Vina Lee (?)1

F, b. 1922
Last Edited22 Feb 2013
Birth*Vina Lee (?) was born in 1922 at Missouri.1 
Married Name As of circa 1939,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Charles Leonard Curtis, son of Charles Lemuel Curtis and Edith Iona Majors, circa 1939.1 
Census*Vina Lee (?) and Charles Leonard Curtis appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, ED 474, sheet 11B, occupation waiter-sandwich shop, living with his mother and step father, no children.1 

Family

Charles Leonard Curtis b. 17 Jun 1918, d. 16 Mar 1962

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Doris Earline Petty1

F, b. 19 June 1923, d. 2 August 1997
Last Edited22 Feb 2013
Birth*Doris Earline Petty was born on 19 June 1923 at Acorn, Missouri; daughter of Joseph Earl Petty and Kate Francis Gibson.1 
Married Name As of circa 1944,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Charles Leonard Curtis, son of Charles Lemuel Curtis and Edith Iona Majors, circa 1944.1 
Death*Doris Earline Petty died on 2 August 1997 at St. Peters, St. Charles, Missouri, at age 74.1 

Family

Charles Leonard Curtis b. 17 Jun 1918, d. 16 Mar 1962

Citations

  1. [S2185] Chuck Curtis, "Chuck Curtis Family Research (Posey County, Indiana)", Ancestral File.

Alta Austin1

F, b. circa 1890
Last Edited22 Feb 2013
Birth*Alta Austin was born circa 1890.1 
Married Name As of October 1914,her married name was Blockley.1 
Marriage*She married Boyd Cleve Blockley, son of Franklin P. Blockley and Geneva Curtis, in October 1914 at Posey, Indiana.1 

Family

Boyd Cleve Blockley b. 3 Nov 1884, d. Dec 1927

Citations

  1. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920.

William C. Curtis1

M, b. 20 October 1858, d. 8 October 1914
FatherSamuel Calvin Curtis1 b. 4 Dec 1820, d. 1 Dec 1896
MotherMary A. Russell1 b. 7 May 1825, d. 4 Feb 1873
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*William C. Curtis was born on 20 October 1858 at McMinn, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 July 1860 District 6, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Samuel Calvin Curtis and Mary A. Russell; page 243, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 5 children at home; lived next door to his in-laws.2 
(Witness) CensusWilliam C. Curtis appeared on the census of 17 August 1870 Athens P.O., Sixth District, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Samuel Calvin Curtis and Mary A. Russell; page 51, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,220, 5 children at home.3 
Marriage*William C. Curtis married Mary Jane Gibson on 12 May 1880 at Gibson, Tennessee.4 
Census*William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 at Heaths, Gibson, Tennessee, page 202B, occupation not given, no children, living with Mary's sister Maranda West.5 
CensusWilliam C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at District 7, Lake, Tennessee, ED 81, sheet 9B, occupation farm laborer, renting, married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living.6 
Marriage*William C. Curtis married Lucy Childers circa 1906 at Tennessee; no Tennessee marriage record found.7,8 
Census*William C. Curtis and Lucy Childers appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Ridgely, Lake, Tennessee, ED 90 , sheet 1B, occupation barber shop owner, owned home, second marriage 4 years, Lucy had 6 children, 4 living.8 
Death*William C. Curtis died on 8 October 1914 at Hickman, Fulton, Kentucky, at age 55; buried at Ridgley, Lake County, Tennessee.1 

Family 1

Mary Jane Gibson b. 17 Dec 1856, d. 1 Jan 1932
Children

Family 2

Lucy Childers b. 22 Jan 1874, d. 30 Jan 1948
Child

Citations

  1. [S1080] Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Health, Kentucky Death Index, death certificate.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  4. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S2186] Barbara Woodyear, "Woodyear Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Mary Jane Gibson1

F, b. 17 December 1856, d. 1 January 1932
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Mary Jane Gibson was born on 17 December 1856 at Milan, Gibson, Tennessee; daughter of John Gibson.1,2 
Married Name As of 12 May 1880,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married William C. Curtis, son of Samuel Calvin Curtis and Mary A. Russell, on 12 May 1880 at Gibson, Tennessee.1 
Census*Mary Jane Gibson and William C. Curtis appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 at Heaths, Gibson, Tennessee, page 202B, occupation not given, no children, living with Mary's sister Maranda West.3 
CensusMary Jane Gibson and William C. Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at District 7, Lake, Tennessee, ED 81, sheet 9B, occupation farm laborer, renting, married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living.4 
Census*Mary Jane Gibson appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, ED 175, sheet 2B, divorced, renting, 3 children, 3 living.5 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown; ED 171, sheet 8A, occupation machinist-railroad company, 3 children and mother at home.6 
Death*Mary Jane Gibson died on 1 January 1932 at North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, at age 75; buried at Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in South Gibson County, Tennessee; not listed in FindaGrave index.2,7 

Family

William C. Curtis b. 20 Oct 1858, d. 8 Oct 1914
Children

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S892] Arkansas Dept. of Health, Arkansas Death Index, death certificate.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S2186] Barbara Woodyear, "Woodyear Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.

James Samuel Curtis1

M, b. 25 February 1882, d. 27 January 1955
FatherWilliam C. Curtis2 b. 20 Oct 1858, d. 8 Oct 1914
MotherMary Jane Gibson2 b. 17 Dec 1856, d. 1 Jan 1932
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*James Samuel Curtis was born on 25 February 1882 at Gibson, Tennessee.2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 District 7, Lake, Tennessee, in the household of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson; ED 81, sheet 9B, occupation farm laborer, renting, married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living.2 
(Witness) CensusJames Samuel Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of Mary Jane Gibson; ED 175, sheet 2B, divorced, renting, 3 children, 3 living.4 
Marriage*James Samuel Curtis married Birdy Gately on 15 November 1915 at Madison, Tennessee.5 
Death*James Samuel Curtis died on 27 January 1955 at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, at age 72; occupation railroad-retired, divorced, informant P. Doss Curtis of N. LIttle Rock, buried at N. Little Rock.3 

Family

Birdy Gately b. c 1885

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.

William Dee Curtis1

M, b. November 1883
FatherWilliam C. Curtis2 b. 20 Oct 1858, d. 8 Oct 1914
MotherMary Jane Gibson2 b. 17 Dec 1856, d. 1 Jan 1932
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*William Dee Curtis was born in November 1883 at Tennessee.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 District 7, Lake, Tennessee, in the household of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson; ED 81, sheet 9B, occupation farm laborer, renting, married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living.2 
Marriage*William Dee Curtis married Pearl Brown on 9 June 1907 at Madison, Tennessee.3 
Census*William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, ED 175, sheet 2B, occupation boiler work, renting, married 2 years, 2 children, 2 living; lived with his mother and brothers.4 
CensusWilliam Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, ED 171, sheet 8A, occupation machinist-railroad company, 3 children and mother at home.5 

Family

Pearl Brown b. c 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Thomas Dorsey Curtis1,2

M, b. 12 April 1890, d. 15 January 1958
FatherWilliam C. Curtis3 b. 20 Oct 1858, d. 8 Oct 1914
MotherMary Jane Gibson3 b. 17 Dec 1856, d. 1 Jan 1932
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Thomas Dorsey Curtis was born on 12 April 1890 at Tennessee.3,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 District 7, Lake, Tennessee, in the household of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson; ED 81, sheet 9B, occupation farm laborer, renting, married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living.3 
(Witness) CensusThomas Dorsey Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of Mary Jane Gibson; ED 175, sheet 2B, divorced, renting, 3 children, 3 living.4 
Marriage*Thomas Dorsey Curtis married Willie Houston Hamlett on 4 September 1911 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee.2,5 
Marriage*Thomas Dorsey Curtis married Elaine Elizabeth McCaslin on 21 December 1915 at Madison, Tennessee.5 
Death*Thomas Dorsey Curtis died on 15 January 1958 at North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, at age 67; buried at Edgewood Cemetery in North Little Rock (not found in FindaGrave index.)2 

Family 1

Willie Houston Hamlett b. 6 Apr 1894, d. Jan 1980

Family 2

Elaine Elizabeth McCaslin b. 6 Oct 1894, d. 29 Aug 1991

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  2. [S2186] Barbara Woodyear, "Woodyear Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.

Lucy Childers1

F, b. 22 January 1874, d. 30 January 1948
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Lucy Childers was born on 22 January 1874 at Critchfield, Fulton, Kentucky.1 
Married Name As of circa 1906,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married William C. Curtis, son of Samuel Calvin Curtis and Mary A. Russell, circa 1906 at Tennessee; no Tennessee marriage record found.1,2 
Census*Lucy Childers and William C. Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Ridgely, Lake, Tennessee, ED 90 , sheet 1B, occupation barber shop owner, owned home, second marriage 4 years, Lucy had 6 children, 4 living.2 
Census*Lucy Childers appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, ED 2, sheet 7A, married to Robert Keating.3 
Death*She died on 30 January 1948 at Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, at age 74.1 

Family

William C. Curtis b. 20 Oct 1858, d. 8 Oct 1914
Child

Citations

  1. [S2186] Barbara Woodyear, "Woodyear Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Albert M. Curtis1

M, b. 1909
FatherWilliam C. Curtis2 b. 20 Oct 1858, d. 8 Oct 1914
MotherLucy Childers2 b. 22 Jan 1874, d. 30 Jan 1948
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Albert M. Curtis was born in 1909 at Lake, Tennessee.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Ridgely, Lake, Tennessee, in the household of William C. Curtis and Lucy Childers; ED 90 , sheet 1B, occupation barber shop owner, owned home, second marriage 4 years, Lucy had 6 children, 4 living.2 
(Witness) CensusAlbert M. Curtis appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, in the household of Lucy Childers; ED 2, sheet 7A, married to Robert Keating.3 

Citations

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

Pearl Brown1

F, b. circa 1885
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Pearl Brown was born circa 1885 at Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of 9 June 1907,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married William Dee Curtis, son of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson, on 9 June 1907 at Madison, Tennessee.1 
Census*Pearl Brown and William Dee Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, ED 175, sheet 2B, occupation boiler work, renting, married 2 years, 2 children, 2 living; lived with his mother and brothers.2 
CensusPearl Brown and William Dee Curtis appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, ED 171, sheet 8A, occupation machinist-railroad company, 3 children and mother at home.3 

Family

William Dee Curtis b. Nov 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Johnie May Curtis1

F, b. 1908
FatherWilliam Dee Curtis1 b. Nov 1883
MotherPearl Brown1 b. c 1885
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Johnie May Curtis was born in 1908 at Madison, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown; ED 175, sheet 2B, occupation boiler work, renting, married 2 years, 2 children, 2 living; lived with his mother and brothers.1 
(Witness) CensusJohnie May Curtis appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown; ED 171, sheet 8A, occupation machinist-railroad company, 3 children and mother at home.2 

Citations

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

William D. Curtis1

M, b. 1910
FatherWilliam Dee Curtis1 b. Nov 1883
MotherPearl Brown1 b. c 1885
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*William D. Curtis was born in 1910 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown; ED 175, sheet 2B, occupation boiler work, renting, married 2 years, 2 children, 2 living; lived with his mother and brothers.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam D. Curtis appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown; ED 171, sheet 8A, occupation machinist-railroad company, 3 children and mother at home.2 

Citations

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

D. Mary Curtis1

F, b. 1913
FatherWilliam Dee Curtis1 b. Nov 1883
MotherPearl Brown1 b. c 1885
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*D. Mary Curtis was born in 1913 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, in the household of William Dee Curtis and Pearl Brown; ED 171, sheet 8A, occupation machinist-railroad company, 3 children and mother at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Willie Houston Hamlett1

F, b. 6 April 1894, d. January 1980
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Willie Houston Hamlett was born on 6 April 1894 at Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of 4 September 1911,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Thomas Dorsey Curtis, son of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson, on 4 September 1911 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee.1,2 
Death*Willie Houston Hamlett died in January 1980 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, at age 85.1 

Family

Thomas Dorsey Curtis b. 12 Apr 1890, d. 15 Jan 1958

Citations

  1. [S2186] Barbara Woodyear, "Woodyear Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  2. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.

Elaine Elizabeth McCaslin1

F, b. 6 October 1894, d. 29 August 1991
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Elaine Elizabeth McCaslin was born on 6 October 1894 at Jackson, Madison, Tennessee.1,2 
Married Name As of 21 December 1915,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Thomas Dorsey Curtis, son of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson, on 21 December 1915 at Madison, Tennessee.1 
Death*Elaine Elizabeth McCaslin died on 29 August 1991 at North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, at age 96.1,2 

Family

Thomas Dorsey Curtis b. 12 Apr 1890, d. 15 Jan 1958

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S2186] Barbara Woodyear, "Woodyear Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.

Birdy Gately1

F, b. circa 1885
Last Edited27 Feb 2013
Birth*Birdy Gately was born circa 1885.1 
Married Name As of 15 November 1915,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married James Samuel Curtis, son of William C. Curtis and Mary Jane Gibson, on 15 November 1915 at Madison, Tennessee.1 

Family

James Samuel Curtis b. 25 Feb 1882, d. 27 Jan 1955

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.

John Thomas Curtis1

M, b. 23 December 1861, d. 1 April 1949
FatherWilliam Riley Curtis Jr.1 b. 1 Jan 1830, d. 23 Dec 1887
MotherSarah A. Morris1 b. 1836, d. c 1867
Last Edited29 Jun 2013
Birth*John Thomas Curtis was born on 23 December 1861 at Wayne, Tennessee.1,2,3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 August 1870 at Graysville P.O., Graysville Precinct, White, Illinois, page 395, orphaned, living with Joseph and Jemima Handley.4 
Census*He appeared on the census of 30 June 1880 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, page 455A, occupation farm laborer, single, living with George and Sarah Kershaw family.5 
Marriage*He married Mary Hearsum on 11 September 1885 at Edwards, Illinois.6,7 
MarriageJohn Thomas Curtis married Eva Serena Jennings on 12 September 1894 at White, Illinois; listed as John F. Curtis.7 
Census*John Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 18, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 5 years.2 
CensusJohn Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 18, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 15 years, 2 children.8 
CensusJohn Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 22, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children.9 
CensusJohn Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 3B, occupation fruit farm, owned farm, no children at home.10 
CensusJohn Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $2,000, no children at home.11 
Death*John Thomas Curtis died on 1 April 1949 at Edwards, Illinois, at age 87; buried at Ridge Cemetery between Mary and Eva, not found in FindaGrave index.6,3 
ObitJohn Thomas's obituary was published in the Unknown Newspaper on 6 April 1949:
Funeral services for John T. Curtis, aged farmer and fruit grower of the Browns Chapel neighborhood, were held at Ridge Church Sunday afternoon, with burial following at the cemetery there. Mr. Curtis, who was 88, was born at Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1861, and came to Edwards County with his parents when a small boy. He had lived in the same neighborhood for more than sixty years. Following the death of his first wife, the former Miss Mary Hearsum, in 1893, he was married to Miss Eva Jennings, who survives him. They celebrated their golden wedding several years ago. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harry Tinckham of Albion and a son Benjamin H. Curtis of the Mt. Zion neighborhood. Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Services, which were under the direction of the Ingram Funeral Home, were conducted by the Rev. T.A. Shaffer of Grayville, with Rev. A.B. Gill of Albion assisting.12 

Family

Mary Hearsum b. 1867, d. 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S2187] Unknown, Edwards County, Illinois History.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S2193] Unknown author, Illinois Vital Record Collection, death certificate from microfilm.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S2188] Unknown subject, History Note, 28 February 2013 unknown repository.
  7. [S66] Illinois, Illinois Marriages 1763-1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  12. [S2240] Franny Kieffer, Edwards County, Illinois Historical Society (Selected Materials).

Samuel Fletcher Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 10 July 1866, d. 28 December 1948
FatherWilliam Riley Curtis Jr.1 b. 1 Jan 1830, d. 23 Dec 1887
MotherSarah A. Morris1 b. 1836, d. c 1867
Last Edited16 Jul 2013
Birth*Samuel Fletcher Curtis was born on 10 July 1866 at Wayne, Illinois.1,4,5 
Census*He appeared on the census of 25 August 1870 at Graysville Precinct, White, Illinois, page 413, orphaned, living with Elizabeth Wall's family.4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 17 June 1880 Indian Prairie Twp., Wayne, Illinois, in the household of William Riley Curtis Jr. and Elizabeth (?); page 36B, occupation farmer, 3 children.6 
Marriage*Samuel Fletcher Curtis married Icy Dora Zumwalt, daughter of Henry Rollin Zumwalt and Mathilda Katherine Staton, on 31 July 1888 at Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois.7,5 
Census*Samuel Fletcher Curtis and Icy Dora Zumwalt appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Baylis Village, New Salem Twp., Pike, Illinois, ED 122, sheet 1B, occupation day laborer, renting, married 12 years, 5 children, 4 living.7 
CensusSamuel Fletcher Curtis and Icy Dora Zumwalt appeared on the census of 3 May 1910 at New Salem Twp., Pike, Illinois, ED 136, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 21 years, 9 children, 8 living.7 
CensusSamuel Fletcher Curtis and Icy Dora Zumwalt appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 at Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, ED 178, sheet 6B, occupation laborer-can factory, owned home, 7 children at home.8 
CensusSamuel Fletcher Curtis and Icy Dora Zumwalt appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, ED 30, sheet 17B, occupation laborer-odd jobs, renting, 4 children and a grandson at home.9 
CensusSamuel Fletcher Curtis and Icy Dora Zumwalt appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, ED 81, sheet 8B, retired, renting, Hilda and husband lived with them.10 
Death*Samuel Fletcher Curtis died on 28 December 1948 at Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, at age 82; buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.5 

Family

Icy Dora Zumwalt b. 13 Aug 1873, d. 12 Sep 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S2187] Unknown, Edwards County, Illinois History.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  3. [S2248] Kimlarock48, "Descendants of Samuel F. Curtis and Icy Dora Zumwalt", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Mount Hope, Kansas City, Kansas.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Sarah Curtis1

F, b. 1866
FatherWilliam Riley Curtis Jr.1 b. 1 Jan 1830, d. 23 Dec 1887
MotherSarah A. Morris1 b. 1836, d. c 1867
Last Edited8 Apr 2013
Birth*Sarah Curtis was born in 1866 at Illinois.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 17 June 1880 Indian Prairie Twp., Wayne, Illinois, in the household of William Riley Curtis Jr. and Elizabeth (?); page 36B, occupation farmer, 3 children.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Elizabeth (?)1

F, b. 11 January 1829, d. 28 January 1896
Last Edited8 Apr 2013
Birth*Elizabeth (?) was born on 11 January 1829 at Illinois.1,2 
Married Name As of between 1875 and 1880,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married William Riley Curtis Jr., son of William Riley Curtis and Nancy Staggs, between 1875 and 1880 at Illinois; Wayne County, IL marriage records unavailable.1 
Census*Elizabeth (?) and William Riley Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 17 June 1880 at Indian Prairie Twp., Wayne, Illinois, page 36B, occupation farmer, 3 children.1 
Death*Elizabeth (?) died on 28 January 1896 at Wayne, Illinois, at age 67; buried at Hale Cemetery.2 

Family

William Riley Curtis Jr. b. 1 Jan 1830, d. 23 Dec 1887

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Hale, Wayne, Illinois.

Mary Hearsum1

F, b. 1867, d. 1893
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*Mary Hearsum was born in 1867 at Edwards, Illinois; daughter of George Hearsum and Elizabeth Ann Woodham.1 
Married Name As of 11 September 1885,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married John Thomas Curtis, son of William Riley Curtis Jr. and Sarah A. Morris, on 11 September 1885 at Edwards, Illinois.1,2 
Death*Mary Hearsum died in 1893 at Edwards, Illinois.1 

Family

John Thomas Curtis b. 23 Dec 1861, d. 1 Apr 1949
Children

Citations

  1. [S2188] Unknown subject, History Note, 28 February 2013 unknown repository.
  2. [S66] Illinois, Illinois Marriages 1763-1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Eva Serena Jennings1,2

F, b. 28 May 1862
Last Edited13 Apr 2013
Birth*Eva Serena Jennings was born on 28 May 1862 at Flora, Clay, Illinois; daughter of Benjamin Jennings, b. England.1,3,2 
Married Name As of 12 September 1894,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married John Thomas Curtis, son of William Riley Curtis Jr. and Sarah A. Morris, on 12 September 1894 at White, Illinois; listed as John F. Curtis.1 
Census*Eva Serena Jennings and John Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 18, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 5 years.3 
CensusEva Serena Jennings and John Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 18, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 15 years, 2 children.4 
CensusEva Serena Jennings and John Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 22, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children.5 
CensusEva Serena Jennings and John Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 3B, occupation fruit farm, owned farm, no children at home.6 
CensusEva Serena Jennings and John Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $2,000, no children at home.7 

Family

John Thomas Curtis b. 23 Dec 1861, d. 1 Apr 1949

Citations

  1. [S66] Illinois, Illinois Marriages 1763-1900.
  2. [S2193] Unknown author, Illinois Vital Record Collection, death certificate from microfilm.
  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.

James Thomas Fleeharty1

M, b. 27 August 1857, d. 18 December 1940
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*James Thomas Fleeharty was born on 27 August 1857 at Indiana.2 
Marriage*He married Martha Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of William Riley Curtis Jr. and Eliza McCrary, on 12 August 1889 at Pike, Illinois.1 
Death*James Thomas Fleeharty died on 18 December 1940 at Illinois at age 83; buried at Oak Valley Cemetery in Wayne County.2 

Family

Martha Elizabeth Curtis b. 1859, d. 13 Feb 1895
Children

Citations

  1. [S66] Illinois, Illinois Marriages 1763-1900.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Oak Valley, Wayne, Illinois.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bovee, Wayne, Illinois.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lappin, Wayne, Illinois.

William Ira Fleeharty1

M, b. 10 May 1893, d. 8 December 1971
FatherJames Thomas Fleeharty1 b. 27 Aug 1857, d. 18 Dec 1940
MotherMartha Elizabeth Curtis1 b. 1859, d. 13 Feb 1895
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*William Ira Fleeharty was born on 10 May 1893 at DuPage, Illinois.1 
Death*He died on 8 December 1971 at Climax Springs, Camden, Missouri, at age 78; buried at Bovee Cemetery, Wayne County, Illinois.1 
ObitWilliam Ira's obituary was published in the Reveille on circa 9 December 1971:
Funeral services for William Ira Fleeharty were held Friday, December 10 at 1 p.m. at Reed Chapel with Rev. Johnny Miller officiating. Graveside services were held at Victory Cemetery at Fairfield Illinois Saturday December 11. He died December 8 at Still Hospital where he had been a week. Mr. Fleeharty was born May 19, 1893 in Pittsfield, Ill. He was married to Lucy Turner in 1916. They were the parents of four children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Fleeharty preceded him in death in 1967 after which he married Lena Clemons who survives. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Robbins, of Burbank, California, Mrs. Bernice Holmes of Lee's Summit and Mrs. Virginia Phillips of Independence; one son, Clifford Fleeharty, of Potomac, Maryland, one sister, Mrs. Frances Morris of Cisney, Illinois; two step sons, Austin Clemons of Raytown and Linden Clemons of Overland Park, Kansas, fifteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He spent the early years of his life farming in Illinois an later as an employee of the United States Goverment. He retired in 1958 and soon after moved to Climax Springs. He was a member of the Independence order of the Free Masons. Arrangements were under the direction of Reed Funeral Home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bovee, Wayne, Illinois.

Frances Belle Fleeharty1

F, b. 13 February 1895, d. 25 October 1986
FatherJames Thomas Fleeharty1 b. 27 Aug 1857, d. 18 Dec 1940
MotherMartha Elizabeth Curtis1 b. 1859, d. 13 Feb 1895
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*Frances Belle Fleeharty was born on 13 February 1895 at Wayne, Illinois.1 
Death*She died on 25 October 1986 at age 91; married Allen Levi Morris; buried at Lappin Cemetery in Wayne County, Illinois.1 

Citations

  1. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lappin, Wayne, Illinois.

Mamie L. Curtis1

F, b. September 1886
FatherJohn Thomas Curtis1 b. 23 Dec 1861, d. 1 Apr 1949
MotherMary Hearsum1 b. 1867, d. 1893
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*Mamie L. Curtis was born in September 1886 at Illinois.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, in the household of John Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings; ED 18, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 5 years.1 
(Witness) CensusMamie L. Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, in the household of John Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings; ED 18, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 15 years, 2 children.2 
Married Name As of circa 1912,her married name was Tinckham.3 
Marriage*Mamie L. Curtis married Harry Tinckham circa 1912 at Illinois.3,2 
Census*Mamie L. Curtis and Harry Tinckham appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Albion Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 189, sheet 3B, occupation threshing machine, 2 children, living with his father.4 
CensusMamie L. Curtis and Harry Tinckham appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Albion, Edwards, Illinois, ED 1, sheet 17A, occupation mechanic, owned home valued at $2,500, 5 children.5 
CensusMamie L. Curtis and Harry Tinckham appeared on the census of 16 April 1940 at Albion, Edwards, Illinois, ED 2, sheet 4A, occupation farm, real estate valued at $500, 2 children at home.6 

Family

Harry Tinckham b. 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S2188] Unknown subject, History Note, 28 February 2013 unknown repository.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis1

M, b. 20 January 1890, d. September 1977
FatherJohn Thomas Curtis1 b. 23 Dec 1861, d. 1 Apr 1949
MotherMary Hearsum1 b. 1867, d. 1893
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis was born on 20 January 1890 at Illinois.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 9 June 1900 Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, in the household of John Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings; ED 18, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 5 years.1 
(Witness) CensusBenjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, in the household of John Thomas Curtis and Eva Serena Jennings; ED 18, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 15 years, 2 children.3 
Marriage*Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis married Zella Tait on 13 September 1911 at Illinois.4 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis registered for the draft at Albion, Edwards, Illinois; at the time, he was employed by himself as a farmer, wife and child.2 
Census*He and Zella Tait appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 22, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 1 son.5 
CensusBenjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis and Zella Tait appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 sons at home.6 
CensusBenjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis and Zella Tait appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 2 sons.7 
Death*Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis died in September 1977 at Albion, Edwards, Illinois, at age 87; buried at Mount Zion Cemetery.8,9 

Family

Zella Tait b. 22 Jun 1894, d. 23 Nov 1965
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. [S2188] Unknown subject, History Note, 28 February 2013 unknown repository.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  8. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  9. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Mount Zion, Edwards, Illinois.

Zella Tait1

F, b. 22 June 1894, d. 23 November 1965
Last Edited29 Jun 2013
Birth*Zella Tait was born on 22 June 1894 at Edwards, Illinois.1,2 
Married Name As of 13 September 1911,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis, son of John Thomas Curtis and Mary Hearsum, on 13 September 1911 at Illinois.1 
Census*Zella Tait and Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 22, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 1 son.3 
CensusZella Tait and Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 sons at home.4 
CensusZella Tait and Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 2 sons.5 
Death*Zella Tait died on 23 November 1965 at Edwards, Illinois, at age 71; in an Evansville hospital; buried at Mount Zion Cemetery.6,2 
ObitZella's obituary was published in the Unknown Newspaper on 1 December 1965:
Funeral services for Mrs. B.H. (Zella) Curtis, 71, were held from the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Friday afternoon, with the Rev. Commodore Grove officiating. The Ingram Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Curtis passed away November 23 at St. Mary’s hospital in Evansville, where she had been take after a heart attack while in Grayville November 18. She had been in poor health for a number of years, but had continued normal activities.
Mrs. Curtis had spent her entire life in the Mt. Zion community. Born June 22, 1894 of Julian and Alice Dunk Tait, she was married September 13, 1911 to B.H. “Bennie” Curtis. She was the granddaughter of John and Margaret Elliott Tait and Thomas A. and Mary Anne Glover Dunk, and a fifth generation descendant of Lionel and Barbara Tait, who emigrated from Northumberland, England to settle in Edwards County. An active member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mrs. Curtis was church pianist for many years and was active in the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Surviving are her husband, B.H. Curtis of Route 1; 2 sons, Everett of Route 1 and Dr. Cyril Curtis of Madison, Wisconsin; 2 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Robinson and Mrs. Rowena Mitchell, both of Albion, and Mrs. Minnie Burkenhagen, Lockport, N.Y. Interment was a Mt. Zion Cemetery.2 

Family

Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis b. 20 Jan 1890, d. Sep 1977
Children

Citations

  1. [S2188] Unknown subject, History Note, 28 February 2013 unknown repository.
  2. [S2240] Franny Kieffer, Edwards County, Illinois Historical Society (Selected Materials).
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  6. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Mount Zion, Edwards, Illinois.

Everett C. Curtis1

M, b. 14 November 1913, d. 22 February 1996
FatherBenjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis1 b. 20 Jan 1890, d. Sep 1977
MotherZella Tait1 b. 22 Jun 1894, d. 23 Nov 1965
Last Edited28 Feb 2013
Birth*Everett C. Curtis was born on 14 November 1913 at Edwards, Illinois.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 22 January 1920 Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, in the household of Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis and Zella Tait; ED 22, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 1 son.1 
(Witness) CensusEverett C. Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, in the household of Benjamin (Bennie) Harrison Curtis and Zella Tait; ED 7, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 sons at home.3 
Marriage*Everett C. Curtis married Madeline Hortin in 1938 at Henderson, kentucky.4 
Census*Everett C. Curtis and Madeline Hortin appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 at Dixon Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, ED 7, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting from his father, no children.5 
Death*Everett C. Curtis died on 22 February 1996 at Albion, Edwards, Illinois, at age 82; buried at Mount Zion Cemetery.6,2 

Family

Madeline Hortin b. 26 Apr 1909, d. 14 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Mount Zion, Edwards, Illinois.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S2188] Unknown subject, History Note, 28 February 2013 unknown repository.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  6. [S44] Social Security Death Index.