London, C.W. ??

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The first source lists Thomas' death place as London, C.W. ... the Find A Grave page just says USA.  What/where is London, C.W. ??
WikiTree profile: Thomas Parker
in The Tree House by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

1 Answer

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It's probably something like Central West.  I used to collect old british stamps and they often used such-not as part of the cancellation.  I don't think it would be hard for you to find a list online of the meaning of these inscriptions and even maps of what particular area each encompassed.

A bit more detail.  British cancels in the 1800s typically were a series of bars with a number in the middle to indicate the town or city.  But London was so large that it had the location indications within the city.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)
edited by Dave Dardinger
Any chance he was visiting London, Canada West (Ontario's name in 1866)?
I think you might be right Laurie. This is an example of why it is recommended that we not use abbreviations.
Oooo, I like that!  I'll go with that for now and mark it as 'Uncertain' ...

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