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Thank you AVM.  Every little helps.
Sorry you took the trouble to find info we already had due to my typing error which posted my half-finished message.  Not at all sure how that happened.

Must have pressed a wrong key there as I hadn't finished my message!

Nellie HOPKIN BOUVIER married Thomas RIDLEY 4th Quarter 1937 Doncaster Registration District so Raoul must have died unless they had divorced.

I have found several probable and possible descendants of Raoul and Nellie BOUVIER.  They appear to have remained in the Doncaster area for several generations, hence my enquiry here.

I have not found any possible death 1924-1937, nor could I find Raoul BOUVIER in the 1911 census or in any other records (I subscribe to the major commercial sites).

Any additional sighting of Raoul BOUVIER would be of interest.

Sorry to have been so lengthy but I don't want anyone to go to the trouble of looking for information we already have.

I am trying to help a fellow researcher here in France fin the death of her great-grandfather, possibly in the UK.

Here is what she knows :

Raoul Jules BOUVIER was born 22 Junz 1864 Rochefort (Charente-Maritime) to Jules  and Alphonsine Marie née AURIOUX.  He married Marie Julia MERCIER 6 Auigust 1892 at Fitz-James (Oise) and they divorced 28 November 1906.  He was a cook/chef.

In March 1901 he went to England following the death of his employer in Paris and worked for Mr Leonard D CUNCLIFFE, a merchant banker of Juniper Hill, Dorking, Surrey.

From documents provided at the time of the marriages of the children of his first marriage we also know that in 1914 he was living at 7 Cadogan Street, London. In 1920 he was living in London (no other details) and working as a head cook.  In 1922 he was in Forres, Scotland and in 1924 was working at the Clarendon Hotel, Oxford.

I found a second marriage at Doncaster Register Office on 21 February 1917 to Nellie HOPKIN aged 23 daughter of Henry HOPKIN, coal miner, residence of both parties 102 Furlong Road, Bolton-on-Dearne.


Europe / Re: Strasbourg: 1924 birth of Oscar Franfurt.
« on: Thursday 16 February 17 10:49 GMT (UK)  »
I had a quick look at the index for 1890 births in Strasbourg, but I couldn't see a Dora SCHWARTZ.  Here is a link to the registers online for Strasbourg in case you want to pursue your research there:

Europe / Re: Joseph Hogg
« on: Tuesday 14 February 17 15:48 GMT (UK)  »
I can't see any sign of the marriage in the "tables decennales"  for Valenciennes and Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes between 1802 and 1832, but I might not have thought of all the possible variant spellings.  Have you any additional clues?

Neither could I find the marriage indexed on the new (pay) site which is the nearest thing to a general post-Revolution BMD index in France though not all departments are on there.

« on: Wednesday 08 February 17 23:03 GMT (UK)  »
Unfortunately, there don't appear to be many newspaper archives on line for the time you are interested in as far as I can see.  Most stop around 1945 or are more least this is true of those I've found but there are certainly others I haven't come across. However, one notable exception is "Le Monde" which you can search here

They may want you to pay to see complete articles.  If you find anything, get back to me as my son may have a subscription (not sure if it would cover the archives though).

I would also suggest you search this site which actually sells old newspapers:

 If you find anything of interest, you can again get back to me and I will try to find the paper in a library here in France - no garantee, but it's worth a try.  Checking to see what came up, I put "1964" and "Cameroun" in the search engine and an article entitled "Eight assassinations in Cameroon" was in "L'Humanité", the French Communist party newspaper dated 6 January 1964.

I will PM you regarding a researcher as long as I can find out how to do it!

« on: Wednesday 08 February 17 15:41 GMT (UK)  »
If you don't want to use a professional researcher, I should think your best bet would be to try and find a newspaper report of your father's death.  Some French papers have archives on line for 1964, but you may have to pay. Don't know about English papers.

Europe / Re: Ancestors of Marc Isambard Brunel
« on: Friday 20 January 17 16:17 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, you are right but this was the only option offered for access to both civil registration and parish registers on this particular archive's home page.  I checked access to both the Ecouis and Hacqueville parish registers via this route before posting the link. :)

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