Rosa Curtis

22 November 1882–27 September 1953 (Age 70)
Johnson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rosa

When Rosa Curtis was born on 22 November 1882, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Curtis, was 31 and her mother, Louisa Colvin, was 23. She married Rev Forest Winston McCarty on 1 August 1901, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Gap, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Magisterial District 5, Johnson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 27 September 1953, in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Johnson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Forest Winston McCarty
Rosa Curtis
Marriage: 1 August 1901
Virgil McCarty
Burley McCarty
Verna McCarty
William McCarty
Jay McCarty
Hager Mccarty
Emory Mccarty

Spouse and Children

1 August 1901
Johnson, Kentucky, United States


    Virgil McCarty


    Burley McCarty


    Verna McCarty



    Jay McCarty


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Curtis


    Louisa Colvin




    John Elliot Curtis



    Willie Curtis


World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 10

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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Sources (3)

  • Rosa L Curtis in household of Thomas J Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rosa Mccarty in household of Forest Mccarty, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosa Mc Carty in household of Forest W Mc Carty, "United States Census, 1920"

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