I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Follow Friday - Edmond et Jeanne

Of all the wonderful genealogy posts I had a chance to read this week, the one that touched me the most was A Hoyt Genealogy’s lovely Sentimental Sunday story about her discovery of an 1918 postcard sent from a French WWI soldier named Edmond to his beloved Jeanne. It’s a touching story that is beautifully written. A lovely reminder that while genealogy is built upon a framework of names and dates, its beauty lies in the telling of the stories.

Cicero wrote, “the life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”  Thank you MarDi for recognizing the magic of that old postcard and keeping Edmond and Jeanne’s memory alive!

(Follow Friday is a blog series hosted by geneabloggers)

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Print

2 comments to Follow Friday – Edmond et Jeanne

  • Claire, thank you so much for spotlighting Edmond’s postcard to his dear little Jeanne for Follow Friday!

    This postcard is so special to me but what makes it more special is in sharing it to find that others are moved by the romance and mystery of it as I have been. Edmond and Jeanne would be so amazed that a tiny part of their story still lives on more than 90 years later, just as Leander and Eleanor would be!

    Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you again!

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>