I was born in Centralia, Washington, and we lived there until a short while after my mother died (2 January 1915). Before she met and married dad, she had been Assistant Postmistress to her mother, Elizabeth Cox, who was the Postmistress of Vesta, Arkansas. This is where my dad met her while he was working for the Western Mining Company, nearby. She had only one sister (my Aunt Myrtle) and no brothers. I have one picture of my mother and she looked a lot like my daughter, Loraine. Editor's note: The picture Raymond refers to in his history is on the Home Page. The Picture picture above right was given to our family many years after this hiistory was written. It is MaryAnn Evelyn Cox Bennight with Howard Ogden Bennight in the Centralia, Washington area, about spring/summer of 1911.
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