William Pollock Curtis

27 July 1849–30 November 1905 (Age 56)
Estill, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Pollock

When William Pollock Curtis was born on 27 July 1849, in Estill, Kentucky, United States, his father, Albert Alexander Curtis, was 31 and his mother, Minerva Martin, was 23. He married Anna Arnot Aiken on 3 January 1887, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1900. He died on 30 November 1905, at the age of 56, and was buried in Richmond, Lincoln, Virginia, United States.

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William Pollock Curtis
Anna Arnot Aiken
Marriage: 3 January 1887
Edward Earle Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1887Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 1
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1864 · Arlington Cemetery
    Age 15
    Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • William P Curtis in entry for Edward Earle Curtis, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906"
    • W* Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Pollock Curtis, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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