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Henry Hector HUTT & Edith WYATT - Te Awamutu

Journal by ngairedith

Henry Hector HUTT (1869-1947) married:
Edith WYATT (1874-1945) in 1892 in New Zealand



taken from NZETC
... written in 1902
Mr. Henry Hector Hutt, Manager of the Paeroa Creamery, was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1869. His family arrived in Auckland in 1875 by the ship Assay, and settled at Ngaruawahia, Waikato, where he was educated and brought up to country pursuits. Mr. Hutt joined the Central Factory at Ngaruawahia, and was appointed manager of the Paeroa creamery in October, 1899. He was married, in 1892, to a daughter of Mr. Wyatt, of Hamilton, and has one son and four daughters.


Henry and Edith had 11 children:
- (4 sons & 7 daughters)

*1893 - 1906 Charles Lewis Harold Hutt
1894 - ? Eileen Esther Ann Hutt
1895 - ? Rubenia Margaret Albania Hutt
- Rubenia married Thomas Henry HARVEY in 1919
1897 - 1959 Henrietta Vida Hutt
- no spouse found
1898 - 1979 Elvira Hilda Hutt
- Elvira married Ernest FINDSEN (1900-1966) in 1925
*1900 - 1906 Hector Mafeking Hutt
*1902 - 1906 Edith Ethel Hutt
1902 - 1902 Evelyn Hutt
- died aged 3 weeks
*1904 - 1906 Albert William Wyatt 'Willie' Hutt
1905 - ? Linda Mercy Hutt
1905 - 1906 Roy Thomas George Hutt
- died aged 5 weeks on 20 January 1906

*They lost 4 of their children in a house fire in Te Awamutu 29 September 1906
... from the fire link above
Four children have burned to death despite the heroic efforts of rescuers.

Three little boys and one girl, whose ages ranged from two to 13, lost their lives under most heartrending circumstances, as the result of a fire which occurred in Te Awamutu between 10 and 11 oclock last night.

The victims were the children of Mr and Mrs Henry Hector HUTT, the local manager for the New Zealand Dairy Association, their names being Charles (13), Hector (6), Ethel (5) and Willie (2).

It appears the family retired to bed early in the evening, and the eldest daughter was awakened by the fire. She immediately gave the alarm to her parents, who occupied a room at the top end of the dwelling, and had with them a baby.

The dwelling was an old one, and by this time the fire had a very strong hold and the smoke was dense in all the rooms. Mr Hutt and his wife, with the baby in her arms, escaped in safety. The husband made an effort to rescue the sick boy, Willie, but was driven back by the flames and smoke.

By this time the neighbours began to arrive and heroic efforts were made by Mr ATKINS (who was severely burned), Mr Taylor WOOD, and Captain BERRY to rescue the children, but owing to the dense volumes of smoke and flames all hopes of saving them had to be abandoned, and the unfortunate children became victims of the flames.

There were no cries from any of them, and it may be supposed that they were suffocated during the early stages of the fire.

The family consisted of nine children and all the boys lost their lives. The loss of life may be accounted for from the fact that the dwelling was very old, and burned like matchwood. Its peculiar construction also made escape difficult.

At midnight the charred remains were discovered. All the bodies were lying upon wire-woven mattresses, as if the victims had never moved from their beds.

Nothing was saved, and the inmates escaped in their night attire. The furniture and effects were insured for 100 and the piano for 50.

An inquest was opened this afternoon, before Mr J B TEASDALE, Coroner, and was adjourned until next Wednesday.



does anyone know the burial site of Henry & Edith




Henry Hector Hutt 1902

Surnames: FINDSEN HARVEY HUTT
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on 2011-11-18 16:37:45

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Comments

by Crawford on 2011-11-19 04:09:11

Hi Ngaire, I've looked at this family too, what a tragedy. I am a Hutt, but we are from Tasmania and we have the birth stain :) So we are not connected to these Hutts. But I'll keep a look out for the burial place of Hector and Edith.
Cheers. R.

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