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New Book Reveals History of the Curry Family and the Curry Dealership

Blog post by Randi Richardson

curryThe Curry family has lived around Bloomington for generations.  The earliest of the Currys appeared in 1830 census records where William Curry was noted as a head of a household.

In 1915, William. S. Curry established what is now known as the Curry Auto Center south of the College Mall.  In 1920, however, the census taker simple noted that William was the owner of a garage.  Today, if you didn’t purchase a car from the Curry dealership, there’s a high probability that you know someone who did.  The business is just that big and well known.

Cary Curry is the fourth generation of Currys to own and manage the family business.   He is the son of Richard Curry, the grandson of Glenn Curry and the great grandson of William.  Passionate about his belief in Christ, he has written a book with Dann Denny, An Unlikely Discipler, telling his personal story along with a practical look at what he describes as the ministry of discipleship.

This faith-based book is filled with lots of stories and family photographs, both black and white and in color, from Cary’s personal collection.  It is 312 pages in length, interesting and quite readable.  Copies of the book may be purchased on line on at local bookstores.

If, after ready the book, one wants to know yet more about the Curry family, take a look at the Curry family file at the Monroe County History Center in the research library.  According to information recorded there, William S. Curry (1880-1949) was the fifth child of John and Elizabeth (Moore) Curry and a native of Bloomington.  He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and at the time of his death was the oldest Buick dealer, in years of service, in the State of Indiana.



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