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Rev. John W. Currie
Male 1873 - 1969


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  1873  Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  religion, life story 
    Occupation  1924  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister of Knox Church 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-342023 
    Died  26 Mar 1969  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  29 Mar 1969  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I342023  Generations
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2019 

    Family  Mary Elizabeth Caughell,   b. 13 May 1895, Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1986, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Dec 1917  Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Dr. Eoin Allister Currie,   b. 1919, Tara, Arran Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1986, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Donald Currie
    Family ID  F249046  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rev. J. W. Currie Passes - Rev. J. W. Currie, minister emeritus of Knox United Church, Ayr, died Wednesday at Toronto in his 96th year. Mr. Currie was minister of Knox Church from 1924 to 1943 and continued to reside in the village until May, 1967, when he and Mrs. Currie moved to Willowdale. Born in Nottawasaga Township in the County of Simcoe in 1873, he was one of four sons of a Scottish family to become Presbyterian ministers. Following his elementary schooling he was graduated with a Master's degree in Oriental languages from the University of Toronto. After obtaining a degree in theology from Knox College, Toronto, he did further post-graduate study at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Mr. Currie was minister of Erskine Presbyterian Church in Blenheim from 1908 to 1917. He served at Tara Presbyterian Church from 1917 until 1924 when he accepted a call to Ayr where he served until his retirement in 1943. During his years at Ayr he was active in Presbytery and conference affairs. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Caughell of Willowdale; two sons, Dr. E. A. Currie of Willowdale and Donald H. Currie of Galt, and a sister, Mrs. A. D. (Flora) MacLean of Elora. There are eight grandchildren. The late Mr. Currie rested at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, Galt until Saturday noon. Funeral service was held at Knox United Church, Ayr, on Saturday at 2 p.m. The service was conducted by Rev. D. E. Willis of Knox Church, assisted by Rev. Fred Rice, of Galt. Pallbearers were Alden M. Cochrane, George Gillespie, Alex Edgar, Dr. G. E. D. Wilson, Robert McRuer and Wallace Dance. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery. A Masonic service under the auspices of Ayr Lodge No. 172 A.F. and A.M. was held at the funeral home.

      The Ayr News Mar 27 1969 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Currie/ [Large bronze plaque of United Church crest]
      [A] Mary Elizabeth Caughell/ 1895 - 1986/ Wife of/ John Currie [B] John W. Currie M. A. , B. D./ 1873 - 1969/ MInister of/ Knox United Church, Ayr/ 1924 - 1943

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: John W Currie Age: 44 Birth Date: abt 1873 Birth Place: Nottawasaga Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1917 Marriage County or District: Kent Father: John Currie Mother: Flora McAllister Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Caughell Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1894 Spouse Birth Place: Harwick (kent Co) Spouse Father: Peter Caughell Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Haggert

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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister of Knox Church - 1924 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1969 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1969 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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