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John DEMPSTER + Elizabeth DUNCAN - Edendale

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from WOODLAND marriages 1864 - 1920

* John DEMPSTER aged 30 (actually 37)
- John was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1834
he married 8 September 1871 to:
* Elizabeth DUNCAN aged 27 (actually 35)
- Elizabeth was born 3 May 1836 Kincardineshire, Scotland, a daughter of William DUNCAN & Isobel CAIRD. She had a son in 1857, James Duncan, who followed her out to NZ after his wife (Ann Main, whom he married in 1881), died in 1885

they lived in Edendale and are buried in Wyndham

- the known children of JOHN & ELIZABETH:
... 1
1872 - Jean Dempster

- Jean married Peter McNAUGHTON (1867-1941) 13 September 1892 in Edendale
- (Isabella Young was a witness)
- Jean & Peter moved north to Taranaki and Waikato
- their known children:
1893 - Elizabeth McNaughton
1895 - ? John McNaughton
1897 - 1972 Joseph Barclay McNaughton
1898? - ? Annie McNaughton
1899 - 1966 William George McNaughton
1900 - 1967 Peter Robert Mcnaughton
1903 - 1975 Norman McNaughton
1908 - 1991 Isabella Jane McNaughton
- Isabella married Cecil Daniel BRYANT (1906-?) in 1931
- son of Daniel Vickery BRYANT & Mary Boucher THOMPSON. Daniel Vickery Bryant was a Farmer, Live Stock Dealer & Stockman in the Waikato. On 17 November 1924 Daniel Vickery Bryant, of Te Rapa, near Hamilton, farmer, expressed his desire to give and present certain lands at Raglan together with certain stock and implements to the trustees named in the aforesaid deed of trust and also to provide money and funds for the erection of a convalescent home for children on the said lands and for the maintenance and upkeep thereof ... more. He decided to stop making money for himself so securing his family with half his worldly goods, he made over the remaining half, founding the Bryant House Trustees (Charitable Trusts).
* A good read (and photos) about Daniel (Google Book, pdf file) at
The Rotatian - Where Land makes Men
* Rosalind McCLEAN wrote a book in 2007 about Daniel entitled A Stockman's Gift
* Vickery Street in Te Rapa was named after him


... 2
1873 - ? William Dempster
- nothing known


... 3
1875 - 1948 John Dempster
- John married Dolena CAMPBELL (1879-1949) in 1898 in the Wyndham Parish
- their known children:
1899 - 1976 John Fergus Dempster
- John married Vera Elizabeth BAIRD (1897-1973) in 1926
- daughter of James Irvine Scorsby BAIRD (1862-1941) & Harriet Maria NOBLE (1872-1955) who married 24 April 1895 in Otautau parish
* another possible son, see photo
JOHN died 28 November 1948 aged 73
DOLENA died 3 April 1949 aged 70
- they are buried Plot 356, Block 33 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
HEADSTONES (2) READ
1 In loving memory of
John Dempster
Died 28th Nov 1948 aged 73 years
Also his beloved wife
Dolena Dempster
Died 3rd April 1949 aged 70 years
2 In loving memory
George Campbell Dempster
7.9.1915 - 1.10.1982
And his wife
Margaret Euphemia Dempster
24.11.1919 - 26.3.2003
Always remembered


... 4
1877 - 1935 George Dempster
- George was a member of the Wyndham Athletic Society & enjoyed Bicycle Racing
- he married Annie TAYLOR (1876-1958) in 1898
- their known children:
1899 - 1953 George Percy Dempster
1900 - 1985 Catherine Juanita Pretoria Dempster
1902 - 1987 Ethel Jane Dempster
- Ethel married Edward Lawson TYNDALL (1902-1984) in 1928
- Edward was a son of Arthur William TYNDALL (1857-1939) from Daisy Hill, Victoria, Australia (died in Dunedin) & Frances Ravina Vance LAWSON (1868-1961) from Tuapeka, Otago (died in Christchurch). A brother of Edward Lawson Tyndall, Arthur Tyndall (1891-1979), was a Civil engineer, public servant & arbitration court judge
1905 - 1975 John Ronald Dempster
1907 - 1977 James Douglas Dempster
1911 - ? Annie Constance Dempster
GEORGE died 22 July 1935 aged 58
ANNIE died 22 May 1958 aged 82
- they are buried 126.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery


* John died 19 January 1897 aged 63
* Elizabeth died 30 October 1904 aged 68
- they are buried 8.00 Block VIII at Wyndham cemetery



NOTES
On Tuesday, 19th January 1897
, at his late residence, Edendale, John Dempster, beloved husband of Elizabeth Dempster; aged 63 years. Native of Aberdeen, Scotland. Deeply regretted
9 Nov 1904 Mrs John Dempster, who had resided at Edendale for close on 30 years, died there on Sunday last

* help would be appreciated in adding to this journal
* It is reported there was a possible child prior to John & Elizabeth's marriage


PHOTO
GRAVE of John & Dolena Dempster & family

Plot 356 Eastern Cemetery Invercargill
1948 - John Dempster
1949 - Dolena Dempster, wife of John
1982 - George Campbell Dempster, possible son of John & Dolena
2003 - Margaret Euphemia Dempster, wife of George

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