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Offline JMStrachan

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Another for dating - my great grandfather
« on: Friday 22 November 13 19:05 GMT (UK) »
This is the only photo that exists of my great grandfather. He was born in 1873 and died, age 45, in  1918, so I never knew him. I don't know when this photo was taken. If anyone is an expert on men's fashion, can you tell when it might have been taken by the clothes and hairstyle?
AYRSHIRE - Strachan, McCrae, Haddow, Haggerty, Neilson, Alexander
ABERDEENSHIRE (Cruden and Longside) - Fraser, Hay, Logan, Hutcheon or Hutchison, Sangster
YORKSHIRE (Worsbrough) - Green, Oxley, Firth, Cox, Rock
YORKSHIRE (Royston and Carlton) - Senior, Simpson, Roydhouse, Hattersley

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Re: Another for dating - my great grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 November 13 11:56 GMT (UK) »
With the dates you have so helpfully given along with the hairstyle and clothes, I would put your great grandfather's picture at 1910 to 1915 making him around 37 - 43.

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Re: Another for dating - my great grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 November 13 21:56 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much - that's really helpful. So it must have been taken not too long before he sadly died.

Though I don't know why I said it was my great grandfather when it's actually my grandfather!
AYRSHIRE - Strachan, McCrae, Haddow, Haggerty, Neilson, Alexander
ABERDEENSHIRE (Cruden and Longside) - Fraser, Hay, Logan, Hutcheon or Hutchison, Sangster
YORKSHIRE (Worsbrough) - Green, Oxley, Firth, Cox, Rock
YORKSHIRE (Royston and Carlton) - Senior, Simpson, Roydhouse, Hattersley

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Re: Another for dating - my great grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 November 13 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Sorry J M. was trying to clear the spots on photo and got carried away Trellisick.
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