Helen “Ellen” <I>Pappan</I> Curtis

Helen “Ellen” Pappan Curtis

Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death Apr 1863 (aged 22–23)
North Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial North Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 17853786 · View Source
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She is the mother of Charles Curtis, 31st Vice-President of the United States 1929-1933.
Second wife of Orren Arms Curtis.

Ellen is Native American; Kansa(Kaw), Osage, Pottawatomie and French.

Though her memorial stone read "Helen" as her first name; documentation from Shawnee County Territorial Marriages shows her first name to be Ellen. Yet Federal Census records shows her name to be Helen.

Her memorial stone no longer exists, this (with other stones) were destroyed by vandals in 2008.

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The marker is a memorial stone. Her burial location is unknown.
Stone no longer exists due to vandals in June 2008.

  • Maintained by: t_town_ks
  • Originally Created by: Nancy
  • Added: 7 Feb 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17853786
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen “Ellen” Pappan Curtis (1840–Apr 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17853786, citing Curtis Family Cemetery, North Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by t_town_ks (contributor 47429749) .