Series 8 - Bliss family

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Bliss family

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CA ON00210 25-8

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  • [ca. 1900]-[1954 or 1955] (Creation)
    Bliss family

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8 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller.

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Harry Bliss (1882-1931) was born in Russia and immigrated to Canada around 1909. He lived at 442 Ontario Street, in Toronto, from 1916 until his death and was employed as a vest-maker and an insurance agent. He had three sons: Barney, Henry and Johnny. Their mother, whose name may have been Tobby, remarried after Harry’s death, to a Mr. Raymond.
Dorothy Bliss (née Levine) (1909-1992) was the daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine. She was married to Barney A. Bliss (d.1985) and they had one daughter, Helen Woolven (née Bliss) (b.1938) who worked as a medical secretary. She married Ed Woolven and they lived in Ottawa. They had two children: Stephen (b.1962) and Linda (b.1965).
Henry Bliss (d.1992), Barney’s brother, married Ida Bliss, and they had three children: Harvey and Eileen Bliss and Barbara (m.Gastman).

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Series consists of photographs of members of the Bliss family.

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