 when they came to Lincoln County where most of them have resided ever since. Deceased came to Sprague about three years ago and in that time has proven by his straightforward manly course that he held high ideals of life and succeeded admirably in living up to them. He was a consistent and faithful member of the Methodist church and was held in high esteem by his brethren of the congregation and by everyone who knew him. In 1908 at Hatton he was united in marriage to Miss Loie Reynolds of that place and two children have been born to them, Frances aged 3 years and Frederick aged 1 ½ years. Besides the widow and children he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben King of Seattle, four brothers, E. E. King of Davenport; W W King of Jerome; D D King of Wardner, Idaho; A. A. King of Portland; and two sisters, Alma McKinnon of Davenport and Mrs. C. A. Bryant of Pomona to mourn his loss.  Those attending the funeral from a distance were, Ben King and wife of Seattle; W. W. King of Jerome; E. E. and Irving King and Chas McKinnon and family of Davenport; Mrs. C. A. Bryant of Pomona; Jno King and Mrs. Alma Scott of Ritzville; Mr. and Mrs. B. W. and Ralph Reynolds of Hatton; and Clarence, Loren, Archie and Earl Reynolds and Elmer Morgan and family of Othello. We chronicle the death of this good man and respected citizen with much regret and extend to the bereaved relatives the sympathy of the community in their great grief.” (Sprague Advocate: 8-15-1913; edit: Frances King, his daughter, married Walter Zellmer and they resided in the Davenport vicinity.)


Kilgore, Martha: (TS: July 25, ____-Oct 1, 1928) “Record of Funeral: Martha Elizabeth Kilgore. Born: Missouri. Widow of Calvin Kilgore. Order dated: Oct 4, 1928, charge to her estate. Order given by brother and nephew. Funeral: Oct 4 at (Lee) Parlors at 2 p.m. with Rev Painin of Cheney, WA. Death: Oct 1, 1928 at Sprague, WA. Cause: myocarditis, Dr Howard of Sprague. Married. Protestant. Residence: Sprague. Birth: (not shown accurately) Aged: 82 yrs 2 mos 6 days. Father: Eli Smith. Interment: Section 22.” (Sprague Mortuary Ledger)


Kirchhoffer, Frederick Hugh: (TS: 1888-1968) “Frederick H. Kirchhoffer. Birth: 2 Sept 1888; Died: 23 March 1968; Buried: 27 March 1968.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) See SLE page 174: The Fred Kirchhoffer family moved from Medical Lake, WA to Sprague on New Year’s Day in 1936. Fred was the assistant manager of The Old National Bank. In October of 1941, Fred moved his parents to Sprague from their farm home at Medical Lake. His father was John Kirchhoffer, born April 6, 1853 and died on Nov 28, 1943; burial occurred at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane on 11-30-1943. His mother was Celestia. Though the legibility of the mortuary ledger in Sprague was poor. Her maiden name was known as her father was listed as David Heeg or Hug; and her mother was Clara Hill. Her mother came from England while her father was a native of Switzerland. She too died in November but not until November 15, 1949 at the age of 83, having been born May 21, 1866 in England.


Kirchhoffer, Iva (Jones):  (TS: 1891-1970) See SLE page 174. Iva Kirchhoffer was the wife of Frederick H. Kirchhoffer, bank manager in Sprague, 1936-1967. “Iva L Kirchhoffer.—Her home was Sprague, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs Ted (Pauline) Bonk, Sprague; 4 grandchildren. Member St John’s Lutheran Church, Sprague; Rebecca Lodge Medical Lake; Royal Neighbor Lodge, Cheney. Funeral Services, Thursday, Jan 29 at 2 p.m., St John’s Lutheran Church, Sprague, WA. Rev Gerald Dettrich officiating. Interment at Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville, WA, in charge of the arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 1-28-1970).


Kraemer, Earl Jamee: (TS:  Aug 5, 1927-Feb 13, 1964; WA Ao3 US Navy; WW I) Earl James Kraemer was one of the ten children of Paul and Belle Robinson Kraemer. He married Charlette Ackerman and had a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Mary Ellen. See SLE page 436-7. Earl stayed with his mother after his father died in 1960. According to the text, Earl died two days prior to his mother’s death, and either the TS was read wrong or engraved incorrectly. They were buried next to Paul and Helen, his sister, Helena Lamparter (1910-1939). "Earl James Kraemer. Died: 2-07-1964. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA." (Lincoln County Health burial permit)


Kraemer, Belle M.: (TS: Mar 9, 1888-Feb 11, 1964) See SLE page 436-7: Belle Robinson Kraemer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and came to Lewiston, Idaho, as a small child. She was orphaned at the age of seven and lived for eight years with Mrs. Leech of the Rodna district. She married Paul Kraemer of Wadena, MN who worked for the RR. They lived in MN where the first five children were born: Paul Anthony (1908), Helena Johana (1910), Olivia Lydia (1912), and Marie Cecelia (1914); and moved to the Sprague area where the next five were born: Alfred Jacob (1917),Amota (1919), Hugh Charles (1925), Earl James (1927), and Wayne William (1932). Belle remained on the family home after Paul’s death with one of her sons. "Belle M. Kraemer. Died: 2-11-1964. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA." (Lincoln Co Health burial permit)


Kraemer, Paul P.: (TS: Nov 9, 1879-Jan 20, 1960) See SLE pages 436-7: Paul Kraemer was from Wadena, MN and worked for the RR when he met and married Belle Robinson. They moved to Minnesota where their first five children were born and moved to Sprague where another five children were born.


Kuhlman, Amy (Melville)   (TS: Mar 2, 1893-Mar 23, 1970) See SLE pages 494-5: Amy Nina Melville, one of nine children of William Williamson Melville and his wife Elizabeth C Christensen, married Oscar Kuhlman in 1920. They lived in the Lamont area until their retirement. They had four children: John, Mary Beth, Jean and Hank. “Amy N Kuhlman.—Her home E1801 Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs James (Mary Beth) Hutsinpiller, Spokane; Mrs Dan (Jean) Stromberger, Lamont, WA; two sons, William (Hank) Kuhlman, Spokane Valley; John (Jack) Kuhlman, Columbus, MO; one sister, Marianne Melville, Vancouver, WA; two brothers, Jim Melville and Willis Melville, both of Spokane; 14 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Lamont Grange. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 25 at 2 pm. from the Community Church, Sprague, WA, the Rev Francis Klontz officiating. Interment the Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 3-25-1970)


Kuhlman, Oscar William: (TS: Dec 17, 1887-Aug 6, 1965) See SLE pages 494-5: Oscar Kuhlman married Amy Melville in 1920. They resided in Lamont where they had four children. They retired to Spokane Valley. Oscar died in a boating accident.



Maccabee Cemetery Obits, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington

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