Dianne Curry1

F, b. 2 December 1938, d. 22 November 2005
     Dianne Curry was born on 2 December 1938 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Taylor Rigg Curry and Charlotte Marcella Lindberg.1 Dianne Curry married Ronald E. Smith, son of Harold Smith and Myrtle E. Signor, on 11 February 1961 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL. Dianne Curry died on 22 November 2005 at Coventry Village, Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL, at age 66. She was buried in November 2005 at Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls, Whiteside Co., IL, Findagrave #119233270.

Citations

  1. [S4658] 1940 Federal Census, Whiteside County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 906.

Doris Ann Curry1

F, b. 23 June 1933, d. 15 July 2013
     Doris Ann Curry was born on 23 June 1933 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Taylor Rigg Curry and Charlotte Marcella Lindberg.1 Doris Ann Curry married Richard Clair Brumbly, son of Neal P. Brumbly and Bertha R. Van Beveran, on 14 October 1951 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL. Doris Ann Curry died on 15 July 2013 at Dixon, Lee Co., IL, at age 80

Obituary -- Sauk Valley Newspapers, Dixon-Sterling, Illinois; Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (online, via Genealogybank.com):

DIXON – Doris A. Brumbly, 80, of Dixon, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was a homemaker.

Doris was born June 23, 1933, in Prophetstown, the daughter of Taylor and Marcella (Lindbergh) Curry. She married Richard "Dick" Brumbly on Oct. 14, 1951, in Prophetstown. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2005.

Survivors include five sons, Michael (Cheryl) Brumbly of Sparta, Wis., Timothy (Leslie) Brumbly of Rock Falls, Marc (Pam) Brumbly of Oregon, Tris (Angie) Brumbly of Dixon, and Matthew (Yuka) Brumbly of Los Angeles; one sister, Dorothy Rush of Maine (sic); two brothers, Keith (Lois) Curry of Minnesota, and Kenny (Ginny) Curry of Kentucky; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death her parents; and one sister, Dianne Smith.

A memorial service will be at a later date. At her request, cremation rites will be accorded. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

She was buried in July 2013 at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL, Findagrave #133713486.

Citations

  1. [S4658] 1940 Federal Census, Whiteside County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 906.

Dorothy Elaine Curry1

F, b. 23 December 1925
     Dorothy Elaine Curry was born on 23 December 1925 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Taylor Rigg Curry and Charlotte Marcella Lindberg.1 Dorothy Elaine Curry married Leo Glenn Rush, son of Rufus Rush and Leona Fatheree, on 1 August 1950 at Wesley Methodist Church, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. Dorothy Elaine Curry lived in 1995 at Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI.

Children of Dorothy Elaine Curry and Leo Glenn Rush

Citations

  1. [S4658] 1940 Federal Census, Whiteside County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 906.

Earl Sumner Curry1

M, b. 26 November 1912, d. April 1982
     Earl Sumner Curry was born on 26 November 1912 at Illinois.1 He was the son of Clifton Clay Curry and Ila May Hall.1 Earl Sumner Curry married Ethel May Nelson, daughter of Oscar H. Nelson and Dora E. Boston, in 1937. Earl Sumner Curry died in April 1982 at Greene Co., IA, at age 69.

Child of Earl Sumner Curry and Ethel May Nelson

Citations

  1. [S3676] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 656; FHL #2340391.

Edward Curry1

M, b. circa 1856
     Edward Curry was born circa 1856 at Jasper Co. (probably), IN.1 He was the son of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Eliza Pierce Wheatley.1

Citations

  1. [S5601] 1860 Federal Census, Jasper County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 268; FHL #803268.

Edward W. Curry

M
     Edward W. Curry married Margaret Stugart.

Child of Edward W. Curry and Margaret Stugart

Eliza Ann Curry

F, b. 2 November 1848, d. 17 December 1932
     Eliza Ann Curry was born on 2 November 1848 at Ansonville, Clearfield Co., PA. She was the daughter of Edward W. Curry and Margaret Stugart. Eliza Ann Curry married Willam Harrison Spencer, son of Samuel Spencer and Lydia Bell, on 2 February 1868 at Clearfield Co., PA. Eliza Ann Curry died on 17 December 1932 at Du Bois, Clearfield Co., PA, at age 84.

Child of Eliza Ann Curry and Willam Harrison Spencer

Elwood Verne Curry1

M, b. 25 December 1927, d. 18 June 2016
     Elwood Verne Curry was born on 25 December 1927 at Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL.1 He was the son of Warren Reilly Curry and Laura Katherine Nuelle.1 Elwood Verne Curry married Alice Carolyn Dickey, daughter of Ansel Wayne Dickey and Wilma Snyder, on 15 February 1948 at home of the bride's parents, Clinton, DeWitt Co., IL, ceremony by Rev. J. Dewey Muir, Methodist Church. Elwood Verne Curry and Alice Carolyn Dickey were divorced circa 1967. Elwood Verne Curry lived in 1980 at Rochelle, Ogle Co., IL. He died on 18 June 2016 at Byron, Ogle Co., IL, at age 88

Biographical Sketch -- (by his daughter Alice):

Elwood Verne Curry was born 25 Dec 1927, in Sterling, Ill. He attended grade school in Prophetstown, Ill. In 4th grade he entered the manual arts program where he used many tools. He built an airplane in his backyard but never got a motor on it. It was a 2-seat tandem model, much like a Ryan STA. (His father had built him a single place biplane with a 2x4 for a propeller and wagon wheels for the landing gear. During the 5th and 6th grade he developed an interest in radios. The principal of his school, a ham operator, fixed him up with a code oscillator, key, and headphones in order to learn Morse Code.

In 7th and 8th grade he learned to play the Hawaiian Guitar. In the summer of 1944 he had his first airplane ride. A.B. Thompson took him and his friends, Charles Lindberg and Douglas Conrad up from the Sterling Airport. In order to get this ride, they had to wash the entire airplane and gas it up from 5 gallon milk pails. He began flight lessons June 16, 1944 and soloed in Aug 1944. He worked a paper route, at a bowling alley, and as usher in the local movie theater, where he was promoted to projectionist. He worked there until he graduated from High School in 1945. He earned $12 a week, spent $10 on flying lessons and lived on the remaining $2, which was adequate in those days. He also studied photography, doing his own developing, enlarging and tinting. He started working at Sterling Airport his Junior year. He sold his guitar and amplifier one year to buy Christmas presents. He worked through the winter for Scott Electric in Prophetstown, doing residential and farm wiring while waiting to be drafted for WWII. He enlisted, served stateside in the Army, and was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1947 he started Airframe and Powerplant School in Galesburg and graduated in Nov 5, 1948.

Verne married Alice D. Dickey (b.25 April 1927) on 15 Feb 1948 at the home of her parents in Clinton, Ill. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

He was also working to achieve his commercial airplane pilot rating during that time. He built his hours in an Aeronca Champ. He worked at airports ever since. During that time he worked for Bun Austin Chevrolet in Sterling, Roberts Ford in Dixon, and William's Auto Body in Rock Falls. His real love was the small airplanes and the people that flew them. He worked at Clinton, Prophetstown, Sterling, and Rock Falls Airports in Illinois. He worked at Michigan City, IN, for 3 years, and then to New Buffalo, MI. In 1964, he moved to Savanna, Ill, to operate the airport there, then to Freeport, Ill in 1968.

He quit Rockford in 1981, married again (Jo), and moved to Leaf River, Ill., where he went into business for himself. He worked out of a hanger at Mt. Morris and then at a small field owned by his friend Nick Lung. At age 62 he semi-retired due to painful arthritis in his hands.

Verne died 18 June 2016 in Byron, Ill. His obituary stated that his career in the aviation industry spanned over 50 years, as an active and enthusiastic supporter of general aviation across northern Illinois. His drive elevated him to the level of master instructor and craftsman.

He was survived by his (2nd) wife,(Jo), his 3 children, 2 step-children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Child of Elwood Verne Curry and Alice Carolyn Dickey

Citations

  1. [S4658] 1940 Federal Census, Whiteside County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 906.

Essie May Curry

F, b. 8 November 1888, d. 23 November 1895
     Essie May Curry was born on 8 November 1888 at McLean Co., IL. She was the daughter of Sylvester Norris Curry and Mary Elizabeth Riddle. Essie May Curry died on 23 November 1895 at McLean Co., IL, at age 7. She was buried in November 1895 at Frankeberger Cemetery, Ellsworth, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #90509149.

Ethel M. Curry1

F, b. 21 February 1892, d. February 1981
     Ethel M. Curry was born on 21 February 1892 at Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of John Riley Curry and Augusta Sophia Anderson.1 Ethel M. Curry married William Henry Bennett, son of Andrew Cairns Bennett and Agnes McVicker, on 19 March 1922 at Boone Co., IA, no children.

William Bennett was first married on 14 APR 1915 to Elsie Leininger, who died 9 MAR 1919.

Ethel M. Curry died in February 1981 at Boone, Boone Co., IA. She was buried in 1981 at Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #57966789.

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

Fern Gabriella Curry

F, b. 11 November 1892, d. 8 April 1995
     Fern Gabriella Curry was born on 11 November 1892 at Coolidge, Hamilton Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of James Albert Curry and Emma Isadora Rigg.2 Fern Gabriella Curry was graduated; Illinois State University, Normal. Occupation: teacher, public schools, during 1918-1960.

She married Forrest Franklin Lyon, son of Frank Glen Lyon and Grace Ethel Fellows, on 14 April 1935 at Ohio, Bureau Co., IL. Fern Gabriella Curry died on 8 April 1995 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL, at age 102


Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Fern C. Lyon was born November 11, 1892 in Coolidge, Kansas, the daughter of James A. and Dora (Rigg) Curry. She was educated in the McLean and Sangamon County Schools in Illinois and attended the former Illinois State Teachers College, Normal. She moved to Prophetstown in 1914 and married Forrest F. Lyon, of Morrison, on April 14, 1935 in Ohio, IL. She was a teacher in the rural schools of Whiteside County for 46 years. She was a member of Minerva Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Prophetstown, since 1921, and was a member of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church and the Philaracca Class and Mary Circle of the church.

Fern, 102, passed away Saturday, April 8, 1995 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center where she had resided for several years.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 13, at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bruce Janes officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. The Gardner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Hallie Hammer of Morrison, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986, one sister, Mabel Blair Sibley, and three brothers, Bert, Taylor and Warren Curry.

She was buried in April 1995 at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL, Findagrave #35510395.
Note: From Rosalind Pellikaan:

On Oct 21, 1992 Lelia Curry received a letter from Lindy Johnson, daughter of Paul and Carol Blair(granddaughter of Mabel Blair Sibley, and great niece to Fern Lyon). Her address was 7347 Brookview Circle, Tampa, Florida, 33634 (phone 813-884-7931). It was a request for birthday cards be sent to Fern who would be 100 YEARS OLD on Nov 11, 1992. Relatives were encouraged to watch the TODAY show where they hoped Willard Scott would announce her 100th Birthday. Requests to Willard Scott, TODAY SHOW, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112. (phone 212-664-5488)

On July 1, 1993 Fern wrote to Lelia Curry. Fern said she had long fingers like the Curry's, but otherwise looked like her mother. She also said her sister Hallie and one of her brothers looked like their mother, but the others looked like the Curry's. She stated that Lelia's mother's folks were "nice enough looking" and were hard workers. Fern said, "People used to say, if your name is CURRY you haven't a lazy bone in your body." She continued saying she could not say that about herself. It was pretty easy for her to be lazy now.

Citations

  1. [S1024] 1910 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 324 - 326; FHL #1374337 - 39.
  2. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.

Flora Alice Curry1

F, b. 27 March 1861, d. 26 February 1953
     Flora Alice Curry was born on 27 March 1861 at Monroe Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of William F. Curry and Nancy Jane Paxton.1 Flora Alice Curry married Charles William Horner, son of Jacob S. Horner and Nancy Senseney, on 25 December 1883. Flora Alice Curry lived in January 1920 at 330 Fifty-First Street, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.2 She died on 26 February 1953 at Alameda Co., CA, at age 91.

Child of Flora Alice Curry and Charles William Horner

Citations

  1. [S2085] 1870 Federal Census, Monroe County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 344; FHL #545843.
  2. [S3363] 1920 Federal Census, Alameda County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 88.

George Curry

M, b. circa 1873, d. before 1880
     George Curry was born circa 1873 at McLean Co., IL. He was the son of George William Curry and Maria Sarah Irwin. George Curry died before 1880 George and Maria are known to have lost two children, but only one, Elmer, was previously identified. Since all other related Curry families appear to have been eliminated as parents of this George Curry with no headstone dates, buried in Frankeberger Cemetery, I am judgmentally placing him as the last child of George and Maria (Irwin) Curry, born after their last known surving child, Mary, born April 1871. Maria would have been about 41 at the time -- not an unusual age to have a last child. And the Currys are documented as having returned to McLean County, from Lawrence County, by the time of the 1880 census. There is also a 4-plus year gap between James and John, such that George could have been born about 1866. DLB 2021.

He was buried at Frankeberger Cemetery, Ellsworth, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #129370134.

George William Curry1

M, b. 19 November 1834, d. 5 December 1900
     George William Curry was born on 19 November 1834 at Guernsey Co., OH.1 He was the son of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Lavinia Finley.1 George William Curry married Maria Sarah Irwin, daughter of Andrew Irwin and Nancy Jane Haines, on 31 July 1856 at McLean Co., IL. George William Curry lived on 25 June 1860 at Bond Twp., Lawrence Co., IL, two dwellings from Maria's mother's house.2 He lived on 6 August 1870 at Bond Twp., Lawrence Co., IL, farming.3 He lived on 2 June 1880 at Padua Twp., McLean Co., IL.4 He was Church of the Brethren. He lived on 13 June 1900 at Yell Twp., Boone Co., IA, with daughter Nancy J. Cochran's family. His wife was institutionalized with dementia at the time.5 He died on 5 December 1900 at Ogden, Boone Co., IA, at age 66. He was buried in December 1900 at Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #23053071.

Children of George William Curry and Maria Sarah Irwin

Citations

  1. [S3665] 1850 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 115.
  2. [S3666] 1860 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 198; FHL #803198.
  3. [S3668] 1870 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 245; FHL #545744.
  4. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.
  5. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.
  6. [S450] 1880 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0229; FHL #1254229.

George William Curry Jr.1

M, b. 31 October 1862, d. 14 February 1942
     George William Curry Jr. was born on 31 October 1862 at Bond Twp., Lawrence Co., IL.1 He was the son of George William Curry and Maria Sarah Irwin.1 George William Curry Jr. married Laura Bertha Thompson, daughter of Thomas Thompson and Caroline Peterson, on 27 September 1893 at Boone Co., IA. George William Curry Jr. lived on 29 June 1900 at Marcy Twp., Boone Co., IA, Day laborer.2 He lived on 27 April 1910 at Yell Twp., Boone Co., IA, General farming.3 He lived on 14 January 1920 at Yell Twp., Boone Co., IA, Farming.4 He died on 14 February 1942 at age 79. He was buried in February 1942 at Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #102514731.

Children of George William Curry Jr. and Laura Bertha Thompson

Citations

  1. [S3668] 1870 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 245; FHL #545744.
  2. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.
  3. [S4655] 1910 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 392; FHL #1374405.
  4. [S3679] 1920 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 479.

Georgia Anna Curry

F, b. 7 August 1878, d. 3 February 1984
     Georgia Anna Curry was born on 7 August 1878 at Cass Co. (probably), IN. She was the daughter of John Norris Curry and Anna M. Frank. Georgia Anna Curry married Robert Abraham Gordon. Georgia Anna Curry died on 3 February 1984 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 105. She was buried in February 1984 at Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Kenton Co., KY, Findagrave #120149924.

Geraldine Blanche Curry1

F, b. 1 May 1894, d. 31 July 1987
     Geraldine Blanche Curry was born on 1 May 1894 at Ogden, Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of George William Curry Jr. and Laura Bertha Thompson.1 Geraldine Blanche Curry married William Ray Kramer, son of William C. Kramer and Falla Nevada Besett, on 7 March 1917 at Boone Co., IA, no children. After William's death, Geraldine remarried in 1948 to Frank Daley, in 1948. He passed on 18 MAR 1965. Geraldine Blanche Curry married Frank C. Daley on 1 April 1949. Geraldine Blanche Curry died on 31 July 1987 at Haxtun Hospital, Haxtun, Phillips Co., CO, at age 93.

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

Gladys Leonora Curry1

F, b. 28 May 1899, d. 15 December 1921
     Gladys Leonora Curry was born on 28 May 1899 at Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of George William Curry Jr. and Laura Bertha Thompson.1 Gladys Leonora Curry married Claude Carroll, son of John Carroll and Eda Mae McFarland, on 9 August 1917 at Jefferson Co., IA. Gladys Leonora Curry died on 15 December 1921 at Chenoa, McLean Co., IL, at age 22.

Child of Gladys Leonora Curry and Claude Carroll

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

Goldie Virginia Curry1

F, b. 19 September 1909, d. 1 May 2013
     Goldie Virginia Curry was born on 19 September 1909 at Ogden, Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of George William Curry Jr. and Laura Bertha Thompson.1 Goldie Virginia Curry married Marlowe Cyril Williams, son of Chris Williams and Maria Helene Jackson, on 2 February 1935 at Boone Co., IA. Goldie Virginia Curry married John M. Hughes. Goldie Virginia Curry died on 1 May 2013 at Eastern Star Masonic Home, Boone, Boone Co., IA, at age 103

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Goldie Virginia Williams Hughes, age 101, died Sunday May 1, 2011 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone, Iowa.

Goldie, a long time Boone resident, was born on September 19, 1909 in Ogden, Iowa to George Wm. Curry Jr. and Laura (Thompson) Curry.

Goldie has been very active in Boone community services especially the Red Cross. She had a passion for gardening, antiquing and quilting. She was an avid horsewoman in her younger years.

Goldie's first husband, Marlowe C. Williams, preceded her in death in 1958. Marlowe Williams had been a prominent attorney in Boone, elected to Boone County attorney in the 1930s and later city attorney along with his private legal practice.

Goldie enjoyed many happy years with her second husband, John M. Hughes, who preceded her in death in 1993.

Also preceding Goldie in death were her parents, seven sisters and her son Jon Anthoney ‘Tony' Williams.

Goldie is survived by her son Larry E. Williams (Lynn), grandsons Todd Williams (Patty) and Troy Williams Linden (Briana) and great grandsons Ben Williams, Chris Williams and Jasper Linden.

She was buried in May 2013 at Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #84966882.

Child of Goldie Virginia Curry and Marlowe Cyril Williams

Citations

  1. [S4655] 1910 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 392; FHL #1374405.

Gussie Gertrude Curry1

F, b. 4 July 1893, d. 12 November 1976
     Gussie Gertrude Curry was born on 4 July 1893 at McLean Co. (probably), IL.1 She was the daughter of Sylvester Norris Curry and Mary Elizabeth Riddle.1 Gussie Gertrude Curry married Robert Earl Brown, son of Walter T. Brown and Elizabeth Jane Hair. Gussie Gertrude Curry lived on 5 January 1920 at Le Roy, McLean Co., IL.2 She lived on 6 May 1930 at Teddy Twp., Towner Co., ND, farming.3 She and Robert Earl Brown were divorced before April 1940. Gussie Gertrude Curry lived on 22 April 1940 at Langdon, Cavalier Co., ND, Cook in a restaurant.4 She died on 12 November 1976 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 83. She was buried in November 1976 at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA, Findagrave #126835464.

Children of Gussie Gertrude Curry and Robert Earl Brown

Citations

  1. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.
  2. [S1547] 1920 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 386-87; FHL #1820386-87.
  3. [S4891] 1930 Federal Census, Towner County, North Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1743; FHL #2341477.
  4. [S4892] 1940 Federal Census, Cavalier County, North Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 2998.

Halcyon May Curry1

F, b. 28 March 1897, d. 2 June 1997
     Halcyon May Curry was also known as "Hallie". She was born on 28 March 1897 at Leroy, McLean Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of James Albert Curry and Emma Isadora Rigg.1 Halcyon May Curry was graduated at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL; Prophetstown High School. Occupation: school teacher in the public schools for eight years. She married Loyal S. Hammer, son of Charles A. Hammer and Elizabeth Schuler, on 28 June 1922 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL. Halcyon May Curry lived on 7 April 1930 at Lyndon Twp., Whiteside Co., IL, Farming.2 She lived in 1980 at Morrison, Whiteside Co., IL. She died on 2 June 1997 at Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL, at age 100. She was buried in June 1997 at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, Whiteside Co., IL, Findagrave #114267882.

Children of Halcyon May Curry and Loyal S. Hammer

Citations

  1. [S1024] 1910 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 324 - 326; FHL #1374337 - 39.
  2. [S4659] 1930 Federal Census, Whiteside County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 566; FHL #2340301.

Maj. USAF Harold Sheldon Curry

M, b. 4 December 1920, d. 1 January 2006
     Maj. USAF Harold Sheldon Curry was born on 4 December 1920 at Walton, Roane Co., WV; son of Ray and Stella (Schafer) Curry of Roane County, WV. He married Barbara Luella Windle, daughter of William Windle and Bertha Irene Phelps, on 4 May 1944 at Dakota City, Dakota Co., NE. Maj. USAF Harold Sheldon Curry lived on 11 April 1950 at Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL, armed forces member, house trailer.1 He died on 1 January 2006 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, at age 85. He was buried in January 2006 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.

Child of Maj. USAF Harold Sheldon Curry and Barbara Luella Windle

Citations

  1. [S5606] 1950 Federal Census, Champaign County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA NAID #43290879, Roll 449.

Harrison Curry

M, b. 11 March 1853, d. 15 December 1938
     Harrison Curry was born on 11 March 1853 at Madison Co., OH.1 He was the son of William M. B. Curry and Mary Susan Grant. Harrison Curry married Charlotte Elizabeth Ellars on 3 April 1874 at Madison Co., OH. Harrison Curry lived on 16 June 1880 at Elk Twp., Vinton Co., OH, miner.1 He died on 15 December 1938 at South Solon, Madison Co., OH, at age 85

Obituary -- Washington C.H. Record-Herald, Washington Court House, Ohio; Friday, 16 DEC 1938, p.8 (Newspapers.com):

HARRISON CURRY DIES THURSDAY

Was Well Known Resident Of South Solon

SOUTH SOLON, Dec. 16 -- (Special) -- Harrison Curry, 85, one of the well known residents of this place, died yesterday evening, his death being due to Brights disease and complications.

He was a member of the K. of P. Lodge here.

He is survived by his widow, four sons, four daughters, a brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, at the Congregational Christian church, and burial will be made here.

He was buried in December 1938 at South Solon Cemetery, South Solon, Madison Co., OH, Findagrave #109037409.

Child of Harrison Curry and Charlotte Elizabeth Ellars

Citations

  1. [S145] 1880 Federal Census, Vinton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1074; FHL #1255074.

James Albert Curry1

M, b. 9 October 1864, d. 26 December 1942
     James Albert Curry was born on 9 October 1864 at Bond Twp., Lawrence Co., IL.1,2 He was the son of George William Curry and Maria Sarah Irwin.1 James Albert Curry married Emma Isadora Rigg, daughter of Charles Rigg and Gabrella Brown, on 31 March 1889 at Mount Carmel, Wabash Co., IL. James Albert Curry lived on 29 June 1900 at Dawson Twp., McLean Co., IL, Farming, five children born to the marriage, all living as of the 1900 census.3 He lived on 15 April 1910 at Chatham Twp., Sangamon Co., IL, Farming.2 He and Emma Isadora Rigg were divorced in May 1926. James Albert Curry married Irene Althea Bull, daughter of Joseph G. Bull and Myrtle Eliza Hasting, on 29 February 1928 at Lynden, Whiteside Co., IL. James Albert Curry died on 26 December 1942 at Deaconess Hospital, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, at age 78

OBITUARY OF JAMES ALBERT CURRY, SR:

J. A. Curry 78 dies in hospital at Lincoln. Burial to be at Lynden.

JA Curry 78 died Saturday evening at 9:20 in the Deaconess Hospital at Lincoln, Illinois. He had been ill for 3 days of a heart ailment. The body was removed to The Dudley Mortuary in Prophetstown where friends may call.(He died of myocardial failure, mitral insufficiency)

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in The Dudley Chapel with Reverend LC Campbell pastor of the Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Lynden Cemetery.

James Albert Curry was born October 9th, 1864, at Lawrenceville, Illinois the son of George William and Maria Irvin Curry. He was married to Emma Isadora Riggs March 31st, 1889. He later married Irene Althea Bull who died January 25th, 1932. He was a resident of this state except for one year spent in Colorado, (In La Junta, Colorado, 4 months prior to having first child, Charles Bernard in Jan 26, 1890, so would have been there about Sept/Oct of 1889. If they spent a year there they could have left about Sept/Oct 1890) a year and a half in Kansas, (Could have then been in Kansas between May/June of 1891 or later in year until birth of daughter, Fern, on Nov. 11, 1892), and two years in Indiana.

Survivors from his first marriage include three sons, William Albert, of Langdon, North Dakota, Taylor R. and Warren are of Prophetstown, three daughters, Mrs. Forest Lyon and Mrs. Charles Sibley of Prophetstown, and Mrs Loyal Hammer of Morrison, as well as three children by the latter marriage James Albert, Leila Belle, and Norma Jeanne of Lincoln. Also surviving are three brothers, Sylvester of Bloomington, John R. of Boone, and Kyle of Jefferson, Iowa, as well 1 sister Mrs. Lou McCollum of Grand Junction, Iowa. He also is survived by 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son of his first marriage, (Charles Bernard born Jan. 26, 1890, Ill.), a brother George, and a sister Nancy.

Per Rosalind Pellikaan:
I spoke to Dorothy Curry Rush on Jan 16, 2021, and she said James Albert, Sr. is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown, Ill., and Lynden is across the Rock River from Prophetstown a few miles.

He was buried in December 1942 at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL, a stone with birth date and no death date exists at South Elkhorn Cemetery in Carroll County -- that is where he intended to be buried, with his second wife, Irene. However, his daughter Lena insisted on having him buried at Riverside Cemetery, where his (16-year divorced) ex-wife was also to be buried. Irene's children were too young to have any influence on the decision. This information per Rosalind Pellikaan, his granddaughter. DLB 2021.


Note:

Information from Rosalind Pellikaan's research:

On Mar 31, 1889, James Albert Curry married Emma Isadora Rigg,(b. 3 Dec 1861 in Mt.Carmel, Ill.) daughter of Charles Rigg and Gabrella Brown, at Mount Carmel, Wabash Co., IL., at the home of her parents.

At this time James was living in Ellsworth, Dawson Township, McClean Co., Ill, age 24. Emma was living in Maude, Wabash Co., Ill., age 27. (The couple met in Coolidge,(most likely), Hamilton Co., Kansas, when Emma was homesteading with her sister. Her older sisters's names were Rachel Ellen, Eliza Marie, Sarah Priscella, and Annie Melissa, however, it is unknown which sister lived in Coolidge, Hamilton Co., Kansas. It is evident that the couple went back to Illinois after they married, as they had their son, Charles Bernard, there on Jan.26, 1890.

On Jan 26, 1890, James and Emma Isadora had a son, Charles Bernard, in Ill. He died Feb 1, 1890. (1890 Census unavailable). After Charles Bernard died, they may have visited Emma's sister in Kansas again on their way to LaJunta, Colorado, (possibly March,1891), about 4 months before having their next child William Albert Curry, Jr., Aug. 17, 1891, in LaJunta, Otero Co., Colorado. (According to Emma Isadora's obituary the couple lived in Colorado a year and a half), (possibly leaving Colorado after William Albert Curry, Jr. was born in Aug, 1891 and possibly returning to Coolidge, Kansas, to Emma's sister's place.)

On Aug 17, 1891, the couple had a son, William Albert Curry, Jr., in LaJunta, Otero Co., Colorado. They were in Colorado 4 months prior to his birth, possibly March, 1891. They lived in Colorado 1 1/2 years, returned to Coolidge, Kansas after William Albert was born, staying in Kansas for a year.
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After Irene died, James first hired a housekeeper to care for the children, then he placed them in the Mount Carmel Orphanage in Whiteside County in 1937. It was a conservative religious institution. He later moved them to the Odd Fellows Orphanage in Lincoln, Illinois, where he found work, and the children were well cared for and graduated from the public school system there, per James' granddaughter Rosalind Pellikaan. Some of the children of James' first marriage maintained contact with the children of his second marriage.

MEMORIES OF HIS DAUGHTER LELIA:

Sept. 19, 1989 Divorce papers were obtained on James A. Curry and Emma Isadora Rigg Curry which occurred May 5 or 12, 1926. these are in the Curry file.

Oct. 19, 1989 James A. Curry made sugar cookies and gooseberry pie for Fern and also Lelia when they were growing up.

Feb. 8, 1990 James A. always dressed up for holidays and walked to the orphanage in the freezing cold to be with his children. James Albert, Jr. and Lelia Belle lived there 11 years and Norma Jeanne lived there for 12 years.

NOTE FROM ROSALIND -- My mother, Lelia, remembered her father was loving to them. She recalled thinking that when she saw him haul foundation blocks in a wheel barrow he would stack them in rows as high as your head in the sweltering heat. She wanted to grow up in a hurry and take care of her dear father. He was a terrific gardener and hoed it with a harrow that had a V-shaped blade to turn ground for planting.

He built a mobile home himself and moved to Lincoln, Ill in 1937. He had bad luck with the hills around Peoria, Ill., pulling the trailer. It overturned before he made it into Lincoln. He tried to sell his garden vegetables and the officials threatened to place him in jail for not buying a license to sell them. He supported himself at the advanced age of 78. He also never went to town without being quite tidy and never showed up there in overalls or dirt on him. When he came for his last meal with us he brought his appetite and wore a nice suit and tie, but he was very shaky coming in from the cold. He never gave up, and he always saw that we had a good home and visit often.

Children of James Albert Curry and Emma Isadora Rigg

Children of James Albert Curry and Irene Althea Bull

Citations

  1. [S3668] 1870 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 245; FHL #545744.
  2. [S1024] 1910 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 324 - 326; FHL #1374337 - 39.
  3. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.

James Albert Curry Jr.

M, b. 9 April 1929, d. 28 March 2009
     James Albert Curry Jr. was also known as "Bud". He was born on 9 April 1929 at Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL. He was the son of James Albert Curry and Irene Althea Bull. James Albert Curry Jr. began military service Korean War service. He married Nancy Ellen Ritchhart, daughter of Harold Raymond Ritchhart and Wilma Amaryllis Shay, Nancy remarried to a Treatch. James Albert Curry Jr. and Nancy Ellen Ritchhart were divorced before November 1996. James Albert Curry Jr. died on 28 March 2009 at Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, at age 79

Obituary:

LINCOLN - James A. "Bud" Curry, 79, of Springfield, formerly of Lincoln, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Mr. Curry retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries in Lincoln in 1991, after 38 years of service. He was a former member of Lincoln Christian Church. He attended Westside Christian Church in Springfield.

Buddy was raised at the Lincoln Odd Fellows Home from childhood. He had a love for dancing and auto racing. He entered the Army Jan 3, 1950, and served during the Korean Conflict.

He was born April 9, 1929, in Sterling, the son of James Albert and Althea Irene Bull Curry Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Jim, David and Michael Curry; a sister; four stepbrothers; and three stepsisters.

He is survived by three sons, Greg (Lisa) Curry, Jeff (Jackie) Curry and Rob Curry, all of Lincoln; a daughter, Suzi (Roger) Alsup of Lincoln; a daughter-in-law, Ann Curry of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; a sister, Lelia-Belle Curry of Bowling Green, Mo; a niece, Rosalind Pellikaan of Missouri; companion, Loine Coe of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Bud was raised at the Lincoln Odd Fellows Home from childhood. He had a love for dancing and auto racing. He was a former member of Lincoln Christian Church and attended West Side Christian Church in Springfield.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the funeral home, with Dustin Fulton officiating. Burial will be at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln.


He was buried in 2009 at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, Findagrave #35006505.

Children of James Albert Curry Jr. and Nancy Ellen Ritchhart

James Richard Curry

M, b. 20 August 1921, d. 16 February 1966
     James Richard Curry was born on 20 August 1921 at Loami, Sangamon Co., IL.1 He was the son of William Albert Curry and Esther Fern McKnight. James Richard Curry married Alice Ree Bryant on 27 August 1947 at Stuart Street Christian Church, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL; license issue reported in the 9 AUG 1947 issue of the Daily Illinois State Register, page 7. Barbara was first married to a Waddell. She later remarried to a Holliday, and finally on 10 JUL 1970 to Wynn Thomas Wilkins (1925-2010), a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.

James Richard Curry lived on 6 April 1950 at 1816 South Renfro Street, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, mechanic helper, city garage.2 He lived in February 1957 at 1844 South Fourteenth Street, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.
Note: Newspaper article, the Daily Illinois State Journal, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1957, p.40:

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9 PERSONALS & SPECIALS

I WILL not be responsible for debts contracted by any other persons other than myself, James Richard Curry, 1844 So. 14th.

(repeated in the 1 MAR 1957 issue, page 26.)

He and Alice Ree Bryant were divorced on 11 March 1958 at Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. James Richard Curry died on 16 February 1966 at 507 South Wesley Avenue, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, at age 44

Obituary -- Daily Illinois State Journal, Thursday, Feb. 17, 1966, p.36:

JAMES R. CURRY
Services for James R. Curry of 507 S. Wesley Ave. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bisch Memorial Home. Rev. H. M. Hildebrandt will officiate and burial will be in Chatham Cemetery.

Mr. Curry, 44, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday at his home. He had been a resident of Springfield his entire life.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; father, William A. Curry of Brainerd, Minn; two daughters, Nancy Ellen and Lynn Marie Curry, both at home and one sister, Mrs. James Harrison of Springfield.

He was buried on 19 February 1966 at Chatham Community Cemetery, Chatham, Sangamon Co., IL, Findagrave #29249454.

Child of James Richard Curry

Citations

  1. [S2541] 1940 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 886.
  2. [S5605] 1950 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA NAID #43290879, roll 2294.

James Seawright Curry

M, d. before 1850
     James Seawright Curry was born A public member tree on Ancestry.com has this as a James S. Curry, Jr., of Centre County, Pennsylvania, however the son of that James S. Curry, James (1818-1887), lived and died in Centre and Clearfield Counties, Pennsylvania, so that information is not correct. DLB 2021. He married Elizabeth (?), A public member tree on Ancestry.com shows this marriage was 1796 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Such a location seems most implausible to me -- such a difficult journey in the 1790s, but no other evidence that either one of them was within 250 miles of the place. DLB 2021. James Seawright Curry died before 1850.

Child of James Seawright Curry and Elizabeth (?)

James Seawright Curry Jr.

M, b. circa 1812, d. after 11 June 1860
     James Seawright Curry Jr. was born circa 1812 at Guernsey Co., OH.1 He was the son of James Seawright Curry and Elizabeth (?) James Seawright Curry Jr. married Lavinia Finley, daughter of William O. Finley and Rebecca Wendell, on 22 December 1833 at Guernsey Co., OH. James Seawright Curry Jr. lived in 1840 at Millwood Twp., Guernsey Co., OH.2 He married Eliza Pierce Wheatley on 9 November 1847 at Guernsey Co., OH. James Seawright Curry Jr. lived on 4 October 1850 at Lawrence Co., IL.1 He lived on 11 June 1860 at P.O. Renssalaer, Jordan Twp., Jasper Co., IN, farming.3 He died after 11 June 1860 at Jasper Co. (probably), IN, A will has reportedly been found for James Curry dated 9 FEB 1850, which seems very early since he clearly lived until after the 1860 census. More research needed into this will and likely date of death. DLB 2021.3

Children of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Lavinia Finley

Children of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Eliza Pierce Wheatley

Citations

  1. [S3665] 1850 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 115.
  2. [S251] 1840 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M704, Roll 397; FHL #0020165.
  3. [S5601] 1860 Federal Census, Jasper County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 268; FHL #803268.
  4. [S2700] 1870 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 302; FHL #545801.

Sgt. James Stephen Curry

M, b. 18 February 1952, d. 2 April 1987
     Sgt. James Stephen Curry was born on 18 February 1952. He was the son of James Albert Curry Jr. and Nancy Ellen Ritchhart. Sgt. James Stephen Curry began military service Vietnam War service. He died on 2 April 1987 at age 35

OBITUARY -- CENTRAL ILLINOIS: LINCOLN ---

James S. Curry, 35, of Lincoln, a travel agent in Chicago, died at 4:15AM at his home, Apr 2, 1987. His funeral will be at 1 PM Saturday t Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Curry was born Feb 18, 1952 in Lincoln, Ill., son of James A. "Bud" and Nancy E. Ritchhart Curry.

Survivors include his parents of Lincoln, 4 brothers, Greg, David, Jeff, and Rob, all of Lincoln; one sister, Suzi Alsup, of Lincoln, and his maternal grandmother, Wilma Ritchart of Lincoln.

One brother, preceded him in death, Michael Keith Curry, in 1979.

Mr. Curry, a 1970 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, served in the Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Masonic Hospice, Chicago. James was buried at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan Co., Ill.

He was buried in April 1987 at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, Findagrave #90413057.

James W. Curry1

M, b. circa December 1849
     James W. Curry was born circa December 1849 at Guernsey Co., OH.1 He was the son of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Eliza Pierce Wheatley.1

Citations

  1. [S3665] 1850 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 115.