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Ella Elizabeth Smith Curtis
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Birth: 1858
Yankee Hill
Butte County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1896
Pentz
Butte County
California, USA

Ella Elizabeth Smith is the daughter of James Monroe "Redeye" and Mary Caroline (Tucker) Smith.

Ella Elizabeth Smith married Henry Sewell Curtis 2 Dec 1883 in Paradise, Butte County, California. Together they had five children:
Frank Ricker Curtis (1884-1923)
Eva Mae Curtis (1886-1973)
Unnamed Girl Curtis (1891-1891)
Mabel Augusta Curtis (1892-1985)
Vera Ruth Curtis (1895-1932)

Ella was born at the family ranch near Yankee Hill, California (NOTE: Frenchtown is the earlier name for Yankee Hill).

Ella lived only 4 months after Ruth, her youngest child, was born. She contracted Typhoid Pneumonia and died. Her husband and four children (Frank, Eva, Mabel and Ruth) went to live with her husband's brother and his wife (Joe and Lucy Curtis - Lucy never had children).

1860 census Oregon Twp, Butte, CA: Jas Smith, aged 42, farmer, bp NC; M. C. aged 31, bp NC; Francis aged 6; Thomas aged 4; Ella aged 2; Mary L. aged 7 months -- all born CA.

1870 census Concow Twp, Butte, CA: James Smith, aged 52, teamster, bp NC; Mary C. aged 41, bp NC; Thos aged 16; Ella aged 14; Mary aged 12; Jane aged 10; Geo aged 2 -- all born CA.

1880 census Concow Twp, Butte, CA: James Smith, aged 61, farmer, bp NC, both parents NC; Mary C. aged 51, bp NC, both parents NC; Thomas S. aged 23; Ella aged 22; Mary L. aged 19; James I. aged 15; George W. aged 13; Mattie M. aged 9 -- all born CA.

Sources: Butte County, CA Earliest Deaths-1850-1905, Paradise Genealogical Society, Paradise, Butte, CA, "Ella Smith Curtis, born Frenchtown, died aged 38, no death date."

Sites and Cemeteries, Butte County, CA Book 5, Paradise Genealogical Society, Paradise, Butte, CA, "Ella Elizabeth (Smith) Curtis b. 1858; d. Mar 5, 1896; buried Smith Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Butte, CA; native of Frenchtown; died at Frenchman's, Pentz; wife of Henry S. Curtis."

Butte County, CA Marriage Records, Paradise Genealogical Society, Paradise, Butte, CA
Book D, p. 65, "Henry Sewell Curtis, aged 44, of Pentz, marries Ella Smith, aged 28, of Frenchtown, Dec 2, 1883, at Paradise." 
 
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 Parents:
  James Monroe Smith (1820 - 1886)
  Mary Caroline Tucker Smith (1830 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Sewell Curtis (1838 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Ricker Curtis (1884 - 1923)*
  Eva May Park (1886 - 1973)*
  Mabel Augusta Curtis Harney (1892 - 1985)*
  Vera Ruth Curtis Terrell (1896 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Frances Smith Lunt (1854 - 1935)*
  Stephen Thomas Smith (1856 - 1910)*
  Ella Elizabeth Smith Curtis (1858 - 1896)
  Mary Louise Smith Nichol (1861 - 1905)*
  James Irvin Smith (1865 - 1941)*
  George Locke Smith (1867 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Smith-Lunt Family Cemetery
Yankee Hill
Butte County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Christine Rainwater Faul...
Originally Created by: Adriana
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
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Ella Elizabeth <i>Smith</i> Curtis
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