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My Great Uncle Syd

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David Report 10 Dec 2012 15:26

I am trying to find some concrete information regarding my great uncle Sydney Poff where he and his wife Elsie are buried, he died in 1976 and Elsie 1977, they lived for many years in the area of Kenyon Lane, Moston in Manchester. I've tried Philips Park Cemetery and at Moston Lane Cemetery but neither had any information on them. He was christened Charles Sydney but we all knew him as Syd.
Thank you, David


KathleenBell Report 10 Dec 2012 16:03

This is his birth:-

Name: POFF, Charles Sydney
Registration district: Salford
County: Lancashire
Year of registration: 1901
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 8D
Page no: 83

and death:-

Name: POFF, Charles Sydney
Registration district: Manchester
County: Lancashire
Year of registration: 1976
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Date of birth: 10 October 1901
Volume no: 38
Page no: 0607

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 10 Dec 2012 16:05

The 1911 census (names transposed):-

1911 census transcription details for: 33 Back Mount St Harpurhey Manchester

National Archive Reference:
RG14PN24220 RG78PN1390 RD467 SD3 ED7 SN286
Reg. District: Prestwich
Sub District: Blackley
Parish: North Manchester
Enum. District: 7

Address: 33 Back Mount St Harpurhey Manchester
County: Lancashire

Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

POFF, Amelia Head Widow M 30 1881 Office Cleaner Wigan Lancashire
POFF, Sydney Charles Son M 9 1902 School Hightown Manchester
POFF, Bertha Daughter F 8 1903 School Hightown Manchester

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 10 Dec 2012 16:06

Could he perhaps have been cremated and his ashes scattered? Could you get in touch with whoever registered the deaths (if they are still alive) and ask if they know the final resting place?

Kath. x


brummiejan Report 10 Dec 2012 16:27

The other thing to try is to check in the local papers of the time - there might be a notice of the funerals. These will be available at the main library.


Cynthia Report 11 Dec 2012 13:56

Hello David and welcome to the Community boards.

It may be worthwhile clicking on Search above and then on Search all Trees. Try putting both Charles Poff and then Sydney Poff into the boxes and you will see that several other members have him in their tree.

You can contact the tree owners to see if they know anymore about Syd.



brummiejan Report 11 Dec 2012 14:35

Afternoon Cynthia!
jan :-D


David Report 11 Dec 2012 23:25

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to reply to my post. I will certainly look into all the suggestions regarding how I may be able to find more information.