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From: Caroline Bradford <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Need help Mary Eleanor THOMAS death 1969
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 19:10:22 +0100
Obituaries in the national press in the UK are pretty much reserved for the rich and/or famous. Even in local papers, only someone who was prominent in the local community or who had some other claim to fame would normally merit an obituary as such. Death notices, which sometimes give a little biographical detail ("much loved father of Fred and Freda and grandfather of Sharon and Tracy" etc) would be a more likely find, nationally (in The Times or Daily Telegraph) for a well to do family or locally for "ordinary" folk.
Mary's will, or Arthur's (or both) might be a better way of finding out who they left behind.
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On 12 May 2011, at 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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