Pita Edmonds of Kaikohe
What I know of my grandfather Pita Edmonds is that he moved away from his hometown and settled in Te Awamutu with his wife nanny Maureen. I know grandpa passed away the year I was borned and nanny Maureen lived with my parents till she passed away too. Nanny Maureen is buried in Rotorua at Sala Cemetry. I also had the privilege of also having grandpa Arthur Strongman live with my parents too. He use to live with Aunty Annie Ashby at the Kerikeri inlet of the old homestead where I enjoyed myself there when I was about 10 and we were in the old batch up on the hill until it got burn't. I walked the track to the beach with grandpa Strongman, my dad and brother. Beautiful place. I want to connect to my mums side of the family because I remember some of the old people that my mum visited. Here are the names of the brothers and sisters I know.
Peter Edmonds(d) Ken Edmonds(A) Ray Edmonds(d) George Edmonds(?) Was living in Matamata in a rest home. William Edmonds(d) Robert Hook(d) Alfred Edmonds(A)in a rest home was at Mangere Bridge, Spectra. I also was told of a son at birth his name was Robert Edmonds, whom passed away as a child, the only one with blue eyes I was told. Those the only ones I know at the moment and have met. My mum Maryanne Edmonds(m)Matika or Phillips, Lorraine Edmonds (m)Chilton, Nora Edmonds(m) Selwyn.I can't remember if there was another sister, not sure, Odeyssa I think, unless she was an Aunty. Oh and koro is buried in Morrinsville.