Archive: Jun 2012

Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy

Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy - 'Woodbine Willie'

Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy was born in Leeds on June 27th 1883, the seventh of nine children born to Reverend William Studdert Kennedy and his second wife, Joan. Geoffrey also had five half-siblings from his father’s first marriage and this large family lived a happy life in the poor parish of St Mary’s Quarry Hill, […]

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Alan Seeger

Alan Seeger

Alan Seeger was born in New York on 22nd June 1888, the second of three children born to Charles and Elsie Seeger. The following year, the family moved to Staten Island, where they lived for the next nine years and where Alan attended the Staten Island Academy. Alan was always a dreamy, somewhat romantic child, […]

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