Curtis, Frank W. (August 13, 1863 - November 10, 1947)



Unknown - November 13, 1947

Final rites were held Friday afternoon at the Hofmann chapel for Frank Curtis, 84, pioneer county rancher, with Rev. Louis Gale of the Congregational church officiating.

Mr. Curtis passed away last Monday at Memorial hospital here.

Frank W. Curtis was born at Parkersburg, Ia., on Aug. 13, 1863, the son of Wells and Caroline Curtis. When a young man he moved to Colorado with his parents, where they homesteaded near LaPorte. While working in that vicinity he met and married Anna Roddy of Greeley.

After residing near Fort Collins for several years, the Curtis family moved to Wyoming. He homesteaded on LaPrele creek and started the ranch where he resided until his death.

In the 1880's he started the irrigation ditch which now irrigates part of the valley. Mr. Curtis took an active part in the activities of his community, being on the school board for some 21 years.

He was up and about the ranch until about the last two weeks.

He was one of a family of seven; Fred W. of Miami, Fla., Ida Gray and B. Flowers of Ft. Collins, Colo., Daisey Morris of Wheatland, Mina Hawks of Laramie, all of whom preceded him in death and Ivie Loomis of Wheatland, who survives.

Also surviving are his widow; four children, Frank H., Lionel R., Robert A., and Ruth C. Stinson. Other survivors are four grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

Burial was in Douglas Park Cemetery.


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