Earl Meek1

M, b. 1907
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Earl Meek was born in 1907 at Texas.1 
Marriage*He married Ella Viola Adams, daughter of Henson Grover Adams and Liza Barshaba (Bash) Curtis, circa 1929.1 
Census*Earl Meek and Ella Viola Adams appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, ED 1, sheet 1B, occupation laborer-railroad, renting-$20 month, no children, Grover and Gordon lived with them.1 

Family

Ella Viola Adams b. 20 Aug 1905, d. 19 Apr 1996

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

A. D. Sansers1

M, b. circa 1875
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*A. D. Sansers was born circa 1875.1 
Marriage*He married Mary Malinda Curtis, daughter of Mason Robert (Mace) Curtis and Mary Ann Pruitt, on 18 September 1899.1 

Family

Mary Malinda Curtis b. 18 Sep 1879, d. 18 Nov 1917

Citations

  1. [S1742] Filnis Eugene Curtis, "Descendants of Mason Robert Curtis", Ancestral File.

Henson G. Adams1

M, b. 1839
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Henson G. Adams was born in 1839 at Tennessee.1 
Marriage*He married Sarah C. Rainey circa 1860.1 

Family

Sarah C. Rainey b. 1841
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Sarah C. Rainey1

F, b. 1841
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Sarah C. Rainey was born in 1841 at Tennessee.1 
Marriage*She married Henson G. Adams circa 1860.1 
Married Name As of circa 1860,her married name was Adams.1 

Family

Henson G. Adams b. 1839
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Isaac Robert Curtis1

M, b. 12 March 1840, d. 21 March 1915
FatherUnknown Fathers Curtis1 b. c 1775
Last Edited28 Aug 2015
Birth*Isaac Robert Curtis was born on 12 March 1840 at North Carolina; both parents born North Carolina, per 1880 census; death certificate gives father's name as Richard Curtis, born Ireland, which is unreliable; possible/likely brother of Mason.2,3 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 15 September 1862 at Illinois as a private, Company F, 11th Cavalry Regiment Illinois, resident of Corinth, Mississippi.4 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 9 June 1865.4 
Marriage*He married Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley, daughter of John H. Worley and Martha S. Newsom, on 24 October 1867 at Hardeman, Tennessee; by H. L. Rose, M.G.5 
Census*Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 at District 11, Hardeman, Tennessee, page 503B, occupation farm laborer, 3 sons at home.1 
CensusIsaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, ED 151, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 33 years, 4 children, 3 living, Mattie and 4 Worley nieces and nephews lived with them.6 
Census*Isaac Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, widowed, living with Mattie's family, age 70, born North Carolina.7 
Death*He died on 21 March 1915 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, at age 75; informant W I. Curtis, buried at City Greenwood Cemetery.3,8 
ObitIsaac Robert's obituary was published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on 23 March 1915:
AT the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.E. Park, Isaac R. Curtis died SUnday. He was a veteran of the CIvil war on te Union side, having joined in TEnnessee and served throughout in the Eleventh Illinois regiment, which was commanded by Col. Robert Ingersoll. Mr. Curtis was 75 years old, and had won numerous mdals as a member of the fast-vanishing band of "Old Time Fiddlers" of the state having participated in nearly every such contest in the twenty years last past. His funeral was held Monday afternoon.9 

Family

Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 24 Feb 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.
  3. [S1807] Parker County Genealogical Society, Cemeteries in Weatherford, City Greenwood.
  4. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Civil War Collection.
  5. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  9. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley1,2

F, b. 20 August 1851, d. 24 February 1908
FatherJohn H. Worley3 b. 1825, d. Jan 1873
MotherMartha S. Newsom3 b. 1 Feb 1833, d. 17 Nov 1904
Last Edited24 May 2009
Birth*Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley was born on 20 August 1851 at Mississippi; parents' information has not been verified.1,3,2 
Name Variation As of 20 August 1851, Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley was also known as Mary Caroline (Pink) Worley.4 
Married Name As of 24 October 1867,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Isaac Robert Curtis, son of Unknown Fathers Curtis, on 24 October 1867 at Hardeman, Tennessee; by H. L. Rose, M.G.1 
Census*Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley and Isaac Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 at District 11, Hardeman, Tennessee, page 503B, occupation farm laborer, 3 sons at home.5 
CensusMary Catherine (Pink) Worley and Isaac Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, ED 151, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 33 years, 4 children, 3 living, Mattie and 4 Worley nieces and nephews lived with them.6 
Death*Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley died on 24 February 1908 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, at age 56; buried at City Greenwood Cemetery.2 

Family

Isaac Robert Curtis b. 12 Mar 1840, d. 21 Mar 1915
Children

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S1807] Parker County Genealogical Society, Cemeteries in Weatherford, City Greenwood.
  3. [S1848] Riggs (Sabrecat00), "Brooks Jr. Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, internet positings use Caroline as middle name; cemetery marker uses Catherine.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

William Isaac Curtis1

M, b. 18 October 1872, d. 13 September 1935
FatherIsaac Robert Curtis1 b. 12 Mar 1840, d. 21 Mar 1915
MotherMary Catherine (Pink) Worley1 b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 24 Feb 1908
Last Edited16 Feb 2012
Birth*William Isaac Curtis was born on 18 October 1872 at Tennessee; Per death certificate, born Mississippi, son of I.R. Curtis of Illinois and Pink Worley of Mississippi.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 District 11, Hardeman, Tennessee, in the household of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley; page 503B, occupation farm laborer, 3 sons at home.1 
Marriage*William Isaac Curtis married Sophie A. Gavin on 9 July 1893 at Wise, Texas.3,4 
Census*William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, ED 151, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 2 living, brother Henry lived with them; father born in North Carolina.3 
CensusWilliam Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, ED 68, sheet 10B, occupation Monday bake man-wholesale grocery, renting, married 17 years, 2 children, 2 living.5 
CensusWilliam Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, ED 199, sheet 16A, occupation real estate agent, owned home, no children at home.6 
CensusWilliam Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, ED 2, sheet 7B, occupation real estate agent, Sophie operated at grocery store, renting-$60 month, no children, Mary's mother, Mary Stipp, age 87, b. Illinois, lived with them.7 
Death*William Isaac Curtis died on 13 September 1935 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, at age 62; from pulmonary tuberculosis, occupation real estate salesman, widowed, wife Sophie, informant John Curtis, buried at Weatherford, Texas.2 

Family

Sophie A. Gavin b. 7 Jul 1870, d. 20 Nov 1933
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S2087] State of Texas, Texas Marriages 1837-1973.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Henry Emma Curtis1,2

M, b. 8 March 1875, d. 17 July 1950
FatherIsaac Robert Curtis1 b. 12 Mar 1840, d. 21 Mar 1915
MotherMary Catherine (Pink) Worley1 b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 24 Feb 1908
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Henry Emma Curtis was born on 8 March 1875 at Mississippi; Per death certificate, born Mississippi son of Isaac Curtis and Mary Worley, both born Illinois.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 District 11, Hardeman, Tennessee, in the household of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley; page 503B, occupation farm laborer, 3 sons at home.1 
(Witness) CensusHenry Emma Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin; ED 151, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 2 living, brother Henry lived with them; father born in North Carolina.3 
Marriage*Henry Emma Curtis married Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook circa 1901 at Texas.4 
Census*Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, ED 265, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, renting, married 8 years, 4 children, 4 living.4 
CensusHenry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 at Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.5 
CensusHenry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.6 
CensusHenry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Quitaque, Briscoe, Texas, ED 23-3, sheet 8A, no occupation, Lavina was a seamstress, renting, 1 daughter at home.7 
Death*Henry Emma Curtis died on 17 July 1950 at Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, at age 75; in an Arlington hospital, occupation retired farmer, married, buried at Silverton.2 

Family

Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

John Millard Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 23 March 1870, d. 9 September 1891
FatherIsaac Robert Curtis1 b. 12 Mar 1840, d. 21 Mar 1915
MotherMary Catherine (Pink) Worley1 b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 24 Feb 1908
Last Edited15 Feb 2012
Birth*John Millard Curtis was born on 23 March 1870 at Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 District 11, Hardeman, Tennessee, in the household of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley; page 503B, occupation farm laborer, 3 sons at home.1 
Death*John Millard Curtis died on 9 September 1891 at Boonsville, Wise, Texas, at age 21; buried at Boonsville Cemetery.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1849] Cemeteries of Texas Project, Wise County, Texas Cemeteries, Boonsville.
  3. [S1848] Riggs (Sabrecat00), "Brooks Jr. Family Tree", Ancestral File.

Martha S. Newsom1

F, b. 1 February 1833, d. 17 November 1904
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Martha S. Newsom was born on 1 February 1833 at Tennessee.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1850,her married name was Worley.1 
Marriage*She married John H. Worley circa 1850.1 
Death*Martha S. Newsom died on 17 November 1904 at Boonsville, Wise, Texas, at age 71; buried at Boonsville Cemetery.1,2 

Family

John H. Worley b. 1825, d. Jan 1873
Child

Citations

  1. [S1848] Riggs (Sabrecat00), "Brooks Jr. Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1849] Cemeteries of Texas Project, Wise County, Texas Cemeteries, Boonsville.

John H. Worley1

M, b. 1825, d. January 1873
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*John H. Worley was born in 1825 at Gibson, Tennessee.1 
Marriage*He married Martha S. Newsom circa 1850.1 
Death*John H. Worley died in January 1873 at Tippah, Mississippi.1 

Family

Martha S. Newsom b. 1 Feb 1833, d. 17 Nov 1904
Child

Citations

  1. [S1848] Riggs (Sabrecat00), "Brooks Jr. Family Tree", Ancestral File.

Sophie A. Gavin1,2

F, b. 7 July 1870, d. 20 November 1933
Last Edited16 Feb 2012
Birth*Sophie A. Gavin was born on 7 July 1870 at Illinois; daughter of Ludovic Gavin of Scotland and Mary Ann Lawson of Kentucky; Henry's death certificate gives her name as Sophia Newsom.2 
Married Name As of 9 July 1893,her married name was Curtis.3,1 
Marriage*She married William Isaac Curtis, son of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley, on 9 July 1893 at Wise, Texas.3,1 
Census*Sophie A. Gavin and William Isaac Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, ED 151, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 2 living, brother Henry lived with them; father born in North Carolina.3 
CensusSophie A. Gavin and William Isaac Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, ED 68, sheet 10B, occupation Monday bake man-wholesale grocery, renting, married 17 years, 2 children, 2 living.4 
CensusSophie A. Gavin and William Isaac Curtis appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, ED 199, sheet 16A, occupation real estate agent, owned home, no children at home.5 
CensusSophie A. Gavin and William Isaac Curtis appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, ED 2, sheet 7B, occupation real estate agent, Sophie operated at grocery store, renting-$60 month, no children, Mary's mother, Mary Stipp, age 87, b. Illinois, lived with them.6 
Death*Sophie A. Gavin died on 20 November 1933 at Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, at age 63; from a brain tumor, husband W.I. Curtis, informant, buried at Weatherford, Texas.2 

Family

William Isaac Curtis b. 18 Oct 1872, d. 13 Sep 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S2087] State of Texas, Texas Marriages 1837-1973.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

John Robert Curtis1,2

M, b. 28 June 1894, d. 10 February 1975
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis1 b. 18 Oct 1872, d. 13 Sep 1935
MotherSophie A. Gavin1 b. 7 Jul 1870, d. 20 Nov 1933
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*John Robert Curtis was born on 28 June 1894 at Boonsville, Wise, Texas.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin; ED 151, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 2 living, brother Henry lived with them; father born in North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusJohn Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, in the household of William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin; ED 68, sheet 10B, occupation Monday bake man-wholesale grocery, renting, married 17 years, 2 children, 2 living.4 
Marriage*John Robert Curtis married Verne Waltney in 1916 at Texas.5 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 John Robert Curtis registered for the draft at Jacksboro, Jack, Texas; at the time, he was employed by J.L. Hill & Co. as a clerk, married, described as medium height, slender, blue eyes, dark brown hair.2 
Census*He and Verne Waltney appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, ED 201, sheet 9A, occupation real estate, owned home, 2 daughter.5 
CensusJohn Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, ED 17, sheet 84A, occupation grocery merchant, owned home valued at $7,000, 2 children at home.6 
CensusJohn Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, ED 255-7, sheet 7A, occupation retail grocery store, renting, 2 children and Lillian's husband Curtis Holt.7 
Death*John Robert Curtis died on 10 February 1975 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, at age 80; occupation salesman-A&A Liquor, buried at Restland Memorial Park.3 
ObitJohn Robert's obituary was published in the Dallas Morning News on 11 February 1975:
John R. Curtis, 7148 Dalewood. Survived by wife, Mrs. Verne Curtis, Dallas; son, John R. Curtis, Jr., Barcelona, Spain; daughter, Mrs. Lillian Gaines, Mesquite; four grandchildren. Stateroom services 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. Earl Kiefer officiating. Interment at Restland Memorial Park.8 

Family

Verne Waltney b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 18 Aug 1977
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  8. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Henry Landwick Curtis1,2

M, b. 6 October 1895, d. 5 July 1955
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis1 b. 18 Oct 1872, d. 13 Sep 1935
MotherSophie A. Gavin1 b. 7 Jul 1870, d. 20 Nov 1933
Last Edited28 Aug 2015
Birth*Henry Landwick Curtis was born on 6 October 1895 at Boonsville, Wise, Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin; ED 151, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 2 living, brother Henry lived with them; father born in North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHenry Landwick Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, in the household of William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin; ED 68, sheet 10B, occupation Monday bake man-wholesale grocery, renting, married 17 years, 2 children, 2 living.3 
Marriage*Henry Landwick Curtis married Ellen Louise Myers circa 1915 at Texas.4 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 Henry Landwick Curtis registered for the draft at Jacksboro, Jack, Texas; at the time, he was employed by R.J. Heneley as an automobile salesman in Perrin, wife and child, served 6 months as a private in the Oklahoma militia, described as medium height, medium build, brown hair, brown eyes.2 
Census*He and Ellen Louise Myers appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, ED 10, sheet 9A, occupation merchant-grocery store, renting, 2 children.5 
CensusHenry Landwick Curtis and Ellen Louise Myers appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, ED 255-119, sheet 5A, occupation attendant-own store, renting, 1 daughter at home.6 
Death*Henry Landwick Curtis died on 5 July 1955 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, at age 59; occupation self-employed grocer, married, informant H.L. Curtis, Jr; buried at Restland Cemetery.7 
ObitHenry Landwick's obituary was published in the Dallas Morning News on 7 July 1955:
Funeral services for Henry L. Curtis, 59, a Dallas resident for 25 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Chapel, 400 East Jefferson, with the Rev. Sam Connor officiating. Curtis, who resided at 2543 Sunset, died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday. He was born in Boonsville, Wise County, and lived in Jacksboro before moving to Dallas in 1930. He was a charter member of the Jacksboro Lions Club. At the time of his death, Curtis was a salesman for A&A Liquor Stores. He had formerly been in the Dallas grocery business for 20 years and also had worked at The Times Herald for seven years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mary Evelyn Conoly of Dallas; a son, H.L. Curtis, Jr. of Greenville; a brother, John R. Curtis of Dallas, and five grandchildren. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.8 

Family

Ellen Louise Myers b. 4 Aug 1897, d. 29 Apr 1971
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate transcript.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  7. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  8. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook1,2

F, b. 13 July 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook was born on 13 July 1883 at Texas.3,2 
Married Name As of circa 1901,her married name was Curtis.3 
Marriage*She married Henry Emma Curtis, son of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley, circa 1901 at Texas.3 
CensusLavina (Vina) Anna Cook and Henry Emma Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, ED 265, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, renting, married 8 years, 4 children, 4 living.3 
Census*Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook and Henry Emma Curtis appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 at Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.4 
CensusLavina (Vina) Anna Cook and Henry Emma Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.5 
CensusLavina (Vina) Anna Cook and Henry Emma Curtis appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Quitaque, Briscoe, Texas, ED 23-3, sheet 8A, no occupation, Lavina was a seamstress, renting, 1 daughter at home.6 
Death*Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook died on 18 May 1962 at Quitaque, Briscoe, Texas, at age 78; at the Swisher County Hospital, buried at Silverton Cemetery.2 

Family

Henry Emma Curtis b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910-1940.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Lola May Curtis1

F, b. 1901
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Lola May Curtis was born in 1901 at Texas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 265, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, renting, married 8 years, 4 children, 4 living.1 
(Witness) CensusLola May Curtis appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Leonard Curtis1

M, b. 26 May 1904, d. 13 December 1983
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Leonard Curtis was born on 26 May 1904 at Wise, Texas.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 265, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, renting, married 8 years, 4 children, 4 living.1 
(Witness) CensusLeonard Curtis appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusLeonard Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.5 
Marriage*Leonard Curtis married Eta Sue (?) circa 1937.6 
Census*Leonard Curtis and Eta Sue (?) appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at Quitaque, Briscoe, Texas, ED 23-3, sheet 9B, occupation night watchman-cotton compress, renting, 1 son.6 
Death*Leonard Curtis died on 13 December 1983 at Lake Isabella, Kern, California, at age 79.7,3 

Family

Eta Sue (?) b. 1913

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , birth record index.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  7. [S230] California Vital Statistics, death record index.

William Leslie Curtis1,2

M, b. 26 January 1906, d. 9 January 1972
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited28 Aug 2015
Marriage*William Leslie Curtis married Vera Maye McCoy
Birth*William Leslie Curtis was born on 26 January 1906 at Wise, Texas.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 265, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, renting, married 8 years, 4 children, 4 living.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Leslie Curtis appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.4 
Death*William Leslie Curtis died on 9 January 1972 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, at age 65; occupation auto dealer, self-emploed, buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery.2 

Family

Vera Maye McCoy b. 1908
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , birth record index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930, 1940.

Lela Curtis1

F, b. 1909
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Lela Curtis was born in 1909 at Wise, Texas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 265, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, renting, married 8 years, 4 children, 4 living.1 
(Witness) CensusLela Curtis appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusLela Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Esker W. (Eck) Curtis1,2

M, b. 10 November 1911, d. 30 June 1993
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Esker W. (Eck) Curtis was born on 10 November 1911 at Wise, Texas.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusEsker W. (Eck) Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.4 
Marriage*Esker W. (Eck) Curtis married Catherine Louise Austin in 1961 at Tulia, Swisher, Texas.2 
Death*Esker W. (Eck) Curtis died on 30 June 1993 at Tulia, Swisher, Texas, at age 81; buried at Silverton Cemetery.2 

Family

Catherine Louise Austin b. 20 Jan 1920, d. 14 Feb 1984

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Silverton, Briscoe, Texas.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , birth record index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Lloyd Curtis1

M, b. 12 May 1915, d. 17 October 1972
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Lloyd Curtis was born on 12 May 1915 at Wise, Texas.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusLloyd Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.4 
Death*Lloyd Curtis died on 17 October 1972 at Los Angeles, California, at age 57.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S230] California Vital Statistics, death record index.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , birth record index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Ruby Pauline Curtis1,2

F, b. 3 December 1919, d. 30 December 1976
FatherHenry Emma Curtis1 b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 17 Jul 1950
MotherLavina (Vina) Anna Cook1 b. 13 Jul 1883, d. 18 May 1962
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Ruby Pauline Curtis was born on 3 December 1919 at Wolfe City, Hunt, Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 4, Fannin, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 49, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusRuby Pauline Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Justice Precinct 4, Hall, Texas, in the household of Henry Emma Curtis and Lavina (Vina) Anna Cook; ED 15, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 6 chldren.3 
Married Name As of circa 1950,her married name was Cagle.2 
Marriage*Ruby Pauline Curtis married Johnny C. Cagle circa 1950.2 
Death*Ruby Pauline Curtis died on 30 December 1976 at Briscoe, Texas, at age 57; buried at Silverton Cemetery.2 

Family

Johnny C. Cagle b. 25 Sep 1918, d. 3 Jun 1977

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Silverton, Briscoe, Texas.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Verne Waltney1,2

F, b. 19 March 1894, d. 18 August 1977
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Verne Waltney was born on 19 March 1894 at Texas.1,3 
Married Name As of 1916,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married John Robert Curtis, son of William Isaac Curtis and Sophie A. Gavin, in 1916 at Texas.1 
Census*Verne Waltney and John Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, ED 201, sheet 9A, occupation real estate, owned home, 2 daughter.1 
CensusVerne Waltney and John Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, ED 17, sheet 84A, occupation grocery merchant, owned home valued at $7,000, 2 children at home.4 
CensusVerne Waltney and John Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, ED 255-7, sheet 7A, occupation retail grocery store, renting, 2 children and Lillian's husband Curtis Holt.5 
Death*Verne Waltney died on 18 August 1977 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, at age 83.3,6 

Family

John Robert Curtis b. 28 Jun 1894, d. 10 Feb 1975
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , John Robert Jr.'s birth record.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  6. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death record index.

Lillian L. Curtis1

F, b. 23 October 1917, d. 16 July 1999
FatherJohn Robert Curtis1 b. 28 Jun 1894, d. 10 Feb 1975
MotherVerne Waltney1 b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 18 Aug 1977
Last Edited27 Aug 2015
Birth*Lillian L. Curtis was born on 23 October 1917 at Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, in the household of John Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney; ED 201, sheet 9A, occupation real estate, owned home, 2 daughter.1 
(Witness) CensusLillian L. Curtis appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, in the household of John Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney; ED 17, sheet 84A, occupation grocery merchant, owned home valued at $7,000, 2 children at home.3 
Married Name As of circa 1938,her married name was Holt.4 
Marriage*Lillian L. Curtis married Curtis Holt circa 1938 at Texas.4 
(Witness) CensusLillian L. Curtis appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, in the household of John Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney; ED 255-7, sheet 7A, occupation retail grocery store, renting, 2 children and Lillian's husband Curtis Holt.4 
Death*Lillian L. Curtis died on 16 July 1999 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, at age 81; married name Gaines.2 

Family

Curtis Holt b. 1913

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.

John Robert Curtis Jr.1,2

M, b. 8 November 1929, d. 24 October 2008
FatherJohn Robert Curtis1 b. 28 Jun 1894, d. 10 Feb 1975
MotherVerne Waltney1 b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 18 Aug 1977
Last Edited5 Feb 2016
Birth*John Robert Curtis Jr. was born on 8 November 1929 at Dallas, Texas.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, in the household of John Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney; ED 17, sheet 84A, occupation grocery merchant, owned home valued at $7,000, 2 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJohn Robert Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, in the household of John Robert Curtis and Verne Waltney; ED 255-7, sheet 7A, occupation retail grocery store, renting, 2 children and Lillian's husband Curtis Holt.4 
Marriage*John Robert Curtis Jr. married Christine Windisch von Goeben in April 1954.5 
Death*John Robert Curtis Jr. died on 24 October 2008 at Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, at age 78.5 
ObitJohn Robert's obituary was published in the Dallas Morning News on 29 October 2008:
Curtis, John Robert, Jr. SOUTHBURY- John Robert Curtis, Jr. passed suddenly at the Waterbury Hospital, October 24, 2008, due to multiple medical issues. He was preceded by his wife, Christine von Goeben Curtis, wife of 51 years. Born in Dallas, Texas, November 8, 1929, John advanced to earning a B.A. degree in Government from George Washington University and a M.A. in Advanced Foreign Studies from Johns-Hopkins University. He met his wife Christine in Vienna, Austria, as a Fulbright Scholar, while both were working for the CIA during the allied occupation of Vienna following WW2. All in all, he managed a twenty-year career with the Department of State in various positions: Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Foreign Service Reserve Officer-five-year assignment in Berlin, Germany, responsible as principle officer on board of the multi-billion dollar Berlin Stockpile operation and Berlin Airlift Committee, as well as being the Economic officer in charge of Berlin transport access matters. Following this he returned to the U.S. and served as the Executive Secretary of the Policy Planning Council. He also served in the Korean Conflict as lead Air Force intelligence officer designing escape and evasion routes. He left the Air Force as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. In 1969, he left the government and resided in Spain and Andorra for 20 years, running a real estate operation and serving on a governing board of a large housing estate near Barcelona. In 1989, he and Christine returned to reside in Heritage Village, Southbury, Ct., where he assisted in the creation of the village's Genealogy and Mac Computer clubs, serving as president and vice president, respectively. Following Chris's death, he moved into Pomperaug Woods. Throughout this period, he and Chris traveled the world extensively. John was known for his cooking, diverse knowledge of the arts and world affairs. He was proud of completing and publishing his two-volume Memoirs, yet he was never able to complete his goal of finishing his cookbook of eclectic recipes. A charitable and good natured soul, John is sorely missed by friends throughout the world. He is survived by sons Carl Gavin, Allen Richard, Robert Frederick, and grandson Andrew Richard. A grave side service will be held Wednesday, October 29, 1 p.m. at the Washington Green Cemetery, adjacent to Saint John's Episcopal Church in Washington Depot, Ct. The Munson-Lovetere Funeral, 235 Main St. North is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made through www.munsonloveterefuneral home.com. Munson-Lovetere Funeral Homes Woodbury, CT 06798 203-263-2146 .5
 

Family

Christine Windisch von Goeben b. 30 Dec 1928, d. 11 Feb 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , birth record index.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S1859] Legacy.com, Legacy.com.

Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis1

F, b. 7 July 1884, d. 14 October 1955
FatherIsaac Robert Curtis1 b. 12 Mar 1840, d. 21 Mar 1915
MotherMary Catherine (Pink) Worley1 b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 24 Feb 1908
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis was born on 7 July 1884 at Mississippi.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 Justice Precinct 8, Wise, Texas, in the household of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley; ED 151, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 33 years, 4 children, 3 living, Mattie and 4 Worley nieces and nephews lived with them.1 
Married Name As of circa 1902,her married name was Park.3,4 
Marriage*Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis married Manson Ely Park circa 1902 at Texas.3,4 
Census*Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis and Manson Ely Park appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, ED 67, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, married 7 years, 2 children, 2 living, Issac Curtis lived with them.4 
Death*Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis died on 14 October 1955 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, at age 71; buried at Oakland Cemetery in Weatherford.2,3 

Family

Manson Ely Park b. 21 Jul 1882, d. 12 May 1966
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1807] Parker County Genealogical Society, Cemeteries in Weatherford, Oakland.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Manson Ely Park1

M, b. 21 July 1882, d. 12 May 1966
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Manson Ely Park was born on 21 July 1882 at Tennessee; son of William J.Park and Mary Frances Cooper.1 
Marriage*He married Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis, daughter of Isaac Robert Curtis and Mary Catherine (Pink) Worley, circa 1902 at Texas.1,2 
Census*Manson Ely Park and Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, ED 67, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, married 7 years, 2 children, 2 living, Issac Curtis lived with them.2 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 Manson Ely Park registered for the draft at Weatherford, Parker, Texas; at the time, he was employed by himself as a cotton buyer, wife Mattie E., described as medium hieht and build, blue eyes, brown hair.3 
Census*He appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, ED 3, sheet 3A, occupation insurance agent, owned home valued at $4,000, 3 children at home.4 
Death*He died on 12 May 1966 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, at age 83; occupation retired cotton buyer, widowed, buried at Oakland Cemetery.1 

Family

Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis b. 7 Jul 1884, d. 14 Oct 1955
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Curtis August Park Park1

M, b. 4 August 1908, d. 12 September 1971
FatherManson Ely Park1 b. 21 Jul 1882, d. 12 May 1966
MotherMartha (Mattie) E. Curtis1 b. 7 Jul 1884, d. 14 Oct 1955
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Curtis August Park Park was born on 4 August 1908 at Texas.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, in the household of Manson Ely Park and Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis; ED 67, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, married 7 years, 2 children, 2 living, Issac Curtis lived with them.2 
(Witness) CensusCurtis August Park Park appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, in the household of Manson Ely Park; ED 3, sheet 3A, occupation insurance agent, owned home valued at $4,000, 3 children at home.3 
Death*Curtis August Park Park died on 12 September 1971 at Weatherford, Parker, Texas, at age 63; occupation truck drive, Continental Oil Co., wife Alleyne, buried at Oakland Cemetery.1 

Citations

  1. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Hubert Monroe Park1,2

M, b. 20 April 1904
FatherManson Ely Park1 b. 21 Jul 1882, d. 12 May 1966
MotherMartha (Mattie) E. Curtis1 b. 7 Jul 1884, d. 14 Oct 1955
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Hubert Monroe Park was born on 20 April 1904 at Wise, Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, in the household of Manson Ely Park and Martha (Mattie) E. Curtis; ED 67, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, married 7 years, 2 children, 2 living, Issac Curtis lived with them.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.

Alvis Park1

M, b. 14 October 1916, d. 9 December 1987
FatherManson Ely Park1 b. 21 Jul 1882, d. 12 May 1966
MotherMartha (Mattie) E. Curtis1 b. 7 Jul 1884, d. 14 Oct 1955
Last Edited17 May 2009
Birth*Alvis Park was born on 14 October 1916 at Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, in the household of Manson Ely Park; ED 3, sheet 3A, occupation insurance agent, owned home valued at $4,000, 3 children at home.1 
Death*Alvis Park died on 9 December 1987 at Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, at age 71.2 

Citations

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