Sarah Jane Curtis

28 September 1847–12 July 1939 (Age 91)
Keg Creek Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Curtis was born on 28 September 1847, in Keg Creek Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph Curtis, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Ann Reed, was 21. She married Alvin Bradford Kempton on 1 January 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Graham, Arizona, United States in 1910. She died on 12 July 1939, in Eden, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Eden Cemetery, Eden, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Bradford Kempton
Sarah Jane Curtis
Marriage: 1 January 1868
Alvin Joseph Kempton
Richard Hyrum Kempton
Asa Bradford Kempton
Zetta Jane Kempton
Eliza Anna Kempton
Delia Caroline Kempton
Laura Sophronia Kempton
Zilpha Miriam Kempton
Heber Curtis Kempton
Calvin Ira Kempton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 25
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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

    A Brief History of Sally Ann Reed Curtis by Zetta Hancock Ormond

    Sally Ann Reed (1826 - 1885) was a tall slender girl with large gray eyes, lustrous auburn hair and much to her distress a freckle here and there as the result of neglecting to wear a straw bonnet to …

    Sources (31)

    • Sarah Jane Curtis in entry for Laura Sophronia Kempton, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Sarah J Kempton in household of Alvin B Kempton, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sarah Curtis in entry for Ray Monroe Hanchett and Laura H Kempton Mecham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1933"

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