Claude was the son of Delbert Arnau Curran (1855) and Hattie Brace (1857). He was one of five children ; Carrie (1887), Lottie (1883),Effie (1891), Eva (1894), Claude (1879), Charles (1885). The Delbert Curran family lived in Yates county in Dundee NY. Dell worked as a moulder and later as a school janitor and truant officer.
Hattie Brace was the daughter of Daniel Brace (1837) and Phebe J. (1841). She had two sisters, Martha (1861) and Augusta (1866) and one brother , August (1866). August and Augusta were twins. The Brace family grew up in Hornby Steuben County New York. Hattie died in Penn Yann NY on September 6,1934.
Claude served in the army during WWI between 1917-1918. He worked as a paper hanger and painter and later for Shepard Niles Crane and Hoist Co. In his later years Claude suffered from heart trouble. Between 1935 and 1947 he suffered several bouts of illness but did not let these illness keep him down. In 1936 he shingled his own home on South Genessee street in Montour Falls. In November 1944 Claude spent several weeks in the Shepherd hospital seriously ill. He had a leg amputated before being released back to his home in Montour Falls. After struggling with heart related illness, Claude was taken to Shepherd Hospital on 4/23/1947 where he died. Claude is buried in the Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls NY.
Jane Ruth "Hattie" Rhinehart was born and raised in Montour Falls NY. She was the daughter of Hamilton(1852) and Margaret (1871) Rhinehart and had one sister, Lola (1891.) Lola was teacher in the Watkins glen school district. She married Andrew Love of Watkins Glen NY and had a son Andrew Jr.
Hattie suffered from poor health and frequent hospital stays through out the 1920's, 30's and early 1940's. She underwent several operations at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre PA. in 1921,1935,1937. In 1937 Hattie spent several weeks in the hospital. She was admitted again in June of 1943 for observation and passed away on September 1,1943.
Son Gerald served in the national Guard and joined the army 10/10/1939. Gerald served 7 years during WWII and saw action in the European theater in Africa, Sicily, Normandy and Germany. When he exited the service Gerald returned to Montour Falls and took a job at the Holding Center and married Marjorie J. Murray 8/25/1945. Marjorie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murray of Corning NY.
James Adelbert Curran married Hazel Louise Dennison on July 30,1947. Hazel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dennison of Watkins Glen NY. James also served in the army.
Margaret Lucille Curran married Cpl. Wilfred Bush (1922) 5/10/1942. Margaret and Wilfred had a son, Wilfred Jr. (March 1943. ) Wilfred was able to see and hold his son shortly after his birth, while on furlough from the service. He was killed in action in Africa on May 9,1943. Wilfred was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Bush of Watkins Glen NY. Margaret remarried George Cunningham on April 22,1944.
( information on the Curran family has been found in the US federal census and articles in the Watkins Express.) If you have a family you would like to see appear on this site, please send me your information and I would be happy to take a look. This was just a brief glimpse in to the lives of this family.