This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.
I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and, as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may resort to Google.
I need to spend more time researching Beatrice Jane Curry as some of the dates cited in articles written about her after she became a centenarian do not tally with what I can find in the sources I have consulted. That, after marrying at 33 , she had 23 children the latest when she was over 60 seems amazing.
I have found a very well sourced tree on Ancestry that indicates Beatrice was actually born in 1850 and arrived in South Australia on a later voyage of the Martin Luther in 1852. So she was probably only 90 years of age when she died in 1940.
1937 ‘MY 100 Christmas DAYS…’, The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), 11 December, p. 2. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52256508
1937 ‘Medal a Surprise To Mrs. Curry’,News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 – 1954), 12 May, p. 5. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130928478
1939 ‘102 Candles in Her Birthday Cake Tomorrow’, The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), 15 April, p. 2. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55750029
1940 ‘DEATH OF MRS. B. J. CURRY’,Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 – 1954), 1 August, p. 12. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92395125