James Art (Arkie) Curtis1,2,3,4

M, b. 5 May 1911, d. 27 July 1991
FatherJames Harrison Curtis1,2 b. 15 Apr 1882, d. 30 Dec 1946
MotherMinnie Jane Coffey1,2 b. 25 Feb 1891, d. 20 Apr 1926
Last Edited17 Nov 2007
Birth*James Art (Arkie) Curtis was born on 5 May 1911 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 61, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJames Art (Arkie) Curtis appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 Lenoir Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 9, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $700, widowed, 8 children at home.5 
Death*James Art (Arkie) Curtis died on 27 July 1991 at Granite Falls, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 80.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S970] Caldwell County Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Death Records, Book 78, page 115.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Bertha Marilda Curtis1,2

F, b. 17 September 1915, d. between 1921 and 1930
FatherJames Harrison Curtis1,2 b. 15 Apr 1882, d. 30 Dec 1946
MotherMinnie Jane Coffey1,2 b. 25 Feb 1891, d. 20 Apr 1926
Last Edited15 Nov 2007
Birth*Bertha Marilda Curtis was born on 17 September 1915 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 61, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
DeathAp*Bertha Marilda Curtis appears to have died or disappeared between 1921 and 1930 at Caldwell, North Carolina, not found in 1930 census.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Dean Russell Curtis1,2

M, b. 12 December 1913, d. 26 May 1988
FatherJames Harrison Curtis1 b. 15 Apr 1882, d. 30 Dec 1946
MotherMinnie Jane Coffey1 b. 25 Feb 1891, d. 20 Apr 1926
Last Edited15 Nov 2007
Birth*Dean Russell Curtis was born on 12 December 1913 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 61, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusDean Russell Curtis appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 Lenoir Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 9, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $700, widowed, 8 children at home.4 
Marriage*Dean Russell Curtis married Cora Lee Crisp on 26 March 1932 at Caldwell, North Carolina.5,6 
Death*Dean Russell Curtis died on 26 May 1988 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 74; buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery.3,5 
ObitDean Russell's obituary was published in the News-Topic on 27 May 1988:
Dean Russell Curtis, 74, of 18 Kingswood Estates, Lenoir, died Thursday, May 26, 1988, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Caldwell County, to the late James Harrison Curtis and the late Minnie Coffey Curtis. He was retired from Thomasville Furniture Co. and was a member of West Lenoir Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Lee Crisp Curtis.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest Russell Curtis and Horace Curtis, both of Lenoir, three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Betty) Piercy, Mrs. Dan (Shirley) Swanson and Mrs. Ray (Helen) Curtis, all of Lenoir; one foster son, Larry Ace Crisp of Asheville; three brothers, Roy Curtis of New Jersey, and James Ark Curtis and Floyd Earl Curtis, both of Lenoir; one sister, Mrs. Carl (Bertha) Gilbert of Lenoir; 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Lenoir Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Shorter and the Rev. James Locke officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.5 

Family

Cora Lee Crisp b. 12 Dec 1914, d. 21 May 1988

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S1417] News-Topic, Caldwell County, North Carolina Obituaries.
  6. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages.

William M. Curtis1

M, b. 22 June 1917
FatherJames Harrison Curtis1 b. 15 Apr 1882, d. 30 Dec 1946
MotherMinnie Jane Coffey1 b. 25 Feb 1891, d. 20 Apr 1926
Last Edited25 Jan 2010
Birth*William M. Curtis was born on 22 June 1917 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 61, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam M. Curtis appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 Lenoir Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of James Harrison Curtis; ED 9, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm valued at $700, widowed, 8 children at home.3 
Marriage*William M. Curtis married Jessie Ellen Henley circa 1940 at North Carolina.4 

Family

Jessie Ellen Henley b. 23 May 1921, d. 3 Jul 1942

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.

Mary M. (?)1

F, b. 3 March 1913
Last Edited18 Jan 2006
Death*Mary M. (?) died; buried at the Sardis Cemetery; living at the time the cemetery was read.1 
Birth*She was born on 3 March 1913.1 
Married Name As of between 1920 and 1930,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Lloyd G. Curtis, son of Jones Wilburn Curtis and Nora Victoria Lingle, between 1920 and 1930 at North Carolina; no Caldwell marriage record.1 

Family

Lloyd G. Curtis b. 29 Jun 1906, d. 13 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S972] Caldwell County Genealogical Society, Caldwell County Cemeteries, Sardis Cemetery.

Violet Early1,2

F, b. 11 July 1906, d. 22 April 1999
Last Edited27 Dec 2011
Birth*Violet Early was born on 11 July 1906.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1923,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Boyd Wilburn Curtis, son of Jones Wilburn Curtis and Nora Victoria Lingle, circa 1923 at North Carolina; no Caldwell marriage record.1,2 
Death*Violet Early died on 22 April 1999 at Granite Falls, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 92; buried at the Sardis Cemetery.1,2 

Family

Boyd Wilburn Curtis b. 9 May 1905, d. 5 Feb 1967
Child

Citations

  1. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S972] Caldwell County Genealogical Society, Caldwell County Cemeteries, Sardis Cemetery.
  3. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Della Bentley1,2

F, b. 29 March 1895, d. 16 March 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*Della Bentley was born on 29 March 1895 at Caldwell, North Carolina; or 1896.1,3,4 
Married Name As of 12 August 1911,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Walter Washington Curtis, son of John Calvin Curtis and Mary McCall, on 12 August 1911 at Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
CensusDella Bentley and Walter Washington Curtis appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 at Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 75, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.1 
Census*Della Bentley and Walter Washington Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.5 
Death*Della Bentley died on 16 March 1932 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 36; buried at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Caldwell County.6,3 

Family

Walter Washington Curtis b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 22, page 283.
  3. [S972] Caldwell County Genealogical Society, Caldwell County Cemeteries, Bethany.
  4. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  7. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Roanna Curtis1,2

F, b. 14 November 1913
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1,2 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1,2 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jan 2006
Birth*Roanna Curtis was born on 14 November 1913 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 75, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

John Phillips Curtis1,2

M, b. 22 January 1916, d. 2 August 1920
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited26 Jun 2008
Birth*John Phillips Curtis was born on 22 January 1916 at Caldwell, North Carolina; death certificate says 23 January 1916.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 75, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.1 
Death*John Phillips Curtis died on 2 August 1920 at Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 4; buried at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery; transcribed as "John E."4,5 
DeathHe died on 8 August 1920 at Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 4; from kidney disease; buried at the Bethany Church Cemetery.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S970] Caldwell County Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Death Records, Book 7, page 226.
  5. [S972] Caldwell County Genealogical Society, Caldwell County Cemeteries, Bethany.

Carl W. Curtis1,2

M, b. 21 February 1918, d. 11 July 2007
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*Carl W. Curtis was born on 21 February 1918 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 75, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusCarl W. Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.4 
Death*Carl W. Curtis died on 11 July 2007 at Willard, Greene, Missouri, at age 89.2 
ObitCarl W.'s obituary was published in the News-Leader on 15 July 2007:
Carl Curtis of Willard, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and son-in-law Gary Drennen. He will be missed by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Virginia; brothers, Luke and wife, Ruth, Cloyd and wife, Betty, Ralph and wife, Louise; children, Len Curtis, Pam Drennen, Steve Curtis and wife Robin, and Lorri Smith; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and an abundance of family and friends. Carl was a member of Hillside Baptist Church in Springfield. He had a rich history, including service in the Navy during World War II and a career in construction, but his most important and favorite job was as a husband, father and grandfather. Carl's wisdom, strength, dignity and humor will be cherished by all who knew him. A memorial to celebrate the life of Carl Curtis will be held Monday, July 16, 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, officiated by Pastor Cecil Tolbert. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service begins. Interment will be immediately following in Brookline cemetery. 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Cloyd Curtis1,2

M, b. 4 September 1922
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1,2 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1,2 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*Cloyd Curtis was born on 4 September 1922 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.1 
(Witness) CensusCloyd Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Ruth Mae Chester; ED 27, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, 10 chidren, mother and step daughter Gladys Lingafelt, age 11.3 
Residence*Cloyd Curtis lived on 10 April 2013 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina; wife Betty.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  4. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Howard James Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 28 December 1924, d. 24 February 1992
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1,2 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1,2 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*Howard James Curtis was born on 28 December 1924 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.1 
(Witness) CensusHoward James Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Ruth Mae Chester; ED 27, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, 10 chidren, mother and step daughter Gladys Lingafelt, age 11.4 
Death*Howard James Curtis died on 24 February 1992 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, at age 67; at a Winston-Salem hospital1862.3,5 
ObitHoward James's obituary was published in the Observer on 25 February 1992:
Morganton - Mr. Howard James Curtis, 67, retired furniture worker, died Feb. 24, 1992, at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartland Missionary Methodist Church. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at Sossoman Funeral Home. Survivors are his wife, Ruth; sons, Wade Curtis, Stoney Curtis; brothers, Carl Curtis of Springfield, Mo., Ralph Curtis, Lloyd Curtis, Cloyd Curtis, Luther Curtis; stepmother, Mrs. Ruth Curtis; half brothers, Charles Curtis of Greensboro, Buford Curtis, Bobby Curtis, Clyde Curtis, Ray Curtis; stepbrothers, Darwin Lingerfelt of Stanfield, Tommy Lingerfelt of Alaska; stepsisters, Mrs. Ruby Wood of Sanford, Mrs. Gladys Chapman. Memorials may be made to Hartland Missionary Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 3194, Morganton, N.C. 28655.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Luther Milroy (Roy) Curtis1,2

M, b. 21 June 1920, d. 9 April 2013
FatherWalter Washington Curtis3,2 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley3,2 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*Luther Milroy (Roy) Curtis was born on 21 June 1920 at Caldwell, North Carolina.3,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.3 
Marriage*Luther Milroy (Roy) Curtis married Ruth Elizabeth Small after 1940 at North Carolina.4 
Census*Luther Milroy (Roy) Curtis appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 at Icard, Burke, North Carolina, ED 5, sheet 12A, occupation foreman spooler-hosiery mill single, boarding, Cora Curtis, age 13, lived in the same home.5 
Death*He died on 9 April 2013 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, at age 92; buried at Burke Memorial Park.6,7 
ObitLuther Milroy (Roy)'s obituary was published in the News Herald on 10 April 2013:
Morganton: Luther Ray Curtis, 92, of Morganton, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Mr. Curtis was born June 21, 1920, in Burke County, to the late Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley Curtis. He was retired from Waldensian Bakery and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Mr. Curtis enjoyed gardening, and had a magnificent dahlia garden at his home in Jonas Ridge. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Small Curtis; son, Jerry Allen Curtis; brothers, Carl, Loyd and baby brother, John, Howard and Rev. Ernest Curtis; sisters, Rowena Mull and Ruth Carswell; half-brothers, Dean and Buford Curtis; half-sister, Mae Ferguson and step-brother, Rev. Darwin Lingerfelt. Mr. Curtis is survived by his daughter, Gloria Curtis Jernigan, of Hudson; granddaughter, Vicki Elizabeth Haigler and husband, David, of Hudson; brothers, Ralph Curtis and wife, Louise, and Cloyd Curtis and wife, Betty, both of Morganton;half-brothers, Bob and Reba Curtis, of Banner Elk, Clyde Curtis and Ray Curtis, of Morganton, and Charles and Margaret Curtis, of Greensboro; half-sister, Pat and Larry Huntley, of Fort Mill, S.C;stepbrother, Tommy and wife, Glenda Lingerfelt;and step-sisters, Ruby and Frank Wood, and Gladys Chapman, all of Morganton; numerous nieces and nephews, and his caregivers, Virginia Lowman, Amanda Stacy and Ann Pendley. A celebration of Mr. Curtis life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center, with the Rev. Dr. Burt Wilbur officiating. Burial will follow the service at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service.7 

Family

Ruth Elizabeth Small b. 30 Mar 1921, d. 24 Jul 2007
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930, 1940.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Burke, Burke, North Carolina.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  6. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  7. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Margaret Ruth Curtis1,2

F, b. 4 December 1928
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1,2 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1,2 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*Margaret Ruth Curtis was born on 4 December 1928 at Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.1 
(Witness) CensusMargaret Ruth Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Ruth Mae Chester; ED 27, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, 10 chidren, mother and step daughter Gladys Lingafelt, age 11.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1940.

William Ralph Curtis1

M, b. 11 December 1930
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited18 Jul 2013
Birth*William Ralph Curtis was born on 11 December 1930 at Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Ruth Mae Chester; ED 27, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, 10 chidren, mother and step daughter Gladys Lingafelt, age 11.2 
Residence*William Ralph Curtis lived on 10 April 2013 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina; wife Louise.3 

Citations

  1. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  3. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Lloyd Walter Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 4 September 1922, d. 26 March 1992
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1,2 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1,2 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited11 Oct 2007
Birth*Lloyd Walter Curtis was born on 4 September 1922 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.1 
Marriage*Lloyd Walter Curtis married Myrtle Hendrix between 1940 and 1950.3 
(Witness) CensusLloyd Walter Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Ruth Mae Chester; ED 27, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, 10 chidren, mother and step daughter Gladys Lingafelt, age 11.4 
Death*Lloyd Walter Curtis died on 26 March 1992 at Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, at age 69; buried at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.5,3 
ObitLloyd Walter's obituary was published in the Citizen Times on 28 March 1992:
Loyd Walter Curtis, 69, of Route 7, Pax Hill Road, died Thursday in a Morganton hospital. A native of Caldwell County, he was a retired farmer and building contractor. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Hendrix Curtis; son, George Walter Curtis of Morganton; daughter Josephine Buckner of Morganton; four brothers, Carl Curtis of Springfield, Mo., Cloyd, Luke and Ralph Curtis of Morganton; five half brothers, Buford, Clyde and Ray Curtis of Dysartville, Charles Curtis of Greensboro, Bob Curtis of Morganton; half sister, Pat Huntley of Fort Mill, S.C; his stepmother, Ruth Curtis of Dysartville, two stepbrothers, Tommy Lingafelt of Alaska and Rev. Darwin Lingafelt of Stanfield; two stepsisters, Gladys Chapman of Morganton and Ruby Wood of Sanford; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Services will be Sunday in Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a member. The Revs. J.R. Robbins and James Tabor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.6 

Family

Myrtle Hendrix b. 6 Sep 1922

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Bethel Baptist Church.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  6. [S1506] Asheville Citizen-Times, Various.

Henry Ernest Curtis1

M, b. 14 November 1926, d. 22 March 1988
FatherWalter Washington Curtis1 b. 10 May 1890, d. 19 Feb 1960
MotherDella Bentley1 b. 29 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1932
Last Edited15 Nov 2007
Birth*Henry Ernest Curtis was born on 14 November 1926 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Della Bentley; ED 28, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, 8 children at home and his mother Mary.1 
(Witness) CensusHenry Ernest Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 Upper Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Walter Washington Curtis and Ruth Mae Chester; ED 27, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, renting, 10 chidren, mother and step daughter Gladys Lingafelt, age 11.4 
Death*Henry Ernest Curtis died on 22 March 1988 at Morgantown, Burke, North Carolina, at age 61.2,3 
ObitHenry Ernest's obituary was published in the News-Topic on 24 March 1988:
The Reverend Henry Ernest Curtis, 61, of 110 Curtis Street, Morganton, died suddenly at his home Tuesday, March 22, 1988. He was born in Caldwell County, Nov. 14, 1926, a son of the late Walter and Della Bentley Curtis. He was pastor of Conway’s Chapel Baptist Church in Caldwell County where he served for the past 11 ½ years.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Beane Curtis of the home; two sons, David Ernest Curtis of Morganton, the Rev. Stephen P. Curtis of Maiden; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Brown of Morganton, Mrs. Ann Lowman of Glen Alpine, a stepmother, Mrs. Ruth Chester Curtis of Morganton; six brothers, Carl Curtis of Missouri, Luther, Lloyd, Cloyd, Howard and Ralph Curtis, all of Morganton; five half brothers, Bob, Buck, Clyde, Ray and Charles Curtis, all of Morganton; one half sister, Mrs. Pat Huntley of Rock Hill, S.C; two step brothers, the Rev. Darwin Lingerfelt of Locust, Tommy Lingerfelt of Alaska; two stepsisters, Mrs. Gladys Chapman and Mrs. Ruby Wilson, both of Morganton. The funeral is 4 p.m. today at Conway’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Williams, the Rev. Stephen Curtis and R.A. Annas officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S1417] News-Topic, Caldwell County, North Carolina Obituaries.

Florence O. Bishop1,2

F, b. 1898
Last Edited18 Mar 2012
Birth*Florence O. Bishop was born in 1898 at North Carolina.3,2 
Married Name As of 20 March 1930,her married name was Curtis.1,2,4 
Marriage*She married Joseph Walter Curtis, son of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison, on 20 March 1930 at North Carolina.1,2,4 
Census*Florence O. Bishop and Joseph Walter Curtis appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 1, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, no children.1 

Family

Joseph Walter Curtis b. 2 Oct 1874, d. 1 Sep 1958
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S968] John O. Hawkins E. Carl Anderson, Caldwell County Heritage, Vol. 1, page 320.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920, 1930.
  4. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages, Book 38, page 26.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Eli Bolick1,2

M, b. 1879
Last Edited17 Mar 2012
Birth*Eli Bolick was born in 1879 at North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis, daughter of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison, on 28 March 1915 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2,3 
Census*Eli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 at Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 73, sheet 5A, occupation farm manager, 4 children by first marriage and 2 by second.1 
CensusEli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 at Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, ED 17, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.4 

Family

Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis b. 11 Aug 1876, d. 5 Jun 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S968] John O. Hawkins E. Carl Anderson, Caldwell County Heritage, Vol. I, page 320.
  3. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.

Julia Bolick1

F, b. 1916
FatherEli Bolick1 b. 1879
MotherMary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis1 b. 11 Aug 1876, d. 5 Jun 1952
Last Edited18 Jan 2006
Birth*Julia Bolick was born in 1916 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Eli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis; ED 73, sheet 5A, occupation farm manager, 4 children by first marriage and 2 by second.1 
(Witness) CensusJulia Bolick appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Eli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis; ED 17, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Finley Curtis (Jake) Bolick1,2

M, b. 26 September 1917, d. 28 June 2004
FatherEli Bolick3 b. 1879
MotherMary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis3 b. 11 Aug 1876, d. 5 Jun 1952
Last Edited3 Jul 2008
Birth*Finley Curtis (Jake) Bolick was born on 26 September 1917 at Caldwell, North Carolina.3,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Eli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis; ED 73, sheet 5A, occupation farm manager, 4 children by first marriage and 2 by second.3 
(Witness) CensusFinley Curtis (Jake) Bolick appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Eli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis; ED 17, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.5 
Death*Finley Curtis (Jake) Bolick died on 28 June 2004 at Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, at age 86; buried at Arbor Grove United methodist Church Cemetery.2 
ObitFinley Curtis (Jake)'s obituary was published in the Record on 7 July 2004:
Mr. Finley Curtis Bolick, age 86, of Old Highway 60, Millers Creek, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Avante at Wilkesboro.
Mr. Bolick was born September 24, 1917, in Caldwell County to Jacob Eli and Mary Curtis Bolick. He was a member of Arbor Grove United Methodist Church and a US Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Belva Berenis Pierce Bolick of the home; one son, Joey Pierce Bolick of Millers Creek; one brother, Bill Bolick of Yadkinville; one sister, Julia Gragg of Collettsville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, at Arbor Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jenny Stewart and Gary Benesh officiating. Burial with military rites by the VFW Post 1142 was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1984 Arbor Grove Church Road, Purlear, NC 28665.
Miller Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920, 1930.
  2. [S1609] The Record, Various.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  4. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

William Bolick1

M, b. 1922
FatherEli Bolick1 b. 1879
MotherMary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis1 b. 11 Aug 1876, d. 5 Jun 1952
Last Edited23 Sep 2012
Birth*William Bolick was born in 1922 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 Mulberry Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Eli Bolick and Mary Caroline (Mollie) Curtis; ED 17, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 3 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Rose Harmon1

F, b. circa 1890, d. between 1910 and 1915
Last Edited15 Nov 2007
Birth*Rose Harmon was born circa 1890 at North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of 8 February 1908,her married name was Curtis.3 
Marriage*She married John Milton (Jack) Curtis, son of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison, on 8 February 1908 at Caldwell, North Carolina.4 
(Witness) CensusRose Harmon appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of John Milton (Jack) Curtis; ED 53, page 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm. 1 child at home.2 
Death*Rose Harmon died between 1910 and 1915 at Caldwell, North Carolina; buried at the Moore Cemetery, Globe Twp. - check records.1 

Family

John Milton (Jack) Curtis b. 23 Nov 1880, d. 11 Aug 1956
Child

Citations

  1. [S968] John O. Hawkins E. Carl Anderson, Caldwell County Heritage, Vol. I, page 320.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages.
  4. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 20, page 207.
  5. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.

Jay Laumas Curtis1,2

M, b. 6 December 1908, d. December 1974
FatherJohn Milton (Jack) Curtis1,2 b. 23 Nov 1880, d. 11 Aug 1956
MotherRose Harmon1,2 b. c 1890, d. bt 1910 - 1915
Last Edited18 Jan 2006
Birth*Jay Laumas Curtis was born on 6 December 1908 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Colitsville and Globe Road, Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison; ED 53, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 37 years.1 
(Witness) CensusJay Laumas Curtis appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of John Milton (Jack) Curtis; ED 53, page 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm. 1 child at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJay Laumas Curtis appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison; ED 61, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 5 children and a grandson, Jay L., age 11.3 
(Witness) CensusJay Laumas Curtis appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 Patterson Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of Finley Patterson Curtis; ED 20, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, 3 children and a grandson Jay at home.4 
Death*Jay Laumas Curtis died in December 1974 at Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Olive Belle Satterwhite1,2,3,4

F, b. 28 February 1888, d. 9 November 1975
Last Edited26 Jun 2008
Birth*Olive Belle Satterwhite was born on 28 February 1888 at North Carolina; daughter of Bennett M. Satterwhite and Julia Sherrill.2,3,5,4 
Married Name As of 30 November 1916,her married name was Curtis.1,2,3,6 
Marriage*She married John Milton (Jack) Curtis, son of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison, on 30 November 1916 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2,3,6 
(Witness) CensusOlive Belle Satterwhite appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Globe Twp., Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of John Milton (Jack) Curtis; ED 61, sheet 4B, occupation farmer renting, no children at home.7 
Death*Olive Belle Satterwhite died on 9 November 1975 at Patterson, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 87; occupation retired school teacher; buried at Moore Cemetery, Globe Twp.2,8,5 

Family

John Milton (Jack) Curtis b. 23 Nov 1880, d. 11 Aug 1956

Citations

  1. [S968] John O. Hawkins E. Carl Anderson, Caldwell County Heritage, Vol. I, page 320.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  5. [S970] Caldwell County Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Death Records, Book 62, page 87.
  6. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 26, page 178.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  8. [S1157] Cox, Randolph & Silvers Aldridge, McDowell County Cemeteries, Memorial Park.

Rhoda Alice Gragg1,2,3

F, b. 18 May 1881, d. 31 December 1964
Last Edited26 Jun 2008
Birth*Rhoda Alice Gragg was born on 18 May 1881 at Caldwell, North Carolina; daughter of William Gragg and Cora Henley.1,3,4 
Married Name As of 3 November 1907,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married William Harrison Curtis, son of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison, on 3 November 1907 at Caldwell, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusRhoda Alice Gragg appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of William Harrison Curtis; ED 8, sheet 3A, occupation deputy sheriff, owned home valued at $2,500, 1 child (adopted?) and 3 boarders.1 
Death*Rhoda Alice Gragg died on 31 December 1964 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 83; buried at Flemings Chapel Cemetery.3,4 

Family

William Harrison Curtis b. 13 Jun 1883, d. 3 Jan 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S969] Caldwell County, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Marriages, Book 20, page 158.
  3. [S970] Caldwell County Registrar of Deeds, Caldwell County Death Records, Book 51, page 356.
  4. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.

James H. Curtis1

M, b. 1921
FatherWilliam Harrison Curtis1 b. 13 Jun 1883, d. 3 Jan 1963
MotherRhoda Alice Gragg1 b. 18 May 1881, d. 31 Dec 1964
Last Edited20 Jan 2007
Birth*James H. Curtis was born in 1921 at North Carolina; 1930 census appears to say adopted son.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, in the household of William Harrison Curtis; ED 8, sheet 3A, occupation deputy sheriff, owned home valued at $2,500, 1 child (adopted?) and 3 boarders.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Oliver C. Puffinburger1,2,3

M, b. 1873
Last Edited17 Mar 2012
Birth*Oliver C. Puffinburger was born in 1873 at Virginia.1,2 
Marriage*He married Sarah Anne Curtis, daughter of Finley Patterson Curtis and Julia G. Harrison, on 26 November 1927 at Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina; by J.A. Bush, J.P., at the courthouse.1,2,3 

Family

Sarah Anne Curtis b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 23 Jan 1970

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S968] John O. Hawkins E. Carl Anderson, Caldwell County Heritage, Vol. I, page 320.
  3. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.

Dicy Ann Curtis1

F, b. 1852
FatherJoshua Curtis1 b. 1828
MotherLucy Ann Hogg1 b. 1831
Last Edited19 Jan 2006
Birth*Dicy Ann Curtis was born in 1852 at Benton, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 Camden P.O., District 2, Benton, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Curtis; page 299, occupation blacksmith, renting, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Elisa Curtis1

F, b. 1854
FatherJoshua Curtis1 b. 1828
MotherLucy Ann Hogg1 b. 1831
Last Edited19 Jan 2006
Birth*Elisa Curtis was born in 1854 at Benton, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 Camden P.O., District 2, Benton, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Curtis; page 299, occupation blacksmith, renting, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.