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Ephraim Wright

Mary Jane‘s second husband was my great great grandfather, Ephraim Wright.  He was born on January 8th 1860 in Polstead, Suffolk, England.1 His parents Benjamin Wright and Mary Ann Peggs had married on October 23rd 1858 in Boxford, Suffolk – Benjamin’s home town.2 I haven’t been able to find Ephraim and his parents in the…

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Listening to Lally ~ Sentimental Sunday

Remember the cassette tape recording I had of an interview with my grandfather’s cousin, Lally Coppinger?  I managed to find it in one of the many boxes in our storage unit when we were back in New Zealand in February. The interview took place at her home in Lomita, California in late 1991, when I…

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