Wilmetta Curtis

29 December 1861–23 June 1953 (Age 91)
Winona, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Wilmetta

When Wilmetta Curtis was born on 29 December 1861, in Winona, Minnesota, United States, her father, John Curtis, was 32 and her mother, Zeroah E. Hudson, was 30. She lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States for about 50 years. She died on 23 June 1953, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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John Curtis
Zeroah E. Hudson
Cora C. Curtis
Wilmetta Curtis
John L. Curtis

Parents and Siblings

    John Curtis


    Zeroah E. Hudson




    Cora C. Curtis



    John L. Curtis


World Events (8)

1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 1

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.

Age 2

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

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilamette Curtis in household of Andrew R Collins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willametta Curtis in household of John Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilametti Cutis in household of John Cutis, "United States Census, 1880"

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