The Milne/Smeed Connection

Family Stories Past and Present

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Do You Have Family Memorabilia or a Story to Share

Do you have a piece of family memorabilia or a story or anecdote about a deceased parent, grandparent or other family member that you think would be of interest to other members of our extended Milne or Smeed families?

If you have something to add to our family history website please send a description to me via email at along with a photo if available.


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Family Memorabilia

Thimble with Ivory Case – Ann Maria Burt Smeed

The thimble pictured here belonged to Ann Maria Burt Smeed, my mother’s beloved Granny Smeed. I am now the custodian of this family memento. The thimble is stored in a tiny ivory case with a screw top. I don’t know the age of this thimble and case but Granny Smeed died in 1943 and the case shows sufficient wear to indicate that she owned and used it for many years.

Thimble and Ivory Case