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Wesley Jacob Cantonwine
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Birth: May 30, 1853
Benton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1914
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Aged 61...Came west aged 10 on a prairie schooner drawn by oxen (1863). His father, George C, homesteaded in Dixie area. He farmed on his father's homestead until 11 years ago and moved to Walla Walla, WA for about 3 years before going to CA for his health. He died from Bright's disease. Survived by his wife, Clara Cram Cantonwine and a daughter, Lorene and two sons, Ernest Jerome and Albert Francis 'Bert' of Walla Walla; brother, W.S. (aka 'Hannibal Linc' of Dixie)
[Burial: Dixie Walla Walla County Washington, USA per obit error; burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla Co., WA]...Obit Columbia Chronicle, Dayton WA, 16 Sep 1914 submitted by Betty from OR; Front Page & additional information supplied by Ann Koch.

Cantonwine, Wesley, J., a farmer of Walla Walla county, was born in Iowa in 1853, his father being a Pennsylvanian and his mother a native of Ohio. Educated in Iowa, he came to Washington, taking up one hundred and sixty acres of land and availing himself of the improved methods of farming, Mr. Cantonwine finds it exceedingly profitable. He is moreover, a breeder of bloodstock Holstein cattle and Hamiltonian horses" hoping not only for personal remuneration, but to establish a higher standard generally. He has a pleasant home, having married in 1875 Miss Clara E. Cram, a school teacher of Oregon, whose father was a wealthy sheepraiser and the holder of various civil offices in the county where he resided. They have three children. The Object of our sketch is a man of fine musical tastes, prominent in the Methodist Episcopal church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, being a leading officer in both. [Unknown source to date - added by request] 
 
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 Parents:
  George C Cantonwine (1821 - 1905)
  Mary M. Lewis Cantonwine (1824 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara E Cram Cantonwine (1858 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Ernest Jerome Cantonwine (1876 - 1970)*
  Fred L. Cantonwine (1878 - 1901)*
  Albert Francis Cantonwine (1880 - 1964)*
  Lorene M Cantonwine Vogel (1899 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amanda Magdalene Cantonwine Scott (1845 - 1867)*
  David M. Cantonwine (1847 - 1847)*
  Elizabeth Sylvania Cantonwine King (1849 - 1913)*
  Elza A. Cantonwine (1850 - 1851)*
  Wesley Jacob Cantonwine (1853 - 1914)
  Mary Liberty Cantonwine (1855 - 1873)*
  Hannibal Lincoln Cantonwine (1861 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Walla Walla
Walla Walla County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: Ann Koch
Originally Created by: Betty from OR
Record added: Aug 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7784997
Wesley Jacob Cantonwine
Added by: Ann Koch
 
Wesley Jacob Cantonwine
Added by: Betty from OR
 
Wesley Jacob Cantonwine
Added by: Ann Koch
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: May. 21, 2008

- Renee Batson
 Added: Sep. 3, 2006
I would appreciate being notified of any errors regarding this family member and also receiving any new information.
- Ann Koch
 Added: Oct. 28, 2005
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