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Catherine D Thelma BOWEN (1921-2004)

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Catherine D Thelma BOWEN, 1944, age 22

Name: Catherine D Thelma BOWEN
Sex: Female
Nickname: Thelma
Father: Ernest BOWEN (1888-1954)
Mother: Jane Matilda VILLAGE (1892-1955)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 29 Nov 1921 Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK1,2,3
2 Islington Terrace, Wenman St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK
Q1 1922 Kings Norton 6d 103 for Catherine D T BOWEN
Occupation 26 Apr 1931 (age 9) Scholar; Warstock, Birmingham, UK
14 Gorleston Road, Warstock, Birmingham
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 17) Cutting Out Centres for Chocolate; Birmingham, UK4
14 Gorleston Road, Birmingham
Entry was for Catherine DT BOWEN dob 29-Nov-1921, single
Occupation 8 Apr 1951 (age 29) Housewife; Yardley, Birmingham, UK
363 Clay Lane, Yardley, Birmingham
Occupation 23 Apr 1961 (age 39) Housewife; Solihull, Warwickshire, UK
44 Woodfield Road, Solihull, Birmingham
Occupation 25 Apr 1971 (age 49) Shopkeeper; Portland, Dorset, UK
22 Easton Street, Portland, Dorset
Occupation 5 Apr 1981 (age 59) Retired; Portland, Dorset, UK
2 Langley Close, Southwell, Portland, Dorset
Occupation Nov 1981 (age 59-60) Retired; Beer, Somerset
Fyddlers End, Beer, Aller, nr. Langport, Somerset
Occupation 21 Apr 1991 (age 69) Retired; Llanilar, Dyfed
23 TalarDeg, Llanilar, nr. Aberyswyth, Dyfed
Occupation 29 Apr 2001 (age 79) Retired; Llanilar, Dyfed, Wales, UK
23 TalarDeg, Llanilar, nr. Aberyswyth, Dyfed
Death 1 Jul 2004 (age 82) Morriston, West-Glam, Wales, UK5
Morriston General Hospital, Morriston, Nr Swansea
Q3 2004 Swansea C161 23 for Catherine Doris T PERRY stated age 82
Burial 9 Jul 2004 Llanilar, Dyfed
Llanilar Churchyard, Llanilar, Nr Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Marriage

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Spouse: Wilfred Harry George PERRY, 1944, age 23

Spouse Wilfred Harry George PERRY (1920-2008)
Marriage 1 Jan 1944 (age 22) Yardley Wood, Birmingham, UK6
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Yardley Wood
Q1 1944 Birmingham 6d 975 for Wilfred H G PERRY m Catherine D T BOWEN

Individual Note

Always known as Thelma. Thelma Bowen was born in Birmingham as the fourth child of eight children, six of whom survived. Her father was Ernest Bowen, a Postman, and her mother was Jane Matilda Bowen nee Village. There was not a lot of money to spare in such a large family. Thelma first started work in 1935 aged 14 at Cadbury's Chocolate Factory where she developed a later aversion to chocolate, having eaten too much on the job. At the outbreak of WWII in 1939 she was transferred to war work at the BSA factory. Thelma became a wartime volunteer at the local First Aid Station, where she met Wilfred Perry. Thelma married Wilf in 1944. They had two cildren. The family lived in Birmingham in Yardley until 1954, then Solihull until 1969, then Portland until 1981. Thelma & Wilf retired firstly to Aller in Somerset in 1981, and then Llanilar near Aberystwyth in 1990. In 1999 Thelma broke her left hip, which was never adequately treated by the NHS, and she suffered years of pain. She eventually died from heart problems in 2004 at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, aged 82. She was survived by her husband.

 

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Sources

1"UK GRO B Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/b_thelma_bowen.pdf
2"Surname Origin". See https://www.surnamedb.com/surname/bowen
3"Family Tree". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/tree_catherine_bowen_b_1921.pdf
4"UK Register 1939". Schedule 227/5 Birmingham 384/10
5"UK GRO D Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/d_thelma_perry_nee_bowen.pdf
6"UK GRO M Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/m_wilfred_perry_thelma_bowen.pdf