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frankwhiteggs

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My ancestor Frank White b.1862 Manchester
« on: 17:07:26, 09/09/19 »

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Just a long shot and hope that someone can help. I'm tring to find the background of my great grandfather Frank White (1862 - 1937). The best we know is he was a fish dealer or pedlar, and I think he appears in the 1911 census in Wisbech, but born Manchester, listed as a pedlar (the transcription says 'packer', incorrectly. Backwards of that the trail for me goes cold. Every time I think I've found the right FW b.1862 I follow him through the census and find I'm wrong e.g. I find one that's a tobacco seller or grocer or something close to a salesman in say 1891, but he then appears in 1911 all happy and settled and the marriage years don't tie etc etc. [/size]

 Frank White eventually[/size] lived in Birmingham where my family are all from (although I happen to have been born in Wythenshawe Hospital!). He died in 1937 in Birmingham, aged 74 according to his death certificate, and had seven children with Susan Sylvia Gamble (1882-1936, b. Leicester). I can't find any evidence of their marriage, and he was already 53 when he had his first of 7 children with Susan. It is likely he had a previous marriage and didn't marry Susan.[/size] [/size]



What I know as concrete is that he and my GGM Susan Syvia White nee Gamble met sometime after 1911 and had the below children. [/size]I can't find any evidence of their marriage, and he was already 53 when he had his first of 7 children with Susan. It is likely he had a previous marriage and didn't marry Susan. [/size]

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Francis Edgar 1916-2001[/size]Reginald 1918-1919Sylvia Susan 1919-2005 (my grandmother)Bernard Reginald 1920-1996Norman James 1921-2004Margaret 1923 (all events unknown, no family knowledge of this person - found via BMD)John Henry 1925-1989I think the common name and the lack of known history is causing this to be a real challenge so any help I can get would be appreciated!


Thanks


Tom

Jan H

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Re: My ancestor Frank White b.1862 Manchester
« Reply #1 on: 05:25:05, 13/09/19 »
There are trees on Ancestry.co.uk
None of them have a marriage, yet they name Frank as husband
« Last Edit: 05:31:10, 13/09/19 by Jan H »