On this day: Margaret begins life in Wales

3rd August 1905. Margaret Jane Williams was born. 34 years later, she lived in Rhondda, Glamorganshire and was a school cleaner. In that same household was William Purchase, a miner. She ended up marrying him 19 years after that, in July 1958.

Other ‘ordinary people’:

Norris marries her English man

14-year-old girl avoids prison sentence

Irish girl arrives in New York

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