Spring Creek Cemetery


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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


Haines Land Patent:  “Patentee:  John D Haines.  Issue Date: 5-04-1894, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  SE 18-24N-38E.” (This individual is not apt to be the family that has members buried in Spring Creek Cemetery. By 1911, as shown on the atlas, this land was owned by Georgia L Haines. These were burials that occurred in Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery.)


Haines surname: John H Haines, b. abt 1860; Lutetia B Haines b. abt 1847; Julia Haines b. abt 1881; Ira M Haines b. abt. 1919. The 1911 Atlas for Lincoln Co for the Twp 26 Range 39 of the area surrounding Spring Creek Cemetery shows in Section 1 ownership by John Haynes and W F Haynes. This is estimated to be four miles from the cemetery. 


Haines, John H:  (b. 3-12-1855; d. 7-23-1932, aged 77 yrs); “John Haines. Residence: Reardan, WA. Male, white, married. Age: 77 yrs 4 mos 11 days, Farmer; Father: William Haines, born PA; Mother: unknown. Informant: Alfred S Oliver Jr, Medical Lake, WA. Death: July 23, 1932, 9:45, p.m., Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake, WA.  Cause: Strangulation, suicide by hanging. Made rope of bed sheets and hung himself to the bed. Alfred S Oliver, J H, MD, Medical Lake, WA. Burial: Cemetery near Reardan, WA, July 25, 1932.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death) “John H Haines, head, Nov 1856, 45, PA, marr 21 yrs; Lutetia B Haines, wife, Jan 1850, 50, KY, 0/0 children born and living; Frank Haines, brother, June 1856, 43, PA.” (1900 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census); “Groom: John H Haines, 58, b. PA, residing Reardan, WA, widowed. Farmer. Father: Wm Haines, b. PA; Mother: Sarah Miller, born PA.” (details from his 1915 marriage certificate with Julia);


Haines, Julia E Taylor O’Rourke;  (b. 1880; d. 1954;  Hazen & Jaeger metal marker intact in 1968, but now missing).  “John H Haines, 76; Julia Haines, 49; Ira M Haines, 11.” (1930 Spring Creek, Lincoln Co, WA census details); “John H Haines, 65, PA; Julia A Haines, wife, 39, KS; Ira M Haines, 1 yr 8 mos, WA; Evelyn L O’Rourke, step-dau, 13, WA; Ethel C O’Rourke, step dau, 10, WA; Charley G O’Rourke, step-son, 9, WA.” (details from 1920 Spring Creek Census);  “Groom: John H Haines, 58, b. PA, residing Reardan, WA, widowed. Farmer. Father: Wm Haines, b. PA; Mother: Sarah Miller, born PA. Bride: Julia O’Rourke, 35, b. KS, residing Reardan, widow, housewife. Father: James S Taylor, born IN; Mother: Mary A Corn, born Georgia. Maiden Name of bride: Julia Taylor. Marriage: Oct 21, 1915, at Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Witnesses: J G Leghorn and Mrs M A Taylor. Officiant: S H Lyde, Justice of the Peace.” (Certificate of Marriage, Statistical Particulars: Spokane Co Auditor; License No. A 19448) “James O’Rourke, 36; Julia, 19; Ruth, 1 yr; Rosa 2 mos.” (1900 Reardan Census) {Edit: Julia was the mother of the following known children: Ruth O’Rourke, Rosa O’Rourke, Evelyn L O’Rourke, Ethel C O’Rourke, Charley G O’Rourke, and Ira M Haines.} “J S Taylor, 35, IN, school teacher; Mary A, 30, GA; Julia, 11, IN; Arthur, 8, IN; Oliver, 6, IN; Annie S, 5, IN; Lillie, 3, IN; Mary E, 1, WA.” (Lincoln Co 1892 census; birth location discrepancy noted as IN rather than KS for all other sources on Julia); “Mary E Taylor. Died: Feb 2, 1901, age 10 yrs 6 mos, female, white, single. Place of death: 111 Brown Street, Spokane. Cause of death: Acute Meningitis. Birth: WA State. Residence: Spokane. Student. Father: J S Taylor, b. MD; Mother: Mary Corn, b. GA. Undertaker: Gilman Co. Burial: Fairmount.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Death Return: #4165;)  {Edit: Mary E Taylor was a  sister to Julia E Taylor.  Oliver L Taylor married Hattie E Floyd on June 30, 1914 in Spokane.  Arthur G Taylor married Loretta Brown on March 8, 1926 in Spokane, the only variation for his parents on the statistical particulars was the spelling of his mother’s maiden name, Korn rather than Corn, as per other documents.}


Haines, Lutetia B;  d. 12-19-1909; w/o JH. “Mrs John Haines. Died: 19 Dec 1909, age 62, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Noah Spites. Mother: Annie Jewitt.” (WA State Death Records);  “Mrs John Haines. Female, white, married; birthplace: Kentucky. Aged: about 62, date of birth: January.  Father: Noah Spates. Mother: Annie Jewett, born Kentucky. Death: Dec 19, 1909, 5:30 p.m., Reardan, WA.  Cause: Diabetes Insipidus. Contributory: Hypostatic congestion of right lung. Geo H Green, MD, Reardan. Former or usual residence: Crescent. Nine days at Reardan. Disease contracted at home. Burial: Spring Creek, Dec 21, 1909. Undertaker, O W Stone, Davenport.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death);


Haines, W Frank;  (b. 6-10-1856; d. 2-13-1918); “Wm Frank Haines. Male, white, single. Birth: June 10, 1859. Age: 61 yr 8 mos 3 days. Farmer. Birthplace: Minersville, PA. Father: William Haines, b. Hamburg, PA. Mother: Saraa (or Gina; illegible), b. PA. Informant: John Kenzz Haines, Reardan, WA. Death: Feb 13, 1918, 4 p.m., Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: arterio schlerosis and ___ nephritis, apoplexy. Frank W Milbour, MN, Reardan, WA. Burial: Spring Creek.” (poor visibility and illegible, burial was dated on original with undertaker’s name; WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death);


Hamilton surname: “William H Childs was born at Saratoga Springs, New York, on June 17, 1856… William H received his education in New York and when fifteen came to Lawrence, KS, and for 12 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. Her father, Samuel H, was born in PA 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, Emilia and Nina. Mr Childs took a pre-emption on Crescent Prairie in 1880 and since that time has continuously given his attention to farming and he has certainly made a magnificent success of his labors in this country…” (History of Big Bend: page 403)


Hamilton, John V;  {b. 1860; d. 1920.} “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) “J V Hamilton, male, 31, KS, farmer; C F Hamilton, female, 24, NE; M H Hamilton, male, 22, KS.” (1892 Lincoln Co Census); “J V Hamilton, 30; Martin Hamilton, 21.” (1891 Military Roster of Lincoln Co);


Hamilton, Mary Brunton;  b. 1839; d. 1920; w/o Samuel.  “Fifty-seven friends gathered at the home of Mrs Mary Hamilton last Friday evening the occasion being the 65th birthday of that lady.  A jolly good time was had by all present and before leaving the company presented her with a handsome rocking chair.—Reardan Gazette.” (Citizen: 5-13-1904) {Edit: Mary’s maiden name was taken from the death record of her daughter, Kate Hamilton Childs. “B B Jordan, male, 40, KS, widower; M C Jordan, female, 11, WA; G W Jordan, male, 8, WA; M Hamilton, 66, PA, widow.” (1902 Reardan census} (Edit: this tombstone previously recorded as surname Jordan)  


Hamilton, Samuel: (b. ______; d. 2-07-1901; h/o Mary) “Resolutions of Condolence.—At a regular meeting of CWH Bentley Post, GAR No. 60, the following resolutions were adopted relative to the death of Commander of Post Samuel Hamilton, late of 5th Kansas Cavalry, who died on the 7th day of February 1901, at Reardan.  We regret his loss. He was post commander seven years, he was a good and patriotic citizen, we herewith extend our sympathy to his wife and family and it was further resolved to send a copy of these resolutions to each of the newspapers at Davenport and one to his widow, Mrs Mary Hamilton, at Reardan. Committee.—John Glazebrook, John Wickham, Jerry Rockhold.”  (Dav. Tribune: 3-07-1901)  “(Kate Hamilton, a native of Oskaloosa, Kansas.)  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.” (History of Big Bend-1904) “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)  “Samuel Hamilton, 71; Mary Hamilton, 61; Benjamin Jordan, son-in-law, 41; Mabel Jordan, 8; George Jordan, 6; Edward W Childs, 41.” (1900 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census details.) {Edit: Edward W Childs was a brother to William H Childs, who married Kate Hamilton in 1881.) (This tombstone previously recorded as Jordan.)


Havice, Jon M;  (b. 12-08-1933; d. 3-17-1972);  “Funeral services were held recently at Zion Lutheran Church for Jon M Havice, 38, who died suddenly of a heart attack.  Jon was the husband of the former Sandra Childs, daughter of Mr and Mrs W L Childs of Davenport.  Havice was a master sergeant in the US Air Force, and was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, at the time of his death. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and a life member of the Masonic Lodge.  Memorial services were held at Wright-Patterson AFB March 19. Survivors include Mrs Havice and daughters Denise and Doreen at the home in Ohio, four sisters, Dottie Dobson, Pauline Starr, Phyllis Heister and Doris Eckley, all of Lewiston, Pennsylvania, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Creek Cemetery in Reardan, with full military honors.  Pall bearers were Gary Guhlke, Ernest Guhlke, Richard Ziemer, Paul Clark, Gerald Janett, Robert Reinbold and Simon Reinbold.”  (Davenport Times: 3-30-1972) 


Havice, Larry;  (b. 1955; d. 1957; Our Infant Son);   “William Larry Havice. Died: 3-23-1957. Birth: 11-06-1955. Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit)


Heath Land Patent:  “Patentee:  William J Heath.  Issue Date: 5-26-1888, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  SW 8-26N-39E.”


Heath surname:

“Eugene Cornelius Heath, 81, died at his home in Spokane Saturday, March 29. He was a brother-in-law of E J Hamersmith of Spokane, formerly of this district.  Mr Heath had resided in Spokane for 57 years and was a member of the Baptist church.  Funeral services were held last week Tuesday afternoon from Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane. Mr Heath is survived by a daughter, Mrs Mildred Withnell, Opportunity, a son, Charles Melvin Heath, two brothers, Ben L Heath and Robert W Heath, all of Spokane; and two granddaughters.” (Citizen: 4-09-1948;  burial not researched )


Heath surname 2: William J Heath was born June 30, 1852 in Lawrence Co, IL to Judge Ashel and Mary (Wright) Heath. Their children were shown as: William J, Lafayette, John S, Jennie Beckman, Holbert, Robert, Milton and Sherman.  William J Heath married Annie E Moore in January of 1874 in St Clair County, MO. William and Annie moved to California for four years prior to moving to their home nine miles northeast of Mondovi in October of 1880. Their children as recorded in 1904 were: John D, Albert  (h/o Minnie Harman), Edith A (w/o of F M Pershall), Minnie B (w/o John Atrops), Charles R, George W and Frank L.  (details from History of Big Bend, page 481)


Heath surname 3:  The Lincoln Co 1892 Census shows the family of Wm J Heath as:  Heath, W J, Male, 39, IL, farmer;  Heath, A E, Female, 37, IL;  Heath, J D,  Male, 18, MO;  Heath, A B,  Male, 15, CA;  Heath, Edith, Female, 11, CA;  Heath, Minnie, Female, 9, WA;  Heath, Charlie, Male, 7, WA;  Heath, George, Male, 5, WA; and  Heath, Frank, Male, 2, WA.


Heath surname 4:  “Mary Lou Walling. Died: 3-29-1933, Creston, WA. Birth: 12 March 1933, Creston, WA. Father: Raymond Vance Walling, born WA. Mother: Olive May Heath, born Texas.  Burial: Peach (Lincoln) Cemetery, Lincoln, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) 


Heath, Albert B;  (b. 1876; d. 1969; father); s/o Wm and Annie;   “Albert Heath. Died: June 1969, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 12-08-1876. Last Residence: Davenport, WA.” (SS Death Index);


Heath, Anna E Moore;  (b. 1854; d. 1935);  “Anna E Heath. Died: 20 Sept 1935, age 81, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: G W Moore. Mother: Anna Knapp. Spouse: Wm J Heath.” (WA State Death Records);


Heath, Christopher Harley;  (b. 11-14-1973; d. 3-14-1993);  


Heath, Eldred B;  (b. 1913; d. 1990; shared with Mary Elva);  “E B Heath. Died: 26 Jan 1990. Birth: 27 May 1913. Last Residence: Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);


Heath, Harvey M;  (b. 1906; d. 1990; shared with Mary E);  “Heath, - male.  Born:  Dec 6, 1906, male, Reardan. Father: A B Heath, 35, CA, farmer. Mother: Minnie Hammond, 30, IA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: 12-06-1906)


Heath, Infant;  (d. 10-18-1892);


Heath, Infant;  (d. 2-29-1886; 3 days; s/o William & Annie; stone in tact in 1968, only base remains today);  


Heath, Jennie E;  (d. 10-08-1890; 11 yrs 4 mos 9 days; d/o William & Annie);  


Heath, Mary E; (b. 1912; d.____);


Heath, Mary Elva; (b. 1909; d. ____);


Heath, Minnie L;  (b. 1881; d. 1935; Mother); w/o Albert;  “A decree distributing the $25,443 estate of Minnie L Heath, Mondovi, to the heirs, her husband, three sons and a daughter, and an order approving the final account of A B Heath as administrator, was signed in superior court.” (Odessa Record: 6-03-1937) “Minnie Heath. Died: 13 Sept 1935, aged 53 yrs 8 mos, 26 days.  Mondovi. Birth: 1882. Father: F M Harmon. Mother: Belle Boyd.” (death certificate) “An appraisal of the estate of Mrs Minnie L Heath, Mondovi, made by H A Thompson, county assessor, and Albert Nielsen and Ray Lillengren, Mondovi, showed property valued at $25,443.” (Odessa Record: 1-03-1936) “Male Heath. Born: 12-06-1906, at Reardan. Father: A B Heath, 35, b. CA; Mother: Minnie Hammond, 30, born IA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907)”An order appointing Albert B Heath, Mondovi, as administrator of the $35,000 estate of his wife, Minnie, who died Sept 13, was signed in superior court. The heirs include Mr Heath, three sons and a daughter.” (Odessa Record: 11-08-1935)


Heath, William J;  (b. 1852; d. 1940; shared with Anne A).  “William Josiah Heath. Died: 15 Aug 1940, age 88, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Ashel Heath. Mother: Mary Wright. Spouse: Anna Eliza Heath.” (WA State Death Records);


Heberlein news item: “Crescent Items. Mrs Henry Terhn (sic) of Gold Gulch, CA, nee Techla Heberlein, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Heberlein, after an absence of nearly eleven years and finds time has made great changes and improvements.  Mr and Mrs Heberlein were called by telegram to Spokane to meet their brother Gustav Heberlein, who was passing through on his way to Australia last Thursday, they having not seen him for thirty years.  Messrs Green and Heberlein have put up  a grocery store at Crescent, which was a long felt need.” (LCT: 12-30-1898)


Heberlein surname:  “V R Heberlein. Died: 22 Feb 1902, Spokane County, WA.” (WA Death Records); “Adolph Heberlein, age 59, b. Germany. Married 34 yrs. Rosa, wife, 55; Gilbert, 21; Victor, 19; Ethel, 13.” (Details extracted from 1900 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census); “Adolph Heberline, 28; Rosa, 24; Rosa, 2; Ranson Galland, brother-in-law, 28.” (1870 Ishpeming, Marquette Co, Michigan census); “Adolphus A Edwards, Groom, 28, residing Kennewick, born Texas, single, farmer, Father: Lewis H Edwards, born VA; Mother: Josephine Bingham, born Texas.  Ethel Heberlein, 23, residing Spokane, born WA, stenographer, single, Father: Adolphas Heberlein, born Germany; Mother: Rosa Golland, born France. License #A10627. Marriage Oct 5, 1910 at Spokane, WA. Witnesses: E A Laramore, Minnie Edwards. Officiant: Rev J C Baker, Minister of the Gospel.” (Spokane County Marriage Certificate: Statistical Particulars);  “Groom, G R Heberlein, 32, residing Long Lake, WA, born CO, engineer. Father: Adolph Heberlien, born Germany. Mother: Rosie Golland, born England.  Bride: Bertha Cowles, 25, residing Spokane, born MN. Father: Carle Cowles, born IA; Mother: Emlie Putnam, born NY. License #A14183.  Marriage: 4 Sept 1912. Officiant: Rev F J Potter, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: Mrs F S Blomberg, F S Blomberg.” (Spokane Co Auditor: Certificate of Marriage: Statistical Particulars);  “William Heberlein, 21 yrs, residing Crescent, Lincoln Co, WA, born State of Michigan, farmer. Father: Adolf Heberlein. Mother: Rosa Golland. Bride: Cora J Green, age 19 yrs, residing Crescent, Lincoln Co, WA, born State of Missouri, servant girl. Father: J P Green. Mother: Sabanna Warren. Marriage: March 24, 1896, at the residence of Joshua Gray, Spokane Co, WA. Officiant: Joshua Gray, VAM. Witnesses: J P Green, Deep Creek, WA and W S Binghman, Welch, WA.” (Marriage Return #390, Spokane Co Auditor); “Mr. Jessie P. Green, after a sickness of only four days, died of pneumonia at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. William Heberlein, last Friday the 18th inst. His home had been in Deep Creek, he was 51 years of age. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.” (notes LCT: 6-25-1897)  


Heberlein, Adolph; {b. 1-27-1841; d. 8-27-1903.} “Adolph Heberlein, of Crescent, civil and mining engineer, well known in mining states, was laid to rest in Spring Creek Cemetery, Aug 30, 1903. Deceased was born in Braubach, on the Rhine, Germany, and studied at the Koblenz and Kelausthal mining academies from whence he followed a call to the Michigan iron mines, in 1860, where he served also as state surveyor.  Failing health forces him to leave his occupation temporarily, and he moved with his family to a farm at Crescent, WA, several years ago, where the family is held in high esteem.” (LCT: 9-15-1903) “Adolph Heberlein. Male, white, Age 62, born Germany. Died: 27 Aug 1903, 1515 12th Ave, Spokane, WA. Residence: Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Christian Heberlein, born Germany. Mother: Josephine Raught, born France.” (WA State Death Records);


Heberlein, Cleveland; (8-12-1908; infant);  


Heberlein, Rosa A;  (d. 8-01-1908; w/o Adolph; Aged 64 yrs); “Rose A Heberlein. Died: 2 Aug 1908, age 62, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Wm Galland. Mother: not shown.” (WA State Death Records);


Hein, Brad Alan;  {b. 3-02-1972; d. 2-01-2000.} “Brad A Hein, a 1990 graduate of Reardan High School, passed away on Feb 1 in Spokane. He was 27.  Memorial service for the Reardan native was held Feb 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spokane, where he was a member. Pastor Terrel Kesterson officiated. Family graveside service preceded the memorial service at Spring Creek Cemetery in Reardan. Brad was a council member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was practicing cosmetology in Spokane.  He is survived by his parents, Paul and Bertie Hein of Reardan; three brothers, John and his wife Janelle Hein of Sioux Falls, SD, Mark and his wife Lori Hein of Spokane, and Bryce and his wife Melissa Hein of Kirkland; two sisters, Kristal and her husband Nathan Albrecht of Colville, and Aimee Hein of Yakima; and six nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, E J Hein, Evelyn Wercosky, and Max and Lucille Nollmeyer. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 2-17-2000)   


Hinkle, Della V;  {b. 1884; d. 1899.} “Hinkle, Della V.  Died: Jan 11, 1899, at Reardan, aged 14. Birth: WA. Cause of death: Scarlet Fever. Father: G E Hinkle, born IN; Mother: C L Abbott, born IN.”   (Lincoln Co Auditor death certificate: 1-11-1899) {Edit: Della Hinkle appeared on the 1892 Lincoln Co census as D. Hinkle, age 8, born WA, daughter of G E Hinkle and C L Hinkle.}


Hinkle, Lorena M; b. 1895; d. 1998);  “Lorene M Hinkle passed away Dec 8, 1998 in Spokane. She was 103.  She was born Nov 20, 1895, in Lake Henry Township, near St Cloud, MN to Gustave and Ida Schmidt Wendlandt. The family moved to Washington in November of 1900, arriving at Waukon via train. They then traveled by wagon to Fairweather, which later became Reardan.  Mrs Hinkle married Walter Hinkle in 1915 and their daughter Elda was born in 1916. Walter Hinkle passed away in 1962.  Lorena moved to Spokane in 1978, where she lived from then on. She is survived by her daughter, Elda H Litzenberger of Spokane; two brothers, Clifford and Clarence Wendlandt, both of Spokane; three grandchildren, Annette Litzenberger, Arnold and Joyce Litzenberger Henthorne, all of Spokane, and Sharon Litzenberger Brisbine of Beaverton, OR; 6 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by several brothers, Arthur, Harry, Chester, Elmer, Ruben, Milton, and Leonard; and two sisters, Dora Wendlandt James and Pearl Wendlandt. Funeral service was Dec 12 at the Gothic Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane, and interment was at Spring Creek Cemetery north of Reardan, with Pastor Allan Hulten officiating.” (Davenport Times:  12-17-1998) 


Hinkle, Walter Carl;  b. 1889; d. 1962; Husband & Father.  {Edit: Walter Hinkle appeared on the 1892 Lincoln Co Census as 2 yrs of age, son of G E Hinkle and C L Hinkle.} “Walter Hinkle. Birth: 20 Oct 1889, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: George Ellsworth Hinkle. Mother: Cora Abbott.” (WA State Birth Records);  “Elda Helen Hinkle. Birth: 4 Sept 1916, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Walter C Hinkle. Mother: Lorenia Wendlandt.” (WA State Birth Records)};


Holman Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Andrew J Holman.  Issue Date: 2-18-1892, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 4-26N-39E.”


Holman surname:  Andrew Holman, born 30 July 1899 died 7 Jan 1998. Burial in Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens, Kelso, WA. Pvt. US Army WW I.  {“Male Holman. Born: 2-27-1906, in Lincoln Co. Father: B W Holman, 24, born OR; Mother: Emma D Davis, 20, born MN.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Birth Ledger to 1907) “Elmer R Holman, Groom. Elsie Mansfield, Bride. Marriage Date: 6-25-1923, Lincoln Co, WA. Filing Date: 7-05-1923” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Index); “B Walker Holman, Groom. Emma Davis: Bride. Marriage Date: 11-25-1903. Filing Date: 6-01-1904.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Index);} “L F Lang. Probate #870, filed March 11, 1911. Died 9 March 1905 in Lincoln Co with property in Twp 27 Range 39 and Twp 27 Range 40. Heirs: C L Lang, L M Lang, B F Lang, Mrs Alice J Holman, Mrs Nettie L Heppe, Mrs Minnie E Littell, W E Lang, Avis Lang and Ida Lang.” (notes Lincoln Co Superior Court Probates: file #870)


Holman, Alvin; b. 1909; d. 1992; (shared with Flossie); Married 1930.  “Alvin R Holman. Died: 3-14-1992. Birth: 3-30-1909.” (SS Death Index); “Memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, WA, on April 2 for Alvin Holman.  Mr Holman passed away on March 14 at Apache Junction, AZ, where he and his wife Frances had been spending the winter months. He was born March 30, 1909, in Mondovi, WA, to Charles and Luella (Davis) Holman and attended Mondovi school. In 1928, he moved to Sunnyslope in the Wenatchee area, where he married  Flossie Lehmann in 1930. They made their home in Sunnyslope, where they operated orchards and H & H Orchards Packing.  He was preceded in death by his wife Flossie, and a brother, Chuck Holman.  He married Frankie West in October 1991. They made their home in Wenatchee and spent winters in Apache Junction.  He is survived by his wife Frankie; two sisters, Luettla Bennet of Salem, OR, and Alma DeHart of Wenatchee; two sons, Don Holman and Roy Holman of Wenatchee; and two step-children, Beverly Davis of Portland, OR, and Terry West of San Diego, CA.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 4-23-1992)


Holman, Amelia J; (b. 1853; d. 1920; mother; shared stone with Andrew J);  “Alma Jane Holman. Died: 31 Aug 1920, age 67, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: W Moss. Mother: Sadie Walker.” (WA State Death Record); {Edit: On the 1900 Reardan census, Amelia is shown to have given birth to 9 children, 7 of which were living. The two deceased children were: William L Holman, b. 12-11-1873 and d. 1-18-1874 in Union Co, Oregon; and Walter E Holman, b. 8-14-1880 and d. 10-18-1882 in Union Co, Oregon.}


Holman, Andrew J;  b. 1851; d. 1926; (shared with Amelia J); Father.  {Edit: “Andrew J Holman, Nov 1851; Amelia J, Mar 1853; Thomas A, Oct 1876; Charles W, Dec 1878; B Walker, April 1882; Rosco M, Aug 1884; Elmer R and Elma R, June 1889; Samuel A, Jan 1875; Lenora B Holman, Apr 1882, daughter-in-law; Amelia O Holman, Feb 1900, granddaughter.” (details from Reardan 1900 Census);  “Mary B Appleyard. File #127. Filed: 17 June 1890. Died: 15 Jan 1890 in Lincoln Co, WA. Heirs: Son, James W Holman in OR; Son, Samuel P K Holman, at Gray’s Harbor; Daughter, Mary Ann Parker, deceased, w/o W W Parker; and Son, Andrew J Holman, in Lincoln Co.” (Notes from Lincoln Co Superior Court Probate) }  “Andrew J Holman, age 76, died at the home of his daughter at Wellpinit. Mr Holman settled in Spring Creek valley, north of Reardan, in 1883. He is survived by four sons, A A Holman, Cheney, C W Holman, Montana, B W Holman, Mondovi, S A Holman, Spokane, and one daughter, Elma R Wynecoop, Wellpinit.”  (Davenport Times-Tribune:  7-22-1926) 


Holman, Charles W;  b. 1878; d. 1960; (shared with Luella E).  “Marriage: Jan 21, 1903. Charles W Holman and Louella E Davis. Minister of the Gospel: C C Gibson, at Davenport. Witnesses: Mabel Dolbow and B___ Dolbow.” (Lincoln County Certificate of Marriage: U-667) “Charles Wenfield Holman. Died: 13 Dec 1960, age 82, Wenatchee, Chelan Co, WA. Father: Andrew Jackson Holman. Mother: Emila Moss.”  (WA State Death Records);  “Graveside service for Charles W Holman were held Saturday at the Spring Creek Cemetery. The rite was conducted by the Rev Ervin Rhymes. Charles W Holman was born Dec 8, 1878, at La Grande, Oregon. He was married to Luella Davis, who died in 1915. He was married later to Emma Smith, who is among the survivors.  Pall bearers for the service were Henry Holman, Ed Holman, Robert Wynecoop, Peter Lehman, Gene Lehman and Glen Oelschlaeger.  Survivors include two sons, Alvin R, and Charles H Holman, Wenatchee; two daughters, Alma DeHart, Wenatchee, and Luella Bennett, Newport; one sister, Elma Wynecoop, Ford; one brother, D W Holman, Cheney; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 12-22-1960)


Holman, Flossie Lehmann;  {b. 1909; d. 1990.} “Flossie Holman, 81, of East Wenatchee, died Sept 27 at her home following an extended illness. She was born Feb 26, 1909, at Reardan to Frank and Gertrude (Luntsford) Lehmann. She grew up and attended school in the Mondovi-Reardan area.  She married Alvin Holman Jan 2, 1930, in Spokane and they then made their home in Wenatchee. Survivors include husband Alvin at the home; two sons, Donald of Cashmere and Roy of Wenatchee; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Graveside services were held at Spring Creek Cemetery at Reardan Oct 1.” (Dav. Times: 10-18-1990) 


Holman, Luella E Davis; {b. 1879; d. 1915}; w/o Charles W;   “Luella E Holman. Died: 1 April 1915, age 33, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  Father: Napoleon Davis. Mother: Elizabeth Van Orsdale.” (WA State Death Records);  “Spring Valley News. Mrs Wm Holman was taken to Spokane Monday where she underwent a surgical operation at the Sacred Heart hospital and was found to be suffering from tuberculosis of the bowels. She is in critical condition and almost no hopes are held for her recovery. Her husband, also Mr and Mrs T A Holman and Dr L M Thompson accompanied her to Spokane.” (Lincoln County News: 4-01-1915); “Spring Valley News. April 6.—At 3 a.m. April 1 at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane occurred the death of Mrs Lulu Holman, following an operation a few days previous. The remains were brought to Reardan where funeral services were held from the Methodist church, burial being made in the Spring Creek cemetery. Mrs Holman was 33 years of age at the time of her death and leaves to mourn her loss her husband, four children, two sisters and three brothers. The children are Charles, 11 years; Alma 9 years; Alvin 6 years; Lulu May, 6 weeks. The sisters are Mrs Eva Quorn of Spokane and Mrs Dora Judd of Minnesota and the brothers are L D and Frank Davis of Davenport, and Wm Davis of Newman Lake.  Mr and Mrs Wyncoop and children came up from the river Friday and remained until Sunday evening visiting with relatives and attending the funeral of Mrs Wm Holman. Mr and Mrs Quorn of Spokane were out to attend the funeral of Mrs Quorn’s sister.” (Lincoln County News: 4-06-1915)


Howard, (Minnie);  {d. 12-24-1898; 15 yrs 10 mos 5 days; d/o Albert & Mary. (Given name appears on the 1968 list, but is now obliterated).} “Howard, Minnie E.  Died: Dec 24, 1898, at Crescent, age 15. Birth: CA. Residence: Crescent. Cause: Diabetes. Father: Albert Howard, born Iowa; Mother: Mary A Benton, born IN.” (Lincoln Co Auditor:  12-24-1898)   “Union Grange No. 109 passes resolutions of condolence to the parents of the late Miss Minnie Howard, one of its members, and the charter was draped in mourning for thirty days.”  (LCT: 1-20-1899) “The vicinity of Crescent was saddened by the death of Miss Minnie Howard on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m.  She had been sick a long time. Lately she herself thought she was improving, and she was making preparations on Thursday last for a visit to friends at Spokane. On Friday she was suddenly taken very ill, which culminated in her death on Saturday. The funeral took place Monday morning at West Crescent school house, Rev and Mrs Bryans coming from Spokane to conduct the services. There were also present the Revs Taylor, Cromwell and Purchell (sic), each and all taking part in the service. From the immense crowd that attended, the school house not being able to hold them all, the country around showed the very high esteem in which she was held and their wish to pay this last tribute of love and respect to her memory.”  (LCT: 12-30-1898)


Howard, Clayton W;  {b. 1879; d. 1941; h/o Josephine}  “On June 12, 1878, in Lane County, Oregon, Mr (Albert) Howard married Miss Mary, daughter of George B and Minerva (Ward) Benton, natives of Kentucky. They were pioneers of Indiana and alter in Oregon, where they now reside. The father is a veteran of the Civil War, having served during the entire time.  To this marriage the following children have been born, Clayton and Lee, living in Lincoln County; Minnie, deceased; Williard and George, at home.” (History of Big Bend: 1904)  


Howard, Josephine E Podmore;  {b. 4-12-1887; d. 4-17-1984; w/o Clayton W};  “Josephine Howard. Died: April 1984, Spokane, WA.  Birth: 4-21-1887.” (SS Death Index); Josephine Podmore was born April 12, 1887 in Ellsworth, Pierce Co, WI, a daughter of Richard H Podmore and his wife Alice Lydia Beeman. “Clayton Howard, 30; Jospehine, 23; Eldon, 4; Ward, 1 yr 10 mos; Thos Podmore, 17.” (1910 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census details); “Clayton Howard, 40; Josephine E, 32; Eldon, 14; Clayton W, 11; Bertha R, 9; Elsie M, 4; Thos Podmore, 25.” (1920 Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA census details);


Humphrey, Alvin Lauren;  {b. 8-31-1930; d. 11-30-1999; US Army Korea.} “Alvin Humphrey passed away Nov 30 in Spokane.  He was 69.  Born Aug 31, 1930, to Lauren and Bessie (Day) Humphrey, he lived in the Reardan area in his early years.  Alvin graduated from Reardan in 1948 and WSU in 1958. He was a Korean War veteran. He was a policeman in Seattle for 28 years.... He was a member of the Masonic Lodge R & AM, the OES, the Rebekah Lodge, Grange and he was also a Shrine.  He is survived by his wife, Mary (Kirk) Humphrey of Vashon; three daughters, Kathy Humphrey of Fife; Debbie Chapman of Auburn; and Better Claar of Auburn; two grandchildren; mother, Bessie Humphrey of Ritzville; two brothers, John Humphrey of Mansfield and Leland Humphrey of Ione; four sisters, Esther Anyan of Edwall; Elaine Cairns of Spokane; Lucille Pyle of Ritzville; and Yvonne Mills of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service was Dec 4, at the Edwall United Methodist Church in Edwall, with Pastor Muriel Miller officiating.”  (Dav. Times: 12-09-1999)   



Spring Creek Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County

Washington, submitted  May 05, 2009 by Marge Womach.

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