Julian Curtis, M. D. Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Julian Curtis, M. D., was born at
Negreet, Sabine parish, September 16, 1875, and is the third son
of Dr. William R. Curtis, a pioneer physician of Sabine and a
surgeon in the Civil War, and Emily Francis Moore.
His childhood days were spent at
Hemphill, Texas and at Negreet, in this parish. At the age of 15
he entered the Fort Jesup Masonic Institute while the school was
under the supervision of Prof. A. D. Carden, one of the South's
Early in life he married Miss Nona
Jackson and resided at Negreet until his father's death in 1897.
Being inspired to take up his father's profession where he laid
it down, he entered the Alabama Medical College at Mobile,
attending one term in the fall and spring of 1897-98, and then
spent two years at the Memphis Hospital College, graduating in
the spring of 1901 and passed the State Board of Louisiana in
May of the same year.
He located at Fort Jesup and
practiced until October, 1904, when he accepted a position with
the Rapides Lumber Co. at Woodworth, Louisiana, one of the
Long-Bell plants, as physician and surgeon, resigning same in
April, 1906, and moved to Many, where he continued the practice
of his profession in partnership with Dr. D. H. Dillon until
October of that year.
The succeeding seven years have been
delightfully spent in the service of the Brown Lumber Co. at
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.