Christopher Curtis "C.C." Hussey was born on October 23, 1840, in Allegheny, Allegheny County, PA. Curtis was the son of Dr. C.G. Hussey.
He was associated with Hussey, Howe, and Company Steel Manufacturers.
PITTSBURGH, March 2, 1884
DEAR SIR:-There are times when grief is so sacred, and the stricken household such holy ground, that even the voice of Sympathy should he hushed, its footfalls unheard, and its tears unseen, and when all it would say or do should be entrusted to the silent messenger who asks no audience, wearies no time, nor taxes the heavy laden for an answering word. Through him I send all my sympathy. Words of comfort, philosophy and religion are vain, for the hours of suffering have come. Nevertheless, God and his great high priest, Time, ever live and reign, and as the days softly step upon the troubled mind, they say, "peace, be still," and lo, in a little while a great calm shall come.
I shall miss Curtis a great deal, for we have worked together for over a score of years, beginning with our young manhood. If 'labor is worship,' in all religion he set us an example Industry and duty praise him, while gentleness, kindness and charity, which is forgiveness, claim him as their boy. And if I miss him, how can I estimate your loss without the infinite factor of a father's love for an only son, with which to make the multiplication God knows the answer, but he will soon begin to rub away the long line of figures with his own kind hand.
Yours with great respect and regard,
He died on March 1, 1884, in Enterprise, Volusia County, FL.
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Last updated: February 27, 2017