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Myrtle Rash Curtis
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Birth: 1893
Arkansas, USA
Death: 1934
Ashley County
Arkansas, USA

Myrtle's father: Daniel Rash. Born 1851 Indiana. Died before Dec. 7, 1894, St Paul, Madison County, Arkansas. Son of Landrine Rash b. Va and Susanna Sleight.

Myrtle's mother: Jula Ann Smith. Born 1859 Barry County, Missouri. Died Dec. 7, 1894, St Paul, Madison County, Arkansas. Daughter of Paschal Smith, b. 1813 Va, d. 1863 Point Lookout, Maryland; buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri; Plot 38 0 4031; and Susan Henson (1821-1861).

Children of Daniel Rash and Julia Ann Smith Rash: John, Jacob, David, Fayette "Fate", Alfred Garfield, Leon "Lee", Clara, and Myrtle.

After Daniel and Julia Rash died, their children were placed with various people. Myrtle and sister Clara Rash were taken in by a childless couple, Wade Blassingame Aday and Susan Cossey Aday who lived in Pope County, Arkansas.

On the 1900 federal census, the girls are living in the household of Wade B Aday and enumerated as "Boarders." Wade Aday may have later formally adopted Myrtle and Clara Rash.

1900 United States Federal Census:
Name: Wade B Aday
Age: 50
Birth Date: Feb 1850
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1900: Independence, Pope [county], Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Suze A Aday
Marriage Year: 1873
Years Married: 27
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Wade B Aday 50
Suze A Aday 46
Clara Prash 9
Mirtle Prash 7

After Wade Aday died, his widow Susan Aday was enumerated on the 1910 federal census in the household of Samual H. Curtis and Myrtle Curtis as "mother-in-law." However, when Myrtle and Samuel Henry Curtis got their marriage license (they wed on Feb. 7, 1909 in Pope County), Myrtle gave her name as Rash, not Aday.

1910 United States Federal Census:
Name: Susan Aday
Age in 1910: 56
Birth Year: 1854
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1910: Independence, Pope, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law **
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel H Curtis 32
Myrtle Curtis 17
Flauny M Curtis 3/12 [0]
Susan Aday 56 **

Children of Samuel Henry Curtis and Myrtle Rash Curtis:

1. Flonnie Curtis 1909-1984 m. Arvle Craig; they are buried IOOF Cemetery, Crescent City, Del Norte County, California; Plot, Memorial Lawn, Section N; shares stone with husband Arvle Craig; Find A Grave Memorial# 40029812. Children: James Craig, Logene Craig, Loraneva Craig, and Eldridge K. Craig (1929-1999) - Eldridge is buried Island Pond Cemetery, Hindsdale, Bershire County, Massachusetts.

2. Robert Harlon Curtis 1911-1989 m. Delta Sykes; buried Forks of the Creek Cemetery, Hector, Pope Co Arkansas; Find A Grave Memorial #5086316.

3. Coy W. Curtis 1913-1981 m. Elsie Swan; buried Pina County Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona; Find A Grave Memorial #29309031.

4. Dewey A. Curtis 1915-2005, m. first, Mattie Virginia Midkiff in 1933 in Ashley Co Ark; m. second Dorothy J. Matheney in 1946 in Ashley Co Ark. He is buried Forks of the Creek Cemetery, Hector, Pope Co Ark; Find A Grave Memorial #15584058.

5. Elsie Ann Curtis 1917-1956, m. Leslie Jenkins in 1941 in Ashley Co Ark; she is buried Carlock Cemetery, Hamburg, Ashley Co Ark; Find a Grave Memorial #43558261.

6. Lois Curtis 1920-1974, m. unknown Camren; she is buried Forks of the Creek Cemetery, Hector, Pope Co Ark as Lois Curtis Camren; Find A Grave Memorial #9910093.

7. Zola Curtis abt 1923- thought to have died 2000 in Stanislaus County, California; she married Gaston D. Adcock on 22 Nov 1940 in Ashley Co Ark. source for residence:
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
Name: Zola Adcock
Gender: F (Female)
Residence Year: 1952
Street Address: Ceres
Residence Place: Modesto, California
Spouse: Gaston D Adcock
Publication Title: Polk's Modesto (Stanislaus County, Calif.) City Directory.

8. Lavada Curtis born abt 1926; she appears on 1930 federal census in De Bastrop, Ashley County, Arkansas, daughter of Sam H. Curtis and Myrtle Curtis.

9. Vence Everett born May 7, 1928 in Arkansas. He married Emma Lee (maiden name unknown). He and Emma moved to Michigan. They were both alive on August 30, 2012, residents of Gwinn. (source: online search)

Family links: 
  Wade Blessingame Aday (1850 - 1905)
  Samuel Henry Curtis (1879 - 1959)
  Flonnie M. Curtis Craig (1909 - 1984)*
  Dewey A. Curtis (1915 - 2005)*
  Elsie Ann Curtis Jenkins (1917 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of S.H. Curtis
Parkdale Cemeteries
Ashley County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: BonnieGober12
Originally Created by: Sandra
Record added: Sep 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11716507
Myrtle <i>Rash</i> Curtis
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Myrtle <i>Rash</i> Curtis
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I definetly remember Tressie (Curtis/Murphy/Baker) speaking of cousins Zola and Gaston Adcock..The Geney Murphys' resided in Ceres, Calif. Stanislaus Co. 40's - 90's
- Kathleen Lenora
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
My great grandmother.
- Lisa Moses
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
This would have been my great aunt her husband would be my mothers Uncle Sam.
- D. King
 Added: Aug. 28, 2012
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