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Hoping to find any new information on my relatives husband:
Edward Webster
b 10th June 1880 Knowsley Liverpool
Father Thomas Webster mother Margaret Whittam
Lived in Liverpool them emigrated to Canada/US about 1911
Ted was master mason and built his own house in NY
Lived in Buffalo NY 1920-1939
just located a death notice - 11 July 1948 Alameda California
Unable to locate the obituary in the local newspaper

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 March 13 16:41 GMT (UK) »
By death notice, do you mean the entry in the California death index?  If so, that probably means he died in Alameda County, rather than the town of Alameda.

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 March 13 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I should have clarified my post - the details of Ted's death are from Family Search org and are entitled Death Index California 1940-1997, the event place is recorded as Alameda, California, United States. I was hoping to find the original obituary and or other details.

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 March 13 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

California Death Index entry confirms the parents names:-

Edward Webster 10 June 1880 Other Place and died 11 July 1948 Alameda
Father Webster Mother Whittom (that's how it was spelt)

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 March 13 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Sandra, Many thanks for confirming these details, where/ how would I go about tracking down his obituary ?

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 March 13 10:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Thanks for the links, I've sent an enquiry to the Alameda Library.
 I have now identified the place as Alameda 01 so will now continue to search.
If I wanted to order a copy of his death certificate is there a preferred route to take, avoiding companies who add their own fees and charges?

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 March 13 15:04 GMT (UK) »
I don't know what Alameda 01 means, but here is the information on ordering from the state's website:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/pages/default.aspx

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Re: Edward Webster d 11 July 1948 Alameda California - looking for any obituary
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 March 13 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the link, I'll report back any progress.