World War II: The Homefront — 1944

by Paula Bosse

WWII-mother_dmn_051444Mrs. A. H. Curry

by Paula Bosse

This touching photo appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Mother’s Day, 1944. The caption:

HER DAY — Sons are scattered all over the world in a fight for a deep cause. Mother’s Day, 1944, isn’t the brightest we have ever had, but it is the most hopeful for the future. And it serves to call attention again to the fact that Mothers are still the greatest heroes of all. In Dallas, Mrs. A. H. Curry, 3719 Miramar, a Mother with six sons in the service — one of them missing in action — looks over the pictures of the men she reared who now fight for her safety at home.

(More about the Curry boys can be read in the full Mother’s Day article that accompanied this photo — an article written in the purplest of patriotic prose by Dallas Morning News editor Felix R. McKnight; read it here.)

Ethel Walz Curry (1883-1965)

Below, a photo of the Curry sons with their father, A. H. Curry (whose early career was spent with the Edison Company, working personally with Thomas Edison).

curry-brothers_dmn_091242DMN, Sept, 12, 1942


Sources & Notes

Photo and text appeared in The Dallas Morning News on May 14, 1944, Mother’s Day. Photo by E. W. Odom.

Mrs. Curry also had two daughters, Catherine and Carolyn. In one of those “everything is connected” discoveries, Catherine married Robert E. Grinnan who grew up in the Connor house I wrote about here.


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