Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

E. G. Currier

E. G. CURRIER, a former clerk of the District Court of Sheridan County, is an early settler in that vicinity of Kansas, and has been through all the varied life and experience of the farmer, homesteader, public official, and for a number of years gave his time to the handling of a successful real estate business at Hoxie.

Mr. Currier is of French ancestry, though his French forefathers came to America more than a century ago, settling in New Hampshire in colonial times. His father, E. G. Currier, Sr., was born in New Hampshire in 1821. He lived in that state to the age of twenty-five, and learned the trade of engineer and for many years was a locomotive engineer with the Wabash Railroad Company. He came West as early as 1845, settling in the territory of Iowa. He married there and in 1870 moved to Kansas and was one of the first to take up a homestead in Republic County. He lived on his quarter section the rest of his life, and also owned other land. He died in Republic County in 1891. During the Civil war Mr. Currier, Sr., enlisted in 1861 in the Twenty-Ninth Regiment of Iowa Infantry. He was promoted first sergeant and was all through the war with his regiment. One time he was thrown from a wagon and received a severe injury in the head. In politics he was a republican. E. G. Currier, Sr.'s, first wife died in Iowa. She was the mother of the following children: Russell, who also served in the Civil war and afterwards was a farmer in Republic County, Kansas, where he died; Charles, who was a drummer boy in the Civil war, followed farming in Kansas and Colorado, and died at Colorado Springs; Nellie went to Australia, and her immediate family lost all track of her. E. G. Currier, Sr., married for his second wife Mrs. Rebecca (Carpenter) Kanode. She was born in Ohio in 1831 and died in Sheridan County, Kansas, in 1900. Her two sons are Daniel and E. G. Currier, Jr., the former a farther in Western Nebraska.

E. G. Currier, the subject of this sketch, was born on his father's homestead in Republic County, Kansas, March 31, 1877. As a boy he attended the rural schools there and lived on the homestead until the death of his father. In 1891 his mother brought him to Sheridan County, where he grew up and acquired by practical experience a thorough knowledge of farming and the livestock business. In 1904 he located at Hoxie and opened a real estate office. From a busy career in that line he was called to the duties of clerk in the District Court by election in 1910. By re-election in 1912 he served four years. In 1915 he again entered the real estate business, and specializes in both city property and farm lands. He has shown great ability in pushing sales, and much of his business comes through the sale of his own property. He owns farms in Sheridan County and has bought and sold on his own account many of the best tracts in that part of Kansas. He owns a modern home in Hoxie.

Mr. Currier is a republican and is affiliated with Hoxie Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America. In June, 1898, at Hoxie, he married Miss Luella Richardson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richardson, residents of McPherson County, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Currier are the parents of seven children: Grant, the oldest, is a student in the Fort Hays Normal School and during 1918 was registered in the Students Army Training Corps; Mabel, the second child, is in the sophomore class of the Sheridan County High School; Thomas, Guy and Howard are all pupils in the grammar school; and the two youngest children not yet of school age are Dorothy and Frank.

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