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Tracing living relatives of Walter Aherne

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Aherne Report 13 Apr 2012 11:11

Trying to trace living relatives of my deceased father William Aherne by making contact with relatives of Walter Aherne who died 1954


brummiejan Report 13 Apr 2012 14:28

Have you tried looking for matches by using 'search trees' in the dark green bar above?
Might be helpful if you say how Walter fits in and which relatives you are looking for.
Might getting Walter's death cert be a start?


Kenneth Report 13 Apr 2012 19:19

No records for birth or death of a Walter Aherne
ln England and Wales, you have his birth as 1866
but where, one other GR Tree has a Walter Aherne
but not when or where, was he born and died in Scotland,
or is the christain name wrong.


brummiejan Report 13 Apr 2012 21:11

Slightly different spelling -is this Walter?

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005 about Walter Ahern
Name: Walter Ahern
Birth Date: abt 1876
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1954
Age at Death: 78
Registration district: Birkenhead
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume: 10a
Page: 8


Kenneth Report 14 Apr 2012 09:28

Have sent PM to Aherne for more details on
his father William.
Ken H


brummiejan Report 14 Apr 2012 11:38

Aherne, please put replies on here rather than sending messages so everyone can see all your information.


This could be son of Walter as W. Ahern son informed death of father Walter Ahern in 1954 thank you for your help.



brummiejan Report 14 Apr 2012 13:18

Another PM

Sorry realised you quoting index 1916-2005
Yes this is Walter I am trying to find birth record of think may be born distric of Merthyr Tydfil South Wales but unable to track down. Will keep at it


Kenneth Report 14 Apr 2012 18:05

P M received from Aherne, father William born Merthyr Tydfil 1893,
parents John Aherne and Kate Smith.
William Aherne died 1946 Birkenhead Cheshire, buried in same grave
Walter Ahern born 1876 died 1954, Aherne trying to discover
relationship of Walter to their father


brummiejan Report 14 Apr 2012 18:15

1901? If it is, John born Ireland, so chances are Walter was too maybe.

1901 Wales Census

Name: William Ahearne
Age in 1901: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John Ahearne
Mother's Name: Catherine Ahearne
Gender: Male
Where born: Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales

Civil parish: Merthyr Tydfil
Ecclesiastical parish: Dowlais St John
Town: Dowlais
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales

Registration district: Merthyr Tydfil
Sub-registration district: Upper Merthyr Tydfil
ED, institution, or vessel: 12

John Ahearne 46 Where born: Ireland
Catherine Ahearne 39
Michael Ahearne 16
John Ahearne 15
Mary M Ahearne 11
William Ahearne 7
Johanna B Ahearne 7 Months


Kenneth Report 14 Apr 2012 21:54

Have sent PM, GR member born surname Ahearn but registered
on GR as surname Ahern, has two Walter Ahern`s in her Tree.


Aherne Report 15 Apr 2012 17:41

Thank you all for help. This is my family Jan so chuffed. Now for search of Ireland records for Walter. Noted that the surname has been spelt 3 different ways for goodness sake. My deceased mother did mention she thought her in laws came from Tipperry know that is not howto spell that place name.
Again thank you all so much. Patricia


Lynski Report 16 Apr 2012 22:33