Woman of the Century/Ida M. Curran
IDA M. CURRAN. CURRAN, Mrs. Ida M., journalist and editor, w.ls born in Waterbury, Vt. When a mere child, her family removed to Boston and afterwards to Woburn, Mass. Sheearly showed a marked talent for literary work, and at school won her highest standing in rhetoric and literature. This proficiency in composition gained for her one of the four class honors in the Woburn high school when she graduated. She contributed largely to the Grattan "Echo," and afterwards became the wife of the publisher of the paper, F. P. Curran. Household duties compelled Mrs. Curran to withdraw for a time from literary labors, but in 1888 she once more became associated with newspaper work, her articles appearing in the Woburn "City Press," of which journal she assumed entire control in 1890. Mrs. Curran is a member of the New England Woman's Press Association. She is an accomplished violinist and an amateur actress. In addition to her newspaper duties, she presides over a charming home, and personally directs the educacation of her three children.