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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Benson Curran (1855-1935)

Hardware merchant.

Born at Covey Hill, Huntingdon, Quebec on 5 June 1855, he came to Manitoba in 1878 and to Brandon in 1892, joining the Brandon Hardware Company and becoming its managing director when it was incorporated in 1901. He served for over 14 years on the Brandon city council, serving as Chair of the Finance Committee, among others. He was a member of the Brandon Board of Trade, Canadian Club, Kiwanis, and St. Paul’s United Church. He died unmarried at Brandon on 15 July 1935 and was buried at Montreal, Quebec.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Curran Block (629-631 Rosser Avenue, Brandon)

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Joseph B. Curran died on Monday,” Brandon Sun, 16 July 1935, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2019

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