George Lancey Curtis

31 July 1888–
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George Lancey

When George Lancey Curtis was born on 31 July 1888, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alonzo Prince Curtis, was 42 and his mother, Lillian Louise Lancey, was 25. He married Caroline Isabel Robertson on 12 May 1914, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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George Lancey Curtis
1888–
Caroline Isabel Robertson
1887–
Marriage: 12 May 1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 May 1914
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Prince Curtis

    Male1846–Male

    Lillian Louise Lancey

    Female1862–1915Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 31

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • George L Curtis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George L Curtis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George L. Curtis in household of Alonzo P Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"

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