Patricia JoAnn Carey

26 January 1937–23 February 2011 (Age 74)
Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Patricia JoAnn

When Patricia JoAnn Carey was born on 26 January 1937, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, her father, Gilbert Samuel Aldo Carey, was 24 and her mother, Hazel Fern Stuck, was 20. She married Merwin Richard Curnes on 18 June 1955, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Washougal, Clark, Washington, United States in 1974. She died on 23 February 2011, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merwin Richard Curnes
Patricia JoAnn Carey
Marriage: 18 June 1955
David Alan Curnes

Spouse and Children

18 June 1955
Multnomah, Oregon, United States


    David Alan Curnes


Parents and Siblings

    Gilbert Samuel Aldo Carey





World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 3

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland family name meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.3 English: habitational name from Carey in Devon or Cary in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love’, ‘liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Patricia Jode Casey in household of Gilbert Casey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Patricia Krubeck in entry for Mr Gilbert Samuel Aldo Carey, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Patricia J Curnes, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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