Advent Calendar: Elizabeth Curran

Elizabeth Park nee Curren

Born August 12, 1862, Died April 27, 1954, aged 91
Lived in: Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US; Ireland (uncertain, but Belfast most likely); Vancouver, Canada
Married: Robert James Park
(two unnamed children who died in early childhood)
Robert Park
Elizabeth Park
Mary Dunlop Park
Rhoda Park
Margaret Park
George Park
Florence Park

Like her husband, Elizabeth was born in a bad time in Irish history, though we know a bit more about her than about her husband. She was born to Thomas and Jennie (Blair) Curran in Belfast, Ireland, one of at least three, possibly as many as seven or more children born to the couple. She likely married before leaving Ireland due to the Potato Famine there, and she and her husband Robert settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where all their children were born. When life became difficult in the early 1900s, the couple and their children all moved back to Ireland. When one of their daughters moved to Canada, she sent back such glowing reports of the country that the rest of the family soon followed, and Elizabeth and Robert settled in Vancouver, BC, where she lived long enough to meet three of her great-grandchildren before dying in 1954.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.