From Cohen to Cowley

RONALD COWLEY of Glasgow is trying to find his London family.

Ronald's father, Eric, changed his surname from Cohen before marrying Nancy McKenzie.

Londoner Eric met Nancy when she was on holiday in south east England in the mid-1930s. They married in 1939, and moved to Glasgow. Eric served in the RAF.

Eric's brother, Gerald Cohen, ran two companies in London - Stylish Hat Co and Panda Hat Co. Eric worked as a rep for one of the companies, selling ladies hats in Scotland and Ireland.

Gerald and Pauline Cohen, whose address in the 1960s was 17 Jameson Jarvis Close, Woodlands, London, had a son called Michael and a daughter.

Write to 5 Clairmont Gardens, Glasgow G3 7LW, telephone 0141 332 7433 or 07776 200206 or email

Different spelling

LESLIE SLAN is searching for the descendants of the Moscovitch family from Iasi, Romania.

Sally Moscovitch, a chemist, went to pre-Israel in the early 1900s and married there.

Leslie's grandfather moved to America around the same time.

His name was Samuel Moskowitz (changed from Moscovitch).

He had three brothers, two of whom were called Max and Bernard, twin sisters, Pauline and Rachel, and three other sisters including Toby and Mary, who died at a young age of a tonsillitis.

Mary had worked in design with the Jewish theatre in New York City. Bernard lost a leg in the war and remained in Romania.

One sister went to Johannesburg, South Africa to marry, while Toby headed to Caracas, Venezuela. Their mother's name was Leah.


Grandma search

BERYL HAM of Oldham is trying to trace the family of her late grandmother Ada Zinenberg.

She married Roland Johnson Parke in 1906 and they had three daughters - Elsie (Beryl's mum), Bella and Elizabeth.

Ada's parents were Solomon and Rebecca while her sisters were Annie, Fanny and Sarah and brothers Israel and Reuben.

Annie married Abraham Barnet Cohen and they had children Lazarus (1911), Sadie (1912), Florence (1914), Mabel (1915) and Harold (1918).

Write to 23 Merton Grove, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9PQ, telephone 0161-681 3765 or email

Cousin Alan

Carol Kirk is trying to trace a relative, Alan Silverman, born around 1938. Alan is either from Liverpool or Manchester.

He was working and staying in north London in 1960 opposite the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead.

Email or telephone: 07977 079 749.

Murder tale

Meyer Solomon of Birmingham is investigating the murder of his aunt Ettie Coraditch.

Ettie, who lived on the borders of Salford and Manchester, was 16 or 17 when she was murdered around 1914.

Write to 21 Windmill Hill, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2XN or telephone 0121 244 0804.

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
Please include your home address and contact telephone number.

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