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Offline David Johnson

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Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« on: Tuesday 19 January 16 17:30 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find the Death Notice and Obituary in Prestatyn Newspaper for my late grandfather T E Hughes MM of Y Coed, Bishops Wood Road, Prestatyn. Fore name may be spelt Thomas or Tomas. Buried St Melyd Church yard. Sometime 1947 to 49/50. :)

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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 00:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

Can you give his full second christian name please as Hughes is a very common surname.  Also either his age when he died or his birthyear

Prestatyn came under the St Asaph Registration District at that time and although there are Thomas Hughes deaths there between 1947-1950 - there are no Thomas E Hughes or Tomas Hughes

http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/st%20asaph.html
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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 08:34 GMT (UK) »
About when was he born?Though Carole is correct in that deaths in Prestatyn were listed in the St Asaph Registration District,St Asaph is one of those peculiar Districts in that their records are listed under Denbighshire.

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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 February 16 20:01 GMT (UK) »
Nowadays the weekly newspaper for Prestatyn is called the Rhyl Journal.
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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 September 17 05:58 BST (UK) »
I think it was called the Prestatyn and Rhyl Journnal in the 1940's before the two towns merged in 1973 under local government reorganisation. My grandfather's full name was Thomas Edward Hughes, born I believe in Meliden (St Asaph district registration) about 1892 - died spring 1949. Married Edith Margaret Parry in 1919/20 (?). She was born in Newmarket (St Asaph district) 03/08/1903. He was awarded the MM (Military Medal sometime in 1914/ 1915 serving in France. Later served in Palestine. Member of the Flintshire and Denbeighshire Yeomanry. I have lost the copy of the newspaper report of his death/ obituary and an trying to recover the details.

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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 September 17 05:48 BST (UK) »
Hi

Burial date was 9 April 1949. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCRG-D88

So, death date was early April 1949.  Might help locate the obit.

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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 September 17 05:55 BST (UK) »
Marriage could be Sept Q 1921 Holywell District (freebmd and North Wales bmd).  The Holywell district includes Newmarket

Edith Margaret Parry and Thomas Hughes

http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/marriagesearch.php

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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 23 September 17 06:41 BST (UK) »
The Flintshire Record Office has some of the Rhyl / Prestatyn newspapers.

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/PDFFiles/Records-and-Archives/List-of-Newspapers-on-MF-at-Flintshire-Record-Office.pdf

Perhaps the obit will be in one of the papers in their collection.  Covering 1949...
Prestatyn Weekly 1890-1950 (on microfilm)
Rhyl Leader 1949-1956 (hard copies)
Rhyl Journal - 1866-1950 (microfilm...but it says there are gaps)

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/LeisureAndTourism/Records-and-Archives/Flintshire-Record-Office.aspx

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Re: Prestatyn Newspapers 1940's, Death Notice and obituary
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 23 September 17 09:24 BST (UK) »
His "Abode" in the burial register (on FindMyPast) is "Y Coed, Bishop's Wood Road, Prestatyn"
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