Sepia Saturday~ Elizabeth Imlah

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Elizabeth Ann Imlah and Alexander Findlay
Elizabeth Ann Imlah 
 1st Cousin 3x's removed.

Born to William Imlah and Mary Nicol in Aberdeenshire Scotland July 27, 1871, She married Alexander Findlay November 23, 1888 and gave birth to 2 daughters, Elizabeth Ann  born 1889 and Alice Mary born 1890. Unfortunately Elizabeth did not get the chance to see her children grow up, she was diagnosed with  acute Phthisic (tuberculosis) and on October 13, 1891 at the age of 20 she passed away.



 


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14 comments:

Tattered and Lost said...

Such a really grand outfit. Haunting now with the history you've provided.

Brett Payne said...

What a hat, and a magnificent dress. Thank you for sharing this nicely datable image. Regards, Brett

barbara and nancy said...

Oh, what a wonderful fashion sense Elizabeth had. And look at that tiny waist!
So she was only 17 when she got married. Could this be her wedding picture? How sad to die so young and how sad for her babies...and her husband.
Barbara

Postcardy said...

I thought she looked older than 20 in the picture. It must be the old-fashioned outfit that makes her look old.

Christine H. said...

She was so elegant, and her dress certainly emphasizes her lovely waist. So sad that she died so young and that those poor girls were left without a mother.

TICKLEBEAR said...

when you mentioned she hadn't seen her kids grow up, i expected she died in labors, which was too often the case back then, but i was dismissing another reality, TB. sad, really, that such young folks got the life snuffed out of them so prematurely.

this said, you have nonetheless presented here a great picture. thinking of Elizabeth for a moment, so long after the fact.
:/~
HUGZ

MuseSwings said...

Phthisic - I've not hear that before but found it in my 1937 unabridged dictionary - not that I doubted you. I just check the dictionary often and find each time it was well worth the postage. Lovely lady, and so stylish. It's sad how today's treatable diseases took so many lives in those days.

Jo said...
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Jo said...

Poor Elizabeth - how sad. I love the frills on her jacket and she seems to have a little spray of flowers attached to her handbag. Great details in this photo. Jo

Bob Scotney said...

So much detail to admire in this. They don't make chairs like that anymore.

Alan Burnett said...

Such style and a little dash of swagger. The kind of photograph I would happily queue up to have taken today. Why are our photographs so boring these days.

Betsy said...

Oh, so sad...what a short life! My name is Elizabeth Anne. :)

The photo is wonderful...gorgeous dress and look at that little purse! He's quite dapper, isn't he?

Marilyn said...

what a fabulous photo. I love the outfits, there is so much detail to study in this photo. very sad that she dies so very young and didn't see her children grow up.

Nancy said...

I wasn't calculating dates as I was reading and so it came as a shock that she died when she was only 20! How very sad. I think she looks older than 20 in the photograph, don't you? But then, people did seem to look older 150 years ago. She is beautifully dressed! Could this be a wedding photo?

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