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Walter Lee Mecartea
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1858
Death: Feb. 9, 1937

Son of California Gold Rush Pioneers, James Wyatt Mecartea and Elvira Delvis Smith, of Big Oak Flat California. One of 13 living children (12 boys-1 girl). Walter's obituary says he was the First White Child born in Chinese Camp California. Mecartea Family is mentioned in both California Historical books: The Big Oak Flat Road and The Saga of Old Tuolumne. Walter married only once, to Marian Ruamy Rowland/Woods/Mecartea/Williams. Parents to Edith Ruth Mecartea/Hogan/Mattly. He died while living near this daughter, the widow of Luther Washington Hogan, in Bakersfield California. He is buried next to Luther, Garden of Peace, Block 6, Lot 9.
Family links: 
  James Wyatt Mecartea (1824 - 1899)
  Elvira Delvis Smith Mecartea (1833 - 1903)
  Marian Ruame Rowland Williams (1867 - 1956)*
  Wyet James Mecartea (1900 - 1958)*
  Franklin Elmer Mecartea (____ - 1928)*
  James William Mecartea (1853 - 1918)*
  Marion F. Mecartea (1855 - 1929)*
  Francis Marion Mecartea (1855 - 1929)*
  Walter Lee Mecartea (1858 - 1937)
  George Sanford Mecartea (1863 - 1936)*
  Chester Benjamin Mecartea (1869 - 1916)*
  Charles Delvis Mecartea (1869 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Kern County
California, USA
Created by: Cyndee Reed
Record added: May 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19461965
Walter Lee Mecartea
Added by: KC Bolton-Potter
Walter Lee Mecartea
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- KC Bolton-Potter
 Added: May. 23, 2007
My Great Great Grandfather, I am so fascinated with our family history. Thank you for loving my Great Grandmother, your daughter.
- Cyndee Reed
 Added: May. 21, 2007

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