Minerva Curtis

Female24 November 1824–15 November 1908

Brief Life History 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

Sources (18)

  • Minerva Woodberry in household of John Woodberry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minerva Mager, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Minerva Woodbury, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1855Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    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 1827: Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States 1831: 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

    English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes perhaps given ironically, from Middle English, Old French courteis, courtois, curtis ‘courtly, refined, urbane’ (derivative of Old French court; see Court 1).

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

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