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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 17 March 11 15:14 GMT (UK) »
I wonder whether an email to Uxbridge library asking for an electoral roll look up of around the marriage date may reveal more about Alice?

http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=8697


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I have already contacted Three Rivers museum, you never know. I can try this too. It certainly isn't possible to figure this one out using the usual means!

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 17 March 11 15:15 GMT (UK) »
A bit of research on the marriage witness Emily Jane JOYCE suggests that she was the wife of a Richard James JOYCE and that they lived in the Uxbridge area.

Birth, Sep qtr 1873

Emily Jane BLOWER

Uxbridge 3a 29

Marriage, Mar qtr 1907

Emily Jane BLOWER
Richard James JOYCE

Uxbridge 3a 39

Death, Mar qtr 1954

Emily Jane JOYCE aged 80

Uxbridge 5f 120

ETA: Emily seems to have been a daughter of Joseph and Isabella BLOWER of Harefield, so presumably related to William George BLOWER in some way (a cousin, perhaps?).

Joseph and Isabella were William's grandparents, therefore, this lady was his aunt.

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 17 March 11 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Morningglory - women's names were often omitted from marriage certificates even if they were employed.† ;)

Do you mean women's occupations?† :)

Stan

I do Stan. I do.† :-[
(I will make the correction)

Well, I thought about that, if she was giving up her job to get married, for example, then it was no longer her job. But the more I look at it, she must have been a domestic servant, or her mother was, to have lived at that address.

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 17 March 11 15:25 GMT (UK) »
How do you know that it wasn't the family address?

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 17 March 11 18:15 GMT (UK) »
Well, it's a very humble branch of the family, to put it delicately ;D and then judging from things like this:

http://northwood.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/2011/02/northwood-streets-boast-some-o.html

http://www.yourlocalweb.co.uk/hertfordshire/batchworth-heath/pictures/

Very posh area.

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 17 March 11 18:18 GMT (UK) »
I see what you mean  ;D ;D ;D

Mind you this is now ,that was then  ;)

On second thoughts she was probably working there!

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 17 February 19 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Iím the great grand daughter of Alice Close. My grandmother Valerie was born in 1938 and passed away in 1971. My dad Geoffrey Ward, born 1965 and passed away in 2016. He told me when he was alive that his aunties or Valerie sisters were still living in the Harefield area. I couldnít get much out from my dad as he never wanted me to research his side of the family. Just wondering if anyone had any luck on the Close side of the family tree as Iím getting lost. I got William G Blower married Alice Close in 1932 and she passed away in 1968 but other than that, I have nothing else

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 17 February 19 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Iím the great grand daughter of Alice Close. My grandmother Valerie was born in 1938 and passed away in 1971. My dad Geoffrey Ward, born 1965 and passed away in 2016. He told me when he was alive that his aunties or Valerie sisters were still living in the Harefield area. I couldnít get much out from my dad as he never wanted me to research his side of the family. Just wondering if anyone had any luck on the Close side of the family tree as Iím getting lost. I got William G Blower married Alice Close in 1932 and she passed away in 1968 but other than that, I have nothing else

Hello Valerie and welcome to Rootschat.

Morning Glory hasn't been online since 11 November 15,but as long as he/she hasn't changed email addresses,should be notified that we have posted here and return to this thread.

Fingers crossed.  ;D

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Re: Alice CLOSE b.1909 - a challenge
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 17 February 19 22:45 GMT (UK) »
This appears too be her death.

Name:   Alice Blower
Death Age:   59
Birth Date:   abt 1909
Registration Date:   Dec 1968
Registration district:   Hillingdon
Inferred County:   Greater London
Volume:   5c
Page:   435
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