The Importance of Good Handwriting

I recently made contact with some descendents of Fanny Dinnis (my great grand aunt) – Hello Patty and Mary! It would seem that Fanny immigrated to the USA in 1900, which I find very exciting. I am very keen to find out more about this, it seems like a very big event in the life of my ancestors.

Using the ancestry website I am trying to find more about this.

I am also trying to find out more details about the death of Fanny Dinnis (Forbes). From information received from Patty and Mary they think she died in Chicago in 1920.

However today I found a document that seems to suggest Fanny Dinnis Forbes died on the 19 February 1930 in Glencoe, Cook, Illinois. It is an index only record, transcribed in handwriting. The names are not quite correct, but I can imagine they may have just been wrongly read from the handwriting.

It lists her name as Fanny Hinnig Forbes (Hinnig – Dinnis?) Her birthdate is 17 January 1846 in Brighton. Her parents as John Hinnig (Dinnis) and Charlotte Lamson (Sampson?).

There are other comments on the form that I will post next time, but for now I am just letting the family know that maybe Fanny lived for ten years longer than was thought?

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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1 Response to The Importance of Good Handwriting

  1. I haven’t seen you in so long! Have you been back for some time and I’ve missed you or did you just get back to the blog?

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