|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1850|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1942|
March 19, 1942
Franklin Curtiss Called By Death
Franklin C. Curtiss, 91 years old, retired painter and decorator, passed away Friday, March 13, at the St. Joseph's hospital in Belvidere, where he had been a patient since the preceding Wednesday. His death was caused by pneumonia.
Mr. Curtiss was believed to be one of Marengo's oldest residents. He was born at Mount Morris, New York on October 1, 1850. He came to Marengo with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Curtiss, when he was 6 years old and lived in Marengo until the time of his death, with the exception of three years, which he and his wife spent in Kansas.
His wife, Mary, preceded him in death, in September, 1928.
Surviving are: one brother, Jerry Curtiss of Ottawa, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Smith; two nieces, Mrs. Clara Singleton of Kansas City, Missouri, with whom he visited each winter, until the last two winters, and Miss Bertha A. Rowe of this city.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Usborne Funeral home with the Rev. Donald E. Bartlett of the Presbyterian church officiating.
Herbert Anthony sang two solos, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Old Rugged Cross" accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Raymond Hand.
Pall-bearers were C. H. Bremer, E. C. Robb, W. T. Dougherty, Cole Kitchen, Harry Loomis and S. C. Wernham, Sr.
Burial was made in the Marengo City cemetery.
Those from out of town, who attended the services were: Mrs. Clara Singleton and son, Edgar, of Kansas City, Missouri, Walter H. Rowe of Deacatur, Michigan, R. R. Rowe and daughter, Pearl, and Grace Tagewell of Elgin, Eddie Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Specht and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stewart of Chicago and Mrs. Henry C. Nelson of Rockford.
John Freeman Curtiss (1826 - 1898)
Sophronia Elizabeth Marsh Curtiss (1827 - 1911)
Mary E Curtiss (1851 - 1928)*
Note: d Belvidere
Marengo City Cemetery
Created by: Phyllis Wallington
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
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