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1911 census
source              RG14; Piece: 28909, district 526 ed1
place               Hunmanby
dwelling            Field House 

John             Cranswick  head  m  57    Farmer              Rudstone
Charlotte        Cranswick  wife  m  55                        Bridlington
Ernest John      Cranswick  son      30   Invalid              Burton Agnes
Olive Harriet    Cranswick  dau      22   Dairy work           Hunmanby 
Alan             Cranswick  son      20   Assisting Farm       Hunmanby
Vera             Cranswick  dau      19   Dairy work           Hunmanby
Jack             Cranswick  son      16   Assisting Farm       Hunmanby
Eric             Cranswick  son      13   School               Hunmanby
Jessamine Audrey Cranswick  dau      10   School               Hunmanby


1915, Olive Cranswick serve with the British Army, British Red Cross Society Volunteers 

1925, Olive Cranswick left UK for Mobasa, Kenya
1929, Olive Cranswick left UK for Mobasa, Kenya


Passenger arrival, 22 may 1945, ship Andes
Liverpool from Cape Town, Free town, South Africa
Olive harriet Cranswick aged 56


Olive H. Cranswick married 16aug1945 Bromsgrove to
widower Arthur W. Showell
who had first married 1910 to Louise mary Dugard
with whom he had 2 children.
Louise M Showell died junqt1942 aged 59
16 jan 1923 Wilfred Showell Manufacturer  visited USA
next of kin Wife 39 Norman road, Northfields, Birmingham
Arthur and Louise visited usa apr1924
Arthur W Showell manufacturr visited usa 1938


Andrew's Newpaper Index Cards
SHOWELL: CRANSWICK
On August 16th 1945 at Holy Trinity Church, Lickey, Worcs.
By the Rev. P. Rigby , Rector of Birmingham.
Arthur W. Showell of Blackwell, Worcs. to
Olive H. Cranswick of Nakuru, Kenya.


Showell Origins
Stirchley west midlands souce wikipedia
Edwin Showell and Sons: Showell and Barnes were founded in 1790, in Loveday Street. By 1820 they were trading as Edwin Showell and Sons, manufacturing door springs and architectural brassware
After Edwin died his two sons, Charles and Edwin Alfred ran the company. The move to the Stirchley Brass Foundry in Charlotte Road took place in c1902. The property included an attractive Elizabethan red brick farmhouse, called Ivy House or Nine Elms into which Charles Showell moved. The factory gradually expanded to include the whole site and the farmhouse, which had fallen into disrepair, was demolished.
During World War I they produced 100,000 Enfield oilers for Birmingham Small Arms Company rifles.
In 1956 they were taken over by Josiah Parkes and Sons.[86]

1891 census         
source             RG12, piece 2461,  Folio 61, Page 2
place              Solihull, distrct 4
Dwelling           5,Brookland Homer Rd,

Charles          Showell,Head  M, 46,  Brassfounder,  Employer,   Birmingham Warcs
Elizabeth Ann    Showell,Wife  M, 40                              Liverpool Lancashire
Charles Phipson  Showell,Son,  S, 18,  Brassfounder,Employed,     Harbourne Staffordshire
Ilfa Gertrude    Showell,Daur, S  12   Schlr                      Solihull Warwickshire
Arthur Wilfred   Showell,Son,  S   9   Schlr,,                    Solihull Warwickshire 

Arthur W Showell died marqt1967 Bromsgrove aged 84
Arthur wilfred Showell was born junqt1882 Solihull
he was a Brass Founder / Manufacturer in 1911 census

Olive harriet Showell died marqt1972 Seisdon, Staffordshire
birth given as 10dec1888,  GRO birth registered marqt1889





1948  Arrivals Southampton,  S.S. Klipfontain, Holland Africa line

Arrived October 26th Via Daka,  Departed Beira, Mozambique
From Mombassa,                  Ist Class,
Showell, Arthur W.  66          Hazlemere, Blackwell,     Manufacturer
Showell, Olive H.   59          Bromsgrove, Worcs.


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