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MAUNGATUROTO & North 1911-1943

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some of the DEATHS in the far NORTH 1911 - 1943
CLIPPINGS TAKEN FROM the EDITIONS of the:
Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY LOCAL AND GENERAL
... listed here in chronological order

An interesting site on the history of PUHOI - Puhois population a century ago peaked at a little over 500, which is more than at present

11 MAY 1911
OBITUARY OF CHARLOTTE SMITH

* ... Last week we mentioned the passing of Mrs Smith Senr. It is 69 years ago since Mrs Smith, then a single woman left the London docks in the good ship 'Brilliant'. In October of 1842 Mr and Mrs Smith were married.
For ten years they resided in Auckland,
... Mr and Mrs Smith decided to go on the land, and for fifty five years, from 1852 to 1907 the deceased lived at Matakana. She took charge of the first Post office there, an appointment she held for many years, only resigning on account of advancing age.
... The family circle has been broken by the deaths of Mr Smith and three of the sons. Mr Smith lost his life, in the early days, by drowning in the Matakana river. The two daughters, Mrs COXHEAD of Auckland and Mrs VIPOND of Wade; and three sons, Messrs Joseph and William Smith of Matakana, and Mr Hugh Smith of Whangaripo survive their parents. There are 44 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 6 great, great, grandchildren. Mrs Smith went to reside at the Wade with Mrs Vipond during the last four years.
So the oldest identity of Matakana has gone to her rest, after a life fill of service
husband James Smith drowned in the Matakana 26 May 1870


12 AUGUST 1914
MAUNGATUROTO MATTERS

We regret to have to report the deaths of two very highly respected settler during the past week.
* ... Mr William HUBAND was one of the original pioneer settlers who arrived in the ship 'Tyberina' in 1863, and took up land here a few months later. He lived here continuously ever since, of late residing with his daughter-in-law, Mrs J. LORD. He died on Monday, the 27th, at the age of 89, respected and loved by all who came within the circle of his acquaintance. His wife (Emma, 1825-1899) and one son (Thomas Archer Huband, 1865-1906) died some years ago, He leaves one son resident here, and two daughters, one (Mrs W. CHADWIN, Catherine Huband married William Chadwin in 1884) resides at Manui, near Whangarei, and another (Mrs W. H. KIRK Edith Huband married William Henry Kirk in 1889)) lives at Hamilton
The newspaper had William Husband. He was William HUBAND

*... Another respected settler, late of Port Albert, but who has resided here for some years with his daughter (Mrs W. WHARFE) was Mr John W. C. SMITH, who had also attained the age of 89. He was buried at Port Albert on Thursday
John William Charters Smith


25 OCTOBER 1916
LOCAL HEROES IN FRANCE

... MAUNGATUROTO - Again it is our sad duty to record the deaths of two more of our brave lads who left this district to do their duty to their King and Empire, and who have laid down their lives on the fields of France
* ... On the whole, the Maungaturoto lads appear to have been fortunate. During the Gallipoli campaign the two brothers HARRISON were killed; but since then, though several were wounded, none was killed till the recent advance in France, when Trooper Innes FINLAYSON, A.M.R., and Private Kingsley SATCHWELL, A Battalion, were killed in action. The former is the second son of the late Alex Finlayson, and is one of four brothers who enlisted. His elder brother left with the main body, and was wounded at Gallipoli and invalided home. Another brother is still in France and one in Egypt.
... Kingsley Satchell was the nephew of the Rev T. W. POTTS, and had resided here for only a comparatively short time when the call came, and he too joined the colours.
NOTES
* Kingsley Satchell, Private 12/2463, was the son of Isabella Satchwell, of "Muritai," Clifton Rd., Takapuna, Auckland and the late Frederick James Satchwell. He also served in Egypt and at Gallipoli
* Malcolm Innes Kingsley Satchwell, Lance Corporal 13/2433, was born in 1884, the son of Margaret Finlayson (nee McINNES), of 15A Norana Avenue, Remuera, Auckland and the late Alexander Finlayson


13 DECEMBER 1916
SUDDEN DEATHS

* ... There have been two very sudden deaths in this district during the past week or two. The first was that of George ASHBOLT, who was working on the Government gum works. He was found dead in his bed, and although two others were sleeping in the whare they were not aware of anything wrong until they went to wake him in the morning, and found him dead.
... The Coroner, (Mr F. C. McLennan) held an inquest. Dr Meinhold, of Helensville held a post-mortem examination, which showed that death had resulted from fatty degeneration of heart. The jury gave a verdict in accordance with the doctor's evidence. Deceased's mother resides in the Canterbury district
William George Ashbolt was 44, 2nd of 9 children (4 sons) of George ASHBOLT & Minnie Jane HINDE

* ... The second death was that of Mrs McGRATH, a woman of 49. She had only retuned from town a few days previously, apparently in her usual health, when she was taken ill suddenly with a periodical complaint, and collapsed.
The Coroner, after viewing the body, and considering evidence of her having been to the doctor lately, decided it was not necessary to hold an inquest.
She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their loss - five grown-up sons and daughters and a boy and a girl living at home.
Milly Margaret nee STEPHENS, had married James McGrath in 1885


22 SEPTEMBER 1918
* GARDNER
- On Sept. 22nd, 1918. in Palestine, Sergt. Charles 'Pat'., 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles, dearly-beloved third son of the late Charles and Janet Gardner, Gorit, Kaipara, aged 26 years.
..."He died as he lived, nobly doing his duty"
Trooper 17579 with the NZEF, 21st Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade, 8th of 10 children of the late Charles GARDNER (1837-1901) & Janet DRINNAN (1855-1900), of Glorit, Kaipara


6 OCTOBER 1918
* GRANT
- On October 6, at his residence, Warkworth, Angus D. Grant, dearly beloved husband of Rose E. Grant, in his 60th year - Deeply regretted
... No mourning, by request
Angus Daniel GRANT married Rose Elizabeth GILBER (1871-1929) in 1889 & had 6 known children


15 AUGUST 1923
TWO PUHOI PIONEERS
Once again must the evidences of regret and sorrow manifest themselves as we are called upon to chronicle the deaths of two Puhoi pioneers, viz., Mrs HENDL and Mr Christian PAUL.
* ... Mrs Hendl, who passed away at her residence, Puhoi, on the 6th August, had reached the grand old age of eighty years. Although her death was sudden, still it was not entirely unexpected, as she had been in failing health for many years. Mrs Hendl is survived by her husband, two sons, and five daughters, One son, Mr Bartley Hendl, lives near Helensville, the other Mr Joseph Hendl, at Matakana, while four daughters, Mrs Matthew WECK, Mrs Martin TOLHOPH (Kate), Mrs John Wenzlick (Mary) and Mrs Martin Wenzlick (Margaret) are residents of Puhoi, the remaining one, Mrs DAVIES (Theresa), living in Auckland.
* ... A niece of Mrs Hendl's passed away two days later, the deceased lady being Miss Elizabeth LOGAN (Elizabeth Maria aged 50), of Blenheim. Her mother, Mrs Logan (Elizabeth Maria), was a sister of Mrs Hendl and Mrs STRAKA senr (Maria)., and came up from the South to attend the Puhoi Diamond Jubilee. Mrs Logan brought her daughter with her, although the latter was in poor health, but hoped the trip might be beneficial. Her condition became so serious while in Puhoi that it was decided to remove her to Auckland. Owing to the bad state of the roads Miss Logan had to be carried on a stretcher by relays of willing volunteers, right out to Tahekeroa station, and thence conveyed by rail to the city.
In spite of all care at the Auckland Hospital she passed away next day on Wednesday, Aug. 8th, her remains being taken to Blenheim for interment.
Margaretha 'Margaret' nee PODLESAK married Joseph Hendl (1847-1934) and had 2 daughters, Anna & Maria before they emigrated to NZ on the 'Friedeburg' which left Hamburg, Germany 10 May 1875, arriving Napier 24 Aug 1875

*... Within the week another old resident of Puhoi, Mr Christian PAUL, died at his home at Puka Puka on the 11th August, after a painful and prolonged illness at the age of 56 years, so the end was not unexpected.
He leaves a widow, four sons, and four daughters, two of the latter, Mrs John Weck and Mrs E. Johnson, being residents of Warkworth
Christian Paul married Anna WENZLICK in 1891. (note the names that link Christian with Margaretha above - Puhoi, being a small village settlement)


26 SEPTEMBER 1929
* STEVENSON
- On September 26th, at the Cottage Hospital, Warkworth, result of fatal burns, Public Works Department, Robert William THOMAS, second eldest son of Robert and Sabina Stevenson, Mascot House, aged 32 years.
Deeply regretted. Lord help us to understand.
born 24 Jan 1898, 2nd child (first son) of 6 known children to Robert & Sabina Elizabeth (1873-1931) Stevenson, this made him aged 31


29 SEPTEMBER 1929
* WILLIAMS
- At her residence, Plunket Road, Mount Eden, on September 29th, Agnesse Laura, relict of John Samuel Williams, late of Kaipara Flats, aged 81 years. (Interred at Kaipara Flats, Tuesday)
BDM has Agnes Laura


24 APRIL 1934
* RODNEY COUNTY COUNCIL
Prior to the commencement of Council business, the chairman referred to the loss sustained by the recent deaths of Mr T. O. JENKINS, late member for Kaipara Riding, and Mr Chas, HOOPER, father of the Riding member for Tauhoa. The Chairman stated that Mr Jenkins had been a member of the Council for some considerable time and although he had not always agreed with him on certain matters he had found him very straight and fair in criticism and a good member. The Chairman's remarks were endorsed by Crs. SCHOLLUM and SKELTON, and a vote of condolence to the relatives of the deceased was carried by members standing in silence for a few minutes
* Thomas Oliver Jenkins was 68. He had married Charlotte MOIR in 1893 & had 5 children
* Charles Hooper was 85


3 OCTOBER 1934
* WILSON
- Among recent deaths, news of which has reached Warkworth, we note that of Mr Darrell Wilson, son of Mr Thoms. Wilson, formerly of Hill St., Warkworth, who passed away at Rawene hospital last month after an attack of influenza
Darrell Henry Wilson was 30. He was a son of Thomas George WILSON & Ada Helene/Helen BARNABY


3 MAY 1936
* BARCLAY
- On May 3, Morrison Barclay, dearly-loved younger son of James G. and Bessie Barclay, Percy Street, Whangarei; aged 7 years


6 MAY 1936
* HOLLIDAY
- On May 6th, at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Auckland, Jessie Lorimar, dearly-beloved wife of Alfred Holliday, Codrington Crescent. Mission Bay, Auckland, and formerly of Warkworth, in her 60th year.
... Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ignatius Church, Kohimarama, tomorrow (Thursday), the funeral leaving the church at 1 p.m. for Hillsborough Cemetery
Jessie Lorima INGLIS married Alfred Holliday in 1901 & had 2 sons


13 AUGUST 1941
PASSING OF FORMER WARKWORTH RESIDENTS
We regret to record the deaths of three persons which occurred at Auckland last week, all of whom had some connection with Warkworth.
... On Tuesday, August 5th last, Mr Wm. H. M. DODD died at the residence of his son, Kowhatu road, One Tree Hill, at the age of 82. He was one of the carpenters employed in the erection of the present Warkworth Post Office. Since his retirement he has been a member of the Onehunga Blwoing Club.
His wife, son and daughter survive him
William Henry Madill DODD had married Jane CRAIG in 1899
*... On Wednesday, August 6th, Mrs Margaret COPELAND died at a private hospital. She was the eldest daughter of the late Mr W. H. HAMILTON, who many years ago was telegraph linesman at Warkworth. She had been widowed for some years and latterly had been residing with her brother, Mr G. K. Hamilton at Epsom
Margaret was 73. She was a daughter of William Henry HAMILTON & Jessie DANIEL. Her brother was Gordon Kerr Hamilton (1882-1953). She married William Copeland in 1901 & they had Edward Ernest Copeland (1902-1902)
*... Mr John Harold MOODY, who died at his home in Grafton road on August 3rd, was an engineer at Wilson's Cement Works and resided in Warkworth with his wife and family. Mrs Moody predeceased her husband by several years
John was 66. He married Frances Sarah HARDING (1870-1928) in 1903


17 DECEMBER 1941
RODNEY MEN - DEATHS ON SERVICE
ARMY CASUALTIES
these men have their own journal - click link
NAMES ARE:
Private 23883 ~ JAMES MALCOLM BECROFT
Private 22251 ~ GEORGE RAYMOND BOND
Private 29869 ~ WILLIAM RAMSAY BRADNAM
Private 24168 ~ WILBERT JOHN MAINLAND
Private 20785 ~ FRANK WINTLE


29 JULY 1942
RAILWAY CROSSING FATALITY
INQUEST AT WELLSFORD - Coroner's Verdict.
* An inquest concerning the deaths of two Home Guardsmen, Lieut. E. L. SCHISCHKA and Pte. Paul WALTERS, which occurred when the Army vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a south-bound train at the Wellsford Railway crossing recently, was held in the Wellsford Public Hall yesterday, before the District Coroner, Mr G. T. Civil.
... Also present at the inquiry were Lt. Col. W. Stevens representing No 3 Military Area; and Mr Carroll, representing the N.Z. Railways Department,
... Evidence was given by Home Guardsmen who were travelling in the rear of the vehicle, Dr Hubert Morrison, the Wellsford Stationmaster, Mr S. Mangan, and the driver and fireman of the locomotive involved.
... The Coroner returned a verdict that both deaths were caused by the collision, Lieut, Schischka being killed instantly, and Pte. Walters, the driver of the vehicle, succumbing later to injuries received.
... A rider added by the Coroner reads as follows:-
"That the crossing is most dangerous, and whoever is responsible should immediately take steps to remedy the existing danger."
He also added that in his opinion no blame is attachable to the train crew
Paul Walters was 40 and Ernest Lawrence Schischka was 45


21 OCTOBER 1942
* BOWLING and CROQUET CLUBS
Before extending a welcome to the visitors, the president, Mr john Morrison, referred to the recent deaths of Mrs D. SMITH and Mr F. SAGAR, former members of the Croquet and Bowling Clubs respectively, and the gathering stood in silence for a minute as a mark of respect
Frederick Sagar was 57, Charlotte Smith was 90


20 JANUARY 1943
* WARKWORTH TOWN BOARD
Votes of Condolence - The recent deaths of MR J. L. BUCHANAN and Mrs H. BAILEY were referred to, and the Board accorded votes of sympathy to the relatives in connection with their sad bereavements
* James Leonard BUCHANAN was 58


NOTES
A list of names of the Bohemian Families of Puhoi, some of which are mentioned here (There are surname spelling variants on various early documents. One such family is PODLESAK (Botelsak, {Pottlesak or Palisaach) Over time, some of the original settlers Anglicised their Christian names preferring John rather than Johann, Lawrence instead of Lorenz, Margaret instead of Margarethe and there were others)

BAYER, BECHER, BREHM, DOBNER, FISCHER, FITZTHUM, FRITSCH, GAUGA, GLATZ, GRUBER, HARTZEREN, HEIDLER, HENDL, JEDLICKA, JESENSKY, KAES, KARL, KICKSTEIN, KOHALOTTA, KOPERA, KREIM, KRIPPNER, KROHN, LEDERER, MASCHEK, MATHIOWITZ, MEISER, MENZL, MULTRUS, PANKRATZ, PAPESCH, PAUL, PITTNER, PLATZ, PLESCHER, PODLESAK, RAUCH, RAUNER, REISIMA, REMIGER, RUSSEK, SCHEDEWY, SCHEIDLER, SCHINDLER, SCHISCHKA, SCHOBER, SCHOLLUM, SCHOTT, SCHUSTER, SEIGENER, SITTAUER, SOUKUP, STILLER, STOLSBORD, STRAKA, TOLHOPF, TURNWALD, VLACH, WACKER, WECH, WENZLICK, WIRTH, WOLLER, ZANK
see link for those associated by marriage to them


PHOTO
Lance Corporal 13/2433
(1884-1916)
MALCOLM INNESS FINLAYSON of Maungaturoto

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