Richard CURRAN b. 26 Apr 1830, in Ireland, married Susan DAILEY, b. c 1838, in Ireland. Their marriage ceremony was performed by Susan's brother, Father Ed. Augustus Dailey. The 1880 census for Philadelphia gives Richard's occupation as Morocco Dresser. Morocco is defined by Webster as "a fine leather from goatskin tanned with sumac". By 1890, the Philadelplhia City Directory shows his occupation as "milk", and the 1900 census tells us that Richard is as 70 year old, widowed Milk Dealer. Two of his son's are also listed as Milk Carriers in 1900. Richard died sometime after the 1900 census was taken, but exactly when is not yet known The census and city directories give various addresses for Richard on East Norris Street, in Philadelphia -- in 1870 the address is 1120 E. Norris; in 1880, 1122 E. Norris St.; in the 1890 city directory , 2650 E. Norris; and no house number was listed in 1900.
Richard and Susan had the following children:
Thomas Joseph CURRAN b. 1865.Thomas Joseph CURRAN b. 1865, Philadelphia, PA, worked as a: Caretaker-Fireman. He married 03 Mar 1859, in the city of Lynn, MA, Margaret Frances "Maggie" SCANNELL, b. 06 Mar 1869, Fermoy, County Cork, IRE, daughter of Timothy and Catherine Frances (Mackgehagen) SCANNELL. On their marriage record, Maggie's job was listed as Glass Blower. Maggie died in 1949, at home in Lynn, Essex, MA, and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn, MA. Thomas died 01 Nov 1931, Lynn, Essex, MA.
Thomas's obituary (unknown/undated newspaper) reads:
Maggie's obituary reads:DEATH TAKES THOS. CURRAN
Thomas J. Curran, a fireman for the last 10 years at the Walnut St. pumping station of the Lynn
Water Works, died at his home 193 Holyoke street, yesterday morning after a short illness. He was
66 years old.
Mr. Curran was taken suddenly ill last week while at work. His death came as a shock to his many
friends in this city. He was born in Philadelphia and came to Lynn 45 years ago. He was graduated
from St. Anne's Prep school and St. Joseph's college in Philadelphia.
For a number of years he was caretaker of the Lynn Isolation hospital and Lynn City Home. He
accepted the position as fireman at the Walnut st. pumping station of the Lynn Water Works 10 years
ago. He was a member of Lodge 261 Loyal Order of Moose De La Salle court, M.C.O.F., and Lodg
278 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Margaret F. (Scannell) Curran, he leaves six daughters, Mrs. Anne J. Healey,
Mrs. Blanche Duffy, Mrs. Alice Morre, and Mrs. Fay Williamson of Lynn, Mrs. Catherine Reynolds
of Saugus, and Mrs. Rita E. Herstron of San Diego, Calif., and two sons Jospeh A. and Thomas J.
Curran, Jr. and eight grandchildren. Per obit, moved to West Lynn, MA in 1886. Attended St.
RITES MONDAY FOR MRS. CURRAN
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret F. Curran, 80, one of West Lynn's best known residents, who died
shortly before midnight Thursday at her home, 193 Holyoke street, will be held tomorrow morning
from the Garrett J. Wall Funeral Home 103 Johnson Street with a solumn requiem high mass in
Sacred Heart church at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Mrs. Curran, mother of 13 children, eight of whom are living, was the wife of the late Thomas J.
Curran. She was born in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland, and had lived in the western section of the
city for the past 65 years. She was a member of the St. Rita Court, MCOF; Court Electric City,
American Order of Foresters and a charter member of both the Post 6, A. L. Auxiliary, and the
Yankee Division Veterans auxiliary. She was a devout communicant of Sacred Heart church.
Surviving her are two sons, Thomas J. Curran, Jr., of Lynn, and Joseph A. Curran of Saugus; six
daughters, Mrs. Ann J. Deloury, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. M. Blanche Duffy of Hollywood, Fla.;
Mrs. Rita M. Herstrom, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. J. Fay Williamson, of Lynn; Mrs. Catherine
Reynolds, of Saugus, and Mrs. Alice Tangway of LaJolla, Calif.; also 12 grandchildren and three
Unconfirmed stories (except those agreed upon by other relatives) related by her grandson Joseph A.
Curran, Jr. - Maggie said the Scannell name was originally Cellanelos (?). - The Scot side
(Mackgehagan) changed to Catholic when her mother's father fell off of a Catholic Cathedral and a
rope wrapped around his leg ans saved him. - Margaret was removed from the regular school becasue
whe would not bow to the King of England (all the family agree on this point). Per obit, moved to
West Lynn, MA in 1884. Was said to be very proud of her brother, Jack. Attended "Finishing
School" poss in England or France.
Thomas and Maggie had the following children:
Susan F. CURRAN b. Dec 1889, d. 1906
Anne J. CURRAN b. Aug 1891, NY, married first _____ HEALEY; married second. ______ DELOURY. Anne Resided in Lynn, MA at time of father's funeral in 1931 and then resided in St. Petersburg, FL at time of mother's funeral in 1949.
Thomas J. CURRAN, Jr. b. 23 Jul 1893, was an IRS Agent (said to be the No. 1 man in the Linn, MA office). He married sometime after 1933, Helen COLLINS, and died in March 1977, Tom was working, or visiting family, in Texas and was named the sponsor at baptism of Frances Fay Elam on 14 January 1912.
Richard CURRAN b. 1895, d. 1913.
Marie Blanche "Tot" CURRAN b. Apr 1897.
Julia Faye CURRAN b. 1901.
Edward CURRAN b.1903, d. 1904.
Joseph Andrew CURRAN b. 25 Dec 1904.
Marguerita "Rita" M. CURRAN b. 28 Sep 1899, MA, m __________ HERSTROM (HERSTRON?). Marguerita died
20 Oct 1968, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Resided in San Francisco, CA at time of mother's funeral in 1949. Worked as a typist for the US government (1930 Census) in San Diego, CA Resided in San Diego, CA at time of father's funeral in 1931. Last residence was La
Jolla, San Diego, CA
Catherine F. CURRAN b. 02 Sep 1906, married John S. REYNOLDS and they made their home in Saugus, MA. Catherine died 26 Nov 1990. She and John had the following Children:
Richard L. "Dick REYNOLDS, b. 08 May 1928, Saugus, MA; d. 27 Jan 2002.Josephine CURRAN b. 1909, d. 1909.
George REYNOLDS, b. 1930, d. 1940.
Catherine "Honey REYNOLDS, (details excluded) m. to ______ CARTER (details excluded)
Jack REYNOLDS, b 13 Sep 1926, Saugus, MA; m ________ __________; d. 03 Sep 2000, in Libertyville, IL
Doris (Sister Michelle) REYNOLDS, a Nun serving at Mary Knoll's.
Agnes CURRAN b. 1911, d. 1912.
Alice CURRAN b. 1911, m1. __________ TANGWAY, m2. __________ MORRE. Alice resided in Lynn, MA at time of father's funeral in 1931 and in LaJolla, CA at time of mother's funeral in 1949.
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