Margaret Covode “Peggy” <I>Blair</I> Curtis

Margaret Covode “Peggy” Blair Curtis

Birth
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death 27 Dec 1985 (aged 93)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 68711973 · View Source
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Margaret Covode Blair was born in Grand Rapids, the only daughter of Judge and Mrs. Charles B. Blair. She attended Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts and the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston. She married Charles W. Curtis Jr. of Marlborough, Massachusetts on 25 April 1916 in Grand Rapids, Michigan in a fashionable Watteau inspired ceremony & reception attended by both familes. The couple took their honeymoon in Havana, Cuba, an exotic destination at the time. They had five children, including Virginia Blair, Charles Willis III, James Blair, Margaret Frances and Mary Belle. The sons went on to become successful businessmen and daughter Margaret became a well known painter. They had ten grandchildren. Peggy Curtis was an avid gardener with a uniquely artistic flair.

Information compiled by Find-A-Grave member Chris Snyder:

1920 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA 16 Warren Avenue. CHARLES W. CURTIS JR. age 27 , office clerk in a shoe factory. Wife MARGARET B. CURTIS age 27. Children: VIRGINIA B. CURTIS age 2 & 10/12; CHARLES W. CURTIS 3rd, age 1 & 9/12; JAMES B. CURTIS age 3 months. There are two servants: Mary Shanley, Irish cook, age 48 widow; and Syster M. Ahlquist from Sweden, nursemaid.

1930 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA 16 Warren Avenue. MARGARET B. CURTIS, married, age 38 born in Michigan, no occupation, no husband here, owns house worth $15,000. Five children: Virginia B. age 13; Charles W. 3rd age 12; James B. age 10; Margaret F. age 9 and Mary B. Curtis age 6.

1940 U.S. Census Grand Rapids, Michigan, 335 Washington Street. MARGARET CURTIS age 55, married, finished two years of college, in 1935 lived in Marlborough Massachusetts. Children: James Blair Curtis age 20, a bookkeeper in a bank, income $780 year, finished high school; Margaret Frances Curtis age 19, finished high school and Mary Belle Curtis age 16, junior in high school.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Covode “Peggy” Blair Curtis (3 Mar 1892–27 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68711973, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Lewis Clark (contributor 47296569) .