NameOlivia Graham , GG Aunt
Birth1877, Eastbourne, Sussex
FatherReginald John Graham (1822-1897)
MotherEllen Leah Boileau (1838-1918)
Marriage15 Jul 1920 [14]
Notes for Olivia Graham
F.R.G.S., m. 15 July, 1920, Rev. Edward Evelyn Barber, Rector of Ongar 1913-1928 (Grangehurst, 138, High Road, Woodford Wells, Essex). Apparently she was of a scientific bent. I like to believe she was good at it. Dad doesn’t.

[GEC] [25] calls her Aunt Olive and says she had no children.

For years I had only a single photograph of Aunt Olive, out of focus, repainted, and with horrible red cheeks, and knew very little more. But then, in 2010, some kind person read my web page and sent me some scans from a book that Olivia had written [27]. She was a very keen motorist, back in the days when cars were not usually driven by ladies, and she was awfully proud of herself. She writes about her trips around the countryside, and down to London and back; ``Jim" Bond and Octavia and their two daughters visited, coming on the ship Rotorua on the 10th of April, 1912, their first visit to New Zealand together, and James's first visit for over 30 years.

This book contains a few more photographs of Olivia, then about 35 I suppose. She was clearly an interesting and strong-minded person, quite willing to step outside conventions and do whatever the hell she felt like doing. Probably not too dissimilar from her siblings, one suspects.
Notes for Edward Evelyn (Spouse 1)
Rector of Ongar from 1913 to 1928. [14]
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