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McMeekan family from Springston - Canterbury New Zealand,and arrivals of John McCormick,Mary Healey from England,Ireland prior to 1875.

Surnames: MCCORMICK MCMEEKAN
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on 2011-09-10 19:14:16

McMHylnz has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: MCMEEKAN, MCMEEKANMCDONALDMCCORMICK.

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by ngairedith on 2011-09-10 21:01:33

hi McMHylnz,

A TIMELINE for Robert & Eliza Jane McMEEKAN of Springston, Christchurch

OBITUARY of Catherine SLOAN, mother of Catherine 'Carrie' Sloan who married Drummond Anderson McMEEKAN

the LESTERs buried in Auckland, includes Kathleen Elaine McMeekan who married William James Thomas Lester in 1922

this is from NZETC - Springston was written in about 1902 and includes a photo of them
... McMeekan, William, Farmer, Springston. Mr. McMeekan is the eldest son of the late Mr. Robert McMeekan, of Springston, who came to New Zealand in the fifties, and died at Springston in 1895. He was born in Springston, in 1865, and educated at the local school. In 1893 he started farming on land adjoining his present farm, but sold out in 1895, and bought his present property of 331 acres, formerly owned by Mr. Henry Trott, of Halswell. This is one of the finest farms in the district, and Mr McMeekan carries on a system of general farming. He is a well known exhibitor of fat lambs at the Leeston and Christchurch shows, and was successful in obtaining two first prizes in 1900 at Christchurch, and three first prizes at Leeston, and two seconds at Christchurch in 1901. He has been a member of the Springston school committee. Mr. McMeekan married Miss Taylor, of Springston, and has two sons and one daughter

Miss Taylor was Sarah Trueman/Truman Taylor (1870-1916)
- they married in 1896 and the children were:
2 Dec 1896 - 1986 Kathleen Elaine McMeekan
- Kathleen married William James Thomas LESTER (1897-1951) in 1922
23 Dec 1899 - 1985 Robert Wilson McMeekan
- Robert married Aileen Jean GUTHRIE (1901-1997) in 1929
29 Apr 1902 - 1950 William Edward McMeekan
- William married Annie Joan McKAY (1900-1939) in 1928

A message board tracing Drummond McMeekan who came out to NZ from Bangor, County Sown Ireland with his brother in the late 1880's. He married Lillian RAPLEY from Southbridge in Canterbury NZ

by ngairedith on 2011-09-10 21:20:00

so sorry, the Kathleen Elaine McMeekan I have above as being born in 1896 to William & Sarah was in fact the daughter of Alexander Nelson McMEEKAN & Ellen KIME

The daughter of William & Sarah should read:
22 Jan 1897 - 1951 Kathleen Annie McMeekan
- Kathleen married Alfred WEBB (1885-1964) in 1920

by ngairedith on 2011-09-10 21:21:53
by Scott_J on 2011-09-10 22:53:36

@ngairedith I fixed the link above.

by ngairedith on 2011-09-10 23:25:48

thank you Scott, hate it when that happens !!

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