Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Hadley, Herbert L.;  (undetermined burial; d. 11-04-1932);  “Wednesday’s Spokesman-Review contained a notice of the death of Herbert L. Hadley who, at one time some years ago, was grain buyer at Downs, WA.  Herbert L Hadley, 50 years, passed away Nov 14 at his home at Mondovi, WA.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Anna Hadley…” (Citizen excerpt: 11-18-1932) 

Hall, Alfred B.;  (Feb 14, 1909-April 13, 1984; married 8-27-1930);  “Funeral services for Alfred B. Hall, who died April 13 in a Spokane nursing home, were held April 17 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home.  Rev Roger Barr officiated. Hall was interred at Pleasant View Cemetery in Mondovi.  Hall was born Feb 14, 1909 in Spokane, but his family moved to Rocklyn where he attended school. He worked on farms until he married Mildred L. Murbach on Aug 27, 1930.  After their marriage they lived briefly in Idaho before settling in Hunters and then Davenport in 1962. He worked on farms most of his adult life.  Hall is survived by his wife Mildred at home in Davenport; two daughters, Phyllis Moss of Olympia and Norma Schaal of Bremerton; two sons, Bob Hall of Lakeside, CA, and Ray Hall of Homeland, CA; one brother, Ralph Hall of Spokane; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.” (Davenport Times:  4-26-1984) 

Hall, Mildred L.;  (d. 8-27-1998, aged 89 yrs);   “Mildred L. Hall of Davenport passed away Aug 27, 1998 in Bremerton. She was 89.  Mrs. Hall is survived by two sons, Robert Hall and his wife June of O’Brien, OR, and Raymond Hall and his wife Elda of Pahrump, NV; two daughters, Norma Schall and her husband Loren of Seabeck, WA, and Phyllis Moss of Lacy; 8 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Lynn Murback of Bayview, Idaho; and Lawrence Murback of Seattle; four sisters, Helen Reinbold of Davenport, Neva Ralph of Spokane and Mary Lou Fisk of Walla Walla and Lois Morris of Orofino, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Hall, and two brothers, Jack and Richard Murbach. Funeral service was held Tuesday at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, followed by burial at the Mondovi Cemetery.” (Davenport Times:  9-03-1998)  {Edit: a daughter of Richard and Myrtle Murbach}

Harris surname:  “Reardan Farmer Commits Suicide.  Ned Harris, a well known farmer of the Bald Ridge, north of Reardan, committed suicide Monday night by shooting himself through the mouth with a .22 caliber rifle. The gun was still in his hands the next morning showing that death had been instantaneous. The dead man, who had been in poor health, left a wife and a son.” (Odessa Record: 5-09-1924) “Mrs. Ray Harris has been quite ill with nervous trouble for some time and was taken to Thompson’s private hospital in Reardan Sunday evening for treatment. ” (LCT: 6-16-1916)

Harris, Ida; (no dates, mother; d. 12-18-1924);  “Final report and Petition for Distribution has been filed in the Estate of Medbury A. Harris and Ida Harris by the administrator, E. N. Imus. The property and one half section of land located in Lincoln County. Wednesday, Sept 9, 1925 at 10 o’clock a.m. was set for the day of hearing.” (Citizen: 8-14-1925)  (Ida and Madbury (sic) Harris were on the 1910 Mondovi census, ages 52 and 54.) “Ida Harris.  Died: Dec 18, 1924, aged 66 yrs 9 mos 17 days. Father: John Hoople. Mother: Martha Moore.”  (WA State Death Records)  

Harris, M. A.: 146

Harris, Medford;  (no dates, father; d. 5-06-1924, age 67 yrs 10 mos 2 days);  “Final report and Petition for Distribution has been filed in the Estate of Medbury A. Harris and Ida Harris by the administrator, E. N. Imus. The property and one half section of land located in Lincoln County. Wednesday, Sept 9, 1925 at 10 o’clock a.m. was set for the day of hearing.” (Citizen: 8-14-1925)  Medbury A. Harris died in Davenport on 6 May 1924 at the age of 67 yrs 10 mos 2 dys...the son of Allen R. Harris and May E. Brown. “M. A. Harris, 67, Bald Ridge farmer, shot himself between the eyes in Arch Hoople’s barn this Tuesday morning. Hoople, the brother-in-law of Harris, found his body. Apparently Mr. Harris had been ailing for several months and had been taking medical treatment here for some time.” (Davenport Times in 1999 in the 75 Yrs Ago Column, dated: 5-08-1924)

Harris, Raymond; (1881-1949); note discrepancy in age: “Raymond A. Harris. Died: 12-26-1949, Spokane City, Spokane, WA. Aged: 65 yrs. Father: Ned Harris.” (Spokane County Death Records)

Hart surname:  “Annie Hart, who was accidentally shot through the flesh of her hip by her brother, is getting along fine.” (Davenport Tribune: 7-15-1915)

Hart, Chet: 249

Hart, Chester;  (1874-1935); “Chester Hart. Birth: 2-08-1868. Died: 11-11-1935, Spokane, WA. Spouse: Teresa. Father: William Hart. Mother: Emma.” (Spokane County Death Records); {Edit: Wm Hart was in the Larene vicinity pre-1900. Wm was buried in Mt View Cemetery in Davenport. “Chester Hart, age 67, a resident of the Mondovi region for 30 years, died Monday in a Spokane hospital. He had been ailing for many months, and had been in the hospital three days.  He is survived by his widow, Teresa Hart, at the home; one son, Floyd, of Mondovi; three daughters, Mrs. John G. Weyen, Espanola, Mrs. J. E. Hollis, Opportunity; and Mrs. R. G. Schmidt, Davenport; and a brother, W. J. King of Opportunity. Mr. Hart since last March had been residing with Mr. and Mrs. Weyen. Funeral services for Mr. Hart will be held at the Presbyterian church at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, with the Rev Lee Knoll officiating. Interment will be in the Mondovi Cemetery.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 11-14-1935)

Hart, Floyd; (1898-1963); (note discrepancies) “Floyd Hart. Birth: 12-13-1882; Died: Nov. 1963.” (SS Death Index);  “Death has taken Floyd Andrew Hart, 64, resident of Davenport since his early childhood who had been ill for five weeks at a Spokane hospital.  The Rev Joseph Woodford will officiate at a service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Strate Funeral home chapel. Interment will be at the Mondovi Cemetery.  Floyd A Hart was born Dec 5, 1890, at Waterville and came to Davenport as a boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hart. He resided here the rest of his life and was married here on July 5, 1958, to Helen Hattemer, who preceded him in death.  Survivors include three sisters, Mary McCullough, Davenport; Anna Weyen and Ethel Smith of Spokane.” (Davenport Times: 10-31-1963)}

Hart, Jerome; (July 22, 1905-Oct 18, 1916; s/o Chester and Theresa); “Jerome Hart. Died: 18 Oct 1916, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Aged: 11 yrs 2 mos 26 days. Father: Chester Hart. Mother: Chessie Rihal.”  (WA State Death Records: #1992414) 

Hart, Theresa;  (1880-1936); “Teresa Hart. Died: 1-14-1936, aged 67 years. Died: Spokane, WA. Spouse: Chester Hart. Mother: Barbara Snowberry.” (Spokane County Death Records);

Hein, Albert Walterr; (Feb 21, 1902-Apr 7, 1990; uncle); “Albert Walter Hein, a Washington State pioneer, died April 7, 1990 in Davenport’s Lincoln Hospital Nursing Home. He was 88.  A life-long resident of the Gravelle area, Mr .Hein was born in a log cabin on the homestead of his parents, Phillip and Anna Hein, Feb 21, 1902.  M.r Hein’s father died in 1909 so he and his brother started working on the farm, driving a team of horses, when he was nine years old. He attended a one-room grammar school at Gravelle and graduated from Reardan High School in 1921.  A long-time member of the Davenport Gun Club, he enjoyed hunting and fishing most of his life.  In 1962, at the age of 60, Mr. Hein married his brother’s widow, Iris (Littell) Hein. He was  a member of the Reardan Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of the Spring Creek Grange, a 60-year member of the Reardan Masonic Lodge and served several terms on the Mondovi Cemetery board of directors.  Survivors include his sister, Zinnia M. Zwainz, a son and daughter-in-law, DeAnne J. and James Barrett of Colbert; 4 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife. Services were held April 11 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport. Rev Cynthia Rodkey officiated. Reardan Lodge, F & AM, conducted graveside services.” (Davenport Times: 4-12-1990)  “Albert Walter Hein. Died: 4-07-1990. Birth: 2-21-1902, WA. Widowed. Father: Phillip Jacob Hein. Mother: Anna Proff. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Hein, Anna Proff; (Aug 10, 1865-Apr 4, 1947; w/o Philip);“Anna Hein passed away April 4, at the Deaconess Hospital, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 25 days, after a long illness.  She was born August 10, 1865 in Santa Ann, Wisconsin, and was one of a family of twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Proff, of whom four are still living, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Meull of Rosalia, WA and Mrs. Marie Mott of Shoshone, Idaho, and two brothers, Charles Proff of Great Falls, MT and Phillip Proff of Augusta, Montana. When a young girl her parents and family moved West and settled in the Palouse country on a farm near Rosalia. On March 1, 1899 she married to Phillip Hein and they resided on a farm south of Mondovi, where she remained until her death. Her husband passed away March 1, 1909.  Mrs. Hein is survived by four children, three sons, Ralph W, of Seattle, WA; Albert W and Charles Phillip at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Zinnia Zwaintz of Reardan,WA, and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Hazen-Jaeger funeral home in Spokane with Dr H. A Van Winkle of Spokane officiating. Interment was in Mondovi Cemetery.  Pall bearers were George J. Hein, Frank Schultz, C. C. Heldstab, Ted Janett, Pete Brommer and Milton Landreth.  Relatives from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hein and children and Mrs. Emma Meuli of Rosalia.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 4-10-1947)

Hein, Charles Philip;  (1904-1954; father; a mason); “Charles Phillip Hein. Died: 30 Jan 1954. Birth: 9 March 1904. Spouse: Iris May. Father: Phillip Jacob Hein. Mother: Anna Proff. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Funeral services for Charles P. Hein, who died suddenly at his home Saturday night were planned for Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Hazen-Jaeger Funeral home.  The Rev Philip Walborn pastor of the Reardan Presbyterian church was to officiate. Burial was to be at Mondovi cemetery.  He was born in the Gravelle vicinity March 9, 1904 and lived there his entire life. He was associated in farming with his brother Albert Hein.  He was married to Iris Mae Littell in 1937 who survives at the home. Mr. Hein was a member of Spring Creek Grange and the Reardan Masonic lodge of which he was a past master.  Survivors besides his widow are: one son, Rodger Hein; a daughter Deanne Hein; a sister, Mrs. Zinnia Zwainz; two brothers, Ralph Hein, Seattle and Albert Hein, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 2-04-1954)

Hein, Earl F.; (unconfirmed burial)  “A memorial service for Earl F. Hein, who passed away on Aug 7, 1998 was held Aug 15 at 11 a.m. at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Reardan. Rev Jack Krier officiated the service. Mr. Hein is survived by two daughters, Barbara Whitney of Veradale and Kathy Meyers of Bridgeport; one grandson; one niece, Judith Schultz; and two nephews, David and Melvin Hein. Ball & Dodd Funeral Home in Spokane was in charge of cremation.” (Davenport Times: 8-20-1998)

Hein, Iris M Littell; (Nov 4, 1906-Feb 27, 1982; mother; w/o Albert);  “Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 3, for Iris Hein at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Rev Stephen Kliewer conducted the service and Dennis Fiess was soloist. Burial services followed at the Mondovi Cemetery.  She died Feb 27 at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, where she had been struggling with heart and lung problems for 38 days. She has been in and out of the hospital with illness for the last couple of years.  Mrs. Albert Hein, formerly Iris Littell, daughter of Gilbert and Minnie Littell, is survived by husband, Albert Hein, at their Davenport home; one sister, Virginia Byrum of Edwall; a foster brother, Russell Paul Tremain of Seattle; one son, Rodger Hein of Davenport; one daughter, DeAnne Barrett of Spokane; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Born in Mondovi in 1906, she graduated from Reardan High School in 1925, attended Cheney Normal School, and then got her teaching degree at the University of Washington. She became a school teacher for the Edwall and Davenport area, married Charles Philip Hein in 1936 and they had two children. Quite a few years after Charles’ death, she married Charles’ brother, Albert Hein. She was active in her community as a leader of the 4-H Garden Club for 20 years, an elder of the Reardan Presbyterian Church, and a member of Spring Creek Grange No. 951. She was noted for her handwork, especially her beautiful handmade quilts.” (Davenport Times:  3-04-1982) 

Hein, Phillip Jacob;  (May 1, 1849-March 1, 1909; father;  h/o Anna); Philip Hein died March 1, 1909 in Edwall, WA. “Philip Hein is a farmer and stockman residing seven miles east and two miles south of Davenport. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 1, 1849. His parents were George and Catherine Hein, the former dying in Germany and the latter in Wisconsin. Mr. Hein has two brothers, William and Wenstlin, both living in Wisconsin.  In the spring of 1861 Mr. Hein with his mother and brothers sailed from Bremen, Germany, for New York. They made their home in New York for a few years, and while here our subject learned the cabinet maker’s trade. During the spring of 1866 he went to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, where he worked at his trade and farmed for a number of years. In 1874 he went to Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, and engaged in the stock business. He came to San Francisco in 1879, and to Portland soon afterward. In the autumn of 1879 he came to the Palouse country and in the following spring to Lincoln County, where he located his present home as a homestead.  On March 1, 1899, Mr. Hein was married to Anna Proff, a native of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, and daughter of Peter and Catherine Proff, who were born in Germany. The Proff family came to Oregon in 1874, and to Rosalia, WA, in 1878, where the parents are still living. To Mr. and Mrs. Hein have been born three children, Ralph W, Albert M, and an infant. Immediately after coming to this country Mr .Hein engaged in raising stock and improved his farm, which at that early stage of the country entailed great hardship and labor. His means were decidedly  limited when he settled here, but he is now one of the substantial and well-to-do farmers of the Big Bend. He has five hundred and thirty acres of agricultural land, good buildings and improvements, including a first class water system, and three acres of orchard. The old Seattle & Lake Shore railroad cuts off one corner of his land. The visitor to his farm must needs be impressed with the thrift and courage of the man when he compares his present modern and commodious residence with the primitive dugout in which he started life here.” (History of Big Bend, 1904; page 327) “Ralph J Hein, Mar 1879, 21, IL, single, farm laborer.” (Twp 25 Mondovi 1900 Census);

Heinemann, Connie E.;  (1947-1965; on stone w/ Mildred Rouse, grandmother);

Henney, Isaac; see Kenney, Isaac in Cooper lot. 

Heppe, W:  171

Heppe, Nettie Lang;  (Sept 6, 1881-Sept 9, 1945/48; shared stone w/Wm F.); {Edit: daughter of Lowell F. Lang}. “Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Heppe of Spokane were held Saturday at the Hayden-Jaeger Funeral home in Spokane with burial at Mondovi Cemetery. Mrs. Heppe died Thursday at a Spokane hospital following a lingering illness. The Rev Deibler, pastor of the 4th Presbyterian church of Spokane, officiated. Pall bearers were her nephews.  Born in Appanoose County, Iowa , she came west with her parents in 1902, locating near Spokane River, what is now Long Lake. In 1905 she married to William Heppe. For twenty-four years they farmed in the Mondovi and Reardan communities, moving to Spokane in 1929 where they have resided since. Besides her  widower, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Albert Schultz, two grandchildren, Dickie and Betty Lou Schultz of Edwall; 4 sisters, Mrs. Fred Sypher, Portland; Mrs. Gilbert Littell, Mondovi; Mrs. T. A. Holman and Mrs. Herman Deisner, both of Spokane, and one brother, B. F. Lang, Long Lake.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 9-16-1948)

Heppe, William F.; (Aug 5, 1882-Oct 31, 1958; shared stone w/Nettie L.); {William F Heppe appeared with his parents and family on the 1887 Lincoln Co Census and again on the 1892 Lincoln Co census, which follows: “Fred Heppe, 47, Germany; Fredricka, 47, Germany; Charlie, 17, IN; Annie, 15, IN; Frederica, 11, MO; Willie, 9, KS; Mary, 6, WA; Louis, 4, WA; and Bessie, 1, WA.” “William F. Heppe passed away Oct 31 at the Sacred Heart Hospital after a lingering illness. He was born Aug 5, 1882 and came to Washington with his parents when six months old. He had lived in the Mondovi and Reardan communities until 1929 when he retired from farming and moved to Spokane. Mrs. Heppe preceded him in death in September 1948.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schultz of Edwall; grand-daughter Betty Lou Schultz, Edwall; grandson, Richard Schultz, Spokane; a sister, Mrs. Annie Plummer, Richester, WA; a brother, Louie Heppe and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Hazen-Jaeger Funeral Home at 11 a.m.  Interment was in the Mondovi Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: Reardan News: 11-06-1958)

Higgins: 77 SW ¼

Higgins, Arthur; (no dates) d. 12-12-1904; “Arthur Higgins. Male, white, age 9, b. WA, single. Father: Stephen Higgins, born Ireland; Mother: Annie Burke, born Ireland. Death: Dec 12, 1904, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Cause of Death: Intestinal obstruction of 8 or 9 day duration; Contributory: peritonitis of 10 or 12 days duration. C. P. Thomas, MD. Place of Burial: Davenport, WA.     J. D. Buchanan, Undertaker.” (Census Office; Standard Certificate of Death; #7995) {Edit: of unknown relationship, a Higgins family appeared on the Lincoln County 1892 census as: S. Higgins, male, 30, Ireland; A. Higgins, female, 21, Ireland; P. Higgins, male, 1, WA. In 1893 Stephen and Annie Burke Higgins were apparently residing in Almira where John Thomas Higgins was born on 12-16-1893, as shown in Lincoln Co Superior Court Delayed Births. John survived and in 1910 was employed as a Northern Pacific Railway warehouseman. “Stephen Higgins, 33, marr. 11 yrs; Annie, 28, 5/5 children born and living;  Christie (son), 9; Willie, 7; John, 6; Arthur, 5; Harrold, 3.” (details from 1900 Davenport census, all children born WA.); “Stephen Higgins, 44, marr. 20 yrs; Annie, 38, 7/6 children born and living; Stephen, 17; John, 16; Harold, 13; Helen, 8; Esther, 6.” (details from 1910 Davenport Ward 3 census) Census reports show that John immigrated in 1881. Annie immigrated in 1889. Although there is a potential for an additional infant to have been born between 1899 and 1901 that failed to thrive, no record was found of either the birth or death.}

Hines, Ruth V.;  See Lang Monument

Holderby, Diane Blair; See Blair-Holderby.

Holderby, James V.;   (1925-1984; married Apr 28, 1946; h/o Marie);  “James Holderby. Birth: 23 July 1925; Death: 7 April 1984, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Death Records); “Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Davenport Presbyterian Church for James Vernon Holderby of Davenport who died Saturday, April 7, in Spokane. He was 58.  Holderby was born July 23, 1925 on the family farm in Davenport to Vernon Holderby and the former Ellen Robinson. He married Marie Williams on April 28, 1946, and lived his entire life in this area. He worked as a farmer, field truck driver for the Davenport Grange Supply and insurance salesman. He is survived by his wife Marie; his daughter, Diane Blair of Valdosta; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Ronald Stillmunkes of Redding, CA, and Becky and Bill Strite of Kelso; his brothers Ermit Holderby of Davenport, and Quinton Holderby of Honolulu, Hawaii; his sisters Jessie Willey and Florence Hattemer of Davenport; five grandchildren, Keith and Angela Stillmunkes, Sarah and Zachary Holderby, and Nicholas Strite; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His grandson, James Warren Blair, of Georgia, died previously.  Holderby was a member of Davenport Presbyterian Church, was past Master of Mondovi Grange, and a member of Pomona, state, and national granges. Funeral services were officiated by Rev Jeff Callender and Rev Stan Williamson, with Sarah Jane Johnson as organist, and Elaine Maskenthine, soloist.  Pall bearers included Daryl Boleneus, Ralph Clizer, Delmar Devour, Earl Johnson, Mervyn McClure, and Howard Stormo. Honorary pall bearers were Ray Brodin, Bill Jacky, Ken Johnson, Edwin Lobe, Micky Odell and Harry Smith.” (Davenport Times: 4-12-1984); 

Holderby, Marie; (1926-1991; married Apr 28, 1946; w/o James V.); “Marie Holderby. Birth: 31 Oct 1926; Death: 22 July 1991, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records); “Funeral services for former local resident Marie Holderby will be today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport. The Rev Walter Estelle and the Rev Ken Onstot will officiate. Interment will be at the Mondovi Cemetery Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Holderby passed away July 22 in Spokane. The former Davenport resident was a member of the Hamblin Park Presbyterian Church of Spokane and president of Harvard Park Garden Club, also of Spokane. In addition, she belonged to the Mondovi Grange.  She is survived by one son and his wife, Wayne and Sandra Holderby of Kelso, WA; two daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Ronald Stillmunkes of Redding, CA, and Becky and Bill Strite of Colville; six grandchildren; one brother, Earl Williams of Reardan; two sisters, Esther Halvorson and Ruth Funnell, both of Spokane.  Mrs. Holderby is preceded in death by her husband Jim in 1984; one daughter, Diane, in 1984; one grandson in 1982, and three brothers.” (Davenport Times: 7-25-1991) 

Holman surname: see also Spring Creek Cemetery file.

Holman, Alice J. Lang.; (1879-1967; married Aug 7, 1904; shared stone w/ Thomas A); {Edit: daughter of Lowell F Lang}“Alice Josephine Holman. Died: 8-13-1967. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);

Holman, T .A.: 250

Holman, Marita;   (Dec 3, 1906-May 12, 1907; Our Baby;  d/o T. A. & Alice);

Holman, Thomas A.;  (1876-1959; married Aug 7, 1904; shared stone w/Alice J.); “Thomas A Holman. Age 27. Residing: Mondovi. Birthplace: Oregon. Farmer. Father: A. J. Holman. Mother: A. J. Mass.  Bride: Alice A. Lang. Age 25, residing Curby, Wash.  Birthplace: Apnost Co, Iowa. Teacher. Father: L. F. Lang. Mother: Virginia Bazwell. Marriage: August the 17, 1904. Place of Marriage: Bride’s Home. Official: J. E. Pershall, Minister. Witnesses: L. F. Lang, Curby, WA; T. A. Lang, Curby, WA.” (Marriage Return: Lincoln Co Auditor) “Female Holman. Born: June 5, 1905 at Mondovi. Father: Thomas A. Holman, 28, born OR. Mother: Alice J. Lang, 26, born Iowa.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger); {Edit: Thomas appears on the 1900 Twp 25 Mondovi census, age 23, with two brothers, Charles and Wilber A. B, each born in Oregon, their parents both born in Iowa.}

Huchins: 66

Hutchens, Sam;  (1878-1886) “Wm Hutchins, 35, VA; M, 33; Wm F, 9; R, 7; S, 5; H. (male), 3; Fred, 2; Walter, 1, WA Terr.; Walter, 30, VA.” (1885 Lincoln Co Census); “Wm Hutchins, 38; Mary, 35; Frank, 12; Robert, 11; Herbert, 7; Fred, 4; Walter, 3.” (1887 Lincoln Co Census; note: Sam is missing from the 1887 census; death record not located.)

Hutchinson:  “Rhododendron Circle No 76 Women Woodcraft of Davenport, WA, will unveil the monument of Neighbor Hutchinson at Mondovi on Sunday May 22, 1904 at 10 AM.” (LCT: 5-20-1904)

Hutchinson, Amelia Johnson; (said to be buried here); d. 4-10-1893;  “Amelia J. Hutchinson. Died: 4 April 1891, in Lincoln County, WA. Husband, petitioner, Richard A. Hutchinson. Two minor children: Margaret E., age 6, and Ida A., age 2.” (Lincoln County probate notes: File #164, filed 2 Nov 1891);

Hutchinson, Children of William H. and Mary;  (no dates); (Recorded in 1974 by the Lartigues.

Hutchinson, Marguerite Wright; (2nd wife of R. A.; said to be buried here); {Edit: married 2-09-1895; died: 16 May 1915 in Spokane; d/o W. A. Wright; w/o Richard A. Hutchinson) “Mrs. Hutchinson Dead. Shot Self. Wife of Spokane Senator Long Sufferer From Melancholia. Tragedy at Home. Suddenly overwhelmed by a paroxysm of melancholia, Mrs. Marguerite Hutchinson, wife of Senator R. A. Hutchinson, ended her life with a revolver at 8 o’clock yesterday morning in the family home at S1762 Grand Boulevard. Her condition was the result of periods of extreme suffering in the last three years, caused by a series of severe operations she was compelled to undergo, but against which she opposed so much cheerfulness and charitable activity that few outside the immediate family knew anything of it.  Although she had been lately struggling under mental depression, there was no indication that the final breakdown had come when she entered her husband’s room Sunday morning and procured part of the paper he was reading. She exchanged greetings pleasantly and remarked that she felt much better than on the previous evening.  A few moments later the senator and his son and daughter heard a shot. They found Mrs. Hutchinson lying on her left side with the weapon at her finger tips. The bullet entered the right temple and death ensued almost instantly. Dr F. M. Hoag, a neighbor, was summoned, but could be of no service.  Suffered Severe Nervous Strain. Under the influence of dejection resulting from pain and ill health, Mrs. Hutchinson had several times intimated the hopelessness of living and she had been under a severe nervous strain the day before, but after a walk with her husband in the park seemed to have regained something of her usual spirits. Two years ago these attacks became noticeable while Mrs. Hutchinson was in Olympia for the legislative session with the senator and the veteran legislator went through some of his hardest fights on the floor when he had been in attendance on his wife all the night before. His constant hope was that the best medical care and influence of a beautiful home would eventually restore her health.  Came to Washington in 1883. Mrs. Hutchinson was born in Virginia and her father, Wetzel A. Wright, moved to Eastern Washington in 1883 when she was 13 years old. They moved to a place at the foot of Badger Mountain, in Douglas County, before the town of Waterville was founded near there, and although educational opportunities were lacking Mrs. Hutchinson taught herself so well that at the age of 16 she was able to take charge of the first school in Wenatchee. Senator Hutchinson was a member of the legislature when they were married and in the 20 years since she has kept closely in step with him, attending the sessions except when it was necessary for her to remain at home and supervise their business affairs. To her ability and energy the senator assigns most credit for his success. Her literary taste, especially in classic poetry, has furnished the home with a rare library, and she managed to find time to exercise a marked natural talents for painting. Four Children Bring Wild Roses. One of the first tokens of sorrow to arrive at the home yesterday was a little bunch of wild roses sent by the children of an impoverished family Mrs Hutchinson has made comfortable through the winter.  Her main efforts were devoted to children and she was particularly active in sending to country homes juvenile unfortunates who otherwise would have gone to the reform school. As a member of All Saints’ Cathedral congregation she served as president of the church home for children, and when ill health compelled her to resign that office she accepted a managing directorship of the institution. Although a stepmother to part of her family the children never realized it. Her charitable work, while constant, was performed in a  manner that brought her very little public mention. The family had resided in Spokane since the senator retired from personal supervision of his Lincoln County farms years ago. Members of the family are Senator Hutchinson, his daughter Rachel and son Richard, who are at home; Mrs. Marita Wales of Tacoma, Mrs. Bessie Hayes of Portland, Mrs. Ida Kemp of Duluth and Dean Hutchinson of Baker City. Mrs Hutchinson’s father is still living at North Yakima.” (Spokesman Review: 5-17-1915, pages one and six, and front page photo; contributed by AskALibrarian); “Hutchinson Burial Thursday. Spokane County Pioneers’ Association to Attend in Body.  Funeral services for Mrs Marguerite Hutchinson, the wife of Senator R. A. Hutchinson, will be held from All Saints’ Cathedral Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the Very Rev William C Hicks officiating. The Spokane County Pioneer who are members of the Pioneers’ Association will meet Thursday at 1 o’clock at the Willard Hotel and attend the services in a body, Senator Hutchinson is president of the organization, B. A. Eslick, the vice president, arranged for the meeting last night.” (Spokesman-Review: 5-18-1915; page 8; contributed by AskALibrarian); “Marguerite Hutchinson. Residence: S 1703 Grand Blvd. Female, white, married. Birth: Feb 9, 1870, VA. Aged: 45 yrs 2 mos 7 days. Father: W. A. Wright, born VA. Mother: unknown, born VA. Informant: R. A. Hutchinson, Spokane, WA. Died: 5-16-1915, Spokane, WA. Coroner’s Case. Cause: Shooting herself in the right temple with a 38 Smith & Wesson. Suicide. M. B. Grieve, County Coroner. Burial: Greenwood , May 19, 1915.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death).

Hutchinson, Mary Coleman;  (1860-1903; w/o William H.); William H Hutchinson and his wife Mary appeared on the Lincoln County 1892 census with two daughters, N, age 4, and C, age 2, both born in WA. Mary Coleman Hutchinson was shown to have been born in VA. “Return of a Death. Spokane County. City of Spokane. Mary Hutchinson. White, female, married. Death: June 7, 1903. Birth: 1859. Age: 44 yrs. Housewife. Birthplace: Virginia. Father: James M. Coleman, born New York. Mother: Clarrissa Coleman, born New York. Cause of death: Pneumonia. Contributing Cause: Organic heart disease. Duration: 6 days. Place of death: 902 Maxwell, Spokane, WA. Last Residence: Northport, WA, duration one month. Undertaker: Turnbull Undertaking Co. Place of Interment: Lamona (sic), WA.” (Spokane County: Death Return #5681)“Mrs. Wm Hutchinson, formerly of Mondovi, died Sunday night at Spokane, after a short illness with typhoid pneumonia. For several years she and her husband have lived in Northport, where the latter holds a federal position. They came to Spokane on the occasion of the president’s recent visit to that city where Mrs. Hutchinson was stricken with fever, which finally terminated in her death. The funeral was held at Mondovi Tuesday evening, when a number went from Davenport to pay a last tribute to a good woman.  Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson were among the first settlers of Mondovi, and most of those who had occasion to drive to Spokane or Cheney in the early days, enjoyed their hospitality going and coming.  Mrs. Hutchinson was held in high esteem, and her death is generally mourned among her old neighbors and friends.  Mrs. Hutchinson was born in Virginia 44 years ago, and was married Dec 25, 1882, at her home on Lake Washington. For many years she and her husband resided on their farm adjoining Mondovi. Three daughters were born to the union, aged 16, 13, and 3 years respectively. The eldest daughter was visiting with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Jones, in Davenport, when apprised of the unexpected death of her mother. Funeral services were held in All Saints Cathedral, Spokane, and the remains were brought to Mondovi Tuesday for interment. Deceased was a member of the Circle, auxiliary to the W O W, at Northport, and beautiful floral tributes were sent from that city, and also from the order at Spokane. A number of friends of the deceased were present at the funeral from Northport, Spokane and Davenport, and the floral offerings at the grave were many and beautiful. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.” (LCT: 6-12-1903) 

Hutchinson, R. A. & W. H.: oversized plot 65

Hutchinson, R. A.; {b. 2-14-1853 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi; s/o Wm Dean Hutchison and Margaret Murray; brother to Wm H;  died: 19 July 1921, Spokane, age 68 yrs 5 mos 5 days. First wife was Amelia Johnson, whom he married in 1883. They had three children. His second wife was Marguerite Wright, whom he married Feb 9, 1895. They had three children. Marguerite died May 16, 1915 and prior to the 1920 census, he had married Josephine, 30 years his junior.}  “Death Summons R. A. Hutchinson. State Senator Dies After Months of Illness. Fought Indians. Was Pioneer of State and Served Many Years in Office. Senator R. A. Hutchinson, who had been in a semi-conscious condition since 5 o’clock Monday night, died at 9:40 o’clock last night at the Sacred Heart hospital. Senator Hutchinson had been ill since the close of the legislature and recently underwent an operation at Portland, OR. He was brought to the hospital here Sunday.  Senator Hutchinson was born in Grand Gulf, Miss., February 14, 1853. His family moved to Colorado in the early days and when a small boy he was page in the Colorado legislature. Later he went to Kansas, where he spent seven years in driving cattle, conducting a small store and fighting Indians. The family then moved to the Pacific coast. From 1873 until 1879 he worked in the coal mines at Newcastle, King County, but while there he became crippled and lost his health. May 1, 1879, he started on foot for Eastern Washington with his brother William. They arrived in Spokane May 29, finding a settlement of 50 people, and took a tract of land 35 miles west of the city, cultivating it and transforming it into a valuable piece of property.  Was First Assessor. At the first election held in the district, in 1882, he was chosen assessor. In 1883 the division of the county was changed so that his property was beyond the borders of Spokane County and he was elected assessor of Lincoln County. In June 1886, he grubstaked the half-breeds who discovered the mines at Ruby camp, Okanogan County, when the reservation was first opened. When Joseph’s band of Nez Perce Indians were brought to Spokane he received them as prisoners of war and took them to the Nespelem valley, on the Colville reservation, where he lived with them until July, 1889, teaching them farming.  Senator Hutchinson served in the house in the sessions of 1891 and 1907 and in the senate the sessions of 1893, 1898, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917 1919. He was engaged in the reality (sic) and wheat raising business. Survived by Five Children. He was a promoter of the Opportunity Irrigation project. He is survived by his widow, Josephine, and five children. Senator Hutchinson was married three times, his first wife being Amelia Johnson, a native of Washington. They were married in 1883. Their three children are Mrs. J. R. Hayes, Ida A. Hutchinson and William Dean Hutchinson. Mrs. Hutchinson died April 10, 1893, and in 1895 Senator Hutchinson married Miss Marguerite Wright, who died five years ago. Three children were born to them, Marita, Rachael and Richard Ashton Hutchinson Jr. Rachael is dead and Marita is married to Herbert Wales of Denver, Colo.  The body is at Gilman’s.” (Spokesman-Review: 7-20-1921, page 1; contributed by AskALibrarian) “Hutchinson Funeral Plan. Services at All Saints’ Tomorrow. Burial at Mondovi.  Funeral services for Senator R. A. Hutchinson, pioneer resident and legislator, will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon from All Saints’ Cathedral. The Rev Dean Hicks will officiate. Senator Hutchinson had been a resident of the state for almost 50 years and of the Inland Empire for 42 years. He was one of the active proponents of dividing the state and forming the new state of Lincoln from eastern Washington and northern Idaho. He will be buried in the cemetery at Mondovi, Wash., near Reardan, where he first settled in 1879.” (Spokesman-Review: July 21, 1921, page 6; contributed by AskALibrarian);“Richard A. Hutchinson. Residence: S 2303 Grand Blvd. Male, white, married. Husband of Josephine Hutchinson. Birth: 2-14-1853, Grand Bluff, Mississippi. Age: 68 yrs 5 mos 5 days. Father: Dean W Hutchinson, born PA. Mother: Margaret Murry, born Ireland.  Informant: Dean Hutchinson, Mondovi, WA. Died: 7-19-1921, 9:40 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital , Spokane, WA.  Cause: Carcinoma of Liver. Physician: Stanley H Titus. Burial: Mondova, WA on 7-22-1921. Gilman Undertaking Co, Spokane, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death)

Hutchinson, William Dean;  (July 12, 1797-Nov 12, 1884; born in Lexington, KY);  “William Dean Hutchinson, who was born in Kentucky in 1798, was a cousin of Andrew Jackson, whose mother belonged to the Hutchinson family. In 1836 William Dean Hutchinson removed from Kentucky to Illinois and afterward went to Havana, Cuba, where he was engaged in business until the outbreak of the Mexican War, when he returned to the United States and volunteered for service with the Mississippi troops. He also went to California in 1849 with the Argonauts I search of the golden fleece, but after a brief period spent on the coast returned to Mississippi. His opposition to slavery caused him to join John Brown in his famous campaign in Kansas and during the Civil War he served as guide on General Sigel’s staff in Missouri but became disabled and left the army. In the winter of 1862 he went to Colorado but returned to Kansas and was the builder of the first house in Hays City, that state. He became a resident of eastern Washington, and he and his sons became the first settlers in what is now Mondovi, Lincoln County, where his death occurred on the 8th of November, 1884. There have been few men whose lives have been more closely connected with a greater number of events of national importance that William Dean Hutchinson. Enterprising in spirit, fearless in action, he was the champion of his country’s interest in the Mexican War, the friend of the oppressed when slavery marred the fair name of the nation and he met with valorous spirit the hardships and privation incident to pioneer life in California and Washington. His wife (Margaret Murray) was of Irish and Scotch descent. Her father was a lieutenant in the Scotch Grays of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars and fought under Wellington throughout the Peninsular campaign and at Waterloo.” (excerpt from the biography of Richard Ashton Hutchinson in Spokane and the Inland Empire, page 14-18) The household of Dean W. Hutchinson on June 4, 1880 is shown as: Dean W. Hutchinson, 65, b. KY; Richard A. Hutchinson, 27, b. MS; and William H. Hutchinson, 22, b. MO, and a boarder, James S. Bayley, 29, b. WI.” (Deep Creek Falls, County of Spokane, Territory of WA Census)

Hutchinson, William Henry;  (1859-1914; h/o Mary; s/o Wm Dean); William H. Hutchinson and his wife Mary appeared on the Lincoln County 1892 census with two daughters, N., age 4, and C., age 2, both born in WA.  “About that time his father met with reverses and the support of the family fell upon Richard A Hutchinson, then 22 years of age. From 1873 until 1879 he worked in the coal mines at Newcastle, King County, but while there became crippled and also lost his health. On the 1st day of May, 1879, he started on foot for eastern Washington with his younger brother, William Hutchinson. They arrived at Spokane on the 20th day of May, finding here a hamlet of fifty people. The brothers took up land thirty-five miles west of the city which they developed and cultivated, transforming it into a valuable tract which they still own.” (excerpt from Spokane and the Inland Empire, page 16) “William Henry Hutchenson died 31 Mar 1914 at Dishman, Spokane Co, Wash, aged 54 yrs 6mos 20dys;  father was William D. Hutchenson; mother was  Margaret Mussey (sic).” (Spokane Co Death Records);   



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