W is for William

This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.

I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and,  as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may  resort to Google.


By searching through Trove it has been possible to develop a timeline of the life of Rev. William Curry in South Australia.

26 October, 1927 : Passed Exams
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1927 ‘METHODIST SYNODS.’, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931), 26 October, p. 9. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74305631

24 January 1928: Best Man

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1928 ‘CLERICAL WEDDING CELEBRATED AT MAUGHAN CHURCH BY REVS. W. H. CANN AND G. E. SCHAFER’, News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 – 1954), 24 January, p. 6. (HOME EDITION), viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129163204

6 April 1928: Leaves for England
1928 ‘SOCIAL NOTES.’, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931), 24 March, p. 11. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73697883

15 February 1929: Return to Australia
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1929 ‘METHODIST’, News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 – 1954), 15 February, p. 12. (HOME EDITION), viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129220380

4 March 1938:  Transfer to Solomontown.
1938 ‘METHODIST CLERGY’, Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 – 1954), 4 March, p. 1. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article95942577

19 February 1939: Harvest Services

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1939 ‘GLADSTONE METHODIST CHURCH.’, The Areas’ Express (Booyoolee, SA : 1877 – 1948), 17 February, p. 3. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218893768

16 January 1942 : Officiated at wedding of Vila Clark and Glen Pengilly
1942 ‘WEDDING.’, Northern Argus (Clare, SA : 1869 – 1954), 16 January, p. 6. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article97261883

17 October 1942 : Officiated at marriage of Kay Pavey to Lance Leslie. 
1942 ‘Wedding at Stanley Flat’, Blyth Agriculturist (SA : 1908 – 1954), 23 October, p. 3. , viewed 17 Apr 2016.

April 1945 : Transfer from Clare to Clarence Park.
1945 ‘Rural Reports’, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), 18 April, p. 2. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43489415

16 February 1949 : William and family entertain.
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1949 ‘PASSING BY’, News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 – 1954), 16 February, p. 5. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130243501

12 April 1951 : Officiated at Funeral of  Mrs A M Pearce.
1951 ‘Family Notices’, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), 13 April, p. 20. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45701219

1954 : A picture and a precis.

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1954 ‘Pew and Pulpit’, News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 – 1954), 18 February, p. 29. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134476812

As newspaper coverage in Trove is not available past 1954 I can’t find any further information on Rev William Curry. I will have to resort to other resources to read about his later life.

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9 thoughts on “W is for William

  1. kristin

    That was an interesting trip down the news items. I’m happy to see that the daughters were really talented in music and followed that interest. As a minister’s daughter, I sort of cringed when I saw they had to provide the entertainment at the manse, thinking of how awful it would have been for me. They seemed to be fit for it though.

    Finding Eliza

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  2. Fran

    When I see how much you have already or new items found durin April I am wondering how much work you have made for yourself documenting this onto your Curry tree.

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  4. Allyson Wake

    Thanks for sharing these articles about William Curry. His wife, Mildred, was my grandfather’s older sister. I only met them once, in 1985. Aunt Mildred was very sweet & Uncle Will had a wicked sense of humour!

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