Edwin was born in late 1844 at Belton, Rutland, to parents Edwin Curtis and Frances Drake. He was brought up from an early age by his grandparents, John & Mary Drake. John was a stone mason. Census returns identify the following occupations for Edwin.
- 1861 stationer
- 1871 PM minister
- 1881 unemployed printer
- 1891 chapel keeper & local preacher
- 1901 in Monkstown, Cork, Ireland
- 1911 Wesleyan evangelist
He married Selina Ann Brown (1852-1940) on 24 December 1873 at Billesdon, Leicestershire. Census returns identify one of two children.
- Lily Frances (1875-1940) – married John Dunn in 1914
Edwin died in early 1931 at Downham, Norfolk.
- 1869 Portsmouth
- 1870 Bagshot
- 1871 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers