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Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 01:28 BST (UK) »
Dear Sir/madam,

I am hoping that you will help me find the obituaries for these two people husband and wife.

Date of Death 24/07/2000
Name Mr Michael Alphonsis Kerr
Address 52 Urmson Street;Hathershaw;Oldham

and his wife

Date of Death 11/04/2014
Name Mrs Theresa Kerr
Address 52 Urmson Street;Oldham

As I am from Ireland and don't have access to your newspapers.

Thank you very much for all your kind help it is so much appreciated

Kieran

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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 October 18 07:31 BST (UK) »
Dear Sir/madam,

I am hoping that you will help me find the obituaries for these two people husband and wife.

Date of Death 24/07/2000
Name Mr Michael Alphonsis Kerr
Address 52 Urmson Street;Hathershaw;Oldham

and his wife

Date of Death 11/04/2014
Name Mrs Theresa Kerr
Address 52 Urmson Street;Oldham

As I am from Ireland and don't have access to your newspapers.

Thank you very much for all your kind help it is so much appreciated

Kieran

What makes you think there are obituaries the vast bulk of people who die in England never have published obituaries though often their family members or friends may stand up at their funeral and give a short oral obituary.
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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 October 18 07:42 BST (UK) »
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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 October 18 08:49 BST (UK) »
Dear Sir/madam,

I am hoping that you will help me find the obituaries for these two people husband and wife.

Date of Death 24/07/2000
Name Mr Michael Alphonsis Kerr
Address 52 Urmson Street;Hathershaw;Oldham

and his wife

Date of Death 11/04/2014
Name Mrs Theresa Kerr
Address 52 Urmson Street;Oldham

As I am from Ireland and don't have access to your newspapers.

Thank you very much for all your kind help it is so much appreciated

Kieran

What makes you think there are obituaries the vast bulk of people who die in England never have published obituaries though often their family members or friends may stand up at their funeral and give a short oral obituary.
Cheers
Guy

For recent dates like these there is a good chance that a notice was published in a local newspaper. A good site for family notices is the British Newspaper Archive. They are still adding to their collection. You can do a free search and as a new registered user you get some free credits so if you find anything you can save it for free:-

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk


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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 October 18 09:10 BST (UK) »
Kieran,
I doubt that there would be a published obituary unless your people had a significant role in the local area. Many years ago, the local newspaper published submitted obituaries but that ceased.
However, paper published death notices within a few days of death, again if submitted but it was customary at the time you refer to. The paper is no longer published but the local archives might be able to do a look up in archived newspapers since you have dates.
https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200391/sources/659/newspapers_and_obituaries

You would be looking at the Oldham Evening Chronicle.

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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 October 18 10:48 BST (UK) »
I think there's some confusion here about obituaries and family notices. I think the enquirer is looking for a notice not an obituary. Death notices are a lot more common than obituaries.


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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 October 18 11:07 BST (UK) »
I agree Blue.
I was thinking Kieran was hoping for an obituary with personal details.
As I wrote, the then local paper published family death notices every day but stopped publishing obituaries unless it was a person of significance. At one time, the newspaper would publish obituaries if submitted.
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Re: Obituary for someone passing away in Oldham area
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 October 18 13:08 BST (UK) »
Hi all.
Thanks for all your input. From what I have read you maybe call them family notices in Ireland we still call them obituaries but to me they are the same thing.

Thanks for all your help it is so much appreciated

Kieran