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The CURTIN Family

This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Curtin. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

There are two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal in part with the Curtin family. They are: Curtin: The Family and the Village (196-), and Flora Asenath Brugger Curtin's Record of Family of Roland Curtin (Emigrant Ancestor) and Descendants (1976).

There are 21 first-name entries for Curtin in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Curtin neighbors in 1890:


A.G., 75, retired--14 W. High
	Catherine I.
Eliza--32 N. Allegheny
John, 79, retired--25 W. Linn
	Margery I.
	John I. 51
	Roland I. 15
	Gregg 14

BOGGS Township:

Austin, 55, retired--Roland
	Rachael C.
Harry R., 40, ironmaster--Roland
	Lida Mc,
	Joseph Mc. 14
	John C. 11
	Laird 8
	Constant 73
John, 43--Milesburg
	Emma J.
	Reuben 21
Virginia E.--Roland
	J. Latimer 11
	Frederick 6
	Harry 3

SPRING Township:

James C., 40, dairyman--Bellefonte
	Annie M.
	Franklin 10

UNION Township:

Reuben O., 21, laborer--Fleming