Frank W Curtis

8 September 1864–10 November 1933 (Age 69)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank W

When Frank W Curtis was born on 8 September 1864, in Illinois, United States, his father, William Curtis, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Green, was 27. He married Flora Andrus on 28 November 1895, in Wabash, Illinois, United States. He lived in Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 10 November 1933, in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Frank W Curtis
Flora Andrus
Marriage: 28 November 1895

Spouse and Children

28 November 1895
Wabash, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Curtis





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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 21

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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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  • Frank W Curtis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank W Curtis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank W Curtis, "United States Census, 1910"

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