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Re: Missing death

Postby ksouthall » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:37 pm

Have you checked for alternative spellings, e.g. Bernard, Barnerd, in case the death was indexed incorrectly by the GRO?
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Re: Missing death

Postby SDV » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:14 am

Have had another look and have come up with a possible death, though the age could be a problem.

On Deceased Online there is a record for Annie Barnard (66), buried 22 Sep 1950 at Harrow Weald Cemetery in Harrow. She was resident at 22-24 High Street, Wealdstone. The age at 66 is a problem as it gives a birth year of 1884, whereas Annie was born in 1872.

The corresponding death in FreeBMD is Annie Barnard (66), Q3 1950 Harrow 5f 263.

Not too sure, as having googled Barnards of Wealdstone, I discovered that Barnards was a clothes shop based at 22-24 High Street up until 1984. Now a MacDonalds!
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Re: Missing death

Postby ianbee » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:41 pm

She has disappeared after about 1951, done an Eliza Bishop. It may be that there are electoral registers not online, I don't know. I would check the whereabouts of all her children around about 1952/3 and see if she is with one of them.
Just in case of a mix up, I had a look for Annie Chambers in the death indexes, but I don't think anything like that has happened!
There may be probate for that Harrow Annie in 1950
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Re: Missing death

Postby SDV » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:33 am

Well remembered. Eliza Bishop's death remains a problem!

It's amazing how female relatives simply disappear.
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Re: Missing death

Postby SDV » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:51 pm

ianbee - I can explain why Mabel isn't listed. She died in 1947 [Q2 1947 Uxbridge 5f 377]. It would appear that following the death of her married daughter Mabel, Annie moved in with her son William J Chambers, who was living nearby in Hayes.

I believe that Violet Louisa, one of her other married daughters, died in 1950 [Q1 1950 Lewisham 5d 17]. So in terms of living with her offspring, her choice was narrowing to William J Chambers, Ivy Victoria Powell and Winifred Vickery.

William J Chambers: Annie living with him in 1949 in Hayes, but can't find a later record.

Ivy Victoria POWELL: appears to be living at 74 Hillside Road, Streatham during the period 1948 to 1956, with no sign of Annie.

Winifred Maud VICKERY: in 1953 still living at 34 Grosvenor Avenue, Hayes, but Annie not listed. The family are still there in 1957, but not with Annie. So apparently Annie did not move in with the Vickerys.

So to conclude, Annie - post 1949 - was:

(1) living with her son William J Chambers somewhere
(2) living independently of her children, possibly in a nursing home or some other institution
(3) re-married, though I can't find a suitable marriage
(4) was dead.

I am now stuck. Suggestions?
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Re: Missing death

Postby SDV » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:08 pm

To update, I am still stuck.

I now know that Annie BARNARD was living at 34 Mansfield Drive in Hayes with her son William and his wife Lilian in 1950 but not 1951.

Her daughter Violet ATKINS died in 1950, so Annie couldn't have been living with her. Mable and Ivy were already dead, so they are ruled out.

She is not with William in 1951, so that only really leaves Winifred. And as far as I can see Annie isn't with the Vickerys.
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