Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Ogden, Millie Glotfelty;  (1895-1964);  “Millie Ada Ogden. Died: 6-10-1964, Anaheim, CA. Father: James T. Glotfelty. Mother: Alice Dalbow. Spouse: widowed. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Omsted: 255 S ½

Olmsted, infant;  (b. March 1900; d. 3 Apr 1900; s/o J. G.  & Helen); “Infant Olmsted. Died: 3 April 1900, age 7 days, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Cause of Death: Congenital Hydrocephalus.” (Spokane County Death Return); {Edit: “John Olmsted, May 1873, 27, WI, married 2 yrs, farmer; Helen, wife, May 1879, 21, IA, 0/0 children born/living; Arden F Olmsted, brother, Feb 1876, 24, WI, elevator operator; Clara Olmsted, mother, Sept 1845, WI, widow, 1/1 child.” (Mondovi 1900 Census); “John Olmstead. Died: 29 Oct 1916, age 52, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: John Olmstead.” (WA State Death Records); “Helen Olmstead. Died: 18 Jan 1954, age 73, Richland, Benton Co, WA. Father: Charles E Snow. Mother: Helen Anderson.” (identity not confirmed, conflict with marriage record; WA State Death Records); “John G. Olmstead, 34, WI, marr. 13 yrs, farmer; Helen, 29, IA, 3 children born, one child living; Harold, 4, WA.” (1910 Stevens Co, WA census)} “John G. Olmsted, Groom. Helen Henning, bride. Marriage Date: 6-16-1898, Spokane Co, WA.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Marriage Records: file 7-09-1898) {Edit: John and Helen Olmsted were on the 1900 census with no children born to them. Also in their household were John’s brother Arden F., age 24, and John’s mother, Clara, 54, widowed.}

Owens, W: 75 W 1/1

Owen, Cecil Warren;   (1880-1951) “Herman Owen, 67, NY, m-33 yrs, farmer; Nancy A., wife, 56, MO, 4/3 children born/living; William R., son, 27, WA, single; Cecil W., son, July 1881, 18, OR, single.”  (details from 1900  Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA census);  “Cecil Warren Owen. 624 Indiana, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Age: 38 years. Birth: July 19, 1880. Present Occupation: Machine Tender in Flour Mill, Spokane Flour Mill. Nearest Relative: Grace Myrtle Owen, 624 Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA. Signed, C. W. Owen. Date of Registration: 9-12-1918.” (Draft Registration, Division No. 4, Spokane, WA.)

Owen, Doris Olive;  (1910-1933); “Doris Owen. Birth: 11-16-1910, Spokane, WA; Father: Cecil Warren Owen. Mother: Grace Littell.” (WA State Birth Records); “Doris Olive Owen. Died: 23 Aug 1933, age 22, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Warren C. Owen. Mother: Grace Littell.” (WA State Death Records);

Owen, Myrtle Grace;  (1884-1967; nee Littell; d/o Chas & Arminda); “Grace Owens. Died: Nov 1967, Oakland, CA. Birth: 11-14-1884.” (SS Death Index);  “License: June 9, 1902. Groom: C. W. Owens, 21, b. Portland, Oregon. Residence: Reardan, WA. Farming. Father: H. M. Owens. Mother: Nancy Williams. Bride: Grace Littell, age 17, b. WA. Residence: Mondovia. Father: C. K. Littell. Mother: Arminda Brink. Marriage: June 11, 1902, bride’s home. Officiant: J. E. Pershall, Minister. Witnesses: B. F. Sprinkle, Mondovi. P. N. Luntsford, Mondovi, WA.” (Marriage Return #806. Lincoln Co Auditor. Note: the actual marriage certificate shows Owen, not Owens; Certificate U-520)                              "Owen, Myrtle Grace. Her home. Mother of Marilyn Tinnell, Mavis Heath, Charles H. Owen, Darrell E. Owen, all of  Spokane; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday, Dec 9, 11 a.m. in the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home...Edward C. Hersh officiating. Burial services Mondovi Washington Cemetery." (Spokesman Review, Dec 7, 1967, pg 23) (family member states the date of death as Dec 6, 1967) Submitted by Anita Keller

Owen, Warren; (see Hist. of Big Bend; not known to be buried here)

Palmer, Bertha E.;  (Mar 4, 1895-May 20, 1985);

Palmer, Clifford F.;   (Dec 6, 1893-June 6, 1977); “Funeral services for Cliff Palmer, who died  at Lincoln Hospital Monday morning, June 6, will be held this afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Strate Funeral Chapel with Rev David L. Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery at Mondovi. Palmer, born in 1893, is survived by his wife, Bertha Earle; one daughter, Helen Ehlenfeldt; a sister, Edna of Shelton; two nephews, Russell Masson of Denison, IA, and Mervin McClure of Mondovi; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Palmer moved to Grand Coulee in the 1930s to work on construction of the dam and operate the first diesel electric plant at Grand Coulee. He moved to Portland in 1941 and to Dundee, OR, in 1947. Palmer and his wife moved to Miles, WA, for retirement in 1964.” (Davenport Times: 6-09-1977) 

Pease Monument No date or names. Pease Family Plot Marker within Cement border. {Edit: Glenn I Pease, son of Ernest Pease, resided in Mondovi in 1920, with his wife Lillian, son LeRoy and his father, Ernest. Glenn was born May 12, 1895 in IL and died in Spokane on April 15, 1948, at the age of 52. No research was done to obtain his burial location. Ingraham Parker Pease, owner of Davenport’s Pease Hotel, died at the age of 66 in Spokane in November, 1950, survived by his widow Bessie and son Dwight E Pease. No research was done to locate his burial.}

Pease 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)

Pease, E. D.: 229

Pease, Ernest D.;   (Nov 20, 1862-Nov 10, 1937 w/footstone); “Earnest D Pease, 75, pioneer resident of the Mondovi region, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Gibson, at Almira, Wednesday evening of last week. Funeral services were held at the J. C. Phillips chapel in Davenport Friday with the Rev A. R. M. Kettner of Reardan officiating. A large group of former neighbors and friends from Mondovi and other parts of the country attended. Interment was in the Mondovi Cemetery. Pall bearers were James McClure, G. C. Littell, Joe Wynecoop, Albia McClure, Vernet McClure and Roscoe McClure. Mr. Pease came to Mondovi in 1898. He is survived by his widow, Millie R. Pease of Cheney, two daughters, Mrs. John Gibson of Almira and Mrs. George E. Johnson of Wenatchee, 10 grand children and 2 great grandchildren.” (DT & T: 11-18-1937)

Pease, Hortense E.;  (Nov 18, 1867-Aug 7, 1911; w/o Ernest D.);  “The floral decoration at the funeral of Mrs. E. D. Pease held last Friday was beautiful. The grave decorations, arranged by John Zeimantz were appropriate. The bereaved family have our sympathy in their sad loss.” (Mondovi column-Dav Tribune: 8-10-1911) “An expression of thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness, help, and sympathy during our late bereavement. E. D. Pease and Family.” (Dav. Tribune:  8-10-1911)  “Ernest D. Pease, 35; married 15 yrs; Hortense C, 31, born IL, 5 children born and living, father born Canada, Mother born England; Helen J., 13; Minnie L., 12; Bessie E., 10; Clarence D., 9; and Glenn I., 5.” Details from 1900 Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA census);

Pease, Jack D.;   (July 16, 1916-July 19, 2000);  “Mondovi.—At his request, no funeral is scheduled for Jack D. Pease, 84, a resident of the Oak Hill area near Placerville, CA, who died July 19 of emphysema. He will be buried in Mondovi, where he was born July 16, 1916. He served as a tech sergeant during WW II. He was awarded the Air Medal for Valor in the Pacific Theater, where he was a radar operator on B-24s in the 63rd Bombardment Squadron of the 3rd Bombardment Group, where he completed 107 missions. He moved to Placerville in 1981 after retiring from Collins Machinery in Monterrey Park, CA. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Ellen Pease, at the home; two daughters, Annie Barron and Pepita Viets, both of Oak Hill, CA; four grandchildren; and a great grandson; a brother, D. C. ‘Smokey’ Pease of Placerville; and a sister, Tish Williams, Plummer, Idaho.  Arrangements were handled by the Chapel of the Pines in Placerville and Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 7-27-2000)

Pease, Mellie R.;   (Oct 1, 1873-Mar 23, 1957; 2nd wife of Ernest D.);

Pershall: 219

Pershall surname:  “The seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perchal (sic), who live nine miles from town, was severely injured by a horse last Saturday. The boy attempted to drive the horse to his home from the field, when either in play or earnest the animal struck him with his hoof, fracturing the skull and throwing him across some bob-sleds in the yard. Just how the accident happened will never be known as the little fellow was alone and was picked up by a neighbor some little time after in an insensible condition. He was brought to town and has been in the care of Dr Waterhouse since Saturday night. He had sustained internal injuries, which together with the fracture rendered it a very critical case. The child is recovering, however, and, except the fear of inflammation, which is not yet fully allayed, is doing much better than was expected. He is a bright, handsome boy and bears his suffering with wonderful patience. Eniam.” (LCT: 6-06-1896)

Pershall, Isoletta;  (b. June 8, 1866 at Council Bluffs, Iowa; d. Sept 9, 1892 at Chelan, WA.); w/o J. B. Pershall;  “Isoletta Pershall. Died: 11 Sept 1892 in Lincoln County. Husband, petitioner, J. B. Pershall, age 30, of Mondovi. Surviving children: Ora, age 8, Mallie, age 5, and Effie, age 2. Property owned in Sec 28 Twp 26 Range 38.” (Lincoln Co Probates notes: Estate: 194, filed Nov 10, 1892); { “J. B. Pershall, 73, father of Mrs. J. R. Parrish of Odessa, and a veteran of the pioneer cattle ranges of Washington, who often said he would rather have his feet in the stirrups than his hands on a steering wheel, died at his home at Harrington Friday. Mr. Pershall 51 years ago homesteaded three and one-half miles northwest of Mondovi, where he raised more cattle than wheat. He traded, bought and sold cattle, riding the range 25 years over territory now embraced in Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties. One summer he devoted his time exclusively to buying for two Montana companies, which shipped train loads of cattle he provided them with. He is survived by his widow, at the home; a son, Hallie Pershall, Bates, Oregon; and three daughters, Mrs. E. O. Nelson, San Francisco; Mrs. Fred L. Johnston, Medford, Oregon; and Mrs. J. R. Parrish, Odessa. His funeral services were held at the Harrington funeral home on Monday.” (Odessa Record: 6-21-1935;  Edit: James B. Pershall and wife Della were buried in Harrington’s Hillcrest Cemetery.)} 

Phillips, H T: 149

Phillips, Harry T.;   (1884-1976; h/o Sophia; married: 7-16-1913);

Phillips, Helen R.;  see Schmauder (1919-1945; w/o August Schmauder);

Phillips, Sophia M.;   (1893-1990; w/o Harry);

Plews, Albert Dale;  (1897-1967; father; h/o Mabel);  “Albert Dale Plews. Birth: March 28, 1897. Father: Thomas Oliver Plews. Mother: Mildred Pearl Littell.” (Lincoln Co Birth Ledger);

Plews, Mabel L.;   (1906-____; shared stone w/Albert);

Plews, Nina Bell Roberts;  (1890-1982; w/o Walter; shared stone); “Nina B Plews. Birth: 4 March 1890. Died: June 1982, Ritzville, Adams Co, WA.” (SS Death Index) Marriage Date: Jan 13, 1925.

Plews, Pearl Mildred Littell;  (1879-1905; mother); “Mildred Pearl Littell Plews was born Dec 22, 1879 in Atcharson Co, MO, and came to Washington with her parents in the year of 1881. Was united in marriage to Thomas O. Plews Dec 2, 1894, and departed this life April 12, 1905, aged 25 years, 3 months and 21 days. There are left to mourn her loss, a husband and four small children, Lottie, Albert, Walter and Grace; a mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Litell; one sister, Mr.s Grace Owens; two brothers, Gilbert and Ray Litell, besides other relatives and friends. She was ready to meet her Saviour and longed to enter the beautiful eternal home. When asked by loved ones if she did not want to stay here with them, her reply was, “Oh no, no. I am going to a happier and more beautiful home than I could ever have here on earth.” She was a member of the United Brethren class at Number One; also a member of the Woman’s Missionary Society of the same church. The funeral was conducted by Rev J A Hatfield at the home of her parents Thursday, April 13, interment being at Mondovi. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. J A H.” (LCT: 4-21-1905)

Plews, T. O.: 74 W ½

Plews, Thomas O.;   (1874-1948; father; h/o Pearl M);  “Thomas O Plews. Died: 10 May 1948, Spokane, WA. Aged: 73.” (WA State Death Index);

Plews, Walter A.;   (1898-1987; h/o Nina; shared stone); “Walter Aaron Plews. Birth: Aug 11, 1898. Father: Thomas Oliver Plews. Mother: Mildred Pearl Littell.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Birth Ledger);  “License Date: Jan 13, 1925. Groom: Walter Aaron Plews, of Yakima Co. Bride: Nina Bell Roberts of Yakima Co. Marriage Date: Jan 13, 1925, Yakima, Yakima Co, WA. Officiant: William David Trout, Congregational Minister. Witnesses: John T. Hess. Mary E. Hess.” (Details from Marriage Certificate #16875, Yakima County Auditor) “Walter Plews. Died: Jan 1987, Ritzville, Adams Co, WA. Birth: 11 Aug 1898.” (SS Death Index)

Plummer, Amanda Stephens;  (1846-1932; mother);  “Florence Jessie Plummer. Birth: March 26, 1890. Father: Allen Waine Plummer; Mother: Amanda Stephens.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger); {Amanda Plummer appeared on the Lincoln Co 1892 census as the wife of Allen Wayne Plummer. She was born in Iowa. Children appearing with them on this census were: W. O., 19, NE; Julia A., 11, WA; T. H., male, 8, WA; E. R., female, 6, WA. And F. J., female, 6, WA.}

Plummer, Julia A,;  see Rouse, Julia A. Plummer

Plummer, Meda & infant;  see Bowen, Meda Plummer

Plummer, Meda Kelso;  (1888-1907); “Groom, T. H. Plummer of Lincoln Co; Meda Kelso, of Lincoln Co; Marriage: Oct 11, 1906 at the bride’s home; License Oct 11, 1906. Minister of the Gospel: J. E. Pershall. Witnesses: Frank Kelso and Pearl Smith” (details taken from Certificate of Marriage #U1164; 67927; Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Meda Plummer. Birth: 1888; death: 31 Aug 1907. Father: Herbert Kelso; Mother: Martha Arnold.” (Spokane County Death Records);

Plummer, T.: 142

Plummer, Thomas Henry;  (1884-1967); {Edit:  Thomas Henry appeared on the 1892 Lincoln Co Census as a son of Allen Wayne Plummer and his wife, Amanda Stephens Plummer. At that time, consistent with this tombstone, Thomas was 8 years of age, and was born in WA Territory.}

Porter, Trissie H. or M.;   (Apr 20, 1914-Sept 9, 1914; d/o Melvin); “Mr. and Mrs. Chas Porter returned the latter part of last week from Davenport and Mondovi, where they had attended the funeral of the 4-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Melvin Porter. The child died suddenly on Sept 7th, at its home near Davenport, and the funeral was conducted at Mondovi, by Rev Tonge, on the 8th.”  (Odessa Record: 9-18-1914) 


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2009.

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