Can You Help Identify Minnie?

Minnie (seen below) seems to have been a friend of my paternal grandmother, Agnes Hadden (nee Little). The original photo is printed on postcard type stock by a company named “Jerome.” On the back of the photo is the simple wording, written in pencil, “To Agnes from Minnie with Love.” There also appears a date – January 1, 1931 – that has been rubber stamped on the back of the photo card.




My grandmother, Agnes Little immigrated to Canada in 1928. My great uncle, Alec Hadden, her brother-in-law, told me she had come to Canada with a friend. Was Minnie that friend?

Agnes sailed from Greenock, Scotland as a third class passenger on June 16, 1928 aboard the S.S. ‘Regina’ and landed at Quebec City, Province of Quebec on June 23, 1928 according to the ship’s passenger list that records her journey. Unfortunately, there is no Minnie listed on the passenger list not anyone whose name might get derived to the nickname of Minnie. The ship’s passenger list reveals that Agnes was destined for Salvation Army Hostel in Toronto, Ontario as part of a British Empire settlement scheme in the 1920’s. 

Do you recognize Minnie? Do you have any suggestions for identifying Minnie? If so, leave a comment or contact me at ianhaddenfamilyhistory@gmail.com. Thanks.


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