Maia takes after her parents (except that dad has enormous resistance to speaking on the phone).
A reminder of a warmer, gentler season.
OK, not entirely wordless this week. These are my great-grandparents, Edward Tragheim (1881 – 1971) and Jane Ann Waddell (1879 – 1973). They are my mother’s father’s parents.
I’ve been doing some intensive genealogical research recently and Edward was the son of Edward Tragheim (1861-1939), who was the son of Samuel Tragheim (1834 – ????), who was the son of Mendel Tragheim, from Hasenpoth (Aizpute), in Courland, Latvia, which was at that time part of Russia. Mendel and Samuel were certainly Jewish, but Samuel married in church and no one in my family had any notion of a Jewish connection until last week. They’re taking it well
I’d really like to figure out where and when Samuel died. He appears to have left his family in Scotland to move to London, where he made at least two patent applications. He then moved to …
My great grandfather, David Wallace, born 1860.
Another shot of Maia’s great great great grandfather, Leslie Lickley. Born 1840. Died 1910.
This is my great great grandmother, Mary Lickley (née Robertson). She was married to Leslie Lickley.
I believe she was born 1841 and died 1907. Married 1859.
My Great Great Grandfather Peter Wallace (my father’s mother’s father’s father). Born 1827. This is a very primitive photograph, and much faded. This scan brings out pretty much all the retrievable information.