Earl Emory Curtis

6 August 1876–1 January 1951 (Age 74)
Martinsburg, Lewis, New York, United States

The Life of Earl Emory

When Earl Emory Curtis was born on 6 August 1876, in Martinsburg, Lewis, New York, United States, his father, Byron Curtis, was 35 and his mother, Mary H. Philleo, was 31. He married Mina Edwards on 9 November 1895, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 1 January 1951, in Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Martinsburg, Lewis, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Emory Curtis
Mina Edwards
Marriage: 9 November 1895
Guy Edward Curtis

Spouse and Children

9 November 1895
Whiteside, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Byron Curtis


    Mary H. Philleo




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Earl E Curtis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl E Curtis in household of Eugene M Pitcher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earle E Curtis, "United States Census, 1920"

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