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Family of Frederick ELWOOD - Lincolnshire to Woodville

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Frederick ELWOOD (1855 - 10 June 1932) married
Sarah Nelson CHAINEY (1856 - 4 Dec 1948) on 16th Dec 1884
- Frederick was born in Lincolshire to William ELWOOD & Elizabeth WHEATCROFT
He emigrated to Christchurch on the Northern Monarch, arriving 1 Feb 1879

Frederick and Sarah married at her parents home in Springfield road, Saint Albans, Christchurch. They lived for some time in Woodville, Manawatu where 3 of their children were buried. By 1915 they were in Te Kuiti - 327km north of Woodville

FREDERICK & SARAH had 10 children:
... 1
Frederick William Elwood
3 March 1886 - 7 Nov 1885 aged 9 years
- Frederick is buried in Plot 63 - Block 11 at the Old Gorge Cemetery with his siblings Clara and Gervase

... 2
Ira Nelson Elwood
22 Feb 1889 - 14 March 1957 aged 68
- Ira married Edith Mary Anne KITCHIN in 1912
- they had a son, Desmond Nelson Elwood who served in WWII as Sub Lieutenant(A) with the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Formidable, 803 Squadron. He was killed in action at sea on the Indian Ocean aged 24, 1 Aug 1942
- see 803 Naval Air Squadron on the HMS Formidable
- he is commemorated on the
NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND

... 3
Clara Edith Elwood - twin with Alfred Terah next
10 Feb 1891 - 12 March 1892 aged 13 months
- she is buried with her brothers Frederick & Gervase in the Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

... 4
Alfred Terak Elwood - twin with Clara above
10 Feb 1891 Woodville - 17 May 1915 aged 24
- Alfred moved to Australia in 1914 and was living in
Glebe, NSW Australia when he enlisted for war
- he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion, E Company with the 1st Infantry Brigade AIF. He died of wounds on the on board HMHS Gascon at Gaba Tepe, Dardanelles on the Gallipoli Peninsula
- he is commemorated at the Lone Pine Memorial
- he listed his mother S. L. Elwood of Te Kuiti as next of kin
- his parents were by this date farming in Te Kuiti

... 5
Myra Rata Elwood
29 May 1893 - ?
- Myra married James Colin SELL in 1919

... 6
Gervase Chainey Elwood
3 April 1895 - 12 Nov 1895 aged 7 months
- he died 5 days after his 9 year old brother Frederick and they are buried together with 13 month old sister Clara in Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

... 7
Bertha Elizabeth Elwood
14 May 1897 - 20 July 1974 aged 77
- Bertha married Gordon William JOHNS in 1926

... 8
Jessie Miro Elwood
27 Oct 1898 - 4 Jan 1980 aged 81

... 9
Ethel Wheatcroft Elwood
3 Sept 1901 - 29 Sept 1971 aged 70
- Ethel married Donald McLEAN in 1927

... 10
Frederick George Elwood
9 Sept 1904 - 1 Jan 1945 aged 40
- 27 years to the day after brother Alfred


Sarah Elwood died aged 92
- her ashes were scattered at Waitakere Cemetery Auckland where son Ira's ashes were also scattered in 1957
Frederick Elwood's death & burial not yet found

PHOTO
Alfred Terak Elwood
in 1914 as Private 507 with the AIF

Surnames: CHAINEY ELWOOD JOHNS MCLEAN SELL WHEATCROFT
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on 2009-12-15 05:43:44

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by ngairedith on 2013-08-18 06:47:04

as Frederick Elwood was a passenger on the Northern Monarch, his family has now been updated

by markatew on 2014-02-02 21:39:03

Hi Ngairedith,

Thank you for the information on Frederick Elwood and Sarah Nelson Chainey. These people are my Great Grandparents. My Grandmother is Myra Rata Elwood who married James Colin Self, my father Peter Self is still alive living in Te Awamutu. I am trying to research how the name Nelson came into the family. I have information from my Great Aunt Michael Johns( Bertha Elizabeth Elwood), she said it descended from Sussannah Nelson, who was the Elder sister of Horation Nelson. Any information that I can help you with, I am happy to help

Thank you

Kate Walsh(nee Self)

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