- Born: Mar 1873, Illinois
- Marriage: Edward Allen Yunker circa 1903 in Joliet City, Will Co., Illinois
- Died: 30 May 1947, Joliet City, Will Co., Illinois at age 74
The 1900 census record indicates her name as Jane, however, a picture found by Jack & Bev Camenga in 2008 had the name Jean written on the back:
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 04:06:40 +0000
From: camenga1 <email@example.com>
Subject: Picture of Jean & Lizzie McCurrie
To: bohagen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My wife and I like to find old pictures and attempt to reunite them with their families. Yesterday we found a picture of two young women, obviously twins. The caption on the back says "Jean & Lizzie McCurrie." We saw the personal tree you submitted to Ancestry which shows
Name: Jane McCurrie
Birth Date: 1873
Birth Place: Illinois
We wonder if your Jane and the Jean in the picture are the same, because we found a 1900 Census report from Joliet Ward 7, Will, Illinois, which lists sisters Jane and Lizzie McCurrie, both aged 27 and born about 1873.
Let us know if you'd like to see scans of this photo. We would have sent them through this portal, but have learned through experience that it doesn't work for scans. The photo was taken in Joliet, Illinois.
Jack & Bev Camenga
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A follow up email:
We found the picture this past weekend in the Pioneer Square section of downtown Seattle, at a place called Fairlook Antiques. It's at 81 1/2 South Washington Street. Mike Fairley, the proprietor, maintains a wonderful collection of old paper, and Bev and I visit him regularly. We found you through Ancestry.com.
Additional research made contact with Catherine Passas [CaptainPiewacket@aol.com <mailto:CaptainPiewacket@aol.com>]
The 1910 Federal Census for Joliet, Ward 7, Will Co., Illinois, District 182, records Edward A. (40 - IL/German/PA) and Jean (36 - IL/Scotland[Galic]/Scotland[Galic]) Yunker living at 216 Hobbs Avenue. Edward and Jean have been married for 7 years and have had no children. Edward is a Stationary Engineer with the Steel Mill.
The 1920 Federal Census for Joliet, Ward 7, Will Co., Illinois, District 177, page 226A, dated January 4, 1920 records Edward A. (50 - IL/Switzerland/PA) and Jean (46 - IL/Scotland/Scotland) Yunker living at 306 Henry Avenue. Edward is a Station Engineer with the Steel Mill. Edward reports that his father spoke French.
The 1930 Federal Census for Joliet, Will Co., Illinois, District 44, page 192A records Elizabeth (56) and Grace (53) McCurrie continuing to live at 304 Henry Street. Next door, 306 Henry Street, is their married sister, Jean: Edward Yunker (59 - IL/Switzerland/New York) and Jean Yunker (56 - IL/Scotland/Scotland). Edward reports being married since age 33 while Jean since age 27. Edward is an engineer for the Steel Mill.
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916 - 1950
Last Name First Name Sex/ Race Age Cert # Death Date County City
YUNKER JEAN M F/W UNK 0023172 1947-05-30 WILL JOLIET
Jean married Edward Allen Yunker, son of A. Benedict Yunker and Mary Henrietta Miller, circa 1903 in Joliet City, Will Co., Illinois. (Edward Allen Yunker was born in 1870 in Illinois and died on 25 Feb 1934 in Joliet City, Will Co., Illinois.)