Looking for John Francis O'Connor Snr (born Papakaio, Oamaru, New Zealand 15.05.1875)
Mother: Catherine McCabe (born Co Monaghan, Ireland 1843) Died 1928 Christchurch NZ.
Father: John William O'Connor (born Co Tipperary, Ireland 1848) Died 1900 Papakaio NZ.
Issue: All born Oamaru District NZ.
Mary Ellen b 1870
James b 1872
Margaret b 1874
* John Francis b 1875
Catherine b 1877
Annie b 1881
Elizabeth b 1887
Father: John Francis married 1905
Mother: Margaret Drew b 1886 Oamaru d 1964 Lower Hutt Wellington NZ
Issue: All born Oamaru District NZ
John Francis Jnr (Frank) b 1907 d Jan 1952. Christchurch NZ (Never married).
Freda Ellen b 1908 died 1968 Wellington NZ. married Percy William Wates b 1909 died 2001.
George Alphonso b 1910 Oamaru NZ. d 1980 Timaru NZ. m 1937 Katherine Farrell b 1910 Dunedin
d 1981 Timaru NZ
What became of John Francis O'Connor Snr? He disappeared from the family home in Caledonian Road, Oamaru, New Zealand sometime before 1920. We know nothing about him after this. He had been rumoured to have gone to Australia joining the Army, dying at Galipolli. But extensive research hasn't found any evidence of this.
We would really appreciate any assistance in tracing this last piece of our family tree puzzle.
Many thanks :-)