About Ewald as my grandfather
About Ewald as a young man
Curran Family — Ewald's Parents
Florance, b. 23 Feb 1863 London, England, of Irish immigrant parents; immigrated 1869; d. 5 Nov 1936
Bridget Delaney, b. 21 Mar 1870 [also given as 1868] Missouri USA
(of immigrants from "Irish
Free State"). D. 19 Jan 1946.
In addition to the "baseball team & 3 cheerleaders" below, two girls and a boy were lost as young ones .
Curran Family — Ewald's Siblings
Photo above: James Curran's funeral in St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois Aug. 3, 1970. Left to Right: Douglas, Con, Westlyn, Flory, and Ewald. 
I'm beginning to hear from Curran family members, so I'll try to piece together what I've learned about Ewald's siblings and their families. The generations are indented with ... .
Florance (Florie) J Curran
b. 1887. Married to Caroline (Carrie) Bohn.
19301 Living at 4961 Chippewa. Working as a linotyper in the printing business.
... Madonna b. 1913; d. 1989. Married to [...] Willis in the Old Cathedral, St. Louis, MO
Mary A (Mollie) Curran Barrett*
b. 1888; m. to Francis Barrett. Francis was my mother's uncle, who ran a confectionary in north St Louis. Barrett Brothers Park in St Louis is named after the two oldest boys, who died during WW II.
... Frank Barrett b. Jan 11, 1917; d. about 1945 in Germany, during WW II. Married to Marie Barrett.
... Florence (Florrie) Barrett b. Aug 5, 1919; d. Dec 16, 1944 of leukemia in Guadalcanal, during WW II.
... Ella Rose Barrett b. Feb 12, 1921; d. 2005
... Jack Barrett b. Jan 5, 1924; d. 1929
... Delaney Barrett b. Aug 24, 1927; d. Aug 15, 1995 in Akron OH
b. 1890 (m. at age 21, widowed at the 1930 census)
19301 Living with parents and his son John on 5870 Romaine Place, widowed. Working as a collector for a loan company
... John "Johnnie" Curran b. about 1918. Married Mabel.
... Evelyn Curran lived in an orphanage after her mother died and would spend every weekend, holiday etc.. with her Aunt Mamie and Uncle Connie.2
... [another girl?]
Cornelius (Connie) Curran
b. 1892. Married Mary "Mamie". Two daughters. Worked with Ewald both at Con P Curran and then at the Christian Board of Publication.
1930 Living at 4019 Miami. Working as a pressman.
... June Curran Burton b. about 1918; m. Nelson Burton Sr., was "an accomplished [bowling] champion and considered one of the greatest matchplay bowlers of all time. The senior Burton was also in the bowling business, having owned five different bowling centers over a period of years" [source]
"One of [Doris Curran's] favorite memories is [from Castlewood] when the boys would drive your mom and herself down to the restaurant. They would sit each girl on the big headlights of the car and head down the hill." 
... Doris Curran Murray b. about 1922. M. William "Bill" Murray, 1950, who died in 1958.
b. 1893. Married Roseann Mary Chandler (Cullom, IL, b. 15 Nov 1896). in Chicago IL. Moved to Chicago
... James Chandler Curran b. 6 October 1921. As of Feb 2008, living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Harry A Curran
"Dan was about my age and I was introduced to Buddy through him, with some friends from Notre Dame school (across the street from where they lived), where I had many good tiimes at their Fish Fries and dancing afterwards. My mother was good friends with Frances, Harry's wife." 
b. 1895 Married to Frances G.
1930 Living at 1610 Keinlen (?) Av. Working as a press feeder.
... Eileen M b. about 1920; m. Paul Dobbins
... Dan A b. about 1922
... Florance J "Buddy" (male) b. about 1930. M. Mary Lou Gover
... Jean b. ?; m. Tom O'Neill
Ella Rose Curran Schanbacher
b. 1898, d. 1977 3
1930 Living with parents on Romaine
Married Orville Schanbacher (d. 1960). Moved south to Birmingham, Alabama.
... Mary Ann Schanbacher Starke
1930 Married to Lillian. Living at 1417 McCausland. Working as a pressman.
... [a daughter?]
1930 Married to Genevieve (maternal aunt to one of my parents' dearest friends George Maxwell) . Living at 2712 Belt. Working as web presser for newspaper
The following rendition of "Old Mill Stream" by Ewald Curran and Joe Foley was recorded on 12 Feb 1944 at a Valentine's Party hosted by Kitty and Ewald Curran. The female voice is Mary Hohman.
Down By The Old Mill Stream (mp3 file)
b 1 Sept 1904. Second husband of my grandmother Catherine Flanagan Barrett Curran. His page. D. 3 Dec 1988. Children and grandchildren he nurtured:
... Mary Barrett Hohmann (m. Lester; child. George Hohmann, Barbara Hohmann Holland, Tom Hohmann, Jim Hohmann)
... Bob Barrett
... Bill Barrett (m. Lill Demme; child. Robert Barrett, Catherine Goergens, Carmen Barrett)
... Kathleen Barrett Price (m. Walter Price; child. Susan Price, Thomas Price, Ellen Price Stretch, Kathleen Price McDermott)
Catherine Curran Miller
1930 Living with parents on Romaine. Working as a Balance Clerk for a railroad office.
Married Bill Miller, but was later divorced
... Bill Miller
... Kathleen Miller
1930 Living at home with parents on Romaine.
WWII: fought in the battle of Iwo Jima.
Married: Wife Murial. I know that Delaney lived in California. During the Sixties (I'll estimate), we heard about him because he lived in a house behind Zsa Zsa Gabor. Her house was burned down in one of the terrible wildfires and his was spared. I was told his house was spared because he said the rosary — something like that.
*Family Ties. I should mention that the Barretts and the Currans were entwined in ways a little more complex than Ewald + Kitty.
Kitty Flanagan went with Francis Barrett first. But Tom Barrett stole her away.
Francis went on to marry Molly Curran.
Mollie was Ewald's older sister
Ewald married Kitty after Tom Barrett died.
2 Kacy Curran Murray & Doris Curran Murray
3 Curran O'Neal
4 Michael Curran
5 Kathleen Barrett Price
6 James Chandler Curran
1870, 1880 US CENSUS:
Florence Curran's Family 1531 North 9th
Michael O'Brien b. 1866?; working as a "traveling agent" in 1880.
John P Curran b.1859 in London; working as a "huckster" in 1880. Per my mother: became a singer who did not live in St. Louis
Florence b. 23 Feb 1863, working as a printer in 1880. D. 5 Nov 1936.
(Con) P. b.
1865 in London; working as a wagon maker in 1880. Became a printing
mogul in St Louis. Children: Genevieve, Abbie, Maggie, Con P Jr, Florence
(girl, d. of tuberculosis age 22)), John, Philpot ("Potter")
Bridget Delaney's Family
Bridget ?(mother) deceased prior to 1900
Catherine (Katie) b. 1876. 1930 Census: living with the Currans.
Nellie b. 1877
Margaret b. 1882