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son of Gerald S Curtis & Ada Dodge Purnell
Posted by: Rebecca Bowden (ID *****5586) Date: July 09, 2008 at 23:39:31
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I am trying to find out info on one of my grandmother's brothers. He is the son of Gerald S Curtis & his second wife (Ellen)Ada Dodge, she was the daughter of Walter Phelps Dodge. The son's name was Gerald Curtis but I don't know if he had a middle initial. They were married in 1909 and divorced sometime before 1917 when she remarried to William R Purnell who became a Rear Admiral I believe in the Navy. All I know about the son is his name, that he left with his mother when they divorced, & that he was murdered possibly in California in the 30's. From what I've heard he may have been involved with gangsters & drugs. He died violently, possibly in a car. I can't find anything about his death on the internet & my grandmother is positive it was in the papers. Ada Dodge was from Symsbury, CT. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!


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