|Florrie, Ada and Gilbert Greenall |
about 1918 or 1919.
My mother came from a family of 8 born between 1896 and 1916. They were the Greenall family from north England. The eldest was a boy, Harry. The second eldest was a girl, Ada. The two youngest were my mum, Florrie and her younger brother Gilbert.
This photo is of the eldest girl Ada who had become a nurse and often helped her mother look after the little ones, especially Florrie and Gilbert.
Unfortunately there is no date on the photo but guessing the age of the sibblings puts it around 1918 or 1919.
All the Greenall boys except the youngest, Gilbert, migrated to the USA. Gilbert stayed in England, my mum migrated to Australia and Ada mostly lived in England, Canada and her later years in Australia with my parents.
|Florrie, Gilbert and Ada about 1988|
In the late 1980's my uncle Gilbert came to Australia to visit his sisters, for the first time. My mum, Florrie (on the left) and Aunt Ada (on the right). So these two photos of the siblings were taken about 70 years apart. They had lived a long way from each other for most of that time.