Curtis Richard Newman 
Location served:
Dover Centre  
Years in Practice:
1904 to 1941
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Curtis Richard Newman was born on the 11th of September, 1881 in Dunnville (Haldimand County), Ontario. Dr. Newman was the eldest of children born to Richard Newman and the former Susan Beebe. His father was a shoemaker and his siblings were; Henry Allen Newman and Walter Ray Newman.

Dr. Newman 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 Gainsborough Twp, Lincoln County on the 23rd of February, 1910. Mrs. Newman was born on the 10th of September, 1883 in Gainsborough Twp (Lincoln County), Ontario.  She was the youngest of 3 children born to Edward Dils and the former Margaret McMahon.  Her parents were farmers and her sisters were; Clara Louise Dils and Arvilla Ann Dils.

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 Eleanor Ray Newman was born in Dover Twp on the 8th of August, 1916.

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.

Dr. Newman died at his residence 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.

**Dr. Newman’s cousin, Harriett Honsberger was married to Dr. Thomas Callum Baker, who also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.