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

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Kathleen Mary Ferrier C.B.E.
Born in Higher Walton, Lancashire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2016
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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.[1]

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.


  1. Wikipedia, accessed 10 May 2017.

See also

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

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