Fort Curtis1

M, b. 1879, d. 1881
FatherFrancis Marion (Frank) Curtis2 b. 11 Dec 1838, d. 8 Feb 1911
MotherMartha Jane Phillips2 b. 6 Nov 1842, d. 3 Aug 1909
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Fort Curtis was born in 1879 at Missouri; listed as s/o Francis and Martha Curtis in cemetery notes, but not present in 1880 census.1 
Death*He died in 1881 at Missouri; buried at Shumaker Cemetery in Adair County.1 

Citations

  1. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Shumaker, Adair County, Missouri.
  2. [S944] Larry Curtis, Alfred Smith, Jr., et al. Jackie Nordeen, "David Curtis Composite Ancestral File", Ancestral File.

Mary Charlotte (Lottie) Curtis1

F, b. 16 May 1882, d. 1906
FatherDavid Curtis1 b. 8 Jun 1841, d. 26 Aug 1921
MotherMary Margaret Rutherford1 b. 16 Aug 1842, d. 20 Sep 1927
Last Edited14 Dec 2009
Birth*Mary Charlotte (Lottie) Curtis was born on 16 May 1882 at Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford; ED 12, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 35 years, 8 children, 6 living.2 
Married Name As of 5 February 1902,her married name was Boydston.3,4 
Marriage*Mary Charlotte (Lottie) Curtis married Samuel Albert Boydston on 5 February 1902 at the J.P.'s residence, Macon, Missouri; by J.M. Wright, J.P.3,4 
Death*Mary Charlotte (Lottie) Curtis died in 1906 at Missouri; no known children; buried at Shumaker Cemetery in Adair County.1 

Family

Samuel Albert Boydston b. 27 May 1877, d. 14 Jan 1920

Citations

  1. [S1936] Adair County Historical Society, Adair County, Missouri Cemeteries, Shumaker.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.
  4. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.

Sarah Augusta Curtis1

F, b. 22 August 1865, d. 9 June 1898
FatherDavid Curtis1 b. 8 Jun 1841, d. 26 Aug 1921
MotherMary Margaret Rutherford1 b. 16 Aug 1842, d. 20 Sep 1927
Last Edited13 Dec 2009
Birth*Sarah Augusta Curtis was born on 22 August 1865 at Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 21 July 1870 Linderville P.O., Chariton Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford; page 154b, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $400, 3 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusSarah Augusta Curtis appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford; page 55B, occupation farmer, 7 children at home.3 
Married Name As of 16 January 1890,her married name was Shumaker.4,5 
Marriage*Sarah Augusta Curtis married Samuel Kingsley Shumaker on 16 January 1890 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri; by G.W. Shafer, J.P.4,5 
Death*Sarah Augusta Curtis died on 9 June 1898 at Missouri at age 32; buried at Shumaker Cemetery in Adair County, first wife of Samuel Shumaker.1 

Family

Samuel Kingsley Shumaker b. 23 Feb 1862, d. 1924
Children

Citations

  1. [S1936] Adair County Historical Society, Adair County, Missouri Cemeteries, Shumaker.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Shumaker, Adair County, Missouri.
  5. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell1

F, b. circa 1870
Last Edited13 Dec 2009
Birth*Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell was born circa 1870.1 
Married Name As of 4 September 1889,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis, son of Francis Marion (Frank) Curtis and Martha Jane Phillips, on 4 September 1889 at Adair, Missouri; Macon County license, by C. W. Shafer, J.P. of Pettis Twp., Adair County, in his office.1 
Census*Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell and James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 84, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 10 years, 3 children, 3 living.2 
CensusElizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell and James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 90, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 21 years, 3 children, 3 living.3 
CensusElizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell and James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 89, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.4 
CensusElizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell and James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 31, sheet 3B, occupation farme-livestock and grain, owned farm, no children at home.5 

Family

James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis b. 17 Oct 1867, d. 25 Mar 1934
Children

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.

Mary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton1,2

F, b. 2 February 1874, d. 16 January 1974
Last Edited15 Dec 2009
Birth*Mary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton was born on 2 February 1874 at Edina, Knox, Missouri.1,3,2 
Married Name As of 18 April 1895,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married John Francis (Frank) Curtis, son of Francis Marion (Frank) Curtis and Martha Jane Phillips, on 18 April 1895 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; Macon County license; Ella of Kirksville, Frank of Richland Twp;by J.W. Davis, M.G.1 
Census*Mary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton and John Francis (Frank) Curtis appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, ED 159, sheet 8A, occupation salesman-groceries, renting, married 5 years, no children.3 
CensusMary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton and John Francis (Frank) Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Fort Benton, Chouteau, Montana, ED 58, sheet 1A, occupation illegible, married 15 years, 2 children, 2 living.4 
CensusMary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton and John Francis (Frank) Curtis appeared on the census of 14 January 1920 at Fort Benton, Chouteau, Montana, ED 238, sheet 11A, occupation retail grocery clerk, renting, 2 children at home.5 
CensusMary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton and John Francis (Frank) Curtis appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Fort Benton, Chouteau, Montana, ED 1, sheet 6B, occupation county assessor, owned home valued at $2,500, no children at home.6 
Death*Mary Ellen (Ella) Hamilton died on 16 January 1974 at San Diego, San Diego, California, at age 99; no death record found.2 

Family

John Francis (Frank) Curtis b. 13 Apr 1874, d. 22 Nov 1943
Children

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S944] Larry Curtis, Alfred Smith, Jr., et al. Jackie Nordeen, "David Curtis Composite Ancestral File", Ancestral File.
  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 M. Curtis1

M, b. 7 May 1868, d. 14 December 1923
FatherG. Jackson Curtis1 b. 4 Mar 1844, d. 15 Apr 1918
MotherMary C. Kessinger1 b. 11 Jun 1848, d. 6 Feb 1925
Last Edited16 Mar 2018
Birth*John M. Curtis was born on 7 May 1868 at Macon, Missouri.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 June 1870 LaPlata P.O., Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of G. Jackson Curtis and Mary C. Kessinger; page 233, occupation farmer, renting, 1 son at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJohn M. Curtis appeared on the census of 24 June 1880 Easley Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of G. Jackson Curtis and Mary C. Kessinger; page 556A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.3 
Marriage*John M. Curtis married Laura May Buck on 9 October 1889 at Minister's Residence, Macon, Missouri; John of Easley Town, May of Richland, by Rev. J.W. Cook.4,5 
Census*John M. Curtis and Laura May Buck appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Easley Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 69, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 10 years, 2 children, 2 living, only 1 present.4 
CensusJohn M. Curtis and Laura May Buck appeared on the census of 1 April 1910 at Easley Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 75, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 20 years, 2 children, number living illegible, none at home.6 
Death*John M. Curtis died on 14 December 1923 at Macon, Missouri, at age 55; buried at La Plata Cemetery.7,2 
ObitJohn M.'s obituary was published in the La Plata Home Press on 20 December 1923:

John M. Curtis was born May 7, 1868 and died last Thursday evening at his home east of Gifford at the age of fifty-five years, seven months and six days. His death being caused by sleeping sickness caused by his blood pressure. Mr. Curtis was a kind and noble man and gained many friends wherever he went and was loved by all who knew him. He was one of Macon County's best farmers. He was married to Miss Laura M. Buck on October 16, 1889, to this union were born two children, Earl Curtis of La Plata and Pearl Magers of LaCrosse. His wife, two children, one sister, Mrs. Madie Smith of Green City, one brother, W.K. Curtis of La Plata and a host of friends are left to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted at his home Saturday, December 15, by Rev. H.A. Foster of Pattonsburg, Missouri and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing and sympathizing friends. The remains were brought to La Plata and laid to rest in the La Plata Cemetery.2 

Family

Laura May Buck b. 12 Sep 1869, d. May 1940
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, La Plata, Macon, Missouri.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Harriet Ann Griffin1

F, b. November 1848, d. 6 September 1904
Last Edited15 Dec 2009
Birth*Harriet Ann Griffin was born in November 1848 at Macon, Missouri; daughter of John Griffin and Margaret Ann Murley.2 
Married Name As of 2 October 1870,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married George Washington Curtis, son of Samuel Kinman Curtis and Nancy Gentry, on 2 October 1870 at Macon, Missouri; by John Johnston, J.P.1 
Census*Harriet Ann Griffin and George Washington Curtis appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, page 503C, occupation farmer, 1 son at home.3 
CensusHarriet Ann Griffin and George Washington Curtis appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 84, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 29 years, 1 son, 1 living.4 
Death*Harriet Ann Griffin died on 6 September 1904 at Warren, Missouri, at age 55; in a train wreck, buried at LaPlata Cemetery; no inscription on headstone shared with George.2 
ObitHarriet Ann's obituary was published in the La Plata Home Press on 8 September 1904:
LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, Thursday, Sept. 8, 1904
TERRIBLE WRECK!
WABASH TRAIN LEAVES THE TRACK AND MANY ARE KILLED AND INJURED!
-TWO FROM LA PLATA WERE KILLED AND DOZENS WERE INJURED- THE WRECK OCCURRED NEAR WARRENTON, MO, 50 MILES FROM ST. LOUIS- THE INJURED NOW IN HOSPITALS AT MOBERLY AND ST. LOUIS
THE KILLED
Mrs. George Curtis of La Plata, Mrs. G.H. Graves of La Plata, Edna Patteson of Elmer, Anna Greinner of Macon, John A. Nichols of Macon, Flora Ryther of Macon, daughter of Albert Hibler of near Macon, two women from Pennsylvania, and Miss Wood, address not know.
THE INJURED
James Ryan, burised and badly cut; Mrs. James Ryan, slightly injured, Mr. & Mrs. Ryan are now in La Plata; Thomas Phillips, badly bruised, but not dangerous, now at home; Miss Anna Kelso, considerably bruised, arrived home Tuesday night; Frank Kelso, slightly injured, now at home; Miss Laura Kelso, hip dislocated, head bruised and ear cut, at Moberly hospital; Miss Olive Grogan, cut on head, face and body bruised, at home; J.B. Gooding, head cut, went to St. Louis; Miss Anna Mariens, ankle badly mashed, in hospital at St. Louis; I.N. McClanahan, injured, arrived home Tuesday night; Fred & C.H. Crawford, both bruised and cut, arrived home Tuesday night; Mrs. Bonnie King, slightly injured; Mrs. A.N. King, badly hurt, brought home yesterday afternoon; Al Billings & wife, both cut and bruised; Mert Hasher, head and leg cut, now at hospital in Moberly; Aloes Mariens, hurt internally, brought home yesterday; Ed Patterson of Elmer, cut and bruised, Mrs. Patterson badly injured, both brought here yesterday; J.F. Ross, cut on head and bruised, taken to St. Louis; Emma Miles, injured, now in Moberly hospital; Allen Dudley, cut and bruised, in hospital at Moberly; Mrs. Laura Frizzell, leg broke and bad cut on foot, at Moberly hospital; Mrs. Frank Plemmons, shoulder dislocated, at Moberly hospital; Miss Eva Hicks, badly injured, at Moberly hospital; Laverne McDavitt, hurt internally, brought to La Plata yesterday; Mrs. Asa McDavitt, scalp torn and cut, at Moberly hospital; Sam Curtis, badly bruised and hurt on head; at Moberly hospital; Sam Gash, wife & son, all three badly injured, all at Moberly hospital; G.H. Graves, badly bruised and hurt internally, at Moberly hospital; Minnie Graves, cut and bruised, now in Moberly hospital; Tom Tate, badly injured but will recover. His wife was terribly injured, but is still living. Their son Leon has bad cut on top of his head. All are at hospital in Moberly. This list of injured list only those of who were from La Plata and vicinity. Many more were injured, some from Macon, Bevier, Brashear, and Kirksville.
A gloom was cast over La Plata Friday afternoon when word reached here that the Wabash passenger train, carrying 44 people from La Plata and vicinity to St. Louis, had been wrecked near Warrenton, Missouri. Later information conveyed the sad news that several were killed and many injured- some dangerously.
In the list of killed were Mrs. G.H. Graves of La Plata, Mrs. George Curtis of near La Plata and Edna Patterson, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ed Patterson of Elmer.
The list of injured, which is given above, includes nearly every person from here that was aboard the ill-fated train.
The wreck occurred near Warrenton, Missouri, about 1:30 p.m., and the cause of the wreck is not known. Passengers on the train say it was running at a terrific speed when the accident happened. The La Plata people were most all in the rear coach. The coach and the dining car were the only cars that left the rails. The dining car went off to the left of the track and the rear coach to the right. The coach in which the La Plata people were went down a 40-foot embankment, and turned once and a half over before it stopped. This car was literally torn to pieces, and how so many escaped death is almost a miracle.
Immediately after the wreck the injured were taken to Warrenton where medical aid was rendered to all, and then they were moved either to St. Louis or Moberly.
Persons who were on the train say the scene at the wreck was terrible. The killed and wounded were strewn everywhere, and the cries of the victims were heartrending.
This terrible happening has cast a gloom over La Plata, and every train has been met by hundreds of sorrowing relatives and friends of the ones in the wreck, receiving them on their arrival with tenderness and care.
The bodies of Mrs. G.H. Graves, Mrs. Curtis and Edna Patterson arrived in La Plata last night. Mrs. Graves was taken to her home; Mrs. Curtis was taken to the home of her brother, C.W. Griffin, and Edna Patterson was taken to the home of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Goodding, and was sent to Elmer this morning for burial. Mrs. Curtis will be buried probably Friday afternoon, but definite arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press. Mrs. Graves' funeral was preached this morning at the Community Presbyterian Church and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the La Plata Cemetery. It was a sad funeral made doubly so from the fact that the husband and daughter were so badly injured that neither could leave the hospital to attend.
La Plata is in mourning today on account of this terrible accident. Many are heartbroken over the loss of a relative or friend. May a merciful God console the bereaved.

LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1904
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet A. Curtis was preached Friday, Sept. 9, at the Community Presbyterian Church by Rev. G.E. Edwards and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the La Plata Cemetery. One son, two brothers, two sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn her death. The Home Press extends it's most sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.5 

Family

George Washington Curtis b. 7 Jun 1846, d. 3 May 1903
Child

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, LaPlata, Macon County, Missouri.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1937] Macon County, Missouri Obituaries, Various.

John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis1

M, b. 21 October 1875
FatherGeorge Washington Curtis2 b. 7 Jun 1846, d. 3 May 1903
MotherHarriet Ann Griffin2 b. Nov 1848, d. 6 Sep 1904
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis was born on 21 October 1875 at Macon, Missouri.3,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of George Washington Curtis and Harriet Ann Griffin; page 503C, occupation farmer, 1 son at home.2 
(Witness) CensusJohn Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of George Washington Curtis and Harriet Ann Griffin; ED 84, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 29 years, 1 son, 1 living.5 
Marriage*John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis married Georgia Moody on 3 December 1901 at Randolph, Missouri; Macon County license, Georgia of Atlanta, J. Sam of La Plata, by J. Edwin Howell, Baptist minister.6 
Census*John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, ED 83, sheet 4B, occupation dry goods salesman, owned home, married 8 years, 3 children, 3 living.7 
DraftWW1* On 19 September 1918 John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis registered for the draft at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri; at the time, he was employed by himself as a farmer, wife Georgia, described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair/balding.4 
CensusHe and Georgia Moody appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, ED 82, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.8 
NoteB* No further record for this household.9 

Family

Georgia Moody b. 1879
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880-1920.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.
  4. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Clyde M. Curtis1

M, b. 4 November 1892, d. 5 September 1938
FatherJames Sampson (Wiley) Curtis1 b. 17 Oct 1867, d. 25 Mar 1934
MotherElizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell1 b. c 1870
Last Edited13 Dec 2009
Birth*Clyde M. Curtis was born on 4 November 1892 at Macon, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell; ED 84, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 10 years, 3 children, 3 living.2 
(Witness) CensusClyde M. Curtis appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of James Sampson (Wiley) Curtis and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sewell; ED 90, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 21 years, 3 children, 3 living.3 
NoteB* Not found in 1920 or 1930 census.4 
Death*Clyde M. Curtis died on 5 September 1938 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, at age 45; occupation city fireman, wife Nettie M., buried at Brantford, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920, 1930.

Alva David Curtis1

M, b. 14 October 1874, d. 4 February 1946
FatherDavid Curtis1 b. 8 Jun 1841, d. 26 Aug 1921
MotherMary Margaret Rutherford1 b. 16 Aug 1842, d. 20 Sep 1927
Last Edited14 Dec 2009
Birth*Alva David Curtis was born on 14 October 1874 at Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford; page 55B, occupation farmer, 7 children at home.2 
Marriage*Alva David Curtis married Nancy Ellen Ayers on 20 October 1895 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri.3,4 
Census*Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, ED 77, sheet 11B, occupation blacksmith, renting, married 5 years, 2 children, 2 living.5 
CensusAlva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 15 years, 3 children, 3 living.6 
CensusAlva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.7 
CensusAlva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.8 
Death*Alva David Curtis died on 4 February 1946 at Macon, Missouri, at age 71; widowed, informant Mrs. Winford Magers of Lacrosse, buried at Shumaker Cemetery.1 

Family

Nancy Ellen Ayers b. 12 Jun 1866, d. 18 Feb 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  3. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certifiate.
  4. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

George Delbert Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 25 November 1867, d. 3 December 1954
FatherDavid Curtis1 b. 8 Jun 1841, d. 26 Aug 1921
MotherMary Margaret Rutherford1 b. 16 Aug 1842, d. 20 Sep 1927
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*George Delbert Curtis was born on 25 November 1867 at Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 July 1870 Linderville P.O., Chariton Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford; page 154b, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $400, 3 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusGeorge Delbert Curtis appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford; page 55B, occupation farmer, 7 children at home.5 
Marriage*George Delbert Curtis married Lilly Mae Dawdy on 17 March 1897 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri; by Rev. J.W. Cook.6 
CensusGeorge Delbert Curtis and Lilly Mae Dawdy appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 12, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 3 years, 1 daughter.7 
Census*George Delbert Curtis and Lilly Mae Dawdy appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 daughter.8 
CensusGeorge Delbert Curtis and Lilly Mae Dawdy appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children at home.9 
Death*George Delbert Curtis died on 3 December 1954 at Benton Twp., Adair, Missouri, at age 87; married, buried at Canady Cemetery in Adair County.1 

Family

Lilly Mae Dawdy b. 1877, d. 1959
Child

Citations

  1. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1870-1930.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Canaday, Adair County, Missouri.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Nancy Ellen Ayers1

F, b. 12 June 1866, d. 18 February 1935
Last Edited14 Dec 2009
Birth*Nancy Ellen Ayers was born on 12 June 1866 at Missouri; daughter of Oliver D. Ayers and Ellen Shumaker.1 
Married Name As of 20 October 1895,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Alva David Curtis, son of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford, on 20 October 1895 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri.1,2 
Census*Nancy Ellen Ayers and Alva David Curtis appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, ED 77, sheet 11B, occupation blacksmith, renting, married 5 years, 2 children, 2 living.3 
CensusNancy Ellen Ayers and Alva David Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 15 years, 3 children, 3 living.4 
CensusNancy Ellen Ayers and Alva David Curtis appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.5 
CensusNancy Ellen Ayers and Alva David Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.6 
Death*Nancy Ellen Ayers died on 18 February 1935 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, at age 68; married, buried at Shumaker Cemetery.1 

Family

Alva David Curtis b. 14 Oct 1874, d. 4 Feb 1946
Children

Citations

  1. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certifiate.
  2. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

William Kinman Curtis1

M, b. 27 May 1872, d. 31 March 1952
FatherG. Jackson Curtis1 b. 4 Mar 1844, d. 15 Apr 1918
MotherMary C. Kessinger1 b. 11 Jun 1848, d. 6 Feb 1925
Last Edited16 Mar 2018
Birth*William Kinman Curtis was born on 27 May 1872 at Macon, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 June 1880 Easley Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of G. Jackson Curtis and Mary C. Kessinger; page 556A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.2 
Marriage*William Kinman Curtis married Nellie Frances Ayers on 12 May 1898 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri; by H.C. Olin, J.P.3 
Census*William Kinman Curtis and Nellie Frances Ayers appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Easley Twp., Richland, Missouri, ED 69, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 2 years, no children.4 
CensusWilliam Kinman Curtis and Nellie Frances Ayers appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 90, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 12 years, no children.5 
CensusWilliam Kinman Curtis and Nellie Frances Ayers appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, ED 82, sheet 15A, no occupation, owned home, no children, 2 roomers.6 
ObitWilliam Kinman's obituary was published in the Kirksville Daily Express on 31 March 1952:

William Kenman Curtis, seventy-nine, died at his home at 615 North Mulanix this morning. Funeral services will be held in the La Plata Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Ralph M. G. Smith with interment in the La Plata cemetery. Mr. Curtis was the son of Jackson and Mary Kessinger Curtis and was born in Macon county on May 27, 1872. He was married to Nellie Ayers who preceded him in death. He married Alta M. Smoot on October 28, 1920. Surviving are his wife, two stepsons, W.F. Smoot of Peoria, Illinois and Denver Smoot; one stepdaughter, Lora Lee Swigert, both of Kirksville. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. He retired from a farm west of La Plata in 1934 and moved to Kirksville where he had since lived. The body will lie in state at the Davis Funeral Home, 202 East Washington, until the funeral hour.7 
Death*He died on 31 March 1952 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, at age 79; from diabetes, retired farmer, married, buried at La Plata Cemetery.1 

Family

Nellie Frances Ayers b. 30 Jul 1878, d. 6 Jan 1947

Citations

  1. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  3. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, La Plata, Macon, Missouri.

Nellie Frances Ayers1,2

F, b. 30 July 1878, d. 6 January 1947
Last Edited16 Mar 2018
Birth*Nellie Frances Ayers was born on 30 July 1878 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri.3,2 
Married Name As of 12 May 1898,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married William Kinman Curtis, son of G. Jackson Curtis and Mary C. Kessinger, on 12 May 1898 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri; by H.C. Olin, J.P.1 
Census*Nellie Frances Ayers and William Kinman Curtis appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Easley Twp., Richland, Missouri, ED 69, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 2 years, no children.4 
CensusNellie Frances Ayers and William Kinman Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 90, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 12 years, no children.5 
CensusNellie Frances Ayers and William Kinman Curtis appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, ED 82, sheet 15A, no occupation, owned home, no children, 2 roomers.6 
Death*Nellie Frances Ayers died on 6 January 1947 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, at age 68; second marriage to William A. Barry, buried at La Plata Cemetery.2 

Family

William Kinman Curtis b. 27 May 1872, d. 31 Mar 1952

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, La Plata, Macon, Missouri.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900-1920.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Jennie Mabel Curtis1,2

F, b. 2 October 1896, d. 23 April 1981
FatherAlva David Curtis1 b. 14 Oct 1874, d. 4 Feb 1946
MotherNancy Ellen Ayers1 b. 12 Jun 1866, d. 18 Feb 1935
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Jennie Mabel Curtis was born on 2 October 1896 at Macon, Missouri.1,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 77, sheet 11B, occupation blacksmith, renting, married 5 years, 2 children, 2 living.1 
(Witness) CensusJennie Mabel Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 18, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 15 years, 3 children, 3 living.4 
Married Name As of 28 February 1915,her married name was Magers.5 
Marriage*Jennie Mabel Curtis married Winfred Magers on 28 February 1915 at bride's home, Yarrow, Adair, Missouri; by W.R. Skinner, Baptist Minister.5 
Census*Jennie Mabel Curtis and Winfred Magers appeared on the census of 8 March 1920 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 daughter and mother at home.6 
CensusJennie Mabel Curtis and Winfred Magers appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 daughters at home.7 
Death*Jennie Mabel Curtis died on 23 April 1981 at La Plata, Adair, Missouri, at age 84; buried at Indian Hill Cemetery.3 
ObitJennie Mabel's obituary was published in the Home Press on circa 24 April 1981:
Jennie M. Magers, a La Plata native who contributed items to the Home Press for nearly 70 years, died Thursday in a Kirksville hospital. She was 84. She began writing and corresponding with this newspaper when she was 14 years old. Mrs. Magers first contributed items about the Yarrow area where she attended Curtis School. She married Winfred Magers in 1915 and moved to Chariton Grove, where she milked cows on the farm. She had two daughters, Bessie Belle Gunnels and Goldie Bragg, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Magers had an extensive collection of dolls that filled three rooms in her house in the hills north of Gifford. She also collected plates and every issue of the Home Press containing her news items. Her contributions will be missed.

Funeral services for Jennie Mabel Magers, 84, of Rt. 1, Kirksville, will be held Sunday afternoon (April 26, 1981) at 2 o'clock in the chapel of the Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Phipps will conduct the services. Music will be provided by Harold and Betty Moyer and Mildred Cooper, singing "Beyond the Sunset" and "Precious Memories." Burial will be in Indian Hill Cemetery north of Gifford. Mrs. Magers died at 5 o'clock Thursday morning (April 23, 1981) in a Kirksville hospital, where she had been a patient since April 16. Surviving are one daughter; two brothers; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren, John Buck and Jennifer Buck and other relatives including, Manford Gunnels. Bearers will be: Wendell Curtis, Leon Curtis, Jack Curtis, Harlen Curtis, Larry Findling and Olin Don Magers. Honorary bearers will be: Oral Magers, Junior Curtis, Larry Curtis, Dean Curtis, Steve Curtis and Leo Findling.8
 

Family

Winfred Magers b. 30 Jan 1892, d. 30 Dec 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Indian Hills, Adair County, Missouri.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Indian Hill, Adair County, Missouri.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S1937] Macon County, Missouri Obituaries, Various.

Ray Walter Curtis1,2

M, b. 19 December 1898, d. 14 January 1990
FatherAlva David Curtis1 b. 14 Oct 1874, d. 4 Feb 1946
MotherNancy Ellen Ayers1 b. 12 Jun 1866, d. 18 Feb 1935
Last Edited16 Mar 2018
Birth*Ray Walter Curtis was born on 19 December 1898 at Macon, Missouri.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 77, sheet 11B, occupation blacksmith, renting, married 5 years, 2 children, 2 living.1 
(Witness) CensusRay Walter Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 18, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 15 years, 3 children, 3 living.3 
Marriage*Ray Walter Curtis married Madge Hortense Tuttle on 1 November 1919 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; by E.O. Beal, Judge of the Probate Court.4 
Census*Ray Walter Curtis and Madge Hortense Tuttle appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, no children.5 
CensusRay Walter Curtis and Madge Hortense Tuttle appeared on the census of 22 April 1930 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 31, sheet 3A, occupation farmer-livestock and grain, renting, 4 sons at home.6 
CensusRay Walter Curtis and Madge Hortense Tuttle appeared on the census of 27 March 1940 at Pettis Twp., Adair County, Missouri, ED 1-17, sheet 9A, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.7 
Death*Ray Walter Curtis died on 14 January 1990 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, at age 91; buried at La Plata Cemetery.2,8 
ObitRay Walter's obituary was published in the Unknown Newspaper on circa 15 January 1990:

Ray Walter Curtis, 91, of La Plata died Sunday (January 14, 1990) in Kirksville Manor Care Center.The son of Alva and Nancy E. Ayers Curtis, he was born December 19, 1898, in La Plata. On November 1, 1919, in La Plata, he married Madge H. Tuttle who preceded him in death on September 10, 1972. Also preceding him in death were one brother and one sister. Surviving are five sons, Harlen Curtis and Wendell Curtis, both of Kirksville; Leon Curtis, of Elmer; Ray Junior Curtis of La Plata; and Jackie Curtis of Ewing; three daughters, Wilma Curtis Chapman of Ewing; Aline Curtis Young of Atlanta and Mae Curtis Mathes of La Plata; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.

Mr. Curtis spent most of his life in Adair county. He attended the Curtis rural school in Adair county. For many years, he was engaged in farming in southern Adair County.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 today (Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 1990) in the Travis Funeral Chapel, La Plata. The Rev. Tim Smith, pastor of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, will conduct the services. Music will be provided by Janis Mitten, singing, "Where He Leads Me" and "Precious Memories." Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery. Bearers will be: Dale Curtis, Frank Curtis, Clifford Curtis, Dennis Curtis, Jeffery Curtis, Richard Young, Melvin Young and Travis Mathes.8 

Family

Madge Hortense Tuttle b. 3 Dec 1903, d. 10 Sep 1972
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  8. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, La Plata, Macon, Missouri.
  9. [S2314] Whitepages.com, Whitepages.

Georgia Moody1

F, b. 1879
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Georgia Moody was born in 1879 at Missouri.2 
Married Name As of 3 December 1901,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis, son of George Washington Curtis and Harriet Ann Griffin, on 3 December 1901 at Randolph, Missouri; Macon County license, Georgia of Atlanta, J. Sam of La Plata, by J. Edwin Howell, Baptist minister.1 
Census*Georgia Moody and John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, ED 83, sheet 4B, occupation dry goods salesman, owned home, married 8 years, 3 children, 3 living.3 
CensusGeorgia Moody and John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 at LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, ED 82, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.2 

Family

John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis b. 21 Oct 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Clifford Curtis1

M, b. 1904
FatherJohn Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis1 b. 21 Oct 1875
MotherGeorgia Moody1 b. 1879
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Clifford Curtis was born in 1904 at Macon, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody; ED 83, sheet 4B, occupation dry goods salesman, owned home, married 8 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 
(Witness) CensusClifford Curtis appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody; ED 82, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.2 

Citations

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

Mary Curtis1

F, b. 1906
FatherJohn Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis1 b. 21 Oct 1875
MotherGeorgia Moody1 b. 1879
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Mary Curtis was born in 1906 at Macon, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody; ED 83, sheet 4B, occupation dry goods salesman, owned home, married 8 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 
(Witness) CensusMary Curtis appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody; ED 82, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.2 

Citations

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

James K. Curtis1

M, b. 1909
FatherJohn Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis1 b. 21 Oct 1875
MotherGeorgia Moody1 b. 1879
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*James K. Curtis was born in 1909 at Macon, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody; ED 83, sheet 4B, occupation dry goods salesman, owned home, married 8 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 
(Witness) CensusJames K. Curtis appeared on the census of 6 February 1920 LaPlata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of John Samuel (J. Sam) Curtis and Georgia Moody; ED 82, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.2 

Citations

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

Armada (Madie) Curtis1,2

F, b. 1875
FatherG. Jackson Curtis1 b. 4 Mar 1844, d. 15 Apr 1918
MotherMary C. Kessinger1 b. 11 Jun 1848, d. 6 Feb 1925
Last Edited16 Mar 2018
Birth*Armada (Madie) Curtis was born in 1875 at Macon, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 24 June 1880 Easley Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of G. Jackson Curtis and Mary C. Kessinger; page 556A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.1 
NoteB* No further confirmed record. 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Missys' Smith/Wood Tree by TharenSkjeveland.

William Earl Curtis1

M, b. 26 March 1890, d. January 1967
FatherJohn M. Curtis1 b. 7 May 1868, d. 14 Dec 1923
MotherLaura May Buck1 b. 12 Sep 1869, d. May 1940
Last Edited16 Mar 2018
Birth*William Earl Curtis was born on 26 March 1890 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, in the household of G. Jackson Curtis and Mary C. Kessinger; ED 84, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 35 years, 3 children, 3 living, 1 grandson at home.1 
MarriageWilliam Earl Curtis married Ellen Bruce on 20 October 1909 at the J.P.'s residence, Macon, Missouri; by W.H. Johnson, J.P; G.J. Curtis and F.B. Bruce gave their consents.4 
CensusWilliam Earl Curtis and Ellen Bruce appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 90, sheet 5A, occupation farm laborer, renting, just married.5 
Census*William Earl Curtis and Ellen Bruce appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, ED 83, sheet 12A, occupation railroad laborer, renting, just married.5 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 William Earl Curtis registered for the draft at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; at the time, he was employed by.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 La Plata, Macon, Missouri, in the household of Mary C. Kessinger; ED 82, sheet 2A, owned home, widowed, William lived with her, working as a railroad secton hand, also widowed.6 
Marriage*William Earl Curtis married Alice C. (?) circa 1923 at Missouri.7,8 
Census*William Earl Curtis and Alice C. (?) appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri, ED 5, sheet 2A, occupation laborer-Santa Fe Railroad, renting, 3 daughters.7 
Marriage*William Earl Curtis married Gracie Agnes Lene on 21 November 1935 at Missouri.9 
Census*William Earl Curtis and Gracie Agnes Lene appeared on the census of 6 April 1940 at Independence Twp., Macon, Missouri, ED 61-18, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, renting, no children.10 
DraftWW11* In 1942 William Earl Curtis registered for the draft at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; at the time, he was employed by Frank Wells in Kansas City, Missouri, wife Grace A. Curtis.11 
Death*He died in January 1967 at Rutledge, Scotland, Missouri, at age 76; buried at Indian Hill Cemetery.9,12 

Family 1

Alice C. (?) b. 1905
Children

Family 2

Gracie Agnes Lene b. 14 Jul 1903, d. 21 Dec 1965

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, La Plata, Macon, Missouri.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Michelle and Shannon by braiden05.
  9. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Indian Hill, Adair, Missouri.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  11. [S759] National Archives and Records Administration, World War II Draft Registration Cards.
  12. [S44] Social Security Death Index,Railroad Board Issue.

David J. (Davie) Curtis1,2

M, b. 10 September 1903, d. 20 January 1985
FatherAlva David Curtis1 b. 14 Oct 1874, d. 4 Feb 1946
MotherNancy Ellen Ayers1 b. 12 Jun 1866, d. 18 Feb 1935
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*David J. (Davie) Curtis was born on 10 September 1903 at Macon, Missouri.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 18, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 15 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 
(Witness) CensusDavid J. (Davie) Curtis appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.3 
Marriage*David J. (Davie) Curtis married Lois Beryl Weber on 12 September 1923 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; by Fred W. Condit, M.G; Alva Curtis and Harrison Weber gave their consents.4 
Census*David J. (Davie) Curtis and Lois Beryl Weber appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.5 
Marriage*David J. (Davie) Curtis married Bessie Curtis on 8 July 1959 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; kby Rev. Archie Cooper, Bessie of Downing, Schuyler County, Missouri.4 
Death*David J. (Davie) Curtis died on 20 January 1985 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, at age 81; buried at Yarrow Cemetery.6,2 

Family 1

Lois Beryl Weber b. 11 Apr 1906, d. 17 Jan 1952
Child

Family 2

Bessie Curtis b. c 1898

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Yarrow, Adair County, Missouri.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  4. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Lilly Mae Dawdy1,2

F, b. 1877, d. 1959
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Lilly Mae Dawdy was born in 1877 at Missouri; daughter of Alexander C. dawdy and Margaret Malinda Wood.2 
Married Name As of 17 March 1897,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married George Delbert Curtis, son of David Curtis and Mary Margaret Rutherford, on 17 March 1897 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri; by Rev. J.W. Cook.1 
CensusLilly Mae Dawdy and George Delbert Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 12, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 3 years, 1 daughter.3 
Census*Lilly Mae Dawdy and George Delbert Curtis appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 daughter.4 
CensusLilly Mae Dawdy and George Delbert Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children at home.5 
Death*Lilly Mae Dawdy died in 1959 at Missouri; buried at Canaday Cemetery in Adair County.2 

Family

George Delbert Curtis b. 25 Nov 1867, d. 3 Dec 1954
Child

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Canaday, Adair County, Missouri.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Faye Margaret Curtis1

F, b. 30 December 1897, d. 12 April 1986
FatherGeorge Delbert Curtis1 b. 25 Nov 1867, d. 3 Dec 1954
MotherLilly Mae Dawdy1 b. 1877, d. 1959
Last Edited14 Dec 2009
Birth*Faye Margaret Curtis was born on 30 December 1897 at Adair, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of George Delbert Curtis and Lilly Mae Dawdy; ED 12, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 3 years, 1 daughter.2 
(Witness) CensusFaye Margaret Curtis appeared on the census of 10 March 1920 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of George Delbert Curtis and Lilly Mae Dawdy; ED 18, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 daughter.3 
Census*Faye Margaret Curtis appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 3B, occupation servant-private family, single, living with her Uncle Sam J. Curtis.4 
Married Name As of after 1930,her married name was Bloom.1,4 
Marriage*She married Hartley Grover Bloom after 1930; probably no children.1,4 
Death*Faye Margaret Curtis died on 12 April 1986 at La Plata, Macon, Missouri, at age 88.1 

Family

Hartley Grover Bloom b. 25 Nov 1887, d. 5 Aug 1954

Citations

  1. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Canaday, Adair County, Missouri.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Hartley Grover Bloom1

M, b. 25 November 1887, d. 5 August 1954
Last Edited14 Dec 2009
Birth*Hartley Grover Bloom was born on 25 November 1887 at Illinois.1 
Census*He appeared on the census of 26 April 1930 at Wilson Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 22, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, owned farm, single, his mother lived with him.2 
Marriage*He married Faye Margaret Curtis, daughter of George Delbert Curtis and Lilly Mae Dawdy, after 1930; probably no children.1,2 
Death*Hartley Grover Bloom died on 5 August 1954 at Adair, Missouri, at age 66.1 

Family

Faye Margaret Curtis b. 30 Dec 1897, d. 12 Apr 1986

Citations

  1. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Canaday, Adair County, Missouri.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Lois Beryl Weber1

F, b. 11 April 1906, d. 17 January 1952
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Lois Beryl Weber was born on 11 April 1906 at Missouri.2 
Married Name As of 12 September 1923,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married David J. (Davie) Curtis, son of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers, on 12 September 1923 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; by Fred W. Condit, M.G; Alva Curtis and Harrison Weber gave their consents.1 
Census*Lois Beryl Weber and David J. (Davie) Curtis appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, ED 16, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.3 
Death*Lois Beryl Weber died on 17 January 1952 at Adair, Missouri, at age 45; buried at Yarrow Cemetery.2 

Family

David J. (Davie) Curtis b. 10 Sep 1903, d. 20 Jan 1985
Child

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Yarrow, Adair County, Missouri.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

David Eldon Curtis1,2

M, b. 1924
FatherDavid J. (Davie) Curtis1 b. 10 Sep 1903, d. 20 Jan 1985
MotherLois Beryl Weber1 b. 11 Apr 1906, d. 17 Jan 1952
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*David Eldon Curtis was born in 1924 at Adair, Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of David J. (Davie) Curtis and Lois Beryl Weber; ED 16, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.1 
Marriage*David Eldon Curtis married Euthetta Jean Minic on 1 January 1948 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; by S.A. Rear, Methodist Minister.2 

Family

Euthetta Jean Minic b. 28 Sep 1923, d. 12 Oct 1990

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.

Alva Curtis Jr.1

M, b. 1911
FatherAlva David Curtis1 b. 14 Oct 1874, d. 4 Feb 1946
MotherNancy Ellen Ayers1 b. 12 Jun 1866, d. 18 Feb 1935
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Alva Curtis Jr. was born in 1911 at Adair, Missouri; not found in 1920 census.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Pettis Twp., Adair, Missouri, in the household of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers; ED 16, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 son at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Bessie Curtis1

F, b. circa 1898
Last Edited12 Dec 2009
Birth*Bessie Curtis was born circa 1898.1 
Marriage*She married David J. (Davie) Curtis, son of Alva David Curtis and Nancy Ellen Ayers, on 8 July 1959 at Kirksville, Adair, Missouri; kby Rev. Archie Cooper, Bessie of Downing, Schuyler County, Missouri.1 

Family

David J. (Davie) Curtis b. 10 Sep 1903, d. 20 Jan 1985

Citations

  1. [S1756] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records.