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Vivian Critz Curtis

Clergyman

Vivian Critz Curtis, American clergyman. Mason (Shriner), Odd.

Background

Curtis, Vivian Critz was born on February 13, 1876 in Noxapater, Mississippi, United States. Son of Benjamin Flowers and Cherry Leland (Shirley) Curtis.

Education

Educated under private instrs. and Louisville (Mississippi) Normal School. Doctor of Divinity, Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1929.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1902. Pastor successively at Starkville, McCool, Artesia, Coldwater, Kosciusko and Lexington (all in Mississippi) until 1917. Presiding elder Greenville (Mississippi) District, 1917-1920.

Pastor Greenwood, Mississippi, 1921-1924, Starkville, 1925-1929, Clarksdale, 1930-1931. Presiding elder Columbus (Mississippi) District, 1932-1935. Then pastor of the First Church, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1st Church, Louisville, Mississippi, First Methodist Church, West Point, Mississippi.

Now district superintendent, Columbus District. Director New Orleans Christian Advocate. Delaware to Ecumenical Conference, London, England., 1921, Atlanta, Georgia., 1931.

Chairman of delegations, General Conference, 1926-1930. Secretary commission on unification of Southern and Northern Mechanical Engineering chs., 1926-1930. Delegate to General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1934.

Uniting Conference Methodist Church, Kansas City, 1939. Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, 1940. Member Committee of Appeals Southeastern Jurisdiction, Nashville, Tennessee Trustee Methodist Orphanage, Jackson, Mississippi.

Membership

Mason (Shriner), Odd.

Connections

Married Letha Annie Fleming, September 7, 1898. Children: Annie Mae (Mistress H. B. McGee), Gladys (Mistress Gordon McIntyre), Vivian (Mistress W. W. Caldwell, Junior.

father:
Benjamin Flowers Curtis

mother:
Cherry Leland (Shirley) Curtis

spouse:
Letha Annie Fleming

child:
Annie Mae Curtis (Mistress H. B. McGee)

child:
Gladys Curtis (Mistress Gordon McIntyre)

child:
Vivian (Mistress W. W. Caldwell Curtis

child:
Jr Curtis