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===Early Life=== Curtis Bean Dall was born 24 Oct 1896 in Manhattan<sup>[[#Footnotes 1|A]]</sup>, New York City, [[New York]], the son of Charles Austin Dall<sup>[[#Footnotes 2|D]]</sup> (b. 1863) and his wife Mary Bean (b. 1870). His father Charles was from the Dall's of Baltimore, but his mother had the interesting distinction to have been born in Prescott, Arizona where her father had gone as a mining engineer. Charles Dall and Mary Bean however were married in 1894 in New York City. In 1900, the family lived in Montclair, Essex County, [[New Jersey]], but by 1910 they lived on a farm in Piscataway, Middlesex County, [[New Jersey]].<sup>[[#Footnotes 1|B]]</sup> His uncle Cornelius "Neely" Agnew of the Farmer's Loan and Trust Company (see [http://www.smokershistory.com/Farmers.html Farmers]) having been a member of Princeton's Class of 1891, influenced him to go there as well. (''F.D.R.'', p. 15) He attended Princeton University<sup>[[#Footnotes 1|A]]</sup>, and later served in the Navy [Naval Aviation Corps - ed.] during World War I, in England and in France. (''F.D.R.'', p. 12) The New York Times reports in 1920 that "During the war he was a naval aviator of the Royal Flying Corps, and later with the American Expeditionary Forces in France." He was stationed as an ensign at Guipavas, and was present as one of the many spectators in Dec 1918, when then-president [[Woodrow Wilson]] arrived in Brest for the Peace Conference. (''F.D.R.'', p. 13-14) He returned to the U.S. by Jun 1919 although just "recently".<sup>[[#Footnotes 3|L]]</sup> On 28 Aug 1920, an engagement was announced in the ''New York Times'' between "...Miss Virginia Van Ingen [daughter of] Mr. and Mrs. McLane Van Ingen of Fifth Avenue and Sea Bright, NJ... [and] Curtis B Dall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Austen Dall of this city."<sup>[[#Footnotes 3|J]]</sup> However a few months later ''The New York Times'' is reporting, on 3 Mar 1921, "Van Ingen-Dall Troth Broken" : "...by mutual consent." In May 1921, she appears once more, referred to as "...Mrs McLane Van Ingen, Miss Virginia Van Ingen...."<sup>[[#Footnotes 3|K]]</sup> In 1926 Curtis was working for the banking firm Lehman Brothers, organizing a department "...which involved the wholesaling of new stock and bond issues...." (''F.D.R.'', p. 13)
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