Today’s Ancestor Anniversary is to remember the birthday of Joseph Frederic Elliott who was born this day in 1857 in Fingest, Buckinghamshire.
By the time he was 27 years old, he was widowed and then at that age married for the second time in 1884 at Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire to Lucy Rose who was a fair bit older than him at age 39 when they married. As far as I have discovered so far Joseph and Lucy had one child, Annie, born in 1886.
The 1881 Census shows that Joseph’s first wife was called Esther aged 22 and they were living in Northchurch, Hertfordshire.
This is a photo of Joseph and Lucy on their Wedding Day at Long Crendon in 1884
You can see the full wedding photo on the Paternal Side Ancestor Photos
I can’t help thinking that Joseph looks very sad in this photo and if you zoom in, it looks like he has a faraway look in his eyes and it is almost as if he was wanting to be somewhere else! Maybe this wedding brought back memories of his first wedding? I hope his marriage to Lucy brought him some happiness.
I have more researching to do regarding both Joseph and Lucy, so it will be interesting to see what became of them.