John was the son of Edward and Cynthia (Beech) Curtiss. He had 4 brothers - Edwin, Henry, James, and Delbert/Ned. August 12, 1907 he married Lena Fern Green. They had a still born son born in 1908, then two daughters - Lena Irene in 1910 and Cynthia Viola in 1912. John registered for the draft in Kalamazoo MI in 1918. I have no death record for John.