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help with Bertie Gerald WALLIS - New Zealand

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William Walter WALLIS (1852-1903) was born in Oxfordshire, England
- he was a hotel waiter in Otago, at least in 1875
... he married in Milton, Otago, 11 Oct 1875 to:
Mary Christina WELLS (1852 - 1936), born in Nelson, Marlborough, daughter of Robert Alfred WELLS & Christina HUGHAN
- he died at 'Seacliff' (see notes below)

their known children were:
(born in Glenore), Milton, some sources say they only had 12 children)

... 1
17 Nov 1876 - 1966 William Walter Wallis
- William married Jane Paxton Milne BOWIE (1878-1952) in 1899
- they had 7 children:
1900 - Mary Buchann Wallis
1902 - William George Wallis
1903 - Percival James Wallis
1906 - Hazel Irene Wallis
1908 - Walter Bowie Wallis
1910 - Harold Stanley Wallis
1913 - Doreen Mabel Wallis
- he married Mary ?
- they had a son:
1923 - William Walter Wallis
- William died aged 89

... 2
30 March 1878 - 1977 James Wallis
- James married Janet ALLAN (1881-1954) in Christchurch in 1910
- they had 2 children:
? - ? Esmay Wallis
12 May 1923 - 2002 Betty Allan Wallis
- Betty married ? WAUGH
- James died aged 99 in Papanui, Christchurch

... 3
11 Oct 1879 - 1939 Grace Paulina Wallis
- Grace had a daughter Annie Christina Wallis (1895-1970)
- Grace married Edwin Herbert BIDDELL in 1907
- Grace died age 59 on 3 July 1939 in Woollahra, Sydney, NSW

... 4
17 Feb 1881 - 5 March 1882 Beatrice Maude Wallis
- Beatrice died aged 13 months

... 5
29 Dec 1882 - 1906 Letitia Bessie Wallis
- Letitia married John KERR in 1905
- they had a son:
25 Jan 1906 - 13 Feb 1906 John Kerr
- Letitia died aged 23 on 9 Feb 1905, 15 days after the birth and baby John died 4 days after her, aged 3 weeks

... 6
16 Nov 1883 - 1947 Joseph Albert Wallis
- born the day before, 7 years later, as brother William Walter
- Joseph married Grace Adelaide LEAN on 8 April 1903 in Port Chalmers, Dunedin
- they had 5 children:
1902 - Laura Mary Wallis
1903 - William James Wallis
- William married Myrtle Minnie MARTIN in 1927
1907 - Alfred Joseph Wallis
1912 - Ernest Frederick Wallis
1914 - Neville Clarence Wallis
- Joseph & Grace divorced
- he remarried to Ruby Winifred HARRISON in Dunedin in 1925
- Joseph died aged 63

... 7
9 Dec 1885 - 1969 John Alexander Wallis
- John married Jane Graham IRVINE (1890-1940) in 1919
- John died aged 75

... 8
29 Dec 1887 - ? Maud Mary Wallis
- born same day, 6 years later, as sister Letitia
- nothing known about Maud

... 9
30 Oct 1889 - 1980 Frederick 'Fred' Cyril Wallis
- Frederick married Eva Elizabeth SINCLAIR (1899-1923) in 1921
- he remarried to Annie Elspeth WELLS (1900-1996) 27 Dec 1926 in Christchurch
- they had 4 daughters:
Doreen Margaret Wallis
Janetta 'Jackie' Wallis
Jillian Wallis
Shirley Wallis
- Fred died aged 90

... 10
9 March 1892 - 1988 Christina Annia/Annie Wallis
- Christina married William Edward COLEY (1884-1965) in 1908
- they had 2 known sons:
1909 - Cecil william Coley
1911 - Harold Edward Coley
- Christina died aged 96

... 11
30 April 1894 - 1960 Bertie Gerald Wallis
- Bertie married Una Mildred OAKENFULL (1898-1918) in 1917
- Una died 4 April 1918 aged 20 (possibly child birth ?)
- he remarried to Edith Annie GIBSON (1908-1983) in 1930
- Bertie died aged 65 on 15 April 1960, 2 weeks from his 66th birthday
- his wife Edith Annie died 9 April 1983 aged 74 (please note that the cemetery database has her age as 82. This is a birth year of 1901. She was born 11 June 1908 to Joshua & Annie Gibson)
they are buried Paraparaumu Beach, Plot 23 + 24 Cem block U, Area Monumental Beam. Children being researched, can you help please
NOTE message from s wallis 28 Nov 2011:
Bertie was a WW1 soldier
- occupation Grocers assistant
- residence Avenue Road, Greenmeadows
(which is Napier)
- Elec. Roll 1928 Sponge Bay, Wainui (Gisborne), gardener
- Elec. Roll 1957 Frederick Street, Paraparaumu Beach, retired
Others living at Frederick st, Audrey Nanette, Leon Gerald & Edith Annie (Wife)


... 12
10 Nov 1896 - 1964 Harold George Wallis
- Harold married Eileen SYMONDS on 12 April 1922 in Levin
- they had 7 children:
1925 - Patricia Wallis
1927 - Terence Arthur Wallis
1928 - Harold William Wallis
1935 - Valerie Anne Wallis
1937 - Trevor Wallis
1941 - Colleen Maude Wallis
1944 - Charles Edward Wallis
- Harold died aged 67

... 13
1 Feb 1898 - 1974 Percival 'Percy' Stanley Wallis
- Percy married Margaret Ann METCALF (1900-1983) in 1925
- Percival died aged 76 in Auckland


N O T E S

6 September 1903 - BRUCE HERALD
WALLIS - On the 6th of September, William Walter Wallis, miner, the beloved husband of Mary Wallis; aged 50 years. Deeply regretted.


6th September 1904 OTAGO WITNESS
- WALLIS - In fond and loving remembrance of my dear husband, William Walter Wallis, who died at Seacliff, September 6, 1903; in his fifty-first year.
Farewell, my husband dear, farewell;
Adieu to thee, adieu.
And you, my dearly loved ones all,
Farewell, farewell to you.

Dearest father, thou hast left us,
We thy loss most deeply feel;
But 'tis God Who hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.
- Inserted by his sorrowing wife and family


PHOTO
SEACLIFF LUNATIC ASYLUM in 1884
It was later said of the building, and its (forlorn) location, that: "The Victorians might not have wanted their lunatics living with them, but they liked to house them grandly"

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-11-23 06:43:14

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by s_wallis on 2011-11-24 22:04:42

The children I have for William are

Bertie Geral
Harold George m Eileen Symonds
children:Patricia (1925), Terrence Arthur (1927), Harold William(1928), Valerie Anne(1935), Trevor (my dad 1937), Colleen Maude (1942) & Charles Edward (1944)
John Alexander m Jane Graham
Maud mary
Christina Annia (Annie) m William Edward Coley
Joseph Alfred m Grace Adelaide Lean
m Ruby Winifred Harrison
William Walter m Jan Paxton Milne (5 children)
Fredrick Cyril (was a racehorse trainer or owner)
Percy Stanley m margaret Ann Metcalf
Letitia Bessie m John Kerr (Letitia died just after child birth)
And just yesterday a Grace Wallis has come up
On William Wallis snr death cert (1903) it says he had 8 males & 4 females but on Mary's (1935) it says 8 males & 3 females. Letitia died in 1906, 3 days after her son was born.

by westaussie on 2012-04-23 11:59:03

Hello out there. William walter wallis was my great great grandfather. Maybe three greats. My grandole poppy was william james wallis born dec 1903. This is on me ma s side. Anyway if anyone has any info on these fellows i would greatly appreciiate. Im particulary intrigued my poor william s admission to seacliff. Im a mental health nurse and i ponder why he went in there at such an age. Very late onset. I wonder what the conditions were like at that time.and what he died of so young. He was the first wallis that came out. I myself was born in nz but left when i was 8.live in australia now. And am interested in the family.thanks bye

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