Frances Ann Currel

F, b. 1837, d. 1915
     Frances Ann Currel was born in 1837 at Crawford Co. (probably), IN, Late 1836 or early 1837.1 She was the daughter of Richard Currel and Maria (?)1 Frances Ann Currel married James Hulet circa 1859. Frances Ann Currel died in 1915.

Child of Frances Ann Currel

Citations

  1. [S658] 1860 Federal Census, Crawford County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 250; FHL#803250.

Richard Currel1

M, b. circa 1806
     Richard Currel married Maria (?). Richard Currel was born circa 1806 at Virginia.1

Child of Richard Currel and Maria (?)

Citations

  1. [S658] 1860 Federal Census, Crawford County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 250; FHL#803250.

Elizabeth Currence

F, b. 16 April 1786, d. 3 September 1846
     Elizabeth Currence was also known as "Betsey". She was born on 16 April 1786 at Randolph Co., Virginia (now WV). She married John Conrad on 23 April 1807 at Randolph Co., Virginia (now WV). Elizabeth Currence died on 3 September 1846 at Braxton Co., Virginia (now WV), at age 60.

Child of Elizabeth Currence and John Conrad

Jeremiah G. D. Current

M, b. 8 June 1847, d. 24 September 1899
     Jeremiah G. D. Current was buried at Hyland Cemetery, Mauckport, Harrison Co., IN. He was born on 8 June 1847 at Harrison Co., IN. He married Adaline Haas, daughter of Rev. Jacob Haas and Catharine Pitman, on 7 November 1869 at Harrison Co., IN. Jeremiah G. D. Current died on 24 September 1899 at age 52.

Harold Currie

M, b. 9 May 1915, d. 26 November 1976
     Harold Currie was born on 9 May 1915 at North Loup, Valley Co., NE. He married Lois Maxine Bingham, daughter of Earl Leon Bingham and Vinna May Wendel, on 26 May 1934. Harold Currie died on 26 November 1976 at Denver, Denver Co., CO, at age 61.

Alta Currin

F, b. circa 1925
     Alta Currin was born circa 1925. She married Daniel Mack Coates, son of Earl James Coates and Bertha Lila Cheek, after 1946.

Allan Verne Curry

M, b. 14 June 1952, d. February 1995
     Allan Verne Curry was born on 14 June 1952 at Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL. He was the son of Elwood Verne Curry and Alice Carolyn Dickey. Allan Verne Curry died in February 1995 at age 42

Obituary --

Allan Verne Curry b.14 June 1952 in Sterling, Ill. He was a member of The Special Olympic Team. He worked at Kreider Services in Dixon, Ill. Allan died 20 Feb 1995 at his home following an extended illness. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Ill.

He was survived by his father of Leaf River, his mother of Sterling; one brother, Warren Wayne Curry of Garland, Tex; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) Kime of Collinsville, Ill., and Alice C. Curry of Sterling; his maternal grandfather, A.W. Dickey of Eureka, Mo., 3 nephews; one niece; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents (Warren Reilly Curry and Laura Nuelle Curry), his maternal grandmother and one cousin.

He was buried in 1995 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt Co., IL, Findagrave #74464008.

Anna L. Curry

F, b. 23 October 1869, d. 31 December 1942
     Anna L. Curry was born on 23 October 1869 at Indiana. She was the daughter of Martha J. Curry. Anna L. Curry married Walter Roadifer on 9 September 1891 at Carpenter, Jasper Co., IN. Anna L. Curry died on 31 December 1942 at Temple, Bell Co., TX, at age 73.
Note: Information per Roadifer Family Tree genealogy prepared by John Roadifer (Ancestry.com). Neither this Anna Curry nor her mother Martha are found in the 1870 or 1880 censuses. DLB 2022.

Children of Anna L. Curry and Walter Roadifer

Anzoletta Curry

F, b. 2 July 1875, d. 18 June 1954
     Anzoletta Curry was born on 2 July 1875 at Ross Twp., Greene Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Harrison Curry and Charlotte Elizabeth Ellars. Anzoletta Curry married Louis Walter Semler, son of Walter John Semmler and Dorotha Wilhelmina Louisa Schmidt, on 10 May 1894 at Greene Co., OH. Anzoletta Curry died on 18 June 1954 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78. She was buried in June 1954 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA, Findagrave #198808096.

Children of Anzoletta Curry and Louis Walter Semler

Citations

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

Bernice Josephine Curry1

F, b. 26 June 1902, d. 1953
     Bernice Josephine Curry was born on 26 June 1902 at Des Moines Twp., Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of George William Curry Jr. and Laura Bertha Thompson.1 Bernice Josephine Curry married Alfred Gottlieb Wirtz, son of Charles Wirtz and Hattie Bell Kelly, on 2 June 1923 at Pocahontas, Pocahontas Co., IA. Bernice Josephine Curry died in 1953. She was buried in 1953 at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #63337550.

Children of Bernice Josephine Curry and Alfred Gottlieb Wirtz

Citations

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

Bessie Irene Curry1

F, b. 15 January 1897, d. 10 July 1982
     Bessie Irene Curry was born on 15 January 1897 at McLean Co. (probably), IL.1 She was the daughter of Sylvester Norris Curry and Mary Elizabeth Riddle.1 Bessie Irene Curry married Harry Marquardt, son of Frederick J. Marquardt and Amanda Krissen, on 8 February 1923 at Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. Bessie Irene Curry lived on 19 April 1940 at 1210 Graham Street, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL.2 She died on 10 July 1982 at Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, at age 85. She was buried in July 1982 at Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #10477785.

Citations

  1. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.
  2. [S2716] 1940 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 842.

Beverly M. Curry1

M, b. circa 1807, d. before 27 August 1860
     Beverly M. Curry was born circa 1807 at Kentucky.1 He married Nancy Cunningham on 7 August 1825 at Mercer Co., KY. Beverly M. Curry lived on 4 September 1850 at Rushville Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.1 He died before 27 August 1860 at Schuyler Co. (probably), IL.

Child of Beverly M. Curry and Nancy Cunningham

Citations

  1. [S702] 1850 Federal Census, Schuyler County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 128.

Bryan Scott Curry

M, b. 2 March 1949, d. 7 September 1949
     Bryan Scott Curry was born on 2 March 1949 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA. He was the son of Maj. USAF Harold Sheldon Curry and Barbara Luella Windle. Bryan Scott Curry died on 7 September 1949 at Germany

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Funeral services for Bryan Scott Curry, 6-month-old son of M. Sgt. and Mrs. Harold S. Curry, who died September 7 in Germany, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Anderson funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial park cemetery. The boy was born March 2, 1949, in Sioux City. His father was engaged in United States army airlift operations in Germany. Survivors besides the parents include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Windle of Sioux City and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Curry of Akron, Ia.

The Sioux City Journal, October 4, 1949.

He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, Findagrave #234575426.

Charles Bernard Curry

M, b. 26 January 1890, d. 1 February 1890
     Charles Bernard Curry was born on 26 January 1890 at Illinois. He was the son of James Albert Curry and Emma Isadora Rigg. Charles Bernard Curry died on 1 February 1890 at Illinois.

Clifton Clay Curry1

M, b. 11 November 1886, d. 1964
     Clifton Clay Curry was born on 11 November 1886 at Ellsworth, McLean Co., IL.1 He was the son of Sylvester Norris Curry and Mary Elizabeth Riddle.1 Clifton Clay Curry married Ila May Hall, daughter of Edward Elisha Hall and Mary E. Wilson, circa 1908. Clifton Clay Curry died in 1964. He was buried in 1964 at Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Greene Co., IA, Findagrave #40455603.

Children of Clifton Clay Curry and Ila May Hall

Citations

  1. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.
  2. [S3676] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 656; FHL #2340391.

Clyde Columbus Curry1

M, b. 30 October 1900, d. after July 1946
     Clyde Columbus Curry was born on 30 October 1900 at McLean Co., IL, WW I draft registration, or NOV 1899 per 1900 census.1 He was the son of Sylvester Norris Curry and Mary Elizabeth Riddle.1 Clyde Columbus Curry lived on 7 January 1920 at Peoria State Hospital, Limestone Twp., Peoria Co., IL, inmate.2 He lived on 3 April 1930 at Peoria State Hospital, Limestone Twp., Peoria Co., IL.3 He lived on 30 April 1940 at Peoria State Hospital, Limestone Twp., Peoria Co., IL, inmate.4 He died after July 1946 Clyde was living as of his father's obituary -- no further record found.

Citations

  1. [S494] 1900 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 321 - 323; FHL #1240321 - 23.
  2. [S1044] 1920 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 398-400; FHL #1820398-400.
  3. [S1045] 1930 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 547-49; FHL #2340283-85.
  4. [S4023] 1940 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 917.

David Leigh Curry

M, b. 26 June 1958, d. 29 May 1989
     David Leigh Curry was born on 26 June 1958. He was the son of James Albert Curry Jr. and Nancy Ellen Ritchhart. David Leigh Curry died on 29 May 1989 at Hickory Lane Campground, Logan Co., IL, at age 30

Obituary -- The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois; Wednesday, 31 MAY 1989, p.23 (Newspapers.com):

David Leigh Curry

LINCOLN -- David Leigh Curry, 30, of Lincoln was dead at 7:17 a.m. Monday (May 29, 1989) at Hickory Lane Campground, rural Atlanta. The Logan County coroner's office, which is handling the investigation, said foul play is not suspected.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Tom Gerdts officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born June 26, 1958, in Lincoln, a son of Bud and Nancy E. Ritchhart Curry. He married Ann Gleason, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David James and Justin Tyler, both of Lincoln; one daughter, Jaymie Ellen Curry, Lincoln; his parents, Lincoln; three brothers, Robert, Greg and Jeff, all of Lincoln; one sister, Suzi Alsup, Lincoln; and his maternal grandmother, Wilma Ritchhart, Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Curry was a packer at Ball-Incon Packaging, Lincoln. He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church and the U.S. Trotting Association.

Memorials may be made to the church or to Ronald McDonald House.

He was buried in June 1989 at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, Findagrave #90413045.

Della Florence Curry1

F, b. 30 May 1897, d. 15 October 1979
     Della Florence Curry was born on 30 May 1897 at Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Kyle Malingthen Curry and Edith Mae Fiscus.1 Della Florence Curry married Ira G. Dozier, son of James Benton Dozier and Anna Barbara Reidel, on 19 December 1917 at Grand Junction, Greene Co., IA. Della Florence Curry lived on 18 April 1940 at Bristol Twp., Greene Co., IA.2 She died on 15 October 1979 at Greene Co., IA, at age 82 Dates per SSDI, last residence Paton. She was buried in October 1979 at Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Findagrave #117757508.

Children of Della Florence Curry and Ira G. Dozier

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.
  2. [S3677] 1940 Federal Census, Greene County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1162.
  3. [S3676] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 656; FHL #2340391.

Denis R. Curry

M, b. 17 December 1955, d. 1 October 1987
     Denis R. Curry was born on 17 December 1955 at Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL. He was the son of Kenneth Leroy Curry and Virginia Mary Rubino. Denis R. Curry died on 1 October 1987 at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, at age 31. He was buried in October 1987 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #73536314.

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.