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



Emley surname: “Matilda Emley. Died: 1 Oct 1907, age 66, Deep Creek, Spokane Co, WA. Father: John Harden.” (WA State Death Records); “Howard Emley. Died: 1 Aug 1912, age 69, Deep Creek, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Samuel E Emley. Mother: Charlotte Woodard.” (WA State Death Records);


Emley, Abraham H;  {b. 10-18-1822; d. 7-31-1898; h/o Susan.} “Crescent Crumbs. Febr’y 15th.  Mr Emley, Sr, whose health has been failing for some time, is now entirely helpless, with small hope of recovery.” (LCT: 2-18-1898)  {Edit: Abraham H Emley was reportedly born Oct 18, 1822 in Burlington Co, NJ. He was married twice, Rebecca Toy, who died in 1856 in NJ, having mothered two children, Ella and Eliza. Abraham remarried in Sidney, Shelby Co, OH on Oct 14, 1858. Four children were born to Abraham and Susan Hoover Emley:  William E (1863-1944), David C (1866-1937), Thomas E (1869-1960) and Lovia Bell (1873-1939). Lovia Bell married Wm Wiley Landreth in Crescent on Nov 7, 1894.


Emley, Alice Amelia Rattray; b. 1886; d. 1975.  “Alice Emley. Died: July 1975, Spokane, WA. Birth: 11-30-1886.” (SS Death Index); {Edit: Alice Amelia Rattray was born in Minnesota on Nov 30, 1886, the daughter of Am and Amelia Rattray. She married Thomas E Emley on Nov 6, 1907 in Spokane, WA.}


Emley, Baby Boy; b. no dates. 


Emley, Baby Girl;  no dates.


Emley, Bertha M;  {b. 7-30-1890; d. 2-28-1907; 16 yrs; d/o Wm & Z.}  “Enley (sic), Bertha Marie. Died: Feb 28, 1907, at 8 miles north of Reardan. Age: 16 yrs.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death register)  {Bertha M Emley was the first child of William and Zillia M (Dye) Emley. Her known brothers were Ernest E (b. 1892) and Milton (b. 1895). Wm Emley was born 1-30-1863 in Sidney, Shelby Co, Ohio and died Jan 3, 1944 in Lincoln Co, WA. Zillia Dye Emley was born 18 May 1868 in Franklin, Shelby Co, Ohio. She married Wm Emley on Jan 10, 1889 in Sidney, Shelby Co, Ohio. Zillia died 12-04-1958 in Spokane, WA.}


Emley, Ernest E;  b. 12-14-1892; d. 5-23-1920; AEF.  “Ernest E Emley. Died: 23 May 1920, male, Keller, Ferry Co, WA. Father: not shown. Mother: Zillah Emley.” (WA State Death Records); {Ernest E Emley was a son of William and Zillah (Dye) Emley. He reportedly had an older sister, Bertha, and a younger brother, Milton. His father William Emley died 1-03-1944, in Lincoln Co, WA.}


Emley, Ivan T; b. 1916; d. 2003; (shared with Louise).  “Ivan T Emley. Died: 5-28-2003, Bullhead City, AZ. Birth: 9-08-1916.” (SS Death Index); {Edit: Ivan T Emley was the son of Thomas E Emley and his wife Alice Amelia Rattray Emley.}


Emley, Louise; b. 1920; d. 1990. 


Emley, Susan;  {b. 4-24-1830; d. 3-20-1907; w/o AH.} “Ensley, Mrs Susan.  Died: March 20, 1907 at 8 miles north of Reardan.  Age: 76 yrs.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death register) {Edit: Susan Hoover married Abraham H Emley on Oct 14, 1858 in Sidney, Shelby Co, Ohio. Four children were known to be born to them: William E (1863), David C (1866), Thomas E (1869) and Lovia B (1873). Following Abraham’s death, Susan resided with her son Thomas and his family in Shelby Co, OH in 1900. She returned to Lincoln Co, WA with Thomas.


Emley, Thomas E;  b. 4-12-1869; d. 8-14-1960; (shared with Alice A) “Thomas E Emley. Died: 14 Aug 1960, age 91, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Abraham Emley. Mother: Susan.” (WA State Death Records); {Thomas E Emley was born 4-12-1869 in Sidney, Shelby Co, Ohio to Abraham and Susan (Hoover) Emley. He first married Sophia Finkbine on Oct 3, 1889 at Shelby Co, Ohio. Two children were born reportedly to them, Warren E and John A Emley. Thomas remarried. “Thomas Emley, Groom, 33, residing Reardan, WA, widowed, born Ohio, farmer. Father: Abraham born NJ; Mother: Susan Hoover, born Ohio. Bride: Alice Rattray, 20, residing Reardan, single, born MN. Father: William S Rattray, born Scotland; Mother: Amelia Weyhi, born WI. Marriage: 6th of Nov 1907, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA; Lutheran Clergyman, (not legible). Witness: G W Rattray, Reardan.” (Spokane Certificate of Marriage; License #5362)}  “Thomas E Emely (sic), 31; Sophia, 29; John A, 9; Warren E, 8; Susan Emely, 70.” (1900 Franklin, Shelby Co, Ohio census details)


Eshelman, Leona Pearle; b. 8-01-1905; d. 3-15-1907; d/o GW & OE.  “Leana P Eshelman. Died: 3-15-1907, Spokane, WA. Age 1 yr. Cause of Death: Pneumonia. Burial: Reardan, WA. Funeral Director: J D Buchanan.” (Spokane County Death Return);


Galusha, Almira; b. 1904; d. 1934 or 1964.  No record obtained.


Garber, Agnes C;  b. 11-18-1922; d. 6-26-2002;  “Reardan.—Memorial service for Agnes C Garber, 79, took place Monday, July 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan, with Pastor Dave Kappus officiating. Private family inurnment will be scheduled at a later date in the Spring Creek Cemetery.  Mrs Garber died June 26 at her home in Reardan. Born Nov 18, 1922, in Espanola to Henry and Fannie Weyen, she graduated from Reardan High School and attended Washington State College in Pullman for two years. She married Henry Garber in Reardan on June 15, 1948.  She belonged to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan, Spring Creek Grange and TOPS. She was an avid bridge player and reader who wrote many book reviews. She also enjoyed cooking, fishing and music.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Garber. She leaves her husband at the home; a son, Jay (and Diane) Garber of Reardan; a daughter, Kay (and Bill) Finney of Corbett, OR; three grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Garber of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-04-2002; photo with obit)


Garber, Judith I; b. 10-05-1943; d. 1-03-1992.  (d/o Henry and Agnes Garber);


Golland Land Patent:  “Patentee: Ranson M Golland.  Issue Date: 3-17-1892, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 36-27N-39E.”


Golland, Ranson M; b. 7-17-1841; d. 8-18-1911.  “Ranson M Golland. Died: 18 Aug 1911, age 70, Crescent, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: William Golland. Mother: not shown.” (WA State Death Records); {Edit: “R M Golland, 51, England; Matilda, 38, WI; Eddie, 16, MI; Lulu, 14, MI; Minnie, 12, MI.” (1892 Lincoln Co Census); {Edit: Matilda’s maiden name was Conrad.}


Gray Land Patent:  “Patentee: Andrew Gray.  Issue Date: 7-24-1888, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. NE 26-26N-39E.”


Gray surname:  {Edit: “Gray, Chas F;  25, white, 1st, Res. Reardan, b. MN, farmer; father: Andrew A Gray; mother: Hettie Caudle.  Marriage: March 25, 1903, at Davenport, by J A Rodgers, minister. Wit: J E Pershall and L H Kelso, both of Reardan.  Bride:  Mittie Kelso;  21, white, 1st, Res. Reardan, b. Iowa. No occupation. F: Herbert Kelso; M: Martha Arnald.” (Lincoln Co Marriage Record: Ledger of Statistics);  “Rev Hoover Gray of Welch, who died Jan 9th, 1902, from a paralytic stroke, was 87 years old. He leaves six children, 19 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. He was born in Greenup County, KY, Oct 23, 1814.” (LCT: 1-21-1902) “Mary L Gray, age 70, died at Reardan following a stroke of apoplexy Sunday night. Mrs Gray had been a nurse in the Reardan Community hospital for over four years.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-1929) “H C Gray, fem, 44, MN, widow; C Gray, male, 24, MN, single; A Gray, male, 17, MN, single.” (1902 Reardan Census)


Gray, Andrew; {b. 1847; d. 1927; h/o Eliza.} “Man is Administrator.  Order appointing Edward T Gray of Reardan as administrator of the estate of his father, Andrew Gray, was signed by the court Tuesday.  Charles Garber, J E Childs and Henry Mahrt were named appraisers of this estate.” (DT &T: 2-16-1928) “Andrew Gray. Died: 21 Dec 1927, age 80, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Jeremiah Gray. Mother: Presry. Spouse: Freda Gray.” (WA State Death Records); “Freda A Gray, born Jan 5, 1873 in Germany, died in 1964. Second wife of Andrew Gray. Burial: Reardan Cemetery.” (Portions abstracted from Reardan Cemetery file); “Andrew Gray, head, 72, b. Ontario, marr; Freda A Gray, wife, 46, Germany, marr.” (1920 Spring Creek census details) “Groom: Andrew Gray, 67, b. Canada, residing Reardan; widower, farmer. Father: Jeremiah Gray, born England. Mother: Mary Percy, born England. Bride: Freda Piost, 41, born Germany, residing Reardan; widow, housewife. Father: William Krumples, born Germany; Mother: Julia Krumples, born Germany. Maiden name of bride: Freda Krumples. Marriage: Nov 17, 1914, Spokane. Witness: J G Leghorn. Mrs A Boehme. S C Hyde, Justice of the Peace, Spokane, WA.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Certificate of Marriage, Statistical Particulars; License No A 18012)  “Andrew Gray, 38, Canada; Eliza, 34, born Germany; J A, male, 12, NV; P C, female, 10, NV; E T, male, 9, NV; E A, female, 7, NV.” (1885 Lincoln Co Census) “Andrew Gray. Male, white, married. Husband of Freda Gray. Birth: Apr 8, 1847. Aged: 80 yrs 8 mos 13 days. Born: Canada. Farmer. Father: Jeremiah Gray. Mother Maiden Name: Priory. Informant: Emma G Warren, Reardan, WA. Death: Dec 21, 1927, 6 a.m. Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause: Myocarditis, duration: 6 mos. (MD signature illegible of Reardan). Burial: Spring Creek Cem on 12-23-1927. Undertaker: W A Hard, Reardan.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death);


Gray, Bettie Marie;   (b. Nov 1921; d. Feb 1999; shared stone with Lee E). 


Gray, Charlotte P;   (b. 1875; d. 1885).  “Andrew Gray, 38, Canada; Eliza, 34, born Germany; J A, male, 12, NV; P C, female, 10, NV; E T, male, 9, NV; E A, female, 7, NV.” (1885 Lincoln Co Census) No death record obtained.


Gray, Edward T;  (b. 1876; d. 1953; Odd Fellow; shared stone with Ruth D).  “Edward Theodore Gray. Died: 9 April 1953, age 77, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Andrew Gray. Mother: Eliza Zaspel. Spouse: Ruth Gray.” (WA State Death Records); “Andrew Gray, 38, Canada; Eliza, 34, born Germany; J A, male, 12, NV; P C, female, 10, NV; E T, male, 9, NV; E A, female, 7, NV.” (1885 Lincoln Co Census) “Edward Gray; head, 54, NV, marr age 31. Ruth Gray, wife, 39, WA, marr age 17.  William Gray, nephew, 19, WA, single.” (1930 Spring Creek Precinct, Lincoln Co, WA)


Gray, Eliza Annie; b. 1844; d. 1913; w/o Andrew.  “Eliza A Gray. Died: 3 Nov 1913, age 69, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Theodore Zaspel. Mother: Paulina Yutzky.” (WA State Death Records); “Eliza A Gray. Female, white, married. Birth: July 19, 1844, age 69 yrs 3 mos 13 days. Housewife.  Birthplace: Prussia. Father: Theodore Zaspel, born Germany. Mother: Paulina Yutzky, born Poland. Informant: Andrew Gray, address Reardan. Death: Nov 3, 1913, 10:40 p.m., Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause: Diabetes Mellitus.  Geo H Green, MD, Reardan.  Burial: Spring Creek Cem. Nov 6, 1913. J T Lyse, undertaker, Davenport, WA.” (Washington State Board of Health: Certificate of Death);


Gray, Esther E; b. 1917.   (shared with William A)


Gray, Harry Andrew;  b. 1901; d. 1902; 1 yr 10 mos. 


Gray, Jeremiah A;  b. 1873; d. 1937.  “Jeremiah Andrew Gray. Died: 16 Aug 1937, age 64, Chatteroy, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Andrew Gray. Mother: Eliza Zaspel. Spouse: Jessie Gray.” (WA State Death Records); “Jerry A Gray, head, 46, NV, marr; Jane M Gray, wife, 40, AR, marr; Harvey E Gray, son, 16, WA, single; Alice E Gray, dau, 13, WA, single; Wm A Gray, son, 8, WA, single; Lee E Gray, son, 4 yrs 2 mos, WA, single; Sila M Gray, dau, 1 yr 1 mo, WA, single.” (details from 1920 Spring Creek Census); “Andrew Gray, 38, Canada; Eliza, 34, born Germany; J A, male, 12, NV; P C, female, 10, NV; E T, male, 9, NV; E A, female, 7, NV.” (1885 Lincoln Co Census) “Jerry A Gray, Apr 1873, 27, NV, marr 1 yr, engineer at saw mill; Jessie, wife, Aug 1879, 20, AR, marr 1 yr, 0/0 children.” (1900 Spokane Co Census)


Gray, Lee Emmit;  Oct 1915; US Navy WW II; (shared with Bettie M; s/o Jeremiah). 


Gray, Ruth D; b. 1890; d. 1969; w/o Edward T.  “Ruth Gray. Died: Sept 1969, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 9-27-1890.” (SS Death Index); “Ruth Gray. Her home, Reardan , WA . She is survived by 6 sisters, Mrs Inez Spliid and Mrs Agnes Hutchinson, both of Spokane; Mrs Martha Brown and Mrs Amy Tillinger, both of California; Mrs Nora Allen of Portland, OR, and Mrs Bessie Humphrey of Edwall, WA; one brother, Arthur Gray of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Spring Creek Grange, both of Reardan , WA . Funeral service Monday, Sept 8 at 2 p.m. form the Presbyterian Church in Reardan. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery , Reardan. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-08-1969)


Gray, Spencer Thomas;  {b. 8-27-1998; d. 12-19-1999.} “Memorial service was held Wednesday at Reardan Presbyterian Church for 1-year old Spencer Thomas Gray of Reardan, who passed away Dec 19 in Spokane. Pastor Bill Ward officiated. Interment was at Spring Creek Cemetery in Reardan.  Spencer was born on Aug 27, 1998, to Jason and Inge (Edwards) Gray in Spokane.  He is survived by his parents; brothers, Andrew and his twin, James; and sister, Charlene Gray, all of Reardan. Other survivors are grandparents, Ed and Becky Gray of Reardan; grandparents Tom Edwards and Joan Weitman, both of Spokane; great grandparents Esther Gray of Reardan, and Jim and Audrey Wilke of Davenport; great grandparents Charles and Isabella Weitman, and Herman and Carol Crandall, all of Omak, and Stan Edwards of Redmond. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 12-23-1999) 


Gray, William A;  (b. 1911; d. 1982;  shared with Esther E; s/o Jeremiah).  “William Gray. Died: March 1982. Birth: 16 March 1911. Last Residence: Edwall, Lincoln Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);


Greifendorff, Mildred K; b. 8-26-1912; d. 2-21-1993.  “Mildred K Greifendorff. Died: 21 Feb 1993, Spokane City, Spokane Co, WA. Age: 80 yrs. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.”  (WA State Death Index: Certificate #006520; did not view);


Greifendorff, Otis J;  b. 9-30-1909; d. 1-25-1989; (shared with Mildred K).  “Otis J Greifendorff of Reardan died Jan 25, 1989 in Lincoln Hospital. He was 79.  Mr Greifendorff was born Sept 30, 1909 in St Paul, MN.  His parents were Leo August Greifendorff and Agnes Cecilia Harrison. He had a brother, Bud , and a sister, Ruth. In Oct 1911, he was baptized into the Evangelical faith.  His conversion to Catholicism came at the age of 13, in 1924.  He was raised in St Paul where his father worked for the Great Northern Railroad. He graduated from high school there in 1929. That same year Mr Greifendorff joined his father and worked for the Great Northern Railroad at various jobs. His route was from St Paul to Seattle with a stopover in Spokane. On one of those stopovers in 1934, he met Mildred Childs at a dance. Two years later on Sept 22, 1936, they were married at the Cathedral of Our Lady Lourdes in Spokane. They settled in Seattle.  IN Nov 1946, they adopted a son, John Leo.  Mr Greifendorff took an early retirement from the railroad in 1971. He and his wife moved to Reardan and lived on the Childs’ ranch until they bought a home in town. In 1986, the couple celebrated its 50th wedding anniversary.  Services were held Jan 27 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport. Father John Rompa officiated. Burial was in the Spring Creek Cemetery north of Reardan.” (Davenport Times: 2-09-1989) 



Spring Creek Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County

Washington, submitted  May 05, 2009 by Marge Womach.

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