Wednesday, 28 March 2012

An anniversary . . .

On this day, 28 March in 1912, May, the young lady in the photo above was married.  She was the youngest sister of my great grandmother, and was one of four siblings who went to the US in the early 1900s.  She married an Albert Hilaman and they lived in Delaware, PA.  It's only within the last week that we have  'uncovered' the date of her marriage, so it was nice to know just in time for the anniversary.  
This is the only photo we have of Aunt May, and I think it dates from about 1910, the only other item we have relating to her is a letter that she wrote to my great grandmother in 1969.   
The boy in the photo is Eddie, her nephew.  Eddie's something of a mystery, from start to finish, he was adopted, and as yet we have no idea what became of him.  And I haven't a clue as to what the dog was called.


  1. Happy anniversary to Aunt May! She must have lived to a good age if she was writing letters into the late 60's. Poor Eddie, lost in the States without a clue. And the dog was probably named Spot, or Ruff.

  2. Mysterious indeed. I often wonder how many people came to America expecting something similar or better than what they were accustomed to, only to instead encounter primitive conditions and an even rougher life.


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