When William Arthur McCurdy was born on 12 February 1866, in Mechanicsburg, Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, William McCurdy, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Updegraff, was 38. He married Alice Lewis on 1 August 1889, in Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Adams Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 30 September 1942, in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pendleton, Fall Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.
Scottish and Irish (Antrim): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaich or Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceartach ‘ruler’, hence ‘skilled seaman’. See also McCord 1 and compare Moriarty .
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