James F. Curtis

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James F. Curtis

James Freeman Curtis Jr. (1825-1914) - Born 19 Dec 1825, Boston, Massachusetts. Died 1 Mar 1914, Boston, Massachusetts. James Freeman Curtis Jr went to sea and in 1849 sailed around Cape Horn, settling in San Francisco. In the 1850s, he was a member of the California Pioneers and several California vigilance committees. He was San Francisco’s chief of police from 1856-58. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was stationed at Fort Colville in Washington Territory to prevent Indian unrest. He remained in southern California for the duration of the war and then moved to Idaho. He became the secretary of state in Idaho in 1892 and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.



Father: James Freeman Curtis (1797-1839)

Mother: Isabella Pelham Stevenson (1803-1875)

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  • Maria Louisa Westfall (????-1871)

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  • Shumate, Dr. Albert, James F Curtis, Vigilante
  • McDowell, Don, The Beat of the Drum, 1993
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