Can't Figure out my Grandpa's Parents!

+4 votes

I've tried for a long time to figure out who my grandfather's parents were, and I just keep hitting brick walls.

I know he was born 5 Oct 1937 in Wirral, Cheshire, England
I know his mother's maiden name was Powell
I assume his father's surname was Garrow but I suppose I can't know for sure
and I know that he passed 
14 Apr 2009 in Barstow, California

that's pretty much all I've got to go on. I've been searching all over for hours and can't find any more information than just what I have here. 

any help at all would be greatly appreciated!! I feel like I have all the pieces to the puzzle but I don't know how to put them together. 

WikiTree profile: Peter Garrow
in Genealogy Help by Lukas Marrow G2G Crew (310 points)

3 Answers

+9 votes
Best answer
There's only one Garrow-Powell marriage on FreeBMD. James Garrow to Doris Powell, Cheshire 1936.
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (325k points)
selected by Lukas Marrow

Here's the link on FamilySearch if it helps: "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 October 2014), James Garrow and null, 1936; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1936, quarter 4, vol. 8A, p. 943, Wirral, Cheshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

+6 votes

Possible baptism for James Garrow in Birkenhead in 1907.

by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (685k points)
+6 votes

Dates match but name is similar 

United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch( : 19 May 2014), Peter James Garrow, 14 Apr 2009; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Age 72
Given Name Peter
Middle Name James
Surname Garrow
Birth Date 05 Oct 1937
State California
Last Place of Residence San bernardino, California
Previous Residence Postal Code 92311
Event Date 14 Apr 2009


California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
Name: Peter J Garrow
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1938
Age: 32
Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1970
Marriage Place: Los Angeles City, California, USA
Spouse Name: Mary A Tiffany
Spouse Age: 25
by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (622k points)

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