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family of Florence Marjorie SAUNDERS

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query by Lindacooks on 2012-07-12 01:10:36
Hi, Looking for a little background on mum. marjorie florence noedl, nee saunders
. she had sisters Amy (McPherson), Kitty, and Alex (who died young). She may have been from a 2nd wife, i vaguely recall her father had an earlier family. Born Wanganui or there abouts in early 1900's
I think her mother's maiden name was Salt. but i dont even know their christian names. Linda

- was 1 of 8 children of:
William Joseph SAUNDERS (1842-1916) & Harriet BOULD (1845-1898)

Ebart married MARY ALEXINA DAVIDSON (1874-?) 20 Feb 1896 at St Johns Presbyterian Church, Willis street, Wellington.
* Ebart was a Sheepfarmer aged 29, a batchelor from Johnsonville, Wellington. His parents were Joseph SAUNDERS & Harriet BOULD from Alfredton (near Eketahuna).
* Mary was a Spinster aged 22 from Dunedin. Her parents were William DAVIDSON & Mary Glover WILSON

EBART & MARY's 4 known children:
... 1
1897 - 1925 Dorothy Mary Saunders
- Dorothy married Stephen Lawson CORLETT (1889-1984) in 1916
- 3rd of at least 12 children of Alfred CORLETT & Frances Harpham RANBEY
- 2 of his brothers, Privates, Alfred Harpham Corlett & Franklin Corlett were killed side by side on 8 Aug 1915 in Gallipoli (photos at the link)
- Dorothy & Stephen had 2 known children:
1920 - 1971 Mavis Jean Corlett
1923 - 2001 Dorothy May Corlett

... 2
1899 - 1959 Harriet Eileen 'Lena' Saunders
- Harriet married Harold Stanfield JONES (1885-1955)in 1920
- Harold served in WWI as Trooper 11/561 with the Wellington Mounted Rifles 4th Battalion. Imperial Camel Corps Brigade (2nd New Zealand Machine Gun Squadron). He embarked from Wellington 16 Oct 1814 for Suez, Egypt. His next of kin was his sister at Alfredton. He became Sergeant and recommended for Mentions
- Harriet & Harold were Dairy Farming in Mangawhata, Manawatu
- Harriet died 16 Dec 1959 aged 60
- she is buried with Harold Plot 057, Block 001, Area M at Kelvin Grove

... 3
1900 - 1900 Cecil Saunders
- Cecil died 30 Oct 1900 aged 19 days
- he is buried Grave 55, Block AA at Mangaoranga cemetery Eketahuna
his headstone reads: In loving memory of Cecil Saunders who died 30th October 1900 aged 19 days. "With Christ, which is far better" R.I.P.

... 4
1903 - 1962 Wallace Roy Saunders
- born in Masterton
- Wallace enlisted for WWI from Melbourne, number PM2518
- Wallace married Brenda Alicia MEADE (1903-1959) in 1927 in New Zealand
- they were in Wellington in 1928 & they divorced about then
- Brenda remarried in 1929 to Samuel James TANNER (1887-1969)
- Wallace died aged 59

... At the Supreme Court this morning before Mr Justice Cooper, Ebart Robert Saunders applied for a dissolution of his marriage with Mary Alexina Saunders. A decree nisi was granted, to be made absolute in three months, petitioner to have charge of the children. No defence was filed

EBART remarried in 1908 to:
ELLEN SALT (1878-1930)
29 August 1908 At Wanganui on 19th August, E. R. Saunders of Feilding, to Ellen, eldest daughter of Mrs Salt of Aramoho
- Ellen was born in Leek, Staffordshire, England 1 of 8 children of Eli SALT & Emma Julia FROST who emigrated to NZ and settled in Wanganui. (her father committed suicide when she was 25 by jumping off the Wanganui bridge)

EBART & ELLEN's known children:
- (perhaps you can help build this branch)
... 1
1907 - 1982 Catherine Julia Saunders
- Catherine married Hugh SWAINSON in 1926
- Hugh served in WWI as Trooper 30456 with NZEF, 21st Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade. His next of kin was his mother at Newbury, Palmerston North

... 2
1909 - 1931 Marjorie Florence Saunders
- Marjorie married Walter Lawrence NOEDL (1906-1985) in 1931
- a son of Robert Anthony NOEDL & Evangeline Anna Marie SOWRY
- Walter's ancestors
- they had 3 daughters - moved to NSW, Australia

... 3
1911 - ? Joyce Miriam Saunders

... 4
1913 - ? Amy Saunders
- married Leslie McPHERSON

... 5
1915 - ? Alex Saunders

... 6
1917 - 2005? David Walter Saunders?

... 7
1918 - 1936 Alexander Ebart Saunders
- Alexander died 4 June 1936 aged 18 in Wellington where he was a Scholar
- he is buried Plot 003, Block 003, Area G at Kelvin Grove Palmerston North

ELLEN SAUNDERS (nee Salt) died 6 March 1930 aged 52
6 March 1930 On 8th March 1930, at her late residence, Palmerston North, Ellen, beloved wife of Ebart Robert Saunders; aged 52
- she is buried Plot 001, Block 003, Area G at Kelvin Grove

EBART ROBERT SAUNDERS died 30 July 1931 aged 64
- his last address was Newbury, Palmerston North
- he is buried Plot 001, Block 002 Area G at Kelvin Grove

24 July 1908 - Ebart sells his farm in Wanganui
... On account of E. R. Saunders, Esq., who has sold his farm
* 650 good mixed lambs
* 100 mixed lambs
* 50 fat wethers
* 30 Shorthorn cows in calf
* Shorthorn bulls
* 10 2 - 3 year old Shorthorn steers
* 20 forward 3 year Shorthorn bullocks
* 35 mixed Shorthorn yearlings
* 10 mixed cattle
during the winter months the sale will start at 11.30, instead of 12.15. Luncheon obtained at the yards

9 Sep 1907 an important sale of property has been effected by Mr Eli Smith, of Masterton, in conjunction with Messrs Ross and Johnston of Marton. They have disposed of Mr C. F. Johnston's Feilding property, consisting of 2300 acres to Mr E. R. Saunders, late ot Tiraumea (40km east of Eketahuna), the price totalling 36,800 (this is equivalent in 2012 to $5,723,000 - $2500 per acre).
He called the farm 'Glen Oroua'. It was situated 2 miles from Glen Oroua, 5 miles from Rongotea, 3 from Rangiotu railway station, 13 from Palmerston North and 16 miles from Feilding by motor roads

In 1917 (during the war) Ebart had to sell some of his stock and equipment giving the reason as shortage of available labour

20 August 1908 - Feilding
... A petition is being circulated for signature asking the Government to acquire Mr E. R. Saunder's property, comprising 2300 acres, situate between the junction of Mangaone roads, near Makino and seven miles from Feilding, for closer settlement. There are already two hundred signatures on the petition

in May 1920 Ebart subdivided 'Glen Oroua' (now down to 1100 acres) into 26 small dairy farms of sizes 29 to 70 acres

GRAVE of Eileen Harriet (nee Saunders) & Harold Stanford JONES
at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

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by Lindacooks on 2012-07-13 07:01:28

thank you so much. I can fill some bits and pieces, and will get back to you next week. Linda

by Lindacooks on 2012-08-05 07:46:33


Here is some stuff i've collated for you/us.

Walter Lawrence Noedl
Born 19 October 1906, Woodville New Zealand
Died 17 July 1985 (in Melbourne) heart failure

Marjorie Florence Noedl nee Saunders
Born 15 May 1909, Alfredton, New Zealand
Died 6 September 1989 (in Melbourne)
She had dementia, possibly Alzheimers, and died in a nursing home

Alex Saunders
Died aged 18 on June 4th 1936
There was something wrong with him, a mental disorder
Is Alex (number 5) the same as Alexander (number 7)
I only ever heard of Alec

Joyce died aged 27 on September 26th 1939
Joyces baby Ross, aged 2 days died sept 19 1939
I only ever heard of her as Joyce who died young, and I only found out about the baby because mum (Florence) had it written in her bible with the other family deaths.

Born September 15 I think Amy died in the 70s, or maybe early 80s , of Leukemia
Her daughter Ruth had died some years earlier of septasemia after childbirth.
They both lived in Palmerston North, I think, so there would be records

Marjorie Florence and Walter Lawrence Noedl,
Had 3 daughters.

-Janice Audrey (21st October 1936 or 37) married John Merrillees 19th Sept 1959, and had 3 boys Scott Andrew (?) (Jan 26th 1962), James Ian (Oct 4th 1964)
And Duncan (?) August 25th 1968. Those boys have all married and had children. All live in Melbourne Australia

-Helen Dorothy (19th November 1940(?) Married Brian Robinson of Mount Palm, Rotherham NZ.31st march 1962
They had 3 children, Karen (22nd July 1963), Joanne (26 April 1965) Married Tom and has 2 daughters. Moved to UK. And Hugh (4 September 1967) married Jo-Anne and has 3 daughters.

-Linda Irene (18 December 1950)- married Gary Francis Dawson 1972 to 1976 (no children).
Defacto partner to Kim Antony Sanders since 1983, who fathered Phoebe Dawson (6 July 1988)

So Ngaire I hope this adds to the stores of records. Do you want stories too, or is there somewhere for that kind of record?
thank you so much. Linda

by ngairedith on 2012-08-05 08:18:50

hi Linda,

thanks SO much, that's a lot of new info

by all means you can send me the stories OR you can write them yourself here as journals

thank you

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