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George YOUNGSON + Marion SMITH - Glasgow to Balclutha

Journal by ngairedith

George YOUNGSON was born in Gasgow in 1851
By 1885 he was in the South of New Zealand where he married Marion SMITH on 27th October 1885 at her parents houe in Greta St, Oamaru

They had 7 children in the Otago regions

George died of Hydatids in 1900 at the age of 50
- Marion remarried the following year to James CRAIG and they farmed at `Weka Downs` Pukeawa, (16km north west of Balclutha)
- they later moved to South Otago
- Marion also brought up 3 children of her son John when his wife Hilda died in a backyard fire in 1918
- Marion lost 3 sons to war:
William George Youngson (39927)
Robert Youngson (9/988)
a third, Alexander (Alex), a reserve, died of the 1918 Flu Pandemic
- Marion was given the honour of unveiling the Balclutha memorial

The 7 children of George and Marion were:

1885-1947 Margaret Youngson
- Margaret married Walter EXCELL (1882-1952) in 1906
- she died aged 62 in Nightcaps a town in the Southland Region of the South Island

1887-1925 John Youngson
- John married Hilda Hannah Bell HUGHAN (1894-1918) in 1914
- they had 3 children
- Hilda died aged 24 in a fire
- John died aged 38 in Masterton

1889-1915 Robert Alfred Youngson
- Robert was a BAKER for A Hutton in Balclutha
- he died at sea from Gallipoli on board the Hunts Green Hospital Ship aged 26
- his Memorial Reference is 72 at the Lone Pine Memorial

1892-1918 William George Youngson
- William was a BRICKLAYER at the Wellington Meat Company in Masterton (Borthwicks)
- he died of GUNSHOT WOUNDS in France aged 26
- he is buried Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France

1894-1970 Christina May Youngson
- Christina married John Clarken McCOY (1890-1954) in 1921
- she died aged 76

1897-1918 Alexander 'Alex' Youngson
- Alex was a FIREMAN
- he died during the 1918 Flu Pandemic aged 21
- he is buried PLOT 92 - BLOCK 38 at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin

1898-1980 Alice Jane Youngson
- Alice married Albert SUMMERS (1892-1966) in 1920
- she died in Masterton aged 81
- she is buried in the Archer St Cemetery

Marion also had a son with Jim Craig:
1905-1980 David Smith Craig
- he married Desdemona Jane HAIR (1909-2002) in 1929

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by lostdog1 on 2010-07-08 01:13:27


Would you please contact me on my home E Mail: [email protected]
Walter EXCELL and Margaret YOUNGSON are my grandparents, and my grandmother passed away in 1947 at the age of 62 NOT 82.

Kind regards,
Gaye Ruru [nee Excell]
PS Would love to know how we connect.

by ngairedith on 2010-07-08 05:55:19

Hi Gaye,
Yes thankyou for that
1885 to 1947 is, of course, 62 not 82 :)

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