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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 18:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your help and advice.

Mary Marguerite is easily found on the 1911 census.

This census gives you her exact age in months. Given that the 1911 census was taken on the 2nd April you can easily work out approximately the month of her birth  ;)

Having worked that out it's not too difficult to find her in the 1939 Register (we can't do look-ups from that either) and to find out what her occupation was at that time.

Ah - got her as being born about November 1910 according to the Staffordshire 1911 census.  This fits with something I was told about  the Hodgson family being from Stafford, though when they were there was unclear.

That MMH was born was in London doesn't surprise me as Vera was born at St. George Hanover Square.

However I'm not having much luck with the 1939 registry.  I'm finding to Mary Hodgson's in Lancashire, and to in Yorkshire (East Riding).  Neither of these means anything in terms of family lore.  None of these refer to a middle name or initial.  ???
Looking for relatives of John Cowham Parker (1773-1841), mayor of Hull & had 2 wives, Ann Goodhand & Elizabeth/Eliza Speedings.  And information of John Goodhand Parker, William Bilbie Parker, Henry Watson Parker, Marion Parker (nee Rorauer), Wilfred Watson Parker & Frances Charlotte Mary Purssell (& her parents Alfred Purssell & Ellen Ware, and grandparents Roger & Charlotte Purssell).

Also Maternal line - Hodgson, Bacon, Stapylton, Slingsby, Percy, Mortimer.

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 18:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Emma, if you input the info you have in the 1939 Register - Mary M Hodgson born 1910, you should find her (further south than you have been looking  ;) )
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 18:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Emma, if you input the info you have in the 1939 Register - Mary M Hodgson born 1910, you should find her (further south than you have been looking  ;) )

Yes! Use the advanced search and enter the information you’ve given us, I.e. name, and the month and year of birth you deduced from the 1911 census. As Jool says, this finds her nicely.
 
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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 19:12 BST (UK) »
We need a banging head emoji

Silver Street in New Forest - I used to live around the corner from there!! and never knew.
Looking for relatives of John Cowham Parker (1773-1841), mayor of Hull & had 2 wives, Ann Goodhand & Elizabeth/Eliza Speedings.  And information of John Goodhand Parker, William Bilbie Parker, Henry Watson Parker, Marion Parker (nee Rorauer), Wilfred Watson Parker & Frances Charlotte Mary Purssell (& her parents Alfred Purssell & Ellen Ware, and grandparents Roger & Charlotte Purssell).

Also Maternal line - Hodgson, Bacon, Stapylton, Slingsby, Percy, Mortimer.

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 19:34 BST (UK) »
Glad you found it Emma, family history is full of surprises isn't it  ;D

You may want to google the "house" she was living at.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 19:39 BST (UK) »
You may want to google the "house" she was living at.

You took the words out of my mouth  ;D
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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 19:41 BST (UK) »
You may want to google the "house" she was living at.

You took the words out of my mouth  ;D
;D ;D ;)
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 21:56 BST (UK) »
I must be being very dense today ......... forgot that there are at least 2 Silver Streets in New Forest - one in Emery Down Nr Lyndhurst, the other near Sway/Lymington.

But for some reason Google isn't being nice to me.  :'(
Looking for relatives of John Cowham Parker (1773-1841), mayor of Hull & had 2 wives, Ann Goodhand & Elizabeth/Eliza Speedings.  And information of John Goodhand Parker, William Bilbie Parker, Henry Watson Parker, Marion Parker (nee Rorauer), Wilfred Watson Parker & Frances Charlotte Mary Purssell (& her parents Alfred Purssell & Ellen Ware, and grandparents Roger & Charlotte Purssell).

Also Maternal line - Hodgson, Bacon, Stapylton, Slingsby, Percy, Mortimer.

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 22:08 BST (UK) »
Not sure where you have got Silver Street from  :-\ The original page clearly shows the name of the house and its location.
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