Curtis Family



Ebenezer D. Curtis, b. 1822, d. 1913, married Mary Hodgeson, b. 1830, d. 1905, probably in New Brunswick, Canada; as they were both born there.  As  was their oldest child, Allen.  E. D. worked as a ship builder and also as a lumberman in Maine. Mary's father was born in Maine.  Her mother was born in Ireland.

Curtis Homestead
Curtis Homestead, later Ken Bell’s barn

Curtis' had seven children:

  • Allen, born in New Brunswick, Canada.  Married Lillian Dawes of Wilber, Michigan.  They had one child, Mary.
  • Malvina, born in Portland, Maine in 1851.  Died in Seattle, Washington about 1927.  Married Manley Wilber, April  21, 1871.  They had two daughters:  Alberta and Ethel.
  • Edwin.  Lumbered in Benizi, Minnesota.  Died there.  Nothing more is known of his life.
  • Jennie, born in Maine 1858.  Died at Curtisville, Michigan on October 22, 1892.  Married Joseph Bell, a Civil War veteran.  Died at birth of son Daniel.  Joseph and Jennie Bell had seven prior children:  Edward, born April 12, 1876 at Wilbur, Michigan.  Died October 29, 1927.  Married Mary Wilkerson.  One adopted daughter Nina Wilson Mousseau.  Joseph born January 15, 1878 at Wilbur, Michigan.  Died at Curtisville, Michigan May 19, 1945.  Graduated from Ferris College, 1906.  President of his class.  Druggist in Seattle all his life.  Five children:  William, Keith, Richard, Patricia and Elizabeth.  Manly A. born Stillwater, Minnesota September 30, 1880.  Died at Curtisville, Michigan June, 1956.  He was a lumberman, farmer, sportsman and Consumer Power foreman.  He married Harriet T. La Fleur, November 12, 1899.  They had five children:  Manly Lyle, Alvin Edwin, Georgia Rose, Grace Martha,  Arbutus Burnice.   William Kenneth, remained a bachelor until well into his 60's, he then married Bessie Spencer a childhood sweetheart.  Their years together were very happy. Faith, died at age 35 following heart surgery in Ann Arbor.  Never married.  Buried in Curtisville Cemetery.  Frederick Goodfellow, born at Curtisville, Michigan in 1891.  Died July 17.  Married Mabel Beldon of Goodar, Michigan.  They had nine children: Iladawn, America, Wanda, Audrey, Curtis, Larry, Joan, Sharon, Tamara.  Daniel, born October 22, 1892.  Raised by his grandmother and grandfather Curtis.  Married Myrtle Bovia.  They had three children:   Olga, Chancey Dan (died at six weeks) and Richard (Shop teacher at Scottsville, Michigan).

Mary (Curtis) Scott

Mary (Curtis) Scott daughter of Alvin Curtis and Lillian Dawes

  • William born in Maine and moved to Roseburg, Oregon.  Three children (possibly four):  William, Ethel, and Edith and possibly another girl.
  • Mary (Mame) born in Maine in 1861.  Married Truman Simons January 19, 1879.  Died in Curtisville, Michigan in  1949.  Four Children:  Eben, Cora, Elva and Richard (Dick).

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis, the first white child born in Curtis Township. 
Check out the width of the boards used siding the house.  Those came from some real big trees.

  • Richard Curtis born December 11, 1868.  Married Marion Goodfrellow.  They had one son:
    • Charles Duncan Curtis was born on March 27, 1892 in Curtisville, Michigan and died on December 7 1919,   He was married to Alberta (Alice) Simons on September 30, 1926.   She was born on May 17, 1906 in Glennie, Alcona County, Michigan and died on July in Trenton Osteo Hospital in Trenton, Michigan.  He served as a Cpl U.S. Army, World War I in Archangel, Russian.  They had three sons: 
      • Vivian Eugene Curtis
      • Richard Curtis
      • Stanley Curtis

Dick Curtis Harriet Edwards Gene Curtis

Dick Curtis, Harriet (Edwards) Bell and Gene Curtis

Charley Curtis & Dan Bell
Charley Curtis & Dan Bell

Charlie Curtis
Charley Curtis

Charley Curtis

Charley Curtis, Mary (Goodfellow) Curtis, Eva (Goodfellow) Heilig



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