Sunday, May 01, 2011

Autobiography of Grace Fincher Curtis

An autobiography of Grace Fincher Curtis, titled, "The Winding Trail", was published in 1991 by Diana Dekoeyer.

The dedication states, "Diana, bless her, has always been so good to old Grandma Grace. She is making a book out of my life. That is, if she can make heads or tails of my crazy writings."

Grace Amy Fincher was born 9 August 1895 R Manfred, North Dakota. She married Sherman James Curtis on 7 April 1915 at Harve, Hill county, Montana. Sherman was born on 3 June 1892 in Preston, Idaho, the son of Oscar Benjamin Curtis and Esther Mary Thompson. Sherman died 25 January 1970 and Grace died in 1998, both in California. The book is 147 pages and includes:
  • The children of Herbert and Liza Fincher
  • Michigan to Canada 1910-1914
  • A Short History of Sherman James Curtis
  • Boy Meets Girl 1915-1922
  • Journey to Idaho 1923
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • On to Washington
  • Orient, Washington
  • British Columbia to Yakima then to Spokane 1925-1926
  • Big Timber 1927
  • Caliente, Nevada 1928
  • California 1929
  • Antelope Valley 1930-1944
  • Burbank and Vista 1945-1948
  • Aguanga 1950-1955
  • Vista 1956-1957
  • Grapevine 1958-1960
  • Sonora 1961-1963
  • Vista 1964-1990
I do not have a copy of the autobiography and I believe the book is out of print. If anyone knows where a copy can be obtained or viewed, please add comments to this post. Thanks so much!

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