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Edna Marie Hamlow Blakemore
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1896
Alvo
Cass County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1989
Turlock
Stanislaus County
California, USA

A Very Sweet woman, who was loved by all who knew her. Beloved wife of Walter "Jack" Blakemore (1885-1957). Mother of three daughters Marian Heidt Seymour(1915-2001, Florence Heidt(1919-1921), Pauline Heidt Burke(1922-2003), and one son Carrol Heidt (1924-2008). Beloved grandmother to Gary, Daniel Burke(1942-1978), Michael Seymour,Laurel Heidt, and Kelli Heidt, Great Grandmother to Mark, Chris, Michelle, Michael, David, Matt H., and Matt S, and Great-Great Grandmother to Simone, (also to Todd, Nykel, Mckenna, Tanner, and Michael. Mrs. Blakemore passed before their birth). Born Edna Marie Hamlow to August(1864-1922)and Hulda(1869-1952) Hamlow on January 29, 1896 in Nebraska. As the only girl in a family of boys, she was treated like a slave by her mother, Hulda, but Edna never complained and always did what she was told. The family came to California in 1912, after living in Minnesota for a while. In 1914 Edna escaped her mother when she married at the age of 18 to a man named Lester Heidt(1895-1969). Lester was a foolish man that cheated and mis-treated Edna. He lacked as a father, and became un-wanted, but Edna loved him. Tired of seeing her mother suffer, her daughter Marian took it upon herself to move out her own father, Edna did not fight it. They divorced in 1937, and she married Jack who treated Edna like a she should be treated, a queen. Marrying Jack made Edna step-mother to William Blakemore (1907-1983), Iver Blakemore (1909-1988), Walter Blakemore (1913-1975), Robert Blakemore (1915-1999), Victor (1918-1924), and Neldora Blakemore Clark (1920-1998). Edna was the sister of Arthur Hamlow(1888-1979), Edward Hamlow(1893-1960), Carl Hamlow(1898-1985), Clarence Hamlow(1900-1986), Earl Hamlow(1903-1971), Floyd Hamlow(1906-1991), Lillian Hamlow (1909), Leslie Hamlow (1911-1912) and Fred Hamlow(1914-1946). Edna was a very sweet giving lady. Edna remembered everyones birthday and anniverdary and if you did not recieve a card from anyone, there would be one from Edna. She smelled of sweet powder she liked a cigarette and a glass of wine every night before she went to bed. She was known for her tasty cookies. No matter who you were she always had a smile and a kind word. In 1980, a normally active 84 year old fell and broke her hip, and did it again years later. Her daughter Pauline lived down the street, and came to take care of Edna in her final years. One day when Pauline went home to feed the dog, someone came to the door, Edna answered it. The man threatened her and she gave him all the money she kept in the house. She continually got worse. She did not talk as much, for if she made a mistake either Marian or Pauline would correct her. She was 93 years old when she died of Pneumonia. After nearly 20 years she is still missed. 
 
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 Parents:
  August Jonasson Hamlow (1864 - 1922)
  Hulda Marie Palmquist Hamlow (1869 - 1952)
 
 Spouses:
  Lester Carrol Heidt (1895 - 1969)
  Walter Jordan Blakemore (1885 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Marian Laura Heidt Seymour (1915 - 2001)*
  Florence Irene Heidt (1919 - 1921)*
  Pauline Edna Heidt Burke (1922 - 2003)*
  Carrol Lester Heidt (1924 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Leonard Hamlow (1888 - 1979)*
  Edward Walter Hamlow (1893 - 1960)*
  Edna Marie Hamlow Blakemore (1896 - 1989)
  Carl Albert Hamlow (1898 - 1985)*
  Clarence Elmer Hamlow (1900 - 1986)*
  Earl Andrew Hamlow (1903 - 1971)*
  Floyd Russell Hamlow (1906 - 1991)*
  Leslie Hamlow (1911 - 1912)*
  Fredolf Leslie Hamlow (1914 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Turlock Memorial Park
Turlock
Stanislaus County
California, USA
Plot: Spruce Street row 21 grave 2
 
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Record added: Jun 18, 2004
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