[APG Public List] [APG Members] Willingham family artifacts

Kathy Gunter Sullivan sully1 at carolina.rr.com
Mon Apr 12 07:14:47 MDT 2010


No. Eric Walter Willingham died in England. The thrift shop staff told 
Mr. Paganuzzi that the items "came from the estate of an elderly 
gentleman."  Mr. Paganuzzi approached his local genealogical society for 
guidance, and the society published his query in their quarterly (Burke 
County, North Carolina, Genealogical Society). I expect there are many 
additional clues in "the box" other than the brief description that Mr. 
Paganuzzi gave.



Alvie L. Davidson CG wrote:
> Is there any indication the Willingham family came to America?
> Alvie L. Davidson CG
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> *Subject:* [APG Members] Willingham family artifacts
> I am posting this in behalf of Mr. Roberto Paganuzzi of Morganton, 
> North Carolina. For several years Mr. Paganuzzi has attempted to 
> locate family members or an institution with an interest in artifacts 
> originally belonging to Eric Walter Willingham of England. The items 
> were in a large box acquired by chance at a British thrift shop. 
> Included are photograph albums dating back to the 1920s, war time 
> correspondence, family vital statistics records, and many other items.
> Mr. Paganuzzi knows the following:
> Eric Walter Willingham was born 1906 in Hull, England. His mother was 
> Emma Eliza (Graves) Willingham. Mr. Willingham was a member of the RAF 
> during World War II.
> Emma Eliza (Graves) Willingham was born 1879 in South Somercotes, 
> Saltfleet, Lincoln County, England. Her mother was Sarah (Skelton) Graves.
> Walter Willingham (1844-1928) of Sculcoates, York, England. His mother 
> was Mary Elizabeth (Gibson) Willingham.
> Mr. Paganuzzi is reluctant to discard the Willingham documents and 
> hopes someone with a connection to the family can be located. His 
> address is willinghampapers at charter.net 
> <mailto:willinghampapers at charter.net>.
> Kathy Gunter Sullivan
> Charlotte, North Carolina
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