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Dr Winterton Conway Curtis
Birth: Nov. 4, 1875
Richmond
Sagadahoc County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1966
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA

Scopes Trial Figure. Dr. Curtis was a zoologist at the University of Missouri. Chairman of the Dept of Zoology. Expert witness for the defense in 1925 for the John Scopes trial. The defense believed he would make a good witness because he tended to emphasize the spiritual rather than the material influences of science. Curtis said in his affidavit that evolution should be defined as the doctrine of how things have changed in the past, and how they are changing in the present. Dr. Curtis claimed that the doctrine of evolution could be divided into three categories: cosmic, geologic, and organic. Curtis argued that evolution is a necessary instrument in the search for answers to important cosmological, geological, and biological questions. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marion F. Hitchcock Curtis (1867 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  William Dwight Curtis (1905 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Norwalk Union Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Dec 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7041762
Dr Winterton Conway Curtis
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
 
Dr Winterton Conway Curtis
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
 
Dr Winterton Conway Curtis
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- Elizabeth Reed
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Happy Birthday Granddaddy.
- Elizabeth Reed
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