Joseph Wesley Curtis

Male1 October 1905–3 November 1960

Brief Life History of Joseph Wesley

When Joseph Wesley Curtis was born on 1 October 1905, in Robin, Bannock, Idaho, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Curtis, was 61 and his mother, Matilda Gwenlion Marley, was 23. He married Marjorie Park on 26 June 1933, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1950 and World for about 10 years. He died on 3 November 1960, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Joseph Wesley Curtis
Marjorie Park
Marriage: 26 June 1933
Chad Wesley Curtis

Sources (30)

  • Joseph Wesley Curtis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Joseph Wesley Curtis, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"
  • Joseph Wesley Curtis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1933Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 1

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


    Age 15

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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