Charles Elroy Curtis

14 February 1891–31 August 1945 (Age 54)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Elroy

When Charles Elroy Curtis was born on 14 February 1891, in Ohio, United States, his father, Douglas Gardner Curtis, was 32 and his mother, Orilla J Tuttle, was 35. He married Hazel Ritz on 26 June 1911, in Morrow, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States for about 30 years and Iberia, Washington Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1945, at the age of 54, and was buried in Iberia, Morrow, Ohio, United States.

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Charles Elroy Curtis
Hazel Ritz
Marriage: 26 June 1911
Emmett Charles Curtis
Geraldine M Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1911Morrow, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 7
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 15
    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.

    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 (26)

    • Charles Curtis, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Charles E Curtis in household of Douglas Curtis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Chas E Curtiss, "United States Census, 1920"

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