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Charles Dixon + Alice Choat + Adelaide Bowyer + Joseph Colquhoun + Ada Bishop

Journal by ngairedith

also read the comments on the request .. "trying to find out about the spouses of Charles Alfred Dixon" .. by gayecolquhoun who wrote:- born 1876 in Waimate North to Hazar Dixon died 1918 in Auckland of influenza had 1 son Cyril born 1916. Charles had 5 children to my Grandmother (Adalaide Bowyer) before Cyril was born and we have been told that he may have been married before and had other children

The life and times of ...
CHARLES ALFRED DIXON (1876-1918)
He was born 26 Nov 1876, the 1st of 16 children of Hazar Dixon (1846-1916) & Maud Eveline Clark (1858-1932)
He was a Road Overseer with the Manukau County Council
Charles married ALICE BEATRICE CHOAT (1881-1958) on 5 Sep 1900 at her father's residence, Puketona, Kawakawa
* Alice was born 27 April 1881, 1 of 10 known children of James Fawcett/Faucett Choat (1854-1934) & Susannah Beatrice Green (1863-1937)
the children of Charles Dixon & Alice Choat
* 1902 - 1902 unnamed baby Dixon
* 1904 - 1949 Eric Clark Dixon
* 1906 - 1986 Dudley James Dixon
* 1908 - 1983 Edgar Lloyd Dixon
* 1910 - 1990 Myrtle Beatrice Dixon
* 1912 - 1989 Joyce Dixon
* 1914 - 1984 Donald Hazar Dixon
* 1916 - 1993 Cyril Sydney Dixon
* 1918 - 2009 Mabel Laura Dixon

NOTES ON CHARLES
At the same time, Charles Alfred Dixon fathered 5 children with:
ADELAIDE LESLIE BOWYER (1892-1950)
Adelaide was born in Kaeo, 3 July 1892, the 9th of 11 children of Thomas Hansen Bowyer (1853-1915) & Emma Louisa Irving (1859-1937), both also of Paihia, Bay of Islands
Adelaide's father Thomas was born in Kaeo, 1 of 13 children of Samuel Sydney Bowyer (1819-1891) from NSW & Harriet Eliza Hansen (1824-1911). His mother Harriet was born in Russell, Northland to Thomas Hansen, making her family probably the earliest settlers of NZ
Adelaide's mother Emma was a daughter of Walter Augustus Irving (1835-1892) from NSW and of Ngahuia Emarama Kemara (1824-1911) from Bay of Islands. Her mother Emma died in Aug 1937.. The death has occurred at Whangaroa of Mrs Emma Bowyer, aged 80, widow of Mr Thomas Bowyer. She was a direct descendant of the Ngapuhis. She was born at Waitangia and lived the early part of her life there with her grandparents. After her marriage to Mr Bowyer, she went to live at Kaeo, where she resided until her death. Mrs Bowyer is survived by six daughters and three sons, 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The other children Charles fathered
(see complete list on birth timeline at end)
* NZ BDM has 5 children born to Adelaide Leslie Bowyer, 4 with unknown fathers
the children of Adelaide Bowyer & Charles
* 1913 - 1965 Violet Alma Dixon Bowyer
- Violet's father was registered as Charles Alfred, surname registered as Bowyer, but note her middle name
* 1914 - 1999 Leo Lenard Bowyer
* 1915 - 1985 Ida Elaine Bowyer
* 1916 - 1985 Lyall Charles Bowyer
* 1919 - 2011 Pauline Leslie Bowyer
see Birthday Timeline at end

DEATH OF CHARLES Dixon
Auckland Star, 16 Nov 1918
Information has been received of the death of Mr Charles Dickson(sic) at Otahuhu, the death from influenza pneumonia, which occurred this morning in the prevailing epidemic. The deceased was a married man with a family. He was taken ill at his residence, East Tamaki and removed to the hospital at Otahuhu. For a number of years Mr Dickson has been foreman of works for the Manukau County Council and was recognised as a thoroughly competent man for that position. He was most popular throughout Manukau County and in him the Council lose a most valuable member of its staff. Another of the Manukau County Council's employees passed away last Thursday at Mangere in the person of Mr James Marshall, the Mangere Riding road foreman
Auckland Weekly News, 19 Nov 1918
DIXON
, Charles Alfred, died on 16 November 1918 at Otahuhu Hospital, of influenza. Charles Alfred Dixon of East Tamaki, eldest son of the late Mr Hazar Dixon of Kamo, late of Waimate North, Bay of Islands; aged 42, son and brother of Laura and Milly.
* Charles died in the Otahuhu Temporary Hospital, set up to handle the many people struck down during the Flu Pandemic. He was 10 days from 42. He is buried Grave 233, Section 2, at Otahuhu cemetery

* Three years after the death of Charles, on 6 Dec 1921
Adelaide Leslie Bowyer
married Joseph Colquhoun
this was JOSEPH's 2nd marriage
* bigamously as it turns out, as Joseph was not granted a decree nisi from his first wife Ada until 1932, see his notes below
the children of Adelaide & Joseph
* 1922 - 1978 Joseph Patrick Colquhoun
* 1924 - 2002 Vivienne Rose Colquhoun
* 1927 - 1957 James Lawrence Colquhoun
* 1928 - 2002 Donald Lloyd Colquhoun
* 1929 - 1929 unnamed born still Colquhoun (buried Hillsborough)
* 1932 - 2004 Walter Maurice Colquhoun

* Adelaide & Charles's son, Leo Lenard 'Bowyer' enlisted in 1941 as Leo Lenard 'Colquhoun' and served WWII 61943. He listed his address as 75 Ivanhoe Rd., Western Springs, Auckland and his mother Adelaide Colquhoun as his next of kin at same address
* Adelaide & Charles's son, Lyall Charles 'Bowyer' enlisted in 1942 as 'Bowyer' and served as Private WWII 520917 with the Infantry Brigade, 2nd NZEF. He listed his address as 13 Monmouth St., Grey Lynn, Auckland and his wife Muriel Nellie Bowyer as next of kin at 9 Rukatai St., Orakei, Auckland on embarkation
* Adelaide & Joseph's son, Joseph Patrick Colquhoun served in WWII as Sergeant 617708, 3rd NZ Divisional Artillery, 2nd NZEF. He listed his address as 75 Ivanhoe Rd., Western Springs, Auckland and his mother Adelaide Colquhoun as his next of kin at 1 Clayburn Rd., Glen Eden, Auckland

JOSEPH COLHOUN's 1st marriage
to ADA ROSINA BISHOP (1884-1964) on 7 June 1900
possibly born in Somerset, England
IMPORTANT NOTE
There was another Ada Rosina Bishop (1884-1945) also born in 1884, who was living in New Zealand at the same time. Maybe it was that Ada who was born in Somerset? (needs research). That Ada married Frederick Ferdinand Stolz (1884-1976) in 1908 and had: 1909-1969 Edna Sophie Stolz, 1915-2004 Ethel Ada Stolz & 1917-2017 Kathleen Dulcie Stolz. Ada & Frederick died in Wellington and were cremated at Karori
'Our' Ada kept her married name and died as Colquhoun in 1964
the children of Joseph & Ada
* 1900 - 1972 Leonard Robert Colhoun
* 1902 - 1965 Reginald Percy Colhoun
* 1903 - 1903 John Colhoun (aged 4 days, buried as Colquhoun)
* 1904 - Myrtle Ivy Colhoun
* 1906 - 1998 Ethel Gladys Colhoun
* 1909 - 1996 Hazel Adelaide Colquhoun
* Joseph & Ada SEPARATED
Auckland Star, 6 Jan 1913 I will not be responsible for any debts contracted in my name after this date - Joseph Colquhoun.

After the separation ADA had a de facto relationship with Daniel Joseph Donovan (1883-1917) and had 2 children:
* 1914 - Nellie Rose Colquhoun (father not named)
* 1915 - 1995 Daniel John Colquhoun (father not named)
On 15 Nov 1916 Daniel Joseph Donovan (Ada's partner) embarked for war. He served as Corporal 33023, 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He listed Ada Rose Colquhoun as his next of kin, at 57 Vermont St., Ponsonby. His added biographical information has that he was the father of Daniel John Donovan of Mount Eden (presuming it refers to his son Daniel John Colquhoun born 1915).
Daniel Joseph Donovan was killed in action, 4 Oct 1917 at Ypres, Belgium and his memorial is at Tyne Cot Memorial
In 1941 Daniel John Colquhoun (Ada's son) served in WWII 46650, he listed his mother Ada as next of kin living at 7 Richborne St., Mt Albert

Joseph Colquhoun (Ada's estranged husband) served in WWI as Rifleman 15340 with the 9th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company, NZ Rifle Brigade. When he embarked from Wellington on 26 July 1916 he had listed his occupation as Tram Conductor and his next of kin as his wife Ada Rosina Colquhoun, 80 Lincoln St., Ponsonby, Auckland.

Joseph & Ada get DIVORCED..
Auckland Star, 19 May 1932
On the ground of mutual separation extending over the statutory period of three years or more, decree nisi was granted to Ada Rosina Colhoun against Joseph Colhoun

NOTES ON JOSEPH COLQUHOUN
* FIRST .. it is thought that Joseph, or some other member of the family, has changed the spelling of their name from Colhoun to Colquhoun. Although the spelling has changed over time I now believe it was not a deliberate act on anyone's part. On the ship's list of 1879 they are Colquhoun. Some ancestors are Colhoun, as are some descendants. I believe it was the record-keepers along the way. Best example is one of Joseph's children who was born & registered as Colhoun yet when he died 4 days later he was buried as Colquhoun. To save further confusion I will add the spelling that is found on official records. If you are a family member you can decide.
JOSEPH COLQUHOUN's family
born 28 June 1875 in Ballybo, Donegal, a son of Andrew Colquhoun (1833-1903) & Nancy 'Annie' Smith (1834-1898). Andrew & Annie married about 1851 in Letterkenny, Donegal. On the 29 May 1879 they, and their family listed below (except Maria Louisa), boarded the ship "City of Agra" in London (Captain Young) and sailed for Auckland. They arrived on 8 Sep 1879, the passage taking 105 days.
the known children of Andrew & Annie
(those in grey did not arrive to NZ)
(treat birth dates & locations with caution until verified)
1 1854 - Catherine Colquhoun
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2 1858 - 1885 Andrew Smith Colquhoun
Born 31 Jan 1858 in Manorcunningham
Andrew married Matilda Johnson (1862-1906) in 1881
* Matilda was born in Magherafelt, County Londonderry to Walter Johnson (1830-1900) & Florence Leary (1832-1902), who both died in Belfast. However, a sister, Margaret Johnson (1855-1925) also came to NZ
Andrew & Matilda had 3 children
(born Thames, Coromandel)
1882 - 1944 Ernest Walter Colhoun (died NSW)
1883 - 1953 Florence May Colhoun (died Whangarei)
1885 - 1909 Vincent Herbert Colhoun (died typhoid Whangarei)
* Andrew was the head teacher at Tararu school. He was one of 4 men who drowned in the Thames River Channel in May 1885 whilst on their way to do some duck-shooting.
* Matilda remarried in 1899 to John Flanagan (1860-June 1906, buried Mangatainoka). They had a daughter, 1901-1987 Amelia Winifred Annie Flanagan. Matilda died 10 April 1906 aged 44 after a short illness and is buried Tararu cemetery, Thames with 1st husband Andrew
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3 1862 - 1934 Maria Louisa 'Mollie' Colquhoun
note Maria is not on the passenger list of the Agra. She was married, in the district of Letterkenny, 2nd Ray Presbyterian Church (outside Manorcunningham) on 24 Feb 1879 to George Taylor. Her mother was a witness. George was full age, Maria was a minor. George signed with an x. Her family left for NZ 3 months later. Maria (re)married in NZ 4 years later as Colquhoun. What happened in those 4 years? What happened to George?
Maria married Timothy Manners (1857-1930) in 1883
Timothy was born Lincolnshire to John Hall Manners (1806-1883) & Elizabeth Leach (1816-1898) who married in Doncaster, Yorkshire and are buried in Otahuhu. They first settled in Thames
Maria & Tim had 11 children
(most born Westport district)
1884 - 1971 Maria Louisa Manners
1885 - 1969 John Hedley Manners
1887 - 1929 Albert Ernest Manners
1889 - 1925 George Lawrence Manners
1893 - Arthur Edgar Manners
1895 - 1900 Amy Virginia Manners (aged 4)
1897 - 1918 Winifred Rosina Manners
1899 - 1871 Lancelot Havelock Manners
1902 - 1903 Norman Victor Colquhoun Manners (6 months)
1903 - 1992 Robert Lynn Manners
1908 - Margaret Manners
* Timothy worked for the Railways. He died in a private hospital in Newtown, Wellington on 16 Jan 1930 aged 73 and is buried Karori
* Maria died 11 March 1934 at 8 Chapman St., Grey Lynn, Auckland and is buried Waikumete
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4 1864 - Thomas Colquhoun
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5 1866 - 1939 Margaret Annie Colquhoun
Born 4 June 1866 Manorcunningham
Margaret married Nathan Kay (1863-1942) in 1885
* Nathan was born in Kensington, London to Nathaniel 'Nathan' (1820-1899) & Rachael (1821-1885) Kay. The family arrived into Auckland on the 'Ernestina' 19 Feb 1865 (with 380 other passengers), having left London 26 Oct 1864. Also his sisters, Maria (1851-1930), Jane Ellen (1855-1930), Sarah (1854-1948) & Annie. They first settled in Thames but later moved to Conquest Place, Parnell, Auckland where Nathan snr worked in the Parnell Soap Factory
NOTE A rather humorous (now) incident involving Nathan Kay senior who, as a member of the jury during the murder trial of Mr Volkner in 1866, decided to go home for the night, in the middle of the case, at the evening adjournment. He received a month in the common gaol with hard labour.
Margaret & Nathan had 10 children
1886 - 1954 Olive Rachael Kay
1887 - 1972 Alice Norma Kay
1889 - 1955 Millicent Ida Kay
1891 - 1891 Percy Reginald Kay (7 months)
1893 - 1975 Marguerita Nathalie Kay
1895 - 1971 Nelson Stuart Kay
1898 - 1972 Norman Effingham Kay
1900 - 1998 Margaret Winifred 'Margie' Kay (twin)
1900 - 1988 Cecil Robert (twin)
1904 - 1988 Ivy Kathleen Kay
Nathan worked at the Ellerslie Borough Council. They lived in Thames and later at 65 Gladstone Rd., Parnell
* Margaret died 16 Dec 1939 in Auckland Hospital aged 73. She is buried in Hillsborough
* Nathan died 9 Oct 1942 aged 79 and is buried with her in Plot 489, Block B, Area 11
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6 1868 - 1928 John Smith Colquhoun
Born 26 Oct 1868 in Manorcunningham?
John married Barbara Anna Gerrand (1872-1958) in 1890
* Barbara was 1 of 12 children of James Gerrand (1831-1924) of Scotland & Mary Ann Frederica Iffland (1851-1931) of NSW who settled in Rangiriri
The children of John & Barbara
1891 - 1985 Mary Agnes Colquhoun
1893 - 1929 Walter Thomas Colhoun
1896 - 1954 James Alfred Colhoun
1896 - Eileen Margaret Colhoun
1902 - 1987 Muriel Evelyn Margaret Colhoun
1906 - 1988 Kathleen Barbara Colhoun
* John died in Hamilton & buried Ngaruawahia
NZ Herald, 25 July 1928
COLHOUN - At Waikato Hospital, on July 23, John Smith, beloved husband of Barbara Colhoun, late headmaster of Ngaruawahia School; aged 59. The funeral will leave Masonic Hall, Ngaruawahia, at 2p.m. to-day (Wednesday).
* Barbara died 6 July 1958 aged 86 and is buried with him
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7 1871 - 1956 Catherine 'Kate' Colquhoun
- Kate was attending Mangere school in 1886. She never married and died 13 May 1956. Buried Waikumete as Colhoun
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8 1873 - 1933 Rosina Harvey Colquhoun
Rosina married Frederick 'Fred' Porter (1863-1935) in 1893
the children of Rosina & Fred
1894 - 1975 William Porter
1895 - 1987 Frederick Andrew 'Fred' Porter
1897 - 1990 Ada Annie Porter
1899 - 1988 Henry Porter
1901 - 1923 Ethel Porter
1902 - 1923 Virginia Elfreda Porter
1903 - 1996 Catherine Doris May Porter
* Wedding of Catherine on Boxing Day 1923
* Rosina died at home in Auckland aged 60
Auckland Star, 18 Oct 1933
PORTER - On October 14 1933, at her late residence, Beresford Street, Pukekohe, Rosina Harvey, dearly beloved sister of Mrs N. Kay, Parnell, Mrs M. L. Manners, Grey Lynn, Joseph and Robert Colhoun, Onehunga. A patient sufferer at rest. she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Colhoun and came to New Zealand when seven years of age. She married Mr Porter at Mangere 41 years ago and six years later they moved to Puni, Pukekohe, where they farmed for 25 years. During the past 10 years they had lived in Pukekohe. Mrs Porter is survived by her husband, three sons, Messrs W. Porter and H. Porter of Pukekohe and Mr F. A. Porter of Puni and two daughters, Mrs W. H. Perry of Bombay and Mrs F. Hubbard of Pukekohe.
* Fred died 29 Nov 1935 and is buried with her
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9 1874 - Mary Colquhoun
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10 1875 - 1963 Joseph Colquhoun
- born 28 June 1875 in Ballybo, featured here
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11 1877 - 1938 Robert 'Bob' Colquhoun
Born 23 May 1877 in Ballybo, Donegal
Robert married Jessie 'Jess' Lidgard (1885-1977) in 1904
* Jess was born in Thames, Coromandel, the 13th of 13 children of Joseph Lidgard (1837-1910) & Betsy Sands (1843-1934) who were from Lincolnshire, England & buried Shortland cemetery, Thames
the known children of Bob & Jess
1904 - 1986 Mervyn Vincent Colhoun
1906 - 1943 Robert Desmond 'Des' Colhoun
1908 - 1997 Myrtle 'Ina' Jessie Colhoun
1915 - 1983 Raymond Joffre 'Ray' Colhoun
19?? - 'Betty' Colhoun (married Jack Lewis)
* Robert died 28 Oct 1938 aged 61
NZ Herald, 29 Oct 1938
COLHOUN - On October 28, at his residence, 57 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Robert, beloved husband of Jessie and father of Mervyn, Bes, Ina, Ray and Betty; aged 62 years. Late Auckland Tramways. Also 1st Tunnelling Corps, 4/1337, N.Z.E.F.
Robert is buried at Waikaraka. "Inscription reads 4/1337 Cpl R Colhoun Engineers NZEF died 25-10-1938 aged 61".
* Jess died 17 August 1977 in Thames. Burial not found
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12 1878 - 1977 Thomas Samuel Colquhoun
Born 1 November 1878
Thomas married Annie Grace Payne (1889-1935) in 1919
* Annie died 13 Oct 1935 aged 62 and is buried Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville with 20 year old son John Samuel Colhourn (1921-1942)
* Thomas died 2 Feb 1977 aged 98 in Lower Hutt. He is buried at Taita Lawn Cemetery
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13 1882 - 1882 Elizbaeth Colquhoun
Born in Auckland 2 Oct 1882, Elizabeth died 23 Nov aged 7 weeks
* Andrew & Annie settled in Mangere.
* Annie died 20 Feb 1898 at home in Mangere aged 64
* Andrew Colhoun died on 7 Dec 1903 aged 72 at the home of his daughter & son-in-law, Margaret & Nathan Kay. He is buried in Mangere

BIRTHDAY TIMELINE
of the children of Charles Alfred Dixon

I list this to show the children to both Alice & Adelaide
1 1902 - 1902 unnamed baby Dixon
- born 8 Jan 1902, Alice aged 20 - Charles aged 25
2 1904 - 1949 Eric Clark Dixon
- born 8 Oct 1904, Alice aged 23 - Charles aged 27
3 1906 - 1986 Dudley James Dixon
- born 10 Jan 1906, Alice aged 25 - Charles aged 29
4 1907 - 1983 Edgar Lloyd Dixon
- born 20 March 1907, Alice aged 26 - Charles aged 30
5 1910 - 1990 Myrtle Beatrice Dixon
- born 21 Sep 1910, Alice aged 29 - Charles aged 33
6 1912 - 1989 Joyce Dixon
- born 11 Nov 1912, Alice aged 31 - Charles aged 35
7 1913 - 1965 Violet Alma Dixon Bowyer
- born 20 May 1913, Adelaide aged 20 - Charles aged 36
8 1914 - 1999 Leo Lenard Bowyer
- born 2 July 1914, Adelaide, day before her 22nd - Charles aged 37
9 1914 - 1984 Donald Hazar Dixon
- born 15 Nov 1914, Alice aged 33 - Charles aged 37
10 1915 - 1985 Ida Elaine Bowyer
- born 23 Oct 1915, Adelaide aged 23 - Charles aged 38
11 1916 - 1993 Cyril Sydney Dixon
- born 8 Sep 1916, Alice aged 35 - Charles aged 39
12 1916 - 1985 Lyall Charles Bowyer
- born 12 Dec 1916, Adelaide aged 24 - Charles aged 40
13 1918 - 2009 Mabel Laura Dixon
- born 12 Aug 1918, Alice aged 37 - Charles aged 41
14 1919 - 2011 Pauline Leslie Bowyer
- born 25 Jan 1919, Adelaide aged 26 - Charles deceased 2 months

* Charles Alfred Dixon died 16 Nov 1918 aged 42 and buried Otahuhu
* Adelaide Leslie Colquhoun died 9 June 1950 aged 58 and buried Waikumete
* Alice Beatrice Dixon died 24 Aug 1958 aged 77 and buried Kawakawa
* Joseph Colquhoun died 28 July 1963 aged 88 and buried Waikumete Service Area
* Ada Rosina Colquhoun died 8 April 1964 aged 80 and buried Mangere Lawn

PHOTO
Headstone of JOSEPH COLQUHOUN
at Waikumete

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