Author Topic: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS  (Read 4266 times)

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 23:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Stuart,

I have found the Beckers on 1901 Census.  They had quite a big family, including two sons, Ernest Thomas who died in WW1 and Stewart Charles, who for some weird reason my husband Peter's mum told me, was called "Uncle Bunty".  Is that the brother who was married to your great aunt?

Thomas Salmond Aitchison married an Anna Fuller in 1874, just months after Jemima died. She was 22 and he was 38.  I tried to find his or her will...but never found it.

June

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 26 July 17 08:10 BST (UK) »
Morning June,

Ernie Becker was in the same battalion - 16th Royal Scots - as my great uncle, Willie Roxburgh.  They both died on 1 July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  Charlie Becker married Grace Fraser in 1924.  He'd been shot during the Great War.  'My' Becker is Frank; he married my great auntie Jessie, the sister of my granddad Tam Roxburgh.

Stuart
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #20 on: Friday 28 July 17 12:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Stuart,

I didn't know that there was a son named Frank.

Ernie was part of "Macrae's Battalion".. and got a mention in the book written about them. Have you read it?  We have seen a letter written to Kate Aitchison about Ernie's death sent from a friend who served with him.

I have a couple of photos of Ernie, and one of Ernest Becker the hairdresser. Do you have any?  I also have one of Kate Aitchison...though is not a terribly clear one.

June

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #21 on: Friday 28 July 17 23:12 BST (UK) »
Both Ernie and my great uncle Willie Roxburgh were in McCrae's Battalion. I've got 2 copies of Jack Alexander's book - one dedicated to Ernie and Willie by the author.  I hadn't twigged that Ernie was mentioned in the book - and was a poet!

I'd love a copy of a photo of Ernie for my tree!
(And, Kate!)

All the best,

Stuart
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 29 July 17 17:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Stuart,

I will have a look for those images of Ernest Peter Becker, Ernest Thomas Becker and Kate.  I had them on an old computer which has since gone to computer heaven...but have them on a memory stick somewhere.  Just need to locate it :)

Having a bit of a rake about ;)

June

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 29 July 17 19:44 BST (UK) »
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Stuart
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #24 on: Monday 31 July 17 14:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Stuart,

I have found the photos of the two Ernests  and Kate and have tried to upload them on to here but it keeps failing.

Trying to think of another way to send you them.

June

Anderson / Duff / Nicholson / Methven  (Cameron & Kilconquhar)
Smith / Wilson /  Peat  (St. andrews, Ceres, Cupar)
Hutchison / Auld  (Edinburgh)
Fullerton / Henderson. (Midlothian, Peeblesshire, Berwickshire)
McKay / Manson ( Tongue, Braetongue Sutherland)
Locke / Wahl / Aitchison / Becker (Edinburgh)

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #25 on: Monday 31 July 17 15:01 BST (UK) »
Hi June: You seem to have 2 accounts going: "June Locke"  and "JuneLocke' In any event, the first one shows enough posts to qualify for Personal Messaging. (PM) I suggest you and Stuart exchange email addresses though PM, and then you can scan the pictures and email them to him.
Ian
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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« Reply #26 on: Monday 31 July 17 21:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian,

Oh...So I have.   Silly me.  I did have a problem trying to register the other day.... I must have set up two by mistake. 

Thanks...I will try that.

June
Anderson / Duff / Nicholson / Methven  (Cameron & Kilconquhar)
Smith / Wilson /  Peat  (St. andrews, Ceres, Cupar)
Hutchison / Auld  (Edinburgh)
Fullerton / Henderson. (Midlothian, Peeblesshire, Berwickshire)
McKay / Manson ( Tongue, Braetongue Sutherland)
Locke / Wahl / Aitchison / Becker (Edinburgh)