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Charles O. Harris was born March, 1860, in Ohio, and died November 3, 1933, at 311 W. 51st, Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 73. Buried in Mount Pleasant, Seattle, King Co., WA. He is the son of William Harris of Ohio and Unknown of Ohio. Leigh Larson note: This may alternately be the Charles Harris who was born in Michigan about 1858 and was an unmarried Teamster living in Portland in 1880.

Lorinda Annena "Laura" Abbey was born March 29, 1865, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, and died February 23, 1941, at 44 Hahn Street, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 75. Inurnment at Cyprus Lawn, Tier 9, Grave 63, Fir Garden, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA. She is the daughter of Orrin Abner Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and Abigail Harrington of Watkins Glen, Tompkins Co., NY.

Charles Harris (about age 23) and Lorinda Annena "Laura" Abbey (age 16) were married June 22, 1881, at the house of Mr. Abby, Washington Co., OR.

Charles Harris and Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) Harris had no children.

Charles Harris and Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) Harris were divorced October 11, 1894, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, on the grounds of Laura deserting Charles.

Charles O. Harris then married Lillie V. Parks.

Lillie V. Parks was born February, 1869, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, and died August 4, 1948, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 79. Buried in Mount Pleasant, Seattle, King Co., WA. She is the daughter of David Parks of Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA, and Esther Ann "Etta" Schnepp of Ohio. Ellie came to Seattle in 1900.

Charles O. Harris and Lillie V. Parks were married about 1896 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

Charles O. Harris and Lillie V. (Parks) Harris had one adopted child:

  1. Hazel Pettie Harris: Born about 1917 in Renton, WA; Died July 6, 1958, at a nursing home, Seattle, King Co., WA (age 41). Buried in Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King Co., WA. Married April 14, 1936, at Saint Alphousus Church,  Seattle, King Co., WA, to James B. "Jim" Keyes: Born May 2, 1912, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA; Died July 4, 2010, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 98). His parents: George Stephenson Keyes of Boston, MA, and Alberta Mary "Bertha" Barnaby of Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI. James then married (2) February 7, 1959, at St. Brendan's Church, Bothel, King Co., WA, to Kathryn Louise "Kay" Kane: Born July 16, 1921, in Washington, DC; Died November 14, 2006, in Seattle, King Co., WA (about age 76). Mary Zena Keyes was born July 15, 1933, in Washington, and died October 3, 2005, in Adria, Lenawee, MI, at age 85. Nelson was born November 8, 1853, in Ontario, Canada, immigrated to Canada in 1897, and was a married Domestic living in British Columbia, Canada, in 1901. Zena was born August 5, 1864, and was a married General Laborer living in British Columbia, Canada, in 1901.

Narcisse Adjutaine Martin dit Barnaby was born November 8, 1854, in Pierreville, Quebec, Canada.

Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) Harris then married Frank B. Clayton.

Frank Baruch (a.k.a. Frank B. Clayton and Frank B. Cormier) was born about 1862 in England, and died 1930 - 1940 in California. He is the son of Unknown.

Marie Uhl (a.k.a. May Buckley/Mazie Buckley) was born December 15, 1875, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, and died 1941 in Unknown. She is the daughter of Ernest Uhl of Germany, and Marie Featherston of England. She was brought to New York when she was two and made first stage appearance at age six. This was Miss Buckley's second matrimonial venture. A little more than a year ago she was divorced from Frank Clayton, who was then, like the lady, a member of the Alcazar Stock Company.

Frank Baruch Cormier and May Uhl/Buckley were married May 16, 1894, in Athol, Worcester Co., MA.

Frank Baruch Cormier and May (Buckley) Cormier had no children.

May (Buckley) Cormier filed for divorce, which was granted by default September 1, 1897, in New York, NY.

J. Henry Benremo and May Buckley possibly were married November 1898 in New York.

May (Buckley) Cormier then married Wilmot Hall Garlick.

Wilmot Hall Garlick was born June 7, 1836, in Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH, and died October 14, 1915, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78. Buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. He was a millionaire from Toronto, OH, when they were married. They went to China to spend their honeymoon. His father was a Physician, Theodatus Garlick, born March 30, 1805, in Middleburt, Addison Co., VT. His mother was Sylvia Flower of Unknown.

Wilmot Hall Garlick and May (Buckley) Cormier were married June 6, 1899, in Ogden, UT. From Ogden Mr. and Mrs. Garlick went to Tallac, Lake Tahoe, and in the strictest secrecy enjoyed a two weeks honeymoon. He was a Shasta oil and electrical man, owns the electrical power plant in Shasta, is a heavy stockholder in the Calumet Pottery Company, Ohio, one of the largest pottery concerns in the world, and also a stockholder in the Calumet and Helca copper mine.

Wilmot Hall Garlick and May (Buckley) (Cormier) Garlick had no children.

Wilmot Hall Garlick M. D. and May (Buckley) (Cormier) Garlick separated about 1900.

May had an affair with Robert Hayden Moulton, and they were living together in New York from October, 1900, until about four weeks before Moulton shot Dingwell and Leffingwell in March, 1901.

May (Buckley) (Cormier) Garlick then married Charles Walter Sabine Martin.

Charles Walter Sabine Martin (a.k.a. Martin Sabine) and May (Buckley) (Cormier) Garlick were married June 27, 1908, in the old apple orchard of the Elitch's Gardens, a resort in suburban Denver, CO.

Charles Walter Sabine Martin (a.k.a. Martin Sabine) and May (Buckley) (Cormier) (Garlick) Martin had no children.

Charles Walter Sabine Martin (a.k.a. Martin Sabine) and May (Buckley) (Cormier) (Garlick) Martin were divorced Thursday, February 3, 1910, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. The San Francisco Call, Friday, February 4, 1910.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton (about age 39) and Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) Harris (age 36) were married April 3, 1901, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. He deserted his bride on their wedding night.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton and Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) (Harris) Clayton had no children.

Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) (Harris) Clayton was divorced from Frank B. Cormier/Clayton on March 14, 1902, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, on the grounds of desertion.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton the married Elsie May Payne.

Elsa May "Elsie" Payne was born October 13, 1878, in Gresham, Multnomah Co., OR, and died May 4, 1961, in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA, at age 82. She is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Payne of Wisconsin and Susan Mary Warren of Oregon. Elsie was an actress and used the stage name of Elsie Payne Gresham.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton and Elsie May Payne were married about July 15, 1905, probably in Ogden, Weber Co., UT.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton and Elsie May (Payne) had no children.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton and Elsie May (Payne) Clayton were divorced before 1912.

Frank Baruch Cormier/Clayton then married Unknown.

Elsie May (Payne) Clayton then married Frank Herman LaRue.

Frank Herman LaRue was born December 5, 1878, in Ridgeway, Hardin Co., OH, and died September 26, 1956, at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Co., CA. (age 77). He is the son of Enslee Benoni LaRue of Northport, MI, and Lizzie Kate Coon of Pemberton, Shelby Co., OH.

Frank Herman LaRue and Elsie May (Payne) Clayton were married June 19, 1912, in Unknown.

Frank Herman LaRue and Elsie May (Payne) (Clayton) LaRue had one child:

  1. Loa May LaRue: Born May 17, 1913, in Port Jefferson, Shelby Co., OH; Died December 21, 1993, in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA (age 80). Married May, 1937, in Panama to James William Robinson: Born January 19, 1908, in Marshfield/Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR; Died October 12, 1959, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA (age 51).

Frank Herman LaRue and Elsie May (Payne) (Clayton) LaRue were divorced December 19, 1921, in Unknown.




TIMELINE

Charles Harris was born about 1858? in Michigan?

Lorinda Annena "Laura" Abbey was born March 29, 1865, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, September 23, 1879

WANDERED FROM HOME. - On Tuesday night of last week Mr. Orrin Abbey, aged about 70 years, whose residence is about six miles from Hillsboro, in the Bethany district, left his home without giving any notice of his intention, and has not been seen since. Mr. Abbey is believed by his friends to have been laboring under an aberration of mind, and much fear is entertained by them that an ill fate has attended him. His neighbors are making diligent search for his whereabouts, and any one able to furnish any information of him would place them under great obligations by doing so.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, September 25, 1879

STILL MISSING. - Mr. Orrin Abbey, mention of whom was made as having strayed from home in Washington county, on the 16th, was reported still missing on the 24th.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 29, 1880, shows Thomas Paine (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a Teamster and is living in Centreville, Umatilla Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Susan Paine (age 28) born in Oregon to Canadian and Missouri-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his three children, all born in Oregon to Wisconsin and Oregon-born parents: Matilda Paine (age 6); Elsa Paine (age 2); and McCloud Paine (age 9/12, September). Also living there is a married or divorced boarder, John Burdon (age 40) born in Illinois to Ohio-born parents, a Farmer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1880, shows Aaron Abbe (age 65) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Willamette Slough Precinct, Multnomah Co., OR, who was sick or missing on the day of the census taker's visit. Living with him is his wife, Abigail Abbe (age 56) born in New York to New York-born parents, who Keeps House. Also living there is his daughter, Lorinda Abbe ( age 15) born in California to Canadian and New York-born parents. A grandson is also shown: Ch. Lemmen (age 3) born in Idaho Territory to Maine and New York-born parents. An unrelated laborer (age 18) born in Switzerland also lives in the house.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1880, shows John Lemmon (age 47) born in Indiana to Tennessee-born parents is a Contractor and is living at 28 Washington, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Mrs. J. W. Lemmon (age 40) born in Kentucky to English-born parents, who is in Millinery. Also living there are his two children, both born to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents: Ellen Lemmon (age 11) born in California; and Chas. Lemmon (age 3) born in Idaho Territory. Also living there are: a widowed or divorced mother, Mrs. G. L. Prentice (age 31) born in Massachusetts to Massachusetts-born parents, who is in Millinery; and a son, Geo. L. Prentice (age 5) born in California to New Hampshire and Massachusetts-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Charles Lemmon appears in both census reports, but is undoubtedly the same individual. George L. Prentice died September 28, 1946, in Yamhill, OR. Charles Fisher Lemmon was born June 13, 1877, and was a dentist in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA.

Charles Harris (about age 23) and Lorinda Annena "Laura" Abbey (age 16) were married June 22, 1881, at the house of Mr. Abby, Washington Co., OR..


Charles Harris and Lorinda Annena "Laura" Abbey Marriage Record.


On January 13, 1882, Frank Clayton of Charlestown in his inimitable musical productions, entitled "Mirth and music, or kitchen utensils utilized," which kept the large audience in the best of humor until the close of the entertainment. Appearing at Wakefield Lodge No. 353, Knights of Honor, Odd Fellows Hall, Boston, MA.

On October 28, 1884, Frank Clayton was appearing in Boston, MA.

On October 18, 1885, Frank Clayton was appearing with a vaudeville company at the Theatorium, Boston, MA.


The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA, Sunday, November 11, 1888

Mrs. Laura A. Harris

ED, SENTINEL: - Having had the good fortune to attend a course of lectures given by the above named learned and eloquent woman, and having been asked by prejudiced persons if she were not a Spiritualist, I think it only fair to say that she is not a medium and does not come as a Spiritualist; save on the common ground that all those take who believe we have a spiritual nature, which has before it an eternal and progressive future. Her lessons in Mental Science explain these complex and much misunderstood natures of ours, and show us how our mental forces, which are as natural as the forces of muscle, may be used to make life happier and more worth living. A mother will in one hour of Mrs. Harris' teaching, learn more effectual methods of developing and directing the physical and moral natures of her children, than in all the "mothers' guides" and books of hygiene ever printed. Aside from the intellectual treat of listening to her logical and elegant sentences, her pupils say that the practical value of her instructions, is above all price.

HYPATIA.


On February 24, 1889, there was an unclaimed letter in the Portland, OR, post office addressed to Mrs. Laura Harris.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, Saturday, April 5, 1890

GRADUATING EXERCISES MONDAY NIGHT

A Number of New Doctors Will Receive Their Diplomas at Taylor Street Church.

The annual commencement of the medical department and college of pharmacy of Willamette university will be held at Taylor street Methodist church Monday evening. Following are the names of graduates and subject of Thesis of each.

Laura A. Harris, "Puerpers Eclampsia"


On Monday, April 7, 1890, Laura A. Harris was awarded her Medical Doctor degree from the medical department of Willamette University, Portland, OR.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, Tuesday, April 8, 1890

SIXTEEN MORE SHEEPSKINS

The Willamette University Graduates Another Large Class of Medicos.

Commencement Exercises at the Taylor-Street M. E. Church Last Evening - Two Pharmacists - Large Audience Present.

The conferring of degrees was next on the programme. In the absence of Thomas Van Scov, president of the university, this pleasant duty was performed by Dr. Frazer, dean of the faculty. The following graduates came up in response to the call of their names: William F. Amos, P. R. Ballard, H. E. Beers, A. W. Botkin, H. A. Cathey, Josephine Callahan, H. Vance Clymer, Laura A. Harris, Mary A. Hewitt, Charles E. Hih, Sarah S. Marquam, Robert J. Pilkington, D. T. Riddle, E. A. Sommer, J. W. Weatherford.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, Saturday, May 10, 1890

Personal Mention.

Dr. Laura A. Harris left on the steamer Columbia for San Francisco, where she will remain a few days visiting relatives before leaving for Germany.


On August 6, 1890, Laura A. Harris (born March 29, 1865, in Alameda, CA, and a Physician and a permanent resident of Portland, OR, departed for Vienna, Austria, for additional schooling at the University of Vienna. Her Emergency Passport Application dated March 25, 1891, in Vienna, Austria, stating her intention to return to the United states within one year for the purpose of traveling, is shown below. Age 25, 5 feet 1 inch Tall; High Forehead; Grayish-Blue eyes; Straight Nose; Medium Mouth; Round Chin; Blonde Hair; Fair Complexion; Round Face.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, August 31, 1890

Society Brief Notes.

Dr. Laura A. Harris, member of this year's graduating class of the Willamette university, arrived in Vienna, Austria, on the 10th inst., accompanied by her brother, M. M. Watson, and wife of Oakland, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Watson are traveling in Europe for pleasure, while the doctor will enter the Vienna Medical college, one of the best equipped and most celebrated medical schools of the Old World, to continue her studies.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, July 12, 1895

Dr. Laura A. Harris has returned from her trip to Europe. She graduated from Willamette University in 1889, and at once left for Vienna to study more.


Missionary Jason Lee came to Oregon to begin a school for Native American children in the Willamette Valley in 1834. Within a few years the slowly growing group of missionaries felt the need for a school to serve their own children. Jason Lee organized a series of meetings in his home and, on Feb. 1, 1842 -- now celebrated as the founding date for Willamette University -- bylaws were adopted and a board of trustees was appointed.

As the first university in the West, Willamette takes pride in its pioneer heritage, not just because it was founded in the early days of the Oregon Territory, but because, like those early pioneers, it has had an important place in the development of the West.

When Willamette was founded the cities of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma did not exist. Thus the University is closely associated with the beginning of law and government in this vast region, which now comprises Oregon, Washington, Idaho and parts of Montana and Wyoming. It educated many of the Northwest's first leaders, artists and business people. Not only was Willamette the first University in the West, but it established the first law school (1883) and the first school of medicine (1866) in the Pacific Northwest, which later merged with the medical school of the University of Oregon.

Originally called the Oregon Institute, the name was changed to "Wallamet" University in 1853. The original building (first occupied in 1844) was a three-story frame structure which served the community as well as the school since it was considered the most imposing edifice in the Northwest. It housed the first session of the legislature to meet in Salem and sheltered the first court in the territory under United States auspices.

During the University's first half-century, its land holdings were gradually sold to meet other needs, with the result that much of the present Salem downtown is built on former University land.

Willamette was one of the earliest coeducational institutions in the United States, and its first graduate was a woman. Women were attending the School of Medicine as early as 1877.

Today, Willamette University continues to push the frontier of higher education, always aware of the courageous leadership of its pioneer founders. Willamette now enrolls approximately 2,500 students in the College of Liberal Arts, School of Education, College of Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management. The University's faculty has grown from one teacher in 1842 to 136 full-time professors. Ninety-two percent of the faculty have their doctorates, and all take pride in the learning environment fostered by a 10.5-1 student-to-teacher ratio.

Located on the edge of downtown Salem and across the street from the Oregon State Capitol, Willamette's campus now encompasses 61 acres and has 37 buildings. Recent additions to the ever-growing campus include the F.W. Olin Science Center, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center.


This is the record of the California Medical Society which lists the date of her graduation from the medical school in Oregon, and the date that her California medical license was issued.


   

California Medical Society record for the Laura A. Harris Medical License.


On April 19, 1891, Frank Clayton, the talking, singing, and musical comedian was appearing at the Star Theater, Cleveland, OH.


The Oregonian, Portland, OR, July 12, 1891

Dr. Laura A. Harris has returned from her trip to Europe. She graduated from the Willamette University in 1889, and at once left for Vienna to study more.


In November, 1892, Dr. E. F. Brown established the Fresno Branch of the Radical Cure Dispensary, and in December announced the addition of Laura A. Harris to his Fresno staff.


The Fresno Morning Republican, Fresno, CA, Sunday, December 18, 1892

DR. E. F. BROWN'S

Radical Cure Dispensary, 1745 Mariposa St., N. W. Cor. I FRESNO, Is Daily Thronged With the Afflicted

The Female Department Under the management of DR. LAURA HARRIS enables Ladies suffering with Chronic Diseases to procure here at home Superior Skilled Treatment.

Who Should Understand Your Case Better Than a Sister?

To the Ladies of Fresno County and City;

DR. LAURA A. HARRIS (late of Vienna, Austria), now permanently located at the Radical Care Dispensary, 1745 Mariposa street, corner of I, will be pleased to consult with those of her sex chronically afflicted. Making diseases of Women and Children a Specialty, and possessing the most recent and approved treatments from abroad, a radical cure is assured for the many long standing ills that sap life and vitality and that weaken our race. THE HONEST CREDENTIALS FROM BOTH HOME AND EUROPEAN HOSPITALS AS AN EXPERIENCED GYNECOLOGIST AND OBSTETRICIAN.

Contingment Rates Booked promptly Properly Attended To.

Hemorrhoids on XX Cured in a Single Treatment.

Consultation and Examination Free.

Remember the Location


The Fresno Weekly Republican, Fresno, CA, Friday, January 6, 1893

On Top With Phenomenal Success!

She is a Regular Graduate of Willametic University

A REPUBLICAN reported called yesterday on Dr. Laura A. Harris of Drs. Brown & Harris, corner of I and Mariposa streets, to interview her with reference to the charge made against her by Dr. Maupin of practicing medicine without a proper certificate. Dr. Harris, who is a beautiful and affable lady laughed when the reporter announced his errand. "There is absolutely nothing in the charge," she said. "It was preferred against me because we advertise and because we are doing a bigger business than many of the doctors here. I hold a medical diploma from Willamette University, Oregon, a reputable institution whose graduates are recognized by the regular medical profession in Fresno and elsewhere. I hold also a certificate from Professor Samuel Schenk, professor of Histology, Embryolegy and Pathology in the University of Vienna, Austria; also one from Professor Vice, Professor of Obstetrics, and one from Augustus Brau of the same University. I studied under each of them. "I sent my diploma together with a statement, the required $5 fee, and a letter of recommendation from James Brown, M.D.L.D., Secretary of the State Board  of Health of Oregon to Dr. Wadsworth, Secretary of the California Board of Health, asking him for a certificate to practice. I called on Dr. Wadsworth on November 9th and he told me that my application had been received too late for the action of the board at that meeting, but that it would be attended to at the next meeting, the second Tuesday in December. He said that I might open my office, that it would be all right and that there was no reason why my certificate should not be granted. But since I have begun to advertise the matter has been delayed. I am entitled to the certificate and I have taken all the steps necessary to obtain it. It is no fault of mine if the state board of health has failed to do its duty."


The Fresno Weekly Republican, Fresno, CA, Friday, January 20, 1893

No Case Against the Doctor.

Mrs. Dr. Laura A. Harris who was arrested recently on complaint of Health Officer Maupin, on a charge of practicing medicine without a certificate from the state board of health, was discharged by Justice Crichton without a trial. This was done at the request of the district attorney, who said that it was not be possible to convict the doctor because she had applied for a certificate and was entitled to it.


The Fresno Morning Republican, Fresno, CA, Sunday, February 5, 1893

LOCAL BREVITIES

The numerous friends and patients of Dr. Laura A. Harris, of the firm of Drs. Brown & Harris, would like to know why the gallant Dr. J. L. Maupin, who recently preferred charges against her for practicing medicine without a license, allowed the matter to be quietly dismissed before the time set for trial in open court? In justice to this estimable lady physician, let us hope some excuse for this unwarranted indignity will by him be offered through that public court of justice, the daily press.


The Fresno Morning Republican, Fresno, CA, Wednesday, March 22, 1893

REASONS Why Ladies Need No Longer Go to San Francisco for Treatment.

Dr. Laura A. Harris, the reliable and experienced specialist, possesses superior methods of treatment in all female diseases, and will be pleased to give you the benefit of her knowledge and ripe experience - a knowledge and experience obtained only by a thorough course in the great hospitals of Europe. Having but recently returned from abroad, prior to locating in Fresno, she respectfully assures all (rich or poor) the best and most skillful treatment that science can devise for the alleviation of suffering women. The Doctor is prepared for every emergency in all cases calling for either medical, surgical or electrical treatment. Dr. Harris will give a special cheap rate to Ladies and Children in the treatment of Catarrh and also in Malarial affections. Her offices and parlors, The Radical Care Dispensary, at 1745 Mariposa street, corner of I, are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Consultation and examination free.

Dr. E. F. Brown

The renowned and eminent specialist, the business associate of Dr. Harris, is now absent at his home office in San Jose. He will return to his office for business on April 1st. Patients of the Doctor will call for their medicines and treatment just the same during his absence. Cases for operation should call early and book before his return, especially surgical cases of the Eye and Ear.


Alberta Mary "Bertha" Barnaby was born June 6, 1893, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.


   

Alberta Mary "Bertha" Barnaby Birth Records.


The Fresno Morning Republican, Fresno, CA, Sunday, June 11, 1893

'WHEELMENS PARADE

Next came Mrs. Dr. Laura A. Harris in a beautiful riding costume of dark velvet plush, with bolero jacket slashed at the elbows and with white sleeves. She wore a white riding cap, which set off to advantage her beautiful golden hair. Her wheels were decorated with red, white and blue ribbons. Rising from the handle was a large Japanese umbrella, dependent from which were six paper lanterns of as many different colors. Mrs. Harris attracted universal attention, she being one of the most graceful lady riders in Fresno.

Unfortunately a cool breeze was blowing and it was found to be impossible to keep the candles lighted in the lanterns, and Miss Hopkins and Mrs. Dr. Harris were obliged to ride in the dark. On coming down Mariposa street, the breeze snapped the bamboo handle off Mrs. Dr. Harris' umbrella and she was obliged to go without it during the remainder of the march.


The Fresno Morning Republican, Fresno, CA, Sunday, September 24, 1893

DR. LAURA A. HARRIS

Removes Her Office and Residence to 1835 1/2 Mariposa Street (Walker Block.)

Dr. Laura A. Harris, who has been practicing medicine and surgery in Fresno with great success during the past year, has removed her office and residence to larger and more suitable quarters at 1835 1/2 Mariposa street, Walker block, rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4, where she will be pleased to receive her old patrons, and all needing her services. Dr. Harris will answer night calls when necessary.


The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, NY, September - October, 1893

PROFESSIONAL DOINGS.

Frank B. Clayton has joined The Burglar company. 


Frank B. Cormier and May Uhl/Buckley were married May 16, 1894, in Athol, Worcester Co., MA.


   

Frank B. Cormier and May Uhl/Buckley Marriage Record.


On July 8, 1894, Frank Clayton was performing in New York City as a comedian in Vaudeville.


The Pacific Theosophist, San Francisco, CA May, 1894, No. 10., OR, October 12, 1894.

Fresno Branch.

DR. LAURA A. HARRIS, Sec., writes: Owing to the interest manifested in Dr. Allen Griffiths' two lectures here, a Branch was formed on Feb. 6th, under his eye, and nine names were enrolled for membership, and Branch officers elected. we meet once a week, and are studying "The Seven Principles of Man." We hope, by persistent effort, to accomplish, in mind and character, that which will further our highest aim and make us a blessing to ourselves and the world about us. There are a number of others who are interested, and who, we hope, will join our Branch later.


Charles Harris and Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) Harris were divorced October 11, 1894, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, on the grounds of Laura deserting Charles.


The Oregonian, Portland, OR, October 12, 1894.

Divorces Asked and Granted

Judge Stearns yesterday granted a decree of absolute divorce in the case of Charles Harris against Laura Harris, on the ground of desertion.


William Barnaby was born December 30, 1894, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.


   

William Barnaby Birth Records.


On July 26, 1896, Dr. Laura A. Harris, a physician of Fresno, registered at the Russ yesterday.

By September 13, 1896, Frank B. Clayton was an actor for the Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco, CA.

May (Buckley) Cormier filed for divorce, which was granted by default September 1, 1897, in New York, NY.

The 1897 Crocker-Langley City Directory for San Francisco, CA, shows Frank B. Clayton, an Actor for the Alcazar Theatre, is residing at The Clifford Hotel.

The 1897 Annual Physician Directory shows Laura A. Harris is a Physician or Surgeon, and is practicing at Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

The 1897 Annual Physician Directory shows Laura A. Harris is a Physician or Surgeon, and is practicing at Idaho Falls, ID. Graduated from Med. Dept. of Willamette Univ.. Oregon, '90. (C) '97.


The Fresno Weekly Republican, Fresno, CA, Friday, January 8, 1897

PERSONAL.

Dr. Laura Harris, who has been quite ill, leaves today for the coast. She will undergo treatment in San Francisco, and expects to be able to return in a few weeks.


The Evening News, San Jose, CA, November 7, 1898

WEDDING FOLLOWS DIVORCE.

May Buckley to Marry a Fellow Actor.

Made a Hit in the First Born, Both in This State and in the East.

May Buckley, who was one of the stars in the cast of Francis Powers' Chinese play, "The First Born," and who will be pleasantly remembered by San Jose theater-goers, has had a varied experience since leaving California. Miss Buckley's name is mentioned in connection with a suit for divorce recently filed by Mrs. Ellen Benremo against her husband J. Henry Benremo the well known actor. It is said that the defendant will enter no opposition to the action, and if the divorce is granted will wed Miss Buckley. The information comes from an intimate friend of Miss Buckley, though, if such be the fact, Miss Buckley has confided the secret to but very few. Miss Buckley is now in New York City with the John Drew company. In the same city is Mr. Benremo, now a prominent member of Froman's company, playing "The Conqueror." Mr. Benremo met Miss Buckley in San Francisco, during the long run of "The First Born" at the Alcazar. They were both members of the Alcazar company, and as such were constantly thrown together. Miss Buckley played the part of the slave girl, as will be remembered, while Benremo was the old pipe-member. The company achieved great success, not only here, but throughout the United States. The play was taken to Europe, where it failed, but so much attention had been attracted to some of the members of the company by the excellent work they did that they were given excellent places with the leading companies of New York. Benremo has made no less a hit than did Miss Buckley. A fwe days ago his wife, Ellen, brought a suit for divorce, and in the complaint the name of a Miss Lewis was mentioned. This led to the supposition that possibly Benremo had become infatuated with her. But, so says a friend of Miss Buckley, she will shortly wed the "pipe-bowl mender."


The 1898 Annual Physician Directory shows Laura A. Harris is a Physician or Surgeon, and is practicing at 539 O'Farrell Street, California.

The 1899 Annual Physician Directory shows Laura A. Harris is a Physician or Surgeon, and is practicing at 927 Market Street, California.

The 1899 San Francisco City Directory shows Harris, Laura A., Mrs., is a Physician, and is living at 309 Jones.

The 1900 Annual Physician Directory shows Laura A. Harris is a Physician or Nurse, and is practicing at Marysville, Yuba Co., CA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows Chas. O. Harris (age 40) born March 1860 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Furniture Salesman who is renting his home and is living on Morrison Street, 4th Ward, City of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his childless wife of four years, Lillie V. Harris (age 31) born February 1869 in Oregon to Ohio and Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Laura A. Harris (age 35) born March 1865 in California to French Canadian and New York-born parents is a childless widowed Physician and is Boarding at 309 Jones Street, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1900, shows George F. Mackie (age 50) born June 1849 in Maine to Maine-born parents is a Blacksmith renting his home and is living at 120 Converse Street, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 28 years, Etta Mackie (age 45) born May 1855 in Germany to German-born parents and having immigrated in 1866, with the only child born to her still alive. Also living there is his unmarried son, James E. Mackie (age 15) born June 1884 in Minnesota to Maine and German-born parents, a Blacksmith. Two others are also Boarding there.

The 1901 San Francisco City Directory shows Harris, Laura A., M. D., dermatologist Bon Ton Co., 324 Post. Also, Harris, L. Mrs., widow, r. 1801 California.

The 1901 Crocker-Langley City Directory for San Francisco, CA, shows Frank B. Clayton, a Dramatic Teacher at 310 O'Farrell, and is residing at The Palace Hotel.

Frank B. Cormier/Clayton (about age 39) and Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) Harris (age 36) were married April 3, 1901, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. He deserted his bride on their wedding night.


The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, April 4, 1901

MET ON STAGE AND MARRIED IN COURT.

Frank B. Clayton and Laura Harris, star and leading lady of a theatrical troupe that recently disbanded in this city, were married yesterday by Justice of the Peace Quinn. The couple first became acquainted on the stage. They are soon to reappear before the footlights and will travel as husband and wife.


The San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA, April 4, 1901

Oakland Marriage Licenses

OAKLAND, April 3 - The following marriage licenses were issued at the County Clerk's office today: ... Frank B. Clayton of San Francisco, aged 32, to marry Laura A. Harris of San Francisco, aged 31; ...


The Sun, New York, NY, Sunday, April 14, 1901

BUSINESS PERSONALS.

Howard K. James, May Buckley's lawyer, asks THE SUN to print this letter:

"May Buckley, who figured in the recent shooting by young Moulton in an uptown cafe, is not married although she still figures in private life as 'Mrs. Clayton.' Her maiden name was Corimer and she was at one time the wife of Frank Baruch, an English Jew, who was a lesser light of the stage under the name of Frank B. Clayton. She obtained a divorce from Baruch in San Francisco in 1898, when she was appearing at the Alcazar in that city in Francis Powers's 'Firstborn.'" Her former husband was married to a variety actress in San Francisco a few weeks ago.


The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, NY, April 20, 1901

REFLECTIONS.

Frank B. Clayton and Laura Harris were married at Oakland, Cal.


Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, July 18, 1901

PERSONAL NOTES FROM TOWN OF ELMHURST.

ELMHURST, July 18. - Charles Lemmon of W. M. Watson & Company of Oakland and John Bonham also of that city were in town yesterday and transacted some business with Frank Courant.


The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, Thursday, August 22, 1901

BUSINESS PERSONALS.

A - LAURA HARRIS, M. D., back at the Bon-Ton Beauty Parlors, 324 Post st.: all beauty treatments; consultation free; nicest place for artistic hairdressing, manicuring or baths, 25c.; shampoo, 50c; expert hairwork: open evenings; tea served free to all callers.


Frank Clayton and Madge Ryan were married November 11, 1901, in Whatcom Co., WA.

Frank Clayton (age 23, born in Watsonville, CA) and Madge Ryan (age 21, born in San Francisco, CA).


San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, Saturday, March 15, 1902

The following divorces were granted yesterday:

Frank B. Clayton, an actor, whose family name is Carmier, was ordered by Judge Seawell to pay $10 a week to Laura A. Carmier, to whom he was married on April 3, 1901, and whom he deserted immediately after the marriage. His whereabouts she does not know, but a search will be made for him. Clayton has appeared here several times with theatrical companies.


The San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA, Thursday, December 19, 1901

Deserted on Wedding Day.

The suit for maintenance instituted by Laura A. Carmier against Frank B. Carmier was heard for a short time by Judge Seawell yesterday, then as the attorneys for the plaintiff intimated that a settlement of the marital troubles could probably be arranged, the court ordered the case placed on the reserve calendar. The recreant husband is better known as Frank Clayton. He is an actor and for a number of years has appeared at the Alcazar and other theaters in this city. He married the woman who is now suing him for support on April 3, 1901, and deserted her, so she claims, on the same day. She testified yesterday that she thought he was now in Alaska, whither she claims he went with another woman.


The 1903 San Francisco City Directory shows Harris, Laura A., Mrs., physician, r. 821 Post.

The 1905 list of physicians whose address is unknown shows Laura A. Harris had last been living in Idaho Falls, ID.

1905 The Harris Institute of Dermatology, 128 Genry.


The Standard, Ogden, UT, Tuesday, July 18, 1905

ROMANCE WAS REALITY

Frank Cormier and Elsie Gresham Payne Wed.

Few of those who attended the Utahna theater last week and witnessed the performance realized that on the stage there was being enacted a real romance and that In the one-act farce that had for its motif the meeting of a girl and the girl's brother's chum, a real romance was taking place. Through the whole ran a thread of romance which seemed real and live, and had those who witnessed it but knew they would have realized that it was real. In the marriage yesterday of Frank Clayton Cormier and Elsie Gresham Payne, whose stage names are Frank Clayton and Elsie Gresham, the real romance reached its culmination, and, like their stage romance, it is hoped that it will go on. Both Mr. and Mrs. Clayton were members of the Utahna Stock company during the past season and have become popular with the Ogden theater goers. Both met for the first time during the past season, but whether or not it was a case of love at first sight, neither will say, and the oracle doth not know, as his experience has been limited. For the present, the Claytons are engaged in vaudeville in a sketch that has won the approval of the audiences here this past season. It is understood that they have been engaged for the coming season in a new production that will be seen in Ogden.


The 1907 San Francisco City Directory lists Laura A. Harris is a widow living at 19 Java.


The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Saturday, March 13, 1909

"IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT I'LL LEAVE;" HE DID

Madge Clayton was granted a final decree of divorce from Frank Clayton in the Superior Court this morning on the ground of willful desertion. The couple were married in Whatcom, Wash., November 11, 1901. Plaintiff testified that her husband had shamefully neglected her and when on one occasion she remonstrated with him for leaving her alone at home night after night, he said, "Well, if you don't like it I'll go and stay away." Thereupon he left the house, and Mrs. Clayton has not set eyes on him since.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 11, 1910, shows Charles Harris (age 49) born in Pennsylvania to Ohio-born parents and in his first marriage is a Real Estate Broker who owns his home free of a mortgage and is living at 306 Morrison Street, 9th Ward, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him is his childless wife of 14 years, Lilly Harris (age 39) born Oregon to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents and in her first marriage.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 24, 1910 shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton (age 42) born in California to French Canadian and New York-born parents and having been married for four years and childless is a widowed Dressmaker At Home who is renting her home and is living at 28A Campe Street, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows George F. Mackie (age 63) born in Maine to Maine-born parents and in his second marriage is an Express Waggon Employee owning his home and is living at 1830 Folsom Street, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 2 years, Della Mackie (age 50) born in Massachusetts to Irish-born parents and in her second marriage, with both children born to her still alive. Four others are also Boarding there. Leigh Larson note: Della is May Adeline Mackie, Yuba City, Sutter Co., CA, in 1917/8.

George Stephenson Keyes and Alberta Mary "Bertha" Barnaby were married August 14, 1911, in Hillyard, Spokane Co., WA.


George Stephenson Keyes and Alberta Mary "Bertha" Barnaby Marriage Certificate.


James B. "Jim" Keyes was born May 2, 1912, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

The 1915 San Francisco City Directory shows Clayton Laura A. Clayton (wid Frank) dressmkr, h 2156b Market, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1916 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated October 7, 1916, shows Miss Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Dressmaker living at 2156B Market, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

Hazel Pettie Harris was born about 1917 in Seattle, King Co., WA.

The 1920 San Francisco City Directory shows Clayton Laura A. Clayton (wid Frank) r 33 Bright, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1920 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated October 2, 1920, shows Mrs. Laura Annena Clayton is a Republican Dressmaker living at 35 Bright, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 12, 1920, shows Laura A. Clayton (age 53) born in California to French Canadian and New York-born parents is a widowed Dressmaker Working Out and renting her home at 35 Bright Street, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. Living with her is her married uncle: Fred Mackie (age 71) born in Maine to Maine-born parents, who has no occupation. Leigh Larson note: George Frederick "Fred" Mackie (born June 1847 in Palmyra, Somerset Co., ME, and died May 22, 1933, in San Francisco Co., CA, at age 86) is the above person, and was a Blacksmith in San Francisco in 1900. Fred was married to Etta, born May 1855 in Germany and married about 1872.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 8, 1920, shows Charles Harris (age 59) born in Ohio to United States and Ohio-born parents is a Builder of Own Places who owns his home with a mortgage and is living at 306 N. 50th Street, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him is his wife, Lillie Harris (age 51) born Oregon to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parent. Also living there is his daughter, Hazel Harris (age 2-9/12) born in Washington to Ohio and Oregon-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 12, 1920, shows George Keys (age 42) born in Massachusetts to Ireland and New Brunswick, Canada-born parents, is a married General Farm Farmer, and who owns his farm with a mortgage, and is living on Empire Road, Malo Pct., Ferry Co., WA. Living with him are: his wife, Alberta Keys (age 27) born Michigan to English Canadian and New York-born parents; his son, James Keys (age 7) born in Washington to Massachusetts and Michigan-born parents; and his unmarried brother, Adrian Keys (age 35) born in Massachusetts to Ireland and New Brunswick, Canada-born parents, a General Farm Laborer.

Kathryn Louise "Kay" Kane: Born July 16, 1921, in Washington, DC; Died November 14, 2006, in Seattle, King Co., WA (about age 76).

The 1921 San Francisco City Directory shows Clayton Laura A. (widow of Frank) r 35 Bright, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1922 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated July 29, 1922, shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Housewife living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

The 1922 San Francisco City Directory shows Clayton Laura A. widow r 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1924 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated April 5, 1924, shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Nurse living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.


The San Mateo Times Tribune, San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA, October 1, 1927

OLD-TIME ACTOR SENTENCES SELF TO COUNTY JAIL

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 - Frank Clayton, a star in the old Alcazar Theater more than a score of years ago, today sentenced himself to 60 days in the county jail. Arrested by a vagrancy charge preferred by his wife, Clayton heard himself described as "an exemplary husband" when he was not drinking, but a "hopeless husband" when intoxicated. "Fix your own sentence." said Police Judge Daniel S. O'Brien. "Sixty days in the county jail might help, judge," replied Clayton. The sentence was approved.


The 1927 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated October 8, 1927, shows George F. Mackie is a Republican living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

Frank Clayton was listed as a Nurse and a Democrat voting in Coloma Pct., San Mateo Co., CA, in 1928 - 1930.

The 1930 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated July 26, 1930, shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Homemaker living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. George F. Mackie is a Republican living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 2, 1930, shows Frank Clayton (age 68) born in New York to French-born parents with no occupation is a married Inmate and is living in the Villa Sanitarium, West Side of S. P. R. R. tracks, Colusa, San Mateo Co., CA.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 14, 1930, shows Laura A. Harris (age 65) born in California to English Canadian and New York-born parents is a widowed General Practice Physician and is Lodging at 2915 California Street, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1930, shows Charles O. Harris (age 70) born in Pennsylvania to United States-born parents and first married at age 25 is a Builder Contractor who owns his home worth $5,000 and is living at 311 W. 5th Street, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him is his wife, Lily V. Harris (age 61) born Oregon to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents and first married at age 28. Also living there is his adopted daughter, Hazel P. Harris (age13) born in Washington to Minnesota and Oregon-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows George S. Keys (age 53) born in Massachusetts to Ireland and English Canadian-born parents, and first married at age 34 is a married Fabricating Machine Operator, and who owns his home worth $1,200 and is living at 626 West 50th Street, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him are: his wife, Alberta M. Keys (age 37) born Michigan to English Canadian and New York-born parents, and first married at age 31; and his unmarried son, James B. Keys (age 17) born in Washington to Massachusetts and Michigan-born parents.

The 1933 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated September 28, 1933, shows Mrs. Lora A. Clayton is a Republican Nurse living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. George F. Mackie is a retired Democrat living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. LRL verified.

Charles O. Harris died November 3, 1933, at 311 W. 51st, Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 73. Buried in Mount Pleasant, Seattle, King Co., WA.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Sunday, November 5, 1933

HARRIS - 311 W. 51st, Nov. 3, 1933, Charles O. Harris, age 73 years, beloved husband of Lillie U. Harris, father of Hazel Harris. Member of Webfoot Camp No. 65, W. O. W. Funeral services Monday, 2 p. m., at the mortuary chapel of Arthur A. Wright & Son. Interment Mount Pleasant.


The 1935 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated September 26, 1935, shows Mrs. Lora A. Clayton is a Republican Nurse living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

The 1936 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated March 26, 1936, shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Nurse living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

James B. "Jim" Keyes and Hazel Pettie Harris were married April 14, 1936, at Saint Alphousus Church, Seattle, King Co., WA.


James B. "Jim" Keyes and Hazel Pettie Harris Marriage Certificate.


The 1938 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated July 21, 1938, shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Nurse living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. 

The 1940 San Francisco City Voter Registration List dated July 18, 1940, shows Mrs. Laura A. Clayton is a Republican Nurse living at 44 Hahn, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. The 1940 ED 38-124.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1940, shows Lily V. Harris (age 71) born Oregon, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of College, is a widow who rents her home for $12/month, and is living at 506 North 86th Street, Roosevelt Twp., King Co., WA.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 4, 1940, shows James B. Keys (age 27) born Washington, and 5 years ago was living in Seattle, King Co., WA, and with 7 years of School, is a married Truck Driver for Railway Express, and who owns his home worth $1,300 and is living at 8338 28th Avenue N. W., City of Seattle, King Co., WA.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 13, 1940, shows George Keys (age 63) born Massachusetts, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of High School, is a married Fabricated Steel Worker, and who owns his home worth $800 and is living at 626 West 50th Street, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him are: his wife, Alberta Keys (age 46) born Michigan, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School; and his daughter, Mary Z. Keys (age 6) born Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place.

Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) (Harris) Clayton died February 23, 1941, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 75.


The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, Tuesday, February 25, 1941

CLAYTON - At rest.

Intrusted to care of Julius Godeau, Inc., 41 Van Ness ave., near Market. Funeral Notice later.


   

The Coroner's Register for Laura A. Clayton


Lorinda Annena "Laura" (Abbey) (Harris) Clayton died February 23, 1941, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 75. Inurnment at Cyprus Lawn, Tier 9, Grave 63, Fir Garden. 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, July 12, 1916

In Other Days.

Twenty-five Years Ago.

Dr. Laura A. Harris has returned from her trip to Europe. She graduated from Willamette University in 1889, and at once left for Vienna to study more.


Lillie V. (Parks) Harris died August 4, 1948, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 79. Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King Co., WA. Buried in Holyrood Cemetery.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Friday, August 6, 1948

HARRIS - Lillie V., age 79 years of 506 N. 86th St., mother of Mrs. Hazel Keyes, Seattle; sister of Mrs. Ida Paiges, Portland, Or.; member of First Methodist Church and Lorraine Chapter No. 6 O. F. S. Services Saturday, 3 p. m. Wiggen & Sons Mortuary. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


Hazel Pettie (Harris) Keyes died July 6, 1958, at a nursing home, Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 41. Buried in Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King Co., WA.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Monday, July 7, 1958

MRS. JAMES KEYES

Rosary for Mrs. Hazel Pettie Keyes, 41, Bothell, will be said at 8 o'clock tonight in Hoffner's Fisher-Kalfus chapel. Requiem Mass will be said at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow in St. Brendan's Church. Burial will be in Holyrood. Mrs. Keys died yesterday in a Seattle nursing home. She was born in Renton. She came here as a child and lived in Ballard until she moved to Bothell seven years ago. Mrs. Keyes was a member of the Dominican Mother's Club, St. Agnes Guild and the Altar Society of St. Beendan's Church, Bothell. Surviving are her husband, James; three sons, Robert, Dennis and Thomas Keyes and two daughters, Joanne and Dianne Keyes, all of Bothell, and a brother, Robert Pettie, Alderwood Manor.


George S. Keyes died December 14, 1949, at his home, 626 W. 50th Street, Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 72. Buried in Calvary.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Monday, July 7, 1958

GEORGE S. KEYES

Rosary for George S. Keyes, 72 years old, retired coppersmith and former ranch owner in Eastern Washington, will be said at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night in St. Alphonsus Church. Requiem Mass will be said at 9 o'clock Saturday forenoon in the church, with burial in Calvary under the direction of the Fisher-Kalfus Mortuary. He died yesterday at his home, 626 W. 50th Street. Mr. Keyes, a native of Boston, cam to Washington State about 50 years ago and settled in Ferry County, where he had a cattle ranch. He came to Seattle 23 years ago and worked as a coppersmith until his retirement. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Church. Surviving are his wife, Alberta; a son, James; a daughter, Miss Mary Zena; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Keyes, all of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Marion McMillan, Seattle, and Miss Lucy Keyes, Boston; four brothers, Edwin and Walter Keyes, Malo, Ferry County; Vincent, Ephrata, Grant County, and James Keyes, Boston, and four grandchildren.


James B. "Jim" Keyes and Kathryn Louise "Kay" Kane were married February 7, 1959, at St. Brendan's Church, Bothel, King Co., WA.


James B. "Jim" Keyes and Kathryn Louise "Kay" Kane Marriage Certificate.


Kathryn Louise "Kay" (Kane) Keyes died November 14, 2006, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at about age 76.

James B. "Jim" Keyes died July 4, 2010, in Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 98.


The Seattle Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Thursday, July 7, 2010

James B. KEYES

"Jim" Keyes, born 5/2/1912 went to God 7/4/2010. He was preceded in death by his sister (Mary Zena Keyes, OP), and wives (Hazel d1958 and Kay d2006). He is survived by his six children: Bob (Marsha); Joanne; Denis (Cathe); Diane; Thom (Teri); and Jamie (Wende). He graduated Ballard H.S., and then started work in the depression, retiring from the Railroad Express Agency in 1967. He returned to school at Seattle University completing 3 BA degrees in 4 years. He taught elementary to community college level, while raising 2 foster children. In his 2nd retirement, he worked for his Catholic parishes; the lay Franciscan Ministry; traveled; played golf; attended Golden Beavers reunions and took great pride in his grand and great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary will be today, Thursday, 7/8/10 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 7/9/10 at 1:00 p.m. BOTH at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 2702 Broadway East Seattle, WA 98102. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lazarus Day Center, PO Box 4741 Seattle, WA 98194 OR Noel House, PO Box 9373 Seattle, WA 98109. Questions, call 206-632-0100.


Ida L. Parks, daughter of David Parks and Elizabeth Smith, married James E. Nelson at the Congregational Parsonage in West Seattle, King Co., WA, on October 13, 1909. Elizabeth Smith was a witness.


  • Marriage 2Madge

    • Married: 11 NOV 1901 in Whatcom, WA


    Marriage 3Elsie May PAYNE b: 13 OCT 1878 in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon

    • Married: BEF. 18 JUL 1905 in prob Ogden, Utah

  •  

  • Name: Elsie May PAYNE 1

  • Sex: F

  • Birth: 13 OCT 1878 in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon 1

  • Death: 4 MAY 1961 in San Jose, California 1

  • Note:


    Born in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon

    The Standard, Ogden, UT, Tuesday, July 18, 1905
    ROMANCE WAS REALITY
    Frank Cormier and Elsie Gresham Payne Wed.
    Few of those who attended the Utahna theater last week and witnessed the performance realized that on the stage there was being enacted a real romance and that In the one-act farce that had for its motif the meeting of a girl and the girl's brother's chum, a real romance was taking place. Through the whole ran a thread of romance which seemed real and live, and had those who witnessed it but knew they would have realized that it was real. In the marriage yesterday of Frank Clayton Cormier and Elsie Gresham Payne, whose stage names are Frank Clayton and Elsie Gresham, the real romance reached its culmination, and, like their stage romance, it is hoped that it will go on. Both Mr. and Mrs. Clayton were members of the Utahna Stock company during the past season and have become popular with the Ogden theater goers. Both met for the first time during the past season, but whether or not it was a case of love at first sight, neither will say, and the oracle doth not know, as his experience has been limited. For the present, the Claytons are engaged in vaudeville in a sketch that has won the approval of the audiences here this past season. It is understood that they have been engaged for the coming season in a new production that will be seen in Ogden.

    This lady was quite a gal. She went into show business as a young lady and was a serious actress in Vaudeville. This is where she met her husband, Frank H. LaRue. (2nd husband)
    Even when she was older and had her grandchildren around her, she was still the life of any party. She could quote The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe so well it would make your hair stand on end with the chills she could cause. She also quoted another poem called The Old Yeller Dog that I used to love so much. I have no idea who wrote that one or where it came from, but I am so sorry it was lost to us with her death.
    Elsie was a very wise lady, and seemed to have a 6th sense about people even before she got to know them. Even though I disregarded this trait, I never found her to be wrong in the end.

    1930 Federal Census: Los Angeles Co., Los Angeles, Assembly dist. #35
    193 Prescott Marie R. Head 32
    La Rue Elsie Roomer 52 OR MN OR
    May " 16 OH OH OH

    Belknap Playbill and Program Collection - Contents List Continued
    94 Spendthrift, The : "A Sparkling Comedy Drama" by Porter Emerson Browne. Various productions (1914 - 15) starring Vincent J. Dennis, Elsie Gresham, Babbie Gale, Frank H. LaRue, Edmund Elton, Eddie McHugh, Marie Reels, Dorothy Grey, Norman Wendell, etc.
    109 Winning Of Barbara Worth, The : Book by William Lynch Roberts and Mark E. Swan (Based on the novel by Harold Bell Wright). Produced by Gazzolo, Klimt and Ricksen at the American Theatre (St. Louis - 1914) starring Cash Tomlinson, Elsie Gresham, Blosser Jennings, Frank La Rue, Blanche Dix, Edwin Weaver, etc.

    From Grandmother's Calendar (continued from Frank's notes):
    1926
    Mar
    6 In Los Angeles, CA
    13 Fountain Ave., Hollywood, CA (May attended LaFonte Jr. High School and Hollywood
    High School)
    Sept
    week of 27th Vancouver, B.C. The Empress Theatre - the Monte Carter Players (see under Stock Companies below)
    1927
    Nov
    24 Aboard ship from Portland to San Francisco
    1929
    29 Will of John de Long of L.A., named Elsie his heir
    (when her parents were living in Sacramento, she had an engagement in Reno)
    1930 Boarding in Los Angeles, CA
    1931
    Aug
    6-28 May Lenox in SF, Calif., (who is this)
    1935
    Nov to about fall, 1936, was in NYC
    1936 Panama


    Stock Companies:
    (don't have complete info)
    Majestic Srock Company
    Oct 15 "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"; "Applesauce"
    The Monte Carter Players
    1926
    Sep
    Week of 20th: "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" The Empress Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
    Week of 27th: "Scrambled Wives" "
    Nov
    Week of 8th: "The Alarm Clock" "
    Week of 15th "The Mad Honeymoon" "
    Week of 22nd "Tiger Rose" "
    The Henry Duffy Players - A Pacific Coast Institution
    1927
    Jan
    Week of 3rd "One of the Family" The Capitol Theatre, Long Beach, CA
    (? is this still the Monte Carter Players0
    Date unknown "The Cat and the Canary"
    The Paramount Players

    There's an article in the Bismarck Daily Tribune, Dec. 5, 1909 (Treat voluntarily icm I Theatre Change of Program 3 Guaranteed 3 E H MARTIN AND ELSIE GRESHAM m The Comedy Sketch Success of the 10 MILLIONS JEFFERS New ...)
    This may be another one: Syracuse Herald, The
    Sunday, October 26, 1913 (The theatre may be Keith's Grand).
    Ogden Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1905, Ogden City, Utah... girl from thn villain Elsie Gresham as Berry is sLIll the winsome lass that won hearts of audiences last season and her Inter- of the sweet country girl ...
    Nebraska State Journal, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1908, Lincoln ...... Seats on Lower Floor and Balcony loo 300 reserved at EVE Prices and THE HOME OF OF OCT 5 Extra Vaudeville Attractions MISS ELSIE GRESHAM Supported by E ...
    Anaconda Standard (Newspaper) - July 19, 1909, Anaconda, Montana... The Comedy Success oE tlic Season CAST EA Martin Kate Carroll Miss Elsie Gresham Weal curio den of Kate Carroll In Hie of her father Cht III Independent ...

    In her early career, she appeared in many sketches with James Cruze - who went on to become a famous movie director.

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  • Father: Thomas Jefferson PAYNE b: 4 JUL 1850 in WI
    Mother: Susan Mary WARREN b: 4 JAN 1852 in Oregon

    Marriage 1Frank B. Clayton CORMIER b: ABT. 1867

    • Married: BEF. 18 JUL 1905 in prob Ogden, Utah


    Marriage 2Frank Herman LARUE b: 5 DEC 1878 in Ridgeway, Ohio

    • Married: 19 JUN 1912

    • Divorced: 19 DEC 1921

    • Divorced:

    Children

    1. Has Children Loa May LARUE b: 17 MAY 1913 in Port Jefferson, Ohio


     
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  • ID: I0002

  • Name: Loa May LARUE

  • Sex: F

  • ALIA: /Loa/

  • Birth: 17 MAY 1913 in Port Jefferson, Ohio

  • Death: 21 DEC 1993 in Stockton, California

  • Social Security Number: 562-16-3824

  • Note:

    Loa May Payne Robinson was my mother. She was raised in show business with her parents, Elsie Payne and Frank H. LaRue. She was on the stage by the age of 5, known as Baby May.

    After marrying James W. Robinson and having her two daughters, Marijane and Elsimae, aka Mikki and CiCi, she went into nursing during the 2nd World War while her husband was stationed in the South Pacific. She continued nursing until her retirement in the late 1970's.

    This lady was a very pretty lady and always dressed well and looked nice. I can still remember the time she took "putting on her face" (make up) and all the times she went around smelling up the house with the henna on her hair.

    By: Mikki McBride


     
  • Marriage 1Robert BRAZINA


    Marriage 2Redge LEWIS


    Marriage 3Frank WILLIAMS


    Marriage 4Douglas MALTBY b: 4 JAN 1924 in New York State


    Marriage 5James William ROBINSON b: 19 JAN 1908 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Oregon

    • Married: MAY 1937 in Panama

    • Marriage Ending Status: Divorce