Myrtle Curtis

12 December 1893–22 September 1966 (Age 72)
Washington Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtle

When Myrtle Curtis was born on 12 December 1893, in Washington Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, her father, Lewis Demaine Curtis, was 52 and her mother, Elizabeth Sterling, was 45. She married Thomas George Brown on 13 March 1912, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 22 September 1966, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas George Brown
Myrtle Curtis
Marriage: 13 March 1912
Harold Orval Brown
Howard Earl Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1912Fayette, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · The Kensington Runestone
    Age 5
    A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Myrtle Curtis in household of Lewis D Curtis, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Mertel Curtis in entry for Harold O Brown, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • Mertel C Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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