Minerva Curtis

24 November 1824–15 November 1908 (Age 83)
Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Minerva

When Minerva Curtis was born on 24 November 1824, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Jacob Curtis, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Hitchcock, was 23. She married Mager about 1850, in Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Hampton, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Henry, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 15 November 1908, in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bowlesburg Cemetery, Hampton Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Daniel Woodbury
Minerva Curtis
Marriage: 11 May 1855
Emma E Woodbury
John Perry Woodbury
Sophia E. Woodbury
Frances Woodbury
Lucretia Minerva Woodbury

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 1
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
Age 1
Historical Boundaries: 1825: Henry, Illinois, United States
Age 22
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Minerva Woodberry in household of John Woodberry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minerva Woodbury in household of Peter Gulley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minerva Woodberry in household of Daniel Woodberry, "United States Census, 1870"

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