Susan Mary Came was Born December 5, 1864 in Standish, Maine to Nancy Freeman "Parsons" Blair and Mahlon M. Came of Standish, Maine.
My Great Grandmother Susan Came Passmore was Geneoligist in the Family and was a Member of the "Daughters of the American Revolution" Silver Bow Chapter. She passed this down to her daughter Lynnie who passed it down to two of her Grandsons Glen and Roderick Graham. Susie's husband Charles became blind in his old age and Susie use to read to him six hours a day. She was a good wife to her husband.
My father (Robert Blair Graham) told me that he was given an old gold watch from his Grandmother Susie, for it was a gift given to her or her mother and Robert took it apart while living with them and then they took it to a clock smith who put it back together. Grandma Susie gave the watch to Robert. Robert said that he learned cooking skills from his grandmother Susie and he still uses those skills in his 81st year of his life.
My grandmother, Susie Came Passmore 1864-1956, was a good cook. Before I went up on Roderick Mountain Fire Lookout up in the Yaak country of Montana I hitch-hike down to Butte to spend a couple of days with her. We talked about many things, but her advice to me about cooking that I can remember was — biscuits, make them as moist as you can and still handle the dough; pie crust, on the other hand, make as dry as possible and still stick together.
Her advice has stood me in good stead ever since. And I'd like to pass this tidbit on....
Robert Blair Graham
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Vssmoki;. Suele Came (Mrs. Charlea s.
Passmore). 717 W. Granite St., Butte, Mont.
Born Standish, Me., Dec. 5, 1864; dau. Mahlon and Nancy F. (Blair) Came; ed. Gorham (Me.) High School; m. Andover, Mass., Dec. S, 1^6. Charles S. Passmore; children: Blair S. (1SS7). Paul Benton, Lynnie Ethel, Gall Came. Mem. First Presbyterian Church; ay nodical sec. of Mont. ; vice-pres. of Northwest Board of Missions (Chicago); member of the Newsboy Auxiliary (Butte), Silver Bow Chapter, D.A.R. (treas.); treas. Florence Crittenton Circle, Butte; engaged ¡n temperance work and missionary work. Mem. Atlas Club (literary), served as près, three years. Presbyterian. Favors woman suffrage. Republican.
My (Rod Graham) Great Grandmother is my link to the State of Maine and all her Ancesters seem to come from there and also migrated from Massachusetts to Maine. There is so much history from this area and many of my ancesters were killed and faught with the Indians and French for a 100 years in this area.
Almost all of my ancesters from Maine come from the two Southern Counties of Maine: Cumberland and York. Most of them lived in an area 20 miles X 20 miles.
In the North Eastern part of the County of York is Old Orchard Beach and Old Orchard.
My Aunt Harriet Fogg (Who is a Came) I met at Old Orchard Beach in 1976 and we stayed the night and a day at her house. On this trip was my brother Tommy, Dad, & Mom. My Memories of this, is she lived next to a tidale river that changed with the tide by 10 plus feet and I thought this was cool. She showed us how to eat Maine Lobster the right way (There is a picture of me playing with the Lobster). My father went into the marsh in back of her house and found old English China from the 18th Century. I was young and wish I could remember more. I do remember Aunt Harriet taking us to the old foundation of a house that belonged to my ancester and she told me that this ancester crossed a bridge every day to come home from work and that his wife was afraid it would fall with him on it. One day his wife heard the bridge fall, but then the door opened and her husband came in safe. There is a picture of Dad, Tommy and myself at the foundation of this house with some pine trees in our way. I remember our family going with Aunt Harriet to a lake that seemed so far away and to a grave yard and she showed me all the tomb stones and said these were my ancesters. I wish I could have a few days with Aunt Harriet now, for she held so much information.
In Cumberland County my ancesters lived in Cumberland, Standish, Gorham, and Old Casco on Falmouth Neck which is the City of Portland today. The Bracketts lived on the Falmouth Neck during the indian war in 1676.
The peninsula was first permanently settled in 1633 as a fishing and trading village named Casco. When the Massachusetts took over Casco Bay in 1658, the town's name changed again to Falmouth. In 1676, the village was destroyed by the Wampanoags during King Philip's War . It was rebuilt, then destroyed again in 1690. On October 18, 1775, Falmouth was bombarded in the Revolution by the Royal Navy under command of Captain Henry Mowat.
I have found memories of my family in Maine and I think much about this state for the family I have who lived and died there.
Charles Sumner Passmore
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