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From: Ken Ubsdell <>
Subject: Surnames CHAMPION and NICHOLAS
Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 19:55:57 -0700
Well list...I am still searching for my ggrandfather, William Charles
NICHOLAS. Please bear with me because I have some new information.
Rummaging through some of my grandfather's old papers I found a very
yellowed, long-ago-written obituary for my ggrandmother, Martha Jane
CHAMPION. She died on April 4th, 1917 aged 69 years and the funeral
took place at "the borough cemetery". I am assuming that all of this
took place in Penzance, although the notice doesn't say. It DOES say
that the Rev. B.C.D. Butler, curate, St. Johns "officiated throughout".
It also says that she was "the widow of Wm.C.Nicholas, who had
predeceased her some ten years". Sooooooo.....
1. Can anyone tell me where the "borough cemetery" in Penzance would be?
2. In that Wm. C. had predeceased her by "some ten years" there is at
least a fair chance that he is also buried there.
3. Can you tell me what cemetery records are available for the "borough
cemetery" (if you know where that is) or for cemeteries in general in
4. As an interesting additional wrinkle, "the hearse and carriages were
supplied by Champion and Company" (her surname before she was married).
The undertaker was Wm. Hutchens. Does anyone know of a Champion and Co.
in the Penzance area at that time who would have supplied "hearses and
carriages" for funerals?
Best regards from.......getting close in Northern California.
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