Thursday, 8 February 2018

Hilda Heywood and William Smith

My great aunt Hilda Smith, born Heywood in October 1909 in Bolton, pictured with her husband William Smith (married September 1940). I know very little about my grandfather's elder sister.

What I do know is this:
Her Civil marriage record states William Smith married Hilda Devine or Heywood. Both their daughters, Sandra Hilda Smith (1944- ) and Linda Elizabeth Smith (1949-2009, marrying William E Jones in Sep 1971) both have their mother's maiden name as Divine on the civil register.
If you know anything about the Divine bit please let me know. Was she married to a Mr Divine before William Smith? I cannot find anything on this.

Both daughters emigrated to Australia, but Linda must have come back as she died in Birkenhead.

William Smith was born in Liverpool in 1910, his parents were William Barker Smith (born 31 Dec 1880) and his wife (married 5 Aug 1907 at St Mary the Virgin West Derby) Henrietta Dures (whose father was Thomas William Dures, a wood turner).

William Barker Smith was the eldest son (second child) of George Barker Smith (1846-before 1907) and Sarah Annie Smith (born 1846). His siblings were Emily E Smith (born 1879 Aintree), Thomas B Smith (born 1883 Liverpool), Valera Margaret Smith (born 1886 Walton), and Daisy G Smith (born 1889 Liverpool).

Any information on anyone mentioned above gratefully received, in Particular the death dates of William (possibly 1975) and Hilda. Thank you.

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