Curtis, Anna (Roddy) (November 20, 1858 - December 15, 1947)
MRS. F. CURTIS LOCAL PIONEER
Unknown - December 18, 1947Mrs. Frank W. Curtis, Wyoming pioneer, passed away at the Memorial hospital the night of Monday, December 15, just one month and five days after the death of her husband last Nov. 10. She had long been in ill health.
Annie Roddy was born in a little town in Scotland on Nov. 20, 1858, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roddy. Her mother, the former Patience Gill, was a Canadian girl, and shortly after the infant's birth she was brought by her parents to Cornwall, Canada, where they established a store. She spent her girlhood in Canada with one brother, James, Jr., and two sisters, Alice and Mary. Her education was received at the Convent in Montreal, Canada.
Following the death of her father she came to LaPorte, Colo., to be with relatives and was subsequently united in marriage to Frank W. Curtis at Greeley, Colo.
The young couple moved to Wyoming in 1886 and homesteaded on the dry sagebrush country of LaPrele, where they built a fine irrigated ranch.
Mrs. Curtis was widely known for her cheerful disposition and courage during her long illness and in recent weeks she frequently expressed a desire to join her husband after over 60 years of life together.
Survivors include three sons and one daughter, Frank H., Lionel R., Robert A. and Ruth C. Stinson, all living on LaPrele. Also surviving are two sisters, Alice and Mary Roddy of Greeley, Colo., and four grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Hofmann Chapel, with Father Andrew of St. James' Catholic Church in charge.