(1843-Bef 1920)
(1857-Bef 1920)
STEVENS, Benjamin F.
GLASSBROOK, Edith M. or R.


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STEVENS-TOUSEY, Gertrude E. 1 2 3

  • Born: Oct 1896, prob. Clinton County, Michigan

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Gertrude was apparently adopted by her mother's second husband, Unknown Tousey. May have married a Mr. Reimer.



1 1900 US Census (District 7, De Witt, Clinton County, Michigan). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Benjamin F. Stevens (age 26, b. Aug 1873, MI), wife Edith M. [Glassbrook] (age 20, b. May 1880, MI) and children Gertrude (age 4, b. Oct 1895, MI) and Leo A. (age 2, b. May 1898, MI), living in De Witt, Michigan. Also in the household are Edith's brother Henry Glassbrook (age 14, b. Apr 1886, MI) and sister Lena (age 15, b. Jul 1884, MI). Benjamin is listed as a "farm laborer," and indicates that his father was born in New York and his mother in Ohio. Edith indicates that her father was born in Michigan and her mother in New York. The couple indicates that they have been married for 5 years, and have had 2 children, both living.

2 1910 US Census (District 24, Otsego, Allegan County, Michigan). Surety: 4. Lists Perry D. Bigelow (age 47, b. WI) and wife Edith [Glassbrook-Stevens-Tousey] (age 39, b. MI), living in Otsego, Michigan. Also in the household are Edith's daughter Gertrude E. [Stevens] Tousey (age 14, b. MI) and Harold P. Tousey (age 12, b. MI). Both Perry and Edith indicate that they are in their second marriage [actually Edith's third]. The couple indicates that they have been married for 1 year, and have no children. Edith indicates that she has had 4 children, 3 of whom are still living. Perry is listed as a "beater engineer, paper mill," and indicates that both his parents were born in New York. Edith indicates that her father was born in Michigan and her mother in Pennsylvania [erroneous, born in NY]. Two unrelated boarders are also in the household.

3 1930 US Census, District 35, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Surety: 4. Lists Gertrude Tousey (age 34, b. MI), living as a roomer in the household of George H. and Bertha B. Martin in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Gertrude is listed as a "stenographer, private office," and indicates that both her parents were born in Michigan. Bertha B. Martin's information (age 47, b. MI, father born New York, mother born Michigan) is similar to Gertrude's aunt Bertha. More research is needed to confirm a third marriage for Bertha Glassbrook.

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