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A death record and a divorce record

A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 2 Apr 2011 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Curtis, Sabins
I am interested in finding copies of two death records and then also a divorce record. The two death records would be for Philo Curtis (b. 1824 and age 55 in 1880) and then the other would be for Orell Charles Curtis who passed away in 1908. The divorce record would be for Philo Curtis who married Maria A. Sabins in November 1866. Where could I find these?

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 3:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a bio for Philo from Wi Historical Society
it is online at

http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WT.Commemorative

where it says go to page...put in 408. it continues on 409.

They also list another bio which I think can also be found on line....search History of Racine & Kenosha Counties

If you want to browse the other site, go to

www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy

Larry

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 3:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
oops....my mistake in that first addr....

the caps are WI, not WT

sorry

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Dec 2012 11:40PM GMT
Found the following:

Philo Curtis

As published in the "Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin containing Biographical Sketches of Business and Professional Men and Many of the Early Settled Families", The J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1906.

Transcribed by Marcie Pierce Colleary, Thank you Marcie!

Philo Curtis, a prominent retired agriculturist of Bristol Township, Kenosha County, is a pioneer of that place, having gone there in 1849. Mr. Curtis was born in Columbia County, NY, April 5, 1824, son of Frederick and Gittie (Milius) Curtis.
Frederick Curtis was born in Connecticut of Quaker stock and English descent. He married Gittie Milius, daughter of Jacob Milius, and they were among the early settlers of Dutchess County, NY. There he was quite prominent in public life, serving as constable and coroner. They both died when past middle life in Columbia County, NY. Six sons and five daughters were born to them as follows: Hezekiah; Harriet, who married Jacob Hiserodl; Emma, who married John Pulver; Edward; William; Hiram; Sally Ann, who died unmarried when over sixty years of age; Angeline, who died at the age of thirty years; Philo; Betsy, who married Ely Colpah, and Samuel.
Philo Curtis was a carpenter by trade in early manhood. Later becoming a farmer, he came to Wisconsin in 1849 and bought a farm in Bristol Township, Kenosha County. To his first purchase of 280 acres he afterward added forty more, and has spent most of his life since cultivating his land. He married Mary Hunt, who was born at Quaker Basin, Oneida County, NY, and they became the parents of three children: Emma V., wife of Welcome W. Burdick of Bristol Township, has two children Leon and Alvie; Mary Alice, decease wife of Stephen Moran, had six children, Frank, Amy, Peter, Richard, and Minnie and Martha (twins, that latter of whom is deceased); Cyrus A., is mentioned below. On Aug. 14, 1865, Philo Curtis lost his wife at the age of twenty-nine years, and for the next eleven years he lived in the East. Since 1876, however, he has lived in his old home, though his son is now in charge of the farm.

Nothing mentioned about being divorced. Philo died Apr 1, 1907 in Kenosha. I located newspaper announcements for both Philo and Orrel's deaths in the Racine newspaper. If you provide an e-mail address, I can send you copies.

Was there more than one Philo? I see two marriages for a Philo Curtis in Kenosha. The first was Jun 13, 1852 and then the next on Nov 20, 1866. Are you sure the one you mention, Maria, wasn't the one that died shortly before he moved back east?

The death records would be located at the Kenosha County Register of Deeds office located at 1010 56th St.

SISU!
John in Racine WI


Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 17 Apr 2011 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Curtis, Sabins
John,
I have read that bio also. What I have been able to put together so far is that Maria A. Sabins (daughter of Edson and Lavina Sabins) was married to this Philo (copy of marriage record)20 Nov 1866 in Bristol WI. The marriage license stated that he was the son of Frederick and Gittie Curtis. Maria A. Sabins was born 16 Mar 1846 in New York and died Nov 1935 in MO. In 1870, census shows Maria Curtis, age 24, living in the home of A.C. Joslyn as a domestic. Her daughter, Dora, is 3 yrs old. This daughter, Pilomena Eldora Curtis was born 11 Feb 1867 in Bristol, WI.
In this bio there is no mention of a second marriage or the child. I'm thinking that given the status of Philo Curtis, there would be no mention but there had to be a divorce.
My e-mail address is terrijo45@msn.com. I look forward to seeing the information regarding Philo and Orrel.
Thank you so much for your help!
Terri

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 5:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Curtis
Hi Terri. I've found this information now. Have you had a chance to tie up any of these loose ends, namely, a divorce record?
Thanks.

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 3:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have found this information in census records: Age: 56 Residence Bristol, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States Age: 55; Marital Status: Divorced; Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law Philo was living with son, Cyrus at this time. But is there any paperwork for this?


Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 8:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Curtis
I found Philo Curtis in the 1870 census with Cyrus A aged 9: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11928-98607-15?.... However, he is with a Sally A Curtis, 53 from NY and a Samuel P. 29 also from NY. I am not sure who these other two are, but this is probably Philo's sister and brother or son of one of the other siblings? And another thought: what if their marriage was annulled? How would that affect records?

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Curtis
From what I have been putting together, the first marriage was to Mary Hunt who passed in 1865. I found her gravemarker here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=12...;. Also Cyrus A. and it looks like a second wife, Elizabeth (from the bio, his first wife was Louisa Fenske) are also buried in this cemetery. Also buried here are Samuel and Elizabeth, his wife, listed in the 1850 census (last name as Curtiss). I am thinking others from this family are also buried there, but I haven't put those pieces together yet.

Re: A death record and a divorce record

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've now found this brief discussion: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CURTIS/2003-06.... and as a result found in the 1860 census Gitty Curtis with Sally Ann and Samuel that would be the same in the 1870 census with Philo.
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