Margate, Kent, England
taken by Seymour Browne - Arcadian Studio
Annie was born and raised in England. She had two brothers (William and Harry) and two sisters (Matilda and Ada).
Most of her relatives in England worked at a deaf and dumb asylum: her father was a porter at the asylum. Annie worked there for 13 years.
When Annie was 31, she sailed to America with her sister and brother-in-law in September 1899. They ended up in Brewster, MN where their Aunt Sarah lived. While in Brewster, Annie met and married my grandfather John, who was a natural-born citizen, which automatically made Annie a U.S. citizen.
Annie died on January 7, 1950 at the age of 82.
An earlier post about my paternal grandfather can be found here.