Edward McCurdy

12 June 1870–August 1872 (Age 2)
Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward McCurdy was born on 12 June 1870, in Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Wesley McCurdy, was 35 and his mother, Eva Sabrina Hall, was 26. He lived in Somonauk, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died in August 1872, at the age of 2.

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Charles Wesley McCurdy
Eva Sabrina Hall
Edward McCurdy
Charles Wesley McCurdy Jr.
Ray Weston McCurdy
George Hall McCurdy

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World Events (3)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (County Antrim): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceartach ‘ruler’, hence ‘skilled seaman’. Compare Moriarty .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Edward McCurdy in household of Chas McCurdy, "United States Census, 1870"

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