Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Did You or Your Children Know Your Great Grandparents

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:

1) Did you or your children know their great-grandparents?  

2) Tell us in your own blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.  As always, please leave a link to your work in Comments.

Here’s mine:

My children did not meet any of their great grandparents. 

Their maternal great grandparents (my grandparents) had died before I was born, so they didn’t get to meet any of them – John Ernest Whimpey died in 1960, Ivy May Harley Whimpey died in 1959, Wilfred Palmer Marr died in 1955, and Edith Meriden Docwra Marr died in 1948.

They didn’t meet any of their paternal great-grandparents either.  All but one had died before I met my husband, and the other died the year before my daughter (my eldest) was born. Thomas Arthur Willis died in 1957, Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith Willis died in 1979.  Albert George Casey died in 1965, and Lilah Adela Mulder Casey died in 1987. 

I didn’t meet any of my great grandparents, as they died long before I was born. My paternal great grandparents were Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919), Sarah Jane Sharp (1853-1906), Alexander Alexander Harley (1866-1939) and Henrietta Louisa Russell (1865-1949).  My maternal great grandparents were Henry Palmer Marr (1859-1944), Mary Reeves (1864-1951), Harry Docwra (1866-1934), and Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

One thought on “Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Did You or Your Children Know Your Great Grandparents

  1. Your family experience is similar to mine, except I had a great grandmother who lived behind the Iron Curtain, so we unfortunately never met.


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