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Offline mkftandc

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Looking for an obituary
« on: Saturday 28 January 17 22:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
 I am hoping someone can lead me in the right direction to find an obituary and/or the name for the newspapers that would cover the area of Salford, Lancashire.
 I an searching for the obituaries of-
John Joseph Fitzgerald b. 26 Dec 1900 d.1981 in Salford
Mary Fry Fitzgerald b. 13 Jul 1907 in Salford d. 1987 in Salford.

 I am specifically interested in the Fry family. Mary Fry Fitzgerald's parents were Richard Fry(born and died in Salford 1883-1936) and Beatrice Pickvance. Beatrice and 2 of Mary Fry Fitzgerald's children died on 23 Dec 1940 in the bombings that happened in Salford/Manchester area.
 I would like to find out if there are any surviving descendants of this family. The Fitzgeralds had one more child, a daughter born in 1943 but I don't want to post her name hoping she is still alive.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Megan
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 January 17 23:55 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately the daughter born in 1943 has a very common name with no middle initial.  There are other births for similar names, and then several possible marriages in Salford for her.

Do you have her exact date of birth, as then possible deaths for her can be investigated?

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 January 17 00:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
 Unfortunately I have no specific date for her and yes that leads to the problem of finding the correct marriage for her too. That is why I was hoping an obituary for her parents might give me a lead.
 This would be a cousin line for me as the first Fry that went to Salford was William Fry born in Rathdowney, Laois, Ireland in 1848 and died in Salford in 1911. He would be the father of Richard Fry.
 My Fry line consists of Williams sister Anne, who stayed in Ireland and the families lost touch sometime before or after the war.
 Would you happen to know what newspapers might have obits for this area?
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
Johnston - immigrated to Michigan,USA from ?

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 January 17 00:19 GMT (UK) »
From a google search:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jdh/

(But not yet the later years)

Are you going to apply for her birth certificate?

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 29 January 17 00:41 GMT (UK) »
I will try to contact that newspaper. I might be able to find something in there about the Fry family. Thank you, I really appreciate the help!
Megan
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
Johnston - immigrated to Michigan,USA from ?

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 January 17 10:13 GMT (UK) »
I would get the death certificate for Mary who died in 1987 in the hope that her death was registered by her daughter or another relative and then work forward from that as if the death was registered by a relative there will be an address and you could perhaps track forward with electoral rolls.

I would also try to find where they are buried or were cremated as again that might provide some clues.

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 31 March 19 22:25 BST (UK) »
Hi The Person you are Looking for is My fathers niece His parents were Richard and Beatrice fry nee Pickvance And his name was Bernard Fry, And we would like to know what happened to Marys daughter also And yes the same sister mary Fitzgerald, So we are related i wont say there daughters name as like you say she may still be alive, and William Fry from Laois Rathdowney Ireland is my Great granddad, I would love to know more about Willams side of the family his father mother etc, My father died young so couldnt get anymore info from him, If you find out any info please contact me on Facebook . Thank you :)

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 31 March 19 22:50 BST (UK) »
Looks like the OP hasnt been on for a while... sadly..

be careful about putting your name and all those details online... I would delete your name and ask him to PM you on here...

you will have to write up 3 messages on Roots before you can get a PM from anyone..  hope you have some success.

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Re: Looking for an obituary
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 April 19 01:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Bernadette,
 I will send you a message on Facebook.
Thanks,
Megan
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
Johnston - immigrated to Michigan,USA from ?