Martha Elaine Wiitala

Female 1901 - 1980  (79 years)


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  • Name Martha Elaine Wiitala 
    Born 9 Dec 1901  Gackle, Logan County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Dec 1980  Issaquah, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I48386  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Family Silas Marion Chisam,   b. 9 Jun 1881, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1965, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Shirley Marian Chisam,   b. 0___ 1932,   d. 0___ 1999  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Carol Jean Chisam,   b. 0___ 1937,   d. 0___ 1993  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Douglas Miles Chisam,   b. 0___ 1938,   d. 0___ 2015  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Sally Elaine Chisam,   b. 0___ 1941,   d. 0___ 2010  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F17846  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1901 - Gackle, Logan County, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1980 - Issaquah, King County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah, King County, Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: Dec. 9, 1901
      Gackle
      Logan County
      North Dakota, USA
      Death: Dec. 16, 1980
      Issaquah
      King County
      Washington, USA

      Grandma Chisam. What a great lady. You didn't mess with her. She had a strong grip, something she passed on to my dad, for sure. Her parents were from Finland and migrated to the states in the late 1800's.

      She was born in North Dakota and grew up in the Dakota's, raising her children there and in Minnesota.

      The family eventually moved to Arkansas where I remember traveling to see her in the late 70's. She would tell me, "I don't know where my life has gone". "One minute, I was a little girl, the next minute I'm an old lady".

      She would show me a picture of my grandpa when he was young and talk about how handsome he was.

      She listened to Finnish Polka records and could still speak the language some.

      I remember she had a large collection of salt and pepper shakers and liked watching "rasslin'" on TV.

      In her last days, she went to live with her daughter in Washington state where she passed away. She is buried in Washington.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Erick Wiitala (1849 - 1913)
      Mary Christine Himanka Wiitala Rosenlund (1864 - 1944)

      Spouse:
      Silas Marion Chisam (1881 - 1965)*

      Children:
      Shirley Marian Chisam Crawford (1932 - 1999)*
      Carol Jean Chisam Johnson (1937 - 1993)*
      Douglas Miles Chisam (1938 - 2015)*
      Sally Elaine Chisam Settles (1941 - 2010)*

      Siblings:
      Fannie Maria Wiitala Sieh (1890 - 1990)*
      Hilya Sophia Wiitala Koski (1891 - 1987)*
      Anna Elizabeth Wiitala Swartz (1894 - 1986)*
      Martha Elaine Wiitala Chisam (1901 - 1980)
      Emil Francis Wiitala (1906 - 2005)*
      Walter Verner Wiitala (1909 - 1990)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Inscription:
      Martha Wiitala Chisam

      Burial:
      Hillside Cemetery
      Issaquah
      King County
      Washington, USA
      Plot:

      Maintained by: Graveyard Shift
      Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
      Record added: Mar 24, 2001
      Find A Grave Memorial# 5317263

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10863] "Silas Marion Chisam", Biography, abstracted, recorded & uploaded to this website, Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, by David.

    2. [S10865] "Martha Elaine Wiitala Chisam", Profile, abstracted, recorded & uploaded to this website, Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, b.