William A. Curry

Petersburg Observer, July 16, 1904

In the death of William A. Curry which occurred July 7, Petersburg loses an old and respected city (sic). The deceased was born on a farm within three and one-half miles of this city January 29, 1828, thus making him at the time of death 76 years, 5 months and 9 days of age. He moved off the farm into Petersburg a quarter of a century ago, and during all of that period, except when incapacitated from sickness followed the business of teamster, and in all his dealings with his fellowmen he was known for his honesty and nobility of character.

William A. Curry was united in marriage forty- nine years ago to Dorothy A. Wilcox, who survives him. To this union were born two children, G. M. Curry, of Omaha, and Mrs. Emma Curry Trumbo, of Bedford, Iowa. He leaves besides his wife and children two brothers and five sisters. These are Rev. H. P. Curry, of Athens, James Curry, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. H. C. Bell, of Tallula, Mrs. W. P. Reed, of Greenview, Mrs. Rev. M. P. Eby of California, Mrs. George S. Williamson of Petersburg, and Mrs. Evans Clark, of Petersburg.

The funeral took place last Saturday, services being conducted by Rev. W. F. Thompson, pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery, where a large concourse of friends followed the remains of the good man to their final resting place.

Contributed by M Ferricks