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Charles William Glass SELBY + Emma DRIVER - Invercargill

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Charles William Glass SELBY (1852-1906)
- was born 18 August 1852 in Millwall, London
- a son of Isaac SELBY (1824-1909) & Isabella GILHOLM (1824-1899). Isaac was from Scotland. Isabella was from Northumberland. They married in Brighton, Sussex in 1851 & emigrated to Dunedin. Isaac died at his residence, 100 Castle street, Dunedin

Emma DRIVER (1856-1951)
- was born in Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia
- 1 of 8 children of William DRIVER (1825-1891) & Mary Ann CHALLIS (1834-1915). William was from Yorkshire. Mary Ann was from Surrey, They married in Melbourne, Australia in 1853 and the couple arrived at Port Chalmers in 1861. William was a tailor in George St, Canongate & Dowling St


CHARLES & EMMA married on 19 July 1876 in Otago
- they had 9 known children:

... 1
1877 - 1892 Alfred William Selby

- born 1 September 1877 in Dunedin
14 Jan 1892 - SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS
... The following 12 candidates gained the highest number of marks in the Otago Education Board senior and junior scholarship examinations held in Decembert last
- & 9th, Alfred William Selby, Normal School - 669 marks
ALFRED died 14 January 1892 aged 15 at LUMSDEN
... An inquest was held at Lumsden on Thursday on the remains of Alfred William Selby, who was drowned in a lagoon while bathing on the morning of that day. A jury of six was empanelled, of whom Mr R. Brown was foreman. Nothing materially different from the particulars already reported was elicited, and the jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally drowned while bathing"
26 January 1892 - SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS
... the 12 candidates who gained the highest number of marks in the Otago Education Board senior and junior scholarship examinations held in December last. Ten scholarships were offered for competition in each class but as in the meantime G. W. Selby had been accidentally drowned, A. A. MARTIN will receive a senior scholarship


... 2
1878 - 1958 Harold Isaac Selby

- born 13 Nov 1878 in Dunedin
16 December 1912 - INVERCARGILL
... A teacher named Harold Isaac Selby aged thirty-five (sic) was brought in from the Otautau district to-day suffering from a wound in the head inflicted by a pea rifle. It is not known how the injury was received, but the wound may become serious
- Harold married Alice HARRIS (1887-1967) in 1916
- daughter of Thomas HARRIS & Emily WOODFORD of Leicestershire, England
- Alice had first married William Ernest BIRCUMSHAW (1882-1908) in England 1905 & had a daughter in 1907, Edna Emily Bircumshaw. Alice (as a widow) & daughter Edna emigrated into Wellington on the 'Ruapehu' in 1910
- HAROLD & ALICE had 2 children:
1915 - 1983 Wilfred Ralph Selby
1916 - 2006 Harold Elliot Selby
- Harold served in WWI as Company Sergeant Major 33131 with the NZEF, 28th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section. He embarked from Wellington 14 July 1917. His next of kin was his wife Alice at 103 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
- Harold was later a Schoolmaster in Auckland
HAROLD died 23 March 1958 in Auckland aged 79
- he is buried SOLDIERS BURIAL L Row 14, Plot 76 at Waikumete cemetery


... 3
1880 - 1915 Wilfred Gilholm Selby

- born 10 Oct 1880 in Dunedin
27 March 1894 - LUMSDEN
... A kinderspiel ("children's game" or "child's play") entitled "The Happy Family" was given in the public hall on Thursday last by scholars attending the public school. Among the principal characters were: 'Bluebeard' Wilfred Selby, 'Good Two Shoes' Ella Selby, Miss Bertha Selby took a sailor's part, singing a solo. The children were in appropriate costume and carried through their parts without a hitch, showing that Mr Selby and Miss Mcivor had bestowed an immense amount of time and trouble upon their training while working the piece up
- Wilfred served in WWI as Private 8/772 with the Otago Infantry Battalion. He embarked from Port Chalmers 16 Oct 1914. His next of kin was his mother Emma at 48 Grace street, Invercargill
WILFRED was KILLED IN ACTION between 26-30 April 1915 in Gallipoli aged 35
- his memorial is at Panel 75, Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey


... 4
1882 - 1982 Bertha Grace 'Ella' Selby

- born 26 May 1882 in Dunedin
22 Dec 1893 - LUMSDEN SCHOOL
... The Lumsden school broke up for Xmas vacation on Wednesday afternoon. The following scholars obtained attendance certificates:- 2nd class, Ethel Selby & Bertha Selby ...
21 Dec 1895 - LUMSDEN SCHOOL
... The school closed for Christmas holidays on Friday. First-Class certificates for attendance were given to Bertha Selby, Ralph Selby and Ethel Selby
11 April 1906 - IMNVERCARGILL
... Mr Selby, first assistant in the Middle District School, has exchanged with Mr Grieg, of Drummond, who is an old Highcliff (Peninsula) boy. The Southland Education Board has made the following applicaitons:- ... Manapouri, Ella Selby, sole teacher
BERTHA died 28 January 1982 aged 99
- last address was 'Peacehaven'
- she is buried Plot 28, Block 13 at St Johns cemetery, Invercargill


... 5
1884 - 1973 Ethel Rose Selby

- born 1 April 1884 in Dunedin
22 Dec 1893 - LUMSDEN SCHOOL
... The Lumsden school broke up for Xmas vacation on Wednesday afternoon. The following scholars obtained attendance certificates:- 2nd class, Ethel Selby & Bertha Selby ...
21 Dec 1895 - LUMSDEN SCHOOL
... The school closed for Christmas holidays on Friday. First-Class certificates for attendance were given to Bertha Selby, Ralph Selby and Ethel Selby
- Ethel married James IRELAND in 1911
ETHEL died 4 June 1973 in Invercargill aged 89
- last address was 'Peacehaven'
- she is buried Plot 28, Block 13 at St James cemetery, Invercargill


... 6
1885 - 1963 Edgar Andrew Selby

- born 23 December 1885 in Dunedin
19 Dec 1892 - LUMSDEN SCHOOL
... The Lumsden school broke up for Christmas holidays on Friday. The teachers are Mr Selby and Miss McIvor, mistress. The number on the roll is 82 boys and 46 girls. Attendance certificates were presented to ... & Edgar Selby
EDGAR died 13 July 1963 aged 77


... 7
1887 - 1910 Ralph Selby

- born 3 December 1887 in Dunedin
21 Dec 1895 - LUMSDEN SCHOOL
... The school closed for Christmas holidays on Friday. First-Class certificates for attendance were given to Bertha Selby, Ralph Selby and Ethel Selby
2 March 1904 - INVERCARGILL
... The following Invercargill candidates have passed the junior civil service examination:
Margueretta DOUGLAS
John GRAY
Margaret HERDMAN
Hannah JAMIESON
Violet JAMIESON
Robert JENNINGS
Maggie LATHAM
Jessie MacKAY
Jane MILLAR
George MURRAY
Ralph SELBY
Alexander SWAP
William WALLACE
Charles WILSON
RALPH died 25 November 1910 aged 22 (1 week from 23)
on 25 Nov 1910 at the residence of his mother, 48 Grace street, Appleby, Invercargill, Ralph (Rol), fourth son of Emma and the late Charles W. G. Selby, aged 22 years, after a long and patient suffering. Deeply regretted
- he is buried Plot 28, Block 13 at St Johns cemetery Invercargill


... 8
1889 - Ernest Frank Selby

- born 29 October 1889 in Dunedin
- Ernest served in WWI as Sergeant 8/483 with the Otago Infantry battalion. His enlistment address was Grace street, Invercargill. He embarked from Port Chalmers 16 Oct 1914. His next of kin was his mother Emma at 48 Grace streeet, Invercargill
- he married Sarah Jane THOMPSON (1895-1969) in 1927
ERNEST died 1958 aged 69


... 9
1895 - 1968 Cuthbert Challis Selby

- born 4 June 1895 in Dunedin
- Cuthbert served in WWI as lance Corporal 8/2724 with the Otago Infantry battalion, 6th Reinforcements. His enlistment address was 7 Clifton Street, Invercargill. He embarked from Wellington 14 Aug 1915. his next of kin was his mother Emma c/o Post-office, Waimatuku
- Cuthbert wrote a musical score for the bagpipes
CUTHBERT died 1968 aged 73



NOTES
23 May 1884 - EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS
... V. Passed in the Subjects required to complete former Examination:
- Otago, Charles William Glass SELBY



6 July 1888 - at DUNEDIN
... A most interesting lecture was given last Friday evening by Major Goring (permanent Artillery) to the members of the Dunedin Officers' Club, the subject being "Gunnery". The lecturer also explained the working of the disappearing guns at the central battery, Ocean Beach. It has been arranged to have lectures, given by the members of the club, every Friday evening.
The following appointments are gazetted:-
* Dunedin Engineers, Charles Magnus MOUAT to be lieutenant
* South District Rifles, James MANN to be Lieutenant
* Dunedin Highland Rifles, John MacPHERSON to be lieutenant
* Tuapeka Rifle Cadets, Honorary Captain Charles William Glass SELBY to be Captain
* First Battalion O.R.V., Lieutenant John McINDOE, from West Taieri Volunteers to be quartermaster


26 April 1890 - TUAPEKA
... The Government "Gazette" of the 17th instant notifies that the Tuapeka Rifle Cadet corps has been disbanded, and that Captain Charles William Glass Selby's commission has lapsed under the provisions of "The Defence Act, 1886."



Charles William Glass Selby died 27 June 1906 in Drummond, Southland
Emma Selby died 21 March 1951 aged 94
- her last address was 167 Ritchie street, Invercargill
- they are buried Plot 28, Block 13 St Johns cemetery (see photo below)



PHOTO
GRAVE at Invercargill of the Selby family

Plot 28, Block 13:
1906 - Charles William Glass Selby aged 58
1910 - Ralph Selby aged 22
1851 - Emma Selby aged 94
1973 - Ethel Rose Ireland (nee Selby) aged 89
1982 - Bertha Grace Selby aged 99

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