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Bonny's bubble car …

19 Feb

No sooner do I put out a request for help (as to Marelle's final day), then more of the answer comes!

I would like to most humbly thank our own member (and not to mention authoress: Master of Errol Flynn's Yacht Zaca Captain Patrick C. Cother) Bonny Cother, for her amazing resourcefulness!

What a great group, but on this day, BONNY SHINES!

Best- Karl

— Karl

 
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  1. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Karl–Bonny! Thanks . . . this really fills in the article and it makes sense. 1967 Theo moves to live with his daughter and 18 months later, in 1968, he passes.

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  2. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Here is a follow up concerning more of what I have found:
    I have since now become “more acquainted” with the workings of the Times of London index (whose archives go back to 1785!)
    I did find the obit for Theodore (under “Prof. T.T. Flynn …”) which confirms a date of death of 10/23/68.
    As for Marelle, there apparently was no death announcement. Instead, there were 2 articles (dated 2/28/67 & 3/15/67) about legal proceedings against the driver who struck her. There was no date of death in either article; only that the car collided with her on December 10, 1966. The driver was ultimately found not guilty of the charge of “causing the death by dangerous driving”.
    I also “visited” on the (geneological) site of the HMS Bounty descendants, and they, too, had a problem with Marelle's death date, saying only: “1966-7”).
    Finally, the hospital where she was taken, was located in Brighton, and its newspaper, the Argus, only has online archival access going back to 1985 …
    So, in the absence of a secondary confirmation, the Meyer's date mentioned in Inherited Risk seems plausible: 1/1/67.
    Best- Karl

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  3. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Karl, thanks for investigating EF's parents. Tina needs to give you a name too. Mine is Sherlook. That 1966 date doesn't look right. Was she hit in 12/66 and later died in January 1967. Perhaps she wasn't killed on impact and died from her injuries later. Still a bit of a mystery, eh?

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  4. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Yes Kathleen, that is EXACTLY how I think it was. So sad.
    How strong in constitution she must have been (even with a heart condition) to survive for some time after.
    And, that she was age 77 at the time of her passing!
    Best- Karl

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  5. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I think sad too, because EF would have had his parents for another 8 or 9 years. Perhaps Theo would have lived longer if his wife had still been with him. I always wonder how often they saw their grandchildren. Being famous and trying to have family time must be so hard!

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  6. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    www.whosyourgrandaddy.id.au/book_index_ABC.htm…
    This is a link I found where there's research listed on EF's background and it lists the newspaper articles about mom and dad.

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