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Mabel Ann Powell
« on: Thursday 28 July 22 18:41 BST (UK) »
I hope someone can help me find out what happened to my great aunt Mabel Ann Powell.
She was born in Wendover Buckinghamshire in 1902 ,her parents were William James and Hannah.She married Richard Ambrose Cross 1904-1941 and I believe they had a daughter called Patricia.
Te next thing I can find is her name on the Wendover Register of Electors 1958-1960 She is living at 9 Aylesbury Road with her father William and brother Peter James but she is names Mabel A Smith.There was a story she helped run a pub in Aylesbury but thatís all I know about it.Also her parents and siblings have graves or plaques in Wendover St Maryís  Church yard but I canít find anything about her place of death.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 July 22 18:59 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage on freebmd 1954 Surrey - Mabel A Cross to James J Smith

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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 July 22 19:08 BST (UK) »
More likely to be the one in 1950 in Bucks to William H Smith - see freebmd
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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 July 22 19:11 BST (UK) »
So Mabel  may have remarried after the war

Mabel A Cross or Smith
Q2  1950
Amersham  Volume 6a p 649

Spouse:    William H Smith

this formulation of name would usually suggest a divorced woman, but that would quote maiden and first married name, and you say her first husband died in 1941. Maybe William wasn't free to marry and they lived together with her being known as Smith, which is then repeated on her marriage?

Another point which counts against this is the death of a Mabel Annie Smith b 7 July  1899 registered in Amersham




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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 July 22 19:29 BST (UK) »
Richard Ambrose Cross died 1941 in WW2 per www.cwgc.org  They married 1927
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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 July 22 19:37 BST (UK) »
2 children born 1950 & 1954 in Bucks - surname Cross mmn Powell???  No other Cross/Powell marriage in Bucks & Mabel would have been 52 in 1954

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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 July 22 20:15 BST (UK) »
She is in Gravesend, Kent, on the 1939 Register.
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Mabel Annie (May) Smith (Cross), born 1901, address 20 Albion Road, Gravesend.

Not in free index, but the image suggests this is her death
Dec 1979 Aylesbury 19 0827
Watton, Mabel Annie
d-o-b 9 Feb 1902

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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 July 22 20:18 BST (UK) »
Marriage
June 1966 Aylesbury 6a 796
James Watton
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Mabel Annie Smith

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Re: Mabel Ann Powell
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 July 22 20:41 BST (UK) »
Death in Aylesbury in 1952
SMITH, WILLIAM  HENRY     
Age at Death 53 
GRO Reference: 1952  S Quarter in AYLESBURY  Volume 06A  Page 234

Probate Calendar 1953
William Henry Smith
of The Prince of Wales, Station Street, Aylesbury
Died 2 September 1952
Probate Oxford 28 January to Mabel Annie Smith, widow, and James Hawes, furniture representative.