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.

Jane Curry1

F, b. 12 June 1773, d. 1 August 1851
     Jane Curry was born on 12 June 1773 at Washington Co., PA.1 She married George Gibson. Jane Curry died on 1 August 1851 at Guernsey Co., OH, at age 78. She was buried in August 1851 at Old Kimbolton Cemetery, Kimbolton, Guernsey Co., OH, Findagrave #35000624.

Child of Jane Curry and George Gibson

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

Jane Curry1

F, b. August 1853, d. 19 February 1911
     Jane Curry was also known as "Jennie". She was born in August 1853 at Lawrence Co. (probably), IL, per 1870 and 1900 censuses. Her death certificate, with information given by her husband, indicates 1847, however she was not listed on the 1850 census. DLB 2021.1,2 She was the daughter of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Eliza Pierce Wheatley.1 Jane Curry married Albert S. Williams on 17 May 1884 at Cass Co., IN. Jane Curry died on 19 February 1911 at Logansport, Cass Co., IN, at age 57. She was buried on 21 February 1911 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN, per death certificate.

Child of Jane Curry and Albert S. Williams

Citations

  1. [S2700] 1870 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 302; FHL #545801.
  2. [S2100] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 363; FHL #1240363.

Jasper Curry1

M, b. circa 1858
     Jasper Curry was born circa 1858 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.

John Norris Curry1

M, b. 12 September 1848, d. 28 May 1924
     John Norris Curry was born on 12 September 1848 at Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH.1 He was the son of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Eliza Pierce Wheatley.1 John Norris Curry lived on 12 July 1870 at Logansport, Cass Co., IN, railroad conductor.2 He married Anna M. Frank on 29 September 1874 at Cass Co., IN. John Norris Curry died on 28 May 1924 at Kenton Co., KY, at age 75. He was buried in June 1924 at Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Kenton Co., KY, Findagrave #89871572.

Children of John Norris Curry and Anna M. Frank

Citations

  1. [S3665] 1850 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 115.
  2. [S2700] 1870 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 302; FHL #545801.

John Norris Curry Jr.

M, b. 16 June 1895, d. 7 August 1909
     John Norris Curry Jr. was born on 16 June 1895 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., VA. He was the son of John Norris Curry and Anna M. Frank. John Norris Curry Jr. died on 7 August 1909 at Covington, Kenton Co., KY, at age 14. He was buried in August 1909 at Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Kenton Co., KY, Findagrave #89871715.

John Riley Curry1

M, b. 19 February 1869, d. 26 September 1962
     John Riley Curry was born on 19 February 1869 at Bond Twp., Lawrence Co., IL.1 He was the son of George William Curry and Maria Sarah Irwin.1 John Riley Curry married Augusta Sophia Anderson, daughter of Gustav Alfred Anderson and Christina Sofia Munson, on 26 March 1891 at Boone Co., IA. John Riley Curry lived on 1 June 1900 at Ogden, Boone Co., IA, School teacher.2 He lived on 15 April 1910 at Fraser, Boone Co., IA, Public school prinicpal, and enumerator for the 1910 census, Dodge Township, Boone County, Iowa.3 He died on 26 September 1962 at age 93. He was buried in 1962 at Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone Co., IA, Findagrave #193970754.

Children of John Riley Curry and Augusta Sophia Anderson

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.

John Sexton Curry1

M, b. 2 May 1907
     John Sexton Curry was born on 2 May 1907 at Fraser, Boone Co., IA, WW II draft registration.1 He was the son of John Riley Curry and Augusta Sophia Anderson.1 John Sexton Curry lived on 12 April 1930 at 4530 Maiden Street, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, Clerk, Trustee Service Corporation.2 He lived on 22 April 1940 at 551 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Accountant at an oil company, single.3
Note: No record of John S. Curry found after his 16 OCT 1940 draft registration at Los Angeles, California.

Citations

  1. [S4655] 1910 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 392; FHL #1374405.
  2. [S1049] 1930 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 413 - 508; FHL #2340148 - 2340243.
  3. [S1982] 1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, CA. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 377.

Josephine L. Curry1

F, b. 12 April 1855, d. 28 July 1920
     Josephine L. Curry was born on 12 April 1855 at Jasper Co. (probably), IN; per 1860 census. Later censuses and other information show 1858, however the earliest census, with information from one or both of her parents, is considered the best evidence, especially in light of the apparent conflict of 1858 with her younger brother Jasper's age as of April 1860. DLB 2022.2,1,3 She was the daughter of James Seawright Curry Jr. and Eliza Pierce Wheatley.1 Josephine L. Curry married Charles M. Hanna on 17 November 1880 at Cass Co., IN. Josephine L. Curry lived on 4 June 1900 at Logansport, Cass Co., IN, married 20 years, no children.3 She died on 28 July 1920 at Logansport, Cass Co., IN, at age 65. She was buried in July 1920 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN, Findagrave #34775372.

Citations

  1. [S2700] 1870 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 302; FHL #545801.
  2. [S5601] 1860 Federal Census, Jasper County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 268; FHL #803268.
  3. [S2100] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 363; FHL #1240363.

June Charlotte Curry1

F, b. 2 June 1916, d. 5 November 2010
     June Charlotte Curry was born on 2 June 1916 at Yell Twp., Boone Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of George William Curry Jr. and Laura Bertha Thompson.1 June Charlotte Curry married Edward Jacob Schierholz, son of Jacob Edward Schierholz and Anna Christine Davis, on 16 June 1934 at Boone, Boone Co., IA. June Charlotte Curry and Edward Jacob Schierholz were divorced before 29 November 1938; June remarried to George H. Sorber on 29 NOV 1930 in Jefferson County, Iowa. June Charlotte Curry married George Henry Sorber on 29 November 1938 at Jefferson Co., IA. June Charlotte Curry and George Henry Sorber were divorced before May 1940; George remarried to Marie Coder on 23 MAY 1940 at Davenport, Iowa. June Charlotte Curry married Carl Mercer Cook on 7 December 1941 at Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO. June Charlotte Curry died on 5 November 2010 at Ogden, Boone Co., IA, at age 94

Obituary (via Findagrave.com):

Published in the Des Moines Register on November 9, 2010:

June C. Cook, age 94, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Ogden Manor Nursing Home in Ogden, Iowa.

June was born on June 2, 1916 in Yell Township, Boone County, Iowa, the daughter of George William and Laura Bertha (Thompson) Curry. She attended school in Ogden.

On December 7, 1941, she married Carl Mercer Cook in Chillicothe, Missouri. The couple lived in Des Moines, Iowa. June attended the Four C's Business College for one year. June was a bookkeeper for Lambert Dairy of Des Moines in the 1950's and 60's for 10 years.

June was a member of the United Brethren Church in Des Moines, and was active in the P.T.A. Her hobbies were arts and crafts and she enjoyed embroidery.

June is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl and her 6 sisters.

June is survived by her son, Edward A. Schierholz and his wife Sharon of Leesburg, Florida; 2 grandchildren, Sharon Renee Wilson and husband, Greg of Wilmington, Delaware and Neil Edward Schierholz and partner, Tim Hall of Petaluma, California; her 2 great grandchildren, Emily Renee Wilson and Ryan Gregory Wilson of Wilmington, Delaware; her sister Goldi Hughes of Boone, Iowa and 6 nephews and 1 niece.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 15, 2010 in the Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Rev. Paul Evans will officiate.

Burial will follow the Graveside Service in the Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden.

Citations

  1. [S3679] 1920 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 479.

Kay Lucretia Curry

F, b. 27 January 1939, d. 14 August 2003
     Kay Lucretia Curry was born on 27 January 1939 at Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. She was the daughter of Earl Sumner Curry and Ethel May Nelson. Kay Lucretia Curry married Robert Leroy Barnard, son of LeRoy Harry Barnard and Helen G. King, in 1958. Kay Lucretia Curry died on 14 August 2003 at age 64. She was buried in August 2003 at Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Greene Co., IA, Findagrave #40455611.

Keith Wallace Curry

M, b. 25 July 1922, d. 5 April 2016
     Keith Wallace Curry was born on 25 July 1922 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL.1 He was the son of Taylor Rigg Curry and Charlotte Marcella Lindberg.1 Keith Wallace Curry began military service in 1942 WW II service, U.S. Navy, enlisted. He became an F6F Hellcat pilot assigned to the carrier USS Belleau Wood in the western Pacific. He logged 90 carrier landing and was awarded medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He married Lois Virginia Webster, daughter of Harold E. Webster and Marie Wellhausen, on 10 August 1946 at Whiteside Co., IL, two children, a son and a daughter. Keith Wallace Curry died on 5 April 2016 at New Hope, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 93

Obituary -- Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sunday, 17 APR 2016, p.B10 (Newspapers.com):

Curry, Keith Wallace

Age 93, of New Hope, died suddenly and unexpectedly April 5. Born July 25, 1922 in Prophetstown, IL to Taylor Rigg Curry and Marcella Charlotte Lindberg Curry.

Keith grew up in the small town of Prophetstown surrounded by the love and support of a large extended family. Despite being hard hit by the Depression, his family found the positives in the world and Keith never realized they were poor. Patriotic but always practical, Keith chose to enlist in the Navy in 1942 because he wanted to sleep in a dry bed in case he went to war. He became a F6F Hellcat pilot assigned to the carrier USS Belleau Wood in the Western Pacific. He logged 90 carrier landings and received many medals and citations for his combat service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Once discharged, Keith returned to Illinois and met Lois Watt on a blind date. It was love at first sight and they married August 10, 1946. Their loving marriage lasted for 69 years until Lois' death last August. They lived in married student housing while Keith went to Purdue on the GI Bill. After graduating in 1949 with a degree in chemical engineering, he worked for 39 years in the titanium and aluminum industries starting in R&D and ending as plant manager. During his career he was involved in many space-race projects for the military and NASA.

Keith and Lois moved many times (West Lafayette, IN, Bowling Green and Steubenville, OH; Henderson, NV; LaGrange, GA; Sunset Beach, NC; Sun City, AZ; Muskegon, MI and finally Minnesota). In each town, Keith was active in community service and served as President or a Board member in nearly every organization he joined - PTA, Community Chest, Kiwanis, Rotary, Steubenville Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Executive Club, two country clubs, Airport Advisory Committee and was instrumental in setting up the curriculum of the newly formed Jefferson County (Ohio) Tech School. He was a proud Mason and Shriner.

Keith loved life and it loved him back. He was kind, romantic, wise, a hard worker and a gentleman. He remained physically fit and engaged his entire life. He enjoyed good food, college basketball (especially Purdue), a good joke, reading and was always Mr. Social. His greatest joy was his family -- especially his beloved Lois. He was a man of many talents: story teller, whistler, puzzler, excellent golfer, gardener, poker player, pickle maker and sock darner. Keith was extremely proud of his kids and grandkids and would talk about them to whoever would listen. We were honored to have him as our Dad and Grandfather and are grateful for the many life-lessons we learned from him: he taught us how to fold paper hats, how to read a map, how to body-surf, about the night sky and to reach for the stars. The two most important things this amazing man taught us was that we were put on earth to give back by serving others and that love of family matters most.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents brother, Kenneth, sisters Doris Ann and Dianne and wife, Lois. He is survived by daughter Dianne Fenyk (John) of Golden Valley, sons Douglas Curry (Laura) of Rapid River, MI and James Curry (Nancy) of Kalamazoo, MI; grandchildren, Heather Fenyk (Alex Zakrewsky), Juliet Fenyk (Todd Belladeau), Taylor and Sydney Curry, Sara Pfeil (Nathaniel), Erin Belanger (Ted) and Keith Curry; great granddaughters, Maya Fenyk, Sophia & Sage Bilaldeau, Brooklynn Pfeil and sister, Dorothy Rush.

A special thank you to the caring staff at the Residence of North Ridge. Burial at Ft. Snelling. Private service to be held in Michigan.

He was buried in April 2016 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, Findagrave #161157599.

Citations

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