Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Thennes, Carl S.;  (1864-1903; h/o Emilia; Here Rests A Woodsman); Thennes-Woodman of the World. “Chas L. Thennes. Died: April 3, 1903, at Govan. Aged: 38 years.” (Lincoln County Auditor death ledger); “A masked man shot and killed C. F. Thennis, proprietor of the Govan Hotel, in a saloon at that place last Friday evening (Apr 3, 1903). The murderer then ran out to the door and escaped into the darkness before Louis Kleeb, the bartender, the only other occupant of the saloon, fully realized what was happening. Six shots were fired, three lodging in Thennis’ body about the heart and breast, the others going into the walls and ceiling of the room. No motive is known for the crime, but the theory is that Thennis was killed to cover other crimes. More than once, while under the influence of liquor, he had thrown out hints that he could place his hands on the party who killed Judge Lewis and his wife, near Almira last winter and his boasted knowledge of this crime may have caused his killing. There are many who connect the two crimes, and there is reason to believe the same party committed both. Thennis leaves a wife and three small children. A man named Henry Rose was arrested by Constable O W Kennedy and W L Michaelsen at Bigham Bros barn in this city last Sunday afternoon, who answered the description given of the murderer very closely. He was held in custody until the next morning, when he was identified as John Ashworth, clerk in the Odessa Hardware & Implement Co’s store, as a farm hand who had worked for Egbert Bros and other ranchers southwest of town for the past two years, and was given his liberty. (Odessa Record: 4-10-1903) “Cy Victor, accused of the murder of Charles Thennis, was arraigned Monday and plead ‘not guilty’.  His brother was present at the pleading. The court has appointed H. N. Martin of Davenport, and Guy Walters of Coulee City to defend the prisoner. His trial has been set for the 6th of July.” (Citizen: 6-19-1903) {Edit: The Lincoln County 1892 Census shows the family as: C. S. Thennes, 28, born MN; E. M., female, 22, born Germany; Mattie, 5, female, born Dakota; Mary, 3, female, born Dakota; and Charles, 1, male, born Idaho.}

Thennes, Emelia R.;  (Dec 2, 1863-Sept 27, 1926; IHS on cross); “John J. Thennes. Birth: March 20, 1895. Father: Charles Thennes. Mother: Amelia Henke.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger); “Emelia Thennes. Died: 9-27-1926, Walla Walla, WA. Spouse: Charles S. Thennes. Father: William Handke. Mother: Margaret Fulbrecht.” (WA State Death Records);

Tinsley, Johney W.;   (Feb 1, 1908-Sept 26, 1909)  “John William Tinsley. Died: 26 Sept 1909, aged 1 year, in Lincoln County, WA.  Father: Bud Tinsley. Mother: Ethel Stevens.” (WA State Death Register) {Edit: Burial of this infant was in the Cooper family plot, the grandmother being Sarah Cooper Stevens. William Bud Tinsley reportedly died in the Bald Ridge canyon and Ethel later remarried; the burial of Wm Tinsley not determined. The Tinsley tombstone was erroneously recorded elsewhere as Pinsley. “Groom: W. H. Tinsley, 21, born WA, residing Spokane; farmer. Father: W. H. Tinsley, born MO; Mother: Delia Clark, born MO. Bride: Ethel Stevens, 16, born Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Spokane. Father: J. J. Stevens, born Kentucky; Mother: Sarah Cooper, born Kansas. Marriage: April 10, 1907 by G. Stocker, Justice of the Peace. Witness: E. A. Gilbart, of Spokane.” (Spokane County Marriage Records: License #4143; Certificate of Marriage}

Trevithick, infant Louella;   (Dec 11, 1914; our darling; infant of Arthur);

Trevithick, son of J. A.;   (Feb 19, 1925-Feb 22, 1925; no visible stone)  “The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A Trevithick, born Feb 19, died Sunday and was buried at Mondovi on Monday.” (Dav. Times Tribune; Thursday, 2-26-1925; parents: James Arthur and Lottie V. Trevithick)

VanMeter, J. Perry;   (d. 1945, aged 74);  “J. Perry VanMeter, age 74, pioneer Davenport painter and paint store operator, died at his home of a heart attack last Thursday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday with interment in the Mondovi Cemetery. He is survived by his widow and two daughters.” (Citizen: 10-05-1945) “John Perry Van Meter. Died: 9-27-1945.  Birth: 6-03-1871, OH.  Spouse: Annie Van Meter. Father: Henry Van Meter. Mother: Sarah Barrach. Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Wagner;  (no dates);  “Royce Keith Wagner. Male. Infant. Died: 30 May 1920, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: R. E. Wagner. Mother: Bertha Wagner.” (WA State Death Records)

Wetzel: 254 S ½

Wetzel, Frank;  (no dates);  “Frank Wetzel. Died: 6 March 1898 in Lincoln County. Widow: Lilly; Two children, all of Mondovi. Administrator: J. I. Dotson. $39 receipt for coffin purchased form Adam Knox of Davenport.”  (Lincoln County Probates notes: Estate #336, filed March 10, 1898, in which the spelling of name also occurred as Whetzel.)

Williams: 79

Williams: 256 N ½

Williams, Alvida M. Lehn;   (b. 1925; d. ____; shared stone with Howard K.)

Williams, Dorothy E. Wegner;  (b. Jan 2, 1921; d.2006) w/o Ralph F.;  “An application for a marriage license was filed with the county auditor Jan 14 by Ralph F. Williams, Mondovi, age 26, recently discharged war veteran, and Dorothy E. Wegner, age 25, of Reardan.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1946) “Reardan.—Graveside and memorial services for Dorothy E Williams, 85, took place Wednesday, Nov 29, at Mondovi Cemetery and Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, respectively.  Mrs Williams died Nov 24.  Born Jan 2, 1921, in Reardan to Emil and Estella Wegner, she attended Reardan schools and after graduating, worked at Lincoln Mutual as a bookkeeper. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Williams, on Jan 20, 1946, upon his return from service in the US Army during WW II. They raised seven children and lived on the Williams family farm until his death in 1982. She moved to Spokane where she owner her home, tended her yard and participated in the lives of all her grandchildren. The past few years she had been a resident of Fairwood Assisted living Village in Spokane . She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Spring Creek Grange. Her passion was her family and she was well known for her adept skills at being a farm wife and wonderful cook, her bountiful holiday tables, the large garden she tended, her beautiful sewing projects and her constant source of energy for everyone. There was always room for one more at her table. There was no better babysitter than Grandma Dorothy and her grandchildren cherished many hours spent singing, playing games and cooking with her. She gave of herself unceasingly, was always busy, and worried about everybody. Her famous words were ‘Be careful’ whenever someone left her house. She leaves seven children, Vernon Williams (Shelly), Karen Heimbigner (Jon), Delbert Williams (Bobbie), Beverly Humphrey (Dennis), Kathie Thompson (Scott), Randy Williams (Debbie), Sandra Moos (Richard); 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a brother, Harold Wegner. Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 11-30-2006)

Williams, Evan M. W.;   (Feb 11, 1843-July 25, 1901; h/o Rosemond);

Williams, Howard K.;   (1921-1988);   “Howard K. Williams of Espanola died Feb 17, 1988 in his home. He was 66.  Mr. Williams was born Feb 26, 1921 in Reardan to Mary and John Williams. As a child he lived in the Mondovi area and attended the Windy Hill grade school. He graduated from Reardan High School in 1939.  Mr. Williams assisted his father and brothers in farming and, while still a teen, began a farm with his brother Ralph.  During WW II, he served in the US Army in Hawaii, the New Heberides, Okinawa and Japan. He was discharged and returned home Christmas Eve, 1945.  On Feb 24, 1946, he married Alvida Lehn of Espanola. The couple’s first home was in Mondovi where they raised grain and cattle. In 1960, they moved to their present home and farm in Espanola where they continued to raise grain and cattle. Illness forced his retirement in 1984.  Mr. Williams was an elder and trustee of the Reardan Presbyterian Church in 1964. He was a member of the Mondovi Grange for many years and also a past master. He was a member of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association and the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. In 1957 he was honored along with his brother Ralph as Lincoln County Conservation Farmer of the Year. Survivors include: His wife, Alvida of Espanola; three sons, Les of Cheney, Larry of Thornton and Russell of Medical Lake; three daughters, Joan Shollenberger, Joyce Barnes, both of Spokane, and Sheryl Barringer of Medical Lake; two brothers, Earl of Reardan and Harold of Kennewick; three sisters, Esther Halverson and Ruth Funnell, both of Spokane, Marie Holderby of Kelso; 17 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph, and a granddaughter, Beth Ann Williams. Services were held Feb 22 in the Reardan Presbyterian Church. Pastor Cynthia Rodkey officiated. Burial was in the Mondovi Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 2-25-1988) 

Williams, John D.;   (1874-1968);  “John D. Williams. Died: 10-20-1968, Davenport, WA.  Spouse: Mary A Sprinkle. Father: Evan Williams. Mother: Rosamond Daris (sic). Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card). “License Date: Oct 11, 1905. Groom: John D. Williams, age 31, residing Mondovi. Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas; farmer. Father: Evan Williams; Mother: Rosamond Davis. Bride: Mary A. Sprinkle. Age 18, residing Mondovi. Born: Wapello, Iowa. Father: B. F. Sprinkle. Mother’s maiden name: Hannan. Marriage: Oct 11, 1905, at Father’s residence. J. H. Wilson, Minister of Gospel. Witnesses: William Williams, Nettie Pease, Mondovi.” (Lincoln Co Marriage Return #1212)“John D. Williams.—His home, Davenport, WA. Survived by his wife, Mary A. Williams, at the home; 3 daughters, Esther Halverson, Espanola, WA; Mrs. Ruth Lehn of Spokane; Mrs. Marie Holderby of Davenport, WA; 4 sons, Earl Williams, Reardan, WA; Harold Williams, Kennewick, WA; Ralph Williams, Davenport, WA; Howard Williams, Espanola, WA; 28 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs.  Robert Rodgers of Spokane. Funeral services, Wednesday, Oct 23, at 1:30 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, the Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. Interment at Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 10-23-1968, scrapbook item)

Williams, Martha S.;   (Jan 12, 1886-Oct 25, 1888; d/o Evan & Rosemond);

Williams,  Mary Ann;  (1886-1972);  “Funeral services were held in the Davenport Presbyterian Church yesterday for Mary A. (Sprinkle) Williams, 75 year resident of this area. Mrs. Williams, 85 years old and a daughter of Frank and Julia Sprinkle, was born on November 13, 1886 in Wapello, Iowa, and died at the Lincoln Hospital, Davenport.  She came with her parents to Washington in 1897 and has resided in the Mondovi and Davenport communities since that time. She was married to John D Williams at the home of her parents at Mondovi on Oct 11, 1905. Mr Williams predeceased her. Mr. and Mrs Williams moved to Davenport upon their retirement. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, the Mondovi Grange, the Mondovi Ladies Club, the Davenport Homemakers Club and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Esther) Halverson of Espanola; Mrs. Milton (Ruth) Lehn of Spokane, and Mrs. Jim (Marie) Holderby of Davenport, four sons, Earl of Reardan, Harold of Kennewick, Ralph of Davenport, and Howard of Espanola, 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. One cousin, Mrs. Chris Lucht of Spokane is another survivor.  Casket bearers, all grandchildren of Mrs Williams were Edward Williams, Vernon Williams, Delbert Williams, Donald Williams, Leslie Williams and Dale Lehn.  Mrs. Jean Green served as organist and Mrs. Gary Guhlke, soloist, san ‘Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross’ and ‘Abide With Me’.  The Rev Roger V Muisiner officiated at the service which was conducted by the Strate Funeral Home. Interment was at the Mondovi Cemetery.”  (Davenport Times: 6-01-1972; d. 5-28-1972; damaged copy)  “Mary Ann Williams. Died: 5-28-1972. Birth: 11-13-1886, IA. Widowed. Father: Frank Sprinker (sic); Mother: Julia Hannah. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  “License Date: Oct 11, 1905. Groom: John D. Williams. Age 31. First Marriage. Residence: Mondovi. Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas. Farmer. Father: Evan Williams. Mother: Rosamond Davis. Bride: Mary A Sprinkle. Age 18. First Marriage. Residence: Mondovi. Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa. Housekeeping. Father: B. F. Sprinkle. Mother: Hannan. Marriage: Oct 11, 1905, at Father’s residence. I H Wilson, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: William Williams and Nettie Pease of Mondovi.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Return #1212 and Marriage Certificate: U-1037)

Williams, Maurita H.;   (1908-1915; d/o Wm & Alta);  {Since Alta Forney and Wm Williams were married in July 1907, it is assumed that this was their first child.

Williams, Ralph F.;   (June 18, 1919-June 9, 1982; h/o Dorothy Wegner); “An application for a marriage license was filed with the county auditor Jan 14 by Ralph F. Williams, Mondovi, age 26, recently discharged war veteran, and Dorothy E. Wegner, age 25, of Reardan.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1946)“Mondovi Grange met Tuesday, June 29 for a 6:30 potluck picnic. During the business meeting the charter was draped in memory of Ralph Williams.” (Davenport Times: 7-08-1982)

Williams, Rosemond D.;  (May 11, 1848-May 8, 1916);  “Rosamond D. Williams, daughter of John and Elizabeth Davis, was born near Carmarthen, Wales, May 11, 1848. In the year 1873 she came to America to Kansas, where on Nov 25, 1873 she was united in marriage to  Evan W. Williams. To the union were born 8 children. In the year 1888 they moved to Washington, locating in this vicinity and resided here ever since. At the age of thirteen years she united with the Congregational church of which she remained a member until later in life when she transferred her membership to the United Brethren church. She departed this life Tuesday, May 9, 1916 at 5:30 o’clock, a.m.   The husband, one daughter and one little grand daughter preceded her to the ‘better land.’ She leaves to mourn her departure two sons, John D. and William; 5 daughters, Mrs. H. E. Bell, Mrs. T. R Glazebrook, Margaret, Mrs. A. A. Gaddy, and Mrs. R. H. Rogers, four sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, one grand daughter having been united in marriage to A E Brooks, who also remains. Services were conducted in Mondovi by Rev I H Wilson of Dayton and the pastor in charge of the United Brethren Church of Mondovi.”  (D Tribune: 5-11-1916)

Williams, Sarah B.;  See Sprinkle, Sarah Williams

Williams, William;  (1877-1927); “Mondovi.—Gladys Gibson is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Will Williams.” (Davenport Tribune: 1-09-1913) “License Date: July 24, 1907. Groom: William Williams. Age 30 years. First marriage. Residence: Mondovi, WA. Birthplace: Kansas. Farmer. Father: Evan W. Williams. Mother: Davis. Bride: Alta Forney. Age: 21, born Mondovi. First Marriage. Housekeeping. Father: Samuel Forney. Mother: Teeter. Marriage: July 24, 1907, Mondovi, WA., by Rev I. H. Wilson. Witnesses: Dale D. Wilson and Mary Williams, both of Mondovi.” (Marriage Return #71751; 1432; Marriage Certificate: U-1279; 71751; Lincoln Co Auditor)

Wilson, Alice;  (Apr 18, 1895-Sept 4, 1963; shared stone w/ Dale)  “The funeral service for Alice C Wilson, 68, was held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Davenport. The Rev Walter Naff of Spokane ’s Central Christian church officiated at the rite arranged by Strate Funeral home. Interment was at the Mondovi Cemetery . Alice C Showalter was born April 18, 1895, at Ashland , Neb. , coming to Washington as a girl. She was married Jan 26, 1929, in Spokane and the couple has since operated extensive farmland holdings in Lincoln County .  In recent years, the Wilsons have lived at both their Mondovi farm and at Cooper-George apartment in Spokane where she died on Sept 4 after a long illness. She was a member of the Spokane Central Christian church and Mondovi Grange. Survivors include her husband, Dale Wilson, at home; and four cousins, Edith Reynolds, Spokane ; Hazel Defabaugh and Beatrice Vick, both Harrington; and Clyde Burge, Davenport . The casket bearers were Oswald A Heid, Wendell Dietrich, Ralph Clizer, Donald Clizer, Ted Zeimantz Jr and Elman Scharff. The singers were Mrs Clancy Jones and Welton Armfield of Spokane with Mrs John Green as organist.” (Citizen: 9-12-1963) 

Wilson, Dale D.;  (Aug 30, 1888-Oct 15, 1978; shared stone w/Alice); “Mondovi.—Dale Wilson is home from Coulee City on a short visit to his parents.” (Davenport Tribune: 1-09-1913)

Wilson, Ira B.;  (July 4, 1838-Apr 17, 1915; shared stone w/ Mary M.); { “He (James Forney) married Dec 10, 1896, to Eva D. Wilson, a native of Noble County, Indiana, and a successful school teacher who taught the first school in the new Mondovi district. Her father and mother are Ira and Mary (Matthews) Wilson, both living in Mondovi. They came to Dixon County, Nebraska, in 1880, and to their present home in 1889.” (excerpt of James F Forney in History of Big Bend, 1904, page 378-9)}“Ira R Wilson, father of Mrs.  J. F. Forney of Mondovi, died at his home in Mondovi Wednesday morning after a gradual decline for a year or more. Mr .Wilson was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1838, and died a the age of 76 years.  He came to Lincoln County in the spring of 1889 where he has made his home ever since. Funeral services will be held at Mondovi Friday morning at 10 o’clock.” (Lincoln County Times: 4-06-1915)

Wilson, Mary Mathews;  (Apr 1, 1844-Sept 27, 1916; shared stone w/ Ira B);

Wiltsey, Maria Cooper;   (1885-1919);  “Rev David W. Ferry was called to Bald Ridge Thursday to conduct the funeral of Mrs. Mariah Wiltsey, a lady 95 years of age who has lived with her niece, Mrs. Stevens. Interment was in the Mondovi Cemetery.” (D T & T: 10-16-1919); “Franklin Cooper, head,  m, Jan 1821, 79, VT, widowed. Maria Wiltsey, sister, f, Jan 1825, 74, VT, widow, 0/0 children.” (1900 Twp 25 Mondovi Precinct Census);

Wiseman, Flora;  (1891-1918); “License: 19807. Groom: Thomas Wiseman, 39, born, Ohio, residing Spokane, WA. Divorced. 2nd marriage. Occupation: Rancher. Father: Joseph Wiseman, born PA; Mother: Elizabeth Booth, born Ohio.  Bride: Flora E. Green, 24, born WA, residing Spokane, WA. Single. 1st marriage. Occupation: Teacher. Father: Thomas Green, born IN; Mother: Ellen E Wallace, born IN.  Marriage: Dec 27, 1915 at Spokane, WA. Officiant: S Hyde, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses: E. F. Cowfeed, G. E. Green.”  (Certificate of Marriage: Spokane Co Auditor; Statistical Particulars) {Flora E Green was reportedly born in WA in March 1891, the youngest daughter of Thomas Green and his wife Ellen Elizabeth Wallace Green} “Floria E Wiseman. Died: 22 Dec 1918, age 27, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: T. C. Green. Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Wallace.” (WA State Death Records)

Wynecoop, Charlotte L.;  (1895-1951; mother; shared stone w/ Joseph);                                                                                           " Mrs. Wynecoop died Saturday. Was Born on Farm Near Mondovi. Mrs. Charlotte Wynecoop died at a Spokane hospital Saturday evening following an illness of several months.  She was born on a farm near Mondovi, August 24 in 1895.  In 1913 she married Joseph R. Wynecoop who survives.  They farmed in the Mondovi community until two years ago when they moved to a farm near Deep Creek.  Mrs. Wynecoop was a member of the Davenport Rebekah Lodge and Mondovi grange.  Survivors besides her widower are three daughters, Mrs. Lois Scott at the home; Mrs. Roy Merriot, Davenport; Mrs. Vic Alt, Mondovi; one son Lt. Joseph Wynecoop with the air force stationed in England; three sisters Mrs. Harold McRoberts and Mrs. Charley Green, Spokane; Mrs. Albert Gall, Lewiston, Idaho; two brothers Albert Plews, Greenacres, and Walter Plews, Yakima. (Davenport Times Tribune, May 17, 1951) Submitted by Anita Keller

Wynecoop, David Walter;  (June 21, 1937);  “David Walter Wynecoop. Stillborn: 6-20-1937. Father: Joseph Roger Wynecoop. Mother: Charlotte Louise Plues (sic); Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Wynecoop, Joseph R.;   (1886-1977; father; shared stone w/Charlotte L.); “Joseph Roger Wynecoop. Died:  11-28-1977. Birth: 4-04-1886, WA.  Spouse: Mabel LaDuc. Father: John Curtis Wynecoop. Mother: Charlotte Perkins. Burial:  Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);

Wynecoop, Mabel Nora;   “Mabel Nora Wynecoop. Died: 3-14-1982. Lincoln County Nursing Home, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Joseph Roger Wynecoop. Father: Frank LeDuc. Mother: Carrie Meacham. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); {Edit: Mabel was first married to Stewart G. Cribby, the father of her children, who died 11-26-1947.}

Wynecoop, Marriott: 75 E ½


Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2009.

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