Christopher Curtis Pegues

b. September 1874, d. 28 July 1915
  • Christopher Curtis Pegues was born in September 1874 in Alabama.
  • He was known as Curtis, and by family as Kit.
  • James Bartholomew Pegues and Ann Eliza Brodnax appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Christopher Curtis Pegues, Anna Mary Pegues, Rebecca M. Pegues, Decima H. Pegues, Thomas Pegues, Edward Hartley Pegues, Jessie Fletcher Pegues and Sarah A. Pegues.
  • Christopher Curtis Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 2642 Cleveland Avenue. Other members of the household included Decima H. Pegues and Jessie Fletcher Pegues.
  • He was a club steward, according to the census in June 1900.
  • On 16 January 1901, James Bartholomew Pegues wrote to Rebecca Pegues Torbert:
         New Orleans, Jan 16, 1901
         Miss Redie Torbert, Old Spring Hill, Ala
    My dear little daughter
         I know you thought I had entirely forgotten my promise to send you my picture; but you were mistaken. Grandpa seldom forgets a promise made to anyone and especially does he remember one made to his dear little children. I am sometimes slow in fulfilling my promises; but as soon as I can I always try to do it so you must forgive me for being so long about it. I send you my picture in this letter. Deccie & the boys Kit & Fletch say it is a good one, I don’t know whether it is or not myself. If I ever have the money to spare I am going to have some photographs taken and send some of you one of those. I had this picture taken for you alone. I want to see you all so bad. It seems like a year since I left home. I can’t tell now when I will come back home. Work is scarce here just now and hard to get so money is scarce with me. I would give a lot to see my & Dutchman, and in fact all of you. Tell my Dutchman that I will be sure to bring him a lot of nails when I come and tell Whitfield I have not forgotten his hatchet, and that it shall be a steel one that will not break so easy. I suppose you all go to school now to Miss Bertie Small, Do you like her. I hope my dear little Jimmie is well and finally rid of his chills. Tell your mama to open my box of scaley barks and take half of them out for you all if you want them, and if she can to sell the other half for me and pay Mr. Lowry the 30c I owe him and if she get more than 30c for them to buy her some postage stamps with the rest. I don’t know if she can sell them or not, or what they are worth. Kiss mama, the baby, my Dutchman, and Whitfield for me and give my love to all the rest. Now my dear little girl I must close. Deccie & the boys send love to all. Tell old man Isac howdy for me when you see him. Write to me when you can.
         Your loving Grandfather.
  • Christopher Curtis Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 4703 Iberville Street. Other members of the household included Decima H. Pegues and Jessie Fletcher Pegues.
  • He was a bridge operator, according to the 1910 census. in April 1910.
  • Christopher Curtis Pegues died on 28 July 1915 at age 40 in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, at 400 Lee Street at the home of his sister Decima . Cause of death was tuberculosis.
  • He was interred at Cypress Grove Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Cause of death was tuberculosis.
  • The following appeared on 28 July 1915 in The Daily Herald: (Biloxi, July 28) Christopher Curtis Pegues, a native of Alabama, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock at the residence of his sister at 400 Lee street in this city after many years of illness. Mr. Pegues was 39 years old and had been a resident of this city for several years.
         The body was sent to New Orleans today and the funeral will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow. Interment will be at St. Vincent de Paul's cemetery in the Crescent City.
         Mr. Pegues was a single man and had no immediate relatives in this city with the exception of his sister.
  • The following appeared on 29 July 1915 in The Times-Picayune: [Died] At Biloxi, Miss., Wednesday, July 28, at 5:15 a.m., Christopher C. Pegues, age 39 years, a native of Faunsdale, Ala. The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place this (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock, from the residence of Mrs. L. M. Wright, 4020 Homecourt street. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Mobile and Birmingham (Ala.) papers please copy.
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