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Dead Relatives - old photos from the 20th century and before

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This thread is for those, like myself, who like old photos of long dead family members. 

 

Would be really interesting to see some old photos (maybe include the year the photo was taken and perhaps a little story). Bonus points if you upload any photos from the 19th century.

 

However this thread is not just limited to old photos (even though for me personally that is the fascinating part). If you have a photo of a dead family member from recent times then you may post it too, assuming you have a cool story to go with it.

 

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Here is 4 generations of my family (c.1910). They were engineering pioneers in Bristol. They essentially changed the working conditions for ship engineers in Bristol by starting a union there. 

 

Youngest is my great grandad. Oldest is my great x4 grandad.

 

From left to right - 

 

James H.E Flowers (1884-1944)

James A. Flowers (1905-1984)

Charles H Flowers (1834-1916)

James G.E Flowers (1861-1943)

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My Gr-Grandfather John Edward Cole and his family circa 1924. My Grandfather (John George) is back right with my Grandmother (Kate Duncan Anderson) in front of him and my father (Richard Anderson) on her knee.

John Edward Cole and his wife Margaret Duncan were presented a Viennese walk clock as a wedding present in 1894 which is still in my possession.1360541367_JohnGKate(Anderson)JohnERichardwith3ColeGenerations1924.jpg.52892545458dfb49cb1a7e48eaf8bb88.jpgDSC_0001_(1).thumb.JPG.b6f81eb5a591602c1efba6f0412599d3.JPG

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Ok, let's try. Not as formal as the previous photos but I think it looks quite fun.

Back row from left  unknown, Great Great Aunt Clara,  unknown 

front row Great Aunt Evelyn {there is a small possibility she is still alive}, Great Uncle James. 

Evelyn was born in 1923 and emigrated to Canada in the 50s. I have never met her. We do know she was still with us a decade ago as she was in touch with another family member but after that we don't know. That side of the family tend to be quite long living so maybe. 

Got mixed u with who was who. It's the lady in the middle who is my great-great aunt Clara. She died in 1932 we can probably date the photograph to around 1930. I'm not sure  who the ladies flanking her are probably her daughters. 

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This is my great-great-great-uncle. All I know is that he was a bit crap with money, a trait my brother has inherited in abundance. I realise I’ve cheated a bit as it’s not an actual photo but oh well. And there might be another great in there. I need to check with my dad but he’s asleep, deaf and forgetful.

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This one is dated from about 1899, in the picture is my great x4 grandmother (my mum's dad's dad's mum's dad's mum).

 

Harriet Summers (neé Lane) 1825-1912

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My, ahem, great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather (1632-1723) is this handsome chap

 

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Keen London-based architect. Had a penchant for cathedrals. Sadly, his money has been mislaid somewhere through the last 13 generations.

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Oh, i don't have any old photos to share (not right now, that is), but I must say - interesting photos and relatives! Keep em' coming, forum.

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Further to my previous post here is John Heron Cole, father to John Edward Cole. Not sure of the date of the photo but he was born 1844 and died 1913

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His mother, Dorothy Heron b1802, d1876, again unsure of the date of the photo.

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Considering my mother has traced her side of the family back to 1700's, as far as i'm aware we don't have many pictures of people. That is frustrating considering I have a medal from when a relative fought in WW1.

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12 hours ago, ladyfiona said:

Considering my mother has traced her side of the family back to 1700's, as far as i'm aware we don't have many pictures of people. That is frustrating considering I have a medal from when a relative fought in WW1.

Oh cool. I've got loads. Found a big box in my late grandfather's attic with lots of old pictures. A lot of the pictures belonged to my great grandfather and a fair few belonged to my great great grandmother (literally still in the photo frames she put them in). My family never throws things away.

 

Ancestry and old photos fascinate me, almost like a doorway to a different world.

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This is probably the oldest family photo I have.  It's on glass.

 

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Aunt Agnes, 1829 - 1899.  She was the elder half-sister of my great-grandfather - and also his first cousin.  Agnes was the youngest of five children but her father died a few months after she was born, and her mother then shacked up with his brother. 

 

At that time the Church of England prohibited marriage between in-laws, so they "lived in sin" for a while, producing two more children including my great-grandfather.   They married in 1835 away from their home parish, presumably to beat the new Marriages Act which would have legally prohibited their marriage.  Better to fall foul of the Church than the Law!  Such marriages remained illegal until 1921.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deceased_Wife's_Sister's_Marriage_Act_1907

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Going way back, this is my 11th Great Grandfather - Captain John Flower. He was a plantation owner in Virginia and an explorer.

 

(He didn't own slaves before you ask)

 

B. 1594

D.1657

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For those who haven't seen it already on the David Prowse thread, this is my Great Grandmother (Clarice Flowers) with David Prowse. Prowse worked in her bar as a doorman in the 60's, alongside my grandfather.

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William Cross Smithson - a lovely Englishman - and his Metis (half-breed) wife Julia (no surname known), were a couple of the original pioneers that settled Kelowna, BC in the mid 1800s.  In fact he had the first orchard (Kelowna now famous for) and gave property for the first school.  They are my GG-Grandparents.

 

There are no photos of their eldest child, my G-Grandmother Rose Smithson (b 1868).

There is, however this fantastic photo of her sister, Eusebia Smithson.  Is that Injun enough for you?!  She was born in the late 1870s, putting this photo 1900?

 

Rose Smithson would marry François Bouvette, a Metis who came from Pembina, ND.  Their eldest daughter Emma (the first child ever born in the new Kelowna hospital) would marry some crazy Irishman from Belfast, Charles Armstrong, who after graduating military school was serving some military something-or-other on behalf of the UK in British Columbia when he saw a fine local girl, eloped before running off to war, and the rest is history.  After WWI (I have about 250 letters he wrote to her while serving), he gathered up his bride and moved to Detroit.  

About 45 years and two generations later, a wee bairn named Sir Creep took his place on this big blue marble.
 

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I just realised that because I use the old family computer and there are saved stuff from when mum was using it, the back up of family tree photos would be here. Low and behold and 20 minutes of searching I have some images - though not sure on everyone's names or when they were taken:

 

This is titled - "Walker family with Daisy"

 

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My mum was born 1953, this is her parents, brother and two sisters in 1951 on a seaside trip. Now only my two aunts are still alive in the photo.

 

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I don't know who these people are but it is titled "4 generations"

 

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And of course I had a relative with this name. Meet "Percy Charles with his mother Fanny Tutton":

 

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This is my great granny and grandad, he was the Mayor of Calne in the 60s some time.

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Okay, found some suitably old/dead photos to post.

 

My great-grandparents, married in 1909.

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Their son and his school in 1918. My granda's that one down the front. He ran home on the first day.

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An excellent display of top-lipped topiary there!

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On 29/02/2020 at 07:48, Lard Bazaar said:

An excellent display of top-lipped topiary there!

Agreed. Thanks for contributing all.

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Found an interesting one today. This is my 4x great uncle. He was in the military for most of his life and even fought in WW1, one of his eyes is an odd colour so he might've been blinded at some point during his time in the army. 

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My two aunts and uncle (deceased) on VE day (mum wasn't born until the 50's). My youngest aunt was born in 1941 I think and so my grandmother was allowed to evacuate with her kids to the country due to her daughter being so young.

 

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Anyone else have any images from VE Day?

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On 07/05/2020 at 18:13, ladyfiona said:

My two aunts and uncle (deceased) on VE day (mum wasn't born until the 50's). My youngest aunt was born in 1941 I think and so my grandmother was allowed to evacuate with her kids to the country due to her daughter being so young.

 

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Anyone else have any images from VE Day?

Yep :)

 

This was taken around that time. This is my grandfather who served in the national guard just after the war (considering he was just shy of 16 when it ended and he essentially wanted to do his bit). 

 

So yeah here is my grandad Gordon Flowers (1929-2007) in uniform.

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 I'm related to this guy we share a common ancestor. Not a direct descendant but there's some cousin connection with the isle of man. I know my grandmothers mother's family were from the isle of man .

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Taubman_Goldie

 

 

 

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