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ANN C. CURTS, whose maiden name was Ann C. Parker, is a native of Lycoming County, Pa., and was born May 19, 1832. Her parents came to Sangamon County, Ill., in 1837. Her father, in conjunction with his farm, carried on the blacksmithing business. He was born April 21, 1801, and died Sept. 25, 1867, and was interred in the cemetery at Island Grove, Sangamon Co., Ill. The mother of our subject, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Carson, was a native of Philadelphia. Her father was a lawyer.

Mrs. Curts, whose name is at the head of this sketch, is proud of the fact that the grandfather of her husband was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and that he lived to the age of one hundred years. The father of Mrs. Curts had a family of eight children, of whom four are living, namely: Henriette, Sarah J., Emma and Ann C. Henriette is single, and is a teacher of the High School in Humboldt County, Cal.; Sarah J. married John Richmond of Ohio, who is a farmer and stock-raiser in Brown County, Neb., and they have two children - Lulu and John; Emma married James Manson, of Waverly, Ill., who is a merchant, and they have five children - Clara, William, Eva, Frank, Nellie; Ann C., of whom this sketch is written, married George Curts (deceased) in Sangamon County, Ill., in 1869.

Our subject's husband commenced life as a farmer, in Morgan County, this State, and continued in that business until his death, which occurred Feb. 12, 1885. He was a very successful farmer, a man of good repute, and a consistent member of the Christian Church. He was the father of eight children, all of whom are dead except George W.; he married Miss Nellie Comstock, who died in 1882, leaving three children - Marriette, Margaret and Oveta; George is now engaged in superintending the old farm for his mother. Mrs. Curts inherited 200 acres of land from the estate of her husband, there being 900 acres in all. It is in a good state of cultivation, with fine buildings; is well stocked, and is a home of which any one might be proud. She is a lady who has many friends, who admire her many good qualities of heart, and her son is looked upon as a model farmer.

Mr. Curts while living was a prominent Democrat, and took great interest in public affairs. He was in politics for principle, not office.

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