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Ancestors of Edith Mae Curtis

Generation No. 2


      2. Adelbert Ceresco Curtis, born April 17, 1852 in Superior Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; died April 04, 1935 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., MI. He was the son of 4. Edwin R. Curtis and 5. Aurilla Galpin. He married 3. Flora Adele McCormick February 13, 1873 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI.

      3. Flora Adele McCormick, born February 26, 1857 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; died December 16, 1919 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., MI. She was the daughter of 6. George Weymouth McCormick and 7. Polly Jane Rorabacher.

Notes for Adelbert Ceresco Curtis:
Born in Superior Township, his mother died while he was very young and he was raised by his Galpin relatives (Conflicting information: either grandparents Philo and Jane Galpin or his uncle Freeman Galpin. In the 1860 census he is listed as living with his grandparents.).

He attended the school at Frain's Lake near their home. He was engaged in farming in Salem Township until 1917 when he retired and moved to Ypsilanti. He later moved to Ferndale but returned to Ypsilanti about eight years before his death. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Died at his home, 116 E. Ainsworth, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Notes for Flora Adele McCormick:
Flora was an only child. She learned to do nursing and was called upon frequently to help deliver babies and to care for the sick and hurt. Her mother was a very strict person and very domineering. She was able to convince Flora and Albert (Adelbert) that Flora was too young to raise a child so that their oldest child, Walter G., was raised by Flora's parents, George and Polly Jane McCormick.
     
Children of Adelbert Curtis and Flora McCormick are:
  i.   Walter Galpin Curtis, born September 06, 1874; died July 1967 in Colorado; married (1) Martha B. Peton; married (2) Helen Bliss.
  Notes for Walter Galpin Curtis:
Walter lived in Ann Arbor and later moved to Colorado. He was both a farmer and a teacher. He married and had several children.

  ii.   Nellie Maud Curtis, born October 26, 1875 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; died September 14, 1929 in Washtenaw Co., MI; married Albert F. Mayer October 17, 1901 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; born April 1876 in Dixboro, Washtenaw Co., MI; died September 13, 1929 in Washtenaw Co., MI.
  Notes for Nellie Maud Curtis:
No children. Nellie and husband Albert died as a result of an auto accident.

  iii.   Lucile Curtis, born October 16, 1878; died September 05, 1972 in Ann Arbor, MI; married Irving Hamilton May 31, 1911 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; born December 19, 1845; died 1948.
  iv.   Leslie Oliver Curtis, born June 04, 1884 in Salem, Washtenaw Co., MI; died August 08, 1970 in Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI; married (1) Ida Lucille Whittaker October 09, 1907 in Salem Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI; born February 1887 in Michigan; died February 28, 1940 in Northville, Wayne Co., MI; married (2) Bertha ? Aft. 1923; died April 17, 1958; married (3) Sue ? Abt. 1958; born Abt. 1913.
  1 v.   Edith Mae Curtis, born September 20, 1886 in Salem, Washtenaw Co., MI at Curtis farm; died April 05, 1984 in Ypsilanti, Washetenaw Co., MI; married Walter Cook Gale September 26, 1906 in Salem, MI.
  vi.   Glenn Edwin Curtis, born May 12, 1896; died June 03, 1982 in Little Rock, AK; married Grace Emma Dixon March 05, 1921 in Royal Oak, MI; born June 26, 1903 in Superior Township, Washtenaw Co., MI; died July 03, 1981 in Little Rock, AK.
  Notes for Glenn Edwin Curtis:
Served in the Army in World War I. Glenn was a postal worker both in Ypsilanti and in Arkansas.




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