Janice, This won't help you but thought you might want it anyway.This is the obituary for John Curl's wife.
Clinton Register DeWitt County, Illinois Friday, June 10, 1904
DEATH OF DEWITT LADY.
Mrs. John Curl died Tuesday evening at her home in DeWitt, aged 54, being confined to her bed about two weeks, though she had been in poor health several months.Deceased was born in this county in Creek township, being a daughter of Archer LANE, one of the county’s pioneers.She was married to John Curl when about 25 years old.He died twelve years ago.She is survived by a son and daughter, Lewis and Mrs. Nellie Hampton, of Galva, Ill.; also a sister, who lives in Iowa.She was a member of the Presbyterian church at DeWitt.Funeral services were held in the church yesterday at 11 o’clock at DeWitt, sermon being preached by Rev. Forbes, of Lincoln.Burial in DeWitt cemetery. ………………..