Wilbur Cemetery Obituaries S through Z
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
NAME Dates Blk/Lot
SCHEIBNER, CHARLES F. 1862-1928 Father 8/4
Died:CHARLES SCHEIBNER, age 66, a pioneer, of paralysis.
Survived by three sons. WALTER, & EDWARD, of Spokane;
HERMAN of Davenport. MRS. ANNA KINER, of Wilbur; MRS.
MAE SAUNDERS, of Mtn. View, Cal. Four brothers; WILLIAM
& OSWALT, of Wilbur & FRED of Coulee; HENRY, of Alberta;
& three sisters MRS. FRED ADAMS, MRS J. F. JENKINS, MRS.
D.F. OSBORNE all of Coulee.
SCHEIBNER, MARGARET A. 1862-1905 Mother 8/4
SCHEIBNER, CLARA M.
SCHEIBNER, OSWALD R. 1877-1956 Father 93/1
SCHEIBNER, FLORENCE R. 1918-1921 s/w Infant 9/5
Died: FLORENCE MADELINE, three year old child of OSWALT
SCHEIBNER, INFANT -1909 Sep 05 s/w Florence R. 9/5
M. Mar 23,1833-1906 Jul 05 @73y 3m 13d 9/6
SCHEIBNER, JOHANNAH E. Feb 29,1836-1909 Sep 09 s/w Fredrick 9/6
Died: JOHANNAH E. SCHEIBNER; wife of FREDERICK M. Six
miles northwest of Wilbur, nee JOHANNAH E. (SMITH)
Born in Germany (Amsterdam)in 1836. In 1861 she married
FREDERICK. The following children were born: CHARLES F.;
LENORA S.; LOUISE S.; WILLIAM F.; FRED T.; LILY M.;
OSWALD R.; HENRY J.. Emigrated to the U.S. to Tennessee
& IN 1887 sold their farm in Tenn & moved here.
SCHEIBNER, HERBERT E.
Wilbur couple sacrifice to an unsafe ferry; MR. & MRS.
HERBERT E. SCHNEIBNER drowned when their car plunged
from the Keller Ferry into 16 feet of water. MISS EVELYN
TAYLOR, a sister of MRS. SCHNEIBNER escaped & was rescued
by ROSCOE JONES, one of the operators of the ferry.
ED LATTA, ferryman gave testimony.
SCHEIBNER, OLIVE B. 1908-1928 9/1
1859-1938 Father (no name) 50/2
Pioneer Dies: CHARLES F. SCHROEDER, Age 78 & 11 months. He
would have been 79 on Aug 30th. Born in Monroe, Mich, he
came West in early (80's?) but returned to Michigan
remaining there until March 1885,when he took land a few
miles south of here & became a leading wheat grower.
Service in Christian Science Ch.
Survived by his widow & five children, 13 grandchildren,
& a brother in the East. BRUCE, RAY, WILL SCHOREDER, MRS.
J. E. JAMES of Ovando, Mont.; MRS. HENRY GERLACH, of Ecorse,
Mich.; deceased daughters husband EDWARD BANDY, of Ovando,
SCHROEDER, ROSE 1864-1916 50/2
1851-1900 age 49
SEATON, THOMAS B. 1843-1920 7/7
Died: THOMAS B. SEATON: Born in Feb 19,1841 at Hopwood, Penn
& moved to Missouri at age 29 years. He married MINERVA,
ALDRIDGE on July 3,1877. One child was born to them CORA
LEE RINKER. MRS. ALDRIDGE SEATON died Mar 7,1879. MR. SEATON
married again to MARY ELLEN LONGACRE. There were six
children to this union, five sons & one daughter. Sons;
SALIS, SAMUEL, HALLEY, CLEVELAND, ELMER, & daughter is
SHEFFELS, CATHERINE T.
Jun 05,1910-1924 Jun 08
Died: A Faded Flower: CATHERINE THERESA, daughter of MR. &
MRS. ROBERT SHEFFELS, age 14, of appendicitis & followed
by pneumonia was the cause of death, leakage of the heart.
Funeral held at the Catholic Church. FATHER FLAVIN off.
Pallbearers: EMIL KRAMER, ALFRED BODEAU, ERNEST BODEAU,
HARRY RETTKOWSKI, MAX RETTKOWSKI & MAX REID
SHEFFELS, ROBERT C. Dec 04,1899-1948 Aug 09 Father 162/3
Nov 24,1856-1933 Jul 16
SHEFFELS, TERESA Apr 21,1877-1931 Dec 20 Mother 162/2
Died:MRS. ROBERT SHEFFELS: She was born in Luxemburg & came
to this region when 11 years old making her home with her
aunt MRS. MARGARET HOSS. When 21 she became the bride of
ROBERT SHEFFELS SR. Five children were born ROBERT JR,
LOUIS & MRS. VICTOR CASEBOLT, of Wilbur, & HENRY, of
Great Falls, Mont. & the other child CATHERINE died when
a child. REV. A. R. M. KETTNER officiated. St Paul Luth. Ch.
MISS MAGGIE SHELL buried here. Daughter of MR.& MRS. NATHAN
SHELL. Her age 47. She had been an invalid for 37 years.
Survivors besides her parents are MRS. DAN HUDKINS, of Wilbur
& MRS. W. P. MATTHEWS, of Puyallup.
SHERROD, CHARLES T.
1843-1913 s/w Sarah, David
& Rosa 82/5
SHERROD, SARAH 1849-1938 82/6
MRS. SARAH SHERROD dies: Age 88. Pioneer. Mother of MRS.
MYRTLE TALLENT, MRS. WILLIAM SCHNEIBNER, MISS IDA BELLE,
& GEORGE SHERROD.
SHERROD, DAVID L. Aug 15,1850-1897 Jun 09 @46y 9m 24d 82/5
SHERROD, ROSA Mar 13,1881-1897 Feb 02 @15y 10m 19d 82/6
SHORT, DONALD H.
Dec 30,1883-1916 Dec 04
Died: DONALD SHORT: Born in 1883. Age 33
SHORT, ELVA No information 88/5
SHORT, LESTER L.
1885-1919 s/w Minnie
Died: LESTER SHORT; Age 34. Born in Illinois & at age 3 came
with his parents to the Big Bend locating 10 miles southeast
of Wilbur. On Feb 12,1913 he married MISS MINNIE DALL, who had
been reared from childhood in his fathers family. A victim of
consumption. Christian Church. REV. E. MITCHELL of Creston off.
Attending funeral were his wife, mother, a brother L. S. SHORT
& wife of Seattle. Brother EARL SHORT of Yakima,& the young
widow of his brother DON, from Creston.
SHORT, MINNIE BALDWIN 1892-1973 88/11
SHORT, LUCY F.
SHORT, ROLAND P. 1863-1933 126/1
ROLAND P. SHORT Buried Saturday: Well known & Popular
Pioneer Passes: Age 70. Native of Calif. came with his
parents 50 years ago to this section first settling in the
SHORT, JOHN R.
1818-1902 h/o Martha A.
SHORT, MARTHA A. No information 85/3
Died: GRANDMA SHORT: Born in Elgin, Illinois, in 1829. Died
at her son ROLAND P. SHORT'S home at age 86. MISS MARTHA
HAMMER was married to JOHN P. SHORT on may 22,1848. MR.& MRS.
SHORT crossed the plains in 1850 locating in California.
Came to Wash. in 1884, then returned to California but
came back to Wilbur.
Surviving children are: MRS. MARY LYLE, Colfax; S. L. SHORT of
Sask, Canada; MRS. SARAH E. KEABLES, of Cal., & ROLAND P. SHORT
of Wilbur. Presbyterian Ch.
SMART, GEORGE A.
Died: GEORGE SMART - GEORGE ALFRED SMART was born in Fort
Smith, Arkansas in 1866. In 1887 he came to Big Bend country
except for nine years spent in Montana. He married MABEL BROCK
of Wilbur in Nov 7,1909. Ten children, eight living are: MRS.
CECIL LEE, LEONE, RICHARD, ALTA, GEORGE JR., ROSCOE, VIRGIL,
LUCINDA JANE; One grandchild EDWARD LEE & one twin brother
HENRY of Seattle. Four other brothers are; CHARLES of Brady,
Mont.; MARSHALL, of Freeman Wa.; JOE of Spokane; two half
brothers JOHN BINGSLEY of Condon, Ore.; & J. J. BILLINGSLEY,
of Wilbur. Four sisters: MRS. SUSIE HASTINGS, of Morrow, Ore.;
MRS. ANNA GLASOW, of Oakland, Cal.; MRS. JOHN DODD, of Spokane &
MRS. JOHN WIDBY, of Spokane.
SMART, Infant No information 194/2
SMART, MABLE No information 194/1
Aug 24,1858-1927 Jan 27 s/w George C. 151/4
SMITH, GEORGE C. Jan 07,1850-1932 Jul 28 151/4
Died: GEORGE SMITH, age 82, His wife died some years ago. The
couple had no children. Survived by two nephews, ALVIN
HAVERSTICK of Wilbur, & CHARLES HAVERSTICK of Brewster.
He had two sisters
SMITH, MARY HALSEY
1860-1939 Mother s/w Harmon 195/6
Funeral for MRS. HENRY SMITH: MARY E. PASLEY was born in
Virgina in 1860. Married in 1875 to RICHARD HALSEY. In 1910
she married HENRY SMITH & lived at Creston. Three sons JAMES,
SAM & ROBERT, of Creston; Four daughters: including MRS. LUTHER
ANDERSON, of Wilbur.
SMITH, EARL J.
1907-1929 (s/o Jos & Hilda
EARL SMITH a victim of spinal meningitis. Age 23. Found in a
helpless condition in a field five miles north of Almira by
BOB CAMPBELL for whom EARL was herding sheep. He was the son
of J. L. SMITH of Wilbur..
SMYTHE, MATILDA No information 122/10
Died: MRS. MATHILDA SMYTHE: Age 90 years. She had one son
who died. Burial in Catholic Church.
-1933 Jan 17 @85 No stone 20/3
Died: VINCENT SOMMERS, at one time one of the foremost
stockmen in the Big Bend. Age 85, Addison's disease. Native
of Austria, who came here a half century ago ranching south
of Wilbur with his brother JOSEPH, now of Odessa country.
A bachelor. Catholic Church.
SOWERS, NETA MAE
Jun 06,1920-1923 Sep 26
Died at Wenatchee: NETA MAE, daughter of MR. & MRS. EUGENE
SOWERS. Age 3. Brought to Wilbur to the home of MR. & MRS.
SPARKS, ELLEN A.
1903-1933 s/w Betty Gayl
Died: MRS. ROBERT 'ELLA" SPARKS, 28, wife of Texico agent
ROBERT SPARKS. Parents MR.& MRS. DAVID THOMSON. Two daughters
BETY GAYLE, & ROBERTA JEAN. Two sisters MISS MAMIE THOMSON &
MISS MARGARET THOMSON. One brother EDWARD THOMSON, of Hamilton,
SPITTLE, ANNE E.
Nov 1856-1928 Sep
Died: MRS. ANN SPITTLE, pioneer woman. She was born on Nov
21,1856 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where she married WILLIAM
SPITTLE on Nov 26,1874. She came to Wilbur in 1906 & MR.
SPITTLE passed away Mar 6 1911. She made her home with her
daughter the last two years, MRS. FANNIE McALLISTER. She was
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Pallbearers were: MILTON DWINNEL, ELLSWORTH BROCK, H. E.
HADEN, DEWIRE HADEN, FRED VONBEHREN, & T.W. McCORD. Three
of four daughters survive: MRS. FANNIE McALLISTER, of Wilbur:
MRS. NELLIE HOOKUM, of Milwaukee, Or; & MRS. DELLA HORTON, of
Olympia. Eleven grandchildren & nine great grand children.
SPITTLE, WILLIAM -1913 Mar 06 @68 yrs 38/12
Over the River: WILLIAM SPITTLE dead: Born in 1844.
Children are MRS. ANDREW HOOKUM, MRS. FANNY McALLISTER,
& MISS DELLA. Methodist Episcopal Church burial
STARR, J. N.
No Dates And his wife
DR. J. N. STARR Dead: A Prominent Resident of Wilbur. He was
born in Indiana in 1840. Age 69, He graduated from the Rush
Medical College of Chicago in 1872. Joined the regular army
as a surgeon in the hospital corps. In 1887 in Iowa he
married CARRIE T. HINE, surviving widow, & moved to Wilbur
STARR, CARRIE No Dates "Honest in life
Peace in death"78/12
Died: MARGARET ANN STAUFFER: Born in Ontario, Canada on
Jan 1,1850 & died on Mar 4,1920. Married WILLIAM E.
STAUFFER in 1877 & came to Wash. in 1892. Methodist Ch.
STAUFFER, WILLIAM E. 1854-1895 Father 159/6
STERRETT, A. J. Mrs.
STERRETT, A. J. No information 7/12
Died: JACKSON STERRITT; Born in Humbolt Co, Cal. on May
17,1859 & died Dec 20,1929. About two years ago he fell
from a combine he was operating on his farm near Marlin
of which he never fully recovered. He came to the region
in 1881. He with TOM WALTERS handled stock extensively on
their farms about 12 miles south of Wilbur in the early
He married MRS. ELIZABETH BRENCHLEY in 1889 at Wilbur. MRS.
STERRITT passed away three years ago. His survivors include
two brothers & two sisters. One brother GEORGE STERRITT &
a daughter & a sister MRS. JOSIE ROUNDS came from their
home in Oregon for the funeral. Three step-sons survive
also. WILLIAM BRENCHLEY, Wilbur, at whose home MR. STERRITT
lived much of the time during his invalidism.
A real Pioneer: SAM STEVSON died at his Barry home. Born
in Louisiana in 1845, he came to Wash. in 1864. He settled
at Barry in 1887. He married in 1873. Besides his ferry &
farm at Barry he owned land in Alberta. Some 20 years ago,
his family lived in Wilbur while several of the children
were going to school. He leaves a widow, four sons & one
daughter. 17 grandchildren & 1 great grand child. ELBA
oldest son, Newport; FRED, second son, Or; HARVEY lives on
the home farm. MRS. HATTIE BUMGARDNER & family live at
the Barry home. Brother in law MR. JESSE COX, a pioneer of
the east side of the coulee came from Camas, Wa. to attend
Died: MRS. J. H. STONE - Wilbur Pioneer settler from
Missouri, 30 years ago - Born in 1853 & married Dec 25,
1872. First farming southeast of Wilbur & later Hawk Creek.
Sister in law of MRS. J. W. WATTS. Foster son CLAUDE STONE.
Survivors are four nephews; DAN REED, Creston; FRED REED, Elk;
JOHN REED, Libby, Mont.; & JIM REED, Roseburg, Or. Nephews by
marriage. EMMA WATTS, Seattle; & TED WATTS, Waitsburg.
STONE, JOHN H.
Died: J. H. STONE, brother of MRS. J. W. WATTS of diabetes.
Born in Baxter Co. Arkansas in 1850. Married MISS BETTY REED
in 1872 & came to Wash in 1902 settling 15 miles southeast of
Wilbur. Three years ago he moved to Orchard Valley, Peach P.O..
Survived by his wife & two sisters.
STOOKEY, ALFRED E.
Died: ALFRED E. STOOKEY of Olympia: Age 82 on Mar 4.
Burial in Wilbur Cem. Born in Ill. on Mar 4,1845 where he
was raised & educated & engaged in farming until 1868 when
he emigrated to Kansas & farmed until 1874. Returned to Ill.
& farmed until 1882 when he came to Wash. locating on gov't
land three or four miles east & south of Wilbur. In 1898
still owning his land (500 acres) he engaged in business
in Creston. Later he retired & moved to Seattle & later
Olympia. In the middle 90's he served as Co. Commissioner
of Lincoln Co. one term.
He married in Ill. in 1868, the wife passing away in 1892.
Some years later he married MISS ALICE NEAL, a sister of
JUDGE C. H. NEAL of this county & in capacity of School Supt.
MR. STOOKEY & brother ALLEN J. who came a year later than he
were early settlers of north Big Bend country.
STOOKEY, ALICE NEAL 1859-1940 90/9
STOOKEY, CATHERINE ANN
Died: KATE STOOKEY. Survived by two sons FRANK & KERUS.
Pallbearers: JOHN McKAY, DAVE HADEN, ROY BEAN, J. H.
ALDERSON. She was born in Colchester Co, Ill. Age 85.
Married on April 16,1874 to THOMAS STOOKEY. They came to
Wilbur in 1901. MR. STOOKEY died in 1918. Seven children
were born to them. MAURICE, who for many years was a
Northern Pacific engineer was killed in a train wreak seven
years ago (1931) Four daughters: IONE BENWAY, of Fremont, Neb.;
MISS LOMA STOOKEY; MRS.BERNETTA REINBOLD; KERUS, FRANK, &
MISS MAUDE STOOKEY, all of Wilbur.
STOOKEY, THOMAS J. 1850-1918 130/2
STOOKEY, F. LOMA
STOOKEY, FRANCIS A. 1881-1950 130/10
STOOKEY, EDITH LOMA 1914-1924 130/10
Died: Little LOMA STOOKEY, nearly 10, daughter of FRANK A.
STOOKEY, of scarlet fever. Community Church last Monday.
STORER, A. ELIZABETH
1910-1969 (Bandy) w/o Henry
STORER, HENRY No information stone by Geo Bandy
Died:: HENRY H. STORER Meets Death in Auto Crash: age 52
MRS. STORER the former ELIZABETH BANDY & daughter of MR.& MRS.
GEORGE BANDY, who frequently went with him stayed at home
this time. His truck collided with a tanker 16 miles
Northwest of Ellensburg on Yakima River.
Died: MRS. HENRY STORER of T. B.: Native of Utah. She was
born at Fountain Green, Utah in 1882. Married and lived
at Idaho Falls then came to Wilbur 22 years ago. Survived by
her widower; one son HAROLD, one daughter MRS. ESON HANSCOM,
of Lacrosse. Two sisters, one brother, & a step-sister.
STUART, JULIUS L. 1840-1921 155/4
Mustered Out: Died: JULIUS L. STUART, was born in Rock
Island, Ill. on Feb 23,1840, & died at Soap Lake, Wash on May
6,1921 at the age of 81. Married in Ohio in 1868 to MISS
ALICE SMITH. Survived by three daughters. MRS. NINA REEVES,
MRS A. A. GOLDSMITH, & MISS MAMIE STUART of Soap Lake. One son
preceded him in death.
SURLES, SAMUEL M.
-1902 Jun 24 @39y W. O. W.
Pioneer of Keller-pneumonia
(-1936 @61y d/o Wm
Died: Pioneer woman MRS. ELLA TESTER, age 61, daughter of
WILLIAM McQUARRIE, who settled south of Wilbur in 1884. She
went to Wilbur schools & taught schools. Survivors are her
husband & son HARRY of Hunters. Two brothers, ED McQUARRIE,
of Chelan & PAUL McQUARRIE, of Entiat.
Nov 15,1900-1908 Dec 26 "Willie"
Died: Little boy of MRS. THENNIS. WILLIE was buried in
Jun 01,1899-1909 Feb 08 "Millie"
Died: Little daughter of MRS. C. S. THENNES, of Govan, of
pneumonia. Wilbur Cem.
Burial Rites for DR. ASHLEY THOMAS. age 45. Dentist. His
parents in law are MR. & MRS. FRANK ROBERTS. Widow is IRMA
THOMAS, JOHN H.
Ripe Old Age: JOHN H. THOMAS, an uncle of A. I. PARKER, who has
lived with the PARKERS since coming to Wash in 1897, died.
The deceased was born in Scio, N.Y. on Feb 22,1836. Age 84.
Heleft N.Y. state & located in Wis. In 1859 he moved to Minn.
where he took an active part in the Sioux Indian War. He was
severely wounded in Aug 1861. He remained in Minn. until
coming to Wash.
THOMPSON, ANNE SARAH
Nov 11,1824-1892 Feb 02 (Dark)
w/o John W. 79/1
Died: Anne Sarah Thompson Feb 5,1892. She had been
living with her sons Messrs Henry and H. D. Thompson for
several years. Died last Wednesday morning after an
illness of only about a day. Complication of Chronic
diseases together with old age, her death was not
entirely unexpected although she had been about and
in seemly good health for some time previous to her
last sickness. Deceased has been in Wash over 8 years
and most of that time in the Big Bend. She was 68 years
the 11th day of November 1891. Four sons (William T.,
Alfred J., Henry M. and Harley D.), and three daughters,
Amy Jane, Alice E., and Nellie), mourn the loss of their
mother, all living in this part of the world except
one son in Idaho.
(Mrs. Thompson came by ship in 1834 from Wiltshire, England
to this country when she was a girl of 11 with her mother,
a sister Sarah Ann, and a brother, John. She married John W.
Thompson of Clermont Co, Ohio on 5/12/1844. He died in
July 1872 in Missouri.)
THOMPSON, AMY JANE Jul 06,1888-1889 Feb 27 d/o Henry M.&
s/w Harley Dark 79/12
THOMPSON, HARLEY DARK Dec 15,1889-1892 May 02 s/o Henry M.
& Anna C. 79/12
1853-1904 w/o H. C.
THOMPSON, HENRY C(HARLES) 1843-1929 115/10
H. C. THOMPSON, Pioneer: HENRY CHARLES THOMPSON, age 86 was
born in London, before coming to Wilbur. He organized the
Spokane Falls Gas Works. His wife died in 1904. One son
GODFREY THOMPSON was the only other member of the family.
THOMSEN, MATTIE J.
Oct 12,1891-1929 Jul 15
Funeral: MRS. ANDREW THOMSEN died giving birth of a son born
on Oct 12,1891 in Wilbur. Daughter of MR.& MRS. N. A. CLARK,
Pioneers. She always lived in Wilbur & was a member of the
Married May 1928 to ANDREW THOMSEN of Seattle, who has since
lived in Wilbur. Survived by her mother & three sisters;
MRS. THOMAS COMER, MRS. JOSEPH COMER, & MRS. LEE JOHNSTON;
Three brothers CUE, GLENN, & ARNEL, her husband ANDREW & the
five day old infant MATTHEW CLARK THOMSEN.
THRALL, ELEANOR R.
Apr 12,1830-1894 Oct 14 Age 64y 6m 2d 36/3
THRALL, WALTER D. Aug 28,1859-1933 Aug 05 37/12
WALTER D. THRALL age 74 buried here Wed. Survived by widow
and a brother J. T. THRALL of Marlin. His mother filed on land
in the Broadax region in the 80's. He lived at Coulee for a
time & spent winters in Calif. & moved to Spokane.
TIEGS, MARTHA L. 1879-1929 Rest in Peace 49/2
Pioneer Woman Dies: MRS. ALBERT TEIGS died from infection
following extraction of her teeth. She passed away several
miles south of Wilbur at her home on Sept 23rd. Age 50.
Born in Germany & lived near Wilbur 27 years. REV. A. R. M.
KETTNER officiating at a home service. Pallbearers were
ROBERT BAHR, CARL BERGAU, HENRY MENKE, JOHN MENKE, FRED
RETTKOWSKI & AUGUST VON BEHREN. Survived by her husband
& 10 children. One daughter at Omak, one in Wisconsin;
one at Loon Lake; & a fourth daughter MRS. LENA KRAUSE &
the six sons live in this region. MRS. EDWARD RUX of Wilbur
is her sister. MARTHA LOUISE DREGER born in Germany
on Oct 11,1879. Died Sept 26th. Age 49 & 11 months.
She came to the U.S. at age 3. Married in Wisconsin on June
8,1897, to ALBERT TEIGS. Eleven children were born, one died
in infancy. Daughters are EMELIA TILSON; EMMA BAUMAN, ESTHER
LANDSTROM; & HELENA KRAUSE. The sons are: FEIDIN, EDWIN, HENRY,
WALTER, ELMER, & HAROLD. Ten grandchildren. One sister MRS.
EDWARD RUX. & one brother RUDOLPH DREGER.
Died: MILFORD TRAVER, age 76, father of MRS. M. R. PRICE
died along the road 17 miles northwest of Wilbur of a
stroke. J. H. GREEN found the body.
TUCKER, ARCHIE L,
1879-1954 And infant
s/w Elizabeth 80/9
TUCKER, ELIZABETH W. 1877-1944 w/o A. L. 80/9
TUCKER, IDA MAY 1878-1928 w/infant
Funeral for IDA RINKER TUCKER, daughter of MRS. S. M. RINKER.
She came from Kansas when a small child with her parents &
located at Broadaxe. Only daughter of four children.
Brothers are PHILLIP, of Port Angeles; VALLEY RINKER
No Dates Co G 75th N.Y
Inf. Civil War 116/8
Died: WILLIAM L. TUCKER, former resident of Govan. MR. TUCKER
served in K Co. of Waitsburg along with his old time pal
JOHN H. JONES & a number of other Wilbur boys in 1898-1899.
Survived by his widow MRS. MARY A.TUCKER, his mother, MRS. S. E.
TUCKER & sister, MRS. KATHERYN MOIR of Oakland, Cal & nephew
TURNER, HENRY WEBSTER
Apr 08,1853-1915 Oct 02 b/Stockton Springs
Maine, d/Wilbur 84/12
Died: HENRY W. TURNER: Pioneer of Broadax neighborhood.
Came in the early eighties about 1882. Born in Maine.
No relatives here.
(1832-1909 Jan 27)
JOHN TURNER DEAD: a rancher of Hellgate-Jan 27,1909. He
was born in Carroll Co, Mo. in 1832 & immigrated to Calif. in
1849, & had been a citizen of the west ever since. He came to
this state in the early days & accumulated considerable.
property. Died of pneumonia. Burial Wilbur Cemetery.
(Turner came here with Condon & settled on headwaters of
Wilson Creek known as Sinking Creek today.)
Died: JENS P. UTH, of Wilbur & St. Andrews, came to U.S. in 1888
& to Wilbur in 1891. He filed on a homestead near Hellgate,
which he sold about 1900 & bought three houses in Wilbur. Later
he bought land near Coulee City which he owned at the time of
his death. For approximately 10 years he was manager of the
Wilbur Furniture Co. for the late JULIUS LYSE & night clerk at
the Madsen Hotel for two years. Age 65. Danish Lutheran Church.
Mr. Uth was kicked by a mule on March 29th & taken to Spokane
Jul 14,1841-1908 Mar 05 Mother
Died: MRS. ELIZA J. UTLEY, born in Alabama on July 14,1842.
VAN BUREN, CHRISTINA
-1905(Aug 28 d/o M/M Fred 30/3
Obituary: Four miles north of Wilbur on Aug 28th,,of
brain fever. CHRISTINA, daughter of MR. & MRS.
FRED VAN BUREN, age 59.
VAN BUREN, FRED 1865-1944 30/2
VAN BUREN, MARY (E.) 1877-1960 30/2
VICTOR, HESTER BELL
1848-1905 Sep 17
VICTOR, JOHN I. Jan 14,1845-1934 Jan 22 79/7
Last Local G. A. R. Passes On: JOHN I. VICTOR, who died in
Olympia. Age 89. American Legion firing squad at gravesite
He came to this section in 1882 settling on land near the
head of the Grand Coulee. In Civil War he saw
service in Co. E. 70th Ohio Volunteers being mustard
out in S. Carolina in 1863. Three sons, a grandchild &
three great great children survive.
VONBEHREN, ANNETTE G.
VONBEHREN, AUGUST 1857-1936 117/2
Answering Death Summons: AUGUST VON BEHREN, age 79;
WAGNER, ANNA CHRISTINA
-1891 Oct 05 @39y 1m 5d 10/5
WAGNER, ANNA ELIZABETH -1891 Oct 05 @10y 6m 29d 10/5
WAGNER, ROBERT COSMOS -1891 Oct 05 @5y 5d 10/5
WAGNER, CHARLES JACOB -1881 @4y 6m 10d 10/5
WAGNER, DAMIAN 1845-1920 97th Ill Inf. 10/5
Obituary: DAMIAN WAGNER: CIVIL WAR VETERAN, died in Spokane
on Oct 15,1920. Age 75. In 1873 he married ANNA BECH. Nine
children were born. MRS. KATHRYN O'BRIAN, of East White
Buffs, Wash.; MRS. CAROLINE DRUMHELLER, of Seattle; GEORGE,
LIDWINNIE, LEONARD T. & FRANK; ANNA T. ROBERT & CHARLES,
deceased. Eleven grandchildren. Funeral held on 19th
of Oct. Wilbur Cem.
WALL, ALICE V.
Nov 21,1879-1956 May 15
WALL, AUGUSTUS F. Dec 20,1860-1912 Oct 19 h/o Alice V. 36/4
AUGUSTUS F. WALL Killed: GUS was killed while driving out
from town with his wheat team. At S. P. JENSEN farm he fell
out of the wagon and struck his head. Funeral at Baptist
His sister is MRS. JOE WYBORNEY. He was born in Virginia
in 1860, came to Wash. in 1892 & married ALICE COPENHAVER
in 1898. He leaves his wife & five children.
WALTMAN, JACOB S.
Dies Suddenly of Pneumonia: J. S. WALTMAN - Veterinarian
WALTMAN, E. MARY 1846-1939 115/2
Funeral of Pioneer: MRS. MARY ELIZABETH WARBUST WALTMAN, age
93. Her husband was Pioneer veterinarian of Wilbur. She
married in 1861 & came to Wilbur in 1898. Her mother was
MRS. CLARENCE E. HOLMES.
WAREHIME, BETTY JO
WAREHIME, LOLA Sep 15,1887-1909 Jul 16 74/6
MRS. WAREHIME dead: Died of Tuberculosis. Age 22, daughter
of MR.& MRS. A. L. CHURCH. She was born in Oregon on Sept
15,1887, & married on Sept 18,1905 to A. WAREHIME. Two
children & husband survive. Funeral held at the G. A. R.
Hall. Presbyterian Minister DAVID BROWN, off.
WAREHIME, (M. C. infant
of) (-1924 Jun
@4y d/o Mose) 74/5
Died: Four year old daughter of MOSE WAREHIME of Keller.
Diphtheria, buried at Wilbur.
WATTS, JOSEPH W.
JOSIAH WATTS dies, age 71, Pioneer drayman of Wilbur. Native
of Arkansas. Born March 18,1862, one of 9 children of which
two survive. Married at Mountain Home, Arkansas in 1889 & set
out for the west, reaching Wilbur the same year. He conducted
a drayage & livery business also doing considerable freighting
during the latter years of his business career & also operated
a farm. Surviving are two children JOHN TAYLOR(TED)WATTS of
Waitsburg, & EMMA WATTS of Seattle.
WATTS, SALLY ANN 1870-1948 161/12
Feb 23,1858-1909 Jan 28 Beloved h/o Ella160/4
Death of WILLIS WEBSTER; 14 miles southwest of Wilbur. Born
in Michigan in 1858 he came to Lincoln Co. in 1901. Farmer.
He was a Baptist & survived by his wife & two daughters &
WEISMAN, C. K.
C. K. WEISMANN, age 77 passes birthday. He came from Denmark
in 1884. Homesteaded near Govan in 1886. Born in Germany,
he served in the Danish army & was a custom officer between
Denmark & Germany for three years & on the police force of
Copenhagen before coming to America. The first two years
in America he was a coal miner in Penn.
WEISMAN, Mrs. C. K. No information 78/12
WETZEL, ANNA PENIX
1861-1916 Mother & Sister
Died: MRS. LEWIS WETZELL: Wife of WILLIAM PENIX who died in
Colorado some l2 to 14 years ago. She married LOUIS WETZELL.
She was a sister of MRS. J.P. TUFTS.
MISS ANNA WETZEL, daughter of JAMES M. & AGNES C. UNSELL was
born in 1861 in Missouri. She married WILLIAM H. PENIX in 1871,
Two children of that union survive; ROY E. & JEWEL M. PENIX.
In 1887 they came to Wash. to farm 12 miles north. She
married LEWIS WETZEL in 1903 and raised three children of
WETZEL, LEWIS 1867-1944 42/7
WHITE, JULIA A.
JULIA ANN WHITE - wife of RICHARD WHITE was born in Rutland,
Ill. on Sept 19,1859. She married RICHARD WHITE on Nov 29,
1880. Ten children were born. Three were triplets- MRS. SAMUEL
BLAIR, LEO WHITE of Spokane, & MRS. JACK McNEAL of Wilbur.
Two children died at infancy, the others surviving with the
aged husband are; HARVEY WHITE, Wyoming; ERNEST WHITE, Iowa,
MRS. MABEL MITCHELL, Grangeville, Id.; MRS. PEARL ANVIK,
Onalaska, MRS. CLOE COTTRELL, North Dakota. Thirty two
grandchildren & four great-grandchildren, three brothers
& four sisters. MR. & MRS. WHITE have lived in Wilbur since
1905. They had lived in Illinois, Kansas, & Iowa prior to
here. Burial from Christian Church.
WHITE, RICHARD 1852-1933 167/3
1877-1939 s/w William
Funeral: Rites for MRS. WILLFORD Held: Sacred Heart Ch.
REV. H. A. JODA Off. Pallbearers: KERUS STOOKEY, FRANK ROBERTS,
GEORGE BANDY, JAMES MCKAY, HOUSTON LOUDERBACH & WILL KUNZ.
Out of town persons attending were: MR. & MRS. LOUIS DENSOW,
& MR. & MRS.EDWARD ROGERS, of Spokane; MRS. WILL KATHERINE
PORTCH, MR. & MRS. GENE KUNZ & MRS. EVANS, of Almira.
WILLFORD, WILLIAM 1864-1943 122/2
WILLFORD, Infant (-1906 s/o M/M Billy) 122/1
Died: Little boy of MR. & MRS. BILLY WILFORD. Deficient in
WILSON, JOHN DOBIE
Nov 14,1847-1917 Jul 04 s/w Louisa B. 73/6
Over the River: J.D. WILSON was born in 1846. He came from
Scotland. Age 70 years. He grew up in Iowa. In 1906 MR. &
MRS. WILSON came to Wilbur, a son & daughter already here.
MRS. WILSON died in 1914. Three children survive; W. A. WILSON,
MRS. T. B. SULLIVAN, & MRS. H. E. JONES of Wilbur. M. E. Church.
WILSON, LOUISA BELLE Oct 14,1855-1914 Sep 10 Mother 73/6
WISDOM, JESTIN B.
-1906 Oct 27 @66 yrs 45/10
DIED: J. B. WISDOM a pioneer farmer six mi. NW of Wilbur
died in Spokane of paralysis. The Register learned little of
his history, but he was a widower, leaving children & was 63
WOODS, THOMAS J.
Apr 04,1851-1930 Jun 06 Rest in Peace 167/9
Died: THOMAS JEFFERSON WOODS, age 79. A resident since
1904. Born in Ill. on April 4,1851. Died on June 6,1930.
Relatives are two sons in Indiana & a brother D. L. WOODS of
Died: CHARLES WYBORNEY. 65, water superintendent & city
marshall the past 10 years. Came to Wilbur in 1903 from
Wisconsin where he was born. Wife survives. One daughter
MRS. VAN GRIFFEN. Four brothers JOE WYBORNEY, of Wilbur;
HENRY, of Del Rio; MILTON, of Petersburg, Va.; & ALBERT,
of Mabton. & four sisters; MRS. ANN SEDVIG, of Verdigre,
Neb.; MRS. HELEN DAVIS of Modesto,
WYBORNEY, SADIE B. 1879-1962 89/6
(Sep 17,1841-1928 Nov 03)Co H 16th Wisc
Inf. Civil War 89/5
Obituary: HENRY WYBORNEY: Pallbearers were his sons,
CHARLES, JOSEPH, ALBERT, & HENRY & his grandsons LESTER
& RAY WYBORNEY. He was born in Bohemia on Sept 17,1841 &
died at Orting, Wa. on Nov 3,1928. In 1866 he married MISS
JOSEPHINE POKORNEY. Six sons & four daughters were born.
Five sons & four daughters survive him. MILTON of Peters-
burg,Va; ANNA SEDIVY, of Verdigrie, Neb; CHARLES & JOSEPH
of Wilbur; HENRY, of Delrio; ALBERT, of Mabton; CLARA
BRIGSTOCK & JOSEPHINE DOZ also of Mabton; HELEN DAVIS,
of Bovil, Idaho, & a brother BRADICK WYBORNEY, of
Lakefield, Minn. Also a widow by his second marriage
at Orting, Wa. He came to America at the age of four years
& grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin, & Mitchell, Iowa. He
was one of four brothers to enlist as a volunteer in the
Civil War. He was a member of Co. H. 16th Wis. Regulars &
saw service under GENERAL SHERMAN on his march to the sea
& the Carolinas. He took part in several major battles
& was mustered out after two & a half years of service
at Wash. D.C.. He was a member of the Grand Army of the
Republic. After the war he settled on his homestead at Eu
Claire, Wis. Later he resided at Lyle, Minn.; Petersburg,
Va.; Verdegrie,Neb.; Wilbur, & Orting, Wa.
WYBORNEY, JOSEPHINE Jan 30,1843-1917 May 20 "Not my will but
thine be done"89/5
YOUNT, Dr. B(ALDWIN)H.
Mar 04,1857-1918 Jan 20 (Baldy)
Died: A Life of Service: DR. BALDWIN (BALDY) H. YOUNT.
(He was area's pioneer doctor of medicine)
YOUNT, MARY EMMA 1858-1945 74/7
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