"Sprague Times" Obituaries          


    Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington


Listed alphabetically by last name


The Sprague Times, February 23, 1900

Died--At the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. S. Brown, on Monday, February 19, 1900, THEODORE BOSTWICK, aged 94 years 7 months.

   After nearly a century of peaceful, Christian life, Grandpa Bostwick went into his last sleep, as calmly as a child, at 9 o'clock last Monday evening, general debility being the cause.  He was a venerable old patriarch and was a pioneer in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota.  His acquaintances in Sprague were limited but he was thoroughly loved by those who knew him.  The funeral services were conducted in the Congregational church at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, REV. JACKSON officiating, the interment being at Gresham where his wife is also buried.  Mr. Bostwick was born in Camilus, N. Y., July 9th, 1805. After living many years in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota he moved to Umatilla Co., Oregon, in 1886 being then 81 years of age, but still able to do his day's work with his men.  Seven years ago his wife died and he never seemed to rally from the blow.  He was a member of the Christian church, had read the bible through 14 times and in later years longed for death.  He leaves seven children to mourn his loss; among them Mrs. GEO. S. BROWN of this city and A. E. BOSTWICK of Milton, Ores., who were present at the funeral.*Barbara Curtis


The Sprague Times, September 21,1900

   MRS. P. J. CAREY, age 26 years, died at Ellensburg on Sept. 1,1900 of heart disease and dropsy.  Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GUS HERTEL of this city attended the funeral, returning to this city last Saturday accompanied by MR. CAREY and the two young children now motherless.  Mr. Carey returned to Ellensburg this week leaving the children with their grandparents. * by Barbara Curtis


The Sprague Times, Friday, August 22,1902

   Mr. W. P. A. CRAIG, aged 78 years, died at 6 o'clock this morning after a brief illness from pneumonia.  The funeral services will be held in the Congregational church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Next week we will give a brief sketch of the life of this venerable old patriarch.



The Sprague Times, August 29, 1902.

   W. P. A. CRAIG was born in Egypt, Illinois, January 4, 1924.  Died at Sprague August 22, 1902.  His early childhood was spent in Illinois and Alabama.  At the age of seventeen he began teaching school and after a few years in this profession he entered the Rush Medical College of Chicago.   In 1850 his failing health caused him to seek a change of climate, so he started out with an ox team and crossed the plains to California, where he sought health and wealth in the gold fields.  Three years later, his health again being poor, he went to sea in an old sailing ship.  In 1854 he returned to California and was married to JANET BORLAND.  They remained in California until 1862, moving in that year to Illinois, where he resided until 1875.  Then he again came west, locating in Washington in 1885, settling in this locality, making him  one of the early settlers in this district.  His travels were quite extensive, he having visited almost every state in the Union, Central America and the West Indian Islands.  He made eight trips between San Francisco and New York, going around the Horn three times.  The other times he crossed the Isthmus of Panama, as it was before the days of railroads.  He was a kind and indulgent father and a most devoted husband.  He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, five daughters, seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. William Porter Anderson Craig obit submitted on February 21,2004 by Judy Anne Driscoll.


The Sprague Times, September 5, 1902

DIED:--On Friday, August 29, 1902, LOIS, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GRANT ROBINSON.  The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday afternoon. * by Barbara Curtis

J. W. HENDERSON            

The Sprague Times, Friday, September 8, 1899

   Mr. J. W. HENDERSON of Sprague died in Spokane, Wednesday, September 6th, after a sickness of sic or seven months. Mr. Henderson and his family came to Sprague about ten years ago from Pennsylvania, and has been a respected resident of this city since.  For the past few years he has been an employee of the Sprague Roller Mills.  He was a member of the Maccabee Lodge of Sprague and also an Odd Fellow.  The family left to fight life's battle without the guiding hand of father and husband consists of Mrs. HENDERSON, two daughters, BERTHA and MAE, and one son, MARK C., all of whom are at present living in Spokane.  The funeral takes place today at 2 o'clock.  A number of Sprague friends and brother lodgemen of Mr. Henderson went up to attend the funeral. * by Barbara Curtis


The Sprague Times, Oct 5, 1900

   MRS. AGNES LAWRENCE, aged 18 years, died at her home 12 miles northeast of Sprague last Saturday.  The funeral services were held last Tuesday and the burial took place at Harrington.  She leaves a husband and one child. * by Barbara Curtis


J.F. MILLIKEN, aged 53 years, died at his home in Gresham district last night from Heart Disease and apoplexy of the brain. The deceased was a member of the G.A.R. Davenport Post, and was highly respected in this vicinity. The Funeral will be held from the Gresham Church tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 o'clock.  The deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, all of which have the sympathy of the entire community.  - Sprague Times. (Date of death was Sept. 29, 1898, buried in Gresham Cemetery, Whitman Co, Wa. Submitted July, 2004, by George Morton


The Sprague Times, Oct 10, 1902

   HARVEY REAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE REAMS, died in the hospital at Spokane Wednesday night and was buried here this afternoon.  He had been sick for a long time and was taken to the hospital as a last resort but was unable to recover.  To the bereaved one in these now darkened homes the Times attends the sympathy of the entire community.*by Barbara Curtis

MRS. H. C. SWAIN    

Oct 26, 1900

   MRS. H. C. SWAIN , formerly of this city, died Monday evening at her home in Spokane, after a lingering illness of consumption, aged 30 years.  The deceased leaves three small children, a son and two daughters, and a husband, an engineer on the Northern Pacific railway.  The funeral took place yesterday from the family residence, 0709 Cincinnati street. * by Barbara Curtis


The Sprague Times, Oct 5, 1900

   GEORGE TRUMBLE JR., aged 24 years, died in this city on Sept. 24th of consumption.  The remains were taken to Harrington the following day for burial.  The young man had been suffering for a long time and his death was not a surprise to his relatives and friends. Submitted 2004 by Barbara Curtis


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