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Arthur Curtis of Oxford, born 1898

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Lisa Report 25 Sep 2013 10:13

If you feel you are going round in circles with your research, you can always contact the relevant Family History Society. I had an ancestor from Oxford who I could not trace a birth or marriage for, yet he was born in the area?? The FHS's have CD's for various districts listing Baptisms, Births and Deaths that can be purchased. I found out that my ancestor had changed his name in 1824, so this is why I came to a 'brick wall'. Fortunately, one of the researcher at the FHS for Oxford, through thorough research managed to crack it! i was only charged a small fee for this.


Angie Report 24 Sep 2013 18:02

Many thanks Mrs Rootie.

There are indeed many good and helpful people on here like yourself that I've already come across in just two days of joining the site. And to be honest, reading through some other posts, I see I am not alone in feeling disappointed/ annoyed etc. by comments made by a "particular person" whom both they and I have come into contact with on, their journeys for information!

I'll certainly keep you updated regarding Arthur.

All good wishes,
Angie :-)


rootgatherer Report 24 Sep 2013 17:31

I am so sorry that this hasn't been a good experience for you Angie. Most of the "helpers" on here do so as a hobby and to share their experience. Many of us have had tricky bits to research in our family history and therefore know the delight and excitement when, sometimes after years of trying, we make a breakthrough.

Personally, I don't look for thanks. I am just pleased when the original poster comes back to the thread and acknowledges that they have read the information posted and let us know if we are on the right track.

If you need help again, please do not be put off by this experience and come back to the boards.

Good Luck with your research and do let us know if you find Arthur's death.

Kindest regards

Mrs. Rootie


Angie Report 24 Sep 2013 17:11

I'm almost there root gatherer, thanks. To be honest the politics and way some people have written their comments on my post are a bit much for me - you thank people on one post for their help and the same said people DEMAND to be thanked again on another post which is running alongside it and call you impolite if you don't!
This is a special journey for me to find my missing ancestor(s), so I want to continue to do so in peace without the unpleasantness. All good wishes.


rootgatherer Report 24 Sep 2013 15:31

Can we assume then that you have found Arthur Henry's death please?

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Angie Report 24 Sep 2013 09:01

OK, thanks to everybody who contributed helpful comments and data to my research. I've now come to the point where I have all the answers I need via family members and fellow ancestor hunters who have contacted me, so can close this post. :-)


Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 23:26

Yep, have got my grandparents marriage certificate. Also mentioned in an earlier post that Arthur's father was called Albert and he was a collier. Arthur's address at the time he was married was Blackfriars Road, Oxford.


rootgatherer Report 23 Sep 2013 21:32

As Glitterbaby has said, if you don't have it you NEED your grandparent's marriage certificate to find the name and occupation of Arthur's father. Also it would be useful to know Arthur's address at the time he married.


rootgatherer Report 23 Sep 2013 21:22

Brother's birth

Births Mar 1895 Curtis Job Charles F Rugby 6d 580

Military Record.

Name: Job Charles Frederick Curtis
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Age at enlistment: 20
Residence: 7 Henry Road, Osney Oxford
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 17725
Regiment Name: T Re??
Number of images: 13

NOK: Father Charles George Curtis

Name: Job C F Curtis
Birth Date: abt 1895
Date of Registration: Sep 1948
Age at Death: 53
Registration District: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 704

Name: Job Charles Frederick Curtis
Probate Date: 16 Aug 1948
Death Date: 19 Jul 1948
Death Place: Oxfordshire, England
Registry: Oxfordshire, England

Job of 15 St. Marys Road, Cowley Road, Oxford died at The Radcliffe Infirmary. Probate to Edith Mary Curtis, widow

Effects £1,013. 3s. 11d.

Name: Job C F Curtis
Spouse Surname: Byham, Edith M
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1925
Registration District: Sudbury
Inferred County: Suffolk
Volume Number: 4a
Page Number: 2299


rootgatherer Report 23 Sep 2013 21:04

Name: Mary A Curtis
Birth Date: abt 1868
Date of Registration: Jun 1951
Age at Death: 83
Registration District: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 791

Name: Mary Ann Curtis
Probate Date: 31 May 1951
Death Date: 7 Apr 1951
Death Place: Oxfordshire, England
Registry: Oxfordshire, England

Mary Ann Curtis, widow of 7 Henry Road, Oxford died at 205a Cowley Road, Oxford. Probate to Henry Arthur Curtis, Petrol Salesman. Effects £1,807. 16s. 5d.


rootgatherer Report 23 Sep 2013 20:57

Marriages Sep 1893
Claydon Edward James Leicester 7a 325
Curtis Charles George Leicester 7a 325 <<<<<<<<<<<<
Ralph Elizabeth Leicester 7a 325
Stevens Mary Ann Leicester 7a 325<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Name: Charles G Curtis
Birth Date: abt 1869
Date of Registration: Jun 1931
Age at Death: 62
Registration District: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 1200

Name: Charles George Curtis
Probate Date: 8 Jun 1931
Death Date: 8 Apr 1931
Death Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Registry: Oxfordshire, England

Charles George Curtis of 7 Henry Road, Oxford.
Probate to Mary Ann Curtis, widow £486. 13s.


rootgatherer Report 23 Sep 2013 20:41

Have you elimated this one please?


Name: Henry Arthur Curtis
Age in 1911: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Weedon, Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: St Thomas
County/Island: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Street Address: 7 Henry Road Botley Rd Osney Oxford
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Nursing Boy<<<<<<<< Messenger Boy on image
Registration District: Oxford
Registration District Number: 153
Sub-registration District: Oxford
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Household Schedule Number: 115
Piece: 8151
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles George Curtis 41
Mary Ann Curtis 42 Married 17 years, 2 children born, 2 living.
Jabe Charles Frederick Curtis 16
Henry Arthur Curtis 14
Frank Alexander Ambler 19 Lodger


Name: Henry A Curtis
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Chas G Curtis
Mother's Name: Mary A Curtis
Gender: Male
Where born: Weedon, Northamptonshire, England

Civil Parish: Watford
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter and St Paul
Town: Watford
County/Island: Northamptonshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

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Registration District: Daventry
Sub-registration District: Long Buckby
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 57
Piece: 1435
Folio: 77
Page Number: 7
Household Members:
Name Age
Chas G Curtis 32
Mary A Curtis 32
Henry A Curtis 4

Births Mar 1897 Curtis Henry Arthur Daventry 3b 117

Name: Henry Arthur Curtis
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1897
Date of Registration: Dec 1976
Age at Death: 79
Registration District: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 20
Page: 2550


Reggie Report 23 Sep 2013 13:20


Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:45

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


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 might not be either of them!


GlitterBaby Report 23 Sep 2013 00:33

Sure you mean electoral registers and not census


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.


PricklyHolly Report 23 Sep 2013 00:27

What about the 2 death entries i posted.

Are they possibilities?


Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:23

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


Angie Report 23 Sep 2013 00:21

Albert's occupation was a collier.