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Card from Croft cousins in England

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

It's amazing what clues you can find in old family papers and photos. A cousin kept and shared this letter and photos, and it wasn't until recently that I was able to identify how this cousin was related.

My 2nd great-grandfather, Harry Dickinson (1863-1935) had a cousin named Caroline Hill who had a daughter named Annie Hill. Annie married William "Billy" Croft. In adulthood, Harry's children traveled to England on at least one occasion and visited with them. The Crofts likewise visited the Dickinsons in New Jersey. The following Christmas card was sent by Annie Croft to her 2nd Cousins, Rose and John Dickinson, probably in the 1950s or 1960s. The photos below, dated 1973, of Billy & Annie Croft at their home in Dewsbury must have been sent to John later, after his sister Rose died. Rose Dickinson died in 1971 and John Dickinson died in 1889. Annie Croft died in 1997 at the age of 100. Thanks to Marge Quick for preserving and sharing this connection to our English relatives.

See the Dickinson page for more.

The marriage of Annie Hill to William Henry Croft was announced in the Yorkshire Post on April 18, 1928, as shown here:

Annie (Hill) Croft was a daughter of George Henry Hill and his wife, Caroline (Reynolds) Hill. Caroline's father was William Reynolds, brother of Elizabeth (Reynolds) Dickinson.


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