Wordless Wednesday – My great grandfather

My great grandfather looks like a young man with prospects in this picture. Sadly, he died at age 35 in a Warwickshire workhouse, leaving his young widow with six children under the age of 10.

Edward William Gradwell.jpg

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One Response to Wordless Wednesday – My great grandfather

  1. Barbara Musgrave says:

    I can see a definite resemblance to you. Can you see it around the eyes. We have a grandfather that died in a workhouse in Scotland but he was much older. There are some good sites about life in work houses. It helps to understand what happened and why they might have ended up where they did.

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