Cranston, Anna Eliza "Lilah" Dooley.

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Collection Hardy, Viola
Date of photo 1900 ca.
Description Anna Eliza "Lilah" Bowen Cranston. Lilah was born in 1845 to Ira B. Bowen and Ann Dooley Bowen. In 1862 the Bowen and Dooley families migrated from Illinois in the same wagon train becoming some of the first residents of Baker County. After a year in Auburn, the Bowen family moved to Idaho for a couple of years. While in Idaho in 1863, the Bowen's daughter Lilah married E. P. (Edward Pearly) Cranston, one of the founders of Auburn. They were the first white couple married in Idaho. Lilah's brother, also named Ira B. Bowen, was for many years editor of the Bedrock Democrat and Morning Democrat newspapers. Lilah is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Object ID 1989.2.27
Place Baker City
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