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Anne Elizabeth NELLIGAN

Anne Elizabeth NELLIGAN

Female 1924 - 2001  (76 years)

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  • Name Anne Elizabeth NELLIGAN 
    Born 13 Nov 1924 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Oct 2001  Ft. Lauderdale, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I628  The Turses
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2015 

    Father John NELLIGAN 
    Mother Anna CURRY 
    Family ID F701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Claude J. TURSE,   b. 16 Aug 1921,   d. 16 Oct 1991, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 2 May 1945  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Known to the older cousins as “Aunt Toots” (as recalled by Ruth Hering Roth)

      Loved to fish where she lived in Florida. Anne Elizabeth Turse was a fixture at Anglin's Pier at Fort Lauderdale and earned the nickname "Mackerel Annie."

      When she died, at 76, in October 2001, South Florida Sun-Sentinel outdoors writer Steve Waters described her as one of the top anglers at Anglin's Pier and an ambassador for the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea fishing pier, where she taught generations of young anglers the secrets of pier fishing.

      When the Spanish mackerel were running, locals said, she would be on the pier five or six days a week, Waters wrote.

      Anne Turse also spent hours tutoring her grandson Ben, according to his mother, Sara.

      "They'd be out back, on the dock, trying to untangle a mess in the line on a fishing reel, having a great time together," she said.

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Blauvelt Genealogy, Louis L. Blauvelt.