Tuesday, April 6, 2010

EWGS Presidents Marie E. Stone Larson

This is the twenty fourth in the series on the Presidents of EWGS leading up to the 75th anniversary in 2010. See the previous posts on Samuel Pool Weaver, Leora Cookingham Thiel, Susan Marie West Jack, Ruth Churchill Austin, Alfred Denman, Florence Ballou Brown, Harriet Jefferson Pinkham, Mary Elizabeth Dow Maltbie, Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Lee DeGolyer Patchen, Susie Elliott Faubion, Edith Webb Nelson, Carrie Teats Lartigue, Guy Alfred Clumpner, Grace Ellis Woodward, Mabel Rue Frederick, Nell Hartman Peel, Edwin Allan Poole, Mabel Enid Rice Conrad, Helen Elizabeth Osborne Rowe, Dr. Herbert Hoover Osborne, Jane Merritt Logie Webster, and Beatrice Cutler Mitcham

Marie Earlene Stone was the EWGS President in 1972 and 1973. She was born in Cheney Washington in 1927 daughter of Alonzo Earl Stone and Hazel Marie Gorr. She graduated from Cheney High School and married August 3, 1947 Lamoyne A. Larson. Lamoyne was the son of Louis Larson of Minnesota and Eleanor Larson. They have two children Barbara Jo and Steven John Larson. Marie joined EWGS in 1966. Her hobbies are sewing, knitting, genealogy and traveling. Her grandmothers parents were early Cheney pioneers (about 1877). Lamoyne died February 5, 1993 at Liberty Lake. Looks like Marie is still living, could not find a death date for her.
In 1973 the Bulletin started a column called "Meet Your Fellow Members" and gave brief biographies of society members. "Our members are like snowflakes. All different, and all interesting". Marie's biography was the first one printed in 1973.
1973 was a bad year for genealogists, in July 26 million records of past and present military members were destroyed in a fire at a military storage building in Overland Kansas.
President Marie Larson had a disagreement with a horse and broke her leg, she attended meetings with cast and crutches.

Comments by Carrie Lartigue: 1972 Mrs. L.A. Marie Larson - What can I say about Marie? She held many offices, in fact so many that she did not have time for her own research! Besides work at EWGS, she is a faithful worker at the Family History Center on Pines. She has become an expert on Scandinavian research.

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