Individual Record 3040

Name}   Rethore, Edythe Mae Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 27 May 1903 Place} Calgary, British Columbia, Canada
Marr.: Date} Exa  16 Jan 1926 Place} Seattle, King, Washington     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  27 Apr 1971 Place} Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington
Burial: Date} Aft  27 Apr 1971 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1716=1910 USA cen
Source 2} 1717=1920 USA cen
Source 3} 1719=Citizenship
Source 4} 1381=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1216=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1718=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 1709=City directy
Source 8} 1713=Newspaper
Source 9} 1217=Death record
Source 10}1218=S.S. record
Parents: } Frank Rethore de Ferrieres & Edith Alice Sherwood
     Household No.} 703
1st Household No.} 703 = Seattle, King, Washington
      Occupation 1} Sales clerk
       Occupation 2} Housewife
Spouses:   Prime} Crait, Lawrence Albert
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Edythe Mae Rethore was born 27 May 1903 in Calgary, British Columbia.  (Alberta did not become a province until 1905.)  Early records record her name as Edith May.  Her parents were Frank Rethore de Ferrieres, born in France, and Edith Alice Sherwood, born in England.  Her older siblings were Frank J. and Doris E., both born in England.  The family had emmigrated to Canada about 1900.

On or about 25 Aug 1907, the family arrived in Seattle, Washington from Vancouver, B.C., aboard the Wailla.  In the 1910 U.S. census the family was living at 4606 42nd Ave. S, Seattle, Washington.  Her father was a language teacher on his own account. 

In the 1915 Seattle, Washington, City Directory her parents, Frank and Edith, were listed at 3254 63rd Ave. SW.  Her father was a clerk.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Edith was living with her mother and brother at 3044 62nd Ave. SW, Seattle, Washington.  Her mother, 47, was listed as divorced, no occupation.  Her brother James, 25, was an adjuster for a rubber company, and Edith M., 23, was a shoe store clerk.  A boarder, Eric Lindroth, 23, was living with the family.

In the 1922 Seattle, Washington, City Directory, the family is listed at 4253A Greenwood Ave.  Edith A. is listed as the widow of Frank, Edith M. as a clerk for TSCo, and Frank J. as a timekeeper.

Edythe Mae Rethore filed her Declaration of Intention on 6 Apr 1925 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle.  She was white, of dark complexion, 5 feet, 3 inches, 120 pounds, with brown hair and gray eyes.  Her residence at that time was 913 24th Ave., Seattle, Washington.

Edythe married Laurence Crait of Seattle on 16 Jan 1926 in her residence in Seattle, King, Washington.  Their first son Daniel Sherwood was born in 1927.  In the 1928 Seattle, Washington, City Directory, Edythe M. and Lawrence were listed at 5614 20th Ave. NE, Seattle.  Lawrence was a teller at the Marine National Bank.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Edythe and Lawrence were living at 4417 West Raymond Street, Seattle.  Lawrence was a bank teller, and they owned their home, worth $3800.  Their son Daniel was 2½ years.  The 1935 and 1936 Seattle, Washington, City Directory lists their address as 9108 8th Ave. NE, Seattle.  In 1940 it lists their address as 5010 E. 90th, Seattle.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Edythe and Lawrence were living at 2419 "H" Street, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington.  Their sons were Daniel, 12, and Darrel, 8.  Lawrence was now a bank officer and his income in 1939 was $1,800.

The Bellingham, Washington, City Directory for the 1940, 1941, and 1942 lists their address as 809 17th, Bellingham.  In 1945 their address is listed as 810 Baker, Bellingham.  Lawrence was an officer of The National Bank of Commerce of Seattle, Bellington Branch.

At some point in time, Lawrence and Edythe moved to Montesano, Gray's Harbor, Washington.  On 30 Nov 1957, The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) reported that Edythe's shop [Mrs. Edith Crait] would be moving into the space being vacated by the J.C. Penney store in Montesano.

Edythe died 27 Apr 1971 in Aberdeen, Gray's Harbor, Washington.  Lawrence died 28 Dec 1978 in Montesano, Gray's Harbor, Washington.  Their burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} Exa 25 Aug 1907 Port} Canadian border
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yr or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   4 Feb 2015
Date Created}  30 Jan 2015
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