Posts Tagged ‘Bill & Maud’

Ten in the bed…

Standing from left to right – Norman, Bob, Bill, Dave, Ken, Jock
Seated from left to right – Ray, Elsie, David George, Jean Charlotte holding Beryl, Janet

And you thought Bill and Maud’s eight children made for a big family! This photo is of Bill’s younger brother, David George WATSON and his wife Jean Charlotte (nee WILSON) (my grandparents) and ten of their eleven children. The missing child is Joyce Margaret who was born on 4th November 1945 but died on 1st September 1946, aged 10 months.  The cause of Joyce’s death was gastro-enteritis, 5 days

Interesting to note that even though Bill was only three years older than his brother David his youngest child, Shirley Patricia, was born two years before David’s oldest child William John Rhymer (aka Bill) was born in December 1928. Here’s a photo (poor photocopy sorry) of Shirley and her cousin Bill that was taken on 9 February 1950 – the day Shirley married Bryan Gunson ROUNTREE.

Shirley Patricia WATSON and William John Rhymer (Bill) WATSON


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Bill and Maud’s family

Here’s a lovely family photo of Bill and Maud WATSON and their children (from youngest to oldest) Shirley Patricia (b1926), James Donald, (b1924) William Balfour (b1919), Julie Eileen (b1918), Peggy (b1917), Betty (b1917), Ann Mitchell Balfour (b1914) and Jean Rhymer (b1912).

Bill was my grandfather David George WATSON’s older brother. Bill died in 1948 aged 57 years and Maud died in 1978 aged 88 years.

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