New York, USA
She married Glenn Hammond Curtiss on March 7, 1898 in Logansport, Indiana.
She was the daughter of Guy L. and Jennie (Potter) Neff.
(SOURCE: The History of New York State, Dr. James Sullivan, Editor. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927.)
from the book Hell-Rider to King of the Air: Glenn Curtiss's Life of Innovation, by Kirk W. House. SAE International (2003):
"Telegrams expressing shock and condolence poured in to Lena from Richard Byrd, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, Juan Tripper, and other noted names in aviation...
...Lena, who was only 49 when her husband died, later married H. Sayre Wheeler. Wheeler, an old Steuben firend and the son of Judge Monroe Wheeler, had been an honorary pallbearer at the funeral. He was associated with the Curtisses in the Aerocar business; he and Lena continued manufacturing until the beginning of World War II. The couple became well know for their entertainments at the Miami Springs mansion of Dar-Err-Aha, including evenings for enlisted men during the war years. Glenn Junior remembered that they would arrive at the doorstep wide-eyed and certain that they could not be in the right place. Lena would drag them inside to enjoy performers (including a very young Desi Arnez) whom she had imported from the hotels in Miami Beach. Lena, who died in 1951, was buried next to Glenn under a stone marked "Lena Curtiss Wheeler." "
Married. Mrs. Lena P. Curtiss, 51, widow of Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer & tycoon who died last year; and H. Sayre Wheeler, 39, Mayor of Opa Locka, Fla., President of Curtiss-Aero-Car Co. (bus-type trailers, built like an airplane cabin), onetime associate of Pioneer Curtiss; in Atlantic City, N. J.
(SOURCE: TIME Magazine, Aug. 10, 1931)
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878 - 1930)
Carlton N. Curtiss (1901 - 1902)*
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1912 - 1969)*
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Gossoo
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42092633