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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Franklin Curran (1883-1958)

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Robert Franklin Curran
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Farmer, MLA (1927-1932), MLA (1933-1936).

Born at Emerson on 10 February 1883, son of Robert Curran and Lucy Robinson, he was educated at Emerson School. On 22 July 1908, he married Annie Copeland (?-?), daughter of Alexander Copeland, of Marais district, west of Emerson. They had three children: Maxine Curran (1911-1988, wife of Clarence Meissner), Edna May Curran (1913-?), and John Maxwell Curran (?-?). He served as Chairman of the Dominion City School Board, Chairman of the Dominion City United Church Steward Board, President of the United Farmers of Manitoba local. He was a member of IOOF and COF. He was the UFM candidate at the 1922 provincial general election but was defeated. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature as a Liberal-Progressive in the 1927 general election, being re-elected in 1932 but narrowly defeated in 1936. He was a member of the United Church of Canada. He died in 1958 and was buried in the Emerson Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1929.

Obituary [Maxine Meissner], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 1988, page 44.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2018

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