I have my family tree on wikitree and MyHeritage.com
do you have ANY clues to add. Maybe you know who at least one of them was or the occassion?
Yes i have a few im sure of and some not so sure of.
Sitting in center John Cowdrey,standing behind Eva Lilian Cowdrey nee Rudman,sitting to the left facing of John, Ivy Lilian Horn, it could be Claude Rudman sitting left side facing.I feel it was John and Eva's wedding which would have been 1905.
as I write this it is nearly time for Xmas lunch! (oh, the dedication :o)...
I believe that looks like a 'Salvation Army' wedding.
Eva's mother Annie nee Robertson became the first soldier on the roll of the Army's Wellington corps
She died at 84, on 15 August 1928, at the home of one of her daughters at 145 Derwent street, Island Bay, Wellington. Henry had died in 1916. Annie Rudman was survived by her seven children, all of whom followed her into the Salvation Army. In 1964 the Salvation Army renamed its young men's hostel (later demolished) in Vivian Street, RUDMAN HOUSE.
Claude Rudman, as you know (but writing more info here so others may be able to help name names), was Eva's nephew, son of her brother William Henry RUDMAN and Hannah Elizabeth CHAMBERS
John 'Jack' Henry Cowdry was the Health Inspector in Wellington
Ivy Lillian Horn was the daughter of Alice Annie Maude RUDMAN (Eva Lillian Rudman's sister) & William Hutcheson HORN
so, possible that the 2 little girls in the front are twins Pearl & Ruby Horn (born on Valentines Day 1899)
Eva Lillian Rudman married John Henry Cowdrey on Xmas Day 1905 - 117 years ago today !!!. This then would make Pearl & Ruby aged 6.10 which looks about right in the photo
off for chrissy lunch (barbeque of course), hope you are enjoying yours
back to it later
I have just got back myself from my Chrissie dinner with my son,partner and doting on my two granddaughters.This is like a damn magnet and people are so helpful here. Looking at some other pics i'm now sure that it's Ivy Lillian sitting at end left facing, so that with Pearl and Ruby fill in three more holes.
Have a good one
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