Not got a clue ?? Page 5 …The Ebbern family again

Pam believes that this is a photo of the Ebbern family.

Photo 5a

If it is then the adult here will be Mary Birch Ebbern, married to Thomas Ebbern. In the photo she appears to be 50+ years old, giving it a date of 1900 onwards.
The four children around her, one might assume, are hers.
At that time, her surviving children were Thomas (born 1879), Frank (born 1881), Sarah Marinah (born 1885), George (born 1887), Mary Elizabeth (born 1889), and Annie (born 1892). We might further assume that the four children were the youngest in that list ?
The oldest child in the group seems to be the girl (Sarah Marinah ?) standing top left … and is a younger version of the girl on Page 2 (Photo 3a) which is here again, on the left……. and is it the same girl on the right ??

Photo 3a

Photo 2a


The lad in Photo 5a (above) therefore could be George Ebbern … Pam can see a resemblance between this lad and the young man on Page 1, (Photo 2i). I tend to agree with her. What about you ? Here he is again (left) …. and, as Pam believes, is this the same George as a soldier ?


If this is George, then he would be married, with a young child and enlisted in the army.
George Ebbern did marry in 1912, to Mary Elizabeth George, who gave birth to George William Ebbern in 1915. George senior enlisted in the army in December 1915, just over a week after his son was born. He was then working as a bakery carter, the family living at 29 Millfield Road in Ilkeston.
George survived the war and the family continued to live at that same address.


Thus, the two younger girls in Photo 5a, by elimination, would be Mary Elizabeth Ebbern (right) and Annie Ebbern (left). And Pam believes that the young lady in photo 3d, on page 2, is also Mary Elizabeth.

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