On a visit to the Postcard Fair in Woking at the weekend I found a lovely photographic postcard of a lady holding a baby which on the back says ‘ Grace Edith DRAPER aged 13 weeks’.
As you all now very well I like a challenge, so I bought this postcard to see if with further research I could establish who this Grace Edith DRAPER was and if possible reunite the photograph with a family member.
I feel the photograph has a 1910 to 1930’s look, so I have looked for all possible matching births during this time frame and have three possible birth matches for Grace with a middle initial of E:
The first is for a Grace E DRAPER in the March quarter of 1915 in the Erpington Registration District in Norfolk with a mother’s maiden name of WOODROW.
This Grace E DRAPER married Frederick C JUDE in the December quarter of 1939 in North Walsingham Norfolk.
The second is for a Grace E DRAPER in the March quarter of 1920 in the Chelsea Registration District with a mother’s maiden name of WILSON.
The third is for a Grace E DRAPER in the December quarter of 1920 in the West Bromwich Registration District with a mother’s maiden name of STILGOE.
This Grace E DRAPER married John DAVIES in the September quarter of 1940 in west Bromwich and this record shows her middle name as Emma not Edith so she can be ruled out.
However as the photograph prides no clues to a date or an area for the photographer the possibilities are quite open at this stage – so if anyone has any connection to a Grace Edith DRAPER in their family tree, then please let me know.