Class of 1913

DON'T MISS! MY MOTHER'S STORY, by Mary Murphy, daughter.


Miss Andrews, Sister Salome, Helen Burrey at St Francis.

Photo provided by Mary Brown Murphy, daughter of Helen Burrey Brown.

Mary Brown Murphy said, "From 1919 until 1929, my mother was Assistant Directress of Nurses at St Francis Hospital. She taught practical nursing, hygiene and hospital housekeeping. (All this in her hand from my baby book, still treasured)."

1900 Census, Pittsburgh City, Allegheny County, Pa.
171 Plymouth Street
Charles M. Burrey, Head, 39, B Mar 1861, Mar. 14 yrs, Teamster, b Pa., parents b Germany
Bridget, Wife, 38, b Aug 1861, 7 children/4 living, b Ireland
Sarah, Dau, 11 [12?], b Jan 1888, b Pa.
John, Son, 9, b June 1890, b Pa.
Helen, Dau, 8, b Dec 1891, b Pa.
Joseph, Son, 2, b Aug 1897, b Pa.

1910 Census, Pittsburgh City, Allegheny County, Pa.
Ulysses St.
Bridged Burrey, Head, 48, Wd., 7 children/6 living, b Ireland, parents b Ireland
Sarah E., Dau, 21, Sales Lady Dept. Store, b Pa.
John C., Son, 19, Clerk School Office, b Pa.
Helen, Dau, 18, Stock Girl Dept. Store, b Pa.
[2 female boarders also resided in the home.]

Helen Burrey served in the Army Nurse Corps in Europe during World War I.



1920 Census, Pittsburgh City, Allegheny County, Pa.
136 Ulysses St.
Bridget Burrey, Head, 62, Wd., b Ireland, Immig 1870?
John, Son, 29, Purchasing Agent College, b Pa.
Helen, Dau, 28, Reg. Nurse Hospital, b Pa.

Not found in the 1930 Census.

The parents of Helen Burrey were Charles and Bridget (Gaegin) Burrey. Bridget was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Moriarty) Gaegin. [Source: Mary Brown Murphy.]

In 1931, Helen married Charles J. Brown, the son of John and Maud (McGuire) Brown. Charles died in 1967. [Source: Mary Brown Murphy.]

John C. Burrey married Marjorie Aaron, also in the Class of 1913.

Born December 5, 1891, Helen died September 14, 1987. She is buried at Maryrest Cemetery, Bergen County, New Jersey.