Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
The Maine stock of the McCurdys crossed over from New Hampshire. In what generation the crossing occurred, or who was the bearer of the name, history does not divulge. Archibald McCurdy, of Ballymony, is the old seed ancestor of all, and judging from the present standing and accomplishments of the now-time McCurdys, their forebears must have been of the reolute, sturdy stock which is the proud hertage of all who proclaim Scotland as their native heath.
(I) Harding Green McCurdy, was born in Washington, Knox county, Maine, in 1827, and there he resided until within six years of death, respected by his townsmen, and in 1903 he died at Bangor, at peace with his God and all the world; a greatly missed man and neighbor. He was a farmer and lumberman, and served his town as selectman.
He was a communicant of the Methodist church. Mr. McCurdy married Abbie Wilson.
1. George Elmer, who was educated at Dartmouth College, and professionally at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, and who died in 1895.
2. Mary E., married F. C. Rockwell and resides in Washington.
3. Cora, married Williston Grinnell, of Camden, Maine.
4. Augusta, deceased.
5. Charles Lewis, see forward.
(II) Charles Lewis, youngest son of Harding G. and Abbie (Wilson) McCurdy, was born in Washington (Maine?), June 30, 1854, and educated at high school, Union, and at Kent Hill. He taught school for eight years, and then read medicine with Dr. J. B. Walker at Thomaston, graduating from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore in 1888. He began the practice of his profession at Unity, Maine, and came to Bangor in 1894, where he is now located.
He belongs to the Penobscot County Medical Association, and has represented his ward two years on the board of aldermen. He is a Republican. His connection with fraternalism includes membership in Union Lodge, No. 31, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Union, Maine; Bangor Lodge, No. 8, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Candeskeag Lodge, No. 53, Knights of Pythias; Bangor Lodge, No. 244, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and Bangor Camp, No. 7799, Modern Woodmen of America.
He married Mary A., daughter of John M. Newhall, of Washington, in 1886.
One child, Doris M.