The Wedding of Leonard “Frederick” Turner & Lorrie Esther Baker
6 September 1909
St. Mary’s Parish Church
Hoggeston, Bucks, England
Leonard was the son of Henry Turner and Louisa Smith, and Lorrie was the daughter of Henry Thomas Baker (the older man sitting) and Annie Imogen Emily Meadows (seated on the very left). Lorrie was one of seven daughters born to the couple, and it is said that when Annie finally gave birth to a son the bells were rung at the church to mark the momentous occasion
By 1909, Leonard’s mother and brother Frederick were dead, but his father had remarried and Leonard had two half-brothers. It’s possible they are amongst the men in the photo. Lorrie’s brother George and her youngest sister Rose were children at the time and are not pictured here, but the rest of her sisters are.
From left to right – Esther, Elsie (the oldest), the next two are Maggie and Dorothy ‘Dolly’ but I’m not sure who’s who, and Rose, age 9, is seated next to her father. Lorrie was the first of her sisters to marry.