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COLLIS, Florence Elizabeth

COLLIS, Florence Elizabeth

Female 1871 - 1945  (74 years)

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  • Name COLLIS, Florence Elizabeth 
    Born 8 Jan 1871  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Jan 1945  Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Union Cemetary, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I299  Parker/Collis Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2010 

    Father COLLIS, William,   b. 20 May 1826, Chipping Hill, Witham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1900, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother RANDALL, Anne Esther,   b. 13 Mar 1828, 77 London Rd, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1918, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1852  Saint Pauls Church, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GATES, Merville Elwood,   b. 3 Aug 1876, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1933, , Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1903  , Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Aunt Florence.jpg
    Aunt Florence.jpg

  • Notes 
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      !NOTE: In 1900 at age 29, Florence was listed in the San Francisco directory at 21 Elgin Park as an artist. In 1901 she was at the same address as a portrait artist. It is said that she ran into the burning building during the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 to cut out of the frame, the childhood painting of her mother, Ann Randall Collis. On 21 March 1921 Florence was living in Brentwood, California. She married at age 32 and had no children. Dorothy Phillips told me that Florence was an artist for Universal Studios. (Barbara thinks she worked for Disney Studios) She died at age 74 in 1945 in Stockton, CA.

      1920 United States Federal Census Record about Florence E Gates
      Name: Florence E Gates
      Age: 47 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1873
      Birthplace: California
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Brentwood, Contra Costa, California
      Sex: Female
      Marital status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Mother's Birth Place: England
      Father's Birth Place: England
      Image: 496

      1930 United States Federal Census about Elwood M Gates
      Name: Elwood M Gates
      Home in 1930: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California (West 4th St. #323)
      Age: 53
      Estimated birth year: abt 1877
      Birthplace: Kansas
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's name: Florence
      Race: White
      Occupation: Real Estate Broker,
      Military Service: yes, sp
      Rent/home value: rent 40
      Age at first marriage: 25,23
      Parents' birthplace: Massachusetts, New York
      Household Members: Name Age
      Elwood M Gates 53
      Florence Gates 50 (Portrait artist)

      California Death Index, 1940-1997 <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180&enc=1>
      Name: Florence E Gates [Florence E Collis]
      Social Security #: 0
      Sex: FEMALE
      Birth Date: 8 Jan 1871
      Birthplace: California
      Death Date: 18 Jan 1945 (age 74 years)
      Death Place: San Joaquin
      Mother's Maiden Name: Randall
      FATHER'S SURNAME: Collis

      registrar@askart.com (Veronika)
      http://www.askart.com/askart/g/florence_collis_gates/florence_collis_gates.aspx
      These Notes from AskART represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here Born in California on Jan. 1, 1871. While in San Francisco in 1896-1900, Gates studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. By the 1930s she was living in Beverly Hills. She died in San Joaquin County, CA on Jan. 18, 1945. Member: Calif. Society of Min. Painters. Exh: Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; GGIE, 1939. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" City Directory; Death record.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] CA Death Index.