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Looking for White of Otago, New Zealand

Query by rvaloppi

Hi, looking for any info on John Kerfoot/Keerfoot White and his wife Lily May White nee Deacon
Married 03/02/1912 in Vic. Aust.
First child Bruce Henry White born 01/07/1913 Christchurch, NZ.
John, Lily and Bruce all buried at Hastings cemetery, Hawkes Bay, NZ.

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by Crawford on 2015-06-15 05:36:26

Hi there,
I have had a look at BDM NZ. There is a daughter, Edna Jean White, born 30 Jan 1915.

1915/21081 White Edna Jean Lily May John Keerfoot

Edna Jean died in NZ in 2005 aged 90 years.

2005/3619 White Edna Jean 30/1/1915 90Y

Regards, R.

by rvaloppi on 2015-06-15 05:57:29

Thank you for that.
Any ideas how I can possibly trace what ship they sailed on?
I'm going round and round in circles. I think I've lost one of my oars.

by Crawford on 2015-06-16 04:44:03

Hi there. lol keep looking you will get to the bottom of this family.
Looking at the dates. John K died in 1924 aged 62, born c1862.
When he married Lily May Deacon in 1912 he was 50 years old.
I found this on Trove. It looks like Lily May was his second wife?
Here is a birth notice from Vic, Australia.

WHITE.-On the 18th May, at Leeds street, Footscray, the wife of John Keerfoot White of a son.
Independent (Footscray, Vic. : 1883 - 1922) Saturday 23 May 1885 p 2 Family Notices.

You probably know that Lily May lived to be 100 years old. She was a widow for 61 years!
Have you obtained John K's death certificate? That might give you some info about his parents, or (a long shot) that he had been married to someone else and had other children?? OR, you could send to Vic for John and Lily's marriage cert. That will probably tell you if he was a widower when they married.

by Crawford on 2015-06-16 04:57:23

Here's a bit more.
If you search Vic Historical records there are 9 results for a death between 1885 (when the first wife gave birth) and 1912( when John K re-married) for a 'White' surname with a spouse named John White.
This is a pay to view site, but for $5 to view 4 pages you might find the name of his first wife, and from there you might find the first marriage. I'm thinking John and first wife likely emigrated to Aus. together as a married couple??
Good luck, keep rowing. lol.

by Crawford on 2015-06-16 05:35:45

Some more - might be a red herring?

WHITE-SAWYER-On the 21st November, at Poonindie, by Rev. A. Page, John Kerfoot, eldest son of J. K. White, of New Zealand, to Millicent Grace, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. C. Sawyer,

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Tuesday 8 December 1914 p 6 Family Notices

by rvaloppi on 2015-06-17 05:17:54

Thanks for all that. I have details on his first wife Elizabeth Maeteer, she died young after drinking acid by mistake!!
JKW was born in victoria, after he married Lily he left the children of his first marriage in Aust. and went to NZ. Lily left one daughter in Aust. taking her youngest with her. Who married and died in NZ.
Just need to find that oar,and that boat they travelled on.
Thanks again, I'll no doubt be back.

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by janilye on 2015-06-23 20:28:06

Elizabeth Mateer was born at 61 Baillie-street North Melbourne (Hotham) on the 27 January 1859 and died at Port Lincoln in South Australia on the 30 October 1910.
Her mother was Elizabeth Mander born England in 1830 and died at 61 Baillie Street on the 30 May 1862.
Her father Thomas Mateer born in Ireland in 1824
Elizabeth 1859-1910 had an older brother called Thomas Mateer 1856-1938 who was born in North Melbourne in 1856. He married Hannah Leah White, John Kerfoot White's sister.

by rvaloppi on 2015-06-24 06:55:18

Hi all,
thanks for all your input so far.
smith41, where did you get this info? the only Florida's I can find are USA battleships!

Cheers Robyn

by janilye on 2015-06-24 10:58:08

I found a 'White' on the Wimmera from Melbourne to Wellington and other ports in 1915.
on this link Family Search

by janilye on 2015-06-24 11:05:14

Sorry mean't to give you this link FAMILY SEARCH
The one on the wimmera is crew.

by janilye on 2015-06-24 11:14:54

:o Heavens I've done it again FAMILY SEARCH sorry!

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by Tukanguha on 2018-06-02 05:54:03

Hi there,
Old thread, but I am the grandson of Edna Jean White, who died in Napier, Hawkes Bay in 2005.

by rvaloppi on 2018-06-06 01:05:57

Edna was my 1st cousin 1x removed! Her mum Lily May was my grandfather (Cornelious Michael) brother.
Great to make contact.
Robyn Valoppi nee Deacon

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