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William Henry WACKROW, Mayor of Taumarunui

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I have come across a number of references of a Mr Wackrow being the Mayor of Taumarunui, King Country New Zealand in 1911
- "the Mayoress, Mrs Wackrow, of Taumarunui 1913" was Annie Jane nee Ruddell (1865-1918), from Portasown, Ireland.
They married in 1889 and had the following children:
* 1889 - Margaret Sophia Wackrow
- nothing known
* 1891 - 1962 August Henry Wackrow
- August married Pauline Annie CARROLL (1897-1966) in 1916
* 1892 - 1972 Mabel Wackrow
- Mabel married Edward Alfred JACOBSON (1887-1941) in 1913
* 1894 - 1929 Etty Wackrow
- Etty married Leslie Duncan Douglas FAIRLEY (1891-1962) in 1919
* 1897 - 1975 Allan Wackrow
- Allan married Susan Ethel TUCK in 1918

ANNIE JANE WACKROW died in Taumarunui 9 Aug 1918 aged 53
William next married Fanny McDONALD (1879-1953) in 1920

Can anyone please help

TAUMARUNUI is a town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. The name Taumarunui is reported to be the dying words of the Maori chief Pehi Turoa - taumaru meaning screen and nui big, literally translated as Big Screen, being built to shelter him from the sun. There are also references to Taumarunui being known as large sheltered location for growing kumara.

Taumarunui MAYORS Timeline
1910 - George Henry THOMPSON defeated Rev John E. WARD & was first borough council mayor
1913 - Mr. WACKROW
1915-1917 - G. S. STEADMAN
1917-1919 - A. S. LAIRD
1919-1923 - G. S. STEADMAN
1923-1925 - C. C. MARSACK
1925-1929 - G. E. MANSON
1929-1944 - Crawford BOLES
1947-1953 - D. H. HALL
1953-1956 - David C. SEATH (later Member of Parliament for the King Country)
1956 - Frank D. HOUSE (later Taumarunui High School governor)

Town Mayors immediately prior to 1988 include:
* Charles BINZEGGER
* Les BYARS
* Terry PODMORE

PHOTO
William Henry Wackrow (1869-1948)
c1935

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on 2009-05-16 20:45:35

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by ngairedith on 2013-08-15 05:35:42

big thank you to patientgenie for her message:
Subject: Wackrow mayor
To: ngairedith
From: patientgenie
Date: 2013-08-15 03:40:03
Hi
I saw your message about the mayor of Taumarunui.
Willem Henric - known as Bill was the second mayor of Taumarunui. My husband is one of his great grandsons. The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has a member in the area and have some great local resources and I am sure they will be happy to share what info they have if you get in touch with them:
TAUMARUNUI AREA of New Zealand Society of Genealogists
Have you been in touch with Julie Pope of Paeroa? She has been researching all the Wackrow's for some time and has a lot of photos and other information, including one of the original mother and her sons

much appreciated, and I'm sure others will also benefit

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