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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 March 17 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Mr O Mitchell
Occupation   COL GOVT SERVICE
Departure 14.11.1917
Departure port   Liverpool
Destination port   Accra
Country   Ghana (Gold Coast)
Ship name   Mandingo

JJ

Nice one JJ ;)

Thanks - you got us on the right track  :)

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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 18 March 17 16:42 GMT (UK) »
IT looks as though he was born abut 1878

20 July 1913
Mr O Mitchell 35 yrs abt 1878
Ship Karma

From Accra to Liverpool
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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 March 17 16:43 GMT (UK) »
In  1901 an Owen Mitchell, aged   23, born Leitrim, Ireland, post office clerk, was living in Hackney as a boarder in the household headed  by Patrick Friday aged 57, born   Kerry, Ireland. Might this be your man?

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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 18 March 17 16:46 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking the same bb. :)
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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18 March 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Wow, that's fantastic. Thank you to everyone. I had only just found the marriage and have not had time to get the marriage certificate. I'll have to mull over all of this for a while.  :) :)

 .... no less than three Owen Mitchells were born in the union of Mohill, Co Leitrim in 1877! Two of them died within a year, but I can't view the certificates to establish which they were. And two of them had fathers named William who were farmers, so even if I do get the marriage certificate it may not clinch Owen's identity  :(
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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18 March 17 18:30 GMT (UK) »
Maybe someone will find an obituary for Owen Mitchell  ;)

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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 18 March 17 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Maybe someone will find an obituary for Owen Mitchell  ;)

A brief mention of Owen here http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jql/ - a Comptroller of Customs in The Gold Coast. I have only looked at the beginning if the document where it mentions his obituary.

I found a text file of the 1920 Blue Book referred to by heywood - unfortunately, there is no obituary - they used the word only as header for a list of 12 people who had died (p5) with no information about them.

On p34 there is: "Of the seven deaths which occurred amongst European officials in the colony and its dependencies  in 1920, three were due to blackwater fever, two to paratyphoid fever, one to malaria and one to bronchitis." - presumably Owen was one of these seven.

So far, I haven't found an obituary for Owen.

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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 18 March 17 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Maybe someone will find an obituary for Owen Mitchell  ;)

A brief mention of Owen here http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jql/ - a Comptroller of Customs in The Gold Coast. I have only looked at the beginning if the document where it mentions his obituary.

I found a text file of the 1920 Blue Book referred to by heywood - unfortunately, there is no obituary - they used the word only as header for a list of 12 people who had died (p5) with no information about them.

On p34 there is: "Of the seven deaths which occurred amongst European officials in the colony and its dependencies  in 1920, three were due to blackwater fever, two to paratyphoid fever, one to malaria and one to bronchitis." - presumably Owen was one of these seven.

So far, I haven't found an obituary for Owen.

Philip

Yes did have a look at this and thought the same as you about the death

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Re: Looking for Owen Mitchell
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 18 March 17 19:19 GMT (UK) »
I couldn't find that so thanks.
I wonder if there would be something in the local paper where Margaret lived.
He might not be the Leitrim born one but he could fit.
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