Cloe Curtis1

F, b. 1924
FatherWilliam John Samuel Curtis1 b. 6 Sep 1884, d. 14 Dec 1960
MotherNettie Verona Greene1 b. 31 May 1891, d. 15 Mar 1952
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*Cloe Curtis was born in 1924 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 18 April 1930 Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, in the household of William John Samuel Curtis and Nettie Verona Greene; ED 18, sheet 21B, occupation operator-cotton mill, renting-$4 month, 5 children and Frank's family.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Dovie Curtis1

F, b. 1929
FatherWilliam John Samuel Curtis1 b. 6 Sep 1884, d. 14 Dec 1960
MotherNettie Verona Greene1 b. 31 May 1891, d. 15 Mar 1952
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*Dovie Curtis was born in 1929 at Catawba, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 18 April 1930 Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, in the household of William John Samuel Curtis and Nettie Verona Greene; ED 18, sheet 21B, occupation operator-cotton mill, renting-$4 month, 5 children and Frank's family.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Haley E. (?)1

F, b. 20 March 1891, d. 24 February 1949
Last Edited16 Apr 2013
Birth*Haley E. (?) was born on 20 March 1891 at North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1913,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Thomas T. Curtis, son of Joshua C. Curtis and Mary Ann Simmons, circa 1913 at Virginia.1 
Census*Haley E. (?) and Thomas T. Curtis appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 at Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, ED 23, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 
CensusHaley E. (?) and Thomas T. Curtis appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.3 
CensusHaley E. (?) and Thomas T. Curtis appeared on the census of 17 April 1940 at Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, ED 8, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 4 children at home.4 
Death*Haley E. (?) died on 24 February 1949 at Caroline, Virginia, at age 57; buried at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Ruther Glen.2 

Family

Thomas T. Curtis b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, County Line Baptist, Caroline County, Virginia.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Lucy (May T.) Curtis1

F, b. 1914
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*Lucy (May T.) Curtis was born in 1914 at Caroline, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 23, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusLucy (May T.) Curtis appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.2 

Citations

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

Mary A. Curtis1

F, b. 1915
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*Mary A. Curtis was born in 1915 at Caroline, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 23, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMary A. Curtis appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.2 

Citations

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

Frances Rena Curtis1

F, b. 1916
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*Frances Rena Curtis was born in 1916 at Caroline, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 23, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusFrances Rena Curtis appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.2 

Citations

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

James Thomas Curtis1

M, b. 27 July 1918, d. 23 January 1994
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited16 Apr 2013
Birth*James Thomas Curtis was born on 27 July 1918 at Caroline, Virginia.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 23, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJames Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusJames Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 17 April 1940 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 8, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 4 children at home.4 
Name Variation As of 17 April 1940, James Thomas Curtis was also known as J. Theodore Curtis.4 
Death*He died on 23 January 1994 at Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, at age 75; SSDI only.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Mable E. Curtis1

F, b. 1921
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*Mable E. Curtis was born in 1921 at Caroline, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMable E. Curtis appeared on the census of 17 April 1940 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 8, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 4 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

William H. Curtis1

M, b. 9 September 1923, d. June 1977
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*William H. Curtis was born on 9 September 1923 at Caroline, Virginia.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam H. Curtis appeared on the census of 17 April 1940 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 8, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 4 children at home.3 
Death*William H. Curtis died in June 1977 at Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, at age 53; SSDI only.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Lucille Curtis1

F, b. 1926
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited11 Jan 2010
Birth*Lucille Curtis was born in 1926 at Caroline, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusLucille Curtis appeared on the census of 17 April 1940 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 8, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 4 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Samuel Curtis1

M, b. 1928
FatherThomas T. Curtis1 b. 19 Sep 1869, d. 2 Aug 1945
MotherHaley E. (?)1 b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 24 Feb 1949
Last Edited11 Jan 2010
Birth*Samuel Curtis was born in 1928 at Caroline, Virginia.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, in the household of Thomas T. Curtis and Haley E. (?); ED 7, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 8 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Ray Filmore Curtis1

M, b. 14 August 1933
FatherHardie Filmore Curtis1 b. 28 Jul 1898, d. 27 Jan 1954
MotherOllie Vertrena Brooks1 b. 22 Nov 1905, d. 21 Apr 1994
Last Edited21 Nov 2012
Birth*Ray Filmore Curtis was born on 14 August 1933 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 May 1940 Patterson, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Hardie Filmore Curtis and Ollie Vertrena Brooks; ED 14-28, sheet 16A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 6 children, father and mother in law.2 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Rose Verona Curtis1

F, b. 24 August 1934
FatherHardie Filmore Curtis1 b. 28 Jul 1898, d. 27 Jan 1954
MotherOllie Vertrena Brooks1 b. 22 Nov 1905, d. 21 Apr 1994
Last Edited21 Nov 2012
Birth*Rose Verona Curtis was born on 24 August 1934 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 14 May 1940 Patterson, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Hardie Filmore Curtis and Ollie Vertrena Brooks; ED 14-28, sheet 16A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 6 children, father and mother in law.2 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Robert Ralph Curtis1

M, b. 15 January 1922
FatherRalph Cromwell Curtis1 b. 8 Jul 1897, d. 16 Jul 1985
MotherVelma Faye Smith1 b. 14 Jan 1901, d. 6 Apr 1998
Last Edited18 Jul 2015
Birth*Robert Ralph Curtis was born on 15 January 1922 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 2 May 1930 Lower Creek, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Ralph Cromwell Curtis and Velma Faye Smith; ED 16, sheet 24B, occupation laborer-glass factory, renting, 3 sons and 2 step-children.2 
(Witness) CensusRobert Ralph Curtis appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 Lower Creek Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Velma Faye Smith and Ralph Cromwell Curtis; ED 7, sheet 10A, occupation watchman, renting, 3 sons and 1 stepson at home.3 

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  4. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Billie Sue Curtis1

F, b. 9 June 1930
FatherRalph Christopher Curtis1 b. 25 Dec 1901, d. 12 Nov 1974
MotherSadie Jane Benfield1 b. 1906
Last Edited21 Nov 2012
Birth*Billie Sue Curtis was born on 9 June 1930 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 

Citations

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

Jones Buster Curtis1

M, b. 26 July 1930, d. 27 July 1930
FatherCloyd Melbern Curtis1 b. 9 May 1905, d. 20 Apr 1968
MotherJessie Maebelle Abernathy1 b. 25 Apr 1902, d. 28 Dec 1985
Last Edited26 Jun 2008
Birth*Jones Buster Curtis was born on 26 July 1930 at Rhodiss, Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
Death*He died on 27 July 1930 at Rhodiss, Caldwell, North Carolina; congenital heart defect; buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S970] Caldwell County Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Death Records, Book 17, page 298.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.

Ruby Olive Curtis1

F, b. 21 December 1930, d. 6 February 1999
FatherJoseph Walter Curtis1 b. 2 Oct 1874, d. 1 Sep 1958
MotherFlorence O. Bishop1 b. 23 Nov 1897, d. 11 Dec 1981
Last Edited29 Oct 2017
Birth*Ruby Olive Curtis was born on 21 December 1930 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
Death*She died on 6 February 1999 at Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, at age 68; listed as Ruby Olive Curtis in June 1951, Ruby Olive Shoemaker in Sep 1968 and Ruby Olive Scott 18 feb 1999; buried at Greenlawn Cemetery.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S45] Social Security Administration U.S., Social Security Applications & Claims.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Greenlawn, Duval, Florida.

Jerry Arthur Curtis1

M, b. 15 February 1940
FatherRalph Christopher Curtis1 b. 25 Dec 1901, d. 12 Nov 1974
MotherSadie Jane Benfield1 b. 1906
Last Edited21 Nov 2012
Birth*Jerry Arthur Curtis was born on 15 February 1940 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 

Citations

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

Charles Joseph Dobbins1

M, b. 12 August 1876, d. 19 April 1955
Last Edited22 Jan 2010
Birth*Charles Joseph Dobbins was born on 12 August 1876 at North Carolina; son of Eber and Mary Dobbins.2,3 
Marriage*He married Alice Victoria Curtis, daughter of Thomas Curtis and Mary E. Robbins, on 16 February 1901 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
Census*Charles Joseph Dobbins and Alice Victoria Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 65, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 9 years, 4 children, 4 living.4 
CensusCharles Joseph Dobbins and Alice Victoria Curtis appeared on the census of 23 January 1920 at Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, Ed 75, sheet 8A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 6 children at home.5 
Death*Charles Joseph Dobbins died on 19 April 1955 at Route 2, Granite Falls, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 78; buried at Nelson's Chapel Cemetery.3 

Family

Alice Victoria Curtis b. 24 Mar 1880, d. 24 Sep 1945
Children

Citations

  1. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 14, page 23.
  2. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  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 1920.
  6. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Willie Holden1

M, b. circa 1890
Last Edited20 Nov 2012
Birth*Willie Holden was born circa 1890.1 
Marriage*He married Annie Beatrice Curtis, daughter of John Pickens Curtis and Sarah (Sallie) E. Curtis, on 22 December 1909 at Yadkin Valley Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina.1 

Family

Annie Beatrice Curtis b. 12 Oct 1891, d. 5 Jun 1960

Citations

  1. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 21, page 195.

Rufus E. Robbins1

M, b. 10 February 1888, d. April 1965
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*Rufus E. Robbins was born on 10 February 1888 at North Carolina.1 
Marriage*He married Hattie Parolee Curtis, daughter of Thomas Carroll Curtis and Sarah Elvira Coffey, on 11 February 1912 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
Census*Rufus E. Robbins and Hattie Parolee Curtis appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Yadkin Valley Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 77, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.2 
Death*Rufus E. Robbins died in April 1965 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 77.1 

Family

Hattie Parolee Curtis b. Feb 1896, d. 15 Feb 1920

Citations

  1. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 23, page 25.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Arthur Adams1

M, b. 1841
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*Arthur Adams was born in 1841 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
Marriage*He married Mary Curtis, daughter of Joshua Curtis and Margaret Edmiston, on 16 September 1866 at Caldwell, North Carolina.2 
Census*Arthur Adams and Mary Curtis appeared on the census of 27 August 1870 at Lower Creek Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, page 62, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 1 child.3 

Family

Mary Curtis b. 1843

Citations

  1. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages.
  2. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 3, page 197.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Alfred Burton Mays1

M, b. 19 June 1882, d. 9 December 1957
Last Edited15 Jan 2010
Birth*Alfred Burton Mays was born on 19 June 1882 at North Carolina; son of John James Mays and Nancy Cozort; draft registration is 19 June 1881.2,3,4 
Marriage*He married Lucy Anna Curtis, daughter of James Monroe Curtis and Susan L. Curtis, on 20 December 1901 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
Census*Alfred Burton Mays and Lucy Anna Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Yadkin Valley Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 67, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 9 years, 4 children, 4 living.2 
CensusAlfred Burton Mays and Lucy Anna Curtis appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Granite Falls, Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 70, sheet 1B, occupation twister hand-cotton mill, renting, 8 children at home.5 
CensusAlfred Burton Mays and Lucy Anna Curtis appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, ED 22, sheet 1A, occupation spinner-cotton mill, renting-$3 month, 6 children at home.6 
Death*Alfred Burton Mays died on 9 December 1957 at Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, at age 75; informant John Mays; buried at Armstrong Memorial Cemetery.4 

Family

Lucy Anna Curtis b. 24 Jul 1885, d. 12 May 1943
Children

Citations

  1. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 14, page 146.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Infant Curtis1

?, b. 6 April 1932, d. 6 April 1932
FatherAdam Joshua Curtis1 b. 24 Jan 1891, d. 26 Mar 1951
MotherCora E. Benfield1 b. 22 Aug 1891, d. 9 Nov 1972
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Death*Infant Curtis died on 6 April 1932 at Lovelady Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina.2 
Birth*Infant Curtis was born on 6 April 1932 at Lovelady Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S970] Caldwell County Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Death Records, Book 19, page 227.

Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards1

F, b. 1900
Last Edited17 Oct 2014
Birth*Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards was born in 1900 at North Carolina.1 
Married Name As of 7 December 1916,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Samuel Luther Curtis, son of William Amos Curtis and Darculas (Dorothy) Elizabeth Fox, on 7 December 1916 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
Census*Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards and Samuel Luther Curtis appeared on the census of 17 January 1920 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 67, sheet 22A, occupation barber, no children, living with her parents.2 
CensusMary Isabell (Dolly) Richards and Samuel Luther Curtis appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Spindale, Rutherford, North Carolina, ED 25, sheet 2A, occupation barber, renting-$7 month, no radio, 4 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusMary Isabell (Dolly) Richards appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, in the household of Fred Fox and Lovey Clark; ED 19, sheet 12B, occupation machinist-cotton mill, renting-$8 month, 2 children.3 
Census*Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards appeared on the census of 16 April 1940 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 14-10, sheet 17B, occupation spinner-mill, married but husband not present, owned home valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.4 

Family

Samuel Luther Curtis b. 4 Aug 1897
Children

Citations

  1. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 26, page 201.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Harry Lee Curtis1

M, b. 5 May 1920, d. 8 March 2013
FatherSamuel Luther Curtis1 b. 4 Aug 1897
MotherMary Isabell (Dolly) Richards1 b. 1900
Last Edited3 Nov 2014
Birth*Harry Lee Curtis was born on 5 May 1920 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 Spindale, Rutherford, North Carolina, in the household of Samuel Luther Curtis and Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards; ED 25, sheet 2A, occupation barber, renting-$7 month, no radio, 4 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusHarry Lee Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1940 Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards; ED 14-10, sheet 17B, occupation spinner-mill, married but husband not present, owned home valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.3 
Death*Harry Lee Curtis died on 8 March 2013 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 92; buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.2 
ObitHarry Lee's obituary was published in the News-Topic on 12 March 2013:
Harry Lee Curtis, 92, of Taylorsville Road, Lenoir, passed away, Friday, March 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born May 5, 1920, in Lenoir, the son of Samuel Luther Curtis and Mary Isabel "Dolly" Richards Curtis. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Ravenel, sisters, Virginia Curtis Suddreth and Mary Curtis Brown, and brother, Banks M. Curtis. Survivors inc lude his wife, Bobbie Jaynes Triplett Curtis; a daughter, Dixie Curtis Westmoreland; and a son, Roswell Richard Curtis; step-daughter, Candace Triplett; step-grandsons, Pierce and Andrew Casturao; a sister, Patricia Curtis Presnell; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Following graduation from Lenoir High School, he attended Berea College at Berea, Ky. With World War II erupting he proudly served in the U.S. Marines and went on to serve during the Korean Conflict. He received an undergraduate degree in geology at Emory University. He furthered his education at Vanderbilt University, the War College and received a Master's degree in International Af fairs from American University in Washington, D.C. A member of Uni ted Presbyterian Church, Curtis also maintained membership with the American Legion. He led an illustrious career span of thirty two years working at the Pentagon, teaching intelligence to commissioned and noncommissioned officers. His career in the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) was cited for high ideals, professionalism and concern for all people. His interest and fondness for gardening produced blue ribbon rewards for prized roses, luscious vegetables and fruits which he grew with pride. Other hobbies included reading, especially history, music, theatrical productions, travelling and hiking.
Military rites will be conducted Thursday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park followed by graveside interment. A memorial service will be conducted at United Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Austin and Chaplain Steve Butler officiating. Receiving of friends and relatives will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1495, 415 Pennell St., Lenoir, NC 28645, or Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences can be sent to the Curtis family at www.evansfuneralservice.com. Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir are ser ving the Curtis family.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Banks McNairy Curtis1

M, b. 24 March 1924, d. 10 February 2012
FatherSamuel Luther Curtis1 b. 4 Aug 1897
MotherMary Isabell (Dolly) Richards1 b. 1900
Last Edited17 Oct 2014
Birth*Banks McNairy Curtis was born on 24 March 1924 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 Spindale, Rutherford, North Carolina, in the household of Samuel Luther Curtis and Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards; ED 25, sheet 2A, occupation barber, renting-$7 month, no radio, 4 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusBanks McNairy Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1940 Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards; ED 14-10, sheet 17B, occupation spinner-mill, married but husband not present, owned home valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.3 
Residence*Banks McNairy Curtis lived in 2007 at 409 East St. SW, Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina
Death*He died on 10 February 2012 at Lenior, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 87; at the VA hospital in Salisbury; buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.4,5 
ObitBanks McNairy's obituary was published in the News-Topic on 12 February 2012:
Banks M. Curtis, 87, of East Street, SW, Lenoir died Friday, February 10, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born March 24, 1924 in Caldwell County to the late Samuel and Mary Richards Curtis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Suddreth and Mary Brown. Mr. Curtis was retired from the U.S. Government. He was a CIA agent, a chief map layer for U.S. Dept. of Oceanography and technical writer for the last two years of his federal government employment. He was also a United States Navy World War II veteran. Survivors include niece and caregiver, Mrs. Jaffa Hyman and husband John of Lenoir; one brother, Harry L. Curtis of Lenoir; one sister, Patricia Presnell of Vilas; and nine nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 2 p.m., at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Tim Hawkins and Rev. Robert Brown. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.5 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  4. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  5. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Patricia Ruth (Patsey) Curtis1,2

F, b. 13 April 1926
FatherSamuel Luther Curtis1 b. 4 Aug 1897
MotherMary Isabell (Dolly) Richards1 b. 1900
Last Edited17 Oct 2014
Birth*Patricia Ruth (Patsey) Curtis was born on 13 April 1926 at Caldwell, North Carolina; married name Presnell.1,3,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 Spindale, Rutherford, North Carolina, in the household of Samuel Luther Curtis and Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards; ED 25, sheet 2A, occupation barber, renting-$7 month, no radio, 4 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusPatricia Ruth (Patsey) Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1940 Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Mary Isabell (Dolly) Richards; ED 14-10, sheet 17B, occupation spinner-mill, married but husband not present, owned home valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.4 
Married Name As of after 1945,her married name was Presnell.5 
Marriage*Patricia Ruth (Patsey) Curtis married Bynum Floyd Presnell after 1945.5 

Family

Bynum Floyd Presnell b. 1 Aug 1924, d. 9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Presnell, Watauga, North Carolina.
  3. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S44] Social Security Death Index.