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The Common Room / Re: Thomas Cowan b.1898
« on: Yesterday at 18:56 »
Good find and good possibility.  I will have another look for him in Canada.

I don't suppose Thomas had a middle name?

The Common Room / Re: Thomas Cowan b.1898
« on: Yesterday at 18:49 »
Hi Darin:

Research in Canada can be a bit difficult due in part to their privacy laws.  However, if he died in British Columbia I'm a little surprised that we cannot find his death.

Perhaps you could ask for help on the Canada board, referencing this thread so they know the details?  (My "expertise"  ;) is with Ontario documents, not British Columbia documents.)

The Common Room / Re: Thomas Cowan b.1898
« on: Thursday 16 August 18 12:46 BST (UK)  »
I have not yet found his death, but in case this helps:

Canadian passenger list, departed Sydney, Australia, arrived 17 May 1935, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on board the Niagara
Third Class passenger from Auckland, N.Z., 30 April 1935
Thomas Cowman, age 36, Single, born Highspen(?), England.  Nationality: Canadian.
If in Canada before (and address): From 1925 to 1935. 2617 Hersham(?) Ave, N. Westminster, BC
Destination: Friend, Mrs. J. McAllister (same address as above).
"Nearest relative in country from which you came":  Father: Mr. H. Cowman, Bridge St, Nelson, New Zealand

United States of America / Re: Help for Obituaries or Further Information Please
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 17:56 BST (UK)  »
The above 1940 census shows both "children" as being single.  However, there is a tree on Anc*try that states the female on the 1940 census (age 28) was actually Charles' wife.

Unfortunately, the owner of the tree does not state where Charles or his wife were buried.

United States of America / Re: Help for Obituaries or Further Information Please
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 17:29 BST (UK)  »
I have not yet found a death notice, but in case this helps:

1940 Elmont, Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY Census
Kate Rogers, widowed, age 59, born Ireland Free State, is shown with her son, Charles, age 39, born Philadelphia.  Machinist, Plain(?) Factory
A daughter*, age 28, born Coronia(?), New York is also shown living in the house.
*Not listing name as I don't like to give personal information for "recent" births.  ;)
171 Louis Avenue

PS  I could not view your links.  :-\

Thank you so much DrDude45, Peter, Pat and japeflakes.  The photos look wonderful.  Thank you for your amazing work.

While I've had the photograph for a number of years and have looked at it periodically, it was only after looking at each of your "clean ups" that I really noticed the faces of the individuals.  While I have several later photos of the groom (and one earlier photo), I realized that I had never seen the groom's profile before.

Pat, the colours you chose are perfect.  Awhile ago, I read a thread about adding/not adding colouring to photographs and at the time I preferred to see some older photos untouched.  However, after seeing my family photo in colour, it (at the risk of sounding silly) almost brought tears to my eyes.  I didn't have the opportunity to know anyone in the photo and seeing it in colour brings me a bit closer to my family members.

Thank you all for taking the time to help me.  I appreciate all of your work.  Lisa

PS  The photo was taken in February.  It must have been unseasonably warm to have been outside.  Yesterday, I tried to check the weather for the date of the wedding but my computer froze and I gave up.  I will try to have another look; now I'm really curious.   ;)

Hi Peter:

Thank you for your work as well.  It is also wonderful.  Seeing the enlarged photos also brings out the little details like the "trim" near the bottom of Annie's dress.  I also never noticed that the bride had short sleeves; it is not something that I would have expected since she was married in late-winter but perhaps it was the style.

Thank you, Lisa.

Thank you so much, DrDude45.  It is perfect.   :)

If possible, could the attached photo be cleaned up, please?  It would be nice to have the tear "repaired" and if possible, the black tabs removed. The photo is slightly curled so I added coins to the edges to try to get it flattened out.

Annie is the lady who is sitting in the chair.  She was quite ill at the time and passed away six months later.  Annie's husband, two daughters and son-in-law are in the photo.

If someone would like a challenge to add colour to the photo, that would be wonderful but I am mostly hopeful of having a clean photo of the family.  :)  The groom and bride had brown hair.  The lady sitting on the grass had "fiery" red hair.  Annie's husband had sandy-coloured hair.  We don't know Annie's hair colour.

Thank you in advance for any assistance with this wedding photo.  Lisa

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