Dr. Curtis Richard Newman was born on the 11th of September, 1881 in Dunnville (Haldimand County), Ontario. His father, Richard Newman was a shoemaker and his mother was the former Susan Beebe. Dr. Newman was the eldest of 3 sons. His brothers were Harry and Rae.
He attended public school in Dunnville and graduated from Dunnville High School, prior to matriculation. Dr. Newman graduated M.B. from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1904. After completing his internship, he opened his medical practice in Dover Centre in 1906.
Dr. Newman married Mary “Ethel” Dils in Lincoln County on the 23rd of February, 1910. Mrs. Newman was born on the 10th of September, 1883 in Gainsborough Twp (Lincoln County), Ontario, the daughter of Edward Dils and the former Margaret McMahon. She had an older sister named Arvilla and her parents were farmers.
Dr. and Mrs. Newman had a daughter, Mary Margaret Newman born to them on the 18th of November, 1912. At the time of her birth, the Newman family resided at Concession 11, Lot 20 in Dover Twp (Chatham-Kent). Their daughter Elinor was born in 1917.
On the 2nd of November, 1918, an article appeared in the Chatham Daily Planet announcing that Dr. Newman had moved to Toronto and Dr. James S. McDiarmid had taken over his practice in Dover Centre. In 1931 Dr. Newman’s office was located at 1713 Dufferin Street in Toronto.
Dr. Newman practiced medicine until 1941. He died on the 7th of August, 1945. At the time of his death he resided at 99 Lake Promenade in Long Branch, which is now a suburb of Toronto. He was interred at the Necropolis in Toronto.
*Dr. James Stott McDiarmid also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.