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lower North Island NZ, Justices of the Peace 1920

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JUSTICES OF THE PEACE 5 Nov 1920
- NEW APPOINTMENTS GAZETTED -

Walter ANGELL
Johnsonville, Wellington
* This may have been Walter Angell snr (1859-1959), or his son Walter Angell (1891-1969). Both lived in Johnsonville.
* Walter snr was buried in the Methodist Churchyard Cemetery, Johnsonville on 18 Oct 1939. The Cemetery, up Norman Lane, is the last resting place of many early settlers of the northern suburbs. Formerly located behind the Methodist Church, it remains in parish ownership and remained when the church was demolished in 1973 to make way for business premises
* Walter jnr married Margaret Elder in 1915

Frank Wilson ARBON (1864-1928)
Komako, Manawatu
Manawatu Times, 1 Aug 1928
General regret was felt throughout the Manawatu district yesterday, when it became known, that one of the oldest and best known settlers of the Pohangina Valley had passed away, in the person of Mr Frank Wilson Arbon. The late Mr Arbon was a gentleman well known outside his own district, his activities in public life bringing him in contact with many. Particularly his interests lay in Pohangina, for which district he had worked for many years, as one of the best known settler "up the Valley" and also as chairman of the Pohangina County Council.
The deceased gentleman was born in Swanage, England and came to the Dominion 42 years ago, when he commenced farming in the Pohangina Valley. As one of the oldest settlers in that locality, the late Mr Arbon was always to the fore in serving its interests on various local bodies concerned with the district. He was also a life member of the Manawatu and West Coast A. and P. Association, this honour being conferred upon him as some recognition of his services as president of that body in 1911 and in previous and subsequent years, as an energetic committee-man.
The late Mr Arbon had represented the Pohangina district on the Manawatu-Oroua Electric Power Board since the inception of that body and through his death, the district has lost a man who represented it worthily, whenever he was called upon. Deep sympathy will be extended the family in their sad bereavement - a widow and two sons, Messrs Geoffrey and Mervyn Arbon, of Pohangina, are left to mourn their loss
* Frank was also on the Meat Producers' Board. He married Eva Hayns (1870-1954) in 1891 and had the two sons, Geoffrey Henry (1904-1976) & George Mervyn (1900-1945) Arbon- both attended Wanganui Collegiate. Frank & Eva are buried at Terrace End Cemetery

Ralph Fitzroger Bidwill BEETHAM (1880-1957)
'Brancepeth', Masterton, Wairarapa
* Ralph was born at Brancepeth, a son of Hugh Horsley Beetham, a partner in the 'Brancepeth' Estate with 16,000 acres, and of Ruth Bidwill, daughter of Charles Robert Bidwill & Catherine Orbell, owners of one of the earliest New Zealand sheep stations.
Ralph married Mabel Carrington Booth (1879-1941) and had one known son, Ralph Hugh Horsley Beetham (1919-1992)

James Richard BILLS (1868-1924)
Otaki, Kapiti Coast
* James was born 3 March 1868 in Wellington to James Richard Bills () & Louisa Key (). He married Alice Lavina Westbrooke (1874-1943) in London in 1897 and had
six known children in NZ
* 1898 - 1949 Alexander Weatherfield 'Alex' Bills
* 1901 - Alice Maud Bills
* 1903 - 1972 Walter Frederick 'Chappie' Bills
* 1906 - 1970 George Raymond Percival 'Ray' Bills
* 1907 - 1908 Doris Louisa Bills (aged 8 months)
* 1909 - 1997 Eric James Bills
Evening Post, 13 Nov 1924
The death occurred at Otaki on Wednesday of Mr J. R. Bills, who had been in indifferent health for some time. Th late Mr Bills, who was born in Tinakori road, Wellington, 56 years ago, was the third son of the late Mr and Mrs J. Bills, who for many years resided at Otaki. Deceased for some twenty years was chairman of the Otaki State School Committe,e for twenty-four years a member of the Otaki Brass Band, captain of the Fire Brigade for a time, also a life member and a member of the Masonic Lodge

James Poole BRANDON (1861-1937)
Otaki, Kapiti Coast
* James was born in Lyttelton, second of three children of Sidney Griffiths Brandon (1820-1899) and Anna Maria Poole (1833-1861) who died 7 weeks after he was born, she was only 27
NOTES James's uncle (father's brother), Alfred de Bathe Brandon (1810-1886) MLC, married Lucy Poole (1829-1904, who was possibly related to his mother Anna Maria Poole) in 1854 and had 7 children (Alfred's 1st wife, Constance Mary Anne nee Brandon died shortly after arriving in NZ).
* I have written a number of journals on this Brandon family on this site, use search
James's father remarried in 1872 to Catherine Balfour Cowie & had 2 sons
James married Evangeline Fitzgerald (1864-1937) in 1885
their known children
* 1885 - 1916 Rona Brandon
* 1887 - 1972 Maina Brandon
* 1889 - 1890 Fitzgerald Brandon (aged 7 months)
* 1891 - Ruhina Brandon
* 1892 - 1964 Frances Brandon
* 1894 - 1978 Ida May aka Maida Brandon
* 1901 - 1982 Sydney Brandon
Evening Post, 20 Aug 1937
OTAKI This Day. The death occurred this morning after a long illness of Mr James Poole Brandon, J.P., who was for a considerable time Mayor of Otaki. Besides identifying himself with various organisations and all branches of sport, he was well-known right throughout the district and was very popular. The news of his death has caused a shock right throughout this district. Mr Brandon was also well-known through the Wellington, Manawatu and Wairarapa, he being bank manager at Masterton and was also connected with the bank at Palmerston. He was for years secretary of the Fresh Food and Ice Co. The late Mr Brandon was the second son of the late Mr Sidney Brandon and a nephew of the late Hon A. de B. Brandon, M.L.C., of Wellington. He was born in Lyttelton in 1861 and educated at Wellington College. After law and insurance experience in the Empire City he entered the service of the Colonial Bank of New Zealand in 1890 at Wellington. For some time he was manager of the Palmerston North branch of the bank and on the amalgamation with the bank of New Zealand, he joined the staff, being appointed to manager in 1896.
Deceased leaves a widow and grown-up family to mourn their loss. Mrs Higgins (Maina) (now in England), Mrs Reginald Waterland Mander (Frances, 2nd husband) and Mrs Guy Jeffrey Mander (Ida May), both of Auckland, Mrs Mason (Ruhina) (Otaki) and Mrs Herbert de Jersey Clere (Sydney) (Wellington) are daughters. The relatives will have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Evening Post, 27 Dec 1937
BRANDON - On December 26 1937, at her residence, Waerenga Road, Otaki, Evangeline, beloved wife of the late James Poole Brandon; aged 72

Herbert Bowen BRIDGE (1849-1932)
Wellington
Evening Post, 11 May 1932
BRIDGE - At his residence 186 The Parade, Oriental Bay, 10th May 1932, Herbert Bowen Bridge, aged 83. Interment private. No flowers
.. The many friends of Mr Herbert Bowen Bridge, for many years a well-known personality in journalistic and amateur theatrical circles in Wellington, will regret to learn of his death which took place on Tuesday at the age of 83. The late Mr Bridge was born at Military camp at Wakapu Point, Korarareka (Russell, Bay of Islands), on 31st July 1849. He was the son of the late Colonel Cyprian Bridge, of the 58th Regiment, who took a prominent part in the engagements at Ohaeawai and Okaihau in Hone Heke's war of 1845. He left New Zealand at an early age and was educated at Cheltenham College, England. He returned at the age of 20 and was engaged in various occupations. At one time he was part proprietor and editor of the "Akaroa Mail" and later came to Wellington, where he was subsequently on the staff of the Evening Press, New Zealand Times and Evening Post. He retired after leaving The Post but when the Dominion started he joined its staff.
In his younger days, Mr Bridge was prominent in amateur theatricals. He wrote several plays which were produced. Some of his best efforts were "Gareth and Lynette", "Very Witty Diggings" and "Women's Parliament". Probably his greatest sucess was a comic opera, "Monarch of Utopia" which he wrote in collaboration with Mr F. W. Jones, a well-known local musical identity. Mr Bridge was a prominent Freemason.
A cousin of the late Admiral Sir Cyprian A. G. Bridge, G.C.B., General Sir Charles Bridge, General Dunscombe Bridge and John C. E. Bridge of the English Civil Services, Mr Bridge married in 1874, Leonore Adele St John Graves, daughter of Captain Graves of Akaroa. Mrs Bridge survives him. He had eight sons(sic, 10), five of whom are still living. Two were killed in the war and the eldest, Herbert, died some years ago.
their 10 sons
* 1875 - 1909 Herbert Bridge
* 1877 - 1951 Cyperian Everard Bridge
* 1878 - 1879 Percy De Bohun Bridge (aged 18 months)
* 1880 - 1959 Cecil Dare Bridge
* 1882 - 1948 Gerald Bridge
* 1883 - 1972 Reginald Bridge
* 1885 - 1971 Lionel Septimus Bridge
* 1887 - 1887 Charles Bridge (aged 22 hours)
* 1888 - 1917 Lance Bridge (died of wounds Turkey)
* 1890 - 1918 Hugh Decimus Bridge (killed in action Ypres)

Benjamin George Henry BURN (1863-1943)
Karori, Wellington
Evening Post, 9 Sep 1943
The death has occurred of Mr Benjamin George Henry Burn, a Wellington resident of long standing who had devoted much of his lifetime to serving the interests of the community. Mr Burn, who was 80 years of age, resided in Karori, where his prominent part in district affairs led to his becoming a Wellington city Councillor when the Karori borough became part of the city. Mr Burn was born in Cornwall, England. He was trained as a weaver for four years at Culbert and then sailed from Liverpool for New Zealand, landing in Wellington in 1879, just after the big fire in Manners Street. After two years in the city, he worked for Messrs T. Campbell, of Karori and A, Fitchett of Brooklyn, at farming and dairying, for several years. Later he served with the firms of Messrs W. G. Turnbull and Co and Messrs W. M. Bannatyne and Co., both Wellington firms, with whom he spent 20 years, thereafter starting on his own account as a dairy farmer at South Karori.
After his retirement from business, Mr Burn took an active part in municipal politics. He was elected a member of the Karori Borough Council in 1909 and remained on the council until 1915, when he was elected Mayor of Karori, in which capacity he took an active part in the negotiations leading to the amalgamation of that borough with the city in 1920. Having then been Mayor for five years, he was elected a member of the Wellington City Council and remained a member until he retired in 1931 for health reasons. He took a keen interest in city reserves and besides being chairman of the reserves committee, was a member of the bylaws, lighting, milk and outlying districts committees. For four years he was on the Hospital Board; he was also a member of the Wellington City and Suburban Highways Board. For three years he was a member of the Karori School Committee, acting as chairman for twelve months.
Keen on promoting sports, Mr Burn was for three years president of the Karori Bowling Club and was also president of the Karori Hockey, Ladies Hockey and Tennis Clubs, patron of the Karori ladies Croquet Club, vice-president of the Hockey Association and vice-president of the Karori Rugby Football Club. For some years he was green superintendent of the Karori Bowling Club in which he had taken a very keen interest. Mr Burn is survived by his wife.
* Benjamin married Beatrice Charlotte Lewer (1866-1954). They had a daughter Sophia Zena Burn (1885-1887, died aged 15 months)

Arthur Walter BUTT
Wellington
* In May 1920 Arthur retired on a pension as manager of the Bank of Australasia in Wellington. Mr W. L. Ward from Wanganui replaced him. They were given a dinner at the Empire Hotel and theatre party afterwards by members of the Australian Club, of which he was the president. He & his wife then made a tour of Australia, the Islands and Europe

William Gavin CALLENDER (1882-1956)
Makomako, Pahiatua
* William married Elizabeth Maud Ellingham (1883-1963) in 1907
* 6th of 13 children of Thomas Ellingham & Mary Anne McCarthy

Donald CAMERON
Moeraki, Featherston, Wairarapa
* Donald was a descendant of Donald Cameron (1832-1900) who arrived in Wellington with his family on the ‘Blenheim’ in 1840. His sons Donald, John and Duncan worked as shepherds on a number of properties including Weld and Vavasour’s Wharekaka. They then established their Pahaua Station in 1846 and bought the freehold of the land in 1866. Many of the descendants of Donald Cameron still farm land in the Wairarapa today

Joseph CASELBERG (1871-1944)
Masterton, Wairarapa
* Joseph was a son of Myer Caselberg(1841-1922) & Frances Marks (1843-1890). His father remarried in 1892 to Rosetta Victoria Keesing (1860-1941)
Joseph was the President of the Masterton Horticultural and Industrial Society, Chairman of the Masterton Chamber of Commerce and on the Wairarapa District Council and was elected Chairman of Directors of the Wairarapa Farmers' Co-operative Association after his father resigned in 1920. His father Myer had been the chairman of directors and managing director since its incorporation in 1892. In Oct 1928 Mr Arthur Bower Knight (1884-1934), as Chairman of the WFCA, stated that "about twelve months ago, it was made apparent to the board that a crisis had been reached and steps were taken to effect an entire change in the management of the association's affairs". Joseph Caselberg then relinquished his position of chairman and managing director and his brothers, David & Alfred Caselberg, retired from the board ... more here on the meeting and outcome. Arthur concluded with .. "In conclusion the directors realise that the association, like several other organisations in New Zealand carrying on similar business, has passed through a crisis and that its interests have suffered severely thereby. The board is of opinion that the interests of the association will best be served by not delving into past mistakes, but by concentrating on future policy and operations. Drastic action has been taken to meet the position and the board looks forward now with confidence to the future. Loyal support of shareholders and firends will assist in quickly restoring the association to a dividend-paying basis"
(Meyer would have turned in his grave)
* Joseph married Beatrice Cohen (1873-1962) and had 2 children, Sybil Augusta Caselberg (1904-) &
Harry Philip Walter Myer Castle (changed from Caselberg, 1905-1982 died Sydney). Joseph died 25 Aug 1944 aged 73 and is buried Plan IX Pioneer, row 11 at Archer Street cemetery with his brother David who died 11 weeks later aged 71, his wife Beatrice, and David's wife Rita. His headstone reads ... Beatrice CASELBERG beloved wife and mother, born Newcastle-on-tyne, England, February 12th, 1873, Died April 30th 1962. In Loving Memory Of Joseph CASELBERG, Aug 23, 1944, of habits simple and ways upright, law of justice always in sight, he glorified the name of Jew and in the love of human kind he grew.

Archibald CLARK
Featherston, Wairarapa

Charles Adolph CROOK
Pukeatua, West Taupo
* Charles married Margaret Sophia Ashby (1885-1969) in 1921. Daughter of William Ashby & Elizabeth Billing

Alexander DONALD
Masterton, Wairarapa

Alfred Kingsley DREW (1882-1953)
Sanson, Manawatu
* Alfred was a son of Alfred Drew & Sarah Younger. He was a clerk to the Manwatu County Council. He married Elsie Gordon Flyger (1883-1982) in 1908
their known children
* 1910 - 1973 Gordon Lionel Kingsley Drew
* 1914 - 1983 Winston Stewart Kingsley Drew

Joseph Charles James EWINGTON (1861-1943)
Masterton, Wairarapa
NZ Herald, 17 Feb 1943
The death occurred at the week-end of one of Masterton's most prominent citizens in Mr Joseph Charles Ewington. He died following a seizure while playing bowls at the Masterton Park Bowling Club. He was 82 years of age and had a lifetime of public service. Mr Ewington was a member of the Masterton Borough Council for 15 years, of the Wairarapa Hospital Board for 30 years; chairman of the Masterton Co-operative Dairy Company Limited, for more than 30 years; a director of the Producers' Co-operative Agency; chairman of the Co-operative Dairy Producers' Freezing Company Limited, Wellington' a director of the Workers' Mutual Benefit Building Society and chairman of the Masterton Unemployment Committee. Mr Ewington was well known in Masonic circles, He leaves a widow, a daughter and two sons
* Joseph married Augusta Schultz (1867-1956) in 1893
their known children
* 1893 - 1972 Joseph James Ewington
* 1897 - Violet Augusta Ewington
* 1904 - 1959 Alfred Charles Ewington

Alfred FORSBERG (1885-1978)
Mauriceville West
* Alfred was a son of Charles Forsberg & Karen Christina Nielson. He married Barbara Linton (1889-1976) in 1919. Daughter of James Linton & Jane Barr

Alexander Edward HALLIGAN (1872-1952)
Aramoho, Wanganui
* Alexander was born 20 March 1872 in Hokitika, 1 of 11 children of Alexander Halligan (1837-1889), born Fermanagh, Ireland & Elizabeth Louisa McCarthy (1847-1919), born Auckland
* Alexander married Harriet Blanchet (1874-1955) 20 June 1900 in Wanganui
their known children
* 1901 - 1901 Thomas William Halligan (aged 7 months)
* 1902 - 1990 Alexia Grace Halligan
* 1906 - 1965 Nancy Halligan
* 1912 - 1984 Jack Halligan

Archer Phillip HOSKING (1870-1956)
Masterton, Wairarapa
* Doctor & Major, Archer Hosking was a NZ born son of the first doctor in Masterton, Dr William Henry Hosking (1841-1917, a pioneer of the use of x-rays and hypnosis in the NZ) and of Christina Sloane Archer (1851-1890). Before the Great War he had worked as a general practitioner and already had a lengthy military career. He was appointed as Medical Officer for the New Zealand Rifles on 11 Dec 1900, a position that he held until 28 Feb 1903 and again from 1 Aug 1905 to 29 Feb 1908. He had a third period of military service with No. 4 Field Ambulance commencing on 6 Dec 1912.
* Archer married Dorothy Bennett on 12 July 1912.
their 3 children
* 1913 - Christina Hosking
* 1915 - 1983 Owen William Hosking
* 1916 - 2011 Lois Hosking
Read the full and interesting bio for Archer

Herbert Augustus Robert HUGGINS (1867-1962)
Wellington
* Herbert was mentioned a number of times in the London Gazette, 1935, 1940, 1947 .. in the Order of St John, New Zealand, The King has been please to sanction the following .. "As Commanders (Brothers), Herbert Augustus Robert Huggins
* Herbert married Ada Annie Cocking in 1891. They had a daughter
* 1905 - 1991 Ada Lilian Huggins
* In his election campaigns during the 1930s he wrote:
Councillor Huggins, Chairman of two committees- Bylaws and Staff. Has served on Finance, Works, Reserves, Libraries and Milk Committees. Member Victoria 'Varsity College Council. Member Water Board. Hon Treasurer, St John Ambulance. Trustee, Fielden Taylor Men's and Boy's Shelters. Member Social Service Board. On Competitions Society Executive. Vice-president and Trustee, Operatic and Dramatic Society. Founder Hataitai Bowling Club. Retired Chief Accountant, P. and T., and Controller P.O. Savings Bank. A consistent Worker for his Fellow Citizens. Retired and independent. Since retiring he has found a full and busy life a pleasant one. Do you think he is the sort of man to be on the City Council? If you do - Vote For HERBERT A. R. HUGGINS, The Independent Councillor.
* His wife Ada died in Wellington aged 67
Evening Post, 3 Jan 1935
The friends of Mr Herbert A. R. Huggins are invited to attend the funeral of his late beloved wife, Ada Anne, which will leave his residence, 55 Hamilton Road (Hataitai), Tomorrow (Friday) January 4, 1935 at 2.30pm for the Cemetery, Karori
* Herbert died 12 June 1962 aged 95, 27 years after Ada. They are buried together

Charles Silas Sydney KELLY (1881-1923)
Kelburn, Wellington
* Charles married Olive Myrtle Iris Hankins (1885-1973) in 1908. They had a son 1917-1998 Raymond Alwyn Kelly
12 April 1923
SUICIDE AT DAY'S BAY - A tragedy occurred at Day's Bay yesterday and resulted in the death of a well-known business man, named Charles Silas Sydney Kelly, 42 years of age. The unfortunate man was found at his residence in Downes street (Titahi Bay, Porirua) with his throat cut and with a razor lying beside him. He was admitted to the Hospital about 9.45pm., when it was found that he had expired on the journey to town. An inquest is to be held to-morrow ... the widow of the deceased, Olive Myrtle Iris Kelly, said that her late husband was a partner in the firm of Cooper, Kelly and Co. He had financial worries and left witness a letter in which he stated his intention of "finishing all". Witness had one child, a boy six years of age.
* Olive did not remarry

Charles KILSBY (1866-1927)
Otaki, Kapiti Coast
* Charles married Bridget Bourke (1869-1944) in 1893
their known children
* 1895 - Emma Olive Kilsby
* 1899 - Nora Iris Kilsby
* 1902 - Charles Kilsby
* Charles died 1 Oct 1927 aged 61
Evening Post, 16 June 1944
KILSBY - On June 16, 1944, at Palmerston North, Bridget, relict of the late Chas. Kilsby, Mill Rd., Otaki, in her 74th year. R.I.P. Funeral at Palmerston North Saturday
* They are buried together in plot 51, block 50 at Terrace End

Edward Lowry LEEKS (1855-1928)
Ohingaiti, Manawatu
* Edward married Minnie (1861-1936) (maiden name not yet found)
they had 10 children
* 6 of their 8 sons went to war, 3 didn't return
* 1884 - 1960 Frederick Edward Leeks #37831
* 1885 - 1886 Ethel Mary Leeks
* Ethel died aged 7 months and is buried in Carterton
* 1887 - 1960 Ralph Lowry Leeks #22819
* 1889 - 1949 Horace Robert Leeks #34098
* 1890 - 1978 Minnie Ann Leeks
* Minnie lost her husband, Jack Glastonbury and 3 of her brothers in WWI
* 1892 - 1967 Harvey James Leeks
* 1893 - 1916 Ivan Lewis Leeks #8/2441
* 1894 - 1915 Osric Harold Leeks #8/835
* 1896 - 1915 Cedric William Leeks #10/1882
* 1900 - 1978 Conrad Bartley Leeks
Evening Post, 24 March 1928
LEEKS - On the 24th March 1928, Edward Lowry, beloved husband of Minnie Leeks, of 9 Pitt street, Palmerston North; aged 73 years. Peace, Perfect peace
Edward & Minnie are buried plot 18, block 1, area G at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

Harry Norman LIARDET (1861-1922)
Wellington
* Harry married Effie Fowler Penn in 1887
their known children
1891 - 1916 Leonard Maughan Liardet
* 1895 - 1960 Geoffrey Hellard Liardet
* 1900 - 1981 Marjorie Evelyn Liardet
1906 - 1906 Liardet (aged 10 minutes)
* 1908 - 1997 Norma Doreen Liardet
Evening Post, 16 Nov 1922
The death occurred in Wellington on Tuesday morning of Mr Harry Norman Liardet, general manager in New Zealand of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Limited. He had been for some time in a precarious state of health owing to heart trouble and his end was not unexpected. Mr Liardet, who was a son of Captain Liardet, for many years harbourmaster of Liverpool and formerly of the East India Company, went to sea after leaving school and spent several years on vessels trading between Liverpool, Australia and India. About 1881 he took up sheep farming in New South Wales and in 1883 came to New Zealand, acquiring a farm close to Stratford. In 1887 he went into business in that town as an auctioneer, later selling out to Mr Newton King. He was the first Mayor of Stratford, also a member of the first Stratford County Council and of the Stratford Town Board. He took a keen interest in all local matters and in all sports, being one of the first presidents of the Stratford Racing Club. The volunteer movement had his warm support and he was captain of the Stratford Mounted Rifles. Some years ago he was appointed Wellington manager of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Limited, for New Zealand. About April last he went Home at the invitation of the directors to attend the company's jubilee celebrations. At that time he was much troubled with a weak heart and on his return a month or two ago his condition became worse. He leaves a widow and family of one son and two daughters, his eldest son, Lieutenant Leonard Liardet, having been killed in the war. The funeral, which tool place yesterday, was largely attended. The Rev A. W. Payne, vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Kelburn, officiated at the graveside

Joseph LINKLATER (1876-1961)
Palmerston North
* one of the campaign ads for the County elections in 1922 .. Mr Joseph Linklater (Manawatu) was born at Stafford, Westland. He has been farming in the Manawatu district for twenty years. For the past six years he has been chairman of the Kairanga County Council, chairman of the Foxton Harbour Board, member of the Manawatu-Oroua Hydro-electric Board, member of the Manawatu Gorge Board of Control and Manawatu River Board, member of the Manawatu A. and P. Committee and is a director of four companies. He is a veteran of the South African War
* He was taken to task by the Mayor

George MARSH (1858-1937)
Egmont Village, Taranaki
* George was born in Te Henui, one of 10 children of Alfred March & Emily Batten of England. He married Ada Olson (1866-1924) in NZ in 1885
their known children
* 1886 - 1956 Ronald George Marsh
* 1888 - 1942 Mabel Constance Marsh
* 1891 - 1979 Gordon Harry Marsh
* 1900 - 1986 Emily Mary Marsh
Stratford Evening Post, 10 Sep 1926
The death of Mrs Marsh, wife of Mr George Marsh, of New Plymouth, occurred yesterday. Mrs Marsh; who was 58 years of age, was a well-known resident of the district. She was a daughter of the late Mr Edward Olson, of Egmont Village and Mrs Olson, now of Avenue road, New Plymouth and she was born at New Plymouth in 1866. Eight years afterwards she moved with her parents to Egmont Village, in which district she lived until two years ago, when with her husband she took up her residence in New Plymouth. Five brothers and two sisters of the dceased are living: Messrs H. H. Olson (New Plymouth). W. Olson, L. Olson (Inglewood), W. Olson (Egmont Village) and P. Olson (Kent road) and Mrs A. Morton (Egmont Village) and Mrs G. Foster (Hawera)

Duncan McGREGOR
Gladstone, Wairarapa
* Duncan was sworn in as a JP at Masterton in December 1920

Hugh MORRISON (1874-1951)
Awatoitoi, eastern Wairarapa
* Hugh married Muriel Stanley Booth (1881-1980) in 1908. Daughter of William Booth (1837-1903) & Euphemia Rathbone (nee Smith 1844-1934)
their known children
* 1910 - Nancy Jessie Euphemia Morrison
* 1911 - John William Morrison
* 1914 - Muriel Beatrice Morrison
* In July 1920 Hugh's uncle, James Morrison (1840-1920), pioneer settler of the Wairarapa died in Masterton aged 80. He was born in Argyllshire, Scotland, arrived in NZ 1850s, settling at Norison's Bush
* In Nov 1920 two shepherds made a gruesome discovery on Hugh's Awatoitoit Station. They were proceeding over Look-out Hill, about four miles from the station, when they cam across the decomposed body of a man, lying on its back, on the side of the hill. The body was that of a middle-aged, fair, and fully clothed person, except for his hat and boots. They informed the police in Masterton. It was presumed the body was that of a swagger
* In Aug 1921 Hugh resigned the presidency of the Wairarapa Patriotic Association and Mr J. M. Coradine was elected to the position
* In May 1923 Hugh, president of the Wairarapa branch of the Farmers' Union for 12 years, refused nomination for a further term due to his proposed visit to England
* In Sep 1925 Hugh made a very generous offer of 3 acres of land for a school at Awatoitoi, with provision for a teacher's residence. The Education Board gratefully accepted
* In 1935 Hugh, as president of the Farmers' Union chaired a large and representative meeting of farmer to cope with the serious and alarming increase of rabbits in the Wairarapa. He said they were verging on the conditions of 40 and 50 years ago when many sheep farmers were bankrupted by rabbits. It was decided to send a deputation to the Minister of Agriculture to urge the appointment of additional inspectors and the strict enforcement of the Rabbit Act so that every farmer would be compelled to clear his property of rabbits
Hugh died 31 Dec 1951 aged 74
Muriel died 24 Oct 1980 aged 99
* they are buried together at Archer street Masterton

Robert Alten Royds OLDHAM (1869-1921)
Tui, Nelson
Robert married Mabel Beatrice Harris (1882-1917) in 1902
their known children
* 1905 - John Edwin Royds Oldham
* 1910 - Rona May Oldham
* Robert next married Daisy Maud Cowan (1902-) in 1918
Evening Post, 20 Sep 1921
.. OLDHAM - On September 19th, 1921, at Wakefield, accidentally killed, Robert Alton Royds Oldham, fourth son of Mr John Oldham, "Werneth" Nelson, in his 53rd year
.. R. A. B. Oldham, a married man, about fifty years of age, a sheepfarmer at Tui, was driving a motor-car this afternoon, when he collided with a train at Wakefield and was killed. Deceased was a son of Mr John Oldham, an old and well-known resident
.. The funeral of the lare Mr R. A. R. Oldham, who was killed in a motor accident at Wakefield on Monday, took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege leaving the residence of Mr John Oldham, "Werneth" the father of deceased. There was a very large attendance of relatives and friends of the late Mr Oldham. A short service was conducted by the Bishop of Nelson at 'Werneth' before the cortege moved off and the service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev J. A. Rogers. The pall-bearers were Messrs Frank and Claude Hamilton, D. R. Edward, W. F. Curtis, G. Hoby and C. Thorp. The bereaved family have received many expressions of sympathy from all parts of the district and the dominion

Willoughby Ernest PEARCE (1876-1943)
Sanson, Manawatu
* Willoughby married Nellie Anderson (1885-1950) in 1908
their known children
* 1910 - 1943 Kenneth Minifie Pearce (killed in action, Tunisia)
* 1911 - Ella Minifie Pearce
* 1914 - 1990 Maurice Minifie Pearce
* Willoughby & Nellie are buried in Sandon

Willie Davies PIKE (1863-1946)
Blenheim, Marlborough
* Willie married Mary Ann Gifford in 1891
their known children
* 1893 - 1965 Edward Gifford Pike
* 1896 - 1918 Eric Neumann Pike (killed in action Palestine 30 April)
* 1906 - 1991 Marjorie Mary Pike

Charles Joseph PRESTON (1880-1961)
Normanby, Taranaki
* Charles married Isabel Elizabeth Davies in 1904
their known children
* 1895 - Ruby Elizabeth Preston
* 1910 - 1998 Ashley Harvey Preston
* 1913 - Cyril Charles Preston
* Charles & Isabel are buried at Tauranga Cemetery

John Edmond PROCTOR (1885-1966)
Nuhaka, Hawkes Bay
* son of George Maitland Proctor (1846-1931) & Eliza Mary Ann Young (1854-1936). He married Ida Mary Derbyshire in 1905
their known children
* 1907 - 1977 John Valentine Proctor
* 1911 - Mary Alice Proctor

George Tuckwell Robins (1869-1952)
Tahunanui, Nelson
Nelson Evening Mail, 3 Feb 1922
The Partnership hitherto existing between George Tuckwell Robins and Andrew Dunn, trading as Robins and Dunn, Builders, Tahunanui, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent
* George's wife Rose died 11 Aug 1937 aged 68
* George died 11 Aug 1952. They are buried at Seaview Rd., Nelson

Patrick John RYAN
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Hastings Standard, 7 Feb 1920
COAL SHORTAGE - With a view of promptly settling local matters connected with the distribution of supplies of coal in the Hawkes Bay provinces, recently sent representatives to Napier to confer with the parties interested. As a result, a local Advisory Committee, consisting of Messrs P. J. Ryan (chairman), T. Barry and C. H. Edwards, together with Mr E. C. Pirie, as hon, secretary, was set up to distribute, under the jurisdiction of the Wellington Committee, all coal coming into the Hawke's Bay district ... more
Hastings Standard, 8 March 1920
Mr P. J. Ryan, of Napier, has received a telegram from Wellington, stating that the Government has decided to entrust all matters relating to the distribution of petrol to a committee consisting of Messrs Preedy (British Imperial Oil Co), Cato (Vacuum Oil Co), P. J. Ryan (Cranby and Co), Longuet (A. S. Patterson and co Ltd), and Cousins (secretary Garage Importers Association). This will be a central committee for the Dominion and will relieve the Board of Trade of a considerable amount of work, which it has not time to attend to properly.

Charles John SHARPE (1879-1944)
Wanganui
* Charles married Lillian Maud 'Lily' Gilberd (1880-1942) in 1903
their known children
* 1904 - 1991 Bernard Rusden Sharpe
* 1905 - 1982 Doreen Lillian Sharpe
* 1907 - 1984 Clarence Charles Sharpe
* 1909 - 1991 Ronald 'Kenneth' Sharpe
* 1910 - Elvie May Sharpe
Evening Post, 3 June 1942
SHARPE - On June 2 1942, at Wanganui, Lilly Maud, beloved wife of Charles John Sharpe and beloved mother of Bernard, Doreen, Clarence, Kenneth, Elvie. A patient sufferer gone to rest
Evening Post, 27 May 1944
SHARPE - On May 27 1944, at his residence, 9 Cambridge St., Gonville, Wanganui, Charles John, beloved husband of the late Lilly Maud Sharpe and loving father of Bernard, Doreen, Clarence, Kenneth and Elvie in his 68th year

John Olive SHORLAND (1865-1946)
Island Bay, Wellington
* John married Edith Sophia Perry (1876-1958) in 1898
their known children
* 1899 - William Perry Shorland
- married Gertrude Olive Cox in March 1931
* 1900 - Jessie Edith Shorland
- married Robert James Ferguson in 1926, lived Hari Hari. Westland
* 1904 - 1904 Eric Shorland (aged 4 weeks)
* 1909 - 1999 Francis Brian Shorland
- married Betty Hunter Purvis in 1938

Maurice Ralph SMITH (1874-1955)
Martinborough, Wairarapa

Sydney George SMITH (1879-1943)
New Plymouth, Taranaki
* Sydney married Elsie Rose Herbert in (1878-1913) 1901.
their known children
* 1902 - Rosa Maud Smith
* 1905 - Ethel Mary Smith
* 1906 - Edward George Smith
Elsie died 3 April 1913 aged 35. Sydney next married Catherine Bint (1892-1975) in 1915.
* Sydney died 21 May 1943 aged 64 & is buried Plot 2, Lot 27, Row 26 at Te Henui with Elsie & Catherine

David Henry SPEEDY (1863-1940)
Flag Creek, Tinui, Wairarapa
* David was 1 of 14 children of Graham Speedy & Emily Groves from Perth WA. He married Matilda Maud Mary Wingate (1870-1896) in 1894. Daughter of John Wingate & Jessie Doig Thomson
their known children
* 1895 - 1944 Nora Annie Speedy
* 1896 - 1969 Maud Wingate Speedy (twin, didn't marry)
* 1896 - 1966 David Henry 'Rewi' Speedy (twin, Private 14690)
* Matilda died 30 Aug 1896 aged 25, 12 days after the birth of the twins. David next married her sister, Annie McArthur Wingate (1865-1957) in 1899
their known children
* 1901 - 1923 Gordon Graham Speedy
* 1902 - 1977 Reginald Gavin Speedy
* 1904 - 1987 Albert Ian Speedy
* 1906 - 1908 Jessie Emily Margaret Speedy (aged 18 months)
* In July 1924, David (or his son David, then aged 28), was awarded a framed certificate for rescuing a man from drowning
* David died 12 Feb 1940. He is buried with his 2nd wife Annie & David's daughter Maud from 1st wife Matilda, at Tinui

Henry Joseph STACE jnr (1878-1958)
Spring Creek, Marlborough
* Son of Henry Joseph Stace (1846-1924) & Helen McRae Mowat (1850-1926). (All but one of his brothers lived to be over 80. His two sisters lived to more than 100. His son Ian was 101). Henry married Jane Chaytor (1877-1940) in 1910
their 4 sons
* 1912 - 1981 Godfrey Harry Stace
* 1914 - 2015 Ian Ormonde Stace
* 1916 - 1995 D'Arcy Clervaux Stace
* 1920 - 2006 Henry John 'Harry' Stace
Press, 20 Feb 1924
OBITUARY of Henry's father BLENHEIM, Henry Joseph Stace, sen., aged 77, died from a chill followed by pneumonia. Mr Stace landed at Nelson in January 1865, and visited Queensland in 1866, returning to New Zealand shortly after. For many years he managed the Starborough Estate and later carried on the boys' school at Robin Hood Bay. In 1918 he retired to Picton, where he has lived ever since

Donald Alexander STEWART
Normanby, Taranaki

John William TAYLOR
Matariki, Nelson
* John was on the Committee and later the vice president of, the Matariki branch of the Farmers' Union
* John married Mary Elizabeth Arnold OR Shepherd ?
and had 12 known children
** please help with Mary's name and verify children ..
* 1884 - 1917 Arthur Julius Taylor
- Private 30990, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, killed in action 13 June 1917, the day before his brother Walter, in Belgium, buried at Hainaut, Belgium
* 1886 - William John Taylor
* 1888 - Mary Elizabeth Taylor
* 1890 - 1959 Francis Leonard Taylor
* 1892 - 1917 Walter Frederick Taylor
- Rifleman 26/696 NZ Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, died of his Wounds 14 June 1917, the day after his brother Arthur, in Belgium, buried at Bailleul, Nord, France
* 1894 - 1973 Charles Herbert Taylot
* 1896 - 1963 Olive Gertrude Taylor
* 1899 - Robert Victor Taylor
* 1900 - 1902 Wilford Lawrence Taylor (aged 21 months)
* 1902 - 1960 Howard Stanley Taylor
* 1904 - 1980 James Harris George Taylor
* 1909 - 1960 Ernest Roy Taylor

Robert Waring TAYLOR (1865-1938)
Shannon, Manawatu
* Robert married Dorothy Margaret ? (1882-1963)
their known children
* 1911 - 1961 Shirley Margaret Taylor
* 1913 - Hessie Mary Taylor
* 1914 - 2006 Dorothy Waring Taylor
* Robert & Dorothy are buried together at Shannon

Walter Lewis THOMPSON (1863-1940)
Johnsonville, Wellington
* Walter married May Eveline Cook (1875-1961) in 1898
their known children
* 1908 - 2008 Rita Mavis Thompson

Percy James Hoyland WHITE (1874-1942)
New Plymouth, Taranaki
* Percy was born in Lincolnshire, England to Stephen Boothby White (1848-1914) & Annie Maria Hoyland, early settlers of New Plymouth. He married Edith Griffiths (1873-1938) in 1896. Daughter of William Griffiths & Maria Jones
their known children
* 1897 - 1916 Ronald Wentworth White (killed at Somme)
* 1900 - 1994 Enid Myrtle White
* 1903 - 1989 Eric Hoyland White
* 1906 - 1906 Frederick Spencer White (aged 7 weeks)
* 1909 - 1959 Ailsa Griffiths White
* 1910 - 1996 Stanley Marriott White
* 1914 - 1992 Edith Betty Foljambe White
Evening Post, 17 Dec 1942
The death of Mr. Percy James Hoyland White, a prominent New Plymouth business man and educationist, occurred suddenly today when he collapsed while playing bowls. He was born in 1874 at Great Grimsby, England, and on coming to New Zealand he was employed at Auckland until 1896, when he joined his father in the drapery business at New Plymouth. He was president of the New Zealand Drapers' Federation in 1926

Frederick Charles WILLIAMS
Napier, Hawkes Bay

Garrett Edward WILSON (1857-1933)
Stratford, Taranaki
Stratford Evening Post, 10 Aug 1933
.. Reference to the death of the late Mr G. E. Wilson was made at last night's annual meeting of the Stratford Racing Club by the president (Mr D. J. Malone). Mr Malone said that the late Mr Wilson was an estimable citizen and a versatile sportsman and in the early days of racing in the district owned, trained and rode horses. He was a man the club could ill-afford to lose, added Mr Malone in asking members to stand in silence as a mark of respect. Sympathy was expressed with the relatives
.. Reference to the death of the late Mr Garrett E. Wilson, J.P., and the esteem in which he was held was made at last night's quarterly meeting of the Taranaki Justices of the Peace Association

Percy WRIGHT
Napier, Hawkes Bay

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