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Wilma Merrill Ingraham McMaster
Birth: Jan. 26, 1916
Bluff Point
Yates County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1985
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Born Wilma Merrill Ingraham on Bluff Point, near the village of Penn Yan, on beautiful Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of western New York State. Her parents, Harold Raymond and Ruth Ingraham, worked a large farm growing mostly Concord grapes, between Bluff Point and Penn Yan. She had three younger sisters, Ruth, Marguerite and Mary, and an older brother, Raymond. A second brother--Warren--youngest of the siblings, died in infancy. She married Kenneth Charles McMaster, whose family also had a large farm, but on the opposite side of Keuka Lake. They were wed in Painted Post, New York and had two sons born on the same day but four years apart. Her father was descended from followers of Jemima Wilkinson, who founded Penn Yan in the late 18th Century. She and her family lived in Penn Yan, where she worked at Keuka Cleaners and another dry cleaners in town by the Elmwood Theater. In 1955, she and her sons moved to Southern California, where her husband was already employed as a welder. She worked at the laundry and dry cleaning plant at the Naval Training Center in San Diego for many years, retiring from that job. She was especially close to her younger sister Marguerite Umstead and would visit her and their parents in Longwood, Florida during the 1960s and 1970s. She was a loving wife and mother, and lies in eternal rest with her husband.

Family links: 
  Kenneth Charles McMaster (1913 - 1966)*
  Allen Lee McMaster (1939 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: S, 3232
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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- kellybean
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014
I love you, mom.
- Gaz
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Rest in peace dear lady.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Jul. 27, 2014
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