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Offline Cynfran

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What happened to Eva?
« on: Thursday 07 October 21 20:39 BST (UK) »
Could anybody please help me find what happened to my wife's cousin, Eva Violet Popiel (nee Woodyear) Born Surrey, England in 1916?
The last I have of her is that she resided in South Africa, from a South Africa Identity Index entry that I found, and my wife's faint recollection of her going there. Her husband, Stefan Stanislaw Popiel died in North Wales in 1999. Thank you.
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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 October 21 21:52 BST (UK) »
The last I have of her is that she resided in South Africa, from a South Africa Identity Index entry that I found, and my wife's faint recollection of her going there.

Is there a date or address on her SA Identity Index entry?

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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 October 21 23:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Hillhurst. Thanks for your reply. No, Iím afraid thatís all Iíve got. I seem to remember that it was on a site that just gave the barest details, without a hefty subscription.
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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 October 21 23:49 BST (UK) »
In that case, try searching for her on Family Search (which is free). FS has a sizeable SA records collection.

Her maiden name appears to be WOODYER, according to her 1916 birth registration.
Mother's maiden name: OWEN. Eva's DoB is 16 Feb 1916 (as per the 1939 Register).


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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 October 21 03:38 BST (UK) »
According to the available SA indexes, Eva Violet POPIEL died on 17 Jun 1988.
Unfortunately I can't tell you anything more as these are pay sites.

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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 October 21 03:58 BST (UK) »
Was there an obituary for her husband, it may give further details

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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 October 21 08:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks Hillhurst for pointing me towards Family Search and yes, her maiden name has caused me a few problems with the family research, changing from Woodyer to Woodyear and back on different records!
And thank you TreeSpirit for her death date, that provides a time scale for further research.
I'll look into the idea of her husbandís possible obituary, thanks amondog
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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 October 21 13:01 BST (UK) »
Did they have children DEPOT     KAB                                                                   
SOURCE    PIO                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 513                                                                   
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 22620E                                                               
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          IMMIGRATION PAPERS MISSES I AND B POPIEL.                             
STARTING  1941                                                                 
ENDING
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: What happened to Eva?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 October 21 13:03 BST (UK) »
DEPOT     KAB                                                                   
SOURCE    PIO                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
VOLUME_NO 781                                                                   
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 33846E                                                               
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          IMMIGRATION PAPERS MR. AND MRS. KMI POPIEL.                           
STARTING  1947                                                                 
ENDING 
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.