Nancy Elizabeth Curtis

Female24 February 1876–1 December 1918

Brief Life History 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 33. 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

Sources (5)

  • Nancy Elizabeth Curtis in entry for Jewel Catherine Copeland, "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912"
  • Bettie Copeland in household of Doc Copeland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bettie Copeland in household of J D Copeland, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1892
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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

    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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