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



Mahoney, Dolores A;  b. 1928; d. 1969.  {Daughter of Milton W Landreth and his wife, Mabel Puls Landreth, whom he married 12-29-1924. Dolores had one sister Sally and a brother Larry. She preceded each of these in death.} “Dolores Mahoney. Birth: 14 Sept 1928. Died: Aug 1969.” (SS Death Index); “Dolores A Mahoney. Died: 5 Aug 1969, Lincoln Co, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate #019365; did not view);   “Groom, Mike Mahoney of Lind, WA and Bride, Dolores Landreth, of Reardan, WA. License Dated: March 1, 1948. Marriage: March 7, 1948 at Reardan, WA. Witnesses: Frank LaFries and Sally Landreth. Officiant: Edward Wegner, minister.” (Details from Certificate of Marriage, #B1699; Lincoln Co Auditor; filed March 8, 1948.) “Delores Anita Mahoney.—Her home, Reardan , WA . Mother of Colleen Mahoney, Mark Mahoney, both of Reardan , WA ; Daughter of Mr and Mrs Milton Landreth, Reardan , WA ; Sister of Sally Ross, of Moses Lake, WA; Larry Landreth, Reardan , WA ; several nieces & nephews. A member of the Reardan First Presbyterian Church. A member of Wash. Education Ass’n. Organist of Reardan First Presbyterian Church. A life time resident of Reardan , WA . Funeral services Sat., Aug 9, 11 a.m. in the Reardan First Presbyterian Church, Reardan , WA . Dr Raymond W Moody and Phillip Falk officiating. Burial services Spring Creek Cemetery .” (Spokesman Review: 8-10-1969)


Mallery, Peter M; b. 1970; d. 1970. 


Mann Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Lewis M Mann.  Issue Date:  12-15-1897, Spokane Land Office. 120 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 26-26N-39E.”


Mann Land Patent:  “Patentee:  John W Mann.  Issue Date: 2-18-1892, Spokane Land Office. 160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. SE 26-26N-39E.”


Mann, Lewis Marion;  {d. 10-28-1905; 52 yrs 6 mos 1 day.}  “Mann, Louis Marion.  Died: Oct 28, 1905, at Reardan; Age: 52 yrs. Cert #313”  (Lincoln County Auditor) “Mann, Lewis M; #834 estate, 1905”  (Lincoln Co Probate Index:  did not view file);  “Lewis M Mann. Died: 28 Oct 1905, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Birth: 27 April 1853, Rock Camp, Monroe Co, VA. Father: Michael Mann. Mother: Catherine Riffe.” (WA State Death Record);  “Michael Mann, 36; Catherine, 34; James, 13; Martha, 12; Thomas D, 11; John W, 8; Lewis M, 7; Patrickson W, 5; Rebecca C, 4; Nathaniel R, 1.” (Peterstown, Monroe Co, Virginia 1860 Census);  “Mann, L M; Male, 38, WV, farmer.” (1892 Lincoln Co Census)


McDougall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Douglas A McDougall.  Issue Date: 3-12-1890, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 8-26N-39E.”


McDougall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  John D McDougall.  Issue Date: 2-23-1911, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. NE 34-27N-39E.”


McDougall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Sarah McDougall.  Issue Date: 3-06-1891, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 8-26N-39E.”


McDougal, D K/A;  {d. 2-18-1893; no dates; 82 yrs old.} “McDougall, Douglas. Lincoln Co Probate file #209, filed 13 March 1897; estate. Douglas McDougall reportedly died Feb 18, 1893 in Lincoln Co. with property in 8-26-39. His heirs are shown as:  D McDougall age 36 in KS; James A Bently, 30, in Reardan; _____ McDougall, 23, Reardan; J McDougall, 38, in Reardan, Archabald A McDougall, 32, Reardan; and Jane McDougall in Kansas. John Surber, friend.” (probate notes filed: 3-13-1897)


McDougall, Ida; b. 1877; d. 1926.  “Ida E McDougall. Died: 3 Nov 1923, age 35, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: W F Ellis. Mother: Della Sumpter. Spouse: Benjamin McDougall.” (WA State Death Records);  “Mrs J D McDougall, age 49, died July 9 at her home in the Crescent country north of Reardan after an illness of several months. She came to the Crescent country in 1892 with her husband. She is survived by nine children.” (Davenport Times-Tribune: 7-22-1926)


McDougall, John Sr;  b. 1865; d. 1941; (h/o Ida). “John Douglas McDougall. Died: 19 Aug 1941, age 87, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Archibald McDougall. Mother: not shown. Spouse: Ida McDougall.” (WA State Death Records);


McLain Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Jeptha McLain. Issue Date: 3-12-1890, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 28-26N-39E.”


McLain Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Thomas McLain.  Issue Date: 5-26-1888, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  SE 14-26N-39E.”


McLain surname: The following McLain burials occurred in the Reardan Cemetery:  Jeptha and his wife Jane McLain; Charles McLain; Loyd and his wife Gladys McLain; and David Carol McLain, son of Charles and Florence McLain.


McLain, J T;  {no dates; Co. H 15th KS Cavalry; 1822-1902.} “Thos McLain, one of the first settlers in this country, who left Reardan in 1896 for Alberta, BC, thence removing to Montana, arrived in town last Monday evening, accompanied by his children and his aged father, John McLain.  Mr McLain, Jr, lost his wife about two weeks ago. The family expect to return to Reardan permanently. Their arrival caused considerable surprise and a lot of personal reminiscences of the ‘early days’ with the old timers.” (LCT: 12-10-1901) “MacLane, John.  Dated: June 13, 1902; Warrant #149 for $35. Funeral expenses. Post #60, Reardan.”  {J T McLain, Co A, 1st Kansas Cavalry.}  “John McLane. Dated: June 7, 1902. Voucher #148; Amount: $15. Nursing care at advanced age of 87.” (Lincoln Co GAR Relief Applications: 6-13-1902) The 1892 Lincoln Co Census shows J F McClain, 70, born KY, and it is assumed that the initial error is one of penmanship. Others of the same surname McClain on the 1892 census include Jeptha McLain, who is buried in the Reardan Cemetery.


McLain, Thomas;  b. 7-18-1844; d. 12-31-1907.  Death record not located.


Miller, Bess E McDougall;  b. 1916; d. 1994;  “Graveside service for Bess E Miller Bell will be at 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 16, at Spring Creek Cemetery, four miles north of Reardan.  Bess, formerly of Reardan, died July 8 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center. She was 78.  She was born March 21, 1916, in  a farmhouse north of Reardan to John D Sr and Ida Lynch McDougall. She attended West Crescent School north of Reardan.  She married Clarence A Miller in 1933, and they lived in Chewelah, Reardan and Spokane. Their Reardan home was next to Colville’s garage from 1944 to 1953, and they owned a sawmill for much of that time.  She moved to Pasco after Clarence died in 1966. She worked at Griggs Dept Store in Pasco and Richland. She was a member of North Hill Christian Church in Spokane. She is survived by a son and his wife, Gene A and Ginny Miller of Pasco; two granddaughters and their husbands, Gail and Jim Johnston of Pasco, and Kay and Dan Fairchild of Kennewick; two great grandchildren, Gary A Johnston and Lori Ann Johnston of Pasco; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.  The graveside service is under the direction of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  7-14-1994) 


Miller, Clarence A;  b. 1906; d. 1966.  “Clarence Miller. Died: Sept 1966. Birth: 13 Oct 1906. Last Residence: Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);


Moore, G W;  {d. 7-12-1898; 78 yrs; Father.} “Marion F Moore, one of the eminently successful farmers of Lincoln County, now retired and residing at Reardan, was born near Davenport, Iowa, Oct 22, 1850. His parents were George and Emma (Knapp) Moore, the father a native of Pennsylvania and a pioneer of Iowa. They were married in Illinois where the mother died in 1866. The father passed away in 1898 in Washington. In 1865 he enlisted in an Illinois Infantry regiment and was engaged in numerous skirmishes with the Confederates, receiving an honorable discharge at the conclusion of the war.” (excerpt of History of Big Bend-1904)  


Nollmeyer, Peter James;  b. 10-31-1974; d. 12-15-1976. “Peter J Nollmeyer. Died: Dec 15, 1976, age 2, Spokane, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index)


Nollmeyer, Scott William;  b. 3-02-1971; d. 12-20-1976; (shared with Peter James).  “Scott W Nollmeyer. Died: Dec 20, 1976, age 5,  Spokane City, WA. Residence: Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index)


O’Rourke, Ethel Carolyn;  b. 2-21-1909; d. 8-02-1997; d/o James & Julia Taylor O’Rourke.  “Ethel C Orourke. Died: 2 Aug 1997. Birth: 21 Feb 1909. Last Residence: Vancouver, Clark Co, WA.” (SS Death Index);  “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); “James O’Rourke, 36; Julia, 19; Ruth, 1 yr; Rosa 2 mos.” (1900 Reardan Census; this is the family into which Ethel was born.)


Owen, Herman M;  d. 1-19-1901; 67 yrs; h/o Nancy A.  “Herman Owen, 67, Oct 1832, NY, married 33 yrs; Nancy A Owen, 56; William R  Owen, 27; Cecil W Owen, 18.” (details extracted from 1900 Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA Census); Death record not obtained.


Pennington, Ada L;  {d. 3-28-1905; 46 yrs 2 mos 16 days; w/o JR.} “Mrs John Pennington died at her home four miles southwest of Tyler Tuesday morning of cancer, aged 46 years.  Deceased was a daughter of Mrs J Rockhold by a former marriage, and was born at Fort Madison, Iowa, in 1859.  In 1888 she was married to John Pennington and came to Sprague in 1893, settling on a ranch near Tyler in 1895, where they have since resided. About three weeks ago she visited her parents here and little thought the final summons would come so soon. Her husband and mother are left to mourn her loss and especially to the latter is the blow crushing, having buried her only children, a son and daughter, in about a year.—Reardan Gazette.” (LCT: 4-07-1905) “Ida L Pennington, wife of John R Pennington, died at the family home 10 miles east of Sprague, Tuesday morning from cancer. Altho she was in poor health for several years, her friends were unprepared for the announcement of her death, as her illness only assumed a serious aspect within the past two weeks.—Sprague Times.” (Citizen: 4-07-1905) Pennington, Ada L  #1234 probate filed est. 1910, did not view.


Pershall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Albert Pershall.  Issue Date: 12-27-1888, Spokane Land Office.  80 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  N ½ NE 30-26N-38E.”  


Pershall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  James B Pershall.  Issue Date: 7-20-1892, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  S ½ N ½ 28-26N-38E.”


Pershall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Joseph Pershall. Issue Date: 3-06-1891, Spokane Land Office. 164.6 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. Parts of 18-26N-38E.”


Pershall Land Patent:  “Patentee:  William M Pershall.  Issue Date: 5-26-1888, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA.  Parts of 30-26N-38E.”


Pershall surname: see also Mondovi Cemetery for:  Isoletta Pershall, w/o J B Pershall.


Pershall, Charles Albertus;  d. 5-25-1903; 28 yrs; s/o JR & SF.  {Edit: Charles Albertus Pershall was born Jan 15, 1875, the fourth child of James R and Sarah Fate Pershall.}


Pershall, James Redmond;   {b. 5-13-1842; d. 6-23-1933; (h/o Sarah F).} “Pioneer of Region Dies.  James R Pershall, age 91, early settler in the Colfax region and later a resident of the Reardan country, a Civil War veteran, died in Spokane Saturday.  The funeral was held in Spokane Tuesday with burial in the Spring Creek Cemetery north of Reardan.  He came to Colfax in 1877 and was a Methodist preacher at one time.  He took part in the Indian uprising led by Chief Joseph. He is survived by three daughters and three sons.” (Dav. T & T: 6-28-1934)  “James R Pershall. Died: 23 June 1934, 91 yrs 1 mo 8 days, at Spokane, WA. Father: Joseph Pershall. Mother: Lidia Logsen. Wife: Sarah F Pershall.” (WA State Death Records: File #2023204)


Pershall, Sarah F;  d. 2-10-1905; 58 yrs 1 mo 9 days.  {Edit: Sarah Francis Fate was reportedly born Jan 1, 1847  and married James R Pershall on Sept 13, 1866. The following names children were born to them: Lydia H (1867), Lavina M (1870), William Guy (1872), Charles A (1875), Ewing Clark (1877), Dwight Lyman (1881), Susan G (1884) and Frances A (1866).


Peters, Mildred;  {d. 4-29-1906;  6 yrs 20 days; d/o WS & Mary.}  “Peters, M.  Died: April 29, 1906, Reardan. Age: 5 yrs. Cert #332.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death certificate)  


Peterson, Mrs; (added):  “Mrs Peterson of Crescent. We are sorry to chronicle the death of Mrs Peterson, who died September 27th of typhoid malaria, and was buried on the 28th at Spring Creek Cemetery. There was a very large attendance both at the Spring Creek school house and at the grave. Rev Girade, of Reardan, conducted the burial services. Great sympathy is expressed for Mr Peterson and family. They were preparing to leave this fall for Alberta, where they hoped to improve their prospects, and were only waiting for Mrs Peterson’s health to improve before starting when her death terminated so suddenly their hopes.” (LCT: 10-04-1895)


Plummer Land Patent:  “Patentee: William Omer Plummer. Issue Date: 5-05-1904, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. NE 26-27N-38E.”


Plummer Land Patent:  “Patentee:  Allen W Plummer.  Issue Date: 11-23-1891, Spokane Land Office.  160 Acres, Lincoln Co, WA. SW 34-27N-38E.”


Plummer, Infant;  b. 1895; d. 1895. Daughter of WO. 


Plummer, Julia Amanda;  b. Nov 1894; d. Apr 1895; d/o WO. (This entry appears on the 1968 list, but no stone is found today, may actually be for the above entry.). 


Podmore surname:  {George Doggett, of the Harrington-Downs vicinity, married Ruby Podmore on Nov 15, 1910. Ruby was a daughter of Richard Podmore and his wife Alice Beeman. Richard was born Aug 4, 1849 in St Louis, MO, and died at the George Doggett home near Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA on Nov 30, 1939. Richard and Alice Podmore were buried in Reardan Cemetery in a family plot.  Josephine E Podmore married Clayton W Howard; she died 4-17-1984 in Spokane with burial in Spring Creek Cemetery. The Lincoln Co Superior Court probate file for Alice Podmore, #912, was file in 1906 (did not view file).


Podmore, Thomas J; b. 1-02-1893; d. 5-07-1934.  “Thomas Podmore. Died: 27 May 1934, age 40, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Richard Podmore. Mother: Alice Beeman.”  (WA State Death Records);



Spring Creek Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County

Washington, submitted  May 05, 2009 by Marge Womach.

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