Nancy Elizabeth Curtis

24 February 1876–1 December 1918 (Age 42)
Hardin, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy Elizabeth

When Nancy Elizabeth Curtis was born on 24 February 1876, in Hardin, Tennessee, United States, her father, Murrell Curtis, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Arnold, was 35. She married James Dolphin Doc Copeland on 7 August 1892. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in District 14, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Hardin, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 December 1918, in Hardin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in New Harmony Cemetery, Hardin, Tennessee, United States.

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James Dolphin Doc Copeland
Nancy Elizabeth Curtis
Marriage: 7 August 1892
George W. C. Copeland
Lura Copeland
Gilbert Copeland
Elbert Copeland
Bobby Copeland
Jewel catherine Copeland

Spouse and Children

7 August 1892


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Murrell Curtis


    Hannah Arnold




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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 2

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bettie Copeland in household of Doc Copeland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bettie Copeland in household of J D Copeland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancey E Curtis in household of Manuell Curtis, "United States Census, 1880"

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