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According to tales told by her granddaughter and son R. V. she was "playful" well into her adulthood. This attitude could explain some of the answers on the census which seemed "flip" to say the least. Also, of interest is that Alice Eakin her granddaughter is missing from the 1910 U.S. Census. Alice Eakin's parents, Rupert V. Eakin and Edna Eakin lived with Fannella Eakin and Charles Eakin and are listed in the 1910 census. This may have been because the Census taker became a victim of her teasing and lost his train of thought.
Fannella Eakin's obituary mentioned lists two sons, Leslie M. Eakin of Bellingham and R.V. Eakin of Bartlesville, OK and a daughter Mrs. Hattie Boyle of Newport Washington. Her daughter Hattie also had a home in California where she worked as a teacher.
Eakin was a member of the Methodist Church and was a member of the World War
I Mother's Club as her son Leslie was a W.W.I veteran.
Sources: Fannella Vaughn's birth and death is supported by the data in various U.S. Census and her obituary in the Bellingham Herald Newspaper, Monday, August 29,1960, p.3, col. 1; and, Monday, August 29, 1960, p.9, col. 8.