Sepia Saturday~Annie Smith

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Annie Smith
This is a photo of my Great Grand Aunt Annie Smith , the youngest of  seven children born to John Smith and Ann Morrison on the 7th of August 1868 in Aberdour, Abderdeenshire Scotland. She married George McGhie  in 1887, at the time of their marriage George was a Ploughman and later he would become a Police Constable. They had two sons, George John McGhie Born in 1888 and Charles William Bruce McGhie born in 1889. 

Annie Smith
Circa 1893
At the age of 25 Annie became a widow when her husband died from influenza, The photo above I believe is a mourning photo of her taken in 1893 as the dress she is wearing appears to be Crape. In 1900 Annie was a shopkeeper in Wishaw and residing in the Coogan Building in Berryhill where she meet and Married William Morrison an Iron Worker on the 28th of September 1900. Sometime after 1913 Annie and William left Scotland to make their in home Canada, according to her brother James(my Great Grandfather) Obituray in 1943 Annie was living in Welland Ontario. This is all I know about my Great Aunt ,if there are any Cousins out there who have more information to share I would love to hear from you.

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Alan Burnett said...

Isn't it fascinating that the expression in both photographs is almost exactly the same. There is almost a determined, challenging look : a woman who had faced up to hardship without a doubt.

Martin Lower said...

What a touching story. It seems difficult to believe that anyone could die from influenza at only twenty-five.

Karen S. said...

What a tender story and just such a great sepia post of fine photos and images! Thanks!

Little Nell said...

A lovely mother and child photograph. How sad to be widowed so young.

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