Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gravestone of Mary A. Curtis

Thanks to Sherry Wilson for posting a picture of Mrs. Mary A. Curtis' gravestone on memorial number 39500138. This gave me additional information about Mary A. Curtis. She was buried in Hough Cemetery in Almont, Lapeer, Michigan.

Born 13 Jan 1823 maiden name Strong
Died 14 Mar 1881
Married Eben S. Curtis(s).

Eben S. Curtis
Born 22 May 1820
Died 02 May 1898

From Eben's second marriage record to Julia Wells nee Van Cleek on Feb 26, 1884, his place of birth is listed as Genesse County, New York. See Michigan Marriages 1868-1925 on

Interestingly, three records down is the marriage of Joseph Russell and Carrie [Cora] Wilbur on April 9, 1884. Eben and Mary Curtis had a son, Linus Curtis who married Rena Wilbur, sister of Cora Wilbur. After Cora died, Linus and Rena adopted one of Cora's daughter's, Sadie Russell.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mary A. Curtis Bridal Gift Bible

The property
Mrs. Mary A. Curtis
bridal present
Rev. Elijah S. Smith
of Darien
[New York]
given on the event
of her marriage
Mr. E. S. Curtis
at Darien
Sept. 25th 1845
"Search the Scriptures
for in them ye think
ye think have eternal life
and they are they which
testify of me"