Flossie Pearl Curtis

5 July 1886–20 June 1953 (Age 66)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Flossie Pearl

When Flossie Pearl Curtis was born on 5 July 1886, in Indiana, United States, her father, William Augustus Curtis, was 38 and her mother, Margaret Leota Hill, was 19. She lived in Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1940 and United States in 1953. She died on 20 June 1953, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66.

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Ruben Orion Witham
Flossie Pearl Curtis

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Augustus Curtis


    Margaret Leota Hill





    Chelsea Leander Curtis


    Willard M Curtis


    Bessie B Curtis


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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 4

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.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Flossie Witham na família de Ruben O Witham, “United States Census, 1940”
  • Flossie Witham na família de Reuben Witham, “United States Census, 1910”
  • {name} na entrada para Reuben Orion Witham, “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”

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