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James Johnson (#47684914)
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KE Tuttle
McBride
PS My husband's grandmother was a McBride. Grandma took Greg's mother to Scotland to visit years back. I still have a little McDonald crest they brought back. (We lost mom this last summer.)

Added by KE Tuttle on Sep 16, 2014 10:38 PM

KE Tuttle
Baby Girl McCafferty 136009067
I accidently found the grave of Ethel and Frank's baby girl. She was stillborn and the family did not talk about her.

I thought she was buried in an unmarked spot in the Tuttle plot. I also thought it happened about the time little Frankie died...but it was May 1918. Roy (Ethel's brother), Lura (his wife) and baby daughter, Louise died the same week in October 1918 of the flu.

Edith and Roy Jr. were separated, one to each set of grandparents. They could not understand why Ethel or my grandfather, Art did not take them both in.

Ethel had her parents living with them about the time Frankie died and little Edith was sent to California to live with Ethel and Grandpa's other brother, Walter, and his wife. This couple had no children and doted on Edith. They sent her to college to become a nurse. She is long gone now, but her two children are still living and still wondered about this baby.

Now we know were the little baby rests. I thought you might like to add her to your family charts as well.

(Hope all is well with you and yours.)

Added by KE Tuttle on Sep 16, 2014 10:35 PM

KE Tuttle
RE: McCafferty/Tuttle
My grandfather was Ethel's brother. At one time Art Tuttle farmed next Frank and Ethel's and their father, John Tuttle. I felt I was very lucky to have known and loved them.

I do not know about Plummer. My grandmother, Bessie Fritz Tuttle lived with her parents at the Plummer Place (dairy at Lemay and Vine). Ethel and Frank lived just north of Hwy 14 and west of County Road 13. My daughter lives near there now.

Yes, I often heard the story of Ethel and Frank and how she would walk to high school (now the Lincoln Center) daily and Frank would talk to her as he worked on the post office building. The were married and traveled the country while Frank built our National Monuments. HIs last project was the Larimer County Courthouse (now rebuilt.) He also did the Statue of Liberty in City Park before he retired to the farm.

My father and their son, Bob, were very close and Bob was more like an uncle to me. His nephew, Gary, donated much of Bob's memorabelia to the Fort Collins museum. It is now called the McCafferty collection. Some of these are online at the Water Works Project website.

Ethel was born in Red Bluff but it was in the Dakota Territory. Her parents, John and Julia ventured out to farm (homestead?) and I beleive were flooded out as my family was in North Dakota in 1997. John packed up what he could salvage along with his wife,sons Roy and Walter and the young Ethel. My grandfather was born after they returned to their family home in Ripon WI.

John and Julia set out again just after for Iowa but again found conditions less than expected so ventured on to Northern Colorado. John was a businessman and invested in farm land and a home in town. He made it through the dust bowl but lost all his investments in 1929.

His son Roy and wife, Lura along with their baby, Louise died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Roys son, Roy Jr. went to live with his mother's family while daughter Edith went with John and Julia.

John, Julia and Edith moved in with Ethel and Frank for a time after loosing the farm. Later, they went to California where John's older son, Walter was living. John died and Julia soon followed. They were brought back to Fort Collins to Grandview to the family plot purchased by John when Ethel's infant daughter and Roy's family died in 1918. Ethel's son, Frankie, was kicked by a horse and died at six years.

Ethel had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Her last years were spent in Blue Grouse and with Bob caring for her.

Did you know my Aunt and Uncle or cousins?

Thank you for caring and being on findagrave.

Added by KE Tuttle on Aug 29, 2012 10:32 PM

 
 

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