Effie M. Allen

Female 1868 - 1937  (69 years)


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  1. 1.  Effie M. Allen was born in 1868 in Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA; died on 2 Jan 1937 in Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA.

    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)

    Effie married Emmett R. Curtin on 26 Jul 1891 in Belmont, Allegany Co., New York, USA. Emmett was born in in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 7 Jun 1931 in Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Emmett R. Curtin, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born in ca 1893 in Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA; died on 24 Oct 1949 in Ohio, USA; was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Emmett R. Curtin, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (1.Effie1) was born in ca 1893 in Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA; died on 24 Oct 1949 in Ohio, USA; was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    E. R. Curtin, Jr., Dies Monday

    Former President Of West Ohio Gas Co.

    Emmett R. Curtin, Jr., 56, prominent in Lima business affairs, died unexpectedly at 3:45 p.m. Monday in St. Rita's hospital. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.

    Mr. Curtin, an active member of various boards of directors in the city, held oil interests in Texas and mining investments in the Quebec and Ontario Canada regions.

    He was born in Allentown, N.Y., and attended Lima high school, Miami Military Institute at Germantown, O., and Western Reserve university, Cleveland. He served as an officer in World War I. In 1931, he became president of the West Oil Gas Co., succeeding his father. He resigned the position several years later.

    Mr. Curtin was a member of the board of directors of the Superior Coach Corp., the Colonial Finance Co. and the Lima Telephone and Telegraph Co. During World War II, he was administrator of the War Finance committee for this area.

    His fraternal affiliations included membership in Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Shawnee Country club, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 54 and the Lima club.

    Mr. Curtin was a member of the Garrett Wykoff lodge No. 585 Free and Accepted Masons; Lima Chapter No. 49, Royal Arch Masons; Lima Council No. 20, Royal and Select Masters; Shawnee Commandery No. 14, Knights Templar; Scottish Rite, Valley of Ohio; Zenobia Shrine of Toledo and the Lima Shrine club.

    His widow, Hazel, is his only survivor. Private funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Curtin family vault in Woodlawn cemetery. The Rev. John W. Berger will officiate, with interment in the vault.

    (published in The Lima News, Tuesday, October 25, 1949)