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LIST of VICTIMS - 1931 NAPIER 7.8 earthquake

Journal by ngairedith

On Tuesday morning the 3rd February 1931 at 10.47am the ground in the Hawkes Bay region heaved sharply upward and swayed. A deceptive half-minute pause was followed by a downward motion and violent shaking and rocking
... In all the 7.8 quake spanned two and a half minutes

- the sea floor off the curving sweep of Hawkes Bay was lifted 2.7 metres and large boats were left high and dry as 2200 hectares of tidal flats in Ahuriri Lagoon were raised to sea level

As buildings began to disintegrate many people fled outdoors into a lethal rain of chunks from ornate facades, parapets and cornices. Buildings swayed violently and their walls bulged and collapsed into the streets in avalanches of brick and masonry that crushed vehicles and people. Roofs caved in on buildings that had large open internal areas, such as churches, libraries and theatres. In some buildings the internal floors pulled free of the swaying walls, collapsing inward in a jumble of girders, wood and plaster

In Napier, the recently built Nurses Home collapsed, killing clerical staff and off-duty nurses who were sleeping. In Hastings at least 50 people were in Roachs department store when it collapsed (it is now Westpoint Plaza); 17 died and many were seriously injured. The entire front of the five-storey Grand Hotel in Hastings crumbled into Heretaunga Street, claiming eight lives. Fifteen died at the Park Island Old Mens Home near Taradale, but a 91-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble three days later.

HAWKES BAY 1931 the site from Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand with their collection of photos, other info and links to other quakes

THE NAPIER EARTHQUAKE of 1931 with photos

HAWKES BAY EARTHQUAKE with names and photos

Napier 1931 Earthquake another list of names some with notes & bios. Some of the bios below were taken from this site

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GROUP a great site form the emergency group
with photos and survivors stories

The official death toll was 256 people who died in the magnitude 7.8
earthquake but there are 258 names on the memorial, and this unofficial number is likely to be correct.
- 161 in Napier
- 93 in Hastings
- 2 in Wairoa
Many thousands more required medical treatment.

I have taken names from a number of different sites on the web (some from links at the above sites) - it seems that every site visited has a different list of names, so I have compiled a list containing all the names found and will, with your help, research and verify and add if required. Explosives were used to make a hole in the cemetery big enough to inter 54 coffins in the first burial service. The aim is to add Plot numbers as they become available

This is not a complete list - and may not ever be ...

The * at the front of a name means they are buried in a mass grave in Hastings and their name is on the memorial.
The memorial area contains the remains of 100 people who perished in the Hawke's Bay Earthquake of 3 February 1931. The tablets on the memorial record the names of 86 of those interred in the mass grave plus the names of 23 others buried elsewhere in the cemetery.

Ainsley, Bodey aged 22 from Greymouth

Alexander, Thomas Wilson aged 45 from Pakipaki, 8km S of Hastings
- married Olive Mona BAYLISS in 1926
- PLOT 724 - BLOCK F at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was Samuel Thomas TONG (1849-1934)

Allan, Sylvia Margaret Fordie aged 16, Hastings
- daughter of James ALLAN & Ethel Linda ROWE
- PLOT 2 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was her father James Allan

Alloway, Ivy Patricia (Miss) aged 18
- at Roachs' Building Hastings
- daughter of George Frederick ALLOWAY (1880-1952) & Emily Jane WALKER (?-9th March 1931, buried with Ivy)
- PLOT 726 - BLOCK F at Hastings Cemetery (with her mother)
- plot purchaser was her father George Frederick Alloway

Anderson, boy from Technical School
- no records found for a boy Anderson

Arrowsmith, Margaret (nee THEILE) aged 51
- married Thomas Arrowsmith in 1903
- mother of Cecil Thomas (1905-1965), Thelma Marie Elizabeth & Ronald Albert George Arrowsmith (possibly more)

* Ashwell, Cecil George aged 30 was a porter at Claredon Hotel
- married Mina TROADEC in 1920
- Mina was POSSIBLY a sister of Gustave Troadec one of the 72 victims of the 1909 sinking of the SS PENGUIN
- Mina was in Wellington at the time

Ashworth, Ellen aged 37 from Tikokino, 50km SW of Hastings
- of Lancashire England
- married Charles Ashworth
- PLOT 717 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery

* Atkinson, Thomas Henry aged 43

Bader, Eric aged 15 of Nelson St, Hastings

Barrett, Mrs Sarah Naomi supposedly from Masterton aged 53
- married Walter Barrett
Mother of Mrs PEARCE, living at Petone
- PLOT 8 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchased by her husband Walter Herbert Barrett (1884-1964)
.. inscription reads:
Beloved Wife of Walter Barrett Of Napier
At Rest Ever Remembered By Her Loving Husband & Daughters

Barry, Edith Mary Maud (nee CREAGH) aged 61 of Napier
- married Thomas BARRY in 1891, their children were:
Arthur Tremwith (1891-1962 married Delia JONES in 1927)
Thomas Creagh (1895-1967)
Isabel Edith (1900-1983 married Ray Rollo BUDDO in 1925)
David George (1901-1959 married Eunice Margaret HART in 1922)
Desmond Whittaker (1906-1987)
- died at St John's Anglican Cathedral

Bartle, William Morley aged 61, Hasting
- married Selina FLINT (1873-1960) in 1896, had a son William Cecil & a daughter Doris Alma
- PLOT 690 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was his wife Selina

Bartlett, Mary Hodge (nee CALDOW) of Hastings aged 48
- married William George BARTLETT in 1901
- daughter Myra also died, (see BERRY below)
- Dressed in floral silk frock, ring and two diamond engagement rings
- PLOT 20 - BLOCK C at Hastings Cemetery

* Basher, Reginald George aged 16

* Bennett, Mary Leah (Miss) of Napier aged 17

Berry, Myra George (nee BARTLETT) aged 28
- daughter of William George BARTLETT & Mary Hodge CALDOW (above)
- married Thomas Henry BERRY in 1923
- short with brown hair (OR short, brown hair). Dressed in pale grey crepe de chine, dress trimmed with red, wearing necklace
- PLOT 696 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery

* Bickerstaff, Louisa Maude (nee BURGESS) aged 39 of Napier
- daughter of James BURGESS & Ellen/Helen WILSON
- married Charles Herbert BICKERSTAFF (1885-1976) in 1913
- had a young family

* Bisson, Annie (nee DONS) aged 45 of Napier and her washerwoman ??
- married Leonard Thayer Bisson in 1914

* Blackburn, Mary Ann (Mrs) aged 85

Bohan, Kathleen aged 16 of 615 Avenue Road, Hastings
- PLOT 20 - BLOCK C at the Hastings Cemetery
- she was given an earthquake victims grave

Bohan, Mrs Ellen aged 58 of Hastings
- unable to find data

* Bonner, Alfred John 'Alf' aged 55 of Napier
- married with grown up family

* Boyd, Frances Mary (nee FOY) of Epsom Auckland aged 69
- married Joseph Boyd in 1886. Their children were:
Sydney Francis Boyd (1887-1947) married Jessie IRVING 1921
Myrtle Gwendoline Boyd (1890-1981) married Robert Nicol McNIVEN 1913
Gladys Holly Boyd (1893-?) married Robert John CAMPBELL 1916
Alice Theo Snowdon Boyd (1899-?) married William Arthur HAWKINS 1925

Boyde, Mrs Frances - wife of Joseph (this was Francis above)

Brace, Eugene - no records found

Brace, Henry Herbert aged 40 of Hastings
- PLOT 671 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchased by his wife Florence Eugenie Brace (1871-1944)
.. inscription reads:
To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die

Brandon, Eileen Mary (Miss) aged 20 of Napier

Brooker, Henry age 55 of Pakipaki, 8km S of Hastings
- PLOT 698 - BLOCK D of the Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was Mrs HY Brooker

Brown, Gilbert aged 92 at Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier

Brown, Raymond Kenneth Broburg c/o Beck's Pharmacy Hastings aged 21
- son of Cecil Edward Adolph BROWN & Beta Seabird LLOYD (1890-1956, married 1906)
- 2 known brothers (possibly more) were: Cyril Norman Adolph (1907-1919) & Lloyd Frederick Charles (1908-1961) Brown
- PLOT 21 - BLOCK C at the Hastings Cemetery

Bryson, Jane aged 66

Bryson, Ruth aged 54 unmarried
- daughter of Archibald & Alicia Bryson
- Archibald arrived into Port Chalmers (Dunedin) from Greenock on the James Nicol Fleming on 22-8-1872, (the name of this clipper ship was changed in 1879 to 'Napier') he then went on to Napier where he had the Napier Hotel.

Buck, Mabel Miss
- at
Roachs' Building Hastings - never found, no death record

Buck, Mary Teresa, Hastings at Roaches Building - no death record for that name
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Burrow, Clarice Margaret, (Miss) aged 16 of Napier

Butler, Gwendoline Ethel 'Gwen' (Miss) aged 21
- cashier at Griffith's Shoe Shop 211 Heretaunga St Hastings est. 1914
- daughter of Thomas BUTLER & Ethel Jane LILLEY of Havelock North
- sister of Albert Raymus 'Ray' Bulter (1910-1998)
... Apparently she, along with the rest of the staff and customers, successfully evacuated the shop during or immediately after the first major shock. Allegedly, another staff member then said to Gwen, "What about the money in the till?". Gwen, as the cashier, realised the contents of the till were her responsibility and she re-entered the shop to recover the money. She was caught by an aftershock that brought down the already weakened neighbouring brick bank building on top of the shoe shop. The coroner recorded on her death certificate that death had occurred through collapse of a building caused by an earthquake of great severity. Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 5th February 1931
- PLOT 143L - BLOCK B at the Havelock North Cemetery

Cambridge, Olive Gwendoline Miss aged 18 of 822 Karamu Road Napier
- PLOT 607 - BLOCK D of the Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was Beatrice Cambridge

* Cameron, William of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier

* Canham, John Eugene aged 3

Carmody, Vincent, Seminarist of Wanganui aged 19
- at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows

Chapman, Mary Hannah (Mrs) aged 70

Chittenden, Clive Leonard aged 5

Cleary, Gladys Alma, (Miss) of Warwick Road Hastings aged 25
- daughter of Thomas Cleary & Fanny Mulcaster
- sister of Randal Thomas Cleary (1903-1970)
- PLOT 638 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery
- buried next to Thomas Michael Cleary (1869-1935)
- purchaser of both plots was Thomas Cleary

Cockerill, Mrs Emma Clara aged 78
- PLOT 705 - BLOCK D of the Hastings Cemetery

Cole, Ethel Rose (nee BARNES) aged 30
- married Francis Benjamin Cole in 1925
- buried with her 2 sons below
- PLOT 619 - BLOCK E

Cole, Peter Henry aged 3
- son of Ethel above
- PLOT 619 - BLOCK E of Hastings Cemetery

Cole, William Edwin Francis 'Billy aged 4
- son of Ethel above
- PLOT 619 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery

Colebourne, John Henry aged 73 c/o Williams and Kettle Ltd, Hastings
- PLOT 673 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery

Collins, Mary (possibly nee RYAN) aged 70
- PLOT 412 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetey
- buried with her husband Patrick Collins (1856-1919)
- plot purchaser was Mary Collins

* Colton, Edward aged 62 at Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier

Cook, Thomas aged 42 of Havelock North
- married Francis Ethel MEADS in 1915
- PLOT 707 - BLOCK D of Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was his wife Francis Ethel Cook

Couper, Brian aged 2 of 622 Ellison Road Hastings
- PLOT - BLOCK

Couper, Phillipa aged 12 of Otane, 37km S of Hastings
- PLOT 145A - BLOCK L of Havelock North Cemetery

Crawford, John Herbert aged 29 storeman of Hastings
- eldest son of Herbert Crawford (1871-1933) & Florence May GRANT (1878-1928 married 1900)
- buried with his parents and a brother Alan Grant Crawford (1902-1974) also his grandfather Samuel Crawford (1841-1874)
- PLOT 26 - BLOCK SW of Havelock North Cemetery

* Cuddihy, Michael aged 81 at Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier

Dalley, Elizabeth Ann, (nee CHEYNE) aged 27
- married Stanley George Dalley in 1928

Dallison, Eleanor aged 20
- possible daughter of William Henry DALLISON & Olive Eleanor GASCOIGNE
- possible sister of Lena Sayah & Irene Dallison

* Davidson, John Stewart aged 44

Dennett, George Frederick aged 37
- newspaper said: aged 60 "wearing double breasted navy suit - not seen since quake"
- married Myrtle Catherine Alice CHAPMAN in 1929

* Dennett, Herbert Arthur - no records found

Devonport, Alexander aged 19, Seminarist of Fendalton, Christchurch
- at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows

Dewes, Matilda 'Meta' aged 45 of Napier

Dimond, Thomas Henry 'Harry' aged 20 of 700 Avenue Road Hastings
- only child of Thomas (1883-1969) & 'Bessie' DIMOND
- PLOT 682 - BLOCK D
- plot purchased by Henry Dimond
- headstone erected by the Radio Ball Committee

Doogan, James aged 22 Seminarist of Greymouth
- at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows

Drummond, Charles Gordon/George aged 18 of 408 McLean Street Hastings
- PLOT 6 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchased by Margaret Drummond

Dunn, Aileen Frances aged 7 of Taradale - 15km N of Hastings

Dunn, Elizabeth Mary, (Mrs) aged 64

Durning, James Aloysius
- listed as dead but buried for 3 days, when rescued he saw his name in the obituary of the local paper. Died in 1997 aged 89

Dyer, Herbert 'Bert' aged 58 911 Southland Road Hastings
- PLOT -687 BLOCK D at the Hastings Cemetery
- plot puchased by the Loyal Oddfellows Lodge

* Dwyer, John aged 86 at the Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier

* Ellis, Ada Mima aged 54 of Greenmeadows, 17km N of Hastings
- second cook at Napier Hospital

Ellis, Olive Frances (nee BURR) aged 27 Greenmeadows, 17km N of Hastings
- married Abel/Alec Corbett Ellis (1901-1963) in 1929
- PLOT 725 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchased by her husband Alec Corbett Ellis

* Ellison, Stanley George aged 40
- born 1891 to Jessie Frances ELLISON
- Jessie later married George Herbert HALL in 1898 & had a further 8 children
- Stanley married Annie Cecily BEALE in 1912

* Eltridge, Martha Ann aged 48
- Eltridge is the correct spelling. Sometimes seen as Ethridge
- possibly the wife of John Owen ELTRIDGE

Evers-Swindell, Arthur Wilfred Denys (1913-1931) aged 18
- 1st of 4 children of Arthur EVERS-SWINDELL & Octavia Felicia Marie HEATON
* his brother, Garry Owen Evers-Swindell (1915-1981) was the grandfather of the Evers-Swindell twins Olympic Gold Medalists
* he had a sister, Felicia Alice Marianne Evers-Swindell (1917-2001)
* his brother, Frederick Hornby Evers-Swindell (1919-1943), Flying Officer NZ413906, was Killed on Active Service WWII at Madh Island, India

Evans, David aged 38
- married Mary Elizabeth BEGLEY in 1922
- PLOT 267 - BLOCK E at the Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchased by Michael BEGLEY
.. inscription reads:
A Loving Husband Father & Friend - We Miss Him Most Who Loved Him Best R.I.P.

Farmery, Gladys Lilian, Miss aged 21 of Hastings at Roaches, never found
- daughter of Charles FARMERY & Annie FARMERY (her maiden name also)
- PLOT 515 - BLOCK C, Memorial Only on the headstone of her brother Eric Charles Farmery (1920-1933)

Fitzpatrick, (Mrs) of St Aubyn Street, Hastings - no records found
- wife of Colin Fitzpatrick

Foster, Frederick Lancelot aged 50 Seminarist
- at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows

* Fraser, James Douglas aged 35
- son of Margaret Henderson Fraser

Fredsberg, Rex Ernest aged 13 of Hastings
- son of Charles FREDSBERG (1876-1947) & Elna Elizabeth JANSON (1887-1972 married 1910)
- PLOT 683 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchase by his father Charles Fredsberg

* Freedman, Derek aged 20

Frew, Christine (Mrs) aged 53

* Frew, Elizabeth Anna aged 8

* Gannaway, Norman Baxter aged 2

* Gannaway, baby - no records found (possible it is Norman)

Gigg, Albert James aged 19
- son of David Thomas GIGG (1879-1938) & Elizabeth Beatrice Annie MARWICK (1880-1933)
- brother of Eulalie (1908-1998 married John Henry WILLIAMS 1925), Desmond (1906-1906), Stephen John (1908-1908) possibly others
- PLOT 156 - BLOCK C at Hastings Cemetery with parents
- plot purchased by his father David Thomas Gigg
.. inscription reads:
only surviving son of David & Beatrice Gigg

Gill, Thomes Henry aged 50
- Auctioneer of Gill's Auctions, Hastings
- married Marjorie Mary BUTLER in 1923
- PLOT 665 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by his wife Marjorie Gill
.. inscription reads:
While Attempting To Rescue A Member Of His Staff

* Goldfinch, Leonard Henry aged 39 of Napier
- married Ada JENKINS in 1921

Gondringer, Father Bernard aged 55 Catholic Priest at the Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows Hastings
- PLOT - BLOCK

Goodall, Albert Edward aged 36, signwriter of Hastings
- PLOT 628 - BLOCK E at Hastings cemetery

Goodall, Annie May aged 22 of Hastings
- daughter of Frederick GOODALL & Mary Jane GORDINE (married 1906)
- had a brother Frederick Alfred John 'Fred' Goodall (1907-1940)
- PLOT 678 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by her father Frederick Goodall

Graham, Raymond Stanley 'Ray' aged 18
- PLOT 18 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery

* Grant, Frederick James aged 16

Grant, Gordon Hill aged 40 of Hastings
- married Elsie Margaret KAYE in 1913
- PLOT 10 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery

* Greatbatch, Thomas 'Eli' aged 60 of Napier
- married Mary/May Lydia Caroline WAKELIN in 1900

Greville, Jack aged 17, message boy - no records found

Grudnoff, Nina aged 18 of Wellwood Street Hastings
- PLOT 695 - BLOCK D
- plot purchaser was Samuel Thomas TONG (1849-1934)

* Hansen, Edward aged 80 at Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier

* Haynes, Jane aged 53

Harris, Doreen Myra aged 4, Hastings
- a daughter of Kenneth Joseph HARRIS (1896-1974) & Margaret Mary JOHNSON
- buried with her father
- PLOT 713 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was her father Kenneth Joseph Harris

Harrison, Valentine Joseph aged 18 - Jobbing Compositor of Hastings

Hawkins, Rita aged 11
- at Roachs' Building Hastings
... She was crushed in the doorway of the Roaches building when the earthquake struck and died 18 days later in hospital.
- daughter of Robert Moana HAWKINS & Maryann ADAMS
- PLOT 176 - BLOCK B at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was Samuel Hawkins

Haxton, Sabina May aged 26 of Nelson Street Hastings
- daughter of Armond HAXTON & Emma Elizabeth KEMP (married 1892)
- sister of George William, Charles Armond, Wilfred Thomas, Frederick, Wishart Mitchell, Doris Emma (see below) and John Eric Haxton
- PLOT 719 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was her father Armond Haxton

Haxton, Doris Emma aged 28 of Nelson Street Hastings
- sister of Sabina above (see above for family)
- PLOT 686 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was her father Armond Haxton

* Heath, Clifford James Colvin aged 16

Heney, Cyril Herbert aged 14 of Hastings
- son of Herbert Hugh HENEY & Henrietta Mary DAVIDSON
- PLOT 12 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was his father Herbert hugh Heney
.. inscription reads:
aged 14 years & 7 months. ALSO Janey died 11.12.1941 aged 29 year. Nancy died 2.8.1942 aged 22 years. HERBERT HENEY father of above died 18.2.1953 aged 69 years

Heighway, James Woodford aged 34, 604 Queen Street Hastings
- married Kathleen Florence HICKLING in 1926
- PLOT 69 - BLOCK C
- plot purchased by himself 1927
.. inscription reads:
Beloved Husband Of Kathleen Heighway ALSO Baby PHIL died 2nd Feb 1927 aged 11 days. Some Day We'll Understand

Hennessey, Master Seminarist of Greymouth - no records found
- at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows

Hindmarsh, Sheila Westwood (nee McLEOD) aged 30
- married John St John Hindmarsh in 1919

Holland, Edmund Alfred aged 36
- son of Edmund Henry HOLLAND ( 1867-1915) & Flora Alice STEVEN (1867-1900)
- brother of Una Olive (1889-1965 married Rolf ROWLING in 1914), Henry Beauffas (1890-1910), Lydia Alison (1891-1974 married Joseph Hugh DALZIEL in 1915), Elsie May (1893-1893 died aged 10 months), Albert Hector (1896-1982), Flora Bertha (1898-1967 married Reginald Rudloph Morden TRUE in 1920) and John Alexander (1900-1923) Holland
- Edmund married Violette May ADAMS in 1918
- PLOT 19 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery
- he was given an Earthquake Victims Grave

Hooking, Eliza Jane - no records found

Hooper, Brian aged 2 of Hastings
- a son of Harold Hole HOOPER & Annie GRAY (married 1914)
- PLOT 725 - BLOCK F at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was his father Harold Hole Hooper

Horsley, Mrs Constance Emily aged 33 of Hastings
- PLOT 703 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was Samuel Thomas TONG (1849-1934)

Houlahan, Eleanor May aged 30
- c/o Gills Auction Mart Hastings
- PLOT 621 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery
- plot purchaser was Patrick Houlahan

Howard, Ernest Edward aged 57 of Taradale
- no records found

Hughs, Nita (Miss) of the Union Steam Ship Company
- no records found

Hunt, William James aged 56 of Hastings
- married Elizabeth Louise ? (possibly also Hunt)
- PLOT 747 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery with his wife
- plot purchaser was his wife Elizabeth Louise Hunt (1882-1969)

* Insull, Marjory Helen Caroline aged 22 - nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
- at Nurses' Home

Jeffaries, Elizabeth aged 74 of Taradale

Jenkins, Lily aged 15 of Caroline Road Hastings
- PLOT - BLOCK

Jensen, Agnes Mary (nee WOODROW) aged 62 of Haumoana - 14km W of Hastings
- married Christoffer JENSEN (1864-1938) in 1891
their children were: Christoffer (1892-?) Winifred Patti (1899-1973 married Alfred Edward WALKER in 1920) Raymond (1900-1977) Ladis Maney (1904-1981 married Bertram George SPOONER in 1927)
- PLOT 693 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was her husband Christoffer Jensen (1862-1938)
- they are buried together

Johnson, William George aged 42

* Johnson, Crawford Benjamin aged 44 of Napier

* Johnson, Jack William aged 18

* Johnstone, Bridget Mary (nee DOOLEY) aged 43, wardsmaid
- at isolation ward at Hospital
- married John Spratt JOHNSTONE in 1913

Johnstone, Norman of Napier - no records found

Jones, Ernest Cecil aged 47 of Williams Street Hastings
- PLOT 4 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was Edward W Jones

Jones, Grace Brandon, (Miss) aged 19
- - at Roachs' Building Hastings
- daughter of Percy BRANDON-JONES (1882-1920) of Swansea, Wales & Ethel Elizabeth ? (1883-1960)
- PLOT 666 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery with her mother
- plot purchaser was her mother Ethel McKECHNIE (remarried name)

* Keddle, Joan Grace aged 20 - Nurse at Napier Hospital
- of Pahiatua, parents in Wairoa
- at the Napier Hospital Nurses' Home

Kee, Lim junior
- due to falling beam

Kelly, Henrietta Lavinia aged ? - no records found

* Key, Elsie Gertrude aged 28

Kirkpatrick, Mary Ann (nee HICKEY) aged 45
- at Cosy Theatre Hastings
- married Colin KIRKPATRICK (1878-1964) in 1907. Had 2 sons Colin (1910-1986) & Kenneth
- lived at St Aubyn St Hastings
... Daughter of Maurice HICKEY and Mary Anne HALPIN. Her body was taken back to Palmerston North (where she was born) by her family and buried in the family plot
- PLOT 065 - BLOCK 076 at Terrace End Cemetery Palmrston North

Kitching, Thomas Henry aged 75 of Napier
- born in Australia
- oldest of 9 children of Edward KITCHING of Whitechapel, London & Ann FAHY an Irish Orphan Immigrant

Kitson, Dennis Frances aged 7 of Taradale

* Knott, Geoffrey Cole aged 16

Kyle, Leo Alphonso aged 35

Lambert, Beatrice Elizabeth, (nee ALLEN) aged 46 of Greys Road Hastings
- married Walter Tom LAMBERT (1887-1949) in 1905
- PLOT 721 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was her husband Walter Lambert
.. inscription reads: Until We Meet Again

Laurenson, Mary Boswick aged 62
- PLOT 172 - BLOCK C at Havelock North cemetery

Leaning, John England 'Ernest' aged 56, Bootmaker of Hastings
- married Catherine MEYERS in 1918 (possible 2nd marriage)
- PLOT 691 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was his wife Catherine Leaning

* Lenihan, Mary Josephine aged 64

* Leverett, Rose Eileen aged 15

Lewis, Percival Hope aged 34
- c/o Nelsons Ltd Hastings
- married Rau-ma-hora Lelia COLLISON in 1926
- PLOT 62 - BLOCK M at Havelock North cemetery
.. inscription reads: Till The Day Breaks

Lincoln, Eric Charles Earl aged 21, at Roaches Building, never found

Love, William Charles aged 52, of Karamu Road Hastings
- married Mary Elizabeth BROWN in 1908
- PLOT 667 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery

* Lunn, Walter George aged 31

* MacArthur, Frederick Campbell aged 50 Telegraphist at General Post Office Napier

MacDonald, (Mrs) Ellen Frances aged 47, Hastings
- PLOT - BLOCK

MacDonald, John Spencer 'Jock' aged 22 Carlton Club Hotel
- PLOT 16 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery
- was given an earthquake victims grave

* MacLean, Dorothy Isabel (nee WARD) aged 42
- married Leonard Herbert Lionel MacLEAN in 1917

MacLennan, John Roderick 'Roy' aged 58 of Havelock North
- married Marie Louise McKENZIE (1877-1962) in 1903
- PLOT 157A - BLOCK L at Havelock North cemetery

* McCarthy, Joseph Henry aged 36

* McKee, Mary May 'Molly' aged 22

* McKenzie, John aged 73 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

McLean, Mary Hannah aged 55 of Karamu Road, Hastings
- PLOT 10 - BLOCK CHM at Havelock North

McLeod, Edith Mary (nee HORRELL) aged 47 of Hastings
- married Donald Fancis 'Frank' McLeod of Woodlands, Southland Rd, Hastings in 1910
- PLOT 701 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was her husband
.. inscription reads: To Memory Ever Dear

McLeod, Mary Alice (nee CASTLE) aged 45 of Paki Paki
- married William Murdoch McLeod (1883-1950) in 1908
- PLOT 438 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery with son Douglas Alan McLeod (1914-1995)
- plot purchaser was her husband William Murdoch McLeod

McMillan, Irvine Harold aged 13, Hastings
- son of William McMILLAN & Ruby Adeline ROONEY
- killed at Tech School, Napier
- PLOT 676 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchaser was his father William McMillan
.. inscription reads: Only Bairn Of ...

May, Thomas John aged 81 of Hastings
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Meek, Thomas aged 50

Menzies, Myra Evelyn aged 26

* Mitchell, Ruth aged 53 Nurse of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home

Mitchell, Harry aged 62

Morunga, Mrs Rama Maru (Raina Marie) aged 49 of Bridge Pa
- PLOT - BLOCK

Morunga, Tokatoroa Mareo (Takataroa) aged 7 of Bridge Pa
- PLOT - BLOCK

Murcott, Doris Mabel 'Maud' aged 26 of Pollen St Woodville (between Vogel & Bowen Streets)
- PLOT 715 - BLOCK D
- plot purchased by her father Thomas MURCOTT (mother was Catherine Florence Benson)

Murray, Dina Jane aged 2
- was with her mother, below, at the shop
... Family tell that usually the child was minded by a Karitane nurse while Mena worked, but on that day the Karitane nurse had arranged to have the day off and Mena took Dina to the shop with her
- PLOT 235 - BLOCK D

Murray, Mena Mary (nee McKAY) aged 36
- born at Ormond, Poverty Bay
- married Douglas Russell MURRAY in 1924
- died at Mena's Ladies Outfitters Shop in Fitzroy Ave by falling masonry, with her daughter above
- PLOT 235 - BLOCK D

Nuttall, Elsie Ella aged 19
- PLOT 19 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery
- was given an earthquake victims grave

Ogden, Henry aged 35
- PLOT - BLOCK

Ogilvie, Bertram Verdun aged 14
- PLOT 663 - BLOCK D

O'Neill, Margaret Teresa aged 37 of Park Road Hastings, at Cosy Theatre, Hastings
- PLOT 623 - BLOCK E at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by her father Cornelius O'Neill (mother was Bridget Twomey)

Orr, Doris Evelyn agd 21 at Roaches Building, Hastings
- PLOT 7 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery
= plot purchased by her father Herbert Webb Orr (mother was Janet Ann Earl)

Orr, Susan aged 41 of Taradale

Paul, Patricia aged 8 of Taradale

* Pearson, Kathleen Irene (nee BALLARD,) aged 29
- married Alfred Leslie Pearson, Dannevirke in 1923

* Pointon, Edward Arthur aged 48
- worked at the woolstores in Port Ahuriri
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Plank, George aged 70

Puddle, Elizabeth aged 79, widow, patient in Napier Hospital. A son lives at Wairoa
- PLOT 248 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by her son Walter Puddle

* Rae, John aged 72 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

Rattray, Alexander aged 55 of Bush Inn Hotel Riccarton, Christchurch
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Redwood, Cecily Teresa Mary aged 22

* Reid, George aged 42

* Rhodes, Lloyd aged 15

Robertson, Raymond Claude aged 14

* Rodgers, Helena aged 57

* Rolls, Grace Ellen aged 23
- daughter of Francis George ROLLS & Ellen CULSHAW (married 1896)
- sister of Leslie Culshaw, Hazel Mary, Norman Roy, George Wellesley & Charles Henry Rolls

Rood, Phyllis Mary aged 21
- daughter of Wilfred James ROOD & Amy Elizabeth DONALDSON

Ross, John Alexander aged 57 Proprietor of the Grand Hotel, Hastings
- PLOT 669 - BLOCK D
- plot purchased by his wife Annie Ross (nee Edgecombe 1877-1940)

Russ, Rodney Francis aged 19 montha, 302 Fitzgerald Avenue Hastings
- PLOT 684 - BLOCK D with his sister Ellen Gladys Russ (1917-2004)
- plot purchased by Mrs C. L. Russ

Ryan, Arthur Lever aged 66 Journalist of Hastings
- PLOT 634 - BLOCK E at Hastings cemetery
- married Ada TOMKINS in 1901

Ryan, Thomas Michael aged 26
- possible son of Patrick RYAN & Bridget O'GRADY

* Saunders, James aged 71 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

Schmoll, Ernest George aged 57
- PLOT 3 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery

* Scott, Jean 'Flora' aged 43
- PLOT 596 - BLOCK F at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by her mother Christina Scott (father was Andrew Scott)

Shackelford, Leonard William aged 21 of Waipawa
- PLOT 711 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by his father Thomas 'George' Sydney Shackelford (his mother was May)

Shirley, John Stanley 'Jack' aged 21 of Napier

* Skelton, Minnie May aged 42

SKELTON, Henry aged 92
- PLOT 198 K - CH ENG2 SECTION at Karori Cemetery, Wellington
- BURIAL RECORD NUMBER - 25833
In November 2005 an email from Judith Foy to another victim's website reads:"my great-grandfather, Henry SKELTON was in the 65th Regiment during the Land Wars and listed as a veteran. At the age of 93 he was injured in the (Napier) earthquake and dragged out of a building. He was taken by the Navy to Wellington Hospital where he died and was buried at Karori Cemetery (Wellington) on the 6 March 1931. He has no headstone and is not listed on the earthquake memorial. I consider this to be very sad and an oversight. I wonder how many others were taken to Wellington and have not been recorded

* Skinner, Charles aged 84 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

* Smith, Ellen aged 75 at Roaches

Smith, Christina aged 38
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Smith, Louis Ormond aged 43

Spence, Shona Eileen aged 7
- PLOT 680 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
- plot purchased by Gordon Spence

* Stead, Irvine Thomas aged 14 of Napier

Steer, Mabel Annie aged 22 of 801 East Aubyn Street Hastings
- daughter of William Arthur Augustus STEER & Alice BOTTOM (married 1908)
- PLOT 656 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery
= plot purchased by her mother Alice Steer

Stephenson, George Gabriel aged 48 Seminarist of Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows
- PLOT 14 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery
- headstone says Erected By His Friends

* Stevenson, George aged 80 (on the list as James)
- PLOT - BLOCK

Stevenson, William Alexander aged 29 of Mosgiel

* Stone, Lucy Mildred aged 21 Nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
- daughter (twin with Noel) of Charles Edward STONE & Ella Mildred PERHAM (1873-1915 married in 1897)
- little sister of 4 brothers Frank Charles (1908-1974), Harry Wallingford (1902-1975), Jack Neal (1909-KILLED in ACTION WWII Egypt 16-11-1942) & Noel Edward (1910-KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS WWII, 17-10-1942 France) Stone. Father living at Otaki Beach in 1942

* Stewart, Daniel aged 71 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

Sims, Percy Reginald

Staines, Winifred Fena aged 18

Symes, George Oliver aged 22
- son of Solomon Richard SYMES & Edith Rachael McCUTCHEON
- PLOT 674 - BLOCK D at Hastings with his parents
- plot purchased by his father Solomon Richards Symes who died 7 months later

Taggart, William Thomas Andrew aged 28 of Napier
- son of William TAGGART & Annie SKUDDER
- had a sister Daisy Ellen Taggart

* Taylor, Joyce Elizabeth aged 16

* Thompson, Frances Jane aged 72

Thompson, Julia Garr 'Ivy' aged 41
... daughter of Thomas John THOMPSON (1856-1938) councillor and mayor of Hastings from 1906-09) and Elizabeth Aitken DEMPSTER (1862-1950). She was killed in the family butcher's shop where she worked (Thompson's - Heretaunga St, Hastings where Shanton's is now located) Note in the family bible: "shop wall fell on her, we hope death was instantaneous." She studied at the School of Art, London, for two years and toured Great Britain and Europe on a motorcycle and side car after WWI
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Thorne-George, Nancie/Nancy aged 24, Nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
- daughter of George THORNE-GEORGE & Tottie Hyde PHILIPS

Tonkin, Horace John aged 33 at Roaches, never found
- 8th of 9 known children of John TONKIN * Martha DELLOW
- married Olive Emma MANHIRE in 1920
- PLOT - BLOCK

Tripney, Annie Gordon Ogilvie aged 30

Tripney, David aged 6 weeks

Turner, (Mrs) Leona 'Lena' aged 36 found in Karamu Road
- PLOT 727 - BLOCK F
- plot purchased by George Frederick Alloway

* Venables, Stanley George aged 16

Vercoe, Richard Collins 'Dick' aged 40
- married Annie SCANDLYN in 1905
- PLOT 17 - BLOCK C
- was given an earthquake victims grave

* Voice, Ellen (nee McCORKINDALE) aged 33
- married Leslie Ernest VOICE in 1919
- Isolation Ward patient at Napier Hospital

* Walker, Alexander Graham aged 50 Storeman, taken to his home
- married Jane BARBOUR in 1915

Walker, Herbert aged 53
- PLOT 12 - BLOCK C at Hastings
- plot purchased by William Henry Walker

Walker, Samuel aged 37

Walker, Walter Zealand aged 45
... Born Maruia, West Coast (5 Oct 1884), the son of Zealand Tasman WALKER (an early settler of the Buller and West Coast area) & Clara Elizabeth BERRY. He was the second of their eight children: Myra Gertrude, Walter Zealand, Olive May, Ray Maruia, Nora Ella, Ina Beatrice, Zoe Beryl and Rimu Muriel Walker
- he worked at the Power House (now an Aladdin's Cave of technological treasures of days gone by)
- PLOT 22 - BLOCK C at Hastings
- was given an earthquake victims grave

Walshe, Ada May (nee OXENHAM) aged 53
- married Thomas Patrick Walshe in 1913
- PLOT 688 - BLOCK D
- plot purchased by the Public Trust

* Watson, Andrew aged 81 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

* Watson, John Henry aged 82 at Parke Island Old Men's Home

Webster, Francis Henry aged 27
- married Mabel Evelyn TAYLOR in 1928

Wells, Trilby Alice Mary 'Molly' aged 17
- PLOT 631 - BLOCK E
- parents were William Henry & Catherine WELLS
- Headstone reads: Trilby 'Molly" beloved youngest daughter of W. & C. Wells

Wells, Emily Elizabeth Edith aged 59
- PLOT - BLOCK

White, William aged ? c/o Powdrell Brothers Market St Hastings

Whyte, Patricia 'Patsy' aged 8
- Daughter of Dr Alexander Duncan Shanks Whyte, Hastings
- PLOT - BLOCK

* Williams, Eileen May aged 21 Nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home

Williams, Kaye aged ? - no records found

Williamson, Reginald James Richard aged 48
- married Florence Ethel McGRATH in 1905

* Wilson, Arthur aged 66

* Wood, Sybil FLorence aged 25
- daughter of Albert Edward Wood & Annie BURGESS (married 1896)
- sister of Albert Edward, Reginald Frederick and Dorothy Mabel Wood

* Wright, Percy aged 55
- married Alice Maude CLACK in 1905

Young, Howard Vincent 'Lofty' aged 37 at Mohaka Railway Viaduct
- married Adrienne Olive Barbara FENCKER in 1921

Young, Nan (Mah) Hong aged 29 Heretaunga Street, Hastings
- PLOT 709 - BLOCK D
- plot purchased by S. T. Tong


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Superintendent Gilbert, walking away from the fire, head bent in despair. Most of the pipes were shattered so water pressure was very poor. The fires burnt for 72 hours

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by deniseh on 2011-10-30 22:37:08

Thank you for all the great work you have done here.

I am looking for my grandmother Ivy (Cantrill)Scott was living in 'Richmond Block' Napier with her husband William Ernest Walter Felix Scott.
We were told by family she died in the Napier earthquake but have no proof.
I can't find a mention of any death certificate anywhere.
She was born Ivy Cantrill 1905 Thames Waikato, married in 1930 to William Scott.
Do you know what the 'Richmond Block' was? I imagine it was a block of flats.

I would appreciate any help you can give, or if you can point me in the direction to search more...
Kindest regards

Denise Hadfield
Kiwi now living in Australia

Hadfield@adam.com.au

by Eversp on 2013-02-20 17:14:28

A W D Evers-Swindell
Eldest son of Arthur & O Felicia M
Eldest of 4
Garry Owen
Frederick Hornby
Felcia

G O father of

Philip Arthur

Twins,
Thomas Tristram
Wilfred Hornby (Father of 4 including rowing twins)

by janilye on 2013-03-29 02:18:31

sends chills down my spine

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