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Benton DAWES + Gwendoline RODGERS - Omata

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BENTON DAWES (1873-1968)
was the only son of Benton (1842-1905) & Ann (1838-1929) Dawes who arrived in Lyttelton 25 November 1883 on the Wanganui (also with a sister, Frances Mary Dawes, who married Dick GRANTHAM in 1885)
NOTE of interest
Benton's parents lived at Rawhitiroa and are buried at Eltham General Anglican cemetery

GWENDOLINE RODGERS (1872-1942)
was born in New Plymouth, the 11th of 11 known children of John RODGERS (1824-1908) & Elizabeth Ann JURY (1829-1902)
NOTE of interest
Gwendoline's father, John Rodgers, was the first of 12 children of John Rodgers & Mary Jane Faull. One of John's sisters was Victorine Rogers (1844-1935), who, at the age of 10 watched the murder of their mother


Benton & Gwendoline married in 1893
Taranaki Herald, 2 October 1893
DAWES - RODGERS - On September 18th, at Omata Church, by the Rev F. W. Walker, BENTON, only son of B. Dawes, of Omata, to GWENDOLINE, youngest daughter of John RODGERS, of the same place

their known children:
...1
1894 - 1900 Thomas James Dawes
THOMAS died 28 March 1900 aged 5
he is buried Old Plot 21, New Plot 5531, Block 1 Eltham General


...2
1896 - 1980 Dorothy Dawes
born 17 January 1896
Dorothy married Leslie Miles PRANKERD (1897-1985) in 1925
son of John Samuel PRANKERD & Mary DARTNELL


...3
1897 - 1988 Nancy Dawes
born 11 February 1897
Nancy married Lionel Bertie BURSTON (1894-1976) in 1927
son of James BURSTON & Agnes Maria HOGG


...4
1898 - 1989 Nora Dawes
born 1 August 1898
Nora was a Midwife, R.N., St Helen's Hospital, Wellington
Nora married Charles Frederick HAYCOCK (1897-1985) in 1928
son of Thomas John & Emma HAYCOCK


...5
1900 - 1990 Charles Benton Dawes
born 8 January 1900
Charles married Emma Vera LAIRD (1898-1971) in 1923
daughter of Charles Brown LAIRD & Florence STONE


...6
1901 - 1984 Bessie Dawes
born 14 September 1901
She was the Dux of Rawhitiroa School in 1914 (Standard VI)
Bessie didn't marry


...7
1902 - 1970 William John Dawes
born 12 August 1902
William married Margaret Janet MITCHELL (1910-1986) in 1932


...8
1904 - 1968 Francis Pountney Dawes
born 6 June 1904
nothing else known


...9
1907 - ? Constance 'Eva' Dawes
born 15 January 1907
She was in Standard I at Rawhitiroa School in 1914
nothing else known about Constance


...10
1910 - 2000 Clara Annie Dawes
born 4 May 1910
Clara married ? MICHIE


PHOTO
OMATA CHURCH
was opened on 14 Feb 1875 by Archdeacon Govett of New Plymouth. A strong gale knocked the church over in 1894 and when re-erected the church was considerably smaller due to damage at the eastern end.

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on 2014-03-26 08:36:17

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