Dorr Purdy Curtis

Brief Life History of Dorr Purdy

When Dorr Purdy Curtis was born on 21 January 1819, in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Beriah Curtis, was 32 and his mother, Phebe H Purdy, was 28. He married Catherine Adelia Haight on 28 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 8 November 1904, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Dorr Purdy Curtis
Sarah Louisa Van Orden
Marriage: 8 February 1855
William Van Orden Curtis
Dorlesca Curtis
Mary Louisa Curtis
James Calvin Curtis
Lewellyn Curtis
Arthur Eugene Curtis
Marie Antoinette Curtis
Charlotte Amelia Curtis
Ella B Curtis
Sarah Elizabeth Curtis
Fay Alanson Curtis

Sources (76)

  • Don P. Curtis in household of Patrick E. Rooney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Don P Curtis - Individual or family possessions: Family Bible: birth-name: Dorr Purdy Curtis
  • Dorr P Curtis, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: George Millard BIRTH 4 Jun 1805 DEATH 13 Sep 1844 (aged 39) BURIAL Grantsville City Cemetery Grantsville, Tooele County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 201182391

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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