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Keren Happuch BLUNDELL - Wellington (1850-1928)

Journal by ngairedith

DEATH of Mrs Henry Thomas BLUNDELL
- the former Miss Keren Happuch MARTIN (1850-1928) who married Henry in 1871 -
- she was the daughter of James & Norah Martin

original OBITUARY was taken from the Evening Post, 13 August 1928
... Many friends will hear with much regret of the death of Mrs Henry Blundell, of Wellington, which occurred at her residence, Boulcott terrace, yesterday. Mrs Blundell had a bright and cheery personality and great kindliness, making and keeping friends throughout her life, with the result that many will miss her greatly.
She was a faithful attendant at St Peter's Church, and was much interested in church work.

Both Mr and Mrs Blundell were among the pioneer residents of Wellington. The former Mr Henry Thomas Blundell, who died thirty-four years ago, was a son of Mr Henry Blundell, the founder of the "Evening Post" and Mrs Blundell, who was a Miss Martin, was born in Wellington in 1850.

The family numbered twelve, of whom seven survive their parents, There are:
? Mrs Agmen Smith, Papakura, Auckland
Mabel Keren Happuch Blundell married Agmen George Smith 6 April 1904
? Mrs Charles Tringham, Wellington
Elsie Norah Blundell married Charles Winforton Tringham (1873-1945) in 1899
? Mrs H. Digges-Smith, at present in England
Lydia Ada married Henry Digges-Smith (son of Captain Smith of the 41st Regiment) 12 Oct 1904
? Mrs A. C. Lavington, Te Kuiti
Eileen married Arthur Catling Lavington (1884-1971) 1912 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
? Ernest Albert Blundell, Wellington
Ernest married Linda Stuart McLean (1885-1956) in 1908, daughter of Neil McLEAN & Hannah Wilson RATCLIFFE
? Louis William Blundell, Wellington
served in South Africa in 1901 as Private 3346. Louis married Ida Kathleen Geddis (1888-1957) at the Terrace School, Vancouver 13 March 1914. Louis had been on that school committee for a number of years. Ida was the 2nd of 6 children of James McRoberts Geddis & Hannah Elizabeth Jackson of Clifton terrace, Wellington
? Wilfred Henry Blundell, Te Kuiti
Wilfred married Cora Grace Mulligan (1898-1938) in St Barnabas Church, Fendalton, Christchurch 21 April 1925, 12th of 13 children of Robert James MULLIGAN & Emily HOOD

The funeral will be private

* the name Keren-happuch is from the bible, the name of the youngest of three daughters who are born to Job after his ten children die in consequence (of the difficult to understand trial) that God allows satan to visit him. Keren-happuch's two sisters are called Jemimah and Keziah. The book of Job informs us that "in all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters" - Job 42:15

* Keren's husband, Henry Thomas Blundell was 1 of the 3 sons, John, Henry Thomas & Louis Proctor Blundell of Henry Blundell, founder of the Evening Post in 1865

* the 12 children of KEREN & HENRY were:
? 1872 - 1963 Mabel Keren Happuch Blundell
? 1873 - 1886 Henry James Lloyd Blundell
? 1875 - 1959 Elsie Norah Blundell (died 31 Dec 1959)
? 1876 - 1957 Ernest Albert Blundell
? 1877 - 1934 Ada Lydia Blundell
? 1878 - 1965 Louis William Blundell
? 1880 - 1928 Cyril Herbert Blundell
? 1881 - 1882 Oscar James Blundell
? 1884 - 1894 Norman Wellington Blundell
? 1886 - 1963 Wilfred Henry Blundell
? 1888 - 1926 Garnet Reginald Martin Blundell
? 1889 - 1980 Eileen Norah Blundell

* on the 27th June 1894 Norman Wellington, sixth son of the late Henry Blundell, aged 11 years. Funeral on Friday at 2.30pm (1 month to the day after his father)

* on 26 April 1917 when Wilfred Henry Blundell embarked from Wellington for war as Private 42736 with the NZEF, 25th Reinforcements Specialist Company, Machine-Gun Section, his mother was at his sister's house of C. W. Tringham, Talavera Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington

* On the 17th March 1920 Wilfred Henry Blundell & Eileen Mary Otway McDonald announced their engagement. Eileen was the youngest of 6 daughters of Henry Edwin McDONALD & Jane Beath CURRIE. Eileen married Leslie Gordon Cook in 1931

* On the 5th August 1926 at Wellington, G. R. M. Blundell, fifth (surviving) son of Mrs Blundell, 9 Boulcott terrace, and the late Mr Henry Blundell; aged 38 years

* 4 June 1928 the sudden death occurred at the Taranaki Club on Saturday night of Mr Cyril Herbert Blundell, son of the late Mr Henry Blundell and Mrs Blundell, of Wellington. He was playing billiards when he collapsed and expired immediately. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. The late Mr Blundell was in his forty-seventh year, and was educated at Wellington College. He was farming in Tasmania for some years. He was formerly engaged in fruit farming, but more recently he started practise as a dentist. He married Miss Rees (Jean Davies Rees 1883-1962), a daughter of Mr J. Rees, of Shelly Beach Road, Ponsonby and during the past twelve months had been residing at New Plymouth. He leaves a widow and one son. The funeral will take place in Wellington to-morrow (they are buried Plot 247J, CH ENG2 at Karori)

PLOT 6803, C of E, Bolton Street Cemetery
One of the photographs taken 1965-1969 by the City Sexton, P. J. E. Shotter, of graves in the Bolton Street and Sydney Street cemeteries which were to be disinterred 1972-1976 to make way for the Wellington motorway.
After their removal the gravestones were stored first in a vacant lot in Sydney Street and later removed to Karori cemetery

... the burials in Plot 6803 & relationship to Keren ...
1881-1882 Oscar James Blundell, 13 month old son
1873-1886 Henry James Lloyd Blundell, 12 year old son
1844-1894 Henry Thomas Blundell, Keren's husband
1884-1894 Norman Wellington Blundell, 10 year old son
1888-1926 Garnet Reginald Martin Blundell, 38 year old son
1850-1928 Keren Happuch Blundell, nee Martin
1889-1956 Linda Stuart Blundell, nee McLean, daughter-in-law
- (wife of son Ernest Albert Blundell)
1876-1957 Ernest Albert Blundell, 81 year old son

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