Rachel Frances (Tucker) Avery

Information taken from The Role of Newfoundland Midwife in Traditional Health Care 1900 – 1970
by Janet Elizabeth McNaughton,  1989. (PhD. Thesis)


Rachel Frances was known as Aunt Fanny. She was a midwife in Southport and area from 1951-1960. Aunt Fanny delivered 127 babies and she delivered her first one when she was 34 years old. Her fee was $3 – $4. She trained under another midwife, Olga Smith.

Aunt Fanny was born in 1889.