Jesse and Etta Mae Larimer - October 10, 1966 - xerox photo courtesy of Judith Dillard - 2008 (click on image to enlarge)
"Aunt Mae and Uncle Jess' 50th Anniversary 1969.
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. She died in 1970.
Mae was married to Jesse (called Jess) Larimer. He was born on the 7th of October1886 in North Judson, Green County, Indiana. His mother was Lorina (Roberts) and his father was Joe Larimer.
Aunt Mae and Uncle Jess were married on the 30th of 1919 in the Minot Methodist Church, in Minot, North Dakota.
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 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.