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Arthur Adelbert "Art" Tuttle, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1891
Ripon
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1961
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA

Art was born in Wisconsin. He moved with his family to the territory of Dakota where the family set up a farm and his sister was born. They then moved back to Wisconsin probably due to a drought, bad winter and flooding which are comon to that area. They moved for a while to Iowa only to return as well. Then the last move was to Colorado in 1900.

They farmed East of Fort Collins on the county line of Larimer and Weld Counties. They also had a homestead West of Fort Collins in Bellvue and a home in town on Smith Street, where Art and his sister Ethel and brothers Walter and Roy attended Fort Collins High School. Ethel met and married a mason from Scotland who was building the new Post Office in Fort Collins where she passed walking to school. Ethel and her children (McCafferty) remained close to Art and his family.

Art farmed near his father and married Bessie Marie Fritz in Jan 14 1907. They made their home on the bluffs now over Highway 287 near Livermore CO. in 1923, he and Bessie had a son, Arthur Delbert Tuttle Jr., whom they called Delbert . During the depression years and hard times of the era, Art went to work with the WPA building roads and park facilities in Poudre Canyon. He later worked for the Ideal Cement Company until he retired in 1954.

He and Bessie had moved to a house in the North West part of Fort Collins at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Here they had pasture land, orchard and gardens. They raised gladiolas as well as cherries, seven kinds of apples and grapes. Art was known for the cider he and his neighbors would make in their neighbor, Mr. Hodgkiss', press.

Art later acquired a '54 Dodge pickup on which he built a camper [This pickup named "Eleanor" after Eleanor Rosevelt is now owned by his great grand daughte and gggrandson.]. He and Bessie enjoyed taking the pickup to the mountains to camp and fish. They often joined or were joined by Bessie's brothers and sisters (the Fritz family).

Art enjoyed working on cars and taught his son to be an auto mechanic. In an accident, Art lost his ring finger to a fan belt. He would often tell jokes and do tricks with his stump of a finger that remained.

Art would have a giant cup of tea every morning for breakfast as taught him by his grandmother from England. In retirement Art played cards every afternoon with his best friends and neighbors Mr. Rumsey and Mr. Tarr.

He died quickly one morning of a massive heart attack, preceeded by his parents, brother Roy (and Roy's wife and baby, during the flu epidemic of 1918), brother Walter, and nephew Frankie.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Tuttle (1858 - 1930)
  Julia Miranda Sargent Tuttle (1859 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Marie Fritz Tuttle (1897 - 1993)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur D Tuttle (1923 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Walter L Tuttle (1886 - 1962)*
  Roy Gilbert Tuttle (1888 - 1918)*
  Ethel I Tuttle McCafferty (1889 - 1974)*
  Arthur Adelbert Tuttle (1891 - 1961)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: KE Tuttle
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
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Arthur Adelbert Art Tuttle, Sr
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