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Lived in Oakland, California in 1981

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Obituary from Norton Daily Telegram and Norton County Champion, Norton, Kansas - June 12, 1974.

Martha Grace Arasmith, daughter of Robert Carr and Amanda (Steveson) Davis was born on February 25, 1897 on Bow Creek in Graham County, Kansas. She moved with her family to Logan when she was twelve years old where she grew into womanhood.

She was married to Wilburn Arasmith on November 18, 1918 at Norton. Following heir marriage they made their home near Densmore for many years. Six children blessed this marriage.

Grace was a member of the Free Methodist Church. She died Saturday, June 1 at the St. Francis Hospital in Wichita following a brief illness at the age of 77 years, three months and 7 days.

She is survived by her husband, Wilbur, of Densmore and six children, Robert and Wife Julia of Beaver City, Nebraska; Hazel Leidig and her husband Clifford, Logan; Agnes Newbrey and her husband Orel, Wichita; Riley and his wife Naida, Bentonville, Arkansas; William and his wife Margaret, Oberlin and Amanda, Hays. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren whom she dearly loved and who brought her great pleasure, one sister Ellen Rohner, Albany, Oregon one brother George Davis, Washington, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with the Woodhaven Learning Center at Columbia, Missouri in honor of her grandson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Arasmith were conducted Tuesday morning, Jun 3 4th at 10:00 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Logan with Rev. Tracy Archer officiating, assisted by Rev. Carl Boys. the organist was Miss Deborah Henrickson who accompanied Mark Huntley. The selections were "Rock of Ages" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus". The casket bearers were Riley Leidig, Darryl Leidig, Everett Arasmith, Michael Arasmith, Rocky Arasmith and Douglas Leidig, all grandsons of the deceased. Interment
was in Pleasant View Cemetery at Logan.

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Registered nurse (1981)

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Annie Day was one of the pioneer teachers in Weiser, Idaho. She was prominent in civil affairs and ran for Govenor of Idaho in 1916 on the Socialist ticket, long before women could vote. Complete details of her activities can be found in "Some Days of Virginia" by Jesse H. Day.

Letter to Annie E. Day from her brother Wilbur Arrasmith: May 27,1900

Dearest Sister, We were greatly surprised and grieved when your sorrowful letter was received. We can hardly realize yet what has happened it was so sudden. I cannot write much, but only think of my lonely sister and those boys so far away from home and kindred. Perhaps there is a little that I can say at this time however, I want to say don't give up. Those boys will need a mother's counsel and care for some time yet. George is a strong manly looking fellow and they will be a great help and comfort to you. I wish you and them could come back here for a while at least, and if you could content yourselves to live her all the time so much the better. Mother has very poor health this Spring. Sometimes she is hardly able to go. Still she won;t give up and will be doing something anyway. The rest are well. Write when you can. As ever, your loving brother, Wilbur.

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Letter to Annie E. Day from her brother Sherman - Mayview, Kansas 10-26-90

Dear Sister Annie,
Perhaps you will be somewhat surprised to get a letter from me as it has been so long since I wrote to you.

All well as usual at present Mother and Wilbur got back from Colorado safe. As you say, our affliction seems almost unbearable sometimes. At first I could not realize that Sister had left us. But the cold, cruel truth could not be evaded. When I went out there with her she looked very bad, yet I could not but think she would get well. Suppose you know I'm married. Crops of all kinds were almost a total failure this year. We had a splendid rain last Monday which will put the wheat in splendid shape for the winter. Mayview has not grown any since you were here. Vegetables of all kinds are very scarce. Potatoes are being shipped from Utah to Beloit. I am glad you had good crops. We had a good crop last year but did not get a very big price. Corn now is worth 40 cents, oats 38, wheat 80, potatoes $1.00. Presume you are progressing nicely with your school. They don't pay very good wages here. Are you coming back
to see us this fall? Come if you can. Write soon. Love to all

Sherman

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Jesse operated a movie theatre and then a candy store in Weiser. He
moved to Bend, Oregon and had a music store and a candy store. He became
a federal prohibition agent in about 1921 and moved to Portland, Oregon.
He had a music store there and later became a car salesman.