Searching for the Smiths

PUBLISHED: 12:34 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:53 15 June 2010

FOLLOWING our appeal for information about the Carslake family last week, the Herald is turning its attentions to the Smiths.

FOLLOWING our appeal for information about the Carslake family last week, the Herald is turning its attentions to the Smiths.Fred Carslake, 67, is searching for a sister he never knew he had - until he started researching his family tree.He found out his father, the late Alfred Ernest Carslake, who served in the Navy, had children from a previous marriage.Mr Carslake met elder step-sister Rosetta, who revealed she may have had a sister.It transpired Mr Carslake Senior had married a Dorothy Smith at St Paul's Church, in Honiton, on August 14, 1915.Dorothy was the daughter of Alfred George Smith and the marriage was witnessed by Walter Carslake and Arthur George Griffin.It is possible they had two daughters. The missing sister could be called either Joan or Elfrida. The birth was most likely registered in Llanelly, Wales, in 1928.A promising lead was generated from last week's story.Are you a relative of Dorothy Smith?Call the Herald on (01392) 888488.


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