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 Catharine V <I>Paine</I> Blaine

Catharine V Paine Blaine

Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 9 Mar 1908 (aged 78)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Blaine Family Plot
Memorial ID 13832641 · View Source
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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. 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- )

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