|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1827, Ireland|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1910|
Fall River Evening News
Wednesday, March 23, 1910
Death of William Curran, Long Connected With Church of the Ascension.
William Curran, formerly for many years an overseer in the old Robeson and Metacomet mills, and long connected with the Church of the Ascension, died at his residence, 56 Tecumseh street, Tuesday, after an illness of but two or three days, from bronchitis. Had he lived until Easter Sunday, he would have been 83 years of age. Sunday is also the birthday of a great-grandson of the deceased, John Martin, who will be five years old, and the old gentleman, in anticipation of the anniversary, had recently purchased new clothes for himself and the boy to celebrate the day. He had never been seriously ill before this week.
Mr. Curran was born in Ballydare, Antrim, Ireland, March 27, 1827, and emigrated to America in 1856, landing at New York and coming at once to Fall River. His first employment was as a hackler in the American Linen Co., where he remained until the manufacture of linen was discontinued. He then became an overseer at the old Robeson mill and afterwards at the Metacomet mill, where he remained for many years. He retired from active work 22 years ago.
He was a man of great gentleness of spirit and evenness of disposition. He and his brother-in-law, John Allen, subscribed the first money for the erection of the present Church of the Ascension on Rock street. Mr. Curran gave $50 to the building fund of the church, and the same amount when a fund for the new parish house was started. Some years ago he presented to the church a picture of the former church on South Main street, which now hangs in the parish house. His father was the first choirmaster of the church.
The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Allen, of Bowensville, a brother, George H. Curran, of West Haven, Conn., one son, John H. Curran, of this city, and four daughters, Mrs. Robert Craig, Mrs. A. D. McGraw, Mrs. William Sheppard and Mrs. Joseph Wild, in addition to many grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will take place at his late residence at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon.
Sarah Dobson Curran (1827 - 1903)*
Martha Ann Curran Shepherd (____ - 1932)*
Margaret Curran McGraw (____ - 1929)*
Jane Curran Craig (1856 - 1930)*
John Henry Curran (1861 - 1914)*
Agnes Curran Wild (1869 - 1955)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Created by: David J. McRae
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
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