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June Avera wedding 1951
June Avera wedding 1951
Pictured L-R: Jack Curtis, Jimmy Chestnut, June Avera the bride, her father Bob Avera, Sam Colyer sitting. 
  04 Feb 2020 
John Carpenter Curtis
John Carpenter Curtis
This is a photo of John Carpenter Curtis with his youngest son Glenn about 1919 
  01 Jan 2020 
John Carpenter Curtis Family
John Carpenter Curtis Family
This is photo of the 5 Curtis of Somerset brothers sons of John Carpenter and Savanah Botkins Curtis. Believed to have been taken in 1922 reunion mentioned in local paper of Curtis brothers. They are from young to old (bottom to top) Glenn, Arnold, Charlie, Earl, Ralph 
  01 Jan 2020 
Maranda Botkin
Maranda Botkin
John(Jack) and Savanah Curtis and their baby children with Savannah’s father, Miranda Botkins and family
 
  01 Jan 2020 
Chevrolet model from 1919 owned by John Carpenter Curtis.  Glenn Curtis, son, standing on running board.
Chevrolet model from 1919 owned by John Carpenter Curtis. Glenn Curtis, son, standing on running board.
John (Jack) Carpenter Curtis, was investor with his brother who founded first Chevrolet dealership in Somerset Ky in 1917 per Fred P Curtis obituary. Chevrolet made it's first production car in 1913. 
  01 Jan 2020 
James Chestnut
James Chestnut
From C Tom Smith photographer files Somerset Ky Library 
  28 Nov 2019 

Documents

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Harold W Colyer obit
Harold W Colyer obit
 
  19 Jan 2020 
June Avera wedding 1951
June Avera wedding 1951
 
  06 Jan 2020 
1895 Southern Railroad map
1895 Southern Railroad map
shows towns along railroad corresponding to where John T Curtis settles in Ky at Kings Mountain as railroad contractor, then Clinton TN where one of son, John Carpenter Curtis son's born, then Attala Alabama where Earl Curtis and Ralph born. Presumably following family traditon of working for Father and oldest brother , Fred , in Lumber business associated with railroad construction and later Fred in stave business. By 1906, the Curtis brothers are building flour mill in Somerset. 
  02 Jan 2020 
Fred Curtis moves U Drive It car rental and cleaning business
Fred Curtis moves U Drive It car rental and cleaning business
Somerset Ky Commonwealth newspaper 10/6/1926; after foreclosure of Central motors Chevrolet dealer located corner of E Mt Vernon and Central Ave. His father Fred P. Curtis had opened Central Motors in 1917 with his son Fred M. Curtis. 
  02 Jan 2020 
John Carpenter Curtis Home foreclosure 1931
John Carpenter Curtis Home foreclosure 1931
This is foreclosure legal papers taken from Somerset Ky courthouse for house on "Harvey's Hill" on Main Street in Somerset KY, lost during great depression. Loan guarantee of nephew auto business. U.S. great depression: In 1932 between 250–275,000 people lost their homes to foreclosure. In comparison, 68,000 homes suffered foreclosure in 1926. By 1933 foreclosures reached the appalling rate of more than a thousand each day. Housing values dropped by approximately 35 percent. A house, worth $6,000 before the Depression, was worth approximately $3,900 in 1932. 
  01 Jan 2020 
Civil War times militia enrollment journals
Civil War times militia enrollment journals
I found the orgininal Civil War times militia enrollment journals in McDonough in June 2002 held by town historian. Here are copies that show John Thurston Curtis.  
  01 Jan 2020 
Ray Colyer, Alice McMillan wedding 1940
Ray Colyer, Alice McMillan wedding 1940
 
  31 Dec 2019 
Bluford Wesley Colyer obit
Bluford Wesley Colyer obit
 
  31 Dec 2019 
Earl Curtis and Charles Oatts sells Waitsboro Riverview farm of 190 acres to Alexanders of Ruth Ky 1924
Earl Curtis and Charles Oatts sells Waitsboro Riverview farm of 190 acres to Alexanders of Ruth Ky 1924
 
  31 Dec 2019 
Bob Curtis whiskey arrest 1934
Bob Curtis whiskey arrest 1934
 
  31 Dec 2019 

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Tree   Last Modified 
I0388  Hunt, Fred     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 08 Feb 2020 
I00801  Colyer, Harold Woodrow  b. 20 Feb 1913  Pulaski County, Kentucky  John Colyer family of Somerset Ky 14 Jan 2020 
I0506  Lewis, Leone' Valeria  b. 16 Oct 1886  Greenwood, Ky  John Colyer family of Somerset Ky 06 Jan 2020 
I0377  Curtis, John Carpenter  b. 4 Jun 1866  McDonough, NY area  Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 01 Jan 2020 
I0384  Curtis, Fred Percival  b. 13 Sep 1852  New York  Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 01 Jan 2020 
I0831  Colyer, Bluford Wesley  b. 29 Jan 1860   John Colyer family of Somerset Ky 31 Dec 2019 
I1723  Waite, Margaret     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 30 Dec 2019 
I1963  Beaty, Mary Eliza     Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 30 Dec 2019 
I0001  Curtis, John (Jack) Vaughan  b. 27 Aug 1918  Somerset, Ky  Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 30 Dec 2019 
I1696  Wait, Cyrenius  b. 30 Sep 1791  Chester, MA  Curtis Family of Somerset Ky 29 Dec 2019