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Mary Ellen Minter nee Jones
born Asterley, Shropshire 11 June 1873
from Peter Hunt

Newspaper clipping kindly provided by Mary Ellen's grandson Peter Hunt. Mary Ellen reached her hundredth birthday on 11 June 1973, had her appendix removed at the age of 102, and died three months short of her 105th birthday in 1978.

 

Sarah Lizzie Minter
born Greenwich, London 13 December 1886
from Christine Small

Sarah married Henry Charles West in 1908. This wedding photo dates from 1945 when their son Gordon married Nellie Packham. Sarah and Henry West are on the left of the photo, Gordon's twin brother Wilfred is at the back. The two young ladies are probably Gordon's sisters Marjorie Evelyn and Dorothy Grace. The couple on the right are probably the bride's parents.

Gordon West was Christine Small's grandmother's brother

This photo was taken in 1956 on the day of the christening of Christine Small nee Ball and her cousin Heather Burnett. In the front on the left is Sarah Lizzie Minter with Henry Charles West behind. Christine is towards the left with her mother Ann. Next to Ann is Christine's grandmother Maise Kathleen West, then her aunt Margaret M Merriman nee Smith with Christine's cousin Heather. Heather's parents Ken and Maisie Burnett are in the middle of the back row. Christine's grandfather Richard Edward Smith is on the far right at the back. Christine's father was abroad in the navy at this time.