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.  See more information about the cemetery on Page A



Capps Land Patent:  “Patentee: William H Capps.  Issue Date: 3-29-1894, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  NW 10-25N-39E.”


Capps Land Patent:  “Patentee: John Stanford Capps. Issue Date: 12-01-1891, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 10-25N-39E.”


Capps Land Patent:  “Patentee:  George W Capps.  Issue Date: 11-23-1891, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. Parts 10-25N-39E.”


Capps, Mary R; (b. 1862; d. 1941).  “Mary Capps. Died: 23 April 1941, age 78, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: John Reynolds. Mother: Nancy Kid. Spouse: William Capps.” (WA State Death Records). 


Capps, Wm Henry;  {b. 1858; d. 1939; (h/o Mary R).} “William Henry Capps is a native of Yolo County, California. He now resides one mile north from Reardan, on a farm of one hundred and eighty-five acres, which has been his home place for nearly twenty years.  The farm is devoted to grain raising and pasture and he handles considerable stock together with his other work.  He has come to be one of the influential and respected citizens of this country, with the distinction of having assisted with the worthy band of pioneers to open up this fertile region.  William H Capps was born on May 6, 1858. His parents, J S and Elizabeth (Morris) Capps, were pioneers to Lincoln County and are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  The earlier days of Mr Capps’ life were spent in California and he remained with his father until twenty-one, then worked out at various occupations in the northern part of his native state until 1882, when he went to Nevada, taking up the stock business. From there, he came to Lincoln County, Washington, taking a homestead where he now resides.  He has added more by purchase since and has improved the farm until it is one of the valuable and desirable ones of the county.  In 1890, in Reardan, Mr Capps married Miss Mary, daughter of J Q and Nancy (Kidd) Reynolds, natives of North Carolina. The father came to Missouri in early day and from there in 1888, journeyed with his family to Lincoln County.  He was a veteran of the Civil War. Mrs Reynolds died several years since.  Mrs Capps was born in Missouri. Mr Capps came to this country with very little means and has gained his present holding by his industry since.  With excellent practical judgment, he has decided that the Big Bend country is one of the best sections to be found in the west, and has become one of the substantial and respected men in his precinct. He is a member of the IOOF and past grand.” (History of Big Bend-1904, p. 405)   “William Henry Capps. Died; 19 Oct 1939, age 80, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: John S Capps. Mother: Elizabeth Morris. Spouse: Mary R Capps.” (WA State Death Records). 


Carson, Infant,   Mar 21, 1897

The two year old child of Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Carson of Crescent Park died Friday evening. The funeral will be held from the residence today. Interment will be at Spring Creek Cemetery. (Spokane ___ )  


Carstens surname:  1902 Lincoln Co Census

Carstens, Claus; male, 65, Germany, married, farmer

Carstens, A E; fem, 57, Germany, married


Carstens, Baby;  d. 9-26-1900; Baby of C B & EE. 


Carstens, Charles E;  b. d. 2-20-1898; 2 mos 20 days; s/o HD & MA Carstens. 


Carstens, son of HD:   “The two year old child of Mr & Mrs H D Carson of Crescent Park died Friday evening. The funeral will be held from the residence today. Interment will be at Spring Creek Cemetery.” (Spokane ___: 3-21-1897 )


Cauvel Land Patent:  “Patentee: Howard L Cauvel.  Issue Date: 3-05-1891, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. NE 24-21N-36E.”


Cauvel, Charles W; b. 3-19-1873; d. 6-19-1957; Father; (shared with Margaret).  “Charles Wellington Cauvel. Died: 19 June 1957, age 84, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: John Cauvel. Mother: Matilda Ketner.” (WA State Death Records); “Charles Willington Cauvel. Died: 6-19-1957. Birth: 3-19-1873. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Lincoln Co, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);


Cauvel, Margaret B;  b. 11-12-1876; d. 8-23-1918; Mother.  “Margaret Cauvel. Died: 23 Aug 1918, aged 41 yrs 9 mos 11 days, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Nicolas Yard. Mother: Sarah Tinsman. Spouse: C W Cauvel.” (WA Death Records: State File #1992510);


Childs Land Patent: “Patentee: William H Childs. Issue Date: 6-28-1890, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 28-26N-39E.”


Childs surname: Lincoln Co Superior Court’s Probate Index shows files for the following members of the Childs family, with approximate year filed, and file number:  Edward W, 1905, #766; Edwin B, 1937, #3794; Harrison, 1896, #316; Jennie E, 1907, #956; John E, 1970, #7150; Kate C, 1934, #3433; Lillie B, 1967, #6900; Susan, 1963, #6529; W N, 1971, #7273; and Wm H, 1935, #3544.  “Harrison Childs. Estate filed 31 Aug 1897. Died: Dec 1896 (in one affidavit) 9 Jan 1897, age 77 (in second filing) in Lincoln Co. Property owned in Sections 31 and 32 of Twp 28 Range 32. Heirs: Edwin, Wm O, and Wesley of Hesseltine; Martin and Frank of Spokane; Charles of PA; Marion Swobe in Salt Lake City, Utah.” (notes from Lincoln Co Probate #316; burial not located).


Childs, Edith H;  b. 1914. d. 7-06-2007); (shared stone with Wm L) “Edith H Childs. Davenport.—Funeral for Edith H Childs, 93, a former Davenport resident, is scheduled today (Thursday) at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport . Pastor Duane Anderson is the officiant. Concluding service and vault interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery in Reardan. Mrs Childs died July 6 in Spokane .  She was born on Feb 15, 1914 in Japan . Her family moved to Hawaii where she attended school. She met and married Leonard Childs of Davenport in Honolulu in 1934. They moved in 1935 to the farm east of Davenport where they lived and farmed until they retired in 1977. Two years after his death in 1989, she moved to a new home in The Academy in Spokane . She belonged to St Luke’s Lutheran Church and the Mondovi Grange and was active in the Zion Lutheran Women’s Association. A brother and sister also preceded her in death. She leaves a son, Ron Childs (and Ratree) of Nine Mile Falls; three daughters, Kay Sewell of Kennesaw, GA, Sandra Higgins and Linda Dilley-Healam, both of Spokane; nine grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; a brother, Henry Mizumoto of Pearl City, Hawaii; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 7-12-2007)


Childs, Edward W;  {b. 1859; d. 1905.}  “Childs, E W.  Died: Jan 23, 1905; age: 46 yrs. Cert #286.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death register)   


Childs, Floyd E; b. 1914; d. 1966.  “Floyd E Childs. Died: 17 Nov 1966, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #025424)  “A funeral service for Floyd Earle Childs was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Nov 19 at 1 p.m.  Floyd was born at Reardan Aug 28, 1914. He was a graduate of Reardan High School. He worked at Coulee Dam during the time the dam was being constructed. For a time he served as a Mobile Home Park manager. His last position was that of elementary school custodian. He and his wife came to Davenport from Vista, CA, in September. He underwent surgery in Spokane on Sept 28. He passed away at the local hospital on Nov 17 at 12:30 a.m.  Burial was at the Spring Creek Cemetery north of Reardan. Pastor M A P Keller of Zion Lutheran church had charge of the funeral services.  Survivors include: His wife Clara, his parents, Mr and Mrs William Childs, one brother, Leonard of Davenport, and many other friends and relatives.” (Davenport Times: 11-24-1966)


Childs, Henrietta H;  b. 8-03-1882; d. 11-17-1887; Aged 5 yrs 3 mos 14 days; d/o Wm H & Kate C; (shared with Mildred P). 


Childs, Henrietta Munn; {b. 1832; d. 1922.} “Henrietta I Childs.  The  remains of Mrs Henrietta I Childs, who died at Almira on Nov 5th, was interred Monday at Spring Creek Cemetery.  Mrs Childs was 90 years and 8 months of age at the time of her death.  She came to Washington in 1902 from New York City. The surviving children are W H Childs of Spokane, actively engaged in business in Reardan; Pauline Childs of Almira; Mrs I Phillips of New York.  Also nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, in the families of John E Childs, W N Childs and Harry King, all of Reardan, Don Clark of Spokane, Mrs W B Templeton of Rockport, Wash., and J Staykoff of Spokane.” (Reardan Gazette: 11-09-1922)   “Henry Ietta Childs. Female. Died: 5 Nov 1922, age 90, Almira, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Benjamin Munn. Mother: Deborah Johnes. Spouse: Edward Childs.” (WA State Death Records);


Childs, John Edward; b. 1887; d. 1970; (shared with Susan).  “John Childs. Died: Feb 1970. Birth: 7 May 1887. Last Residence: Reardan, WA.” (SS Death Index);  “John E Childs. Died: 2-12-1970. Birth: 5-07-1887, Reardan, WA. Widowed. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);  “John E Childs, 82, retired farmer and life long resident of this area died in the Seattle Providence Hospital Feb 12.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. The Rev Rudolph Gilbert of the Unitarian Church of Spokane officiated. Interment was in the Spring Creek Cemetery.  He was born north of Reardan May 7, 1887, on the farm of his parents, the late Mr and Mrs W H Childs, pioneers…” (damaged copy of Davenport Times: 2-19-1970)


Childs, Kate C Hamilton;  {b. 1865; d. 1933; Mother.}  “Then on Nov 10, 1881, he (Wm H Childs) married Kate Hamilton, a native of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and quit the range.  Her father, Samuel H, was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio, then to Kansas where he joined the Fifth Kansas Cavalry at the beginning of the war. He was discharged in 1863, on account of disability and later came across the plains to Lincoln county, where he died in 1901.  Mr and Mrs Childs are the parents of five children, John, Kate, William, Emila and Nina.” (History of Big Bend-1904)  “Kate Childs. Died: 3 April 1933, age 67, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Samuel H Hamilton. Mother: Mary Brunton. Spouse: William H Childs.” (WA State Death Records);


Childs, Mildred P;  b. 7-01-1885; d. 11-16-1887; 2 yrs 4 mos 5 days; d/o William & Kate. 


Childs, Pauline A;  b. 1853; d. 1929.  “Pauline A Childs. Died: 30 Nov 1929, age 76, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Edward Childs. Mother: Henretta Munn.” (WA State Death Records);


Childs, Ruth; b. 1891; d. 1983);  “Funeral services for Ruth Childs, 91, were held here Feb 16 and interment was at Spring Creek Cemetery near Reardan for the long-time Lincoln County resident.  She died Feb 13, 1983 in Lincoln Nursing Home and was reared in Lewiston, Idaho. She moved to Lincoln County in the early 1900s and in 1909 she married William N Childs. They farmed north of Reardan until 1935 when they moved to a farm east of Davenport.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1971 and by one son, Floyd, in 1966.  Survivors include a son, Leonard, and his wife, Edith, of Davenport; four grandchildren, Kay Sewall, Marathon, FL, Sandra Higgins, Anchorage, Alaska, Ron Childs of Seattle, and Linda Dilley of Spokane; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church here and Mondovi Grange.” (Davenport Times:  2-24-1983) “Ruth Childs. Died: 2-13-1983, Davenport, WA. Father: William Timmons. Mother: Mary Anderson. Widowed: William N Childs. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Childs, Susan; b. 1885; d. 1963.  “Susan (Mrs John) Childs.  d. 9-15-63, 78, heart attack; Spring Creek-Reardan.  By: John P O’Brien.”  (Davenport Catholic Ledger); “Susan Childs. Died: 9-15-1963. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit);  “Requiem Mass for Mrs Susan Childs was held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the St Michaels Catholic Church in Reardan with the Rev John O’Brien officiating. Rosary services were Wednesday. Interment was at Spring Creek Cemetery with Hazen-Jaeger Funeral Home in charge.  Mrs Childs died at a Spokane hospital Sunday evening following an illness of only a few hours from a heart condition. She attended her church in the morning and was stricken early in the afternoon and taken to the hospital where she died minutes later.  Born in Dakota, Wisconsin, she came west with her parents locating at Reardan. She married John E Childs Nov 24, 1911 who survives at the home. She was a member of the St Michael Catholic church, Spring Creek Grange and the Neighbors of Woodcraft.  Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs Mildred Greifendorff, son-in-law, Ottis Greifendorff, grandson John Greifendorff of Seattle and numerous nieces and nephews. The pass bearers were R A McClure, V C McClure, B L Flood, George J Hein, Nelson Raymer and Verne Denson of Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 9-19-1963) 


Childs, William H; {b. 1856; d. 1928; Father; (shared with Kate C).}  “William H Childs was born at Saratoga Springs, New York, on June 17, 1856. His parents were Edward and Henrietta (Munn) Childs, natives of New York and Rhode Island, respectively. William H received his education in New York and when fifteen came to Lawrence, Kansas, and for twelve years thereafter was riding the range in Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oregon and Washington. Then on Nov 10, 1881, he married Kate Hamilton, a native of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and quit the range. Mr and Mrs Childs are the parents of five children, John, Kate, William, Emila and Nina.  Mr Childs took a pre-emption on Crescent Prairie in 1880 and since that time has constantly given his attention to farming and he has certainly made a magnificent success of his labors in this country.” (History of Big Bend: 1904)   “William H Childs. Died: 30 June 1928, age 72, Deer Lake, Stevens Co, WA. Father: Edward Childs. Mother: Heneretta Munn. Spouse: Kate Childs.” (WA State Death Records);  “William H Childs. Probate File #3544. Filing Date: not obtained. Died: 30 June 1928, Stevens Co, WA. File contains “Last Will” date Jan 24, 1921. Heirs: Kate C Childs, 63, Spokane, surviving spouse, petitioner and executrix. Son, John E Childs, Reardan. Son, William N Childs, Reardan. Daughter: Katie T Templeton, Spokane; Emilie N King, Reardan; and Nina M Luther, Spokane.  Real Estate: All of Sec 21 T 26 R 39; portions of 28-26-39; portions of 29-27-39; All of Block 5 in Town of Reardan; Lot 9 Block 20, Alta Vista Addition, Spokane. 1925 Dodge Car.  Loans to son and others amounting to over $8,000. Stocks, itemized. ‘First I direct that Unitarian funeral services be held for me and that my body be cremated and the ashes given to my wife, Kate C Childs for such disposition as she may deem wise…’ Secondly, executrix is wife; 3rd, $5 to each child, residue of estate to wife, etc. No neat receipts in file, approximately 20 pages to file.” (Lincoln Co Superior Court Notes: File #3544)


Childs, William L;  b. 1912; d. 1989; (shared with Edith).  “William L Childs. Died: 19 June 1989. Birth: 1 July 1912. Last Residence: Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index); “William Leonard Childs. Died: 6-19-1989. Birth: 7-01-1912, WA. Spouse: Edith Haruye Mizumoto. Father: William N Childs. Mother: Ruth Timmons. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);   “William Leonard Childs of Davenport died June 19, 1989 in Davenport’s Lincoln Hospital. He was 76. Mr Childs was born July 1, 1912 in Reardan to Bill and Ruth Childs.  He graduated from Reardan High School May 22, 1929. He served in the US Army’s Battery ‘D’ 55th Coast Artillery from Sept 1931 to 1935 and was stationed at Fort Ruger in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He married Edith Haruye Mizumoto in Honolulu on Sept 17, 1934. The couple returned to Davenport in July 1935. Mr Childs farmed with his father. He took over the farm in 1937 and continued to farm until his retirement in 1977. The couple continued to reside at the farm.  Mr Childs was a member of the Davenport Gun Club, the National Rifle Association and was a certified instructor of the Hunter Safety Education Program. He was a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, a 55-year member of the Mondovi Grange, and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.  Survivors include his wife, Edith, of the home; four children, Kay Sewell of Everett, Sandra Higgins, Ron Childs and Linda Dilley, all of Spokane; 9 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Services will be held today, June 22, at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport. Pastor David Daugs will officiate. Burial will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan.  Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times: 6-22-1989)


Childs, William N;  b. 1889; d. 1971; (shared with Ruth).  “William Noble Childs. Died: 3-04-1971, Davenport, WA. Father: William H Childs. Mother: Kate Hamilton. Spouse: Ruth Timmons. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); {See also Lincoln Co Superior Court Probate File #7273, did not view.}  “Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for William N Childs who died March 4. Services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Mrs Richard Ziemer was the organist and Mrs Daryl Ziemer was soloist. Interment was at the Spring Creek Cemetery near Reardan. Pall bearers were Ernest Guhlke, Henry Schwartz, Gerald Janett, Richard Ziemer, Paul Clark and Frank Reinbold. Mr Childs was born and raised in Reardan in 1889. He was married in Spokane to Ruth Timmons in 1909 and they farmed north of Reardan until 1935. At that time they moved to a farm east of Davenport .  Two sons were born to the couple, William Leonard Childs, who with his wife now run the farm east of Davenport , and Floyd E Childs, who preceded his father in death in 1966. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, at the home; one son, William Childs of Davenport ; two sisters, Mrs Emily King of Vernonia,Oregon, and M Dina David of Spokane, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr Childs was the past master of the Mondovi Grange and a member of the Davenport Zion Lutheran Church.” (Davenport Times: 3-11-1971)


Clark Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Stephen Clark.  Issue Date: 1-26-1891, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 34-26N-39E.”


Clark, Clara E;  d. 1-08-1895 or 1898; 16 yrs 11 mos 13 days; 1st w/o Stephen.  {Edit:  Stephen Clark and his wife, Clara Timmons were the parents of one known surviving child, Edson Douglas Clark, born 2 Sept 1892. Edson Clark was married Dec 12, 1910, at the age of 18. This record follows:  “Groom: Edson Clark, residing Clark, age 18, white, single, first marriage, born WA, farmer; father: Stephen Clark born MO; mother: Clara Timmons, born Iowa. Bride: Edna Blystone, residing Tum Tum, age 15, white, single, first marriage, born IL; father: D Blystone, born IL; mother: Adasia Woods, born IL. Marriage 12-12-1910, Spokane. Witness: Otto Blemser, D Blystone. Officiant: A C Hyde, Justice of the Peace.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Certificate of Marriage, statistical particulars; license #A11054);  “Stephen Clark, age 29, second marriage, residing Tum Tum, WA, born MO, farmer; father: Stephen Clark; mother: Hannah Shoemaker. Bride: Belle Scott, age 21, first marriage, residing Tum Tum, WA, born MN; father: Warren Scott; mother: Emma Chase. Marriage: June 20, 1900, Spokane. Officiant: W Davies, minister. Witnesses: Clara B Scott and Byron J Scott, Tum Tum, WA.” (Marriage Return: #2558, Spokane Co Auditor); “Jesse Timmons, 39; Harriet Timmons, 37; Margaret Timmons, 13; Clara Timmons, 7; Luella Timmons, 4; Mary Timmons, 2.” (1885 Colony, Delaware Co, Iowa Census); Clara Timmons Clark was born about 1878 per the 1885 census which would make her death at age 16 yrs 11 mos 13 days in 1895. The birth of her son Edson in 1892 would have made her 14 when he was born.


Coulson Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Imle E Coulson. Issue Date: 5-15-1884, Colfax Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  SE 12-26N-39E.”


Coulson surname: “Charles Arthur Coulson. Died: 7 Jan 1934, age 74, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: E Imely Coulson. Mother: Harriet Leser. Spouse: Harriet T Coulson.” (WA State Death Records: id #276613);  “Imle Coulson, Groom. Harriet T Tozier, Bride. Marriage: 28 July 1858, Glendale, Mills Co, IA.” (North American Vital Records Index);  “Hollie Coulson. Died: 7-25-1883, aged 7 yrs 3 mos 8 days, s/o IE & HT Coulson. Burial: Murray Cemetery, Murray, Shoshone Co, Idaho.” (contributed); “Eva Coulson, bride; John C Downs, groom; Marriage: 16 Nov 1881, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (contributed, not verified); “Charles Coulson, head, 69; Eva I Downs, sister, 68, IA.” (1930 Spokane, Spokane Co, WA Census); “Groom: E C Keltner, 37, KY, residing Spokane, first marriage, Occupation: caretaker. Father: F J Keltner, b. KY; Mother: Mary Kemp, b. KY. Bride: Effie May Downs, 38, born Crescent, WA; residing Spokane. First Marriage. Occupation: Stenographer. Father: John C Downs, b. IN; Mother: Eva Coulson, b. IL. Marriage: Oct 4, 1921, Spokane, by Christian Minister, Harry C Munroe. Witnesses: Eva I Downs, Imle E Coulson.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Statistical Particulars of Marriage Certificate. License #30565);  Lincoln Co Superior Court Probate Index did not show the surname Coulson.


Coulson, Harriet T;  b. 9-18-1837; d. 2-03-1918; w/o I E Coulson.  “Harriett T Coulson. Died: 3 Feb 1918, age 80, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Roland Tozier. Mother: Mary Reynolds. Spouse: Imel E Coulson.” (WA State Death Records);  “Imle E Coulson. Died: 7 July 1923, age 85, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Eno Coulson. Mother: not shown. Spouse: Harriett Coulson.” (WA State Death Records; burial not researched);  “Emle E Coulson, 72; Harriet T Coulson, 72, IN; Charles A Coulson, 51; Effie M Downs, 25.” (1910 Spokane Ward 1, Spokane Co, WA Census); “Imle E Coulson. Union Army. 77th IL Infantry, Co K.”  (US Civil War Soldiers: 1861-1865);


Coulson, Nora E;  b. 12-13-1870; d. 2-26-1918.  “J C Coulson, 41, IL, farmer; Hariet, 41, IN; Chas, 18, IA; Eva, 15, IL; N E, female, 7, IA.” (WA Territorial Census 1878); “Imley E Coulson, 43; Harriet T, 42; Charles A, 20; Eva I, 19; Nora E, 10; Hollie H, 2.” (1880 Thurston, WA Census);


Crosby Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Charles R Crosby.  Issue Date: 5-26-1888. Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  NE 20-26N-39E.”


Crosby, Phoebe M Rollison, w/o Charles;  {b. 12-20-1856;  d. 12-06-1902; 45 yrs 11 mos 16 days.} “Mrs Chas Crosby, who has lived six miles north of Reardan for the last 22 years, died at her home last Saturday, the 6th, and was buried at Spring Creek cemetery, Monday. She had been ill for about two years, and passes away mourned by all who knew her. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, December 20, 1856, was married to Charles R Crosby in Santa Rosa, California, June 25, 1873, and in 1880, located on a homestead a few miles north of Reardan. Three children were born to them, two of which are still living. Deceased was an affectionate mother and wife, kind neighbor and a good Christian woman. The funeral services were conducted from their residence, Rev Pershall con-ducting the same. A large number of friends and neighbors followed the remains to their final resting place.” (12-12-1902) [Crosby, Phoebe M; probate #592; did not view, estimated filing year: 1902] {Edit: “Charles R Crosby, 48, ME, married 28 yrs; Phoebe M Crosby, 43, OH, 3/2 children born/living; Claude H Crosby, 14; Fannie Rolison (sic), 67.” (1900 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census); “C R Crosby, male, 39, ME; F M, female, 35, OH; Charles E, 12, CA; C H, male, 6, WA.” (1892 Lincoln Co Census);


Cunningham Land Patent:  “Patentee: David Cunningham. Issue Date: 9-09-1890, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts 24-24N-36E.”


Cunningham Land Patent:  “Patentee: Price Cunningham. Issue Date: 5-12-1888, Spokane Land Office. 162.82 Acres, Spokane Co, WA. Parts of 6-26N-40E.”  


Cunningham, Carl;  b. 1881; d. 1929.  “Carl Cunningham. Male, White, married, husband of Rose Cunningham. Birth: Nov 2, 1881; Aged: 47 yrs 6 mos 10 days. Birthplace: Reardan, WA. Father: Price Cunningham, b. IN; Mother: Sarah E Van Epps. Informant: Max Cunningham, Coulee, WA. Death: May 12, 1929, 10 p.m., Delrio, Douglas Co, WA. Cause: cerebral myelitis, chronic, 3 yrs duration. No operation. No autopsy. Dr Yount, MD, Wilbur, WA. Burial: 5-15-1929 at Reardan, WA, C M Phillips, undertaker, Wilbur, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death)


Cunningham, Nellie;  b. 1870; d. 1949.  “Nellie Cunningham. Died: 17 April 1949, age 78, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Price Cunningham. Mother: Sarah E Van Eggs.” (WA State Death Records);


Cunningham, Price;  b. 1836; d. 1923.  “Price Cunningham. Died: 28 April 1923, age 86, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Levi Cunningham. Mother: Fidelia Schonover.” (WA State Death Records);


Cunningham, Sarah E;  b. 1845; d. 1931.  “Sarah Eliza Cunningham. Died: 11 Jan 1931, age 85, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA.  Father: Chas. Van Epps. Mother: Anglica Vedu.” (WA State Death Records);



Spring Creek Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County

Washington, submitted  May 05, 2009 by Marge Womach.

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