Couse Foundation / Family Tree

  • E.I. Couse with two of his grandchildren, Irving and Virginia, 1935.

    E.I. Couse with two of his grandchildren, Irving and Virginia, 1935.

  • Ginnie Couse in the garden, circa 1934

    Ginnie Couse in the garden, circa 1934

  • Mantel in the office shows one of Couse’s paintings and photographs of the generations of the Couse family.

    Mantel in the office shows one of Couse’s paintings and photographs of the generations of the Couse family.

  • Kibbey Couse age 20, 1914.

    Kibbey Couse age 20, 1914.

  • Kibbey Couse around 1915.

    Kibbey Couse around 1915.

  • Couse with two of his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Virginia, 1932.

    Couse with two of his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Virginia, 1932.

  • Ernest and Virginia Couse Leavitt taken July 2014 on the portal at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

    Ernest and Virginia Couse Leavitt taken July 2014 on the portal at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

Family Background
E.I. Couse married Virginia Walker, September 5, 1889, in Paris, France.  They had one son, Kibbey Whitman Couse, born 1894 in Etaples, France.  Kibbey married Lucille Wrenn, 1921, in New York. They had three children, Elizabeth Ann, born 1925, Virginia, born 1932, and Irving Walker, born 1935. 

Virginia Couse Leavitt is the only living grandchild.  She divides her time between Tucson, Arizona and Taos, New Mexico, where she continues the stewardship of the Couse legacy.