F is for Ferris

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.



1944 ‘Barcaldine and DISTRICT’, The Longreach Leader (Qld. : 1923 – 1954), 1 January, p. 11. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126006636


1950 ‘MAN DIES IN PLANE’, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 – 1954), 17 July, p. 3. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49736506


1952 ‘Left £27,654’, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 – 1954), 14 May, p. 7. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50303535


1950 ‘BARCALDINE HUNTERS’ PLATE WILL BE FERRIS CURRY MEMORIAL’,The Longreach Leader (Qld. : 1923 – 1954), 17 November, p. 18. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125600147

Ferris CURRY (1919-1950)

Name: Ferris CURRY
Sex: Male
Father: Patrick CURRY (c. 1848-c. 1922)
Mother: Emily CLARKE ( – )

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 18 Mar 1919 Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia(*1,2)
Occupation bef 16 Jul 1950 (age 31) Grazier(*1)
Death 16 Jul 1950 (age 31) Queensland Airlines Aeroplane(*1,3)

Spouse Margaret Frances MCHUGH ( – )
Children John CURRY (bef1950- )
Marriage 29 Dec 1943 (age 24) Church of the Sacred Heart, Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia(*4)


1. “Courier Mail”. Tuesday 18 July 1950 P5.
Text From Source: Death on plane

ROCKHAMPTON, Monday.— A post-mortem examination at Rockhampton to-day disclosed that Ferris Curry, 31, married, grazier, who collapsed and died in a Queensland Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon, had died from natural causes. Police said no inquest would be held.

2. “Honouring Veterans”. http://honouringveterans.org/veteran.php?id=110382&t=ww2.
Text From Source: Born: 18 Mar 1919
Service: Australian Army
Service Number: Q214568
Date Of Enlistment: 5 May 1942
Rank: Private

3. “Queensland BDM Indexes”. 1950 C3663 .
Text From Source: Ferris Curry Patrick Emily Curtis-Clarke

4. “The Longreach Leader (Qld. : 1923 – 1954)”. Sat 1 Jan 1944 Page 11.


7 thoughts on “F is for Ferris

  1. lindamaycurry

    All these Currys are of great interest when my name is also Curry, even if by marriage. I love the descriptions of wedding dresses and going away outfits. Travelling by goods train for a honeymoon in Brisbane – how practical is that! Then six years later he dies in a plane.
    Keep up the good work.

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  2. Fran

    After reading your post my first query is – who has the memorial plate? I have read about in Paperspast of the Kitto shield donated by an ancestor and wondered where it is now. Rubbish, tarnished or in a cabinet all shiny.
    Fran @travelgenee from the TravelGenee Blog

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  3. Dianne Nolin

    “…the cake made and iced by the bride’s mother” I wanted a chocolate cake for my wedding as I hate fruit cake. But my Mom said that my great aunt Stella had the old family recipe for wedding cake (fruit) and wanted to make it as her contribution, then they had it iced at the bakery. I relented because I loved my great aunt, and Dad promised to get me some mini pastries from the Queen E Hotel (award winning and to die for!).
    So sad they weren’t married very long.

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