|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1888|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1975|
Sylvia was the daughter of Homer George and Clara (Phillips) Curtis and sister to Bertha Curtis
The following is what Syvlia wrote of her life. "I first remember living in Minnesota and going to kindergarten when Auntie Gertie come to meet me and said a band of Gypsies were in town. I remember taking a penny and going to the store for candy. When I came to Montana and asked for a penny I was told I couldn't buy anything with a penny; I had to have a nickel. Copper coins weren't used in Montana at this time. In Minnesota I went to Kindergarten. There were none in Montana except grade school and only one at Columbia Falls, Montana.
My father's sister, Clara Curtis, married my mother's brother, Elmer Phillips, which made us children double cousins. We lived close by each other most of the time and had wonderful times. My uncle Elmer had a thrashing machine at that time and each fall we had a quite a time crawling over it.
My uncle Jeb Curtis and family came to Montana and my grandparents came later. My uncle Glen Phillips homesteaded on the East Lake Shore and we spent our vacations there on the beautiful Flathead lake.
Two of my mother's sisters Married brothers, and they had a steamboat that carried the strawberries up the Flathead River to Demarsville and into Kalispell for market. Now sweet cherries are grown and most of the crop is shipped to eastern markets.
When I was about fifteen, my father brought a small acreage at Creston where I went to school for a while. I did not like the country and at eighteen years married. I had two children and was divorced. I later married Andrew Martin Evjen and had seven children. The two older children took the name Evjen"
Martin and Sylvia were divorced about 1930 after which time she married George L. Williams and moved to Missoula. He died from Spotted Fever about three years later. In 1936 she married Newell H. Baldwin. Who had three children Clarice, Douglass, and Charles. Newell died in Missoula in 1958 from lung condition.
On January 11, 1964 Sylvia married Milton G. Crist known as Shorty. They lived on a ranch near Pablo, Montana and moved back to Missoula in June 1968. Shorty was born March 28, 1891 in Ashley, Nebraska. He was twice widowed but has two children. Loine born in 1913 is married to Sylvia's son Arthur, and a son Tim born in1919.
Martin Evjen was the son of Peter Evjen and Anna Marie Berg, both were born in Norway. Olaf J. Maraker also born in Norway was the father of Anna Mae. The name of the other child of Peter and Anna is unknown but was last heard from at Prince Rupert, Canada. (More information maybe obtained from Sioux Falls, South Dakota where martin was born)
(all this is accurate except for the last paragraph. Anna parents were Sivert and Guru Berg. They were born in Norway. The other son that is mention is Sivert Evjen.)
Homer George Curtis (1862 - 1944)
Clara Grace Elizabeth Phillips Curtis (1869 - 1938)
Andrew Martin Evjen (1883 - 1965)*
Arther Howard Evjen (1908 - 1991)*
Eva May Evjen Ponton (1914 - 1973)*
Eleanor Melissa Evjen King (1915 - 2001)*
Homer Martin Evjen (1919 - 1962)*
Elizabeth Evjen Fleming (1921 - 2011)*
Walter Evjen (1925 - 1997)*
Created by: Fayth Evjen
Record added: Sep 02, 2003
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