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In Memory of Freda Hyams/Hyamovitch

In Memory of

Freda Katanka nee Hyams/Hyamovitch

20 June 1919 London, England ~ 17 Jan 1994 London, England

Daughter of Marks Hyamovitch and Polly Weiss

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Freda married Sidney Katanka in 1947, Marylebone, Middlesex County – Jan-Feb-Mar

She passed away at the National Heart Hospital, Chelsea, London, England. She is buried at Bushey Cemetery outside of London.

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May Her Memory Be A Blessing 

Freda Hyamovitch is one of my newly uncovered lost Haimowitz family members. In fact her photo along with my great grandfather and his sister started this journey of discovering this lost branch for us and us for our English branch. She is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Freda had traveled to New York to locate and meet her American Aunt and Uncle. A photo was taken and close to 70 plus years later that photo led to the connection.

SamuelHaimowitz6 copyPhoto courtesy of our Hyamovitch Family Branch

I have located two records for Freda making the journey from England to New York. In my conversatins with family in England only 1 such visit was known. It appears 2 trips were actually made.

The first was on 18 Mar 1949, leaving from Southampton aboard the S.S. Queen Elizabeth. Her address was listed as 21 Praed St. Paddington, W.2. – housewife. I was unable to identify a travel companion by last name or address. She appeared to be traveling alone.

The second record was for a her return trip from New York arriving back in Southampton aboard the S.S Queen Elizabeth on 29 May 1951. Her address was listed as 22 Courtleigh Gardens, London, N.W.II – housewife. I was unable to identify a travel companion by last name or address. Again she appeared to be traveling alone.

 

 

 

© 2019, copyright, Sharon Haimowitz-Civitano. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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16 years ago I located my birth family, both maternal and paternal side. After literally years of searching, even before the help of the internet, I just couldn't stop searching so I began digging into my new found families past. The journey has been amazing as we connect and reconnect lost and found generations.

7 thoughts on “In Memory of Freda Hyams/Hyamovitch

  1. Lovely research of my Great Aunt Freda Sharon. Interesting she listed herself as a housewife as I always knew of her as a successful self employed woman. I remember visiting her in one of her shops as a child and eating her home made strudel in the last meal I had with her in her flat. As you know my daughter shares her name Freda 🙂 Karen xx

    1. Thank you Karen. Mentioning that she was a successful self employed woman does seem to shed light on why she may be traveling alone, successful and confident. I love that Freda shares her name 🙂 ~ Sharon xx

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