On This Date: Death of Rachel Agnes “Aggie” Curry

Rachel Agnes Curry Rachel Agnes Curry was born July 9, 1875, in Bloomington, Indiana; she died October 14, 1957, in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Rachel Agnes Curry was my great-grandmother. Agnes Curry and her family moved from her birthplace in Indiana to Jefferson County, Kansas, when she was five years old. She was one of six children… Continue reading On This Date: Death of Rachel Agnes “Aggie” Curry

On This Day: Birth of Matilda Small Russell

Matilda Small Russell was born September 13, 1846, in Bloomington, Indiana. She was my great great grandmother. Matilda Russell, like many members of the maternal line of my family, was a descendant of Scottish Covenanters. For several centuries, this sect of Scottish Presbyterians fought for the right to uphold their own church government and practices… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Matilda Small Russell