Please e-mail me if you
think you can provide any more information on any of the people
mentioned below or shown in the various photos.
1) Gibbs family in Chicago
William Gibbs (born 27th March 1847) was the first of my Gibbs ancestors to emigrate to America.
He sailed on the SS Denmark from Liverpool to New York on 17th August 1866 and settled in Chicago where he kept a restaurant.
His brother Henry (born 4th May 1859) joined him in 1880.
On the 30th September 1881, their parents, William & Eliza and their sisters Hannah and Alice sailed on the SS Greece from
Liverpool to New York to join them in Chicago.
More details on the American descendants of William Gibbs are given here .
Does anyone have any more information on William and Henry
Gibbs and their descendants in America?
Unknown Family Group
The two photos below were part of a collection of photos taken by George Earl (2nd from the left in the right hand picture), possibly in
the late 1940's or early 1950's.
It is assumed that they are relatives of George Earl, but they could be just friends of the family. Any ideas?
3) Unknown Houses
The two photos below were part of a collection of photos belonging to George Earl.
a) The photo above had a name of a Bedford photographer on the rear so it is assumed that the house is somewhere in the county.
Judging by the large greenhouses to the left of the house it must be in a park or large estate.
b) The photo above had no identification, but it may be Wierton House near Maidstone, Kent, where William Divers worked.
Again, there are greenhouses to the rear of the house.
4) Unknown Fireman
The two photos below were part of a collection of photos belonging to George Earl. The fireman has the initials L.H. on
his uniform top and is on the left hand side of the horse drawn tender.
Although the photos were not identified, it is thought that they may have been taken in Luton, Bedfordshire.