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U. K. Bridal Tour (Part 1): Oupa and Ouma POOLE (1907)

Contrary to some family lore, research has shown that Arthur Henry POOLE and Letitia Selina MINNAAR, my husband’s maternal grandparents, did not elope. However, they did travel overseas right after their marriage, a trip which they often mentioned to their grandchildren, although few … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Couple: Oupa and Ouma POOLE

Tales passed down over the years often require more than cold, dry facts uncovered by research to disprove them to family members. In the case of my husband’s maternal grandparents, even I as a researcher fell under the spell of family lore. As I heard bits … Continue reading

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