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September 2021

Death Anniversary of Joseph Blackburne (10-xii-1841 01-ix-1924)

September 1
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Joseph Blackburne (10-xii-1841 01-ix-1924)

Death Anniversary of Joseph Henry Blackburne (10-xii-1841 01-ix-1924) The following information was obtained via ancestry.co.uk : Joseph Henry Blackburne was born on Friday, December 10th, 1841 in Chorlton, Manchester. His father was Joseph Blackburn (aged 23) and his mother was Ann Pritchard (aged 24). He had eight sons and five daughters. His brother Frederick Pritchard Blackburn died on 11 October 1847 in Lancashire, Lancashire, when Joseph Henry was 5 years old. His sister Clara was born on 4 November 1847…

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Death Anniversary of Elijah Williams (08-ix-1854)

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Death Anniversary of Elijah Williams (08-ix-1854) We note today (September 8th) in 1854 marks the passing of Elijah Williams. We are not aware of verified image / likeness of Elijah Williams. Possibly the archives of Bristol based newspapers would help? Here is an excellent article by Neil Blackburn (aka SimaginFan) From Wikipedia : "Elijah Williams (7 October 1809 – 8 September 1854) was an eminent British chess player of the mid-19th century. He was the first president of the Clifton…

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Death Anniversary for IM Imre König (09-ii-1901 09-ix-1992)

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IM Imre (Mirko) König (2-ix-1901 9-ix-1992). Source : The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match

Death Anniversary for IM Imre König (09-ii-1901 09-ix-1992) From The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by E.Klein and W.Winter : "Born in 1901 in Hungary when it still belonged to the old pre-World War I Austria, spent most of his life in Vienna, where he became a promising player at an early age. After World War I and the various geographical adjustments in the map of Europe, he became Yugoslav by nationality and represented that country three times in international team…

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Death Anniversary of Dr. Paul List (1887 09-ix-1954)

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Dr. Paul M List

Remembering Paul List (09-ix-1887 09-ix-1954) From The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by Klein and Winter : "PM List was born in Memel, Lithuania in 1887. After living in Berlin for many years, where he was manager of the bridge and chess rooms in a well-known café-restaurant, he came to this country in 1936. He has competed in many tournaments, local and international. He, too, failed to get into the prize list in the recent London International Tournament, but he is…

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Death Anniversary of FM John Littlewood (25-v-1931 16-ix-2009)

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FM John Littlewood (25-v-1931 16-ix-2009)

John Eric Littlewood was born in Sheffield on Wednesday, September 16th 1931. His mother's maiden name was Wheeldon. He last resided in the WN8 postal area of Skelmersdale, Lancashire. He became a FIDE Master in 1989 at the age of 58. According to Felice his peak FIDE rating was 2395 in January 1980. However, it is almost certain that it would have been higher than that, in the 1960s and 1970s. John, Jenny and Paul Littlewood, circa 1962. Kindly supplied…

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Death Anniversary of Hugh Francis Blandford (24-i-1917 20-ix-1981)

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Hugh Francis Blandford

BCN remembers Hugh Blandford who was a British composer. Hugh Francis Blandford was born on Wednesday, January 24th in 1917 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, England. On this day Ernest Borgnine was born and an earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude struck Anhui Province, China, causing 101 deaths. Hugh's father was the Rev Albert Francis Blandford and his mother was Alice Rhoda Crumpton Evans. Hugh had two younger brothers, Philip Thomas. and Evan Arthur. The family moved to Jamaica and he spent…

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Death Anniversary of WIM Rowena Bruce (15-v-1919 24-ix-1999)

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WIM Rowena Bruce (15-v-1919 24-ix-1999). Source : The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match.

We remember WIM Rowena Bruce who died this day (September 24th) in 1999. Rowena Mary Dew was born on Thursday, May 15th, 1919 in Plymouth, Devon. Her father was Clement Warner Harvey Dew and her mother was Mary Jane Rowe. The Bruce and Dew families circa 1923. Rowena is at the front and on the right aged around four years. Source : ancestry.co.uk She married Ronald Mackay Bruce in July 1940 when she was 21 years old. Her father Clement…

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Death Anniversary of WIM Eileen Tranmer (05-v-1910 26-ix-1983)

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WIM Eileen Tranmer (05-v-1910 26-ix-1983). Source : The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match

We remember WIM Eileen Betsy Tranmer who passed away on September 26th, 1983. She was the first English woman to be awarded by FIDE the Woman's International Master title in 1950. "From The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by Klein and Winter : Miss E. Tranmer was born in Scarborough in 1910, and learned chess at the age of six. She did not take it up seriously, however, until 1936. Under the tuition of W. Winter she has made notable progress,…

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October 2021

Death Anniversary of Norman Martin Gibbins (15-x-1882 09-x-1956)

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Death Anniversary of Norman Martin Gibbins (15-x-1882 09-x-1956) See http://davidgibbins.com/journal/2013/5/28/war-in-another-dimension

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Death Anniversary of Charles Fox (09-xi-1866 11-x-1935)

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Charles Masson Fox

BCN remembers Charles Fox (09-xi-1866 11-x-1935) Charles Masson Fox was born on Friday, November 9th 1866 in Falmouth, Cornwall. his father, Howard, was 29 and his mother, Olivia Blanche Orme, was 22. He had one brother and two sisters. His sister Olivia Lloyd was born on 5 February 1868 in Falmouth, Cornwall, when Charles Masson was 1 year old. His sister Stella was born on 11 December 1876 in Falmouth, Cornwall, when Charles Masson was 10 years old. In 1881…

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