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COSFORD of New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

COSFORD MARRIAGES in New Zealand
Alfred Cosford
* married Florence Maud WOOD in 1911
their known children
1914 - Eldin Charles Cosford
1916 - Vivian James Cosford

Eliza Hannah Cosford
* married Ernest Henry SPACKMAN
* they are buried in Masterton

George Oswald Cosford
* married Selma Ellen 'Nellie' Carey 20 Jan 1940 in Patea

George Edward Cosford
* married Madeleine Locking BANKART in 1913
their known, of 8, children
1915 - George Oswald Cosford
1917 - Selwyn Alfred Cosford

Edith Mary Cosford
* had Norman Croft (1912-1992)
* married William Henry CROFT in 1913
* lived in Wanganui

James Cosford
* married Mabel Pankhurst WOOD in 1915
their known children
1916 - Fred James Cosford
1918 - Mervyn Percy Cosford

Irene Alice Marion Cosford
* married Felix Gerald Alexander BURNEY in 1936

Selwyn Alfred Cosford
* married Dorothy Evelyn SPENCE in 1937

COSFORD BIRTHS
of James (1853-1925) Cosford, born Northamptonshire
& Alice (1858-) Cosford, born Worcestershire
* arrived into Wellington in 1879 on the 'Zealandia'
1881 - 1969 Eliza Hannah Cosford (+ Spackman)
1882 - 1883 Elizabeth Matilda Cosford (aged 3 months, Masterton)
1884 - 1959 George Edward Cosford
1887 - 1950 James Cosford (+ Mabel Wood)
1889 - 1952 Alfred Cosford (+ Florence Wood)
1890 - 1982 Edith Mary Cosford (+ William Croft)

COSFORD DEATHS
- some ages approx & based on aged at death -
Alexanderina Stevenson Cosford
born 30 January 1924
died 1987 aged 63

Alfred Cosford
born - 1889
he was a Hairdresser
husband of Florence
lived at 62 Tararua St, Pahiatua
died 18 April 1952 aged 63
buried Mangatainoka Pahiatua

Annie May Cosford
born 17 June 1918
died 1994 aged 76

Aubrey Maurice 'Buster' Cosford
born 14 November 1929
lived in Sedcole St Pahiatua
he was a Joiner
died 20 April 1998 aged 68
cremated Kelvin Grove
ashes buried Mangatainoka Pahiatua with Barbara

Barbara Claire Cosford (nee Pimm)
born 20 Nov 1934
died 2 July 2012 aged 77
buried Mangatainoka with husband Buster

Brian George Cosford
born 11 March 1921
lived in Fairs Rd, Palmerston North
worked for the Post Office
died 1991 aged 70
ashes buried Kelvin Grove

Charles Locking Cosford
born 1931
died 1931 aged 1 day

Cyril Leslie Cosford
born 1 June 1926
died 2014 aged 88

Dorothy Evelyn Cosford
born 3 September 1915
died 1997 aged 82

Eldon Charles Cosford
born - 1917 in Pahiatua
he was a Hairdresser
fined in the Upper Hutt Court in July 1937 for doing 40mph and not having a drivers license
lived at 335 Willis St Wellington at one time
failed to stop after an accident in 1938 - served in WWII:
Rank: Private
Son Of Alfred And Florence Maud Cosford of Pahiatua
Regiment: New Zealand Infantry, Unit Text: 19th Battalion
Grave Reference: Grave VIII. G. 1-9.,
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
- was reported as missing in war in 1942
died 1945 aged 28
killed in action in the Western Desert WWII

Elizabeth Matilda Cosford
born 1883
died 1883 aged 5 months
buried in Archer St Cemetery Masterton

Elva Beatrice Cosford
born 22 January 1926
died 2012 aged 86

Florence Maud Cosford (nee WOOD)
born 10 March 1892
wife of Alfred
died 2 June 1975 aged 83
buried Mangatainoka Pahiatua

Fred James Cosford
born 26 October 1916
- possibly a Tobacconist in Pahiatua as per this article on 6th March 1934 about the Pahiatua Earthquake which cut off the town
died 1993 aged 76

Gail Ann Cosford
born 1949
died 1952 aged 3

George Edward Cosford
born 1884
lived in Rangataua
died 1959 aged 75

George Oswald Cosford
born 18 May 1915
died 2004 aged 89

Harry Charles Cosford
born 6 August 1922
died 1995 aged 73

Irene Alice Marion Cosford
born 9 March 1920
died 2014 aged 94

James "Brummy" Cosford
born 1853 in Birmingham, emigrated on the COLUMBIA about 1878
lived in Masterton & Pahiatua
he was a Labourer
husband of Alice
went to Masterton 1907 with £4 9s 10d in his pocket (about $724 in New Year 2010)
died 26 April 1925 aged 72 in Pahiatua Hospital
buried Mangatainoka Pahiatua

James Cosford
born 1887
lived in Ohakune
died 1950 aged 63

Lawrence Allan Cosford
born 16 January 1932
died 2013 aged 81

Leeann Cosford
born 1966
died 1966 aged 2 hours

Mabel Pankhurst Cosford (nee WOOD)
born 1896
married James Cosford (1887-1950)
died 1969 aged 73

Madeline Locking Cosford
born 1895
died 1967 aged 72

Marie Janet Cosford
born 14 September 1924
died 1996 aged 72

Mary Alma Cosford
born 29 March 1926
died 2004 aged 78

Mervyn Percy Cosford
born 13 March 1918
died 2002 aged 84

Noel Francis Alfred Cosford
born 1913
son of Alfred & Florence
died died 1968 aged 55

Nola Jane Cosford
born 1 February 1925
lived in Fairs Rd Palmerston North
died 1993 aged 68 at Wanganui Base Hospital
cremated at Kelvin Grove

Raymond Walter Cosford
born 1929
died 1957 aged 28

Selma Ellen 'Nellie' Cosford (nee Carey)
born 7 January 1918
married George Oswald Cosford
died 2009 aged 91

Selwyn Alfred Cosford
born 30 April 1917
died 1983 aged 66

Sophie Ann Cosford
born 14 August 1925
died 2002 aged 77

Stephen Francis Cosford
born 1956
died 1956 aged 4 days

Violet Rebecca May Cosford
born 14 November 1922
died 2006 aged 84

Vivian James Cosford
born 25 July 1916
was called for war service in May 1941
lived in Pahiatua at that time
died 1987 aged 71

PHOTO
Grave 12, Block 2 at Mangatainoka
JAMES COSFORD (1853-1925)
taken by Tararua District Council (see link for bio)

Surnames: BANKART BURNEY COSFORD CROFT SPENCE WOOD
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by barbidoll on 2013-12-14 02:11:00

Helo Ngairedith. Alfred (Fred)and Florence Maud Cosford had a daughter named Joan Inez Mabel. She is buried at Mangatainoka - Joan Inez Mabel Harold with her six year old son Eldon Harold who was aged two when Joan died. Eldon Harold was named after Joans' brother Eldon Cosford.

by ngairedith on 2013-12-14 02:16:40

thank you so much barbidoll,
you always come up trumps for my Manawatu postings :)

by cang on 2017-06-27 00:15:51

Hello. Alfred and florence are my grandcparents....I was named after my aunty joan...my middle name...

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