When one of my Jamison cousins reconnected with me recently I was able to add to my treasure trove of pictures of my aunts and uncles when they were younger. As well as some cracking pictures of his mum, Richard sent me two pictures of my aunt Hilda as a young woman.
This was great for two reasons; the only pictures I had of Hilda previously were a couple taken probably in the late 60s/early 70’s, going by the fabulously retro decor:
Now I have a couple of pictures of younger Hilda, possibly taken in Northern Ireland – I suspect the two pictures above may have been taken after Hilda and her husband Francis moved to Canada.
Hilda was one of three Jamison daughters, siblings to my dad. My grandmother Eliza did have another two daughters by her first husband; I mention this marriage here.
Hilda is the only Jamison sibling of my dad’s generation that we haven’t managed to trace, and we don’t know if she is still alive (she would be approximately 70 now). Her last known address was in Ontario, possibly in or near Whitby.
It would be great to find out how Hilda and her family are doing – as far as I know, she had one son, my cousin Francis Jr (Frankie).
Below I’ve attached a link to a chart showing the children of Charles Frederick Jamison and Eliza McCurdy Jamison (nee Purcell), showing their current whereabouts, or when they died. Hilda is the last piece of the puzzle, and I hope that if we do trace her or her family makes contact, I can shade her name in green on my chart to show she is still with us.