George Arthur Beard and May Newton
My Great Grandparents, parents of Alfred Beard.
I believe this was taken just before they were married in 1913. May has a very tiny waist and after they were married she had 7 children, one every 18 months. So I don't believe it was taken later. Also they are not wearing wedding rings.
George Arthur Beard
Born 7/7/1886 Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died abt 1952 Sydney, Australia
After Georges father Alfred died of dropsy in Napoleon, Ohio 1891 the family, including his mother Mary Hannah, sisters Ada and Nellie returned to Manchester, England, where both his parents had been born.
He married May Newton December 1913 and had 7 children including my grandfather Alfred. Around 1952 George, May and 6 of the children emigrated to Sydney, Australia. He died soon after they arrived, although I still have yet to find a death record.
Born 1886 Salford, Manchester
Died 13/08/1968 Sydney, Australia
May was the eldest of three children, she had a sister Margaret and brother George James. Her brother George James and cousin Joseph Edwin served during WW1. Joseph died in France 1916. Her father Benjamin was born in Winster, Derbyshire and have found many relatives in this small village going back many years.