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Recent content by Emmie Germishuys

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    Len 'Tiger' Smith 1930's Birmingham boxer

    Hi Nick, Would it be possible to send me a copy of my Grandad (Len Tiger Smith's boxing record? David Roake, would love to have some stories of your chats to Len... When Mona (his common-law-wife) as well as their son both died in South Africa in 1972, Len returned to the UK, therefore we...
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    Len 'Tiger' Smith 1930's Birmingham boxer

    This is my grandfather Leonard Horace Smith :)
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    Leonard Smith/Mona Medding Jones/Mary Smith/Lilian Smith

    No more sorrow - Lillian was traced to Highcroft Hall - been admitted in 1937 for post-natal depression??? after which Len "Tiger" Smith Leonard Horace Smith) left for South Africa with Lillian's daughter Mary Elizabeth Smith - Volschenk born 1935 Southerby Bridge - and Mona Medins Primrose...
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    highcroft hall hospital

    What a shame...., but at least I know that it will never be possible to find the records of my Grandmother Lillian (Harris) Smith - the 2nd wife of the Birmingham Boxer , Len Tiger Smith (Leonard Horace Smith). At least, after searching for Lillian Smith all our lives, we have managed to find...
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    Erdington Hospital early1920

    Sorry, also just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to BIRMINGHAMHISTORY as it was right here where I found the WONDERFUL people who helped me locate may Grandmother's whereabouts - You are AWESOME PEOPLE! XXXX
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    Erdington Hospital early1920

    Dear Shorty, so sorry to read your story.... I feel that I must tell you my family story as well. First, I have just researched and found that Highcroft was origanally founded in 1836 and was formally known as the Aston Union Infirmary, later it became known as Erdington House. My late...
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    Witton Cemetery Memorials

    This is where the problem lies.... Leonard left the UK for SA in 1937 with my 2year old Mother (Mary Elizabeth Smith) and married Mona Jones in South Africa. No word was ever mentioned to my Mother about what happened to her Mother Lillian (Harris) Smith born 3 May 1913. Lillian's father was...
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    Witton Cemetery Memorials

    Hi, I believe that my grandmother, Lilian SMITH - nee HARRIS, born 13 May 1913 may have been burried at Witton Cemetary, but I am not able to establish this as fact as I do not have any clue as to the date of her death which could be any date from 1936..... no idea whatsoever.... Lilian (some...
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    Smith Lilian

    Re: Lilian Smith Thank you so much Lynda, only saw the message now, do not know how I could have missed it.... Dorothy was born to the same father as Lillian (Clement Harris), but a different mother after Lillian's mother died and Clement remarried. Great to know about Dorothy, wish I could...
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    Birmingham boxers?

    Hi, I am just wondering what year this photo was taken as my Grandfather was also a Birmingham Boxer who boxed between 1926 into the 1940's. His boxing name was Len "Tiger" Smith - Leonard Horace Smith. Regards, Emmie
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    Leonard Smith/Mona Medding Jones/Mary Smith/Lilian Smith

    Any luck with birth and death certificates yet - looking so much forward to receive them.... X
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    Leonard Smith/Mona Medding Jones/Mary Smith/Lilian Smith

    Hi, any luck on the bieth and or death certificate? Suddenly I feel so sad :(:(:( Emmie Be true to yourself - always x
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    Len 'Tiger' Smith 1930's Birmingham boxer

    Hi, please to meet you! Len Tiger Smith b 1909, was my grandfather and the Son of Horace Leonard Smith and Mary Elizabeth ( Brown) His father was Joseph Smith. Leonard "Tiger" Smith's siblings was Florence Vera, Maud M, Alice and Edie. Would love to have info of your branch of our family! Please...
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    Leonard Smith/Mona Medding Jones/Mary Smith/Lilian Smith

    Yes, I just realised that now. The lady on the photo is definately Lillian. Must have been taken about 1940 as Nellie was born in 1934. I have still not heard from Nellie - our postal service on this side is not very efficient. I wonder where and at whose house the photos was taken - maybe at...
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    Leonard Smith/Mona Medding Jones/Mary Smith/Lilian Smith

    LILLIAN SMITH (nee Harris) Here are Lillian's father (Clement Harris b 1892)'s siblings names - maybe one of their decendants could remember something:- Milton - b 1889, Ellen b 1894, John b 1895, Maud b 1897 and Annie b 1899. Annie married a Barrett, but although the family had photos of...
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