- > From: John Newton
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: 10/5/03 7:04 PM
> Subject: George Lawrence Curtis, Cincinnatus, NY
> Hello cousin,
> I just discovered your wonderful website and will spend much more time
> with it. One addition you can make is to the children of Francis Marion
> Curtis. My grandfather was George Lawrence Curtis. He died on August
> 29, 1987. He was the one that originally got me interested in family
> history. We used to go visit family graveyards on Memorial Day.
> His father ran a feed mill in Cincinnatus, NY. He was quite successful
> but after he died (suicide) his wife gradually gave all the money away
> to itinerant preachers. My grandfather worked for Ed Link who designed
> the first flight simulators near Binghamton, NY. My grandmother, still
> alive at 101, has always said "the Curtises are the salt of the earth."
> They were "poor as church mice" but wonderful people.
> Best wishes,
> John Newton
> East Aurora, NY
On Sunday, October 5, 2003, at 10:14 PM, RCURTIS wrote:
> Thanks for writing. I await further information you have. I
> Francis Marion Curtis is son of Luther Curtis ?
Yes he is. In fact, I have a diary of Francis Marion's in which he
wrote down the members of his family. If you are ever interested in
photos, I have some nice ones of several Curtis relatives. My
grandfather was always embarrassed because his father, F.M., being a
miller, always wore a white suit while the other businessmen wore dark
suits. F.M. was a "powerful" man as my G-gather said; he could carry a
100-pound sack of flour on each shoulder.