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Herbert Bloomer Curtis (b: 24 Nov 1852 in Omata, Taranaki; Mayor of Inglewood Borough Council -1907-1910; d: 03 Jan 1915 in Inglewood) Mar: 14 Apr 1879 in New Plymouth to Caroline Jorgensen Larsen (b: 14 Jul 1860 in Horsens Weile, Denmark d: 18 Feb 1931 in Inglewood Bur: Inglewood) Their 11 children:

i Eliza Caroline Curtis (b: 17 Aug 1879 in Inglewood, Taranaki d: 1948) Mar: 07 Jul 1903 in Inglewood, Taranaki to Alexander Burnet Charters (b: 1876 in ChCh;  Parents  William Womburle and Isabella Charters;  d: 10 May 1948 in Wellington)

Mr. Alexander Burnet Charters, B.A., Head-master of the Greytown District High School, was born in Christchurch in June, 1876, and is the eldest son of Mr. W. W. Charters, manager for Messrs. Kinsey, Barnes and Company, of Christchurch. He was educated at the Opawa and West Christchurch public schools, and, after gaining a Soames' scholarship, spent two years at Christ's College. He matriculated in 1892, gained his D certificate in 1895, and then spent twelve months in the Normal Training College, during which time he attended Canterbury College and gained his C certificate. For the following six years he was employed as a relieving teacher, successively at Inglewood, Taranaki; and the Thorndon and Clyde Quay schools, Wellington. In January, 1902, Mr. Charters went to South Africa as a regimental sergeant-major of the Eighth Contingent, and returned to New Zealand in August of the same year. He then acted as relieving teacher for a short time at the Te Aro and Lower Hutt schools, and in 1903 was appointed first assistant master of the secondary division of the Masterton District High School, where he remained for four years, during which time he completed his B.A., degree. Mr. Charters was appointed to his present position in June, 1907. He is chairman of the Wairarapa Rugby Union, is a junior warden of the Masonic Lodge, and was captain for four years of the Masterton Rifle Corps. Mr. Charters married Miss  Eliza Curtis, a daughter of Mr. H. B. Curtis, of Inglewood. WW1 service  C.M.G., D.S.O; Their son:

i Jack Curtis Charters ( b: 11 Dec 1906 d: 1980) mar: Shirley Kidson 1936 (b: 01 Jan 1918 d: 1986)

ii Elfreda Emmeline Curtis (b: 19 Apr 1881 in Inglewood, Taranaki, d: 1963) Mar: 16 Jan 1900 in Wellington to Herbert Swan Dixon (b: 11 Sep 1874 in Seaforth, near Liverpool, England, d 1913) Their children:

i Dorothy Gwendoline Dixon (b 1901 d 1902 age 16M )

ii Kenneth Somerville Dixon b: 17 Jun 1902 in Wellington

iii Marjorie May Dixon (b: 01 Sep 1903 in Wellington d: 1966) Mar: 1932 to Terrance Lindsay Mansell

*2nd Husband of Elfreda Emmeline Curtis: Married: 1917 to Edmund Albert Hill (b: 10 May 1883 d: 1977)

iii Anna Katrina* Curtis (b: 09 Jun 1882 in Inglewood; d: 1961 Tauranga) Mar: 1908 to Arthur George Hynes (b: 1883 d: 1941 Bur: Tauranga Anglican Cem) Their son: 

1 Terence Curtis Hynes b: 30 Sep 1915 d: 1991) Mar: 1942 to Beryl Tether (B 2 apr 1922; d: 1996)

iv Helena Georgina Curtis (b: 07 Jul 1883 in Emerald Hill, Melbourne )

v Herbert Halvour Curtis (b: 16 Oct 1884 in Inglewood, Taranaki d: 28 Apr 1950 in Inglewood)  Mar: 1919 to Elsie Margaret Buckthought (b: 16 Jun 1893 d: 1981) Dominion, 18 June 1919: "The wedding took place in St. Andrew's Church, Inglewood, of Mr. Herbert Halvor Curtis, eldest son of the late Mr. Herbert Curtis, to Miss Elsie M. Buckthought, Inglewood. The Rev. Mr. Stanton officiated. Miss Ethel Buckthought and Miss Marjorie Dixon (niece of the bridegroom) were bridesmaids. Mr. H. Stratford was best man, and Mr. Francis Buckthought groomsman, A rcception was subsequently held in the Town Hall, and later the bride and bridegroom left for the north." Their son: 

i Halvour William Herbert Curtis (b: 30 Apr 1920 d: 1985 in Auckland) Mar: 1949 to Dorothy Elizabeth Bosley

vi Eugene Gorgen Curtis (b: 1886 d 1886 age 6M)

vii Ivy Juanita Curtis (b: 22 Apr 1887 in Inglewood, Taranaki d: 31 Aug 1969 in Cambridge Bur: 03 Sep 1969 Hautapu Cemetery) Mar: Jan 21 1911 to Albert John Law (b: 1881 son of John and Martha Law; d: 12 Jun 1962 in Cambridge Bur: 14 Jun 1962 Hautapu Cemetery) Dominion, 30 Jan 1911: Wedding at Inglewood. "A great amount of interest was centred in the marriage of Miss Ivy Curtis, daughter of Mr. H. B. Curtis, old settler of Inglewood, and an ex-Mayor, and Mr. Albert John Law, of the Bank of New South Wales, Inglewood. The ceremony took place on Tues. Jan 21, in St. Andrews Church, the Rev. F. G. Evans officiating, and Mrs Mackay (Wellington) presiding at the organ. Visitors were present, from Stratford, New Plymouth, and several other, provincial towns, as well as all parts of the Inglewood district. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a rich white satin dress with bridal veil and orange blossoms. She was attended by three bridesmaids, her sister, Miss May Curtis, wearing a pretty shellpink colienne dress and lint to match, and two little girls; Miss Marjorie Dixon (niece of the bride), and Miss Vivian Law (niece of the bridegroom), both wearing white silk frocks with pretty pink bonnets, and carrying baskets of pale pink sweet peas. Mr. H. Stratford, headmaster of the Inglewood School, acted as best man. After the ceremony a very large number of guests attended a reception held by the brides parents at their residence, "Bushlea", where the customary toasts were honoured. Later in the day the bride and bridegroom left for the north, the bride wearing a navy blue coat and skirt and green hat trimmed with shaded lilac.

Their family:

i Kenneth Oscar Law DFM (b: 17Oct 1916, d: 25 Feb 1958  at Te Miro, Cambridge bur:Hautapu Cem) mar Gwen Brunskill. Their children: Pamela and Donald

ii Donald Newsham Law (b: 26 May 1918 Gisborne d WW2 19th of October 1941; bur: at Hounslow and Isleworth Cem: Hounslow, Middlesex)

iii Eric Law b; 32 Jul 1920 d: 1991) After Ken's death, widow Gwen married Eric

viii Laura May* Curtis (b: 15 Sep 1888 in Inglewood, Taranaki d: 1919)  Mar: 20 Dec 1912 in St Andrews, Inglewood to George Rudel Kidson (b: Abt. 1885 in Bilston, South Staffordshire, England, Occ: Teacher;  d: 1942 in Tauranga)

ix Oscar Kenneth Curtis (b: 10 Dec 1894 in Inglewood, Taranaki, WW1 d: 11 Aug 1916 in Fulham Military Hospital, London WW1 Bur: London) "Sergt. Curtis, 26/47, died at Fulham Military Hospital, London, on August 11th, from a wound in the back. His funeral left the hospital at 9.30 on the morning of Wednesday, August 17th, for Kensal Green Cemetery. There were wreaths from the New Zealand Office and from the Association." (Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. August 30, 1916 p. 8)

x Ruby Cecil Curtis (b: 09 Jan 1896 in Inglewood, Taranaki d: 1976 in Lower Hutt, ) Mar: 16 Jun 1916 in Inglewood, Taranaki  to John Noden Bullard (b: 23 May 1890 in Westport; WWCrem: Karaori Cem1; Home Guard, Whakatane 1941; d: 1973 in Lower Hutt; Crem: Karaori Cem

i  Margaret Cecil Bullard (b: 02 Nov 1919 in Gisborne d: 16 May 1975 in Paraparaumu Bur: 19 May 1975 Otaki War Memorial Cem, Otaki) Mar: 05 May 1945 in Inglewood, Taranaki to James Rowland Preston (b: 01 Jan 1902 in Maryport, County Cumberland, England d: 27 Oct 1970 in Ngaio, Wellington Bur: Body donated to Otago Medical School, Dunedin) Their family:  Rowland Gail Preston

xi Myrtle Eileen Curtis (b: 20 Feb 1897 in Inglewood, Taranaki d: 1979) Mar: 1916 to Ian Percy Grant (b: 30 Dec 1891 WW1  d: 1985