Thank you, Linda. I am not related - just trying to fill in the blanks for the people of Adamsville. I know this lady was living in 1949:
MCNAIRY COUNTY INDEPENDENT, September 2, 1949
Dr. J. H. Curry, tall, stately, white haired doctor, who has cared for the sick of Adamsville since 1904 was honored on his 79th birthday on August 24th with a birthday celebration and open house by Mrs. Coleman Smith at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Pettigrew. Little Sara Sue Smith, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Coleman Smith also celebrated her first birthday. Some 135 friends called to pay their respects. Dr. Curry was presented with a 17-jewel Waltham pocket watch and a love gift of $125 from his friends. Also present were his son, Harold and wife of Memphis, and his daughter, Mrs. Percy Newell and family of Fort Worth, Texas. His daughter, Mrs. Eddie DeFuria of New York was unable to come to the party. Dr. Curry was born in Hardeman County and moved to this county early in life. He received his public education at Purdy and medical education at Nashville and Memphis. He began as a practicing physician at Finger in 1899 and moved to Adamsville in 1904. He retired two years ago. After Mrs. Curry's death, his sister, Mrs. Martha McCullar is making her home with Dr. Curry.
I understand she died from some form of cancer.
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