Genealogy Serendipity Out of the Blue via Email!

A little background information first. In 1999 I started researching the life of Lady Diana Taylour. She lived in Oakville from 1936-1957 and someone felt that her grave deserved a flag on Remembrance Day. They couldn’t find the proof required by the Town, could I help. Well I found an obituary that provided the information the Town required. But…It caught my imagination. I couldn’t let this lady go. There was something about the obituary that had me wanting to know more.

It took me nearly 10 years but I finally found the real Lady Diana Taylour. In 2012 I wrote about it on my blog. It is a three part series. Part One, Part Two, Part Three

While I was doing this research on Lady Diana Taylour I had never seen a picture of her. I commented on this in the last post of the series.

Well image my surprise last week when on International Women’s Day I opened an email from a lady who was collaterally related to Lady Diana Taylour! She had found my blog posts! In the email she included a picture of Lady Diana Taylour taken in the 1940s. It is hard to make out the year it might be 1943. This is the first time I have ever laid eyes on the lady who captivated my life for so long! She was wearing her khaki green uniform as I had been told by many people she wore constantly. She looked familiar to me and it is how I imagined her to look.

I have permission to share the picture here with you so here is the moment when I finally put a face to the Lady Diana Taylour.

 

Lady Diana Taylour

 

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