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England / Re: Does this person look wealthy?
« on: Sunday 22 January 06 19:51 GMT (UK)  »
Scholey was her maiden name.  Her husband was Walter White.  They married in 1890 and both fathers are deceased, Martha's father died in 1879 as I have his certificate (profession: dyer).  Walter's father was a Cab Driver and died between 1881 and 1890.

I can't see Martha growing up in a well off family as her mother had to care for the three children on her own after her husband died.

I have Walter's death in 1945 aged 78, General Labourer (retired).  I recognise the street name as my grandmother married from there.

No-one in the family knows what happened to the money he had.  My grandmother said there was some under the floorboards of a house he owned which is now a Leeds University Accomodation.

I have found him on the 71, 81, 91 and 01 and I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.  In the 1901 they're living at Lorne Place in Leeds.

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England / Does this person look wealthy?
« on: Saturday 21 January 06 23:09 GMT (UK)  »
I've been told that, somehow, my GG Grandfather was quite a wealthy man who owned several properties which many family members lived in.  He was born in 1867 and had 3 wives.  The first died in 1917.  His first wife was born in 1869 and she looks quite wealthy in the photo.  He worked as a general labourer so the money hasn't come from his job.

It would help me a lot if you could try to help me date the photo so I can try to find out how he got wealthy.  Also, could anyone suggest any ideas to find out how he made money?

I have another photo of her where she looks like she's in her early 20s and she looks considerably plainer.

Edit: Now I come to think of it, my grandmother briefly lived in London when she was young.  Maybe her grandfather had some connection to London?  The family hasn't had any connections to London before, they've all been in Leeds.

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