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March 3, 2011

March 2 – Women’s History Month – Fearless Females

March 2 – Photograph

For this post we are asked to post a photo of one of our female ancestors, say who is in the photo, when it was taken and why was this photo selected.

The photo I show here is for a female ancestor known to me as Aunt Kate because that is how my Mum and my Aunt refer to her.  Aunt Kate is Kate Tuck born about 1859 in Ablington, Wiltshire, UK.  She married Thomas Cousens (born about 1858 and referred to by the family as Old Uncle Tom)  in 1880 in Hampshire, UK.  They had five children.

Original photograph in my private collection - copyright 2011


I find it very interesting that my Mum and Aunt refer to Kate as Aunt Kate because in fact she is their 1st cousin twice removed!

This photo must have been taken about 1929 – mid 1930s but as yet I have not ascertained when Aunt Kate died or how old she is in this photo.

The reason I selected this photo is because I just think she looks a very nice person and I don’t have too many other photos of female ancestors that haven’t already appeared here in the blog.  I also wanted to do some more blog posts on my maternal side of the family.


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