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John Corrigan Curry (Corrigan)

Also Known As: "Old John"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
Death: April 05, 1893 (86)
Strathroy, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Mount Zion Fourth Line Cemetery, Strathroy, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Corrigan, Sr and Rose Ann Corrigan
Husband of Jane Curry
Father of Ann Curry; Frederick George Curry; Eliza Curry; John James Curry; Jane Curry and 5 others
Brother of Mary Corrigan; Patrick Corrigan, Jr; James Edward Corrigan, Sr and Margaret Ann Russell

Managed by: Morgan Elizabeth Jensen
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About John Corrigan Curry

The Age, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, April 6, 1893, page 8: "NAPPERTON The death of John Currie, father of T. O. and Garner Currie of this neighborhood took place in London, last evening April 5th, at the age of 86 years and 2 months. The funeral will leave the Grand Trunk Station Strathroy, on Friday afternoon at 3:10 p.m. for the 4th line cemetery where interment will take place."

"The Free Press" London, Ontario, Canada, Evening Edition, Thursday, April 6, 1893, page 1: Died "On April 5, 1893, at the residence of daughter, Mrs. A. W. Dawson, 924 Dundas Street, John Curry."

"London Advertiser" London, Ontario, Canada, Evening edition, Thursday, April 6, 1893, page 6: "London and Environs Mr. John Currie, for a couple of years a resident of this city, died at his residence last evening, aged 86 years. He was one of the first residents of this county, having settled in Adelaide in 1837, where he resided until coming here. He was father of Mr. T. O. Currie, grand vice-president of the Patrons of Industry, and Mr. Garner Currie, of Napperton. Deceased was a most estimable man and was well known throughout Middlesex."

The Age Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, April 13, 1893: "Obituary And when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A conscientiousness remained, That it had left deposited on the silent shore Of memory, image and precious thoughts That shall not died, and cannot be destroyed. Wordsworth The subject of this notice was born in the County of Mayo, Ireland, in 1807, married Jane Gardner (sic) in 1830, immigrated to Canada in 1840, settled on lot 15, 5th concession, Adelaide, the same year, where his son and grandson now live, and where he lived until his wife's demise, which took place in October 1888, when he removed to the city of London, and lived with his daughter, Mrs. John (sic) Dawson, until his death. Mr. Currie had thirteen children; nine are gone before, and four survive. John, the eldest living, is in the State of Michigan; Mrs. Patterson, widow of the late Thos. Patterson; Mrs. Dawson of London, widow of the late John Dawson, and Thos. O. Currie, so well and favorably known all over this , especially to the Patrons of Industry. Deceased joined the Methodist church in 1842, of which he was a most zealous and consistent member to the end of his life. He possessed a wonderfully retentive memory, an indomitable will, and always had the courage of his convictions. He was always swayed, governed, imbued, sustained and strengthened by the eternal principles of right. Being a man of faith and prayer, he was always a welcome guest in the home of the afflicted, for he invariably took his stand beneath the shadow of the cross, and with a smile or a tear he breathed on all around him the usual aroma of Calvary. For many years he had been afflicted with kidney trouble, and on the 5th inst., he passed peacefully away, his dying words being those of Stephen "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." A very large funeral procession on Friday 7th inst. conveyed the body to the fourth line cemetery; the pallbearers being his six grandsons: John and Arthur, sons of the late Garner Currie; William and Thomas, sons of Mrs. Thos. Patterson; Frederick of London, son of the late Fred Currie; and Harold, son of T. O. Currie. Rev. Mr. Thomas, who officiated at the grave, preached the funeral sermon at Mount Zion to a large congregation on Sabbath last, from the text selected by the deceased, "Absent from the body, present with the Lord." The sermon was characteristic of the man who preached it, exhibiting deep thought, profound learning, and pouring oil into the minds of the afflicted. - Written by a Friend."



John Curry was born John Corrigan, son of Patrick Corrigan, Sr., and Rose Ann Folun. He changed his surname after his marriage in 1830, and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1840. He was the husband of Jane Garner, and the grandfather of General Arthur William Currie. When he first arrived in Canada in 1840 he and his family lived for several months in Kerwood. Then in late 1840 they moved to a new home in Adelaide, Ontario (Lot 15, 5th concession). Upon his death he was eulogized as follows: "He was a most zealous and consistent (Methodist church) member to the end of his life. He possessed a wonderfully retentive memory, an indomitable will, and always had the courage of his convictions." He had a very large funeral procession and Arthur William Currie was one of his pallbearers.

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Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=29354839&pid... John Curry was born John Corrigan, son of Patrick Corrigan, Sr. and Rose Ann Folun. He later became the husband of Jane Garner. John Corrigan changed his surname to 'Curry' after his marriage in 1830. Then he and his family emigrated to Canada in 1840. Curry was the grandfather of General Arthur William Currie. When he first arrived in Canada in 1840 he and his family lived for several months in Kerwood. Then in late 1840 they moved to a new home in Adelaide, Ontario (Lot 15, 5th concession). Upon his death he was eulogized as follows: "He was a most zealous and consistent (Methodist church) member to the end of his life. He possessed a wonderfully retentive memory, an indomitable will, and always had the courage of his convictions." He had a very large funeral procession and Arthur William Currie was one of his pallbearers. From 'Strathroy Dispatch' newspaper obituary for John Curry posted at left in photo section by Ken Stephenson: "The Late Mr. John Currie...The subject of this notice was born in the County of Mayo, Ireland, in 1807, married Jane Gardner (sic) in 1830, immigrated to Canada in 1840, settled on lot 15, 5th con., Adelaide, the same year, where his son and grandson now live, and where he lived until his wife's demise, which took place in October, 1888, when he removed to the city of London, and lived with his daughter, Mrs. John Dawson, until his death. Mr. Currie had 13 children, nine away one before, and four survive. Deceased joined the Methodist church in 1842, of which he was a most zealous and consistent member to the end of his life. He possessed a wonderfully retentive memory, and indomitable will, and always had the courage of his convictions. He was always swayed, governed, imbued, sustained and strengthened by the eternal principles of right. Being a man of faith and prayer, he was always a welcome guest in the home of the afflicted, for he invariably took his stand beneath the shadow of the Cross, and with a smile or a tear he breathed all around him the usual aroma of Calvary..For many years he had been afflicted with kidney trouble, and on the 5th inst. he passed peacefully away, his dying words being those of Stephen, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' A very large funeral procession on Friday, 7th inst., conveyed the body to the fourth line cemetery, the pallbearers being his six grandsons...Written by a Friend."

Children (in addition to those listed in familylinks below): Isaac Ralston Ormsby Curry, b1850 - d.y. Unknown female, b. 1831, died young. Unknown male, b. 1833, d. y. Sources: Jeanne R. Stanis, "Descendants of Patrick Corrigan" Hugh M. Urquhart, "Arthur Currie: The Biography of a Great Canadian," 1950. Frederick William Currie, "Currie Family History," privately published.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 13 2021, 20:44:48 UTC

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John Corrigan Curry's Timeline

1807
February 1807
Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
1834
April 28, 1834
Ireland
1838
May 1838
Mayo, County Mayo, Ireland
1839
1839
Ireland
1840
August 14, 1840
Ontario, Canada
1841
April 1, 1841
Middlesex, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
1842
July 29, 1842
Ontario, Canada
1845
December 1845
Ontario, Canada
1846
July 1, 1846
Ontario, Canada