Emma S. Curry, Mary 17, 1840 – May 26, 1912. Spring Hill Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky
from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky
Friday, May 31, 1912
Early Monday morning the sad news was received here of the death in Richmond, Va., of Mrs. Daniel J. Curry, one of the most beloved women who ever lived in Harrodsburg. She has been residing in that city with her daughter, Mrs. H. Pierce Atkins, for several years. Her health has not been good for some time and the latter part of the week a message came that she was not so well, and on Sunday afternoon her brother, Mr. L. M. Rue, left for Richmond. The body was brought to this place, and the funeral was held at the Assembly Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. M. V. P. Yeaman, assisted by Dr. J. G. Hunter of the First Presbyterian church. The interment was in the family lot in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Curry was about seventy-two years of age, and before her marriage was Miss Emma Rue. She was a native of this county and a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families in the community. Her life has been a beautiful example of Christianity, motherhood and good deeds, and though she has been away some years her place in the affection and esteem of the whole community has been unfilled, and her death is felt very keenly here by a large number of friends. Her husband, Hon. D. J. Curry, passed away some years ago, and all their children are honored citizens in the communities where they live. They are Messrs. N. L. and Frank D. Curry, of this place; Dr. Edwin R. Curry, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. J. Reed Curry, of Lexington; Mr. Lucien Curry and Mrs. H. P. Atkins, of Richmond, Va., Mr. D. J. Curry, of Atlanta; Messrs. George, Archie, Dwight, Leslie M. and Wallace C. Rue, of this place, are her brothers, and Mrs. Lee Riker, of this city, and Mrs. William C. Owings, of Lexington, are sisters.