- Born: Cir 1832, Scotland
- Marriage: Isabelle Haddow circa 1868
- Died: 31 Oct 1881, Joliet City, Will Co., Illinois at age 49
- Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Will Co., IL
Peter McCurrie served in the 64th Illinois US Infantry. This information came from "Illinois Civil War Veterans from Joliet & Will County".
The death date for Peter, Oct. 31, 1881, comes from an email dated January 20, 2009 from CaptainPiewacket@aol.com [Catherine Passas]
The 1870 Federal Census for Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois records Peter (38 - Scotland) and Isabelle (28 - Scotland) McCuire [McCurrie] with a son William (1-Illinois). Peter is employed as a Tailor.
The 1880 Federal Census for Joliet, Will Co., Illinois, District 199, records Peter (48 - Scotland/Scotland/Scotland) and Isabelle (39 - Scotland/Scotland/Scotland) McCuire [McCurrie] with children Willie (11), John (9), Elysbeth A. (7), Jane (7), Grace (5), and Isabella (2). Peter is employed as a Shipping Clerk
Joliet City Directories indicate Isabelle becomes a widow by 1885.
The 1900 Federal Census for Joliet, Will Co., Illinois, District 134, records the widow Isabelle McCurrie (Nov 1840-Scotland) with children William (April 1869), Lizzie (March 1873), Jane (March 1873), and Grace (April 1876). Isabelle states that she has had 6 children of which 5 are still living. They are living at 302 Henry Street and next door is James Haddow (Aug 1839), brother of Isabelle. Isabelle indicates that she immigrated to the United State in 1865 while James Haddow states 1863. James is a Guard for ISP [Illinois State Penitentiary]
Headstone Readings, Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, IL, Section 11:
Peter McCurrie 1835-1881; Isabelle his wife 1840-1904
Isabelle his daug. 1878-1895; William McCurrie died July 5, 1927
Peter married Isabelle Haddow circa 1868. (Isabelle Haddow was born in Nov 1840 in Scotland, died in 1904 in Joliet City, Will Co., Illinois and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Will Co., IL.)