JON TAYLOR of Indianapolis is trying to locate his great-grandfather Joseph Arrowsmith’s grave in Manchester.
He explains: ‘‘Some years ago after my aunt died and her effects were being dealt with, my wife briefly saw a death or burial certificate for Joseph on which was the name of a Manchester Jewish cemetery.
‘‘She vaguely remembers ‘Salford’ but cannot be sure. My mother promptly removed the certificate and it has not been seen since!’’
Joseph’s mother’s maiden name was Martha Cash. He was born in Runcorn in 1868 and married Martha Harris in Warrington in 1894.
He had one daughter, Gertrude, and a son, Joseph. He or his son owned a family bakery called Arrowsmiths in Warrington.
Write to 4933 Pike Creek Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA, telephone 317 297 9369 or email
PETER JEANS of Australia wants to find Charles Shuttleworth, whom he knew in Penang in the early 1960s.
Charles, an ex-British Army soldier, lived in Taiwan for 30 years, but the address Peter has is incorrect.
He believes that Charles has a sister who lived in or near Manchester.
Write to PO Box 117, Bindoon, Western Australia 6502, telephone 618 9576-1468 or email
MERTON and BARBARA (Linskie) KAUFMAN emigrated from Manchester to Canada in 1964.
They used to live on Woodhill Drive, Prestwich before moving to Wingate Drive, Whitefield.
The couple would like to get in touch with any old friends in Manchester.
Write to 389 Dundas Street, Suite N-1907, London, Ontario, Canada N6B 3L5 or email them at
STEVE SYLK of Florida is looking for any branch of the Silk family who emigrated to England from Poland.
He would like to hear from any descendants of Eliezar and Hinda Ozolka whose name was changed to Osolky and then to Silk.
Most of the family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia.
Write to 4051 N Ocean Blvd, Suite 312A, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33308, USA or email
RHODA GARBER lived in Middlesbrough until 1929, when she moved Canada.
She is trying to trace relations of David Goodman, who died recently, particularly his sister Leah who was her good friend.
She thinks the family moved from Middlesbrough and that the late David Goodman had a daughter called Carol.
Anyone with information should contact Edna Levi, 616A Stonegate Road, Leeds , Yorkshire LSl7 6EL.
LIEBA Gottlieb of Jerusalem wants information on her grandparents Gedalia and Lieba Melamed.
The family lived in Rovno, Poland and had at least five children — Natan (Lieba’s father), Shaindel, Devorah, Nechama Tzur and another son who went to Israel before returning to Poland.
Natan, who was born in 1919 moved to Canda before settling in Boston.
Lieba believes one of the sisters lived at 144 Waterloo Street, Hightown, Manchester but the family lost contact during World War II.
Write to 28/5 Shaulson St, Jerusalem 95400, Israel, telephone 0097226519421 (not Shabbat) or email
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
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