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 Lot Curtley

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Lot Curtley

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death
21 Jul 1901 (aged 50)
Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID
237655395 View Source

Lot Curtley was born March 1851 to Newton and Catherine Curtley in Missouri. The family moved to a farm in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County in 1873. Lot was hired in 1879 by George W. Simmons as a Teamster, a job that he faithfully and dutifully performed with his wagon and team of horses until 1901.
In 1874, Lot and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walker were married in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte, Kansas. This marriage produced nine children; Thomas 1878, Lucy 1879, Agnes 1883, Grace 1888, Maude 1891, Sadie 1894, infant son 1897, Kate 1898 and George 1899.
Last Sunday at 7:30am at his home on South Oak Street and surrounded by his family, Lot Curtley, (colored) aged 49 years, passed away. The cause of death was dropsy with which he had been suffering since May of this year. "Lot" as everybody knew him, was the most prominent and respected figure of his race in this city and was known by almost every man, woman and child here. For the past twenty some odd years he has been in the employ of George W Simmons, the liveryman and undertaker. Who is it that has not seen him day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year driving the Wells Fargo express wagon back and forth through the city? Who has not enjoyed hearing his hearty laughter which seemed to come from his very soul? And whose baggage has he not hauled to the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe depot when going away on some visit and to meet them again when they return? And now Lot has started on the journey "to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns."
Everyone who knew him was his friend, an honest man, a good citizen, a kind father and a loving husband, such was Lot Curtley. He leaves a wife and eight children, six girls and two boys. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the A.M.E. church by the colored Masonic Lodge of Argentine, burial at Argentine Cemetery.

Employed by G. W. Simmons Undertaker & Livery 1879-1901.
Employed by Simmons and Howard Transfer Company of Argentine.
Employed by Wells Fargo Express as delivery man for the
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and the Argentine Smelter.

Member of the Most Worshipful King Solomon Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted York Colored Masons of Argentine.
R. W. Grand Secretary G. P. (1888).
Committee of Grievances: Argentine (1888).
Lot Curtley: R. W. G. J. D. Argentine (1893).
Member of the Republican Party.

Member and Trustee of the St. Paul African American M. E. Society of Argentine (1890).

Lot Curtley was born March 1851 to Newton and Catherine Curtley in Missouri. The family moved to a farm in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County in 1873. Lot was hired in 1879 by George W. Simmons as a Teamster, a job that he faithfully and dutifully performed with his wagon and team of horses until 1901.
In 1874, Lot and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walker were married in Shawnee Township, Wyandotte, Kansas. This marriage produced nine children; Thomas 1878, Lucy 1879, Agnes 1883, Grace 1888, Maude 1891, Sadie 1894, infant son 1897, Kate 1898 and George 1899.
Last Sunday at 7:30am at his home on South Oak Street and surrounded by his family, Lot Curtley, (colored) aged 49 years, passed away. The cause of death was dropsy with which he had been suffering since May of this year. "Lot" as everybody knew him, was the most prominent and respected figure of his race in this city and was known by almost every man, woman and child here. For the past twenty some odd years he has been in the employ of George W Simmons, the liveryman and undertaker. Who is it that has not seen him day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year driving the Wells Fargo express wagon back and forth through the city? Who has not enjoyed hearing his hearty laughter which seemed to come from his very soul? And whose baggage has he not hauled to the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe depot when going away on some visit and to meet them again when they return? And now Lot has started on the journey "to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns."
Everyone who knew him was his friend, an honest man, a good citizen, a kind father and a loving husband, such was Lot Curtley. He leaves a wife and eight children, six girls and two boys. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the A.M.E. church by the colored Masonic Lodge of Argentine, burial at Argentine Cemetery.

Employed by G. W. Simmons Undertaker & Livery 1879-1901.
Employed by Simmons and Howard Transfer Company of Argentine.
Employed by Wells Fargo Express as delivery man for the
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and the Argentine Smelter.

Member of the Most Worshipful King Solomon Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted York Colored Masons of Argentine.
R. W. Grand Secretary G. P. (1888).
Committee of Grievances: Argentine (1888).
Lot Curtley: R. W. G. J. D. Argentine (1893).
Member of the Republican Party.

Member and Trustee of the St. Paul African American M. E. Society of Argentine (1890).


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  • Created by: Tom Jacobs
  • Added: 17 Mar 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 237655395
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/237655395/lot-curtley: accessed ), memorial page for Lot Curtley (Mar 1851–21 Jul 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 237655395, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by Tom Jacobs (contributor 47386400) .