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
1880–1953
Rosa Curtis
1882–1953
Marriage: 1 August 1901
Virgil McCarty
1902–1984
Burley McCarty
1904–1985
Verna McCarty
1906–1929
William McCarty
1910–1984
Jay McCarty
1912–1971
Hager Mccarty
1915–1940
Emory Mccarty
1918–1993

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 August 1901
Johnson, Kentucky, United States
children

(7)

    Virgil McCarty

    Male1902–1984Male

    Burley McCarty

    Male1904–1985Male

    Verna McCarty

    Female1906–1929Female

    Male1910–1984Male

    Jay McCarty

    Male1912–1971Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Curtis

    Male1851–1901Male

    Louisa Colvin

    Female1858–1919Female

siblings

(3)

    John Elliot Curtis

    Male1880–1944Male

    Female1882–1953Female

    Willie Curtis

    Male1887–1904Male

World Events (8)

1886

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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