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William M. Courtis
(1842-1920's)

William M. Courtis was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in January of 1842, the son of Mehitabel and William Courtis, a merchant. He was educated as a mining engineer and worked as a clerk in a smelter in Stonewall, Virginia in 1870, which is perhaps where he met and married a woman named Lizzie (probably Elizabeth) E. Folger. He later worked in Silver City, New Mexico (1880) and was headquartered in Detroit, Michigan (1874-1920). F.A. Jones, in his New Mexico Mines and Minerals (1904), refers to William M. Courtis of Detroit as the source of analyses of water from the Gila Hot Springs in Grant County, New Mexico in 1904. William and Lizzie had three children: Stuart (1874), Reginald (1885) and Olga (1891), all born in Detroit.
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