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looking for information on james pearson born 1908 fielding new zealand need his death date

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on 2013-03-13 03:37:26

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by ngairedith on 2013-03-13 04:09:43

hard to say without any further info, like, did he have a second name and which month of 1908 he was born.

I've got a James Pearson born 21 Jan 1909 or a George James born 22 Sep 1908 or a James Charles born March 1909 etc

No James at Feilding to match nor any at Eketahuna, Woodville etc. There was a James Pearson living in Otaki who died in Palmerston North Hospital on 11 Nov 1977 aged 68 (birth year of about 1909)

do you have more to go on?

by kiwi6 on 2013-03-13 05:15:03

thank you so much for your help the information was spot on my mother admitted that her dad died in palmerston hospital and that he had no middle names she thinks he was born about 1909 not sure where

by ngairedith on 2013-03-13 05:38:07

well, in that case he was probably James Pearson who was born on 24 January 1909 to Robert PEARSON & Louisa Mary GRANT

by ngairedith on 2013-03-13 05:42:06

PEARSON - GRANT, At Nelson, on September 27th, 1905, by the Rev J. H. Mackenzie, Robert, youngest son of Jonathan Pearson, of Feilding, to Louisa Mary, third daughter of William Grant, of Nelson (formerly of Wellington)

by kiwi6 on 2013-03-14 22:37:36

where do you look for all these answers i have so many questions about grand parents and why lousia left granddad to live with thisother man and if there were more children etc it would be great to look up some of this info my self

by ngairedith on 2013-03-14 22:50:50

hello kiwi6,

you should be able to find what you want by using the links on this journal:

by kiwi6 on 2013-03-15 00:37:06

have been checking out your site looking for info on my great grand mother her name has not turned up under her single name of lousia mary grant, pearson or burd the guy she left my great grand father for mum said she died when i was about 6 months old that would put it about 1958 or 59 if you haveany ideas i would appreciate it of where else i could look

by ngairedith on 2013-03-15 01:40:37

hi kiwi6,
It will probably take a lot more digging than that

that journal has hundreds of links to sites that may contain info on your ancestors. The actual journal will not contain her name etc...

but if you go to the cemetery links and check in all the cemeteries which I have broken down into New Zealand districts to make it easier, like Manawatu, Waikato etc you may find them. That's where I found out that James Pearson had been living in Otaki and died in Palmerston North Hospital
THINK where she might have gone. If she left him in the Manawatu was she likely to go to the big city? then go check up in Auckland for example. Or if she would have 'hidden out' in the country then better you go look in the smaller places like south Taranaki, Wairarapa or even the South Island!

If your mum knows WHEN she died she probably also knows approx WHERE she died and even the guys name - every tiny, little bit of info is a surprisingly huge help

Go to the Papers Past link and read newspaper articles which may contain news about them which is where I got the wedding announcemet from 3 comments up

the Papers Past site is added to all the time and I use it every day of my research. There are more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand. Has lots of 'gossip' of things like what you're looking for (no privacy acts in those days)

Also, there is a link to New Zealand Birth Deaths & Marriages. Put in the names and roughly the dates you want to check and you will find a wealth of info

some of the links on that journal open onto sites that have hundreds of other links themselves to check on. There are shiping lists, genealogy links, links to local councils and museums. Most areas are so proud of their heritage that keep wonderful records on their early settlers and descendants.

There are Electoral rolls for every district which helps you trace where your family were at a specific date, Justice and Jury Lists links and Soldiers galore, their memorials and Cenotaph links

so now that you have your grand parents names (above in comments 3 & 4) you can look for more info and perhaps find THEIR parents etc etc. Remember that any info on anyone within the last hundred years (after 1912/13) gets harder and harder to find because of privacy acts

Bottom line, I cannot suggest anywhere else for you to look as that Archives link contains just about every web site in New Zealand that has records

Have you checked family tree web sites? other people may also be looking for the same people as you are and may have started trees for them
some are free, some you have to pay
* My Heritage
* rootsweb
* Ancestry.com
* Tribal Pages
* New Zealand Research Sites
* Message Boards for New Zealand. You could leave a message there also

by laurenbavin on 2013-07-16 01:35:41

Hi Kiwi6 - I believe we are related - Louisa Mary Grant was the sister of my G Grandmother Annie Elizabeth Grant.
My mothers generation remember her as Aunty Lou Burd and remember her son Jim who will be James Pearson.
Louisa Mary Grant was the daughter of Louisa and William Grant - he was a builder in Wellington and later in Nelson

I have a photo of Louisa Mary ( who was most beautiful when she was young) as an attendant at my G G Grandmothers wedding.
I also have photos of her mother Louisa Grant ( nee Abbott) and HER mother Sarah Ann Abbott - nee Allington )

by kiwi6 on 2013-07-16 04:47:47

oh wow can you send me copies of the photos to [email protected] I would appreciate it and I know mum would love to see them thanks very much cuz leigh

by kiwi6 on 2013-07-16 06:08:18

mum was saying lousia never divorced grandads father she just left him and lived in sin with walter she died when I was about 9 months old and is at rest in the karori cemetery apparently she told granddads family that he died as a baby but she brought him up under walters name living about 2 blocks away from his father how mean was that. the info I have on her is lousia mary grant{ pearson } died 1 march 1959,married 1924, cremated 1959, burial plot 43L wellington any other info you have on her would be great thank you so much for bringing all this info to life it is nice to know where you come from

by kiwi6 on 2013-07-18 08:48:45

mum told me the people you talked of were her cusins

by kiwi6 on 2013-07-18 08:49:21

oops sorry aunts

by ngairedith on 2013-07-18 16:07:03

by info2 on 2017-05-29 06:15:46

Info on the PEARSON Divorce in 1918

YESTERDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. (Before His Honor Mr. Justice Edwards) The sittings of the Supreme Court at New Plymouth were continued yesterday before his Honor Mr. Justice Edwards.

Louisa Mary Pearson (Mr. D. Hutchen) petitioned for a divorce from Robert Pearson on the grounds of his failure to support her. Petitioner in evidence said respondent had served a term of six months' imprisonment for failing to obey a maintenance order made in her favor. She had made an agreement to accept a sum of money in lieu of maintenance money, but none of that money had been paid. She had had two children by respondent, one of whom had died. Since she left her husband some nine years ago she had received no support from him, and had maintained herself and her child by her own work. Corroborative evidence was given by Emily Grant, whose husband was a brother of petitioner. His Honor granted a decree nisi, to be made absolute in six months, and also allowed petitioner the custody of the child. Costs on the lowest scale were allowed.

Source: SUPREME COURT, Taranaki Daily News, 7 February 1918

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