Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

          Submitted by Marge Womach

                Introduction and Historic Comments  

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Located in SE ¼ Sec 3 Twp 25 Range 38 EWM. Cemetery dedicated 19 Dec 1892. Land title transferred from Richard A. Hutchinson and Annie M. Hutchinson. Articles of Incorporation of Pleasant View Cemetery Co were signed 30 Oct 1916 by Jacob Zeimantz, A. A. Gaddy, E. D. Pease, R. D. Sweet, Geo E Smith, George Janett, James Cribble, E. J. McClure, William Williams, Fay Reynolds and Alexander Allan. Unmarked graves exist as well as unknown graves. Documentation is continuing to be sought. Contributions welcome. This file prepared by Marge Womach.

Plat map of Pleasant View Cemetery shows various sized blocks with the owner name written across the block. These blocks, names and numbers are included for research purposes only and do not denote an actual burial. Because the record was old, worn and hard to read, variations may occur in spellings, and some omissions can be expected due to illegibility. Those that were identifiable are included in the burial listings. Please note that the plat map referred to is the older version and there is a more complete updated plat map with discrepancies to this older version.

Historic Comments: Since cemeteries are frequently near a church, while visiting the cemetery, I asked about the nearest churches. Evangelical United Brethren was located in Mondovi proper, near the present site of the Grange hall. Two ministers that were recalled were: Jasper Pershall and Dave Brink. The other church was about 5 miles northeast, toward Bald Ridge, it was a non-denominational church near the No. 1 school, found in the news pre-1900, and later referred to as the Old Mondovi School.  It was a log school.  Hutchinson reportedly donated the land for the cemetery in 1884. Interesting no marker has been found for him.  It had been said that in the 1960s, well-meaning caretakers of the cemetery leveled the sunken areas. The potential for buried stones is higher than for most cemeteries. No known records were kept as to the areas in which the stones and soil were added.  



Ahern, Minnie B.; “Minnie B. Ahern.—Her home S520 Cedar. Sister of George Heath, Cheney, WA; A. B. Heath, Rt. 2, Davenport, WA; several nieces and nephews. A resident of the area 87 years. Funeral service Saturday, April 5, 1 p.m. in the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, Rev Philip Falk officiating. Graveside service Saturday, April 5, 3:30 p.m. at the Mondovi, WA, Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 4-05-1969)

Allan, A: 68 W

Allan, Alexander; (1870-1922; father; a mason; shared stone w/Freda W.); “Alexander Allen. Died: 10 Feb 1922, age 51, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: A. Allen. Mother: Elizabeth Webster.” (WA State Death Records)

Allan, Freda W. Heppe; (1880-1921, mother; shared stone w/Alexander); “Alexander Alan, surviving husband, has filed for probate the will of Freda Allan, who died at Mondovi, Jan 7, 1921.” (Cit: 4-22-1921) “Alexander Allan. Birth: 12-11-1906, at Mondovi; #136; Father: Alexander Allan; Mother: Frieda Heppe.” (Lincoln County Superior Court Delayed Births);

Allan, William C.; (July 8, 1900-May 27, 1976; wife Mary; and baby); “William Charles Allan. Died: 5-27-1976. Birth: 7-08-1900, Iowa. Widowed. Father: Charles Pendleton (sic). Mother: Frede Heppe. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card).

Alt, L Gilberta; (b. 1924; ____);

Alt, Victor;  (b. 2-21-1918; d. 4-29-1986; h/o Gilberta); “Victor Alt. Died: 29 April 1986. Birth: 21 Feb 1918. Last Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. SS Card issued: North Dakota before 1951.” (SS Death Index);

Altmeyer, Martha E/F.; (1891-1948, wife, mother);

Aronson, J. Hugo; (Sept 1, 1891-Feb 25, 1978)“Graveside services were held yesterday morning at the Mondovi Cemetery for J. Hugo Aronson, former Montana governor, who died in Columbia Falls, MT, Saturday, Feb 25. Members of Davenport Lodge No. 58 F & AM officiated at the service. Aronson’s death came on the 10th anniversary of his wife’s death. She was the former Rose McClure, native of the Mondovi area. He was residing in the Veterans’ Home at the time of his death. Aronson was born in Sweden in September, 1891. He came to America in October, 1911, unable to speak English and nearly penniless. He worked in Boston for a while before coming west to Columbia Falls in 1914. It was said he landed in Montana after being kicked off a freight train at Columbia Falls, where he established a homestead. His life in Montana was first as a homestead farmer, then an oil rig worker. It was in the oil fields that he became known as the ‘Galloping Swede’.  His public life began in 1934 with election to the Cutbank City Council and ended in January, 1961, when he retired as the personification of the great American success story.  He served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and returned to Cutbank, where he established his own oil company and founded the oil towns of Oilmont, Gallup City and Santa Rita in addition to becoming president of the Cutbank Bank.  From 1938 to 1942 he served as state representative from Glacier County. From 1944 to 1952 he was the state senator from that county, and he was governor of the state from 1952 to 1960. It was in Cutbank that he met Rose, who was teaching school there. He visited Davenport many times with his wife.  Aronson was a member of Lodge No. 42 F & AM, BPOE, American Legion Post No. 40, Moose Lodge, all of Cutbank.  The Fraternal Order of Eagles of Helena, MT; Veterans of World War I, Kalispell MT; Order of Eastern Star of Shelby, MT; all York and Scottish Rites Masonic Bodies, Algeria Shrine, the 40 and 8 of Montana, and member of Bethany Lutheran Church of Big Fork, MT.  His survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Rika) Mogolis; two grandchildren; two nephews and several relatives in Sweden.” (Davenport Times:  3-02-1978) 

Aronson, Rose McClure; (March 29-, 1904-Feb 25, 1968);

Atrops, Elizabeth Hausman; (Aug 27, 1831-Oct 23, 1917, mother; shared stone w/John; cement border of the plot containing Elizabeth, John, Jerry and Henry.);

Atrops, Henry B.; (1873-1934, IOOF);  “Henry Barhard Atrops. Died: 27 April 1934, Mondovi, WA. Birth: 19 Nov 1873, Minnesota. Spouse: Single. Father: John Atrops, born Germany. Mother: Elizabeth Houseman, born Germany. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Henry Bernard Atrops, age 60 years, a farmer in the Mondovi district, passed away at his home Friday. The funeral was held at the Grange hall in Mondovi Monday with the Rev Kettner of Reardan officiating. Interment was in the Mondovi Cemetery. Mr. Atrops is survived by one brother, John, of Mondovi, two sisters, Mrs. Bella Behming of Minnesota and Mrs. Elizabeth Von Lehe of Spokane. He was a member of the Reardan Odd Fellows lodge.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 5-03-1934)

Atrops, Jerry; (Sept 26, 1867-Aug 31, 1913);

Atrops, John: 252

Atrops, John; Dec 29, 1832-Oct 29, 1919, father; shared stone w/Elizabeth);  “John Athrops Passed Away.  At the ripe old age of 86 years John Athrops, of Mondovi, died on Oct 30, at the home of his son, Henry B. Athrops, following an illness of two months.  Mr. Athrops was born in Germany Dec 29, 1832. Coming to America at an early age he settled in Carer County, Minnesota, where he was married to Elizabeth Hausman, who preceded him to the other world about two years ago.  Mr. Athrops moved west with his family in 1888 and settled in Spokane County, but for the past sixteen years he has resided near Mondovi.  He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Henry B. of Mondovi and J. H. of Stevens County, and four daughters, Mrs. H. C. Stuedeman of Glenco, MN, Mrs. Herman Banning, Winthrop, MN, Mrs. H. Seabrand of Chewelah, and Mrs. F. F. Von Lehe of Deep Creek.  The funeral was held last Saturday morning from the home in Mondovi and the remains were buried in the Mondovi Cemetery, Rev John McIlroy Thompson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Reardan officiating.” (Reardan Gazette: 11-06-1919) 

Atrops, John H.;  (1872/3-1945; h/o Minnie); {Edit: John H. and Minnie are on the Reardan census, 1920, with John’s brother, Henry. John H. Atrops died in Spokane, Spokane Co, WA on June 27, 1945. His death record shows his birth as Oct 19, 1872. }

Atrops, Minnie Heath;  (1882-1969; w/o John H.);  “William Heath, head, 47; Annie E., wife, 46; John D., 25; Minnie D., 18; Charles R., 16; George W., 13; and Frank L., 10.” (1900 Reardan, Lincoln Co census); “License: Sept 26, 1901. Groom: John Atrops, age 28, b. MN. First Marriage. Residence: Reardan. Occupation: Farmer. Father: John Atrops. Mother: Lidia Haverson. Bride: Minnie Heath. Age 19, b. WA. First Marriage. Father: William Heath. Mother: Annie Moore. Marriage: Sept 26, 1901, Spokane, WA. Officiant: J. D. Hinkle, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses: Frank M. Pershall. Edith M. Pershall.” (Marriage Return #3473 and Marriage Certificate U-4303; Spokane Co, WA)


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2009.

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