Individual Record 2836

Name}   Curtain, Milton Finley Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 26 Aug 1876 Place} Ohio
Marr.: Date} Exa  2 Jan 1908* Place} Santa Ana, Orange, California*     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 13 Feb 1944 Place}     , Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 16 Feb 1944 Place} Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1035=Geog history
Source 2} 1060=1880 USA cen
Source 3} 1061=1900 USA cen
Source 4} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1065=Newspaper
Source 6} 1062=1910 USA cen
Source 7} 845 = Military rec
Source 8} 1063=1920 USA cen
Source 9} 1064=1930 USA cen
Source 10}872 = Voter record
Source 11} 1451=1940 USA cen
Source 12}1066=Obituary
Source 13}716 = Death record
Source 14}963 = Cemetery rec
Source 15}  
Parents: } Jerome C. Curtain & Alice Lemmon
        Household No.} 460
1st Household No.} 460 = Deer Creek, Madison, Ohio
      Occupation 1} Buyer/purchasing agent
       Occupation 2} Shop owner
Spouses:   Prime} Hildebrand, Dora Georgia
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Milton Finley Curtain was born 26 Aug 1876 in Ohio.  His parents were Jerome Curtain and Alice Lemmon.  In the 1880 U.S. census, the family was living in Deer Creek Twp., Madison County, Ohio.  His father was a farmer, and he had an older sister Louise and and older brother Napoleon.
In 1885, the family left Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Los Angeles, California, where they took up residence at 937 Francisco Street, in the downtown area.  In the 1900 U.S. census, Milton was a salesman in a dry goods store.  According to a newspaper account, Milton and Dora Georgia Hildebrand were married quietly, date unknown, in Santa Ana, California, and traveled to San Francisco and Seattle on their honeymoon in August 1909.  *The FamilySearch index to marriages gives a marriage date of 2 Jan 1908, county not determined.

In the 1910 U.S. census, Milton and Dora were living with his family on Francisco Street, and Milton was still working as a salesman in a department store.  In 1918, when he registered for the World War draft, he was described as being of medium build and height.  He was an assistant silk buyer for the J.W. Robinson Co. (a department store), located on 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles.  He and Dora now had their own home, located at 1034 S. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles.  The 1920 U.S. census record indicated that they owned the home free of a mortgage.  By the 1930 U.S. census, he was the owner of his own retail silk shop.

In 1924, Milton and his wife Dora were registered to vote as Democrats.  By 1936, their party affiliation had changed to Republican.  The 1940 U.S. census reports that Milton had an eighth grade education, and their home was valued at $5,000.

Milton was a Past Master of Westlake Lodge No. 392 F.&A.M.  He died 13 Feb 1944.  Masonic funeral services were held Wednesday, 16 Feb, at Pierce Brothers Chapel, Washington Blvd., Los Angeles.  He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale,California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Mason
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} 8th grade             or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   1 Aug 2014
Date Created}    6 Aug 2010
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