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Dorothy Burn, Spiritualist

This week, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of Dorothy Burn, born on 24 April 1897 in Gateshead, County Durham, England, eldest of six children born to Thomas Reuben Whitfield Burn (1859-1924) and his wife Mary Annie Newton (1877-1943). When she was 18, Dorothy went to work as a short-hand typist and clerk at the Vickers Armstrong munitions factory. During World War I she joined the women’s voluntary army corps. She married Joseph Tindale when she was 24, about February 1922 in Gateshead. Their first son John was born soon afterwards, followed by his brother James, three and a half years later. Dorothy was a religious woman and attended Dunston Christ Church where she met up with her mother and sisters on Sunday mornings. She also had a keen interest in Spiritualism and attended meetings with her husband Joe at the Spritualist Church on Market Road in Dunston. From the letters that she wrote to her son John when he living in London at the beginning of the war in 1939 and 1940, it is apparent that her belief in spiritism played a vital part in their lives. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)

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