Robert Donald McCurdy


Personal and Family Information

Robert was born on 4 AUG 1878 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Robert Dickson McCurdy and Armilda Jeffries.

He died on 16 AUG 1936 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Robert Donald McCurdy


Robert Dickson McCurdy


Allen McCurdy


David McCurdy


Elizabeth Appleby


Sarah Sharp Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore


Armilda Jeffries



Birth4 AUG 1878
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death16 AUG 1936
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census2 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 1
Address: Osage dwelling 489, family 489 McCurdy, Robert wm 43 married farmer born Ark, f Tenn, m Ky __ Armilda wf 39 wife married housekeeper born Tenn, f&m Tenn __ Mollie wf 16 daughter singe housekeeper born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ Harvey wm 13 son single farmer born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ George, wm 11 son, singer farmer, born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ Ester wf 8 daughter single at school, born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ Donald wm 2, son single, at home born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn
Census6 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 54, family 54 McCurdy, Robert, head, wm Dec 1836, age 63 married 39 yrs, born Ark, f & m Tenn __ Amylda, wife wf Jan 1841 age 59, married 39 yrs, mother of 7, 6 living born Tenn, f&m Tenn __ Mary, daughter wf, may 1864. age 36 single, born Ark, f Tenn. , Ark __ Donald son, wm, Aug 1878 age 21 single born Ark f Ark, m Tenn __ Marvin, son wm Oct 1883, age 16, single, born Ark f Ark, m Tenn Dwelliing 55 family 55 McCurdy, James H head, wm Dec 1866 age 33 married 13 yrs born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ Amandy wife wf , Jan 1870, married 13 yrs mother of 6, 6 living born Ark f&m unkown __ Dora daughter, wf April 1888, age 12, single, born Ark, f&m Ark __ Ella, daughter wf May 1890 age 10, single, born Ark, f&m Ark __ Minnie daughter wf Aug 1892 age 7, single, born Ark, f&m Ark __ Russell, son wm Mary 1896 age 4, single, born Ark, f&m Ark __ May, daughter wf June 1898 age 1 single, born Ark, f&m Ark
BurialAUG 1936
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery, Bentonville Find A Grave Memorial# 44041289


Note 1

The Benton County Democrat, Bentonville, AR, Thursday, August 20, 1936, Page 1 Column 1


Funeral services for Robert Donald McCurdy, aged 58, native son and life long resident of Benton County, who died at his home here on Fifth Street, N.W. , at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, August 16, 1936, following a long illness, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of the Callison-McKinney funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Luther Smith, Baptist minister of Bentonville.

Music included hymns by a quartet composed of Mrs. Robert C. Puryear, and E. E. Rogers and a solo by Mrs. Polson, with Mrs. E.E. Rogers as accompanist. The pallbearers were W. T. Dudley, Jim Boyd, Malcom Barrow, Leonard Campbell, Henry Hogan and Marion Pierce, and burial was in the Bentonville cemetery. Funeral arrangements were directed by the Callison-McKinney Funeral Home of Bentonville.

Robert Donald McCurdy was a son of Robert Dickson McCurdy and Armilda Jeffories McCurdy. Northwest Arkansas pioneers, and was born on the old McCurdy homestead, a short distance northeast of Bentonville, on August 4, 1878. He was married here to Miss Lina Powless of Bentonville, and she and their two children, Jess McCurdy of Rogers and Mrs. Owen O. Johnson of Pea Ridge, survived him. Other survivors include three brothers, J.H. (Harve) McCurdy and Marvin McCurdy of Bentonville and George McCurdy of Hutcheson, Kans., and one sister, Mrs. Esther Ford of Webb City, Mo. There are also six grandchildren and a number of other relatives. 



  Robert Dickson McCurdy (1836 - 1908)

  Armilda Jeffries McCurdy (1841 - 1913)


 Spouse: Lina Elva Powless Wardlaw (1883 - 1966)*



  Elva Mae McCurdy Johnson (1903 - 1984)*



  James Harvey McCurdy (1866 - 1938)*

  George Melvin Lionel McCurdy (1868 - 1946)*

  Esther Sally McCurdy Ford (1871 - 1938)*

  Robert Donald McCurdy (1878 - 1936)

  Jasper Marvin McCurdy (1883 - 1941)*


Find A Grave Memorial# 44041289