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winifred COWLING b. 1924 Hunslet 4/4 9b 742

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chrissiex Report 21 Jul 2011 17:11

an internet search did turn up one result in NY state that could be interesting

named as living in the household of someone shown there

I can't identify that household in white pages listings in that location but one might think that someone else with the associated surname would know that other household

actually there is a listing for one of those names

and that could be worth a try .........


chrissiex Report 21 Jul 2011 17:02

new thread on living relatives, should be deleted as duplicate

if you do an internet search for Rodaska you will find that the name is virtually unknown

here though you have confirmation, the name in the marriage index is the same as the name on Winifred's passenger record

I would get the marriage certificate to get as much information about Mark as possible ... age, middle name, father's details, occupation ... it does sound as if he was in the services

the Canadian Legion has a 'last post' webpage where they publish death notices of veterans that come to their attention, there is no Rodaska in their records

I do not see a Rodaska at canada411 ... but if you did find one it would be hard to imagine they were not related !

it is possible they emigrated from Canada to the USA as this was not uncommon in the post war years ... or Mark Rodaska could even have been from the USA and joined the Canadian services early in world war II when the USA was not in the war, this was not uncommon too ... but for that country also shows no Rodaska results

I might also wonder whether they anglicised the surname but to what ... we could not know


Patricia Report 19 Jul 2011 12:40

Over the past few days I have been trying to find any information on Winifred and Mark Rodaska in Canada. Are they still alive or perhaps they had children. This is such an unusual name but so far no luck Would anyone have any hints about how I should go about this?


Patricia Report 14 Jul 2011 03:55

This is a wonderful break through for me Thankyou again. Good luck with your own research. Pat


Irene Report 13 Jul 2011 16:23

Someone who has Worldwide membership to Ancestry
maybe able to help you. I do not. Good luck Irene


Patricia Report 13 Jul 2011 16:02

Thankyou Irene, I was wondering where I was going to go next. How do I get hold of that number and/or an address that I may be able to try contacting. Is it online? I live in Australia.


Pat :-)


Irene Report 13 Jul 2011 15:55

Perhaps Mark was posted over here during the war
and Winifred went to join him in Canada after the war.
There is only one Rodaska coming up as listed on the
telephone in Quebec. Irene


GlitterBaby Report 13 Jul 2011 13:55

Thank you Pam


Alemap Report 13 Jul 2011 13:51

Passenger list info
Winifred is not accompanied by husband.
Age: 22
Address: St. David. 18 Poplar Ave, Hove 4. Sussex
Occupation: Typist


GlitterBaby Report 13 Jul 2011 13:20

FMP passenger lists

RODASKA Winifred M 1925 F 1947 Southampton Canada Halifax

Strange that is the only entry in that surname

Not got the right sub on FMP to view the entry

Now beginning to think he was a serviceman who travelled in and out of the country with his unit


George_of_Westbury Report 13 Jul 2011 13:16


i think you have you put the wrong year of marriage?, can only see this one. for ref

Registration District: Help Hove
County: Sussex
Year of Registration: 1946
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Cowling
Volume No: Help 5H
Page No: Help 676

Name: COWLING, Winifred M
Registration District: Hove
County: Sussex
Year of Registration: 1946
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Rodaska
Volume No: 5H
Page No: 676



Irene Report 13 Jul 2011 13:14

You have that she was born 1924 and married 1926.
Regards Irene


Patricia Report 13 Jul 2011 13:02


I am trying trace Winifred Cowing and any children she may have had. She married Mark Rodaska in 1926 4/4 5h 676 at Hove. I have been unable to find children or any trace of the name Rodaska. Perhaps she is still alive? What nationality is Mark Rodaska? Could they have returned to his country after their marriage. Any leads or ideas greatly apprciated as I have been searching for many years.