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My Family: Aunt Rosie, The End. 2 of 2.

Updated on June 12, 2017
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Rose, The End of Her Story.

Following my previous hub I felt I should make a further effort to find out the story of aunt Rose. I would also like to thank all the hubbers who have contacted me with words of comfort and support.I have searched through cemetery records, county councils, public libraries, newspaper obituary columns, Internet searches, electoral rolls and local church records throughout Lancashire. I am pleased to say that I have found her but circumstances deny pleasure.

Blackpool Enquiries.

Blackpool is a well known holiday town on the north west coast of England. It was here that I found notice of Rose's death. I obtained her death certificate from the local council offices and read the cause of death. She died from '' Toxaemia due to pyelo nephritis & Bronco Pneumonia due to pregnancy '' This is an extremely unpleasant death, it occurs before child birth is due and in such a case, both mother and baby are lost. Rose died on 3rd July 1950 she was aged 31. Her death was registered two days later on the 5th July by her husband Ron.

I knew the address.

Somehow the address at which Rose died was familiar to me. It was from long ago but I knew it somehow. I knew that in 1949 two years before Rose's death, her sister Lily with her husband George, had moved to Blackpool and bought a small guest house. I checked the electoral roll for the year 1950 and found what I was hoping for. Yes, Lily and George were registered as residents of that address. This was the only feeling of happiness throughout my search. Rose was with her sister at the end. Unfortunately I have been unable to find Rose's resting place anywhere.

A Further Search.

I was able to contact my cousin David, I have not been in touch with him for more than twenty years. We have still not met but we have spoken on the telephone since my original call to him. He told me that he remembered that Ron came from either Derby or Stoke, both of these being large towns in England. Via the town halls of both towns I was able to find the electoral rolls through the 1950s. Sad to say but I could not find any trace of Ron.

Time To Let Go.

For me the search is over, I am pleased to have found out what happened to Rose but unhappy to have found out the circumstances. I have to say that I feel better, by knowing at last what happened. My thanks to everyone who has been on this search with me, I have received many messages of support. They have all been greatly appreciated.

My Family: Aunt Rosie, A Secret A Tragedy (1).






My family at war.

© 2012 Graham Lee

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Faith. Thank you for your welcome visit and comments. You have read the second and last hub of 2 hubs. Obviously the first one leads to the second. I think you would find the first one interesting. Thanks again.

      Graham.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, thank for sharing, so sad. I am glad you can have a bit of closure at least knowing the truth. I am sorry she suffered in the end. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thank you for your welcome visit and comments. Yes I think it is interesting to find out who, what and why. No matter the outcome.

      Graham.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Searches into family history are frequently filled with the unexpected. But, it is always good to pursue your interests. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Globetrekkermel. Hi Mel. Thank you for reading and your heartfelt comments. Have you read the first part of my search for Rose? It should be here on my pages.

      Best Wishes.

      Graham.

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      Globetrekkermel 4 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      wow. so sad,Old Albion.I can just imagine the heartache and defeat the family had gone through wondering what happened to a close relative.I am glad you finally found a closure of your aunt Rose however unpleasant as it is. God bless you.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi viveresperando. Thank you for your valued visit. No I'm afraid all contact was lost. I asked other family members of course but to no avail. I'm glad I directed to this hub from your reading of the first hub. Thanks again.

      Graham.

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      viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      I am glad you found information that has brought you some closure. I hope that she did find her last hours with her sister close by and hope you found comfort in this. By any chance did you ever find any information on Peter?

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi travmaj. Thank you for reading this ending to Rose's story. I appreciate you visit and comments.

      Graham.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hello again - I just had to read on - but admit to feeling even sadder. I'm glad her sister was near though - that would have been some comfort for her. This is awesome and beautiful. Thank you.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Annie. Yes a kind of peace, I would have liked to have found her resting place, but it was not to be. Glad you found this hub.

      Graham.

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hiya Graham. Oh how sad. But at least you aren´t left wondering, even if it´s painful knowledge. I am a great believer in spiritualism so I know Auntie Rosie will be aware of just how much she is missed and your efforts to find out what happened to her. Maybe you could plant a rose in your garden in honour, maybe you have already done that. Whatever, she has been immortalised in your recollections of her, and now will be remembered by even those who never knew her.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Good Morning Snow. Thank you for your valued visit and comment. Yes, the search is over, a very sad end for Rose and her baby. It is a comfort to know that she was with Lily at the end.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi US. Thank you for your valued visit. Yes, the search is over, a very sad end for Rose and of course the loss of a baby. It is a comfort to know that at the end, she was indeed with her sister lily. Thank you.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello MM. Thank you again for your valued visit. Yes, I went as far as I could in my search for the answer. I was unable to find rose's resting place anywhere, but as you say knowing she was with Lily at the end is a great comfort.

      Graham.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Hi Graham... ohh, thank you, finally you really did found something about Aunt Rose's death. But it is sad though.

      God bless.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Graham..i too, am glad that finally, Aunt Rose's death is not a mystery anymore. and that she was with her sister that time..at least, she was with them, and not alone when she died.. but im so sad that she died at a young age with her baby.

      thank you for sharing Graham.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Graham, I am glad you were able to find out more information, albeit it so sad regarding Rose's death. I too was pleased to read that Rose spent some time with Lily and George.

      Thank you for sharing this with us, best wishes Lesley

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Bill. Thank you for your comments.I know that they are heartfelt and they are truly appreciated.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Jlava73 Thank you for your valued comments. Yes, I do feel more at ease now that I know what happened to Rose. To have died in such a way and at only 31 seems so unfair, but that's the way life is.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      iamaudraleigh. Thank you for your visit and comments. The outcome and closure of the search, settled my mind after many years of wondering.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you again Ruby. Your thoughts and blessing are greatly appreciated.

      Graham.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am so sorry that Rose's life ended in pain. God bless her. Thank you for sharing..Cheers

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I am glas you had a little bit of closure in your search for her. It is interesting how you found what you could though. Best luck to you :)

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Sad end for poor Aunt Rose and child. I imagine you find some relief in finding out the Cause of Aunt Rose's Demise. A chapter you can now close.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, I am happy that you found the answers even though they were not particularly pleasant. Well done in your search! Wishing you peace and happiness today and all days.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Motherbynature. Thank you for your visit and welcome comments. Yes I have found it very helpful. As I got older it became more important to me somehow.

      Graham.

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      Motherbynature 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      old albion, I enjoyed reading both parts of this article. I am happy that you were able to solve the mystery of Rose's death but I'm sorry about the circumstances. Hopefully you have found some peace with that information.