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Fannie Mae Huston
Birth: Mar. 15, 1888
Smith County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1988
Harper County
Kansas, USA

Fannie Mae Huston was the sixth cild born to James Washington "Jim" and Rebecca Jane Thayer Huston. Fannie had five brothers and four sisters ~ Charles August Sam, Bessie Emeline (Smith), Lillie Dell (Baker), Martha Ellen "Ella" (Kerwood), Harvey, James Franklin, Glen Riley, Eva Lydia (Herridge) and Harry Phillip. Harvey and James Franklin died in infancy, Harvey in Kensington, Kansas and James Franklin in Harper, Kansas.

Fannie and her parents moved in a covered wagon to Branson, Colorado in 1915. The trip from Anthony, Kansas to Colorado took three weeks.
In Branson, Fannie met a bachelor, John Curtis Smith, who had a homestead claim nearby. They went together for twenty years and were engaged, but never married. She always said it was her duty to take care of her parents....she would never leave them, she would be there when and if they needed her till the end!

Fannie was an outstanding women. She had alot of courage, determination, will power, and ability. She willingly worked hard to achieve her goals.

One has to admire Fannie and her parents in going to this remote and inhospitable part of Colorado to start from scratch and get a farm going they were real pioneers in every sense of the word.
Fannie help dig a dug-out and build a house in it, of bringing logs from the timber, of shingling the house, of doing so many other necessary things---wondering how Fannie and her parents could have known how such things were done!

There certainly was very little leisure on this Colorado frontier. So many things that today we take for granted were real problems back then for Fannie and her parents. Water was a good example. Although her father, industrious as always, dug a well at the homestead at Branson, the water in the well had alum in it and was unfit to drink. Therefore every day or two they had to make a long, time-consuming trip by wagon to wherever they could find enough water to fill their water barrels.

A remarkable lady was Aunt Fannie, her character was on display; A pioneering spirit of courage and faith seldom witnessed today.

Through hardships and sufferings and trails, her courage so dauntless prevailed; Her keen perseverance and freedom could never be dimmed nor curtailed.

Her unselffish love for her parents one surely can't help but admire, for all their care and provision she often gave up her desire.

She was quiet, reserved, as a person, and never seemed had much to say, but if she saw wrong in the making she boldly marked out the right way.

Her spunk helped her much in surviving, her faith in the Bible held true, for high moral standards a striving she ever was seeking to do.

She loved fun and good times engaging, enjoying her life every day; With her trust in the Lord ever waging, which proved to be all her mainstay.

What more can we say of Aunt Fannie? This lady we truly admire---for she was our Aunt; were more like her, would be all our wish and desire!

Fannie passed away on December 7, 1988, with a ruptured intestine. She didn't want to go to a rest home, but wanted to stay in her home here until she died. With the help of the health department, she got her wish. She did have to go to the hospital overnight, but was gone the next evening. Her heart was so strong it continued to beat for an hour or two after all other body functions stopped.

~~~Fannie still had her long hair when she died. She was 100 years old.~~~



Family links: 
  James Washington Huston (1854 - 1948)
  Rebecca Jane Thayer Huston (1854 - 1933)
  Bessie Emeline Huston Smith (1881 - 1916)*
  Fannie Mae Huston (1888 - 1988)
  Eva Lydia Huston Herridge (1893 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Park Cemetery
Harper County
Kansas, USA
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Fannie Mae Huston
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