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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CURTIS, CHAS. R. S., Physician and Surgeon; office southeast corner 6th and Vermont, residence Elm, between 22d and 24th. He was born in Knox county, Ohio, in 1831, and moved to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1849; read medicine with Prof. J. F. Sanford, and graduated in the medical department of the State University of Iowa; he spent the winters of 1853 and ‘54 in New York, and graduated in the New York Medical College. He settled in Chicago and commenced the practice of medicine. In the spring of 1859 he located in Clarksville, Mo., and moved to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1865, and to Quincy in the spring of 1866. Married Ada E. Israel, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Israel, at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Nov. 18th, 1857; she was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and died at Clarksville, Mo., January 28th, 1863. They had two children: Louisa J., born at Chicago July 24th, 1859, and Ada E., born at Clarksville, Pike county, Mo., Sept. 22d, 1861. He married Miss Elizabeth S. Jennings, daughter of John and Nancy Jennings, at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1864. Attends Unitarian Church. He has given his services as Surgeon of St. Mary’s Hospital for several years, where he has successfully performed many of the most important operations known to the science.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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