My Aunt maybe the lady standing between the bride and bridemaid.
I would appreciate some help.
This photograph is of a WW2 wedding that came into my
possession after my older brother's death. This is the first positive clue in
my long search for my mother's sister and her descendents. I'll keep
this story as short as I can.
My mother and her older sister were brought up in Nazareth House Orphanage in Lancaster, England. My mother died in 1945 when I was 11 yrs. old and contact with my aunt Annie Crowe
(Maiden name) was broken. When I acquired the above photograph I was able
to identify the church via the internet (as I now live in Australia).
The church is St Peter and Paul Church, in Wallasey/New Brighton,
England. The Parish Priest has confirmed that the photograph is of his
church. He tells me seven weddings to USA servicemen took place between
1943 and 1945. I have been able to contact the descendents of one such
marriage and eliminate them from my search.
The remaining six are:
1/Sept/43 Anthony Leonard Mary Roozen, 25 Broadway New York married
Dorothy Theresa Poole of New Brighton.
7/May/45 Lawrence R Gruntrum, 96 Falconer St, Frewsburg, New Jersey
married Joan Glynn of Mount Pleasant St New Brighton.
8/Aug/45 John Thomas Nangle, 525 Barry Ave, Chicago, married Margaret
Cassidy of 3 Curzon Ave New Brighton.
14/Sept/45 William Bryan Anderson of Clifton House, Castle Rock married
Edith Mary Golightly.
21/Sept/45 Thomas Manetta of 297 Stockton St, Brooklyn N.Y. married
Renee Catherine Mann.
6/Nov/45 William McDonald Wilson married Lillian Frances Hennessey.
If anyone can identify the bride and groom in the photograph or any of
the people named by the Parish Priest would you please let me know.