The Hurrey Family

Charles Dubois Hurrey

Charles Dubois Hurrey
Charle Dubois Hurrey
also spelled Charles Dubois Hurry

Birth: 13 April 1878, in Franklin township, Lenawee county, Michigan, United States

Father: Barzillai Hurrey

Mother: Phoebe Adele (DuBois) Hurrey

Education: University of Michigan. Charles graduated with a B.S. in 1900.

Married: Daisy Myrtle Girton in 1907

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Occupation: International secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association, and later continental secretary for South America of the same organization.

Notes:
Charles wrote a chapter of  the International Review of Missions vol 6 (1917) discussing Oriental Students in North America. In 1948, Charles spoke  in the "Mind of the Americas" lecture series in Winter Park, Florida, on the topic of  "America's Role in Christian World Education". A biography printed  in Winter Park Topics on 2 January 1948 introduces Charles to the lecture series:
CHARLES DUBOIS HURREY, graduate of the University of Michigan, has pursued post graduate studies in Europe and South America. Before he was thirty years of age he had spent five months in China, Japan and the Phillipines, four months in Europe and some time in Argentina and Brazil; he made his home in Argentina for three years.
  The International Committee of the Y.M.C.A. appointed him as its first Traveling Secretary for the
continent of South America. In 1911 he was chosen as Executive Secretary of the student division of the international Y.M.C.A., with headquarters in New York; his duties in this office took him to most of the colleges and universities, in every state in the Union.
  In World War I he served as Associate National Director of the "Y" with the armed forces in Italy. From 1920 to 1924, he was a Secretary of the Worlds Student Christian Federation, associated with Dr. John R. Mott. During this
period Mr. Hurrey made a journey around the world, visiting Europe, the Near East, India, China, New Zealand, Australia, South and Central America. He has devoted twenty-three years, as Director of an international Committee and Staff, to the promotion of friendly relations among foreign students in the United States.
  As a visitor to fifty-five different countries, Mr. Hurrey has been an official delegate to many notable conventions of youth, in China, Japan, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Panama and Peru. Rotary International engaged him for four
successive years, as a speaker in Inter-American Institutes, from coast to coast. Although officially retired, Mr. Hurrey is at present Chairman of the lecture series: "Mind of the Americas," of Rollins College, president of the New York Chapter of retired "Y" secretaries of North America, and president of the Dunworkin Club, of Montclair,
N. J., his home town.

Census & Addresses:
1880: Franklin, Lenawee county, Michigan
1900: 512 E William Street, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw county, Michigan
1909: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Memoirs of Lenawee County, Michigan)
1911: Moreno 452, Buenos Aires, Argentins (University of Michigan General Catalougue of Students, 1912)
1916: 100 Midland Avenue, Montclair, Essex county, New Jersey (immigration record Tivives 11 March 1916)
1920: Essex county, New Jersey
1920: 347 Madison Avenue, New York, New York (probably a business address) (immigration record The Olympic 25 August 1920)
1921: 347 Madison Avenue, New York, New York (probably a business address) (immigration record The Olympic 22 June 1921)
1922: 100 Midland Avenue, Montclair, Essex county, New Jersey (immigration record Vauban 19 August 1922)
1923: 100 Midland Avenue, Montclair, Essex county, New Jersey (immigration record The Mauretania 15 June 1923)
1924: 100 Midland Avenue, Montclair, Essex county, New Jersey (immigration record Berengaria 29 August 1924)
1947: 510 Henkel Circle, Winter Park, Florida (Winter Park Topics, 7 March 1947)

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Frances Adele (Hurrey) Philips

Birth: 4 August 1909, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Father: Charles Dubois Hurrey

Mother: Daisy Myrtle (Girton) Hurrey

Education: Frances attended Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey before coming to Mount Holyoke College in 1927. She spent her junior year abroad at the Université de Nancy and the Sorbonne (Université de Paris) in France. She graduated in 1931 with a major in French and during the summer of 1931 she attended Montclair State Teacher's College. From 1932-1933 she tutored French in Switzerland while attending the Université de Genève, and after returning to the United States in 1933, she received her M.A. in French from Columbia University in 1934.

Married: Dixon C. Philips on 9 December 1946. Dixon was born on 9 November 1894, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the son of Horace and Elizabeth Philips. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.Chem in 1916. The Cornell Alumni News of 29 March 1917 notes that "Dixon C. Philips has changed his address from Orange to 976 Kensington Avenue, Plainfield, N. J. He has left the employment of the Arlington Company and is now with the Booth Chemical Company, a concern recently formed to manufacture a new substance similar to alum which is used extensively for water purification. The plant will be situated at Townley, N. J."  Dixon was mayor of Plainfield, New Jersey from 1943 to 1947. Dixon died on 12 April 1992, in New Jersey.
1900: 935 Park Avenue, Plainfield, Union county, New Jersey
1920: 976 Kensington Avenue, Plainfield, Union county, New Jersey

Occupation: School teacher and principal. In 1934 Frances began teaching French at the Hartridge School in Plainfield, New Jersey and held that position until she became principal in 1940. She remained its principal until 1951 when she retired.

Death: 4 December 1971, in Hightstown, New Jersey, United States

Notes: A collection of biographical material consisting correspondence, a photograph album and photographs from the period 1927 to 1931, while she was an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke College, is now stored at the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections. The following biography is attached to the papers:
Frances Adelle Hurrey was born on August 4, 1909 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Charles D. Hurrey and Daisy Girton Hurrey. She attended Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey before coming to Mount Holyoke College in 1927. She spent her junior year abroad at the Université de Nancy and the Sorbonne (Université de Paris) in France. She graduated in 1931 with a major in French and during the summer of 1931 she attended Montclair State Teacher's College. From 1931-1932 she taught French and Latin at the Brookside School in Montclair. From 1932-1933 she tutored French in Switzerland while attending the Université de Genève, and after returning to the United States in 1933, she received her M.A. in French from Columbia University in 1934. That same year she began teaching French at the Hartridge School in Plainfield, New Jersey and held that position until she became principal in 1940. She remained its principal until 1951 when she retired. In the summer of 1935 she attended the Middlebury Summer Language School in Middlebury, Vermont and the following summer studied at the American Institute in Munich, Germany. On December 9, 1946 she married Dixon C. Philips, a graduate of Cornell University and the mayor of Plainfield, New Jersey from 1943 to 1947. She died at the age of eighty-one on December 4, 1971 in Hightstown, New Jersey.

Census & Addresses:
1920: Essex county, New Jersey
1922: 100 Midland Avenue, Montclair, Essex county, New Jersey (immigration record Vauban 19 August 1922)

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