Born 22 APR 1912. Higher Walton, Lancashire, England. 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.
Married Albert Wilson in November 1935, 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.
↑ "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.
↑ "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.