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Minnie POYNTER, formerly DEMPSEY, nee HENDERSON - the 9th of 18 children

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peachs wrote on 2012-10-09 01:23:06 looking for Minnie Poynter (nee Henderson), her early life, marriages and decendants and especially a photo of Minnie


MINNIE HENDERSON (born 1873) was the 9th of 18 children of
William HENDERSON (1841-1924) & Ellen CARGILL (1844-1919) who married 16 July 1860 in Wairau Valley, Marlborough
- William was from Dundee, Scotland & Ellen was born in Nelson, NZ

the 18 CHILDREN of William & Ellen:

...1
1861 - 1927 William Henry Henderson
- William married Mary Ann Elizabeth BOYLE (1879-) in ? (not verified)
- in Jan 1883 (at the age of 22) William & his brother John departed from Dunedin to live in Australia, possibly to try their luck in the Goldfields
- William next married Annie BLACKWELL 27 June 1883 at Hotham Hill, Melbourne
- Annie was born in Spain in 1864 & died in Preston, Victoria July 1915
- William & Mary had 13 known children
WILLIAM died 31 Dec 1927 in Melbourne, Australia


...2
1862 - 1924 John Edward Henderson
- born 23 Nov 1862 in Wairau Valley
- in Jan 1883 (at the age of 21) John & his brother William departed from Dunein to live in Australia, possibly to try their luck in the Goldfields
- John married Anna Maria MOYLE (1860-1933) 12 Feb 1890 in Ballarat, Victoria
- Anna was born in Ballarat & died in Preston
- John & Anna had 9 children
JOHN died 8 Jan 1934 in Preston, Victoria, Australia


...3
1864 - 1934 Ada Henderson
- born in Tuamarina, Marlborough
- Ada married Thomas Henry HEARN (1864-1947) in 1887
- Thomas was born in Dunedin
- Ada & Thomas had at least 4 children
1888-1954 Margaret Ellen Hearn
1891-1913 Thomas Henry Hearn
1893-1948 William Charles Hearn
1901-1937 Otto Gilbert Hearn
THOMAS died 27 July 1947 aged 70
ADA died in Wellington 21 April 1934 aged 83
- they are buried Plot 104 O, PUBLIC2 at Karori cemetery with son Thomas


...4
1866 - 1927 Alice Henderson
- born in Tuamarina, Marlborough
- Alice married James DIGGS (1871-1931) in 1897
- James was born in Dunedin
- Alice & James had 3 children
1898-1918 Hubert John Edward Diggs, KILLED IN ACTION, France
1900- Amy Veda Gwinne Diggs
1901- James Eric Diggs
ALICE died in Wellington 30 August 1927 aged 61
- she is buried Plot 34 J, CH ENG2 at Karori cemetery


...5
1867 - 1945 George Henderson
- born in Hokitika 3 May 1867
- George married Elizabeth Mary WILSON 22 Oct 1891 Halcombe
- they had 13 children
GEORGE died 14 December 1945 in Wanganui aged 78


...6
1869 - 1885 James Henderson
- born in Arahura, West Coast
JAMES died 16 May 1885 in Hokitika aged 16
... West Coast Times 18 May 1885 - The Friends of WILLIAM and ELLEN HENDERSON are Respectfully invited to follow the remains of their late SON to the Cemetery. The funeral to move from their residence, Fitzherbert Street, this (Monday) Afternoon, at half-pas two o'clock. SINCLAIR & JACK, Undertakers


...7
1870 - 1933 Phoebe Henderson
- born 5 Aug 1870 in Hokitika
- Phoebe married Charles Tilley HARVEY (1864-1952) 5 Aug 1891 in Halcombe
- they had 5 children
1892-???? Ruby May harvey
1894-???? Eva Caroline Ellen Harvey
1894-1917 William Charles George Harvey DIED of his WOUNDS, Belgium
1899-1955 Leslie Cuthbert Harvey
1908-1973 Stanley Withy Harvey
CHARLES died 19 Aug 1952 aged 88 Rangiuru Road, Otaki
PHOEBE died 7 Aug 1933 in Palmerston North Hospital aged 63
- they are buried General Row 13 Plot 18 in Levin Cemetery


...8
1872 - 1954 Fanny Henderson
- born 19 May 1872 in Arahura
- Fanny married George William LOWE (1871-) in ? (not verified)
- Fanny next married Aaron SAMPSON (1855-1926) in Rata 3 March 1903
- Aaron was born in Sydney, Australia & died 2 Nov 1926 in Gisborne aged 70
- they had 2 known children:
1907- Lillian Muna Sampson
1910- Hector Aaron Sampson
FANNY died 26 Sep 1954 in Auckland aged 82
- buried Plot PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION D Row 27, Plot 7 at Waikumete


...9
1873 - 1930 MINNIE HENDERSON
- born 4 July 1873 in Arahura, Hokitika
MINNIE married Arthur DEMPSEY in Wanganui 9 Sep 1898
- they had 4 known daughters:
..1 1897-1963 Constance Vera Dempsey
- Constance married Ralph Thomas RANDRUP (1898-1962) in 1927
- 8th of 8 children of Niels RANDRUP & Andear JENSEN

..2 1899-? Nellie Evelyn Dempsey
- Nellie married Harold Edward SEAGER (1891-1949) in 1920
- 1 of 11 children of William SEAGER & Mary WATERS
- Nellie next married Duncan Bright WILSON (1892-1971)
- 1 of 11 children of John WILSON & Sarah Ann DOWSETT

..3 1900-1969 Daisy Moreine Dempsey
- Daisy married Stanley Nelson RYKERS (1900-1968) in 1926
- Daisy & Stanley are buried Plot 305, Block 28 at Taruheru, Gisborne

..4 1903-1979 Bessie Eileen Dempsey
- born in Wanganui
- Bessie married George William HOLDEN (1896-1970) in 1921
- Bessie next married Ambrose Charles MOIR (1893-1977)

... Wanganui Herald 12 Dec 1902 - Notice is hereby given that I will not be repsonsible for any debts incurred in my name withough my written authority, - Arthur Dempsey
... Wanganui Herald 20 Dec 1904 - A decree nisi was granted by the Chief Justice in the case of Dempsey v Dempsey, wife's petition, on the grounds of continual drunkeness
... Wanganui Herald 17 May 1905 - In the case of Minnie Dempsey, of Otaki, v Arthur Dempsey of Wanganui, the wife was granted custody of the children and 5s a week to be paid by respondent for each child until it had attained the age of 14 years

MINNIE next married James George POYNTER (1860-1920) 19 May 1905
- James was a widower with 9 children aged 23 to 6. He had previously married Mary Elizabeth BIRCHALL (1862-1901) in 1882
- Minnie & James had 4 known children:
..1 1907-1977 Lancelot Valentine Poynter
- Lancelot married Constance Eileen HANDLEY (1912-2008) in 1930

..2 1908-1938 Douglas 'Dougie' Nelson Poynter (Otaki-Gisborne)
- Doug married Kamana RANGI (1914-1939)

..3 1912-1929 Adrian Keith Poynter
- Adrian was an Engineer Apprentice
- He died 3 Feb 1929 aged 16 in Kyber Pass, in a motor cycle accident
- Minnie was then living at 24 Enfield street, Mt Eden, Auckland
... 9 Feb 1929 - Mrs POYNTER AND FAMILY wish to thank all kind friends for messages of sympathy and floral emblems; also, the lady who assisted to pick up her son in the motor cycle accident, Kyber Pass, and the gentleman who drove Mrs Poynter to the hospital, and the doctors and nurses for their kind attention
- Adrian is buried with his mother Minnie at Waikumete

..4 1914-1996 Sylvia Shirley Fullerton Poynter

Minnie's husband James George Poynter was a Postmaster in Auckland. He was residing at the tea kiosk, Cheltenham Beach, Devonport, in 1920 (see photo at end) but was visiting at East Tamaki when he died on 18 July 1920 aged 60. There was an inquest at Otahuhu, the verdict was that he died of natural causes

MINNIE died in Auckland 9 January 1930 aged 56
10 Jan 1930 ... on 9 January 1930, at the Auckland Hospital, Minnie, beloved wife of the late James George Poynter; aged 56 years. Funeral will leave her late residence, 24 Enfield Street, Mount Eden, to-morrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m., for Waikumete
- she is buried Plot NONCONFORMIST DIVISION D Row 9, Plot 42 at Waikumete with her son Adrian Poynter


...10
1875 - 1941 Clara Henderson
- born in Westland
- Clara married Alfred William WILSON (1869-) 12 June 1894
- Clara next married Victor Walter DALTON (1886-1975)
CLARA died 19 June 1942 aged 66 in Hamilton
- she is buried at DD-A-09 at Hamilton East (as Dalton)


...11
1876 - 1877 Charles Henderson
- born in Hokitika
CHARLES died 8 Aug 1877 aged 9 months in Hokitika


...12
1878 - 1937 Annie Henderson
- born 7 July 1878 in Arahura
- Annie married Patrick O'GRADY (1864-1922) in Wanganui 14 July 1901
- Annie was his 2nd wife. They had at least 5 children
- Patrick was born in Galway, Ireland & died in Wanganui. He had first married Mary Agnes GLASSAD (1863-1897) 7 June 1883 in Oamaru & had 7 children
ANNIE died 28 Nov 1918 (during Flu Pandemic) in Wanganui
- she is buried Plot 207. Row 4, Block A at Aramoho cemetery


...13
1880 - 1957 Ellen 'Nellie' Henderson
- born in Hokitika
- Nellie married William John KEENAN (1872-1933) in Rata 15 Jan 1901
- they had at least 9 children:
1902-1998 Gladys Ellen Keenan (dates not confirmed)
1903-1911 Muriel Margaret Annie Keenan (aged 7)
1905-1961 Kenneth William John Keenan
1908-1925 Lindsay Samuel Arthur Keenan
1910-1911 Eldie Griffith Keenan (aged 3 months)
1911-1974 Joyce Emily Agnes
1914-1999 Valerie Alma Phoebe Keenan
1916-1992 Sylvia Lorraine Bertha Keenan
1919-2007 Tui Annie Keenan
- William was born in County Down, Northern Ireland
WILLIAM died 2 March 1933 in Hamilton aged 61
- he is buried Memorial Area, Row 9 Plot 23N at Inglewood cemetery
NELLIE died 28 May 1957 in Mt Albert, Auckland aged 76
- she is buried Memorial Area, Row 9 Plot 23S at Inglewood cemetery


...14
1881 - 1912 Bertha Henderson
- born in Hokitika
- Bertha married Henry George West in Rata 8 Oct 1904
- they had 1 known son:
1905-1972 William Henry West
BERTHA died 14 July 1912 in Rata, Manawatu aged 31
- Henry next married Elsie STANDEN (1893-1923) in 1914
- Henry next married Elizabeth GROVE in 1926


...15
1883 - 1968 David Henderson
- born 19 August 1883 in Hokitika
- David married Dora Robina Eliza Jane CLIMO (1885-1961) in Rata 29 Oct 1904
- daughter of Robert CLIMO & Eliza GIBBONS
- David & Dora's known children:
1905-???? Ernest Harold Henderson
1907-1975 Alma Eliza Henderson
1909-1981 William Robert Henderson
1915-1987 Arthur David Henderson
1919-2006 Mona Ellen Henderson
DAVID died at his daughter Mona's home, 108 Tamamutu Street, Taupo on 21 Sep 1968 aged 85


...16
1885 - 1964 Bernice Henderson
- born 11 April 1885 in Rata, Manawatu
- Bernice married James WILSON 21 Nov 1906 in Rata, Manawatu
- they had at least 8 children
BERNICE died 4 June 1966 aged 81, 40 Rimu street, Hamilton
- she is buried CHRRY-37-68 at Hamilton Park cemetery


...17
1886 - 1903 Ernest Henderson
- born in Rata, Manawatu
ERNEST died 12 July 1903 aged 17 in Marton, Manawatu
14 July 1903 ... A young lad named Ernest Henderson aged 17 years, of Rata, died at Marton on Sunday. He had played in the third-class football match for Rata against Marton on Saturday, and retired before the game finished. In the evening he became unconscious and never recovered. A post mortem examination showed that deceased had received a kick in the stomach. A verdict to that effect was returned at the inquest. The kick was received during the progress of the game
the death of Ernest Henderson
- he is buried Section Lawn Plot 40, Block 1, Row VII, Old Area at Mt View cemetery


...18
1889 - 1955 Ella Henderson
- born 12 May 1889 in Rata, Manawatu
- Ella married Geoffrey GRAY (1886-1966) in 1909 in Wanganui
son of Edward Alexander GRAY (1857-1935) of Marton & Margaret NISBET (1863-1929) of Taita, Lower Hutt
- their 5 known children
1910-1988 Maisie Ella Gray
- Maisie married Leslie Arthur HEWETSON (1901-1982)
1911-1980 Evelyn Ellen Gray
- Evelyn married Alfred Henry CLARE (1909-1986))
1914-1991 Ruby Margaret Gray
- Ruby married John BOWLER (1914-1989)
1916-1999 Geoffrey Bruce Gray
- Geoffrey married June Elizabeth MELLISH (1918-2000)
1922-1983 Douglas William Gray
ELLA died 2 Sep 1953 in Blenheim aged 64



Ellen Henderson died Bedford Ave, Gonville, Wanganui 26 July 1919 aged 74
- She is buried in the Aramoho cemetery at Wanganui
William Henderson died 269 Ferguson St, Palmerston North 17 Aug 1924 aged 81
- He is buried in the Aramoho cemetery at Wanganui



PHOTO
Cheltenham Beach Tea Kiosk, Devonport, Auckland 1920s
- see death of Minnie's husband, James George Poynter

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