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Re: Emigration - Watson Family of Sussex
« Reply #72 on: Monday 05 April 21 20:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandra,

Thank you for the additional details. I am intrigued by the obituary for Julia Mahmet (nee Liddington) which says 3 sisters - I can explain and have already found 2 - Mrs Steve Tate, and Mrs Harry Edwards (Nellie M Liddington and Mathilde Liddington respectively) but am at a loss about Mrs William Shaffer of Gary.

Julia had a half sister Sylvia Cecila Maud Trudell born 1888 in Canada, from her mothers first marriage to Alfred Trudell, but the last I knew she had married a Frank Fifer in 1915 (he died 1920) and previously a Louis Kollwitz. In 1940 she was a widow (housekeeper) using the name Sylvia Kollwitz.


PS - Just found her death as Sylvia Shaffer 13 July 1963  - buried at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County but not found a marriage.