Daniel J. Curry Obituary


Daniel J. Curry, July 20, 1826 – April 12, 1901, Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Sayings, Mercer County, Kentucky

April 18, 1901

Hon. Daniel J. Curry, one of Mercer County’ best known and most respected citizens, died at his home in this city, Friday, April 12th.  He had been in declining health for several years.  Had he lived until the 20th of July, he would have been seventy-five years of age.  During his long life he was actively engaged in many pursuits, and as merchant, banker and farmer was signally successful.  He was a member of the Assembly Presbyterian Church, always actively engaged in Sunday school and church work as superintendent, officer and member.  He was true to his trust in every position in life and his memory will be cherished by a host of relatives, friends and acquaintances.  He rendered a number of public services and represented Mercer County in the General Assembly of Kentucky for one term.  He was twice married.  First to Miss Jane Forsythe, sister to Mr. Samuel Forsythe, and from this union sprung Mr. N. L. Curry, one of our foremost citizens and head of the Curry Grocery Co.  The second marriage was to Miss Emma Rue, and to them were born Dr. Edwin Curry, of Kansas City; Reed and Lucien Curry, of Norfolk, Virginia; Mrs. H. P. Atkins, of Richmond, Virginia; and Messrs. Frank and D. J. Curry, Jr., of this city, and Mr. J. A. Curry, of Lexington, are brothers of the deceased.  The children are all grown and in their honorable, high-minded lives are living monuments to the correct principles instilled into them by their departed sire and the mother who is left to mourn her loss.  All the family were present at the obsequies, held in the Assembly Presbyterian Church, Monday morning at 10 o’clock.  Rev. W. O. Goodloe, former pastor, now of North Vernon, Indiana, officiating.  Interment took place in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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