Joanna Curtis Whitman

22 February 1841–8 February 1902 (Age 61)
Woodstock, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Joanna

When Joanna Curtis Whitman was born on 22 February 1841, in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Joshua Elhanah Whitman, was 23 and her mother, Sally Mahew Curtis, was 27. She married Samuel Kimball Estes on 26 June 1862, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1880 and Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1900. She died on 8 February 1902, in Maine, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in West Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Kimball Estes
Joanna Curtis Whitman
Marriage: 26 June 1862
Jennie Eva Estes
Ellen A. Estes
Alvah Elhanan Estes
Samuel Estes

Spouse and Children

26 June 1862
Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Elhanah Whitman


    Sally Mahew Curtis




    Sarah Jane



    Sarah Jane Whitman


    Mary Cole Whitman


    Polly Whitman


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 13

Historical Boundaries - 1854: Oxford, Maine, United States

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (3)

  • Joann C Whitman in household of Elhanan Whitman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joan C Whitman in household of Elkanan Whitman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna C Estes in household of Samuel K Estes, "United States Census, 1880"

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