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GOULSTONE
published by Richard Burnham - 1 day ago.
Thank you very much for this information. I had obviously confused Walter\'s first wife with his second.

GOULSTONE
published by gricharduk - 1 day ago.
I am wondering if the connection might lie with Walter\'s second wife, Amelia Ellen (or Helen) Dade Hill, born at Stonehouse, Plymouth, who was a Salvation Officer (as was Walter, and his first wife Fanny, in Bath). Walter\'s first wife, Fanny Holtom (or Holton), died on 9 February 1920. Dollie is not reported to have attended the funeral but her other children did. Walter moved back to Weston and married Amelia on 11 October 1921 at the Sunnyside Primitive Methodist Church in Weston-super-Mare. Dollie would be 16 at this point (b:1 January 1905). Dollie is certainly writing letters from their restaurant in 1923. So, perhaps contacting the Salvation Army tracing service might be an option. It might also explain the link to Plymouth where Dollie died - the death certificate may provide some clues. Walter is buried with Amelia at Milton Road cemetery (thanks to this site!) and not at Bath with his first wife.

GOULSTONE
published by gricharduk - 2 days ago.
Here is a better link (no URL shortener requires) from Pat to the same article: https://www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk/shop/view-product/lincolnshire-poacher-winter-2014. More information from Pat here: nhttp://stickneyhistory.co.uk/documents/mary%20jane%20lovell.pdf Thank you Pat.

GOULSTONE
published by gricharduk - 2 days ago.
I am sorry if this is a repeat of information but I was interested in finding out more on Dolly. Mary Jane Lovell’s home and school for twenty blind Palestinian and Armenian orphan girls was established on Windmill Hill in Jerusalem in a house named Barachah and Dolly was was one of her pupils. This is reported as such on page 10 of the Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian, 10 December 1949, when Dolly attended a lunch at Talbot House, Trinity Square, London, to celebrate the centenary of Mary Jane’s birth. It also became a second home to some of the British soldiers stationed close by (that’s where Harry Holdcroft comes into the story) Adele Hanna Dafesh was also a pupil of Mary Jane, at the same time as Dolly, and continued her work from the 1930s onwards - Adele and Dolly knew each other. There is a great article (see link - pp. 33-35) on Mary Jane Lovell in the Lincolnshire Poacher - shorturl.at/guDFS (if should download a PDF). I hope this helps, Richard

GOULSTONE
published by Richard Burnham - 2 days ago.
Thanks for the suggestions. I\'m passing information on to Kathy Viney, nee Goulstone, in New Zealand, who is researching both her family history and the story of Armenian refugees who were adopted into families in England (she maintains pages on Wikitree). There are also mission society papers naming Dolly and her friend at the University of Birmingham, so I\'m hoping to go and look at those when it becomes possible to do so.

GOULSTONE
published by daveerasmus - 5 days ago.
There are a number of trees on Ancestry. Most show Dollie\'s place of birth as Plymouth. 2 trees show it as Armenia but they are both Private so it is not possible to ascertain what other information is on them without contacting the tree owners.

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