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Eve Winifred GADDUM (1902-1990) - Gisborne to London

Journal by ngairedith

EVE WINIFRED GADDUM (1902-1990)
was born 11 March 1902 to Frank Ernest GADDUM & Margaret REYNOLDS
- (Frank Ernest Gaddum was born 15 Oct 1867 in Italy)
- they lived at Kaiti, Gisborne. Frank was a Land Agent in Gisborne and was an accomplished horseman, playing polo and involved with the Poverty Bay hare hunt ... 25 July 1903 - Though hunting may practically be called dead in Poverty Bay, it is undoubtedly the reverse at the Mahia where Mr G. C. Ormond (George Channing Ormond 1861-1939 early settler, Mahia Hunt Master, founder of the Wairoa Rod & Gun Club ) hunts his pack two or three times a week, and somtimes raises a field of 60 followers ... Frank Gaddum also did good work in assisting the master in working his hounds, and astonished me with his command of doggy language. As showing the keenness with which hunting is carried on here I might mention Mr Gaddum has to ride fully 24 miles there and back before he gets to the hunt at all. This does not contrast very favorably with our local men, who growl if they have to ride five or six miles to a hunt. He was well mounted on Scrapps, who though he came to grief at one fence, it was hardly the fault of the horse.

the children of FRANK & MARGARET:
1898 - 1955 Guy Morris Gaddum
- Guy married Sheila Fanny Victoria JEX-BLAKE (1900-1985) in 1924
1902 - 1990 Eve Winifred Gaddum
1905 - 1985 Walter Richard Gaddum
1906 - 2001 Anne Elizabeth Gaddum
1908 - Edith 'Hope' Gaddum
1910 - 1990 Frank James Gaddum


about EVE WINIFRED GADDUM

20 November 1907 - BURKE - REYNOLDS
... Another wedding of considerable local interest took place at Holy Trinity Church this afternoon, when Mr Robert Ulick Burke, Solicitor, Gisborne, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Winifred Reynolds, youngest daughter of Mr R. J. Reymolds, Gisborne. The church was beautifully decorated by the friends of the bride and the service, which was a choral one, was conducted by the vicar, the Rev Dawson Thomas. Mr E. N. Sidebottom presided at the organ and as the bride and bridegroom entered the church played "The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden", and as they retired the Wedding March was played. The bride was charmingly attired in white silk crepe with a deep hem of chiffon taffeta, bordered with true lovers' knots of silver tissue; the corsage being draped with point de Bruges lace, finished with silver cord and tassels; and she wore a pearl pendant and pearl brooch, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss C. Reynolds, heliotrope; Miss Sunderland, primrose; Miss Mabel Burke, pale blue; Miss Clark, pale pink; Miss Eve GADDUM (aged 5), white muslin. Their dresses were of chiffon taffeta and lace, and hats of crinoline straw, matching the dresses. They wore gold-mounted combs, the present of the bridegroom. the bridegroom was attended by five groomsmen - Mr G. Reymolds (best man), Mr L. Rutledge, Mr J. M. Gouldsmith, Mr C. R. Sainsbury (long time friend and Hockey team mate on 1899), and Mr R. Reynolds.
The bride's mother wore a dress of soft grey silk, trimmed with pinks, black velvet and lace; with hat of silver grey, with black lace and pink roses, and carried a bouquet. The bridegroom's mother wore black, white striped chiffon taffeta, with hat of black crinoline straw and ostrich feather, and also carried a bouquet. After the ceremony, which was witnessed by a large assemblage, the bridal party were conveyed to "Sandown" where a large number of guests were entertained by Mr and Mrs Reynolds on their prettily laid-out lawn, special provision having been made for the occasion. The presents were numerous and costly, and Mr and Mrs Burke leave for South by the Victoria this evening; the bride's travelling dress being a navy blue tailor-made costume, with hat to match


3 June 1909 - REYNOLDS - RUTLEDGE
... Holy Trinity Church this afternoon was the centre of a large and fashionable gathering, upon the occasion of a wedding ceremony which was attended with considerable interest throughout the district and Hawkes Bay. The contracting parties were Miss Constance Mary Reynolds, fourth daughter of Mr R. J. Reynolds, of Sandown, Gisborne, to Mr William Lesley Rutledge, of Takapau.
The spectacular display at the church was decidely pleasing, the interior being prettily decorated with flowers and evergreens, which, with the handsome dresses of the wedding party and guests, presented a bright and animated scene. The furnishings of the church were tastefully bedecked, whilst a picturesque arch was erected at the transept. The attendance was large, friends and relatives having come from all parts of the district.
The bride, who was charmingly attired in a creation of white chiffon moire, with lace and pearl trimmings, wore the customary veil and a handsome coronet of orange blossoms, was given away by her father, Mr R. J. Reynolds, the bridesmaids being Miss Borophy Rutledge, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Tolande Sunderland, cousin of the bride, who wore pretty dresses of pale blue, with gold trimmings and black crinoline hats and little Mis Eve GADDUM (aged 7), niece of the bride, in white.
The bridegroom was attended by Mr Jack Rutledge, brother of the bridegroom, as best man, and Mr R. Rutledge, brother of the bride, as groomsman.
"Oh Welcome was the Call" was appropriately sung as the wedding party entered, the wedding ceremony being conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon Williams. Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" brought the service to a close, Mr F. N. Sidebottom presiding at the organ.
A reception was subsequently held at Sandown, the residence of Mr and Mrs Reynolds. Mr and Mrs Rutledge, who leave for Auckland by Saturday's steamer, were the recipients of many costly presents


17 October 1910 - A & P SHOW
... Class 255 - Girl riders, Misses:
* Frances Field
* Eve GADDUM (aged 8)
* Dorothy Mander
* Phyllis Mander
* Vita Martin
* Rosie MacDonald
* Myra Penny
* Margaret Sherratt
* Mildred Sherratt


15 February 1911 - JAMIESON - REYNOLDS
... At 3 o'clock this afternoon Holy Trinity Church was the scene of another wedding of considerable social interest, when Miss Alice Leonora Reynolds, second daughter of Mr R. J. Reynolds, of Gisborne, was united in wedlock to Mr John Jamieson, of Glenrose, Hawkes Bay.
The ceremony, which was witnessed by a large congregation, was performed by the Ven. Archdeacon H. W. Williams.
The bride was given away by her father and she was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin charmmeuse, with overdress of white ninon, sewn with pearls; bodice and sleeves draped with old rose point.
The bridesmaid were - Miss Rosamond Reynolds, who wore a cream net dress with front panel of Palestrina lace, large black hat trimmed with wings and tulle rosettes and carried a bouquet of red roses; and Miss Eve GADDUM (aged 8), who wore a white muslin frock and hat, and carried a basket of red roses;
Mr Reynolds, the bride's mother, was attired in a dress of soft grey wilk, with border of pink and black velvet, grey hat wreathed with soft shaded roses.
The bridegroom was attended by Mr Eric Beamish, of Hawkes Bay, as best man. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a diamond crescent, and to the bridesmaids pearl and diamond brooches, whilst the bride's gift to the bridegroom was a suit case.
From the church, which they left amidst showers of rice and confetti, the bridal party were driven to "Sandown" the residence of the bride's parents, where the reception took place, and a large number of guests were entertained by Mr and Mrs Reynolds.
Amongst the visitors there were from Hawkes Bay, Mr and Mrs Langdale Sunderland, Miss Sunderalnd, Mrs Hassale and Miss Jamieson.
The happy couple were the recipients of a large collection of beautiful presents. They leave by the Monowai to-night en route for their future home at Glenross, Hawkes Bay


16 October 1911 - A & P SHOW COMPETITIONS
... Class 258, Best Girl Rider under 13:
* Miss Burns
* Eileen Dunn
* Eve GADDUM (aged 9)
* Etta Hansen
* Phyllis Mander
* Vita Martin
* R. McDonald
* E. M. Sherratt
* H. M. Sherratt
* Kathleen Telford


23 October 1912 - 33rd ANNUAL A & P SHOW, PEOPLE'S DAY
... The riding by the little girls under 13 years of age was an especially fine exhibition, the judge having some difficulty in singling out the winner. After some deliberation, Miss Ida Bruce was awarded the red ticket, Miss Etta Hansen getting the second prize, Miss Rosie MacDonald the third prize and Misses Eva Barry and Eve GADDUM (aged 10) the fourth and fifth respectively


20 October 1913 - POVERTY BAY A & P SHOW
... Girl riders under 13:
* Eva Barry
* Ida Bruce
* Evelyn Corlett
* Jeanette Dunlop
* Eve GADDUM (aged 11)
* Jessie Graham
* Nellie Graham
* Louisa Kain
* Rose MacDonald
* Florence Morice
* Mina Morice
* Nell Steele


10 October 1914 - POVERTY BAY A & P SHOW
... Leaping match for ponies:
* Eva Barry - Paisano
* W. T. Bruce - Flyaway
* W. Campbell - Cockie
* Bert Cooper - Taihoa
* H. Cooper - Continuance
* C. Curram - Maori Girl
* Eve GADDUM - Pony (aged 12)
* A. R. Gillman - Antwerp
* S. H. Greave - Triumph
* C. J. Hamilton - Snowy
* R. G. Hine - Sport
* lawrence Jex-Blake - Darkie
* James Jobson - Rat
* H. Johnson - Twilight
* G. Pellow - Trixie
* F. Read - Tommy
* A. Rigney - Nigger
* A. Sinton - Cockie
* F. Stubb - Midnight Sun
* O. Whitlock - Fond Memory
* Henry White - Micky Free

... Girl rider under 13:
* Ida Bruce
* Anne Gaddum
* Eve Gaddum (aged 12)
* Nellie Graham
* Louisa P. Kain


1 January 1931 - PATUTAHI GARDEN FETE
... We managed to pick the only wet day for the last two months for our annual garden Fete, so in spite of the preparations made in the Domain on the previous day, we had to hold the function in the local hall. Produce and work of all sorts rolled up in carloads, and we soon had stalls set out and well laden. Such competitions as could be were arranged, and an excellent exhibition of conjuring made an attractive side show, conducted by Mr Lyons and Miss Eve GADDUM (aged 28). Everybody set to with the utmost cheerfulness and goodwill, and our efforts were well rewarded in raising a little over £60 (2012 equivalent of $6,200). Moreover the people from the Ngatapa end decided to hold another function early in January, at which the horse and running events might take place. For this occasion Mr Gardner, of Hihiroroa, has very kinly offered to give two horses as prizes; and enthusiasm is running very high. Considering the hard times everybody is experiencing just now we feel wonderfully grateful to all who are working so generously


in August 1931 - AUCKLAND
... Eve Gaddum and her sister Hope wre staying at the Hotel Cargen


23 November 1931 EVE MARRIES aged 29
... Eve Winifred GADDUM married Edward William ARMSTRONG (1896-1993)
- Edward was a son of Charles Edward ARMSTRONG & Constance Durelle BARCLAY. Edward was listed as a Draughtsman when he served in WWI as Sergeant 57000 with the NZEF, 34th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company, embarking from Wellington for Liverpool on the HMNZT 100, Ulimaroa on 8 February 1918. His next of Kin was his father Charles Edward Armstrong, c/o Public Works, Gisborne
- from MAY BIRD Classic Sailing - David Armstrong (Eve & Edward's son) was born in England and educated at Blundells School and the Architectural Association (AA) in London but to New Zealand parents, so he has a foot in both camps. After serving with the ANZACs in the trenches in The Great War, his father, E. W. Armstrong, won a scholarship to study architecture at The AA School in London. After working in Burma for a large British firm supervising the construction of The Law Courts and The Port Offices in Rangoon, he returned fleetingly to NZ. Whilst there, he won a competition for the Robert McDougal Art Gallery in Christchurch. He married Davids mother, Eve Gaddum of Gisborne, and they returned to London together where he set up in private practice. He part owned the Bristol Channel Pilot cutter Alanna and then the West Solent class racer Erin (W19) moored at Gins Hard on the Beaulieu River close to Bucklers Hard. At an early age under his fathers guidance, David learnt to sail - cruising and racing around the Solent. Erin spent the war years in a shed at Berthons Boat Yard, in Lymington where, by coincidence, he and Sandy worked on MAYA partly rebuilding her interior to accommodate both their families ... much more and great photos at the 'May Bird' link above


EVE WINIFRED Armstrong died 30 March 1990 aged 88
- last address Gaddums Hill Rd Gisborne
EDWARD WILLIAM Armstrong died 14 December 1992 aged 96

they are buried together at Ormond Cemetery


PHOTO
GRAVE of Edward William 7 Eve Winifred Armstrong

Plot 90, Block ORM3 at Ormond cemetery
- INSCRIPTION:
EVE WINIFRED ARMSTRONG, 11 March 1901 - 30 March 1990
EDWARD WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, 28 July 1896 - 24 December 1992
Much loved.

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