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Calista May Lyman Curtiss
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1834
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1911
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA


Married: Mar 5, 1862, RALPH C. CURTISS, Waverly, Morgan Co., Illinois

Note: Both the 1899 Portrait and Biographical Album of Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois & the 1900 Illinois census reflect that Ralph & Calista had no children

However, the 1870 census reflect two young boys in household: Charles & Cyrus, both age 11

Two children (prob not blood related):
1. Charles Franklin CURTISS
2. Cyrus P. CURTISS

The marriage of our subject with Miss Calista Lyman took place at the home of the bride in Sangamon County, Ill., in 1862. This lady is the daughter of Henry and Mercy (Sanders) Lyman, and was born in Sangamon County, Ill., July 14, 1834. Her parents emigrated from Vermont to Illinois during the early settlement of Sangamon County, where they spent the remainder of their lives. After his marriage Mr. Curtiss purchased 100 acres of his present farm, to which he added from time to time, and instituted modern improvements. He has substantial and convenient buildings, forest and fruit trees, all the requisite farm machinery and the general appliances of the well-regulated country estate.

Mr. Curtiss makes a specialty of stock-raising and is in the enjoyment of a competence, to which he was assisted, as he generally admits, largely by the industrious efforts of his estimable wife. Mrs. Curtiss is a lady of great common sense and intelligence and highly esteemed by all who know her. Our subject and his wife have never been blessed with children of their own, but have reared several others, who were without home or friends, giving them proper training and good advantages.
Chicago, Chapman Brothers, Morgan County IL (reprinted by the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society, 1984)

Family links: 
  Henry Pratt Lyman (1805 - 1882)
  Mercy Banister Sanders Lyman (1805 - 1887)
  Ralph C Curtiss (1831 - 1902)
  Cyrus P. Curtiss (1859 - 1944)*
  Calista May Lyman Curtiss (1834 - 1911)
  Martha Storrs Lyman (1836 - 1838)*
  John Storrs Lyman (1841 - 1907)*
  Sarah A Lyman Kerr (1844 - 1909)*
  Laura A. Lyman (1848 - 1848)*
  George Henry Lyman (1850 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Waverly East Cemetery
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 173
Maintained by: Paula Berry Nelson
Originally Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Sep 15, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11754950
Calista May <i>Lyman</i> Curtiss
Added by: Paula Berry Nelson
Calista May <i>Lyman</i> Curtiss
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- Rita A Bomher
 Added: Dec. 28, 2010

- Catherine Clemens Sevenau
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