Thanks to Family History Wales, we’re learning more about my great-grandfather, whose home we plan to visit in less than two weeks, as well as a bit about his parents. Interestingly enough, his mother’s name was Ellen. That name–or names like it–keep surfacing, through the generations in my family.
My mother has unearthed post cards and guidebooks about Wales that we think are my great grandfather’s. There are two Bacon’s Large Scale Map and Guides. One is for South Wales, the other for North Wales (that’s the one pictured on the “Welcome” page of this site). They’re wrapped in cloth cases and say they are “For Cyclists and Tourists–London: G.@. Bacon & Co., Ltd. 127, Strand. Owain Thomas made several trips back to Wales from his home in Watertown, Wis., the last being in 1936. It’s heartening to know that he made it back to see his parents.