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Who’s Who in Ruby's Diary

Eliza Alice Searle Side — 2nd child of John Searle and Mary Ann Beates. (Mother of Ruby Alice) born at Nottinghill, England February 10, 1863; died November 29, 1942. Married Charles Henry Side (father of Ruby) born June 7, 1859; died August 8, 1928.

Ruby Alice Side — Author and oldest child of Eliza and Charles Side, born April 18, 1884 at Fulham, baptized at St. Stephen’s Church, Sheppard’s Bush. Married Edward (Ted) Thompson at St. Johns Protestant Episcopalian Church, May 2, 1905 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA: died January 17,1970..

Edward (Ted) Thompson — (Ruby's husband) born July 17, 1879; died March 24, 1970.

Herbert Thompson — Eldest brother of Ted, born October 4, 1868; died 1948.

Aileen Side Pippett — (Ruby's sister) born 1895; died 1974 —wrote the biography of Virgina Wolf, The Moth and the Star, published 1955.

Selma Thompson — Daughter of Herbert Thompson.

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