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Looking to fill in names on photos Rudman,Cowdrey,Haywood,

Query by Heck

A few old family photos from the 1800's etc and needing help in filling in some names if at all possible.

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on 2012-12-24 00:45:15

I have my family tree on wikitree and MyHeritage.com

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by ngairedith on 2012-12-24 01:38:48

wow, I saw that photo and thought how "Wellington" it looks, or even the Hutt or Petone. Guess all early NZ houses looked much like this!!
... memories :)

by Heck on 2012-12-24 01:48:42

Downer street Lower Hutt, i can't figure how to add more, each time i do it erases the first one.

by ngairedith on 2012-12-24 01:55:37

AH! it was the Hutt :), yes, we can only add one photo at a time
you're not talking about Alfred Walter Rudman are you? I know his mother lived (and died in Petone). Who lived in Downer street?

by Heck on 2012-12-24 02:11:15

This is one generation on George Edwin Rudman and Hetty nee Haywood, George was the son of Henry, Alfred's brother.Henry and alfreds mother and father were Elizabeth nee Mathews and Charles Smith who arrived on the Phoebe in 1835.

by ngairedith on 2012-12-24 04:40:51

the children of George Edwin & Hetty were:
1899 - Lillian May Rudman (born 9 Sep 1899)
1901 - Roy Clifford Rudman (born 30 March 1901)
1903 - Ruby Constance Pearl Rudman (born 12 April 1903)
1905 - Florence Ida Rudman (born 29 March 1905)
1907 - Grace Evelyn Rudman (born 29 March 1907)
1908 - Norman George Rudman (born 25 August 1908)

so, IF the babe in arms is Grace Evelyn Rudman she would be about 8-9 months (I'm not good at ages, but close enough for this exercis), this then means the photo was taken about Dec 1907) and the children left to right would be:
* Florence Ida Rudman, aged about 2.9
* Roy Clifford Rudman, aged about 6.9
* Ruby Constance Pearl Rudman, aged about 4.8
* Lillian May Rudman, aged about 8.3

and the next child, Norman George Rudman is about 8 months from being born :)

by Heck on 2012-12-24 05:47:15

Hi Ngaire,
I was hoping someone would think that, i have been the same frame of mind but no one is around anymore to put me right, Norman was my dad.
It's good to have the photos but i have learn t from the exercise that we should always write on the back who are in them, it gets so damn frustrating trying to track down family after family over such a long period to see if they can shed light on things and when you see a photo you have to think if it's just family in them or not.The other named one i have posted has about 700 kids sitting on the porch god only knows who they belong to.
But thank you so much for your time and trouble that you went to, i do appreciate it.

by ngairedith on 2012-12-24 17:54:56

can you help with the spouses of Maurice & Jack Vivian Rudman? and of course your dad, Norman George Rudman?

from PECK of Taita:
the 9 children of George Edwin Rudman & Hetty Haywood

by Heck on 2012-12-25 02:51:48

Uncle Maurice (Born July 4th 1913 Died Dec 19th 1984) was married firstly to Phillis Rona Brown-Nicholes and had two children Brian and Alan,before divorcing and marrying Heather Eunice Forster (Born 1920 Died Oct 14th 1993 and had six children Annette,Lance,Wayne,Lindsey,Raewyn and Glen.
Uncle Jack (Born March 29th Died April 26th 1994)was married to Alwyn Lorna Blanch Ashman Born Jan 15th 1926 and still very much alive, they had two children Kerry and Virginia.
Dad (Born August 25th 1908 Died August 15th 1980 married Nita Augustine Jessop (Born March 30th 1918 Died August 28th 2012, and had us four kids.
Hope it helps you

by Heck on 2012-12-25 03:07:31

Uncle jack,uncle Maurice, Aunty Heather and dad are all interred at Taita Returned Services Lawn Cemetery,my grandmother Annie was buried at Karori.

by ngairedith on 2014-12-13 05:03:24

Alwyn Lorna Blanch Rudman died 11 Oct 2014 in the Hutt Hospital. She was 88

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