HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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A. N. CURRY, Postmaster, Petersburg; son of Henry P. and Nancy B. (Minor) Curry; was born in Menard Co., Ill., July 14, 1845, where he was raised and received a good common-school education. During the late war, he enlisted with the 71st I.V.I. (three months service), and served to the expiration of the enlisted term; in 1865, he re-enlisted with the 106th I.V.I., and served to the close of the war. He entered Chicago University in 1870, attending some two years, when his health became so impaired that he was compelled to abandon his studies; he then returned to Petersburg, and was appointed Postmaster to fill a vacancy, and directly appointed in 1873, and re-appointed in 1877. He is a good businessman and much respected, and considered the right man in the right place. He has twice been married; first to Miss Rosette Sampson March 21, 1867, who died June 6, 1868, leaving one child (deceased); June 5, 1873, he was married to Miss Mary A. Sampson; they have one child - Alice.


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