Further to my recent blog post about a DIX family photograph I had recently found that was unconnected to my own family tree, I am now pleased to say that the photograph has now been reunited with the correct family.
When researching for my previous blog I found a family tree on Ancestry that contained the names DIX and RINGROSE as written on the reverse of the photograph so I sent a message to the tree owner to find out more.
It was great to then hear back from Daniel who instantly knew the names on the photograph and confirmed there was indeed a connection to his family tree and he kindly provided the following details:
The Mrs RINGROSE in question is undoubtly Florence RINGROSE nee DIX whio is known in my family as “Aunt Floss” – she and her husband, Frank RINGROSE, only had one son, Frank Rudolph RINGROSE who sadly died (unmarried) in a flying accident during WW2, so there aren’t any living descendents. However Floss and Frank were very close to their neice and nephew – my grandmother and great uncle – who died in 2012 and 2016 respectively. Frank and Floss are still fondly remembered in the family to this day.
Daniel acts as the archivist for his family so I have sent the photograph on to him for his family records and he kindly sent me two photographs of Florence ‘Floss’ RINGROSE and her husband Frank in later life, which he has very kindly given me permission to share on this update blog post.
Florence ‘Floss’ RINGROSE nee DIX
Frank and Florence RINGROSE
I have also further investigated the sad death of Florence’s son Frank Rudolph RINGROSE in World War 2 and found the following newspaper reports:
Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Courier Saturday 27th November 1943
Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Courier Saturday 6th May 1944
Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Courier Saturday 4th December 1943
Many thanks to Daniel for sharing his family information with me and it is great to know that this old family photograph is now back with the relatives where it belongs.