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Curran, Felix c1825 - 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/8/2020 at 15:53:23

Source: Decorah Republican Aug. 4, 1898 P 4 C 2

Died at Alexandria, South Dakota, July 22d, 1898.
Who is there that lived in Decorah in the seventies that can forget Felix Curran, or his family? He was landlord of the “Union House” that occupied space where the Stringer block now is, and personally he was a fine specimen of the rollicking, witty, effervescing Irishman, just as ready for a joke or fun as he was for a row or a political fight. Not a few middle-aged persons will best remember his daugh-{ter} Julia Curran, as a teacher to whom they were greatly indebted for her fidelity to them as a teacher in the public schools. We have to thank Mr. John McNeil for sending us from Lawler the following report of Mr. Curran’s death as published in the Northwestern Catholic, published at Sioux City:
DIED—Early on the morning of the 22d inst., of apoplexy, at his home in Alexandria, S. D., Mr. Felix Curran, aged 73 years. Deceased was born in Ireland, and in ‘76 moved to Hanson county from Winnesheik county, Iowa. During these 22 years Mr. Curran has been a powerful factor in building up the community, and his death will be mourned by many. For some years his health has been poor. The funeral took place from the church of our Lady of Mercy, where requiem mass was celebrated by the Very Rev. Monsignor Lawler, V. G., in the presence of a large congregation. Interment took place in the cemetery at that town.


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