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Catalog Number 2004.014.0003
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Title Daniel Spies
Scope & Content Newspaper article of obituary of Daniel Spies. Daniel Spies, a long time Moses Lake, WA resident, was 97 and passed away on December 30, 1989. He was buried at the Kappel Cemetery, also known as the East Ruff Cemetery, just east of Ruff on Road 6. Mr. Spies was born on October 13, 1892, in Kischnoff, Russia. As a young boy he immigrated to the United States with his family. He lived in Chewelah then Odessa, WA. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during WWI and was stationed in Burdoe and Shatoe, France. While in the service he was a mule skinner hauling supplies for the 346th Field Artillery Supply Company and later while overseas drove truck for the same company. Mr. Spies was honorably discharged in January of 1919. He married Pauline Oster in Ruff, WA. They farmed in Odessa for many years. Mr. & Mrs. Spies later moved to Ruff and farmed northwest of Ruff. Mrs. Spies died in 1937. Mr. Spies retired from farming in 1957 and moved to Moses Lake, WA. He lived at 618 Alder. Mr. Spies was survived by several relatives; the Moses Lake ones included a son, Herbert Spies and three grandchildren, Debbie Detarville, Jimmy Spies, and Danny Spies.
Dates of Creation Possibly 12/31/1989 or 01/01/1990.
Death occurred on 12/30/1989.
Extent of Description 1 paper newspaper article.
Archival History It was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.
Physical characteristics 1 paper newspaper article.
Collection Edwin Ruff Collection
Search Terms Ruff
Moses Lake
People Spies, Daniel
Ruff, Edwin