George Nathaniel CURTIS was born 03 April 1897 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He married Ellen Irene KNIBBS 20 June 1918 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He died 29 May 1940 in Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. Ellen Irene KNIBBS, daughter of Joseph Wesley KNIBBS and Mary Frances WETHERBY , was born 05 April 1898 in Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. She died June 1955 in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA.


Children of George Nathaniel CURTIS and Ellen Irene KNIBBS are:
1. Gordon Nathaniel CURTIS, b. 10 July 1921
2. Wesley Knibbs CURTIS, b. 1920
3. Ruth Naomi CURTIS, b. 08 October 1922

Marriage Notes for George Nathaniel CURTIS\Ellen Irene KNIBBS:

Farmington Valley Herald , June 23th , 1938:
20 Years Ago
27 June 1918
Miss Ellen KNibbs of West District and George Curtiss of Hartford were married last week Thursday.


Notes for George Nathaniel CURTIS:


We see from George's Military Registration Card that his middle name was Nathaniel.

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On 1 January 1900, we see Gorge living at Burlington, Hartford Coulty, Connecticut at what I assume was his grandfather's house:
Amasa Cooper Head Wid 70 (Aug 1829) Farmer Massachusetts
Mary E Loomis Servant UnM 51 (Jan 1849) House Keeper New York
Martha E Curtiss Daur 25 (Jun 1874) Massachusetts
Louis F Curtiss Grand-Daur 5 (Mar 1895) Massachusetts
George N Curtiss Grand Son 3 (Apr 1897) Connecticut
Frank Tiffany Servant UnM 47 (Aug 1852) Farm Labour Connecticut
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In 1920, George and Ellen were living in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA:
George N Curtis Head 23
Ellen F Curtis Wife 22
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We see George, Ellen and children in 1930, living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA:
George Curtis Head 33
Ellen Cyrtis Wife 32
Wesley Curtis Son 10
Gordan Curtis Son 8
Ruth Curtis Dau 7
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In 1940, George and his family were living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut:
George N Curtis Head Mar 42 Lathe Hand Connecticut
Ellen Curtis Wife Mar 41 Sewing Machine Operator Connecticut
Westley K Curtis Son 19 Connecticut
Jorden Nath Curtis Son 19 Inspector Connecticut
Ruth N Curtis Daur 17 Connecticut
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of George.

Sources for George Nathaniel CURTIS:

  1. Hartford Courant Newspaper Archives,
  2. Farmington Valley Herald Obituaries, http://simsburyrecords.webs.com 
  3. Military Registration Card,
  4. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Ellen Irene KNIBBS:

From the Farmington Valley Herald, April 9th, 1909:
Miss Ellen Knibbs celebrated her 11th birthday on Monday by having a party for friends and schoolmates.

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From the Farmington Valley Herald, 30 June 1955:

Funeral for Mrs. Curtis is Held On Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Knibbs Curtis were held Wednesday afternoon from the John A. Hangen Funeral Home. Rev Elvert Miller officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. The bearers were John Knibbs of Bristol. Walter Smith of Glastonbury. Donald Knibbs, Edward Knibbs, Thomas Knight and Paul Byrnes, all of Unionville.
Mrs Knibbs was born in Unionville, April 5, 1898, daughtei of Mary Wetherby Knibbs and the late Joseph Wesley Knibbs. She was-a member of Memorial Methodist Church. Besides her mother she leaves two sons, Wesley Curtis of Plainville and Gordon Curtis of Unionville, and a daughter. Miss Ruth Curtis of Unionville; a brother, Leon Knibbs of Unionville; two sisters. Mrs. Conway Smith of West Avon. and Miss Beatrice Knibbs of Unioriville, and two grandchildren.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Ellen.

Sources for Ellen Irene KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT,
  3. Obituary,
  4. findagrave.com,
  5. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Gordon Nathaniel CURTIS:

Gordon married Lucy Hadswell. Lucy published some of her poems in 1994 in a book called "Poems and Golden Thoughts".
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From The Courant, March 10, 2004.
CURTIS, Gordon N.
Gordon N. Curtis, 82, of Unionville, beloved husband of Lucy (Hadsell) Curtis, died Tuesday, (March 9, 2004). Born in Unionville, July 10, 1921 son of the late George and Ellen (Knibbs) Curtis, he lived in Unionville his entire life. Prior to retiring he was employed by Northeast Utilities. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II as a medic. Gordon was a member of the Evening Star Lodge AF and AM #101 in Unionville for over 40 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Douglas O. and Carol G. Curtis of Terryville; his daughter, Elizabeth E. Curtis of Unionville; his sister, Ruth N. Curtis of Unionville; and his grandson Robert Wilcox. He was predeceased by a brother Wesley Curtis. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville, on Friday, March 12 from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. in The Ahern Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Cancer Fund, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06034.

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From The Hartford Courant on Mar. 12, 2005:
CURTIS, Lucy (Hadsell)
Lucy (Hadsell) Curtis, 82, of Unionville, widow of Gordon N. Curtis, passed away peacefully Thursday, (March 10, 2005). Born November 20, 1922 in Hartford, daughter of the late Luther and Ellen (Cone) Hadsell Sr. She was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1939. Lucy loved playing the piano and writing poetry. Some of her works were put into collections entitled "Poems and Golden Thoughts." She also had two poems put to music by Hiltop Records. She is survived by her son Douglas O. and his wife Carol G. Curtis, of Terryville; her daughter Elizabeth "Betsy" E. Curtis of Unionville; a sister-in-law Ruth of Unionville, a brother Luther Hadsell Jr., of Burlington; a grandson Robert Wilcox of Terryville and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her dear sister Ruth Hadsell, whom she loved and missed her entire life. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville, on Monday, March 14 from 10-11a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. in The Ahern Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Cancer Fund, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06034.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Gordon.

Sources for Gordon Nathaniel CURTIS:

  1. Hartford Courant Newspaper Archives,
  2. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Wesley Knibbs CURTIS:

From the Farmington Valley Herald, August 29th , 1968:
WESLEY CURTIS
UNIONVILLE - Funeral services for Wesley Knibbs Curtis, 48, of 373 Farmington Ave., Plainville were held Tuesday at the John A. Hangen Funeral Home Unionville, the Rev. Carl F. W. Kohn officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. He was a member, of the Methodist Church in Plainville and Frederick Lodge AF & AM and had been employed as an inspector at the Marlin Rockwell Company. He leaves a brother Gordon Curtis of Union-ville and a sister Miss Ruth Curtis of Plainville.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Wesley.

Sources for Wesley Knibbs CURTIS:

  1. findagrave.com,
  2. LDS IGI Records,

Notes for Ruth Naomi CURTIS:

From The Hartford Courant, Dec. 29, 2015:
Ruth Naomi Curtis passed away peacefully Friday, December 25, 2015. She was the daughter of George N. and Ellen Irene (Knibbs) Curtis. Ruth graduated from Farmington High School, Class of 1941. She worked at United Technologies until her retirement after 38 years. Ruth was predeceased by a sister Barbara, a brother Wesley Knibbs Curtis, a brother Gordon N. Curtis and his wife Lucy, and her beloved kitty Heather. She leaves a nephew Douglas Curtis and his wife Carol of Terryville, and a niece Elizabeth Curtis of Unionville. Ruth loved animals, flowers and beauty. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday (Dec. 31) at 11:00am in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon with Pastor Joseph Piccirillo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes,

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Naomi.

Sources for Ruth Naomi CURTIS:

  1. LDS IGI Records,
  2. Obituary,