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Esther Isabell ""E. I."" Curtis Dodson
Birth: Jul. 10, 1850
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1929
Goldthwaite
Mills County
Texas, USA

Esther Isabell Curtis Dodson was the daughter of Rachel Starr and Joseph H. Curtis.

She and husband Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Dodson were farmers, and raised cattle and sheep. She was a very savvy businesswoman, and actually made most of the business decisions. She always used the name "E.I.", and signed all the documents, checks etc., with this moniker.
She and Ben separated when their youngest daughter was little, which would have been around 1900. She ran the farm/ranch by herself until her daughter, Lilly Pearl married Joseph Lytle Duncan, and he was her ranch hand, with both Pearl and Joseph Lytle living with her. She actually probably had help from the many family members living close by. The ranch was in Mills County, in the Payne Gap area, and is still in the family today.

Widowed, she died at age 78 yrs, 6 months and 3 days. Her parents resided in Harrison County, Texas before moving to Mills County, Tx.

SIBLINGS:

William M. " Bill" Curtis 1854 1907
Jimmy Curtis 1855
John Curtis 1856 1930
Margaret Gabriles Curtis 1858 1936
Amanda Caroline (Manda) Curtis 1859 1953
Joseph A. "Joel" Curtis 1863 1942
Sarah Elizabeth Curtis 1864 1958
Leanna ALICE Curtis 1871 1959
Lydia Jane 'Liddy' Curtis 1936


CHILDREN:

Rachel Ellen Dodson 1869 1943
Mary Francis "Mollie" Dodson 1871 1935
Josephine Dodson 1874 1959
Lilly Pearl Dodson 1890 1977

 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Henry Curtis (1830 - 1900)
  Rachel Starr Curtis (1826 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Franklin Dodson (1846 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Rachel Ellen Dodson Spanos (1869 - 1943)*
  Mary Francis Dodson Duncan (1871 - 1935)*
  Josephine Dodson Duncan (1874 - 1959)*
  Lily Pearl Dodson Duncan (1890 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son Curtis*
  Esther Isabell Curtis Dodson (1850 - 1929)
  William M. Curtis (1854 - 1907)*
  Margaret Gabriles Curtis Carter (1857 - 1956)*
  Amanda Caroline Curtis Partridge (1859 - 1953)*
  Lydia Jane Curtis Pitts (1861 - 1936)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Curtis Rose (1864 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Mills County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Lynda Duncan Miles
Originally Created by: Ann Davis
Record added: Oct 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30573575
Esther Isabell E. I. <i>Curtis</i> Dodson
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Esther Isabell E. I. <i>Curtis</i> Dodson
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Esther Isabell E. I. <i>Curtis</i> Dodson
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- virginia
 Added: Nov. 16, 2013

- Anne
 Added: Feb. 11, 2013
You have left us a wonderful legacy Gr-Grandmother. We cherish your memory and you and your land live on in our family. Never forgotten - ever loved.Thank you for being such a powerful influence in our lives.
- Joe and Lynda Miles
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
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