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COTTON buried Nelson, Marlborough

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CEMETERIES in Nelson, Marlborough

The first burial in Nelson was on Haulashore Island
Thomas Cresswell, the first person to die in the new settlement, arrived in the "Whitby" of Wakefield's expedition. He was buried upon Aglionby Point on November 23rd 1841

* The first cemetery was the Haven Cemetery, aka Pioneers Cemetery, (1840s-1868 now closed) & the first burial there was John Poynter, Nelson's First Lawyer, in 1868

* Quakers Acre, Rutherford Street (1854-1875), once known as Town Acre 667, marks the site of New Zealand's first Quaker Meeting House. The land is technically a cemetery, and therefore it remained undeveloped. It was opened as a Quiet Garden in 2008

* Hallowell Cemetery (1844-1885), one of Nelson's oldest burial grounds. It is also known as The Old Burying Ground and Shelbourne Street Cemetery. was used for Mori burials before Europeans arrived. Then the New Zealand Company had set aside two roods and 30 perches for a gaol and cemetery. The infamous Maungatapu murderers are buried there, but outside the walls, as their crimes were considered too heinous to allow them resting places on hallowed ground.

* Fairfield Graveyard (1851-1910), Trafalgar Street Cemetery, for a long time thought to be haunted

* Wakapuaka Cemetery (now closed), since 1861 some 16,000 people have been buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery

* Hira Cemetery, a rural cemetery located on Wakapuaka Road, mainly used by families that have an existing burial plot or local connections to the area.
Collingwood Street Cemetery

* Seaview Cemetery, located at the end of Seaview Road in Stoke, from 1960 to now

* Marsden Valley Cemetery, situated in the Marsden Valley, behind Stoke, opened in 1956, this is the main cemetery in Nelson city

the COTTON buried Nelson, New Zealand to 2010
... some birth dates may be approximate, based on age at death
death info taken from the Nelson City Council Database

Ada Evelyn Cotton (1883-1963 nee GAY)
- daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth GAY
- she married Frederick William Cotton in 1912
- Ada died 9 May 1953 aged 69
- she is buried Plot 025, Block 47 at Wakapuaka with Frederick


Alexander Francis Cotton (1898-1949)
- son of Alfred & Martha Ann COTTON
- he served in WWI as Rifleman 24/105 with the 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, embarking from Wellington 9 Oct 1915. His next of kin was his father A. Cotton of 6 Moa Place, Christchurch
- he married Ellen ELLIS in 1927
- Alexander died 23 April 1949 aged 50
- he is buried Plot 126, Block 21 at Wakapuaka
NOTE a brother, Arthur Albert Cotton, (born in Australia) served as Corporal 57485 with the NZEF, 29th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company, embarking from Wellington 15 Aug 1917. His next of kin was his mother Martha Ann of 17 Moa Place, Christchurch. He was KILLED IN ACTION at Ypres, Belgium 3 Dec 1917


Alfred Charles Cotton (1875-1956)
- son of Charles Robert Thomas COTTON & Matilda HODGKINSON
- he married Rosa BARTLETT (1876-1927) in 1896
- he married Florence Ruth SMITH (1899-1958 nee EPPLETT) 5 Sep 1932
- (this was Florence's 4th marriage, she her history below)
- Alfred died 4 April 1956 aged 81
- he is buried Plot 142, Block 21 at Wakapuaka with Florence Ruth


Alfred Ernest Cotton (1893-1982)
- born 14 March 1893
- he served in WWI as Rifleman 25/599 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, D Company, embarking from Wellington 5 Feb 1916. His next of kin was his father Ernest Cotton of 5 Moor Street, Derby, England
- Alfred died 18 July 1982 aged 89
- his ashes were scattered in Oak Grove, Marsden Valley


Alice Margaret Cotton (1926-2004)
- born 15 Sep 1926
- Alice died 23 Oct 2004 aged 78
- her ashes buried Plot 111, Block Fantail Way at Marsden Valley 6-4-2010
- (with Reginald Bert 1920-2009)


Alice Mary Cotton (1916-2003)
- born 31 May 1916
- Alice died 13 August 2003 aged 87
- she is buried Plot 209A, Block 23A at Marsden Valley with Allan Cecil (1917-1995)


Alice Rita Cotton (1898-1899)
- daughter of Alfred Charles COTTON & Rosa BARTLETT
- Alice died 26 Oct 1899 aged 18 months
Nelson Examiner 28 Oct 1899COTTON - On October 26th, at Wakapuaka after 24 hours illness, Alice Rita, second and dearly beloved daughter of Alfred and Rosa Cotton, aged 18 months [Wellington and Taranaki papers please copy]
- she is buried Plot 084, Block 04 at Wakapuaka


Allan Cecil Cotton (1917-1995)
- born 16 November 1917
- Allan died 23 July 1995 aged 77
- he is buried Plot 209A, Block 23A at Marsden Valley with Alice Mary (1916-2003)


Alma May Cotton (1922-1988)
- born 12 June 1922
- Alma died 8 June 1988 aged 65 (4 days from her 66th birthday)
- her ashes are buried Plot 028, Block MLA at Marsden Valley
- Keith Cotton (1924-1987) was buried with her 17 June 1988


Annie Cotton (1884-1885)
- daughter of Henry COTTON & Frances BLICK
- Annie died 26 May 1885 aged 7 months
- she is buried Plot 025, Block 07 at Wakapuaka


Annie Maud Cotton (1902-1984 nee HARRIS)
- born 27 July 1902, a daughter of Augustin Austin HARRIS & Maud MILLS
- she married Henry Arthur Cotton in 1930
- Annie died 15 December 1984 aged 82
- she is buried Plot 110, Block 22A at Marsden Valley


Annie Sutherland Cotton (1917-1995)
- born 29 September 1917
- Annie died 20 August 1995 aged 77
- she is buried Plot 121B, Block 23A at Marsden Valley
- (with Kenneth Herbert 1914-2012)


Arthur Cotton (1888-1888)
- a son of Edward & Frances COTTON
- Arthur died 24 June 1888 aged 4 months
- he is buried Plot 003, Block 02 at Wakapuaka


Arthur George Cotton (1868-1868)
- son of George & Elizabeth Ann COTTON
- Arthur died 5 Dec 1868 aged 5 months
- he is buried Plot 034, Block 01 at Wakapuaka


Arthur James Cotton (1880-1966)
- son of James Henry COTTON & Maria LILEY
- he married Fanny Ethel HAWKINS 14 April 1903 in Collingwood, Nelson
- their known children (but possibly more):
1904 - 1977 Henry Arthur Cotton
1905 - 1964 Percy Alick Cotton
1906 - 1907 Ronald Willie Cotton
1908 - ? Hazel Lilian Cotton
1910 - 1998 Arthur James Cotton
- in July & Oct 1919 he was living next door to George Samuel WHITESIDE (1864-1942), county engineer, when they took their boundary fence dispute (Toi Toi street & Quebec road) to the Nelson Magistrate's Court
- Arthur died 5 May 1966 aged 85
- he is buried Plot 100, Block 04A at Marsden Valley
- (with Fanny Ethel 1885-1964)


Arthur James Cotton (1910-1998)
- born 20 August 1910
- son of Arthur James COTTON & Fanny Ethel HAWKINS
- Arthur died 17 July 1998 aged 87
- his ashes buried Plot 001 at Marsden Valley


Athol Arthur Ferguson Cotton (1919-1986)
- born 28 October 1919
- Athol died 3 April 1986
- his ashes buried Plot 148, Block RSA at Marsden Valley
- (with Audrey Joan 1927-2007)


Audrey Joan Cotton (1927-2007)
- born 6 May 1927
- Audrey died 11 May 2007 aged 80
- her ashes buried Plot 148, Block RSA at Marsden Valley 28-6-2008
- (with Athol Arthur 1919-1986)


Bertha Otholie Cotton (1904-1987)
- born 6 January 1904
- Bertha died 8 April 1987 aged 83
- her ashes may have been taken away


C. Cotton (?-?)
- C? died ?
- last address was in Stoke, Nelson
- buried Plot 047, Block 11C, at Marsden Valley 19-8-2008


Charles Cotton (1878-1939)
- Charles married Jessie May Ward in 1900
- their known children: (but possibly more)
1901 - 1970 Gladys May Cotton
1902 - 1972 James Arthur Cotton
1904 - 1986 Henry Charles Cotton
1910 - ? Eva Grace Cotton
- Charles died 15 May 1939 aged 61
- he is buried Plot 029A, Block 10 at Wakapuaka with Jessie May 1878-1943


Charles Thomas Robert Cotton (1852-1942)
- Charles died 13 June 1942 aged 90
- he is buried Plot 068, Block 43 at Wakapuaka


Charlotte Ann Cotton (1888-1972)
- born 19 August 1888
- Charlotte died 20 April 1972 aged 83
- she is buried Plot 018, Block 37 at Wakapuaka
- (with Wiiliam 1877-1964 & next to Elizabeth Malinda 1860-1928)


Edward James aka Henry Edward Cotton (1854-1905)
- Henry died 17 Nov 1905 aged 51
Nelson Examiner 18 Nov 1905 COTTON - On November 17th, after a long and painful illness, Henry Edward Cotton, dearly beloved husband of Frances Cotton, aged 51 years
- he is buried Plot 008, Block 19 at Wakapuaka


Elizabeth A Cotton (1850-1870)
- Elizabeth died 6 April 1870 aged 20
Colonist 8 April 1970
... COTTON - April 6, at the residence of Mr J. Blanche, Haven-road, Elizabeth Cotton, formerly of Canterbury, aged 19 years
... SUDDEN DEATH - A girl named Elizabeth Cotton, a domestic servant of Mr Myers, left a few days ago unwell, and went to stay with Mrs Clifford, Haven-road. She died a few hours after, and was found dead in bed. At the Coroner's inquest a verdict of "Died from natural causes" was returned
- she is buried Plot 036, Block 01 at Wakapuaka


Elizabeth Malinda Cotton (1860-1928)
- Elizabeth died 10 July 1928 aged 68
- she is buried Plot 017, Block 37 at Wakapuaka
- (next to William 1877-1964 & Charlotte 1888-1972)


Esther Cotton (1898-1931 nee THOMPSON)
- she married Albert Cotton in 1920
- Esther died 7 Sep 1931 aged 33
- she is buried Plot 032, Block 11 at Wakapuaka


Fanny Ethel Cotton (1885-1964 nee HAWKINS)
- daughter of Peter HAWKINS & Eleanor CONNELL
- she married Arthur James Cotton 14 April 1903
- Fanny died 20 Seo 1964 aged 70
- she is buried Plot 100, Block 04A at Marsden Valley
- (with Arthur James 1880-1966)


Florence Ruth Cotton (1899-1958 nee EPPLETT)
- born 22 Nov 1899 in Masterton to Archibald John EPPLETT & May Louisa PEARSON
- granddaughter of Thomas EPPLETT & Evangeline EDWARD
* Florence married John Joseph HUNTER (1897-1918) of Thames, 7 May 1917 in Waikanae, they had a daughter Sep 1917-Oct 1982, Florence Emma Hunter
- John was KILLED IN ACTION 4 Nov 1918 in Le Quesnoy, France aged 21
* Florence next married Noel Jones SUTTON (1890-1924) of Hawkes Bay in 1919 in Hastings, they had 3 children. Noel died of heart failure in Napier aged 34
* Florence next married Edmund Samuel SMITH (1902-1964) of Levin 25 July 1925, they had 3 children in Hawkes Bay and later separated
* Florence next married Alfred Charles COTTON (1875-1956) of Nelson 5 Sep 1932
- Florence died 9 Nov 1958 aged 59
- she is buried Plot 143, Block 21 at Wakapuaka with Alfred Charles (1875-1956)


Frederick William Cotton (1882-1942)
- son of Charles Robert Thomas COTTON & Matilda HODGKINSON
- he married Ada Evelyn GAY in 1912
- Frederick died 14 Jan 1941 aged 58
- he is buried Plot 024, Block 47 at Wakapuaka with Ada


George Cotton (1794-1869)
- George died 24 Jan 1869 aged 74
- he is buried Plot 030, Block 03 at Wakapuaka


George Arthur Cotton (1877-1946)
- son of Charles Robert Thomas COTTON & Matilda HODGKINSON
- he married margaret Wallace McCALLUM in 1902
- George died 7 Nov 1946 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 293, Block 015 at Seaview Road


Henry Arthur Cotton (1904-1976)
- son of Arthur James COTTON & Fanny Ethel HAWKINS
- Henry married Annie Maude HARRIS in 1930
- Henry died 26 Dec 1976 aged 72
- his ashes were taken away


Henry Charles Cotton (1904-1986)
- born 15 July 1904 to Charles COTTON & Jessie May WARD
- he married Lilith Alice GARTNER in 1929
- Henry died 1 Nov 1986 aged 82
- his ashes buried Plot 093, Block 25 at Wakapuaka with Lilith Alice 1906-1980


Herbert Cotton (1893-1961)
- son of Henry COTTON & Frances BLICK
- he married Mabel Constance JEMMENS in 1913
- Herbert died 26 April 1961 aged 68
- he is buried Plot 085, Block 05A at Marsden Valley
- (with Mabel Constance 1894-1985)


Irene Florence Cotton (1909-1994 nee COXHILL)
- she married Arthur James Cotton in 1931
- Irene died 28 Nov 1994 aged 85
- her ashes buried Plot 001, Tui Glade, at Marsden Valley


Ivy Emma Cotton (1892-1945 nee WHITING)
- daughter of William James WHITING & Elizabeth Annie HART
- Emma married Lewis Richard Cotton in 1913
- Emma died 28 May 1945 aged 53
- she is buried Plot 027, Block 17 at Wakapuaka


James Arthur Cotton (1902-1972)
- son of Charles COTTON & Jessie May WARD
- he married Marjory Helen McHARDY in 1924
- James died 30 June 1972 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 001A, Block 14 at Wakapuaka


James Henry Cotton (1857-1883)
- James married Maria LILEY (1858-1936) on Christmas Day 1879
they had 2 known children:
1880 - 1966 Arthur James Cotton
1881 - 1974 Alice Maria Cotton
- James died 15 Oct 1883 aged 26
Colonist 16 Oct 1883 COTTON - October 15, at the Nelson Hospital, after a long and painful illness, James Henry Cotton, aged 26. Wellington papers please copy
- he is buried Plot 034, Block 07 at Wakapuaka
- in Plot 035, Block 07 is James Henry (1829-1904) & Mary Ann (1833-1910)
NOTE
- Maria next married George William JARRETT (1843-1925) 25 Oct 1884
- they had 6 known children


James Henry Cotton (1829-1904)
- James died 19 Sep 1904 aged 75
Colonist 21 Jan 1899
... Yesterday Mr Robinson, S.M., sat from 10 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. investigating the claims sent in under the Old Age Pensions Act. Mr F. Graham, M.H.R., and Mr J. Sharp were in attendance, and gave assistance in several cases. The full pension, which means 1 10s monthly (equivalent in Jan 2012 to $190 or $43.85 per week), was granted in the following cases:-
James Henry Cotton, aged 68, been in the colonly 43 years
Mary Ann Cotton, aged 67, been in the Colony 43 years
Colonist 20 Sep 1904
... COTTON - On September 19th, at his residence, Grove-street, James Henry Cotton, aged 75 years [Home papers please copy]
... The death occurred yesterday of Mr James Henry Cotton, a very old resident of Nelson, at the age of 75 years. The deceased, who was well known thoughout the district, came to the colony 52 (sic) years ago in the Emma Colvin, and dwelt here thereafter. He took part in the Taranaki war, and afterwards returned to Nelson. For the past five years he had been a cripple and had to be carried about. In the early days Mr Cotton was an enthusiastic amateur in theatricals, but he took no active part in public affairs. He leaves a widow and a grown up family of five sons and four daughters
- he is buried Plot 035, Block 07 at Wakapuaka with Mary Ann (1833-1910)
- (next to them is James Henry 1857-1883)


Jessie May Cotton (1878-1943 nee WARD)
- daughter of Richard & Mary Ann WARD
- Jessie married Charles Cotton in 1900
- Jessie died 11 Jan 1943 aged 64
- she is buried Plot 029A, Block 10 at Wakapuaka with Charles (1878-1939)


John Edward Cotton (1869-1930)
- John died 18 Nov 1930 aged 61
- he is buried Plot 028, Block 26 at Wakapuaka


John Lloyd Cotton (1917-1996)
- John died 9 Aug 1996 aged 79
- his ashes buried Plot 063 at Marsden Valley with Marjorie Thelma (1910-1982)


Keith William Cotton (1924-1987)
- Keith died 2 March 1987 aged 62 at Okiwi Bay
- his ashes buried Plot 028, Block MLA at Marsden Valley 17-6-1988
- (with Alma May 1922-1088)


Kenneth Herbert Cotton (1914-2012)
- born 25 June 1914
- Kenneth died 29 May 2012 aged 97
- he is buried Plot 121B, Block 23A at Marsden Valley
- (with Annie Sutherland 1917-1995)


Leslie Alexander Cotton (1907-1990)
- Leslie died 10 Jan 1990 aged 82
- his ashes were taken away


Lewis Richard Cotton (1885-1958)
- son of Charles Robert Thomas COTTON & Matilda HODGKINSON
- he married Ivy Emma WHITING in 1913
7 October 1918 APPEALS FROM MILITARY SERVICE
... In the case of Lewis Richard Cotton, tomato grower, Nelson, the chairman said that the Financial Assistance Board had made an additional grant on their recommendation, but appellant said that the amendegrant would not meet all his outgoings. The chairman pointed out that appellant would receive his pay and allowances in addition. Appellant said he was prepared to accept the grant made, but he was in a worse position thatn when he appealed, as had his work for the season under way. Frederick William Cotton (C1), in reply to the chairman, said he was quite prepared to do what he could to help his brother. The chairman said there were five sons in the family and none serving. He thought both places could be worked to a limited extent to one brother. Lewis Cotton said he was doing work on his place, while others were employing labour. Captain Pilkington remarked that if others could employ labour appellant could do so. The appellant had been drawn in the thirteenth ballot, and the case had drifted since last January. Appellant claimed that the Financial Assistance Board had kept him hanging on since last March. The board allowed Lewis Cotton till the March draft, and the appeal of Frederick Cotton was adjourned sine die
- Lewis died 19 Aug 1958 aged 73
- he is buried Plot 026, Block 17 at Wakapuaka


Lilith Alice Cotton (1906-1980 nee GARTNER)
- daughter of Frederick GARTNER & Christina SIMONSEN
- Lilith married Henry Charles Cotton in 1929
- Lilith died 10 July 1980 aged 73
- her ashes buried Plot 093, Block 25 at Wakapuaka with Henry Charles (1904-1986)


Mabel Constance Cotton (1894-1985 nee JEMMENS)
- she married Herbert Cotton in 1913
- Mabel died 6 July 1985 aged 91
- she is buried Plot 085, Block 05A at Marsden Valley
- (with Herbert 1893-1961)


Marjorie Thelma Cotton (1910-1982)
- Marjorie died 27 July 1982 aged 72
- her ashes were buried Plot 380 at Memory Walk A, Marsden Valley then disinterred and buried Plot 063 at Marsden Valley on 6 Sep 1996 with John Lloyd (1917-1996)


Marjory Helen Cotton (1900-1957 nee McHARDY)
- she married James Arthur Cotton in 1924
- Marjory died 1 April 1957 aged 56
- she is buried Plot 001, Block 14 at Wakapuaka


Martha Cotton (1883-1884)
- daughter of Henry COTTON & Frances 'Fanny' BLICK
- Martha died 11 Dec 1884 aged 21 months
on Dec 11 1884, Martha, the beloved daughter of Henry and Fanny Cotton, aged 1 year 9 months
- she is buried Plot 035, Block 07 at Wakapuaka


Mary Ann Cotton (1833-1910 nee NYE)
- she married James Henry Cotton in London & had 3 children prior to their emigrating on the Emma Colvin. They had another 7 children in New Zealand
- Mary died 22 May 1910 aged 77
Colonist 24 May 1910 Mrs James Cotton, of the Wood, has passed away. She has been a resident of Nelson since 1856. Mr Cotton predeceased her. They had ten children, of whom eight are living, and there are 39 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren
- she is buried Plot 035, Block 07 at Wakapuaka with James Henry (1829-1904)


Matilda Cotton (1874-1940)
- Martha died 10 June 1940 aged 86
- she is buried Plot 066, Block 43 at Wakapuaka


Ngaire Joan Cotton (1918-1999)
- born 29 November 1918
- Ngaire died 28 Aug 1999 aged 80
- she is buried Plot 230, Block 24A at Marsden Valley
- (with Richard Frederick 1916-2009)


Patricia Cotton (1925-1925)
- Patricia died 7 May 1925 aged 3 days
- she is buried Plot 042, Block 30 at Wakapuaka


Peter William Cotton (1948-2007)
- Peter died 7 Oct 2007 aged 59
- his ashes buried Plot 015, Block Memorial LawnB at Marsden Valley


Reginald Bert Cotton (1920-2009)
- born 27 June 1920
- Reginald died 16 Nov 2009 aged 89
- his ashes buried Plot 111, Block Fantail Way at Marsden Valley
- (with Alice Margaret 1936-2004)


Richard Frederick Cotton (1916-2009)
- born 3 September 1916
- Richard died 21 Aug 2009 aged 93
- he is buried Plot 230, Block 24A at Marsden Valley
- (with Ngaire Joan 1918-1999)


Ronald Willie Cotton (1906-1907)
- son of Arthur James COTTON & Fanny Ethel HAWKINS
- Ronald died 6 Feb 1907 aged 5 months
- he is buried Plot 003, Block 18 at Wakapuaka


Rosa Cotton (1876-1927 nee BARTLETT)
- daughter of Robert BARTLETT & Martha Ellen PRIESTIDGE
- she married Alfred Charles Cotton in 1896
- Rosa died 24 March 1927 aged 51
- she is buried Plot 043, Block 06 at Wakapuaka
NOTE Alfred remarried in 1931 to Florence Ruth Smith


William Cotton (1877-1964)
- William died 30 August 1954 aged 87
- he is buried Plot 018, Block 37 at Wakapuaka
- (with Charlotte 1888-1972 & next to Elizabeth Malinda 1860-1928)


William Horace Cotton (1906-1957)
- son of Alfred & Martha Ann COTTON
- William died 28 Oct 1957 aged 51
- he is buried Plot 012, Block 2, RSA Area at Wakapuaka


Zita Emily Cotton (1917-1963)
- Zilda died 11 May 1963 aged 46
- she is buried Plot 783, Block 037 at Seaview Road


PHOTO
Wakapuaka Cemetery
first designated a cemetery zone on 18 November 1861

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