Spring Creek Cemetery

 

                                      Submitted by Marge Womach

 

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Spring Creek Cemetery is located in SE ¼ of SE ¼ of Sec 22 Twp 26 N Range 39, 4 miles NE of Reardan. This land was originally patented by John Surber, issued on 11-23-1891 and defined as 160 acres in the S ½ of the S ½ of Sec 22 Twp 26N Range 39. This land was owned by Fred B Barnard as shown on the 1911 Atlas. 

The basis for the tombstone listings which were used in gathering death data for this cemetery was a combination of comparisons of previous recordings by Jana Johnston in 2001, Bud and Virginia Engelhardt in 1998, Wes and Carrie Lartigue in 1974; in addition to personal recordings taken in 1999.  These names and dates were pursued to find deaths of those individuals or additional related persons who were buried here. Other identifying data, accumulated in this search,  has been retained in this file.  Some land patents were acquired to document the spatial relationship of surnames in the vicinity of the cemetery; these also are retained.

“Spring Creek Cemetery Association. Articles of Incorporation filed Oct 13, 1892. Capital Stock of $500. Corporation formed by M S Taylor, John Hamilton, Wm Childs and S Hamilton. Five Trustees: M S Taylor of Crescent; John Hamilton of Crescent; Wm Webb of Reardan; Wm Childs of Reardan; and S Hamilton of Crescent.”  (notes taken from document with Lincoln Co Auditor: 10-13-1892)


 

Angell, Kenneth William;  (b. 3-15-1992; d. 8-22-1995);  “Funeral service for Reardan’s Kenneth W Angell, 3, was held Friday last week, Aug 25, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. The Rev Mark Eide officiated. Interment was at Spring Creek Cemetery in Reardan.  Kenneth passed away Aug 22, 1995. He was born March 15, 1992, in Tacoma to James Angell and Arjean Palmer.  Kenneth is survived by his parents in Reardan; two brothers, Bryan and Gary Angell, both at the home; his grandparents, Ella Angell of Tacoma, Gary and YiDuek Angell of Reardan, and Chon Palmer and Rick Elmore of Davenport; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  8-31-1995)  “Angell, Kenneth William. Died: 8-22-1995. Birth: 3-15-1992. Never married. Father: James William Angell. Mother: Arjean Palmer. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

 

Applegate surname:  Mary B Applegate/Appleyard was born Mary B Watson about 1815. She first married Willis Cook Holman. He was born about 1811, reportedly in Fayette, KY and died about 1852 in Iowa, however, records were not located for either. “W C Holmon (sic), 37, KY; Mary B, 34; James W, 11; Samel B, 5; Montgomery, 3.” (1850 Mahaska, Iowa Census); “Mary B Holman, 45, IA; Saul P, 15; Alex M, 11; Andy J, 8; Mary A, 5.” (1860 Monroe, Mahaska Co, Iowa Census, PO Hopewell);

 

Applegate, Mary B;  (b. 1815; d.1890; m/o A J Holman);  “The Lincoln County probate #127 for Mary B Appleyard shows her date of death as Jan 15, 1890 in Lincoln County. Her heirs are shown as: James W Holman, son residing in Oregon; Samuel P K Holman, son at Gray’s Harbor; Alexander M Holman, son at Gray’s Harbor; Mary Ann Parker, daughter, and wife of W W Parker of Oregon, deceased; and Andrew J Holman, son residing in Lincoln County.”  (Notes from Lincoln Co Probates: 6-17-1890; burial confirmed by Holman relations.)

 

Avenell Land Patent:  “Patentee: Charles H Avenell. Issue Date: 7-31-1896, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  NE 32-27N-39E.”

 

Avenell Land Patent:  “Patentee: William Avenell.  Issue Date: 11-23-1891, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  SE 32-27N-39E.”

 

Avenell surname:  “Groom: R A Riffe, age 32, Residence: Mondovi. Birth: CA; Father: Winchell Raffe. Mother: Margrett Waller/Walker. Bride:  Floy Avenell. Age 24, Residence: Reardan. Birthplace: Worth Co, MO. Father: William Avenell. Mother: Alisabeth Surber. Officiant: J E Pershall, minister. Witnesses: C H Avenell and Alice Avenell. Marriage: Aug 6, 1899, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Return: year is barely legible).  “Lizzie I Avenell. Died: 15 Feb 1913, age 32, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: W S Hilts. Mother: Cora Thompson.” (WA State Death Records: probable wife of Geo W Avenell);  William Avenell was of English birth. He served as a US soldier during the Mexican and Civil Wars; he was in the  battles of Gettysburg, Bull Run, and Shiloh. Mrs. Thornbrue's mother was Elizabeth Avenell.

 

Avenell, Elizabeth;  (b. 1835; d. 1925);  “Elizabeth S Avenell. Died: 13 May 1925, aged 89 yrs 10 mos 21 days, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Joe Surber. Mother: Unknown. Spouse: not shown.” (WA Death Records: State File #2022254); “Groom: William Avenell. Bride: Elizabeth Surber. Marriage Date: May 12, 1853, Warren Co, Illinois.” (Illinois Marriages: Warren County Auditor); Elizabeth Surber was born in Morral, Shelby Co, IN, although some census records reflect Illinois. The known children  born to William and Elizabeth Avenell:  Charles (b. abt 1860); James E (1868, MO); George W (b. 6-02-1871, Grant City, Worth Co, MO) and Floye.

 

Avenell, William; b. 5-25-1825; d. 2-02-1906; h/o Elizabeth; served in both the Mexican and Civil War. {William and Elizabeth Avenell appear on the Lincoln County Census of 1887 at which time their household consisted of:  William, 62, born England; wife Elizabeth, 52, born IN; and three children born in MO: J, 19; G W, 17; and F, 12. Son Charles, born about 1860, appeared on the 1892 Lincoln Co census, at which time he was married and had one son. “William Avenell. Regiment Origin: Missouri. Regiment Name: 1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers, Co. A, B. Rank: Private” (US Civil War Soldiers: Union.)}

 

Barnard, Burton L; (b. 1894; d. 1964; shared with Etta L).  {Edit: “Harl Burton Barnard. Birth: 28 April 1919, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Burton Barnard. Mother: Dorris Carpenter.” (WA State Birth Records)};  Burton L Barnard was born in Davison Co, SD, May 20, 1894, son of Fred B Barnard and Julia Beall Barnard. Burton married twice: Dorris Frances Carpenter on June 18, 1918 in Hamilton, MT. They had three children: David B, Harl B, and Beth Lee. Burton married Etta Leola Emley on 10-12-1941. “Burton L Barnard. Died: 29 Oct 1964, Twin Falls, Idaho Co, Idaho. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA, Located 4 miles north of Reardan near Highway #231.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);  “Funeral service for Burton L Barnard, 70, resident of Reardan since childhood, was held Monday in the Reardan Presbyterian church. He died near Twin Falls, Idaho, last Thursday when stricken by a heart attack while he was enroute to a national convention in City, NJ.  Born in Ethan, SD, in 1894, Burton L Barnard moved to Reardan as a child with his parents, the late Mr and Mrs Fred B Barnard. After graduating from high school in 1915, he operated a ranch for many years.  In 1932, he founded an insurance company in Reardan and four years later became a district manager for the Grange Insurance association for Lincoln and Spokane counties. He was elected to the board of directors the same year, became president of the Mayflower Corp in Seattle, and in 1958 was elected president of the Rocky Mountain Fire company of Great Falls, MT.  In 1959, after merger of the Mayflower Insurance Exchange and the Rocky Mountain Fire Insurance company, he became president of the Rocky Mountain Fire and Casualty company in Seattle… A lifelong member of the Presbyterian church, he followed his father as an elder on the session. He was a charter member of Spring Creek Grange, charter member of Reardan Lions Club, member of Reardan Lodge No. 146 since 1926. He had served as a school board member, on the city council and as town mayor for Reardan.  The past several years he had resided in Seattle weekdays and commuted to his Reardan home week ends.  Surviving are his wife, Etta, at home; two sons, Harl B Barnard, Clovis, New Mexico; and D Berne Barnard, Reardan; two daughters, Mrs Phillip (Beth) Krause, Creston, Mrs Don (Tessabelle) Bullock, Fayetteville, North Carolina; and ten grandchildren.  The Rev Gordon Cramer officiated at the service. Vocal soloist was Fred Owen of Tacoma and Dolores Mahoney was organist.  A graveside service was conducted by Reardan Lodge No. 146. Honorary pall bearers were Alva Brooks, Adolphe Carstens, Ralph Frisk, G E Swanson, Erwin Landfeldt, Lester Ahern, all Reardan. Active pall bearers were Ralph Owen, Seattle; Bud Van Horn, Lummi Island; Lewis McKay, Anacortes; Virgil Rux, George Zwainz and George Wynecoop, all of Reardan.  It was estimated that the service was attended by 450 people including many who came from adjoining states.” (Davenport Times: 11-05-1964)

 

Barnard, David Berne; b. 1923 (shared stone with Doris); married 1945. 

 

Barnard, Doris Nielson; {b. 1925; d. 1996.} “Graveside service for Doris M (Nielson) Barnard of Cheney, WA, and Mesa, AZ, was held Wednesday morning this week at Spring Creek Cemetery in Reardan.  A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Ladd Bjorneby, followed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cheney. Mrs Barnard died March 15 in Scottsdale, AZ. She was 70.  She was born on June 2, 1925 in  Spokane to Rudy and Esther Nielson. She graduated from school with her future husband in 1942. She and Berne Barnard were married on Dec 2, 1945, after he returned from serving in WW II.  The Barnards spent their first 15 years together raising three children on her parents’ farm north of Reardan. They moved into Reardan in 1963 and then in 1966 moved to Cheney.  Mrs Barnard was employed as a secretary for the Cheney School District.... She retired from her secretarial job in 1986.... Mrs Barnard is survived by her husband of 50 years, D Berne Barnard of Mesa; three children, Cheryl and Mick August of Bow, WA; David and Paula Barnard of Arlington; and Julie and Rod Powell of Pasco; 6 grandchildren...; one sister, Helen (Margie) Rosenlund of Spokane; her father, Rudolph Nielson of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Nielson, in 1986.”  (Dav. Times: 3-21-1996)  “Funeral for David Roger Barnard, 55, a former Reardan resident, was Dec 22 at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA, where Mr Barnard made his home.  He died Dec 19 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born March 5, 1948, in Spokane, he was the son of Berne and Doris Barnard, who resided in Reardan and Cheney. He graduated from Reardan High School and WSU.  He was preceded in death by his mother. He leaves his wife of 31 years, Paula (Fuglsby); a daughter, Krista, and son, Daniel; his father, Berne (and Dody) Barnard, of Mesa, AZ; two sisters, Julie Powell and Cheryl August; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.” (Davenport Times: 12-25-2003)

 

Barnard, Etta L;  (b. 1897; d. 1970; w/o Burton L Barnard).  “Etta L Barnard. Died: 12 June 1970, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA.”  (WA State Death Index: Certificate #014512); “Etta Leola Barnard. Died: 6-12-1970, Spokane. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);

 

Barnard, Fred B; {b. 10-02-1871; d. 7-13-1956; (shared with Julia).} “C H Blake residing six miles north of Reardan on Saturday sold his ranch containing 276 acres to Fred B Barnard of South Dakota for $5,000.  Mr Blake will move to Almira where he has property interests.” (LCT: 9-08-1903) “Fred Burton Barnard. Died: 13 July 1956, age 84, Spokane, WA. Father: Benjamin Bernard. Mother: Fannie Davis.” (WA State Death Record: File #2033622); 

 

Barnard, Julia Beal;  (b. 8-26-1872; d. 4-30-1963; w/o Fred B).  {Edit: Julia A Beal was born Aug 26, 1872 in Green City, MO. She was married to Fred Burton Barnard on March 15, 1893 in Davison Co, SD. Three known children were born to Fred and Julia: Burton L (1894), Ina Frances (1896), and Gladys E (1901).  “Julia Barnard. Died: 4-30-1963, Lincoln. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);  “Funeral services for Mrs Julia Barnard, widow of the late Fred B Barnard, were held at the Reardan Presbyterian church on Thursday, May 2 at 3 p.m.  Julia Beall was born near Green City, MO, Aug 26, 1872, and came with her parents at an early age to the territory of South Dakota where she spent her childhood and early womanhood.  She married Mr Barnard March 15, 1893 at Ethan, SD.  They farmed near Ethan and later near Mt Vernon, S Dakota, until they moved with their family to a farm north of Reardan in March 1904. Here they farmed until 1930 when they moved to Reardan. Mr Barnard passed away July 13, 1956. Mrs Barnard continued living in Reardan until August 1959 when she retired to a nursing home in Wilbur where she passed away April 3090, 1963. She was an active member and staunch worker in the Reardan Presbyterian church until poor health forced her to lead a more inactive life.  Mrs Barnard is survived by one son, Burton L of Reardan, two daughters, Mrs Thomas (Ina) Landreth, Espanola; Mrs Vance (Gladys) Davidson, Wilbur; 8 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one sister, two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Rev Raymond W Moody officiated. Mrs Dolores Mahoney was organist and Mrs Wiley Hayden of Wilbur sang. Six grandsons: Berne Barnard, Quintin Landreth, Robert Davidson, Phillip Krause, Fred Merrill and Robert Zwainz were pall bearers. Burial was in Spring Creek Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur were entrusted with her last rites.” (Davenport Times: 5-09-1963)

 

Bell, Bess E McDougall Miller:  see listing as Bess Miller. 

 

Bentley Land Patent:  “Patentees: Calvin W H Bentley, Margaret J Bentley. Issue Date: 1-26-1891, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. NW 14-26N-39E.”

 

Bentley Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Gilbert B Bentley. Issue Date: 3-05-1891, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  SE 34-25N-39.”

 

Bentley Land Patent:  “Patentee: James A Bentley. Issue Date: 1-27-1890, Spokane Land Office. 153.51 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. Parts in 18-26N-39E.”

 

Bentley, Alma A; b. 1882;  d. 1967.  “Alma Bentley. Died: 15 Aug 1967. Birth: 22 Nov 1881. Last Residence: Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);

 

Bentley, C W H;  {b. 5-16-1832; d. 7-07-1888; h/o MJ. Sgt. Co E 42nd MO Infantry.}  “Sherman Bentley was born in Sullivan County, Missouri, on April 10, 1865, being the son of C W H and Margaret J (Black) Bentley, natives of Ohio.  The father moved from Ohio to Indiana when young and was there married. Then he went to Missouri, in which place he turned his attention to farming. In 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 42nd Missouri Infantry, and served throughout the entire war, doing the duties of a soldier in a faithful and brave manner.  His death occurred in Lincoln County, on July 7, 1888.”  (History of Big Bend: 1904) “John Wesley Bentley, who dwells seven miles north from Reardan, was born in Putnam County, Missouri, on Aug 4, 1875, being the son of Calvin W H and Margaret J Bentley, natives of Indiana. The father was a veteran of the Civil War and died several years since. He came to Washington in 1882, bringing his family and settling on the ranch that our subject now holds. He was a prominent and very influential man and the GAR post in Reardan was named in his honor.” (History of Big Bend: 1904)  “Calvin Bentley, Groom.  Margaret Jane Black, Bride. Marriage: 20 March 1856, Decatur Co, IN.” (Marriage Records Index 1852-1878, Book H, Page 271); “C W H Bentley, 48, OH; Margret J, 43; James A, 20; Milton S, 17; Sherman S, 15; Edgar P, 12; Joshua A, 9; John W, 4.” (1880 Lincoln, Putnam Co, MO census);  “CWH, 53, OH; M J, 48, IN; J A, 25, MO, male; __, 23, MO, male; J A, 13, MO, male; J W, 7, MO, male.” (1885 Lincoln Co Census); “CWH, 55, OH; M J, 50, IN; WIW, 22, MO, male; J A, 16, MO, male; J W, 12, MO, male.” (1887 Lincoln Co Census);  “M J Bentley, 55, IN; J F, Male, 20, MO; J W, Male, 16, MO.” (1892 Lincoln Co Census; showing that C W H Bentley is not with the family having died 7-07-1888, no death record obtained).

 

Bentley, Edgar P;  b. 8-12-1868;  d. 4-29-1884; (son of CWH & MJ). 

 

Bentley, Grace C McDougall;  b. 1-24-1869;  d. 12-29-1892; w/o James A.  “J A Bentley, male, 34, MO; Grace, 21, KS; Alta, female, 2, WA; M, female, 1, WA.” (Data from 1892 Lincoln Co Census) {Edit: In addition to these two children, Grace and James Alexander Bentley were the parents of little Nellie, who died Feb 5, 1887; Grace apparently gave birth in October of 1891 to her daughter, Mary Margaret, shown as age 1 on the 1892 census.  “Groom: Frank Archer Lauson/Lanson, 22, residing Reardan, born Roberts County, SD. Father: James F Lanson/Lauson, born Hutchins Co, MN. Mother: Della Spearbeck, born Cole Co, MN. Bride: Mary Margaret Bentley, 17, residing Reardan, born Lincoln Co, WA. Occupation: Clerk, Dry Goods Store. Father: James A Bentley, born MO; Mother: Grace McDougal, born Nebraska. Marriage: Oct 7, 1908, at Spokane, WA. Officiant: Henry L Kennan, Judge Superior Court, Spokane, WA. Witnesses: Rolla C Harbord and E F Crawford.” (Spokane County Auditor: License #7026; Marriage Certificate Statistical Particulars); James A Bentley and Grace McDougal were married Oct 22, 1885 with the marriage recorded in Lincoln Co, WA. The certificate was not located in spite of modest effort.} “J A Bently, 29, MO; Gussie Bently, 20, KS.” (1889 WA Territorial Census);  “License Date: Oct 8, 1897. Groom: James A Bentley, age 37, second marriage; residing Spokane; born Missouri, farmer. Father: C W H Bentley. Mother: Margaret Black. Bride: Idie M Coble, age 19, residing Spokane, born Kansas. Father: Christopher Coble. Mother: Ellen Carey. Marriage: Oct 10, 1897, residence of Chris Coble, Spokane Co, WA. Witnesses: Joshua (illegible) Bentley, Crescent, WA; Flora Bentley, Crescent, WA. Officiant: Joshua Gray, VDM.” (Marriage Return #985); Birth records were found in Spokane County for Alvin Clyde Bentley (1915), Charles Alfred Bentley (1901) and Elmer Murl Bentley (1917) showing James Alexander Bentley and Ida May Coble as parents; however this was not a thorough search. James A Bentley was born 17 August 1859 in Unionville, MO and died in Spokane, WA on 21 Sept 1950 at the age of 91. “Archibald McDougal, 36; Mary, 29; John 13; Daniel, 10; Archibald, 8; James, 7; Mary 4; Grace, 2.” (1870 Sarpy Co, Nebraska census).

 

Bentley, Jimmie M;  {b. 1891; d. 4-12-1898; s/o SS & ME Bentley.}  “To Mr and Mrs (Sherman S) Bentley, the following children have been born: Lola E, James M, deceased, Iva M, Cora E, Ralph S, and Ruth E.” (History of Big Bend: 1904)  “James M Bentley. Died: 12 April 1898, age 7, at 308 Sprague Ave, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Residence: Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Sherman Bentley, born MO; Mother: M Warren, born MO.” (WA State Death Records). 

 

Bentley, Margaret J Black;  {b. 3-17-1837; d. 5-02-1919; w/o CWH; mother. } “Sherman Bentley was born in Sullivan County, Missouri, on April 10, 1865, being the son of C W H and Margaret J (Black) Bentley, natives of Ohio.”  (History of Big Bend: 1904) “Margaret J Bentley. Died: 2 May 1919, age 83, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Warren Black. Mother: Rebecca Patrick. Spouse: Calvin Bentley.” (WA State Death Records: File #1992658);  Eight children of Calvin W H and Margaret J Bentley have been identified: Anna Issadora (1857), James Alexander (1859), Milton S (1862), Sherman Sheridan (1865), Permenna (female, 1867), Edgar P (1868), Joshua F (1871) and John Wesley (1875).

 

Bentley, Mary E Warren;  b. 1862; d. 1922.  “Mary F Bentley. Died: 9 Oct 1922, age 55, Otis Orchard, Spokane Co, WA. Father: James Warren. Mother: Susie Nunn. Spouse: S S Bentley.” (WA State Death Records);

 

Bentley, Minnie M;  {b. 1897; d. 1904; d/o Mr & Mrs JW.}  “To Mr and Mrs (John Wesley) Bentley, five children have been born, whose names and ages are as follows: Edith, seven; Minnie, deceased and aged six; Calvin, four; Bert, three; and John, one.” (History of Big Bend: 1904)    

 

Bentley, Nellie I;  d. 2-05-1887; 1 yr 3 mos 28 days; d/o James A & Grace Bentley. {This would then make Nellie’s birth as 10-07-1885; one family report shows: Nellie I Bentley was born Jan 6, 1886 and died Feb 5, 1888. This conflict was not resolved. The family of James Bentley was not found on the 1887 census for Lincoln County.}

 

Bentley, Sherman S;  {b. 1865; d. 1964 (On one stone: Bentley, Sherman S; Alma A, Mary E, Jimmie & Iva M Stevens.).} “Sherman S Bentley resides about seven miles north from Reardan, where he has rented a wheat farm. He owns property in the town of Reardan and also owns land on the Spokane River. His attention is devoted principally to stock, raising mostly hogs, and to general farming and he is one of the prosperous men of the section.  Sherman Bentley was born in Sullivan County, Missouri, on April 10, 1865, being the son of C W H and Margaret J (Black) Bentley, natives of Ohio.  The father moved from Ohio to Indiana when young and was there married. Then he went to Missouri, in which place he turned his attention to farming. In 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 42nd Missouri Infantry, and served throughout the entire war, doing the duties of a soldier in a faithful and brave manner.  His death occurred in Lincoln County, on July 7, 1888.  Our subject received his education in the schools of Missouri and when sixteen, it being 1882, he came with his parents across the plains in a prairie schooner, landing in Walla Walla in the fall.  They journeyed thence direct to Lincoln County and settled on a homestead. He labored at home until twenty-two and was then married, Mary E Warren becoming his wife.  Mrs Bentley’s father was James Warren, one of the earliest pioneers in the Reardan country.  To Mr and Mrs Bentley, the following children have been born: Lola E, James M, deceased, Iva M, Cora E, Ralph S, and Ruth E.  Fraternally, Mr Bentley is affiliated with the IOOF.  He has been closely identified with the interests of Lincoln County in the earliest days and is known as a substantial and enterprising citizen.”  (History of Big Bend-1904) {Edit: Another son, Lawrence R Bentley was born in 1908.} Sherman S and Mary E Bentley appeared on the 1892 census with two children, L E, a daughter, and J M, a son. The next name on the census was a Warren family, presumably Mrs Bentley’s parents and brother, J M Warren, 48, MO; S C, female, 47, VA; C S, male, 27, MO.

 

Blake, Ara Holman;  {b. 2-21-1875; d. 8-25-1899; w/o C H Blake.} “Blake, Ava/Ara.  Died: Aug 25, 1899, at Spring Creek, age 24 years. Married. Birth: IL. Father: Geo W Holman, born PA; Mother: A S Swisher, b. PA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Death Return) {Edit:  C H Blake was shown to be the Reardan livery man in 1897, per news items.}

 

Bowen Land Patent:  “Patentee: William W Bowen. Issue Date: 4-14-1891, Spokane Land Office. 120 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  N ½ NW and NWNE 22-26N-39E.”

 

Bowen, Charlie A;  {b. 11-18-1887; d. 9-03-1889; 1 yr 8 mos 15 days; s/o William W & Nancy A.}  “William Bowen  was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Setters of Reardan in 1886 and to this union came four children: Charles, who was accidentally drowned at the age of two, Ira W of Portland, Glenn E of Whittier, CA, and Walter of this community.” (excerpt from William’s obit in Reardan Gazette: 6-05-1930)

 

Brooks, Alva E (added);  “Alva E Brooks. His home Reardan , WA . Father of Mrs Richard Paul, Reardan. Grandfather of Susan and Tom Harris, both Seattle, Rosa Marie Paul, Reardan; Brother of Mrs A C Nessly, Deer Park ; 2 nieces and one nephew. A member of the Baptist Church . A resident of Reardan for the last 80 years. Funeral services will be held Friday Feb 6, 11 a.m. in the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. The Rev Phillip Falk officiating. Burial services Friday, Feb 6, 1 p.m. at Spring Creek Cemetery .” (Spokesman Review: 2-05-1970)  

 

Brooks, Rosamond A;  b. 1898; d. 1963.  “Groom: Alva E Brooks. Residence: Deep Creek. Age 23. White, single, first marriage. Birthplace: Spokane County. Farmer. Father: William Brooks, born MO. Mother: Elvira Gray, born OH. Bride: Rosamond Bell, residing Deep Creek, age 16. White, single, first marriage, Birthplace: Lincoln County. Father: Howard Bell, born Iowa. Mother: Elizabeth Williams, born KS. Marriage: 18 Nov 1914. Witness: Mrs A C Nessly and Mr A C Nessly. Officiant: Minister, (not legible), of Spokane.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Certificate of Marriage, Statistical particulars; filed Nov 27, 1914); “Rosamond A Brooks. Died: 3-15-1963, Spokane, WA. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health: Burial Permit);  “Funeral services for Mrs Rosamond Brooks were held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev Gottlieb Schmitt officiating. Burial was at Spring Creek Cemetery with the Hazen-Jaeger funeral home in charge.  Mrs Brooks, a lifetime resident of Reardan, died March 15 in a Spokane hospital, following an illness of several months. She was born at Reardan March 10, 1898, to the late Mr and Mrs Howard E Bell. On Nov 18, 1914, she married Alva E Brooks, who survives at the home. They farmed north of Reardan where they made their home until the time of her death. Mrs Brooks was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran church, and charter member of Spring Creek Grange.  Survivors besides her widow are two daughters, Mrs Richard A (Lorraine) Paul, Reardan; Mrs Edward F (Marjorie) Harris, Spokane. Three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews (also survive).  The pass bearers were Berne Barnard, Vernon Carstens, Larry Landreth, Bill Paul, Jack Mann and Bob Zwainz.” (Davenport Times:  5-21-1963) 

 

Burnette, A J; no dates.  [see probate #1050 in 1908 for Andrew J Burnett; did not view] “Andrew Jackson Burnett. Died: Jan 28, 1908, age 68, Sprague, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records: burial not investigated; no record at Lincoln Co Health.)

 

Burrows, Lulu E Landreth:  See Landreth. 

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Spring Creek Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County

Washington, submitted  May 05, 2009 by Marge Womach.

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