Individual Record 2920

Name}   Crait, Wallace C. Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 17 Nov 1899 Place}     ,     , Illinois
Marr.: Date} Exa 10 Feb 1923  C Place} Seattle, King, Washington     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam Sep 1943 Place}     ,     , Washington
Burial: Date} Cir Sep 1943 Place}     ,     , Washington
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1211=1905 MN cen
Source 2} 1212=1910 USA cen
Source 3} 1713=Newspaper
Source 4} 1709=City directy
Source 5} 1213=1920 USA cen
Source 6} 1381=Marriage rec
Source 7} 1215=1930 USA cen
Source 8} 1710=1940 USA cen
Source 9} 1218=S.S. record
Source 10} 
Source 11} 
Parents: } Clement Anthony Crait & Ina Maud Hollinshead
   Relationship No.} 1056
1st Household No.} 527 = Staples, Todd, Minnesota
      Occupation 1} Auto mechanic
       Occupation 2} Logger
       Occupation 3} Personal supervisor
Spouses:   Prime} Valeth, Helen Kathryn
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Wallace C. Crait was born 17 Nov 1899 in Illinois.  He was the first son of Clement Anthony Crait and Ina Maud Hollinshead.  Wallace and his mother are not found in the 1900 U.S. census records.  His father Clement was a boarder in Chicago, Illinois.

Wallace's brother was born in 1902 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin.  In the 1905 Wisconsin census and 1910 U.S. census, the family was living in Staples, Wisconsin.  Living with them was his aunt Marion Hollinshead, his mother's younger sister.  His father was a clerk for the Northern Pacific Railroad Co.

The family moved west, and by 1915 they were living 2312 N. 62nd, Seattle, Washington.  In 1917, when Wallace's father Clement registered for the World War I draft, the family was living at 5831 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle, Washington.  Wallace may have served in the U.S. Army, as a Wallace C. Crait is listed in the newspaper article "Four Companies of Tacoma Boys March Away to War" on 1 Aug 1917.  He was a private in the Eleventh Company of Tacoma artillery.

In the 1920 U.S. census, the family is still at 5831 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle.  His father was a secretary for the railroad company, and his mother was a music teacher.  At age 19, no occupation was listed for Wallace.  In the 1921 Seattle, Washington, City Directory, he is listed as a clerk for the NW Lead Co.  In the 1922 directory, he is listed as an auto mechanic.

Wallace married Helen Kathryn Valeth on 10 Feb 1923 in the Methodist parsonage, Seattle, Washington.  Their daughter Shirley Clair was born in 1924.  They are listed in the 1929 Port Angeles, Washington, City Directory living at 5422 S. Cherry, Port Angeles, Washington.  Wallace was a log scaler.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Wallace and his family were living in Forks, Clallam, Washington.  Wallace was a logging inspector at a logging camp.  From 1932 through 1938, the Port Angeles, Washington, City Directory lists them living at 217 W. 5th Street and 425 E. 5th Street, Port Angeles.  Wallace was a millworker for the Olympic Forest Prod. Co, and in 1938 an acct for R.Inc.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Wallace and his family were living on South Kay in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington.  Wallace, 40, was a personal supervisor at a pulp mill, and had completed four years of high school.  He had earned $2,400. in 1939, and the family was renting their home for $40. a month.

Wallace died in Sep 1943, in Washington.  His burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yr   or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military:  Service} Army                  for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 30 Jan 2015
Date Created}  10 Jan 2012
Copyright © 2015 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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