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Eliza Catherine Farmer Basham
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1872
Lashmeet
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1955
Montcalm
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

The daughter of William Harrison Farmer and Sarah Elizabeth Roach Farmer, born at Lashmeet.*
She was 83 years, and 25 days of age.
This gentle lady was a life resident of Mercer county. Her marriage to Bryant Rose on 9 Apr 1898 lasted until his death in 1907. A second marriage, to Lewis Basham, lasted until his death in 1938. Sometime after the death of Lewis, Granny returned to live on Taylor Mt. at Montcalm, where her son in law built her a two room house next to his. The tiny house shows in the background of a photo owned by the family, taken by the husband of a granddaughter. A broken hip led to frailty and the little house was dragged to adjoin the other, where she was cared for by her daughter. Her hip was broken from a fall - some careless person had thrown a banana peel on the floor of the store where she was shopping, possibly in Matoaka - by recollection of one of her descendants. She lived to see the new house built by the river in Montcalm; where she lived the rest of her days, walking with the aid of a small chair, in the home of Violet and Leonard. She remained for nine years.
Violet was the informant on her mother's death certificate, which was signed by Wm. Prudich, who treated at least four generations of this family.
Granny made beautiful crazy quilt squares in the fashion of the time from fancy piece goods; and was adept at the embroidery she placed on this work.
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Her body remained at Craven Funeral Home, Montcalm, until the service at Mount Olive Church, officiated by Rev. Sublette. Eliza was survived by her daughter, one son, Edgar Basham of Beckley; two brothers, Edward of Tampa, Florida and C.A. of Princeton;; three sisters Mrs. Margaret Whitteker, Mrs. Lizzie Harrison, and Mrs. Ella Lester, 15 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchidren (from obituary).
Pallbearers were: Bill Davidson, Watson Minnix, Ernest Bailey, Walter Meadows, Vernon Basham, Nute Carr, Earl Keys and Edgar and Earl Basham.

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*The birth place of Lashmeet was given by her daughter on the death certificate.
Further, in February 2013 - in image of ledger entries under the heading "Register of Births Within The District of Elijah Lilly, Assesor for County of Raleigh in the Year Ending 31st December 1872, Continued" the name of Farmer, Eliza C is on line 43, female, white, alive; born at Camp Creek, Mercer county, WV, parents William H. and Sarah J (?), informant father, residing in Raleigh county.
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Marriage Record detail:
Date: 1909
Place: Mercer
Bride: Eliza C Rose
Groom : Lewis A Basham

Lewis gave his age as 49, and Eliza gave hers as 36., with counties of Monroe and Mercer, respectively, as places of birth.
From records maintained by WV Culture & History.
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The obit gives daughters' name as "Dollie" - we do not know why and must assume the writer was misinformed as to Violet's name.
The sister listed as "Ella" should have been "Etta", from Marietta.
The brother listed as "Edward" in the obituary may have been William H. Farmer.

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OUR thanks to the creator of this memorial for the transfer. Thanks also to the Farmer/Basham family for the lovely photograph added by Mr. Waddell.



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Harrison Farmer (1843 - ____)
  Sarah Elizabeth Roach Farmer (1850 - 1908)
 
 Spouses:
  Bryant Rose (1826 - 1907)
  Lewis Allen Basham (1858 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Violet Josephine Rose Taylor (1897 - 1979)*
  Harloe Lewis Basham (1911 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Jane Farmer Whittaker (1868 - 1959)*
  Nancy Estline Farmer Huffman (1869 - 1928)*
  Ruben Harrison Farmer (1871 - 1931)*
  Eliza Catherine Farmer Basham (1872 - 1955)
  William Henry Farmer (1874 - 1960)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Farmer Carr Hensdill Harrison (1875 - 1963)*
  Clowney Alexander Farmer (1876 - 1958)*
  Virginia Ellen Farmer Coburn (1878 - 1926)*
  Marietta Alice Farmer Williams Breeden Lester (1879 - 1962)*
  George Jackson Farmer (1882 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Eliza C. Basham
Oct. 17 1872
Nov. 12 1955
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Lashmeet
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: aye ain't
Originally Created by: Virginia Gal
Record added: Jan 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17274282
Eliza Catherine <i>Farmer</i> Basham
Added by: Timothy J. Waddell
 
Eliza Catherine <i>Farmer</i> Basham
Added by: Timothy J. Waddell
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
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