Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Great Great Grandmother

Wilhelmina Rutherford nee Linton
I love this photo of my GG Grandmother. Wilhelmina Linton was born 1843, in the fishing village of Newhaven, Edinburgh. She married Alexander Rutherford in 1865 and they had 4 children. Alexander was a fisherman so Wilhelmina led the life of a fishwife, a hard life and the women were known to be sturdy and hard working. I think you can see this in the strong features of her face in this photo.


  1. She even has a strong, independent pose going on there :-).
    I bet you treasure this photo.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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  3. What a wonderful picture! I feel like I know her!