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Object Name Record, Birth
Scope & Content Birth and Death Record of the Shurtleff Family
Typed
Created by a family member

The Shurtleff's lived at the intersection of Main St., Colebrook Road and Stone Church Road on the triangle or "Pie." The house still stands. Their daughter Venetta ran the Adamsville Wayside Library from the family home around 1920 for several years before she married and moved away.

Eugene Kossuth Shurtleff was born in Weyauwega, WI on May 3, 1856 and was a descendent of the 17th century Little Compton Shurtleff's. He and his mother returned to Little Compton when he was a young boy. A story says that she re-married three times on the trip back east. Eugene married Hattie Elma Cook on December 31, 1885. They had nine children and lived in Adamsville. Eugene died in Little Compton on December 30, 1942.

Hattie Elma Cook was born in 1859 in Dartmouth, MA. Excerpts from her diary are in the LCHS collection. Hattie died in Little Compton on Febrary 2, 1943. She was terrified of riding in automobiles and according to a newspaper article never did.

This is a digital image. The original was retained by the family.

For more information please see Helen Shurtleff Collin's oral history in "Remembering Adamsville."
Catalog Number 2013.07.14
Source Constance Shurtleff McGee
Credit line Constance Shurtleff McGee
Date c. 1950
People Shurtleff
Eugene Shurtleff
Hattie Shurtleff
Harriett Shurtleff
Venetta Shurtleff
Julian Shurtleff
Roy Shurtleff
Malcolm Shurtleff
Bertrand Shurtleff
Subjects Adamsville
Library
Adamsville Wayside Library
Quilt
Crutch
Oddfellows Hall
Received as Gift
Date Received 2/1/2013