Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Florin surname: (No known burials in Mondovi.  The Florin burials in Mt View Cemetery of Davenport include: David, David Michael, John L, Lorenz, Mary, Steven D, Uncle (1843-1916), and Ursula.)

Flory, Baby; (no dates); 

Foglesong: 180

Foglesong, baby; (no dates; J. E. Foglesong d. abt 1893); {Edit:  The Lincoln County Census of 1892 shows the family of W. H. Foglesong as: W. H. Foglesong, 32, IA; wife Harriet, 25, IA; daughter Lucy F., 4, IA; and two sons, G. E. M., 3, IA; and J. E., 1, WA.  It would appear that this same family returned to Iowa before 1900 where they appear: Wm C., 40, IA, marr. 14 yrs; Harriett, 33, IA, 8 children born, 7 living; Lucy, 12, IA; Geo W., 11, IA; Rosa D., 7, WA; Della V., 5, IA; Mary K., 3, IA; Maud, 1, IA; and Wm J., 2 mos, IA. By 1910, this family appears in Chivington, Kiowa Co, Colorado, Wm, Harriett, Della, Mary, Maudie, and Wm, with the added Floyd, 8, Pearl, 6, Ernest 1, and Fred 1. Totaling 12 children born to them with one dead. It is assumed that the infant buried in Mondovi is that child.} {Edit: “#6666, Precinct: Mondovi; Inspector: S Forney. Judge: Wm Foglesong and A Richards.” (Lincoln Co Commissioners’ Minutes: Book B)}

Forney, Baby;  (no dates);  “Mondovi News.—The infant son of James Forney has been very low but is slowly improving.” (LCT: 2-09-1906); 

Forney, Eva D. Wilson; (1866-1932; share stone w/ James);  “Eva D. Forney. Died: 20 Nov 1932, Davenport, WA. Birth: 6 May 1866, Kendallville, Indiana. Spouse: James Forney. Father: Ira B. Wilson, born Ohio. Mother: Mary M Mathews, born IL. Burial: Mondovi, WA, Pleasant View Cemetery.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Mondovi.—Mrs. James Forney has been quite sick the past few days.” (Davenport Tribune: 1-09-1913)

Forney, Ira;  (no dates; The biography of James Forney in the History of Big Bend states that James had a brother Ira Forney who was deceased prior to 1904.);  Ira Forney was born 23 Jan 1871 at Mt Morris, Ogle Co, IL. He died 16 Oct 1890 and was unmarried.

Forney, Jas F: 258

Forney, James F.;  (1869-1949); {Edit: James and Eva D. Forney’s markers are at the west side of the plot. The row at east side contains: Baby Forney, Iva/Eva; Baby; 3 apparent empty sites and then the grave of Lydia Byers. Just west of Baby Forney was Baby Lytton. James F. Forney was born Feb 9, 1869, per the History of the Big Bend, to Samuel and Sabina Forney. He married Dec 10, 1896 to Eva D. Wilson. By 1904 they had one child, Rita, born Apr 30, 1903.} James F. Forney was shown as an agent for Washington Grain & Milling Co on a 1908 Business Directory.

Forney, Myrtle;  (1880-1901; daughter of Samuel and Sabina);  “Died at Springdale. Miss Myrtle Forney, a popular young school teacher who had been engaged to teach the school at Mondovi, and who was to have begun her work Monday of this week, died at Springdale last Thursday, of typhoid fever. She was a daughter of Mr. S. Forney, formerly of this county, but now living in Stevens County. She was only about twenty-one years old, and had recently been attending college at Spokane where she had been fitting herself for a teacher. Miss Forney was taken ill about two weeks ago, and is spoken of as a very bright young lady who will be much missed in her circle of acquaintances.” (LCT: 9-13-1901)

Forney, Sabina T.;  (1844-1930; shared stone w/ Samuel); {Sabina (Teeter) Forney was the wife of Samuel Forney and the mother of 11 children. The family of Samuel and Sabina Forney as shown on the Lincoln Co 1892 census was: J. F. (m), N. B. (f), Elmer, J. J. (m), Myrtle (f), S. A. (f), A. P. (f), and C. L. (f). Their daughter Lydia had married in 1887 and died in 1892. Ira reportedly had died in October 1890 and was buried in Mondovi also. Sabina Forney died in Grandview, Yakima Co, WA on Oct 27, 1930.}

Forney, Samuel;  (1840-1905);  {Edit: Samuel Forney was born in Somerset Co, PA on May 7, 1840.  Samuel married Sabina Teeter Aug 20, 1863 in Somerset Co, PA (Teeter also seen in documents as Deeter). Their first five known children were born in Mt Morris, Ogle Co, IL. Elmer was born in 1875 in Nebraska, and their next three children were born in the vicinity of Salem, Oregon. Samuel and Sabina (Teeter) Forney arrived in the Mondovi vicinity in 1883, where daughters Alta and Cora were born. They were the parents of eleven identified children, three deceased prior to 1904. The 11 children were: Elmer S., John J., Mrs. Nettie Flory, Mrs. Nora Gibson, Mrs. Stella Lytton, Alta Pearl, Cora L., James F., Ira, Mrs. Lydia Byers and Myrtle. Details from History of Big Bend; Ira died 10-16-1890. Portions of the family moved to Springdale, Stevens Co, WA prior to the 1900 census. Samuel Forney died at their Springdale location on March 3, 1905.};  {“#6666, Precinct: Mondovi; Inspector: S. Forney. Judge: Wm Foglesong and A. Richards.” (Lincoln Co Commissioners’ Minutes: Book B; 1892)

Fox, J. W.: 91 (unresolved burial;  There were two J. W. Fox in the vicinity of Mondovi; James Fox and wife Lizzie; and James Fox and wife Sarah Louise McMahon.)  “S. F. Hayter has rented J. W. Fox’s place, formerly known as the C. M. Carpenter place. Mr. Hayter intends to put it into garden truck.” (Pleasant Valley column of Davenport Tribune: 5-15-1913)

Furgason: 150, 151, 152

Furgason, Bonnie;  (May 23, 1905-Jan 24, 1980);  “Bonnie Ferguson (sic), at one time a Reardan resident, died Jan 25 in Spokane. She was 73 years old. Miss “Ferguson was born in Mondovi and lived in Reardan until 1952. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Blanche Lueck of Spokane, and one brother, Roy Ferguson, also of Spokane. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 28.  Those attending the services from Reardan were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Morrison, Etta Sprinkle, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Kelso and Everett Kelso.”  (Davenport Times: 1-31-1980) 

Furgason, Jamee; (1897-1901; cement border around single grave); “A young son of Mr. and Mrs. Furgeson, of Mondovi, recent arrivals from the east, died last Friday night with croup.” (LCT:4-11-1902)

Furgason, L. E.: 254 N ½

Furgason, Luther E.;  (1858-1948; shared stone w/ Mary G.; f/o Hortense Cribby); “Luther Edger Furgason. Died: 19 March 1948, age 89, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: James Furgason. Mother: Sarah Barrett.” (WA State Death Records)

Furgason, Mary Gellie;  (1862-1952; shared stone w/ Luther); “Mary G. Furgason. Died: 11 March 1952, age 90, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: James Gellie.” WA State Death Records)

Gellie, Margaret; (May 18, 1831-Aug 13, 1919); “Margaret Gellie, age 88, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. M. Sprinkle, near Mondovi, August 13, says the Reardan Gazette. Deceased was born in Scotland, coming to the United States when 22 years old. She came to Lincoln County last April to be near her daughters, Mrs. G. M. Sprinkle, Mrs. C. C. Sprinkle, Mrs. Margaret Brock, and Mrs. L. E. Ferguson, all residing near Reardan.” (DT &T: 8-21-1919);

Godwin family plot; {In addition to the Godwin family members, there is a grave with a homemade cement marker, Mrs. Carpenter, which see also. Burial of Sarah Margaret Godwin, 1847-1933, w/o John F Godwin, is in Davenport’s Mt View Cemetery.}

Godwin surname: (discrepancies not resolved)  “Miss Lulu Godwin, 30, a resident of the Mondovi district most of her life and a former Davenport high school student, was instantly killed early Saturday when her car crashed into a safety island on Aurora Avenue in Seattle. She had been working in that city recently. Survivors include a number of sisters and brothers in the Mondovi and Reardan districts.” (Odessa Record: 10-28-1937) “Henry Daily of Lincoln County and Lulu Viola Godwin of Lincoln County, Marriage Oct 21 1916 at Mondovi, by Fred E. Wuits, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: Henry Emil Godwin and Mary E. Godwin.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Certificate of Marriage: U-2285) “Henry W. Daily, age 24; Lula V. Daily, 22; J. Wallace Daily, 1 yr 8 mos.” (Medical Lake, Spokane Co, WA census); “April 23, 1918. Unnamed Daily. Adams Co. Male. Father: William Henry Daily; Mother: Lulu Godwin.” (WA State Birth Index); “Lulu Godwin died 10-24-1937.” (WA State Death Index; certificate not viewed)

Godwin surname 2;  “Ernest Hughes of Spokane County and Leona Godwin of Lincoln County, marriage: Sept 8, 1928, by H. S. Bassett, Justice of the Peace, at Harrington. Witnesses: P. W. Godwin and Mr. Emil Godwin.” (Lincoln County Auditor: Certificate of Marriage: U-3373; 474700)

Godwin surname 3; “License: Sept 1, 1914. Groom: Bret Ellis, age 22, born Spokane; residing: Mondovi. Farmer.  Father: Fred Ellis. Mother: Cathrine Clark. Bride: Lucy Godwin. Age 18, born Mondovi, residing Mondovi. Housewife. Father: Phillip Warner Godwin. Mother: Mabel Lois Carpenter. Marriage: Sept 7, 1914, at Mondovi. Christian Minister: Albert C. Yanna (illegible); Witnesses: Emil (illegible) Godwin and Lulu Godwin.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Return #2198);

Godwin, Henry Emil; (1892-1976; Father); (discrepancy) “Emil Godwin. Birth: 26 June 1892. Died: December 1978, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);

Godwin, James W.; (1903-1956);  “James Wyman Godwin. Died: 6-13-1956. Birth: 9-16-1903. Married. Father: Philip Godwin. Mother: May. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “A marriage license was issued at Davenport Wednesday to James W. Godwin, Mondovi, and Louise Golland, Reardan.”  (Odessa Record: 8-13-1926) “Funeral services were held in Spokane, May 6, for Louise M. Pershall who died in that city on May 1. Burial was that afternoon at the Reardan Cemetery.  Mrs. Pershall was married first to James W. Godwin and the couple lived in the Mondovi area for some years. In 1956 Godwin was crushed to death by a log falling from a truck he was preparing to unload at the Emerson mill in Wilbur.  She later married Clyde Pershall who also preceded her in death. She was a lifetime resident of the area and lived in Spokane for nine years. Survivors of Mrs. Pershall are a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara Godwin) Clayton, Spokane; a son, Edward Godwin, Olympia; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, including Mrs. Della Johnson of Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  5-14-1981)

Godwin, Mable L. Carpenter;   (Mar 5, 1869-Nov 2, 1920); {Mable L. Carpenter was born in Springfield, VT, March 5, 1869, the daughter of C M and Elizabeth (Clark) Carpenter, who came to Oregon in 1881, and to this locality a few years subsequently, and are now living on Spokane River. Mr. Carpenter served all during the Civil War under General McClellan, was a participant in many hard fought battles, and at the close of the war was mustered out with an honorable discharge.” (History of Big Bend-1904)  Mabel married Philip Godwin March 22, 1889 at Spokane Falls, Spokane Co, WA (Spokane Co Marriages: Volume A page 374, #435428). “Erthel Monroe Godwin. Birth: Nov 7, 1908, at Mondovi, WA. Father: Phillip Warner Godwin. Mother: Mabel Lewis Carpenter.” (Lincoln Co Superior Court: Delayed Births, #155)

Godwin, Mary E.;  (Mar 28, 1890-Nov 2, 1892) d/o Phillip and Mabel; {Edit: The 1892 census for Lincoln County shows P W Godwin, 42, born IN; Mabel, 22, born VT; and M. E. (Mary), age 2, born WA.} “To Mr. and Mrs. Godwin have been born six children, Mary E., Henry Emil, Lucy Ellen, Lulu Viola, Leona May, and James Wyman, the first named of whom is now dead.” (excerpt of Philip W Godwin in History of Big Bend, 1904);

Godwin, P. W.: 262

Godwin, Philip W.; (Feb 3, 1850-June 22, 1933, father); “Phillip W. Godwin. Died: 6-22-1933. Mondovi burial.” (Acacia Lodge death ledger); {Edit: The 1892 census for Lincoln County shows P. W. Godwin, 42, born IN; Mabel, 22, born VT; and M. E. (Mary), age 2, born WA.}  “Philip Warner Godwin. Died: 22 June 1933, Davenport, WA. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “Philip W. Godwin, 50; Mabel L., 31; Henry E., 7; Lucy Ellen, 5; Lula Viola, 2; and Baby Godwin, one month.” (1900 census of Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA);  “Phillip Godwin, 59; Mabel, 40; Annie H., 17; Lucy L, 15; Lulu, 13; Leona, 11; James, 7; Elinoria, 3; Evelen, _.” (1910 Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA census);  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Daly have been visiting Mrs. Daly’s parents, P. W. Godwin, returning to their home Tuesday.”  (Davenport Times Tribune: 10-31-1918) “Philip W. Godwin, whose residence is two and a half miles north of Mondovi, was born Feb 3, 1850, in Randolph County, Indiana. His father, Nathan Godwin, was a native of Ohio and a pioneer of Randolph County. Our subject’s mother was Mary (White) Godwin. He has one sister, Mahala J. Godwin, still living in Indiana, and three brothers: John T., a carpenter of Davenport; Daniel W., of Guthrie County, Iowa; and James H., of Indiana.  Mr. Godwin in 1854 was taken by his parents to Guthrie County, Iowa, and five years later to St Clair County, Missouri. In 1869 the family returned to the old home in Indiana, where the parents both died.  In 1876 Philip went to Sutter county, CA, where he found employment on a ranch. In the fall of 1881 he came by steamer to Portland and thence to the present site of Reardan, where he purchased a tract of railroad land. He filed on his present homestead in 1883, since which time he has applied himself to the cultivation of his land upon which he raises chiefly grain. He came to the state with little capital, but now is quite well off, and has six hundred and forty acres, three hundred and fifty acres of which are good grain land, the remainder pasture and timber.  In fraternal circles Mr .Godwin is identified with Acacia Lodge, AF and AM, of Davenport. Mr. Godwin was married to Mabel Carpenter, a native of Springfield, Vermont, Feb 22, 1889. Mrs. Godwin is the daughter of C. M. and Elizabeth (Clark) Carpenter, who came to Oregon in 1881, and to this locality a few years subsequently, and are now living on Spokane River. Mr Carpenter served all during the Civil War under General McClellan, was a participant in many hard fought battles, and at the close of the war was mustered out with an honorable discharge.  To Mr. and Mrs. Godwin have been born six children, Mary E., Henry Emil, Lucy Ellen, Lulu Viola, Leona May, and James Wyman, the first named of whom is now dead. Mr. Godwin has ever been a hard working and honorable man. He has seen his share of the misfortunes and reverses of this life, but by dint of hard toil and perseverance he has placed himself in a position to enjoy the fruits of his labor and end his busy career in comfort and ease.” (History of Big Bend, 1904; page 372).

Goodman: 60

Goodman, Clara Kaiser; (1874-1933; shared w/William M.) “Peter Cernal Goodman. Birth: 10-07-1900, at Mondovi. #344.  Father: William M. Goodman; Mother: Clara Kaiser.” (Lincoln County Superior Court Delayed Births) “Clara Goodman. Died: 2-14-1933, Reardan, WA. Birth: 10 July 1873, WI. Spouse: William M. Goodman. Father: John Kaiser, born WI; Mother: unknown. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Goodman, W: 61

Goodman, William M.; (1856-1952; shared w/Clara); {Edit: “#6029: Wm M Goodman appointed as Constable for Mondovi precinct, May 3, 1892.” (Lincoln Co Commissioners’ Minutes, Book B page 50); “Male Goodman. Born: May 16, 1897, at Mondovi. Father: Wm Goodman, 33, born MO; Mother: Clara Kaiser, 28, born IL.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907)}

Green: 309

Green, Edd: 290

Green, A. Edward;  (Mar 23, 1876-Oct 15, 1967; shared stone w/C Fern);  “Arthur Edward Green. Died: 10-15-1969. Birth: 3-23-1879, IN.  Spouse: Mrs. Clara Green. Father: Thomas C. Green. Mother: Elizabeth Wallace. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); {Daughter, Marian Edith Green Strunk of Kirkland, WA was born June 27, 1910 at the family farm north of Davenport to Arthur ‘Ed’ Green and Clara ‘Fern’ Walker Green. The family moved to Edwall in 1918 where she graduated from high school and then Cheney Normal, followed by teaching at the one-room schoolhouse north of Mondovi. She died Feb 28, 2002 in Kirkland. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marni Cowan in 1995; by her parents, 5 sisters and a brother; and was survived by two sisters, Lois Evanoff of Spokane and Ruth Duenwald of Newport, among others. See: Davenport Times: 3-14-2002}  “Arthur E Green.—His home was Davenport , Wash. He is survived by his wife, Clara Fern, at the home; one son, Robert L Green, Bothel, WA; eight daughters, Mrs Ellen Jane Wulff, Spokane, Mrs Marion Strunk, Seattle, WA; Mrs Rhoda Williams, Waukon, WA; Mrs Dorothy Monk, Edwall, WA; Mrs Lois Evanoff, Spokane; Mrs Ruth Duenwald, Edwall; Mrs Meryl Pruitt, Seattle; Mrs Esther Burns, Burton, WA; 30 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren. Funeral Saturday, Oct 18 at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home at Davenport, WA, Rev Roy Whitlow officiating. Interment Mondovi Cemetery . The Strate Funeral Home in Davenport , WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 10-16-1969) 

Green, Clara Fern; (May 20, 1891-Dec 23, 1979; shared stone w/A Edward); “A long-time resident and pioneer of Lincoln County, Fern Green, died Sunday, Dec 23 at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane at the age of 88.  She was born May 20, 1891 in South Dakota and came to Washington as a child of eight with her parents, who settled north of Davenport. In 1908 she was married to Ed Green in Davenport. They resided north of Davenport by the Spokane River until 1917, when they moved to Edwall, where Mr. Green was mail carrier. They reared their family of nine children there.  In 1941 they retired and returned to the home of their youth in Mill Canyon, north of Davenport, where they lived until Mr. Green’s death in 1969. Mrs. Green then moved to Davenport, where she made her home until this fall. Because of her failing health, she then moved to Spokane to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Evanoff, on Brown’s Mountain. Mrs. Green is survived by 96 descendants; one son, Robert Green of Bothell, WA; 8 daughters: Mrs. Victor (Ellen) Wulff, Mrs. Lawrence (Lois) Evanoff, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy Monk) Jacobson, all of Spokane; Mrs. Marian Strunk of Seattle; Mrs. Emmett (Esther) Burns of Vashon Island, WA; Mrs. Bob (Meryl) Pruitt of Eatonville, WA; Mrs. Herb (Rhoda) Williams of Waukon; Mrs. Clem (Ruth) Duenwald of Edwall; 30 grandchildren; and 59 great grandchildren. Mrs. Green’s funeral was held Wednesday, Dec 26 at 2 p.m. from the Strate Funeral Home. Roger Foster of the World Wide Church of God, of which Mrs. Green was a member, officiated the service. Special music was provided by the granddaughters, with her grandsons serving as pall bearers.” (Davenport Times: 12-27-1979)  “Groom: Arthur Edward Green, 32, residing Lincoln County; born Indiana; farmer. Father: T _ Green. Mother: Ellen Wallace. Bride: Fern _ Walker, age 16; Father: S. J. Walker; Mother: (too faint to read); Witnesses: J. C. Green and Flora Green.” (Lincoln Co Marriage Return: #7677);

Green, Ellen Deweese;  see Deweese, Ellen

Green, Flora;  see Wiseman, Flora

Green, George E.; (1878-1958); (Oct 9, 1876-Nov 27, 1958) “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); George E. Green was a son of Thomas Green and Ellen Wallace, who later became Mrs. Wm Deweese. His brothers and sisters were: John C., Edward, Karl E., Sarah M. and Flora E..

Green, John C.; (1871-1945); “John C. Green. Died: 7-29-1945. Birth: 3-15-1871, IN. Single. Father: Thomas Green. Mother: Ellen Wallace. Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  John C. Green, an aged man, was found dead in his Reardan home where he lived alone. He was born in Indiana in 1871 and came to eastern Washington in 1889, residing in Spokane until 1926, when he moved to Edwall. He went to Reardan in 1936. Survivors are two brothers, A. E. Green and George Green, who farm north of Mondovi. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-02-1945) “Funeral services were held at Reardan Friday for John C. Green, 74, found dead in his home there the night of July 29.  He came to Spokane in 1889, to Edwall in 1926 and to Reardan in 1936. Survivors are two brothers, Ed Green and George Green, who farm north of Mondovi.”  (Citizen: 8-10-1945)  Note: The graves of John, Karl and George are in block 309.

Green, Karl; (1878-1957); (s/o Thomas Green and his wife Ellen Wallace);

Green, Lara; (1923-1928);  or 1923-1923 or 1928-1928; no death record obtained.

Green, Sarah; (1881-1913);  “Miss Sadie Green, sister of the Green brothers who reside on the Spokane River, died in Spokane Saturday after a prolonged illness. The body was brought to Mondovi for burial, interment being made Tuesday. (Dav. Tribune: 10-23-1913) Mr. George Smith made a hurried trip to Spokane Sunday with Mr. John Green, who was called to the bedside of his sister, Miss Sadie Green, but the Angel of Death had departed Sadie from this life before he reached her. Sadie was well known in this section, having spent her girlhood days here where Mr. Ed Green now resides. We extend to the sorrowing mother, sister and brothers our most heartfelt sympathy.” (LCT: 10-23-1913)

Guettinger, Mary Jane;  See Lang Monument.

Gunthie, J. A.: 226

Guthrie, John; (1872-1947);  “John C. Guthrie. Died: Sept 20, 1947.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  {Edit: A. Guthrie family was known to reside in Lincoln County as early as 1885: M. Guthrie, female, 29, OH, married. Ralph, 6, NV; Dollie, 5, NV; Mistie, 2, WA Territory.} 


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2009.

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