Godber-Hames Photos




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1. James Godber charcoal drawing


2. James Godber photograph


3. Mabel Alice Godber


4. Page from the James Godber family Bible


5. Receipt to James Godber for share in Westside Ditch Company in Hilliard, Wyoming


6. James Godber's obituary


7. James Godber's brother William in Pekin, Illinois


8. William and Sarah Godber with their grandson, William on the left


9. Written of the back of photo #8


10. James Godber's wife Alice ran a small shop in South Normanton, Derbyshire, England, where she sold butter, flour, cheese, dips (candles), bread, barm (yeast) soap, etc.. This is a page from her account book.


11. Cyrus Wheelock and Sarah Godber the daughter of James Gobder's brother Henry. Sarah was Mabel Alice Godber's cousin who lived with Mabel and her father after Henry's wife abandoned them.


12. Cyrus Wheelock the husband of Sarah Godber


13. The death card of James and Alice Godber's son Arthur


14. Written on the back of photo #13


15. Sarah Godber, mother of James and his siblings


16. Death card of Sarah Godber, who died three days after her grandson Arthur


17. Written on tha back of photo #16


18. Death card of Alice Hames Godber


18a. A certified copy of an entry of death by typhoid of Alice Hames Godber.


19. After Alice Godber's death her daughter Mabel Alice was cared for by Alice's sister Sarah and her husband George Turton. Mabel Alice's father was in America when his wife died.


19a. A response by George Turton to Mabel Alice Godber's request for information about her family


19b. The second page of George Turton's letter to Mabel Alice. See the transcription of the letter below.
To Mrs Brown or formerly known to me as Mabel Godber when you was a very little girl.

In answer to your letter as to your Mothers family relations your Uncle James Haimes. He's somewhere in Canada but it some time since I heard of him. his wife and daughter has left him and are in London England. your Aunt Mary and her husband died in ???? Workhouse I am sorry to sy. your Aunt Sarah my dear Wife has been dead for over 28 years she was ill for over 3 years. your Cousin Alice my only daughter has been dead over 10 years she was Ill for over 5 years and 3 years she was in bed and was a great sufferer but she was looked after and cared for more than her own Mother could have done for her, for she was so? by my present Loving Wife. Alice often talked about you and wished she could see you she was only a month older than you.

I am now getting on in life I shall soon be 69 years of age

I must now close for this time hoping to hear again from you.

You must excuse me not writing before but I hardly knew how to begin

With best wishes to you and your husband and children

I remain Yours
Uncle George Turton
Victoria Street
Ripley Derby
England
June 24 1914

PS my dear wife sends her best wishes to you and yours


20. Alice Hames Godber' account book including photos 20 through 72


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