Monday, April 21, 2008

Etta Mae (Crites) and Jess Larimer

Etta Mae Crites (B-2217113) (c-50) was the third child and eldest daughter of Leona Belle (Weaver) and John Franklin Crites. She was born on the 16th of April, 1900, in North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Mae Crites Larimer died in 1970.

JESSE ______________ LARIMER (B-2217113-S ) (c-51)
born: 7 October, 1886 in North Judson, Green County, Indiana
mother: Lorina (ROBERTS) --- father: Joe LARIMER
married: 30 August, 1919 to Etta Mae CRITES (B-2217113) (c-50)
in Minot, Ward County, North Dakota
died: _________ in ____________, _________ Co., California
buried: ________ in ___________ Cemetery, in ________, __________

Etta Mae Crites Larimer (called Mae) attended Minot School at Minot, Ward County, North Dakota and Live Oak School at Live Oak, California. She went as far as the 8th. grade.
As a child she was happy and loved to sing. However, at the age of 15 she was badly injured when a horse lunged throwing her at the base of a hayrack. Mae was knocked unconscious, then awoke only to lapse into unconscious again. She had rib injuries but many in the family believed that she suffered a skull fracture or sever concussion as well. According to general family belief was never the same after the accident.

Mae Crites married Jess Larimer, a railroad man, in the parsonage of the Minot Methodist Christian church.

Mae is buried next to her daughter Bonnie McDougal at Loma Vista Cemetery in Fullerton, California. The graves are in an old part of the cemetery near a tiled roof building.

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