death of Alfred Adolphus Thomas URWIN - Wellington 1911
this is an attachment to the journal:
John James CASEY + Theresa Maria PAGON
John Joseph CASEY (1876-1954) was a son of the above
- he married Maud Edith Mary URWIN (aka Eliza Maud 1877-1971) in 1899
Maud was a daughter of
Alfred Adolphus Thomas (Thomas Adolphus) URWIN (1840-1911) & Eliza Harriet PARSONS (1844-1938), who were married in Rockhampton, Queensland about 1864 and moved over to Wellington, New Zealand
Alfred & Eliza Urwin are buried together in Plot 5103 at Bolton Street, Wellington
* Mabel May Urwin (1883-1973) was also a daughter
- Mabel married Charles Albert GOLDSMITH (1878-1965) 22 July 1903 in St Peters, Wellington
* Blanche Louise Urwin was also a daughter (go to top link)
- Blanche married Edmund Earl FURNESS (1883-1946) 28 March 1906 in St Peters, Wellington
the OBITUARY of THOMAS ADOLPHUS URWIN
EVENING POST 9 January 1911
... A gap in the ranks of local veterans has been made by the death of Mr T. A. Urwin, vice-president of the New Zealand Veterams Association. He had seen service in the Baltic in 1854 an also in Taranaki.
He joined the Navy as a boy in 1853.
In 1854 he was on board H.M.S. Volage, and was present at the taking of the Russian fortress of Bomarsund and the blockade of Kronstat.
In 1855, when the fleet operating in the Baltic returned to England, Queen Victoria received officers and crew at Buckingham Palace, and of that occasion Mr Urwin had the most pleasant recollections
In 1856 he was ordered out to the Australian station in the frigate Iris
In 1857 this vessel took part in a punitive expedition to Tanna in the New Hebrides, when the captain and mate were murdered by the natives. The Iris was ordered to New Zealand in consequence of the menacing attitude of the Maori. Some skirmishing took place in the neighbourhood of New Plymouth, and in 1860 on the practical conclusion of the trouble, Mr Urwin, with the rest of the Iris's company, was ordered Home.
Subsequently he returned and settled in Wellington, and remained here ever since.
He built the Metropolitan Hotel, and also put up the Theatre Royal Hotel, where the Club Hotel now stands, and he was connected with the management of other hotels in the city.
The deceased left four sons and five daughters. One of the sons was drowned twenty-five years ago in Wellington Harbour.
The late Mr Urwin will be buried in the Bolton-street cemetery tomorrow, where so many veterans lie and also the son of deceased who was drowned.
The body will be borne to the grave on a gun carriage. Veterans will attend the service, which will be conducted by Revs D. C. Bates and A. M. Johnson