John Floyd Curry

Brief Life History of John Floyd

When John Floyd Curry was born on 20 March 1894, in Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph J Curry, was 26 and his mother, Pheby Lucinda Roper, was 22. He married Maggie Lee O'Neal on 24 August 1918, in Bibb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in East Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 26 June 1970, in Richland, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge, Richland, Louisiana, United States.

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John Floyd Curry
1894–1970
Maggie Lee O'Neal
1902–2001
Marriage: 24 August 1918
Doris Evelyn Curry
1924–2006

Sources (14)

  • John Fanien, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John F Curry, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • John Curry, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, ‘descendant of Comhraidhe’, a personal name of uncertain meaning.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corra (see Corr ).

Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie .

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

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