WILLIAM GEORGE CURTIS
WILLIAM GEORGE CURTIS was born May 24, 1849, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Died 3 May 1935, 152 St. Hill Street, Wanganui, New Zealand aged 85 yrs.
m. (1) ELIZABETH MATILDA JONES nee MILLS, 1870, Greymouth, New Zealand; b. 1843, Wales; d. 20 November 1877, Arnold Junction, New Zealand aged 34 yrs, leaving 3 children aged 7, 4 and 3.
m. (2) CHRISTINA CLARK, November 10, 1879, Taylorville, New Zealand; b. 1861; d. March 14, 1943 Wangaui aged 80 yrs.
William and Christina both buried Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui.
From Greymouth and surrounds Presbyterian marriages:
William George CURTIS 29 yrs. widower, farmer married 10 Dec 1879 at the private dwelling of Alice Clark, Taylorville to Christina Clark, 18, spinster, Witnesses - Thomas Penman/Peyman of Coal Creek and Ruth Clark, Taylorville.
In the Electoral Rolls from 1871 - 1876 William George CURTIS is listed at the Arnold River and in 1875-1876 also at Alma Lead, Ahaura.
In the Electoral Rolls 1877 - 1881 William had 50 acres of Leasehold Native Reserve land at Arnold.
Some time later William and his family moved to the North Island.
Wise's Post Office Guides from 1898 list him as a sheep farmer at Pohangina and Kimbolton.
From the early 1920s until 1935 William lived at 152 St Hill St., Wanganui.
William George Curtis m. Elizabeth Matilda Jones m. Christina Clark
24 May 1849 1870 married aged 27 yrs 10 Dec 1879 aged 18 yrs
PEI Greymouth Taylorville
d. 5 May 1835 d. 20 Nov 1877 d. 14 Mar 1943
Wanganui Arnold Junction Wanganui
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Martha Harriet William George Christina
b. 10 Oct 1870 b. 1873 b. 1874 b. 1880
Greymouth Cobden Ahaura
m. 1 Aug 1896 m. 1901 m. 1909 m. 10 Dec 1898
Edward Geo Thorne James Clark Duncan Annie Haddon Adams Frank Frasby McKenzie
Photo curtesy of Shireen Schofield
Edward George Thorne and Martha