File 4 - Finkle, Fanny Gertrude/Beth Purdy

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CA ON00156 BOHP/4


Finkle, Fanny Gertrude/Beth Purdy


  • 14 November 1974 (Creation)

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Fanny Gertrude Finkle (Curry) was born on September 1, 1895 in Stockdale, Northumberland County. She was the daughter of William Brooks Curry and Selina Isaacs. She married William Henry Finkle, co-founder of Bell Shirt Company Limited, on September 1, 1923. Before her marriage she was a teacher at the Ontario School for the Deaf. Fanny Finkle was a past president of the Women's Association, the Queen Alexandra School Home and School Association, the Women's Canadian Club and the Belleville Community Concert Association. She was a member of Albert College Guild, the YMCA Board and Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary. She died on December 6, 1990.

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Beth Purdy was born on August 27, 1900 in Smith's Falls, Ontario. She was the daughter of George Haley and Rhoda J. Pixley. She married Albert Edward Purdy on September 9, 1929. She taught kindergarten for some time and was a member of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville. Mrs. Purdy was active in the Women's Christian Association, Hastings County Historical Society, Quinte Morning Music Club and the Hastings County Museum. In 1992, she received the medal for the 125th anniversary of Confederation of Canada honouring Canadians who had made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, community or country.

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Fanny Finkle and Beth Purdy discuss teaching, life in Belleville, the Trenton explosion and the Faulkners.

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