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    1. emma ... ♥ [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      So much wonderful detail to study and appreciate and admire!
      She's beautiful <3
      Any idea as to how old this photograph is?

      ...Thank you for sharing "emma"! :)

    2. unexpectedtales 70 months ago | reply

      I wish you peace postcard is postmarked 10.30pm, Sept 28, 1903. So glad you love it :)

    3. EastMarple1 70 months ago | reply

      unexpectedtales If you let me know who the card was sent to and any clues as to the sender, including location I may be able to figure out who Emma was.

    4. unexpectedtales 70 months ago | reply

      EastMarple1 hi, card is to Will E Smith at Devilstone (?) Monument Road, Woking and its from Nellie, mentions Emma in card, postmark is Aberdeen. From Nellie who lives at 343 H(?)olburn st, Aberdeen. all the best ! :)

    5. EastMarple1 70 months ago | reply


      From www.findmypast.co.uk. 1901 census
      I did an address search for all streets in Aberdeen and found a Holburn Street
      Living at number 343 in 1901 was the DAVIDSON family.
      Alexander DAVIDSON age 41 years, head of household, a house agent, married to Mary, 31 years. Children Jane 9, Alexander 5, Ethel M. 3. Plus Head of household's mother, 2 servants and 2 boarders. Names don't look very promising I am afraid. I can't see the original census page so don't know of any transcription errors. 1911 Scotland census is not available yet on the websites that I use.

      Re: Woking.
      In 1901, I think Devilstone ? must be Durlestone Villa. Living there was George HARRISON, who was a widower and his three grown up children. Youngest being 16. It's possible that the family had moved out by 1903 or that George was still there but had taken in lodgers. I have tried to find the address ten years later in 1911 but it is proving to be elusive.

      I checked the 1901 census for Scotland and there was a William Will SMITH age 19 years living Falcon Buildings, Aberdeen Old Machar. His father was a William too. Will was unemployed in 1901. Perhaps he moved south by 1903 and perhaps Nellie was his girlfriend? A servant? Would have been good to have identified at least one person, I often can but looks like the Scotland bit has been the problem this time. 1911 for England and Wales also reveals a 29 year old William SMITH in the army abroad, born Aberdeen.

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