16 April 2020 by Nick Hood
Please note that I am adding to this page in the weeks following Audrey’s death, as I review family papers and photographs. Audrey was born in Letchworth on the 7th June 1930 to Norah and George Bourne. During her life, she lived mostly in Letchworth but traveled well, developing a good list of favourite places such as York and especially the Thames Valley around Henley. She wrote a number of novels and published a book of poetry. Audrey had a keen intellect and read extensively, most especially the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn.
John Bell Hood
14 April 2020 by Nick Hood
Lt. Gen. John B. HoodJohn Bell Hood is a distant cousin who fought with distinction in the American Civil War. Some of this article is taken from his Wikipedia entry, which contains much more detail and references.
George Alfred Bourne
12 April 2020 by Nick Hood
George Bourne and granddaughter Audrey, Common View, Letchworth, around 1933.George Alfred Bourne was born in West Ham in 1885 and was one of the first to settle in the First Garden City of Letchworth after it was founded by Ebenezer Howard in 1903.
06 April 2020 by Nick Hood
Jacob Straight was born on 23rd June 1741 in Richmond County, Staten Island NY and murdered by Indians in Monongalia County, WV in October 1786 with his father and Mother-in-law.
Harry S. Hood
03 April 2020 by Nick Hood
Harry S. Hood, his son Charles, and two of Charles’ daughters, Luci and Linda, in Miami, 1961.Harry Straight Hood was born on 8th April 1903 in West Virginia. He was the last in the family to follow the tradition of bearing his mother’s surname (Straight) as his middle name.