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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 May 15 04:46 BST (UK) »
It must be the right Harry.  The article was published in Milwaukee where she was visiting her parents.  My own Harry and his wife were both from Wisconsin.
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Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 May 15 04:53 BST (UK) »
Wonderful article, JM!
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 May 15 05:02 BST (UK) »
Yes, ties in well with the 2012 obit for Patrick.

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #12 on: Monday 04 May 15 05:08 BST (UK) »
I just loved, "They do the best they can, but their standards are not the same as ours."  I've spent some time around diplomatic wives.  Nothing has changed, I'm sorry to say.


Thanks for the photo, majm.  I'm almost 100% convinced that this is the right man.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #13 on: Monday 04 May 15 13:43 BST (UK) »
Mentioned in this from Google Books:  Dept of State News Letter, pg 71

 http://tinyurl.com/lavg5xr

states he died at his home in Rockville, MD, July 22nd
he was an administrative officer in Tokyo

looks like this is an obituary

Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, :Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 10 May 15 15:39 BST (UK) »
concerning above book, here is the publishing information:

Title Department of State News Letter
Author United States. Dept. of State
Contributor United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Administration
Publisher Bureau of Administration, 1977
Original from Michigan State University
Digitized Feb 12, 2015
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, :Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 10 May 15 15:45 BST (UK) »
I took a look at the MSU Library catalog and found the following:

http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b2212868~S39a

There is a link on the right to "ask a librarian".  Maybe they can provide you with the obit.
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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 23 July 17 09:40 BST (UK) »
Hello, may I ask why you are curious about an obituary for Harry?

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Re: Looking for an obituary: Harry George French
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 July 17 14:45 BST (UK) »
"Hello, may I ask why you are curious about an obituary for Harry?"

Yes.  I am slowly tracking down the descendants of my gg-grandparents John Ennis and Mary McGee.  One of those descendants was Harry George French  -  a gg-grandson of John and Mary and a third cousin to me.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr