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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find more information about the wife of William Wilson Douglas (1880 - 1923). They were my great grandparents.

I've found the marriage certificate and have the name Elizabeth Hicks (about 1879 - ?) However, all that tells me is that her father was William and he was a carter. Has anyone done any research in this area and know anything more about her? According to the 1911 census she was born in Bristol.

Kind regards

Tom Jenks

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Ah!  Born in Bristol was a good clue!
William Wilson Douglas was the son of the founder of the famous motorcycle firm; he took over the company. He had taken part in the 1911 Isle of Man T.T. Races and after the Great War was in the U.S.A and Canada promoting the firm. In 1923, at the age of 43, William Douglas tragically died and his family moved away from the area.

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/getperson.php?personID=I3275...

and
http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Businesses/motorcycles.htm

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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