Jacob S. Curtis1

M, b. 7 August 1881
FatherJoseph S. Curtis1 b. Aug 1857
MotherHarriet Elizabeth Fair1 b. 5 Sep 1862, d. 4 Jan 1932
Last Edited1 Oct 2007
Birth*Jacob S. Curtis was born on 7 August 1881 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Morganton Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Joseph S. Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Fair; ED 14, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 lving, Aunt Mary Mull, b. September 1826, lived with them.1 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 Jacob S. Curtis registered for the draft at Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina; at the time, he was employed by illegible; nearest relative Hettie Curtis.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.

James Henry Curtis1,2

M, b. 18 April 1884, d. 23 May 1946
FatherJoseph S. Curtis1 b. Aug 1857
MotherHarriet Elizabeth Fair1 b. 5 Sep 1862, d. 4 Jan 1932
Last Edited3 Jul 2008
Birth*James Henry Curtis was born on 18 April 1884 at Burke, North Carolina; draft registration says 18 April 1888.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Morganton Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Joseph S. Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Fair; ED 14, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 lving, Aunt Mary Mull, b. September 1826, lived with them.4 
Marriage*James Henry Curtis married Maria (Myra) Rosa Curtis, daughter of William Amos Curtis and Darculas (Dorothy) Elizabeth Fox, on 25 May 1907 at Caldwell, North Carolina.5,6 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 James Henry Curtis registered for the draft at Rte. 2, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina; at the time, he was employed by Plant? Cotton Mill doing cotton mill work; born Burke County; married, 2 children.7 
Census*He and Maria (Myra) Rosa Curtis appeared on the census of 17 January 1920 at Belmont, Gaston, North Carolina, ED 99, sheet 24A, occupation cotton mill, renting, 3 children at home.8 
CensusJames Henry Curtis and Maria (Myra) Rosa Curtis appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, ED 26, sheet 10A, occupation cotton mill, renting-$3 month, 3 children at home.9 
Death*James Henry Curtis died on 23 May 1946 at Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, at age 62; in a Charlotte hospital; occupation textile worker; buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia.3 

Family

Maria (Myra) Rosa Curtis b. 13 Mar 1892, d. 31 Mar 1956
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records, childrens' birth records.
  6. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 20, page 57.
  7. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  10. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Michael Jonas Curtis1,2

M, b. 11 September 1890
FatherJoseph S. Curtis1 b. Aug 1857
MotherHarriet Elizabeth Fair1 b. 5 Sep 1862, d. 4 Jan 1932
Last Edited14 Nov 2007
Birth*Michael Jonas Curtis was born on 11 September 1890 at Burke, North Carolina.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Morganton Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Joseph S. Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Fair; ED 14, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 lving, Aunt Mary Mull, b. September 1826, lived with them.1 
Marriage*Michael Jonas Curtis married Roxie Ledford circa 1912.4 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 Michael Jonas Curtis registered for the draft at Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina; at the time, he was employed by James? Mills doing mill work; born Burke County, wife and 2 or 3 children.3 

Family

Roxie Ledford b. c 1890
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records, middle name from daughter's death certificate.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records, birth record of their daughter Lillie Bert.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Samuel Benjamin Curtis1,2

M, b. 12 February 1893, d. 4 July 1973
FatherJoseph S. Curtis1 b. Aug 1857
MotherHarriet Elizabeth Fair1 b. 5 Sep 1862, d. 4 Jan 1932
Last Edited22 Sep 2007
Birth*Samuel Benjamin Curtis was born on 12 February 1893 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Morganton Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Joseph S. Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Fair; ED 14, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 lving, Aunt Mary Mull, b. September 1826, lived with them.1 
Death*Samuel Benjamin Curtis died on 4 July 1973 at Lincolnton, Gaston, North Carolina, at age 80; informant Jerry Curtis; buried at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.

Annie L. Curtis1

F, b. September 1895
FatherJoseph S. Curtis1 b. Aug 1857
MotherHarriet Elizabeth Fair1 b. 5 Sep 1862, d. 4 Jan 1932
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Annie L. Curtis was born in September 1895 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Morganton Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Joseph S. Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Fair; ED 14, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 lving, Aunt Mary Mull, b. September 1826, lived with them.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Robert Lee Curtis1,2

M, b. 19 April 1899, d. 14 July 1969
FatherJoseph S. Curtis1 b. Aug 1857
MotherHarriet Elizabeth Fair1 b. 5 Sep 1862, d. 4 Jan 1932
Last Edited2 Oct 2007
Birth*Robert Lee Curtis was born on 19 April 1899 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Morganton Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Joseph S. Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Fair; ED 14, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 lving, Aunt Mary Mull, b. September 1826, lived with them.1 
Marriage*Robert Lee Curtis married Edith Roberts on 14 August 1920 at Mt. Holly, Gaston, North Carolina; by M.W. Hackard, M.E. minister.3 
Census*Robert Lee Curtis and Edith Roberts appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at North Belmont, South Point Twp., Gaston, North Carolina, ED 44, sheet 4B, occupation laborer-cottong mill, renting-$5 month, no radio, 2 children at home.4 
Death*Robert Lee Curtis died on 14 July 1969 at Belmont, Gaston, North Carolina, at age 70; buried at Greenwood Cemtery in Belmont; informant was Billy W. Curtis of Damascus, North Dakota.2 

Family

Edith Roberts b. 4 Dec 1903, d. 17 Oct 1985
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  3. [S1501] Gaston County, North Carolina Register of Deeds, Gaston County, North Carolina Marriage Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Julia Alice Ervin1,2,3

F, b. October 1861
Last Edited16 Nov 2007
Birth*Julia Alice Ervin was born in October 1861 at North Carolina.4 
Married Name As of 24 February 1884,her married name was Curtis.4,3 
Marriage*She married Enoch Harrison Curtis, son of Merrit B. Curtis and Susannah (Susan) M. Patton, on 24 February 1884 at Burke, North Carolina.4,3 
(Witness) DeathJulia Alice Ervin witnessed the death of Enoch Harrison Curtis on 27 August 1898 at Burke, North Carolina; buried at the Mountain Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.5 
Census*Julia Alice Ervin appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 at Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, ED 19 ,sheet 1B, occupation seamstress, widowed, 4 children, 4 living, lived next to Susan Curtis; only Effie lived with her.4 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, occupation boarding house, renting, widowed, 4 children, 4 living; Effie was a store bookkeeper and Mattie worked at a millinery store.6 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 LaCrosse, Whitman, Washington, in the household of Effie Hope Curtis; ED 156, sheet 5A, occupation saleslady-department store, renting, mother and two cousins, Beulah (21) and Myrtle (18) Bailey, both from North Carolina, lived with her.7 
Census*Julia Alice Ervin and Effie Hope Curtis appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at LaCrosse, Whitman, Washington, ED 14, sheet 2A, occupation none, widowed, renting-$10, no radio, Effie was a saleslady in a dry goods store.8 

Family

Enoch Harrison Curtis b. 18 Feb 1858, d. 27 Aug 1898
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  2. [S1566] Lacrosse Newspaper, abt 27 December 1944.
  3. [S1188] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Marriage Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Mountain Grove.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Effie Hope Curtis1

F, b. 19 February 1885, d. 22 December 1944
FatherEnoch Harrison Curtis1 b. 18 Feb 1858, d. 27 Aug 1898
MotherJulia Alice Ervin1 b. Oct 1861
Last Edited4 Oct 2008
Birth*Effie Hope Curtis was born on 19 February 1885 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Julia Alice Ervin; ED 19 ,sheet 1B, occupation seamstress, widowed, 4 children, 4 living, lived next to Susan Curtis; only Effie lived with her.1 
(Witness) CensusEffie Hope Curtis appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Julia Alice Ervin; occupation boarding house, renting, widowed, 4 children, 4 living; Effie was a store bookkeeper and Mattie worked at a millinery store.3 
Census*Effie Hope Curtis appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 at LaCrosse, Whitman, Washington, ED 156, sheet 5A, occupation saleslady-department store, renting, mother and two cousins, Beulah (21) and Myrtle (18) Bailey, both from North Carolina, lived with her.4 
Census*She and Julia Alice Ervin appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at LaCrosse, Whitman, Washington, ED 14, sheet 2A, occupation none, widowed, renting-$10, no radio, Effie was a saleslady in a dry goods store.5 
Death*Effie Hope Curtis died on 22 December 1944 at Colfax, Whitman, Washington, at age 59; buried at the Colfax Cemetery.6,7 
ObitEffie Hope's obituary was published in the LaCrosse Newspaper on circa 27 December 1944:

Effie Hope Curtis, Former Resident Here, Died Dec. 22nd [sic] Effie Hope Curtis, who resided here for twenty years, and clerked in the Hoover store and later the Myklebust Store, died at Colfax December 27 [sic]. Mrs. Curtis was a good salesman and was liked by all who knew her. She had many friends at Lacrosse who regret her passing. After leaving Lacrosse, Miss Curtis clerked in the Emerson Store in Colfax up to the time of her death. She came to Whitman County twenty?-four years ago from Morganton, North Carolina, where she taught school for three years and later worked in a department store in that city. She and her mother moved to Colfax four years ago. Through her twenty years of clerking in Lacrosse stores her one desire was to give kind and courteous service to the public and her unselfish endeavors endeared her to all who knew her. She had been a member of the Baptist church since her fifteenth birthday.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her mother, Mrs. Alice Curtis, Colfax; two brothers, E.J. Curtis of Colfax, and E.M. Curtis, Morganton, N.C; and sister Mrs. Tommy Gilland of Kingstree, South Carolina. Funeral services were held in Colfax, Sunday, December 24th, [sic] and burial was in the Colfax cemetery.8 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S745] Washington State Dept. of Health, Washington Death Index, death certificate transcript.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S745] Washington State Dept. of Health, Washington Death Index, death certificat transcript.
  7. [S1541] Lorraine Cook White and Margie Freier Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions - Whitman County, Washington, Colfax.
  8. [S1566] Lacrosse Newspaper, abt 27 December 1944.

Safronia Elizabeth (Liizzie) Wise1,2

F, b. 1890
Last Edited11 Aug 2007
Birth*Safronia Elizabeth (Liizzie) Wise was born in 1890 at North Carolina.1 
Married Name As of circa 1916,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Tillmon Jerome Curtis, son of Jefferson L. Curtis and Adelaide E. Simpson, circa 1916; prior marriage to Wise.1 
Census*Safronia Elizabeth (Liizzie) Wise and Tillmon Jerome Curtis appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, ED 14, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child and 3 step children at home.1 

Family

Tillmon Jerome Curtis b. 28 Jul 1887, d. 21 Nov 1956
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1468] Burke County Historical Society, The Heritage of Burke County, Family Number 486.

Lucille Elizabeth Curtis1,2

F, b. 4 August 1917
FatherTillmon Jerome Curtis1 b. 28 Jul 1887, d. 21 Nov 1956
MotherSafronia Elizabeth (Liizzie) Wise1 b. 1890
Last Edited27 Jul 2007
Birth*Lucille Elizabeth Curtis was born on 4 August 1917 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Tillmon Jerome Curtis and Safronia Elizabeth (Liizzie) Wise; ED 14, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child and 3 step children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusLucille Elizabeth Curtis appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Hannie Mae Epley and Tillmon Jerome Curtis; ED 8, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, no radio, no children.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Amelia A. (?)1

F, b. 1895
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Amelia A. (?) was born in 1895 at Ohio.1 
Married Name As of circa 1913,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Jefferson Douglas Curtis, son of Jefferson L. Curtis and Adelaide E. Simpson, circa 1913 at Ohio.1 
CensusAmelia A. (?) and Jefferson Douglas Curtis appeared on the census of 10 October 1920 at Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, ED 285, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.1 
Census*Amelia A. (?) and Jefferson Douglas Curtis appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 at Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, ED 55, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, radio, 4 children at home.2 

Family

Jefferson Douglas Curtis b. 17 Sep 1889
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Everett J. Curtis1

M, b. 1914
FatherJefferson Douglas Curtis1 b. 17 Sep 1889
MotherAmelia A. (?)1 b. 1895
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Everett J. Curtis was born in 1914 at Butler, Ohio.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 October 1920 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 285, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusEverett J. Curtis appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 55, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, radio, 4 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Elizabeth J.D. Curtis1

F, b. 1915
FatherJefferson Douglas Curtis1 b. 17 Sep 1889
MotherAmelia A. (?)1 b. 1895
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Elizabeth J.D. Curtis was born in 1915 at Butler, Ohio.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 10 October 1920 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 285, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth J.D. Curtis appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 55, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, radio, 4 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Elmer D. Curtis1

M, b. 18 December 1917, d. September 1980
FatherJefferson Douglas Curtis1 b. 17 Sep 1889
MotherAmelia A. (?)1 b. 1895
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Elmer D. Curtis was born on 18 December 1917 at Butler, Ohio.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 October 1920 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 285, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElmer D. Curtis appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 55, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, radio, 4 children at home.3 
Death*Elmer D. Curtis died in September 1980 at Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, at age 62.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Harry J. Curtis1

M, b. 29 February 1920, d. March 1983
FatherJefferson Douglas Curtis1 b. 17 Sep 1889
MotherAmelia A. (?)1 b. 1895
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Harry J. Curtis was born on 29 February 1920 at Butler, Ohio.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 April 1930 Wayne Twp., Butler, Ohio, in the household of Jefferson Douglas Curtis and Amelia A. (?); ED 55, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, radio, 4 children at home.1 
Death*Harry J. Curtis died in March 1983 at Fairfield, Butler, Ohio, at age 63.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Hannie Mae Epley1,2

F, b. 1 September 1900, d. 15 March 1991
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*Hannie Mae Epley was born on 1 September 1900 at North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1927,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Tillmon Jerome Curtis, son of Jefferson L. Curtis and Adelaide E. Simpson, circa 1927 at North Carolina.1 
Census*Hannie Mae Epley and Tillmon Jerome Curtis appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, ED 8, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, no radio, no children.1 
Death*Hannie Mae Epley died on 15 March 1991 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 90; buried at Glen Alpine Cemetery.3,2 

Family

Tillmon Jerome Curtis b. 28 Jul 1887, d. 21 Nov 1956

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Glen Alpine.
  3. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.

Mary Ann Taylor1,2

F, b. 6 November 1886, d. 22 October 1955
Last Edited28 Jun 2008
Birth*Mary Ann Taylor was born on 6 November 1886 at Burke, North Carolina; daughter of Decatur Taylor and Harriette Benfield.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1900,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married George P. Curtis, son of George M. Curtis and Nancy A.E. Simpson, circa 1900 at North Carolina; probalby Burke.1 
Death*Mary Ann Taylor died on 22 October 1955 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 68; headstone without date of death at Glen Alpine Cemetery.1,2 

Family

George P. Curtis b. 27 Jan 1880, d. 23 Mar 1929

Citations

  1. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Glen Alpine.
  2. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.

Grace Mae Kelly1

F, b. 27 February 1907, d. 28 July 1992
Last Edited18 Nov 2012
Birth*Grace Mae Kelly was born on 27 February 1907 at North Carolina.1 
Marriage*She married Joseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis, son of Jefferson L. Curtis and Adelaide E. Simpson, on 5 June 1922 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of 6 March 1923,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Census*Grace Mae Kelly and Joseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis appeared on the census of 29 April 1930 at Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, occupation operator-hydro-electric power house, renting, radio, 2 children and brother John at home.3 
Death*Grace Mae Kelly died on 28 July 1992 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, at age 85; buried at Glen Alpine Cemetery.1,4 

Family

Joseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis b. 16 May 1901, d. 23 Sep 1971
Children

Citations

  1. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Glen Alpine.
  2. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Annie Mae Curtis1

F, b. 8 May 1925, d. 27 November 1926
FatherJoseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis1 b. 16 May 1901, d. 23 Sep 1971
MotherGrace Mae Kelly1 b. 27 Feb 1907, d. 28 Jul 1992
Last Edited28 Feb 2007
Birth*Annie Mae Curtis was born on 8 May 1925 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
Death*She died on 27 November 1926 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 1; buried at Glen Alpine Cemetery.1 

Citations

  1. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Glen Alpine.

Ivy Irene Curtis1

F, b. 6 March 1923
FatherJoseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis1 b. 16 May 1901, d. 23 Sep 1971
MotherGrace Mae Kelly1 b. 27 Feb 1907, d. 28 Jul 1992
Last Edited18 Nov 2012
Birth*Ivy Irene Curtis was born on 6 March 1923 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 29 April 1930 Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Grace Mae Kelly and Joseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis; occupation operator-hydro-electric power house, renting, radio, 2 children and brother John at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Tilman Joseph Curtis1

M, b. 9 December 1927, d. 11 September 2016
FatherJoseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis1 b. 16 May 1901, d. 23 Sep 1971
MotherGrace Mae Kelly1 b. 27 Feb 1907, d. 28 Jul 1992
Last Edited22 Jan 2017
Birth*Tilman Joseph Curtis was born on 9 December 1927 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 April 1930 Linville Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Grace Mae Kelly and Joseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis; occupation operator-hydro-electric power house, renting, radio, 2 children and brother John at home.2 
Marriage*Tilman Joseph Curtis married Billie Harriet Pons in 1949 at North Carolina.3 
Death*Tilman Joseph Curtis died on 11 September 2016 at Valdese, Burke, North Carolina, at age 88.4,5 
ObitTilman Joseph's obituary was published in the Morganton News Herald on 13 September 2016:

VALDESE Mr. Tillman Joseph Curtis, 88, of Valdese, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at his residence after a period of declining health. Mr. Curtis was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Glen Alpine, a son of the late Joe Ben and Grace Kelly Curtis. Mr. Curtis was a graduate of Glen Alpine High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of the Army Reserve and an active member of the American Legion Post 234 of Valdese. While living in Glen Alpine he was an active member of the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church and the W.B. Culp Sunday school class. He served on a number of church boards and was an alternate teacher of the Culp Class. Mr. Curtis served on the Glen Alpine Board of Education and the Burke County School Board of Education, where he was chairman for two years until moving to Valdese in 1972. He served as a trustee of WPCC from 1972 to 1973. In 1972 he joined the First United Methodist Church of Valdese, where he was alternate teacher of the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class and was a member of several committees of the church. Tillman retired as head of purchasing from Great Lakes Carbon Corp. after 36 years of dedicated service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and was friend to all who knew him.

n addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Michael Curtis; and two sisters, Irene McGimsey and Johnsie Cline. Surviving are his wife, Billie Pons Curtis; son, Rev. Joseph Lynn Curtis and wife, Brenda; daughters, Karen Curtis-Gwynn and husband, Raymond and Robin Staley and husband, John. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amy Perry, Jordan and Zachary Gwynn, Johnny and Grace Staley; great-grandson, Wakefield Perry; step-grandchildren, David Simmons and wife, Jennifer and their children, Lawson, Noah and Charlotte, and Ashley Kahl and husband, Steven and their children, James and Ella. Graveside services for Tillman Joseph Curtis will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at Burke Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery A. Sweeney officiating. Military honors will be presented by Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard and the North Carolina National Guard. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.5 

Family

Billie Harriet Pons b. 12 Mar 1929, d. 14 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  3. [S1859] Legacy.com, Legacy.com.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Burke, Burke, North Carolina.
  5. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Johnsie Lucille Curtis1

F, b. 12 November 1934
FatherJoseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis1 b. 16 May 1901, d. 23 Sep 1971
MotherGrace Mae Kelly1 b. 27 Feb 1907, d. 28 Jul 1992
Last Edited18 Nov 2012
Birth*Johnsie Lucille Curtis was born on 12 November 1934 at Burke, North Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Michael Lamarr Curtis1

M, b. 23 February 1939, d. 14 April 2014
FatherJoseph Benjamin (Joe Ben) Curtis1 b. 16 May 1901, d. 23 Sep 1971
MotherGrace Mae Kelly1 b. 27 Feb 1907, d. 28 Jul 1992
Last Edited3 Feb 2015
Birth*Michael Lamarr Curtis was born on 23 February 1939 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
Death*He died on 14 April 2014 at Marion, McDowell, North Carolina, at age 75.2 
ObitMichael Lamarr's obituary was published in the McDowell News on 16 April 2014:
MARION Mr. Michael Lamarr Curtis, 75, of Marion, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Memorial Campus-Mission Hospital in Asheville. Mr. Curtis was born in Burke County, Feb. 23, 1939 and was a son of the late Joseph Benjamin Curtis and Grace Kelly Curtis. His wife, Carolyn Hudson Curtis, preceded him in death. Michael was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion and retired from Duke Energy, following 30 years of service. Left to cherish Mr. Curtis' memory are three children, Weston Curtis and wife, Beth, of Chapin, S.C., Michelle Elkins and husband, Jeff, of Marion and William Curtis of Greensboro;one brother, T.J. Curtis and wife, Billie, of Valdese;two grandchildren, Brittany Bickley and husband, Cliff, of Chapin, S.C. and Adam Curtis and wife, Becca, of Charleston, S.C. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m., in Westmoreland Chapel, with the Rev. Lynn Curtis officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home. Interment will be in McDowell Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Road, Marion, NC 28752. Words of comfort may be shared online at www.westmoreland funeralhome.com.2 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Beulah Estelle Fleming1

F, b. 1899, d. 22 August 1988
Last Edited28 Feb 2007
Birth*Beulah Estelle Fleming was born in 1899 at North Carolina; maiden name from daughter's birth record.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1916,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married George Henry Curtis, son of Jefferson L. Curtis and Adelaide E. Simpson, circa 1916 at North Carolina.1 
Death*Beulah Estelle Fleming died on 22 August 1988 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina.1 

Family

George Henry Curtis b. 25 Jul 1893, d. 7 Sep 1959
Children

Citations

  1. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records, birth record of Annie Belle Curtis.
  3. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Annie Belle Curtis1

F, b. 3 January 1918
FatherGeorge Henry Curtis1 b. 25 Jul 1893, d. 7 Sep 1959
MotherBeulah Estelle Fleming1 b. 1899, d. 22 Aug 1988
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*Annie Belle Curtis was born on 3 January 1918 at Burke, North Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Harry Leroy Curtis1

M, b. 12 September 1919, d. 21 September 2001
FatherGeorge Henry Curtis1 b. 25 Jul 1893, d. 7 Sep 1959
MotherBeulah Estelle Fleming1 b. 1899, d. 22 Aug 1988
Last Edited27 Jul 2007
Birth*Harry Leroy Curtis was born on 12 September 1919 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
Death*He died on 21 September 2001 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, at age 82.2 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Myrtle Hendrix1

F, b. 6 September 1922
Last Edited18 Nov 2012
Birth*Myrtle Hendrix was born on 6 September 1922.1 
Married Name As of between 1940 and 1950,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Lloyd Walter Curtis, son of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley, between 1940 and 1950.1 

Family

Lloyd Walter Curtis b. 4 Sep 1922, d. 26 Mar 1992

Citations

  1. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Bethel Baptist Church.

Robert R. Curtis Jr.1,2

M, b. 12 March 1891, d. 18 October 1931
FatherRobert Severn Curtis1 b. 29 Mar 1847, d. 4 Jan 1925
MotherAnalissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes1 b. Dec 1848, d. 1936
Last Edited3 Nov 2012
Birth*Robert R. Curtis Jr. was born on 12 March 1891 at McDowell, North Carolina; also Robert A.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 Dysartville, McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of Robert Severn Curtis and Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes; ED 117, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, married 15 years, 5 children, 4 living.3 
(Witness) CensusRobert R. Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Robert Severn Curtis and Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes; ED 10, sheet 10B, occupation laborer-cotton mill, married 26 years, 5 children, 4 living.4 
Marriage*Robert R. Curtis Jr. married M. Hattie Whisnant on 20 December 1913 at Newton, Catawba, North Carolina.5 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 Robert R. Curtis Jr. registered for the draft at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina; at the time, he was employed by Alpine Cotton Mill in Morganton, married.1 
Census*He and M. Hattie Whisnant appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Newton Twp., Catawba, North Carolina, ED 45, sheet 1A, occupation laborer-cotton mill, renting, no children.6 
Census*Robert R. Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, ED 16, sheet 16B, occupation waiter-cafe, married but no household present, living with his sister and mother.7 
Death*He died on 18 October 1931 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 40; from his car hitting a train; occupation farmer, widowed, buried at Forest Hill Cemetery.2,8 

Family

M. Hattie Whisnant b. c 1897

Citations

  1. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  2. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Forest Hill.

Sarah Jane (Janie) Curtis1,2

F, b. 16 December 1893, d. 7 November 1974
FatherRobert Severn Curtis1 b. 29 Mar 1847, d. 4 Jan 1925
MotherAnalissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes1 b. Dec 1848, d. 1936
Last Edited3 Nov 2012
Birth*Sarah Jane (Janie) Curtis was born on 16 December 1893 at McDowell, North Carolina.1,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 Dysartville, McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of Robert Severn Curtis and Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes; ED 117, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, married 15 years, 5 children, 4 living.1 
(Witness) CensusSarah Jane (Janie) Curtis appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Robert Severn Curtis and Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes; ED 10, sheet 10B, occupation laborer-cotton mill, married 26 years, 5 children, 4 living.4 
Married Name As of 15 March 1913,her married name was Whisenant.5,2 
Marriage*Sarah Jane (Janie) Curtis married Thurman A. Whisenant on 15 March 1913 at Burke, North Carolina.5,2 
CensusSarah Jane (Janie) Curtis appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, ED 21, sheet 7A, no occupation, widowed, 3 sons, loiving with her parents.6 
Census*She appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, ED 16, sheet 16B, occupation spooler-cotton mill, widowed, 3 children living with her.5 
Death*She died on 7 November 1974 at Granite Falls, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 80; in a Hickory hospital; second marriage to Carswell; buried at Catawba Valley Cemetery in Morganton.3,7 

Family

Thurman A. Whisenant b. 7 Jun 1888, d. 21 Oct 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Catawba, Burke, North Carolina.

Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes1,2,3

F, b. December 1848, d. 1936
Last Edited2 Nov 2012
Birth*Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes was born in December 1848 at North Carolina; daughter of William and Margaret Rhodes.4,5,6,2 
Married Name As of 13 May 1884,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Robert Severn Curtis, son of Jason A. (Jace) Curtis and Charity M. Patton, on 13 May 1884 at Home of J.R. Denton, McDowell, North Carolina; by J.R. Denton, M.G.1,2 
Census*Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes and Robert Severn Curtis appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at Dysartville, McDowell, North Carolina, ED 117, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, married 15 years, 5 children, 4 living.4 
CensusAnalissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes and Robert Severn Curtis appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, ED 10, sheet 10B, occupation laborer-cotton mill, married 26 years, 5 children, 4 living.1 
CensusAnalissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes and Robert Severn Curtis appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, ED 21, sheet 7A, occupation sweeper-cotton mill, renting, Sarah and her 3 sons lived with them.7 
Census*Analissa Catherine (A.C.) Rhodes appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, ED 16, sheet 16B, no occupation, widowed, living with Sarah's family.8 
Death*She died in 1936 at Burke, North Carolina; buried at Forest Hill Cemetery.5,6 

Family

Robert Severn Curtis b. 29 Mar 1847, d. 4 Jan 1925
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S1229] Edward P. Williams, McDowell County Marriages.
  3. [S2157] Bkcurtis137, "Curtis-Miller Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  6. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Forest Hill.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  9. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.