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John M McCurdy
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1872
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1948
Elyria
Lorain County
Ohio, USA

Born to Jonathon McCurdy and Barbara Marshal in North Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

On 18 May 1900 in his home county of Allegheny, Pennsylvaniahe, John married Caroline "Carrie" Freed of Harmony, ButlerCounty, Pennsylvania (her parents Jacob and Caroline Freed).

Together John and Carrie had one daughter, Mildred B., in 1905, but she appears only in the 1910 census in Ross, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. More information on Mildred is sought. As well, John helped to raise Carrie's older daughter Bertha Irene Lewis (born 1889), who was age 11 at the time of their marriage.

The family moved first to Cleveland, Ohio by 1920, and by 1921 was living in there house on Adelbert Street in Elyria, Ohio. The 1930 and 1940 censuses list John in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, occupation painter.

John's wife, Carrie, died tragically in 1935 when her clothes caught fire while burning rubbish in their back yard using kerosine. She survived 9 hours. She is buried in the Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in nearby Amherst.

After 1940 John remarried to a "Minnie" (further information is sought), but was divorced by his own death in 1948. His step-daughter Mrs. Bertha Irene Sooy was the informant on his deth certificate.

John died at the home of his (step) daughter, Bertha Sooy, following a brief illness. John is buried next to his wife Carrie in the Ridge Hill Cemetery in Amherst, Ohio. Carrie's burial has a flat grave marker , but John who is buried immediately next to her, does not.

John was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, and the Evangelical Church. At the time of his death he had 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Mildred's burial is not known at this time, and Bertha Irene Sooy is buried in Spenser, Medina County and her daughter Irene Caroline Wearsch is at Ridge Hill Cemetery in Amhearst with the grandparents John & Carrie.
Bertha Irene Sooy Memorial# 7843469
Irene Caroline Baldwin Memorial# 99097700
 
 
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 Parents:
  Barbara F Marshall McCurdy (1849 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Carrie Freed McCurdy (1865 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Bertha Irene Lewis Sooy (1889 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ridge Hill Memorial Park
Amherst
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Judy West
Record added: Dec 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102178043
John M McCurdy
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