Man hunts for lost rel­a­tives

Rossendale Free Press - - Memory Lane -

A MAN has writ­ten to the Free Press from Down Un­der for in­for­ma­tion on long lost dis­tant rel­a­tives, be­lieved to have lived in the Bacup area.

New Zealan­der Neville Price, 76, hails from a fam­ily line of at least four gen­er­a­tions of en­gi­neers who orig­i­nally em­i­grated to Christchurch be­tween 1877 and 1903.

He is try­ing to trace in­for­ma­tion on Edward Wil­liam Price - the grandson of Wil­liam Henry James Price, the only one of 10 chil­dren to re­main in Eng­land when the fam­ily line em­i­grated.

Neville’s re­search has found that Edward moved to Bacup with his fa­ther Wil­liam in 1911. A cot­ton dyer labourer, he mar­ried Mary Flem­ming Keough on Au­gust 6, 1940 and died on July 10, 1949 at Newchurch Road, Stack­steads, aged 42. Mary, who then mar­ried Wil­liam Bald­win in 1950, died on Au­gust 23, 1980, while liv­ing at Prim­rose Street, Stack­steads.

At the time of his mar­riage, Edward was liv­ing at Hall Carr Farm, Rawten­stall, and was a Pri­vate in the Aux­il­iary Mil­i­tary Pi­o­neer Corps.

Neville wel­comes hear­ing from any­one re­lated to, or with knowl­edge of, this miss­ing link in his fam­ily.

Email pri­cenw@clear.

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