Category Archives: Fanny Dinnis

1846 – 1927

Review of My Year

Looking back at 2015 I have been surprised at how much has been accomplished. This blog is called ‘Meeting my family’ and that is always my first aim – to meet new family and introduce you to the family I … Continue reading

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Occupations – Great Grand-Aunt Fanny was a Milliner

In 1871 Fanny Dinnis was working as a Milliner, we  know this from looking at the England Census of that year. She was 25 years old, living in Islington, London with her parents John and Charlotte Dinnis, brother George and … Continue reading

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The Final Part of the Life and Times of Fanny Dinnis

The final part of Fanny Dinnis’s life was spent in New York and in Glencoe, Cook, Illinois. From the New York State Census of 1925 we know Fanny was aged 79 and living with her daughter, Edith Beatrice, son-in-law Alexander Saunders, … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (6)

We last left Fanny in 1910, widowed, aged 63 and living with her daughter Edith Beatrice Saunders, her son-in-law Alexander and their three children. At some point she must have travelled back to England, because the next details in the … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (5)

My previous post (The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny (4) concluded in 1894 with the death of Fanny’s father, John Dinnis, following on from the deaths of her two youngest children in 1889. In the England Census of 1891 Edith … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny (4)

I have had trouble confirming some of the information in this post. I am hoping that in a few months time my American cousins may find some death certificates and then we will know for sure. I will try to say exactly … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (3)

Fanny Dinnis married John William Forbes on 9 December 1876, and the next information I can find comes in the birth and baptism records, when we can see their first daughter, Edith Beatrice Forbes was baptised on July 8th 1877 … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (2)

Thanks to information gained from the England Census in 1851 it is possible to confirm Fanny was aged 5 in this year and two more children had been added to the family. Harry was born in 1848 and Charlotte Harriet … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of my Great Grand Aunt Fanny (1)

A few days ago I made contact with some American third cousins once removed, another branch of the Dinnis family. This has been so exciting and is what makes my ancestry search so enjoyable. I was also astounded to receive … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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