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Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« on: Sunday 30 April 17 22:48 BST (UK) »
Oliver Hill McCowen was born 16 May 1870 at Tralee, Kerry, Ireland.

He died 12th August 1942 in Worthing, Sussex, England.

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth Vassall McCowen (she borne c.1876)

I need assistance please to find the record of his marriage.

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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 April 17 22:55 BST (UK) »
Have you found him in any census records? (especially 1911 if wife listed how many years married)
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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 April 17 22:57 BST (UK) »
I notice that a Dorothy Oliver Hill McCowen aged 11 appears on the Irish 1911 - parents Robert & Sarah Annie

However - Neither Robert or Sarah were old enough to be the parents of Oliver
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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 April 17 23:06 BST (UK) »
Have you found him in any census records? (especially 1911 if wife listed how many years married
No. Not in UK and Ireland. He travelled the world as a YMCA Secretary.

I notice that a Dorothy Oliver Hill McCowen aged 11 appears on the Irish 1911 - parents Robert & Sarah Annie
This is a niece, and probably so named for her uncle.

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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 April 17 23:18 BST (UK) »
Buying a copy of his will may give additional information

There are 3 incoming passenger entries for him but he was travelling alone.  There is also a 1939 incoming entry for the niece Dorothy

Was Vassall her maiden name or a middle christian name?  Her death reg in 1954 shows her as Elizabeth V

Were there any known children?
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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 April 17 23:20 BST (UK) »
No marriage in Ireland showing for an Oliver McCowen. He's married by 1928- although we don't know if Elizabeth was his wife at the time-
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95GF-9CG2?mode=g&i=580&cc=1916078
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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 April 17 23:25 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth Vassall Prentiss married Oliver H. McCowen- in 1914 she moved from Baltimore (Maryland, U.s.) to Burmah
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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
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Re: Oliver Hill McCowen b. Tralee 1870
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 30 April 17 23:46 BST (UK) »
Well done. You've totally nailed it in next to no time. Now to try to get access to "findingaid".

Many thanks.

Pete