WWI – The Story of One Family

All losses in any war are tragic but I was particularly struck by the story of one Pither family. I don’t know how or if they are connected to my Pither(s) but they are a very interesting family. Frances Leon Emilius Pither was born on 20 May 1853 and married Maria Lousia Barrett on 26 April 1883 at the Parish Church in Hornsey. The couple … Continue reading WWI – The Story of One Family

A Military Romance: The Life of Elisha George Pithers – Part One

My 3x Great-Grandfather, Elisha George Pithers was born in the month we traditionally associate with romance, his birthday being two days after Valentines Day on 16th February 1849 in Kensington, London. The son of Elisha George Pithers (born c. 1823) and Elizabeth Rebecca Neate (born 06/07/1823), Elisha was the 2nd eldest child, and one of nine children, born to the couple. Elisha grew up in … Continue reading A Military Romance: The Life of Elisha George Pithers – Part One