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Canada / Re: Thomas Cowman b.1898 England
« on: Yesterday at 22:23 »
I can't find him after this, except his brother, Charles Hope Cowman is listed on a New Zealand passenger arrival in 1957 noted as leaving from Vancouver. I'm guessing he was visiting his brother.

You most likely have seen the following, but could this be Thomas' brother (possibly visiting Thomas in Connecticut)?  [Did Charles sail in 1957 and possibly this is "your" Charles in 1952; or, did you mean to type 1952 and instead typed 1957?]

New York Passenger List for ship Veendam, arrived 13 May 1952
Place of Origin - New Zealand
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival, New York, New York
Charles Cowman, born c1895, married, nationality - New Zealand
Destination in U.S.: 25 Lincoln Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut

To further complicate things:
Aorangi sailed (first?) from Vancouver, B.C, then from Seattle, Washington to Honolulu, Hawaii, departed 17 Jun 1952
Charles Hope Cowman, age 57
Travel document no.: I-424 to New York on 7-8-52 (assuming it was July 8, 1952)

Perhaps he visited a friend in Connecticut, then visited Thomas in British Columbia before sailing to Hawaii?  :-\

Canada / Re: Thomas Cowman b.1898 England
« on: Yesterday at 19:08 »
Hi Darin:

The following link may be helpful, if you haven't already tried it.  I did not see any vital records for Thomas (in British Columbia) but I only briefly looked.

Perhaps this link may be helpful if you cannot find him in British Columbia?

He is quite an elusive fellow.   :-\

The Common Room / Re: Thomas Cowan b.1898
« on: Friday 17 August 18 18:56 BST (UK)  »
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: Friday 17 August 18 18:49 BST (UK)  »
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.

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