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Offline betton39

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Mary Lowe the mystery, help required
« on: Monday 19 March 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
My husband has a mystery in his family and I cannot find the answer, it's driving me to destruction.

He's grown up with this story, but I can't find the evidence.

His father during wartime received a knock on the door, it was the police, he was asked to accompany them down to the local lido, at wingerworth, Derbyshire, to retrieve the body of one of his female relatives who had drown.

My late mother in law told me that her name was Mary Lowe, and that she had become embroiled in a wartime romance, and finding the man to be married, had committed suicide.

Fred ( my husband's father) had been well respected with the police, had accompanied them sometimes as an unofficial bailiff, and it's to believed there may gave been some form of cover up, because the family was well known in the local village of New Tupton.

Mary was born in 1894 the daughter of George and Sarah Ann lowe.

Can anyone help Me please

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Re: Mary Lowe the mystery, help required
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 March 18 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Have you found a death certificate for her and checked for local newspaper reports? 

I guess you have and if nothing found it's been covered up?

Have you posted about this before as it sounds familiar.
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Mary Lowe the mystery, help required
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 March 18 11:58 GMT (UK) »
There are no "young" deaths for a Mary Lowe in Derbyshire on Free BMD 1939-1945.

Have you checked her family burials/gravestones for a mention of her.
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Mary Lowe the mystery, help required
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 March 18 11:59 GMT (UK) »
There's a public tree on Ancestry that has that Mary Lowe marrying John Thomas Kirk in 1914, and a death date of 11 June 1926 at North Wingfield.
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Re: Mary Lowe the mystery, help required
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 March 18 12:20 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if there is a crossed wire here. A girl called Mary Hartshorn (23) was found drowned in Wingerworth (at the Mill Dam) in November 1918. Thomas Kirk (Mary Lowe's husband?) found the body. He called the police and also told someone else who fetched the body out of the water.
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Re: Mary Lowe the mystery, help required
« Reply #6 on: Monday 19 March 18 14:07 GMT (UK) »
I've noticed the Thomas Kirk on ancestry, but someone also has  Mary Lowe as being drown in 1940's in the lido. I've looked in local newspapers no trace. .  Fred Betton took some
ne out of the lido???? In 1940s possible,
 I can't find any of this generation of Betton dying like this, the only member that I can't place is  Mary Lowe who would have been his aunt.
I'm still no closer to the truth.

If it was known that Mary committed suicide I don't think she would have been allowed to be buried with the family... or is this just a myth???