We started out our day on base at the Fairchild Inn
The first item on the schedule was to go downtown to the Spokane County Courthouse where mom and dad took out a marriage license on marriage license.
From the courthouse we headed to where Almadean's (our mother) grandfather lived. Eastern Washington is a beautiful part of the country. It has miles and miles of rolling hills. Wheat country.
We drove into the town of 600 people and started talking to people. The first person Reid talked to was Shelly in the town bank. Larry was out for a walk and Marty and Reid talked to him.
Denise was very friendly and showed us around inside the church. We looked at the windows, steeple, additions and determined it was in fact NOT the church we were looking for… We left without locating the church.
We drove onto a dirt road on the outside of town for a couple of miles and found the farm Asa Overby's farm. Reid and Amy had actually spoken to the lady (Eva Mae) who lived here 6 or 7 years ago when they came out here on a prior visit looking for some family history.
When we drove into town, Reid had talked to a lady at the bank who knew Eva Mae's son. She called him and asked if it would be ok to go by and see her. He gave us permission and we drove up to the house. Reid and Amy knocked on the door and we were invited up to the house.
Then it was lunch time. We heard they had pretty good hamburgers at Grumpy's Tavern. Since it was the only place in town, that is where we went.
Who was this mystery woman we have never heard about? We drove over to Moscow Idaho. Our first stop was the Latah County Courthouse. After getting some help from Stacy, we found a marriage certificate in the auditor's vault for Mary Hunter and Asa Overby. Aha!
Then we went over to the Latah County Historical Society in Moscow. We weren't sure what we were looking for but now we had a name.
More detective work ahead. Mary's address was a couple of blocks from the Historical Society.
Now on to day 3!
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...