Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Marriott, Pearl C.;  (1915-1937);  “Pearl Christian Marriot.  Died: 13 April 1937, age 21, female, Mason City, Okanogan Co, WA.  Father: Joe Wynecoop. Mother: Lottie Plews. Spouse: Charles Marriott.” (WA State Death Records);

Maxwell:  223 N ½

Maxwell, Myrtle C.;  (1902-1908);  “Myrtle C. Maxwell. Died: 31 August 1908, age 6 yrs 2 days, Spokane, WA. Father: George Maxwell. Mother: Stella Gilland.” (WA State Death Record: #1991611)

Maxwell, Stella M.;  (1883-1941);  “Stella Maxwell. Died: 1 March 1941, age 57, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Peter Gilland. Mother: Sarah Fletcher. Spouse: George W Maxwell.” (WA State Death Records)

McCarthy, Eugene M.;  (Jan 31, 1879- Mar 31, 1966; aged 87 yrs 2 mos); “Eugene M. McCarthy. Died: 3-31-1966, Edwall, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 1-31-1879.” (WA State Death Records);

McClure surname:  “World War No. 2 veterans who filed their discharge papers with the county auditor last week included John B. Kunz, Wilbur, navy; Dwight E. Pease, Davenport, Milton R. Koth, Odessa, Mervyn McClure, Mondovi, army.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1946) {Edit: Early Lincoln County School records are difficult to read and laden with errors. With that in mind, the following information is provided for individual interpretation:  “E. J. McClure, parent/guardian: Mary, b. 2-18-1890; Rosie, b. 3-29-1904; Harry, b. 5-04-1891; residence: NW 14-26-38.  W. G. McClure, parent/guardian: Roscoe, b. 6-07-1890; Trissie, b. 2-01-1892; Bertha, b. 3-04-1895; residence: NE 4-26-38.” (Lincoln Co Dist. #1, Old Mondovi-McClure School, census: May 1, 1910);

McClure, Barry Lynn;  (1953; our baby);

McClure, Bertha G.;  (Mar 14, 1870-Aug 12, 1943, OES, shared stone w/Evan J.); “Mrs. Bertha McClure. Dated: Aug 12, 1943.” (Davenport Presbyterian death ledgers);  “Bertha McClure. Female, white, married. Husband, Evan McClure, age 83.  Birth: March 14, 1870, Missouri. Aged: 73 yrs 4 mos 28 days. Housewife. Father: Thomas Brink, born Missouri. Mother: Mary Bolon, born unobtainable. Informant: Rose McClure, address Burbank, Montana. Burial: Aug 15, 1943, Mondovi. Funeral Director: C. W. Bumgarner, Davenport, WA. Registrar: W. W. Downie, received Aug 16, 1943. Death: Aug 12, 1943, 5:30 a.m. at Mondovi, WA. Usual Residence: Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause of Death: Myocardial failure, of 12 hours duration; Due to Myocardial degeneration with cardiac asthma of 3 yrs duration. R. Nelson, MD, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Certificate of Death)

McClure, E. J.: 67, ¾

McClure, Evan J.;  (Feb 18, 1860-Mar 30, 1948; shared stone w/Bertha)  “Evan J. McClure. Died: Apr 4, 1948. non-member.” (Davenport Presbyterian death ledgers);  “Evan J. McClure, than whom few pioneers have been more closely identified with the history, growth, and development of the northwest, is a westerner by birth, having been born at St Helena, Napa Co, CA, Feb 18, 1860. He now resides on a farm six miles north and one east of Mondovi, in the Big Bend. His father, Robert McClure, was born in the county of Antrim, near Belfast, in the north of Ireland, and came to America and Allegheny Co, PA, at the age of twelve. At the age of 24 he sailed by way of the Panama route for California, landing in San Francisco. Here he spent some time in the dairy business and afterward he was one of the pioneer settlers of Napa County. Mr. McClure’s mother was Sarah (Harer) McClure, a native of Arkansas who crossed the plains to California at an early age during the 50s. She met and was married to Mr. McClure, who at the time, and for some time afterward, was a farmer in Napa County. She died four years later at Tehama, CA. The family came overland to Canyon City, Oregon, in 1864, remaining there three years. For six years after that Robert McClure freighted out of The Dalles. Then he helped to clear the ground where the city of Tacoma now stands. He was early at the coal mines near Seattle. From this point Evan J., his brother, William G., and their father came to the present home of our subject in 1880, where his father still lives at the age of 75. Our subject went to live with his mother’s parents, and was taken from Canyon City to California, and from there, after the death of his grandmother, he went to the Rogue River country, in 1875. Then his father took him to the coal mines near Seattle. Upon coming to his present home in 1880, he filed a homestead, and although having little means, set about improving his land. He now owns five hundred twenty acres of good land, all of which, except a small tract each  of pasture and timber, he has under cultivation and well improved.  He has a good orchard, and many cattle and horse. Evan J McClure was married, Dec 25, 1886, to Bertha G Brink, a native of Vernon County, MO. Her father was Thomas G. Brink, born in McDonough County, Illinois, who was a teamster in the army during the Civil War. Her mother was Mary Bolon, a native Ohioan, whose brother, Andrew J, was once  Indian agent on the Yakima reservation and was murdered by his charges in 1856. Mrs. McClure’s parents migrated to Illinois when she was a child and soon thereafter started across the plains in a wagon, arriving in the Big Bend country during the year 1881. They settled on Tamorac Canyon near Mondovi, where they were early pioneers. Her mother died Dec 31, 1900, and her father seventeen days later, aged sixty-four and sixty-seven, respectively. They had a family of eleven children, of whom seven are still living in this state, named as follows: David, a United Brethren minister near Dayton; William H. and Milo G., at Davenport; Mrs. Ella M. Loveridge; Mrs. Arminda C. Littell, and Mrs. Laura A. Dives (Davies), all near Mondovi. Mr. and Mrs. McClure have five children, Robert A., James H., Mary E., Harry M., and Rosa Myrtle.  After Mr. McClure took his land he went to work on the Northern Pacific railroad in Idaho and Montana. He was also in British Columbia for a time. He knows the west from southern California to northern Washington as few other men do. He has experienced the life of a frontiersman in all its trials and vicissitudes, and is a typical example of the sturdy, adventurous, daring, whole-souled pioneer.” (History of Big Bend, 1904);

McClure, Harry M;  (May 4, 1891-Nov 1 or 14, 1918); “Mondovi News.—Oct 30. No flu in Mondovi but Mark Saunders is quite ill, also Harry McClure is very ill with flu and pneumonia.” (DT &T: 10-31-1918)

McClure, Jas H.: SW ¼

McClure, James H.;  (b. 12-25-1888; d. 4-02-1975, a mason);  “Funeral services were held for James H. McClure Saturday with burial following at the Mondovi Cemetery.  McClure, a lifelong resident of this area, had farmed for many years in the Mondovi area.  He had been married to Pearl Smith, who died in 1942. He was born at Mondovi Dec 12, 1888. He had been a member of Masonic Lodge No. 58, Davenport, members of which conducted the committal service at Mondovi, and also served as casket bearers. He was also a member of the Eastern Star, chapter 131 and the Mondovi Grange. Officiating at the service was the Rev. Roger V. Muisiner.” (Davenport Times: 4-10-1975)  “James McClure of Bald Ridge won the old-time fiddlers’ contest held at the Davenport Commercial Club luncheon Wednesday. Harry Smith of Bald Ridge won second place.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-1927)

McClure, Myrtle B. Glotfelty;   (Mar 21, 1891-Oct 15, 1984; w/o Vernet; married: Nov 17, 1917);  “Funeral services for Myrtle B. McClure, 93, a pioneer of this area, took place on Oct 18 at Strate Funeral Home. She died on Oct 15, 1984. Born on March 21, 1891 in Iowa State, she came at an early age with her family to Greasy Run. She married Vernet McClure on Nov 17, 1917, and the couple farmed near the Bald Ridge area for 41 years.  After her husband’s death in 1968 Mrs. McClure remained on the farm. She made her home in Davenport for the past few years.  Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Bertha Palmer of Davenport and Mrs. Art (Norma) Glotfelty of Los Angeles, CA; 3 nephews, Robert Sailor of CA, Dale Sailor of Tum Tum and Mervyn McClure of Davenport; and 4 nieces, Evelyn Edington, Audrey Jessen of Seattle, Benita Mason of Nine Mile Falls and Helen Ehlenfeldt. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  11-01-1984)

McClure, Myrtle L. Brink;  (Mar 25, 1872-July 18, 1900; w/o W G; shared stone);

McClure, Pearl;  (no dates; probable footstone);

McClure, Pearl B.;  (Sept 22, 1889-Feb 18, 1942, OES);

McClure, Robert; (Dec 2, 1828-June 9, 1905; born County Antrem, Ireland.); “Robert McClure. Died July 1905” (Davenport Presbyterian Membership ledger, death penciled in.); Mr. Robert McClure, of Mondovi, died June 9, after an illness of many weeks. He was 76 years of age, and was one of the best known citizens of the Mondovi country, where he took a homestead in 1880, twenty-five years ago. He is survived by two sons, Evan James and William G., and nine grandchildren, besides three sisters and a brother in the east.  Mr. McClure was born in Belfast County, Ireland, Dec 2, 1828, and with his parents came to America when twelve years of age, and located in Pittsburg, PA.  When 24, he went to San Francisco , by Panama , was married four years later to Sarah Haver. Three sons were born to the union. Four years after the marriage, the mother and youngest son died.  Mr. McClure had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for the last fifty years, and was one of the first settlers to locate on a homestead near Mondovi, where he has continued to reside since. The funeral services were conducted by Rev J. A. Rodgers on Monday, June 12, from the home of the deceased.” (LCT: 6-16-1905);

McClure, Robert Albia;   (Nov 11, 1887-Feb 18, 1975; h/o Ann Stasia Conner; “Groom: Robert A. McClure.  Bride: Ann Stasia Connor. Marriage: June 26, 1913, Lincoln Co, WA.”  (Lincoln County Auditor) “Robert Albia McClure. Died: 2-18-1975. Birth: 11-11-1887, WA. Spouse: Anna Connor. Father: Evan James McClure. Mother: Bertha Brink. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Funeral services were held Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Spokane, for Robert Albia McClure, who died Feb 18, in Davenport.  Survivors include his wife, Anna, at the Route 3 home, a daughter, Mary Wetzler, three granddaughters, one great grandson and a brother, James McClure, Davenport.  McClure, a Davenport native, belonged to the Washington State Cattlemen’s Association, Washington State Wheat Association, Mondovi Grange, and St Michael’s Catholic Church, Reardan.  Pall bearers for the funeral included George Zwainz, James Hein, William Hein, Joseph Adams, Otis Greifendorf and C. V. Duenwald. Soloist during the Mass was Ronald Bergeron, accompanied by Margaret Becher.” (Davenport Times: 2-27-1975)

McClure, Roscoe M.;   (June 7, 1890-Oct 8, 1960); {Edit: “Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe McClure are rejoicing over the arrival of a little son, June 11.  Roscoe says he was going to attend the mule show this year but will be there next year.” (LCT: 6-21-1912) “I Hereby Certify that on the 18th day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten (1910), at Home of Bride in the County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, I, the Undersigned, a Minister of the Gospel, by authority of a license bearing date Dec 17, 1910, and issued by the County Auditor of Lincoln County, did on the 18th day of December, AD, 1910, join in lawful wedlock Roscoe M. McClure of the County of Lincoln, State of Wash., and Mary Ella Smith, of the County of Lincoln, State of Wash. Oscar Allebaugh, Minister of the Gospel. In presence of: Vernet Claud McClure; Trissie Adelia McClure. Signed, Roscoe M. McClure, Groom. Signed, Mary Ella McClure, Bride.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Marriage Certificate: #90817) “Roscoe McClure, 29; Ella McClure, 26; Mervyn McClure, 7.” (abstract of Mondovi, Lincoln Co census in 1920);“Roscoe McClure. Died: 10-08-1960. Birth: 6-07-1891, Mondovi,WA. Married. Father: William McClure. Mother: Myrtle Brink. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Last rites were held Tuesday at the First Presbyterian church for Roscoe M McClure, 70, lifelong resident of the community, who died Oct 8 at Odessa Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  The Rev John A. Christensen officiated at the rite arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Gordon R Larson was vocal soloist and Mrs. John F. Green organist.  He was born June 7, 1890, at Mondovi and lived in that area all his life except from 1951 to 1956 when he and his wife, Margaret, whom he married in 1935, resided at Priest River, Idaho.  Survivors include the wife, Margaret, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Nichols; one son, Mervyn McClure; one brother, Vernett McClure; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Kirkwood and Mrs. Cliff Palmer, all residing in Davenport and Mrs. Palmer who lives at Dundee, Oregon.” (Davenport Times: 10-13-1960)

McClure, Trissie;  see Kirkwood, Trissie McClure

McClure, Vernet C.;   (Feb 26, 1889-March 15, 1968; h/o Myrtle Glotfelty; marriage: 11-17-1917) “Vernet McClure, residence Mondovi, WA; Age: 28; Birthplace: Lincoln Co, WA; Father: W. G. McClure, born CA; Mother: Myrtle Brink, born Iowa.  Bride: Myrtle Glotfelty, residence Reardan, WA; Age: 26, Birthplace: Iowa. Father: J. T. Glotfelty, born PA; Mother: Alice Dolbow, born Iowa. Marriage Date: Nov 17, 1917, at Spokane, WA, by J. E. Pershall, minister of the Gospel, residing Slater, WA. Witnesses: J. T. Glotfelty and W. G. McClure.”  (Certificate of Marriage, Statistics. License # 23400, Spokane Co, WA; Filed: 11-19-1917)"Vernet Claude McClure. Died: 3-15-1968. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA." (Lincoln Co Health burial permit); “Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19, from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport for Vernet C. McClure, 79, who died March 15 at his home in Mondovi.  Mr. McClure was born on the family farm, 14 miles northeast of Davenport, that his father homesteaded in 1879, and on Nov 17, 1917, he married Myrtle Gotfeltz. The couple continued to live on and farm the family place all his life. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, at the home; two sisters, Mrs. Tressie Kirkwood and Mrs. Bertha Palmer, both of Davenport; one niece, Mrs. Helen Ehlenfeldt, and one nephew, Mervyn McClure, both of Davenport; and Jim and Albia McClure, also of Davenport.  The Rev Joe Woodford officiated at the services and burial was at Mondovi Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Ronald and Paul McClure, and Robert and Bill Ehlenfeldt, all of Davenport, and Clair Kelso and Dale Sailor, both of Reardan.” (Davenport Times: 3-21-1968);

McClure, W. G.; 68 E, (Mar 24, 1861-June 21, 1945; h/o Myrtle L Brink; shared stone); “William Green McClure, age 84 years, one of this region’s earliest pioneers, died last Thursday in a Spokane hospital. He had been in failing health during recent years, and was taken to the hospital about a week previously.  There was a large attendance at funeral services in the Presbyterian church Sunday. The Rev Lee E. Knoll officiated and arrangements were in charge of the Bumgarner Funeral Home. Interment was at the Mondovi cemetery.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Belva Horn and Miss Carla Horn accompanied by Miss Mabel Inkster at the organ. Casket bearers were Luke Flood, Bert Heath, Bert Colwell, John Childs, Henry Mann and Joe Wynecoop.  Mr. McClure was born in Nampa City, CA, March 24, 1861. While a boy he went to Canyon City, OR, with his father, Robert McClure, who was a pioneer freighter out of that early day town, and later Mrs. McClure Sr. helped to clear the ground where the present city of Tacoma now stands. In 1880, with his son, William Green McClure and Evan J McClure, he came to what is now Lincoln Count, settling north of Mondovi in the Bald Ridge area. There he resided until recent years, when he moved to Davenport to live with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Kirkwood.  His wife died 45 years ago.  Mr. McClure played an important part in the pioneer life of the Mondovi community. The first school district in Lincoln County was organized in that area and the school house now stands in the yard at the Charles E Ivy home in Davenport.  Survivors of Mr. McClure are two daughters, Mrs. Trissie Kirkwood of Davenport and Mrs. Bertha Palmer of Portland, OR; two sons, Vernet C. McClure and Roscoe McClure of Mondovi; two grandchildren, Mervyn McClure, with army forces in China, and Mrs. Helen Palmer Ehlenfeldt, Portland, OR; and three great grandchildren, and a brother, E. J. McClure of Mondovi.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 6-28-1945);

McRoberts, Grace M.;  (1903-____; shared TS);

McRoberts, Harold J.;  (1899-1971; shared stone);

Mitcham, Geo: 227

Meacham, George S.;  (1832-1915; shared stone w/Margaret B.);  “The funeral of grandpa Mitchum (sic) was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. LeDuc, Monday, where he had died. He has been a terrible sufferer for several months and death came to him as a great release. He was 83 years old and leaves an aged wife and several children, all of whom live at various places. Interment was made in the Mondovi Cemetery.” (Dav Tribune: 1-28-1915)

Meacham, Margaret B.;  (1835-1916; shared stone w/George S);

Mellom in Williams plot 79

Mellom, Margaret E.;  (1881-1953, wife, shared stone w/ Peter T.); “Margaret Esther Mellom.  Died: 24 May 1953, age 71, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Evan Williams. Mother: Rosamond Davis.” (WA State Death Records) “Mrs. P. T. (Margaret) Mellom, a former resident of Mondovi, died Sunday at a Spokane hospital. Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.  Mr Mellom was a rural mail carrier before his retirement. The survivors include Mrs. Robert Rodgers, a sister, and John Williams, a brother, both of Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 5-28-1953).

Mellom, Peter Theodore;   (1869-1957, husband; shared stone w/ Margaret); “Peter T. Mellom. Died: 7 July 1957, age 87, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Julius L. Mellom. Mother: Dorthea Bjornstad.” (WA State Death Records); “Old Mondovi News.  Mr. H. C. Mellom of Youngstown, Alberta, arrived last Saturday and is visiting with his brother P. T. Mellom.” (Reardan Gazette: 12-04-1919) {Edit: Peter T. Mellom was single on the 1910 Rock Lake, Spokane Co census with the Howe family, and married to Margaret on the 1930 Mondovi, Lincoln Co census.} “Groom: Peter Theo Mellom. Residence: Mondovi. Age 49, single. Birthplace: Rushford, MN. Occupation: Teacher. Father: J. L. Mellom, born Norway. Mother: Dorthea Bjonstad, born Norway. Bride: Margaret Williams, residing Mondovi. Age 37, single. Birthplace: Emporia, KS. Occupation: Housekeeping. Father: Evan Williams, born Wales. Mother: Rosamond Davis, born Wales. Marriage: Aug 6, 1919, Spokane, WA. Witnesses: A. A. Gaddy, Rose Gaddy. Officiant: John B. Rockw__, Minister of the Gospel.” (License#26026; Spokane County Auditor; filed: Aug 8, 1919);  “Peter T. Mellom, 50; Margret Mellom, 38.” (1920 Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA census) “Peter Theodor Mellom was born Nov 13, 1869 in Rushford, Fillmore Co, MN, son of Julius Larsen Mellom and Dorthea Tostensdatter Bjornstad.” (contributed by Canadian relative): “Word has been received here of the death of Peter Mellom of Spokane. Survivors include 2 brothers, Oscar of Lake Stevens, WA, Emil of Madison, SD, a half-sister, Mrs. Jennie Moen of Spokane and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Mellom married the former Margaret Williams of Mondovi in 1919 and she passed away 5 years ago. The Melloms lived in this area many years where he was a school teacher in the rural schools and later carried mail from Mondovi.  Funeral services will be held in Spokane, Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m.  Burial in the Mondovi Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 7-11-1957) ;

Miller, Arlina;  See Rouse, Arlina

Miller, Jennie L.;  (Apr 24, 1847-Sept 11, 1915); “The funeral service for Miss Jennie L. Miller was held Monday morning in the church at Mondovi by Rev F. Tonge of this City. Miss Miller was born in Oneida Co, NY on Apr 24, 1847 and died Sept 11, 1915. She came to this state ten years ago and leaves a brother, George H Miller; two nephews (George Jr. and Carl); all of NY City; with one nephew, George M. Rouse of Mondovi.”   (LCT:9-17-1915)

Mitchum, Grandpa Jan 28, 1915

The funeral of Grandpa Mitchum was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. LeDuc, Monday, where he had died. He has been a terrible sufferer for several months and death came to him as a great relapse. He was 83 years old and leaves an aged wife and several children, all of whom live at various places. Interment was made in the Mondovi Cemetery. (Dav Trib) 

Murcar, Fern Adoree Robertson Balch;  (Sept 19, 1912-Apr 10-1998) “Groom: Howard Balch. Residence: Troy, MT. Age 20, 1st marriage. Birthplace: Palouse, WA. Laborer. Father: J. L. Balch., born Waitsburg, WA. Mother: Mable Roloff, born Iowa. Bride: Fern Robertson. Residence: Troy, MT. Age 20. 1st marriage. Birthplace: Reardan, WA. Father: Charles H. Robertson, born Scott City, Kansas. Mother: Gertrude Zeimantz, born Bismark, N Dakota. Officiant: Rev Wm C. Gilmore, of Dayton, WA.  Date of License: May 13, 1933. Date of Marriage: May 13, 1933. Marriage: Dayton, Columbia Co, WA. Witnesses: Mrs. Fred R. Luedke and Mrs. J. L. Balch.” (Marriage Return. License: U-1899);


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

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Marge Womach, January 2009.

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