Biography of William F. Curran
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





William F. Curran. Among the prominent young men of East Liverpool is William F. Curran, proprietor of the Curran Dancing Academy. He is a native of this city, born. Oct. 13, 1897, and the son of Robert and Sarah (Wynn) Curran.

Robert Curran, who resides in East Liverool, is a native of Salineville, Ohio. His wife was born at New Castle-on-Tyne, England, and is the daughter of Anthony Wynn, who settled at Wellsville, Ohio, at an early date and engaged in the mercantile business. He is now deceased. Robert Curran began life as a potter and followed that trade until 1915, when he entered the restaurant business in East Liverpool, which he has since successfully conducted. He is a Republican and a member of the Catholic Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Curran the following children were born: Georgianna, married Andrew Alexander, lives in Buffalo, N. Y.; Margaret, deceased; William F., the subject of this sketch; Robert A. and Sarah E., both students.

William F. Curran received his education in the public schools, being graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1917. After a course at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, he entered the employ of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company, as chief clerk. He later went to Philadelphia and took up the study of dancing with Albert W. Newman. In 1917 he opened his academy in East Liverpool and in September, 1922, removed to his present location, 105 East 5th Street. Mr. Curran teaches modern and classical dancing, as well as toe, clog, and eccentric dancing. He is thoroughly capable in his work and widely known.

On April 10, 1918, Mr. Curran was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Cassidy, of East Liverpool, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Mackel) Cassidy, residents of Alliance, Ohio. Mr. Cassidy is the son of Michael and Mary Cassidy, the former at one time a prominent dancing teacher of Trenton, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Curran have a daughter, Lois Marie.

Mr. Curran is identified with the Ohio Dancing Masters' Association, the Pittsburgh Society of Improved Dancing, the International Dancing Masters of the World, and the National Institute of Social Dancing. He is a Republican, a member of the Catholic Church, and the Elks Lodge.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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