Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Infants Arthur and Violet Curth



These tombstones memorialize two children of Henry and Caroline Curth who died very young. Arthur Curth was buried on January 12, 1895 at the age of three months, and Violet Curth was buried on August 31,1905 at the age of one month. Their stones are located in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Curth went on to live long lives in Sandusky, Ohio, and had three healthy daughters who lived to adulthood. I'm sure that little Arthur and Violet came to their minds many times throughout the years. Henry Curth served as a firefighter for the Sandusky. When he passed away in 1945, three officials from the Sandusky Fire Department were among his pall bearers. Mrs. Curth had predeceased him, having passed away in 1938.

2 comments:

Nickname unavailable said...

I was so excited to see this posting. Henry Curth was my great-grandfather. His youngest daughter, Eileen Curth Miller Hoelzer, was my grandmother, and, as a child, I spent a great deal of time with her sisters, my great-aunts Helen Curth Martin and Antonette Curth. Whenever we visted the cemetery, we always took flowers to the graves of "the babies". I would love to hear from anyone interested in Curth family history.

Dorene from Ohio said...

I am not related to the Curth family,
but am just totally interested in
the local history of the families of Erie County. So glad to hear that you used to visit these graves!