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 Henry Curtner

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Henry Curtner

  • Birth 17 Jan 1830 Fountain County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 1 Nov 1917 Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 7739940

Businessman. He arrived in California on October 20, 1852 with $20.00 in his pocket and worked for farms wages. Later he bought land in Centerville and quickly began to achieve his status as a millionaire, vast land owner and one of The Valley's greatest philanthropists. A successful land owner, in 1868 he purchased Rancho Tularcitos in what is now Milpitas, California. Today there are historical exhibits in the Higuera adobe which can be visited by special arrangement with the city. "Rags to Riches" is his biography.

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  • Originally Created by: Debbie
  • Added: 6 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7739940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Curtner (17 Jan 1830–1 Nov 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7739940, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .