kiwican has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: BECKETT, FAIRBAIRN.
Edward BECKETT (1859-1941)
was married 16 Sep 1886 in Duntroon to:
Sarah Graham COOPER (1869-1932)
- Edward was *27 & Sarah was 17
- their children were:
1888 - 1973 Margaret Elizabeth 'Maggie' Beckett
- Margaret married John Matthew HETHERINGTON in 1912
1890 Agnes Beckett
- Agnes married Ngan TONG in 1915
1892 Emily 'Emma' Beckett
- Emily married Ernest Wilfred MILLER (1892-1972) in 1913
1894 - 1903 Eva Beckett
- Eva died aged 9
1895 - 1977 James Thomas 'Jim' Beckett
- married Doris JONES (1900-193) in 1925
1898 Amelia Sarah 'Millie' Beckett
- Amelia married Edgar CRUTCHLEY in 1917
1900 - 1987 George William Beckett
1901 - 1971 Albert Beckett
- married Ellen MARTIN in 1926
1908 - 2002 Herbert Stanley 'Stan' Beckett
1911 - Dorothy Olive Beckett
Edward died in 1941 aged 84
- buried in Grave 2 - Plot 13 - Block 2 at Mangatainoka Pahiatua
HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION READS:
In loving memory of
*born 1856 - died 2nd March 1941
Loved husband of Sarah Graham Beckett
age as recorded at marrige makes a birth year of 1859, headstone reads 1856
I was born in Pahiatua in 1942 and attended primary school with a family of Becketts. I am able to contact the family if any information is needed. I was interested to see the mention of the name Agnes in the original journal. My classmate, Dawn Beckett, had an older sister named Agnes. There must be a connection.
I have contacted Ray Beckett of Dannevirke who is originally from Pahiatua. Ray's father was Herbert Stanley Beckett 1908-2002. I have given him the details of this site and also kiwican's contact email address...he is keen to follow up.
Thanks again - with our generation fast approaching the "old" generation it is great to make contact. I can remember Ray's Auntie "Millie" and her two sons but that was 50 years ago!!!!! I unfortunately have never met any of the other families. Nor do I have any photos.
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