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Family of Charles Curtis
(direct blood ancestors and descendants)
(For a total and more complete outline of family {as much as possible}
see Family Link above)

Mother's side (of Charles Curtis) -
        White Hair (also known as Pawhuska and Papuisea), a Great Osage Chief (b. 1763?-d. 1806?) married an Osage women (name unknown).   They have a daughter (name unknown).

        Daughter (name unknown) married White Plume, an Osage (also known as No-Pa-War-Ra, Nampawarah, Wompawara and Mannschenscaw) (b. 1768-d. 1838). They have a daughter named Wy-He-See.

        Daughter Princess Wy-He-See (also known as Waisjasi) married (1839) Louis Gonville.   They have a daughter Julie.

        Daughter Princess Julie Gonville (b. 1818?) married  (1839?) Louis Pappan born (b. 1815? in Canada?). They have a daughter Helen.

        Daughter Helen Pappan (b. 1840-d. 1863) married Orren Arms (Captain Jack) Curtis (b.  6/2/1829-d. 3/28/1898) in Feb. 1859 in Kansas Indian Territory (now known as Shawnee Count)..   They had 2 children,  Charles, and Elizabeth

        Son Charles Curtis (b. 1/25/1860-d. 2/8/1936) married Annie Elizabeth Baird (b. 12/24/1860-d. 6/20/1924) on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1884 in Topeka, Kansas.

Father's side (of Charles Curtis) -

        William Curtis (b. 12/22/1800 in Albany, New York, d. 3/3/1873 of small-pox plague in Topeka, Kans.) married Permelia Hubbard (b. 1810-d. 1903) on Nov. 4, 1827 in Eugene, Vermilion County, Indiana.  They have a son Orren Arms (Captain Jack) Curtis.

        Orren/Orrin Arms (Captain Jack) Curtis married Ellen C. Pappan (b. 1840-d. 1863), in Feb. 1859. They have two children, Charles and Elizabeth.

        Son Charles Curtis (b. Jan. 25, 1860 in Eugene in U.S. Ks Territory}, d. Feb. 8, 1936 of a heart attack in Washington D.C.) was baptized at The Immaculate Conception Church in St. Marys, Ks, March 15, 1860, later he m. ANNIE ELIZABETH BAIRD  (b. Dec. 24, 1860 to John Marion Baird and Jane (Bromberg) Baird in Altoona, Penn. d. June 20, 1924 of pneumonia in Washington DC) Thanksgiving Day in Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 27, 1884

        Daughter  Elizabeth (b. 9/2/1862 in Eugene [now known as North Topeka], Kansas d. 8/15/1943 in Topeka, Kansas ), buried in Topeka Cemetery, Lot 80, Topeka, Kansas; next to Charles Curtis.

Family of Charles Curtis and Annie Elizabeth Baird

        Charles Curtis (b. 1/25/1860 in Eugene {North Topeka, Kansas}, d. 2/8/1936) married Annie Elizabeth Baird (b. 12/24/1860 in Altoona, Penn. d. 6/20/1924)  on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1884.

For Your Information - daughters Permelia and Leona hated their first names so oftenwent by their middle names.

      Permelia Jeannette Curtis
(b. Jan. 6, 1886 in Topeka, Ks; d. Oct. 17, 1955 Memphis, Tn) graduated from Topeka High School in Topeka, Ks, in 1903; then graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1908,  then m. Major Charles (aka "Toddy") Peasley George (b. Aug. 10, 1886 Texas; d. Dec. 31, 1946 ) of Fort Riley 3 Jan. 1914 at the Curtis House at 11th and Topeka, In Topeka, Kansas. He was on the Olympic Riding Team for America in 1928  She never remarried. Both are buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Texas.  They had two children.

       Grand-Son Charles Curtis George,
b. April 12, 1921 in Washington D.C.; d. July 27, 1958 and buried in Nantucket, Massachusetts; attended United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; graduated class of 1942; unmarried; West Point

       Grand-Daughter  Ann George
(b. 1919 m. Harrrison Humphreys 1944  m. --- Morton)
          G-Grand-Daughter a)  Ann Curtis Humphreys
b)  Jane Baird Humphreys

        Harry King Curtis (b. October 1, 1890 in Topeka, Kansas; d. May 29, 1946 in Florida) m. Beatrice (Bea) El
liot (b. Washington DC) was divorced 1936 in Chicago on grounds of desertion by him, then m. "May"(?), graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, became a lawyer, was former President of Motorists Association of Illinois; (no children?) (Kansas census verified DOB, though not where; DOD, POD, verified Florida Death index)

1st wife Elizabeth May Hanson Walker (white) b. 01 July 1890 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michighan; m. 01 July 1914  (her parents are Eudora McCleary and William Hanson)

2nd wife Lydia E. Pappan (3/8ths Kaw) b. 15 Oct 1899 m. 1923-1927

3rd wife Beatrice (Bea) E. Elliot, was divorced by her in Chicago, IL; for desertion in 1936

4th wife Katherine Fort (Kit? May?)

        Leona Virginia Curtis
(b. April 1, 1892, in Topeka, Ks; d. Oct. 29, 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island)  m. (July 9, 1919 in Washington D.C.) Webster Knight II (d. Oct. 27, 1967 in Providence, Rhode Island). was a representative of Rhode Island and seconded the nomination of her father as Vice-President at the 1928 Republican convention in Kansas City, also she did the dedication in 1959 for Charles Curtis bronze bust at Washington D.C.; later the bust was moved to Anadarko, Ok. (See Legacy link for more details) They had two children.

     Grand-Son   Charles Curtis Knight (b. Oct. 19, 1920, d. Dec. 26, 1968) m. Alice Hill Mayes (b. 1 Mar 1921)  April 12, 1942. 
        G-Grand-Son          a)  Webster Knight III ; (b. 7 Feb 1943; d. 22 Jul 2008) m. Maureen (aka Moe) Ann Newman ( later m. Heise) 23 May 1964 m. Geneva S. Fraser
            G-G-Grand-Daughter 1. Shannon Blair Knight b. 1 Feb 1968 ; m. David Gassert (b. 17 Dec 1967)  22 Sep 2000.
                   m. Vincent Beatty (8 May 1962)
            G-G-Grand-Daughter 2. Kecia Jean Knight  b. 7 Mar 1965 m. James Alram Healey 16 Oct 1988.
            G-G-Grand-Daughter 3. Kerrin Curtis Knight b. 28 Jul 1969 m.  Mathew James Chrupcala 4 Sep 1993.
       G-Grand-Son            b)  Steven Curtis Knight ;  b. 12 Aug 1944; d. 2 May 1964 in Guantanamo Bay, Naval Base, Cuba.
       G-Grand-Son            c)  William Maxwell Knight b. July 16, 1952  m. Cheryl Ann Elizabeth Pease (b. Mar. 18. 1955; d. May 19, 2002)
            G-G-Grand-Son          1. Jeremiah Maxwell Knight m. Samantha  L. Corkins 19 Apr 1998 (b. 11 Apr 1974)
                G-G-G-Grand-Son          a.  Deven Maxwell Knight  b. Nov. 30, 1998
                G-G-G-Grand-Daughter b.  Matteson Ava Knight  b. Oct. 16, 2006
            G-G-Grand-Daughter 2. Acacia Hill Knight b. Apr. 18, 1980
                G-G-G-Grand-Son          a. Zabrith Taron Knight b. Aug. 16, 1996
        G-Grand-Daughter   d)  Allison Curtis Knight  m. --- Barrett
        G-Grand-Son            e)  Roger Frederick Knight ; born about 1940 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    Grand-Daughter  Constance (aka "Connie") Knight.  (b. June 25, 1923; d. July 16, 2002)  m. Alexander E. McCollom (b. Feb. 27, 1913; d. Jul. 16, 1986)

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