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Dorothy Griffin and Robert Parry

UPDATED December 5, 2018

Born November 24, 1890, Dorothy Griffin was the only daughter of John Griffin (1860-1937) and Sarah Jane (nee Goodland) (1857-1931). When she was born her father was 30 and her mother was 33.

I know very little about my great-aunt. I have one photo of her, below, with my great-grandfather, Arthur and my great-uncle, Charles Griffin during WWI. My grandmother, also Dorothy Griffin, may have taken her name from her aunt.
Dorothy appears with her family on the 1911 census, but according to a passenger form from the Ocean Liner Minnedosa, Dorothy arrived in Canada (Quebec) in May 1921. The form suggests that she was coming to Canada to be married. The form names her father, John, as her next of kin and suggests that she's going to meet her future husband, Robert Parry, in Calgary, Alberta. The form suggests that Robert lived at 1209 5th Avenue NW in Calgary.


Annette Fulford who is researching Canadian War Brides of the First World War on her site, provided me w…

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