Updated: Feb 3, 2019
Caroline Dickinson was the daughter of William Dickinson, who was the son of William and Anne Dickinson of Kimberworth and Sheffield, England. She was a niece of our John Dickinson of Sheffield, England. She married George Henry Hill, a tobacconist, and together they had one daughter, Annie Hill, who married Billy Croft. We have photos of these cousins from the old family albums. Harry's family remained in contact with the Hills and Crofts, visiting them in England, and them visiting Harry in America.
In trying to identify her parents, a search of U.K. newspapers produced this surprising and almost tragic news about Caroline:
Caroline endured the course of her life afterwards, and died on the 16th of January, 1947, at the age of 82 years. Her husband, George, died six months later, on the 23rd of July, 1947, aged 85 years. Their daughter, Annie, died on the 23rd of November, 1997, at the age of 100 years. They are all buried in Dewsbury Cemetery in Dewsbury, England.
When George H. Hill died , news was printed in the Yorkshire Evening Post, July 24, 1947 as follows:
See also "Cards from cousins in England".
For more, see the Dickinson page.
If you have any information about Caroline's parents, please share!
William Croft, Emma Dickinson, Annie Croft, and Harry Dickinson on a rooftop in England or Scotland, perhaps, abt. 1930s. (Photo courtesy of James H. Dickinson).