Emma Myra Curtis

16 November 1880–29 October 1955 (Age 74)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma Myra

When Emma Myra Curtis was born on 16 November 1880, in Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Dean Curtis, was 44 and her mother, Myra Naylor, was 41. She lived in Browns, Edwards, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Browns Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 29 October 1955, at the age of 74, and was buried in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Dean Curtis
Myra Naylor
Fannie Bell Curtis
Julia M. Curtis
Lydia May Curtis
Emma Myra Curtis

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Emma M Curtis in household of Myra Curtis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma M Curtis in household of Myra Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma M Curtis in household of Fannie B Curtis, "United States Census, 1910"

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