History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
DANIEL McCURDY, merchant, post office White Ash, was born near Bush Mills, County Antrim, Ireland, in 1832. When 14 years old he came with his parents, DANIEL and MARY ANN (McALESE) McCURDY, to Pittsburgh, and since then has cared for himself. In 1853 the elder McCURDY came to Penn Twp., and engaged in farming; he died in 1870, age 80 years, his widow in 1877, age about 70. They had five children who grew up, of whom DANIEL is the eldest. The others are ELIZABETH (wife of WILLIAM PALMER, in Hatfield, this county), MARY (MRS. WILSON SMITH, in Verona), JAMES (at Sandy Creek) and JULIA (MRS. R. L. KENT, in Verona). On reaching his majority DANIEL was employed about the Sandy Creek Coal-works, and was several years superintendent. He opened a general store in the village in 1876; has done a successful business, and owns a handsome brick residence on the Frankstown Road. He is connected with Hebron U. P. Church; politically he is a republican, and has served two years as supervisor. In 1858 he married MARGARET, daughter of ANTHONY EDGAR, of County Down, Ireland, and they have nine children living: JOHN, in Verona, and SARAH, ELIZABETH, MINERVA, DANIEL MORGAN, JAMES OLIVER, LEE, PERRY and STELLA, at home; JULIA, HARRY, and ETTA, died in infancy.
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