FREDERICK UNWIN 1872 - 1928 :: Genealogy
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My Great Great Grandmother's Younger brother, He was one of the proprietors of the newspaper OTAKI MAIL, Im attempting to find if there are any articles written by him, or anything to do with the UNWIN Family generally.

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on 2013-01-26 03:02:22

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by ngairedith on 2013-01-26 03:10:34

did he marry Gertrude Sharp in 1897?

by ngairedith on 2013-01-26 03:12:33

no, he married Mary Matilda Going in 1895 :)

by ngairedith on 2013-01-26 03:29:04

nah, I reckon I'm still wrong ...
who did he marry?
I cannot find any Unwin buried in Horowhenua, guess he moved

by misshowie67 on 2013-01-26 06:39:38

Yes he married Gertrude Sharp; they divorced tho. He drowned in Auckland I think. 1928.
heck I dont know why but that name Mary Matilda Going rings a bell as well.

by misshowie67 on 2013-01-26 06:44:04

Oh thats right. She's married to another Frederick UNWIN.

by ngairedith on 2013-01-26 07:43:17

Frederick Unwin, son of Thomas UNWIN & Annie REID was a Journalist
- he married:
Gertrude Hutchinson Sharp 21 April 1897 in the Wesleyan Church, Otaki
Gertrude was born in Christchurch in 1877, a daughter of:
Henry Wilder SHARP & Mary Jane AVERY
- 2 known children:
1897 - 1993 Phyllys Gertrude Fredericka Unwin
- born 29 November 1897
- Phyllis married James Bowden Veale in 1918
1900 - 1990 Eda Zair Wilder Unwin
- born 8 Sep 1900
- Eda married Arthur Haines in 1926

27 September 1928 - NELSON NEWS
... At the inquest regarding the death of Frederick Unwin (56), who fell from the wharf and was drowned at Port Nelson, it was shown that Norman C. Bergstrom, a seaman from the Titoki, very gallantly jumped into the water and secured a line round the deceased. He was warmly commended by the Coroner for his prompt action. A verdict that death was due to drowning was returned

Frederick was buried 27 September 1928 in Plot 043, Block 07, Baptist Area at Wakapuaka cemetery Nelson

by ngairedith on 2013-01-26 08:10:08

of interest...

Gertrude divorced Frederick in Wellington
21 May 1909
... Desertion was the ground of the wife's petition in the case of Gertrude Unwin v Frederick Unwin. The parties were married in April 1897 and the husband had left the wife, according to her evidence, in 1903, since which time he had contributed nothing to the support of his wife and children.
After hearing the evidence of the petitioner and her mother, his Honour granted the usual decree, giving the wife interim custody of the children
6 September 1909
... His Honour made the decree nisi absolute in the case Gertrude Unwin v Frederick Unwin

Gertrude remarried (as Gertrude Sharp) on 15 November 1910 at Ngamako, Norsewood, to James Hutchinson (1880-1936)
She died 26 August 1958 in Woodville
She is buried Plot 38, Block AD at Mangatera cemetery, Dannevirke with James

this means that she was NOT married as Gertrude Hutchinson Sharp but I had confused her names along the way

by misshowie67 on 2013-01-27 02:25:03

WOW ! The plot thickens... Thank you so much for the leads. My Great Great Grandmother was certainly fond of her brother. And we had two Frederick's in my family, that were named after this man. Though neither of them made it to adulthood. I got Auckland confused with Nelson; I thought I read it somewhere, so thank you for clearing that up for me. Kind of makes me sad for him; if I let myself get sentimental. One must conclude tho, that - that is simply the nature of living and dying. I said on one of your posts that you were an absolute treasure, and once again I arrive at the same conclusion. Thank you Edith

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