Effie M. Allen

Female 1868 - 1937  (69 years)


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  • Name Effie M. Allen 
    Born 1868  Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Jan 1937  Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mrs. Effie M. Curtin, 68, Died In Sleep After Illness Of Two Weeks

      Mrs. Effie M. Curtin, 68, widow of Emmett R. Curtin, Sr., died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the family home, 931 W. Market-st. The end came peacefully while she slept.

      The popular Lima woman, who accompanied her prominent husband thru his rise to fame from the humble place of oil field worker to one of the leading bankers and oil and gas company operators in this territory, had been seriously ill for the last two weeks. For more than eight years, however, she had been in ill health that curtailed her activities. Death resulted from heart disease.

      Mrs. Curtin was born in Allentown, N.Y., a town which was named after her father who founded the community. Her parents both have been dead for more than 40 years.

      Mrs. Curtin attended a primary school in Allentown and was graduated from a high school there. The Curtins were married in Belmont, N.Y., July 26, 1891.

      After the marriage, Curtin, in following the westward trend of the oil field activities, came to the Lima area.

      In 1910 the Medina Gas and Oil Co., which her husband helped organize, made a contract with the then Lima Natural Gas Co. which brought Curtin and his wife to this district.

      For a while Mr. and Mrs. Curtin lived in Findlay while he was associated with the Ohio Oil Co. After several years, the family moved to St. Marys where Curtin was named superintendent of the Manhattan Oil Co. Subsequent operations by her progressive husband brought the Curtins to Lima where the family home has been located ever since.

      Mrs. Curtin was a member of Christ Episcopal church. Activities in the parish, in addition to the oft repeated phrase "my husband and son first," were Mrs. Curtin's primary aims in life.

      Emmett Curtin, Jr., who formerly was president of the West Ohio Gas Co. and followed in his father's footsteps in oil and various other business enterprises, is the sole survivor. Four nephews, Allen Brady, of Toledo, who is connected with the federal revenue office, and Guy Allen, of Tulsa, Okla., an associate of the National Supply Co.; Harold and Max Loveless, both of Bradford, Pa., as well as Brady's son, James A., Jr., also survive.

      Last rites for Mrs. Curtin will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the 931 W. Market-st home. The Rev. Richard O. Petersen, rector of the church of which she was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

      Pallbearers, named by Mrs. Curtin before her death, probably will be Dr. Harvey Basinger, Benjamin S. Motter, L. B. Merritt, Wallace H. King, Harry Wright, Jr., J. F. Solomon, H. L. Solomon and Frank G. Kahle.

      The services is to be directed by the Davis, Miller and Son mortuary.

      (published in The Lima News, Saturday, January 2, 1937)
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    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 

    Father Orlow Allen,   b. 31 Aug 1827, Alfred, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1890, Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Abigail Whitikar,   b. 29 Jun 1828, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1894, Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1856  Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married at the American Hotel in Hornellsville,NY
    Family ID F3117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emmett R. Curtin,   b. Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1931, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Jul 1891  Belmont, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emmett R. Curtin, Jr.,   b. ca 1893, Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1949, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F3126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1868 - Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1891 - Belmont, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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