Wilbur Cemetery Obituaries M through R
OBITUARIES of PIONEER FAMILIES BURIED AT WILBUR CEMETERY,
LINCOLN COUNTY, WILBUR WASHINGTON
This is a compilation of obituaries of Pioneers and others
who lived and died in Lincoln
County. The spouse has been included where possible, as have a few of their infant children.
FOR FURTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ALSO BURIED HERE IN THE WILBUR CEMETERY, NOTE THE BLOCK/LOT NUMBERS AND CHECK THE WILBUR CEMETERY LISTING.
The spellings on the headstones is sometimes different than the one in the newspaper obituary, needless to say I don't know which is correct, so I left them as is. The Obituaries were typed in by Daryll Bahr and only slightly edited by me.
Daryll provided much of this information because of the many headstones of these pioneers that recorded "no information" on them and had no dates. Information in parenthesis was provided. These obituaries were taken from the Wilbur Register, Wilbur, Washington
Submitted by Daryll Bahr and transcribed by Rella
MARS, BARTON S.
1854-1918 s/w Albert & Samuel
MARS, ALBERT DONALD Mar 25,1902-1902 Aug 22 s/o Samuel C. &
MARS, SAMUEL C. 1848-1923 In Memory Of 77/11
Died: SAMUEL C. MARS: Born in Boone Co. Missouri on June 5,
1848 & died on Nov. 7,1923 of chronic stomach weakness &
complications. His history is in the History of the Big Bend
MARTIN, MARY (-1929 @81y) 126/5
Died: MRS. MARY J. MARTIN at Portland. Age 81. Following
survive: VINCENT V. MARTIN, Wilbur; JOHN, Everett; CHESTER,
Portland; LEO, Honolulu; MRS. ADNA GARN, Cheney; MRS. ELVA
EMMONS, Alaska; & MRS. ESSIE TOMLINSON, Portland.
Jun 24,1851-1906 Aug 11 w/o Olaus
Died: MRS. DOROTHEA MARTINSON (KNUTSON). Born in 1851
in S. Norway on June 24,1851. Died eight mi. N of Wilbur on Aug
12,1906. Married OLAUS MARTINSON in Polk Co. Minnesota in
1878. Six children. Living are MRS. NICOLAI JOHNSON,
ALBERT GUSTAV, & EMMA MARTINA. Her mother age 84, has
made her home with MR. & MRS. MARTINSON for 25 years.
MAUPIN, DAVID C.
Nov 30,1841-1933 Oct 16
Died: G. A. R. veteran; D. C. MAUPIN, of Govan, Age 92. He
lived 12 miles north of Govan. Survived by one child MRS.
SUSAN E. WILSON of Almira & three grandchildren; ALONZO, SIDNEY
& EVERETT WILSON. Five great-grandchildren & one brother
& sister. Born on farm near Speedwell, Tenn Nov 3 1841 he
attended public school & enlisted at age 19 with two
brothers in Union Army lst Reg of Tennessee under GENERAL
ROSECRANS & spent 3 years in service.
Moved to Wash. in 1888 settling 20 miles north of Wilbur,
where he resided until his death. His wife died Dec 26 1926.
Charter member of G. A. R. at Wilbur & Methodist church.
MAUPIN, MARY A. Sep 01,1846-1925 Dec 22 154/8
McALLISTER, CALVIN L.
1908-1909 s/w Geo & Fannie
McALLISTER, FRANK No information 42/11
McALLISTER, FANNIE L. 1875-1937
McALLISTER, GEORGE E. 1872-1909 42/12
Died: Death of GEORGE EMMERY McALLISTER: Succumbs
to grim reaper after long siege of Heart Failure & Dropsy.
G. E. McALLISTER, for several months a sufferer of stenosis
of the heart complicated & dropsy, was called from this
life last Fri. at 5 p.m. in the presence of his wife &
children. He was born in Henry Co. Iowa on March 14,1872.
He spent his boyhood in the county & also Des Moines.
At Burlington, when 17 of age, he moved to Seward,
Nebraska, where he was united in marriage with
FANNIE L. SPITTLE on Dec 14 1892. They resided in Seward
until 1896 when they moved to Burlington, Iowa, where they
lived for about 10,years & then moved to Wilbur on
Six Children blessed the union of which four remain.
RALPH, BLANCHE, KATE,& HENRY who with MRS. McALLISTER
wait for a season in this vale of tears to his loss.
Though not a member of the church deceased has always had
a great reverence for Christianity & in his last sickness
made his peace with God & accepting Jesus Christ died in
his faith. He was a kind & loving husband in the home,
friendly to all, & loved by all who knew him, whom with
the family grieve the loss of a friend & neighbor.
Funeral held in the M. E. Church by REV. J. E. preaching the
sermon who also read a poem at the conclusion.
McALLISTER, RALPH E.*
Feb 16,1924-1925 Apr 18 *Edward
Infant s/o R. E & V. M. 163/4
Died: RALPH EDWARD, baby boy of MR. & MRS. RALPH McALLISTER
of Cheney. Buried at Wilbur Cem. REV. O. A. ADAMS off.
Died: GRANDMA McCUEN-ELIZABETH WILKISON was born in
Ohio in 1821. At age 8 she became a resident of Indiana. In 1839
she married WILLIAM McCUEN and moved to Minnesota. In 1888
she came to Washington. Her husband died two years ago. Two
children MRS. MARY FOLEY & J. A. McCUEN who lives north
of Wilbur. Baptist Church member. Presbyterian church.
Obit: ELIZABETH ARMINTA DYER was born in Knoxville, Tenn on
12/25/1866. Died four mi. N of Govan on 11/17/1906. She
married DANIEL DYER in Tenn. in 1891. Her maiden name
was BRANSCOM. She came west in 1899. Leaves three sons
& one dau. Father & two sisters.
McCUEN, W(ILLIAM)H. (-1904) Co 1 10th Mich
McCUMBER, CHARLES A.
1863-1931 s/w Lydia A.
Died: CHARLES McCUMBER, age 69. Born in Illinois & cone to
region in 1900 taking a homestead, farming seven years &
moving to town.
Tribute to CHARLES McCUMBER, son RALPH McCUMBER, of Bly,
Or, & daughter MRS. JESSIE LANE of Idaho were unable to
attend the funeral as were three sisters of Ill. & one
brother of Iowa, but MRS. IDA BEAN, his sister & the only
member of his fathers family in the West, came down from
Spokane & was with his widow & daughter MRS. MAY McGUIRE.
McCUMBER, LYDIA A. 1867-1946 168/7
McKAY, JAMES E.
Died: JIM McKAY, son of JAMES McKAY SR. southwest of Wilbur.
He graduated in 1914 from W. H. S. & married MISS LOUISE MATHER,
a school teacher in 1917. He was working the family farm, the
folks retiring to Spokane.
McKAY, PAULINE A. Nov 07,1902-1989 Jan 15 166/9
Death follows burning of clothing from girl: FLORENCE
McMILLAN 14 year old daughter of MR. & MRS. M. McMILLAN
south of Wilbur.
McMILLAN, IDA 1878-1933 158/1
Died: MRS. MALCOLM McMILLAN dies: IDA McMILLAN, age 56,
native of Nebraska. Came as a young girl in 1888. Four
children ROSS ,RAY, EARL & HAZEL, all of Wilbur. Besides
these & the husband she is survived by seven brothers
& two sisters. ROBERT HANKEL, Wilbur; EDWARD HANKEL, Salem,
Ore.; MRS. GEORGE WAGNER, Wilbur; MRS. FRANK ALLEN, Salem, Ore.;
WILL & GEORGE HANKEL, Verona, Or.; CARL & VICTOR HANKEL,
McMILLAN, MALCOLM 1880-1935 s/w Ida 158/2
McQUARIE, HARRIETT E.
McQUARIE, WILLIAM H. Jul 06,1840-1906 Aug 21 Co G 2nd Regt 91/7
Ill Light Artry Civil War
Died: WILLIAM H. McQUARRIE-Ten miles SE of Wilbur on Aug
21st,1906,one of natures nobleman. He was an honest old
rugged pioneer, who throughout his life retained the good
will & respect of his neighbors. He was born in Argyle, N. Y.
on June 6,1840. His father JOHN McQUARRIE was a native of
the British Isles & came to America when he was a boy.
The mother DIANA (JAYCOX) McQUARRIE was born in Canada.
Her father was a Captain in a British regiment & was born
in England. He came with his parents in 1848 to Canada
& then to Illinois in 1852 where he received his education
in the district schools & remained with his father until
21 years of age. He then enlisted in Co. G Second Ill.
Light Artillery in 1861 at Camp Butler, Ill. On March 31st
he had his lst engagement at Union City, Tenn. They drove
out the Confederates & captured all their stores & 15
prisoners, & at La Grange, Ten. with his command joined
the 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, under GENERAL GRANT
in his expedition toward Vicksburg & participated in the
battles of Coffeeville, Lake Providence & Millikan's Bend,
Louisiana. After other engagements he arrived at Memphis
on Jan 31st. On Apr 17th 1862 he marched with his
expedition to cross the river below Grand when the steamer
sunk & the soldiers barely escaped with their lives.
Participated in the siege of Vicksburg to its close & was
with GENERAL STEPHENSON in his expedition to Monroe, La.
& went to Brownsville, Miss. He participated in the siege
of Mobile, then to Montgomery, Ala. & on Sept 4,1865
ordered to Springfield where he received honorable
discharge. Following the war, he farmed in Ill until 1868
&moved to Iowa. Nov 1883 he moved to Spokane county, where
in April 1884 he came to Lincoln Co. took a homestead.
In 1861 he married MISS HARRIET, dau of LUKE & MARIA
(GOODALE) NICHOLS, natives of Vermont & N.Y. respectively.
MRS. McQUARRIE was born in Aurora, Ill, May 40,1884. To this
couple three children wore born: EDWARD, MRS. ELLEN M. TESTER,
& PAUL A. Presbyterian Ch. Funeral. Age 66.
Died: MRS. FRANK L. MEARNS: MINNIE MILLER daughter of P.C.
MILLER died of the flu. Born 1898 her parents came to the
vicinity in 1912. In 1915 she Married FRANK L. MEARNS. Her
husband is in critical condition with the flu also. Her
mother & father also have the flu. Survived by her husband,
baby boy, her parents, three brothers & four sisters.
MEARNS, HELEN FRANCES
Died: MRS. J. C. MEARNS, born MISS NELLIE FRANCIS KENT of N.Y.
State on Feb 27,1860 & died at her home near Wilbur on June
21,1921. Age 61. Folks emigrated to Iowa & she met J.C.
MEARNS & married on Feb 9,1882. She came to Washington
30 years ago & settled on land five miles north of Wilbur.
Survived by her husband & five children. J. W. MEARNS, Mont.;
FRANK; DAVID C.; MRS. ANNIE NESTOSS, & MRS. NELLIE
A brother CHARLES KENT & a sister MRS. H. L. WHIPPLE.
MEARNS, JAMES C. 1858-1945 155/2
MENKE, FRANK F.
Young Farmer dies suddenly: FRANK MENKE of Sherman
vicinity. FRANK FREDERICK MENKE was born to MR.& MRS. FRED
MENKE on Jan 23,1910. His father preceded him in death
in 1926. Leaves his mother CLARA MENKE four sisters; MRS. H. K.
BERGAU, MRS. FRANK KRAUSE. LULU, & ESTHER.
One brother LEONARD, Alaska.
MENKE, DORIS SOPHIA
1878-1924 w/o John
Died: MRS. DORIS MENKE: Wife of JOHN MENKE, a farmer south
of town. St. Paul Lutheran Church. REV. JOHN GROSCHUPF off.
MISS ENITH BAHR, MISS DORORTH DALTON,& MRS. JOHN D. ARBOGAST
sang. Pallbearers were ROBERT BAHR, RUDOLPH DREGER, CARL BERGAU,
ALBERT POIST, LBERT TIEGS,& FRED RETTKOWSKI. Age 45. She came
directly from Germany to here with her husband 14 years ago.
Husband survives & eight children. They are: MRS. MARIE BERGAU,
JOHN MENKE, FRANK MENKE, GRETTA MENKE, LILLIE MENKE,
HERMAN MENKE, WALTER MENKE,& LOUIS MENKE.
MENKE, JOHN 1874-1947 167/12
MENKE, HENRY J.
Oct 25,1867-1927 Nov 26 Father 166/5
Died: HENRY J. MENKE: Born in Oldenburg, Germany in Oct.
25,1867. Died of a Mastoid. Came to America in 1884 & lived
in Nebraska for nine years. Came to Washington & farmed land
in the Broadax region from the spring of 1892 until two years
ago, when he moved to Wilbur & took up the agency for Holt
Harvester succeeding CHARLES WEST of that company. In 1895
he hauled his crop nine miles consisting of 3000 bushels & got
14 cents per bushel & the sacks cost him 9 cents apiece. The
following year he received 50 cents per bushel & in 3 years he
was free from debt. Owned 960 acres of land & had $15,000 out
on interest & purchased an $8000 home in Wilbur.
Funeral at St. Paul Luth Ch. Pallbearers were: RUDOLPH DREGER,
CARL BERGAU, FRED RETTKOWSKI, HERMAN MENKE, AUGUST
VON BEHREN, & ROBERT SHEFFELS Sr.
Survivors are his widow LUCINDA DEHMLOW MENKE & five daughters:
MRS. MARIE EHLERS, MRS. MAYBELLE NEAL. MISS PAULENE,
MISS ESTHER, MISS GRACE; & two sons FRED MENKE, & GEORGE
Five grandchildren; four brothers; GEORGE MENKE SR. & RICHARD
MENKE OF Texas, & GERHARD MENKE; & WILLIAM MENKE,
MENKE, LUCINDA Apr 04,1871-1945 Dec 01 Mother 166/5
Mar 17,1843-1926 Mar 29 Rest in Peace 153/4
MISS ENITH BAHR was out from Spokane to attend the funeral of
her grandmother MRS. FRED MEYER: MRS. MEYER (EUPHROSINE
KRAUSE BAHR) died at her home in Wilbur last Monday, after reaching
near the close of her 84th year. She had been ailing some
time & was taken to MRS. JOHNSON, (JOHNSON HOSPITAL) in
Wilbur by her relatives, recently, but at the end of two weeks,
said she had been there long enough, & went home against the
protest of friends & relatives. Neighbors kept a lookout for
her, & in only two or three days, they found her suffering
from a stroke of apoplexy. The second stroke, soon after
ended her life.
MRS. MEYER, twice a widow, before leaving Germany, came to
America & to Wilbur in 1891 with her eleven year old son. A
daughter having preceded her to this vicinity. In 1896 she
married FERDINAND MEYER, & lived with him on the farm north
of town a few years. Later they moved to Wilbur. MR. MEYER
passed away six years ago.
The deceased is survived by a daughter in Germany, a daughter
in South America, & a son & daughter, ROBT BAHR & MRS. AUGUST
RETTKOWSKI of Wilbur. Also 12 grandchildren & seven great grand
MRS. MEYER had been a consistent member of the Lutheran
church since childhood & funeral services were held in the
Evangelical church at 2 p.m. last Wednesday conducted by REV.
MYERS. Interment was made in the Wilbur cemetery. REV. H. F. W.
(b. Dec 3,1852-1920 Jan 19)
Stricken by Apoplexy: FERDINAND MYER (MEYER) was stricken
by apoplexy late last Sunday & passed away at his home
in Wilbur at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, the 19th of January.
He & MRS. MYER (MEYER) were visiting at the home of his
step-son ROBERT BAHR on Sunday, & were departing for
home when the summons came. Deceased was born in
Germany on Dec 2,1852. He came to the neighborhood of Wilbur
early in the 1880's,& for years he & his younger brother
HENRY farmed in partnership. Several years ago, HENRY removed
to California. Some 20 years ago he was married to WIDOW
BAHR, who is again widowed. About a year ago he purchased
the residence property then belonging to LEO MARTIN, & has
lived in town since. The funeral will be held at the
Lutheran Church today, Friday, at 2 p.m.
MEYER, HENRY 1859-1929 44/7
Died: HENRY MEYER, one of the first homesteaders in the region
was claimed. With his brother the late FRED MEYER, he
homesteaded north of town in 1888. They came to America
from Germany in 1883 remaining for a time in New York.
About two years ago he & his wife, who was a MISS MENKE,
sold the homestead to WALTER HOOKUM & bought the RATCLIFF
place on Bachelor Prairie where he died on Dec 7th.
While sawing wood he was stricken. MRS. MEYER was
working in the yard near him at the time.
MR. MEYER is survived by his widow & his nephew HERMAN MEYER,
who made his home with them,& by a brother GOTTLEIB MEYER,
& a niece MISS AUGUSTA MEYER of Prosser, Wa & by three
brothers and one sister in Germany.
MEYER, MARGARITTA S. 1873-1902 Beloved w/o
MIKKELSEN, CARL C.*
MIKKELSEN, NELSINE M.* 1850-1922 *Marie 166/2
At Ripe Old Age: MRS. NEILSINE MIKKELSEN, mother of the
three MIKKELSEN BROS. who are blacksmiths, died at the
home of her son CARL on Dec 29th. Danish Lutheran Church.
Two years ago CARL visited his old home in Denmark,
bringing his mother with him. The old mother must have
enjoyed being with her sons during that last short period
of her life. Age 72 years & four months.
Died: PETER MILLER, age 72, native of Denmark. He came 47
years ago, 30 years in Wilbur. He was a carpenter.
Survived by seven sons,& widow. Sons are: ADOLPH, Addy; VICTOR,
Yakima; ETLAR of U.S. Navy; OTTO, ECH0, HAROLD, & FOLMER, all of
Wilbur. Three daughters: FLORA, Yakima; MRS. RALPH GREEN,
Wilbur; & MRS. ROSE MANRING, Cal.
MILLER, KIRSTEN A. 1868-1957 s/w Peter 200/3
MILLER, CELIA JEPSEN
1857-1926 s/w Elias
MILLER, ELIAS Jun 05,1854-1922 Nov 11 s/w Celia 45/7
Died: ELIAS MILLER: born at Skodberg, Schlesivig, on June
5,1855. Died at Clark P.O. Nov 10,1922. He came to U.S.
at age 21. Married MISS CELIA JENSEN on Jan 18,1878 in Mn.
MILLER, FRITZ HENRY
Sudden call: HARRY MILLER died: Born in Norway in 1877.
Came to Wash. in 1899. The GLUTSCH & MILLER Butcher shop
developed into the Wilbur Meat Co. In 1901 He married
MISS IDA LEE CARTER of Hartline.
MILLER, FLOYD T.
Former Wilbur Merchant buried here: FLOYD T. MILLER, age 64,
father of MRS. DICK COPENHAVER. He was born in Missouri &
came to Wilbur with his parents when he was 14. Married
MISS EDITH REYNOLDS in 1900,who died in 1919. 2nd marriage
to MRS. DELLA COONS IN 1936 of Lewiston, Id. He was in
business in Almira several years then bought a livery
stable in Wilbur, established a 2nd hand store & shoe
repair shop. Christian Church in charge.
Pall bearers were J. LLEWELLYN, RUDOLPH DREGER, H. LOUDERBACK,
DAN ARBOGAST, ROBERT BAHR, ANDREW ANDERSON, JOHN ANGSTROM.
He is survived by five children by his first marriage; MRS.
DICK COPENHAVER; MRS. WILLIAM DREGER; JOHN MILLER, Lewiston; LEIGH
MILLER, Lewiston; FLOYD MILLER JR., Spokane; his widow & three
step children at Lewiston. He was the last member of his
MILLER, EDITH S. 1880-1920 Mother 154/2
MILLER, PETER C. 1862-1931 76/2
Died: P.C. MILLER, Age 69, native of Denmark. He came to
U.S. at the age of 17. Moved here in 1902,farmed 15 years,
then moved to Wilbur. Helped organize the Danish Brotherhood.
Married 48 years ago. Had 10 children. Seven who live. MRS.
NELS NELSON, Spokane; GEORGE MILLER, MRS. J. H. KUNZ; BEN MILLER;
HENRY MILLER; Wilbur. MRS. ORVILLE BROCK, Noxon, Mont.; & MRS.
D. MEARNS, of Wilbur.
Pallbearers were grandsons: ROY KUNZ, CARL NELSON, HARVEY
NELSON, GLEN NELSON, OSCAR NELSON, & EDGAR MILLER.
MONSON, JOHANNA W.
A Good Life: MRS. JOHANNA W. MONSON died. She was born in
Sweden on Sept 5,1844. Baptized in the Lutheran Church.
Migrated in 1869 to America & settled in Iowa. In 1872
she went to York, Nebraska & married CHARLES J. MONSON where
they took homestead. In 1901 they moved to Wash. MR. MONSON
died in Nebraska two years ago. MRS. MONSON resided 17 miles
south of Wilbur. Of eight children, three remain. Sons; FRED
& HARVEY & one daughter LUCINDA who married MR. OREN DRAPER.
Obituary: JOSEPH MONTGOMERY, born Aug 12,1862, in
Illinois. Died at Keller, Wash. at age of 47. Married
MISS LILLY PALMER & leaves his wife & three children,
EDITH, GLADYS, & FREDERICK.
Died: MRS. FRANK NELSON, daughter of MR. & MRS. HIRUM
McMANNIS. Born in 1886. Survived by husband & daughter
NESTOSS, HENRY R.
Dec 28,1854-1938 Jun 28
Died: HENRY R. NESTOSS age 83 who lived at Opportunity for
20 years. Two daughters: MRS. MABEL KRAUSE, Wilbur; MRS. EMMA
HUNTER, San Clemente, Cal; One son, OSCAR NESTOSS, Wilbur:
Two sisters & one brother OLE NESTOSS, North Dakota.
Service at Danish Lutheran Ch. in Opportunity.
NESTOSS, OLIVE Apr 10,1863-1927 Dec 19 38/6
Died: MRS. OLIVE NESTOSS: Age 63. She & her husband HENRY
R. NESTOSS came here 37 years ago from N. Dakota & farmed
near Sherman until about 10 years ago when they moved to
Pallbearers were: J.C. MEARNS, ROBERT BAHR, JAMES GOLLEHON,
HERMAN HAGEN, FRANK HUDKINS, & OLE NYGAARD.
Survived by two daughters: MRS. WILLIAM KRAUSC, Spokane &
MISS EMMA NESTOSS, New Orleans, Louisiana, & one son
H.R. NESTOSS, Wilbur. Several grandchildren.
NEWMAN, LINDON L.
-1927 Apr 21 Iowa SGT 7 MG
BN 3 Div 170/2
NEWMAN, N(ELS) No information 170/2
Died: N. NEWMAN, who for several years was head miller for
the Columbia River Milling Co. Buried in Wilbur Cemetery
beside his son LYNDEN NEWMAN.
Obituary: NELS NEWMAN was born in Malmo Sweden on 9/3/1872
& came to U.S. in 1899. He settled in DeCook, Iowa. Came to
Wilbur in 1915 residing here until 1928 when he moved to
Spokane. He died on 6/11/1930. Surviving are his wife
MRS. ADDIE HADEN NEWMAN & daughter LORRAINE ROEMIG
& three grandchildren.
NICHOLS, Mrs. GEORGE
Died: MRS. GEORGE NICHOLS: MRS. ELOISE NICHOLS, came as a
girl in 1889 from Illinois & took up homestead in coulee
country, later going to Butte, Montana where she & MR.
NICHOLS were married in 1895. Moved to Wilbur in 1915.
Survived by husband and granddaughter MRS. ETHEL MITCHELL,
of Colorado; a grandson GEORGE R. CROWLEY, Veranda, Mont.
& 5 brothers & one sister.
NORBOM, EDWARD J.
NORBOM, ESTELLA MAE 1877-1935 w/o Edward J. 194/11
Died: MRS. E. J. (STELLA) NORBOM, age 58. Wife of EDWARD
NORBOM. She was born in Wisconsin & married in 1899 in Iowa,
came to Wilbur in 1907. One son ROYDON & three grandchildren.
Rites for MRS. FRED NOVOTNEY SR. She was born EVA MULLER
in 1860. Married in 1882 to FRED N. in Austria, Hungary &
came to U.S. to Scranton, Penn. In 1891 they moved to
Nebraska & in 1906 came to Mt. Vernon, Wash. In 1916 they
came to Keller Ferry area. Golden Wedding was held in 1932.
Ten children STEVE, JAMES, FRED, MRS. GEORGE WHITELAW,& MRS.
C. L. BATES.
NOV0TNEY, FRED 1856-1945 73/5
O'BRIEN, MARTIN F.
Died: MARTIN O'BRIAN age 68, Born in Tipperary, Ireland he
came to U.S. with his parents MR. & MRS. WILLIAM O'BRIAN,
settling south of Wilbur. Survivors are WILLIAM & THOMAS
O'BRIAN & a sister MISS AGNES, who live on the farm.
Another sister MRS. CATHERINE QUIRKO of Spokane. The last
several years he farmed near White Bluffs, Wash.
1842-1921 Nov 14
Died: MIKE O’NEIL: Born in County Tipperary, Ireland 79
years ago. He came to America at the age of 29 settling in
Boston, Mass. He came to Wilbur 16 years ago. He leaves two
sisters MRS. ATE CONDON, Boston, Mass. & MISS ELLEN O'BRIAN
of near Wilbur & nieces & nephews.
ODENRIDER, CLARA M.
ODENRIDER, HENRY 1854-1926 Father 6/4
Died: HENRY ODENRIDER: at Govan Born in Elkhorn Neb. on
July 15 1854, he came to Washington in 1888. Married
CLARA MATILDA BENDER in 1889 & worked at the Columbia
River Milling Co. for 14 years as flour packer & farmed
near Govan since 1907. Three sons; FRANK, EDWARD, &
CHARLES of Govan & a daughter MRS. FRED BOLER of
Spokane. Three grandchildren.
OSWALT, EUGENE H.
OSWALT, JANET A. 1887-1925 129/4
Died: MRS. E. A. OSWALT: JANET A. CAMPBELL was born in Toronto,
Canada, in Nov. 1888. She came to Wash. over 20 years ago
locating at Spangle but removed to Davenport where MISS JANET
remained until her marriage in 1912. In Jan 1913 MR. OSWALT
accepted a position in the State Bank of Wilbur. Deceased
leaves three motherless children the oldest 12 the
youngest 6 all in school.
PARKER, ALBERT I.
Dec 12,1861-1960 Jun 16
PARKER, SARAH JANE 1844-1920 152/8
Died: MRS. S. J. PARKER, mother of A. I. PARKER (IRV) died at
her sons home south of town. Age 76.
PARKER, EMANUEL (L.)
Jun 07,1852-1942 Apr 23 Father 71/1
PARKER, MARTHA A. Oct 20,1854-1924 Sep 27 Mother 71/1
MRS. MARTHA A. PARKER - MARTHA A KIRK born in Missouri in
1854. Married EMMANUEL PARKER on Dec 24,1872. One child born
MRS. W. T. MASTERSON of Wenatchee. Survived by her husband &
daughter; two grandchildren & four great-grandchildren.
PARKER, Mrs. (A)
Died: MRS. ADA M. (ALLEN) PARKER: MRS. PARKER died at her
home in Spokane. Her parents came to Lincoln Co from Oregon
in 1880 when she was small. She grew up in the country near
Wilbur & was well known to all residents both town & country.
In 1898 she married JOHN MARKEY. Several years ago MR. MARKEY
retired from farming & he & MRS. MARKEY established their home
in Wilbur. Five or six years ago MR. MARKEY died. About that
time MRS. MARKEY & her mother removed to Spokane. Later the
mother MRS. ALICE ALLEN, married a gentleman named PARKER,
a contractor & builder. Three years ago MRS. MARKEY married
a son of her mothers' husband. The younger PARKERS bought
a farm near Creston & near the old ferry belonging to the
elder MRS. PARKER. There they engaged in farming & had the
oversight of the mothers' ranch.
MRS. ADA PARKER, was a very strong robust woman & her passing
came as a shock to her old friends. The relatives & friends
are coming from Spokane by motors, & the funeral held at the
Christian church today, Friday, & Int. in Wilbur Cem.
Oct 10,1895-1902 Aug 21
PARTRIDGE, NANCY No information 79/6
PARTRIDGE, W. J. No information 79/6
Died: W. J. PARTRIDGE: Born in Edgar Co I11. on Sept 18,
1850 & died on Sept 2,1924. Married MISS NANCY I. RILEY
Oct 17,1869. Eleven children. They are: W. S. PARTRIDGE, of
Missouri; MRS. SETH STOOKEY of Redmond, Or.; C. W. PARTRIDGE
of Conconnully; & J. E. PARTRIDGE of Spokane. The rest are
deceased. He came west from Missouri & located in Wilbur
PAYNE, GILES F.
1875-1927 s/w Meldora
Funeral: GILES F. PAYNE died in a logging accident at Ferry.
He came to Lincoln Co. in 1904. Locating on a farm south of
Wilbur where he remained until the death of his wife about 8
years ago, & moved his family to Wilbur, where they remained
until 1924 & then moved to Hartline, their present home.
MR. PAYNE owned farmland at Hartline which his sons have
operated since 1924. He was on his way to Ferry to begin
logging when he stopped in Wilbur a few days ago.
He was born in Carrol, Co. Virginia on Nov. 5th 1875. Married
DORA BAILEY at Spanishburg, W. Va. on June 1897. He leaves his
father NOAH PAYNE, at Matoka, W. Va.& four sons ARTHUR G. CURTIS
F. ELDRIDGE P. & GRAYSON M. all of Hartline. & four daughters
MRS. HERBURT RETTKOWSKI, of Wilbur., EVA M. CARRIE,& ALICE V.
all of Hartline. Three brothers & two sisters. Baptist Ch.
PAYNE, MELDORA 1879-1920 w/o G. F. 115/1
Died: MRS. G. F. PAYNE: Half mile south of the Kenneway.
MELDORA 0. BAILEY was born in Rock, West Virginia on Dec 19,
1879. She married G. F. PAYNE in June 27,1897 & lived at Rock,
West Vir. until 1903. In 1904 they came to Washington. Eight
PEFFLEY, LLOYD B.
PEFFLEY, NANNETTE 1919-1930 151/3
Died: NANNETTE PEFFLEY age 10. Daughter of LLOYD PEFFLEY.
Died: MRS. A. PETERSON (ANNE); Age 71. Big Bend pioneer ends
career. Born in Denmark. Her late husband SIMON PETERSON
came from Denmark in 1869,& to this region in 1882. Married
in 1886 when Wilbur was only a stock farm of CONDITS. Five
children survive. Seven grand children. MRS. MARGUERITE
CHRISTIE of Great Falls, Mont; MRS. KATHERINE ANDERSON of
Govan; JOHN B. PETERSON, Spokane; CHRIST J. PETERSON of
Dishman; ALBERT T. PETERSON of Grants Pass, Ore.
PETERSON, SIMON 1850-1920 155/6
Died: SIMON PETERSON: Born in Stepping, Denmark, on Aug.2,
1850 & died at home north of Wilbur on Dec 2,1920. He came
to the U.S. in 1869 & filed a homestead north of town in
the fall of 1882. This place he still owned at the time
of his death.
On March 1,1885 he married MISS ANNA BERTELSEN, also a
native of Denmark, & to this union were born five children;
JOHN, KATHERINE (MRS. A. W. ANDERSON); CHRIS, MARGARET, &
ALBERT, all of whom were present at the funeral. He was a
member of Huram Lodge No. 83, of A. F.& A. M. of Kasson, Minn.
& the Lutheran Ch.
PETERSON, CARL HARVEY
Died: Truck mishap fatal to CARL PETERSON, age 29, son of
JENS PETERSON'S. The truck & trailer caught fire when
He worked for SOL KINDER on construction between Arlington
& Mooldock Point, Oregon.
PETERS0N, PHYLLIS Mar 15,1916-1987 Mar 11 (Squires) 193/7
PHILLIPS, ANNA M.
Died: MRS. C.A. PHILLIPS-Passes Away - Tubercular
Consumption - MRS. ANNA MARIE PARRISH PHILLIPS, wife of
postmaster CHAS. A. PHILLIPS died. A sincere worker in the
Presbyterian Church. Born on Oct 19,1860 at Athens Co. Ohio.
In 1880 she moved with her family to Oregon. In 1887 she
married CHAS .A. PHILLIPS. Five children born, three
daughters & two boys. In 1894 they moved to Wilbur.
PHILLIPS, CHARLES A. 1854-1930 Father 118/11
Died: CHARLES A. PHILLIPS, his death was caused by a
careless automobile driver. He was a school teacher in
early manhood & became a merchant in Woodburn, Or. In 1894
he transferred his goods to Wilbur & became a partner with
his brother in law, the late J. M. PARRISH. He served as
postmaster for almost a decade & for several years he was
proprietor of a drug store bought from GEORGE M. WILSON
who established it.
MRS. PHILLIPS passed away in 1909 & he sold out & gave up
postmaster, & moved to Spokane Bridge & carried on in
diversified farming there.
He came from a family of long longevity. His father reached
89 years & his mother bore 16 children & reached 91 years.
They raised 12 children all living near the octogenarian age.
Survived by a brother SAMUEL of Salem, Ore.
MR. PHILLIPS survived by two sons. HOMER, of Spokane, & JOHN
of Chelan. Two daughters MRS. GEORGE JOHNSON, Spokane & MRS.
JALMER REINERTSON, of Ca. One daughter BETH died. His nephew
VINCENT MARTIN lives here.
Died: KATE HULBERT PHIPPS. Age 51.
PHIPS, ZEB No information 46/7
Z. V. PHIPPS died in Spokane March 16,1929 from the result of
being badly frozen in January. He was brought to Wilbur last
Saturday & laid to rest in the Wilbur Cemetery.
POIST, A. E.
POIST, LOUISE No information 160/2
Died: MRS. LOUISA POIST, age 70. Wife of ALBERT POIST. She
was born in Germany, but taken by her parents to London, Eng.
where they lived until coming to N.Y. in 1867. Married in N.Y.
in 1892 & lived there until coming to Lincoln Co in 1905.
Settled South of Wilbur. REV. A. R. M. KETTNER off. Pallbearers
were old friends including FRED RETTKOWSKI, AUGUST VON BEHRENG
JOHN MENKE, & HERMAN MENKE. One son was born in N.Y. but died.
Survivors are her widower & a sister & two nieces in N.Y.
Died: JAMES PRATHER: He was born in Ill. in Dec 9,1837.
Old neighbor of W.W. HOWELL.
PRATHER, JULIA A. 1842-1909 Mother 115/4
Died: MRS. JULIA M. PRATHER, wife of JAMES PRATHER, age 71,
located 10 miles southeast of Wilbur. Born in Ill on July 4,
1837 & lived there until 1898. She leaves three sons & four
daughters,& husband JAMES. MRS. LOUISE SHORT & NELLIE McCLURE,
of Wilbur, LEONA GEER, IDA B. JOHNSON, of Minn. GEORGE R. &
SAMUEL, of Wilbur, & LOVEL across the coulee.
PRICE, CLARA A.
Jun 03,1861-1945 Jul 11 Mother w/o Sam 161/5
PRICE, SAM LYNN Sep 16,1859-1928 Dec 26 Father
h/o Clara A., f/o Zetta, Dwight & Robert 161/5
Died: SAMUEL L. PRICE - Pioneer- of Hesseltine. Several
years ago he also purchased land south of Govan where he died.
After the last harvest he rented his farm to EARL IVERSON &
retired. Born in Wisconsin on Sept. 8,1858. In early years
of manhood he rode the range in Kansas. In 1883 he came west
to the Blue Mtns. of Oregon where he lumbered. In 1888 he came
to Lincoln Co. Married CLARA A. HARTMAN in Oregon in 1886.
DICK PRICE, lives on the farm northwest of Wilbur & is a son of
S. L. PRICE.
QUIRK, CATHERINE C.
QUIRK, DAVID 1854-1933
Died: DAVID QUIRK Sr., age 79, born in Ireland. First settled
in Wilbur in 1885. Born in 1854. Crossed the Atlantic in
1876 & settled on a homestead to make his home 12 miles SW of
Wilbur in 1885. In 1917 he moved to Wilbur.
Married in 1889 to MISS CATHERINE O'BRIAN, who with five
daughters & four sons & two grandchildren survive. JOSEPHINE &
TRESA in Spokane; MARGARET in Chewelah; DAVID JR. & Cornelius,
GOVAN; & PATRICK & LEO, of Wilbur.
Died: ADOLPH RETTKOWSKI: Funeral Rites held Wednesday P.M.
Death was result of a ruptured appendix. He was born
35 yrs ago & received his education here. Son of MR & MRS
FRED RETTKOWSKI, well known pioneers. He was baptized &
confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Ch.
ADOLPH was active in the Wilbur Grange, Graingrowers Whse.
Co. for several years & recently erected a new modern
residence on the farm south of town. REV. ROBERT OESTREICH
Off. The music was furnished by MRS. ARTHUR GERL, MRS. GEORGE
SLATER, CLARENCE BAHR, & CHARLES LOGAN, with MRS. CLARENCE
BAHR at the piano. Pallbearers: were HENRY SCHUSTER,
RUDOLPH GEIB, WILLIAM DREGER, AUGUST BAUER, J.H. ALDERSON,
& ROBERT SHEFFELS. Ushers were GORDON SCHUSTER &
Survivors are his parents, two sisters: MRS. FRED
REIFENBURGER, of Fairfield; MRS. LOUIS SHEFFELS,
1900-1908 d/o A & E
Died: Eight year old daughter of MR. & MRS. AUGUST
RETTKOWSKI, well to do rancher, five miles west of here
died Thursday evening Dec 31st of diphtheria after an
illness of only a few days. The funeral took place last
Fri. & remains interred in the Wilbur Cem. The bereft
parents have the sympathy of the entire community
in the loss of their child.
RETTKOWSKI, RAYMOND 1910-1921(Apr 08) Loving s/o A& E 75/
RICHTER, CHARLES C.
1851-1922 s/w Margaret
Pioneer died: CHARLES RICHTER, of Broadax region. Born in
Niederling, Germany 71 years ago. He came to the U.S. over
40 years ago. Settled in Broadax about 1883. Married MISS
MARGARET RUPPERT. No children. German Lutheran Church.
RICHTER, MARGARET 1853-1939 83/7
MARY C. RILEY died: Born in Germany Jan 12,1911. She came
to the U.S. in 1883 with her husband & three children &
settled in the east. In 1899 she came to the Big Bend &
settled near Wilbur. A widower for 24 years. Four children
survive; JOSEPHINE, DAVID, & MARY.
1853-1944 s/w Mitchell
RING, MITCHELL (G.) 1851-1905 45/11
Obituary: MITCHEL GREGOR RING, Born on 11/6/1851 in N.Y. Age
53. Died on 5/15/1905.
Jun 12,1853-1932 Apr 13 w/o Samuel C. 170/
Died: MRS. CALEDONIA RINKER: Pioneer; She came here with
her husband SAMUEL C. RINKER in 1883 locating at Broadax.
Born June 12,1853 in Arkansas. Survived by three sons:
PHILLIP RINKER, near Seattle; HARVEY RINKER, Alberta Can.;
VALLEE RINKER, a Broadax farmer. Eight grandchildren & Five
great grandchildren. Two children passed away; a son & daughter.
RINKER, SAMUEL C. Jun 01,1844-1912 Oct 11 @68y 4m 4d 170/8
Died at Wenatchee: Pioneer - WASHINGTON RINKER an early
pioneer of Broadax region. His father S. C. RINKER & family
came to the region in 1883 from Kansas locating near the old
Hesseltine P.O. His grandfather WASHINGTON RINKER, who was
born in Tennessee, but lived in Kansas during the bloody
days preceding & throughout the civil war. MRS. S. C. RINKER,
mother of the deceased, makes her home in Wilbur. Survived
by other members of his fathers family as well as his own
RINKER, CORA LEE 1879-1977 170/7
1884-1931 s/w sister Anna
Died: A. X. RIPLINGER killed in Auto Accident. Car goes
into ditch when tire blows out. Catholic church. Native
of Wisconsin he came to Wash in 1907. Taught school
near Ritzville & came to Wilbur in 1908. He was
bookkeeper for M. E. HAY Mercantile Co. He married MISS
PAULINE BROWN in 1910. Since 1911 he has been bookkeeper
for Columbia River Milling Co. Clerk of the school
board & Pres. of Golf Club. Age 48.
RIPPLINGER, HERMAN J.
Apr 25,1888-1922 Jun 27
Died: HERMAN RIPLINGER; Born at Boyd, Wisc, 34 years
ago. He served in the army & was discharged in 1913.
Married MISS ANNA POHTILLA & came directly to Wilbur
where his brother ALBERT lived. He engaged in the
barbering trade. Purchased S. C. BISHOPS barber shop
at the time of BISHOPS death. Catholic Church.
ROBERTSON, JOHN H.
Feb 13,1849-1919 Feb 02
Died: JOHN H. ROBERTSON: Born in Andrew Co, Mo. Age 69 yrs
& 11 mo. MR. ROBERTSON grew to manhood on a farm. The
years 1867-1968 were spent with the Kansas Pacific R.R.,
hunting buffalo in Kansas, Colo., & New Mexico. Then
after going home awhile he took a position as a steamboat
engineer on the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers, which he
followed until the fall of 1870, when he went to Whitehall,
Michigan, & secured a position as an apprentice blacksmith,
remaining until he became master of the trade.
In the fall of 1887, he came to Washington stopping at
Sprague for a time. The next year he came to the new
town site of Wilbur & established the first blacksmith shop,
being among the pioneers of the town. He retired from that
work, & for several years has been an efficient officer as
city marshal of the town.
On Oct 20,1878, he was married in Andrew Co, Mo. to MISS
NANNIE HART, native of the county. Four children were born
to them, two sons & two daughters. Both sons died in early
life while the daughters MRS. W. P. DALTON & MRS. LLOYD PEFFLEY
are residents of Wilbur. Christian Church.
ROBERTSON, NANCY J. Mar 06,1852-1948 Jun 06 151/2
ROSMAN, ANGELA EMMA
Nov 30,1904-1905 Jan 24
ROSMAN, JOSEPH Dec 27,1862-1940 Jun 04 Father 87/8
ROSMAN, KATHERINE May 06,1862-1937 Jan 03 Mother 87/7
ROSMAN, MARY THERESA Jan 30,1899-1908 Jul 22 87/9
Obituary: MARY ROSMAN, only daughter of MR. & MRS. JOE
ROSMAN, living 7 miles S of Wilbur was nine & a half years old.
Idolized by her brothers & parents. She had complained of a
pain in her ear & when an operation was performed to alleviate
her suffering it was found that a tumor had already spread,
effecting the brain & Wed. of last week she gave her soul to
the hands of the Maker. Large funeral. Catholic Ch.
Wilbur Cemetery Obituaries, Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington,
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