Sunday, August 13, 2006

Olga Dorling: originally unknown Dorling branch, now known to be Herringswell.

Posted by Picasa This photo was taken in the 1930s of Olga Dorling in the Stanley area of County Durham. The photo was kindly sent to me by Marg Burgess who found it in her late mother's possession.  It took a while to find out which of 2 possible Olga's she was.

Olga was b. 1923 the daughter of Thom Dorling b. 1895 Urpeth Durnham (son of Thomas Jacob Dorling b. 1836 Barton Mills who moved to County Durham between 1851 and 1861, where many Suffolk families went for work at around this time) & Jenny nee Wright.

Thom had survived the 1st World War after both getting married and joining the Durham Light Infantry in 1915.   He received a gun shot wound to his arm, which was classified as "mild".

In 1939 the family were living at 31 The Bungalows, Stanley, Durham. Thom was Colliery Deputy Overman Below and an A.R.P. Ambulance Driver.  Wife Jennie / Jane Dorling 2b. 6 Apr 1896 Unpaid Domestic Duties , 1 closed record (presumed to be eldest daughter Phyllis), and Olga Dorling (Jarvis) 07 Aug 1923 who was a Chemist Shop Assistant and Single. Olga married and had a family, so some descendants are probably out there somewhere.


Anonymous said...

this could be my dad's aunt. same name and time.

karen said...

Hello Anonymous, it would be useful to know who your Dad or Grandfather is, or anything that might help me place Olga into a Dorling family.