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B.F. Titus

B.F. Titus

Marcia (View posts)
Posted: 924988027000
I'm searching for my husband's gr grandfather, B.F. Titus. Could be Benjamin. b. NY d. Jackson MI. m. Helena Galtier/Galtiu b. Ireland. 3 children: Jennie b NY m. Wm. Bennett; Maude Lydia b. 1888 m. Elmer Thayer 1911 NY d. Jackson MI 1914; and Frank b OH died Jackson MI. Maude was born in Cardiff Wales while BF and Helena were on tour as vaudevillians. BF also made violins in NY. Any info GREATLY appreciated!!

Familia Galtier de España

Ricardo Galtier-Martí (View posts)
Posted: 933996981000
Consulta Genealagia de Galtier en España, desde el siglo XVII

Familia Galtier de España

Ricardo Galtier-Martí (View posts)
Posted: 933997064000
Consulta Genealagia de Galtier en España, desde el siglo XVII, enña/index.htm...


Posted: 934004091000
Edited: 998309918000
Thank you so much for your reply. It is the first positive reply I've received in the many I've sent out.

I do have a problem. I took Latin in high school and college and I don't speak Spanish.

Would you help me? If there is a positive match between Helen Galtier and B.F. Titus, would you let me know where specifically I can look?

We-husband and myself-would be so grateful.
Thank you!!


Re: B.F. Titus

Posted: 1335576904000
Classification: Query
On the subject of B.F. Titus. I am in posession of a bible given to him by his wife in 1881 (inscribed). I have been looking for the family to figure out if they have interest in the book before it goes to auction.

My anscisters owened a lot of businesses in eastern oregon, Founded LaGrande, and basically own Union.

my email is

Attatched is a picture of the Bible cover with the inscription.

Re: B.F. Titus

Posted: 1375064209000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Titus
Marcia I am replying to an April 24th 1999 post Re:B F Titus b. Ohio died Jackson Mi. I am definitely related_he was my grandfather. His father had same name Benjamin Franklin Titus (vaudeville stage name Frank Latona). Frank senior toured with his 1st wife Helena Ward "Lena"(dancer born Isle of Man daughter of a sea captain) and m of his 3 children. Latona (Frank Sr.) and 1st wife divorced_ he married another entertainer in London. Later he Frank Jr.(in his youth) and Jennie 2nd wife did theatre in London.Frank Jr. sister Maude died young in Jackson mi. Sister Jenny married her French art teach. Bennett and studied art Paris-Ihave some of her pc's.& grandfather. Violins

Re: B.F. Titus and Jen Latona

Posted: 1398807365000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Titus Latona
Hello. I have a special interest in Frank and Jen Latona, as they worked for a while in England with a couple whose biography I have just written. could you re-explain your family links please. Are you sure Frank divorced to marry Jen? Were his children raised Brits or US?
Any other info most welcome.

Best wishes,
Robert Kenny
ps. I know a descendant of Jen Latona's sister and she has a very old photo album.. but pre-Frank 1900.

Re: B.F. Titus and Jen Latona

Posted: 1493506872000
Classification: Query
I have information on Benjamin Franklin TITUS (Frank Latona) as well.

I have that Benjamin Franklin TITUS was b:Sep 21, 1857 in Minnesota. At the age of 12 days, on the 1857 Minnesota, Territorial and State Censuses, he is listed as the nephew of Hazard W. TITUS in Township 103 Range 14 Minnesota. All subsequent Census he is listed as Nephew. I have not determined his birth parents.

Hazard W. TITUS (b: ~1830, Jamestown, NY) and Catherine CLARK TITUS (b: ~1830, NY) had 3 children.

Those 3 children are:
*Ellen Sophia TITUS (b: 1850, Tonawanda, NY) m: Walter W. BINET (b: Sep 1852, St. Helier, Isle of Jersey). They had no children.
*Alva TITUS (b: 1852, NY)
*Jenny Lind TITUS (b: 1854, Niagara County, NY), m: Jacob HOWELL (b: Oct 1852, MICH)

Benjamin Franklin TITUS (Frank Latona) married his first wife Helena "Lena" GALVIN (b: South Wales, England) and had 3 children who were raised by their Aunt Jenny Lind TITUS HOWELL, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan at 716 Griswold Street. Lena's surname is listed on her daughter Maud's Death Certificate as "GALVIN", but I have not been able to find any other record of her so far.

*Maud Lydia TITUS (b: 1888, Wales) m: Elmer Leroy THAYER (b: July 11, 1888, Jackson, MICH) on Aug 24, 1910, Darien, Michigan
*Benjamin Franklin TITUS, Jr (B. Frank Titus) (b: July 5, 1889, Cleveland, OH) m: Matilda E. BECK (b: Apr 29, 1896, MICH) on Jul 8, 1915 in Jackson Co, Mich
* Jenny M TITUS (b: Aug 14, 1892, Jackson, Jackson, MICH)

2nd marriage:
Per US Passport Records and U.S., Consular Registration Certificates, 1907-1918, Frank Latona applied for a passport for his wife Emma Jane Letty CARTER TITUS (Jen Latona)(b: 1881, Birmingham, ENGLAND) and for his daughter Madelina L. TITUS (b: Aug 4, 1902, Jackson, Jackson, MICH).
I have been unable to determine whether his prior wife died, or they divorced.

My Grandmother, Elizabeth Ruth WEISGERBER, gave me a set of castinets that belonged to her Aunt Jenny. I don't know if that was Jenny L TITUS HOWELL, or Jenny M TITUS, as they both shared the same household.

I hope that helps.
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