|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1880|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1955|
Funeral Service Held Today for Martha V. Curtis
Funeral services for Martha Vernon Curtis, 74, are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at 1 p.m. in the Vernal LDS Third Ward Chapel.
Mrs. Curtis died Sunday at 11:40 p.m. at the home of a son Martin W., of causes incident to age.
She was born August 14, 1880 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, a daughter of William and Cynthia Moody Vernon. Her parents were converts to the LDS Church and the family moved to Vernal when she was eleven years of age.
She was married to Carl Curtis on April 18, 1904, in Ft. Duchesne. The couple lived on a small farm west of Ft. Duchesne for several years and then moved to a farm in Glines. From Glines they moved to Bingham Canyon were Mr. Curtis was employed by Kennecott Copper Company. They were later divorced and Mrs. Curtis moved to Salt Lake City where she has lived for the past thirty years.
She became ill eighteen months ago and has been living at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. Curtis, Vernal, for the past eight months.
Survivors include two sons, Martin W., Vernal and Carl A., Copperton and three daughters, Mrs. Aage (Lois) Mortensen, Salt Lake City: Mrs. H. E. (Merle) Loader, Orland, California; Mrs. Martin (Mable) Barrus, Portland, Oregon. There are also fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and two brothers, Andrew Vernon, Vernal and Tom Brown, Baggs, Wyoming.
Burial is in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.
-Vernal Express, February 3, 1955, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
Funeral Service Conducted for Martha V. Curtis
Funeral services for Martha Vernon Curtis, 74, were held last Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Vernal LDS Third Ward Chapel under the direction of Bishop Samuel B. Wooley.
Prayer at the home was offered by Louis A. Timothy. The opening song, "Sometime We'll Understand," was sung by a double mixed quartet, comprised of Robert Ufford, Pat Stewart, Alice Wooley, Elizabeth Sowards, Byron Goodrich, Golden Bastian, William B. Wallis and Chellus Caldwell, accompanied by Mable Stagg.
Opening prayer was offered by Nathan Hardy, followed by a duet, "Does The Journey Seem Long," by Chellus Caldwell and George C. Davis, accompanied by Mable Stagg.
Speakers were Dr. Ray E. Spendlove and President Archie Johnson with remarks by Bishop Wooley. George C. Davis sang, "My God and I," and Mrs. Wooley, Mrs. Ufford and Mrs. Stewart sang, "Softly and Tenderly." Closing prayer was offered by Joseph C. Price and the grave in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery was dedicated by Bishop Ernest Johnson.
Pallbearers were Clayton Curtis, a grandson of Mrs. Curtis and nephews, Lloyd Richards, Alton Vernon, Leslie Thacker, Marvin Vernon and Charles Palmer.
Mrs. Curtis died Sunday, January 20 at 11:40 p.m. in the home of a son Martin W., of causes incident to age.
Survivors include two sons, Martin W., Vernal and Carl A., Copperton and three daughters, Mrs. Aage (Lois) Mortensen, Salt Lake City; Mrs. H. E. (Merle) Loader, Orland, California; Mrs. Martin (Mable) Barrus, Portland, Oregon. There are also fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and two brothers, Andrew Vernon, Vernal and Tom Brown, Baggs, Wyoming.
-Vernal Express, February 10, 1955, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
To this union were born: Martin Weston Curtis, Carl Andrew Curtis, Lula Idonna Curtis and Carl Andrew Curtis and three unknown children.
William Vernon (1835 - 1895)
Cynthia Moody Cordle Vernon (1839 - 1920)
Carl Curtis (1883 - 1951)
Martin Weston Curtis (1904 - 1983)*
Carl Andrew Curtis (1905 - 1973)*
Lula Idonna Curtis Baney (1907 - 1949)*
Millie Virginia Curtis (1914 - 1920)*
Lois Alda Curtis Mortensen (1917 - 2003)*
Mary Jane Cordell Justice (1855 - 1911)**
John Alison Cordle (1859 - 1880)**
Esther Elizabeth Vernon Timothy (1867 - 1942)*
William Preston Vernon (1870 - 1945)*
Peter Weston Vernon (1873 - 1941)*
Andrew Jackson Vernon (1875 - 1962)*
Thomas Brown Vernon (1878 - 1966)*
Martha Eunice Vernon Curtis (1880 - 1955)
Lillian Virginia Vernon Singleton (1882 - 1952)*
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29393709
Martha is my great grand aunt.|
Added: Apr. 26, 2009