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John OLIVER & Christina YELLOWLESS - Dunedin

Journal by ngairedith

John Oliver was born in Scotland in 1857
- he was a Wool Spinner
- he was living at 12 Mataora Rd, Mornington Dunedin in 1918
- he died on 12 January 1918 aged 60
- he is buried in Plot 27 - Block 49 at Andersons Bay Cemetery with his wife Christina, daughter Euphemia and an Alfred Leslie Oliver (1862-1925) (possibly a brother)

Christina Oliver was born in Scotland in 1861
- she arrived in NZ in about 1883
- she was living at 192 Kenmure Rd Dunedin in 1944
- she died on 12 October 1944 (5 weeks after daughter Euphemia)
- she is buried with John (see above)

John Oliver married Christina Yelloless 4 March 1881 at 4 Old Bongate Jedburgh Roxburghshire (thanks to Cawdor below)
- their known children
1881 - 1962 Elizabeth Laidlaw Oliver
- born in Jedburgh Roxburghshire
- Elizabeth married Frederick JOHNSON in 1907
1883 - 1960 Margaret Anderson Oliver
- born in New Zealand
1883 - 1957 Helen Yellowlees Oliver
- Helen married Donald GOLLAN in 1917
1884 - 1961 Janet Euphemia Oliver
- Janet married Herbert Charles DADSON in 1918
1886 -1944 Euphemia Yellowlees Oliver
- Euphemia never married
- she lived with her mother and *uncle Alfred? at 192 Kenmure Rd Dunedin
- she died 5 weeks before her mother (see burial above)
1893 - ? John Oliver
1900 - 1925 Alfred Robin Leslie Oliver
1906 - Oris Oliver

can you help with any further information on this family, especially where they received the name Yellowlees from ???

*Alfred Leslie Oliver, who is buried with John, Christina and their daughter Euphemia, was born in 1862. The year makes him a possible brother of John above. He lived at 192 Kenmure Rd Dunedin with Christina and Euphemia. He died in 1925. John & Christina named a son after him.

there was a Catherine Craig Yellowlees (1880-1966) who married James Purches Oliver (1881-1947) in 1907 but this is after the births of the above children ...

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by Cawdor22 on 2012-12-04 14:37:52

Christina Yellowlees was born 1st August 1861 at 37 High Street Hawick Roxburghshire, the Daughter of Thomas Yellowlees and Elizabeth Laidlaw
she married John Oliver on 4th March 1881 at 4 Old Bongate Jedburgh Roxburghshire
Their eldest daughter Elizabeth Laidlaw Oliver was born 17th August 1881 in Jedburgh
Catherine Craig Yellowlees was a first cousin one generation removed of Christina

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