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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Need help Mary Eleanor THOMAS death 1969
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 18:58:44 +0100
I don't think that obituaries, as they have in the USA and I presume Canada are at all common unless someone is a well known person, within the bounds of the local paper, so I wouldn't get one from my local paper, though my wife or son may choose to pay to put a notice in.
Sometimes notices mention the family, but often not in a way that is of use in tracking them.
But, often local papers will publish letters from people trying to trace relatives. I think that the only local in Colchester is the Gazzette http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/
On 12/05/2011 18:25, Bruce P Barrett wrote:
> Dear List,
> I am looking for information about Mary Eleanor THOMAS wife of Arthur Henry
> Thomas. Mary died 23/24 Aug 1969 and was buried 25 Aug 1969. Her death
> is registered in Colchester, Essex. Mary was born 21 Nov 1885 in
> Pontywuan, Monmouthshire. I think Arthur Henry died about 1959. Were
> obituaries normal for that time?
> I am trying to identify her descendants.
> Bruce Barrett
> Heath, Ohio
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