Saturday, January 17, 2015

Photo Number 1799

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Elmo Tussing Craigs
When I removed the photo from the folder I found some information inside.
Elmo Tussing Craigs under folder
Elmo 17
Elmo Tussing was killed May 16 1931  Saturday night
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Update from Iggy:
Elmo C[laude?] Tussing (9 Feb 1911 - 16 May 1931) 

Shown in the Stockton High School yearbook "Guard and Tackle" for 1931. The yearbook notes he died May 17 and would have graduated with the Class of June, 1931. He was 19.

The 1930 US census shows Elmo living with his divorced mother, "Naomi J Reali" in Berkeley, Alameda, California. She was a cosmetician for a beauty parlor. Elmo worked as a laborer at a Tank Co. that made boilers.

The 1920 US Census shows Naomi (b 1893) as widowed with daughter Evelyn Tussing (b. 1908.) Evelyn died on 8 May 1927 at age 18.

The 1916 Stockton city directory shows Naomi was married to Claude Tussing.

It appears Naomi was widowed and then divorced and then lost both her son and daughter at early ages.
Elmo's Father Claude Tussing died at age 26 on 2 Feb 1913.

5 comments:

  1. This appears to be a forgotten and very sad reminder of the Tussing Family.

    Elmo C[laude?] Tussing (9 Feb 1911 - 16 May 1931)

    Shown in the Stockton High School yearbook "Guard and Tackle" for 1931. The yearbook notes he died May 17 and would have graduated with the Class of June, 1931. He was 19.

    The 1930 US census shows Elmo living with his divorced mother, "Naomi J Reali" in Berkeley, Alameda, California. She was a cosmetician for a beauty parlor. Elmo worked as a laborer at a Tank Co. that made boilers.

    The 1920 US Census shows Naomi (b 1893) as widowed with daughter Evelyn Tussing (b. 1908.) Evelyn died on 8 May 1927 at age 18.

    The 1916 Stockton city directory shows Naomi was married to Claude Tussing.

    It appears Naomi was widowed and then divorced and then lost both her son and daughter at early ages.

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  2. Father Claude Tussing died at age 26 on 2 Feb 1913.

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  3. What a painful story that touches close to home for me on two counts...

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  4. wow family die while young? The Tussing got some curse

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