In 1851 she made the long trip by rail and the great lakes to Chicago, then via prairie schooner to her brother's farm in Lake county, Indiana.
In 1854 she was married to John J. Curtis. Three children were born to this union. Two dying in infancy. The daughter, Mrs. L.J. Rice, preceding her mother to death some years ago.
In 1883 they moved to Greencastle, Ind., where they resided until Mr. Curtis' death in 1897. Mrs. Curtis then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to the home of her daughter, and later to Los Angeles, Calif., where she was cared for in her declining years by her grand-daughter. Another grand-daughter is a missionary in China.
At the age of 81 she fell and broke her hip, and never walked without crutches. For the past four years she has been confined mostly to her chair.
She was a staunch Republican and a registered voter up to the last year of her life.
For 85 years she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and her beautiful patient life has been an inspiration and benediction to all who knew her. Her religion transcends all creeds, and her life was truly an example of the Prophet's exhortation "to do justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."
The remains of Mrs. Clarinda M. Curtis will be interred, according to her life long wish, in the Orchard Grove cemetery, east of Lowell, Wednesday, June 9th, at 2:30 p.m.
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