Simmons Franklin Curtis

9 October 1848–15 April 1917 (Age 68)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Simmons Franklin

When Simmons Franklin Curtis was born on 9 October 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Simmons Philander Curtis, was 30 and his mother, Emeline Buchanan, was 28. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 15 April 1917, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simmons Philander Curtis
1818–1880
Emeline Buchanan
1820–1897
Martha Jane Curtis
1841–1904
Enos Leroy Curtis
1843–1844
John Bache Curtis
1845–1845
Simmons Franklin Curtis
1848–1917
Mary Ann Curtis
1851–1934
Joseph Augustus Curtis
1853–1925
Emeline Elizabeth Curtis
1856–1866
Nancy Eltnora Curtis
1860–1928
Harmon William Curtis
1863–1949

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 9
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.
1863
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 19
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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.

Possible Related Names

Curtiss
Curtice
Court

Sources (11)

  • Frank Curtis in household of Emeline Curtis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • 1917 Utah-Idaho Death Certificate for Simmons Franklin Curtis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records"
  • Franklin Curtin in household of Simmons Curtin, "United States Census, 1850"

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