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BEESTON deaths in New Zealand 1875 - 2010

Journal by ngairedith

some of the known BEESTON deaths in New Zealand 1875-2010

... some birth dates may be based on age at death ...

Beeston, Albert
- born 2 July 1899
- died 1987 aged 88


Beeston, Alfred George Boyd
- born 1886
- son of Alfred John BEESTON & Robina Ann ROGERS
- married Violet Ann ANDREWS (1887-1978)
- died 1958 aged 72
- cremated Purewa, Auckland


Beeston, Alfred John
- born 7 July 1862
- eldest son of Thomas BEESTON & Mary SCOTT
- married Robina Ann ROGERS 6 May 1885 St Paul's Auckland
- died 1938 aged 75


Beeston, Alice Rachel (nee BOWDEN)
- born 1881
- married Thomas Alexander Beeston in 1901
- died 1941 aged 60


Beeston, Annie Beatrice (nee SWINDEN)
- born 12 November 1889
- married Victor John Beeston in 1923
- died 30 August 1987 aged 97
- buried RSA. Plot 1018 at Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Arthur William
- born 5 June 1913
- son of Victor Robert BEESTON & Ellen Rebecca BEAVIS
- died 26 November 1973 aged 60
- buried RSA. Plot 709 at Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Charles Firth
- born 1872
- died 1920 aged 48


Beeston, Clifford Charles
- born 18 August 1921
- died 2008 aged 87


Beeston, David
- born 1954
- died 1954 aged 6 hours


Beeston, Dianne Lesley
- born 1948
- died 4 March 2002 aged 54
- buried Maunu Park. Plot 4977 Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Dorothy Margaret Alice
- born 18 March 1906
- died 1991 aged 85


Beeston, Edward William
- born Xmas Eve 1878
- son of Thomas BEESTON & Mary SCOTT
- died 1879 aged 1


Beeston, Elizabeth Banford
- born 1871
- died 1888 aged 17


Beeston, Ellen Rebecca (nee BEAVIS)
- born 1877
- married Victor Robert Beeston in 1896
- died 16 December 1954 aged 77
- buried Old Portion Block Five Plot 388 Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Ellis Verdun
- born 28 November 1917
- died 1986 aged 69


Beeston, Emma
- born 18 December 1867
- daughter of Thomas BEESTON & Mary SCOTT
- died 1880 aged 12


Beeston, Ethel
- born 1880
- died 1968 aged 88


Beeston, Florence Nellie (nee BEANEY)
- born 10 October 1906
- married Jabez Beeston 18 April 1928 Mt Albert Auckland
- died 1986 aged 80


Beeston, Florence Violet
- born 82
- died 1951 aged 69


Beeston, Frances Rene
- born 5 March 1923
- died 1990 aged 67


Beeston, George Albert
- born 1904
- son of Victor Robert BEESTON & Ellen Rebecca BEAVIS
- died 1961 aged 56
- buried 10 April 1961 RSA Block Ten Plot 305 at Maunu Cemetery


Beeston, George Charles
- born 14 Feb 1874 (see below 'Orphans')
- married Florence 'Violet' BANBURY in 1902
- 'Violet' died 7 November 1951 aged 69
- George died 28 January 1960 aged 86
- buried together WESLEY DIVISION F Row 5, Plot 59 at Waikumete


Beeston, George Charles
- born 14 February 1902
- died 1991 aged 89


Beeston, George Charles
- born 1876
- died 1960 aged 84


Beeston, Harriet
- born 1845
- died 1917 aged 72


Beeston, Hazel Clara
- born 25 May 1913
- died 2007 aged 94
- cremated Purewa, Auckland


Beeston, Isabella Shanks Waddell
- born 1 April 1908
- died 1985 aged 77


Beeston, Jabez
- born 20 April 1902
- died 1981 aged 79
- cremated Purewa, Auckland


Beeston, Jabez
- born 1875
- died 1961 aged 86


Beeston, Jabez
- born 1843
- died 1921 aged 78


Beeston, Jean Naylor
- born 1917
- died 25 April 1966 aged 49
- buried Forest Lawn. Plot 1541 Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Jennifer
- born 1952
- died 1952 aged 4 days


Beeston, Joanna McGill
- born 1875
- died 1956 aged 81


Beeston, John Heron
- born 19 December 1905
- died 1981 aged 75


Beeston, John Jabez
- born 11 April 1931
- died 2010 aged 79


Beeston, John Onslow
- born 1950
- died 9 March 2007 aged 57
- buried Maunu Park. Plot 5310 Maunu Cemetery Whangarei

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Beeston, John William
- born 1830
- married Mary HUNT in 1866
- John died in 1875 aged 45

the following (numbered) are the (possible) children of John & Mary Beeston - added as found & your help would be welcome -

1/ John William Beeston
- born 1867

- son of John William BEESTON & Mary HUNT
- wife not yet found
- he was a Labourer in Auckland
- he died 25 Feb 1936 aged 69 in a hit & run

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS about this John William Beeston

... Evening Post 6 April 1936
- AUCKLAND, This Day
When John William Beeston, 69, an inmate? of the Salvation Army Men's Home (INTERESTING NOTE: there was a Salvation Army Men's Industrial Home at Epsom (erected about 1927) AND a Salvation Army Men's Prison-Gate Home at Epsom}, was walking home after church on the evening of Sunday, February 23, he was knocked down by a motor-car and died of his injuries in hospital later. This morning John Reginald Smith appeared in the Police Court on summons before Mr F. K. Hunt, S.M., charged with negligent driving on the Manukau Road, failing to stop and render assistance, and failing to report the accident to the police.
Messrs R. A. Singer and Bryce Hart appeared for the defendant
Two young men who were sitting in a side road about 8.50pm on February 23 witnessed the accident. They said the deceased was crossing the road. They chased a car on bicyles and saw it stop in front of a block of flats some distance along the road. They took the number of the car but when they reached it the occupant had left. The night was clear and there was no traffic on the road.
A taxi driver gave evidence of being called to the Manukau Road about 9.30pm where a man he knew as Fairlsy entered the taxi and was driven to a house in Buckland Road, Epsom. Witness said he now knew this to be the defendant's house. The case is proceeding.

... Evening Post 8 May 1936 ...
- AUCKLAND MAY 7
The trial of John Reginald Smith, aged 30, company manager, who was charged with negligently driving a motor-car so as to cause the death of John William Beeston, aged 69 was concluded in the Supreme Court today, before Mr Justice Fair.
The accident occured at the intersection of Manukau Road and the Great South Road (about 4 mins from the home), on the night of February 23, and Beeston died in Auckland Hospital early on the morning of February 25.
His Honour in summing up said the main point for the jury to consider was whether the accused had been negligent or not in failing to see the deceased in the circumstances that existed at the time.
The jury returned after a retirement of four hours with a verdict of guilty with a very strong recommendation to mercy in a written note handed to his Honour. The reason for the recommendation, it was stated, was that it was the unanimous opinion of the jury that the deceased contributed in no small measure to the accident
The accused was remanded for sentence

... John Reginald Smith was fined £100 in the Supreme Court on 11 May 1936 (this is equivalent to about $10,650 in May 2011)

On 5th October 1936 John Reginald Smith committed suicide

... Evening Post 529October 1936
AUCKLAND, October 28
ROADSIDE TRAGEDY - MARRIED MAN'S SUICIDE
STORY OF GIRL COMPANION - "DETERMINED TO KILL HIMSELF"
- A verdict of suicide by gunshot was returned at the inquest into the death of John Reginald Smith, aged 31, who was found dead on the roadside more
- John William Beeston is buried SOLDIERS BURIAL D Row 1, Plot 28
at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland


2/ Thomas Alexander Beeston
- born 1876

- son of ohn William BEESTON & Mary HUNT
- Thomas married Alice Rachel BOWDEN in 1901
- Alice was a daughter of Charles Elias BOWDEN & Elizabeth Jane JENNINGS and a sister of Philip Elias Bowden who married Thomas's half sister Gladys (see his mother Mary's 2nd marriage below)
- Thomas died 1944 aged 68


Mary (nee Hunt) Beeston remarried in 1883 to George CHESTER
- they had 2 children:
1885 - 1940 George Adrian Chester
- George married Kathleen Ada Stephens RETTER in 1919
1888 - 1961 Gladys Nadine/Undine Chester
- Gladys married Philip Elias BOWDEN (1883-1966) in 1912
- Philip was a son of Charles Elias BOWDEN & Elizabeth Jane JENNINGS and a brother of Alice Bowden who married Galdy's half brother Thomas Alexander Beeston above

N O T E - Beeston 'Orphans' born to either:

John William & Mary nee Hunt Beeston OR
Thomas & Mary nee Scott Beeston

1867 - Albert Charles Beeston
1867 - Emily Beeston
1872 - Sybil Beeston
1873 - Victor Beeston
1874 - George Charles Beeston

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Beeston, Julie Rae
- born 1953
- died 1953 aged 2 days


Beeston, Kenneth John
- born 28 February 1924
- died 125 March 990 aged 66
- buried RSA. Plot 1056 Maunu Ceetery Whangarei


Beeston, Leonard Clarence Bertie
- born 23 November 1925
- died 2004 aged 79


Beeston, Lily Jane
- born 10 July 1881
- daughter of Thomas BEESTON & Mary SCOTT
- died 1906 aged 24


Beeston, Mary Ann Brown George
- born 7 October 1922
- died 1999 ahed 77


Beeston, Mary Jane (nee BOULTON)
- born 1901
- married George Charles Beeston in 1923
- died 1964 aged 63


Beeston, Mary Jane (nee BREMFORD)
- born 1877
- marrie Alred Beeston in 1903
- died 1950 aged 73


Beeston, May
- born 1842
- died 1901 aged 59


Beeston, Nellie Leila (nee WHITE)
- born 20 October 1910
- daughter of John WHITE & Mary Jane NAUGHTON
- married John Heron Beeston in 1930
- died 2001 aged 91


Beeston, Robina Ann (nee ROGERS)
- born 1865
- married Alfred John Beeston in 1885
- died 1957 aged 92


Beeston, Ronald George
- born 28 February 1915
- died 1998 aged 83
- cremated Purewa, Auckland


Beeston, Sarah Fairbairn
- born 20 July 1898
- died 1986 aged 88


Beeston, Sidney
- born 9 June 1902
- died 1990 aged 88


Beeston, Stephen
- born 1954
- died 1954 aged 11 hours


Beeston, Thomas
- born 1827
- In May 1901 Thomas was receiving an Old Age annual pension of £15 which is the equivalent in 2011 of about $2,500, or $48 per week
- died 11 Sept 1901 aged 73 at his residence, Victoria Quadrant
... OTAGO WITNESS 25 September 1901
Mr THOMAS BEESTON, a colonist of 56 years standing, died at Auckland on the 11th inst., at the age of 74 years. He arrived in Auckland with the 65th Regiment and served in the Maori war at the Bay of Islands, Waikato and Taranaki
... AUCKLAND STAR 11 September 1902:
BEESTON - In loving remembrance of Thomas Beeston, who departed this life September 11th, 1901, aged 73 years.
Peaceful by thy silent slumbers,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our song shall know.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled.
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
- inserted by his loving sons and daughter


Beeston, Thomas Alexander
- born 1876
- died 1944 aged 68



Beeston, Thomas Andrew
- born 9 September 1876
- son of Thomas BEESTON & Mary SCOTT
- died 1953 aged 76


Beeston, Thomas Onslow
- born 22 January 1914
- son of Victor Robert BEESTON & Ellen Rebecca BEAVIS
- died 19 December 1991 aged 77
- buried Forest Lawn. Plot 1541 Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Victor Robert
- born 1874 (see above "Orphans")
- married Ellen Rebecca BEAVIS Xmas Day 1896 in Whangarei
(Ellen was born 11 Jan 1877 to Henry BEAVIS (1837- 14 Sept 1907) & Sarah Ann FAIRBROTHER 1851- 7 Sept 1916). Ellen & Victor were living in Maunu Rd, Whangarei when Sarah died in the Whangarei Hospital. Henry & Sarah are buried in the Otaika (Kioreroa) Cemetery, Location ENG Row M Plot 51 & 52
- the known children of Victor & Ellen were:
1897 - Victor John Henry Beeston
- Victor married Annie Beatrice SWINDEN in 1923
1902 - Doris Daisy Irene Beeston (born Clyde st Whangarei 5th Sept)
- Doris married John CAREY in 1923
1904 - Gladys Sarah Ellen Beeston
1905 - George Albert Beeston
1906 - Sybil Miriam Beeston
1908 - Mary Evelyn Beeston
- Mary married Norman Clare DUNN in 1939 in Whangarei
1910 - Annie Rosa Beeston
- Annie married John Raymond MUDGWAY (1906-1973) in 1925
1913 - Arthur William Beeston
1914 - Thomas Onslow Beeston

Victor died 4 February 1928 aged 53 in a car accident
he is buried Old Portion Block Five Plot 387 Maunu Cemetery with Ellen
Ellen died 16 December 1954 aged 77


Beeston, Victor John Henry
- born 1897
- son of Victor Robert BEESTON & Ellen Rebecca BEAVIS
- served as Private 64611 with NZEF 32nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
- his NEXT OF KIN was Victor Beeston (father) Manunui Rd, Whangarei
- died 24 January 1964 aged 66
- buried RSA Block Ten Plot 423 Maunu Cemetery Whangarei


Beeston, Violet Ann (nee ANDREWS)
- born 22 November 1887
- married Alfred George Boyd Beeston in 1914
- died 1978 aged 91


Beeston, Vivienne Agatha
- born 19 January 1894
- died 1982 aged 88

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on 2011-06-09 17:45:42

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by beeston01 on 2011-08-13 04:37:14

Hello Ngairedith, we are researching the BEESTON NZ surname and note that you have listed two John William BEESTON's. We have some details about the J W B born 1830 d 1875, but the other J W B b 1867 does not show up in any of our research. We were wondering if you could when possible tell us if you have any more info on either of these two or direct us to where we may find more info (preferably online). John William Beeston married 1866 Mary Hunt later Chester. This is our brickwall, so any additional info would be much appreciated.
Thanks beeston01

by ngairedith on 2011-08-13 06:00:08

Hi beeston, I will see what I can find and will post the info here

by beeston01 on 2011-08-13 19:41:10

Thank you so much, I have linked up with two other Beeston researchers through this site, so we are pooling our information. The John William Beeston killed in the car accident (Auckland) is a mystery. We have no info on him at all, but his name is the same as our J W Beeston. This surname was I believe quite rare in NZ pre 1900 so we have a dilema with the second J W B. As one piece falls into place another piece requires work.
Again thank you so much
beeston01

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