According to Joyce he was engaged to be married to a girl called Fowler?. before he emigrated.|
A month before the wedding the engagement was called off and all the wedding presents had to be returned.
Fred was persuaded by Aunt Ella and Uncle Frank Powell to go to America. This was just after
he had split up with his fiancee N? Towers. |
Ella was a cousin of May Billson and lived in Detroit. He didn't get on with them very well, visited them once after he left then never saw or heard from them again.
He stayed in Los Angeles with his grandfather's brother Herbert Billson who had emigrated in 1910