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U. K. Bridal Tour (Part 2): Oupa POOLE’s Family (1907)

When planning a summer-long bridal tour to the U. K. after his marriage in South Africa in 1907, might Oupa (Arthur Henry POOLE) have been guided by the following passage from the Old Testament? When a man hath taken a new wife, … Continue reading

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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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