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Looking for Gavin Wayne Hodson, b: 1947, Wanganui, NZ

Query by Nece

I am trying to locate a possible half brother of my husband's. Gavin Wayne Hodson was born in 1947 in Wanganui, New zealand. His parents were noted as Roy Thomas Hodson (my husband's father) & Iris Maureen Bertha Hodson (nee: Forward). Gavin was adopted out to person's unknown, and Roy & Iris were divorced in 1949. There may have been a further son born in 1949 but I do not have any info on this child. Iris later remarried to a Mr Atchison of Wanganui. She died in 1992 in Wanganui and on her death cert there is mention of 2x sons who were still alive (as at 1992), whose ages would correspond with the dates above.
If anyone has information that may help clarify this please let me know.

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on 2011-11-09 17:31:06

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by ScottyA on 2012-07-22 02:00:21

Hi there
My mother was Iris Maureen and was married to Graham Atchison. My eldest brother is Gavin. Then there was Trevor, Brent, Nigel (deceased at birth) and myself as the youngest Scott Graham Atchison. Just came across your post. My family is not close so unsure of Gavin age but seems to be around the right age. And my mother was a Forward from Palmerston North. Sure her death was around 1992 as well. Would like to hear from you further and maybe fill in the gaps :)

by Nece on 2012-07-22 06:53:38

Hey that's great and thanks for responding. Very interesting in that perhaps Trevor may also be a half brother as well given he was born in 1949. It would be interesting to see if he too was adopted out or perhaps may have even been the child of Graham and Iris, and hence the divirce of Roy and Iris.
Is everyone scattered around NZ or have you all remained around the Palmerston North/Wanganui area? We are in the New Plymouth area and would be appreciative of any further info you have either by email of catching up personally.Were you aware of Gavins (and perhaps Trevors) adoption priort o reading my post? Has there ever been any talk of it prior within your family?
Looking forward to hearing back from you. Steve and Denise Hodson.

by hawaii26 on 2014-07-13 02:32:54

no Trevor is not a half brother he was born in 1953 Graham and maureens son. Maureen gave Roy a hard time during there married life which was short. Roy was At the war etc. the last time I belive they spoke was in 1968. BRENT ATCHISON HAWAII

by Nece on 2014-07-13 05:04:29

Thanks Brent for the info.
My wife has spent a lot of time tracking things down with this and I was fortunate to have meet up with Gavin a couple of years ago in Taupo and have remained in touch since. It was quite eerie at our first meet as he looks so like my father Roy , just an older version. My dad died in 1970 aged only 48 and it was only through the genealogy tracking that I realised I had a half brother somewhere. There are 4 kids from Dads second marriage to our Mum, ranging from 57 to 51 years of age. I'm second at 55. As they say you can't change anything in history and it's all how we are here now and I'm all good with that. Have you been in Hawaii for a long time and/or out of NZ for some time? Again thanks for the info and helping complete the background. Cheers, Steve

by nikkirenae on 2015-09-20 02:39:00

Hi there, My fathers name is Scott Graeme Atchison, His father is Graeme Atchison, My dads 3 brothers Are Trevor Gavin And Brent Not sure on date of births, the where abouts of my uncles are unknown to me apart from two, trevor lives in Australia and Gavin lives in Taupo, My Dad lives in Te Puke NZ .

by Nece on 2015-09-20 06:20:10

Hi Nikki Renae.
Thanks for your response to my initial post. We have managed to locate & meet your Uncle Gavin a couple of years ago. We keep in contact with him to see how he is getting on. My husband Steve & Gavin had the same father, Roy Hodson, who passed away in 1970.
Tracking down your family tree is really interesting & quite addictive. Best of luck with your family investigations, and remember, if you hit a brick wall (like I did with Gavin) don't give up as the breakthrough will eventually come through.
Thanks again
Denise Hodson

by nikkirenae on 2015-09-25 04:28:55

Hi brent, what year were you born in etc as i have gavin and trevor on my tree but not you as i dont really remember you, also do you have any info on Graham and maureens parents etc??
Did you know Janet Atchison? might have been Janet Dickinson before marrying dads dad?

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