The body of Mrs. T. J. Curran, whose death in Wichita was announced last week, was brought to this city on Thursday and on last Friday afternoon the funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church, after which burial was made in the Coldwater cemetery. The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. W. B. Leonard, and were very impressive, for each one in attendance and the church was well filled - felt the loss of a good friend and neighbor.
Ada Macomb was born in Cross Lanes, Nicholas-co., W. Va., on May 10, 1854. On May 6, 1876, in Summersville, W. Va., she was united in marriage with T. J. Curran. In the year 1885, Mr. Curran came west in search of a home for himself and family. He selected a claim in Rumsey-tp., this county - the quarter on which the Mike Schuab home is now located. In February, 1886, Mrs. Curran and children came, and thus the family were among the pioneer settlers of this county. In 1879 the family moved to Shimer-tp., where a ranch home was started. There they continued to make this city their home.
Mrs. Curran had long been an active worker in the building of the community. She had been in poor health for some time. On Wednesday, January 20, she under went a critical operation in St. Francis hospital in Wichita. She gradually became weaker, and at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 1915, the end came quietly and peacefully. Her suffering was borne uncomplainingly and with resignation which showed that even the event of death had no terrors for her. She was prepared to die; for many years she professed the faith of the Christian and she had lived consistent with that faith. Her membership was in the Presbyterian church of this city.
Mrs. Curran will be missed in the community. Her many deeds of kindness will not soon be forgotten by those with whom she was associated. In her death, another of the long list of Comanche-co's early settlers - those who helped to develop the county through the trying years of its history - has passed away.
Deceased is survived by the husband and three daughters - Mrs. F. L. Holcomb and Mrs. S. J. Gilchrist of this city and Mrs. W. A. Lonker of Ford, Kans. A son, George, died a number of years ago. A sister, Mrs. Oscar Goshey, of Indianapolis, Ind., arrived in Wichita only a few minutes after Mrs. Curran's death occurred.
Thomas J. Curran, husband of Ada Macomb.
George Curran, son of Ada (Macomb) Curran.
Idress (Curran) Gilchrist, daughter of Ada (Macomb) Curran.
Maude (Curran) Holcomb, daughter of Ada (Macomb) Curran.
Fred L. Holcomb, son-in-law of Ada (Macomb) Curran.
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