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Biography of Mary I. Weimer

Mary I. Weimer, who served as matron 1909 to 1911, a native of Port Royal, Pennsylvania, came to Oak Hill from Knox, in the Devils Lake Region of North Dakota; where, after a course of preparation at the state teachers college at Fargo, she achieved an unusual degree of success, both as a teacher and manager of affairs on the farm. These interests prevented her from coming the previous year when first solicited. At the Academy she rendered a service so efficient and faithful as to merit the gratitude of all. After the loss of the Girls’ Hall, which occurred during her first year, when all of its occupants were deprived of comfortable quarters, the fear was entertained she would want to be excused from further service. Instead of pursuing this course she became one of our best counselors and helpers in the effort to provide for the comfort of herself and the girls, and keep the latter from returning home at that critical period. The superintendent will never cease to be grateful for her favorable decision at this trying hour, and the self-denial she voluntarily proposed to undergo, in order to make it possible, to continue the work of the institution. It was the period when Mrs. Flickinger was a helpless invalid at Fonda, patiently awaiting the return of her husband, with daily anxiety. He could not leave, however, until the cellar excavation and concrete walls of the building had been completed. This done, Samuel Folsom was ready to serve as foreman of the carpenters, in the erection of the new building, and it fell to the lot...

Yocom, Leota Lotta Patterson – Obituary

Leota Lotta Yocom, 72, of 718 N. Sixth Ave., Yakima, who received head injuries when she fell to pavement after being hit by a car at Third and West Yakima Avenues, Yakima, Friday morning, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in 1898 in Tokio, ND [MN], to Oscar and Odessa Patterson. She and Chester Yocom were married in Wenatchee; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Yocom taught school in Malaga and received education and trained as a practical nurse in Wenatchee. She and her husband moved to Edmonds and Seattle, where she was a practical nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Chester Yocom of Seattle and Lance Yocom, of Anchorage, Alaska; and three brothers, Dwain Patterson of Everett, Robert Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Patterson of Seattle. Yakima Herald Republic, September 1, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

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