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I've lost my Grandad!

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Kerry

Kerry Report 1 Sep 2003 18:17

I've been trying to find info on my Great,Great Grandad but he seems to have disappeared after the 1881 census. The 1881 census states that Frank Woods (my g,g,grandad), a miller (born Frenlingham, Suffolk 1846) was living in Everton, Liverpool with his wife Janet and 2 children. He isn't with his wife on the 1891 census (maybe someone could verify this - he may have been elsewhere on the night) I assume that he died between the census' but cannot find a death for him. I've looked on freebmd but there is no Frank Woods of the right age, I have however found a Francis Woods who died in Liverpool in 1890 but it gives his age as 40 (he would have been 44)On the 1837 site I've found the death of a Francis Woods in 1886 in Prestwich and gives the age 39 (possible)How can I find out if either of these belong to my family and if they don't, how can someone just disappear?