Heber John Curtis

10 January 1856–13 January 1931 (Age 75)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Heber John

When Heber John Curtis was born on 10 January 1856, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Curtis, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Ann Reed, was 29. He married Sarah Elizabeth Winward on 10 February 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and World in 1930. He died on 13 January 1931, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heber John Curtis
Sarah Elizabeth Winward
Marriage: 10 February 1881
Edward Curtis
Ernest Curtis
Versa S Curtis
Heber Willis Curtis
Minnie Curtis
Mada Mae Curtis
Bert Lecell Curtis
Winnie Ireta Curtis

Spouse and Children

10 February 1881
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 20

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

My Dear Grandchildren

March 14, 1931 I hope this letter will fall into the hands of someone who really …

Sources (3)

  • Heber John Curtis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Heber J Curtis in household of Joseph Curtis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Heber J Curtis in household of Josh Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"

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