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Arthur Curtis of Oxford, born 1898

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Angie

Angie Report 22 Sep 2013 23:46

Arthur Curtis of Oxford, born 1898 was my grandfather. He was married to Olive Ivy Surridge, also of Oxford (St. Ebbs) - they had 7 children. I have found census records for him up to 1940 living in Oxford, but somewhere between this date and 1945 he disappeared. No further census records showing him as living in Oxford, although his wife continued to do so. I would love to know what happened to Arthur, as no death certificates can be found in this country from him despite a professional ancestor hunter looking! Please contact me if you have any knowledge of him or are possibly a relative. :-) Thank you!

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 22 Sep 2013 23:49

Not sure you found him on "censor" records

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 22 Sep 2013 23:55

Welcome to the boards Angie...

Miiddle initial of "H"........

..England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Arthur H Curtis Name: Arthur H Curtis
Spouse Name: Olive I Surridge
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1916
Registration District: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 2063

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 22 Sep 2013 23:57

2 possibilites......

??

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Arthur H Curtis Name: Arthur H Curtis
Birth Date: abt 1898
Date of Registration: Dec 1957
Age at Death: 59
Registration District: Gloucester Rural
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 7b
Page: 577


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Arthur H Curtis Name: Arthur H Curtis
Birth Date: abt 1898
Date of Registration: Dec 1961
Age at Death: 63
Registration District: Stroud
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 7b
Page: 573

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:02

I'm not seeing an appropriate birth registered for an Arthur H Curtis 1898 in Oxford.

Where was Arthur actually born?

Angie

Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:06

Thank you for your help PricklyHolly. The "H" stands for Henry - please could you try and see if there is an appropriate birth registered for Arthur H Curtis 1898 in Coalville, Leicestershire? This is another possibility.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 23 Sep 2013 00:09

1911 has one but he is Arthur James Curtis

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:10

This one.....

??

Births Jun 1898 (>99%)
Curtis Arthur Henry Ashby Z. 7a 113


The district Ashby Z. is an alternative name for Ashby de la Zouch and it spans the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Ancestry version...

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Arthur Henry Curtis Name: Arthur Henry Curtis
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1898
Registration District: Ashby de la Zouch
Inferred County: Leicestershire
Volume: 7a
Page: 113


GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 23 Sep 2013 00:11

Do you have the marriage cert as it would be useful for the name and occupation of his father

Where some one marries is not any indication of where they might have been born

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:16

Might this be him.....

??

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: CURTIS, Arthur
Address: 3 Howarden Terrace Hyson Green Nottingham

CURTIS, Albert Head Married M 38 1873 Jobbing Gardener Coalville Leicester Shire VIEW
CURTIS, Elizzebath Wife Married18 years F 37 1874 Leicester VIEW
CURTIS, Millincent Daughter Single F 17 1894 Hand Anad Foot Presser Coalville Leicester Shire VIEW
CURTIS, Beatrice Daughter Single F 15 1896 Ciotton Winder Chesterfield Derbyshire VIEW
CURTIS, Arthur Son M 13 1898 School Coalville Leicester Shire VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 20610
Reference: RG14PN20610 RG78PN1231 RD430 SD4 ED18 SN265
Registration District: Nottingham
Sub District: Nottingham North West
Enumeration District: 18
Parish: Nottingham
Address: 3 Howarden Terrace Hyson Green Nottingham
County: Nottinghamshire
(6 children born, 3 living, 3 had died)

Angie

Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:19

Thanks PricklyHolly - but DOB for Arthur is 1898 in Coalville, Leicestershire. His father was called Albert Curtis, who was also born in Coalville in 1873.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 23 Sep 2013 00:19

I presume you have checked out CWGC

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:21

So that would be him in the 1911 census i posted?

Angie

Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:21

Albert's occupation was a collier.

Angie

Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:23

Yes, that's him on the 1911 census indeed! Great, thank you!

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:27

What about the 2 death entries i posted.

Are they possibilities?

Angie

Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:30

I've really no idea at all about where/ when he died, so both could be possibilities. The only family "story" I have heard about his disappearance is that he left one day after an argument with his wife, never to be seen again. He was on the census of 1940, but not after that in the family home.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 23 Sep 2013 00:33

Sure you mean electoral registers and not census

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:40

I can only suggest you purchase copies of the above death certs.

They will give you information as to who registered the death and exactly where the death took place.

From that information you might be able to trace the person (Or family members of that person) who registered the death.

I would probably purchase one cert at a time and hope that the first you purchase is the correct one.

Having said that......it might not be either of them!

Angie

Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:45

Thanks for all your help PricklyHolly - it's certainly worth a try! :-)