Erastus Curtis

15 May 1828–20 January 1902 (Age 73)
Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Erastus

When Erastus Curtis was born on 15 May 1828, in Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown, Ohio, United States, his father, Uriah Curtis, was 23 and his mother, Phoebe Martin, was 22. He married Mary Caroline Barton on 4 February 1848, in Iowa Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1880 and Houston, Custer, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 20 January 1902, in Barton, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Barton, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Curtis
Mary Caroline Barton
Marriage: 4 February 1848
Oceania Curtis
Phoebe Maria Curtis
Matilda Caroline Curtis
William Barton Curtis
Erastus Curtis Jr
Emeline Joanna Curtis
Florilla Ann Curtis
Eliza Jane Curtis
Rosetta Parthenia Curtis
Joseph Boulden Curtis
Homer Franklin Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1848Iowa Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 1
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 32
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Uriah Curtis was born May 5, 1805 in Stephentown, Renselaer, New York to Joseph Curtis and Elisa Diadema. On January 19, 1825 he married Phoebe Martin. His seven children by her were born in Georget …

    Sources (71)

    • Arestes Barker in household of William Barker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Erastus Curtis in entry for William E Curtis and Elizabeth Robson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Erastus Curtis in entry for Charles Romine Curtis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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