Emily C Schamp1

F, #32641, b. circa 1846
Father*Abram V Schamp1 b. 20 Jul 1814, d. 30 Oct 1888
Mother*Mary Ann Hopkins1 b. c 21 Aug 1816, d. 13 Mar 1885
Last Edited13 Nov 2015
     She was born circa 1846 in Pennsylvania, USA.1

Census Data

     Emily C appeared on the 1860 Federal Census St. Francois County, Missouri in the household of her parents, Abram V Schamp and Mary A Schamp.1

Citations

  1. [S5650] Abram V Schamp household, July 8, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Liberty, St Francois, Missouri; Page: 98; Family: 397, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_645; Image: 96; Family History Library Film: 803645.

Anna M Schamp1

F, #32642, b. circa 1849
Father*Abram V Schamp1 b. 20 Jul 1814, d. 30 Oct 1888
Mother*Mary Ann Hopkins1 b. c 21 Aug 1816, d. 13 Mar 1885
Last Edited13 Nov 2015
     She was born circa 1849 in Pennsylvania, USA.1

Census Data

     Anna M appeared on the 1860 Federal Census St. Francois County, Missouri in the household of her parents, Abram V Schamp and Mary A Schamp.1

Citations

  1. [S5650] Abram V Schamp household, July 8, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Liberty, St Francois, Missouri; Page: 98; Family: 397, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_645; Image: 96; Family History Library Film: 803645.

Corrinna M Schamp1

F, #32643, b. circa 1851
Father*Abram V Schamp1 b. 20 Jul 1814, d. 30 Oct 1888
Mother*Mary Ann Hopkins1 b. c 21 Aug 1816, d. 13 Mar 1885
Last Edited13 Nov 2015
     She was born circa 1851 in Ohio, USA.1

Census Data

     Corrinna M appeared on the 1860 Federal Census St. Francois County, Missouri in the household of her parents, Abram V Schamp and Mary A Schamp.1

Citations

  1. [S5650] Abram V Schamp household, July 8, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Liberty, St Francois, Missouri; Page: 98; Family: 397, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_645; Image: 96; Family History Library Film: 803645.

Eva Gay Lord1,2,3

F, #32645, b. 1883, d. 29 January 1965
Father*John Lord1
Last Edited26 Apr 2016
     She was born in 1883.3 Eva married Raymond C Grant.4,2 Eva married Christopher A Wallace.5
     She died on 29 January 1965 in St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA.3,6 Eva Gay Lord was buried on 1 February 1965 in Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA.3,1
     She was listed as next-of-kin/contact on the draft registration of Raymond C Grant.7
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 21 February 1926 :
Farewell Tea, Honors Mrs. Hattrick
Mrs. Raymond C. Grant was a hostess of Thursday, entertaining at a farewell tea, honoring Mrs. Ernest Hattrick, who is leaving soon for Denver, Col., where Mr. and Mrs. Hattrick will make their home....8
Eva Gay Lord was a survivor of her husband Raymond who died in 1941.4 Eva Gay Wallace was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Christopher A Wallace who died 9 March 1960.5
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Independent Record published in Helena, Montana 1 February 1965 :
Funeral Services Conducted for Eva Wallace
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Hagler Mortuary Chapel for Eva Grant Wallace, 81, well-known Helena matron, who died her Friday.

Officiating at the chapel rites was the Rev. Lewis M. Havro of the First Presbyterian Church. Order of Eastern Star services were conducted by officers of Miriam Chapter No. 1, OES. Interment was in Forestvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dr. David T. Berg, Frank Neff, George Padbury, Jr., Sidney O. Smith, and C. S. Heidel, all of Helena and Dr. Hadleigh Marsh of Bozeman.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Clem Shafer, Jr., Burton Nutter, both of Helena, Noble Mason, Livingston, Calif., Dyke Galbraith, California, Edward V. Kottas, Lewistown and H. G. Ronish, Denton.

Mrs. Wallace was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lord of Essex, Vt. She was born Sept. 2, 1883 in Buchanan County, Iowa. Soon after her marriage a (sic) Raymond C. Grant in 1911 the couple moved to Helena. He died here in 1941.

Active in church and civic affairs Mrs. Wallace was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women's Circle No. 5, Miriam Chapter No. 1, OES and the Helena Woman's Club.

Following her marriage to Christopher Wallace of Spokane she resided 17 years in the Washington city, returning to Helena in 1960 after the death of Mr. Wallace. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and the Manito Presbyterian Church in Spokane.

Survivors include a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kottas and four grandchildren, Wendy, Kim, Kevin and Scott Kottas, all of Helena; four grandchildren in Spokane and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bert J. Lord and Henry A. Lord
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1

Family 1

Raymond C Grant b. 19 Aug 1884, d. 30 Aug 1941
Marriage*Eva married Raymond C Grant.4,2 
Child

Family 2

Christopher A Wallace d. 9 Mar 1960
Marriage*Eva married Christopher A Wallace.5 

Citations

  1. [S6233] Funeral Services Conducted for Eva Wallace, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 1, 1965, Page 3, Column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 1 Feb 1965, Mon; Page 3, Column 5
    Funeral Services Conducted for Eva Wallace. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  2. [S4448] World War I Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Name: Raymond C Grant
    County:     Lewis and Clark
    State:     Montana
    Birth Date:     17 Aug 1884 [I read 19 Aug 1884]
    Race:     White
    Age:     34
    Occupation:     Manufacturer's Agent, self employed
    Nearest Relative:     Eva Gay Grant (assume this is his wife)
    Height/Build:     Medium / Medium
    Color of Eyes/Hair:     Blue / Brown
    Signature:     Raymond C. Grant. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.
  3. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Eva Wallace
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRANT
    1884 Raymond C 1941
    1883 Eva Grant Wallace 1965
    1920 Helen Grant Kottas McCluskey 2004.
  4. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Raymond C. Grant
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRANT
    1884 Raymond C 1941
    1883 Eva Grant Wallace 1965
    1920 Helen Grant Kottas McCluskey 2004.
  5. [S6231] Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Mar 20, 1960, Page 18, Column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 20 Mar 1960, Sun; Page 18, Column 4
    Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  6. [S6234] Vital Statistics, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Jan 29, 1965, Page 3, Column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 29 Jan 1965, Fri; Page 3, column 1
    Vital Statistics
    Eva Grant Wallace, 81, or (sic) 428 Power, Jan. 29, St. Peter's Hospital. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  7. [S4448] WWI Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Name: Raymond C Grant
    County:     Lewis and Clark
    State:     Montana
    Birth Date:     17 Aug 1884
    Race:     White
    Age:     34
    Occupation:     Manufacturer's Agent, self employed
    Nearest Relative:     Eva Gay Grant (assume this is his wife)
    Height/Build:     Medium / Medium
    Color of Eyes/Hair:     Blue / Brown
    Signature:     Raymond C. Grant.
  8. [S6227] Farewell Tea, Honors Mrs. Hattrick, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 21, 1926, Page 13, Column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 31 Aug 1941, Sun; Page 2, Column 1
    Raymond C. Grant is Victim of Sudden Illness. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  9. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Helen Grant McCluskey
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRANT
    1884 Raymond C 1941
    1883 Eva Grant Wallace 1965
    1920 Helen Grant Kottas McCluskey 2004.
  10. [S6235] Helen Margaret Kottas McCluskey, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Posted Jul 16, 2004, viewed on-line viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 16 Jul 2004; viewed on-line
    Helen Margaret Kottas McCluskey. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  11. [S6242] Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950: Name: Helen Margaret Grant
    Gender:     Female
    Age:     20
    Birth Date:     1920
    Born at:     Helena, Mont..
    Marriage Date:     2 Nov 1940
    Marriage Place:     Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana
    Father:     Raymond C. Grant
    Mother:     Eva Gay Lord
    Spouse:     James D. Miller
    Age:     26
    Born at:     Appleton, Mo.
    Father:     Joseph W. Miller
    Mother:     Mittie Dysart
    FHL Film Number:     1906506, FamilySearch, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as Montana, County Marriages.

Helen Margaret Grant1,2

F, #32646, b. 13 July 1920, d. 6 July 2004
Adoptive father*Raymond C Grant3,4,2 b. 19 Aug 1884, d. 30 Aug 1941
Adoptive mother*Eva Gay Lord3,4,2 b. 1883, d. 29 Jan 1965
Relationship3rd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited26 Apr 2016
     She was born on 13 July 1920.3 Helen married Leo J Kottas on 7 August 1943 in 404 North Benton avenue, Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA.1,5 Helen Margaret Grant and Leo Joseph Kottas were divorced on 6 April 1966 in Montana, USA.6
     She died on 6 July 2004 in Ilwaco, Washington, USA, at age 83.3,4 Helen Margaret Grant was buried in Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 15 August 1943 :
Helen Grant is Bride of Leo Kottas
Mrs. Raymond C. Grant of this city announces the marriage of her daughter, Helen Margaret, to Leo J. Kottas, also of Helena.

Capt. John D. Leach, post chaplain at Fort Harrison, officiated at the nuptial rites solemnized last Saturday morning at the home of the bride's mother, 404 North Benton avenue.

Only members of the immediate family witnessed the 11 o'clock service, after which the couple left for a trip to the west coast.

They will make their home at 531 Hollins avenue.

Note: I assume that the reference to "last Saturday" is to Aug 7 rather than Aug 14 which would likely have been referred to as "yesterday."7,1

     Mrs. Leo Kottas was referenced in a newspaper article about W J Kottas and Mrs. W J Kottas on 10 February 1952 in the newspaper the Independent Record.8 Mrs. Leo Kottas was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Christopher A Wallace who died 9 March 1960.9 Mrs. Leo Kottas was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Eva Gay Lord who died 29 January 1965.10,11
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Independent Record published in Helena, Montana 16 July 2004 :
Helen Margaret Kottas McCluskey passed away July 6, 2004, from natural causes in Ilwaco, Wash.

Adopted from the St. Joseph Home for Children and raised in Helena, Helen's maiden name was Helen Grant, father Raymond Grant and mother Eva Gay Lord Grant. Helen went to Helena High School which was leveled by earthquakes in the 1930s, she then continued school in railroad boxcars until the school could be rebuilt.

She loved riding her horse around Mt. Helena and the surrounding area, studied voice and piano, as well as advanced painting lessons from Shorty Shoppe. After graduation she went on to college in Washington to study art, where she pledged Tri Delta sorority.

She left school to work as a secretary in Helena and met and married Leo J Kottas. With Leo she had four children, was a homemaker and mother. But that didn't slow her down, she was a accomplished ceramist and gave lessons in ceramics in her studio, ‘Koti-Krafts'.

She was one of the original group who helped to renovate ‘Reeders Alley' as a local tourist attraction. Helen started two shops in the Alley including her shop ‘The Red Caboose.' Helen loved to play bridge and held Master points, was a member of Eastern Star and shared a love of rock hunting, gold panning, sapphire dredging, camping and traveling with Leo and family.

In the '60s she married Jack McCluskey, and moved to Mesa, Ariz., only to return to Montana several years later to settled at Canyon Ferry. After Jack's death, Helen moved back into town. Active in class reunions and keeping the records for the class of '38, she took up painting again and began giving ceramic lessons.

In 1995, Helen became a snowbird and traveled back and forth between Arizona and Montana. She always enjoyed a good bridge game and the challenge of the "new" project she was working on. These last three years were spent in Ilwaco, Wash., to be closer to home and her daughter.

She remained active and outgoing, always ready with a smile and a hello or a question as to what you are doing and how you are. Taken unexpectedly, we as her family will deeply miss her.

Survivors include her children, Wendi Kottas Peterson in Seaview, Wash., Kim Kottas in Missoula, Kevin Kottas in Helena, Scott Kottas in Canyon Ferry; grandchildren, Kim Kottas, twin girls Kasie Hildenbrand and Kelly Kottas and daughter Carrie Jean Acosta and son, Michael Kottas Kevin and Terry Kottas, David Kottas, Scott and Tamara Kottas, Kyle Kottas, Kody Kottas, Kacey Kottas and Kameron Kottas.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, at the Clancy United Methodist Church, 6 North Main Clancy, with Rev. Nancy Slabaugh-Hart. The Kottas family cordially invites friends and family to join in celebrating Helen's life, at the service and reception following at The Legal Tender in Clancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hagler-Anderson Funeral Home.

Copyright 2015 Helena Independent Record. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.4

Family

Leo Joseph Kottas b. 11 Sep 1907, d. 7 Oct 1999
Marriage*Helen married Leo J Kottas on 7 August 1943 in Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana.1,5 
Divorce* Helen Margaret Grant and Leo Joseph Kottas were divorced on 6 April 1966 in Montana.6 

Citations

  1. [S6229] Helen Grant is Bride of Leo Kottas, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Aug 15, 1943, Page 6, Column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 15 Aug 1943, Sun; Page 6, Column 5
    Helen Grant is Bride of Leo Kottas. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  2. [S6242] Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950: Name: Helen Margaret Grant
    Gender:     Female
    Age:     20
    Birth Date:     1920
    Born at:     Helena, Mont..
    Marriage Date:     2 Nov 1940
    Marriage Place:     Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana
    Father:     Raymond C. Grant
    Mother:     Eva Gay Lord
    Spouse:     James D. Miller
    Age:     26
    Born at:     Appleton, Mo.
    Father:     Joseph W. Miller
    Mother:     Mittie Dysart
    FHL Film Number:     1906506, FamilySearch, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as Montana, County Marriages.
  3. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Helen Grant McCluskey
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRANT
    1884 Raymond C 1941
    1883 Eva Grant Wallace 1965
    1920 Helen Grant Kottas McCluskey 2004.
  4. [S6235] Helen Margaret Kottas McCluskey, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Posted Jul 16, 2004, viewed on-line viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 16 Jul 2004; viewed on-line
    Helen Margaret Kottas McCluskey. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  5. [S6242] Montana, County Marriages: Name: Leo J. Mr. Kottas
    Gender:     Male
    Age:     34
    Birth Date:     1909
    Born at:     Tobias, Neb
    Marriage Date:     7 Aug 1943
    Marriage Place:     Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana
    Previously married:     Divorced
    Father:     W.J. Kottas
    Mother:     Philipina Steinacher
    Spouse:     Helen M. Grant
    Age:     24
    Born at:     Helena, Mont.
    Previously married:     Divorced
    Father:     Raymond S Grant
    Mother:     Eva Gay
    FHL Film Number:     1906506.
  6. [S6236] Unknown author, Kottas v. Kottas, 12515 (Mont. 1974) - Montana Supreme Court, unknown volume (Montana: Montana Supreme Court, February 1, 1974), Kottas v. Kottas, 12515 (Mont. 1974) - Montana Supreme Court
    The parties were married in 1943. On April 6, 1966, a decree of divorce was granted to Helen by the district court of the fifth judicial district.. Hereinafter cited as Kottas v. Kottas.
  7. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Note: I assume that the reference to "last Saturday" is to Aug 7 rather than Aug 14 which would likely have been referred to as "yesterday."
  8. [S6237] Married 70 Years, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 10 Feb 1952, Sun;Page 14, Column 4 & 5
    Married 70 Years. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  9. [S6231] Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Mar 20, 1960, Page 18, Column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 20 Mar 1960, Sun; Page 18, Column 4
    Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  10. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Eva Wallace
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRANT
    1884 Raymond C 1941
    1883 Eva Grant Wallace 1965
    1920 Helen Grant Kottas McCluskey 2004.
  11. [S6234] Vital Statistics, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Jan 29, 1965, Page 3, Column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 29 Jan 1965, Fri; Page 3, column 1
    Vital Statistics
    Eva Grant Wallace, 81, or (sic) 428 Power, Jan. 29, St. Peter's Hospital. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.

Ernest Hattrick1

M, #32647
Last Edited14 Nov 2015
     Ernest married Helen Frances Grant on 6 September 1921 in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA.1,2
     His name was also recorded as Ernest Haprick.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 4 September 1921 :
Engagement Announcement
The engagement of Miss Helen Frances Grant, sister of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Grant and Mr. Ernest Hattrick of Helena is announced. The marriage will take place at Independence, Iowa, on Tuesday, September 6.

Miss Grant was a teacher of domestic science in the Helena public schools last year. She is a girl of charm and pleasing personality and made many friends in Helena.

Mr. Hattrick is the electrical engineer for the Montana Division of the Bell Telephone company.

The marriage will be a quiet affair and will take place at the home of Miss Grant's grandmother. After a brief wedding trip they will return to Helena.2

Family

Helen Frances Grant b. 14 Jun 1895

Citations

  1. [S6227] Farewell Tea, Honors Mrs. Hattrick, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 21, 1926, Page 13, Column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 31 Aug 1941, Sun; Page 2, Column 1
    Raymond C. Grant is Victim of Sudden Illness. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  2. [S6230] Engagement Announcement, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Sep 4, 1921, Page 10, Column 2 & 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 4 Sep 1921, Sun; Page 10, Column 2 & 3
    Engagement Announcement. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  3. [S6226] Raymond C. Grant is Victim of Sudden Illness, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Aug 31, 1941, Page 2, Column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 31 Aug 1941, Sun; Page 2, Column 1
    Raymond C. Grant is Victim of Sudden Illness. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.

Leo Joseph Kottas1

M, #32648, b. 11 September 1907, d. 7 October 1999
Father*W J Kottas2 b. c 1862, d. 6 May 1955
Mother*Filapena Steinechr2 b. c 1863
Last Edited17 Nov 2015
     He was born on 11 September 1907.3,4 He was born in 1909 in Tobias, Nebraska, USA.5,6 Leo married Mary C Bonner on 10 June 1931 in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA.1 Leo Joseph Kottas and Mary C Bonner were divorced before August 1943.6 Leo married Helen M Grant on 7 August 1943 in 404 North Benton avenue, Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA.7,6 Leo Joseph Kottas and Helen Margaret Grant were divorced on 6 April 1966 in Montana, USA.8
     He died on 7 October 1999 in Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA, at age 92.3,4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 23 October 1938 :
Leo's marriage to Helen Kottas must have been a second marriage based upon the following:
Vital Statistics
Births

To Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kottas, 828 Sixth avenue, a son last night at St. John's hospital.9

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 15 August 1943 :
Helen Grant is Bride of Leo Kottas
Mrs. Raymond C. Grant of this city announces the marriage of her daughter, Helen Margaret, to Leo J. Kottas, also of Helena.

Capt. John D. Leach, post chaplain at Fort Harrison, officiated at the nuptial rites solemnized last Saturday morning at the home of the bride's mother, 404 North Benton avenue.

Only members of the immediate family witnessed the 11 o'clock service, after which the couple left for a trip to the west coast.

They will make their home at 531 Hollins avenue.

Note: I assume that the reference to "last Saturday" is to Aug 7 rather than Aug 14 which would likely have been referred to as "yesterday."10,7

     Leo Kottas was referenced in a newspaper article about W J Kottas and Mrs. W J Kottas on 10 February 1952 in the newspaper the Independent Record.11 Leo Kottas was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Eva Gay Lord who died 29 January 1965.12,13

Census Data

     Leo J Kottas and Mary C Kottas appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, enumerated 11 April 1940, enumerated as an lawyer. Their son Leo Joseph was listed as living with them.5

Family 1

Mary C Bonner b. c 1907
Marriage*Leo married Mary C Bonner on 10 June 1931 in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA.1 
Divorce* Leo Joseph Kottas and Mary C Bonner were divorced before August 1943.6 
Child

Family 2

Helen Margaret Grant b. 13 Jul 1920, d. 6 Jul 2004
Marriage*Leo married Helen M Grant on 7 August 1943 in 404 North Benton avenue, Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana, USA.7,6 
Divorce* Leo Joseph Kottas and Helen Margaret Grant were divorced on 6 April 1966 in Montana, USA.8 

Citations

  1. [S6242] Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950: Name: Leo Joseph Kottas
    Gender:     Male
    Marriage Date:     10 Jun 1931
    Marriage Place:     Missoula, Missoula, Montana
    Spouse:     Mary C. Bonner
    FHL Film Number:     1888858, FamilySearch, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as Montana, County Marriages.
  2. [S6237] Married 70 Years, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 29 Jan 1965, Fri; Page 3, column 1
    Vital Statistics
    Eva Grant Wallace, 81, or (sic) 428 Power, Jan. 29, St. Peter's Hospital. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  3. [S6243] Leo Joseph Kottas, Death Registration unknown number (Oct 1999), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA, Name: Leo Joseph Kottas
    Birth Year:     abt 1907
    Death Date:     7 Oct 1999
    Death County:     Lewis and Clark
    Age at Death:     92. Hereinafter cited as Montana, Death Index.
  4. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Name: Leo J. Kottas
    SSN:     516-28-4797
    Last Residence:     
    59602 Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, USA
    BORN:     11 Sep 1907
    Died:     7 Oct 1999
    State (Year) SSN issued:     Montana (Before 1951). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  5. [S6245] Leo J Kottas household, Apr 11, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana; Page: 12A; Family: 274; Enumeration District: 25-12, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_2222.
  6. [S6242] Montana, County Marriages: Name: Leo J. Mr. Kottas
    Gender:     Male
    Age:     34
    Birth Date:     1909
    Born at:     Tobias, Neb
    Marriage Date:     7 Aug 1943
    Marriage Place:     Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana
    Previously married:     Divorced
    Father:     W.J. Kottas
    Mother:     Philipina Steinacher
    Spouse:     Helen M. Grant
    Age:     24
    Born at:     Helena, Mont.
    Previously married:     Divorced
    Father:     Raymond S Grant
    Mother:     Eva Gay
    FHL Film Number:     1906506.
  7. [S6229] Helen Grant is Bride of Leo Kottas, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Aug 15, 1943, Page 6, Column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 15 Aug 1943, Sun; Page 6, Column 5
    Helen Grant is Bride of Leo Kottas. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  8. [S6236] Unknown author, Kottas v. Kottas, 12515 (Mont. 1974) - Montana Supreme Court, unknown volume (Montana: Montana Supreme Court, February 1, 1974), Kottas v. Kottas, 12515 (Mont. 1974) - Montana Supreme Court
    The parties were married in 1943. On April 6, 1966, a decree of divorce was granted to Helen by the district court of the fifth judicial district.. Hereinafter cited as Kottas v. Kottas.
  9. [S6239] Vital Statistics, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Oct 23, 1938, Page 4, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 18 Nov 1973, Sun; Page 32, column 5
    Kottas-Kirkpatrick. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  10. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Note: I assume that the reference to "last Saturday" is to Aug 7 rather than Aug 14 which would likely have been referred to as "yesterday."
  11. [S6237] The Independent Record, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 10 Feb 1952, Sun;Page 14, Column 4 & 5
    Married 70 Years.
  12. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Eva Wallace
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRANT
    1884 Raymond C 1941
    1883 Eva Grant Wallace 1965
    1920 Helen Grant Kottas McCluskey 2004.
  13. [S6234] Vital Statistics, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Jan 29, 1965, Page 3, Column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 29 Jan 1965, Fri; Page 3, column 1
    Vital Statistics
    Eva Grant Wallace, 81, or (sic) 428 Power, Jan. 29, St. Peter's Hospital. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  14. [S295] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name: Leo Kottas
    SSN:     516405659
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     22 Oct 1938
    Birth Place:     Helena, Montana
    Father Name: Leo Kottas
    Mother Name: Mary K Bonner
    Death Date:     Sep 1983
    Type of Claim:     Original SSN.
    Notes:     Jun 1954: Name listed as LEO KOTTAS. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  15. [S6246] Provo, UT, Virginia, Deaths Records, 1912-2014, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA, Name: Leo Joseph Kottas Jr
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Age at Death:     44
    Birth Date:     22 Oct 1938
    Death Date:     19 Sep 1983
    Death Place:     Alexandria, Alexandria (Ind. City), Virginia, USA
    Registration Date:     27 Sep 1983
    Father:     Leo Kottas Sr
    Spouse:     Pamela Kottas
    Military Status:     Yes. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Deaths Records.

Christopher A Wallace1

M, #32649, d. 9 March 1960
Last Edited14 Nov 2015
     Christopher married Eva Gay Lord.1
     He died on 9 March 1960 in Spokane, Washington, USA.1
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Independent Record published in Helena, Montana 20 March 1960 :
Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane
Word has been received here of the death of Christopher A. Wallace, Spokane resident, and step-father of Mrs. Leo Kottas of Helena.

Mr. Wallace died March 9, following an extended illness. Funeral services and burial were held in Spokane March 13.

A native of Iowa, Mr. Wallace came to Spokane as a young man and had owned and operated his own barbershop there until his retirement several years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Gay of Spokane and two sons, Dr. George E. and John H. Wallace, both of Spokane.

Mrs. Wallace is a former Helena resident and the widow of the late Raymond C. Grant of Helena.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1

Family

Eva Gay Lord b. 1883, d. 29 Jan 1965

Citations

  1. [S6231] Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Mar 20, 1960, Page 18, Column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 20 Mar 1960, Sun; Page 18, Column 4
    Stepfather of Mrs. Kottas Dies in Spokane. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.

John Lord1

M, #32650
Last Edited14 Nov 2015

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S6233] Funeral Services Conducted for Eva Wallace, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 1, 1965, Page 3, Column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 1 Feb 1965, Mon; Page 3, Column 5
    Funeral Services Conducted for Eva Wallace. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.

W J Kottas1

M, #32657, b. circa 1862, d. 6 May 1955
Last Edited16 Nov 2015
     He was born circa 1862.1 W married Filapena Steinechr circa 7 February 1882.1,2
     He died on 6 May 1955 in Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 10 February 1952 :
Married 70 Years
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kottas of Denton, parents of Leo J. Kottas, Helena attorney, will be guests of honor at a special observance today in recognition of their 70th wedding anniversary, which they marked Thursday, Feb. 7. Although they are 90 and 89 years old respectively, they are still active and live by themselves. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kottas, their daughter, Wendy, and son, Kim, are in Denton with them today.3

Family

Filapena Steinechr b. c 1863
Child

Citations

  1. [S6237] Married 70 Years, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 29 Jan 1965, Fri; Page 3, column 1
    Vital Statistics
    Eva Grant Wallace, 81, or (sic) 428 Power, Jan. 29, St. Peter's Hospital. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  2. [S6241] W. J. Kottas, 93, Father of Helena Man, Dies, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, May 7, 1955, Page 5, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 7 May 1955, Sun; Page 5, column 6
    W. J. Kottas, 93, Father of Helena Man, Dies. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  3. [S6237] The Independent Record, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 10 Feb 1952, Sun;Page 14, Column 4 & 5
    Married 70 Years.

Filapena Steinechr1

F, #32658, b. circa 1863
Last Edited26 Apr 2016
     She was born circa 1863.2 Filapena married W J Kottas circa 7 February 1882.2,1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Helena, Montana Independent Record 10 February 1952 :
Married 70 Years
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kottas of Denton, parents of Leo J. Kottas, Helena attorney, will be guests of honor at a special observance today in recognition of their 70th wedding anniversary, which they marked Thursday, Feb. 7. Although they are 90 and 89 years old respectively, they are still active and live by themselves. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kottas, their daughter, Wendy, and son, Kim, are in Denton with them today.3

Family

W J Kottas b. c 1862, d. 6 May 1955
Child

Citations

  1. [S6241] W. J. Kottas, 93, Father of Helena Man, Dies, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, May 7, 1955, Page 5, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 7 May 1955, Sun; Page 5, column 6
    W. J. Kottas, 93, Father of Helena Man, Dies. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  2. [S6237] Married 70 Years, The Independent Record, Helena, MT, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 29 Jan 1965, Fri; Page 3, column 1
    Vital Statistics
    Eva Grant Wallace, 81, or (sic) 428 Power, Jan. 29, St. Peter's Hospital. Hereinafter cited as The Independent Record.
  3. [S6237] The Independent Record, Feb 10, 1952, Page 14, Column 4 & 5, The Independent Record (Helena, Montana); 10 Feb 1952, Sun;Page 14, Column 4 & 5
    Married 70 Years.