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LisaCam68 Report 17 Feb 2012 22:45

I thought I would update this post!
My nan was Leah Joseph!

Frank Joseph & Fanny Joseph had the following children - Julia, John, Solomon, Becky & Yetta (not Zeta). Fanny died and Frank Joseph married Lavinia Fry, who was know as Ruth (think she converted to Judaism and changed her name). As Frank was Polish once Ruth married him she was no longer a British subject and was Polish by marriage. They had two children, David and my nan Leah. In 1911 Frank Joseph changed his name to Joseph Franks, and so did the rest of the family.

Joseph Franks was a ladies tailor and had a shop at 243 Bethnal Green Rd. He died in 1933 and lived at 52 Canrobert St., Bethnal Green. In 1937 Ruth/Lavinia became a British citizen once again! She died in 1943 and lived in Edmonton at my old address. Both Joseph & Ruth/Lavinia are buried in the Edmonton Federation Jewish cemetery and I'm hoping to visit very soon.

I am now in contact with Yetta's daughter. Unfortunately her mother wouldn't speak about her childhood as it was unhappy one. Yetta's daughter knew Julia and Becky but nothing about the other siblings, so was a bit of a shock when I contacted her. We will be meeting up soon.

I have also spoken to one of David Franks' sons. He had four sons, but unfortunately left when they were all very young, so they never knew him.

I have also spoken to Julia's ex daughter in law, and emailed some other family members. Unfortunately John and Solomon are still a bit of a mystery. The Davis girls, I think Rachel Esther died aged 30, Eva Davis not too sure about at the moment!

So that's my update! I'm addicted!
Thanks for everyone's help! x


LisaCam68 Report 17 Feb 2012 22:50

and we had a famous person in our family it seems!
Becky married a Shalofsky and they had a son who was called Hank Shaw, a famous bebop jazz trumpeter!


jax Report 17 Feb 2012 23:46

Thanks for coming back and letting us know the outcome Lisa.

You seem to have found out a lot about the family since, well done