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Re: Tracing some Welsh emigrants - Emily Florence Allen m Frank Jones
« Reply #9 on: Friday 17 August 18 10:42 BST (UK) »
Curious to know if she 'gave' herself the name Fanita or was born with the middle name?

Not in my experience has it been a North Wales name I have come across, but who knows...

Don't have access to US records, other than familysearch, would be interested if her birth registration or marriage is found, or included in any children's birth registrations to see if the name Fanita is included.

As said just curious...

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Re: Tracing some Welsh emigrants - Emily Florence Allen m Frank Jones
« Reply #10 on: Friday 17 August 18 14:13 BST (UK) »
Cas, there is no-one named Fanita in the 1901 or 1911 Welsh censuses.
My mother always called her Fanita as long as I can remember....but, this may connect with one other record. I googled 'Ethel Fanita Jones' and the one hit was

"Bibliographic information
Title   Music in the Masques
Author   Ethel Fanita Jones
Publisher   University of Colorado, 1933"

This is my only and first source of her name Fanita.
 - and it does tie in with the record from RJ137 of her master's degree at the University of Colorado.
She would have been 24 and it seems an improvement (as an author) on just Ethel Jones!
(Another of my family emigrating to the US started off as Mary Anne and changed to Marianne)

Thanks to everyone for the records.
 RJ137, can you access any more of that newspaper article? Love to see more.

oldohiohome - this voyage sounds interesting. All of them except the New Southgate family (London) are from villages near Wrexham, North Wales (where my mother was born.)
That's Gwersyllt (pronounced Gwersilt), Rhosrobin and Summerhill.
John Thomas Tudor is probably a relative of my greatuncle Sam Tudor!

So Frank Jones travelled first and his wife and child followed in November.
Thanks all.



LITTLE - Lancs, Cheshire. Dumbarton, Dublin and Glasgow - and South Africa. Also Canada

PRICE, ALLEN, JONES, JACKSON - Gwersyllt and Wrexham

ANDREWS, DOWSE, MEMERY - Dublin, US, and Canada

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Re: Tracing some Welsh emigrants - Emily Florence Allen m Frank Jones
« Reply #12 on: Friday 17 August 18 14:55 BST (UK) »
There is a photo of her connected to the newspaper article about her retirement - https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22882659/fanita_malone_retirement_with_picture

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Re: Tracing some Welsh emigrants - Emily Florence Allen m Frank Jones
« Reply #13 on: Friday 17 August 18 15:44 BST (UK) »
Oh yes, shellyesq - this is recognisable. My mother must have visited (her first visit with her second husband in 1967) just as she retired.
I did meet her once at my sister's house in Bristol (UK) and what I remember is that she and my mother talked and talked and talked, and my father joked that he wasn't sure if either was listening! But I wish now that I had listened more at the time....

I will try and get the 1970s photo from my sister and upload it.
Thanks again!
LITTLE - Lancs, Cheshire. Dumbarton, Dublin and Glasgow - and South Africa. Also Canada

PRICE, ALLEN, JONES, JACKSON - Gwersyllt and Wrexham

ANDREWS, DOWSE, MEMERY - Dublin, US, and Canada

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Re: Tracing some Welsh emigrants - Emily Florence Allen m Frank Jones
« Reply #14 on: Friday 17 August 18 17:19 BST (UK) »
The Connecticut marriage index has an Ethel Jones who married a Raymond Smith in Bridgeport in 1942 - http://www.ctatatelibrarydata.org/marriage-records/  Maybe that's how she wound up being referred to as Fanita S. Malone?  There are some Bridgeport city directories that have Fanita Jones Smith, widow of Raymond, as early as 1951.

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Re: Tracing some Welsh emigrants - Emily Florence Allen m Frank Jones
« Reply #15 on: Friday 17 August 18 18:01 BST (UK) »
I was wondering about the S. 'Fanita Jones Smith Malone' is a bit of a mouthful, isn't it?

I never heard of even one marriage, let alone two. Shame that Fanita's letters to my mother have not survived......
LITTLE - Lancs, Cheshire. Dumbarton, Dublin and Glasgow - and South Africa. Also Canada

PRICE, ALLEN, JONES, JACKSON - Gwersyllt and Wrexham

ANDREWS, DOWSE, MEMERY - Dublin, US, and Canada