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Obituaries

It's a sad fact that few of the people within our family trees were the subject of published obituaries. The current practice of writing an obituary and publishing in a newspaper only started to become popular in the late 1800's. Not all newspapers carried free obituary notices, and for the less well off it was an expense too far at a difficult time.

Where an obituary exists it can be a rich source of family information often giving names and relationships of mourners to the deceased. The best obituaries will paint a picture of someone that may not have emerged from records left behind and family memories.

The local archives at Chester (and most County Archives) have all the local newspapers from the earliest publication in the 19th century. The obituaries below are those which I have unearthed to date. Hopefully more will follow. Just click on the thumbnail photo to see the full size image or on the persons name to link to their page in the family tree. Where I know the date and title of the newspaper that is included.

       
Annie Onions Anne Onions Edwin Holland

Edwin Holland

Cheshire Observer 24/1/1975

       
Eliza Parker

Eliza Parker

Cheshire Observer 7/1/1965

Emily Holland

Emily Holland

Cheshire Observer 27/12/1968

       
Frances Alice Holland

Frances Alice Holland

Cheshire Observer 22/10/1976

John Thomas Parker

John Thomas Parker

Cheshire Observer 21/9/1957

       
Katie Holland

Katie Holland

Cheshire Observer 19/1/1979

Margaret Holland

Margaret Holland

Cheshire Observer 13/10/1951

       
Minnie McMahon Minnie Walker Nellie Onions Nellie Holland
       
Richard Holland Richard Holland Sydney Holland Sydney Holland
       
Joseph McMahon Joseph McMahon Fred McMahon Fred McMahon
       
Alfred Griffith Alfred Griffith Amy Kilfoyle (nee Painter) Amy Kilfoyle (nee Painter)
       
Lilian Nutbrown Lilian Nutbrown (nee Griffith)

Vera May Holland

Cheshire Observer 25/2/1950

 

 

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