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1. Page:   Mary Ann Kutzschan Oregon, Deaths and Burials <p>Name:Mary Ann Kutzschan <p>Gender:Female <p>Death Date:21 May 1935 <p>Age:72 <p>Birth Date:1863 <p>Marital Status:Married <p>Spouse's Name:Gustave Kutzschan <p>Father's Name:R. J. Linden <p>Mother's Name:Margret Bulger <p>Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01233-4 , System Origin: Oregon-EASy , GS Film number: 2184723 , Reference ID: 243 ,
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2. Page:   February 23, 1919, page 10: Saw Seattle Grow From Village to Great City. Philanthropist Lived Here Nearly Fifty Years. �Mrs. Elizabeth Foss, Coast Pioneer.� Mrs. Elizabeth Foss Knew Pioneers While They Were Making History of Coast. Had Very Few Intimates. Gave Freely During Lifetime and Left Large Estate to Churches and Charity. [with photo] <p>Living in comparative obscurity, her only amusement to ride about town in her electric car and to sit for hours in the sun in Volunteer Park, yet leaving a fortune at her death, was the lot of Mrs. Elizabeth Foss of this city. <p>Mrs. Foss, whose death occurred Saturday, February 15, was nearly 91 years old. Claiming Seattle as her home for almost half a century, she had an opportunity to know its pioneers while they were hewing the history of this great city, yet she claimed few of them as intimates. <p>Gave Freely During Lifetime. <p>Her philanthropies were too numerous during her lifetime to mention them all. She built the Briscoe Memorial School for Boys at Orillia, at a cost of $26,000. She donated the altar at St. James Cathedral, and when the heavy snow of four years ago crushed in the dome of the cathedral, ruining the altar, she gave a second $5,000 to have it rebuilt. Two stained glass windows in the Immaculate Conception Church on 18th Avenue, bear the names of her son and her brother; the site of the Knights of Columbus Building on Harvard Avenue was given by Mrs. Foss, and many of the Catholic parishes of the city have evidence of her generosity. The Children�s Orthopedic Hospital also benefitted by her thoughtfulness. <p>In her will, probated in the Superior Court, Friday morning, she leaves the larger portion of her fortune to the churches and charitable institutions in which she was interested. For the use of the Briscoe Home, she left wo lots on Harvard Avenue and Union Street, almost a block of improved property on Marion Street, just behind the First Presbyterian Church, and a mortgage, said to be valued at $40,000 on the Plymouth Congregational Church. <p>Churches Remembered in Will. <p>Property was willed to the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the House of Good Shepherd, St. Joseph�s parish and St. Patrick�s parish to be used for the benefit of these institutions. By terms of her will, a perpetual bed to be known as the Briscoe and Foss Bed, is left to the Orthopedic Hospital. Her godson, too, Edwin S. Booth, now on his way home, after service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, was left property in Yesler�s First Addition. <p>To the nurse and housekeeper who had been with her respectively ten and twelve years, she bequeathed $500 apiece. <p>The home in which she lived at 728 Broadway North is filled with old-fashioned furniture, many pieces of which came around the Horn to Seattle from Boston. An old-fashioned mahogany mirror, probably six feet square, is one of these, and would fill the heart of the furniture collector with joy. Other chairs and stands were bought in the early pioneer days of golden oak in Seattle, and have never been replaced with furniture of a later period. <p>She had not attended a concert in the last ten years, because failing health made it impossible for her to sit through one. She had not been to a motion picture house in the last three years. She could not even attend the church which she wished � St. James Cathedral � because the number of steps up to the floor of the edifice made it impossible for her to go. <p>Her greatest joy was to go riding over the city, keeping in touch with the latest developments in building. Her chief luxury was an electric car, in which she went riding every day with her nurse. She loved it. Her car was a familiar one at Volunteer Park through the summer months. On the days when she was feeling well, she left the car and walked slowly from bench to bench, admiring the flowers, for which she had a passion. <p>Mrs. Foss was born at St. Johns, Newfoundland, on June 18, 1828. She lived the early part of her life in Boston, and was married there to William Briscoe. Her three children were born there, but two of them died in infancy. <p>Came West in 1875. <p>She came West in 1875, travelling over the first transcontinental railroad to San Francisco and coming to Seattle from there by boat. Her brother, James Roland, had built a home for her at Fourth Avenue and Union Street, but she thought this was �way out in the woods,� and moved �in town� to a home on First Avenue, between Madison and Spring street. She lived there until the fire of 1889, which destroyed the settlement of Seattle. Her new home at Sixth Avenue and Seneca Street, the site of the present Plymouth Congregational Church, was being built when her old home was burned, and she lived in a makeshift shack on the back of her lot until the new home was completed. <p>She was married in 1882 to Levi W. Foss of this city. Her second husband died in 1907. She lived on Sixth Avenue until 1910, when she sold the site of her home, and was at first chagrined to think that it had been purchased as the site for a Congregational Church. She lived for a short time on Cherry Street, between Terry and Boren Avenues, and then in 1911, moved still further out to Broadway North, where she resided until the time of her death. <p>Started First Abstract Office. <p>Her son, Edwin S. Briscoe, and Laurence S. Booth, of this city, started the first abstract office in this city. It was a severe blow to his mother, when her son died when he was 30 years old. The eldest son of Laurance Booth was named after Mrs. Foss�s son and Mrs. Foss was made his godmother. <p>After the death of her husband, Mrs. Foss was left without a child to call her own. She invited Mrs. Mary Kutzschan, who was then living in Portland, to make her home with her. Mrs. Kutzschan had known Mrs. Foss in Boston years ago. Her mother and Mrs. Foss had attended school together, and the families had been dear friends. Mrs. Kutzschan had left Boston before Mrs. Foss, having come West to Portland in 1866. She lived with Mrs. Foss for the last twelve years. The same nurse was also with Mrs. Foss for the last ten years. <p>Mrs. Foss possessed unusual business perspicacity and attended to all of her own business matters up to the time of her death. She was much interested in the growth of Seattle and believed it had a great future before it. She kept abreast of the times, through her rides about town. <p>Had Wonderful Memory. <p>She had a wonderful memory, but always declared that she could not remember how old she was. Whether it was merely a feminine foible, cherished through declining years, or whether she sincerely did not remember the year of her birth, her closest companion, Mrs. Kutzschan, was never able to determine. Mrs. Foss celebrated her birthday every June 18, but always insisted she did not know her age. <p>Newspapers were the eyes and ears through which she saw and heard the world, and Seattle in particular, advance. Mrs. Kutzschan spent three and four hours a day reading the newspapers to Mrs. Foss, who always eagerly asked first of all for news of Seattle. She was keenly interested in the war, and delighted when the news of the armistice was received. <p>Mrs. Foss was very fond of flowers and every summer her yard blossomed forth in fresh posies. Every Saturday morning Mrs. Foss made a trip to Lake View Cemetery, where her son and husband were buried, and decorated their graves with flowers from her own yard. The trips were discontinued in the winter time, when the garden ceased to bloom, for Mrs. Foss believed it would be a waste of money to purchase flowers for the graves. <p>Annoyed by Children. <p>Although she was very fond of children, particularly little boys, in her declining years they annoyed her, and many times did she descend upon the lads in the neighborhood who were shouting and playing during the time when she should take her nap. ON her ninetieth birthday, a dozen of the youngsters of the North Broadway district, headed by a lad who lived next door to Mrs. Foss, each came with a peace offering, bouquets of flowers. <p>The leader of the group of boys marched to the door with his bouquet and asked if Mrs. Foss would like the flowers. When assured that she would, the rest of the boys suddenly sprang out from behind a laurel bush at the foot of the front steps and presented their nosegays, too. The boys were promptly rewarded by Mrs. Foss by being taken to the corner drug store and treated to ice cream.
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3. Page:   Mary Ann Kutzschan Find A Grave Index <p>Name:Mary Ann Kutzschan <p>Event Type:Burial <p>Event Date:1935 <p>Event Place:Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America <p>Photograph Included:Yes <p>Birth Date:1850 <p>Death Date:21 May 1935 <p>Affiliate Record Identifier:121428092 <p>Cemetery:River View Cemetery
Source:   S3628
4. Title:   Oregon, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947 The Seattle Daily Times Find A Grave Index, Url: Oregon, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947 Oregon, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947
Page:   Mary Ann Kutzschan Oregon, Deaths and Burials <p>Name:Mary Ann Kutzschan <p>Gender:Female <p>Death Date:21 May 1935 <p>Age:72 <p>Birth Date:1863 <p>Marital Status:Married <p>Spouse's Name:Gustave Kutzschan <p>Father's Name:R. J. Linden <p>Mother's Name:Margret Bulger <p>Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01233-4 , System Origin: Oregon-EASy , GS Film number: 2184723 , Reference ID: 243 ,
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Source:   S3670
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