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James Carey
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1852
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1909
Carey
Blaine County
Idaho, USA

James Carey played the violin and was on his way to San Fransico to play in an orchestra. He was also looking for an older brother that had left home five years earlier. He married and ran a farm, the farming ruined his hands and he couldn't play the violin anymore.

He worked as a frieghter and was one of the first of several settlers that came into the Little Wood River Valley, he is known for having the first Post Office appointed US Postmaster 9 May 1884 and the town derives its name from him.
The first Post Office and the first school house in the Little Wood River Valley were situated on James Carey's land.

Water rights in the Little Wood River were in his name 15 May 1884, he recieved a US Land Patent for 160 acres 12 April 1891. "James would have taken up more ground but he kept exxpecting to go on to California". 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Henderson Carey (1852 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  Alice Carey Nisson (1885 - 1970)*
  James Madison Carey (1886 - 1969)*
  Charles H. Carey (1888 - 1942)*
  Edward Carey (1889 - 1910)*
  Olive C O'Rourke (1891 - 1969)*
  Ida May Carey Pierce (1892 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
There isn't a marker for this grave, James' wife Sarah purchased four plots
 
Burial:
Carey Cemetery
Carey
Blaine County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Smallantique
Record added: Jun 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112440184
James Carey
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