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Occupations – Cora was a Pawnbrokers Manageress November 4, 2015

Filed under: Family history,Genealogy,Interesting Occupations — Janet @ 3:09 pm

Meeting my family

NaBloPoMo_1115_465x287_THEMEI’m very proud of the women in my family, they got out there and earned a living, supporting themselves. Great grand-aunt Cora was no exception. Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis was the older sister of my grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. Born in March 1886, in Camberwell, Surrey she was the first daughter born to George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor.

1906 Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis 1906
Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis

Cora 2 Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis

The photographs above were taken around 1906. In the England Census of 1911 we can see that Cora (then aged 25) was living in Leeds with her aunt, Amelia Watson and her family, including the son of Amelia’s husband, Alfred Watson who married Cora a short time after the Census was taken.

England Census 1911 England Census 1911

Wedding details of Alfred Watson and Cora A.A. Dinnis Wedding details of Alfred Watson and Cora A.A. Dinnis

Both of these documents tell us that Cora was working as a Pawnbrokers Manageress in 1911. I have been…

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