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Graham Powell

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Heather

Heather Report 28 Sep 2012 13:28

Trying to find my cousin, Graham Powell. His mum was Dorothy and dad was Ron. Would be about 55 years old and came from the Wordsley, West Midlands area. Long time no see ... about 50 years. Heather, formerly Churchill.

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Sep 2012 13:33

Look in 'search all trees' under the 'search' button for possible links on GR

Otherwise.....try www.192.com

Who registered the deaths of his parents?

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Sep 2012 13:35

You need to find accurate birth info for him

What was Dorothy's maiden name?

patchem

patchem Report 28 Sep 2012 18:20

I can see a birth for a Graham J Powell in 1955 in Dudley, but cannot see a marriage to match the surnames given.
Have you any more information at all?
Thank-you

Added:
Graham Powell born in 1955 in Dudley is in someone's tree on here.

Heather

Heather Report 28 Sep 2012 18:48

Am trying to contact the Graham Powell born 1955 on GR but think this is a bit to early - seem to think he was born closer to 1960. I have a birthdate of 4th May but not which year. They were living in Wordsley at the time of his birth.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Sep 2012 19:16

What was Dorothy's maiden name?

Rose

Heather

Heather Report 28 Sep 2012 19:36

Ok - thanks for the help ... and some strange comments?!
Got more info now and a DOB. His mum was Dorothy Churchill. My Auntie!!

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Sep 2012 20:19

That helps a lot as your previous info. led us to believe we were looking for a Graham born in Dudley district with a father called Ron. Looks like he was actually Edward.


Marriages Jun 1943
Churchill Dorothy J Powell Dudley 6c 1
Powell Edward R Churchill Dudley 6c 1

Graham's middle initial is C.

Rose

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Sep 2012 21:59

IF this was Graham's mother, and he registered her death, you'll have an address for him

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Dorothy Jane Powell
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1921
Date of Registration: Mar 2001
Age at Death: 79
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Register Number: A19B
District and Subdistrict: 0611A
Entry number: 265

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Sep 2012 22:01

His father?

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Edward Robert Powell
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1920
Date of Registration: Jul 1990
Age at Death: 70
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume: 32
Page: 454

jax

jax Report 28 Sep 2012 22:09

So they were married 17 years before they had a child?

You said his dads name was Ron....which does not tie in with the death found

Heather

Heather Report 29 Sep 2012 09:14

Yep, I know she was quite old when she had Graham. Bit of a surprise I think. Don't understand the Edward Robert bit, maybe he just liked to be called Ron?
Also find it strange about Dorothy's death. I thought she died long before that of cancer - 1980's or so.

I'm new to this game/site thus was thrown by the comment 'not related to you and not your husbands first wife'. But thanks everyone for the info and comments - what a great team!

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 09:20

Is this Dorothy's birth?

Births Sep 1921 (>99%)
Churchill Dorothy J Wilkinson Dudley 6b 2057

The death I posted was not proven.....I did say 'if' when I posted it

Do you know about freebmd?

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 09:23

This looks more probable, in view of your comments...and the qtr of registration of her birth

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Dorothy Joan Powell
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1921
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1980
Age at Death: 58
Registration district: Wolverhampton
Inferred County: West Midlands
Volume: 34
Page: 0823

Heather

Heather Report 29 Sep 2012 14:17

Yep, that sounds more like her. Thanks Reggie very much!

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 15:55

Still unsure about the 1990 death being his father...........I'll see if there's anything which looks more promising

EDIT

Jackpot!

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Edward Ronald Powell
Birth Date: 27 Sep 1919
Date of Registration: Jun 1994
Age at Death: 74
Registration district: Dudley
Inferred County: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Register Number: A30F
District and Subdistrict: 0651A
Entry number: 57

As he died later than Dorothy, the odds are that their son registered the death.

His address at the time may lead you in the right direction..............

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 15:56

Births Dec 1919 (>99%)
Powell Edward R Griffiths Stourbridge 6c 89

Siblings

Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Powell Vera Griffiths Stourbridge 6c 395

Births Jun 1916 (>99%)
Powell Albert V Griffiths Stourbridge 6c 92

Heather

Heather Report 29 Sep 2012 18:59

Yes, jackpot. That looks very much like it was my uncle Ron. Very many thanks, I'll see if I can take it from here. Have been looking up Graham C Powell on the telephone directory system. Again, many thanks Reggie.

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 22:39

My pleasure........