13 November 2013

Florence Marr died in a German internment camp

As we remember the fallen of the World Wars and other conflicts, Association member Charlotte Wruck sends a most unusual death certificate: that of Florence (Barnes) Marr, wife of Sackett descendant Sidney Marr. The cause of death, recorded on a further document, was "cerebrale apoplexie". Sidney and Florence were living in Guernsey at the time of the German invasion and subsequent occupation of the island during the Second World War. They were among a large number of English-born islanders deported to Germany on Hitler's orders in reprisal for various British actions elsewhere.

Sidney was eventually released and, after the war, married Violet Burge, also an internee at Biberach Camp and a friend of Florence's.



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  2. hello, my name is Gary Wood and I live in the home that was bulit by Frank Lockwood at 1918 Ridge Ave Montgomery, Al it was built for Stanley Paulger, son of Thomas E Paulger and Ida Sutherland, was born in Redford, Michigan, in 1882 or 1884.1 He married Hazel Sondley.1 She was born in Gainesville, Florida, on 1 August 18882 and died aged 96 in Montgomery, Alabama, in July 1985.2

    I'm trying to find anyone that has photo or history about this home, when I googled Stanleys name it pulled this site and a photo of him and his child Jane.

    I can be reched at tupwood@gmail.com I have the abstract from the state of Alabama and it has them living here from 1922 til 1946.

    thank you for your time,


  3. Gary,
    I have forwarded your message to a known descendant of Stanley Paulger and to the Sackett Association historian who I am sure will help if they can.
    Chris Sackett