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LOOKING FOR DATH - WALKER - HAWKES - OF NEW ZEALAND

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CATHERINE MARY DATH WAS MY GRANDMOTHER, BRIGET AND JOHN DATH WERE MY GRANDPARENTS, CATHERINE'S SISTER ELIZABETH MARRIED A FISHER AND ONE OF THEIR DAUGHTERS MARRIED SYDNEY GEORGE HAWKES I BELIEVE CATHERINE DATH HAD A DAUGHTER BEFORE MY MOTHER (1906) MY MOTHER BROUGHT UP IN ORPHANAGE IN DUNEDIN, ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE A GREAT HELP.

Surnames: DATHFISHERWALKERHAWKESGALLAGHER
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on 2010-06-05 23:19:51

kingarthur123 has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2010. is researching the following names: HAGAN, BLOOMFIELD, PRUDEN and 4 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2010-06-06 05:26:25

Hi kingarthur,

John DATH (1847-1925) married Bridget ARMSTRONG (1856-1937) on 18th June 1881 in the home of the Rev Thomas Leuchan in Milton, Otago
- John was 34, Bridget was 25

John was born in Carlow, Leinster, Ireland
- his parents were Thomas DATH & Elizabeth LEE
Bridget was born in Tipperary, Munster, Ireland
- her parendt were Michael ARMSTRONG & Ellen COWAN

- they lived in Waitahuna Gully, Otago
- John worked for the Tuapeka County Council repairing bridges, road surfaces etc (he probably did many other things like farming etc)

- their children were:
1882 - Thomas Dath
- Thomas died aged 6

1883 - William Joseph Dath
- William died aged 8 in 1891

1884 - John Dath
- John was born in Milton, Otago
- John was KILLED IN ACTION on the Somme France on 15-9-1916
- he was 32 years old. He had been a miner prior to enlistment
- he served with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, Serial No. 25/1711, 2nd Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
- he is at remembered at Caterpillar Valley
- his parents John & Bridget were listed as next-of-kin living in Waitahuna, Otago

1886 - Elizabeth Norah Dath
- Elizabeth died aged 5 in 1891

1887 - Helen/Ellen Theresa Dath
- Helen was born in Otago
- she lived at Millers Flat in Otago
- she was also known as Theresa Dedath
- nothing else known

20-3-1889 - Catherine Mary Dath
- Catherine was born in Waitahuna Gully, Otago
- she had a daughter, born when she was 17: Emma Elizabeth Dath born 12th Aug 1906 in Waitahuna (the father was not recorded)
- Catherine married (about 18 years later) Thomas Philip Walker about 1924 (no known other marriage before this)
Thomas was born in Auckland BUT I have also seen Christchurch, one of 5 boys to George WALKER of London & Johanna FRICK (1868-1945 of Napier
- Catherine and Thomas had 5 (known) children, 3 sons & 2 daughters
- Thomas died in Christchurch aged 36 on 8th Nov 1933
- he had been living at 71 Salisbury Street (as had his mother-in-law Bridget at the time of her death in 1937)
- Catherine died 17 years later on 12th Sept 1950 aged 61
- she is buried in a unmarked grave in Bromley - Plot 219, Block 21
- she had been living at 160 Durham Street Christchurch

1891 - Elizabeth Norah Dath
- Elizabeth was born in Waitahuna Gully, Otago
- she married Albert Arnold FISHER on 5th Sept 1914 in Dunedin
Albert was born in Dunedin one of 5 children of William Walter FISHER (1852-1911 of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England) and Martha LEMON (1851-1918 of Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia)
- they had a daughter Gwendoline Ida Fisher (1915-1942) who died aged 27 in Napier and a daughter Mavis Fisher (1916-1996) who died aged 79 in Sydney Australia. There may have been other children that I have not yet found
- Elizabeth died aged 77 in Napier on 14th July 1968
- Albert was a plumber, he died in 1962 aged 71 and is buried in Napier


John Dath died 1st January 1925 aged 78 in Waitahuna Gully
His wife Bridget died in Christchurh on 27th Sept 1937 aged 81
She had been living at 71 Salisbury St
- she is buried in the Bromley Cemetery, Plot 173 - Block 18

by kingarthur123 on 2010-07-26 06:31:45

hi i have just found your message, thank you very much for the information ... are you related to me seeing that you know so much about the family...would be glad to hear from you.

barbara

by RonaG on 2010-07-27 22:17:54

Hi I have just been told about your site and I have found it very interesting. My grandparents were Elizabeth Norah Dath and Albert Harold Fisher. My Mother was Gwendoline Ida Fisher. I have been trying to find out about Bridget Armstrong (my Great Grandmother) and how and when she came to New Zealand. Did she come on her own or did she travel with her parents. Are you able to help.
Regards
Rona

by hawkeye on 2012-05-26 09:10:41

hi Kingarthur123. If you care to contact me i will be able to share alot of information We are related.
Regards Hawkeye. (2012)

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