Wilbur Cemetery Obits     

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Haden, George H.              (1921-1941)                        47/7

“George Haden, Jr, 19, only child of Mr and Mrs George Haden of Wilbur, died Monday evening at the Johnston hospital from injuries which he sustained early that day in an automobile accident. He suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries which were so serious that medical science was powerless to save his life. The accident occurred on the highway south of town, near the Esli Haden ranch, when the car which the young man was driving left the highway and turned over several times. The victim was thrown clear of the wreckage and was brought immediately by a passing motorist to the hospital. For the past several weeks George had driven a school bus and was enroute in the family car to the end of the route where the bus was left Friday evening to begin his task of collecting pupils for delivery into town. George completed his high school course at the end of the first semester in January and was to receive his diploma with the Class of 1941 on May 27. During his school days he was popular with his fellow students and instructors, and was active in various school affairs. He was a member of the high school football squad for two years and was a letter man on last fall’s team. He was industrious and conscientious when tasks were assigned to him, and had been employed lately  as extra help at the Lincoln Mutual plant in Wilbur.  His tragic and untimely passing comes as a saddened shock to his parents and other relatives and to his young friends and classmates. The funeral service is being conducted this forenoon at 10:30  from the Wilbur Community church; with the pastor, Rev George A Crawford, in charge. Pallbearers were selected from among his school companions and interment will be made in the Wilbur Cemetery.” (Wilbur Register: May 8, 1941)

 

Haden, David H.; ( b. Jul 08, 1885, d. Jun 05, 1967) 72/3 

“David H. Haden.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church and the IOOF of Wilbur, WA. Survived by his wife, Tillie Haden, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Bahr, Wilbur, WA; 2 grandsons, Daryl and Robert Bahr, both of Wilbur; 2 great grandchildren; 4 stepchildren; Russel Doane, Wilbur, WA; Bruce Doane, Pasco, WA; Mrs. Joyce Cadigan, Yakima, WA; Mrs. Carol Eckhart, Porthill, ID; 9 step-grandchildren; one brother, George Haden, Wilbur; 6 sisters, Mrs. Addie Stambaugh, Mrs. Ella Harris, both of Wilbur; Mrs. Martha Green, Mrs. Nettie Wachter, Mrs. Mamie Mason, Mrs. Leah Storm, all of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 8, 2 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor Ralph Fischer officiating. Interment Wilbur Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 6-08-1967, scrapbook item)

 

Haden, H. E. ; ( b. Jun 24, 1859, d. Jun 28, 1936) 47/5  

“H. E. Haden, 77, Wilbur, who served Lincoln County two terms as commissioner, died Tuesday.  He was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Nebraska when a young man and, farming there 20 years before coming to the Big Bend and locating near Wilbur, in 1898. He retired form active farming 22 years ago, making his home there. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Tim Haden, Everett; Wiley Haden,Wilbur; Mrs. J. T. Stonerook, Wilbur; and Mrs. Ray Bean, Chewelah; nine children, Thomas Haden, Lynden, WA; Dave Haden, Mrs. John Bauer, Mrs. Mose Green, Mrs. William Wachter, Mrs. Frank Mason, Mrs. Archer Harris, George Haden, all of Wilbur; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His wife died in 1928.” (Odessa Record: 6-25-1936)

 

Haden, John; ( b. 1858, d. 1932)  51/2  

“Funeral services for John Haden, former Wilbur pioneer, who died at Omak this week, were held from the Christian church at Wilbur on Wednesday. Haden was born at Bainbridge, PA, in 1858. In 1905 he came to Wilbur, living there until he moved to Omak. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, three brothers and two sisters.” (Odessa Record: Nov __, 1932)

 

Hankel, Albert C.;  ( b. 1912, d. 1969) 158/9  

“Albert C. Hankel.—Resident of Grand Coulee, WA. Survived by his wife, Mamie Hankel, at the home; one son, one daughter, 3 brothers, Bernard H. Hankel, Kellogg, ID; Glenn Hankel, White City, OR; Frank Hankel, Codahy, CA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Powell, Usk, WA; Mrs. Melvine Ludwig, Almira, WA; Mrs. Tressa Shoulders, Ellensburg, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday, Aug 23, at 1 p.m. from the Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA. Pastor C. E. Dvrud officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery, Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)

 

Hankel, Robert H.      (1879-1954)       

“Thumbnail Biographies of People You Know.  R H Hankel, Wilbur, was here Friday with his son Bernard, to visit his son, Bob (RE) and Mr Hankel dropped into The Citizen office for a chat. When the Citizen editor lived in Wilbur and was co-owner of The Wilbur Register, Mr Hankel’s sister, Ida, now deceased, assisted in the Bassett home.  When R H Hankel arrived in Oregon with his parents, he was five years old. The family resided on a farm 12 miles southwest of Portland, four years. In 1884 they went to Wilbur. The stork was liberal and the family multiplied until there were eight boys and three girls. The father died when the youngest child was 7 months old and the widow was left with no financial backing. However, she held the family together and at her passing in 1919 she left an estate of $26,000. The Hankel ranch was located 10 miles south of Wilbur.  This son of the original Hankels was living on this farm when Wild Goose Bill was killed.  Mr Hankel recalls, when his father’s family arrived in Sprague from Oregon, they shipped a car of cattle to Sprague and the family came by train. The cattle were driven across country from Sprague to the Hankel farm. Among them was a young Jersey bull from another herd and the cattle fought him.  It became Mr Hankel’s job, then a lad, to walk and drive that animal. The cross-country trek took three days with the cattle. The family traveled by the stage.  On this cross-country drive, the party spent the first night at the farm home of Dick Fish. The second night was spent in the tall bunch grass atop a high hill and the last night at McMannuses about a mile east of the Hankel place. The original land had no water so 80 acres was brought in the Kennewai district. In 1893 Mr Hankel’s father accidentally shot off one of is knee caps. Son Robert walked a quarter of a mile, caught his cayuse, rode to Wilbur to get Dr Yount, helped him hitch his team, and had the doctor at his father’s bedside a distance of 10 miles, in one hour and 54 minutes.  Robert H Hankel’s birthplace was in Hamilton County, Nebraska, in a sod house. A farm house replaced the old sod house. Mr Hankel’s youngest sister visited the old Nebraska home place in the fall of 1946 and reported the old frame house still stood, but had received an addition.  Every year, in the Salem (Oregon) country is the scene of a Hankel reunion. Mr Hankel attended last fall, with his wife and some Bernard and Frank. There were 65 members of the original family, with some 135 who were more distant branches of the original family tree. Three brothers reside in Canada.” (Citizen: 1-31-1947)

   

Hanlon, William J.,  ( b. Jun 27, 1880 d. Apr 29, 1918---TS) (3 ft stone  

Wm Hanlon of Edwall died 25 April 1918 at the age of 38 years. He was born in WA. Burial at Wilbur. (St Francis ledger) (“Word was received here Tuesday of the death of W H Hanlon, a farmer of Edwall. He was in Spokane with his family sending his two girls to school. He has a mother and brother living here.”-Citizen of May 3, 1918-burial not given, initial is different) Will married Jennie Nordstrom. They had two daughters, Frances;  and Genevieve Hendricks, wife of Paul. (see Sprague Lamont Edwall 1881-1981)

 

Harms, Clinton R.; ( b. 1943, d. 1969) 108/8 

“Clinton R. Harmes (sic).—A resident of Wilbur, WA. A 1968 graduate of Eastern Washington State College. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Harmes, (sic) Wilbur, WA; one brother, Larry Harmes (sic), US Army at Fort Knox; 2 sisters, Miss Cheryl Harms, Moses Lake, WA and Mrs. Linda Hipner, El Paso, Texas; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb 28, 1 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church. Pastor Daniel Lee, Boline, and Pastor William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robinson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook; edit: born 1943; died 1969 per tombstone)

 

Harms, Eggert; ( b. 1860, d. 1936) 199/2 

“E(ggert) Harms, 75, Wilbur, died there of heart disease last Wednesday. He had lived near there for 40 years. His widow, an invalid, is under treatment at Spokane. His other survivors are two sons and six daughters.” (Odessa Record: 3-20-1936)

 

Harris, Alfred Ray; ( b. 1895, d. 1969)  95/4

“Ray Harris.—Lifelong resident of Wilbur, WA. Retired district foreman of State Highway Department. Former mayor of Wilbur , WA . Survived by his wife, Alice B. Harris, at the home; one daughter, Ruth M. Harris, also at the home; 2 sons, R. James Harris, Wilbur, WA, and Robert E. Harris, Lake Tahoe, CA; 2 brothers, David Harris, Chelan, WA, and Archie Harris, Wilbur, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lelia Tannenberg, Coulee City, WA, and Mrs. Myrtle Godfrey, Burien, WA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Thursday, Sept 18 at 1 p.m. from Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA, the Rev Kenneth J Scott officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-18-1969)

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Harris, Ella B.; ( b. Sep 11, 1895, d. Dec 27, 1974) 92/6  

“Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 30, for Ella Blanche Harris who died in Davenport Dec 27. The rites were held in the Community Presbyterian Church with Rev J. Malcolm McCallum officiating. Burial was in the Wilbur Cemetery and the Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur made all arrangements.  Mrs. Harris born Sept 11, 1895, was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Tuscan Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and the Civic Improvement Club. Surviving are her husband, Archie Harris; a grandson, Tom Harris, Spokane; a brother, George Haden, Wilbur; three sisters, Addie Stambaugh, Davenport, Mrs. Martha Green and Mrs. Mamie Mason, both of Spokane, numerous nieces and nephews.  Vocal music during the funeral was provided by Mrs. Elaine Burton and Mrs. Jan Goodman, accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Aubertin on the organ. Pall bearers were Ingar Johnson, Frank Kramer, Ray Anderson, Lloyd Wyborney, W. Krause and Jack Groom.” (Wilbur Register: 1-02-1974)*A resident of Wilbur, WA. Survived by her husband, Archie Harris, at the home; one grandson, Tom Harris, Spokane; one brother, George Haden, Wilbur; 3 sisters, Mrs. Addie Stambaugh, Davenport; Mrs. Martha Green, and Mrs. Mamie Mason, both Spokane.  She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Wilbur and Tuscan Chapter OES, Rebecca Lodge, and Wilbur Civic Club. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec 30 at 11 a.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church in Wilbur, with the Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 12-29-1974)

 

Harris, Ray James; ( b. Feb 20, 1918, d.  Apr 17, 2009)    

“Ray James Harris, Age 91.  R. James Harris was born on Feb 20, 1918 in Govan, WA to Ray and Alice (Gunn) Harris. He grew up in Govan attending school there before moving to Wilbur and graduating from Wilbur High Schoo. After graduation and working around Wilbur for a while Jim joined the US Army in 1942 where he served as a Medical Tech. While in the military he married Margaret Sherwood on Jan 17, 1943 in Wilbur, WA. After being discharged from the military in 1946 they returned to Wilbur where Jim worked at the service station for a few years before purchasing the station himself. Jim owned and operated the Chevron gas station for several years before retiring in the early 1980s. After retiring, he continued to live in Wilbur until his death on April 17, 2009 in Grand Coulee,WA . Jim is survived by three children: Suzanne Krumsick of Boise, ID; Dr Jim and Connie Harris, DDS of Wilbur, WA, and Troy Harris of Medical Lake, WA.  Jim also has five grandchildren and four great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Margaret in 2005, daughter Ginny Harris in 2006 and twin sister Ruth Harris in 2007 and a brother Bob Harris in 1972. Jim is a member of the Wilbur Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge and the Shriners, Wilbur VFW, Wilbur Golf and CC and was a charter member of the Wilbur Lions Club. Jim was an avid fisherman, enjoyed camping and golfing but spending time with his family gave him the most joy for they were the love of his life. A Celebration of Life and Military Graveside Inurnment Service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the  Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA with Pastor Heather Jepsen officiating. Strate Funeral Home,Wilbur,WA, is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review-submitted)

 

Haverstick, Lela B.; ( b. 1890, d. 1975) 34/6  

“Lela B. Haverstick.—Lincoln, WA. Survived by her husband, Charles Haverstick, at the home. Three sons, Myrtel C. Bowman, Roman, MT; Stanley R. Bowman and John A. Bowman, both Green Bank, WA; two daughters, Melva Simema, Green Bank, WA; and Fern A. Tucker, Everett, WA; one brother, Richard E Robertson, Dalles Port, WA; two sisters, Mrs. Luella Portch, Davenport, WA; and Mrs. Nugent, Dalles Port, WA; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug 9, 11 a.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA; the Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-12-1975)

 

Hawkins, Robt .; ( b. 1845,  d. 1918) 86/5  & Rose, ( b. 1865, d. 1936) 86/5   

“Petition for the issuance of letters of administration of the estates of Robert B. Hawkins and Rose Hawkins, both deceased, has been filed by Joe E. Hawkins. Robert B. Hawkins died April 15, 1918, and Rose Hawkins died March 1, 1926. Community property is listed at $1,500. The deceased were residents of Wilbur, WA.” (Citizen:  4-23-1926)

 

Heffenish, Frank ( b. 1860 d. 1804) B44/L-3

“Passing of Pioneers. From the Wilbur Register. Frank Heffenish, an old timer in the Big Bend, died at his home northwest of Wilbur, last Wednesday morning.” (Citizen: 12-09-1904)

 

Henderson,  (John) Fred; ( b. 1885, d.  1968)  Daddy & Grandpa 16/3   

“J. Fred Henderson.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. Survived by one son, George Henderson, Las Vegas, NV; 4 daughters, Mrs. Jackie Rupar, Spokane; Mrs. Kitty Sando and Mrs. Patricia Biggs, both Newport, WA; Mrs. Marie Dhoades, Las Vegas, NV; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services Monday, Feb 12 at 3 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church . Pastor William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur , WA , Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-11-1968)

   

Hersey, Ida F.; ( b. 1911, d. 1970) 56/4 

“Ida F. Hersey.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. A member of the Christian Church & Lotus Rebecca Lodge, Wilbur, WA. Survived by one son, James A. Hersey, Wilbur, WA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, Spokane, Mrs. Helen Blakesley, Federal Way, WA; Mrs. Donna Sullivan, Davenport, WA; 2 brothers, W. J. Elledge, Boise, ID; J. I. Elledge, Nampa, ID; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Bailey, Weiser, Idaho; Mrs. May Nyhart, Ontario, Oregon; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 6, 11 a.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-04-1970)

 

Hesseltine, E. A.; ( b. Jun 25, 1850, d. Oct 15, 1915) 39/?  

E. A. Hesseltine was born in Brown County, KS, June 25, 1860 and died at his home in Wilbur, Friday Oct 15, 1915. He crossed the plains by ox team, first settling in Oregon and came to the Big Bend country in 1882, locating upon a homestead six miles north of Wilbur. For a number of years he taught school and read law, besides improving his farm. Later he went to Spokane and finished his law studies in the law offices of Judge George Turner and was admitted to the bar and located in Wilbur where he maintained a law office until his death, much of this time holding the office of justice of the peace. In 1895 he married Miss Carrie A. Woodman, who with one son survives him. The Knights of Pythias lodge of Wilbur conducted the funeral services Monday afternoon, interment being made in the Wilbur Cemetery. Death resulted from pneumonia. (LCT)  

 

Hills, Florence;  ( b. 1907, d. 1970) 199/8  s/w James L

“Florence Hills.—Her home, Creston, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rodney J (Anna) Runkel, Coulee Dam, WA; 2 brothers, Thomas and Vilas Roby, both Creston, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rachel McNew, Wilbur, WA; Mrs. Edith Murbach, Four Lakes, WA; 3 grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov 16, at 10 a.m. from the Creston Christian Church. The Rev Roger Otis Kuhrt officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review:  11-15-1970, scrapbook item) “The Creston Christian Church was filled to capacity by relatives and friends for the funeral service held in memory of Mrs Florence O Hills Monday. The Rev Roger O Kuhrt officiated and interment was in the Wilbur Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur was in charge of arrangements.  Mrs Clarence Bahr of Wilbur was the organist, and Frank Hanson, Wilbur, was the soloist. Active pall bearers were four nephews of the deceased, Dean Angstrom of Wilbur; Merle, Dellis and Boyd Angstrom, all of Creston; and two friends Henry Kuehne of Keller and Charles Showalter, Creston.  Honorary pall bearers were Phil Gardner, Richard L Hedrick, Rex Bean, Pete Bean, and Harold Roloff, all of Creston; Dick Copenhaver of Colville and Bill Kuehne of Keller.  Florence O Roby was born on April 25, 1907, in Bancroft, Nebraska, and was a lifelong resident of the Creston area, the family having moved to Creston in 1908. She passed away in the Wilbur ambulance en route to the Memorial Hospital in Davenport after being involved in a two car accident Thursday afternoon, Nov 12, about two miles west of Creston. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Hills in Davenport, on Oct 15, 1926. Her husband preceded her in death in Jan 1958. To this union one daughter, Anna (Mrs Rodney J Runkel) was born. Mrs Hills was a member of the Creston Christian Church and the Wilson Grange at Telford, and for many years has been a foster mother for many young people needing a home and guidance. In addition to her daughter, Mrs Runkel of Coulee Dam, she is survived by three grandsons, Kim, Jeff, and Jay Runkel, Coulee Dam; two brothers, Thomas and Vilas Roby, both of Creston; two sisters, Mrs Rachel McNew, Wilbur, and Mrs Edith Murbach, Four Lakes; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 11-19-1970) 

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Hire, Fred; ( b. Apr 13, 1887, d. Oct 02, 1906) 41/9  

Fred, the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hire, living about four miles east of town, was instantly killed about noon last Monday by the four horse team with which he was hauling water for a thresher. As he was taking the team through a gate on James Jump’s farm north of Creston, the team became frightened and started to run. Young Hire jumped to the heads of the leaders and seized one of them by the bridle bit, but the other horses of the team were so badly frightened that they crowded against the leaders, knocking down the one he held and running over both man and horse, killing both. The  wheels of the heavily loaded wagon passed over the head of the young man, crushing it in such a manner that death came in a few minutes. The boy’s father, Frank Hire, was immediately summoned from Spokane, where he was attending the Fair. Funeral services were held at Creston yesterday and interment made later in the day in the Wilbur Cemetery. Deceased leaves parents and a number of brothers and sisters, among them being Mrs. T. W. McCord and Mrs. W. J. Vanskike. Fred was about 21 years old.—Wilbur Register. ( Oct 12, 1906, LCT)

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Hoadley, Jess;  ( b.  Jan 17,1896,  d.1965 Jan 13)  Utah PVT Co A 52   AMMO TN CAC WWI 16/3

“Jesse Hoadley.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. Past commander of Post 6268 VFW, Veteran of WW I, member of the Wilbur Wild Life Club and a youth instructor for the National Rifle Association. Survived by 2 brothers, Fred and Wayne Hoadley, both in Oregon ; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Clark, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday, Jan 17, at 1 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church. Pastor William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery with VFW participation at the graveside. The Robertson Funeral Home,Wilbur, WA in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1-17-1969)

 

Holmes, Roy H. ; ( b. 1892,  d. 1972) 110/12

“Roy H. Holmes.—A lifetime resident of Wilbur, WA, co-owner of the Holmes-Cash Store, Wilbur. A member of the Wilbur Chamber of Commerce. Survived by 4 brothers: Earl G. and Ernest C. Holmes, both at the home; C. Lee Holmes, Salem, Oregon; and Warren (Tom) Holmes, Boulder City, Nevada; one sister, Mrs. Ida McIntyre, Pendleton, OR. Numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan 27, at 1 p.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA. Rev Roger V. Muisiner officiating. Interment at Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1972, scrapbook item)

  

Hopkins, Katie; ( No dates) 71/9 

“Katie Hopkins.—Graveside services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 7, Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, WA. Rev Kenneth Scott officiating. Her home, Spokane, WA. Survived by a son, Ralph Hopkins, Valencia, CA; sister-in-law of Mrs. Myrtle Jasper, Spokane, WA. Thornhill-Geraghty Funeral Home, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated 1966 scrapbook)

 

Hose, Edward J.;  ( b. 1889,  d. 1970)  Father  57/6

“Edward J. Hose.—A resident of Wilbur , WA. Survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Hose, at the home; one son, Berdell H. Hose, Portland ; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Novotney, Wilbur, WA 3 brothers, William and Howard Hose, Harrington; Otto Hose, Endicott,WA; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church . A member of Tuscan Lodge No. 81, F & AM, Tuscan Chapter OES, Retired WW P Company employee. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept 29, at 2 p.m. from the Wilbur Lutheran Church . The Pastor William Bash officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-29-1970)

 

Hose, Mary Ellen; ( b. 1893, d. 1973) 57/6  

“Mary Ellen Hose.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. A member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church and Tuscan Chapter OES. Survived by one son, Berdell Hose, Portland, OR; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Novotney, Wilbur, WA; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 2 p.m., from the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 4-10-1973)  H. V. (Henry) Howard, aged 63 years, a respected resident, died at his home in Wilbur Thursday after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Saturday. ( Dec 14, 1906, LCT)

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Howell, C.V.; ( b. 1868, d. 1935) 72/5   

“There were five funeral services held in Wilbur Sunday and Monday. Among them three pioneers. C. V. Howell passed away Saturday and funeral services were held Sunday. All three men were early settlers in Wilbur.”  (Citizen: 11-22-1935)( Edit: Charles V.)

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Howell, Emma M.;  ( b. Dec 25, 1887, d. Aug 10, 1974) 72/5  

“Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 14, for Emma Martha Howell from the Community Presbyterian Church in Wilbur.  The Rev Malcolm McCallum officiated and Mrs. Georgia Underdahl, accompanied by Mrs. Geraldine Stephenson at he organ, sang ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘In The Garden’.  Pall bearers were Keith Kennedy, Harry Paulsen, Aksel Petersen, Ross McMillan, Kenneth Kennedy and Wilbur West. Burial was in the Wilbur Cemetery and the Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur was in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Howell was born Dec 25, 1887, in Wisconsin , and died in Spokane August 10. Mr. and Mrs. Howell were prominent wheat farmers in the Wilbur area for 40 years. Following her husband’s death, Mrs. Howell was personnel supervisor at the Edgecliff Sanitarium in Spokane until she retired 10 years ago. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, the Presbyterian Church, Wilbur Civic Improvement Club and for years was soloist in the choir of the Wilbur Church. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death and she is survived by her son, Kevil Howell, Spokane, plus nieces and nephews.” (Wilbur Register: 8-15-1974) “Emma M. Howell.—Passed away in a local nursing home, Aug 10, 1974. Her home, Rt. 4, Spokane; formerly of Wilbur, WA. Survived by one son, Kevil V. Howell, Espanola, WA, numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Daughters of the Nile, Spokane; Wilbur Civic Club, and the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA. She was a retired personnel supervisor at Edgecliff Sanitarium. Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1974 at 11 a.m. from the Community Presbyterian Church, Wilbur, WA, the Rev Malcolm McCallum officiating. Interment Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-14-1974)

 

Howell, Milton O.; ( b. Sep 26, 1865, d. Feb 15, 1908) 41/11  

“Mrs M. O. Howell and two children left the Great Northern train at Harrington, Tuesday morning, and took the Harrington stage to Davenport, whence she returned to her home at Wilbur. Mrs. Howell lost her husband, by death, last week.” (Citizen: 2-28-1908; edit: Wilbur Cemetery.

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Howell, Mrs. Vlasco; ( d. Sep 29, 1900 @ 23y)  41/7

“Vlasco Howell’s little baby, left motherless by the death of Mrs. Howell, of Wilbur, died Wednesday, Oct 31, and was buried the following day.” (Davenport Times: 11-09-1900; Edit: Tombstone listings for Carrie L. Howell, wife of Charles, and Landry Valmere Howell appear to coincide with this death notice in the Wilbur Cemetery listings.)

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Hudkins, Floyd; ( b. Sep 26, 1865; d. Feb 15, 1908) 128/2  

“Floyd Hudkins, 88, a native of West Virginia, died at his Wilbur home on Saturday. He started in the Big Bend in 1875, buying a half section of land, raising enough wheat on it to pay for it the first year, then securing an additional half section which was paid for in two years. He added to his holdings until he was one of the largest land owners in the county. During his last years he had been blind. Survivors include three sons, former County Commissioner Frank Hudkins, Wilbur; Charles, a banker at Salem, OR; Bert Hudkins, Reardan, and a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Jones, Wilbur, at whose home he died.” ( Odessa Record: 11-15-1935 )“There were five funeral services held in Wilbur Sunday and Monday. Among them three pioneers. Floyd J. Hudkins, 88, who was born in West Virginia and had lived in Illinois, Missouri, Oregon and Washington. Four sons and a daughter survive.” (Citizen: 11-22-1935)

 

Hulbert, Wm Henry;  ( b. 1869, d. Apr 25, 1909)  

“William Henry Hulbert of Wilbur died April 25th. He was 40 years of age and hemorrhage of the brain was the cause of death.” (Citizen: 5-07-1909)

 

Hume, Ellen           (Jul 13,1905-2001 May 03)

“Former Wilbur resident, Ellen C (Angstrom) Hume, 95, passed away May 3, 2001 in Spokane, Her home was in Spokane. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur, with a gathering to follow at Community Presbyterian Church. Strate Funeral Home of Wilbur is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs Hume was born in Wilbur. She married Albert Angstrom in 1923 and George Hume in 1959. Albert preceded her in death in 1930, and George in 1975. She worked for Holmes Brothers Cash Store. She was a member of Wilbur Rebekah Lodge and volunteered at the Wilbur Senior Center. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, and sharing garden produce with family and friends. She was a resident of Wilbur for 88 years before moving to Spokane seven years ago. Ellen is survived by her daughter, Irene Bonner of Spokane; two step-daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Dan Portch of Wilbur and Marla and Larry Gorsuch of the Tri-Cities; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jim and Terry Bonner, Linda and Grant Dixon, and Gayle and Jay Gender, all of Spokane and Becky and Mike  Buergel of Tekoa; 5 step grandchildren and their spouses, Matt and Linda Portch of Hurst, Texas, Jody and Dick Howard of Davenport, Danice and Dwayne Deckard of Spokane, Jay and Abbie Schreiber of Indiana, and Wayne and Wendy Schreiber of Connell, WA. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two sisters, and one brother.” (Wilbur Register: 5-10-2001)

 

  Hume, George; ( b. Nov 30, 1906, d.  1975) 108/2  

“A sudden illness and head injuries suffered in a fall were blames for the death of George Hume last Thursday in a Spokane hospital. Mr. Hume was stricken while visiting friends at the state highway garage Wednesday and was rushed by Wilbur ambulance to the hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday of this week from the Wilbur Lutheran Church with Pastor A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Frank Hanson sang ‘Our Father Has A Light In His Window’ and ‘Rock of Ages’, accompanied by Mrs. Roy Sassman at the organ. Pall bearers were Cliff Wyborney, James Novotney, Burton Finch, Robert Luiten, Dale Duvall and Lyle Buchanan. Interment was in the Wilbur Cemetery and the Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur was in charge of arrangements. Born Nov 30, 1906, Mr. Hume received his education at the Miles and Davenport schools. He was united in marriage to Mildred Williams in 1935 while he was serving in the Second Corps of the US Army. He was discharged in 1936 and the family moved to Wilbur in 1945 from Creston and he has resided here since. Mrs. Hume died in 1957 and in 1959 he was united in marriage to Ellen Foley Angstrom. Mr. Hume worked for many years with the State Dept of Highways and at the time of his retirement was foreman of the Wilbur shop. He was a member of the Trinity and Wilbur Lutheran Churches and was active in the Wilbur Senior Citizens Center, serving his second term as president of the organization at the time of his death.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mildred, a sister and by three brothers. Surviving are his wife Ellen at the home, two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Portch of Wilbur and Mrs. Marla Schreiber, Richland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Irene Bonner, Spokane; a brother, John Hume, Deming; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Owen of Bellingham and Mrs. Josie Little, Creston; 9 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.” (Wilbur Register: 5-29-1975)  “George Hume.—A resident of Wilbur, WA. He was a member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church; the president of the Wilbur Senior Citizens; a retired foreman of the Washington Highway Dept.  He is survived by his wife, Ellen C. Hume, at the home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Maria) Schreiber, Richland, WA; Mrs. Dan (Darlene) Portch, Wilbur, WA; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Irene Bonner, Spokane, WA; one brother, John Hume, Deming, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Owen, Bellingham, WA; Mrs. Josie Little, Creston, WA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 2 p.m. form the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Pastor A. F. Gerstmann officiating. Interment will be at the Wilbur, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-26-1975)

 

Hydorn, Lola B. ; ( b. 1898, d. 1973)  s/w Robert L.   35/8

“Lula (Lu) Hydorn.—Her home E1319 Wellesley. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Norm (Clarabell) Shahan, Bothel, WA, and Mrs. Virginia Wickstrom, Snohomish, WA; one son, Thomas Hydorn, Wallace, Idaho; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Veva Olsen, Oroville, CA; Edith Mandaul, Vancouver, BC; Ann Smith, Clarkston, WA; several nieces and nephews. A member of the Hillyard Christian Church, Ivanhoe Chapter of the OES, past Noble grand of the Hope Rebekah Lodge. A member of the Unity Camp of the Royal Neighbors. A resident of the Inland Empire all her life. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes, Thornhill, Geraghty and Langbehn Funeral Home, The Rev Gene Davis and the Rev Earle Miller officiating. Hope Rebekah Lodge participating in the chapel. Graveside services 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 17 at theWilbur Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 8-16-1973)

 

 

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Wilbur Cemetery Obits, Lincoln County, Washington

submitted by Marge Womach, 2009.

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