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Frank Smithson b around 1918

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Pauline

Pauline Report 27 Apr 2013 19:35

I'm trying to trace Frank Smithson who was born in Lancashire (Rawtenstall) around 1918, married Elsie Irene Juckes and then went to Australia without her around 1950. Does anyone know of a Frank Smithson who might fit the bill? I'd love to hear from you. Thank you

Astra

Astra Report 27 Apr 2013 19:40

Possible birth

Births Dec 1916 (>99%)
Smithson Frank C Corbett Haslingden 8e 189

EDIT: Not this one. He died in 1917

Astra

Astra Report 27 Apr 2013 19:45

Mmm. Maybe Elsie re-married in 1960.

Name: Elsie I Smithson
Spouse Surname: Robinson
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1960
Registration district: Haslingden
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 10c
Page Number: 815

to Thomas F Robinson

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Apr 2013 19:46

Same suggestion from http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi

SMITHSON Frank Corbett
Sub district Accrington
Register held at Preston
mother's maiden name CORBETT
Reference at Lancs reg office - ACC/130/12

Pauline

Pauline Report 27 Apr 2013 20:06

Many thanks - I don't know how I managed to miss him ! Thank you both for waking me up - and yes - now I think about it, I believe Elsie did marry twice. Thanks again
Pauline

Astra

Astra Report 27 Apr 2013 20:16

It's not that one Pauline. He died in 1917 unfortunately.