Rachel Emaline <I>Montgomery</I> Kurtz

Rachel Emaline Montgomery Kurtz

Tennessee, USA
Death 24 Jan 1958 (aged 89)
Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 32129297 · View Source
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Rachel was one of two daughters born to Mary BRANDON and David Washington MONTGOMERY. She married 1st James "Jim" MAJORS 26 Oct 1890 in Roane Co, TN and 2d Edwin H. KURTZ on 21 Sep 1898. She had two daughters, Bertha Maude MAJORS GODDARD and Laura MAJORS DENNY. Her son Mack MAJORS married Clara PHILLIPS 17 Feb 1916 in Roane Co, TN. Rachel is buried in the same row at the front of the cemetery as Mack and Clara. We have not yet located burial information for her second husband Mr. KURTZ, but Jim MAJORS is buried in the NEWPORT Family Cemetery (aka GARRISON) in Rhea Co, TN with his parents Margaret NEWPORT and Frances M. MAJORS.

Rachel, widowed twice, spent much of her life helping to care for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She helped raise Laura's children after Laura's early death, and she was always available to help other family members as they needed her. Her death certificate's informant was her son Mack, in whose home she had lived for years. For the certificate, he gave her birthdate as 10 Nov 1866; her birthplace as Cherokee, NC; and her name as Rachael Emoline Kurtz.

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Rachel E Kurtz
Nov. 10, 1868
Jan. 24, 1958

Gravesite Details Birthdate on the stone does not tally with the information given by her son Mack on her death certificate.

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  • Added: 12 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32129297
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rachel Emaline Montgomery Kurtz (10 Nov 1868–24 Jan 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32129297, citing Willard Park Cemetery, Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by TN Type (contributor 46790664) .