|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1872|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1948|
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 only one child, a daughter, Mildred B., on 13 Jan 1907 in Pennsylvania. She died on 11 Sep 1911 in Harper Hospital in Detroit Michigan of acute diphtheria. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit, but more information on Mildred's burial 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, and age 22 at the time of her little half-sister's death.
John & Carrie moved first to Cleveland, Ohio by 1920, and by 1921 were living in there house on Adelbert Street in Elyria, Ohio. The 1930 and 1940 censuses list John in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, occupation painter.
Step-daughter Bertha married Basil Baldwin and moved to Toronto, Canada, where she had 5 children. She returned divorced to Elyria, Ohio.
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 with John 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.
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
Jonathan McCurdy (1836 - 1910)
Barbara F Marshall McCurdy (1849 - 1909)
Caroline Freed McCurdy (1865 - 1935)
Bertha Irene Lewis Sooy (1889 - 1970)*
Mildred B McCurdy (1907 - 1911)*
Harry William McCurdy (1869 - 1924)*
John Marshall McCurdy (1872 - 1948)
Anna F McCurdy (1874 - 1928)*
Ridge Hill Memorial Park
Created by: Judy West
Record added: Dec 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102178043
Added: Mar. 7, 2015