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Re: Luff Family

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 7:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Dot, thanks for the offer of seaking info re Harry Knowles. He was married to Emily Mary Cox from Wolverhampton in 1903 (how and where did they meet?). in 1905 they left for Ventersdorp in South Africa. The only opportunities at that time and indeed now were in farming and diamond mining (the Cullinon diamond was mined there in 1903). Ventersdorp is complete red neck territory and I didnt know that my GF Walter was born there until I started this research - Walter was born 1907 by the way. Harry died maybe of TB in 1911 and Emily Mary (she may have been a nurse) and Walter returned to the UK where he was placed in an orphanage.It really grieves me to think that neither of the families could offer him a home. Walter so hated the orphanage that when he left there he also left England vowing never to return - he never did.I would love to know what drew Harry and Emily to Ventersdorp and also why none of the extended family could care for Walter.I am on holiday for the next nine days so hope to do some serious research- best regards Morag
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