Sherman Cemetery Obituaries

                                                                      Submitted by Marge Womach

                                 Sherman Cemetery is north of Wilbur and Creston in the NW 1/4 of T27N R33E Sec 24


                                                                              This is only a partial listing and is a work in progress:

Bender, Anna: ( d.  26 Feb 1926); Mrs. Anna Bender,  age 83 yrs, reside Govan; paralysis; Sherman Cem.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);

Bell, George: ( b. Apr 27, 1890, d. Feb 23, 1982) “George Bell. D. 2-23-1982. 195 NW Creston Ave, Creston, WA. Spouse: Amy B. Simons. Father: John E. Bell. Mother: Savannah Roten. Burial: Sherman Cemetery, Lincoln Co.” (Lincoln County Health death card)


Bell , George T.:  (May 9, 1923-Jan 2, 1944);  “George Thomas Bell. Died: 2 Jan 1944, age 22, Seattle, King Co, WA. Father: George T. Bell. Mother: Amy Simion. Batch id # 277519.” (WA State Death Records)


Bell , Herbert L.:  (Sept 15, 1929-Nov 20, 1951); “Herbert L. Bell. Died: 20 Nov 1951, age 22, Spokane , WA . Father: George Bell. Mother: Amy Simms. Batch id # 277971.” (WA State Death Records)


Byrne, William H.:  ( b. 1894, d. 1920); American Legion; “Guliulmus Byrne. died:  7 Mar 1919; b. Sherman , 26 yr; influenza; buried Sherman.”  (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Byrne, Dennis:  ( b. 1860, d. 1918);  “Denis Byrne. d. Dec 8, 1918; b. WA in 1864, age 64; burial Sherman Cemetery.  cause: angina pectoris and pneumonia.” (Wilbur Parish Records);


Byrne, Winnifred:  ( b. 1869, d. 1928);  “Winefred Byrne. died: 14 Aug 1928; old age; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);“Groom: Dennis Burns. Bride: Winnie Portch. Date of Marriage: 24 Oct 1887, Spokane Falls, Spokane Co, WA.” (Details for Marriage Certificate: #435333, Volume A page 329, Spokane Co Auditor)


Cameron, Angus Allen: ( d. 1915)  “Angus Allen Cameron.  d. 12 Sept 1915; b. Canada ; 35 yrs; typhoid pneumonia; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Cameron, Archie: ( d. 1926)  “Archie Cameron. d. Apr 26, 1926 in Montana ; buried Sherman Cemetery.  cause: killed in Montana .”  (Wilbur Parish Records);  “Archie Cameron. Died: 26 April 1926, 55 yrs, accidental; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Cameron, Areline:  ( d.  1914)  “Areline Cameron.  d. 20 March 1914; 62 yrs; Sherman Cemetery .” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Cameron, Catherine Fraser:  ( b. May 04, 1849, d. Sept 04, 1898); w/o Hugh; 


Cameron, Hughie:  ( b. Oct 04, 1840, d. Mar 19, 1914);


Cameron, Ronald: ( d. Apr 16, 1931) “Ronald Cameron; TB; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Campbell, Angus S.:  (1864-1949); shared w/ Lucy;  “Angus Sinclair Campbell. Died: 7 Dec 1949, age 85, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Neil Campbell. Mother: Anabelle Sinclair. Batch id # 277852.” (WA State Death Records)


Campbell, Effie Isabell:  (Aug 15, 1888-Nov 12, 1910); “Effie Isabel Campbell. Died: 12 Nov 1910, age 22, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John Campbell. Mother: Ruth Ella Cox. Batch id # 275515.” (WA State Death Records)

Campbell, John:  (1861-1943); shared w/ Ruth; “John Campbell. Died: 1 Feb 1943, age 81, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Neil Campbell. Mother: Anna St Clair. Spouse: Ruth Ellen Campbell. Batch id # 277466.” (WA State Death Records)

Campbell, Lucy:  (1877-1967); shared w/ Angus; “Lucy Campbell. Birth: 3-23-1877. Died: Feb 1967. Last Zip Code: 99185.” (SS Death Index)

Campbell, Ruth E. C.:  (1864-1949); shared w/ John; “Ruth Ellen Campbell. Died: 13 April 1949, age 85, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Zemri Cox. Mother: Abagail Cox. Batch id # 277830.” (WA State Death Records)


Campbell, Walter A.:  (1899-1918); shared with Grace; “Walter Angus Campbell. Died: 28 April 1919, age 19, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Sinclair Campbell. Mother: Lucy Cox. Batch id # 275770.” (WA State Death Records)


Cole, Infant:  ( d. Feb 06, 1903); s/o J. A. H.; “Male stillborn Cole. Died: Feb 7, 1903” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);


Davis, Anna J.:  (  b. Mar 21, 1836,  d. July 20, 1902); w/o Thomas; “Ann J. Davis. Probate #601. Filed: Jan 6, 1903. Died: 20 July 1901 in Spokane County . Property located in 29-28-34. Heirs: Son, Albert Davis, 41 yrs, of Sherman; Son Jabez T. Davis, 40 yrs, of Sherman; Daughter, Elizabeth Evans, 38, of Sherman.” (Lincoln Co Superior Court: Probate Notes);


Davis, Charlotte Kunz;  (added; 1918-2010); “Charlotte Davis. Brewster , WA . Mom died in my arms on Nov 13, 2010, at Harmony House in Brewster, just 16 days before her 92 birthday. She was born Nov 29, 1918, at Wilbur , WA , to Joe and Florence Kunz. Raised in the Sherman area, north of Wilbur, where her family farmed. She married Clarence Davis on Nov 18, 1938, in Spokane and they started their married life on his farm west of Coulee City .  They raised four children on the farm and when the kids got involved with school activities, they would moved into town for the winter. Belonged to the PTA, Eastern Star, DAR, Presbyterian Church and was a 65+ year member of the Grange, a leader for Blue Birds, Campfire Girls and the Cub Scouts.  She had lots of crafts and hobbies, and loved it best when there were lots of kids in the house an din the yard doing different projects. For many years, she painted the front window of our house at Christmas time and later, she put up a Christmas scene in the front window for all to see. She made all her grandkids and great grandkids a quilt, painting different nursery rhymes and characters on each square and their own name painted on their quilt. Mom and Dad loved to travel, going south for many winters. They also loved the Coast and had a home for a while at Copalis Beach . After Dad passed away in 1985, she started volunteering at school in the reading program for one and a half hours every day for 15 years, until she broke her leg in 2001, and started residing at Harmony House in Brewster.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 1985; her daughters, Freda Gaines in 2003; and Cheryl Duvall in 2007; granddaughter, Lynette Gaines Baseal in 1997; her siblings and their mates: brother, John (Laura Belle) Kunz; and sisters, May (Frank) Barrington and Margaret (Al) Hall. She is survived by a daughter, Leona (Dave) Hanson of Wenatchee, WA, and Yuma, AZ; a son, Ed (Paula) Davis of Parker, CO; a son-in-law, Ron Duvall of Coulee City; 12 grandkids, Jacqueline, Yevette, Brian, Alona, Swen, Kye, Carl, Chad, Glen, Brenda, Christi and Todd; 24 great grandkids; and 5 great great grandkids. Services will be at First Presbyterian Church in Coulee City at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov 20, 2010. Burial will be at Sherman Cemetery . Arrangements by the Waterville Funeral Home.” ( Wenatchee World: Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010)

Davis, Clarence (assumed; 1985)


Haas, Mrs. Lena: ( b. 1868, d.  May 05, 1916) Hellgate.—May 9. Mrs. Lena Haas departed this life at her home 15 miles north of Wilbur on May 5th, after a severe illness of several months. The body was laid to rest in the Sherman Cemetery, the Rev Broadlooks of Wilbur delivering the funeral sermon. A loving wife, a good mother and an accommodating neighbor, this kind friend has paid the debt we all owe and has answered the call to come up higher. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, 2 sons and 2 grand children. (Dav. Tribune)  Lena Haas. Died: 5 May 1916, age 47, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Adam Marbacher. Mother: Pauline Haas. Batch id # 275707.”    (WA State Death Records)


Haas, Peter B.: (1858-1931); “Peter Bartholemew Haas. Died: 5 Oct 1931, age 73, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Philip Haas. Mother: Rosa Sykes. Spouse: Lena Haas. Batch id # 276542.” (WA State Death Records)


Hale , Frances A.: ( b. 1888, d. 1941); “Anna Frances Hale,  d.  22 June 1941; 52 yr; w/o Nikolas; Sherman Cemetery.”  (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Hope, inf. of Ed: ( d. 1913)  "Mr. & Mrs. Ed Hope buried their infant daughter at Sherman Thursday. "(Dav. Trib, Aug 14, 1913)


Hopkins, Caroline A.: (1856-1942); mother;  “Caroline A. Hopkins. Died: 6 Aug 1942, age 86, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Henry A. Shane. Mother: Martha Taylor. Spouse: Frank A. Hopkins. Batch id # 277451.” (WA State Death Records)


Hopkins, Frank A.: (1855-1946); father;  “Frank A. Hopkins. Died: 6 Oct 1946, age 91, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Miles Hopkins. Mother: Laura Culver. Spouse: Caroline Hopkins. Batch id # 277610.” (WA State Death Records)


Hoppe, Elsie I.: (1895-1962); “License Date: March 16, 1914. Groom: Gustave Hoppe, age 29, b. WI. Residence: Flat Willow, MT. Farmer. Father: Fred Hoppe. Mother: Mary. Bride: Elsie Haas, age 18, born WA. Residence: Hellgate. Housekeeper. Father: Peter Haas. Mother: Magdaline Morbecker. Marriage: March 16, 1914, Davenport, WA. Officiant: C. C. Gibson, minister of the Gospel, Davenport, WA. Witnesses: Lena R. Haas, Pauline Haas.” (Marriage Return: 2159; #106715; Lincoln Co Auditor)


Hoppe, Gustave A.: (1885-1952); “Gustave A. Hoppe, age 35, WI, parents born Germany, married; Elsie Hoppe, age 24; Inez M. Hoppe, 5 yrs 8 mos; Freddie Hoppe, 3 yrs 9 mos; Wilma Hoppe, 2 yrs 9 mos.” (Details of 1920 School Dist 89, Fergus Co, MT Census); “Gustave August Hoppe. Birth: 28 Jan 1885. Draft Registration: Fergus Co, Montana; Draft Board: 6.” (Details WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1919)


Houston, Jennie: (1875-1950); “Jennie Houston. Died: 4 July 1950, age 75, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Andrew Scott. Mother: Amember (sic) West. Batch id # 277876.” (WA State Death Records)


Houston, Mabel N; ( b. 1907, d. 1968)   “Mabel N. Houston.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. Survived by her husband, Robert A. Houston and one son, Robert Kent Houston, both at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Rosman, Creston, WA; two brothers, Melborne J Lewis, Olympia, WA; Wiley Hayden, Wilbur, WA; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Bodeau, Wilbur, WA; Mrs. Loma White, Ephrata, WA; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Wilbur Christian Church; Wilbur Grange; Sherman Cemetery , Homemakers Club and the civic Club. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. form the Creston Christian Church, Rev Larry Lewis officiating. Interment Sherman Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-23-1968)


Houston, Miriam: ( d. Nov 30, 1903); aged 9 mos 11 days); d/o T. & N.; “Mariam Houston. Died: Dec 1, 1903, age 9 mos, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger)


Houston , Nellie M.: (Jan 15, 1878-Nov 29, 1933); “Nellie M. Houston . Died: 29 Nov 1933, age 55, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Frank Hopkins. Mother: Carrie Shane. Batch id # 276592.” (WA State Death Records)


Houston, Thorne: (1875-1962); “Thorne Houston. Birth: 12-20-1875. Died: October 1962.” (SS Death Index)


Houston, Walter R.: (1872-1938); “Walter Houston. Died: 16 Jan 1938, age 65, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Robert Houston. Mother: Mattie Cole. Spouse: Jennie Scott Houston. Batch id # 276744.” (WA State Death Records)

“Assault and Battery Case.  The Creston assault and battery case taken to Davenport for trial last week, in which George Dodd, of Creston, was plaintiff, and Walter Huston, of Sherman, defendant, resulted in a verdict of not guilty.  The trouble has apparently aroused a good deal of feeling through the Big Bend where the parties are known, and it transpires that there is a girl in the case. George Dodd had been keeping company with Huston’s sister, to which Walter and another brother had interposed their objections, and it finally terminated in a fight, in which Dodd is said to have been the aggressor. It is also claimed that he used brass knuckles. At all events he left some deep scars on Huston’s head and face, and Mr Cole, an uncle had Dodd arrested for assault and battery, and the justice fixed his bonds at $200 pending the preliminary hearing. Dodd then had Huston arrested charging him with the same offense, but as sentiment out that way seemed to be with Huston, a change of venue was demanded and granted, and the case taken to Davenport for trial. The examination of witnesses lasted until a late hour, but the jury very shortly brought in a verdict of not guilty.”  (LCT: 2-21-1896) 


Hudkins, Frank A:  (Jan 4, 1875-June 26, 1945); “Frank A. Hudkins. Died: 26 June 1945, age 70, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Floyd Hudkins. Mother: Margaret Diamond. Spouse: Effie Kunz. Batch id # 277568.” (WA State Death Records) “License: June 25, 1906. Groom: Frank Arthur Hudkins, age 31, born MO. Farmer. Residence: Wilbur. Father: Floyd Hudkins. Mother: Mary M. Dimond. Bride: Effie May Kunz, age 25, born IL. Residence: Wilbur. Father: John Kunz. Mother: Mary M. Wetzel. Marriage: June 27, 1907, Wilbur, RFD #2. Officiant: Rev O. S. Wilson. Witnesses: John P. Martin and Isaac N. Stevens.” (Marriage Return: #1304; 66843)


Hudkins, Hazel M.: (Nov 11, 1907-Mar 14, 1910); “Hazel Margaret Hudkins. Died: 14 March 1910, age 2, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Frank Hudkins. Mother: Effie Kranz (sic). Batch id # 275515.” (WA State Death Records) 


Johnson, Mr. (Engel): ( d. Apr 24, 1901 @66y) "Two old men and near neighbors, McNeil and Johnson, died here last week. The former was from Scotland and the latter was from Norway, and a member of GAR. They were highly respected citizens, as was fully attested by the large number of neighbors and friends in attendance upon their funeral services. They were laid away to rest in Sherman Cemetery. Peace to their ashes." Davenport Tribune. (Citizen, May 17, 1901)


Johnson, Martha Nielsdatter    1846- 1912

Martha Nielsdatter Johnson was born April 19, 1846 at Auneland, Haus, Hordaland, Norway to Niels N Johnson (b January 30, 1820 Hordaland, Norway, d August 1855 Cedar, Mitchell, Iowa) and Anna Nielsdatter (b February 3, 1813 Hordaland, Norway, d August 3, 1897 Lincoln, Washington), the fourth of their seven children. Her siblings were: Johan Nikolai (1841-1902); Martha (1842-1906); Niels (1844-1926); Torris (1848-1913); Anna (1850-1904) and Andreas (abt 1852 - bef 1856). Martha was baptized on May 8, 1846 at the Haus Kirke (church) Haus, Hordaland, Norway. She emigrated by ship in 1850 to Columbia, Wisconsin with her parents and 4 siblings where her father farmed land. In 1854, the family moved to Mitchell County, Iowa but her father died not long after they had moved. Martha was confirmed at the First Lutheran Church at St Ansgar, Mitchell, Iowa in 1860. Found in the 1860 census living at Mitchell, MItchell, Iowa with her mother at Holden Petersen Maakestad's home. Her siblings are also listed but her last name was recorded as Peterson. Don't believe the children were adopted by Holden: Thomas Peterson 12, Martha Peterson 14. Martha married Engel Johnson (b September 7, 1835 Mokkestad, Tysnaes, Hordaland, Norway, d April 24, 1901 Lincoln, Washington) on November 14, 1866 at Mitchell County, Iowa.  The couple had 7 children: 1. John Engle Johnson (b September 13, 1867 Nunda, Freeborn, MN, d February 1, 1932 Lincoln, Washington) 2. Nicolai E. Johnson (b August 22, 1870 Nunda, Freeborn, MN, d August 8, 1890 Lincoln, Washington) 3. Edward E. Johnson (March 21, 1874 - 1941); 4. Josephine Johnson (b May 16, 1876 Worth, IA, d February 24, 1922 Mansfield, Douglas, Washington. Baptized: London Lutheran Church, Worth, IA.) 5. Martin E. Johnson (b September 28, 1879 Worth, IA, d May 1947 Washington) 6. Emma Johnson (b September 20, 1883 Worth, IA, d January 11, 1956) 7. Lewis E. Johnson (b October 27, 1886 Worth, IA, July 15, 1966 Spokane, Washington) Found in the 1875 census at Nunda, Freeborn, Minnesota: Family # 44: Engel Johnson 40, Martha N Johnson 24, John E Johnson 8 born in MN, Niels Edward 5 born in MN, E. E. 1 born in MN. Found in the 1880 & 1885 censuses at Deer Creek, Worth, Iowa: 1880: Engle Johnson 45, Martha Johnson 34, John Johnson 12, Nicoli Johnson 9, Edward Johnson 6, Josephine Johnson 4, Martin Johnson 9m, Anna Johnson 66. 1885: Engel Johnson 49, Martha Johnson 37, Johannes Johnson 17, Aecslay Johnson 14, Edward Johnson 10, Josefine Johnson 8, Martin Johnson 5, Emma Johnson 1. In 1887, the family traveled by train to Sprague, Washington and then traveled by wagon to Wilbur, Washington. Found in the 1900 & 1910 censuses living at Columbia, Lincoln, Washington: 1900: Engel Johnson 64, Martha Johnson 54, Edward E Johnson 26, Martin E Johnson 30, Emma Johnson 16, Lewis Johnson 13. 1910: Martha Johnson 64, Martin Johnson 30, Emma Johnson 28, Lewis Johnson 23. Martha Nielsdatter Johnso died December 12, 1912 at Wilbur, Lincoln, Washington and was buried at the Sherman Cemetery, Lincoln, Washington. Find A Grave Memorial# 49675810 (Submitted by  Deidre Badker, researcher 



Jones, Baby: ( b. Apr 04, 1904, d.  Apr 09, 1904); s/o S. W. & H. E.; “Male Jones. April 9, 1904, age 7 days, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger)


Jones, Thomas: ( b. 1838, d. 1937)  “Thomas Jones, age 90, died in his sleep Friday night at the home of his son, Clyde Jones, north of Wilbur. Mr. Jones was a war veteran and was on a furlough from the soldiers’ home at Orting at the time of his death. His funeral was held at Sherman Tuesday.” (Odessa Record: 4-22-1927)


Jones, William E; ( b. 1923, d. 1970)   “William E. Jones.—His home Wilbur, WA.  A member of the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur , WA . A member of the VFW. He was a veteran of WW II. Survived by his wife, Laura M Jones; 2 sons, Lonnie E. and Gregory W. Jones, all of Wilbur; one daughter, Kathryn Arneson, Medical Lake, WA. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Jones, of Wilbur; one brother, Robert L. Jones, Moscow, Idaho; 2 sisters, Mrs. Selma C. Martin, Wilbur, WA, and Celia D Underwood, Ellensburg, WA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 1 p.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA. The Rev Kenneth J. Scott officiating. Interment Sherman Cemetery , with VFW rites at the graveside. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-09-1970)


Jump surname:  Children of Joseph Henry Jump (b. 29 May 1838) and his wife Margaret Naomi Breshears (b. 4-05-1837):  John Henry Jump (b. 2-28-1862, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO; m. 10-13-1887, Ida Ellen Crabtree; d. 6-13-1946); Mary Catherine Jump (b. 7-18-1866, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO; m. 9-30-1882, Elgin, OR, William S Horrell; m. William Franklin Simons; d. 8-05-1947, Opportunity, Spokane Co, WA);  James Thomas Jump (b. 9-28-1867, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO; m. Mary Lavina Cooper, 1902; d. 3-10-1934);  Rose Ellen Jump Snyder (b. 3-14-1869, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO; m. 1-21-1885, George L Snyder; d. 7-22-1942, Opportunity, Spokane Co, WA);  Eliza Jane Jump Spencer (b. 9-02-1870, Springfield, Greene Co, MO; m. 1-18-1889, Davenport, WA, Benjamin Franklin Spencer; d. 12-24-1951, Seattle, King Co, WA);  William Riley Jump (b. 10-05-1872, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO; m. Henrietta S Lucy Waters, 12-29-1898; d. 12-22-1930, Peach, Lincoln Co, WA);  Perry Beverly Jump (b. 5-22-1874, MO); Sarah Frances Jump Hamilton (b. 3-13-1877, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO; m. Frederick Hamilton, 11-17-1894, Sprague, Lincoln Co, WA by Justice of Peace; d. 3-30-1907, Hunters, Stevens Co, WA);  Joseph Henry Jump was reportedly the son of James Jump (1804-1880) and his wife Eulila Palmer (1801-1878). The parents both died in Polk Co, MO.


Jump, Ida Ellen: (1871-1957); shared with John Henry;  “Ida Ellen Jump. Died: 22 July 1957, age 86, Colville, Stevens Co, WA.  Father: Smith Crabtree. Mother: Louise Ackles. Batch id # 506599.” (WA State Death Records)


Jump, James T.: (1867-1934);  “James T. Jump. Died: 10 March 1934, age 67, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Joseph Jump. Mother: Margaret Bershares. Spouse: Sarah M. Batch id # 276630.” (WA State Death Records); {Edit: James T. Jump was born in Missouri on Sept 28, 1867, the son of Joseph H. and Margaret (Breshears) Jump.  In 1882 Mr. Jump came to Lincoln County . In 1902 he married Mrs. Mary Lavina Cooper. Mrs. Jump’s former husband was John R. Cooper. They had had two children, Eleanoria Myrtle and John Cooper. (details from 1904 History of Big Bend -p. 303)} “License: July 17, 1902. Groom: James T. Jump, age 34, MO, residence: Creston , WA . Farmer. Father: Joseph H. Jump. Mother: Margarette Breshears. Bride: Mary L .Cooper, nee Mary L. Salters, age 36, England . Second marriage. Father: William Salters. Mothers: Sarah Whitton. Marriage: July 20, 1902, Creston. Officiant: W. H. Rutherford, pastor Baptist Church . Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. John Dodd.” (Lincoln Co Marriage Return: #815)


Jump, John Henry: (1862-1946); shared with Ida Ellen; “John Henry Jump. Died: 13 June 1946, age 84, Colville, Stevens Co, WA. Father: Joseph H. Jump. Mother: Margaret Bresher (sic). Spouse: Ida E. Batch id # 277591.” (WA State Death Records) John Jump came from Missouri with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jump, across the plains in a covered wagon when a youth. They settled in the region northeast of here in 1882. In 1887 he married Miss Ida Ellen Crabtree, whose mother, Mrs. Louisa Crabtree, had settled at Spangle in 1886.  The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jump was solemnized at Hartline.  They have lived about half a century on their Jump Canyon tract, where they produce choice vegetables and cultivate a productive orchard. They also grow hay on their tract. But the most unusual part of their horticultural ventures is the six walnut trees, five of which are bearing splendid black nuts. Another tree died as it neared its 40th year. All the others are still bearing annually and to a normal amount were planted the same year. Mr. Jump successfully grew tobacco, and experimented with English walnuts and oaks but the venture was not a success. This couple have reared and educated ten children. They are Mrs. Etta Miller, Addy; Mrs. Carrie Andersen, Minnesota; Mrs. Lillian Whitson, Miss Esther Jump and Mrs .Ruth Mallery, in California; Mrs. Mayme Swart, Oregon; Reuben Jump, Toppenish; Mrs. Ida May Portugee, Mrs. Margaret Anderson and Willie Jump, Wilbur. There are 16 grandchildren.”  (Wilbur Golden Jubilee: June 1939);   Territory of WA , County of Spokane . This is to certify, That the undersigned, Minister of the Gospel by authority of a license bearing date the fourth day of October AD 1887 and issued by the County Auditor of the County of Spokane did, on the 13th day of October AD 1887 at the home of J. W. Mitchell in Territory aforesaid, join in Lawful wedlock John H. Jump of the County of Lincoln and Ida E. Crabtree of the County of Douglass and with their mutual assent, and in the presence of Joseph W. Mitchell and James T. Jump witnesses. Witness my hand, this 13th day of October, 1887. Francis M. Long, Minister of the Gospel.” (Spokane Co Auditor Marriage Certificate: U-291)


Jump, J. H.: (no dates; Civil War; Com. Sgt.); Co M 8th MO Cav.; (b. May 1838 per census; d. 2 March 1897)  “Joseph H. Jump. Union . Regiment State : Missouri . Regiment Name: 8 Missouri Cavalry. Company M. Rank In: Corporal. Rank Out: Commander Sergeant.” (US Civil War Soldiers) “Name: Joseph Jump. State Filed: Missouri . Widow: Margaret Jump.” (Civil War Pension Index:  1861-1934) “Joseph H. Jump. Spouse: Margaret Brashears. Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1861. Polk Co Marriage.” (Index: Missouri Marriage Records: 1805-2002) “State of Missouri. County of Polk. I do hereby certify that on the 10th day of Jan 1861, I solemnized the rites of matrimony of Joseph H. Jump and Margaret Brashears, both of Brashen, Polk Co, M. Given under my hand, Hon. K. Jump, Justice of the Peace. Recorded January 21, 1861, James M. Jones, Recorder. By Josiah Lane , D Recorder.” (Marriage Records: Vol. B, page 85, hand written script); “Joseph Jump, head, age 62, May 1838, MO; Margaret Jump, wife, age 61, TN married 38 yrs; Perry V. Jump, age 26, MO.” (1900 Creston, Lincoln Co, WA Census) “Name: Joseph H. Jump. Comm. Missouri 8. Sherman Cemetery at Sherman, WA. Date of Death: 2 March 1897. Vermont Martin Co, Proctor, VT.”  (Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veteran)


Jump, Margaret Bresshears: (Apr 5, 1837-Jan 26, 1911);  “Margaret Jump. Died: 26 Jan 1911, age 73, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John Bresshears. Mother: Margaret Bresshears. Batch id # 275520.” (WA State Death Records)


Jump, William (d.       22 Dec 1930); 56 yrs; blood poison; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger); See also History of Big Bend. “License: Dec 28, 1898. Groom: Wm R. Jump, 26, MO. Residence: Peach. Farmer. Father: Joseph Jump. Mother: Margaret Breshears. Bride: Etta Waters, age 22, b. Iowa. Residence: Spokane. Schoolteacher. Father: Wm Waters. Mother: Sarah Braniff. Marriage: 29 Dec 1898, Spokane, WA.  Officiant: Father Kusters. Witnesses: Harry Waters, Anna Fehlne.” Marriage Return: #1671) “William Riley Jump. Died: 12-22-1930, age 58, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Joseph Jump. Mother: Margaret Breshears. Spouse: Etta Jump. Batch id # 276518.” (WA State Death Records) {Edit: “Etta Jump. Died: 29 June 1945, age 66, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: William Waters. Mother: Sarah Braniff. Spouse: William R Jump. Batch id # 277568.” (WA State Death Records)}

Jurgensen, Ruth E: ( b. Mar 01, 1920, d. Sep 13, 1977)   “Graveside services were conducted at Sherman Cemetery on Saturday, Sept 17, for Ruth E. Jurgensen of Seattle. The former Ruth Hoppe was born a Roundup, Montana, March 1, 1920. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Hoppe. Mrs. Hoppe was the daughter of an early area pioneer, Peter B. Haas. Ruth returned to the Sherman community as a very small child when her parents moved back to the Haas ranch. She spent her school years in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with her family and many summers in the Wilbur area with relatives and friends.  May 7, 1941, Ruth married Donald E. Jurgensen, son of Aage Jurgensen, Wilbur. They made their home in Wilbur until the fall of 1942 when they moved to Seattle. Ruth was a member of St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Burien, where her Rosary and funeral Mass were held. She passed away in Seattle on Tuesday, Sept 13, (1977). Ruth is survived by her husband, Don; two sons, Mark Jurgensen of Seattle; Dana Jurgensen, Seattle and Wilbur; three daughters: Mical Ann Ross, Sierra Madra, CA; Carla E Hooker, Tacoma; Peggy Jean Bryson, of Aberdeen; two grandsons and three granddaughters. She is also survived by two brothers: Fritz Hoppe, Glasgow, Montana, and Don Hoppe, San Francisco, CA; three sisters, Inez (Pat) Anderson, and Catherine Schneberger, both of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Wilma L Jurgensen, Wilbur; two aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard White, Almira and Davenport, and Mr. and Mrs. A. Lonn Haas, Spokane. Also, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.” (Wilbur Register: 9-22-1977)

Krause, Grace: (1859-1956); mother; shared w/Henry; “Grace C. Krause. Died: 29 Aug 1956, age 96, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: William Boyd. Mother: Sarah McDougall. Batch id # 281628.” (WA State Death Records)

Krause, Harry L.: ( b. Aug 11, 1921 d. Feb 04, 2010) “Harry L. Krause, long-time Harrington resident, died Feb 4, 2010 in Lacey, WA. Born Aug 11, 1921 in Wilbur, WA to Henry and Irene (Webb) Krause. Graduated from Creston High School and started college at WSU where he met his wife of 66 years, Alice Murphy Krause. When WW II broke out, enlisted in the Army Reserves and was called to active duty with an Armored division in southern France and Alsace. After the war returned to WSU and graduated with a teaching certificate. He later earned a Master’s Degree from WSU, taught in the public schools of Washington for 30 years, retiring as Superintendent of Schools in Harrington. He was active in community affairs and in public office, serving on the library board,  city council, school board and as mayor of Harrington. Served on the Columbia River Area Agency on Aging advisory committee for 13 years and was appointed by Governor Lowry to two terms on the State Council on Aging. Was a member of Lions Clubs International for over 57 years, receiving one of their highest honors, the International President’s Award. He and Alice moved to the Panorama Retirement Community in Lacey in 1998.  Harry is survived by his wife, Alice, sons James (Pamela) and Richard (Lila), daughter, Leslee Anderson (Len), grandchildren Emily Krause (Dan Rubin), Alan Krause (Melissa), Eric Krause, Ellen Krause Lehman (Mark), Kristin Anderson and Scot Anderson (Kimberly), and great granddaughters, McKayla Krause and Lily Alice Rubin. He is also survived by his brothers, Phillip Krause (Beth), and Alan Krause (Monica), and his sisters, Joyce Weaver, Carol Swedberg (Gene), and Marilyn Harris (Mel) and their families. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the Sherman Church , Wilbur, with burial in the Sherman Cemetery .” (Spokesman Review: submitted)

Krause, Henry: ( b. 1857, d. 1924); father; shared w/Grace;  “Henry Krause. d. Dec 7, 1924; age 66 yrs; Interment: Sherman Cemetery.  cause: aggravated form of dropsy and heart disease.” (Wilbur Parish Records);

Krause, Henry: ( b. 1900, d. Feb 25, 1973) “A lifetime area resident, Henry Krause died Feb 25 in Davenport after a short illness.  Krause, son of pioneer farmers, was born in 1900.  In 1920 he married Irene Webb and they moved to their farm north of Creston.  Funeral services were conducted Feb 28 at the Creston Christian Church with burial at Sherman Cemetery .  Survivors include three sons—Harry L Krause, Harrington; Philip Krause, Creston; and Alan Krause, Wilbur; three daughters—Joyce Weaver, Klamath Falls, OR; Carol Swedberg, Milwaukie, OR, and Marilyn K. Harris, Mabton; two brothers—Frank Krause, Dayton, and George Krause, Wilbur; three sisters—Elisabeth Lewis and Agnew Funk, both of Spokane; and Mary White, Almira. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 3-08-1973)


Krause, Homer: (1919-1935); “Homer Krause. Died: 9 Sept 1935, age 17, Medical Lake, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Frank Krause. Mother: Myrtle. Batch id # 276645.” (WA State Death Records)


Krause, Irene: (1899-1997); shared w/Henry;  “Irene .G Krause. Died: 11-24-1997, Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 10-17-1899. Last Residence Zip Code: 99134.” (SS Death Index)


Krause, Mabel: ( b. 1887, d. 1967)  “Mabel B. Krause.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Wilbur Grange, Lotus Rebekah Lodge, The Sherman Cemetery Club, The Dorcas Society. Survived by one son, William N Krause; 3 daughters, Mrs. Wilma Bodeau, Mrs. Oline Wyborney, Mrs. Margaret Miller, all of Wilbur, WA; one brother, Oscar Nestoss, one sister, Mrs. Emma Guthrie, both Spokane. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov 18 at 1:30 p.m. form the Wilbur Lutheran Church. Pastor William Bash, officiating. Interment The Sherman Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 11-18-1967)


Krause, Myrtle: (1891-1939); w/o Frank; “Myrtle Grace Krause. Died: 14 Sept 1939, age 48, Dayton, Columbia Co, WA. Father: William Muncy. Mother: Annie Woodruff. Spouse: Frank Krause. Batch id # 276956.” (WA State Death Records)


Kunz, Alexandra: ( d. 1990)  “Alexandra Kunz.  d. 8 Oct 1990; age 2 ½; d/o Mike & Jenny Kunz; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger)


Kunz, Amelia: ( b. 1859, d. 1943); mother; shared w/Michael; “Amelia Kunz.  d.  4 Nov 1943; 84 yr; Sherman Cemetery.”

“Amelia Kunz. Died: 5 Nov 1943, age 84, Rural Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Conrad Much. Mother: Mary Much. Spouse: Michael Kunz. Batch id # 277466.” (WA State Death Records)


Kunz, Anna Catherine:  ( b. Aug 02, 1913, d. Nov 07, 1917); d/o Leo & Agnes; “Agnes Catherine Kunz.  d. 7 Nov 1917; b. Sherman ; 4 yr; obs. of bowels; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Kunz, Francis: (1912-1934); “Frances Leo Kunz. Died: 17 March 1934, age 22, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Leo C. Kunz. Mother: Agnes M. McNally. Batch id # 276613.” (WA State Death Records) 


Kunz, Hilary M.: ( b. 1903, d. 1971)  “Hilary M. Kunz.—His home E 807 Indiana. Survived by his wife, Hilda K. Kunz, at the home; 2 sons, Hilary (Lary) Kunz, Jr., Wilbur, WA; George Dennis Kunz, Seattle, WA; 5 daughters, Mrs. Gordon W (Katherine) Moore, Sister Elizabeth Kunz, SNJN, Sister Evelyn Kunz, APB, all of Spokane, Mrs.  John (Patricia) Graham, Federal Way, WA, Mrs.  Giorgio (Mary Ann) Bresbe, Montreal, Canada; one step-daughter, Mrs. James (Lydia) Farmer, Chula Vista, CA; one stepson, Ralph Eichner, Kennewick, WA; one sister, Mrs. M. F. (Gertrude) Menahan, Spokane, 21 grandchildren. A member of the Farmer Fire Commissioners, Rural Fire District No. 7 Lincoln County, Wilbur Grange No. 798, and Washington Wheat Growers Assoc.  Rosary Sunday, Nov 14, at 3 p.m. in the Rose Chapel of the Hennessey Funeral Home. Concelebrated Mass, Monday, Nov 15 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Wilbur, WA The Rev L. L. Kreuzer SJ, Chief Concelebrant.  Interment Sherman Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Hennessey Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 11-12-1971)


Kunz, John: (1851-1931); a Mason; shared w/Mary M.; “John Kunz. Died: 13 June 1931, age 80, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Joseph Kunz. Mother: Mary Webber. Batch id # 276542.” (WA State Death Records)


Kunz, LauraBelle; (added); “LauraBelle Kunz, age 88. Passed away on June 22, 2009 in Wilbur , WA . She was the business manager for the Wilbur School from 1975 to 1984. Member of the Wilbur Presbyterian Church, Flying Farmers Queen,  Rebekah Lodge, Kittitas Co Genealogy Society, Wilbur Grange, Erani Sorority at WSU and the Wilbur Sr Citizens. Also a 4-H member and fair judge for many years. Enjoyed photography, stamp collecting, iris breeding, and quilting. She was a checker at Smith Thrift Store. She is survived by her two children: Karen Perrine and Bob of Puyallup, WA and Joe Kunz and Sue of Wilbur, WA; three grandchildren: Ken Perrine, Jalayna Watkins and Rob, Mikki Kunz, one great granddaughter Addison Watkins; one sister, Virginia Hanks and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John and her parents. A memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Wilbur Presbyterian Church, Wilbur , WA with Pastor Holly Gunby officiating. Inurnment preceded services at Sherman Cemetery . Strate Funeral Home is caring for the family.” (Spokesman-Review: Submitted)


Kunz, Mary M: (1861-1950); shared w/John; “Mary Margaret Kunz. Died: 4 Sept 1950, age 89, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Marion Wetzel. Batch id # 534022.” (WA State Death Records)


Kunz, Maud:  (1886-1947); daughter; “Maude Kunz. Died: 27 May 1947, age 60, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John Kunz. Mother: Mary Kunz. Batch id # 277621.” (WA State Death Records)


Kunz, Michael: (1853-1922); father; shared w/Amelia; “Michael Kunz. (no date or age); cancer; burial: Sherman   Cemetery (1921-1922).” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);“Michael Kunz. Died: 12 Jan 1922, age 68, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Joseph Kunz. Mother: Magdaline Weber. Spouse: Amelia Kunz. Batch id # 275980.” (WA State Death Records) 


Kunz, Violet: ( b. 1901, d. 1958); mother;  “Violet Hazel Kunz.  died: 19 Aug 1958; b. Aug 7, 1901 nee Simons; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);“Violet Hazel Kunz. Died: 19 Aug 1958, age 57, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: George Simons. Mother: Jeannette Aperson. Batch id # 281718.” (WA State Death Records)


Lackey, Iva Mae: (1918-1922); “Iva Mae Lackey. Died: 12 July 1922, age 4, at 4 miles East of Coulee Dam, Grant Co, WA. Father: Sherman D. Lackey. Mother: Mellissa J. Martin. Batch id # 275835.” (WA State Death Records)


Lackey, Melissa Jeannette: (1887-1945); mother; shared w/ Sherman; “Melissa Jeanette Lackey. Died: 24 Feb 1945, age 58, Goldendale, Klickitat Co, WA. Father: Peter Martin. Mother: Aletta Thompson. Spouse: Sherman D. Lackey. Batch id # 277543.” (WA State Death Records)


Lackey, Sherman D.: (1880-1941); father; shared w/Melissa J.; “Sherman David Lackey. Died: 11 Nov 1941, age 61, Soap Lake, Grant Co, WA. Father: Frank Lackey. Mother: Tillie Lackey. Spouse: Melissa Martin Lackey.” (WA State Death Records)


Lavigne, Loraine: (1898-1968); “Loraine Lavigne. Died: 4 April 1968, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.  Residence: Spokane City .” WA Death Index: Certificate 009838; did not view)


Lundstrom, Charles: (1867-1948);  “Charles Erich Lundstrom. Died: 9 Oct 1947, age 81, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Erich Lundstrom. Mother: Marie Anderson. Spouse: Marie. Batch id # 277621.” (WA State Death Records)


Lundstrom, Julia: (1903-1935);  “Julia Vera Lundstrom. Died: 5 April 1935, age 31, Hellgate, Ferry Co, WA. Father: Chas. Lundstrom. Mother: Mary Niles. Batch id # 276637.” (WA State Death Records)


Martin, Aletta: (1851-1928); mother; shared w/Peter; “Alleta M. Martin. Died: 13 Jan 1928, age 76, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Martin Thompson. Spouse: Peter Martin. Batch id # 276430.” WA State Death Records)


Martin, Annie: (1892); daughter; shared stone w/ Emil;


Martin, Emil: ( b. 1894, d. 1905) son; shared stone w/Annie;  “Emil Julius Martin. Died:  Dec 26, 1905, age 12 yrs, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);


Martin, Gwendolyn S.: ( d. Nov 08, 2009)  “Gwendolyn S Martin, age 90.—Passed away on Nov 8, 2009 in Spokane, WA. She was a member of the Creston Christian Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship, member of the Evening Star Chapter of OES in Almira, Creston Civic Club, Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary and past president, Lincoln Co Democratic Committee and Habitat for Humanity. She enjoyed traveling and flying and almost had her Pilot’s license. Gwendolyn loved to bake German Chocolate cakes and Texas Sheet cakes for special family gatherings and for the family reunion which she loved. Gwendolyn is survived by her three daughters, Sally (and Joe) Bean of Wilbur , WA , Claudine Martin and Patrick Rowell of Spokane, WA, Cheeley (and Ray) Foehringer of Spokane, WA; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, in 1991 and four brothers. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at the Creston Christian Church with Pastors Don Hoffman and Holly Gunby officiating. Inurnment will precede services at Sherman Cemetery, Wilbur, WA at 10 a.m. Strate Funeral Home,Wilbur, WA, is caring for the family.” (submitted)


Martin, Henry T.: (1888-1966); son; shared w/Lela D.; “Henry T .Martin. Died: 1 April 1966, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA. Certificate # 009177.” (WA Death Index; did not view certificate) “Henry T Martin.—A resident of Wilbur , WA . Survived by two sons, Harvey T Martin, Wilbur , WA ; Glen H Martin, Kirkland , WA ; three daughters, Mrs Lela Mason, Pasco , WA ; Mrs Faye Boquist, Miss Laurene Martin, both Copertino, CA; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Monday, Apr 4 at 2 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wilbur, WA, Pastor Jerry Lynch officiating. Interment Sherman Cemetery . The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur , WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-04-1966)


Martin, Mrs. Henry, (Lela D.): ( b. 1889,  d. 1934)        

“Second Death of Typhoid. The death of Mrs. Henry Martin, Wilbur, occurred this week, the second of that family, of typhoid fever. Thelma, a daughter, died on May 19. The family lives in the Sherman neighborhood and it is believed the disease was started by one of the men drinking from a spring.” (OR: 6-01-1934)


Martin, Paul B.: ( b. Nov 06, 1919, d. Jul 21, 1996)   “Paul Bennie Martin. Died: 7-21-1996. Birth: Nov 6, 1919, Sherman, WA.  Spouse: Married. Norma Lorraine Densow. Father: Albert Martin. Mother: Tillie Anderson. Burial: Pacific NW Crematory. Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Martin, Thelma: (  b. 1913, d. May 19, 1934) “Second Death of Typhoid. The death of Mrs. Henry Martin, Wilbur, occurred this week, the second of that family, of typhoid fever. Thelma, a daughter, died on May 19. The family lives in the Sherman neighborhood and it is believed the disease was started by one of the men drinking from a spring.” (OR: 6-01-1934)


Martin, Tillie: (1880-1957); shared stone w/Albert M.;  “Tillie Martin. Died: 10 Aug 1957, age 76, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Nels Anderson. Mother: Bertha Thompson. Batch id # 281671.” (WA State Death Records)

McNeil, Jack ( John): ( b. 1864, d. 1937)  “Funeral services will be held at Wilbur, Friday, for Jack McNeil, 71, who died Tuesday at a Spokane hospital after an operation. Mr. McNeil, a native of Quebec, Canada, came to Washington in 1885, settling first at Spokane. In 1886 he took a homestead near Wild Goose Bill’s ranch in the Sherman district. He retired from farming 20 years ago. He is survived by his widow, Lilah, and a daughter, Julia, and a son, John, both high school students. Burial will be in the Sherman Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-1937) “John V. McNeil. Died: 9 Feb 1937, age 69, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Alexander McNeil. Mother: Mary Cameron. Batch id # 276717.”  (WA State Death Records)

McNeil, Mr. (Alexander): ( b. 1826, d. 1901) "Two old men and near neighbors, McNeil and Johnson, died here last week. The former was from Scotland and the latter was from Norway, and a member of GAR. They were highly respected citizens, as was fully attested by the large number of neighbors and friends in attendance upon their funeral services. They were laid away to rest in Sherman Cemetery. Peace to their ashes. "Davenport Tribune. (Citizen, May 17,1901)

McNeil, Mary: (1883-1919); “Mary McNeil. Died: 26 Oct 1919, age 56, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Alexander McNeil. Mother: Mary Cameron. Batch id # 275770.” (WA State Death Records)

McNeil, Mother: (1822-1911); (Mary); “Mary McNeil. Died: 12 June 1911, age 88, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Ewen Cameron. Mother: Jeanette Cameron. Batch id # 275520.” (WA State Death Records)

Miller, Kenneth Daniel: ( d. 1968)  “Kenneth Daniel Miller. Died: 4 Oct 1968; 58 dys; s/o Larry Miller; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Mundinger, Jacob: ( b. Oct 09, 1839, d. Apr 24, 1913); “The Mundinger boys put up a stone for their father and mother in the Sherman Cemetery last week.” (LCT: 10-23-1913);   


Mundinger, Mrs., (Phoebe): (  b. May 11, 1849, d. Aug 21, 1908)  “At Wilbur, Mrs. Mundinger who was killed by the door of a cook wagon being thrown open, a protruding iron bolt was driven against the side of her head with sufficient force to fracture the skull.” (Citizen: 8-28-1908) “Phoebe Ellen Mundinger. Died: 21 Aug 1908, age 59, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: David Ralston. Mother: Phoebe Clemer. Batch id # 275486.” (WA State Death Records)


Mundinger, monument:  "The Mundinger boys put up a stone for their father and mother in the Sherman Cemetery last week. "(LCT: 10-23-1913)


Nordby, Martha A.:  ( b. Mar 31, 1897, d. Dec 14, 1903); d/o J. E. & C. D.;  “After 15 days of intense suffering with cerebro-spinal meningitis, little Martha, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Norby of Sherman, died at the residence of Peter Martin, grandfather of the deceased, at 6 PM last Monday.”  (Citizen: 12-29-1903)  “Martha Nordby. Died: Dec 14, 1903, age 6 yrs, Wilbur.”     (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);)

Novotny, Theodore: ( b. 1893, d.1969)  “Theodore G. Novotny, age 76.—His home, E1416 Jackson St, Spokane. Survived by his wife, Elsie M, at the home; one son, Arthur J Novotny, Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Miller, Poway, CA; one brother, George T Novotny, Minnesota; 4 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.  Member Old Timers Club, Brotherhood Railroad Trainman. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec 29, at 1 p.m. from the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, The Rev Roger Otis Kuhrt officiating. Interment, Sherman Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 12-29-1969)

Paupst, Steven Allen: (d. Apr 5, 1958; aged 1 day);  “Steven Allen Paupst. Died: 5 April 1958, age 0, Coulee Dam, Okanogan Co, WA. Father: George A. Paupst. Mother: Fern Nichols. Batch id # 281709.” (WA State Death Records

Penix, J. M.: (July 2, 1859-Sept 21, 1917); “James M. Penix. Died: 21 Sept 1917, age 58, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: J. Penix. Mother: Mary Jones. Batch id # 275736.” (WA State Death Records)

Penix, Mary J.:  (d. Oct 31, 1906; no age given); consort of John; “Mary J. Penix. Died: Oct 31, 1906, age 78 yrs, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);

Perkins, Nellie; ( b. 1867, d. 1904); w/o A. H.; “Nellie Perkins. Died: May 28, 1904, age 36 yrs, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);


Peterson, Michelle R.: ( b. 1937, d. 1999)  “Michelle R. Peterson.  Died:  12 July 1999; b. 25 Nov 1937; (nee McGruder); Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);

Pfaffle, William T.: (1894-1966);  “William Theodore Pfaffle. Male, white, married. Spouse: Hazel. Birth: April 23, 1894, age 72. Farmer. Birthplace: WA, USA .  Father: Frederick W. Pfaffle, born Germany . Mother: Mae Wolff, born Nevada . Informant: Hazel Pfaffle, Wilbur , WA .  Died: Dec 14, 1966, Mesa Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Maricopa Co, AZ. In Arizona , one month; in Mesa , one week.  Usual Residence: Star Route, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA.  Funeral director, C. A. Rodgers, M. L .Gibbons Mortuary. Burial: (cemetery not specified); Wilbur , WA .” ( Arizona State Dept of Health: Certificate of Death)


Portch, Daniel L.: ( b. 1850, d. 1936);  Daniel L. Portch. Died: 8 June 1937; 86 yr; old age; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch, Edward A.: (1863-1949); father; shared w/Ida Z.;  “Edward A. Portch. Died: 7 June 1949, age 86, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Edward Portch. Mother: Honore Lally. Batch id # 277834.” (WA State Death Records)


Portch, Giles M.: ( b. 1848, d. 1932);  “Giles Portch. Died: 16 Feb 1932; 84 yrs; b. Chicago, IL; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch, Hannah N.: ( b. 1829, d. 1905);  “Hannah Portch.  Died: Dec 19, 1905, age 75 yrs, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);


Portch, J. Howard:  ( b. 1867, d. -1933); shared w/Olive;  “Howard Portch. Died:  9 Jan 1933; 65 yr; b. IL; cancer; Sherman Cemetery.”  (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch, Katherine M.: ( b. 1882, d. Dec 04, 1965),  mother; shared w/ Wm A.; “Katherine Magdalena Portch. Died:  4 Dec 1965; 83 yr; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger); “In the Matter of the Estate of Katherine M. Portch, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed and has qualified as executor of the estate of Katherine M. Portch, deceased, and that all persons having claims against said deceased are required to serve the same, duly verified, on said executor at the office of his attorneys of record below stated, and file the same with the clerk of the above-entitled court, together with proof of said service, within six months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or the same will be forever barred. Date of first publication, Dec 23, 1965. Harold M. Portch, Executor, Washington & Wickwire, Attorneys for Executor, Ephrata, WA.” (Almira Herald: 1-06-1966)


Portch, Luella M.: (1895-1980); shared w/Raymond C.; “Luella Portch. Birth: 4-25-1895. Died: January 1980, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Last Residence: 99122, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.”  (SS Death Index)


Portch, Raymond Aloysius: ( d.1994) “Raymond Aloysius Portch. Died: 9 Aug 1994; 66; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch, Raymond C.: ( b. 1885, d. 1964); shared w/Luella M.; “Raymond Crosby Portch. Died: 5 June 1964; 87 yr; h/o Luella May Portch; Sherman Cemetery;  s/o Giles M. Portch & Julia M. Crosby.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch, Robert K.: ( b. 1925, d. Jan 07, 1972) “Robert K. Portch.  Died:  7 Jan 1972; 46 y 9 m 6 dy; Sherman Cemetery.  s/o Raymond C Portch & Luella Robertson.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger); “Robert K Portch.—Home was Sausalito, CA. Member of the Catholic Church. Survived by mother, Mrs. Luella Portch, Wilbur, WA; six brothers, Bill, Ray, Dan and Dale Portch, all of Wilbur, WA; Jack Portch, Connell, WA; and Jim Portch, Alderwood Manner, WA; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Miller, Wilbur; Mrs. Elaine Zeiler, Alderwood Manor, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held Monday, Jan 10 at 7:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilbur, WA. Funeral Mass Tuesday, Jan 11, at 11 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilbur. Father Bernard Costerman officiating. Interment Sherman Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 1-07-1972) “Robert K. Portch. Birth: 6 April 1925, WA.  Died: 7 Jan 1972, Marin, CA.” (CA Death Index, 1940-1997)


Portch, Sheryl Rose (Nixon): ( b. 1942, d. 1998)  “Sheryl Rose (Nixon) Portch. Died: 1998 in Old Town, ID; b. 5 Nov 1942 WA; Sherman Cemetery.”  (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch surname:  Not buried in Sherman Cemetery , data acquired. “Honora G. Portch. Died: 25 May 1894, age 2, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever. Burial: Fairmount, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Funeral Home: A. Blefgen.” ( Spokane County Death Return)


Portch, Thelma:  “Thelma Portch. Died: no date 1993; no age; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Portch, William A.: ( b. 1871, d. 1918); father; shared w/Katherine;  “William A. Portch.  Died: 15 June 1918; b. WA; 45 yr; pneumonia; tuberculosis; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);“William A. Portch. Died: 15 June 1918, age 47, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Edward W. Portch. Mother: Hanora Lallsy. Spouse: Katherine M. Portch.  Batch id # 275760.” (WA State Death Records)


Potts, William A.:  ( b. 1873, d. 1918)  “William A. Potts; d. June 15, 1918, b. WA in 1873; bur: Sherman Cemetery;  cause: tuberculosis and pneumonia”  (Wilbur Parish Records)


Powell, James: (1847-1915); born in England ; died in Wilbur; “James Powell. Died: 9 March 1915, age 57, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John Powell. Mother: Eliza Hobbs. Batch id # 275689.” (WA State Death Records)


Rhodes, Joanna: (1860-1916); shared w/Wm W.; “Anna Rhodes. Died: 24 May 1916, age 56, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John H. Verfurth. Mother: Mary Wynhoff. Batch id # 275707.” (WA State Death Records)


Robertson, Anna J.: (1897-1971); “Anna J. Robertson.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. Survived by her husband, David M. Robertson at the home; one son, C Jack Robertson, Creston, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Donna Vincent, Creston, WA; one brother, Peter Andersen, Wilbur, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Miller, Wilbur, WA; Mrs. Ida Tusler, Seattle, WA; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9 at 2 p.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur,WA. The Rev Kenneth J. Scott officiating. Interment Sherman Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home,Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 4-09-1971; Beck data card collection)


Robertson, Catherine: (June 25, 1861-Jan 26, 1954); shared w/Wm;  “Catherine Robertson. Died: 26 Jan 1954, age 92, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Galloway . Mother: McKay. Batch id # 278241.” (WA State Death Records)


Robertson, Chas Jack:  (d.  Aug 12, 2009)  “Charles Jack Robertson, age 86.—Passed away Aug 12, 2009 in Spokane, WA ; his home, Wilbur, WA. Survived by his wife Jo Robertson at the home in Wilbur, WA; one daughter and her husband, Becki and Robert Krause of Creston , WA . He has three grandchildren, Shonn Barnes, Daniel and David Krause and three great grandchildren, Martha, John, Kaleb Barnes along with a sister Donna Vincent of Wilbur,WA  Preceded in death by his parents, David and Anna Robertson and one daughter, Marci Angstrom in 1977.  Member of the Creston Christian Church where he was a Deaconete and Elder Ameritis for the church, board member for United Grain Growers, served on the Creston School board, Lincoln Co. Republicans and was Republican 7th District Chairman along with the treasurer of the Sherman Cemetery since the 1960s. Was also a WW II Navy Veteran and 40 year member of the Wilbur VFW Post #6268. Funeral services Monday, Aug 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Creston Christian Church with Pastor Don Hoffman, officiating. Military interment will be held at the Sherman Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Mr. Robertson will lie-in-state at the Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, on Sunday evening from 4-6 p.m. Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: undated 2009, submitted)


Robertson, Dennis Vernon: ( b. 1915, d. 1969);  “Dennis Vernon Robertson. Died: 22 Nov 1969; aged 64; Burial: Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Robertson, Emmett L.: (1892-1959); shared w/Gertrude N;  “Emmett Lee Robertson. Died: 11 July 1957, age 64, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John Robertson. Mother: Belle Reed. Batch id # 506600.” (WA State Death Records) 


Robertson, Florence Belle: (1868-1945);   Florence Belle Robertson. Died: 8 March 1945, age 76, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Reed. Spouse: John Henry Robertson. Batch id # 277544.” (WA State Death Records)


Robertson, Gertrude N.: ( b. 1892, d. 1959); shared w/Emmett L.;  “Gertrude N. Roberton.  Died: 1 May 1959; b. Feb 8, 1892. Burial: Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger) “Gertrude N. Robertson. Died: 1 May 1959, age 67, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Dennis Byrne. Mother: Winifred Portch. Batch id # 281753.” (WA State Death Records);


Robertson, John H.: (1859-1928); “John H. Robertson. Died: 28 April 1928, age 68, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: George Robertson. Mother: Mann. Spouse: Florence Robertson. Batch id # 276430.” (WA State Death Records)


Robertson, Norma F.: ( d. Jan 02, 2010)  “Norma F. Robertson.—Passed away Jan 2, 2010 in Davenport , WA; her home, Wilbur, WA. She is survived by her husband Wesley Robertson at the home in Wilbur. Two sons, Greg (and Cindy) Robertson and Tom (and Toni) Robertson, all of Wilbur, WA, along with three grandchildren, Shawn Robertson, Cody Robertson and Michelle Rhode and two great grandchildren, Nathan and Ava. She has one brother, Larry and Margaret Squire of Edmonds,WA, and two sisters, Loyce Tyler of Burlingame, CA, and Kay Squire of Medical Lake, WA, along with numerous nieces and nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lela Squire. She is a member of theWilbur Lutheran Church, Wilbur Sr. Centerand Wilbur Historical Society. Graveside services, Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Sherman Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Wilbur, WA, with Pastor Holly Gunby officiating. Strate Funeral  Home, Wilbur, WA, is caring for the family.” ((Spokesman Review: submitted)

Robertson, Raymond L.: ( b. 1901, d. 1967); American Legion; “Raymond L. Robertson.  Died: 26 Feb 1967; 66 yr;  Sherman Cemetery.  s/o John H. Robertson & Florence Belle Reed.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Robertson, Russell: (1887-1957);  “Russell Robertson. Died: 12 Aug 1957, age 79, Coulee Dam, Okanogan Co, WA. Father: John Robertson. Mother: Belle Reed. Batch id # 281671.” (WA State Death Records)


Robertson, Tyra: (1852-1933); Tyre Berry Robertson. Died: 3 Feb 1933, age 78, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: George Robertson. Mother: Mann. Batch id # 276587.” (WA State Death Records)


Robertson, William: (July 11, 1852-Sept 3, 1921); shared w/Catherine;  “William Robertson. Died: 3 Sept 1921, age 68, Wilbur, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Charles Robertson. Mother: Elizabeth Mutch. Batch id # 275814.” (WA State Death Records)


Scheffler, Fred: (no dates); shared w/Augusta; “Frederick Scheffler, 76, born Prussia ; single; last employ near Sherman (p 108); Admit: Dec 22, 1913; Discharge: April 7, 1914 to Wilbur; Married Ellen Campbell on April 7, 1914.” (Lincoln Co Poor Farm file);


Scheminske, Michael: ( d. 1901) “Michael Scheminske. Died: Aug 15, 1901, age 64 years, Sherman .”  (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Ledger);


Settle, Gertrude Mabel: ( d. 1961)  “Gertrude Mabel Settle. Died:  22 Jan 1961; b. MN, 79 yr; Sherman Cemetery.  d/o Giles Portch & Julia Crosby.”  (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Simons, E. Evelyn;  (Mar 2, 1919-April 3, 2012);  “Graveside service for E. Evelyn Simons, 93, is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Sherman Cemetery in Wilbur, followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service at 1 p.m. at Creston Christian Church, 110 NE Foster, Creston. Pastor Guy Schmielau will officiate. Mrs. Simons died April 3 in Spokane .  She was born March 2, 1918 in Tamani , Idaho , to Walter and Hazel McKenzie. Her family moved to Spokane , where she graduated from North Central High School and attended Spokane Junior College for a short time.  She married Donovan Simons in June 1938 in Spokane . The couple moved to Creston, where they farmed for several years before moving to Kirkland , Wash. , to work in the shipyards during WW II. After the war they returned to the family farm in the Creston area and continued to farm until his death in 1960.  She later married Jack Lee and worked as a secretary at Creston High School . They moved to davenport where she worked for the Davenport Times and the Lincoln County Assessor’s Office. After their divorce, she moved to Spokane and worked as a caregiver for many years until she retired at age 75.  When her health began to fail she was very lovingly cared for by her daughter Bette in their home and was surrounded by her son, daughters and caregivers Deborah and Louise in her last days. She belonged to the Creston Christian Church where she served on CWF, sang in the choir and was Sunday School superintendent. Family members recalled how she enjoyed dancing, singing, sewing, Simons family reunions and her view of Audubon Park watching the change of the seasons.  Besides her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter McKenzie. She leaves four children, Danise (and Jim) Tarbert; Donovan (Van) Simons, Jr., Bette Simons and Merilee (and Bill) McDowell; three grandchildren, Kathi Storer, Deanna Tarbert and Danielle Burnside; three great grandchildren, Jesse, Taylor and MacKenzie; several nieces and nephews and extended family. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport .” ( Davenport Times: 4-19-2012)


Simons, Margaret Carolyn: (added; b. 3-31-1916; d. 6-20-2007);  “Creston.—Graveside service for Margaret Carolyn Simons, 91, took place Monday, June 25, at Sherman Cemetery west of Creston with the Rev Karl Schott officiating. A potluck dinner followed at Creston Community Hall and Park. Mrs. Simons died June 20. She was born March 31, 1916, in Hardscrabble, ND, to Carrie Marguerite and Walter Benjamin Watt. Her family recalls that spending time with family, ‘especially over a wonderful meal’ was one of her ‘greatest joys in life’.  She also enjoyed writing poetry and participating in volunteer work. As an award-winning and published poet, her work included a book, ‘Grandma’s memories’, written at age 80.  Her husband Virgel (in April 1987), sister Evelyn Watson, brothers Bob, Lloyd and Leonard Watt, and son-in-law Jim Dahl preceded her in death. She leaves six children, Wanene Dahl, of Portland, OR; Virgie (and Virgil) Brumley of Almira; Jane Robinson of Edwall; Virgel Otis, Jr., ‘Bud’ (and Linda) Simons of Deer Park; Carolyn (and Deral) Wolfrum of Fruitland; and Kay (and Bob) Cox of Sandy, OR; sister, Lucile Olson of Riverbank, CA; sister-in-law Verna (and Eddie) Malmquist; 19 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 6-28-2007)  


Simons, Stella A.: ( b. Jan 22, 1877, d.  Mar 09, 1970)  shared stone w/ Elmer;  “Stella Ann Simons. Died: 3-09-1970. Birth: 1-22-1877, WA. Widowed. Father: Cuthbert Cheeley. Mother: Emily Smith. Burial: Sherman Cemetery, Lincoln Co, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); “Stella A Simons, 93 years old.—Resident of Creston, WA. Member of the Creston Christian Church. A Christian Women’s Fellowship and the Sherman Cemetery Club. Survived by 2 sons, Loye C. Simons, Wenatchee, WA, Lyle V. Simons, Colville, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. (Gwendolyn) Martin, Creston; 2 brothers, Pat Cheeley, MN, Merle Cheeley, Mountain Home, Idaho; one sister, Mrs. Jeanette Blaisdell, Creston, WA; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 12, 2 p.m. from the Creston Christian Church, the Rev Roger Otis Kuhrt officiating. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 3-12-1970)


Smith, Mary E.: ( b. Mar 08, 1860, d. Oct 21, 1940) “Mary Elizabeth Smith. Died: 10-21-1940. Birth: 3-08-1860, Ohio.  Spouse: John Smith. Father: Henry Fisher. Mother: Margaret Jutin. Burial: Sherman Cemetery.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Spencer, Inez G; (Jan 20, 1889-May 1, 1972); shared w/ James J;   “Inez Spencer Funeral Held.  Funeral services for Inez Shelp Spencer, former Creston resident, were held May 4 in the Colonial Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Spokane Valley Funeral Home with the Rev Homer Todd officiating. Graveside services were held at the Sherman Cemetery . Mrs James Farrell and Mrs Neil Buchanan sang ‘Jesus, Lover of My Soul’ at the interment service. The hymn was requested to be sung by the deceased prior to her death. Inez Shelp was born in Omro , WI , on Jan 20, 1889, and came to this area in 1909 and taught school in the Brents school north of Creston. IN 1910 she married James Spencer, who preceded her in death in 1917 and was buried in the Sherman Cemetery . Following her marriage she continued to teach for a few years in the Mount View and Smith schools. From 1918 until 1949, Inez Spencer was the postmaster for Creston, and after her retirement in 1949, she moved to Spokane where she lived the rest of her life. While a Creston resident, she was an active member of the Creston Christian Church, teaching Sunday School and active in the then Women’s Missionary Society and was the Creston correspondent for the Wilbur Register. When she moved to Spokane she transferred her membership to the Opportunity Christian Church and was also a member of Ella Boole Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She passed away May 1 at the age of 83 in the Opportunity Convalescent Center at 7:45 p.m. Mrs Spencer is survived by one daughter, Mrs Fred (Frances) Langley, and her son-in-law, Fred Langley, both of Los Angeles, CA; two grandchildren, Mrs Ernest (Ellen)Harder of Hollister, CA, and John Beal, Spokane Valley; 6 great grandchildren, Jean, John David, and Daniel Harder, all of Hollister, and Doug and Lori Beal, Spokane Valley. Also three sisters, Mrs Ralph (Carol) Williams, Elsimore, CA, Mrs Laurie (Bess) Leonard, Milwaukee, WI, Mrs Robert (Vera) Reitz, Marshfield, WI, and one brother, Donald Shelp, Weyauwega, WI, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, and her sister-in-law, Mrs George (Amy) Bell of Creston.  Immediate relatives attending the funeral service in Spokane were Mrs Spencer’s daughter and husband, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mr and Mrs George Bell and Mr and Mrs Gene Harden of Almira, and Spokane relatives. Others attending the Sherman Cemetery rites were Mrs Thomas Martin, Neva Hedrick, Mr and Mrs Alf Guilkson, Mr and Mrs Elmer Smith and Mr and Mrs Oren Billingsley, Wilbur. Gathering at the home of Mr and Mrs George Bell following the interment were Mr and Mrs Harry Furness, Mrs Clifford Furness, Lela Clark and her daughter, Mrs Phyllis Lima, and Mr and Mrs Frank Simons, all of Spokane .” (Davenport Times: 5-18-1972)


Stigenwalt, Eltis Elzy; ( b. 1869, d. Mar 17, 1902); h/o Mary;  “Eltes E Stigenwalt. Died: March 17, 1902, age 32, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Death Ledger);


Stigenwalt, L. L. (Lewis Lee): ( b. 1867, d. 1925) “Word has been received of the death of L. L. Stigenwalt at his home in Puyallup. Mr. Stigenwalt came with his father to the Sherman district in the ‘80s.  Burial will be in the Sherman Cemetery Saturday. Odd Fellows will conduct ceremonies at the grave.” (Odessa Record: 1-01-1926)


Stutz, Mrs. Gus., (Caroline): ( b. Jan 19, 1876, d. Mar 17, 1910)  "Mrs. Gus Stutz, of Sherman, died of pneumonia March 16, 1910 and on Saturday morning the 19th her little son, six years old died of throat trouble after an illness of only five hours. Mother and son were buried side by side in the Sherman Cemetery." (Citizen, Apr 01, 1910))


Stutz, Harry: ( b. Jan 08, 1904, d. Mar 19, 1910); son; “Mrs Gus Stutz, of Sherman , died of pneumonia March 16, 1910 and on Saturday morning the 19th her little son, six years old died of throat trouble after an illness of only five hours. Mother and son were buried side by side in the ShermanCemetery.” (Citizen4-01-1910)


Taylor, Baby Gil: ( d. 1970); “Baby Girl Taylor . Died:  19 Aug 1970; stillborn; d/o Rick & Rita; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Thompson, Anna: ( b. Oct 11, 1850, d. Mar 17, 1904); mother; w/o Ole K.; “Annie Marie Thompson. Died: March 17, 1904, age 53 yrs.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Death Ledger);


Tilson, Emilie R.: ( b. 1898, d. 1971); shares w/William L; “Emilie R. Tilson.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church. Survived by her husband, W. L. Tilson, at the home; 2 sons, Albert L. Tilson, of Spokane; Glen L. Tilson, Lacrosse, WI; two daughters, Mrs. Ila Patterson and Mrs. Eunice M Graham of Spokane; 3 brothers, Ed Tiegs, Wilbur; Henry Tiegs, Thornton, WA; Elmer Tiegs, Davenport, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Lehman, Horican, WI; Mrs. Lena Krause, Wapato, WA; 18 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec 17, 11 a.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church , Pastor William H Bash officiating, interment Sherman Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 12-17-1971; scrapbook obit)


Tilson, Hattie E.: (Oct 23, 1863-July 16, 1905); shared stone w/Glen; “The Creston News reports the marriage of Jesse Perry and Miss Elinor Cooper at that place on the 16th inst. Also the death of Mrs. Tilson, who lived three miles north of Creston. Deceased left a husband and several small children.” (Citizen: 7-28-1905)


Tilson, William Litten: ( b. 1892, d. 1973);  shared stone w/Emilie R.;  “William Litten Tilson.—His home, Wilbur, WA.  A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church. Survived by two sons, Albert L Tilson, Spokane, WA; Glen Tilson, LaCrosse, WI; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ila Patterson and Mrs. Eunice M Graham, both Spokane; one brother, Luther Tilson, Chewelah, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Virgie Hamford, Wenatchee, WA; Mrs. Bulah Zimmerman, Libby, MT; 18 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb 17 at 11 a.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Interment Sherman Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-16-1973, scrapbook obit)


Vedich, Peter S.: ( d. 1964)  “Peter S. Vedich . Died: 28 Nov 1964; 76 yrs; b. Nicche , Yugoslavia; Sherman Cemetery. (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);


Wertz, Henry J.: ( d. 1906)  “Henry J. Wertz. #350. Died: Aug 18, 1906, age 57 yrs, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor Death Ledger);


White, Vaughn H.: ( b. Apr 19, 1897, d. Mar 29, 1973); “White, Vaughn Henry; birth: 4-18-1897, VA; Death: 3-29-1973; Spouse: Mary Krause; Father: James White; Mother: Mary Dungan; Buried: Sherman Cemetery, Lincoln Co, WA” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Wyborney, Anita (added): ( d. Mar 28, 2010) “Anita Wyborney, age 96.—Passed away on March 28, 2010 in Post Falls, Idaho. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society, the Wilbur VFW Auxiliary, Wilbur Senior Center and was Grand Marshall of Wild Bill Goose Parade. She is survived by her children: Rex Wyborney, of Wilbur; Katherine (John) Justin (?), of Post Falls , ID ; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Rex in 2004, as well as two brothers and one sister. At her request, no public services will be held. A family graveside inurnment will be held at Sherman Cemetery at a later date. Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur , WA is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted; damaged print)


Wynhoff, Caroline:  ( d. Feb 27, 1896); age 53 yrs 2 mos 4 days); w/o Herbert; “Mrs. Hurbert Wynhoff. Died: Feb 28, 1896, aged 53 yrs, Wilbur.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death ledger);

Wynhoff, Caroline Dec 16, 1843-1896 Feb 28;  Mrs. Caroline Wynhoff, wife of Hubert Wynhoff, was a native of Ohio.  She was born Dec 16, 1843.  When as yet a child, her parents moved to Calidonia, Racine county, Wisconsin, where she lived for a number of years, and where she was married to Mr. Hubert Wynhoff , Jan. 31, 1867.  In 1869, in company with her husband and one child, she moved to Tripoli, Brewer county Iowa, where the family resided thirteen years.  In the spring of 1882, the family again moved farther west, locating near Sherman in what was then known as Spokane county,  now Lincoln, where she lived until her death which occurred Feb 28, 1896.  She was 53 years, 2 months and 11 days old.  She was the mother of nine children, eight of whom survive, the oldest having died shortly after the removal of the family in Iowa. In March 1885, she made a profession  of faith in Christ and united with the Sherman Baptist church in which she has lived a consistant Christian life ever since.  She loved the church and its services, and hence it was always her purpose to so arrange her domestic concerns as to be present in the house of God when the church met for public worship.  Whilst she shone bright in the church, a more unassuming and unpretending spirit never lived.  Humility and Christ-likeness was distinctly manifest in her.  Christian character as it stood related to the church and also to her home.  She approached so near the Christian standard as is given to humanity in this sinful world.  As a woman, those who knew her could scarcely fail, not only to respect, but to admire and love her, for she was so Christ-like in disposition, so pure in sympathies, so honest in speech, and always so ready to lend a helping hand to all who needed her assistance.  In her home life she was all that a wife and mother could be.  During her illness  which lasted several weeks she was always patient and her resignation to the will of God became more and more apparent to the very last.  As the end drew near her faith in God became more stronger, her hope in Chirst and immortality became brighter and the promises of God's word became more and more precious.  She is now far beyond the ills of this troublesome world basking in the present of her Redeemer inside the Golden Gates. "Be ye also ready"  The funeral was conducted by the writer in the presence of a large concourse of people  Her remains were conveyed to the Sherman graveyard, and there put away to rest until. the resurrection morn.   E. W. Lloyd

The undersigned desire to thus publicly express their sincere apprecation of the many kind acts and duties  performed by friends and neighbors during the sickness and at the death-bed of our loving wife and mother.  Hubert Wynhoff and Family. ( Wilbur Register, Friday, March 6, 1896. Submitted 2013 by S. Toone, g-g-granddaughter)


Wynhoff, Mary D.: ( b. 1851, d. 1931); his wife; shared w/Henry S.; “Maria Wynhoff. Died: 26 April 1931; influenze; Sherman Cemetery.” (Wilbur Catholic Death Ledger);





The following are potentially buried in or near Sherman Cemetery :


Bearding, Light: d. not given; at Sherman, cause: shot by Bud White, NW date Jan 16, 1885



Jones, J. D.: ( d. 1904)  “Last Monday, the sons of J. D. Jones received a telegram informing them that their father died at 7:30 o’clock that morning at the National Soldiers’ Home, near Los Angeles , California . There were with Mr. Jones, at the time of his death, his wife, his son Oscar and his brother Thomas A. Jones, of Sherman.—From the Wilbur Register.” (Citizen:  12-30-1904)


Miller, August: ( d. 1894)   "#268; filed 8 Feb 1895; estate; Died 25 Sept 1894 in Lincoln Co; intestate. Widow = Sarah L. Miller, 46; son Fred H, age 22; resides Sherman.   Appointed M. E. Hay as Administrator. No funeral bills in file." (notes from Lincoln Co Probates)



Wynoff, Annie and sister:  ( d. 1889); “J. H. Friedlander informs the Herald of a terrible drowning accident which occurred Sunday evening of last week at Hell Gate, on the Columbia River , in which Miss Annie Wynhoff and a younger sister lost their lives. The two girls, accompanied by their father, were endeavoring to cross the river in a canoe, when they were carried into a whirlpool and their craft upset. Mr. Wynhoff was rescued barely alive. Searching parties found the younger child, but the remains of Miss Annie had not been recovered at last accounts. The family is well known and respected throughout this county and Mr. Wynhoff formerly conducted a store at Sherman .” (Sprague Herald: 9-05-1889-page 1)  



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