Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


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Charles H. CURTIS


Son of Polly (DUNNUCK) & Enoch CURTIS

  Source: History of Logan County Illinois & condensed History of Illinois, Inter-state Publishing Co. 1886, page309 "Charles H. Curtis" and page 334, "M.P. Phinney, M.D."

History of Logan County, Illinois: Its Past and Present, Donnelley, Loyd & Co., Publ, Chicago, 1878. , page 417 "Phinney" Contributed by Sue N. Haschemeyer

Charles H. CURTIS, attorney at law, was born March 15, 1862, in Leanna Township, Logan County, Ill., and was educated in the high school at Mount Pulaski. At the age of seventeen he began reading law with Beach & Hodnett, Lincoln, Illinois. In 1882 he graduated from the law department of the State University of Iowa and has since practiced law in Mount Pulaski. He is a Democrat in politics, and is town clerk. He married in Mount Pulaski to Ora L., daughter of Dr. M. P. PHINNEY. She was born April 11, 1862, in Mason City, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis have had two children. Their first-born, a son, Major L., died at the age of six months. They have one daughter, Ruby May, born in Mount Pulaski. Mr. Curtis is the son of Enock CURTIS, a native of Virginia. He removed to Pickaway County, Ohio, where he lived sixteen years and married Polly DUNNUCK. They came to Logan County in 1850. Four of their five children were born in Pickaway County, Ohio -- Rebecca, the widow of J.P. Evans, residing in Dakota; William L., a Kansas farmer; Samuel T. and Hiram W. both farming in Logan County.

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M. P. PHINNEY, M.D. was born in Worchester County, Massachusetts. July 1, 1838. His father Dr. Marcellus C. Phinney was born near Bangor Maine, and was educated there and in Harvard College. He practiced his profession for ten years in Massachusetts, six years in Ohio and about the same number in Indiana, coming to Illinois in 1858, where he practiced in Mason County. For two years he resided in Cornland, Logan County, and died in 1883 in Tazewell County. His wife was Elizabeth PERLEY and the eldest son whose name heads this sketch, was named Marcellus Perley Phinney. He was educated in Reedtown, Ohio, and Crown Point, Indiana. He studied medicine with his father and with the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, from which he took his diploma in 1865. He then practiced four years in Mason County, two in McLean and then settled in Mount Pulaski. He is a member of the State Eclectic Medical Society. He is also a member of Mt. Pulaski Lodge, No. 454, I.O.O.F., and Sam Walker Post, No. 205, G.A.R. of which he is a surgeon and adjutant. He enlisted July 1861, in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, participating in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the seige of Corinth and capture of Memphis. At the end of his term of service he was discharged at Trenton, Tennessee, in 1863. Marcy 15, 1860 he married in Mason City, Illinois to Lucy T. Andrews, born in Ohio. Three children have been born to them. -- Ora L., Ossa H., and Mazie, the two former born in Mason City, Illinois, and the latter born in Atlantic Iowa. The Doctor is a genial, well-informed gentleman, who keeps himself enlightened on may subjects outside his profession.

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Marcellus P. PHINNEY

PHINNEY, Marcellus P. physician and surgeon, Mt. Pulaski; was born in Worchester Co. Mass. July 1, 1838; moved to this state in April 1858: went to Mason Co. in April, 1859; came to this county in Nov. 25, 1871; married Miss Lucy T. Andrews in Mason City, Ill. March 15, 1860; she was born in Ohio, March 7, 1839; they have three children, viz: Ora Lizzie born April 10, 1862; Oscar Henry, born September 27, 1866; Ola May, born March 23, 1871; rep; Pres.