Hyrum Curtis

9 September 1829–8 February 1898 (Age 68)
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum

When Hyrum Curtis was born on 9 September 1829, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Nahum Curtis, was 45 and his mother, Millicent Waite, was 42. He married Mary Eliza Haws on 4 October 1859, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Tuolumne, California, United States in 1852. He registered for military service in 1860. He died on 8 February 1898, in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Curtis
Mary Eliza Haws
Marriage: 4 October 1859
Mary Eliza Cinderella Curtis
Leona Odessa Curtis
Elizabeth Rosabell Curtis
Hyrum Lysander Curtis
Jason Leander Curtis
Lois Ann Curtis
William Foster Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1859Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 10
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 19
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.

    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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    History of the Nahum Curtis Family

    Written in 1903 by Emma S. Curtis Simons Nahum Curtis, the father of George, was born in Massachusetts, July 7, 1784. He had three brothers, Jeremiah, Jacob and William. Nahum was married to Millice …

    Sources (48)

    • Hyrum Curtis in entry for Elizabeth Rosabell Haskell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Hyram Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Hiram Curtis in entry for Jason Leander Curtis, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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