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Joseph Currah
Isabelle Coatsworth
Charles W. Currah
(About 1870-1935)


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Rosalia Charles

Charles W. Currah 2196

  • Born: About 1870, Iowa 2196
  • Marriage: Rosalia Charles 6 December 1916 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 2196,2197
  • Died: 27 August 1935, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington at age 65

bullet   Cause of his death was due to injuries sustained in a car accident.



His marriage to Rosalia is his second.

The Spokesman-Review
Spokane, Washington
Wednesday, August 28, 1935
p. 1


Remains In Coma To End, Wife Still In Hospital

Injuries he received Saturday night when the automobile he was driving crashed into the side of a wood truck on the Inland Empire highway south caused the death yesterday at the Sacred Heart hospital of Charles W. Currah, 63, S309 Wall. He sustained severe concussion and head injuries and failed to regain consciousness.

Mrs. Rosalie Currah, his widow, is at the same hospital with a skull fracture but has regained consciousness, and her condition is fair. She had not been told of the death of her husband.

Electrical Expert

Mr. Currah was construction superintendent for the Brown-Johnston Electric company and regarded as a highly valuable technical expert by the company. He had been with the company for 33 years and had been in charge of scores of important electrical constructions. He was a 32nd degree Mason and widely known here by electrical engineers.

In addition to his widow, Mr. Currah leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. Swan of Tacoma and Mrs. Edith Miller of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Speed Is Blamed

The accident, which occurred about eight miles from the city, seemed to have been caused by too much speed on the part of Currah, deputy sherriffs said. The car ran into the side of a wood truck operated by John Knoblich, route 1, who had three children with him. The Currahs were coming into Spokane. The car was partly wrecked in a ditch. Officers believed Currah did not see the truck in time as he was driving over a slight rise in the highway.

The body of Currah is at the Smith Funeral Home. The death brought to seven the total of motor vehicle fatalities outside the city. The total for city and county now reaches 15.

The Spokesman-Review
Spokane, Washington
Thursday, August 29, 1935
p. 14

CURRAH, Charles W. --
Passed away August 27th at a local hospital, age 63 years. He was a resident of S. 300 Wall St., having resided in Spokane for many years.

He was a memeber of the Masonic Lodge and Modern Woodmen of America.

Survived by his wife, Rosalia, at the home, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Miller of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Mrs. J. Swan of Tacoma, Wash. His last services have been entrusted to to the care of the Smith Funeral Home, W1124 Riverside Ave.


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He worked as an electrician.

He appeared on the census in 1920 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. He was head of household.

He appeared on the census in 1930 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. He was head of household.


Charles married Rosalia Charles, daughter of Albion Post Charles and Sarah Ann Lindsey, 6 December 1916 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 2196.,2197 (Rosalia Charles was born in January 1874 in Illinois and died after 1958.)

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