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July 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Herbert Howard and Alice Laity

I had actually planned to do another ancestor for Tombstone Tuesday today, but a couple of weeks or so ago a “new” cousin of my partner Paul found us through this blog, which is absolutely amazing and we are so delighted by this.

Paul’s grandmother was Sophia Laity and his great grandmother was Eliza Leaity but apart from some family tree information, we have never had any Laity photos. 

Paul’s “new” cousin has very kindly been sending us some photos and Paul has discovered that his youngest son actually looks like Herbert Howard Laity who is now today’s Tombstone Tuesday ancestor along with his wife Alice.

Herbert is Paul’s grandmother Sophia Laity’s nephew and we now also have a photo of Sophia’s brother too.

Herbert Howard and his wife Alice Oprie Williams were both born in Camborne, Cornwall in 1890.  Before they married Herbert Howard travelled to Canada and a year later Alice went to join him.

Paul’s cousin believes this photo of Herbert Howard and Alice to have been taken on their wedding day in Ottawa, Ontario

original photograph in the private collection of C. Faiella - copyright 2010

Paul’s cousin sent the next photo to us today, which is why I am including it in this post and as well as having our first Laity family photos, this one is also a first as it is the first tombstone photo we have of any of Paul’s family so very far away from Cornwall.

original photograph in the private collection of C. Faiella - copyright 2010

Herbert Howard and Alice Oprie (Williams) Laity are buried in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.



  1. How cool it is to hear from cousins through your blog!

    Comment by Ginger Smith — July 29, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    • Yes, it was a surprise as I haven’t “met” new cousins through it until now. Charlene is a “first” because of that and also it stops me feeling quite so guilty about not writing enough about my partner Paul’s family, as she is his cousin so it sort of makes up for it!! 😉

      And thanks for wending your way through my blog Ginger!! I do wonder sometimes if it is interesting enough for those who are not related in any way.

      Kind regards,
      Christine (rootsresearcher)

      Comment by rootsresearcher — August 2, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

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