1869 -


Charles Donovan and Ellen Greenfield's wedding (probably). They were married on 16 April 1891, in St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighton.
This wedding photo was taken by Thomas Donovan in the St James' Street studio, Brighton. [left to right: Minnie, Ellen Greenfield, Charles Donovan, Florence Donovan, unknown bridesmaid (possibly Carrie Greenfield, Ellen's sister), unknown best man (possibly Charlie Kilmister, mentioned by daughter Grace Donovan, in her memoir, as a friend of Charles')].

Minnie Donovan, aged 16, had signed as a witness on the marriage certificate of Charles's first marriage to Minnie Comber.
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Thomas Donovan's family about 1888.

(left to right: Thomas, Charles, baby Teddie, Minnie, Victoria Gibbons, Frank Donovan and Florence Donovan.

The same studio back drop as the wedding photo on the left.

    Minnie probably sent this Christmas card to her brother Thomas 'Harry', who had emigrated to the United States in about 1891.



left to right: Harriet Martin?, Minnie, Ellen Greenfield, Grace Donovan, Florence Donovan, Arthur Donovan and Teddie.
pre-war. The woman on the left may be Harriet Martin, Ellen's mother. If so this picture cannot be later than 1911 when Harriet died.

  The marriage of Minnie's sister Florence to Dan Bostal, September 1916, Brighton.
Minnie (seated, 2nd left), at the wedding of her nephew Teddie and Mary Tebbs, Wednesday 18th April 1917.   left to right: Florence Donovan, Dan Bostal in uniform (Florence's husband), Ellen Greenfield, Minnie and Grace Donovan. WW I period?