|Object Name||Record, Birth|
|Scope & Content||
Birth and Death Record of the Shurtleff Family
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."
|Source||Constance Shurtleff McGee|
|Credit line||Constance Shurtleff McGee|
Adamsville Wayside Library