Monthly Archives: August 2012

Charlotte’s Story, Part 2

This is the story of Charlotte, my great grandmother, widowed in 1905 in Birmingham, England, with six children under age 10. See Part 1 of this story. Within 2 months of her husband’s death, Charlotte was desperate, desperate enough to ask … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Story, Part 1

Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you a story. This story begins in Birmingham, England. In the 19th century, factories and shops attracted workers from all over, including Samuel Browne, who moved there from Derbyshire and married a local girl. This story … Continue reading

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