Curtin, Rev Charles D.


November 13, 1928

Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:  6 May 1859
  • Place of Birth in Ireland: County Cork
  • Education: Killarney and All Hallows Seminary, Dublin, Ireland
  • Date of Ordination: 17 July 1884
  • Place of Ordination: Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Ordained by: Rt. Rev. Bishop Fink

Diocese Pastoral Appointments

  • Manhattan – 8/4/1884 to 7/3/1886
  • Chapman – 7/4/1886 to 7/31/1887
  • St Bridget’s Parish, Kansas City – 8/1/1887 to 2/28/1897
  • Pastor – Mary Queen of Angels, Fort Scott – 3/1/1897 to 11/16/1897
  • Pastor – St Andrew’s Parish, Independence 4/1/1898 to 1/30/1899
  • Pastor – St Mary’s Parish, Moline – 1/31/1899 to 5/4/1902
  • Pastor – St Patrick’s Parish, Fulton – 5/5/1902 to 1907
  • Pastor – Hiattville – 5/5/1902 to 1908
  • Pastor – St Patrick’s Parish, Fulton – 1911 to 1914
  • Temporary Leave to Diocese of Waterbury, CT – 3/3/1926
  • Chaplain – Mt Carmel Hospital, Pittsburg – 1928

Father Curtin was ordained a priest at the same time as the Rt. Rev. John Ward, D. D., Bishop of Leavenworth and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. T. F. Kinsella on July 17, 1884 for the Diocese of Leavenworth. However, he was relocated within the new boundaries of the Diocese of Wichita when it was established by Apostolic letters in 1897. Owing to his failing eyesight, which eventually led to total blindness, Father Curtin retired to the chaplaincy of Mt Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas until his death.

  • Date of Death: 13 November 1928
  • Place of Death: Mt Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg, KS
  • Age of Death: 70
  • Funeral Celebrant: Fr Leo Klasinski, celebrant; Fr Maurice Reidy, deacon; Fr P. O’Leary, subdeacon; Fr P. McCullough, master of ceremonies and Fr John Maher, homilist
  • Burial: St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford County, KS

Father Curtin’s grave, which is located in St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburg, Kansas is right next to Father Bernard Hudson’s grave. Both of them served as chaplains for Mount Carmel Hospital (now called Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas) prior to their deaths.

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