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Eric Roy Atkins

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Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 22 Nov 2011 23:13

I am looking for my half brother Eric Roy Atkins.
He was born to Frederick Walter Barton and Ivy Rose Crook in Southampton 1939 and was adopted at about two years old. He had two sisters Adrianne and Sheila.
The last I know was he was living in america.

Mal Barton

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 23 Nov 2011 02:04

When did you hear he living in the US?

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 23 Nov 2011 02:08

Not seeing any Eric R Atkins of the correct age in the US.

Rose

KINGSMILL

KINGSMILL Report 23 Nov 2011 02:20

On GR family trees

There are 2 other folks who have an Eric Barton born in SOUTHAMPTON but in 1938

No Eric Barton was born that year in Southampton


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KINGSMILL

KINGSMILL Report 23 Nov 2011 02:21

As you know his adopted name ...........could he be traced through the Adkins family...........ie do you know the names of his adoptive parents etc



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Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 23 Nov 2011 10:56

Looking at the index it looks like another sibling/sister was born/registered in 1945

Roy

Devonlady

Devonlady Report 23 Nov 2011 12:16

Also Ivy R Barton remarried in Southwark in 1954 to a Curtis where it is registered as Barton or Crook.

She was born in Southampton J-S 1918 and there is a death in 1973 Harlow Warwickshire of Ivy Rose Curtis born 20.7.1918.

Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 23 Nov 2011 15:54

Wow, thanks for your replies - so soon!
I have Eric's birth certificate - Eric was born on 11th Aug 1939 at the Borough Hospital in Southampton. His parents are Frederick Walter Barton and Ivy Rose Crook and they were living at 3 Chapel Road, St Mary's, Southampton.
I am in contact with Eric's sister, Shelia who was born March 1941 in Didcot, Oxfordshire who was also adopted - she is in contact with their sister Adrianne who was born Aug 1936 in Southampton and moved to London with her mother.
I spoke to Eric a number of years ago, thinking he was coming to UK but it didn't happen and there's been no contact since?
Unfortunately, I do not know the names of his adoptive parents.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 23 Nov 2011 19:01

Where in the US was he?

Are you sure of his surname? Could it be Adkins/Atkin/Adkin?

Rose

Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 23 Nov 2011 20:53

Hi Rose - you know, I'm not too sure. Time fuddles the old brain. It's either Florida or California - those two names stick in my mind.

I did have a phone number might be more useful, I've tried it but no joy. it starts, from UK : - 0101 305360****

Mal

Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 23 Nov 2011 20:54

OOps, it's definitely Atkins.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Nov 2011 00:00

305-360 is a Key West, FL area code. Can you PM me the full number. I might be able to do a reverse search.

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Nov 2011 21:04

Appears that it is a Sprint mobile phone number now. How many years ago was this number working?

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Nov 2011 21:10

Not seeing anything for that number in old directories on Ancestry.

Rose

Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 25 Nov 2011 00:17

Oh dear, I wish I'd taken more notice when we first made contact - I was just expecting him to ake contact when he came to England and never nailed down all my information.
Just for the hell of it I may just call that number with 001 prefix and see what happens?
Of course Eric would be 72 now and quite possibly is no longer with us!

Mal

Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 29 Nov 2011 00:26

Stop Press
Further enquiries have unearthed that Eric's christian name, also was changed when he was adopted.
His adopted name was Frank Atkins and was born on 11th Aug 1939 at the Borough Hospital in Southampton. His parents are Frederick Walter Barton and Ivy Rose Crook and they were living at 3 Chapel Road, St Mary's, Southampton.
Last believed living in West Keys, Florida - 1990'ish
Mal

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 29 Nov 2011 16:02

Well that makes a lot more sense. Am seeing he has moved around a lot. His wife is Hazel. Will send you his address.

Rose

Maldwyn

Maldwyn Report 29 Nov 2011 16:09

That's great news, cheers.