Annie Eliza Soal 1873 - 1919
from Beverly Carr
This article was originally published in the August 2002 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society.
New member Beverly Carr has kindly provided the following photograph for our gallery in the web site. Beverly writes:
“It shows Annie Eliza Soale (1873-1919), my grandmother, taken in Miami, Florida, USA, in 1914. With her in the picture, left to right: Ralph, twins Cliff and Thomas, and Herbert. Annie was married to Alexander Donald Henry Fossey. They immigrated to the US around 1906.
Annie’s son Ralph became a Dade County Commissioner (Miami, Florida), following in the footsteps of his father ADH Fossey who was Mayor of Miami, Florida, in the 1930's. Eliza's son, Herbert, died in a car crash in 1931 on his way home from the Univerisity of Florida, after being elected president of his forthcoming sophmore class. A plaque is dedicated to him in the library there. The twins are still living in Florida and had successful business careers. Annie died of breast cancer in 1919, just 2 years after the birth of her 5th child, a girl she named Constance (my mother).”
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