- Per Jack Curtis Aug. 2004: Uncle Charlie had to go to WWI in Europe. When he came back to U.S. after the war, he got a Job as a maintenance man or electrician at a school board or apartment building in NJ/NY. According to Lavonia Hyman 9/18/04 Charlie worked as the coordinator of maintenance for a large office building in NYC. She remembers him getting fine walnut wood paneling from the office building that companies were throwing away as a result of office space remodeling and using it in his home on Long Island. Lived on Long Island NY and met there Maude Durham. She was a school teacher. They married. Maude battled depression for years. When she was at retirement age after she and Charlie had started building house in Florida to retire in, she died suddenly. Charlie went ahead and retired in Boca Raton FL to a duplex they had built.
Charlie is the person who first researched this branch of Curtis geneology and passed on his work to Anna Rachael Curtis and others and these combined works is what the author began with to further complete the research of this branch of the Curtis family.
NEWS: Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 9 Sep 1921
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Charles Curtis has come on from Bowling Green for a little visit with his
brother, Arnold, and also to look over some business opportunities down the K&
T. Mrs. Arnold Curtis spent Sunday at Somerset with kin folks. Speaking of
the Curtis family, Arnold says if they get the Dixie Highway through Stearns,
he is going to get him a bicycle the first thing next spring. McCreary
NEWS: Excerpts from the Somerset Journal, 30 Apr 1920
Charlie Curtis returned to Bowling Green Business College Wednesday after
spending several days with his parents.
NEWS: Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 13 May 1921
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Curtis spent Sunday in Danville with Arnold Curtis, who
was recently operated on.
NEWS: Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 6 May 1921
Mr. Charles Curtis who has been taking a business course at Bowling Green,
has been visiting home folks.
NEWS: Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 30 July 1920
Charles Curtis returned to Bowling Green Business College Monday to resume
NEWS: Excerpts from the Somerset Journal, 1 Aug 1919
Chas. Curtis, who was a member of Dr. Barrow's Hospital Unit, has just
returned from a years service overseas. He was detached from this Unit last
April and sent to France where he remained for several months. While in
France, he was given a furlough and visited many of the historic cities in
France and Italy.
NEWS: Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 24 December 1920
Charles Curtis came home this week from Bowling Green Business College for
- Birthplace, Atalla Alabama, is straight down Hwy 27 from Somerset down into Alabama. Was a source of Timber in the Lumber business for John Carpenter Curtis and his brothers.
- Per Charlie Curtis Jr., his dad was the "Super" for 400 Madison Avenue, NY, NY. They lived in Nassau County Long Island. Charlie Sr. smoked a pipe. After retiring in about 1962, he moved to Boca Raton FL and lived until about 1978, when he moved to Honolulu to be with his son, Charlie.
Prior to moving to NYC in about 1935, he was a building manager in Tampa Florida and organized NY investors to hunt for sunken treasure off the Tampa coast.
Charlie Jr., characterized his father as a quiet man.
Charlie Jr. remembered his father had gone to Richmond VA to visit his niece Lavonia and had a mild stroke.