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William E. Curry
Birth: Feb., 1865
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1937
Sherman County
Kansas, USA

Obituary - W. E. Curry of Goodland, KS, died Dec. 5, 1937. Funeral and burial services were held at Goodland, probably on Tuesday. The cause of his death was not known to relatives here as this was written and they had not been apprised of his sickness. Mr. Curry was born in Ash Grove township about 74 or 75 years ago but went to Kansas in 1885. His wife, who survives was Maggie Brady of Shelby County. Three sons and two daughters, all living in the west, also are left, together with several grandchildren. S. H. Curry of Lovington, Mrs. J. V. Tressler of Ash Grove and Mrs. Ella Blue of Shelbyville are brother and sisters of the deceased. Mrs. Tressler and Mrs. Blue left Monday for Goodland to attend the funeral. Although Mr. Curry left this community 52 years ago, he has been back on visits at different times and kept in touch with Shelby county affairs and relatives of whom there are quite a number. Windsor Gazette, Windsor, IL [Shelby Co.] - 9 Dec 1937

Windsor Gazette - 22 Dec 1937 - The following letter was printed in the Sherman County, KS, Herald of Dec. 9, 1937 - W. E. Curry as I knew him - and that has been since we were boys. We were born about two miles apart, in Shelby Co., IL. Both attended the same church, of which he was a member. We left Illinois for Kansas in Feb 1886 and we located in Grant Twp. and filed on own land at the Oberlin land office, Mar. 13, 1886. We lived neighbors until about 15 years ago when he moved to Goodland. In the winter of 1890 he went back to Illinois and on Dec. 21, was married to Miss Maggie Brady and came back to Sherman County with his bride. While they lived here, I had opportunity to know him. We visited and exchanged work until he traded for a farm in Voltaire Twp. where he built up one of as nice farms as there was in that part of the country. For the past 12 years we have both lived in Goodland. We would meet often and visit and talk over old times. He was man that it was a pleasure to visit with; he was always sincere in his ways and talk. In talking of our early years in Kansas, if he entertained any regrets, he never mentioned it. In the later years he never complained, if he had any troubles, he kept it to himself. Of the nine who came from Illinois and homesteaded in Grant Twp., W. I. Price and myself are all that are left. The others have been called to the Great Beyond. I will say of my friend, Curry, that he was a fine man and a good neighbor and will be missed by all who have gone on before. Our loss will be heaven's gain. W. A. Sexson

Family links: 
  George Jasper Curry (1840 - 1935)
  Sarah Ann Bennett Curry (1842 - 1934)
  Margaret M. Brady Curry (1869 - 1961)
  Jasper Glenn Curry (1893 - 1966)*
  William Guy Curry (1894 - 1983)*
  Sylvia Irene Curry Phillips (1896 - 1997)*
  Ralph Harlan Curry (1900 - 1981)*
  Goldie Louise Curry McDaniel (1906 - 1997)*
  Angeline Curry Price (1861 - 1897)*
  William E. Curry (1865 - 1937)
  Margaret Ella Curry Blue (1867 - 1949)*
  Frances Retta Curry Blue (1871 - 1936)*
  Myrtle Ethel Curry Tressler (1879 - 1971)*
  Silas H. Curry (1885 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Goodland Cemetery
Sherman County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Site, 1, Block 12, Row 5
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Originally Created by: Eileen Bridges
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
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