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Emily Sue (#48143652)
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That has been a motto of mine (one of many) that I would tell my students and they laughed. Now retired, I wander through many cemeteries either when on a road trip or in the area around Spokane. I was told there are 93 cemeteries in our immediate vicinity.
I hope to start documenting not only our family's history but the history of other families as well. I am a slow starter but will get the job done.

Remember my motto and take advantage of the outdoor museums in your area. Not only are they free, they are quiet and on a hot summer day they are cool places to go for a walk.
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karen anderson
Anna Louisa Palmehn Waymire
Emily Sue,
Does Grandma Palmehn have a monument? It says it is unmarked. I was just wondering. Mom was surprised, she thought she would have one. I going to try to match Job's stone if she doesn't have one.
Added by karen anderson on Oct 13, 2014 11:06 AM
karen anderson
Fredrick Waymire
This is Karen Anderson, Janet Waymire Cummins' daughter. I was wondering if Grandma Anna Palmehn Waymire is buried by Grandpa Fred? Do you know if she is in the same cemetery? Thanks
Added by karen anderson on Jul 07, 2014 8:35 PM
Hi EmilySue
Thanks for picking up those requests at Fairmount Cemetery. A few of us locals and myself are tackling each section, one by one, and photographing the whole section then adding the memorials as needed and all the photos. Are you interested in helping? It would be a great way to get started! I have a map showing which sections are chosen so far. Let me know if you decide to do one. If not it is great if you just get the requests. They are always coming in. My name is Rosalie and I am in CDA, My bio will tell you a bit about me. I hope to be at Fairmount early Monday morning. Thanks for all you do here at this great site. TTYS Rosalie
Added by ReconnectNow on Jun 07, 2014 12:48 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: Vivian Maple Waymire
The one in Colfax is from the local funeral home.. I sent it in to be a cenotaph last night
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 21, 2014 2:02 PM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: Vivian Maple Waymire
I am sending her Colfax one to be maked as a cenotaph. You said in one of your messages that a family member bought and paid for a marker in Blackfoot.. is that the same marker in the pic ? Those ones are from the funeral home and are free and are placed at burial.
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 21, 2014 7:41 AM
Nena Smothers
RE: Nelli
OK no problem, I added you as a friend so we can stay in touch and update on the family too ok thanks kindly happy trails and stop in ranch next time up this way ok, door is open!
Added by Nena Smothers on May 19, 2014 5:53 PM
Chuck Paddack
RE: Roderick & Eloise Paddock
Good Afternoon Cousin,
As I am the ultimate procrastinator, I am just now getting around to responding. I got your email the other day but wasn't sure how to transfer. But I searched and found out how, I have transferred both your Mom and Dad. The "Doolittle" on your moms name is her maiden name. I'll send you a link to my family tree and maybe some of the research I have done will help you.
Have a wonderful day.
The Chuckster
Added by Chuck Paddack on May 15, 2014 2:10 PM
Louisa Ham Waymire
Hello EmilySue,

It is a pleasure to have another connection to the Ham/Waymire Family.

I received your findagrave suggestion regarding the age of Louisa when she made the long trek from Indiana/Missouri to Oregon. You state that she was age 9 or 10 and I wrote that she was age 12. It is a dilemma inasmuch as there as been conflicting data regarding her age since I began research ...years and years ago.

The data is as follows:
(1) Her tombstone in Colfax Cemetery reads "Louisa Jane Ham, Aug. 24, 1916, Age 83" which would indicate she was born 1833.

(2) The 1850 Polk County Oregon census states that in 1850, Louisa was age 13 which would indicate she was born 1836/1837.

(3) The newspaper obituary of Louisa reads that that the Waymire family began the long trek from Missouri to Oregon in 1845 when "Louisa was age 12".

(4) Louisa's parents were married 8/11/1833 and that Harriet (Clark) Waymire, Louisa's mother, died in December 1837. It has been tought that she died the same year that Louisa was born.

No birth record has been found. Inasmuch as Louisa's grandfather, Richard Clark, converted to Mormonism and later joined the pilgramage to Utah, there might be a birth record found in the records of the LDS though I have not found one.

I think I will keep the record at findagrave as written inasmuch as the marriage record of her parents is the most compelling document that Louisa was born after 1833. At a later time, I will add a caveat that the record of birth is in question.

Louisa is my great great grandmother; I am a descedent through her second daughter, Amanda. Another great, great grandson, Richard Curren, who is a descendent of Louisa's youngest daughter, Alice, located Louisa's grave a few years ago after a long search. We knew she was buried at Colfax Cemetery but the cemetery records were destroyed many decades ago and much of the older sections of the cemetery had been overgrown with foilage.

If you wish to write, I would be pleased to hear from you. My email address is

Yours truly,
Added by B.Oliver on May 08, 2014 9:12 AM

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