Location: Spokane County WA

Leading Citizens of Spokane Falls Washington

Among the leading citizens of Washington, in addition to those mentioned elsewhere in this volume, the following residents of Spokane Falls are worthy of note: J. N. Glover, a Missourian by birth, and, it may he said, the founder of the city, settling there, or rather on its site, in 1873, and purchasing from two squatters named Downing and Scranton the tract of land on which their shanties were then the only buildings. First as the owner of a saw-mill, next as a contractor, then as the leading organizer and president of the First National Bank, and finally as mayor of Spokane, he has won for himself his well-earned wealth and reputation. In connection with the First National Bank should be mentioned Horace L. Cutter, who was also one of its organizers. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1871 he removed to Colorado, on account of his health, and in the following year to California, where for eight years he was secretary of the San Jose Savings Bank. Settling at Spokane Falls in 1882, he was appointed cashier and manager of the First National, and has since been a promoter of several leading enterprises, as the electric light and cable-road companies. Ile was also one of the founders of the board of trade, of which he is treasurer, and of the public library, of which he is president. The...

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MacKenzie, John – Obituary

Spokane Man Killed In Wreck On Highway John MacKenzie, 22, college athlete of Spokane, was killed six miles west of La Grande on the Old Oregon Trail highway late Saturday night. He was found dead beneath his overturned truck. First reports that he had fallen asleep at the wheel were acouted (sic) by friends, who declared he might have been blinded by light from an approaching car. MacKenzie was halfback on the Gonzaga college football team and was working for the Joslin, McAllister Construction company during his vacation. He also was a basketball player and member of the track team. He was en route to La Grande from Portland. His body was taken to Spokane. North Powder News Saturday, August 6,...

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Womack, Lawrence Preston – Obituary

Spokane, Washington His home West 620 Kierman. Father of: Ladd Womack, Ferndale, Washington Richard Womack, Portland, Oregon Brother of: Mrs. Claude (Isla) Meyers at the home. A resident of the area for 20 years. Private Funeral Services, Wednesday, 14 October, 10:00 a. m. from the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, N 1306 Monroe Street. Mr. James H. Raymond Officiating Cremation to follow at the Hazen & Jaeger Crematorium. Source:Spokesman Review 13 October 1970 Spokane, Spokane County, Washington Page 18 Trabscribed by: Carla...

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Womack, Lee Wade – Obituary

Newport, Washington Husband of Anna Womack Father of Bertha Anne, Gary and Craig Womack, all at the home. Son of Bertha Womack of Spokane Brother of Miss. Isla M. Saling of Seattle, Washington and Laurence Womack of Spokane. Funeral, Monday, 12 February at 12 Noon in the Gothic Chapel at the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, N 1306 Monroe Street. Internment at Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, Washington Source: Spokane Review, Spokane, Washington Transcribed by: Carla...

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Loney, Evelyn L. Paul – Obituary

Age 60 years. Home was in Greenacres. Lived there six years. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida Thompson of Spokane and Mrs. Dr. Ridgeway of Olympia; two half sisters, Mr. J. A. Howard of Garfield and Mrs. Louisa Estes of Vancouver, B. C. Funeral Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from Hazen & Jaeger’s Chapel, the Rev. Dr. S. J. Chaney officiating. The body will be sent to Walla Walla for interment. Spokane Review, February 26, 1930 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Folkins, Mary Reycraft – Obituary

Mary M. Folkins (age 87). Her home Fairfield, Wa., where she has resided the last 52 years. Survived by 3 sons, Bert Folkins, Tekoa; Clarence Folkins, Spokane; Fred Folkins, Fairfield, Wn.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Laura Gmeiner, Fairfield, Wn.; Mrs. Gladys Hildebrand, Santa Anna, Calif.; 4 stepsons, Ray Folkins, Billings, Mont.; Harry Folkins, Monroe, Wn.; Charles Folkins, Waldport, Oregon; Father Cecil Folkins, Hot Springs, S.D.; sister, Mrs. Catherine Flower, Spokane; 14 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Fairfield United Presbyterian Church. Funeral services, Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. from the United Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, Wa. Rev. C. C. Saunders officiating. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Fairfield, Wa. Jaeger Funeral Home of Fairfield, Wa. in charge. [Died June 26] Spokesman Review, June 27, 1962 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Folkins, George Albert – Obituary

Age 88 years. His home was at Fairfield; having resided there 30 years. Survived by his wife, Mary Reycraft Folkins at the home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Laura Gmeiner of Fairfield, Wash.; Mrs. H. H. Hildebrand of Santa Ana, Calif.; 7 sons, Roy of Mont., Harry of Moscow, Charlie of Clarkston, Ross of Lemon, S.D.; Bert of Worley, Idaho, Clarence of Spokane, Fred of Fairfield; 25 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren. Funeral Wed., June 4 at 2 p.m., from the Rev. C. C. Saunders officiating. Interment Fairfield Cemetery. Jaeger Funeral Home of Fairfield, Wash. in charge. Spokesman Review, June 3, 1941 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hagen, Clarence Carl – Obituary

His home, N10605 Elma, husband of Mrs. Ava Hagen, at the home. Father of Miss Yvonne M. Hagen, Leith Duane Hagen, both at the home, son of Mrs. Oscar Labidee, Sidney, Mont.; brother of Mrs. Laura Morris, Port Gervis, N.J.; Mrs. Edwin Schlenz, Kalispel, Mont.; Mrs. John Weisz, Ray, N.D.; Ralph Hagen, Miles City, Mont.; Harry Hagen and Ernest Hagen, both of Poplar, Mont. Member of Congregational Church, Lynd IOOF Lodge, No. 184, Jones Encampment No. 78, Canton Spokane No. 2, Past Grand Patriarch of Washington, Elks Lodge No. 1930, Moses Lake Funeral Service Mon., July 26, at 1 p.m. in the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, N1306 Monroe St. Rev. Hollis S. Rice and Rev. Mark Lee officiating, assisted by Samantan Lodge No. 52. Burial service Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Womack, Levi Preston Jr. – Obituary

Spokane, Washington His home was at: West 623 Garland Avenue. Husband of Bertha N. at the home. Father of Mrs. O. A. (Isla) Hatfield and L. P. Womack of Canyonville, Oregon. 5 grandsons. He had resided in Spokane 12 years. Funeral: Wednesday, 7 January, at 1:30 pm, from the Gothic Chapel at the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. North 1306 Monroe Street. Rev, James T. Albertson, Officiating. Burial: January 1942, Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. Source: Spokesman Review 7 January 1942 Page 14 Transcribed by: Carla...

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Fox, John Logan – Obituary

His home, W227 – 24th Ave. Husband of Eva M. Fox, at the home; father of Mrs. Ava Marie Hagen, Lind, Wash.; 2 grandchildren; brother of Mrs. Laura Beyers, Baldwin Park, Wash.; Mrs. Lulu Dixon, San Diego, Calif.; Medford Fox, Cunningham, Wash.; stepfather of Mrs. Edith McMullen, Portland, Ore.; D. E. Miller, San Mateo, Calif.; Allan W. and Ervin L. Miller, both of Spokane; 8 step grandchildren. A member of the Spokane Lodge No. 34, F. & A.M. Spokane consistory, El Katif Shrine and Samaritan Lodge No. 52, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Funeral services Mon. Feb. 7, 11 a.m. in the Alwin Chapel, Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, N1306 Monroe. Dr. G. Christie Swain officiating, assisted by the Rose Croix, graveside services 3 p.m., Feb. 7th, from the Lind, Wash., cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hagen, Ava Marie Fox Poland – Obituary

Entered into rest April 7, 1998 in Spokane, WA, her home for the past 31 years. She is survived by her son, Leith D. Hagen of Coeur d’Alene, ID; her daughter, Vonnie Hagen Dynes of Spokane; grandchildren, Angela G. Garner of Spokane, Ken McLennan of Vancouver, BC, Chad C. Hagen of Seattle, Joel D. McLennan of Asia and Micah J. McCandless of Spokane; great granddaughters, Madison D. Garner and Sedonia G. Garner both of Spokane, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Hagen. [First married to Arthur Poland] Mrs. Hagen was born in Hatton, WA, August 30, 1905. She graduated from Whitworth College and was a public school teacher for many years in the Spokane area. She was a member of Rebecca Lodge and the Association of Wheat Growers. Mrs. Hagen was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Chapel, Fairmount Memorial Park with interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Friends may pay their respects Sunday, Noon to 6:00 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Hazel Dougatry – Obituary

Mrs. Hazel Cooke, wife of Jay Cooke of the Colockum died in Spokane, Tuesday, March 13, at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Cook has been in poor health for sometime and was in Spokane with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Perry in the hopes of benefiting her condition. The body will be brought to Wenatchee Friday. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Hazel died from peritonitis due to an entopic pregnancy. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bowman, James – Obituary

James Bowman Passed Away In His Cheney Home. Father Of Twenty-One Children, Thrice Married, A Dweller In Pennsylvania, In Virginia, In Kansas, And In Washington-Sister And Four Brothers Living. Cheney, Wash., Jan. 31-James Bowman died at his home in this city at 1:30 yesterday afternoon of pneumonia, at the age of 94 years 2 months and 12 days [January 30, 1901]. Mr. Bowman was born in Pennsylvania, November 18, 1806. The early part of his life was spent in Pennsylvania and Virginia, after which he moved to the west central states. He had been married three times, and is the father of 21 children, 10 of whom are living. While living in Virginia, he was married, at the age of 30 [about 25 years old], to Rachael Anderson, who died some years after. The second marriage was to Julia Young, who also died. In 1857 in Iowa, he was married to Mrs. Mary E. Ghole [Mary Ellen Varner], who survives him, aged 69. In 1876 he moved from Kansas to the coast, and for the past 19 years has made Cheney his home. He was a mechanic, but has followed different vocations during the long life which yesterday came to a close. One sister and four brothers still survive, residing in the central states. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church, the obsequies...

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Hart, Charles Henry – Obituary

Charles H. Hart, 76, veteran Spokane apartment house owner, died at a hospital here [August 24, 1950] yesterday. He was a farmer in the Thornton area at the turn of the century. He later moved to Colfax for a short time and came to Spokane in 1925. He lived in the Hart Apartments, W1621 Sixth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Colfax. Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Ada, at the home; four sons, Ralph, Thornton; Ray, Gig Harbor; Roy, Tacoma, and Ira Hart, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, Oce Pointer, Spokane. The body is at Bruning’s in Colfax. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Folkins, Fred – Obituary

Passed away May 28, 1975 in Fairfield, Wa. his home, Fairfield, Wa., where he had resided 65 years. Survived by two sons, Lee Folkins, Spokane, Wa., Kent Folkins, McMinnville, Ore., one daughter, Mrs. Mary Kay Amick, Albany, Ore.; two brothers, Bert Folkins, Soquel, Calif., Clarence Folkins, Spokane, Wa., one sister, Mrs. Gladys Hildebrand, Santa Ana. Calif., eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Mon., June 2, 2 p.m., from the First United Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, Wa. Rev. Douglas Acker officiating. Cremation to follow. Mr. Folkins will lie in state at the Schazenbach Funeral Home, Fairfield, Wa. until 11 a.m. Monday, where friends may call. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, W508 2nd Av., Spokane. The Schazenbach Funeral Home, Fairfield, Wa. has charge of arrangements. Spokane Daily Chronicle, May 30, 1975 Contributed by: Shelli...

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