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"Looking for Snowball New Zealand"

Question by trishpeehi

I am looking for information on my great Grand Parents Charlotte & Cuthbert Snowball. I think they lived in Central North Island New Zealand. My grand mother Constance Ann Veronica Snowball was one of the daughters.

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on 2012-11-21 20:37:17

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by ngairedith on 2012-11-22 04:48:39

hi trishpeehi,

Cuthbert Llewellyn SNOWBALL was born in Inglewood, Taranaki on 23 Feb 1883

HIS FATHER was John SNOWBALL (1849-1933) who was born in Durham, England
- he died aged about 84 in Australia
HIS MOTHER was Sarah ALLPORT (1855-1895) who was born in Nelson, Marlborough
- she died aged about 40 in Inglewood

- John & Sarah married in 1881 and had 5 children in Inglewood:

... 1
1882 - 1952 Eleanor Elizabeth Snowball
- Eleanor married John DICKEY in 1903
- they had 4 known children (possibly more)

... 2
1883 - 1961 Cuthbert Llewellyn Snowball
- Cuthbert married Charlotte LEWIS (1890-1961) in 1913
- they had 10 known children (see below)
- Charlotte was born in New Tredegar, South Wales, England & she died 18 May 1961 in the Raetihi Hospital. Cuthbert died 5 weeks later, on 23 June 1961 in Taihape Hospital

... 3
1885 - 1912 Elsie Mabel Snowball
- Elsie died aged 26 in Porirua

... 4
1887 - 1970 Lucy Ruth Snowball
- Lucy married John Wesley MITCHELL (1884-1954) in 1911
- she died aged 82 in Christchurch

... 5
1891 - 1969 Gladys Myra Snowball
- Gladys married Ernest Albert UPSON in 1909
- they had 10 known children
- Gladys died aged 78 in New Plymouth

your grandmother's name was actually Constance Veronica Ruth Snowball
She was born 20 Jan 1916 in Rangataua & died in 1997 aged 71
She married Mana Phillips (1908-1976) and had about 17 children

by trishpeehi on 2012-11-22 21:01:21

Fantastic! My mother didn't know these details. Do you have any information on Mana Phillips?

by trishpeehi on 2012-11-22 21:11:51


If I want to build on my Grandmother's side, how do I do this?

by trishpeehi on 2012-11-22 22:18:43

Do you have any information on Annie Maata (nee Coffin) and tom Maata who lived in Piopio? Annie is my grandmother on my father's side.

by ngairedith on 2012-11-23 04:37:23

hi trishpeehi,

have a look at this posting NZ Regional Archives
there should be lots of help there on showing you how to research your ancestors

by Crawford on 2012-11-25 02:21:47

Have a look at this site
Type in Snowball. There are two notices there that might be of help to you?
The surname Snowball is well known in Rotorua. Try Papers Past too.
Cheers, R.

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