Left - My great grandmother Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe, with her granddaughter Annie Maria whose mother had died at the young age of 21 and whose father John Danson died in 1917. Annie was born in 1905, so I estimate this photograph was taken c. 1916.
In 1877 at the age of 18, Maria married James Danson, who by all accounts was a bit of a ne'er do well. In the 20 years they had 10 sons and finally one daughter. Two sons did not survive infancy and the eldest Harry died in 1907 aged 30. Maria had been widowed a year earlier, and lost two sons, John and George, in the First World War.