PHYSICIAN at GUADALOUPE MINE
SURNAMES: CRICHTON, WALKER, CLEMEMS,
The subject of this sketch was born in Gulval, near Penzance, in Cornwall, England, in 1853, and came to America with his brother, William Curnow, when young, and directly to California. He went to the gold mines in Nevada County, where he remained several years. He had attended the national schools in Cornwall, and here, in 1874, he entered the University of the Pacific, which institution he attended six years, graduating in the classical course, in 1880. He then commenced the study of medicine in the office of Drs. Potts & Caldwell, where he remained about one year; then he began the scientific course at Columbia College, in New York city, remaining there during one session. He then entered Bellevue Hospital Medical College, graduating there in 1882. He attended the hospitals in Philadelphia in pursuit of the study of his profession until July, 1883, when he commenced practice in San Jose, devoting his time since then exclusively to the practice of medicine.
Dr. Curnow was married January 21, 1885, to Miss Lottie E. Crichton, a native of Santa Clara County, daughter of Frederick and Emily (Walker) Crichton, natives of England, who came to California about 1852. Mr. Crichton engaged in general merchandising and trading until he came to San Jose about 1870. He built his home in San Jose, and lived here until his death, in March, 1888, Mrs. Crichton having died in June, 1873. Mrs. Curnow was a graduate of the State Normal School, in the class of 1880, and before her marriage taught school four years at the New Almaden quicksilver mine.
Dr. Curnow has a sister in Philadelphia, the wife of Frank Clemens; one brother, William, in Nevada City, of this State, and one brother, Robert, now attending school in San Jose; and other relatives, now living in England. His father died in England in 1882, and his mother in 1885.
Dr. Curnow was at
one time physician at the Guadaloupe mine, until the mine was closed. Both Dr.
and Mrs. Curnow are connected with the Episcopalian Church.
Pen Pictures From The
Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated.
- Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy
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