Maccabee Cemetery & Obituaries


                                                             Maccabee Cemetery, Sprague, Washington, read  by Lartigues


                                                                         With Additions & obituaries (+)  by Marge Womach




 Page P through Q


Palmer, Blanche Winnie, (added; d. 5-20-1992)

Palmer, Oren K., d.1974

Pangburn, Cecilia C. (Gibbs)1901-1963

Parker, Howell M., d. Jan 22, 1909; aged 80 yrs

Pas, Mike (added; d. 8-14-1915)

Paul, Mary, see Biernback

Paul, Mary, see Boyer

Paul, Mary, see Mapes data

Pearson, Gladys May, Dec 18, 1905-July 23, 1910, d/o Norman & Anna

Pelley, Robert Lee, (added: d. 3-17-1981)

Perry, John,  (added: d. Jan 14, 1946) 

Peterson, Carl A., June 19, 1858-Dec 11, 1916,  obit

Peterson, Clara E. (Judd), Mar 15, 1873-June 4, 1921, w/o E. H.

Peterson, Edward Henry, 1863-1939

Peterson, Louis O.,  (added; d. 6-03-1941)

Pfremmer, Edward E., 1887-1972

Pfremmer, Jessie L .,  1886-____)

Phillips, Loie (____) King ,+  1887-1952 ,  m. 1st Arthur King

Plunkett, Clarence F., 1882-1916 brother,  shared stone

Plunkett, William, 1852-1903, father, shared stone

Plunkett, Sarah E., 1856-1925, mother

Plunkett, Willie E. “Bill” , 1879-1947

Polda, Gilbert C.,  (added; d. 5-14-1984)

Polenske, Gwendolyn (Cree) , 1903-1964

Polenski, Flora Bertha Friedericke,  d. 17 Apr 1898,  St John’s Luth ledg.

Polenski, Minna Ella Emilie,  d. 19 Apr 1898, St John’s Luth ledg.

Pool, John, Aug 22, 1872-June 17, 1955, shared stone

Pool, MaggieMay 17, 1877-Jan 16, 1960, shared stone

Pool, Richard Francis, (added; d. 1992)

Potts, Daniel: (added: d. Oct 1939)

Potts, Emily A., 1868-1948, shared stone

Potts, Robert, 1865-1949, shared stone

Pratt, John W., d. Dec 20, 1904; 69 yr 5 m 17 dy

Pratt, Matilda A., 1856-1911,  w/o J. W.

Puls, Pearl Elsie: (added: d. Aug 1903) 



Quick, Arthur W., +  May 1895-Feb 1913




Obituaries and Documentation-Maccabee


Palmer, Blanche Winnie: (added; d. 5-20-1992) “Blanche Wynne Palmer. Died: 5-20-1992, Spokane, WA; Buried: 5-23-1992, Sprague. Rev Robert Lester of Ritzville, presiding.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) SLE page 548-550: “The best source of information about the Palmers is the book ‘Orchard Prairie, the First Hundred Years’ by Kathryn Treffry Highberg-1978.”  Blanche ‘Winnie’ Palmer was the wife of Oren K. Palmer. They had three children: Gale A. (1933), Marilyn K. (1941) and Patricia Ann (1942). Oren was an educator and principal; Winnie was a nurse.


Palmer, Oren K.: (added; d. 1974) “Graveside services for the family and friends of Oren K. Palmer of Sprague were held on Friday, Sept 6 at 10 a.m. at the Maccabee Cemetery in Sprague with Memorial Services held at 10:30 a.m. at the Sprague Community Church, the Rev Eldon Clark officiating. The Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville was in charge of arrangements. The deceased, Oren K. Palmer, was a retired school teacher and superintendent, and was the Creston Schools’ Superintendent for the 1946-47 and 1948-49 school years after which he was superintendent of the Sprague Schools until retirement.  He is survived by his wife, Winnie, at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Lance (Marilyn) Colylar of Visalia, CA, and Mrs. George (Patricia) Bellamy of Albany, Oregon; also, one son, Gale Palmer of Spokane; two sisters, one brother and eight grandchildren.” (Wilbur Register: 9-12-1974)


Pangburn, Cecilia C.: (Gibbs)  (TS: 1901-1963)


Parker, Howell M.:  (TS: d. Jan 22, 1909; aged 80 yrs) See also probate #1129 in Lincoln County Superior Court.


Pas, Mike: (added; d. 8-14-1915) “Record of Funeral of Mike Pas, white, born Russia. Order given by Goodwin, Coroner; Charge to: Lincoln County, Davenport, WA. Funeral: Aug 15, 1915. Place of death: on RR track 2 miles West of Concord. Killed by train. Death: Aug 14, 1915. Laborer. Interment: Maccabee, Pauper.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Paul, Mary: see Biernback


Paul, Mary: see Boyer


Paul, Mary: see Mapes data


Pearson, Gladys May:  (TS: Dec 18, 1905-July 23, 1910; d/o Norman & Anna)


Pelley, Robert Lee: (added: d. 3-17-1981) See SLE pages 557-9: Robert Pelley was born in Missouri on April 21, 1886, a son of James Dawson Pelley and Amarintha Stuart Pelley.  Robert Lee Pelley and his wife Georgia Andrews were the parents of 12 children: Edna (Johnson), Dr James Pelley, Robert Pelley (former Sprague teacher), Comm. Everett H. Pelley, Mae (McKinney), Wayne Pelley, Dorothy (Finch), George Pelley (Bud, killed in WW II), Dr Thomas R. Pelley (vet), Charles Pelley, Helen (Armour), and Arthur Lee Pelley.


Perry, John: (added: d. Jan 14, 1946)  “Funeral of John Perry. Residence: Sprague, WA. Birth: Aug 4, 1873, St Paul, MN; Death: Jan 14, 1946, at Sprague, WA. Aged: 72 yrs 5 mos 10 days. Male, white, single, farm laborer. Father: unknown; Mother: unknown. Physician: J. P. Caldwell, Cheney, WA. Cause: coronary thrombosis; secondary: cardio vascular disease. Burial: Maccabee cemetery; Funeral: chapel, 2 p.m. Interment: 1-18-1946.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Mr. John Perry. Birth: August 4, 1873, St Paul, MN; Death: 1-14-1946, 10:30 a.m.... other conditions, alcoholism. Signed by authority of county coroner. J. P. Caldwell, dated 1-15-46” (excerpt from WA State Dept of Health, Certificate of Death) 


Peterson, Carl A.:  (TS: June 19, 1858-Dec 11, 1916) “Record of Funeral of Carl Peterson. White. Born Norway. Funeral: Dec 21, 1916 at Congregational Church at 1:30 with Rev Cochran. Death: Myrtle Hospital, pneumonia, secondary cause: arteriosclerosis on Dec 11, 1916. Birth: June 19, 1858. Merchant, married. Protestant. Aged: 58 yrs 6 mos 22 days. Father: Peter Peterson, born Norway. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery, W ½ Sec 59.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; purchase of grave and opening of grave shown)  “Carl A. Peterson was born at Drammen, Norway, on June 19, 1858. His boyhood days were spent there. He came to America in 1878, and established himself as a blacksmith at Persia, Iowa, where he resided for fifteen years, making many friends. While at this place he married to Miss Lily Atkins, on Feb 24, 1885. The widow and four living children survive. The children are: Mrs. Ione Cook and Leonard Peterson of Sitka, Alaska; Hildred E. and Carl A. Peterson, who reside with their mother at Revere, WA. Mr. Peterson was a member of the Presbyterian church. For the past seven years he was engaged in the mercantile business at Revere, WA, and was also postmaster. He was ever courteous, king and accommodating. He was a kind and loving husband and father, very fond of music, and took an especial delight in his home circle. Those who knew him will ever feel that a kind friend has gone from them. He departed this life at Sprague, WA, Dec 11, 1916, after a brief illness.” (Sprague Advocate: 12-29-1916)

Peterson, Clara E.: (Judd)  (TS: Mar 15, 1873-June 4, 1921; w/o E. H.) “Kellogg, Idaho, June 5.—After a short illness, Mrs. E. H. Peterson, 48, died yesterday at her home. Her daughter, Miss Carrie Peterson, a student at the University of Washington, and her son, Daniel Peterson, who is attending the University of Idaho, arrived in Kellogg yesterday, 35 minutes after the mother had died. Besides these children, she is survived by a husband in Kellogg; three brothers, Fred, Frank and William Judd of Spokane, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Bassett of Spokane.  Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Maccabee lodge and the Congregational Church and the funeral will be held Monday at the Congregational church under the auspices of the Wardner Maccabees, with the Rev Charles D. Yates officiating. The body will be shipped to Sprague for interment.” (undated scrapbook item) Clara E. Judd was one of seven children of Edwin Satell Judd and his wife Hellen M. Griffin Judd; Clara was also survived by her mother, and another sister, Mrs. Martin Nelson. See also the obituary of Helen M. Judd.


Peterson, Edward Henry:  (TS: 1863-1939)  “Funeral of Edward Henry Peterson. Residence: Kellogg, Idaho. Birth: 2-23-1861, Cordovia, Illinois; Death: 8-19-1939 at Wallace, Idaho. Aged: 78 yrs 5 mos 26 days. Male, white, widowed, barber.  Father: Edward Peterson.  Physician: Dr H C Mowery, of Wallace, ID. Cause: shock; Secondary: fracture of femur at upper end, old age. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: at chapel at 2:30 p.m. Interment: Aug 23, 1939.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger; fees include phone calls to Harrington, WA)  1902 Sprague Times advertisement for O K Barber Shop shows E. H. Peterson, Proprietor.


Peterson, Louis O.: (added; d. 6-03-1941)  “Funeral of Louis O. Peterson. Residence: Sprague, WA.  Birth: 11-25-1874, Trandstand, Sweden.  Death: 6-03-1941, Sprague Hospital.  Aged: 66 yrs 6 mos 8 days. Male, white, single, shoemaker. Father: unknown born Sweden; Mother: unknown. Physician: Dr G. H. Howard, Sprague, WA. Cause: coma-albuminous; secondary: hypertension arteriosclerosis. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral: Chapel, 2 p.m. Interment: 6-07-1941.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Pfremmer, Edward E.: (TS: 1887-1972)


Pfremmer, Jessie L.:   (TS: 1886-____)


Phillips, Loie:  Reynolds King  (TS: 1887-1952; m. 1st Arthur King)  “Mrs. Loie Phillips of Spokane, mother of Mrs. Walter Zellmer of Davenport, passed away at her home there Saturday. Funeral services were held in Spokane Wednesday of last week and interment was at Sprague. Mrs. Phillips was born in Mount Vernon, MO, and lived in Davenport form 1925 to 1931 when she moved to Spokane. Her first husband was (Arthur) Fred King, rancher near Hatton, WA. After his death she remarried. Surviving her are her children, Mrs. Zellmer, Mr.s Harold Sanders, Seattle; Fred King, Spokane; brothers, Loren V. Reynolds, and E. K. Reynolds, both of Othello; Ralph and Archie Reynolds, Saugus, CA; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Morgan, Spokane; Mrs. A. ____, Gresham, Ore, and 5 grandchildren.” (Citizen: 1-25-1952; damaged copy; see also Arthur A. King in Maccabee)


Plunkett, Clarence F.:  (TS: 1882-1916 brother; shared stone w/ Wm) 


Plunkett, William:  (TS: 1852-1903 father; shared stone w/Clarence)


Plunkett, Sarah E.:  (TS: 1856-1925 mother)  “Record of Funeral of Sarah E. Plunkett. Born: IL; Residence: Seattle. Widow of Wm Plunkett. Order given by children.  Funeral: Aug 12, 1925, at parlors, 2:30 p.m. Death: Aug 8, 1925, Seattle. Cause of death: chronic nephritis. Widow. Retired Housewife. Protestant. Aged: 59 yrs 8 mos 4 days. Father: Enoch Stevens, born VT; Mother: Elizabeth Parks, born VT. Shipped from George ___, Seattle. Interment: Section 39.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Sprague, Wash., Aug 12.—The funeral of Mrs. Sarah E Plunkett, age 69, was held yesterday from Lee’s chapel, the Rev Paul Soper officiating. She died at Seattle August 8. Mrs. Plunkett was born at Shabbona, IL, where she grew to womanhood. July 8, 1876, she was married to William Plunkett. In October, 1891, she came with her husband to Sprague and they resided here until 1901, when they moved to Colville. Their stay there was short, as Mr. Plunkett died Feb 10, 1903. Since then she had made her home with her children. During the last five years she had been in poor health. Mrs. Plunkett is survived by two sons and two daughters, W. E. Plunkett, Longview; C. S. Plunkett, Sanger, CA; Mrs. Hazel McNeilly, Spokane, and Mrs. E. C. Wiseman, Seattle; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and two sisters in the east.” (undated scrapbook item)


Plunkett, Willie E. “Bill": (1879-1947) “Funeral of Willie Enoch Plunkett. Residence: Longview, WA.  Birth: June 27, 1879, Shabora, IL; Death: Feb 7, 1947, (location not shown).  Aged: 67 yrs 7 mos 10 days. Male, white, musician. Physician: of Longview. Cause: coronary thrombosis. Burial: Maccabee Cemetery. Funeral at chapel at 2 p.m. Interment: Feb 12, 1947.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger)


Polda, Gilbert C.: (added; d. 5-14-1984) “Gilbert C. Polda. Born: 11-21-1928, Ogema, MN; Died: 5-14-1984, Lamont, WA; buried: Sprague, WA, Maccabee Cemetery.” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) SLE page 784, photo only.


Polenske, Gwendolyn (Cree): (TS: 1903-1964) See SLE pages 237-8, 273 and 563-4: Gwendolyn (Dola) Walker was born in Waverly, WA, to Wiley Walker and his wife, Laura Ellen Crockett. Dola was married first to Daniel (Jim) Cree on Nov 16, 1921. They farmed forty years before his death  on March 12, 1961. They had one son, Gordon James Cree. Dola married Oscar Polenske in March of 1963. After nine months, Dola passed away at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, WA.


Polenske, Flora Bertha F. and Minnie Ella: see Edwall Cemetery.  


Pool, John:  (TS: Aug 22, 1872-June 17, 1955; shared stone w/ Maggie) See SLE 565-6: John is shown on the list of eight children of Dominick and Mary (Hoffshult) Pool who came from Minnesota to the Lamont area.


Pool, Maggie:  (TS: May 17, 1877-Jan 16, 1960; shared stone w/ John) See SLE page 874 of photo only of Maggie Armstrong Pool and of John Pool.


Pool, Richard Francis: (added; d. 1992) “Richard Francis Pool. Born: 1-05-1916, Lamont, WA; Died: 7-19-1992, Spokane, WA; Buried: 7-22-1992, graveside service, Sprague, WA” (St John’s Lutheran Church Burial Register) See SLE Page 567. Richard Francis Pool, who grew up in the Lamont area, married Minnie Merle Shields on Nov 25, 1942. Minnie was born in 1918, a daughter of Claude T Shields and his wife Vesta Hilda Frederike Kuhlman.


Potts, Daniel: (added: d. Oct 1939)  “Many persons from Harrington attended the funeral services for Daniel Potts at Sprague last week. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Heimbigner and son Richard (now of Cheney), Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Heimbigner and Verne and Lucille, Mr. and Mrs. George Heimbigner, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kupers, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kupers, Miss Irma Manke, all of Harrington; Mr. and Mrs. Jay McKee of Ritzville, and Miss Frances Heimbigner of Hay, WA. Among the honorary pall bearers were Clarence and Walter Kupers and George Heimbigner. Miss Frances Heimbigner was fiancee of Mr. Potts.” (Citizen: 10-27-1939)  Edit: SLE (pages 568-9) shows Daniel Potts, son of John (Jack) Potts and his wife Eva Sabelle Porter, one of eight children. His birth is shown as Nov 11, 1913 and his death date as Oct 13, 1939.  


Potts, Emily A.:  (TS: 1868-1948; shared stone w/ Robert) SLE page 573 shows her name as Emily Adalaid Loney, born  in Wellington City, Ontario. “Record of Funeral: Emily Adalaid Potts. Funeral: 6-09-1948 at Community Church at 1:30 p.m. with Rev R. Marvin. Death: 6-07-1948 at Sprague Hospital. Physician: Charles Smick. Cause of death: heart. Housewife. Married. Protestant. Birth: Sept 3, 1868; Aged: 79 yrs 9 mos 4 days. Father: Charles Loney born Ireland; Mother: Charlotte Cole, born Adley, Canada. Interment: Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “Mr Looney and Mrs. Ida Baxter of Walla Walla, father and sister of Mrs. Robert Potts, are visiting here.” (Sprague Times: 5-08-1903) “Mrs. B. Buckley was a visitor at the Robt. Potts’ ranch last week. Mrs. Potts, who has been sick nearly all winter is improving in health.” (Sprague Times: 3-20-1903)


Potts, Robert: (TS: 1865-1949; shared stone w/ Emily A.) See also SLE page 572-4. “Record of Funeral: Robert Potts. Born Ireland. Residence: Sprague. Widower. Charge to Chas Potts of Sprague. Funeral: May 8, 1949 at Masonic Hall at 2 p.m. with Rev R Marvin. Physician: Dr Charles Smick of Sprague. Death: May 6, 1949 at Sprague Hospital. Cause: pneumonia. Retired Cattle Rancher. Protestant. Birth: April 9, 1865. Aged: 84 years ) months 27 days. Father: George Potts, born Ireland; Mother: Marguerett; born Ireland. Interment: Maccabee; Lot 34 Grave 4 Section 2.” (Sprague Mortuary ledger) “On Wednesday, June 28, Miss Bessie Potts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Potts of Sprague, was married to Herbert Marx of Louisville, KY. The ceremony was performed by Rev Dean Hicks of the Episcopal church in the All Saints Cathedral in Spokane... The bride is the eldest daughter of the Robert Potts family.” (Sprague Advocate: 7-07-1916) “The final report of Charles Potts of Sprague as administrator of the estate of his parents, Robert and Emily Potts, was filed with the county clerk here Sept 13, with a petition asking that the $4700 estate be distributed to the heirs, two daughters and two sons of the couple.” (Citizen: 8-22-1950)


Pratt, John W.:  (TS: d. Dec 20, 1904; 69 yr 5 m 17 dy)  “The remains of John W. Pratt who died in Everett last week were buried in the Maccabee Cemetery of this city Tuesday. The funeral services were held in the Catholic Church. Deceased was a relative of Alex Mills and his widow expects to move to this city in the near future.” (Sprague Advocate: 12-30-1904)


Pratt, Matilda A.:   (TS: 1856-1911; w/o J. W. ) “Mrs. Matilda A. Pratt. Born in Wisconsin, Dec 16, 1856. When a child moved with her parents to St Charles, MN. Lived in Bismarck, ND, from 1882 to 1892, when she came to Tacoma, WA, with the family of Alex Mills. Married to John W. Pratt at Elma, WA, Oct 2, 1895. Her husband died Dec 24, 1904, at Everett, WA, the remains being laid to rest in the Maccabee Cemetery at Sprague, WA. Since her husband’s death she has made her home at Alex Mills. Mrs. Pratt returned from a two months’ visit with the families of her brother Charles Ferris and her sister Mrs. Kate Cunningham at Bismark, ND, July 11, 1911. Mrs. Pratt’s nephew, Chas Cunningham of Kootenai, Idaho, and her step-daughter Mrs. E. Willey of Olympia, WA, were present at the funeral. She died at Myrtle Hospital, Aug 1, 1911. Services were held at Catholic church, Aug 3, 1911, and burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery.” (Sprague Advocate: 8-04-1911)


Puls, Christiana: (husband in Lakeview, see file; Christiana d. 1-28-1906)  Mrs. Christiana Puls died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Mitchell, in North Sprague, Sunday morning, Jan 28, 1906, at the age of 76 years. She had been ill for some time, and while her death was not unexpected it was nevertheless a sad shock to her relatives and friends. Mr. Puls was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, in 1829 and came to the US in 1851, locating in Washington Co, WI. In 1877 she came with her family to Washington, settling on what is known as the Puls place, north of Sprague. About nine years ago she removed from the farm to the home of her daughter... Mrs. Puls was the mother of 12 children, 6 of whom are still living. ... Interment was in Maccabee cemetery beside her husband who died several years ago. (Sprague Times.) 


Puls, Eva: (added; d. Sept 1915) “The body of Mrs. Geo Puls of Oroville, was received here Tuesday morning. Mrs. Puls who died Monday morning in St Lukes Hospital, Spokane, was on her way from Oroville to Sprague where she expected to take treatment in Myrtle Hospital. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Thorpe of Fishtrap were called to her bedside by telegram and left Oroville with her on Saturday morning. Dr Lambert of St Lukes Hospital, was wired to meet the party at Spokane with an ambulance to take care of the patient until morning. She never rallied sufficiently to leave her bed. The funeral was held from the Congregational Church at Sprague on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev Edwards officiating and the body was interred in Maccabee Cemetery. heart trouble was the cause of her death. Mrs. Puls, who was Miss Eva E Thorpe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Thorpe of Fishtrap, was born in California on Jan 5, 1876 and came to the Sprague country when she was about 5 years old where she resided until a few years ago. Died Sept 11, 1911, aged 35 years 8 months and 6 days. She was married on May 30, 1897 to Geo Puls and four children were born to them, one of whom is dead. The living are: Jesse, aged 13, Viola, 11, and Ralph, 6. Other surviving relatives, beside the husband, and parents, are two sisters and two brothers. She united with the ME Church at Oroville a short time ago and was a member of the Ladies Aid of that institution. Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral were J. R. Puls and wife of Waukon, Simon Night of Ritzville, Ed Thorpe and wife of Tekoa, Mrs. Alice Watkins of Colville, and Mrs. Frances Bogal of Tyler.” (Sprague Advocate: 9-15-1911)


Puls, Pearl Elsie: (added: d. Aug 1903)  “Mr. and Mrs. Geo Puls are mourning the loss of a loved one the Angel of Death saw fit to take from them Thursday. Pearl Elsie was a few months over a year old. The funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. from the Congregational Church, Rev G H Wilbur officiating.” (Sprague Times: 8-28-1903)




Quick, Arthur W.:   (TS: May 1895-Feb 1913)  “Arthur W. Quick, son of Mrs. August Schy of Harrington, died here on Monday, Feb 23, of typhoid pneumonia. Arthur was born on May 27, 1895 at Newport, WA, being 18 years, 9 months and 17 days old at death. The funeral was held on Wednesday, form the ME Church at 2 o’clock, Rev Randall officiating and the body was interred in Maccabee Cemetery.” “Card of Thanks.  We wish to extend our sincere thanks to those who so kindly rendered us aid during the loss of our son and brother. August Schy and family.” (Sprague Advocate: 2-27-1914) “The young man had recently arrived form Seattle, where he spent the winter, and expected to go to work for Lou Mielke. His mother was with him from Friday until Monday noon.” (Citizen excerpt: 3-13-1914; edit: TS error)



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