Edward Benjamin Thurtell

M, b. circa March 1857, d. 2 January 1936
Father*Francis Thurtell b. c 19 Nov 1830, d. 6 Dec 1915
Mother*Amelia (?) b. Nov 1828
  • Edward Benjamin Thurtell was born circa March 1857 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of Francis Thurtell and Amelia (?).
  • Edward Benjamin Thurtell married an unknown person after June 1900.
  • He died on 2 January 1936 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.1
     Edward Benjamin Thurtell The Thurtell Family History done about 1963 and the History of theThurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show EdwardThurtell was secretary-treasurer of Chicago Copy Company, Austin,Illinois, and that Edward and Anna Thurtell had no children. A notice in the January 1889 Grand Traverse Herald found on the internetin August 2000 athttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jayhomer/heraldja1.h tm showed inits Maple City section 'As I chanced to be in Maple City a few days ago Iwas surprised to see the stir and enterprise manifested there. . . Wethen crossed the street [from the Post Office] and stepped into the storeof Walter Thurtell. Walter has a nice stock of general goods, and isdoing a good business, we should judge, from the number of customersbeing waited upon. Walter has a bland smile upon his face that betokensprosperity. He runs, beside the store, the Traverse City and Glen Havenmail route. His brother Ed. attends to the latter.' He is listed as Edward B. Thurtell, a single white male age 45 and bornin Canada in March 1855 in the 1900 U.S. Census for Traverse City, GrandTraverse County, Michigan (Volume 23, SD 11, ED 41, Sheet 10, Line 26).His occupation is shown as picture (dealer) with no months unemployed.He is living with his parents, Francis and Amelia Thurtell, in the houseowned by his father at 304 West Ninth Street, Traverse City, Michigan.The census shows he and his parents all immigrated to the United Statesin 1866, 34 years earlier, and that both he and his father werenaturalized U.S. citizens. A notice that appeared in the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 'Citizen' on July 26,1900, showed that 'Edward Thurtell, of Frankfort, Mich., owner of theNational Hotel at that place, arrived in the city this morning for avisit of a few days with his brother Dr. Thurtell. The 1901 Traverse City, Michigan, directory list him as 'Thurtell, EdwardB, bds 304 W 9th.' He is not listed in the 1905 Traverse City directory. A letter dated February 25, 1998, from Dr. James W. Miller, alsoconfirmed that Edward B. Thurtell and Alfred Thurtell formed the ChicagoCopy Company, which enlarged pictures and was quite successful. The death certificate of his mother from 1917 and his 1936 deathcertificate both show his address as 817 North Lorel Avenue, Chicago,Illinois. His death certificate shows he had been a bookkeeper and thathe had worked until 1935. The Illinois death index 6000016 shows EdwardB. Thurtell died January 2, 1936, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Hisdeath certificate shows he was 79 at the time he died. The death notice in the January 3, 1936, Chicago Tribune shows he was'husband of the late Anna B. Thurtell, brother of Mrs. Louisa Cook andHenry Thurtell.' He was buried January 4, 1936, at Elmwood Cemetery, 2905 North ThatcherRoad, River Grove, Illinois 60171, 708-478-5400, in lot 5, section 3.

Citations

  1. [S54] Illinois, Illinois death index 6000016 shows Edward B. Thurtell died 1/2/1936 in Chicago, Cook County,.

Alfred Thurtell

M, b. 6 August 1858, d. 15 July 1922
Father*Francis Thurtell b. c 19 Nov 1830, d. 6 Dec 1915
Mother*Amelia (?) b. Nov 1828
  • Alfred Thurtell was born on 6 August 1858 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.1
  • He was the son of Francis Thurtell and Amelia (?).
  • Alfred Thurtell married Olive Hall before 1888.
  • Alfred Thurtell died on 15 July 1922 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 63.2
     Alfred Thurtell The Thurtell Family History done about 1963 and the History of theThurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show AlfredThurtell was president of Chicago Copy Company, Wilmette, Illinois, andthat he was born in 1859. The 1900 U.S. Census soundex for Illinois (Vol. 28, E.D. 280, Sheet 14,Line 49) shows Alfred Thurtell was age 41, born in Canada in August1858. His U.S. citizenship is shown as NA. He and his wife, Olive H.,who was age 34, born in Michigan in January 1866, were living at 918South Spaulding Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Their son, EarlH. Thurtell, age 11, born in Michigan in December 1888, was living withthem. Mary Foley, relationship servant, age 24, born in March 1876 inIreland, was also living with them. The census record shows that AlfredThurtell immigrated to the United States in 1865 and that he was rentingthe home on Spaulding. It shows his occupation as a photographer. Thecensus record shows that his father was born in England and his mother inMassachusetts. A letter dated February 25, 1998, from Dr. James W. Miller, alsoconfirmed that Edward B. Thurtell and Alfred Thurtell formed the ChicagoCopy Company, which enlarged pictures and was quite successful. The death certificate for Alfred Thurtell confirms his occupation wasPresident of Chicago Copy Company. It shows he died at his home at 1215Carmen Avenue, Ward 25, Chicago, Cook County, Illinos, on July 15, 1922,and that he was buried at Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. It showshis date of birth as August 6, 1858, in Canada, and his parents asFrancis Thurtell, born in England, and Amelia Higginson, born in Canada.His wife, Olive Thurtell, of the same address, was the informant on thedeath certificate. The Chicago Tribune for July 16, 1922, describes him as 'beloved husbandof Olive, fond brother of Mrs. Louise Cook of Los Angeles, Edward ofChicago, Walter of Kalamazoo, Dr. Thurtell of Benton Harbor, and Henry ofWashington, D. C.' It also shows 'Funeral service at chapel 2701 N.Clark st., Tuesday, July 18, 2 p.m; interment Montrose. Californiapapers please copy.' Records of Montrose Cemetery, 5400 North Pulaski, Chicago, Illinois60630, 773-478-5400, show Alfred Thurtell was buried there on July 18,1922, in Lot 201, Woodlawn Section. Buried in the same lot are EarlFrancis Thurtell, who was buried October 12, 1911; Olive (Hall) Thurtell,buried October 1, 1931; Charles K. Daly, buried March 5, 1920; and LydiaCaroline Daly, buried May 8, 1914.

Child of Alfred Thurtell and Olive Hall

Citations

  1. [S55] Canada, His death certificate shows his date of birth as 8/6/1858, in Canada, and his parents as Frane address, was the informant on the death certificate. The 1900 U.S. Census Soundex for IL (.
  2. [S56] Illinois, Illinois death listing 6017809 shows Alfred Thurtell died 7/15/1922 in Chicago, Cook County,.

Walter Thurtell

M, b. January 1861, d. 28 November 1922
Father*Francis Thurtell b. c 19 Nov 1830, d. 6 Dec 1915
Mother*Amelia (?) b. Nov 1828
  • Walter Thurtell was born in January 1861 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.1
  • He was the son of Francis Thurtell and Amelia (?).
  • Walter Thurtell married Agnes Mary Hall on 23 February 1885 at Leelanau County, Michigan.2
  • Walter Thurtell died on 28 November 1922 at Kalamazoo, Michigan, at age 61.3
     Walter Thurtell The Thurtell Family History done about 1963, the History of the ThurtellFamily done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, and a letter from Dr.James Walter Miller (born October 14, 1913, grandson of Walter and AgnesHall Thurtell) to Susan Persia Thurtell Miller dated April 10, 1977,confirm the dates of birth and death of Walter Thurtell, who was anoptician in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. His marriage record shows him as Walter Thurtell, age 24, a farmerresiding at Kasson, Oviatt Post Office, Leelanau County, Michigan, andborn in Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, at the time of his marriage to Agnes Mary Hall, age 25, who was residing at Kasson and born in New York City.The witnesses to their marriage on February 23, 1885, were Harry Thurtellof Kasson and Howard J. Hall of Kasson, Leelanau County, Michigan. The January 1886 Grand Traverse Herald found on the internet in August2000 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jayhomer/heraldja.htms howed that 'Walter Thurtell has gone to Frankfort to work, teaming forBanks.' A notice in the January 1889 Grand Traverse Herald found on the internetin August 2000 athttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jayhomer/heraldja1.h tm showed inits Maple City section 'As I chanced to be in Maple City a few days ago Iwas surprised to see the stir and enterprise manifested there. . . Wethen crossed the street [from the Post Office] and stepped into the storeof Walter Thurtell. Walter has a nice stock of general goods, and isdoing a good business, we should judge, from the number of customersbeing waited upon. Walter has a bland smile upon his face that betokensprosperity. He runs, beside the store, the Traverse City and Glen Havenmail route. His brother Ed. attends to the latter.' A notice in the 'Grand Traverse Herald' on October 31, 1889, under MapleCity showed that 'The sick are all improving we understand, exceptingWalter Thurtell's child, which is very low.' There is a notice in the 'Grand Traverse Herald' in November 1889 forMaple City, Michigan, showing 'Mr. Thurtell's child is thought to be onthe mend.' No further information was found regarding which child, butit probably refers to one of the children of Walter Thurtell. The 1901 Traverse City, Michigan, directory lists him as 'Thurtell,Walter, trav optician, res 219 E. 9th.' The 1905 Traverse City directorylists him as 'Thurtell, Walter, trav agt, res 410 5th.' He is not listedin the 1911 directory. He and his family are listed in the 1900 U.S. census for Traverse City,Grand Traverse County, Michigan (Vol. 23, E.D. 42, Sheet 7, Line 40).The index shows the family was living at 219 East Ninth Street, TraverseCity, Michigan, at the time of the census. Walter is shown as a whitemale born January 1861 in Canada, age 39, married 16 years, who came tothe U.S. in 1866, 34 years earlier. His U.S. citizenship is shown as NAon the census. His occupation is shown as 'grocerer,' with no monthsunemployed. It shows he can read, write, and speak English, and that hewas renting the home where the family was living. It shows his fatherwas born in England, and his mother was born in South Carolina. It listshis wife, Agnes, daughters Evangeline and Hellen T, and son Walter B, asliving with him. The 1910 U.S. census index for Michigan (089 0120 0014) shows WalterThurtell and his family were living in Washtenaw County, Michigan, at thetime of the census. He is listed as white, age 49, born in Canada on theindex. His wife is shown as Agnes H., age 49, born in New York. Hisdaughters, Eva and Helen, are both shown as born in Michigan. Eva isshown as age 23, and Helen is shown as age 20. The Traverse City Record Eagle for December 1, 1922, confirms that WalterThurtell had been a business man in Traverse City, Michigan, for manyyears. It shows he died suddenly in Kalamazoo. Funeral services werebeing held from the Anderson chapel, with Rev. Demas Cochlin from theFirst Congregational Church, Traverse City, Michigan, officiating. Itshowed his survivors as his widow plus his 'two daughters, Mrs. Dr.Miller of Berrien Springs and Mrs. Harold Jahraus of Cleveland, and oneson, Ben Thurtell, of Detroit.' Kalamazoo County death records on page 69 show that Walter Thurtell,married, age 61 years, 10 months, 22 days, died November 28, 1922, fromheart disease and that he was born in Canada. This record shows hisfather was Frances Thurtell (obviously this should have been Francis),born in England, and that his mother was Amelia Higinson, born inVirginia. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 1225 East Eighth Street, Traverse City,Michigan 49686, telephone 616-922-4907, in Block 5, Lot 2, SecondEdition. Oakwood Cemetery records confirm he died November 28, 1922, atage 61 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. An undated family history shows that Walter Thurtell was a grocer inMaple City, Michigan, and later became an optician (eyeglass salesman)all over Michigan. The same history shows that the children of Walterand Agnes Thurtell all attended high school in Traverse City, Michigan.

Children of Walter Thurtell and Agnes Mary Hall

Citations

  1. [S57] Census Bureau, The 1900 U.S. Census for Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, MI, shows Walter Thurtell was.
  2. [S160] Census Bureau, The 1900 U.S. Census shows Walter and Agnes Hall had been married 16 years as of 6/1/1900. Atell and Agnes M. Hall on file in Liber 1, Page 48.
  3. [S58] Michigan, Records of Oakwood Cemetery, 1225 East Eighth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686, telephont age 61 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Father, Frances Thurtell, was born in England and whose mother, Amelia Higinson, was born in V.

Herbert Thurtell

M, b. January 1863, d. 29 November 1931
Father*Francis Thurtell b. c 19 Nov 1830, d. 6 Dec 1915
Mother*Amelia (?) b. Nov 1828
  • Herbert Thurtell was born in January 1863 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of Francis Thurtell and Amelia (?).
  • Herbert Thurtell married Carrie M. (?) in 1891.
  • Herbert Thurtell died on 29 November 1931 at Benton Harbor, Michigan, at age 68.1
     Herbert Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show that Herbert Thurtell was adoctor in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Herbert Thurtell is listed among the graduates of Traverse City HighSchool, Class of 1887, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, ona web page at http://members.aol.com/vwilson577/grad-class.html. The September 12, 1889, 'Grand Traverse Herald under Miller's Hill showedthat 'Mrs. Thurtell and son Herbert, and Mrs. Morton from Canada, calledat W. B. Miller's last week.' 'The Montague Area, 100 Years: 1867-1967,' a commemorative bookresearched and published by the Montague Area Centennial CelebrationCommittee, Montague, Michigan, in 1967, lists Dr. H. Thurtell on page102. An index to this book was posted on the internet by Matthew W.Burns and found in September 2001 athttp://www.rootsweb.com/~mimuskeg/MontagueIndexO-Y.html. A lookup fromthe book provided by Matthew Burns showed the book stated, 'M.D.'s whopracticed in Montague before the turn of the century were a Dr. W. B.Grub, Dr. H. Thurtell, Physician and Surgeon, who was a specialist in eyediseases and glasses, Dr. John Meinhardi, who had an office in the RipleyBlock before 1882, later moving to Whitehall, where he opened a drugstore and put up his own prescriptions.' Herbert Thurtell and his family are listed in the 1900 U.S. Census forManitowoc County, Wisconsin (SD 213, ED 71, Sheet 9) as living in theFirst Ward of Manitowoc City, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. He is shownas Herbert Thurtell, age 37, born in January 1863 in Canada (Eng.), withhis father born in New York and his mother in England. The places ofbirth meant for his parents were obviously reversed by the enumerator ofthe census. It looks like he had immigrated to the United States in1866, 34 years before, but this field is very hard to read and looks likeit had been crossed out. No citizenship information is shown. Thecensus record shows he rented the house where he and his family lived at817 Hancock Street and that he was a physician. His wife is shown asCarrie M. Thurtell, age 28, born in September 1871 in Michigan, with herfather born in Michigan and her mother in Ohio. The census shows thatshe and her husband have been married eight years, and she is the motherof two children, both living with their parents. Howard C. Thurtell isshown as age 7, born in Michigan in May 1893, and attending school. Helen A. Thurtell is shown as age 4, born in August 1895 in Wisconsin,and not yet attending school. Carrie Thurtell's father is also living with the family. His name looks like Llewellyn Chaper, but the last nameshould be Chapel according to family records. He is shown as age 58,born in August 1841 in Michigan and a widower, with both his parents bornin New York. No occupation is shown for him. He is not listed in the 1901 or 1905 Traverse City, Michigan,directories, but is listed in the 1911 directory as 'Thurtell, Herbert,phys rm 2 Hamilton-Milliken blk, res 440 6th.' Herbert H. Thurtell and his family are listed in the 1910 U.S. Censusindex as living in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan (0300056 0270). Herbert H. is shown as a white male born in Canada age 47.His wife, Carrie, is shown as age 38 and born in Michigan. His son,Howard, is shown as age 16 born in Michigan. His daughters, Helen andIrene, are shown as born in Wisconsin. Helen is 14, and Irene is 9according to the census index. The census record on sheet 13A, SD 11, ED56, shows Herbert and Carrie had been married 18 years and were living at440 Sixth Street, Traverse City, Michigan, a home they were renting. Itshows Herbert was a naturalized U.S. citizen, who had immigrated to theU.S. in 1871. It shows his father was born in England and his mother inCanada. It shows he was employed as a physician and surgeon. Dr. Herbert Thurtell is listed in a book by Dr. L. Falge, 'History ofManitowoc County, Wisconsin,' as one of the early doctors of the county.This book shows he came to Manitowoc County as a physician in 1895. Thisinformation was obtained in October 1997 from Shari Milks(sharim@dataplusnet.com), who has been posting her research on thatcounty on the internet(http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/wi/.lmanitowoc/man.h tm). The 1920 U.S. Census Soundex (Vol. 9, E.D. 76, Sheet 7, Line 33) forBenton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan shows Herbert Thurtell, age 56,born in Canada, living with his wife, Carrie, who is 47 and born in Michigan, and his daughter, Irene, who is 19 and born in Wisconsin. In a January 1998 email Joel Thurtell recalled his father, Howard TravisThurtell, telling stories about his grandfather, Dr. Herbert Thurtell. Herbert had his his office in his house, at least when he was in Benton Harbor. Herbert was a big game hunter; and when Joel was a child, hisfather used to re-tell his grandfather's hunting stories. Later, Joeltended to disbelieve them, but his father insisted they were true.Herbert had a big double-barreld shotgun, a cap and ball or percussionmodel with a cowhorn full of black powder which he gave Joel's dad whenhe was about eight. Joel's grandfather, Howard C. Thurtell's reaction was, 'He gave you what?' Joel's dad always resented that Joel'sgrandfather took the powder horn out to the back yard, dug a hole, pouredthe powder in the hole and ran water over it. 'Real spoil sport!' HowardTravis Thurtell also had told Joel that his grandfather had removed histonsils with the surgery done on his kitchen table, but that his tonsilshad to be removed a second time later on. In a 1998 letter to Susan Miller, Dr. James W. Miller (Evangeline andEdward Miller's son who was born October 14, 1913) recalled that shortly after he and his twin brother, Francis George Miller, were born their mother had a ruptured appendix and was operated on by his uncle, Dr.Herbert Thurtell, on the kitchen table in Suttons Bay. She nearly diedand drained for nine months, but she recovered and lived until 1944. Herbert Thurtell is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 1225 East Eighth Street,Traverse City, Michigan 49686, telephone 616-922-4907, in Block 5, Lot2, Second Edition. Oakwood Cemetery records confirm he died November 29,1931, at age 68 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. A notice in the November 30, 1931, Traverse City, Michigan, Record Eagle reported the death of Dr. Herbert Thurtell on November 29, 1931, inBenton Harbor, where he had been living for several years. He hadpreviously been a physician practicing in Traverse City, where he had alarge circle of friends. The H. L. Weaver funeral home handled thearrangements in Traverse City, where a service was scheduled for December2, 1931, at Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. H Thurtell is listed on page 102 in found in the book, Montague AreaCentennial, which was compiled by the Montague Historical Society,Montague, Michigan, and published in 1967, according to an online indexfound in September 2001 athttp://www.rootsweb.com/~mimuskeg/MontagueIndexO-Y.html.

Children of Herbert Thurtell and Carrie M. (?)

Citations

  1. [S59] Michigan, Records from Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, MI, confirm Herbert Thurtell died 11/29/1931 at.

Henry Thurtell

M, b. 22 January 1865, d. 16 May 1941
Father*Francis Thurtell b. c 19 Nov 1830, d. 6 Dec 1915
Mother*Amelia (?) b. Nov 1828
Census DateLocation
4 June 1900Reno, Washoe, NevadaHenry Thurtell was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Reno, Washoe, Nevada.5
20 April 1910Reno Ward 4, Washoe, NevadaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada.6
     Henry Thurtell Some of the original information about Henry Thurtell is from the familytree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtell Family History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan PersiaThurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan Persia ThurtellMiller. Additional sources are the marriage certificate of Henry andJulia Mary (Mate) Snow Thurtell and the recollections of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller. Much of the biographical information is from the book'Who's Who in the Nation's Capitol, 1929-1930,' edited by Stanley H.Williamson, published by Ransdell Incorporated, Washington, DC, 1930, inthe possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. Henry (Harry) Thurtell was born in Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, butgraduated from high school in Traverse City, Michigan. In 1888 hegraduated from Michigan State College with a Bachelor of Science degree.He also attended the University of Michigan and University of Chicago.He was an instructor in mathematics at Michigan State College from1888-1890 and an assistant professor in mathematics there 1890-1891. Hewas a professor of mathematics and mechanics at the University of Nevada,Reno, Nevada, from 1891-1908. He was also state engineer of Nevada1905-1907 and railroad commissioner of Nevada 1907-1911. The marriagecertificate mentioned above shows he was a resident of Reno, Nevada, andJulia Mary (Mate) Snow was a resident of Pacific Grove, California, atthe time of their marriage. In 1911 Henry and Mate Snow Thurtell movedto Washington, DC, where they lived the rest of their lives, most of thetime at 1217 Delafield Place, Washington, DC. Henry Thurtell was anexaminer for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1911-1915, an attorneyexaminer for the ICC 1915-1918, and chief examiner for the ICC1918-1920. Beginning in 1920 he was assistant special counsel to a groupof southern railroads. His office address in 1930 was 1210 ShorehamBuilding, Washington, DC. He was remembered as a brilliant mathematicianwho could solve any mathematical problem ever presented to him. He wasalso remembered as a very fair and honorable man who always kept his word. A notice in the 'Grand Traverse Herald' in January 1889 for Maple City,Michigan, found on the internet in August 2000 athttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jayhomer/heraldja1.h tm showsthat 'Walter Thurtell's brother is now driving the stage; commenced withthe new year.' This might have been Henry Thurtell, or possibly it washis brother Edward Thurtell. Henry Thurtell is listed in the Washington, DC, City Directory for 1890found in the Ancestry.com internet library in May 2000. This shows hisoccupation as 'geol sur' and his residence in the District of Columbia in1891. The minutes of the UCCSN Board of Regents, Reno, Nevada, listed on theinternet in August 2000 athttp://www.nevada.edu/board/minutes/1890/1891/18911005.htm originallylisted in Volume OB - Pages 148-151, show the Meeting Minutes for October5, 1891, which state 'The appointment of Henry Thurtell as Professor inMechanical Drawing, Mathematics and Mechanics by the President of theUniversity at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars, commencingfrom October 1, 1891, was confirmed.' The 'Nevada State Journal' on June 16, 1893, shows 'Married - Thurtell -Bishop - At San Francisco, June 11, 1893, at the residence of Mr. andMrs. Wells Drury, by Rev. W. W. Davis, rector of St. Luke's parish,Professor Henry Thurtell of Reno and Miss Persia Bishop, daughter of Dr.S. Bishop, of Ione, Cal.' A copy of this notice was received in 1997from Miss Lee Mortensen, Librarian, from the Nevada Historical Society,1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89503, 702-688-1191. Areference to this notice was found in October 2000 in the Ancestry.comdatabase on the internet. The index found on the internet showed thegiven name as Henry Thurtell, the spouse's surname as Bishop, thespouse's given name as Pesia (instead of the correct Persia), the eventas married, the date as June 11, 1893, and notes as 'in San Francisco.Groom is of Reno, bride is of Ione, California.' An index to the San Francisco Call newspaper for 1893 found on theinternet in September 2001showed that Thurtell, Henry, Prof. ... marriedin 1893 to Bishop, Persia ... in record number 1893M-3054. An index of the Nevada State Journal newspaper, 1870-1900, found on theinternet in October 2000 in the Ancestry.com library, shows that H.Thurtell (Prof.) and Mattie Snow were married August 4, 1896, at PacificGrove, California. Henry Thurtell and his family are listed in the 1900 U.S. Census for RenoTown, Reno Township, Washoe County, Nevada (Enumeration District 42,Sheet 5, Ward of City 4). It was enumerated on June 4, 1900. They areliving at 719 Center, Reno, Nevada. Henry Thurtell is shown as a whitemale aged 35, born in June 1865 in Canada, who immigrated to the U.S. in1866 and has lived in the U.S. 34 years and is a naturalized citizen. Heis listed as a professor, who owns a farm but has a mortgage. It showsboth his parents were born in 'Canada Eng.' He has been married to hiswife for four years. She is listed as Julia M. Thurtell, age 29, born inJune 1871 in Iowa, and is the mother of one child, who is living. Bothher parents are shown as born in 'Canada Eng.' Both Henry and Julia areshown as able to read, write, and speak English. Listed with them isHenry's daughter, Persia, a white female age 5 born in July 1894 inNevada, whose father was born in 'Canada Eng.' and mother was born inNevada. Also listed with them is their son, Charlie, a white male bornin June 1899 in Nevada, shown as 11/12 years old. His father is shown asborn in 'Canada Eng.' and his mother in Iowa. Neither of the children isattending school. Maria Snow, Henry Thurtell's mother-in-law, is listedas a widow age 58, born in April 1842 in Vermont, whose parents were bothborn in Vermont. She is shown as the mother of four children, only oneof whom is living. She is able to read, write, and speak English. Henry Thurtell is often mentioned in the minutes of the meetings of theUCCSN Board of Regents, Reno, Nevada, listed and indexed on the internetin August 2000 at http://www.nevada.edu/board/minutes/index.htm. TheMeeting Minutes of January 5, 1903 (originally listed in Volume OC -Pages 272-279) include the sentence, 'Upon motion of Regent Booher,seconded by Regent Kirman, Professor Henry Thurtell was granted a leaveof absence for the month of April for the purpose of attending the Golden Wedding of his fatherand mother.' The Traverse City, Michigan, Evening Record for April 13 and April 14,1903, has articles about the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.Francis Thurtell on April 13, held at their home on the corner of Ninthand Pine Streets, Traverse City, Michigan. Despite the inclementweather, all of their children, most of their grandchildren, and nearly30 other guests attended. Their children attending the celebration wereEdward B. and Alfred Thurtell of Chicago, Walter Thurtell of TraverseCity, Dr. Herbert Thurtell of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Henry Thurtell ofReno, Nevada, and Mrs. Wilbur D. Cook, accompanied by her husband, Dr.Wilbur D. Cook of Beloit, Wisconsin. The grandchildren were EarlThurtell of Chicago, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thurtell; Ben, Eva, andHelen Thurtell of Traverse City, children of Mr. and Mrs. WalterThurtell; Helen, Howard, and Irene Thurtell of Manitowoc, children of Dr.and Mrs. Herbert Thurtell; and Charles Snow Thurtell of Reno, Nevada, sonof Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thurtell. Miss Harriet Thurtell of Canada, sisterof Francis Thurtell, also attended the celebration. An index found on the internet in February 2000 in the Bureau of LandManagement database on the internet at http://www.glorecords.blm.govshowed that Henry Thurtell was issued a land patent on September 27,1904, for 160 acres in Humboldt County, California. This was a cashsale, and the location is shown as Aliquot Parts W 1/2 W 1/2, Section 9,Township 1 North, Range 5 East, Meridian Humboldt, Humboldt County,California. The BLM Serial number was CACAAA 146455. The land officelocation was not yet available online as of February 2000. Informationfrom the Humboldt County, California, Planning Department showed that theproperty was parcel number 210-08309 and was located in the far easternpart of the county, near or on the Trinity County, border, off a roadcalled Buck Mountain Road. As of February 2000 it was part of a600-acre parcel owned by Lloyd Fountain of Manhattan Beach, California.Their records showed the most recent change in their records for theproperty was in November 1998. The property would be south of a towncalled Willow Creek, which is located very near the Humboldt/TrinityCounty line, on Highway 299. As of February 2000 no improvements hadever been made to the property, and it was completely undeveloped. Records at the Humboldt County Recorders office showed that the record ofthe original purchase of the land was in the patent records. Certificatenumber 10046 there, recorded in Volume 239, Page 99, on December 10,1904, shows that Henry Thurtell of Washoe County, Nevada, deposited hiscertificate of the register of his property in the General Land Office ofthe United States at Eureka, California, confirming that he had paid infull for 'the West half of the North West quarter and the West half ofthe South West quarter of Section nine in Township one North of Rangefive East of Humboldt Meridian in California, containing one hundred andsixty acres.' The land patent was issued September 27, 1904, byPresident Theodore Roosevelt. In January 1947 there was a transfer fromHenry Thurtell, deceased, to his widow, Mate Snow Thurtell. Shortlyfollowing this transfer, she transferred the property in April 1947 toRex E. and Helen B. Fountain. No other transfer was shown in themicrofiche records at the Recorders office, apparently confirming theland was sold by the Federal government to Henry Thurtell as the originalowner, later transferred to his widow in 1947 and then to the Fountainsthe same year, and still in the possession of a member of the Fountainfamily and completely undeveloped as of February 2000, over 95 yearsafter it was originally purchased. The minutes of the UCCSN Board of Regents, Reno, Nevada, listed andindexed on the internet in August 2000 athttp://www.nevada.edu/board/minutes/index.htm often mentioned HenryThurtell during his years with the University of Nevada. The MeetingMinutes of January 2, 1911 (originally listed in Volume OD - Pages231-237 and listed on the internet athttp://www.nevada.edu/board/minutes/1910/1911/19110102.htm) show that'Regent Williams moved and was seconded by Regent Henderson, that theSecretary of the Board of Regents be authorized and directed to havepublished a letter in the Gazette and Journal denying the publishedreports regarding Professor Thurtell being paid a salary from theUniversity since September 1, 1905, the date of the beginning of hisleave of absence from the University.' The Meeting Minutes of UCCSN Board of Regents, Reno, Nevada, of June 22,1910, show the following information: 'RESOLUTIONS ON THE RETIREMENT OFPROFESSOR HENRY THURTELL. In accordance with the instructions of theBoard of Regents at their last meeting, I prepared the preamble andresolutions recognizing the services of Professor Henry Thurtell by theRegents of the University, and asked the Secretary of the Board ofRegents to send them to him. These resolutions are to be recorded in theminutes of May 24th. The following are the resolutions of the Regentswhich were sent to Professor Thurtell: ' WHEREAS, Professor Henry Thurtell, who, for almost 20 years, has beenconnected with the University of Nevada as Professor of Mathematics andMechanics, has been called to serve the State in a large and responsibleoffice, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, 'First: That in accepting his resignation as a member of the teachingforce of the University of Nevada, the Regents herewith desire to put onrecord his long and useful service to the University, his high andunselfish aims, and his abiding influence for everything that stood forscholarship, for good health, and for righteousness to the young men andyoung women who came under his influence as a teacher, and as a friend. 'Second: That these Resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Boardof Regents, and a copy sent by the Secretary of the Board to ProfessorThurtell.' The Meeting Minutes of January 2, 1911, show that 'Regent Williams movedand was seconded by Regent Henderson, that the Secretary of the Board ofRegents be authorized and directed to have published a letter in theGazette and Journal denying the published reports regarding ProfessorThurtell being paid a salary from the University since September 1, 1905,the date of the beginning of his leave of absence from the University. 'The following letter was prepared and published in the two Reno dailieson January 5, 1911: 'At the meeting of the Board of Regents, held January 2, 1911, I wasinstructed to have published in the Gazette and Journal, a denial of thearticles published in the Gazette at various times with reference toProfessor Henry Thurtell receiving a salary from the University whileholding another State Office. 'Professor Thurtell was granted a leave of absence from the University bythe Regents from September 1, 1905 to September 1,1907, without salary.From September 1, 1905 to the present time no compensation whatever hasbeen paid to him by the University. 'Professor Thurtell, during the years 1908 and 1909, did such teaching atthe University as his duties of Railroad Commissioner permitted, but forthis service he has never asked or received any compensation whatever.Yours very truly, George H. Taylor, Secretary of the Board of Regents ofthe University of Nevada.' The book 'The University of Nevada, A Centennial History,' by James W.Hulse (published in 1974 by University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada)shows on page 133: 'MATHEMATICS. The first students on the Reno campushad relatively few options in mathematics. In the 1890s this field waswedded to mechanics and mechanical drawing. Henry Thurtell, who had beentrained in Michigan colleges, was primarily an engineer. He arrived in1891 to teach mechanics and, after 1897, was listed as a professor ofmathematics as well. He soon became dean of the faculty. When he leftin 1905 to become state engineer, the mathematics curriculum was littledifferent than it had been in the 1890s.' Henry Thurtell and his family are listed in the U.S. Census for RenoCity, Washoe County, Nevada, for 1910 (Supervisor's District 171,Enumeration District 71, Sheet 7A). This shows they were living at 761North Centre Street, Reno, Nevada. The census was enumerated on April10, 1910. It shows Henry Thurtell was white, age 45, born in Canada, andthat his father was born in England and his mother in Canada. He wasworking as a teacher in the University and had not been unemployed. Itshows he had lived in the United States since 1866 and was a naturalizedcitizen. He is shown as owning his home with no mortgage and that he andhis wife, Mary, had been married 13 years. His wife, Mary, is shown aswhite, age 39, born in Iowa, with her mother born in Vermont and herfather in Pennsylvania. She is shown as the mother of three children,all living. The children in the house were all shown as born in Nevada,with their mother born in Iowa and their father born in Vermont. Thechildren are Persia, age 15, Charles, age 10, Frances, age 6, and Leroy,age 4. Maria Snow, listed as mother, age 66 and a widow, is also livingwith the family. The census shows she and her parents were born inVermont. Henry Thurtell is listed in the books 'Official Registers of the U.S.,'directories of federal employees for the years 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917,and 1919; but he is not in these directories for the years of 1907, 1909,and 1921. These directories are in the reference section of the Denver,Colorado, Public Library (G351.0009730325) as of May 2000. The earliestvolume issued was the one for 1907. Henry Thurtell and his family are listed in the U.S. Census soundex for1920 for Washington, DC (Vol. 18, E.D. 329, Sheet 7, Line 32). Thisshows Henry Thurtell as a white male, age 53, born in Canada, living withhis wife, Mate Snow Thurtell, age 48, born in Iowa, and their childrenCharles S., age 20, Frances, age 16, and Henry L., age 14, all of whomwere born in Nevada. His mother-in-law, Marie Snow, age 77, born inVermont, is also living with the family at 1217 Delafield, Washington,DC. It shows Henry owned the home but had a mortgage. It shows HenryThurtell and his mother were born in Canada, and his father was born inEngland. It shows he was an Examiner with the Interstate CommerceCommission. The obituary of Dr. Simeon Bishop that appeared in the 'Reno EveningGazette,' Reno, Nevada, on February 21, 1920, on page 8, column 1, asfound in microfilm in the Nevada Historical Society, Reno, Nevada, showedthat Dr. Bishop's daughter, Persia, married Henry Thurtell, who is at thepresent time attached to the interstate commerce commission. The 1926 Washington, DC, city directory, page 1473, lists him as HenryThurtell, a lawyer with an office at 427 Munsey Building, and a residenceat 1217 Delafield Place, NW. The same directory shows his children ChasS Thurtell and Frances Thurtell, who is shown as a typist, residing atthe same address. His death certificate confirms that he died at his home at 1217 DelafieldPlace NW, Washington, DC, on May 16, 1941, from a cerebral hemorrhagethat occurred on May 10, 1941. He had a prior cerebral hemorrhage 14months earlier and had arteriosclerosis for years according to the deathcertificate. The physician who signed his death certificate was hisson-in-law, Dr. William P. Burns. The death certificate shows he wasborn January 22, 1865, in Rockwood, Canada. His wife's name is listed asMate Snow. It shows he was a lawyer and that his father was FrancisThurtell, born in England, and his mother was Amelia Higgenson, born inSouth Carolina. His son, Henry Leroy Thurtell was the informant. Itshows he was buried in Fort Lin. Cemetery on May 19, 1941, andarrangements were handled by the Deal Funeral Home, 4812 Geo. Avenue NW,Washington, DC. The cemetery would appear to be the Fort LincolnCemetery, 3401 Blandensburg Road, Brentwood, Washington, DC, phone301-864-5090. In March 1998, however, that cemetery stated they had norecord of Henry or Julia Mary Thurtell or Maria Morrison Snow beingburied there. The Washington, DC, 'Evening Star' had an announcement of his death onSaturday, May 17, 1941, on page A-8 that read 'Thurtell, Henry. OnFriday, May 16, 1941, at his residence, 1217 Delafield pl. N.W. HenryThurtell, beloved husband of Mate Snow Thurtell and father of Persia T.Burns, Charles S. Thurtell, Frances T. McGregor, and Henry L. Thurtell.Funeral from the W. W. Deal funeral home, 4812 Georgia ave. nw., onSunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Please omitflowers. Interment private.' Henry Thurtell's will was filed in Washington, DC, on May 23, 1941. Ithad been written March 31, 1938. It provided that his 'just debts' bepaid 'as soon as may be practicable after' his death and that all 'therest, residue and remainder of [his] estate, of whatsoever nature, andwheresoever located or situated, including any and all property which Imay hereafter acquire, I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife,MATE SNOW THURTELL, absolutely and in fee simple.' It also provided thathis wife be appointed executrix of his will. In a 1997 telephone conversation his grandson RobRoy McGregor recalledthat Henry Thurtell had a photographic memory. He read everything, andremembered everything he read. He had read law books in his spare timein Nevada and had passed the bar without ever going to law school. Hishobbies were golf, tennis, calculus, writing poetry, woodworking, and thecrossword puzzles in the New York Times. He had written most of theearly laws of the Interstate Commerce Commission, many of which hadremained in effect for the next 50-60 years. A letter dated February 25, 1998, from Dr. James Miller, recalls thatHarry Thurtell was highly respected by all of the family. He was a civilengineer as well as an attorney. He tried cases in Chicago whileemployed by the Southern Railroad and 'would stop by in Berrien Springsand would encourage me in my studies and would reward me at whateverlevel of school for high grades in mathematics.'

Child of Henry Thurtell and Persia H. Bishop

Children of Henry Thurtell and Julia Mary Snow

Citations

  1. [S60] Compilation, Book-Who's Who in the Nation's Capitol, 1929-1930 edition.
  2. [S161] Nevada, The 'Nevada State Journal' on 6/16/1893, shows that Persia Bishop and Henry Thurtell were marf St. Luke's parish.
  3. [S162] Unknown author, Marriage certificate.
  4. [S61] DC, Death certificate 418952, District of Columbia Health Department, Washington, DC, shows Henry.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Reno, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: 943; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240943.
  6. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: T624_859; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374872.

Ellen Harriet Thurtell

F, b. 16 July 1868, d. 13 September 1875
Father*Francis Thurtell b. c 19 Nov 1830, d. 6 Dec 1915
Mother*Amelia (?) b. Nov 1828
  • Ellen Harriet Thurtell was born on 16 July 1868 at Kasson, Leelanau County, Michigan.1
  • She was the daughter of Francis Thurtell and Amelia (?).
  • Ellen Harriet Thurtell died on 13 September 1875 at Probably near Leelanau County, Michigan, at age 7.
     Reference: 204. Ellen Harriet Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show Ellen Thurtell was killedby a falling tree in 1876 at age 9. There is no record of her death in the Grand Traverse County Clerk'sOffice, Traverse City, Michigan, or in the Leelanau County Clerk'sOffice, Leland, Michigan. There was no article about her in the TraverseCity newspaper index. Her birth certificate from the Leelanau County Clerk's Office, Leland,Michigan (Liber 1, page 10, birth 149) shows her as Ellen HarriettThurstle, born July 16, 1868, in Kasson, Leelanau County, Michigan. Herparents are shown as Francis Thurstle, a farmer, born in England, andAmelia Thurstle, born in Canada. The birth was recorded June 1, 1869.This county first began recording births in 1867. She is listed as age 2, born in Michigan, living with her parents andsiblings in the 1870 U.S. Census on page 8 in Kasson Township, LeelanauCounty, Michigan, which was enumerated August 2, 1870. The post officefor the address was Traverse City, Michigan. The 1880 U.S. Census forthe family of Francis Thurtell does not include Ellen. She is buried at Greenbriar Cemetery, Almira Township, Benzie County,Michigan. Her gravestone was located in April 1999 right behind a treeat the front of the cemetery in the middle. It read 'ELLEN HARRIET,daughter of Francis & A---ia Thurtell, Born July 16, 1868, Died Sept 13,1875, 11 Mark 10 11 Jesus said Suffer the little Children to come untome, forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.' It wasimpossible to be sure if her grave was actually at the tree or was theplot immediately to the north where a stone was missing. An article found in the 'Grand Traverse Herald Weekly' newspaper onThursday, September 16, 1875, showed, 'We learn from Dr. Kneeland thatone day last week a little daughter of Francis Thertle, of Kasson, wasseverely and probably fatally injured. She with other children were'tetering' on a long maple pole, the but end of which rested on theground and the middle on a stump. Somehow the pole fell from the stumpstriking the little girl on the head. The Dr. thinks the injuries areprobably fatal.'

Citations

  1. [S62] Michigan, Birth certificate from Leelanau County Clerk, Leland, MI, (Liber 1, page 10, birth 149) showsrancis Thurstle, a farmer, born in England. Her mother is shown as Amelia Thurstle, born in.

Earl Francis Thurtell

M, b. December 1888, d. October 1911
Father*Alfred Thurtell b. 6 Aug 1858, d. 15 Jul 1922
Mother*Olive Hall
  • Earl Francis Thurtell was born in December 1888 at Marquette, Michigan.1
  • He was the son of Alfred Thurtell and Olive Hall.
  • Earl Francis Thurtell married an unknown person on 8 June 1910 at Rogers Park, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • He died in October 1911 at North Carolina at age 22.2
     Reference: 209. Earl Francis Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 ThurtellFamily History, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by SusanPersia Thurtell about 1968, all in possession of Susan Persia ThurtellMiller show Earl Thurtell died at 21 and had married Gertrude and thatthey may have had a daughter. The 1900 U.S. Census soundex for Illinois (Vol. 28, E.D. 280, Sheet 14,Line 49) shows Earl H. Thurtell, age 11, born in Michigan in December1888, was living with his parents, Alfred and Olive H. Thurtell, at 918South Spaulding Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. His marriage certificate number 536199 from the Cook County Clerk,Chicago, Illinois, shows that Earl F. Thurtell, age 21, was married toGertrude Louise Danne, age 20, at Rogers Park, Chicago, Cook County,Illinois on June 8, 1910, by George B. Pratt, Priest of the P. EpiscopalChurch. The birth certificate of his daughter, Lois Louise Thurtell,shows that his name was Earl Francis Thurtell, born in Marquette,Michigan, and deceased at the time the child was born in Chicago, CookCounty, Illinois on April 23, 1912. No announcement of their marriagewas found in the 'Chicago Daily Tribune' in 1910, but few marriageannouncements appeared in this newspaper and virtually no birthannouncements. Records of Montrose Cemetery, 5400 North Pulaski, Chicago, Illinois60630, 773-478-5400, show Alfred Thurtell was buried there on July 18,1922, in Lot 201, Woodlawn Section. Buried in the same lot are EarlFrancis Thurtell, who was buried October 12, 1911; Olive (Hall) Thurtell,buried October 1, 1931; Charles K. Daly, buried March 5, 1920; and LydiaCaroline Daly, buried May 8, 1914. Chicago records show only that EarlThurtell died in North Carolina. In 1911 North Carolina death recordswere kept only at the county level, not at the state level. No death notice was found for Earl Thurtell in the microfilm records ofthe 'Chicago Daily Tribune' of October 1-15, 1911. Chicago newspapersduring the past century publish only a very few obituaries each day andpaid death notices for some of the people who died in the area, but nomention of the deaths of many Chicago residents appears in the localnewspapers. There is an microfilmed index card on file at the National Archives,Chicago Region, in the General Pension Index microfilm series for Earl F.Thurtell. His particular card (unlike most of the others) is very darkand extremely hard to read. It shows that Earl F. Thurtell was a Seamanwith the names Franklin and Mayflower the only legible items listed underhis service. The pension index card shows he filed for an invalidpension on March 17, 1911, and the state from which he filed wasIllinois. The application number appears to be 1395935, and thecertificate number is illegible. The card shows he died in October 1911and that his widow, Gertrude L. Thurtell, filed for a widow's pension onNovember 1, 1911, from the state of Illinois. The application numberlooks like 974295, and the certificate number is illegible. A claim fortheir minor child, Lois Louise Thurtell, was filed later - the filingdate looks like November 27, 1918, and the application number could be7131856 or possibly 9131856. The certificate number is illegible, butthis claim was also filed from Illinois. The Chicago Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 536South Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60680, in December 1999 confirmed that norecord could be located for Earl Thurtell with the information that couldbe read from the index card record.

Citations

  1. [S63] Michigan, He is shown as age 11, born in MI in 12/1888, living with his parents Alfred and Olive ThurteD. 280, Sheet 14, Line 49). The birth certificate for his daughter, Lois Louise Thurtell, wh.
  2. [S64] Illinois, The records of the Cook County Clerk, Chicago, IL, show that Earl Francis Thurtell died in 19.

Evangeline Florence Thurtell

F, b. 31 May 1886, d. 5 December 1964
Father*Walter Thurtell b. Jan 1861, d. 28 Nov 1922
Mother*Agnes Mary Hall
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEvangeline Florence Thurtell was also known as Miller.
  • Evangeline Florence Thurtell was born on 31 May 1886 at Maple City, Michigan.
  • She was the daughter of Walter Thurtell and Agnes Mary Hall.
  • Evangeline Florence Thurtell married an unknown person on 24 August 1911 at Traverse City, Michigan.
  • She died on 5 December 1964 at Seattle, Washington, at age 78.
     Reference: 212. Evangeline Florence Thurtell Evangeline Thurtell is listed in the 1900 U.S. Census for Traverse City,Grand Traverse County, Michigan (Vol. 23, E.D. 42, Sheet 7, Line 42) asliving with her parents, sister, and brother at 219 East Ninth Street,Traverse City, Michigan. She is shown as being born in May 1886, age 14as of June 1, 1900, in Michigan and attending school. She is listed in the 1905 Traverse City directory as 'Thurtell, Eva F,tchr, bds 410 5th.' She is listed in the 1910 U.S. Census index for Washtenaw County,Michigan (089 0120 0014) as living with her parents and sister. Thisindex shows her age as 23. Her marriage record shows Evangeline F. Thurtell, age 25, who had notbeen previously married, residence Traverse City, Michigan, born inTraverse City, the daughter of Walter Thurtell and Agnes Hall, wasmarried to Edward A. Miller on August 4, 1911. The witnesses wereHerbert Thurtell, from Traverse City, and Louisa Cook, from Chicago,Illinois. The Grand Traverse County, Michigan, marriage record index onthe internet in October 1999 at http://www.tcnet.org/cgi-bin/marriseek.plshows that Edward A. Miller and Evangeline Thurtell were married in 1911and that the record of their marriage is in Liber 4, page 025. The Traverse City Record Eagle for August 24, 1911, shows Eva Thurtellwas married to Dr. E. A. Miller of Suttons Bay at the home of herparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thurtell, 630 West Ninth, Street, TraverseCity, Michigan, on August 24, 1911, with Rev. Demas Cochlin of FirstCongregational Church officiating. They left by automobile thatafternoon for Suttons Bay, where they would be making their home andwhere Dr. Miller had a very good practice. The article also showed that'Miss Hattie Travis of Grand Rapids presided at the piano both during andafter the ceremony. Only immediate friends and relatives were present.' The Social Security record for her Social Security number 372-46-5547,shows that Eva F. Miller applied for her first Social Security card inDecember 1962. The record showed she was born May 31, 1886, in Lelanau,Michigan, and that her name at birth was Evangeline F. Thurtell. Itshowed her parents were Agnes Hall and Walter Thurtell. She neverapplied for any Social Security benefits since neither she nor herhusband ever worked under Social Security. A letter from her son, Dr. James Miller, dated July 7, 1998, recalledthat their family was living in Berrien Springs, central Berrien County,Michigan, in 1920. His mother was born in Maple City (near TraverseCity), the first daughter of Walter B. Thurtell and Agnes Hall. Shegraduated from the Traverse City school system and went to Ann Arbor in1906, entering the University of Michigan Lit. School, where she met hisfather, who entered the University of Michigan Medical School ofHomeopathic Medicine (or Homeopathy). His mother graduated from theLiterary School in 1910, and his father graduated from the Medical Schoolthe same year. His mother then taught school in Hurley, Wisconsin, forone year. Hurley is close to the state line between Ironwood, Michigan,which was an iron and copper mining area. His father went to Suttons Bayand to the practice of medicine upon graduation. His parents weremarried in Traverse City in 1911. James and his twin brother, FrancisGeorge Miller, were born on October 14, 1913. Shortly after their birth,their mother had a ruptured appendix and was operated on by his uncle,Dr. Herbert Thurtell, on the kitchen table in Suttons Bay. She nearlydied and drained for nine months. He and his brother were cared forduring that period by their grandmother, (Agnes) Mrs. W. B. Thurtell. A letter from her son, Dr. James W. Miller, to Susan Persia ThurtellMiller dated February 25, 1998, showed that Evangeline Thurtell Millerand her husband were both cremated, and their cremains are in an urn atthe Acacia Mausoleum, 14951 Bothellway NE, North Seattle, Washington.

Walter Benjamin Thurtell

M, b. 7 July 1887, d. 5 January 1960
Father*Walter Thurtell b. Jan 1861, d. 28 Nov 1922
Mother*Agnes Mary Hall
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWalter Benjamin Thurtell was also known as Benjamin Thurtell.
  • Walter Benjamin Thurtell was born on 7 July 1887 at Kasson Township, Leelanau County, Michigan.1
  • He was the son of Walter Thurtell and Agnes Mary Hall.
  • Walter Benjamin Thurtell married an unknown person on 12 January 1914 at Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
  • He married an unknown person in 1951 at Michigan.
  • He was buried in 1960 at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
  • He died on 5 January 1960 at Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, at age 72.
     Reference: 213. Walter Benjamin Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show Benjaman Thurtell was asalesman in Traverse City, Michigan. He and his wife, Conchessia KarnsThurtell, had one child, who died when he was only eight days old. His birth record shows him as Walter Benjamin Thurtell, born July 17,1887, in Kasson Township, Leelanau County, Michigan, the son of WalterThurtell, a merchant, who was born in Canada, and Agnes Thurtell, who wasborn in New York City. The 1911 Traverse City directory lists him as 'Thurtell, Benjamin,baggageman, bds 440 6th.' He is listed in the 1905 directory as'Thurtell, Benjamin W, driver, bds 410 5th.' He is listed as Walter B. Thurtell, son of Walter Thurtell, in the 1900U.S. Census (Volume 23, E.D. 42, Sheet 7, Line 43, Traverse City, GrandTraverse County, Michigan). This census shows him as a white male bornJuly 1887, age 12 in June 1900, born in Michigan, and attending school.As of that time he is living with his parents and sisters at 219 EastNinth Street, Traverse City, Michigan. He is not listed as living withhis parents and sisters in the 1910 U.S. Census index for Michigan. The Grand Traverse County, Michigan, marriage record index on theinternet in October 1999 at http://www.tcnet.org/cgi-bin/marriseek.plshows that Walter B. Thurtell and Conchessie G. Karns were married in1914 and that the record of their marriage is in Liber 4, page 065. Thesame index shows W. B. Thurtell married Minnie M. Ostrander in 1951 withlicense number 0177. The Traverse City, Michigan, Record Eagle forJanuary 12, 1914, shows that a marriage license was issued to Walter B.Thurtell and Conchessia G. Karns, both of Traverse City, and the obituaryfor Conchessia Karns Thurtell in the Traverse City Record Eagle ofFebruary 3, 1945, shows that she married Ben Thurtell on January 12, 1914. His name is shown as Walter B. Thurtell, born in the Township of Empire,and his wife as Conchissie I. Karns on the death certificate of theirinfant son, Walter Thurtell, who died in the Township of Empire, LeelanauCounty, Michigan, on June 15, 1914, at the age of eight days. According to a letter dated February 25, 1998, from Dr. James W. Miller,W. Ben Thurtell worked in Traverse City as a baggage clerk. He earnedenough for a ticket to the west coast. He went to Chicago, had hispocket picked, and was penniless. He went to Chicago Copy Company, wherehis uncles Alfred and Edward put him to work in Chicago deliveringpictures. After a week or two they sent him out to West Virginia toreplace a sales manager who had died. He then as a youth of about 18-20years had 65 sales people under him - many of them alcholics, etc. etc.He continued to do this type of work successfully the rest of his life.Dr. James Miller added that he worked for him the summer of 1934 inMichigan and Wisconsin and the summer of 1935 in Portland, Oregon. He is listed in the 1920 U.S. Census in Akron, Summit County, Ohio(Volume 189, ED 137, Sheet 13, Line 24). The census record shows him asWalter B. Thurtell, a white male age 32 and born in Michigan and livingat 121 South High Street, Akron, Ohio. It shows his occupation as asalesman and the business as a picture company and that he is working forwages. The census shows he can read, write, and speak English and thathis father was born in Canada with a mother tongue of English and thathis mother was born in Michigan. Living with him is his wife, whose nameis shown as Nellie Thurtell in the soundex and Nelly Thurtell in thecensus record itself. This is possibly a nickname used by Conchessia.The census shows that she is a white female age 28 who was born inMichigan, with her father born in Canada and her mother in Michigan. Heroccupation is as none, and she is shown as able to read and writeEnglish. Both Walter Thurtell and Nelly Thurtell are shown as roomers inthe building in which they reside. An undated family history shows that Benjamin Thurtell was a salesman ofpottery cookware in rural areas. Several of his relatives in 1998recalled that 'Uncle Ben' was an alcoholic for many years. He wasremarried in about the 1950's in Michigan to Minnie, who had not realizedhe was an alcoholic before their marriage. They recalled that Minnie hadbeen at the Traverse City Mental Institution for several years before herdeath - there were no nursing homes in the area at that time. His Social Security number record, 371-34-5645, shows him as W. BenjaminThurtell, born July 17, 1887, in Leelanau County, Michigan. He filed forSocial Security benefits in early 1953 in Traverse City, Michigan. Theclaim termination item file indicates his death as February 1960. Hisonly work under Social Security was in 1951 and 1952. His wife, MinnieO. Thurtell, received widow's benefits on his account from January 1960,until her death in September 1965. Records of Oakwood Cemetery, 1225 East Eighth Street, Traverse City,Michigan 49686, show him as Walter B. Thurtell, who died January 5, 1960,at age 72 in Traverse City, Michigan. He is buried in Block 3, Lot 2,North Half, Hannah Avenue, Oakwood Cemetery.

Citations

  1. [S65] Census Bureau, The 1900 U.S. Census for Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, MI (Vol. 23, ED 42, Sheet 7, L.

Helen Eugenia Thurtell

F, b. 11 July 1889, d. 21 October 1974
Father*Walter Thurtell b. Jan 1861, d. 28 Nov 1922
Mother*Agnes Mary Hall
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHelen Eugenia Thurtell was also known as Jahraus.
  • Helen Eugenia Thurtell was born on 11 July 1889 at Maple City, Kasson Township, Michigan.
  • She was the daughter of Walter Thurtell and Agnes Mary Hall.
  • Helen Eugenia Thurtell married an unknown person on 7 July 1917 at Berrien Springs, Michigan.1
  • She was buried in 1974 at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
  • She died on 21 October 1974 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 85.
     Reference: 214. Helen Eugenia Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show Helen Eugenia Thurtell wasmarried to Harold A. Jahraus. A letter from Alfred B. Jahraus to Susan Persia Thurtell Miller datedFebruary 4, 1977, provided much of the information about Helen and HaroldJahraus and their children and grandchildren. Her birth certificate (number 1599 from the Michigan Department ofHealth) shows Helen Thurtell was born in Kasson Township, LeelanauCounty, Michigan, on July 11, 1889. It shows her father, WalterThurtell, was born in Canada and was a resident of Kasson with hisoccupation listed as merchant. Her mother is shown as Agnes Thurtell,born in New York. The record was filed May 28, 1890. The Social Security death record shows Helen Jahraus, born November 11,1889, died October 1974, and had Social Security Number 374-32-8467,which was issued in Michigan. Her residence at death was Michigan. TheSocial Security number record and master beneficiary record confirm thather date of birth was verified as July 11, 1889, and shows her name asHelen Eugenia Jahraus. She applied for Social Security benefits at theSocial Security Office in Traverse City, Michigan, in September 1954 andreceived benefits based on her own work and earnings until she died inOctober 1974, while residing at ZIP code 49684. Helen Thurtell Jahraus lived for many years at 81 Lambeth Drive,Bridgeville (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. The 1900 U.S. Census for Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan,(Vol. 23, E.D. 42, Sheet 7, Line 44) shows her as Hellen T. Thurtell,living with her parents, sister, and brother at 219 East Ninth Street,Traverse City, Michigan. This census shows her born in July 1889 inMichigan and a student. She is listed in the Traverse City High School Graduating Class of 1907,extracted from the Black and Gold Yearbook of Traverse City, GrandTraverse County, Michigan, and found on the internet in November 1998 athttp://members.aol.com/kingsley/grad07.html. The 1910 U.S. Census index for Washtenaw County, Michigan (089 0120 0014)shows her as Helen Thurtell, living with her parents and sister, andbeing age 20. A certificate from Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Michigan,dated June 20, 1911, showed Helen Eugenia Thurtell had completed theacademic and professional studies prescribed by the State Board ofEducation for the Life Certificate course and that she was 'herebylicensed to teach in the Public Schools of Michigan.' The Traverse City Record Eagle for October 4, 1917, under the headline'Kept Marriage Secret,' shows that 'The many friends of Harold Jahrausand Helen Thurtell will be surprised to learn of their marriage, whichtook place July seventh. Mr. Jahraus has an excellent position with theSolvay company, Detroit, and Mrs. Jahraus has been teaching school inLansing.' Her marriage certificate (Number 683, Berrien County, Michigan) showsthat Harold A. Jahraus and Helen E. Thurtell were married at St. Joseph,Berrien County, Michigan, on July 7, 1917, by Henry A. Bushnell, Pastorof the Congregational Church, with the witnesses being Amelia E. Bushnelland Philip N. Bushnell, both of St. Joseph, Michigan. The marriagelicense record shows she was not married before, was age 27, white,residing in Berrien Springs, Michigan, born in Michigan, with anoccupation as teacher, and her father's name shown as Walter and hermother's maiden name as Agnes Hall. It shows Harold A. Jahraus as white,age 27, never married before, residing in Detroit, Michigan, born inMichigan, with an occupation as designer. His father's name is shown asAlfred W. and his mother's maiden name as Ida M. Kramer. The Traverse City Record Eagle for October 24, 1974, shows Helen EugeniaJahraus died at Bethel Park Convalescent Home, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,after an extended illness. It shows she was born in Maple City on July11, 1889, and married in Berrien Springs in 1917 to Harold A. Jahraus.It states 'Born and reared in the Traverse City area, following hermarriage she resided in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1949 she moved with herhusband to Traverse City where she resided on East Bay Road until 1964.She then moved to Pittsburgh where she made her home with her son. Mrs.Jahraus taught school for many years in the Grand Traverse area, retiringin 1962. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association.' It also shows she was a member of St. Clair Bible Chapel in Pittsburgh,and that 'preceding her in death, besides her husband, were her parents,a brother and a sister.' The funeral was at Hibbard Funeral Chapel,Traverse City, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan. A letter dated November 3, 1974, from her nephew, James Miller, who wasalso a physician, stated 'My first remembrance of Aunt Helen was when shecame from Cleveland to Berrien Springs in 1918 at the time of the greatinfluenza epidemic to care for my mother, Frank and me when we were downwith the flu. Dad was going nite and day making as many as 60 calls intwenty-four hours - many in a horse and cutter - attending the sick.Interestingly the epidemic was worldwide; people were sometimes only illfor 24 hours before they died. Their lungs would fill up with secretionsand they would drown in their own fluids. There has never been anythinglike it, before or since. Be that as it may, Aunt Helen was a brave,strong young woman who had survived typhoid fever a few years before inWest Virginia, in which Cousin Helen died. She came willingly, withoutthought of herself, and nursed the three of us back to health and keptthe household going. I will never forget the night she came, by train toSouth Bend, the interurban to Berrien Springs - Dad carrying her bag fromthe station as the snow was deep and cars were not moving. She was theshining light of our family that nite and since.' She was recalled in an undated family sheet as a notably helpful personand an 'outgoing, accepting person' who 'kept in touch with old friendsand made new ones as they moved around the country from job to job.'When her husband Harold was 'at Corning Glass Works, she collectedcrystal and some Stuben. In Richmond, Indiana, Indianapolis, andCincinnati she collected friends and found opportunities to help others.When Harold had a stroke she went back to teaching and moved 'back home'to Traverse City where they went to high school.'

Citations

  1. [S163] Michigan, Their marriage certificate confirms that Harold A. Jahraus of Detroit, MI, and Helen E. Thurtmelia E. Bushnell and Philip N. Bushnell. The Pastor of the Congregational Church, Henry A.

Howard Chapel Thurtell

M, b. 18 May 1893, d. November 1965
Father*Herbert Thurtell b. Jan 1863, d. 29 Nov 1931
Mother*Carrie M. (?)
  • Howard Chapel Thurtell was born on 18 May 1893 at Montague, Michigan.
  • He was the son of Herbert Thurtell and Carrie M. (?).
  • Howard Chapel Thurtell married an unknown person in 1916.
  • He died in November 1965 at Grand Ledge, Michigan, at age 72.
  • He was buried on 27 November 1965 at Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell, Kent County, Michigan.
     Reference: 267. Howard Chapel Thurtell The wife and children of Howard Thurtell are listed in the ThurtellFamily History done about 1963 and History of the Thurtell Familycompiled by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession ofSusan Persia Thurtell Miller. He is listed in the 1911 Traverse City, Michigan, directory as 'Thurtell,Howard, clk, bds 440 6th.' The Social Security death record shows Howard Thurtell was born May 18,1893, and died in November 1965. His Social Security number,386-10-6189, was issued in Michigan. His residence at the time of deathwas Michigan. A letter dated February 25, 1998, from Dr. James W. Millerstates that Howard died in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Howard C. Thurtell is shown as age 7 born in Michigan in May 1893 andattending school in the 1900 U.S. Census for Manitowoc County, Wisconsin(SD 213, ED 71, Sheet 9), living in the First Ward of Manitowoc City,Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, with his parents, Herbert and Carrie M.Thurtell, his sister Helen A. Thurtell, and his maternal grandfather,Llewellyn Chapel, whose last name looks like Chaper in the census. In the microfilm copy of the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 'Citizen,' availableat the library in Manitowoc, is a notice that appeared on Thursday,February 7, 1907. It showed 'Prof. A. C. Wirth's annuan masquerade, heldat the Opera house last evening, proved to be a grand success, therebeing over 100 maskers including groups galore from the Little Germanband to the Japanese. Almost every nationality and occupation wasrepresented and novelty costumes of up to date characters made a gorgeousKing Rex spectacle. Prof. Wirth was at the door himself and was attiredin a costume of colonial time including the powdered wig. There werefully 200 present looking on from the gallery and sides of the hall. Theinspection march took place at 10:15, and the judges had a hard timedeciding on whom to award the prizes, On account of the large number ofmaskers, Prof. Wirth decided to give away over $100 in tickets for nextseason. The judges were Mrs. Emil Teltgen, Mrs. M. H. Dempsey, HenryRichards and T. W. Gray. They made the following awards: Best charactergent., Clown, Edward Rummele; 2nd best character gent., Dutchman, WalterKazda; 3rd best character gent., Cowboy, Leroy Anderson; special gent.,Chef, Louis Kellner; specials (lady and gent. or both), Dutch Couple,Gertrude Frazier and Ed. W. Sladky; Sailor Boys, Howard Thurtell, FredAlter, Fred Lobe; richest costume lady, Queen of Night, Francis Zentner;2nd best costume, Sunflower Girl, Hazel Lindstedtl best character lady,Tambourine Girt, Lillian Schultz; 2nd best character lady, Topsy, ArlineTorrison; best novelty costume lady, Pyramid Costume, Louise Markham,Gesene Baensch; special lady, Colonial Dames, Dotty Rahr, CarmenWeinschenk; best group eight or more, Japanese, Lucile Luehr, FlorenceStephani, Thea Luhman, Alice Cary, Lulu Willert, Fern McAllister, AliceDickson, Marie Miller; best group four or more, German Rand, HarveySchmidtman, Arnold Raether, Richard Groll, Edwin Huebner; 2nd best groupfour or more, Bunch of Poppies, Laura Richards, Ruth Broderick, JaneMattson, Maud Flint. He is shown as age 16 born in Michigan in the 1910 U.S. Census Soundexfor Michigan (030 0056 0270). He is shown living with his parents,Herbert and Carrie Thurtell, his sister Helen age 14, and his sisterIrene age 9, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Howard Thurtell is listed as age 26 born in Michigan in the 1920 U.S.Census Soundex for Michigan (Vol. 53, E.D. 73 or 93, Sheet 3, Line 3),living on Paris Road, East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. He isliving with his wife, Hattie, age 26, and their daughter, Jane, age 5/12. The 1928-29 city directory for Grand Rapids, Michigan, shows Howard C.Thurtell, whose wife's name is Harriet, as a salesman with a home at 1716Linden Avenue SE. Also in this directory on a separate line was RobertThurtell, a student, residing at 1716 Linden Avenue SE. Perhaps this wasmeant to be Howard Travis Thurtell, or perhaps another relative wasstaying with the family. The 1929-30 Grand Rapids, Michigan, city directory shows Howard C.Thurtell, whose wife's name is Harriet, as a traveling salesman whosehome was at 1716 Linden Avenue, SE. They were the only Thurtells listedin this directory. The 1931 and 1940 Grand Rapids, Michigan, city directories show'Thurtell, Howard C (Harriet E), Slsmn Capital Management Sorp, h 1716Linden Av SE.' This was probably a typing error for Corporation andshows his profession as a salesman. An index to obituaries for Kent County, Michigan, found on the internetat http://206.114.60.76:591/KentCountyObits/FMPro in November 1999 showedthat the obituary for Howard Thurtell appeared in the Grand Rapids Presson November 26, 1965. This obituary was on page 41 and shows 'THURTELL.Howard C. Thurtell, aged 72, of 306 Dexter St., Ionia, passed awaysuddenly Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Harriette; one son,Howard T., and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Houseman, both of Lowell; fourgrandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Roy Peters of Coloma. Mr. Thurtellreposes at the Roth Funeral Home, Lowell, where friends may meet thefamily Friday evening between 7 and 9 p.m. Funeral services will be heldSaturday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., Rev. Norman Woon officiating. IntermentOakwood Cemetery.' A listing of people buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell, Kent County,Michigan (copyright ©1997 by Mary Del Rivette and contributed for use inthe USGenWeb Archives) was found on the internet in December 2000 athttp://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/mi/kent/lowel l/cemetery/o23003.txt. This index shows Harriett E. Thurtell, born in 1893, died May10, 1985, and was buried May 14, 1985. Howard C. Thurtell, born in 1893,died November 25, 1965, and was buried in this cemetery on November 27,1965.

Hellen Amelia Thurtell

F, b. 3 August 1895, d. 10 August 1918
Father*Herbert Thurtell b. Jan 1863, d. 29 Nov 1931
Mother*Carrie M. (?)
  • Hellen Amelia Thurtell was born on 3 August 1895 at Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.1
  • She was the daughter of Herbert Thurtell and Carrie M. (?).
  • Hellen Amelia Thurtell died on 10 August 1918 at Nitro, West Virginia, at age 23.2
     Reference: 268. Hellen Amelia Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familycompiled by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show Hellen Amelia Thurtellwas born in 1895 and died in Nitro, West Virginia, in 1918. She is listed as Helen A. Thurtell, age 4 and born in Wisconsin in August1895, in the 1900 U.S. Census for Manitowoc County, Wisconsin (SD 213,ED 71, Sheet 9), living in the First Ward of Manitowoc City, ManitowocCounty, Wisconsin, with her parents, Herbert and Carrie M. Thurtell, herbrother Howard C. Thurtell, and her maternal grandfather, LlewellynChapel, whose last name looks like Chaper in the census. She is listed in the 1911 Traverse City directory as 'Thurtell, Helen,student, bds 440 6th.' The U.S. Census Soundex for Michigan for 1910 (030 0056 0270) shows HelenThurtell as age 14, born in Wisconsin, and living in Traverse City, GrandTraverse County, Michigan, with her parents, Herbert and Carrie Thurtell,her brother Howard age 16 and her sister Irene age 9. She is almost certainly the Helen Thurtell who was in the Junior Class atTraverse City High School as listed in the school yearbook, 'The Pines'posted on the internet in November 1998 athttp://members.aol.com/kingsley/1913gtjr.html. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 1225 East Eighth Street, TraverseCity, Michigan 49686, telephone 616-922-4907, in Block 5, Lot 2, SecondEdition. Oakwood Cemetery records show she died at age 22 on August 10,1918, in Charleston, West Virginia. Articles in the Traverse City Record Eagle on August 12 and 14, 1918,show Helen Thurtell was a graduate of the Traverse City, Michigan schoolsand very popular. Her parents had moved to Benton Harbor in May 1918,and she had gone with them, later going to Nitro, West Virginia, whereshe had taken a government position in a munitions plant. She had beenthere only six weeks when she was striken with typhoid fever, and shedied in Nitro two weeks later. Funeral services were held from the homeof Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caldwell, 416 Sixth Street, Traverse City, by Rev.Demas Cochlin from the First Congregational Church.

Citations

  1. [S66] Wisconsin, WI birth index 000405 confirms Hellen A. Thurtell was born 8/3/1895 in Manitowoc County, WI.
  2. [S67] Michigan, Records from Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, MI, show Helen Thurtell died at age 22 in Charl.

Irene Louise Thurtell

F, b. 20 December 1900, d. 28 October 1970
Father*Herbert Thurtell b. Jan 1863, d. 29 Nov 1931
Mother*Carrie M. (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIrene Louise Thurtell was also known as Foresman.
Name VariationIrene Louise Thurtell was also known as Peters.
  • Irene Louise Thurtell was born on 20 December 1900 at Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.1
  • She was the daughter of Herbert Thurtell and Carrie M. (?).
  • Irene Louise Thurtell married an unknown person in 1923.
  • She married an unknown person on 27 December 1952 at Benton Harbor, Michigan.
  • She died on 28 October 1970 at Watervliet Community Hospital, Michigan, at age 69.
     Reference: 269. Irene Louise Thurtell Much of the information is from the 1963 Thurtell Family History that mayhave been done by Irene Peters, as well as from the History of theThurtell Family compiled by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968. Irene Thurtell Foresman Peters was very interested in the Thurtell familyhistory and corresponded with James L. Buck, Birds Eye Foods Ltd.,Hobland Hall, Hobland, Great Yarmouth, England, in the mid 1960's, whodid Thurtell research for her. Her husband and son sent a note to Janet and Henry Leroy Thurtell abouther death. She and her husband had visited Denver, Colorado, about 1966,the first time in about 40 years that she and her first cousin, HenryLeroy Thurtell, had seen each other. The Wisconsin birth index confirms that Irene L. Thurtell was bornDecember 20, 1900, in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The 1910 U.S. Census Soundex for Michigan (030 0056 0270) shows IreneThurtell to be age 9 and born in Wisconsin. It shows her living with herparents, Herbert and Carrie Thurtell, her brother Howard age 16, and hersister Helen age 14, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Irene Thurtell is listed as age 19 and born in Wisconsin and living withher parents, Herbert and Carrie Thurtell, in Benton Harbor, BerrienCounty, Michigan, in the 1920 U.S. Census Soundex for Michigan (Vol. 9,E.D. 76, Sheet 7, Line 33). Social Security records for Social Security number 360-22-2867 confirmthat Irene L. Peters was born December 20, 1900, and died in October1970. She had filed for Social Security disability benefits in May 1960at the Social Security office in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and receivedbenfits from April 1960 until her death.

Citations

  1. [S68] SSDI, Social Security death record- SSN 360-22-2867 shows born 12/20/1900 and died in 10/70 plus non in Manitowoc County 12/20/1900.

Persia Bell Bishop Thurtell

F, b. 27 July 1894, d. 27 July 1989
Father*Henry Thurtell b. 22 Jan 1865, d. 16 May 1941
Mother*Persia H. Bishop b. 27 Dec 1866, d. 28 Jul 1894
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1916As of 1916,her married name was Burns.
  • Persia Bell Bishop Thurtell was born on 27 July 1894 at Reno, Nevada.1
  • She was the daughter of Henry Thurtell and Persia H. Bishop.
  • Persia Bell Bishop Thurtell married William P. Burns in 1916.
  • Persia Bell Bishop Thurtell died on 27 July 1989 at Virginia at age 95.
  • She was buried after 27 July 1989 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's, Maryland.
Census DateLocation
4 June 1900Reno, Washoe, NevadaPersia Bell Bishop Thurtell was listed as a daughter in Henry Thurtell's household on the 1900 Census at Reno, Washoe, Nevada.2
20 April 1910Reno Ward 4, Washoe, NevadaPersia Bell Bishop Thurtell was listed as a daughter in Henry Thurtell's household on the 1910 Census at Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada.3
     Persia Bell Bishop Thurtell The date and place of birth of Persia Belle Bishop Thurtell Burns areshown in the 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the ThurtellFamily compiled by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. Her birth announcement appeared in the 'Nevada State Journal' on July 28,1894, as 'Born - Thurtell - In Reno, July 27, 1894, to the wife of Prof.H. Thurtell of the State University, a daughter.' Baptismal records for the Trinity Episcopal Church of Reno, Nevada, for1873 through 1899 are at the Nevada Historical Society, Reno, Nevada, asof November 2000. No record of the baptism of Persia Belle BishopThurtell was located in the Parish Register for 1894-1899. She is listed as white, age 15, and single in the U.S. Census for RenoCity, Washoe County, Nevada, for 1910 (Supervisor's District 171,Enumeration District 71, Sheet 7A). This shows she was living with herfather, stepmother, half siblings, and her stepmother's mother, MariaSnow, at 761 North Centre Street, Reno, Nevada. The census wasenumerated on April 10, 1910. It shows the children in the house wereall born in Nevada, with their mother born in Iowa and their father bornin Vermont. Persia Thurtell Burns loved to write poetry and do oil painting, and sheused to enjoy swimming every day even in her 70's. She lived for manyyears in California. At the time of her death she was living at theCrystal City Nursing Home, 1785 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia22202. Her Social Security Number was 579-66-7373, and Social SecurityAdministration records confirm her date of birth was July 27, 1894.She filed for Social Security (Prouty) benefits and medicare inWashington, DC, in January 1966.

Child of Persia Bell Bishop Thurtell and William P. Burns

Citations

  1. [S69] Susan Thurtell, Thurtell Family History done about 1963 and History of the Thurtell Family compiled by Susan.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Reno, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: 943; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240943.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: T624_859; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374872.

Charles Snow Thurtell

M, b. 21 June 1899, d. 1955
Father*Henry Thurtell b. 22 Jan 1865, d. 16 May 1941
Mother*Julia Mary Snow b. Jan 1871
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles Snow Thurtell was also known as Charlie.
  • Charles Snow Thurtell was born on 21 June 1899 at Reno, Nevada.1
  • He was the son of Henry Thurtell and Julia Mary Snow.
  • Charles Snow Thurtell married an unknown person in 1940 at Probably Washington, DC.
  • He died in 1955 at Probably Washington, DC.2
Census DateLocation
4 June 1900Reno, Washoe, NevadaCharles Snow Thurtell was listed as a son in Henry Thurtell's household on the 1900 Census at Reno, Washoe, Nevada.3
20 April 1910Reno Ward 4, Washoe, NevadaCharles Snow Thurtell was listed as a son in Henry Thurtell's household on the 1910 Census at Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada.4
     Charles Snow Thurtell The birth announcement of Charles Snow Thurtell appeared in the 'NevadaState Journal' on June 23, 1899. It stated 'Born - Thurtell - in Reno,Nevada, June 21, 1899, to the wife of Professor H. Thurtell, a son.' He is listed as Charles Thurtell, age 10, born in Nevada, living with hisparents, siblings, and grandmother Maria Snow in the U.S. Census for RenoCity, Washoe County, Nevada, for 1910 (Supervisor's District 171,Enumeration District 71, Sheet 7A). This shows they were living at 761North Centre Street, Reno, Nevada. The census was enumerated on April10, 1910. The 1926 Washington, DC, city directory, page 1473, lists him as Chas SThurtell, residing at 1217 Delafield Place, NW, along with his sister,Frances, who is shown as a typist, and their father, Henry, who is shownas a lawyer with an office at 427 Munsey Building. The 1954 Washington, DC, city directory, on page 1226, shows Chas SThurtell (Louise; Devonshire Grill) with a home at 4027 Brandywine, NW.His mother, Mrs. Henry Thurtell, is shown with a residence at 3900 16thNW, Apt. 139. In a 1997 telephone conversation, RobRoy (Sandy) McGregor recalled thatCharles Snow Thurtell was in the Army Signal Corps in France during WorldWar I. After the war he did barnstorming in airplanes. He was asupervisor for the Navy Department as a civilian employee in Washington,DC, for many years. He also owned a restaurant, the Devonshire Grill onWisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC. His hobbies were hunting, fishing,and the boat he owned. He was also a very good mechanic and woodworker.He is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S70] Unknown author, Family Bible listing birth in handwriting of Maria Morrison Snow in the possession of Susan Pr application in March 1951, date of birth June 21, 1899, place of birth Reno, Washoe County,.
  2. [S71] Thurtell, Thurtell Family History done about 1963 and History of the Thurtell Family done about 1968 by.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Reno, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: 943; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240943.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: T624_859; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374872.

Frances Thurtell

F, b. 23 June 1903, d. 20 March 1974
Father*Henry Thurtell b. 22 Jan 1865, d. 16 May 1941
Mother*Julia Mary Snow b. Jan 1871
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances Thurtell was also known as McGregor.
  • Frances Thurtell was born on 23 June 1903 at Reno, Nevada.1
  • She was the daughter of Henry Thurtell and Julia Mary Snow.
  • Frances Thurtell married an unknown person between 1926 and 1927 at St. Augustine, Florida.2
  • She died on 20 March 1974 at Washington, DC, at age 70.3
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Reno Ward 4, Washoe, NevadaFrances Thurtell was listed as a daughter in Henry Thurtell's household on the 1910 Census at Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada.4
     Reference: 291. Frances Thurtell Frances Thurtell is shown as white, age 6, and born in Nevada in the U.S.Census for Reno City, Washoe County, Nevada, for 1910 (Supervisor'sDistrict 171, Enumeration District 71, Sheet 7A). This shows she wasliving with her parents, siblings, and grandmother, Maria Snow at 761North Centre Street, Reno, Nevada. The census was enumerated on April10, 1910. The 1926 Washington, DC, city directory, page 1473, lists her as FrancesThurtell, a typist, residing at 1217 Delafield Place, NW, along with herbrother, Chas S., and their father, Henry, who is shown as a lawyer withan office at 427 Munsey Building. The 1954 Washington, DC, city directory, on page 1226, shows her mother,Mrs. Henry Thurtell, with a residence at 3900 16th NW, Apt. 139. Frances Thurtell McGregor was very interested in the Thurtell familyhistory. She worked for more than 20 years for the National League ofInsured Savings Associations, Washington, DC. She lived for over 20years at the Crestwood Apartments, Apartment 139, 3900 16th Street NW,Washington, DC 20011. In a 1997 telephone conversation, her son RobRoy (Sandy) McGregorrecalled that her hobbies were golf and traveling. She had been awardedthe King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom for her work withthe British Supply Museum in Washington, DC, during World War II. Inabout September 1941 she and her son had moved to Washington, DC, fromCalifornia, where they began living with her recently widowed mother at1217 Delafield Place NW, Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S72] Snow, Snow family Bible in the writing of Maria Morrison Snow.
  2. [S164] Thurtell, Thurtell Family History done about 1963 and History of the Thurtell Family done about 1968 by.
  3. [S73] Thurtell, Note from Janet Kasner Thurtell with family history info from 1977 plus records from SSN 578-.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: T624_859; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374872.

Henry Leroy Thurtell

M, b. 1 July 1905, d. 30 May 1975
Father*Henry Thurtell b. 22 Jan 1865, d. 16 May 1941
Mother*Julia Mary Snow b. Jan 1871
  • Henry Leroy Thurtell was born on 1 July 1905 at Reno, Nevada.1
  • He was the son of Henry Thurtell and Julia Mary Snow.
  • Henry Leroy Thurtell married an unknown person on 16 December 1944 at Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland.
  • He died on 30 May 1975 at Denver, Denver County, Colorado, at age 69.2
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Reno Ward 4, Washoe, NevadaHenry Leroy Thurtell was listed as a son in Henry Thurtell's household on the 1910 Census at Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada.3
     Reference: 292. Henry Leroy Thurtell Henry Leroy Thurtell, known as Leroy or Roy, was born in Reno, Nevada,but moved with his parents and siblings to Washington, DC, at about age6, when his father was named the first commissioner of the FederalInterstate Commerce Commission. He attended schools in Washington, DC,and graduated from Central High School in Washington, DC. He thenattended the University of Virginia, where he played football andcaptained the tennis team. He earned his arts degree and then in 1928his law degree at the University of Virginia. He was in private lawpractice in Washington, DC, from 1929 until 1936, when he joined theclaims division of the U.S. General Accounting Office. He transferred in1946 to the War Assets Administration as a claims attorney and alsoserved as counsel in the Hawaii office. He returned to Washington, DC,in 1949, after that agency was absorbed by the General ServicesAdministration. In 1951 he was appointed Regional Counsel for the U.S.General Services Administration, Denver, Colorado, where he served untilretiring July 1, 1972. His hobby was playing bridge, and in 1952 hebecame the first Life Master in Colorado. An article by Len Smith in the Denver Post on Sunday, February 21, 1971,on page 41, describes him as 'one of the most astute bridge players ofall time.' In the 1930's and 1940's he was a member of a bridge teamthat included such top players as R. L. (Skinny) Miles, Jr., of Norfold,Virginia, Irving Fisher of Baltimore, Emily Folline of Richmond,Virginia, and Charles Shapiro of Washington, DC, a team that 'won amultitude of regional tournaments and scored well in nationals.' He enjoyed all types of card games and never lost his temper regardlessof the mistakes others made. He was often called the Judge by hisfriends and associates. He is shown as white, age 4, born in Nevada in the U.S. Census for RenoCity, Washoe County, Nevada, for 1910 (Supervisor's District 171,Enumeration District 71, Sheet 7A). This shows he was living with hisparents, siblings, and grandmother Maria Snow at 761 North Centre Street,Reno, Nevada. The census was enumerated on April 10, 1910. He is listed as an alumnus of the Class of 1924 of the University ofVirginia, Arts and Sciences Department, on a web page of the ThomasJefferson Society of Alumni found in September 2000 athttp://www.alumni.virginia.edu/reunions/TJsociety/members/mem berslost.htm. This page showed him as a lost alumnus. His death certificate shows that he died May 30, 1975, at St. AnthonyCentral Hospital, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He and his wife hadlived at 12585 West Alameda Drive, Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado,since 1971. Prior to that, from 1954 to 1971, they lived at 884 SouthVallejo Street, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. As they had longrequested, both Leroy and later his wife, Janet Kasner Thurtell, werecremated, with their ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains at Red Rocks,not far from Denver.

Citations

  1. [S74] Snow, Snow Family Bible in the writing of Maria Morrison Snow, in the possession of Susan Persia Th.
  2. [S75] Colorado, Obituary in Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, June 1, 1975, page 119, and obial, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reno Ward 4, Washoe, Nevada; Roll: T624_859; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374872.

Guy Thurtell

M, b. 14 October 1872, d. 1 March 1963
Father*George Davie Thurtell b. 18 Jun 1843, d. 6 Feb 1908
Mother*Fanny Cecilia Harland
  • Guy Thurtell was born on 14 October 1872 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of George Davie Thurtell and Fanny Cecilia Harland.
  • Guy Thurtell married Marion Davis on 5 February 1902 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Guy Thurtell was buried in 1963 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • He died on 1 March 1963 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, at age 90.
     Guy Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 showed that Guy and Marion DavisThurtell lived on Route 5, Guelph, and 247 Woolwich Street, Guelph,Ontario, Canada. Information received from Charlotte Mackie in 1997showed that he died at age 90 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph,Ontario, Canada.

Children of Guy Thurtell and Marion Davis

Eva Frances Thurtell

F, b. 12 November 1902, d. 2 June 1983
Father*Guy Thurtell b. 14 Oct 1872, d. 1 Mar 1963
Mother*Marion Davis
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEva Frances Thurtell was also known as Angst.
  • Eva Frances Thurtell was born on 12 November 1902 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Guy Thurtell and Marion Davis.
  • Eva Frances Thurtell married an unknown person on 15 March 1930 at St. Georges Anglican Church, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.1,2
  • She was buried in 1983 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • She died on 2 June 1983 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada, at age 80.
     Eva Frances Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell show Eva FrancesThurtell marriedReginald Angst. Much of the information about Eva Thurtell Angst and her family wasprovided in 1997 by her daughter, Charlotte Angst Mackie. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that Eva Frances Thurtell married Reginald Angst ofClifford in 1930, and they settled on a farm in Nichol Township, Ontario,Camada, where their three children were raised. Eva 'helped Reg on thefarm and kept a vegetable garden, made clothes for the children, and wasa member of the Ponsonby Institute. They sold the farm in 1967 and livedin a bungalow built by Reg on the corner of the farm. He died in 1975.In 1978 Eva retired to Guelph and died in Guelph Township on June 2,1983.' She is buried in this cemetery. Reference: 4553. Reference: 390.

Citations

  1. [S165] Unknown author, Marion (Angst) Campbell.
  2. [S166] Unknown author, World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #0148 Date of Import: Jul 29, 1997.

Harriett Ada Marian Thurtell

F, b. 26 December 1904, d. 29 December 1986
Father*Guy Thurtell b. 14 Oct 1872, d. 1 Mar 1963
Mother*Marion Davis
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHarriett Ada Marian Thurtell was also known as Cleghorn.
  • Harriett Ada Marian Thurtell was born on 26 December 1904 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Guy Thurtell and Marion Davis.
  • Harriett Ada Marian Thurtell married an unknown person on 17 February 1934 at St. George's Anglican, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • She was buried in 1986 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • She died on 29 December 1986 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, at age 82.
     Reference: 391. Harriett Ada Marian Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell show Harriet Ada Thurtellmarried William Cleghorn. Most of the information about Harriett Ada Marian Thurtell and her familywas provided by Charlotte Angst Mackie in 1997. It shows Harriett wasmarried to William 'Bill' Andrew Cleghorn on February 17, 1934, at St.Georges Anglican Church, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, on a day when thetemperature was 17 degrees below zero fahrenheit. She died December 29,1986, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and was buried in Block K atWoodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In a letter received in February 2000 from Charlotte Mackie, she advisedthat Harriett Cleghorn had been in a nursing home in the Cambridge areaand was therefore taken to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge,Ontario, Canada, where she passed away. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that Harriett and William Cleghorn purchased thefarm across from the Thurtell homestead, where they raised their threechildren. 'Harriett was active in Knox Presbyterian Church, theMissionary Society, West End Institute, and Guelph Township Horticulture,and was an avid gardener.' After she and her husband retired to Guelph,their son Robert and his family continued on the farm. She is buried inthis cemetery.

George Harland Thurtell

M, b. 6 September 1907, d. 26 January 1975
Father*Guy Thurtell b. 14 Oct 1872, d. 1 Mar 1963
Mother*Marion Davis
  • George Harland Thurtell was born on 6 September 1907 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of Guy Thurtell and Marion Davis.
  • George Harland Thurtell married an unknown person on 9 November 1932 at St. George's Anglican, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • He died on 26 January 1975 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 67.
     Reference: 392. George Harland Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell show George Harland Thurtellmarried Helen Gertrude Godfrey. Most of the information about George Harland Thurtell and his descendentswas provided by Charlotte Angst Mackie in 1997. Her information shows George Harland Thurtell was born September 6, 1907,in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and was baptised on September 22, 1907, atSt. George's Anglican Church in Guelph. He was married at this church onNovember 9, 1932, to Helen Gertrude Godfrey. He died suddenly on January26, 1975, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemeteryin Guelph. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that George Harland Thurtell took over the thefamily homestead, 'Westholme,' in 1932 and married Helene Godfrey. Theycontinued to farm until 1970 when they retired to Guelph, and the farmwas sold. 'George was an avid baseball fan who amazed his friends withhis knowledge of sports statistics.'

Leonard Harland Thurtell

M, b. 25 May 1878, d. 1 May 1900
Father*George Davie Thurtell b. 18 Jun 1843, d. 6 Feb 1908
Mother*Fanny Cecilia Harland
  • Leonard Harland Thurtell was born on 25 May 1878 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of George Davie Thurtell and Fanny Cecilia Harland.
  • Leonard Harland Thurtell died on 1 May 1900 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, at age 21.
     Reference: 395. Leonard Harland Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Familydone about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell show Leonard Thurtell and MaryDavis Thurtell as two of the children of Guy Thurtell. A photocopy ofthe family tree done by Harriet Thurtell shows Leonard and Mary Davis asGuy's brother and sister. Leonard Thurtell apparently died young inGuelph, Ontario, Canada. The year of his death on the photocopy ofHarriet Thurtell's family tree is illegible. Information received from Charlotte Mackie in 1997 showed that LeonardThurtell was a clerk. He died May 1, 1900, at age 21 of typhoid and isburied at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Mary Davie Thurtell

F, b. 23 March 1880, d. 25 January 1976
Father*George Davie Thurtell b. 18 Jun 1843, d. 6 Feb 1908
Mother*Fanny Cecilia Harland
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 September 1905As of 11 September 1905,her married name was Sharp.
  • Mary Davie Thurtell was born on 23 March 1880 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of George Davie Thurtell and Fanny Cecilia Harland.
  • Mary Davie Thurtell married Thomas H. Sharp on 11 September 1905 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Mary Davie Thurtell died on 25 January 1976 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at age 95.
     Reference: 396. Mary Davie Thurtell The 1963 Thurtell Family History shows Mary Davis (Daisy) Thurtell Sharp and Thomas H. Sharp were living at 610 Carlton Avenue, Westmount,Montreal, Quebec. Relationships are also shown in the History of theThurtell Family done about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell, along with theFamily Tree done about 1900-1910 by Harriet Thurtell. Information received from Charlotte Mackie in 1998 showed that the correct name was Mary Davie Thurtell.

Children of Mary Davie Thurtell and Thomas H. Sharp

Frances Beatrice Sharp

F, b. 24 September 1906, d. 19 December 1974
Father*Thomas H. Sharp
Mother*Mary Davie Thurtell b. 23 Mar 1880, d. 25 Jan 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances Beatrice Sharp was also known as Taggart.
  • Frances Beatrice Sharp was born on 24 September 1906 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas H. Sharp and Mary Davie Thurtell.
  • Frances Beatrice Sharp married an unknown person on 16 July 1932 at Westmount, Quebec, Canada.
  • She died on 19 December 1974 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at age 68.
     Reference: 398. Frances Beatrice Sharp Fanny Thurtell sailed on the Tagus from Jamaica, leaving March 13, 1909,and arriving in New York on March 17, 1909. She is shown as age 58, amarried female, with ethnicity Canada, British, and residence Guelph,Canada. Her nearest relative in the country from 'whence came' is GuyThurtell, whose address looks like 9 Eunner St W, Guelph, Canada. Shehad previously been in the U.S. in 1908, had paid for her own passage,and had $50 in her possession. Traveling with her is Francis Thurtell, asingle female age 3, whose passage had been paid by her mother. This isundoubtedly Fanny Thurtell's granddaughter, Frances Sharp. Their finaldestination is shown as Guelph, Ontario, and they are shown asnonimmigrant aliens. Their places of birth are not shown. This recordwas found on the internet in the Ellis Island database in November 2002at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org. Records on the internet in the Ellis Island database found on theinternet in November 2002 at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org show thatThomas H. Sharp, Jr., and his family traveled on the Turrialba, fromKingston, Jamaica, leaving September 4, 1919, and arriving in New YorkSeptember 11, 1919. Thomas H. Sharp Jr. is shown as age 38, residing inAlley, 5' 10' tall with gr. hair and blue eyes, and is a planter who wasborn in Clarindon, Jamaica. whose nearest relative in country 'whencecame' is his father T. Sharp, Sr., Spanish Town. They are going to visithis mother-in-law, Mrs. Thurtell, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The familyis going to stay in the U.S. 3 days - they are nonimmigrant aliens. Hiswife is shown as Mary Sharp, age 38, a housewife, also shown as 5' 10'tall (but the 10 is written over and looks like it originally said 5'6'). She was born in Ontario, Canada, but resides in Alley. The rest ofthe family had all visited the U.S. before, in '19, but this wasElizabeth's first trip to the U.S. Elizabeth Sharp is shown as age 1with occupation none, light hair and blue eyes, 2' tall, born inKingston, Jamaica. Frances Sharp is 12, a student, born in Guelph,Canada, and 5' tall. Thomas H. Sharp 3rd is a student, age 10, born inAlley, Jamaica, height 4' 11' with lt. hair and gray eyes.

Elizabeth Harland Sharp

F, b. 14 June 1918
Father*Thomas H. Sharp
Mother*Mary Davie Thurtell b. 23 Mar 1880, d. 25 Jan 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Harland Sharp was also known as Loomis.
  • Elizabeth Harland Sharp was born on 14 June 1918 at Jamaica.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas H. Sharp and Mary Davie Thurtell.
  • Elizabeth Harland Sharp married an unknown person on 14 July 1940.
     Elizabeth Harland Sharp Elizabeth Sharp is listed in the 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Family done about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell. Records on the internet in the Ellis Island database found on the internet in November 2002 at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org show that Elizabeth Sharp, age 1, traveled with her family on the Turrialba, from Kingston, Jamaica, leaving September 4, 1919, and arriving in New York September 11, 1919. Her ethnicity is shown as British, English, and residence as Alley, Jamaica. Elizabeth is shown with occupation none, light hair and blue eyes, 2' tall, born in Kingston, Jamaica. The others in the family had all visited the U.S. before, in '19, but this was Elizabeth's first trip to the U.S. Her father is shown as Thomas H.Sharp Jr., age 38, residing in Alley, whose nearest relative in country'whence came' as his father T. Sharp, Sr., Spanish Town. They are going to visit his mother-in-law, Mrs. Thurtell, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is 5' 10' tall with gr. hair and blue eyes, and is a planter who was born in Clarindon, Jamaica. The family is going to stay in the U.S. 3 days -they are nonimmigrant aliens. Mary Sharp, age 38, is a housewife, also shown as 5' 10' tall (but the 10 is written over and looks like itoriginally said 5' 6'). She was born in Ontario, Canada, but resides in Alley. Frances Sharp is 12, a student, born in Guelph, Canada, and 5'tall. Thomas H. Sharp 3rd is a student, age 10, born in Alley, Jamaica, height 4' 11' with lt. hair and gray eyes.

Thomas Hicks Sharp

M, b. 16 November 1908, d. 18 July 1921
Father*Thomas H. Sharp
Mother*Mary Davie Thurtell b. 23 Mar 1880, d. 25 Jan 1976
  • Thomas Hicks Sharp was born on 16 November 1908 at Jamaica.
  • He was the son of Thomas H. Sharp and Mary Davie Thurtell.
  • Thomas Hicks Sharp died on 18 July 1921 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, at age 12.
     Thomas Hicks Sharp The 1963 Thurtell Family History and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show Thomas Hicks Sharp drowned in Speed River, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, in 1921 at age 13. Information received from Charlotte Mackie in 1997 showed that he died Jul 18, 1921, drowning at Goldies Dam, Guelph, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Records on the internet in the Ellis Island database found on the internet in November 2002 at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org show that Thomas H. Sharp, Jr., and his family traveled on the Turrialba, from Kingston, Jamaica, leaving September 4, 1919, and arriving in New YorkSeptember 11, 1919. Thomas H. Sharp Jr. is shown as age 38, residing in Alley, 5' 10' tall with gr. hair and blue eyes, and is a planter who was born in Clarindon, Jamaica. whose nearest relative in country 'whence came' is his father T. Sharp, Sr., Spanish Town. They are going to visit his mother-in-law, Mrs. Thurtell, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The family is going to stay in the U.S. 3 days - they are non immigrant aliens. His wife is shown as Mary Sharp, age 38, a housewife, also shown as 5' 10' tall (but the 10 is written over and looks like it originally said 5'6'). She was born in Ontario, Canada, but resides in Alley. The rest of the family had all visited the U.S. before, in '19, but this was Elizabeth's first trip to the U.S. Elizabeth Sharp is shown as age 1 with occupation none, light hair and blue eyes, 2' tall, born in Kingston, Jamaica. Frances Sharp is 12, a student, born in Guelph, Canada, and 5' tall. Thomas H. Sharp 3rd is a student, age 10, born in Alley, Jamaica, height 4' 11' with lt. hair and gray eyes.

Name Illegible McMillan

F
Father*Bernard McMillan
Mother*Anne Elizabeth Cooper b. 27 Jul 1854
     Reference: 409.

Hannah McMillan

F
Father*Bernard McMillan
Mother*Anne Elizabeth Cooper b. 27 Jul 1854
     Reference: 410.

Charles McMillan

M
Father*Bernard McMillan
Mother*Anne Elizabeth Cooper b. 27 Jul 1854

Charles E. Mickle

M, d. 1933
Father*Charles Mickle b. 17 Aug 1849, d. 1929
  • Charles E. Mickle was the son of Charles Mickle.
  • Charles E. Mickle died in 1933 at Highway near Orilla, Ontario, Canada.
     Reference: 414.