Most of the photos in my grandmother's photo albums relate to family members or close friends but every now and then there is a photo that seems incidental, such as the one below;
|Laurel Club - Nov 1974|
Mrs Hustler (Secretary), Ethel Dadswell (President) Ararat, Mrs Tyrer (Leader) Bendigo
I could not locate any record of a "Laurel Club" in the Bendigo area, where my grandmother lived. Further investigation revealed that the Laurel Club is a social club for widows, whose husbands served in the Defense Force. Therefore it is likely that my Grandmother, Eva Scott (nee Pilgrim) was a member of the Laurel Club.
The name Ethel Dadswell resonated with me and I soon found that she was a paternal first cousin to my grandmother.
Ethel Evelyn Mary Pilgrim
Born: 11 March 1907 at Nhill, Victoria
Parents: William Thomas Pilgrim and Mary Ann McPherson
Married Stanley Alfred Dadswell on 16th June 1928 at Ararat, Victoria
Died: 6 December 1978 at Warrak, Victoria
|Stanley Dadswell married Ethel Pilgrim |
at Ararat on 16th June 1928
|This post was inspired by Sepia Saturday. |
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