Edison Miller Curtis

14 July 1905–9 September 1980 (Age 75)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Edison Miller

When Edison Miller Curtis was born on 14 July 1905, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, his father, Randolph Clinton Curtis, was 28 and his mother, Ora Ann Bray, was 21. He married Polly Elizabeth Newsom on 11 September 1927, in Columbia Township, Randolph, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Franklinville, Randolph, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Gilmer Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 9 September 1980, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Franklinville, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

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Edison Miller Curtis
Polly Elizabeth Newsom
Marriage: 11 September 1927

Spouse and Children

11 September 1927
Columbia Township, Randolph, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Lillian Estelle Curtis


    Inez Curtis


    Inez Curtis


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 13

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Edison M Curtis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edison Curtis in household of Rudolph C Curtis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edison M Curtis in household of Rodolph C Curtis, "United States Census, 1910"

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