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MASSON marriages New Zealand 1877 - 1929

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the known MASSON marriages in New Zealand 1877 - 1929

Albert John Masson (1894-1955)
- married Myrtle Dorothy SCHUMACHER (1899-) in 1929
daughter of Philip Clements Schumacher (1860-1923) and Emily Keziah Housego
Myrtle's death not yet found (can you help?) her siblings were:
* 1882 - 1934 Philip Henry Schumacher
* 1883 - 1957 Caroline Louisa Schumacher
* 1884 - 1885 Laura Helen Schumacher (aged 5 months)
* 1885 - 1965 Andrew William Schumacher
* 1887 - 1887 Joseph Clements Schumacher (aged 4 months)
* 1888 - 1889 Louisa Annie Schumacher (aged 11 months)
* 1890 - 1917 George James Schumacher
- Private 32472 killed in action, Ypres Belgium (left with 19th)
* 1892 - 1918 Charles Joseph 'Joe' Schumacher
- Charles died 16 Nov 1918 in the Westland Hospital, Kumara from the Flu Pandemic
* 1893 - 1916 Edward Norman Richard 'Ted' Schumacher
- Private 12/2835 killed in action, Somme (left with the 6th)
* 1896 - 1981 Matilda Jane Schumacher
- married Anthony Bainbridge in 1916. Next married (as a widow) William Edward Pierce from Gorey, County Wexford, on 23 March 1920
* 1899 - ? Myrtle Dorothy Schumacher
* 1900 - 1981 Leonard Vincent Schumacher
NOTE when the sons were killed in war it is written ... "son of Emily Kezia Schumacher, of Papanui, Christchurch and the late(?) Phillip Clement Schumacher". Phillip didn't die until 16 March 1923 when he committed suicide at Riccarton by cutting the main artery in his neck with a reap hook. It appears the late may have been taken from reading memoriam notices OR confusing with Philip Clement Schumacher who died 25 June 1889 at Papanui aged 56 (birth year of 1833). His wife was Caroline who died 4 May 1895 aged 62 (birth year of 1833)

Annie Emily Masson
- married William Edward JONES in 1911

Claude Lawrence Masson (1894-1971)
born 21 Dec 1894, son of James Masson of 59 Woodside Rd., Mt Eden. When he enlisted for war 7 March 1917 he was living at Kaipara Line, Paparoa working as a stockman for the Rintoul brothers. Also stated he was a stockman c/o Mr Parry, Puka Puka North
- married Martha Jacobina STEEN (1900-1979) in 1924
daughter of Ferdinand Karl Wilhelm Steen (1868-) & Rebecca Taylor (1868-1944)
Claude died 10 July 1971 & was cremated at Waikumete
Martha died 27 Feb 1979 & was cremated at Waikumete
NOTE On his recruitment statement in Auckland, dated 7 March 1917, Claude stated that his parents were James Masson from Scotland & Teresa Masson from Germany who was his mother by marriage (maybe implies stepmother? see James and Theresa Annie Schischka below) and they had lived in NZ for 40 years
On 2 March 1960 the Social Security Department in Auckland wrote to the Army Secretary at Base Records in Wellington stating they had some difficulty in confirming the age and date of birth for Claude for pension reasons. They wanted confirmation on his statement that he had served in the Territorial Forces with the 11th North Auckland Mounted Rifles at the depot in Paparoa from 1910-1915

Daniel Masson
- married Jessie STEPHENSON in 1877
their known children:
* 1877 - Daniel James Masson

Dorothy Rodda Masson (1908-1968)
born in Carterton to William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Robert James GRIMMER (1907-1971) in 1929
DOROTHY died in Carterton 31 Oct 1968 aged 58
ROBERT died Christmas Day 1971 in Hamilton Hospital aged 64
- they are buried Plot 15 at Clareville cemetery Carterton

Elizabeth Masson
- married John Keneff(?) BROWN in 1915

Ellen Campbell Masson (1857-1942)
- married John Watt KEMP (1856-1942) in 1890
Mr John Watt Kemp (written 1897, go to link) who was appointed Manager of the Te Pare Estate in 1895, is a native of Aberdeen. Educated at a local parish school, he worked on his father's farm till 1881, when he came to Port Chalmers. Soon afterwards he settled in Wanganui, afterwards serving successively four years with Mr. Matheson, of Waverley, two years with Mr. Moore-Hunter, of Hawera, and four years with Mr. Coghill, at Waverley. Mr. Kemp leased a farm at Waverley, which, however, he relinquished after three years, owing to ill-health. Mr. Kemp was married in 1891 to an Aberdeen lady. He takes a keen interest in Presbyterian Church matters.

Ethel Rosina Masson (1894-1959)
daughter of John Masson & Marion Battiscombe Cotton
- married Andrew SNELL (1887-1968) in 1920
son of Samuel (1858-1916), a railway ganger & Ellen Diment Snell (1861-1938, remarried in 1927 to George Mark Seales). All buried in Morrinsville
Andrew first married Helen Arbuthnot 'Arbie' Davidson (1886-1912) from Patea
They had one child:
* Wynne Arbuthnot Snell B.Sc. (1912-2004)
- Wynne was raised in Patea by his Aunt Emily Jane Davidson (1874-1958), after his mother Helen died of blood poisoning aged 26

Frederick Walker Masson
born in Carterton to William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Doris Stewart INGLIS (1899-1967) in 1919
daughter of William Henry INGLIS & Matilda GREEN
their known children:
* 1926 - 1996 William Inglis Masson

George Masson (1863-1944)
- married Bessie STEVENS (1868-1952) in 1891
* living at 29 Saint James Street, Auckland in 1918
their known children:
* 1891 - 1972 George Henry Masson
* 1894 - 1918 Roy Roland Masson (died of his wounds France)
* 1896 - 1974 William Peter Masson
* 1900 - 1968 Albert Edward Masson
* 1903 - 1963 Ernest Stevens Masson
* 1906 - 1994 Stella Amelia May Masson
* 1910 - 2004 Reginald Arthur Vincent Masson
Auckland Star, 29 July 1941
The golden wedding of Mr and Mrs George Masson of Alford Street, Avondale, was celebrated yesterday. Born at Jersey, in the Channel Islands, in 1862, Mr. Masson came to New Zealand in 1879 in the schooner John Watson, which was wrecked near Timaru. He then came north in the barque Aberdeen, and on reaching Auckland joined the crew of the cutter Wanderer. Later, in other vessels, he had a wide experience of the South Sea Islands trade. He then worked ashore, until his retirement three years ago. Mrs. Masson was a daughter of Mr. W. Stephens, of the Thames. There are five sons Messrs. George Masson, of Point Chevalier; William Masson, of Mount Eden: Albert Masson, of Avondale: Ernest Masson of Avondale and Reginald Masson, of Dominion Road. One son was killed in the Great War. There is one daughter, Mrs W. Payne, of Mission Bay. There are two grandchildren.
George & Bessie are buried ANGLICAN DIVISION K Row 2, Plot 30 at Waikumete

Helen Rosina Masson (1895-1959)
daughter of William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Gordon Nelson TUNNICLIFFE (1887-1965) in 1914
son of Charles Tunnicliff and Mary Baigent of Carterton
the known children of Helen & Gordon:
* 1916 - 1965 Eric Nelson Tunnicliffe
* 1918 - 1983 Maurice George Tunnicliffe
* 1921 - Dorothy Merle Tunnicliffe
* 1923 - 1965 Noel Tunnicliffe
* 192? - Stuart Gordon Tunnicliffe

Helen Tait 'Nellie' Masson (1873-1923)
- married James RINTOUL (1851-1935) in 1895
James arrived into Albertland on the 'Hanover' 17 Sep 1862 with 6 other Rintoul: father Alexander (1816-1878), mother Eliza (1813-1884) and siblings, Andrew (1850-1913), Isabella (1846-1921) & Sophia (1857-1925)
the known children of Helen & James:
* 1895 - 1974 Hugh Rintoul
* 1899 - 1974 George Allan Rintoul
* 1903 - 1970 Kenneth Rintoul
* 1905 - 1905 Mary Isabella Rintoul (aged 5 months)
* 1908 - Mary Sophia Rintoul
Helen Tait Rintoul died 16 May 1923 aged 49
NZ Herald, 19 May 1923 DEATH RINTOUL - On May 16, at the Auckland Public Hospital, Helen (Nellie), beloved wife of James Rintoul, Onehunga. Private internment. No mourning by request
James Rintoul died 24 Dec 1935 aged 84
Auckland Star, 24 Dec 1935 DEATH RINTOUL - On December 24, 1935, at 5 Norman Street, Dominion Road, James Rintoul, late of Maungaturoto and Raglan, also Onehunga; aged 84 years. Private interment
They are buried in Area 1 Block G Lot No 138A at Waikaraka cemetery. The inscription reads: 'In loving memory of Helen Tait Rintoul died 16 May 1923 Also James Rintoul husband of the above died 24 Dec 1935 in his 84th yr"

Henry John Masson (1892-1959)
son of William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
Henry married Mary Isabella/Isobel VERCOE 3 June 1914
Wairarapa Daily Times, 5 June 1914 At Carterton on Wednesday afternoon, Miss Mary Isabella Vercoe, of Ashhurst, was married to Mr Henry John Masson, second son of Mr and Mrs W. T. Masson, of Carterton. Miss Neilsen was bridesmaid and Mr George was best man
NZ Truth, 15 Sep 1917 DIVORCE A decree nisi is granted after Mary's 'fling' with Alfred 'Alfie' Imrie
Henry married Iris Sophia Pinkney (1900-1921) in 1920
Waikato Times, 7 July 1921 DEATH On July 5, 1921, at Ngaruawahia, Iris Sophia, dearly beloved wife of Henry John Masson, of Te Kauwhata; aged 21 years. Interment this day (Thursday) at Hamilton West Cemetery - Hudner Bros., Undertakers
Henry married Elizabeth Murray STIRLING (1897-1959) in 1923
NZ Herald, 30 Jan 1923 MARRIAGE MASSON-STIRLING - On January 27 1923, at the Presbyterian Manse, Onehunga, by the Rev D. D. Scott, Henry John, second son of Mr and Mrs W. T. Masson, Te Kauwhata, to Elizabeth Murray Stirling, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Stirling, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland

Irene Edith Masson
daughter of James Masson & Theresa Annie Schischka
- married Gilbert PEATE in 1922
buried Waikumete

James Masson (1868-1947)
- married Theresa Annie SCHISCHKA (1860-1949) in 1896
the daughter of Lorenz Schischka (1823-1880) & Rosalia nee Schindler(ova) (1823-1910) who, along with Theresa and her siblings, Vincent (1846-1927 & Maria Grubber), Anna (1849-1934 & Gopperth), John (1852-), Catherine (1854- & Stephen Schischka), Christian (1857-1922) & Joseph (1863-1920) left Gravesend on the 'Liverpool' 8 Nov 1865, arriving in Auckland 5 March 1866 and settled in Puhoi. They are buried Block IIA, Row 11, Plot 2&3, Puhoi cemetery
this was possibly James's second marriage - see Claude Lawrence Masson above
their known children:
* 1897 - Irene Edith Masson (+ Peate)
* 1901 - 1975 Rosalia Jane Masson (+ Pryor)
James & Theresa were farmers in Auckland. Their ashes were scattered from Waikumete

James Masson
- married Sarah GILLIES (1894-1982) in 1924
daughter of Donald Gillies (1850-1925) from Geelong, Victoria to Riversdale, Wairarapa & Mary MacLennan (1859-1944)

Jamesina Mitchell Masson (1892-1961)
- married Andrew McMURTRIE (1871-1962) in 1927
born in Milton, Gore, 1st of 9 children of John McMurtrie (1843-1918) from Wigtownshire, Scotland & Elizabeth Wilson (1848-1930) from Stranraer, Wigtownshire who married in Milton
Andrew first married Matilda Tricklebank (1874-1923) in Fielding 16 April 1895 and had 11 children
Matilda was the 9th of at least 10 children of Charles Tricklebank & Eliza Whitehouse
MATILDA died 24 Feb 1923 in Apiti
JAMESINA died 11 March 1961 in Palmerston North Hospital (had been living at Foxton Beach, cremated Kelvin Grove)
ANDREW died 23 Nov 1962 in Palmerston North

John Masson (1860-1894)
- married Marion Battiscombe COTTON (1865-1942) in 1884
Marion was born in Melbourne, the 6th of 12 children of James Ward Cotton & Mary Ann Battiscombe
their known children:
* 1886 - 1957 William James Masson
* 1888 - 1889 Amelia Blanche Masson
* 1892 - 1955 Albert John Masson
* 1893 - 1914 Elder Morrison Masson
* 1894 - 1959 Ethel Rosina Masson
JOHN DIED 9 March 1894 aged 33
Marion remarried in 1902 to John Donald McPherson Dunn (1859-1932)
Sun, 6 April 1914 DEATH & FUNERAL
On April 5, at Christchurch Hospital (suddenly), Elder Morrison, third son of Marion and the late John Masson, and step-son of Mr John Dunn, of 66 Ollivier's Road, Linwood; aged 20 years. The Funeral of the late Elder Morrison Masson will leave the Residence of Mr John Dunn, 66 Ollivier's Road, Linwood, to-morrow (Tuesday, 7th inst.), at 2pm., for the Addington Cemetery
John Masson is buried at Addington, plot 207A, with daughter Amelia & son Elder, wife Marion and Marion's 2nd husband John Donald McPherson Dunn

John Masson
- married Elizabeth Webster CAIRD in 1928

John Alfred Masson
- married Elizabeth Taylor PHILIP in 1914

Margaret Masson (1848-)
possibly arrived on the Surat which left Gravesend 28 Sep 1873 for Dunedin with 271 Government passengers & crew but sank at Catlins River in Jan 1874. Everyone was saved, some quartered in the Caversham barracks and others placed in Dunedin hospital. Captain Johnson was arrested at the instigation of the Government for being drunk (the first mate was drunk, the second mate was drunk, the sail-maker was worse, in fact only 1 officer of the whole ship was sober) and refusing to hail the "Wanganui" as she passed the sinking vessel, even threatening to shoot anyone who tried to, including women who were waving their shawls. The wreck was sold within a couple of days to Messrs Guthrie & Larnach for £7050 (Jan 2009 equivalent of $798,183). The passengers lodged a protest against their baggage being illegally sold. The Government granted an injunction to prevent the purchasers selling on the luggage.
Margaret married George WILL (1855-1911) in 1879

Marion Masson (nee Cotton)
see John Masson above

Mary Ann Masson
- married Rewi Thomas MILLER in 1928

Mary Lindsay (1869-1893) Masson
daughter of David Borthwick Masson (1841-1913) & Jane ? (1844-1908), buried Ketenikau, Kamo Public Cemetery, Whangarei
- Mary married James RINTOUL in 1890
their known children:
* 1891 - Alexander Stewart Rintoul
- born at the Hermitage, Maungaturoto
- served as Sergeant 4/435 with NZ Field Engineers. His next of kin was his father James at Willow St., Onehunga, Auckland
* 1892 - 1969 David Rintoul
- born at the Hermitgae, Maungaturoto
Mary died 25 Nov 1893 at the Hermitage, Maungaturoto aged 24 and was buried in the Church of England burial ground at Paparoa

Rita Gladys Masson (1906-1968)
born in Carterton to William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Ngaire Vivian GOODIN (1906-1987) in 1929
Ngaire was born in Carterton to Collingwood GOODIN (1853-1940) & Laura READ (1875-1958). William & Rita died in Te Kauwhata

Rosalia Jane Masson
daughter of James Masson & Theresa Annie Schischka
- married Albert Edward PRYOR in 1926
buried Waikumete

Sarah Ann Masson
- married Walter CONYERS in 1879

William James Masson
son of John Masson & Marion Battiscombe Cotton (remarried, see above)
- married Beatrice May WALKINSHAW in 1914
Sun, 9 Jan 1915 MARRIAGE MASSON-WALKINSHAW - On December 29, at the residence of Mr J. Dunn, Ollivier's Road, Linwood, by the Rev J. Paterson, William James, eldest son of the late John Masson and Mrs Dunn, to Beatrice May, eldest daughter of W. J. and Mary Walkinshaw, Preston, Melbourne - Melbourne papers please copy

William Peter Masson
- married Alma Miriam POILE in 1921

William Topp Masson (1863-1938)
born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland to John Masson & Barbara Jamieson
- married Sarah Jane RODDA (1868-1925) in 1888
- their known children, born in Carterton:
* 1889 - 1918 William George Masson (see photo below)
* 1890 - 1891 James Reginald Masson (aged 7 months)
* 1891 - 1891 Iyson Masson (aged 4 weeks)
* 1892 - 1959 Henry John Masson
* 1894 - 1959 Helen Rosina Masson
* 1897 - 1963 Frederick Walker Masson
* 1898 - 1899 Queenie May Masson (aged 11 months)
* 1906 - 1968 Rita Gladys Masson
* 1908 - 1968 Dorothy Rodda Masson
SARAH JANE Masson died 16 Nov 1925 aged 57
WILLIAM TOPP Masson died 22 Nov 1938 aged 75
NZ Herald, 23 Nov 1938 DEATH MASSON - On Nov 22, at his son's residence, Te Kauwhata, William Topp, dearly beloved father of Mrs G. M. Tunnicliffe Havelock North, Mrs N. V. Goodin Te Kauwhata and Mrs R. Grimmer Carterton and of Henry John Masson, Te Kauwhata and Frederick Masson, Auckland; aged 75 years. Interment at Carterton to-morrow (Thursday), at 2.30pm
- they are buried Plot 142, NEW UNSEC at Clareville cemetery Carterton

William George Masson (1889-1918)
Seen here wearing his uniform with the hat badge of the New Zealand Artillery. William was a blacksmith in Carterton, Wairarapa in his father's partnership business, Wallace and Masson (George John WALLACE and William Topp MASSON), Blacksmiths, Coachbuilders and Wheelwrights, South Wairarapa Implement and Carriage Works, High Street, Carterton, which was established in 1894 (George Wallace left in 1900)
* He was born in Carterton to William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA and he played rugby for the Carterton Rugby Club
* William served in WWI as Gunner 17309 with the New Zealand Field Artillery, 3 Brigade, 4 Howitzer Battery
* 5' 7½", 10 stone 3lbs, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light Brown hair
He embarked from Wellington 23 Sep 1916 on the HMNZT 65, Pakeha
William died in the 12th General Hospital, in France 1 Sep 1918 (of wounds received in action on the field 26 Aug 1918) and is buried Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France. Probate was granted to his father, William Topp Masson in Masterton on 18 Nov 1918

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