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Theodora Helen STANLEY - Canterbury, Napier, Cambridge

Journal by ngairedith

Theodora Helen STANLEY (1858-1945)
- had 9 known children -

she was married in New Zealand on 4 October 1875 to:
John James Broughton EPPS (1838-1883)
Theodora was 17 & John was 37
He was a Cook. In 1881 they were living in Templeton, Christchurch

JOHN & THEODORA had 5 CHILDREN:

... 1
1876 - 1930 John William Herbert Epps
- born 16 January 1876
- John married Margaret Catherine McBURNIE in 1901
- their known children:
1912 - John Bernard Gordon Epps


... 2
1877 - 1958 William Henry Epps
- born 12 July 1877
- William married Annie WATTAM (1876-) on 1 May 1905
- daughter of George & Mary Ann WATTAM
- Annie's brother Robert married William's sister Emma (see below)
- their known children:
1906 - Cedric George Epps
1908 - Winifred Rose Epps
1909 - William Henry Epps
1911 - Stanley Bertram Epps


... 3
1879 - 1964 Bertram Alfred Broughton Epps
- born 8 June 1879
- Bertram married Eliza?/Raiha TAKIMOANA in 1908
- their known children:
1910 - Ethel Epps


... 4w
1881 - 1961 Martha Helen Broughton Epps
- born 25 March 1881
- Martha married Sutherlnad SHAW (1880-1927) in 1904
- their known children:
1905 - Dougla Shaw
1907 - Myrtle Marion Tremblett Shaw
1910 - Ronald Sutherland Shaw


... 5
1883 - 1954 Emma Louisa Epps
- Emma was born 3 months after her father died
20 April 1883 at Southbridge, the widow of the late Mr John Epps, of a daughter. Hawkes Bay papers please copy
- Emma married Robert WATTAM (1883-1957) on 20 Sep 1905
- son of George & Mary Ann WATTAM who arrived in NZ 1875
- Robert's sister Annie married Emma's brother William (see above)
- Robert & Emma were farmers on the crner of Zig Zag & Swayne roads, Fencourt District, Cambridge
- their known children (they had 6):
1907 - Hazel May Wattam
1908 - Robert George Wattam
1911 - Eileen Mary Wattam
EMMA LOUISA Wattam died 19 Feb 1954 aged 70 in Cambridge, Hamilton
ROBERT Wattam died 14 March 1957 aged 73 in Cambridge
- they are buried Plot 220, BLock G at Hautapu cemetery


JOHN EPPS died 4 February 1883 aged 45
5 Feb 1883
... About 6.30 p.m. yesterday a man named John Epps, who has been cooking for the workmen at the Waiau bridge, was crossing from the township to their camp on the other side of the river, when he fell off the narrow planking and was drowned. Two of the workmen were crossing at the same time but unfortunately neither of them could swim. They both however, ran down the river bank and endeavored to intercept him. One of them, named Laurence Georgeson, at great risk to himself, got within a short distance of him at the ford, but failed to reach him and immediately aferwards he disappeared. Numbers of men were soon on the spot, and continued till dark in the search for the body, but without avail. Constable Cartmell and a party of men rode some distance down the banks of the river in the hope of rescuing the unfortunate man. The search was resumed at daylight next morning, the body was found on a spit about two miles down, and carried to the Waiau Hotel, where an inquest will be held. It would appear that in falling he struck against some of the woodwork of the bridge, as his head was much out and bruised, and was seen floating on his back for a considerable distance down the stream. Report says that Epps was a good swimmer and had received a medal from the Royal Humane Society for saving life. He leaves a wife and four young children (Emma was born 3 months later), totally unprovided for. An inquest will be held to-day if possible


ON 30 April 1887 THEODORA had a son (father not recorded):
... 6
1887 - 1983 Frederick Rupert Epps
- no spouse found for Frederick
- after his mother married his name became Marshall


ON 26 February 1889 THEODORA next married Robert MARSHALL (1837-1909)
- Theodora was 31 & Robert was 52
- Robert was a son of James MARSHALL (of Scotland died in Ireland) & Mary McBRIDE (1796-1861) (of Ireland died in Napier, NZ). Robert first married Mary Jane MANDER in 1863 & had 8 children at Meanee Flats from 1864-1876

THEODORA & ROBERT had 3 CHILDREN:
... 7
1890 - 1891 May Marshall
- born 4 Oct 1890
- May died 3 August 1891 aged 10 months


... 8
1891 - 1968 Leslie Arthur Marshall
- born 19 September 1891 at Brookfields, Meanee, Napier
- in 1902 Leslie was enrolled at Goodwood School, Cambridge, Waikato
- Leslie married Daphne Stephanotis TORY (1893-1990) in 1915
- Daphne was a daughter of Samuel TONG & Isabell WATERWORTH
DAPHNE Marshall died in Hastings


... 9
1893 - 1976 Stanley Douglas Marshall
- in 1906 Stanley was enrolled at Goodwood school, Cambridge, Waikato
- Stanley married Elizabeth WARNOCK in 1921



ROBERT MARSHALL died 30 April 1909 aged 72
- burial unknown at this time

THEODORA HELEN Marshall died 24 April 1945 aged 87 in Cambridge
- she is buried Plot 18, Block J at Hautapu cemetery


can you help with where Theodora, John were from ??


PHOTO
WAIAU FERRY BRIDGE

When the Waiau River ferry bridge opened in 1887, replacing the ferry, there was a grand opening, with a huge marquee erected on the flat land near the bridge. It has been known ever since as Champagne Flat.
These days the bridge (at only 35 metres) is popular with first time Bungy jumpers

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on 2012-08-29 07:19:04

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