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 Flora Lee <I>Quiett</I> Brunton

Flora Lee Quiett Brunton

Ozawkie, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA
Death 19 Dec 1956 (aged 83)
Cashmere, Chelan County, Washington, USA
Burial Cashmere, Chelan County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 37957670 · View Source
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Walter V. Brunton, born 1871, on August 14, and Flora L. Quiett, born September 6, 1873. They were married December 27th, 1891, in Ozawkie, Kansas, and set up housekeeping at this place where they spent the first six years of their married life, In the spring of 1897 they, with other families from Ozawkie, moved to York, North Dakota, where they homesteaded on a wheat farm. They lived here for over three and one-half years, proving up on their homestead rights. They sold their farm and moved out to Spokane, Washington, in 1900. They were there only a short time for Walter located a small irrigated farm in Outlook, Washington, in the Yakima Valley where they settled down and built a home. This was a new country and there were plenty of coyotes and badgers on the loose. It was here that we first heard the serenade of coyotes barking at night and how it raised the hair on one's back to listen to it. They were here for only one and one-half years and sold out and moved back to Ozawkie, Kansas. They lived in town a few months when Walter bought a farm north of Ozawkie about one-half mile. They lived here for two years when Walter got a call from his parents to come and run the home place where he was born. That lasted for two years and then he set his eye on the northwest again. This time he made a deal for eighty acres under government irrigation project in New Plymouth, Idaho. The first spring he built a house and broke up 40 acres of raw land and put it into wheat. The big irrigation canal broke when his wheat crop was about one-half grown and it perished for the lack of water. Walter had bought on contract with payments to be made from crops returns. They couldn't wait for another year's crop so took the place back. They then moved to Newburg, Oregon, in the fall of 1904, He got a job in a sawmill and also was pastor of the Brethren Church at that place. The wet weather here was too hard on him so after one year of this he quit and moved to Spokane,, Washington, where he got another job in a sawmill and also had charge of the Brethren Church there. They rented a house the first year, but was able to buy a lot and build a house the second year. In the fall of 1907 he got an offer from Wenatchee, Washington, to operate a large fruit orchard in that district for the Monitor Fruit Company which he accepted, He was on this place for six years and was able to buy raw land under a new irrigation project in East Wenatchee which he set out to fruit. Later they moved onto this place after building a small house, After two years of operating this place he decided to rent the place to another party and he and what family was left moved to Orland, California. Only two of their children were with them as the others were all married, Here he bought ten acres of alfalfa land and built a home on it. After one year the renter on his East Wenatchee property gave up his contract so Walter and family moved back to East Wenatchee and took over the place. The next three years he raised apples and it was after the World War I conflict and apple prices were good, He had an offer to sell and accepted.

This time he again moved to California to a small town by the name of Waterford. Here he bought ten acres of land and set it out to soft fruit and also built a home on it. He had quite a struggle on this place but finally made good on it and was living here when their 50th Wedding Anniversary arrived. On this occasion seven of their children, all married, were home to help celebrate the affair, At that time they also had twenty-one grandchildren but only two were there for the celebration. They spent a total of 25 years at Waterford, California. Then Walter thought it best to come back to the Wenatchee Valley for their declining years where most of their children were located; so in 1948 he sold out and moved here.

They stayed with two of their children for a while but finally bought a house and a lot near Cashmere, Washington, where they spent the remainder of their lives together. He dying in 1950, April 23rd and Flora passing December 19, 1956.

They both Rest Peacefully in the Cashmere Cemetery.

Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960
Name: Flora Lee Brunton
Event Date: 19 Dec 1956
Event Place: Cashmere, Chelan, Washington
Gender: Female
Age (Formatted): 83 years
Birth Year (Estimated): 1873
Father's Name: James Quiett

children: Harvey Leonard Brunton b: 7 Jul 1897 d: 15 Jun 1972, Angie Flora Brunton b: 4 Sep 1894 d: 25 Apr 1925 m: Elmer Eugene Tigner, John Howard Brunton b: 6 Jul 1911 d: 9 Jul 1911

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 37957670
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Flora Lee Quiett Brunton (6 Sep 1873–19 Dec 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37957670, citing Cashmere Cemetery, Cashmere, Chelan County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Teresa (contributor 46969893) .