|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1860|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1948|
OBIT: Davenport Times - Tribune April 8, 1948.
EARY PIONEER'S FUNERAL SUNDAY - Evan J. McClure, age 88, a resident of this area for 68 years, died in Billings, Mont. March 30, following a stroke. He had been spending the winter months at Cut Bank, Mont., with his two daughters and was returning home following a visit to Colorado, when he was stricken last week.
The remains were sent to the Bumgarner Funeral Home in Davenport and funeral services for Mr. McClure were held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in this city, with the Bumgarner Funeral home in charge, and the pastor, Dr. Norman K. Tully, officiating. The church was crowded to its capacity for the last rites for the aged pioneer. Scores of friends from Reardan, and Spokane and nearly every resident of the Mondovi community, as well as many from Davenport and other areas, attended.
Two old time hymns, favorites of Mr. McClure, were sung by Mrs. Carl Horn and Mrs. Albert Zellmer, accompanied by Miss. Mabel Inkster.
Pall bearers were W. S. Kirkwood, Davenport, John Childs, Reardan, Glen Pease, Spokane, Harry Smith, Fred Dietrich, and Ted Zeimantz, Mondovi. Interment was in the Mondovi cemetery.
Mr. McClure was born at St. Helens, Calif. February 18, 1860. He came to Canyon City, Ore., with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClure, in 1864 and three years later moved to The Dalles. Then for a few years he resided in California with his grandparents while his father went to the Puget Sound area and helped clear ground where the city of Tacoma now stands. About 1879 Mr. McClure went to Seattle and in 1880 he came to what is now Lincoln county and took up his homestead.
On Christmas Day, 1886, he was married to Bertha Brink, member of a pioneer family that had crossed the plains from Missouri in 1881. They resided on their Mondovi farm until her death in August, 1943. On December 25, 1936, they observed their golden wedding anniversary with an open house in the Mondovi Grange hall, attended by some 400 people.
Mr. McClure is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Reagan and Mrs. Rose Arenson, both of Cut Bank, Mont., two sons, James H. McClure and Albia McClure of Mondovi, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Robert McClure (1828 - 1905)
Sarah Harer McClure (1825 - 1873)
Bertha Grace Brink McClure (1870 - 1943)*
Robert Albia McClure (1887 - 1975)*
James Henry McClure (1888 - 1975)*
Mary Evelyne McClure Reagan (1890 - 1952)*
Harry Monroe McClure (1891 - 1918)*
Rose Myrtle Mc Clure Aronson (1904 - 1968)*
Evan James McClure (1860 - 1948)
William Green McClure (1861 - 1945)*
Pleasant View Cemetery
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