Obituaries and Death Notices
for Grant County Washington
Mrs. O.W. Johnson, wife of O.W. Johnson a well known Alaskan died recently at Ephrata, Wash., according to a newspaper article just received by Frank Forest of Juneau which states: Mrs. O.W. Johnson, a Grant county pioneer and one of the most respected and honored citizens of this county passed away after an illness of five days from pneumonia. Mrs. Johnson was 55 years of age. She was born in San Jose, California. She was married to Mr. O.W. Johnson in Alaska in 1901 and they came together to Winchester where they homesteaded fifteen years ago. Ten years ago they moved to Ephrata, where they have since resided. Mrs. Johnson has always been a true helpmate to her bereaved husband a cordial loyal friend to all who have the pleasure of knowing her.
[The Fairbanks Weekly News Miner, Fairbanks Alaska January 21, 1921 - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Jessie D. Walker
MRS. H.E. WALKER PNEUMONIA VICTIM
Former Macon County Woman Dies In Washington
Word has been received in Decatur of the death of Mrs. Horace E. Walker of Ephrata, Wash., which occurred Sunday evening at 9:30. Death was caused by pneumonia. Mrs. Walker was formerly Miss Jessie Dizan and spent her girlhood in Macon county. She was forty six years old and moved to Ephrata thirty-five years ago.
Mrs. Walker is survived by her husband Horace E. Walker and daughter Edith of Ephrata, and her mother, Mrs. M.E. Dizan and two sisters, Miss Worthy Dizan and Mrs. W.F. Peniwelt, all of Decatur.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The body will probably be taken to Macon, Ill., for burial. [Decatur Review, Decatur Illinois March 1, 1926]
FUNERALS-Mrs. Jessie Divan Walker, wife of Horace E. Walker
Funeral at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mahala Divan, -24 South Monroe Street. The burial will be in the Macon cemetery. The body will arrive from Ephrata, Wash., Saturday morning. After the funeral the body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Anne Taylor in Macon, where those who cannot attend the services in Decatur may call. [March 5, 1926 Decatur Review, Decatur Illinois - Sub by Shauna Williams]
HORACE WALKER DIES SATURDAY
Succumbs to Pneumonia in Ephrata, Wash.
Word has been received in Decatur of the death of Horace E. Walker, which occurred Saturday night at 7:30 in Ephrata, Wash., his death resulting from pneumonia.
Mr. Walker was about fifty years of age and is survived by one daughter, Miss Edith Walker, 630 West North street, who left Thursday night accompanied by her aunt, Miss? Worthy Divan, for Ephrata, but did not reach there until Sunday morning. His wife died two years ago and the body was brought to Macon for burial. In addition to his daughter, Mr. Walker is survived by his father, Edmund Walker, Blue Mound, a sister, Miss Eva Walker, Blue Mound, a sister in law, Mrs. W.F. Peniwell, 630 West North street, and a nephew Walker Steele, Macon.
The body will be brought to Macon where funeral services and burial will be made. [November 28, 1927 Decatur Review, Decatur Illinois - Sub by Shauna Williams]
Levi Niles, Sr.
DELLWOOD -- News was received here last week of the death of Levi Niles Sr. at Ephrata, Wash. Mr. Niles formerly lived two miles south of here at Hadlock. [May 3, 1928 Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin - Sub by Shauna Williams]
Agnes E. Sheppard
Agnes E. Sheppard, 85, longtime Moses Lake resident, passed away Wednesday Sept. 20, at Samaritan Hospital. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday Sept. 25, at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Arraignment are in care of Kayser chapel of Memories, Moses Lake. Agnes was born May 15, 1910 in Chautauqua, Kan., daughter of the late Lee O. and Stella M (Garner) Martin. She had lived in Moses Lake since 1950. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Sheppard in 1978 and one son, Robert "Buzz" Sheppard. She is survived by two daughters, three sisters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great -great-granddaughter. [Columbia Basin Herald 25, Sept. 1995 - Submitted by Kyle M. Condon *relative Kmarty4 @ sbcglobal.net]
A.R. Thompson -- George Davis
Ephrata, Wash., June 8-The bodies of two prominent Coulee City businessmen were recovered Thursday from Blue lake, near Coulee City. They were A.R. Thompson, 78, pioneer hotel man and bank director, and George Davis, operator of a Coulee City pool hall. They drowned Wednesday when their boat sank. A third member of the party, Fred Manford, gained shore safely. [Billings Gazette, Billings Montana, June 9, 1939 - Submitted by S. Williams]