During my visit to London in early April, I was able to visit some sites that my great-great-great aunt May frequented during her adult life in London. I learned about these places initially through her letters to my great-great grandfather John, her brother, which I transcribed this spring, and then by conducting subsequent research. In … Continue reading May B. Carlyle?
This post continues my account of my great-great-great aunt May's experiences during the Blitz, a series of heavy air raids carried out over London and other major British cities from 1940 – 1941 that resulted in over 40,000 civilian deaths. My last post related some of my discoveries leading up to my trip to London … Continue reading Aunt May and the Blitz, Cont’d.
Over the past few months, I've transcribed all the letters my family has that were written from my great-great-great aunt May (b. 1882) to her brother John (my great-great grandfather, who came to Chicago from Ireland in the 1890s). I had initially looked into her story four years ago when I was living in London … Continue reading Aunt May and the Blitz