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Lottie Gilson
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1862
Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Death: Jun. 10, 1912
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Born Lydia Degan in Basel, Switzerland. Father: Heinrich Degan (born about 1836. Switzerland; died btwn 1874 and 1880, New York city). Mother: Sophie Wildenstein (born 1 April 1836, Kandern, Loerrach, Baden (Germany); died after 1900, Orangetown, rockland County, New York.

NY Times. June 11, 1912. LOTTIE GILSON DEAD. "The Sunshine of Paradise Alley" singer's end Very Sudden. Lottie Gilson, known for years to theatregoers as :The Little Magnet",died suddenly lastnight at 326 West Forty-third Street, where she had been stopping with friends. She had a great vogue for many years as a singer of popular songs. About five years ago she disappeared from the stage and has only been seen in public once since the, when she appeared in vaudeville for a brief period in 1910. She was born in Pennsylvania, and was 41 years old. The song which brought her greatest fame was "The Sunshine of Paradise Alley".

NY Times June 14,1912. LOTTIE GILSON BURIED. Service planned for Catholic Church, Could NotBe Held There. The funeral of Lottie Gilson, the musical comedy actress, who died Monday, was held at 307 west Fifty-first Street yesterday morning, instead of at the Curch of the Holy Innocents as had been announced. The Rev. Nathan A. Seagle of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church conducted the services. Although Miss Gilson had been converted to Catholicism, her admissio to the Church had been delayed owing to a divorce action brought against her in 1908,and hence the services could not be held at the place firstdesignated. The funeral was arranged by Maggie Cline (MY NOTE: A famous vaudeville singer) and the officers and members of the White Rats of America (MY NOTE: The first actors' union). Burial was inthe Actors' Society plot in Evergreens Cemetery. Among those at the services were Percy William, Maggie Cline, Annie Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Degan, brother and sister-in-law of Miss Gilson; Edith Glenroy, James Russell, Elsia Fox, Tillie Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Frazee, Dorothy Daffrom Kelley. Miss L. Z. de la Point, Alice Warren, Mrs. Ralph Trier, and Clark Ball.

The Evergreens Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Actor's Society Plot
Created by: Robert Behrens
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83384195
Lottie Gilson
Added by: Robert Behrens
Lottie Gilson
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