Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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)


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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.