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Catharine V Paine Blaine
Birth: Dec. 14, 1829
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1908
King County
Washington, USA

Daughter of Thomas Paine and Louisa Ingraham. She married David Edwards Blaine 8-6-1853.

Catharine, was the first school teacher in Seattle. Her husband, David, was the first resident Methodist minister in Seattle.

Catharine Paine lived in Seneca Falls NY, not far from Elizabeth Cady Staton. Catharine attended the historic 1848 Seneca Falls meeting that sparked the women's suffrage movement. Attendees of the meeting signed the "Declaration of Sentiment" a document written by Stanton. Catharine is believed to be the youngest signer. Despite her young age at this meeting, she died before the passing of the Nineteeth Amendment.

In 1852 Catharine taught Sunday School where it is believed she came to know her husband to be, David Edwards Blaine. They married in 1853 and set off for Seattle, arriving in 1853.

Family tradition says that their son, John Jefferson, was the first white boy born in Seattle. The family moved to Oregon in 1856.

From Oregon they moved back to their home in Seneca Falls, NY. David was a pastor for a number of churches in New York and in Pennsylvania. Later they returned to Seattle, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

The letters Catharine wrote home from her early days in Seattle survived and were published by her son, Edward Linn Blaine. These letters provided historians one of the earliest and detailed accounts of early Seattle Pioneer experience.

In addition to the siblings linked to this memorial, Catharine had two siblings whose burial location is not known:

Mary Paine (1825- ) married George Dillabaugh.

John L Paine (abt 1830- )

Family links: 
  Thomas J Paine (1802 - 1867)
  Louisa I. Ingraham Paine (1806 - 1891)
  David Edwards Blaine (1824 - 1900)
  John Jefferson Blaine (1856 - 1910)*
  Edward Linn Blaine (1862 - 1954)*
  Martha Louise Blaine White (1864 - 1940)*
  Martha Louisa Blaine White (1864 - 1940)*
  Ann Paine Larzelere (1827 - 1917)*
  Catharine V Paine Blaine (1829 - 1908)
  Harriet L. Paine (1834 - 1851)*
  Thomas Paine (1837 - 1868)*
  Diana Lillie Paine (1850 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Blaine Family Plot
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Originally Created by: Kellybee
Record added: Apr 02, 2006
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Catharine V <i>Paine</i> Blaine
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 Added: Nov. 12, 2016
In your memory today, election day 20116.
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 Added: Nov. 8, 2016
You would be proud to know the impact and legacy that you left. You are not forgotten. You will never be forgotten. Your GG granddaughter
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