After being widowed with two young boys, Mary Anne Whelan remarried quickly, on September 26, 1922, to Frederick Samuel Gardiner.
When Joanna (“Annie”) Longworth was born in 1878 in Adlington, Lancashire, England, her father, John Longworth (1832-1880), was 46, and her mother, Alice (née Loxham) (1839-1891), was 39. She had seven sisters and four brothers. She married Hugh Blackledge Sanderson on July 19, 1905, at St. James Church in Chorley,
If she’d lived this long, my grandmother, Dorothy Irene Griffin would have been 100 years old today. I’ve spent the past couple of days going through her old albums and thought I’d share some pics. Gran was born while my grandfather, Arthur Bird Griffin was away at the great war