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Offline Walter Stevens

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Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« on: Tuesday 06 November 18 10:02 GMT (UK) »
I've located a record for my grandfather Victor Aylen Callcott Stevens in the Rhodesian Death indexes. However I'm unable to locate the source from the reference it gives ("Misc 1971"). Can anyone help me with this?
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Re: Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 November 18 05:55 GMT (UK) »
I don't think the MISC is a death notice, I had a Great Aunt whose husband died in 1972  and there was a MISC file for her as well - she went on to remarry and then died in SA in 2007. Did he have a spouse who died C 1971
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Re: Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 November 18 06:32 GMT (UK) »
FamilySearch   L138-757    has his death at 1970 Cape Province, South Africa.

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Re: Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 November 18 07:23 GMT (UK) »
His spouse Ivy Frances Callcott Stevens died in Bulawayo in 1977. Perhaps his death had to be noted in Rhodesia for some reason, and this was just that. I'd still like to get a copy of the record though, as I haven't been able to track down his South African Death Notice.
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Re: Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 November 18 10:18 GMT (UK) »
I think MISC stands for Miscellaneous. As for getting a record from Zimbabwe forget it. The place is a shambles.
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Re: Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 November 18 10:25 GMT (UK) »
Is this your notes. He went to Bishops in Cape Town, and married Anne Mitchell. By all accounts the marriage was not a success (she may have been an alcoholic?) and they were divorced in 1922, with him assuming parental responsibilities for William (Billy) and Margery, their children. He was working as a mine storeman at a tin mine near Pretoria, Leeukop, when he met the Gouldings, and his second wife Ivy (Rooney). They subsequently moved to Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) where he worked as a storeman on a copper mine at Ndala. They had David, their only child. When Aylen retired they moved to Bloubergstrand. He passed away about 1975.
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Re: Help with Locating a record in Rhodesian Death Registers
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 November 18 12:17 GMT (UK) »
Yes I wrote that. My other grandfather put together quite a comprehensive booklet on the family which has served as a base. And my mother, who is still alive, has filled in some of the gaps.
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