Fry, Violet M.

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Fry, Violet M.

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  • Currie, Violet M.

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1902-1991

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Violet Marian (Currie) Fry (1902-1991), housewife, mother of four, and a survivor of the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917, was born August 2, 1902 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to James McLean Currie (1869-1941) and Prudence (Sharpe) Currie (1875-1954). At the time of the Explosion, Violet was 15 years old, living with her parents and seven siblings at 90 North Kline Street where her father owned a dairy and delivered milk by horse and wagon. Violet survived the north end disaster as did her family, and their house became a shelter for many who were homeless. In April 1922 Violet married Wilfred A. “Mick” Fry (1901-1972), a machinist, and they had four children: Douglas, Wallace, Marion and Joyce. Violet died on April 23, 1991 in Halifax.

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2020-02-14 created

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Nova Scotia Archives database “Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics” https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ accessed 14 January 2019.
McAlpine’s Halifax City Directories for 1916 to 1919, on Nova Scotia Archives website https://novascotia.ca/archives/directories/list.asp accessed 15 January 2019.
Obituaries in Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper, May 10, 1972 and April 23, 1991 on microfilm, Nova Scotia Archives.

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