NameThomas CURTIS , G Grandfather
Birthabt 1861, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England3
Deathabt 1943, Manchester, Lancashire, England
OccupationGrocer Master, Wine Merchant, Pattern Maker, Engineer
FatherBenjamin CURTIS (~1831-1904)
MotherJane LOCKER (~1831-1882)
Spouses
1Frances BAGNALL , G Grandmother
Birth1 Apr 1859, Manchester, Lancashire, England3
Baptism15 May 1859
DeathMar 1909, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Burial16 Mar 1909
FatherEdward BAGNALL (~1829-1907)
MotherMary Ann BLAKEBOROUGH (1831-1910)
Marriage4 Sep 1884
ChildrenMarion Frances (1885-1944)
 Benjamin Locker (1887-1966)
 Bertha Isabel Bagnall (1889-1978)
 Gertrude Emmeline (1891-~1895)
 Jessie Agnes (1894-1993)
 Dorothy Emily (1896-1898)
 Thomas Bagnall (1898-1918)
 Hilda Constance (1902-1951)
Notes for Thomas CURTIS
A possible listing in the October to December 1861 birth index, Thomas Curtis, Chorlton, volume 8c page 605

In the 1871 census 5 Clarence Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 42, beer house keeper and brewer, born Caltington [must be Cottingham], Northamptonshire.
Wife Jane Curtis, age 39, born Runcorn, Cheshire.
Daughter Emily A. Curtis, age 12, scholar, born Hulme, Lancashire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, age 11, scholar, born Hulme.
Son Thomas Curtis, age 10, scholar, born Hulme.
Son Benjamin Curtis, age 8, scholar, born Hulme.
Daughter Mary J. Curtis, age 5, scholar, born Hulme.
Son John Henry Curtis, age 1, born Hulme.

In the 1881 census 2 Clarence Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire.
Head Benjamin Curtis, age 51, brewer, born Cottingham, Northamptonshire.
Wife Jane Curtis, age 49, home duties, born Runcorn, Cheshire.
Daughter Emily Ann Curtis, unmarried, age 22, dressmaker, born Manchester, Lancashire.
Daughter Elizabeth Curtis, unmarried, age 21, home duties, born Manchester.
Son Thomas Curtis, age 18, apprentice, born Manchester.
Son Benjamin Curtis, age 17, apprentice, born Manchester.
Daughter Mary Jane Curtis, age 15, shop girl, born Manchester.
Son John Henry Curtis, age 11, scholar, born Manchester.

1891 census living at 66x68 Stanley Grove, Kirkmanshulme Manchester,
Thomas Curtis, Grocer Master age 29 born in Lancashire. [no city listed]
Wife Frances Curtis age 31, born Lancashire.
Daughter Marion F. Curtis age 5.
Son Benjamin L? Curtis age 3.
Daughter Bertha I Curtis age 1.
Daughter Gertrude E Curtis age 2? months.
1 servant.

In the 1901 census civil parish South Manchester, Ecclesiastical parish Birch in Rushulme St. Agnes living at 15 Slade Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester.
Thomas Curtis age 39, born at Manchester, Lancs. living on his own means.
Wife Frances Curtis, age 41 born at Manchester.
Daughter Marian F. Curtis age 15.
Son Benjamin L. Curtis, age 13,
Daughter Bertha I. Curtis age 11.
Daughter Jessie Curtis age 7.
Son Thomas B. Curtis age 2.
All the children are listed as being born in Manchester. Gertrude Curtis is not listed.

In the 1911 census 83 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Chorlton, Lancashire, Ardwick sub district, South Manchester parish.
Thomas Curtis, head, widower, age 49, wine merchant, born Manchester. D
aughter Marion Curtis, single, age 25, teacher, born Manchester.
Daughter Bertha I Curtis, single, age 21, teacher, born Manchester.
Daughter Tessie [must be Jessie] Curtis, single, age 17, student, born Manchester.
Son Thomas B. Curtis, single, age 12, student, born Manchester.
Daughter Hilda C Curtis, age 8, student, born Manchester.
Servant Emma Lee, single age 51, born Sheffield.

Lived at 89 Slade Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester (1918)

UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed Liverpool, England, June 12, 1920 on the Caronia, destination Halifax, Canada, 2nd class, Mr. Thomas Curtis, wine merchant, age 58, last permanent residence England. Miss Jessie Agnes Curtis, teacher, age 26.

Canada Ocean Arrivals.
Departed Liverpool, arrived June 23, 1920, on the Caronia, Thomas Curtis, age 58, occupation wine merchant, born Manchester, Protestant, object in coming to Canada - to see daughter ma[arried?, seems to have written over the edge of the form], destination E. C. Kinnear 75 Dominion St. Mo???, nearest relative in country from whence came daughter Marion Francis Curtis 85 Stockport Rd.

From his daughter Bertha’s Canada Ocean Arrivals form dated December 17, 1921.
Nearest relative in country which you came from. Father, Mr. Curtis, 85 Stockport Rd., Levenshulme, Manchester

A family story is that he died of heart failure during bombing raid in WW II.

The caption from his photo refers to a person who is his principal at Glazebrook Steel Ltd. Thus it would seem Thomas Curtis was employed by Glazebrook Steel at some point.
Notes for Frances (Spouse 1)
In the April to June 1859 birth index Fanny Bagnall, Manchester, Lancashire, volume 8d, page 256.

Parish Records Manchester Cathedral
Born April 1, 1859, baptized May 15, 1859 Fanny Bagnall daughter of Edward and Mary Bagnall, of Manchester, father is a smith.

In the 1861 census 60 Pilling St, Manchester.
Head Edward Bagnall, age 31, shoeing smith, born Salford, Lancashire.
Wife Mary Bagnall, age 29, born Manchester.
Son John Bagnall, age 7, scholar, born Manchester.
Daughter Fanny Bagnall, age 2, born Manchester.
Boarders John Grimshaw, age 19, shoeing smith, and
Margaret Bell, widow, age 66, shirt maker.

In the 1871 census 9 Cawdor St., Hulme, Manchester.
Head Edward Bagnall, age 40, blacksmith, born Manchester.
Wife Mary Bagnall, age 39, born Manchester.
Son John Bagnall, age 17, blacksmith, born Manchester.
Daughter Fanny Bagnall, age 12, scholar, born Manchester.
Daughter Ann Bagnall, age 9, scholar, born Manchester.
Son Levi Bagnall. age 5, born Manchester.
Daughter Mary Bagnall, age 2, born Manchester.

In the 1881 census 7 Church Street, Hulme, Lancashire.
Head Edward Bagnall, age 50, blacksmith, born Manchester.
Wife Mary Bagnall, age 49, born Manchester.
Daughter Fanny Bagnall, unmarried, age 22, weaver, born Manchester.
Daughter Ann Bagnall, unmarried, age 19, weaver, born Manchester.
Son Levi Bagnall, age 15, maker-up, born Manchester.
Daughter Mary Bagnall, age 12, scholar, born Manchester.
Son Thomas Edward Bagnall, age 10, born Manchester.
Son Samuel Bagnall, age 5, scholar, born Manchester.

Parish records St. George Hulme
Marriage September 4, 1884 Thomas Curtis, age 23, bachelor, pattern maker, residence 402 Stretford Road, father Benjamin Curtis Brewer and Frances Bagnall, age 23 [or possibly 26], spinster, weaver, residence 7 Church Street, father Edward Bagnall, smith, after Banns, by J. Birch Jones in the presence of Edward Bagnall and Emily Ann Curtis.[ Emily Ann Curtis would be sister to Thomas Curtis.]

In the marriage index July to September 1884, Thomas Curtis and Frances Bagnall, Chorlton, Lancashire volume 8c, page 940

Photo is Slade Lane in 1907
http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=publ...t.x=8&left.y=100

A possible death date for Frances Curtis is listed in the death index age 50 in Chorlton January to March 1909 in volume 8c page 601.

Findagrave.com
Frances Curtis, buried March 16, 1909
Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
[This is the same cemetery as her daughter Dorothy]
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