William Curren (1887 - 1976)

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William Curren
1887 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
William Curren was born on April 14, 1887. He died in February 1976 at 88 years of age. We know that William Curren had been residing in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico 88101.


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William Curren passed away in February 1976 at age 88. He was born on April 14, 1887. We have no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Curren had been residing in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico 88101.
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In 1887, in the year that William Curren was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1904, by the time he was 17 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1944, at the age of 57 years old, William was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1967, William was 80 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1976, in the year of William Curren's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Born: around 1900
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Born: around 1918
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Born: around 1910
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Born: around 1912
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1874 - 1947
East Melbourne, Australia
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Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 4, 1944
William H Curren
around 1848 - Dec 3, 1921
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around 1884 - May 10, 1926

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Elizabeth Curren
Dec 21, 1991 - Dec 4, 2000
Taylor Robin Curren
Jul 29, 1985 - Nov 16, 2007
John Curren
Jan 23, 1923 - August 1965
Orr Curren
May 25, 1895 - Mar 3, 1981
Richard Curren
Feb 25, 1920 - November 1976
Arthur Curren
Aug 31, 1886 - April 1981
Columbia, Missouri
Michael A. Curren
Born: around 1969
Rebecca A. (Barbosa) Curren
Born: around 1973
Richard A. Curren
Born: around 1973
Cynthia M. (Henrikson) Curren
Born: around 1979
James L. Curren
Born: around 1935
Nora B. (Kruse) Curren
Born: around 1943
Steven L. Curren
Born: around 1970
Cody J. Curren
Born: around 1968
Victoria A. (Teresko) Curren
Born: around 1963
Nolan E. Curren
Born: around 1982
Jennifer R. (Pearson) Curren
Born: around 1984
Andrew W. Curren
Born: around 1979
Mary C. (James) Curren
Born: around 1985

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