Another postcard mystery solved – Miss M SHACKLETON of Parham

My latest Parham postcard addition was sent to Miss M (Marg) SHACKLETON, North Green, Parham from George in America in January 1914.

Parham postcard front 5 2 16

Parham postcard reverse 5 2 16

I have now researched Miss Marg SHACKLETON a bit further and found a marriage report for her in the Framlingham Weekly News from Saturday 22nd April 1922.

Framlingham Weekly News - Saturday 22nd April 1922

Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 22nd April 1922

Miss Margaret Teresa SHACKLETON only daughter of Mr and Mrs John and Alice M SHACKLETON of Parham married Mr John James MARKWELL from Framlingham in Parham Church.

Her bridesmaids were Misses Elsie and Winifred MANN cousins from London and Mr C T WRIGHT was Best Man.

Miss SHACKLETON was a teacher at Parham School and was also a member of the Parham Church Choir.

I have also found John and Alice with their only child Margaret on the 1911 census living at 100 East India Dock Road in Poplar in London, which shows John was born in Leeds, Alice in Aldeburgh and Margaret in Portsmouth.

1911 census John SHACKLETON

Source:Ancestry – 1911 census Poplar ED 12 Piece 1728

John’s occupation is shown as Shipping Agent to Training Ship Arethusa National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children and I have website with more information about this ship at http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gb~bts.html#arethusa

Therefore the family must have moved to North Green in Parham after the 1911 census and before Margaret received the postcard in January 1914.

I will now research further to see what other information I can find in the local papers about this Parham family!

Simon Last

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com                charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

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One Response to Another postcard mystery solved – Miss M SHACKLETON of Parham

  1. Sheryl says:

    Great research! I really enjoy the pictures and captions on old-time postcards like this one. They are so much fun.

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