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Hello i look for info about my grand mother: Lauri Alwyn born Exton.

Question by theresajahndoyle

Hello i look for info about my grand mother: Lauri Alwyn born Exton.
If i have the good info she is born in 1895 in New Zeland.
Her famille had Horses....
I know nothing if she had sister, brother... she got a first Girl: Eve in 1914

I will enjoy any info.

Thank you

Thérésa Doyle

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by Crawford on 2017-10-07 01:05:06

Hi there,
Could this be your grandmother? Are you sure she was born Exton?
I've found Alice Laura Fox who married George Exton and they had a daughter Eva born in 1914 ??? Could this be the one you are looking for?

1894/7311 Fox Alice Laura. May (mother) William (father)

1913/5892 Alice Laura Fox (Bride) George Exton (Groom)

1914/6965 Exton Eva Loreli. Alice Laura (mother) George (father)

Regards, R.

by Crawford on 2017-10-07 01:23:18

EXTON—FOX.-September 17, at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, by the Rev H. D. Burton, George, third son of Francis Exton. Middlepark, to Alice Laura third daughter of William Fox, Christchurch. North Island papers please copy.
Star, Issue 10902, 17 October 1913.

EXTON.—On August 5, at Loreli, Fairfield Avenue, to Mr and Mrs Geo. Exton, of Upper Riccarton —a daughter.
Sun, Volume I, Issue 155, 6 August 1914

by Crawford on 2017-10-07 03:21:30

Some more information.

Alice and George were divorced in 1933

Here is a link to Archway

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.)
In the Supreme Court this morning, before Mr.Justice Blair, a motion for the appointment of a Commission to take evidence in England was heard in a petition for divorce in which George Exton, a farmer, of Riccarton, is proceeding against Alice Laura Exton and Comte Russell Da Doree, known otherwise as Joseph Russell Dore, of England, as other parties to the action.
The case has not yet had an opportunity to be heard, and the motion was held over. The respondent is stated to be in Australia.
Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 18, 21 July 1933

There is another newspaper report at
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19330722.2.158.1?query=George Exton

by Crawford on 2017-10-07 03:27:45

This article confirms that George Exton was well known for his involvement with horses.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19330913.2.123?query=George Exton

by Crawford on 2017-10-07 03:48:47

George Exton had a title and it looks like he remarried after his divorce - he was Sir George Exton
Here is his 1940 death details from BDM.

1940/22377 Exton Sir George 49Y

His death notice:

EXTON. On January 29, 1940, at Christchurch Hospital, George, the beloved husband of Joan Exton, 59 Cambridge terrace; late of Sockburn; aged 50 years.

Press, Volume LXXVI, Issue 22931, 30 January 1940

Sale of his business after his death

FARRIER’S BUSINESS FOR SALE. BY TENDER. TENDERS are invited for the purchase of the Farrier’s business formerly carried on at Main South road. Sockburn, Christchurch, by George Exton, deceased, as a going concern including plant, stock-in-trade, fixtures, and fittings, and lease of the premises. Copies of Stock Sheets, lease, and conditions of tender may be inspected at the office of the undersigned with whom tenders close at 4 p.m. on sth June, 1940. A. T. BELL, Solicitor. 9774 Christchurch.

Press, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23023, 18 May 1940

by Crawford on 2017-10-07 04:44:20

George and Alice had a second daughter
Eulalia Joan born 1916

Eulalia died in July 1922
1922/7327 Exton Eulalia Joan 5Y

by Crawford on 2017-10-07 07:22:29

Here is a connection between the Doyle and Exton families? Is this co-incidence?

MR W. J. DOYLE. Mr William John Doyle, of Doyleston who passed away in Christchurch on Friday night, after a brief illness, was very well known in all parts of Canterbury and on the West Coast. He was taken suddenly ill a week ago and underwent an operation for peritonitis. Hopes for his recovery were entertained until Thursday night, when he took a turn for the worse and failed to rally passing away on Friday. The eldest son of the late Mr Joseph Hastings Doyle, Mr W. J. Doyle was born in Doyleston 58 years ago, and had lived in the district practically all his life. Doyleston was named after his Father, wno was one of the earliest settiers in the Bllesmere district, and used to drive a coach for Cobb and Co. between Southbridge and Christchurch many years before the South-bridge-Christchurch railway line was constructed. When his father left for Fairlie to run a coaching service there Mr W. J. Doyle took over a storekeeping business, which his father used to conduct. For some years the business was run by Mr Doyle and his sister, and later by Mr Doyle on his own account. On the death of his wife, over 20 years ago, Mr W. J. Doyle gave up the store and devoted his attention to horsebreeding, dealing, and racing. He was a very good judge of horses and met with marked success, both as breeder and as an owner of trotters. On many occasions be acted as a judge at shows in various parts of Canterbury. He was a member of the Ellesmere and Canterbury A. and P. Associations, and a successful exhibitor. In the days of the old Ellesmere Racing Club he was a prominent official, and in recent years was an official of the Ellesmere County Trotting Club. Possessed of keen wit, he was much liked by a wide -.ircle or friends. . . . Mr Doyle was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of the late Mr Robert McCausland, of Doyleston, and his second wife a daughter of the late Mr G. Hibberd, of Doyleston. Besides his widow, he leaves a grown-up family of four—Mrs A. A. McPherson, Miss Laurel Doyle, and Messrs Gordon and W. J. Doyle—and a young family of four, the youngest being under three years. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs Mackay (Christchurch), Mrs W. H. Jackman (Leeston), Mrs G. Muir (Pleasant Point), and two brothers, Messrs Ernest and D. H. Doyle of Fairlie. The funeral, which took place yesterday afternoon, was one of. the largest seen in the Ellesmere district for a long time, considerably over a hundred motor-cars following the hearse from his late residence at Doyleston to the Ellesmere Cemetery. The Rev. N. Friberg conducted the burial service, and members of the Ellesmere Druids' Lodge attended in force. The bearers were Messrs J. Campbell, W. J. Lemon, W. O. Rennie, G. W. R. Osborne. J. A. Scott, and I. McGill. Floral tributes were received from the following:—Mr and Mrs A. A. McPherson and family, Mr and Mrs J. T. Parkin and family, Riccarton trainers, jockeys at Riccarton, H. Matsop and Co., Mr and Mrs W. O. Rennie and family, the Hibberd family, Mr and Mrs G. Nairn and family, Ellesmere A. and P. Association, Mr D. Mclntyre, Mr and Mrs W. J. Lemon and family, Mr and Mrs W. J. McCausland, Mr and Mrs J. A. Scott and family, the Wakelin family, Mr and Mrs P. Delargey, Mr and Mrs W. R. Donald and family, Mrs Fomison and family and Miss McGregor, Mr and Mrs J. S. Brake, Mr and Mrs O. McMillan, Mr and Mrs Bernard Brown.R. and P. J. Kelleher, Mr and Mrs W. Lochhead and family, Mr and Mrs George Exton, Mr and Mrs E. Mclntyre and Peggy, Mr and Mrs H. Jack, Mr and Mrs F. B. Clausen, Mr G. W. C. Smithson, Ellesmere Druids' Lodge, Doyleston Miniature Rifle Club. Mrs W. H. Jackman and family, Mr and Mrs Hi Smith' and Mr and Mrs J. Mallett, Mr and Mrs McCabe and family, Mr and Mrs Reg Hight, Alice and Stan., Mr and Mrs F„ W. Cqe and family, Messrs E. and W. Doyle, Mr and Mrs S. Johnston and Wilfred, Mr and Mrs Quaife, wife and family, the Tilleyshort family, Mr and Mrs'W. O'Boyle, Rose and Maud (sisters), and Mr and Mrs M. A. Galpin and family.
Press, Volume LXIV, Issue 19471, 19 November 1928

by theresajahndoyle on 2017-10-08 08:23:28

Thank you for your Answer.
It's very interesting info. I look forward. It's maybe could be my grand-mother :-)

by theresajahndoyle on 2017-10-08 08:24:37

My father told me that she had Horses...

by theresajahndoyle on 2018-01-04 12:03:11

Yes it is my grand-mother.
She married after George Exton; John Doyle and had my father.
I think the W.J. Doyle is not from my family.
I look know for her mother: Mary Jane Lawrence.

Have a charming 2018.

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