I'm the G-G-Grandaughter of Charles Aindow, of the Aindow Lifeboat clan.I'm informed that our Charles isn't the one who died on the Lusitania, apparently that was Charlie.However I do know that Charles was a fisherman, and his wife's name was Elizabeth (nee Wright).
I too have a newspaper clipping of the Lifeboat Aindows (apparently Charles is the one on the far left), we also have various old photographs, including a picture of an old thatched cottage in Formby.
Charles' daughter, Elizabeth Aindow (My G-Gran) was born in Formby on 1/3/1879.I'm told she had all brothers (no sisters), and I think one of them was called Richard because I found a card with his date of death 30/11/1948, Aged 64 (my dad thinks this was his G-Uncle Dick, and also remembers a Cousin Emi) ?
Elizabeth Aindow married a chap called Robert Thompson Bourhill, and they lived at 14 New Road, Formby.After the 1st World War they moved to Westgate Rd, Lytham St. Annes (100 yards from the beach), which is where my family still resides to this day.She died in Jan 1972 at the ripe old age of 92 (obviously the Aindows were/are a robust lot).
I'm trying to find out the names of Elizabeth's brothers if anyone can help ?I'm fairly sure many of my closest living relatives will still carry the name Aindow, owing to the fact that my G-Gran had all brothers and no sisters.
P.S.I can't help wondering what ourancestors would have made of all this !
P.S.S.Did anybody else inherit the extremely long Aindow arms like we did ?