The Milne/Smeed Connection

Family Stories Past and Present


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Two January Weddings

Two Weddings on This Day in History

Charles Smeed (1865-1942) and Ann Maria Burt (1866-1943) were married on 12 January 1887 at St. Swithun’s Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex.

Their son, Charles Smeed (1890-1979) and Frances Maud Tester (1893-1965) were married on 12 January 1918 at Horne Parish Church, Newchapel, Surrey.

Charles Smeed and Ann Maria Burt Smeed

Charles Smeed and Ann Maria Burt Smeed

Charles Smeed and Frances Maud Tester Smeed

Charles Smeed and Frances Maud Tester Smeed

 

 


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Christmas Memories

Merry Christmas to family and friends near and far! Today I’m sharing an old grainy photo taken on 25 December 1962. That was the year that Nanny came from England to visit her daughters, Bet and Phyllis, and their families for several months. We were so happy to be able to celebrate Christmas with her.

Nanny, of course, is Frances Maud Tester Smeed (1893 – 1965)

Elizabeth, Nanny and Jane

Elizabeth, Nanny and Jane


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Six Generations

Thank you to John Ten Have for compiling this six generation chart for us. He has added William John Milne IV.

The eldest William (1850 – 1932) did not have a middle name. His youngest son was William Johnston Milne who died at age eleven. His eldest son, Robert James, was named for two of his uncles. Rob’s eldest son started the chain of William John Milnes.

Wonderful to have all these photos for family to share.

Six Generations of Milne Fathers and Sons

Six Generations of Milne Fathers and Sons


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Father and Son Birthdays

Robert James Milne was born on 8 December 1872 at Harper’s Corners, Flamborough Township, Wentworth County. On his twenty-seventh birthday, 8 December 1899, his first child, William John Milne, was born in Wallace Township, Perth County to Rob and his wife, Ida Hewitt Milne.

Robert James Milne

Robert James Milne

William John Milne

William John Milne