Lafayette E Curry

6 January 1844–27 February 1862 (Age 18)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lafayette E

When Lafayette E Curry was born on 6 January 1844, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, John W Curry, was 22 and his mother, Mary Catherine Bennett, was 22. He died on 27 February 1862, in Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W Curry
Mary Catherine Bennett
Lafayette E Curry
Lafayette Curry
Pierce Curry
Annie Curry
Mary E Curry
James R Curry
William Jasper Curry
Franklin Pierce Curry
George Francis Curry
Maria Ann Curry
Nancy Ella Curry

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World Events (5)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 4

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 12

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, ‘descendant of Comhraidhe’, a personal name of uncertain meaning.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corra ( see Corr ).3 Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lafyette E Carry in household of Jno W Carry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lafayette E. Curry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lafyette E Curry in the 1860 United States Federal Census

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