Maris N. Curtis1

F, b. 1933
FatherJames Joseph Curtis1 b. 2 Feb 1894, d. 2 May 1973
MotherWilma Ethel Tester1 b. 2 Dec 1895, d. 19 Feb 1977
Last Edited26 Jul 2016
Birth*Maris N. Curtis was born in 1933 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 District 5, Houston, Tennessee, in the household of James Joseph Curtis and Wilma Ethel Tester; ED 42-6, sheet 2B, occupation farm operator, renting, resided in Obion County in 1935, 6 children.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Bonnie S. Curtis1

F, b. 1936
FatherJames Joseph Curtis1 b. 2 Feb 1894, d. 2 May 1973
MotherWilma Ethel Tester1 b. 2 Dec 1895, d. 19 Feb 1977
Last Edited26 Jul 2016
Birth*Bonnie S. Curtis was born in 1936 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 District 5, Houston, Tennessee, in the household of James Joseph Curtis and Wilma Ethel Tester; ED 42-6, sheet 2B, occupation farm operator, renting, resided in Obion County in 1935, 6 children.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Ramie Keel1

M, b. 1921
Last Edited26 Jul 2016
Birth*Ramie Keel was born in 1921 at Tennessee.1 
Marriage*He married Mabel G. Curtis, daughter of James Joseph Curtis and Wilma Ethel Tester, circa 1939 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusRamie Keel appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 District 5, Houston, Tennessee, in the household of James Joseph Curtis and Wilma Ethel Tester; ED 42-6, sheet 2B, occupation farm operator, renting, resided in Obion County in 1935, 6 children.1 

Family

Mabel G. Curtis b. 12 Feb 1923, d. 7 Jun 1993

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Beulah Durham1

F, b. 7 February 1918, d. 2 November 1961
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Beulah Durham was born on 7 February 1918.1 
Married Name As of 29 November 1941,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Lawrence Arthur (Buddie)869 Curtis, son of Samuel Arthur Curtis and Cora Jane Hatcher, on 29 November 1941 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 
Death*Beulah Durham died on 2 November 1961 at age 43; buried at Curtis Chapel Cemetery.1 

Family

Lawrence Arthur (Buddie)869 Curtis b. 27 Jul 1913, d. 19 Oct 1984

Citations

  1. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Curtis, Humphreys, Tennessee.
  2. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.

Ora Rebecca Smith1

F, b. 20 November 1904, d. 21 January 1992
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Ora Rebecca Smith was born on 20 November 1904 at Johnson City, Wshington, Tennessee.1,2 
Married Name As of 2 August 1924,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis, son of Samuel Arthur Curtis and Ruth Ann Hooper, on 2 August 1924 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
Census*Ora Rebecca Smith and Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at District 3, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 6, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 2 children.3 
CensusOra Rebecca Smith and Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis appeared on the census of 5 June 1940 at District 1, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 43-1, sheet 20A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $175, 3 children.4 
Death*Ora Rebecca Smith died on 21 January 1992 at Erin, Houston, Tennessee, at age 87.2 

Family

Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis b. 25 Jun 1902, d. 21 Nov 1986
Children

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Peggy Jean Reedy1

F, b. circa 1930
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Peggy Jean Reedy was born circa 1930. 
Married Name As of 5 August 1955,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married John Allen Curtis, son of Elmus Herbert Curtis and Frankie Mae Hargett, on 5 August 1955 at Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi.1 

Family

John Allen Curtis b. 27 Dec 1919, d. 9 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Cecil Curtis1

M, b. 7 November 1925, d. 9 September 2011
FatherCharley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis1 b. 25 Jun 1902, d. 21 Nov 1986
MotherOra Rebecca Smith1 b. 20 Nov 1904, d. 21 Jan 1992
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Cecil Curtis was born on 7 November 1925 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 June 1940 District 1, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis and Ora Rebecca Smith; ED 43-1, sheet 20A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $175, 3 children.3 
Marriage*Cecil Curtis married Corene Knight on 11 March 1946 at Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky.4 
Death*Cecil Curtis died on 9 September 2011 at Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, at age 85; buried at Shrine of Memories in Clarksville.5 
ObitCecil's obituary was published in the Leaf Chronicle on 11 September 2011:

Cecil Curtis, age 85, of Clarksville, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 at his home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2011 from the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with The Rev. William
Childress officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be rendered. Pallbearers will be Dale Hammon, Greg Hammon, John Tinker, Michael Hoover, Billy Richardson and Jim Connelly. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Master Barbers of Curtis's Barber Shop. Visitation will be from 4 til 7 p.m., Sunday and from 12 noon until the hour of service on Monday. A Masonic service will be held 7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

Cecil was born November 7, 1925 in McEwen, TN, son of Charles Sylvester and Ora Rebecca Curtis. He was married to Corene Knight-Curtis on March 11, 1946 in Hopkinsville, KY. Cecil was a Master Barber, having opened Curtis's Barber Shop in 1972 on Ft. Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville. He was a World War II Veteran, having served as a Navy Corpsman assigned to the Marines and participated in the Pacific Islands Campaign. He was also a Baptist and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Free Mason and belonged to Queen City Lodge, Clarksville, TN.
Preceding him in death is his loving wife of 62 years, Corene (2007); his parents, Charles and Ora; sister, Lorene; brother, Lloyd Joseph. He is survived by sister, Louise Curtis-Collett of Tennessee Ridge, TN; children, Brenda Hammon (Mark), Linda Osborne (Louie) and Timothy (Belinda) all of Clarksville; grandchildren, Dale Hammon (Norma) of Singer, LA, Greg Hammon (Angela) of Versailles, MO, Amy Hammon-Tinker (John) of Clarksville, Stacy Osborne-Hoover (Michael) of Clarksville, Shelley Nicole Osborne-Fladry (Robb) of Tampa, FL and Alex Curtis of Clarksville; great grandchildren, Cynthia Paige Tinker, Scott Hammon and Marcus Hammon.6
 

Family

Corene Knight b. 29 Jun 1929, d. 2 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  4. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.
  5. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Shrine, Montgomery,Tennessee.
  6. [S1859] Legacy.com, Legacy.com.

Martha Lorene Curtis1,2

F, b. 19 September 1929
FatherCharley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis1 b. 25 Jun 1902, d. 21 Nov 1986
MotherOra Rebecca Smith1 b. 20 Nov 1904, d. 21 Jan 1992
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Martha Lorene Curtis was born on 19 September 1929 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 June 1940 District 1, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis and Ora Rebecca Smith; ED 43-1, sheet 20A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $175, 3 children.4 
Married Name As of circa 1950,her married name was Hodges.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.
  3. [S2318] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Corene Knight1

F, b. 29 June 1929, d. 2 February 2007
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Corene Knight was born on 29 June 1929 at Erin, Houston, Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of 11 March 1946,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Cecil Curtis, son of Charley Sylvester (Syl) Curtis and Ora Rebecca Smith, on 11 March 1946 at Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky.1 
Death*Corene Knight died on 2 February 2007 at Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, at age 77.1 

Family

Cecil Curtis b. 7 Nov 1925, d. 9 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.

Eula Corrine Ellis1,2

F, b. 31 October 1911, d. 11 October 2001
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Eula Corrine Ellis was born on 31 October 1911 at Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of 2 June 1934,her married name was Curtis.2 
Marriage*She married Elmer Alonzo Curtis, son of Samuel Arthur Curtis and Ruth Ann Hooper, on 2 June 1934 at Gibson, Tennessee.2 
Census*Eula Corrine Ellis and Elmer Alonzo Curtis appeared on the census of 14 May 1940 at District 1, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 43-1, sheet 10B, occupation farm laborer, renting, 2 children.3 
Death*Eula Corrine Ellis died on 11 October 2001 at Gadsden, Crockett, Tennessee, at age 89; buried at Salem Cemetery.1 

Family

Elmer Alonzo Curtis b. 15 Feb 1897, d. 23 Dec 1973
Child

Citations

  1. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, AllenCurtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.
  2. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Maris L. Curtis1

F, b. 1938
FatherElmer Alonzo Curtis1 b. 15 Feb 1897, d. 23 Dec 1973
MotherEula Corrine Ellis1 b. 31 Oct 1911, d. 11 Oct 2001
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
Birth*Maris L. Curtis was born in 1938 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 14 May 1940 District 1, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Elmer Alonzo Curtis and Eula Corrine Ellis; ED 43-1, sheet 10B, occupation farm laborer, renting, 2 children.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Leroy Hazo Hooper1

M, b. 18 November 1919, d. 15 February 1980
FatherRoy Gilbert Hooper1 b. 11 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1964
MotherSarah Jane Hooper1 b. 10 Oct 1891, d. 21 Oct 1958
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*Leroy Hazo Hooper was born on 18 November 1919 at Humphreys, Tennessee; son of Roy Gilbert Hooper and Sarah Jane Hooper.1 
Marriage*He married Geneva Curtis, daughter of George Wesley Curtis and Rosa Ethel Durham, circa 1950.1 
Death*Leroy Hazo Hooper died on 15 February 1980 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 60.1 

Family

Geneva Curtis b. 15 May 1927, d. 20 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Summers Family Tree by Illinoiscarol.

Joseph Velton Hooper1

M, b. 23 June 1926, d. 12 January 2018
FatherRoy Gilbert Hooper b. 11 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1964
MotherSarah Jane Hooper1 b. 10 Oct 1891, d. 21 Oct 1958
Last Edited24 May 2018
Birth*Joseph Velton Hooper was born on 23 June 1926 at Tennessee.1 
Marriage*He married Mary Lee Curtis, daughter of George Wesley Curtis and Rosa Ethel Durham, circa 1950.1 
DeathJoseph Velton Hooper died on 10 January 2018 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 91; buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery.2 
Obit*Joseph Velton's obituary was published in the Tennessean on 12 January 2018:
Joseph was born on June 23, 1926 and passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Joseph was a resident of McEwen, Tennessee at the time of passing.

Mr. Hooper is survived by his: Daughter- Wanda Coates (Gary) Grandchildren- Christy Olszewski (James) Johnny Dee Franklin (Genia) Great-Grandchildren- Aundrea Olszewski Spencer Hill (Mandy) Kalista Olszewski Malachi Olszewski Heisman Olszewski Ameliah Olszewski Maximus Olszewski Jay Dee Franklin Great-Great-Grandchildren- Alyana Hill Urijah Hill Freya Hill Daughter-in-law- Sue Hooper In addition to his parents and wife, Bro.

Hooper was preceded in death by his: Son- Joseph Ray Hooper Siblings- Duran, Leon, Hazo, and Juanita Hooper Visitation with the family will be Friday, January 12, 2018 from 9:30am until 3:00pm at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in McEwen, TN. Funeral Service for Pastor Joseph Hooper will be Friday, January 12, 2018 at 3:00pm at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in McEwen with Pastor Steve Gatlin officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in McEwen, TN.2 

Family

Mary Lee Curtis b. 12 Dec 1928, d. 13 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Summers Family Tree by Illinoiscarol.
  2. [S1859] Legacy.com, Legacy.com.

Sarah Jane Hooper1

F, b. 10 October 1891, d. 21 October 1958
FatherThomas Jasper Hooper1 b. 1860
MotherNancy Priscilla Curtis1 b. 13 Jan 1863, d. 16 Oct 1938
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*Sarah Jane Hooper was born on 10 October 1891 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of 12 May 1910,her married name was Hooer.1 
Marriage*She married Roy Gilbert Hooper on 12 May 1910 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
Death*Sarah Jane Hooper died on 21 October 1958 at Dickson, Dickson, Tennessee, at age 67.1 

Family

Roy Gilbert Hooper b. 11 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1964
Children

Citations

  1. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Summers Family Tree by Illinoiscarol.

Roy Gilbert Hooper1,2

M, b. 11 June 1891, d. December 1964
Last Edited24 May 2018
Birth*Roy Gilbert Hooper was born on 11 June 1891 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee; son of George Hooper and Elizabeth White.1,2 
Marriage*He married Sarah Jane Hooper, daughter of Thomas Jasper Hooper and Nancy Priscilla Curtis, on 12 May 1910 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
Death*Roy Gilbert Hooper died in December 1964 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 73; buried at Mount Zion Cemetery.1,3 

Family

Sarah Jane Hooper b. 10 Oct 1891, d. 21 Oct 1958
Children

Citations

  1. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Summers Family Tree by Illinoiscarol.
  2. [S2288] Tennessee State Archives, Tennessee Delayed Birth Records 1869-1909.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Mount Zion, Humphreys, Tennessee.

Hazel Leonia Edwards1

F, b. circa 1925
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*Hazel Leonia Edwards was born circa 1925.1 
Married Name As of 15 March 1947,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Clarence Wesley Curtis, son of James Joseph Curtis and Wilma Ethel Tester, on 15 March 1947 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 

Family

Clarence Wesley Curtis b. 31 Dec 1920, d. 15 Feb 1997

Citations

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

Samuel David Seymore1

M, b. 8 July 1919, d. 4 June 1992
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*Samuel David Seymore was born on 8 July 1919.2 
Marriage*He married Edith Pauline Curtis, daughter of James Joseph Curtis and Wilma Ethel Tester, on 2 March 1940 at Dickson, Tennessee.1 
Death*Samuel David Seymore died on 4 June 1992 at Dickson, Tennessee, at age 72; buried at Union Cemetery.2 

Family

Edith Pauline Curtis b. 24 Jan 1919, d. 24 Jan 1919

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Union, Dickson, Tennessee.

Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1,2

F, b. 3 October 1890, d. 6 June 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer was born on 3 October 1890 at Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of 19 December 1909,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Eli Nathan Curtis, son of Samuel Arthur Curtis and Ruth Ann Hooper, on 19 December 1909 at Houston, Tennessee.1 
Census*Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer and Eli Nathan Curtis appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at District 19, Montgomery, Tennessee, ED 142, sheet 12B, occupation farmer, renting, just married, no children.2 
CensusMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer and Eli Nathan Curtis appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 at District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, ED 194, sheet 20A, no occupation given, renting, 4 sons.3 
CensusMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer and Eli Nathan Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 at District 4, Obion, Tennessee, ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.4 
(Witness) CensusMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Cecil Cornell Curtis; ED 81-7, sheet 1B, occupation farm laborer, renting, single, mother and 4 siblings.5 
Death*Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer died on 6 June 1977 at Indian Mound, Stewart, Tennessee, at age 86.1 

Family

Eli Nathan Curtis b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
Children

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Henry Clay Curtis1

M, b. 14 February 1912, d. 23 March 1986
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Henry Clay Curtis was born on 14 February 1912 at Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 194, sheet 20A, no occupation given, renting, 4 sons.1 
(Witness) CensusHenry Clay Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.3 
Marriage*Henry Clay Curtis married Mary L. (Dollie) Potts on 25 April 1931 at Crockett, Tennessee.4 
Census*Henry Clay Curtis and Mary L. (Dollie) Potts appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 at District 5, Houston, Tennessee, ED 42-6, sheet 2B, occupation farm operator, renting, 4 children.5 
MarriageHenry Clay Curtis married Pearl Yarbrough after 1943.6 
Death*Henry Clay Curtis died on 23 March 1986 at Tennessee at age 74; buried at Lewis Cemetery in Houston County.7 

Family

Mary L. (Dollie) Potts b. 18 Jun 1915, d. 9 Feb 1943
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  6. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave.
  7. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lewis, Houston, Tennessee.
  8. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.

Leonard Edgar Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 15 December 1914, d. 30 November 1966
FatherEli Nathan Curtis4 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer4 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Leonard Edgar Curtis was born on 15 December 1914 at Humphreys, Tennessee.4,5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 194, sheet 20A, no occupation given, renting, 4 sons.4 
(Witness) CensusLeonard Edgar Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.6 
Marriage*Leonard Edgar Curtis married Katie Johnson on 28 January 1933 at Houston, Tennessee; identified as Edgar and Katie.3 
Name Variation As of 8 April 1940, Leonard Edgar Curtis was also known as Edgar Curtis.7,3 
Census*He and Katie Johnson appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 at District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, ED 81-7, sheet 3B, occupation farm laborer, renting, 2 children.7 
Obit*Leonard Edgar's obituary was published in the The Tennessean on 30 November 1966:

Funeral services for Leonard Edward Curtis, 52, were conducted Wednesday, November 30, 1966 at 1:00 p.m. at the Nave Funeral Home in Erin. Burial was in the Lewis Cemetery. Mr. Curtis, a construction worker, was killed in a car-train accident in East St. Louis, Mo., Sunday night. He was a resident of Nashville, Tennessee.
A native of Humphreys County, he was the son of Mrs. Mary Frances Curtis, Cumberland City, and the late Nathanial Curtis. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith Curtis, Nashville; a son Eli Curtis, Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Wolf, Murfreesboro, Tenn; six brothers, Clay, Cumberland City; Cornell, McEwen; Carlos, Indian Mound; James, Murfreesboro; Jesse and Noah, both of Granite City, Ill; three grandchildren.
28 November 1966:
Five young Nashville girls were injured last night, one critically, when the car in which they were riding slammed into a train near National City, Ill. Leonard Curtis, 54, of Granite City, Ill., also a passenger in the car was killed in the accident. The dead man’s brother, Noah Curtis, 45, and the victim’s wife, Edith, 47, were injured, but not critically.
The girls were identified as Delores Biggs, 14, and her sisters, Ethel Marie, 12, Patricia, 10, Carlene, 9 and Inez, 8. The Curtises were taking the children from Nashville to Granite City where their parents are planning to move.5 

Family

Katie Johnson b. 1916
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920, 1930.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lewis, Houston, Tennessee.
  3. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1860] Newspapers.com, Newspapers.com.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

Cecil Cornell Curtis1,2

M, b. 15 February 1916, d. 24 October 1994
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Cecil Cornell Curtis was born on 15 February 1916 at Tennessee.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 194, sheet 20A, no occupation given, renting, 4 sons.1 
(Witness) CensusCecil Cornell Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.4 
Census*Cecil Cornell Curtis appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 at District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, ED 81-7, sheet 1B, occupation farm laborer, renting, single, mother and 4 siblings.5 
Marriage*He married Mary Josephine Baker on 11 March 1943 at Houston, Tennessee.6 
Marriage*Cecil Cornell Curtis married Lorene H. (?) circa 1954.7 
Death*Cecil Cornell Curtis died on 24 October 1994 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 78; buried at Gilmer Cemetery in Perry County.8 

Family 1

Mary Josephine Baker b. 11 Feb 1924, d. 8 Jan 1953

Family 2

Lorene H. (?) b. Feb 1936
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  6. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  7. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Gilmer, Perry, Tennessee.

Carlos Ely Curtis1,2

M, b. 3 October 1919, d. 24 May 2000
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Carlos Ely Curtis was born on 3 October 1919 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 194, sheet 20A, no occupation given, renting, 4 sons.1 
(Witness) CensusCarlos Ely Curtis appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.3 
Marriage*Carlos Ely Curtis married Robbye Mann circa 1940.2 
Milit-Beg*Carlos Ely Curtis began military service on 27 July 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, married, height 71", weight 155 lbs.4 
Death*He died on 24 May 2000 at Indiana Mound, Stewart, Tennessee, at age 80; buried a Seay Cemetery in Indian Mound.5,6 

Family

Robbye Mann b. 22 Sep 1911, d. 20 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1392] National Archives and Records Administration, World War II Army Enlistment Records.
  5. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Seay, Stewart, Tennessee.
  6. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Rebecca Lee (Becky) Curtis1,2

F, b. 25 March 1922, d. 4 May 2004
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Rebecca Lee (Becky) Curtis was born on 25 March 1922 at Tennessee.1,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.1 
(Witness) CensusRebecca Lee (Becky) Curtis appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Cecil Cornell Curtis; ED 81-7, sheet 1B, occupation farm laborer, renting, single, mother and 4 siblings.4 
Married Name As of January 1950,her married name was Becky Curtis Hancock.2 
Married Name As of February 1957,her married name was Becky Curtis Wolfe.2 
Death*Rebecca Lee (Becky) Curtis died on 4 May 2004 at Tennessee at age 82; buried at Lewis Cemetery in Erin.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S45] Social Security Administration U.S., Social Security Applications & Claims.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lewis, Houston, Tennessee.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

James Aulry Curtis1,2

M, b. 2 July 1926, d. 30 January 2006
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*James Aulry Curtis was born on 2 July 1926 at McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.1 
(Witness) CensusJames Aulry Curtis appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Cecil Cornell Curtis; ED 81-7, sheet 1B, occupation farm laborer, renting, single, mother and 4 siblings.3 
Death*James Aulry Curtis died on 30 January 2006 at Decherd, Franklin, Tennessee, at age 79; PFC U.S. Army Air Force, Korea; buried at Winchester, Tennessee.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S45] Social Security Administration U.S., Social Security Applications & Claims.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  4. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Jessee M. Curtis1

M, b. 1929
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*Jessee M. Curtis was born in 1929 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 District 4, Obion, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer; ED 5, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children.1 
(Witness) CensusJessee M. Curtis appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Cecil Cornell Curtis; ED 81-7, sheet 1B, occupation farm laborer, renting, single, mother and 4 siblings.2 

Citations

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

Noah Howard Curtis1,2

M, b. 23 June 1933, d. 4 July 1983
FatherEli Nathan Curtis1 b. 15 Dec 1890, d. 25 Oct 1936
MotherMary Frances (Kitty) Spicer1 b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 6 Jun 1977
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Noah Howard Curtis was born on 23 June 1933 at Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 District 6, Stewart, Tennessee, in the household of Cecil Cornell Curtis; ED 81-7, sheet 1B, occupation farm laborer, renting, single, mother and 4 siblings.1 
Death*Noah Howard Curtis died on 4 July 1983 at Granite City, Madison, Illinois, at age 50; USMC, Korea veteran, buried at Lewis Cemetery in Houston County, Tennessee.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lewis, Houston, Tennessee.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Mary L. (Dollie) Potts1,2

F, b. 18 June 1915, d. 9 February 1943
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
Birth*Mary L. (Dollie) Potts was born on 18 June 1915 at Tennessee; daughter of Walter Lee Potts and Penetha Ann Dunn.3 
Married Name As of 25 April 1931,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Henry Clay Curtis, son of Eli Nathan Curtis and Mary Frances (Kitty) Spicer, on 25 April 1931 at Crockett, Tennessee.1 
Census*Mary L. (Dollie) Potts and Henry Clay Curtis appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 at District 5, Houston, Tennessee, ED 42-6, sheet 2B, occupation farm operator, renting, 4 children.2 
Death*Mary L. (Dollie) Potts died on 9 February 1943 at Tennessee at age 27; buried at Lewis Cemetery in Houston County.3 

Family

Henry Clay Curtis b. 14 Feb 1912, d. 23 Mar 1986
Child

Citations

  1. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lewis, Houston, Tennessee.
  4. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Allen Curtis Family Tree by curtisroberts1.