Robert Walker ASHCROFT + Elsie Day COBB
Robert Walker ASHCROFT (1871-1937)
married in 1894 to:
Elsie Day COBB (1872-1957)
the children of ROBERT & ELSIE:
1895 - 1900 George Alfred Ashcroft
... GEORGE died 10 June 1900 aged 5
- he is buried in unknown location at Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke
1896 - 1959 Eric Arthur Ashcroft
... Eric married Esther Maude GRIFFIN in 1920
1898 - 1965 Robert Peter Ashcroft
... Robert married Alice BROOME in 1921
1901 - 1975 Joseph James George Ashcroft
... Joseph married Ethel Sarah McKee MONTGOMERY in 1926
1904 - 1982 Harold Day Ashcroft
... Harold married Maria Hilda PIPPEN in 1930
1906 - Dorothy Henrietta Ashcroft
... Dorothy married Alfred Robert FALLOWS (1898-1930) in 1924
Evening Post, 26 September 1930 WHAKATANE - A motor-car accident occurred in the Waimana Gorge, and Alfred Robert Fallows, a traveller, resident of Hamilton, lost his life.
Mr Kirk, a settler, of Waimana, riding through the gorge, noticed the marks of a car leading over the bank on Douglas Hill. On investigating he saw a car submerged in the Waimana River, 40ft below. He reported the matter to the police at Taneatua.
The car was recovered from the river this morning and the body of the victim of the accident was recovered later about three-quarters of a mile lower down the river. The body was removed to Whakatane.
Mr Fallows was 32 years of age and a son of Mr W. J. Fallows of Pukekohe. He leaves a wife and two children. He was well known in Hamilton. For a number of years Mr Fallows was secretary of the Hamilton Suburban Tennis Association and a member of the Waikato Hockey Association executive. At the time of his death he was sitting as Noble Grand of the M.U. Oddfellows Lodge. He was on the staff of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Co. for 14 years. Twelve months ago he joined the Goodyear Rubber Co. at Hamilton as a traveller. He left Hamilton on Tuesday morning for Gisborne. He was expected back last night
... Dorothy married Vivian George RANBY (1906-1989) in 1932
1912 - Joyce Harriett Ashcroft
Evening Post, 27 July 1903 COLONIAL INVENTIONS
... ROBERT WALKER ASHCROFT, tinsmith, William John Maddren, mechanic and Septimus Ashcroft, store-manager, all of Wellington, improved means for putting up butter and the like into regular quantities
Robert Walker ASHCROFT died in Auckland 24 March 1937 aged 66
Elsie Day Ashcroft died in Auckland 12 July 1957 aged 85
Auckland Star, 24 March 1938
ASHCROFT - In dear loving memory of Robert Walker Ashcroft, who passed on for higher service March 24, 1937. Inserted by his wife and daughter, Dorothy.
ASHCROFT - A tribute to the memory of kind and loving father, who was called away March 24, 1937.
...... He was a man among the few,
...... God's choicest gift, a man who's true.
Inserted by Eric and Betty, and grandson Bob, Palmerston North
they are buried Area 2, Lot No 787, at Otahuhu Cemetery
THEIR HEADSTONE READS:
In loving memory of Robert Walker
dearly loved husband of Elsie D. Ashcroft
died 24th March 1937 aged 66
and his beloved wife Elsie Day
died 12 July 1957 aged 85
God's precious gift remembrance