Kathleen Ferrier C.B.E.
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Kathleen Mary Ferrier C.B.E. (1912 - 1953)

Kathleen Mary Ferrier C.B.E.
Born in Higher Walton, Lancashire, Englandmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in London, Englandmap
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Kathleen Ferrier C.B.E. is Notable.

Born 22 APR 1912. Higher Walton, Lancashire, England.[1] Third child of William and Alice Ferrier. Siblings sister Win, brother George.

Extract from Wikipedia Kathleen Mary Ferrier, CBE (22 April 1912 – 8 October 1953) was an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar. Her death from cancer, at the height of her fame, was a shock to the musical world and particularly to the general public, which was kept in ignorance of the nature of her illness until after her death. The daughter of a Lancashire village schoolmaster.[2]

Married Albert Wilson in November 1935[3], but her marriage was annulled in 1847 without having any children.

Her brother George emigrated to Canada to become a farmer and sister Win became a teacher in London.


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FG1-2XD : 1 October 2014), Kathleen M Ferrier, 1912; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Preston, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Wikipedia, accessed 10 May 2017.
  3. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV88-K59M : 8 October 2014), Kathleen M Ferrier and null, 1935; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1935, quarter 4, vol. 8E, p. 953, Chorley, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

See also

  • Evergreen Magazine, Spring 1991, pp. 16-26.

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