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Ethel Land Courier Distler, Frank Courier and Harry
Ethel May Land was born February 7, 1888, the daughter of Law Land, carpenter, and Elizabeth Sykes, Dupont Street, Toronto, Canada. Ethel May Land was AKA as Dot or Dottie.
According to Helen Land:
Frank Courier And His Family In The Censuses And Other Records
I could not find a marriage on the New York State indexes for Ethel Land to Frank Courier, under either Land or Courier between 1908 and 1910. They were listed in the 1910 census with his parents. They were not listed in the NYC grooms index. They were not listed in the NYC bride's index. They celebrated a fifth wedding anniversary in early February 1915.
Move December 1913
Frank Courier and family have moved from Harry Griffin's house to the cottage recently vacated by Floyd Sanford on the Smithtown road
Courier, Frank C age 34 painter, Ethel M wife bron Canada, Grace W age 4, Ruth age unclear, very near the Moseley family.
"Mr. and Mrs. Frank Courier have moved to Bridgeport where he has employment." The Long Islander, February 4, 1916
Long Islander, April 7, 1916
"Mrs. F. C. Courier and daughters Ruth and Grace have returned to their home in Bridgeport, Conn. after a visit with local relatives.They were back in Hauppauge by August 1916 when the Long Islander announced the birth of "a daughter" in the August 18th issue.
Franklyn Charles Courier Hauppauge, Smithtown Suffolk, NY, age 38, March 4, 1880, white, native born, carpenter, Peckworth Bros. Camp Upton, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, Etherl Courier, wife, Hauppauge, height, tall, build, medium, black eyes, brown hair, September 12, 1918.
Hauppauge road, Rufus Courier, 71 Mildred Courier 66, Franklin C Courier 29, son, house painter, Ethel M Courier 21, daughter in law
WWI Draft Registration
Franklyn Charles Courier, Birth Date: 4 Mar 1880, Address: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, USA, Occupation, Carpenter, Camp Upton, Physical Build: Slender, Height: Tall, Hair Color: Brown, Eye Color: Blue, Spouse: Ethal Courier, no physical disqualifications
Frank Courier of Hauppauge returned from woking at the government barracks in Philadelphia and taken a job at camp Upton.
Smithtown Township: no street
Children all born NY
In December Frank c. Courier and family moved to a newly purchased home on the State road.
Ethel Courier was "seriously ill with pneumonia at her home on the Smithtown road." according to the Long Islander of November 11, 1921.
"Mrs. Frank Courier who underwent an operation at St. Luke's Hospital in New York on Thursday last is resting comfortable at this time." HAUPPAUGE, The Long Islander, January 4, 192- date cut off
Hauppauge - Frank C Courrier 44, Painter, Ethel M Courrier 36, Grace W Courrier 14, Ruth B Courrier 10, Averil W Courrier 8
Accidents of the Week-End
The long Islander indicates that the Couriers entertained week-end guest on a frequent basis thought the teens, 1920s and early 1930s. They also had frequent bridge parties and various other parties that were mentioned in the paper.
Frank Courier's Store Smithtown
"Miss Emma Strum employed in the Frank Courier store." September 17, 1926 The Long Islander.
"Decorator Frank Courier is doing extensive work at the home of Wheeler Germond" September 24, 1926 The Long Islander.
Wellington Wheeler Germond In the 1930 Census he was listed as a dairy farmer on Hauppague Road in Islip.
In February 1927 Frank Courier moved his store to the Hallock Building.
Smithtown has a new dry goods store opened in the building recently vacated by Frank Courier
Smithtown Township, Hauppauge: Hauppauge Road
Children all born NY
History of the Smithtown Fire Department 1956 listed the F. C Courier's home on Hauppauge Road caught fire January 29, 1936.
"The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Courier on the Hauppauge road was totally destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning about 2:20. It was thought the blazed started from an overheated pipeless furnace.The Smithtown fire department responded but two story frame house, valued at $4,000, was totally destroyed as there was not enough water to extinguish the blaze. The barn behind the house was saved.
The Times Union reported that Mr. Courier was the only person in the house at the time. He was awakened by the smoke that filled the room as he slept. He ran to a neighbor for help.
There were plans to rebuild.
Frank may have suffered burns in this fire as his WWII Draft Registration listed burn scars.
Town Line road, no house numbers, Islip, renting, Frank Corier, 60, Head, painter, decorator, Ethel Corier, 52, Wife
World War II Draft Registration - Frank C. Courier, Smithtown Branch, dob March 4, 1880, pob, Brooklyn, wife, Ethel Courier, employer, Pilgrim State hospital, scars on back of neck, burn scars on right side, 5'11", 135 pounds, blue eyes, gray hair
Frank Courier Ill, 1943
Frank Courier is critically ill at the Mather Hospital Long Islander
Death of Frank Courier
1945 per tombstone Hauppauge Cemetery.
Frank C Courie, Age: 65, Death Date: 4 Mar 1945, Death Place: Smithtown, New York, USA
Social Security - Frank Charles Courier Birth Date: 4 Mar 1880, Birth Place: Bklyn Kings, New York, Father: Rufus Courier, Mother: Emilia Luhrs, SSN: 059206342
Remarriage of Ethel Land Courier - Harry Distler
Mrs. Ethel Courier of Southern Boulevard, Smithtown married Harry Distler of Smithtown at the Presbyterian Manse in Smithtown September 12, 1953. Her daughters Mrs. James Johnsen and Mrs Clinton Spahr were in attendance.
Ethel was listed at the death of her brother, Clarence Land, in 1955 as Ethel Distler of Nesconset.
At the death of her sister, Ruth, in 1960 she was listed as Mrs. Harry Distler of Smithtown.
At the death of her brother, Joseph, in 1962 she was listed as Mrs. Harry Dislter (E Couier) of Massapequa.
On September 12, 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Distler of Smithtown Boulevard celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary.
Ethel Land, Marriage 12 Sep 1953, Smithtown, New York, USA, Certificate Number: 37332, Ethel Courier, Harry Distler
Death of Ethel Land Courier
At the death of Clarence Land in 1955, Ethel was listed as a surviving sister "Ethel Distler of Nesconset".
Ethel May Distler, Death Date: Mar 1964, County of Death: Dade, State of Death: Florida, Race: White, Gender: Female
Mrs. Harry Distler age 75 a resident of Smithtown and Hauppauge for most of her life died in Miami Florida March 19 1964. She was the widow of Harry Distler and Frank Courier. The daughter of Law and Elizabeth Land she was born in Canada February 8, 1889. (Her birth cert says February 7, 1888 - MLB) She was survived by her three daughters, Mrs. Clinton (Averill) Spahr of Massapegua, Mrs. Ruth Handshaw and Mrs. James (Grace) Johnsen both of of Miami. Seven grandchildren: Skip, Gary and Verona Spahr, Martin, Nancy and Karen Handshaw, and Jennifer Johnsen. Two great grandchildren. She was also survived by her brother, Norman Land of Smithtown, and her sister, Edna Wiedenkeller of California. She was the sister of the late, Percy Land, Clarence Land, Adelaide Moseley and Ruth Wiedenkeller.
Why wasn't Joseph Land mentioned?
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