Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Davies, Laura Brink; (Apr 30, 1879-Feb 21, 1955);

 Davis surname:  “Ella Myrtle Davis. Born: June 11, 1898 at Mondovi. Father: Vespusian A Davis, 26, born WI. Mother: Annie R. Brink, 19, born WI.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907);

Davis, Cora M.; (Aug 25, 1881-July 6, 1940); “Cora Davis. Died: 7-06-1940. Birth: 8-25-1881, MN. Spouse: D E Davis. Father: Frank Davis; Mother: unobtainable. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card); “Male Davis. Born: 8-10-1905 at Reardan. Father: D. E. Davis, 38, born MN. Mother: Cora Davis, 24, born MN.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907);

Davis, David S.;  (Oct 7, 1902-June 6, 1977); “Funeral services for David F. Davis, 74, are today at 10 a.m. at the Strate Funeral Chapel. United Methodist Rev Dave Edwards will officiate.  Davis, a lifetime member of the Lions Club and former Lincoln County Engineer, died at his Davenport home on Monday, June 6. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Sautter, Davenport; one brother, Ralph Davis, Moses Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews. Davis was also a member of the Brotherhood of Friends in Spokane, Athletic Round Table and the Methodist Church. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery at Mondovi.”  (Davenport Times: 6-09-1977)  “David Simon Franklin Davis. Died: 6-06-1977. Birth: 10-07-1902, WA. Divorced. Father: Frank Davis. Mother: Elizabeth Davis. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Davis, Elizabeth; (Sept 15, 1857-2-13-1944; shared stone w/ Frank S.; and flat stone);  “Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, 86, a resident here for 24 years, died at her home Feb 13, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held here Feb 15, with interment at Mondovi. A native of Minnesota, Mrs. Davis is survived by three sons, Dave Davis, member of the county engineering staff, and Harry Davis of Davenport, and Ralph Davis of Moses Lake, four daughters, Mrs. William Sautter, Davenport; Mrs. B. W. Holman, Lamona; Mrs. Martha Altmeyer, Spokane; and Mrs. M. J. Nelson, Kellogg, ID; and a sister and brother in Minnesota.” (Citizen: 2-25-1944)  “Elizabeth Davis. Died: 2-13-1944. Birth: 9-15-1857, MN. Spouse: Frann Davis. Father: Peter Sautter. Mother: unobtainable. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); 

Davis, Eliz: 145

Davis, Frank S.; (Aug 17, 1861-July 21, 1919; shared stone w/ Elizabeth; and flat stone);  “Franklin Synvenus Davis. Died: 21 June 1919, age 57, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Napoleon Davis. Mother: Elizabeth Vanansdell.” (WA State Death Records);

Davis, Harry; (no dates; s/o Frank and Elizabeth);  “Mr. & Mrs. Jake Miller attended funeral services in Spokane Tuesday for Harry Davis, an uncle of Mrs. Miller’s. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Holman were present at Mondovi for the graveside services for Mr. Davis.” (Citizen: 8-31-1951)  “Harry N. Davis. Died: 26 Aug 1951, age 64, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Frank Davis. Mother: Elizabeth Sautten.” (WA State Death Records)

Davis, Hiram Lewis;  (Aug 10, 1905-July 19, 1969; PFC Battery A, 901 FA BN WW II); “Hiram Davis. Died: July 1969, Ione, WA. Birth: 8-10-1905.” (SS Death Index) “Hiram L. Davis.—His home, Ione, WA. Survived by his wife, Jeanette Davis, at the home; 2 sons, Alvin E. Davis, Anchorage, Alaska; Raymond L Davis, Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Jo Powers, Valdez, Alaska; 7 stepsons, 3 step daughters; 21 grandchildren; one brother, Bert Davis, Grand Coulee, WA; one sister, Mrs. Edith Boggs, Deer Park, WA. Funeral services Wednesday, July 23, at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, WA, Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. Interment Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook)

Defreece: 257

Defreece, Laura B. Defreece;  (b. abt 1885; d. Feb 1904);  “Mrs. Laura Defreece died Monday of this week at her home near Mondovi, after a lingering illness which developed into consumption,--the most insidious and implacable of human ailments. During the last six weeks she had been confined constantly to her bed. She was married March 17th of last year, and was not yet nineteen years of age. She formerly attended school in Davenport, and had lived near town with her parents many years. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Thursday morning, Feb 25, at 10 AM, the remains being taken to the Mondovi Cemetery for burial, where her mother had been laid to rest several years ago. A husband, father and other relatives and friends are left to mourn her departure.” (LCT: 2-23-1904) “License: March 17, 1903. Groom: Henry W. Defreece, age 25, b. Kerran, Utah. Residence: Wilbur. First Marriage. Father: Gilpin Defreece. Mother: Lucy Grow (sic). Bride: Laura B. Defreece, age 18, b. Wishna, MO. Residence: Davenport, WA. First Marriage. Father: Joseph Defreece. Mother: Nemia Hamilton. Marriage: March 17, 1903, Davenport, WA. Officiant: Rev John A. Rodgers. Witnesses: Joseph Parr, Floyd Parr.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Return: #901) {Edit: Henry W DeFreece was buried in the Wilbur Cemetery, b. 1877; d. 1961.}

Defreece, Sonoma Hamilton;  w/o Joseph W.; (b. abt 1867 in NE; d. 8-13-1893) “Mrs. Defreese. Died: Aug 13, 1893 at Mondovi.” (Lincoln County Auditor death ledger); {Edit:. “Joseph W, 32, MO; G, wife, 25, NE; Laura B., 7, MO;  Roy , 2, MO”  (1892 Lincoln Co census.) “Eliza Defreece estate, filed Feb 19, 1906. Eliza died Feb 15, 1906 at Baker City, Oregon and left property in Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Her heirs, sons and daughters: Richard, 48; Joseph W, 46, of Lincoln Co, WA; Reason, 38, of NY; Maggie Hamilton, 32, of OR; Frank Defreece, 34, of MO; Rachel Combs, 40, of MO.” (notes Lincoln Co Superior Court: Probates: #861); }

Defreece, Roy L.;  (d. 12-20-1908; s/o Joseph and G. N.); “Roy L. Defreece. Died: 12-20-1908, age 19, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: J. W. Defreece. Mother: Sonoma Howelton (sic)

Dettrich, Amelia Groh;  (d. 1952; b. 1866; TS; OC; obit); “Funeral services are set for Mrs. Amalia Dettrich at 10 o’clock Friday morning from the St Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Joseph W. Brunner officiating. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery with the Strate Funeral Home in charge. Rosary will be at the chapel tonight at 8. Mrs. Dettrich died at a Spokane nursing home Monday, after a even month stay. Born in Russia, Sept 15, 1866, she had reached the age of 86 years. She married Julius Dettrich in 1905, and they farmed north of Odessa for several years, retiring in 1920. She had lived in the United States for 51 years. Survivors include the husband, Julius, at the home; five sons, Frank Groh, Tony Groh, and Clement Groh, Odessa; Alois V. Dettrich, Odessa, and Julius Dettrich Jr., Everett; two daughters, Mary Dettrich, Spokane, and Mrs. Mollie Scrupps, Everett; 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.”  (Odessa Record: 10-17-1952).

Deweese, Ellen Elizabeth Wallace Green; (1852-1929); {Burial in the Green family plot; mother of six children by Thomas Green} “Ellen E. Wallace, bride. Thomas C. Green, groom. Marriage Date: April 1, 1870, Decatur County, IL” (Decatur Co Marriage Records, IN, 1852-1878, Book J, page 415); “Thomas Green, 33; Ellen, 29; John C. B., 9; Karl E., 7; Arthur E., 4; George E., 2.” (1880 Census abstraction, Sugar Ridge, Clay Co, IN); “Edward Green, head, 24; Ellen E., mother, 50, divorced; Karl E., brother, 27; George E., brother, 20; Sarah M., sister, 18; Flora E., sister, 9.” (neighbor) “John C. Green, head, 29.” (1900 Twp 26 Mondovi Precinct, Lincoln Co, WA Census); “License Date: Dec 23, 1905. Groom: William Deweese, age 56, white, farmer, born Missouri, residing Mead, WA.  Second Marriage. Father: William Deweese. Mother: not shown. Bride: Elizabeth E. Green. Maiden Name if Widow: Elizabeth Wallace, age 53, white, born IN, residing Davenport, WA. Second marriage. Housekeeper. Father: John O. Wallace. Mother: Margret  Wallace. Marriage: Dec 24, 1905, Medical Lake, WA, by Robert Rutherford, Justice of the Peace, Medical Lake, WA.  Witnesses: H. G. Vergin, Medical Lake; Mrs. E. J. Rutherford, Medical Lake.” (Marriage Return #A81 ½ );  “Ellen E. Deweese. Birth: Feb 4, 1852; Death: March 7, 1929, Edwall, Lincoln Co, WA; Aged: 77 yrs 1 mo 3 days. Spouse: William Deweese. Father: W. Wallace. Mother maiden name: Crandle.” (WA State Death Record); “William Deweese, age 70; Ellen E. Deweese, age 68.” (Spring Creek, Lincoln Co, WA 1920 census) “George Everett Green, Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: Oct 9, 1876, aged 42. Occupation: Owner of livery stable. Nearest Relative: Mrs. Ellen Deweese, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Draft Registration, Dated: Sept 12, 1918); William Marion Deweese was born Jan 13, 1849 in Bates Co, MO. His first wife and mother of his children was Nancy Melcena Scribner, whom he married June 28, 1869 in Bates Co, MO. Five known children were born to them: Della, Eugene, Alice, Jessie and Sadie. Nancy reportedly died in November 1884, with their youngest child only 3 years of age.

Dietrich, Doris I.; (1931-____; shared stone);

Dietrich, Wendell;  (1928-1980; shared stone w/Doris);  “Lincoln County was the scene of two fatalities in separate accidents this past week.  A longtime Davenport area resident, Wendell Dietrich, 51, died Wednesday evening, Sept 10 when he lost control of a flatbed truck loaded with seed 6.3 miles east of Davenport on the Mondovi road. According to the state patrol report, Dietrich was northbound on the road when the truck traveled off to the right side of the road and rolled down a bank to come to rest in a wheat field.  Dietrich, a Mondovi farmer, was pinned beneath the rig, which crushed his chest, and died about 6 p.m., according to the state patrol.  Services were held Saturday for Dietrich and officiated by the Rev Philip Falk at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment was at Mondovi Cemetery. Dietrich is survived by his wife, Doris, at the home; one son, Gene, Davenport; a daughter, Linda Buchanan, Ellensburg, WA; a grandson, Rodney E. Dietrich; mother, Charity Baumgart, Spokane; two sisters, Mary E. Luster, Spokane; and Marjorie E. Bryan, Great Falls, MT. Dietrich was a 1946 graduate of Davenport High School. He was a member of Mondovi Grange, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and was a WW II veteran. He was born Nov 25, 1928 in Spokane.  Dietrich married his wife, Doris, on Oct 14, 1949 in Davenport. Besides farming, he worked as an excavation contractor and with oil distributors locally.  He and his wife moved to the farm at Mondovi in September of 1951.” (Davenport Times:  9-18-1980) 

Donley: 166 on new map; 153 on old map

Donley, W.; (no dates; d. 4-14-1899) “William Donley. Died: April 14, 1899, in Lincoln County; aged: 66 years.”  (Lincoln County Auditor death ledger, Certificate #107);

Dotson, Alice Sprinkle; (1860-1939; shared stone w/ Irvin);  “Alice Dotson. Died: 9 June 1939, age 79, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Burial: Mondovi, WA. Father: John Sprinkle. Mother: Mary Johnson. Spouse: J I Dotson.” (WA State Death Records)

Dotson, Irvin; (1853-1928; shared stone w/Alice);  “John I. Dotson lives on a farm seven miles north of Mondovi. He was born March 5, 1853, in Louisa County, Iowa, the son of Bazzle and Mary (Davidson) Dotson, early day settlers of Iowa. The father was born in Pennsylvania, and the mother in England, coming to America with her parents as a child. They raised a family of fourteen children, all of whom grew to maturity on a farm and received good business educations. Mr. Dotson was married Dec 3, 1885, to Alice Sprinkle, also a native of Louisa County, the daughter of John and Mary (Johnson) Sprinkle. The couple lived in their native county and state until coming to Davenport in the fall of 1890. Mr. Dotson has one sister in Davenport, Mrs. Sarah J. Turner, with whose son, Mark, he is in partnership in a farm of one hundred and sixty acres where he makes his home. The land is all good grain land and is well improved and equipped with regard to buildings, orchards, farming implements, stock, and so forth. A good well and windmill are on the place, the water from which is pumped into the house and barn. Mr. Dotson also owns a quarter section of agricultural land six miles southwest of Almira. Mr. and Mrs. Dotson have two children: Maud, wife of Walter Peters, of New Richland, Minnesota; and John B. Dotson, living with his parents. They are members of the United Brethren Church. Although coming to the county without means, and since having to labor under heavy expense, Mr. Dotson built up his affairs until he is no longer a poor man, but is so situated as to be able to live and keep his family in comparative ease and comfort, and he enjoys the trust and respect of his neighbors due to a man of his honor and genuine character.” (History of Big Bend, 1904) “John I. Dodson. Male, white, married, husband of Alice Dodson. Birth: March 5, 1853, Iowa. Aged: 75 yrs 5 mos 18 days. Retired. Father: Basil Dodson, born Iowa. Mother: don’t know. Informant: Alice Dodson, Reardan, WA. Death: Aug 23, 1928, 1 a.m., Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: crushed about the chest in an automobile accident, purely accidental. Contributory: hypostatic congestion of lungs. No operation. No surgery. Frank W. Milburge, MD, Reardan, WA. Burial: Mondovi, WA. Burial Date: 8-24-1928. M Hard, undertaker, Reardan, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death; all instances of ‘Dodson’ were spelled with ‘d’, including signature.)

Duncan, Ella; (1893-1979) “Funeral services were held Friday, March 30 in Davenport for Mary Ella Duncan, who died Wednesday, March 28 in Davenport at the age of 85.  A lifelong resident of this county, Mrs. Duncan was born in Mondovi June 24, 1893 to George and Mary Smith, who farmed in the Bald Ridge country.  Mrs. Duncan moved from the Davenport area to Sprague for several years and then moved back to Davenport for her last two remaining years. She was a member of Henrietta Chapter OES and former member of the Crab Creek Grange, both of Sprague.  She is survived by one son, Mervyn McClure of Davenport ; three grandchildren, Ronald McClure and Paul McClure, both of Davenport, and Debra Jean McClure of Spokane; one great grandson, Jess Edwin McClure of Davenport; one brother, Harry Smith, Davenport; one stepson, Jack Duncan of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were officiated by the Rev John Martin at Strate Funeral Home. Interment was held at Mondovi Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 4-05-1979)

Duncan, John R.; (1890-1974);  “John Robert Duncan. Birth: Jan 10, 1890, at Egypt. Father: William George Duncan. Mother: Mary Ann Hemphill.” (Lincoln County Superior Court: Delayed Births, #211)“John R. Duncan.—His home Sprague, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary Ella Duncan, at the home; one son, John F. Duncan of Spokane; one stepson, Mervyn McClure, Davenport, WA; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Kate Dow, Lodi, CA; one brother, Harry Duncan, Lewiston, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a past Mayor, a charter member and past President of the Lions Club; Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, all of Sprague, WA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug 6, at 10:30 a.m. from the Sprague Community Church, Sprague, WA, the Rev Eldon Clark officiating. Interment Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 8-07-1974)

Ehlenfeldt, Frederica; (1881-1966; shared stone w/ Louie W.); “Frederic (sic) Ehlenfeld. Died: 2 July 1966, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA. Female.” (WA Death Index Certificate #016619)

Ehlenfeldt, Keith V.;  (Apr 30, 1914-June 25, 2002; h/o Helen); “Service for Keith V. Ehlenfeldt, 88, was Friday, June 28, at the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church in Davenport, with Pastor Bruce Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Mondovi Cemetery. Mr Ehlenfeldt died June 25 in Davenport.  Born April 30, 1914, in Faulkton, SD, to Lou and Fredericka Ehlenfeldt, he started working as a mechanic there at age 14 and graduated from Faulkton High School in 1932. He moved to Davenport in 1936, where he met and married Helen Palmer on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. He worked at the Ford Garage. He and the family moved in 1941 to Coulee Dam, where he ran the service station, then to Portland, OR, where he was a machinist at the Oregon Shipyards during WW II.  He also worked evenings as a police officer. In 1947, he moved to Newburg, OR, where he worked at the Ford garage, before returning to Davenport to become foreman at the Ford garage until 1968, when he became foreman at the county shop. He also farmed in the Bald Ridge area from 1957 until he retired from both jobs in 1978. During retirement, he and his wife drove their 1936 Roadster in numerous area parades, and enjoyed travels to Florida, California Colorado, South Dakota and Hawaii, where the entire family vacationed in 1982. He belonged to the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church and the Lincoln County Historical Society.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carroll; a son-in-law, Jean Sanguinet; and two grandchildren. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Helen, at the home; two sons, Bob (and Colleen) Ehlenfeldt and Bill Ehlenfeldt, both of Spokane; a daughter, Trissie Sanguinet, of Davenport; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Kenny Ehlenfeldt of Idaho; and several extended family members including Ben McBride, Mary Hollis and Jay Sanguinet.” (Davenport Times: 7-04-2002) 

Ehlenfeldt, Louie W.; (1879-1966; shared stone w/ Frederica); “Louie W. Ehlenfeld. Died: 30 March 1966, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA Death Index Certificate #009171)

Ekstrom, Irene M.; (1920-1970; shared stone w/Oscar);  “Irene M. Ekstrom. Died: 19 Feb 1970, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index);“Irene M Ekstrom.—Her home, Davenport, WA. Survived by her husband, Oscar E. Ekstrom, at the home; one son, Glen A. Ekstrom, Colfax, WA; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Smith, one sister, Mrs. Norman (Anita) Reinbold, both of Davenport, WA.  Funeral services Monday, Feb 23, 2 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA, Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review:2-20-1970, scrapbook item)

Ekstrom, Oscar E.;  (1917-1975; shared stone w/Irene);  “Oscar E. Ekstrom. Died: 28 Feb 1975, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index) “Oscar E. Ekstrom, age 57.—His home, Davenport, WA. He is survived by one son, Glen A. Ekstrom, Spokane, WA; one grandson, Todd Ekstrom; and one brother, George Ekstrom, Warrminster, PA. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport. Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 4, 1975, at 11 a.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport. Pastor Stanley Williamson officiating. Interment, Mondovi Cemetery. Arrangements by Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 3-08-1975

Els, Marie (added); “Marie Els.—Her home, Odessa, Wash. She is survived by her husband Frank, at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Schafer, Odessa; Mrs. Joyce Conklin, Spokane; one son, Frank A. Els, Spokane; 8 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Three brothers, Alex Cook, Odessa; Jake Cook and George Cook, both of Wenatchee; three sisters, Mrs. Katie Walker, Odessa; Mrs. Pauline Bauer, Ritzville, Mrs. Alma Burge, Wenatchee. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept 8, at 1 p.m. from the Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA. The pastor Daniel Conrath, officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 4-08-1973)

Engle surname: {History of Big Bend, for the Mondovi area, shows Stephen Engle residing in Mondovi. He was a native of Van Buren County, Iowa, and was born Jan 15, 1845, the son of Frederick Engle and his wife Mahala Shockey. No known relationship was found between Stephen Engle, an apparent single man, and Oliver Rueben Engle. The burial of Stephen Engle occurred in the Reardan Cemetery in 1917.}

Engle: 222 N ½

Engle, infant of O. R.;  (no dates); {Edit:  Oliver Rueben Engle was born about Oct 1874 in MN and his wife Olive Adel Chase was born in MN about June 1878. A child’s birth was registered in Lincoln County on Apr 6, 1902, , with Oliver and Olive as parents, whom they named Helen Marie Engle. Their next two surviving children, Mary Alcinda, born 11-20-1906, and James Richard, born 6-29-1908, were born in Douglas County, where the family appeared on the 1910 census, showing four children: Elizabeth J, 9; Helen, 8; Mary 6; and Richard 1.

Ensor, Charles E.; (1900-1974);  “Charles E. Ensor, who died Dec 31 at 74, was buried in the Mondovi Cemetery after funeral services conducted by the Rev Earl Lake Friday afternoon in Davenport.  Honorary and active pall bearers included David Ensor, Edward Ensor, Lawrence Ensor, Lee Ensor, Thomas Robinson, Stanley Robinson, David Robinson, Fred Robinson, Dennis Robinson and Harry Alexander.  Ensor, the son of the late Luke and Mary Ensor, married Mary Robinson in June, 1930. They farmed near Telford for 34 years, moving to Mondovi when they retired in 1959.  He belonged to the Reardan United Methodist Church, the IOOF, Mondovi Grange and the Lincoln County Cattlemen’s Association.  Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Cordelia Boleneus, Route 3, Davenport, and 3 grandchildren. A sister, Mary Jane Alexander, lives in Granger, and a brother, Sam Ensor, in Davenport. Ensor is also survived by a sister-in-law, Violet Ensor, Colville, and several nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 1-09-1975) 

Ensor, Charles E. ‘Butch'; (1949-1971); “Charles E. Ensor. Died: 25 April 1971, Medical Lake, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #009740)“Charles E. Ensor, Jr.—His home Davenport, WA. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ensor, Sr., at home. One sister, Mrs. Cordelia Boleneus of Davenport. Two nieces and one nephew.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. The Rev L Eldred officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-29-1971)

Ensor, Frances N.;  (1905-2004; married June 25, 1924, w/o Samuel); “In Loving Memory of Frances Ensor. Born: April 6, 1905—Oakesdale, WA; Passed Away: February 2, 2004—Davenport, WA.  Memorial Services: Saturday, Feb 7, 2004 at 12 o’clock noon. Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA, Pastor Mark Egertson, Officiating. Special Music: I Can Only Imagine, Jayleen Hille, Soloist; Amazing Grace, Bob Staib, Bagpipes. Congregational Hymns: Morning Cry, In The Garden, Sharon Egertson, Organist.  Interment Preceded Services at Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. Services directed by Strate Funeral Home, Inc, Davenport, WA.” (Funeral Program) “Memorial service for Frances Norton Ensor, 98, will be today at noon at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ensor, who died Monday, was born on the family farm between Oakesdale and Tekoa, WA. She attended a one-room grade school and in 1924 graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. She married Samuel Ensor that year, and the couple made their home on a farm near Mondovi, WA, and farmed. She was a charter member of Mondovi Grange, Mondovi Homemakers and the Washington Flying Farmers and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a charter resident of the Davenport Retirement Village. Her husband died in 1983. Survivors include three sons, Ed and Laurence Ensor, both of Davenport; and David Ensor of Chapel Hill, NC; a daughter, Shirley Staib of Vacaville, CA; a brother, John Norton of Oakesdale; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren.” (contributed item; undated)

Ensor, Mary E.;  (1907-1977); “Funeral services for Mary Ethel Ensor, 70, were held at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel on June 6 with Rev John Martin officiating. Burial was at Pleasant View Cemetery at Mondovi.  Mrs. Ensor, who died June 1 at Lincoln Hospital, is survived by one daughter, Cordelia Boleneus, Davenport; two granddaughters, Louise Boleneus, Davenport, and Kitty Boleneus, of Spokane; one grandson, Robert Boleneus, Davenport; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Irene Jackson of Spokane. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Ensor was a member of Mondovi Grange, Rebekah Lodge and the United Methodist Church of Reardan. Casket bearers were Fred and Dennis Robinson, David Robinson, Ed Ensor, and Lawrence and Lee Ensor.” (Davenport Times: 6-09-1977) 

Ensor, Samuel E.;  (1902-1983; married June 25, 1924, h/o Frances Norton);  “Samuel Ensor. Birth: April 9, 1902. Died: March 1, 1983, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index)


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

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Marge Womach, January 2009.

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