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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 27 December 20 01:00 GMT (UK) »
Possible for 'Winnie and Dick Watney'

1901 census
45 Spencer Park Wandsworth
Walter WATNEY 40y
Kathleen 35y
Winifred 9y
Ricardo 5y
Charlotte and Charles 8 months

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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 27 December 20 01:58 GMT (UK) »
1891 census
41 Spencer Park Wandsworth
Noel Whiting
Una Whiting
Noela Whiting - daughter 4 months
Servants - Martha Gibby, Margaret Phelps, Ellen Phelps

Margaret and Nella in the photos look like they could be sisters, Margaret may be married and living elsewhere by 1901

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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 27 December 20 11:38 GMT (UK) »
I think this is "Frank" in the photos.

Baptism 19 Dec 1899 (Birth 14 Oct 1899)
Francis Gordon Ward Jackson
Parents Claude Ward and Una Jackson
Father's occupation: Gentleman
Abode 38 Spencer Park - Note the photo of the Spencer Park house in the album has "38" written beneath it

More about Frank here  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lane_Fox

This is fantastic - thank you so much to you and everyone else who put the work in! I've reached out to Frank's grandson as I'd like to get the album back to the family if possible. Fingers crossed I hear back!
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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 27 December 20 11:57 GMT (UK) »
It would be lovely if you could get the album back to the family, fingers and toes crossed that the grandson gets back to you.  An amazing set of photographs, I really enjoyed looking at them and hunting for clues.

I did see newspaper reports regarding the wills of Claude and Una, they both left something to their servants, how kind.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 27 December 20 12:05 GMT (UK) »
That is a lovely gesture Rachael89. Let's hope the grandson is interested in this fascinating album.

Astonishingly, some people have no interest in these things, but perhaps other family members may do - there is generally at least one keeper of the family history in every family. :)

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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 27 December 20 12:11 GMT (UK) »
That is a lovely gesture Rachael89. Let's hope the grandson is interested in this fascinating album.

Astonishingly, some people have no interest in these things, but perhaps other family members may do - there is generally at least one keeper of the family history in every family. :)

Yes I went through a stage a few years ago of picking up old photo albums from second hand shops, and have recently been making attempts to research the families/reunite the albums with descendants if possible. Several people have been thrilled to hear from me, but others haven't responded at all! It's astonishing to me that some people have no interest, as I always think about how delighted I'd be if someone contacted me out of the blue to say they had a whole album filled with photos of my relatives! I guess everyone has different priorities, though...
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Re: Spencer Park Edwardian Kodak photo album - help with ID'ing family?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 27 December 20 13:23 GMT (UK) »
Good luck, and let us know if you hear from the family.  :)