|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1862|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1944|
Homer was the son of George Washington and Minerva Melvina (Karns) Curits.
Homer was the husband to Clara Phillips
Homer had two daughters, Bertha and Sylvia.
Curtis rites to be in Kalispell
Homer George Curtis died at the home of his daughter, 2203 South 10th Street, Thursday. Mr. Curtis come to Kalispell six years ago with his Daughter, Mrs. Newell Baldwin. He was formerly stationary engineer for the city of Kalispell.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Baldwin; three sister, Mrs. Elmer Phillips, Whitefish; Mrs. Effie Fylphia and Mrs. May Stone both of California; two brothers T.J. Curtis of Kalispell and Joe Curtis of California. Nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchild and number of nieces and nephews.
the body which is at Powell & Johnson's, will be taken to Kalispell for funeral services, conducted by the IOOF lodge and burial will be in the Columbia Falls Cemetery.
Homer did a lot of freighting to make a living. He drove a four or six horse team from Great Falls to White Sulphur Springs. He wore braces to keep his shoulders straight. He studied steam engineering during the time he was freighting. His wife and girls back to Minnesota and stayed with her mother, Melissa D. Phillips, and he went to Columbia Falls, Montana where his Sister, Clara, lived. (He was a gay old dog at that time from reports.) His family joined him there later. At that time he was running freight between Columbia Falls, Whitefish, and Libby.
After he quit freighting, he engineered steam engines in sawmills around the area and in Canada. They Moved to Canada in about 1806. He wanted to be an engineer on a boat up there, but there was to much red tape and he gave it up and went back to Kalispell, Montana where he ran the engine at Ball's Crossing sawmill for a time.
From there he worked as engineer for the City Water Department at the Pumping Station (now From there he worked as engineer for the City Water Department at the Pumping Station (now Lawerence, Park, 1962) until he retired in 1936 and moved to Missoula, Montana. By that time Elizabeth was in ill health. There they built house and lived until Elizabeth died from cancer on November 23, 1939 at the of 69 years.
Homer then lived with his daughter Sylvia, in Missoula until his death from a heart attack on January 23, 1944.
George Washington Curtis (1838 - ____)
Minerva Melvina Karns Curtis (1843 - 1913)
Clara Grace Elizabeth Phillips Curtis (1869 - 1938)
Sylvia Curtis Crist (1888 - 1975)*
Bertha Curtis (1890 - 1901)*
Homer George Curtis (1862 - 1944)
Thomas Jefferson Curtis (1865 - 1954)*
Clara Dorothy Curtis Phillips (1869 - 1947)*
Created by: Fayth Evjen
Record added: Sep 02, 2003
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