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Grace Fryer
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1899
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1933
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

Grace Fryer (daughter of Daniel Edward Fryer and Grace Moulton Gilbert) was born 14 Mar 1899 in Orange Township, Essex, New Jersey, and died 27 Oct 1933 in Orange Township, Essex, New Jersey.

Grace Fryer worked in a factory that made the first watches with illuminated dials. These dials were painted with radioactive paint which the all-female painting staff hand painted. To keep their paintbrushes well pointed, they would put the brush tip in their mouths. Grace and a number of the women she worked with became the first recorded American industrial poisoning incidents on modern safety records. The radioactive material eventually built up in the bodies of the women and nearly all died of radiation poisoning.

She was the first of the five 'Radium Girls' who banded together to sue US Radium.

Ref: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/l/Joan-Kelly-NC/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0047.html

 
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
East Hanover
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Acacia Section, Lot 137, Space 1 & 2
 
Created by: Mike Dillon
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
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Grace Fryer
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- virginia
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
Aunt Grace, Your courage has always been an inspiration to me.
- Joan Grace Kelly
 Added: May. 19, 2014

- Oh look, a chicken!
 Added: May. 18, 2014
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