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Gertrude Curtis Phillips
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Birth: 1869
Death: 1955

After the death of her mother, Marion LaFontaine Curtis, she went to live with her Aunt Julia Ross. She married a sailor with the last name of Randall, but they divorced. She then married Frederick Phillips, and they adopted her great niece, Marion Preston.

When I went to visit their graves at Woodlawn Cemetery in 1975, the clerk showed me their burial locations in the cemetery book, and I noticed there was a young son Phillips buried in the same lot. I asked my mother about him, and she said they had a son who died at the age of 12 of scarlet fever.

The picture to the right shows Gertude holding a son, but it is not clear if he was her son by her first or second husband.

In 2010 a genealogist went to the cemetery to locate their lots, and she said the book did not show a son Phillips.

In 2013 i returned to the graves and was unable to locate them as their big stone was missing. The cemetery manager had to come out to locate the graves. We finally found the footstones which were completely covered with grass. It appears that in much of that section many of the bigger stones were missing while the footstones were left in place. It certainly would facilitate mowing the grass.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Nelson D Curtis (1837 - 1915)
  Marion LaFontaine Curtis (1841 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Frederick C Phillips (1872 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlotte Curtis Vose (1862 - 1943)*
  Belle Curtis Verschoor (1864 - 1928)*
  Louis LaFontaine Curtis (1867 - 1914)*
  Gertrude Curtis Phillips (1869 - 1955)
  Nelson D Curtis (1879 - 1962)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 2-Lot 126
 
Created by: Karen Hill
Record added: Mar 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106724280
Gertrude <i>Curtis</i> Phillips
Added by: Karen Hill
 
Gertrude <i>Curtis</i> Phillips
Added by: Karen Hill
 
Gertrude <i>Curtis</i> Phillips
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Added by: Earl Richard Sutton
 
 
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