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 Leonard B Curtiss

Leonard B Curtiss

Birth
Dunningville, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Death 29 Sep 1932 (aged 25)
Alaska, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Alaska, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100643699 · View Source
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Leonard was the first child born to Ned and Julia (Bedunah) Curtiss. He was followed by Clarissa born 1909, Ned Jr. born 1911, Arthur born 1912 and May (June) born 1915. His mother died shortly after the birth of May. The children lived with their father, but had a lot of time without supervision. This was very difficult for them.

Then in 1924 his father was killed in an explosion where he worked. About a year later, April 11, 1925, he married Laura Counterman in Otsego MI. Since his younger siblings now had no parent, Clarissa and Ned lived with Leonard and Laura for awhile. Art and June had been sent to Mooseheart Orphanage.

Leonard and Laura had four children - Joyce born 1925 who married Louis Radzlus, Ned born 1927 who married Vada Fredrickson, then Betty Fawcett, Richard who died as an infant in 1929 and Don born 1930 whose wife is still living.

Leonard died young after lingering 12 days with Polio-Encephalitis (Cerebral polio) leaving Laura a young widow with three children.


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Gravesite Details Thank you to Diane Zoulek for photographing the gravestone.

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  • Created by: Marylin Curtiss DeYoung
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100643699
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard B Curtiss (8 Apr 1907–29 Sep 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100643699, citing Alaska Cemetery, Alaska, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Marylin Curtiss DeYoung (contributor 46898854) .