Orson Curtis

17 February 1912–7 October 2010 (Age 98)
Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States

The Life of Orson

When Orson Curtis was born on 17 February 1912, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States, his father, Lyman Franklin Curtis, was 42 and his mother, Annie Elizabeth Busby, was 37. He married Rhoda Lucinda Foreman on 28 July 1933, in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States in 1935 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 7 October 2010, in Seal Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Curtis
1912–2010
Rhoda Lucinda Foreman
1915–2012
Marriage: 28 July 1933
Vern Earl Curtis
1934–2007
James Harvey Curtis
1936–1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 July 1933
Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 22

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1941

Age 29

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Orson Curtis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Orson Curtis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Orson Curtis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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