Curtin, Gerald Timothy 'Cowboy' (December 30, 1907 - January 19, 1965)

Gerald Curtin dies in Oklahoma

Unknown - January 21, 1965

Members of the William Curtin family of Douglas left Tuesday, January 19, for Watonga, Oklahoma, where they were called by the sudden death of Gerald "Cowboy" Timothy Curtin.

Mr. Curtin died January 19 in an Oklahoma City hospital after undergoing two operations, one on January 12 for removal of a bowel obstruction, and the other on January 17 at which time it was learned he had cancer of the liver. He was 57 years of age.

Born in Spalding, Nebraska December 30, 1907, "Cowboy" Curtin attended Douglas schools, graduating from D.H.S. in 1925. He attended Regis College in Denver in 1926 and in 1927 enrolled at Oklahoma State College at Stillwell, graduating in 1931.

He served in World War II for three years as Captain on a Navy carrier.

During WW II, he married Dr. Virginia Olson of Gutherie, Oklahoma, and to this union three children were born.

Following the war, Mr. Curtin purchased the Watonga Republican newspaper which he published and edited for about 25 years until his untimely death.

Mr. Curtin is survived by his wife, Virginia, three children, Charlotte Ann and Timothy Charles, who are currently attending Oklahoma State University, and Mary Chris, of the family home.

Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Curtin, four brothers, Pete, Tom, Francis, and Paul, all of Douglas; and three sisters, Mrs. Avis Smith of Thermopolis; Mrs. Margaret Mills, New Paris, Ohio, and Mrs. Eve Mullenix, Long Beach, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Curtin accompanied by Tom, Francis and Paul, left Tuesday for Watonga, where interment will be held.


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