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looking for children of john Henry Gunn married to Annie OConner had 12 children .

Query by berty42

I am looking for my grandfather who i never knew , he was the second son of John Henry gunn Married to Annie Oconner . His name was John Jack gunn born 1877. He was married to Mabel florence gunn nee johnston, they lived in Otaki. they had a son called Henry thomas thatcher gunn born 11th august 1910 who was my dad . his Mother died when he was only 3 weeks old , and he was brought up by his grandmother Jessie johnston . in Patea Taranaki . We know he remarried in 1917 to a Margaret Sullivan , but dont know if they had children . My dad can remember a man who came to see him one day , and asked him to go and live with him , but as he didnt know him , he stayed with his Granny . Its so sad to think he had a Dad Uncles and aunties and a grand father and a grand mother Annie who lived till 1939, and no one made contact with him . As i have never even seen a photo of john Jack Or John Henry or Annie , i would love to see a photo of any of them . I came from Patea have two brothers one called john , and the othe Derryn , and a sister Lauris , my name is Verity , and i live in New Plymouth . taranaki . . so if some one can help me i would be so thrilled . ,

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by ngairedith on 2013-12-24 03:03:40

welcome berty42,
CLICK HERE for a family tree of your family
there are many photos including a group family photo :)
the number of children for each is only what was taken from the site
Each couple may have had more

John Henry GUNN (1854-1915) (photo at link)
was born in Scotland & died 2 Oct 1915 in New Zealand aged 61
John married:
Annie O'CONNOR (1856-1939) (photo at link)
...Annie first had a daughter
* 1877 - 1943 Mary Margaret O'Connor
Mary married William Robert O'BRIEN (1872-1920) & had 5 children

the children of JOHN HENRY & ANNIE: (group photo with 11 of the children)
1 1878 - 1935 Henry John Gunn (couple of photos)
Henry married Alice May HUGHES in 1903
- they had at least 2 children
...* Olive Elizabeth May Gunn (1904-1973)
...* Norman Raymond Gunn (1907-1972)

2 1879 - John 'Jack' Gunn
Jack married Mabel Florence JOHNSTON (1877-1910) in 1909
- they had a son:
...* Henry Thomas Thatcher Gunn (1910-1996)
Mabel died 8 September 1910 aged 33 in Alton, South Taranaki & buried Patea
Jack next married Margaret SULLIVAN in 1917
- they had at least 2 children:
...* Thora Veronica Gunn (1919-1999)
...* Daniel Francis Gunn (1921-1999) died 4 months before his sister (in Waihi)

3 1881 - Robert Alexander Gunn
Robert may have died young as they also named their 7th child Robert Alexander

4 1883 - 1965 Charles Gunn
Charles married Sarah aka Sadie Wilston SLAIR (1889-1963) in 1909
- they had at least 2 children:
...* Adeline Esma Margaret Gunn (1910-1998)
...* Trevor Mervyn Charles Gunn (1912-1984)

5 1884 - 1939 Daniel Gunn
Daniel married Reinie DANSBY (1894-1960 from Australia) in 1920

6 1885 - 1914 Ellen Gunn
Ellen married William TREWHEELA in 1907
- they had a daughter:
...* Alice Doreen Trewheela (1908-1925)

7 1887 - 1964 Robert Alexander Gunn
Robert married Bessie Elizabeth Otto MORRIS in 1919
- they had at least 2 children:
...* Roy Alexander Gunn (1920-2001)
...* Lionel Henry Gunn (1926-1983)

8 1889 - 1972 Ethel May Gunn (photo with husband & son)
Ethel married Frederick James SKINNER (1891-1919)
- they had 2 children:
...* Athol Lancelot Skinner (1913-1977)
...* Thelma mavis Skinner (1916-1917)
Frederick James Skinner was born in Blackwood, Victoria, Australia. He served in WWI as Private 78083 with the NZEF, 43rd Reinforcements, B Company. Frederick died of disease 31 Jan 1919 aged 27 & is buried Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England
ETHEL MAY remarried in 1925 to John Henry MASSEY (1878-1943)

9 1892 - Annie Vivian Gunn
Annie married Jean Varley 'Walter' BORGOLTE (1899-1921) in 1919
Walter was burned to death at Okahukura, Taumarunui aged 22

10 1895 - 1920 Dennis Gunn
Dennis was the first to be hanged for murder in New Zealand due to the new science of fingerprint indentification
I once wrote a journal on him and when I find it I will send you a link ;)

11 1896 - 1969 Patrick O'Connor Gunn (with photos)
Patrick married Eileen Blackmore SULLIVAN

12 1897 - Thomas William Gunn
Thomas married Molly McDONALD

by ngairedith on 2013-12-24 04:42:36

more on this family (and side branches)
GUNN in Auckland districts cemeteries

by ngairedith on 2013-12-24 05:42:54

this is about your great grandfather, John Henry Gunn, and his brother Robert Alexander Gunn, who were mining in the Coromandel since the 1860s
I will add the link here but (at time of writing) Papers Past is having problems and pages are taking forever to open, or not at all so I will write it here for you to read


New Zealand Herald, 1 October 1898
Last evening Detective McIlveney and MrMahon effected the arrest of John Henry Gunn and Robert Alexander Gunn on a charge of larceny. At the magistrate's Court this morning the accused were brought before Mr T. W. Rhodes, J.P., and charged with the theft, between the months of May and September, of gold-bearing stone, valued at 531 3s 6d (2013 equivalent of $92,760), the property of Harry Battens, manager of the Kapanga mine.
...Detective Herbert, on behalf of the police, asked for a remand until to-morrow. He explained that there were others implicated, and likely to be arrested. The accused were arrested only last night, and as it would take some time to prepare the case of the prosecution it was probable he would again ask for a remand to-morrow.
...Mr W. A. Carnell, who appeared for the prisoners, asked that the prisoners be admitted to bail. In support of his application he pointed out that the accused were well known, and bore a high character in Coromandel. They were residents of upwards of 30 years, and were much respected.
...Detective Herbert requested that if bail were allowed it should be in a substantial sum.
...The Bench expressed the opinion that it was only fair to the accused, that in the circumstances they should be admitted to bail.
...Mr Carnell suggested that the amounts should be 100 each. They were not like alleged common malefactors. Until proved otherwise the men were deemed innocent. He asked the Bench to consider the fact that if they were incarcerated the stigma would be attached to their names.
...Mr Rhodes said that if the charge was a serious one the bail should not be made too light. The accused would be required to enter into their own recognizance in the sums of 100 each, and to find two sureties of 100 each.
... John Henry Gunn is an associate with Arthur James Andrews in a tribute in the Kapanga mine, and Robert Alexander Gunn has a subsidiary interest in his brother's partnership. The arrest of the brothers Gunn comes as a great shock to the community, they being residents of many years standing in Coromandel, and have hitherto been regarded as men of unimpeachable character.
...At four o'clock this morning Dective McMahon and Constable Fraser left for Kuaotunu, and Detective Herbert at ten a.m. received a telegram to the effect that Arthur J. Andrews, who is suspected of being implicated in the alleged theft, had been arrested. He was brought to Coromandel this afternoon and charged with the same offence. Mr Walker appeared for accused, who was remanded, similar bail being allowed.
...It may be mentioned that Andrews was recently married, and was spending his holiday at Kuaotunu with his wife, who accompanied him back to Coromandel in the pouring rain.
...The police authorities are very reticent about the whole proceedings, but it is understood that a considerable amount of specimens were stolen in addition to the amount specified in the charge. It is currently reported that keeping watch and following the supposed trails of the Royal oak robbery led to the discovery of the present case.

by ngairedith on 2013-12-24 06:05:18

the above Robert Alexander Gunn (1840-1908) was killed in his mine at Tokatea (near Coromandel) on the morning of 12 June 1908 when his charge of dynamite either exploded when he was tamping or the charge missed fire and on going to see the cause the charge went off. He was 68 years old and had lived in Coromandel for about 50 years

by ngairedith on 2013-12-24 06:53:10

this is about your great grandfather, John Henry Gunn.
(Your great, great grandfather was also named Robert Alexander Gunn - of Canada)

Thames Advertiser, 8 July 1876
Jacob Vanderspeck and John H. Gunn surrendered and were tried for specimem stealing from the Golconda mine, Coromandel. The jury acquitted the prisoners.

New Zealand Herald, 1 April 1878
GUNN-O'CONNOR - On Tuesday, 10th March, by the Rev Father O'Dwyer, at St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland, John Henry Gunn, of Coromandel, late of Upper Canada, British America, second son of the late Robert Gunn, to Annie O'Connor, of Coromandel, eldest daughter of the late Daniel O'Connor, of Melbourne, Victoria

Evening Post, 6 October 1915
An old colonist, Mr John Henry Gunn, 70 years of age, died at his residence, Somerset-place, Newton, Auckland, on Saturday. The deceased was born in Canada and arrived in New Zealand over 60 years ago

Auckland Star, 2 October 1918
GUNN - In loving memory of John Henry Gunn, who died October 2, 1915
...The rolling stream of time rolls on
...But still the vacant chair
...Recalls the love, the voice, the smiles
...Of him who once sat there
Inserted by his loving wife, Annie Gunn
GUNN - In loving memory of my dear father, who died October 2, 1915
...There's a link death cannot sever
...Sweet remembrance lasts for ever
Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, C and S Gunn (Charles & Sarah)

Auckland Star, 2 October 1919
GUNN In loving memory of John Henry Gunn, who died October 2, 1915
...My heart still clings to memory dear
...Of one who is called to rest
...And those who think of him to-night
...Are those who love him best
Inserted by his loving wife, Annie Gunn

New Zealand Herald, 2 October 1924
In loving memory of John Henry Gunn, who died October 2, 1915
...Sunshine passes, shadows fall
...Love and remembrance outlive all
Inserted by his loving wife, Annie Gunn

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