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Thanks for the suggestion, Tim, but I have already searched the Indianapolis Freeman. George Knox, an owner of the Freeman was a mentor to my great grandfather and his brothers and he probably trained them in barbering. As a result, The Freeman, had a number of articles on my great grandfather's brothers, Richard and Douglas Curry and their families (not as many articles as the Recorder but a good number of articles), but none on my great grandfather. I think one reason could have been, that my great grandfather, John, left Greenfield by 1880, and was barbering in a hotel in Rush, Indiana. George Knox lived in Greenfield in 1870 thru 1880. My great grandfather returned to Richmond, where he was born, in the early 1890s and died there, never returning to live in Greenfield. The Greenfield Daily Reporter, a white newspaper, carried articles about my great great uncle, Richard (who was called 'Greenfield's barber' in the Indianapolis Recorder), including his obituary and the reading of his Will, which I have. Since the Curry family lived in Greenfield since 1870, I am hoping there is some small mention of my great grandfather's burial in the paper. I should know Tuesday, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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