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 Charlotte Catherine “Lottie” <I>De Forest</I> Galbraith

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Charlotte Catherine “Lottie” De Forest Galbraith

  • Birth 21 Nov 1877 Leigh, Colfax County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 19 Dec 1960 Downey, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 89381629

Lottie was b. to Augustus "Gus" & Matilda "Tillie" (Bruen) De Forest near Leigh, NE. The top photo is her high school graduation picture. She played a mandolin in a small community group and loved pictures of babies. She m. Walter Robeson Galbraith on 2 March 1907 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Pictured is their wedding picture, then they are at the rear of the family group photo. The top photograph is Lottie's high school graduation picture. They raised two children, Morris and Alice, until Walter, who was an engineer, was killed in a 1923 gas plant explosion in Salt Creek, WY. Walter & Lottie's daughter Mabel died as a "blue baby."

One of her favorite books was Lucile by Owen Meredith. She gave their daughter Alice the middle name "Lucile."

After Walter died, she along with Morris and Alice first lived with her parents, then she worked at various jobs, including nursing, until she could collect social security. Walter hadn't had any life insurance, which was uncommon in those days.

When she lived in California, she used to attend both the Presbyterian and Methodist churches in Rosemead. She believed in social justice, so was proud of having voted for FDR.


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  • Created by: Sharon Leon
  • Added: 30 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89381629
  • Sharon Leon
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlotte Catherine “Lottie” De Forest Galbraith (21 Nov 1877–19 Dec 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89381629, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Leon (contributor 47475317) .