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Offline mark foot

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Frank Hawker born Glastonbury? 1863 died 1953 in Rochester, USA where he was living with his daughter Hilda and son in law Reginald Miles following the death of his wife in 1937. He returned once to Street for 6 months before taken back to the US by his daughter.
He and his wife had lived in West End, Street, Somerset and both worked for Clarks the shoe company.
The mystery I have is that I have photos that suggest there is a family connection. My efforts have drawn a blank and I would be interested to know of any family ties to Stacey, Hoskins, Fowles/Vowles, Pursey or Smarts. It may be simply that they were close neighbours of my family who also lived in West End, Street but photos of just their family would be unusual to keep for many decades.

It is a long shot but if anyone knows of a connection it would be lovely.
Thanks Mark

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Re: Frank Hawker connection to Stacey's/ Pursey's, Hoskins, Smart, Fowles families o
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 January 21 22:11 GMT (UK) »
1901 at 2 Gladstone Terrace the Hawker family are living next door to your Aldus Stacey and family at no 3. 
Next census same addresses.

So not a family link as yet but a neighbourly one.

Frank 1863 mothers name was Andrews in case that links in anywhere to your other surnames.
He is with Andrews as grandson in 1871/1881.

Hinchliffe - Huddersfield Wiltshire
Burroughs - Arlingham Glos
Pick - Frocester Glos

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Re: Frank Hawker connection to Stacey's/ Pursey's, Hoskins, Smart, Fowles families o
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 January 21 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Frank Hawker is in quite a few trees on Ancestry, but most seem to lack possible parents' names. 
To find a family connection you have to work back from what you know of him, so a marriage certificate for father's name would be a starting point - some of those trees think Frank/Francis was born in Birmingham.

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But this looks like his birth

GRO
Frank Andrews Hawker mmn Andrews   March quarter 1863 in Wells

Marriage of John Hawker and Emily Andrews in Wells in 1861?


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Re: Frank Hawker connection to Stacey's/ Pursey's, Hoskins, Smart, Fowles families o
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 January 21 14:29 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks and Andrews not a family name so quite likely just neighbours but might just be a relation.