Saturday, November 17, 2007
born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1892 Helen Burry had eight brothers and sisters, two of which survived to adulthood. At the age of 14 she went to work in her fathers department store. She worked there until she entered nursing school at St. Francis Hospital. She graduated from school when she was 22 and volunteered to serve in World War 1 as an army nurse. After the war at the age of 39 she married a 44 year old bachelor and lived a happy life despite the shadow of the depression. Helen Burrey died at the age of 95.