Here is a photo of the couple that I mentioned yesterday, Ern (Henry Ernest Nye) in the middle and Doll (Emily Nye) on the right.
Kate Trower, Henry Ernest Nye and Emily Nye (July 1950)
The woman on the left is Kate Trower, the wife of my 2x great-uncle Percy Ebenezer Trower and the sister of Emily Nye. The photo was taken in July 1950, almost certainly by Percy, in Rochester, Kent.
Both women were the daughters of John and Emily Standing. Just to make things a little more complicated another of their daughters, Beatrice Standing, was the second wife of my great-grandfather Henry John Trower.
When I wrote about the importance of Betley a couple of days ago I mentioned my 2x great-grandparents Ebenezer Trower and Annie Fairs. The photo below shows this couple, I don’t remember showing this photo before, but apologies if I have.
Ebenezer and Annie Trower
I believe this photo dates from July/August 1911 and the marriage of their son Henry John Trower to Dorothy May Bateman. I have several other photos which seem to have been taken at the same time including a photo of the wedding group. Ebenezer would have been 45 years old in 1911 and Annie was a couple of years older.
I have always admired Ebenezer’s moustache and if I ever decide to grow a moustache then I would love to have one like his.
It has been a long time since I wrote a Tombstone Tuesday blog post, but yesterday’s newspaper article prompted me to think some more about William Trower and his wife Mary who were the victims of the crime.
Headstone of Mary Trower (1793-1855) Henfield, Sussex, England
This is the headstone for my 4x great-grandmother Mary, the wife of William Trower. The church in the background is St. Peter’s Church in Henfield, Sussex. Mary was buried on the 8th November 1855, her husband died nearly twenty years later and presumably he is buried in the same grave, although his death is not mentioned on the headstone.
The inscription is not particularly clear on the photo or on the actual stone, the lower part of the stone has a quotation which I don’t have a record of, but the top half reads:
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
WHO DIED NOV 3RD 1855
AGED 63 YEARS