Thursday, July 4, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 8th Cousin 1x Removed Glenn Curtiss, the Famous American Aviation Pioneer

This week's famous cousin is my 8th cousins 1x removed Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930), the famous American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. airplane industry.

Here is Glenn Curtiss' Family Search Family Tree biography:

When Glenn Hammond Curtiss was born on 21 May 1878, in Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Frank Richmond Curtiss, was 23 and his mother, Lua A Andrews, was 22. He married Lena Pearl Neff on 7 March 1898, in Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States in 1920 and Miami Springs, Dade, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 23 July 1930, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States.

The Wikipedia profile for  Glenn Curtiss is here.  It includes:

Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships. In 1908, Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association, a pioneering research group, founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, to build flying machines.

Curtiss won a race at the world's first international air meet in France and made the first long-distance flight in the U.S. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, which later merged into the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and, during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were some of the most important types in the interwar and World War II eras.

Here is the Relative Finder chart showing my relationship to Glenn Hammond Curtiss is:

My most recent common ancestors with 8th cousin 1x removed cousin Glenn Hammond Curtiss are my 10th great-grandparents Richard Sawtell (1611-1694) and Elizabeth Pople (1611-1694). 

Are you related to the Glenn Hammond Curtiss?  Check out his profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.


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