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Fred G. Currey Obituary


from The Harrodsburg Herald Newspaper, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, Mary 9, 1907

Fred G. Currey – Popular Business Man Died Saturday After a Brief Illness

A death that has brought universal grief to the whole community was that of Mr. Fred G. Currey, who passed away last Saturday morning about 10 o’clock.  His illness was of such short duration that many did not know if it until the news came that he was dead.  He was taken Tuesday, with symptoms of typhoid fever, which later developed into acute Bright’s disease, which was the immediate cause of his death.  The funeral took place Monday afternoon at the family residence on Chiles Street, conducted by Rev. Lon Robinson, of the Methodist Church, and Dr. J. G. Hunter of the First Presbyterian Church, and the remains were interred in Spring Hill Cemetery.  The news of his death was a shock and sorrow to everyone, for a more popular man never lived in this community.  Quiet, unobtrusive and gentlemanly, with a world of charity and kindly deeds to his credit that few people knew of or realized, and a willing hand outstretched always to help a friend in need.  He was one who lived his good deeds, not talked them.  He was a son of Mr. Frederick Currey and Cornelia Gaines Currey; he was born 46 years ago in this place, and so all his life has been spent among the people who followed him so sorrowfully Monday to his last resting place.  From child to boy, and from boy to man he has grown up here, and everybody was his friend.  In a business way he has been most successful, being a member of the prominent drug firm of Fred and Lee Currey at the time of his death.  To show the great popularity of the deceased, on Monday when the people came in from the country to attend court, scores of them visited the residence to take a last look at the friend whom in life they had known and loved.  Among the many handsome floral tributes sent by sympathizing friends was a large memorial from the business men in town.  About ten years ago he was married to Miss May McClure, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, who with his mother and Mr. Lee Currey, still survive him, and who have the deepest sympathy of all in their great bereavement.  As a tribute to him, Circuit Judge W. C. Bell adjourned court in Danville, Monday, in order to attend the funeral, and give other prominent officials an opportunity also to pay this last tribute of respect to a man who was always a good friend and true, and besides that, was a public-spirited citizen who was always ready to further any movement for good in the town or county.

Fred G. Currey, 1863-1907

Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

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