I am trying to trace my father, Michael Martin Pierce, born Seacombe around 1906.
I think he may be related to a Hannah Theresa Joy, born 1893 in West Derby. Hannah Theresa's maiden name was Pierce.
Hannah Theresa was the daughter of Anthony and Theresa Pierce formely Lyons. There were at least two other children Richard Francis born West Derby 1891. He emigrated to the USA (New York) in 1914 and may have been working at the Presbyterian Hospital, Manhatten in 1920.
The third child was called Lilian born 1900 in Seacombe.
In 1943 Hannah Theresa was living with her husband, Daniel Joy and daughter, Patricia Ellen (ellen Patricia) Joy, at 72 Kelvin Road, Seacombe. Hannah Theresa died in October 1943 but Daniel and Patricia were still living there in 1945/46.
The address given on my father's army discharge papers in 1945, was 72 Kelvin Road, Seacombe.
Although I haven't made a connection yet between Hannah Theresa and my father there are many coincidences that make me believe they may well be related.
1 My father giving his discharge address which is the same address as Hannah Theresa's.
2 Hannah Theresa had a brother called Richard who emigrated to the USA (New York). My Father also had a brother called Richard who emmigrated to New York, USA.
3 Hannah Theresa had a daughter called Patricia. My father had a neice called Patricia.
4 Even the description of Richard, from theEllis Island website is not unsimilar to my father. Richard is described as 5'4, grey eyes, medium complexion and brown hair. My father's description from his military record is 5'1, grey eyes, medium complexion and brown hair.
Around the late 1920's my father moved to Corwen, Wales where he was working on a farm, Llawr Betwys Uchaf. I have been in contact with some old friends of his who said he arrived there when he was in his early twenties. He stayed until 1930 when he went to London and joined the Army. His friends, although they didn;'t know anything much about his background, said he came from Wallasey and had a sister.
I am struggling to find a birth registration for my father. If any one has any knowledge of either Michael Martin Pierce or Hannah Theresa Joy and her family I would love to hear from them
Below are some photographs of Patricia, Richard's children and an unknown girl. Does anyone recognise them. If you do please contact me.