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Edwin R. Curtís died at his farm in Dixboro, Monday afternoon, o typhoid fever. The remains were brought to his home in this city anc the funeral services were held at ten o'clock yesterday. Mr. Curtis was born in Elmira, N. Y., January 17, 1828, and was the son of Chester Curtis, who came to this county with his family in 1839, settling in Superior. A year later he died and Mrs. Curtis and the family movec to Ypsilanti, where Edwin went to school. At the age of thirteen he began teaching school and settled on a farm in Salem. In 1873 he bought a place in the fifth ward and ten years later he removed to 83 E. Washington street. He was a member of the M. E. church. He leaves a widow and four children, Adelbert C, of Salem; Mrs. Ida Greene, of Salem; and Miss Ella and Ernest, of this city.