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some of the SOWRY buried in the Manawatu

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some of the SOWRY family buried in the Manawatu are:
- a lot of further information on these people can be found at this site Joseph SOWRY & Marthe MORTENSEN - Woodville

An article in the OBSERVER of 18th July 1885 read: The folowing very interesting item appears in the wanted column of the Woodville Examiner:- 'Wanted, a wife; must be good looking. Apply in person to Sowry Bros., bakers, butcher, and general fruiterers.' This is plain and straightforward as far as it goes, but surely the Sowry Bros. do not propose to have one wife between them?

Ada Marie Sowry
- nee CHRISTIANSEN
- born 1895
- parents: Ole Severin CHRISTIANSEN & Esther LIBEAU
- died 15th September 1986 in Carter House, Te Puke
- aged 91
- buried GRAVE 49 - PLOT 14 - BLOCK 3 at Mangatainoka Pahiatua with her husband Garnet Strother Sowry
- INSCTIPTION READS - In loving memory of Garnet Strother, beloved husband of Ada Marie Sowry, died 29th Oct. 1953, aged 63 years. And Ada Marie Sowry, died 15th Sept. 1986, aged 91 years. At rest.

Alva Walter Sowry
- born 1897
- parents Ernest SOWRY & Kate Julia COTTER
- died 13th July 1900
- aged 2
- buried PLOT 57 - BLOCK D at Settlers Dannevirke
- the children of Ernest & Kate Julia Sowry were:
1892 Constance Myrtle Sowry
1893 Ivy Rose Sowry
1896 Wilfred Isitt Sowry
1897 Alva Walter Sowry
1899 Albert William Sowry
1902 Laurie Joseph Sowry
1904 Vernon Ernest Sowry
1907 Mervyn Strother Sowry
1909 Francis Hiram Sowry

Alfred George Sowry
- born 1893
- parents Herbert SOWRY & Eliza THOMAS
- married Marjorie McLEAVEY of Levin (1904-1993) in 1928
- died 27th September 1932
- aged 39
- buried GRAVE 96B at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Alfred George, beloved husband of Marjorie Sowry and dearly loved father of Margaret. Accidently killed 27th September 1932, age 39 years. At rest. Also a plaque: In loving memory of Marjorie Terry (formally Terry), 17.1.1904 - 17.7.1993. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Sowry and the late Harold Terry. Loved mother of Margaret.

Annie Reta Sowry
- born 22 March 1907
- nee HARDING
- parents: Leolin HARDING & Louisa EBBETT
- married Horace Joseph Sowry 1936 in Pahiatua
- lived in Makomako, Pahiatua
- died 9th March 1990 when walking across a pedestrian crossing
- aged 82
- buried GRAVE 95A at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua with Horace
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Annie Reta Sowry, loved wife of Horace Sowry. Died 9th March 1990, aged 82 years

Arthur Sowry
- born 1861
- parents: Joseph SOWRY & Hannah STROTHER
- married to: Sarah Ann WILLS in 1886
- married to: Marion WILLS in 1910
- occupation: Farmer in Mangamaire, Pahiatua
- died 12th December 1934
- aged 73
- buried GAVE 6 - PLOT 5 - BLOCK 2 at Mangatainoka Pahiatua next to Marion - NO HEADSTONE

Beverley Marie Sowry
- born 1950
- lived at Rongokokako, Eketahuna
- died 14th September 1965
- aged 15
- buried GRAVE 47 at Lawn Eketahuna with Kenneth Arthur Peter Sowry
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Beverley Marie Sowry, died Sep. 14 1965, aged 15 years. "Ever remembered". Also a plaque: In loving memory of Kenneth Arthur Peter Sowry. Born 4th August 1992, died 20th June 2008. Aged 85 years

Cora Louisa Sowry (nee HARDING)
- born 16th March 1913 in Dannevirke
- parents: POSSIBLY Leolin HARDING & Louisa EBBETT
- married to: Vivian William Sowry
- lived in: Pahiatua
- died 23rd November 1985
- aged 72
- buried at GRAVE 86A Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua with son Earl
- INSCRIPTION READS: In loving memory of Earl Vivian Sowry, dearly loved son of Vivian and Cora. Died 13th April 1966 in his 21st year. Also Cora Louisa Sowry, died 23rd Nov. 1985, aged 72 years.

Earl Vivian Sowry
- born 3rd September 1945
- parents: Vivian SOWRY & Cora HARDING
- lived in Nikau, Pahiatua
- occupation: Farm Labourer
- died 13th April 1966 in a motorbike accident, South Island
- aged 20
- buried GRAVE 86A at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Earl Vivian Sowry, dearly loved son of Vivian and Cora. Died 13th April 1966 in his 21st year. Also Cora Louisa Sowry, died 23rd Nov. 1985, aged 72 years.

Eliza Sowry
- nee THOMAS
- born 24th November 1872
- married Herbert Sowry in Mangatainoka 1892
- the children of Eliza & Herbert were:
1893 Alfred George Sowry
1895 Leonard Herbert Sowry
1898 Horace Joseph Sowry
1903 Hannah Doris Sowry
1907 Leo Arthur Sowry
- died 22nd June 1949
- aged 76
- buried at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Eliza Sowry died 22nd June 1949 aged 76 years. Herbert beloved husband of Eliza Sowry died 11th March 1931 aged 64 years also Leonard Herbert Sowry son of above killed in action in france 11th August 1917 aged 22 years

Garnet Strother Sowry
- born 1890
- parents: Joseph Sowry & Hannah STROTHER
- married Ada Maie CHRISTIANSEN in 1919
- occupation: Dairy Farmer in Mangamutu, Pahiatua
- died 29th October 1953
- aged 63
- buried PLOT 14 - BLOCK 3 at Mangatainoka Pahiatua with Ada
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Garnet Strother, beloved husband of Ada Marie Sowry, died 29th Oct. 1953, aged 63 years. And Ada Marie Sowry, died 15th Sept. 1986, aged 91 years. At rest.

Hannah Sowry
- nee STROTHER
- born 1837 in England
- marriedJjoseph Sowry in Leeds, West Yorkshire, had 12 children
- died 16th April 1879
- aged 42
- death particulars provided by her husband Joseph
- buried at Old Gorge Woodville
- originally interred elsewhere (possibly Mangatera) transferred to Old Gorge Cemetery on 3rd June 1892 as was her son Wilfred Leonard Sowry

Hannah Hougett Sowry
- born 1869
- parents: Joseph SOWERBY & Hannah STROTHER
- died 13th August 1885
- aged 16
- buried PLOT 69 - BLOCK 15 at Old Gorge Woodville
- death particulars were provided by her father Joseph Sowry

Herbert Sowry
- born 20th January 1867 in Christchurch
- occupation Farmer at 'Rose Farm' Makomako
- married to: Eliza THOMAS in 1892 in Mangatainoka
- died 11th March 1931
- aged 64
- buried GRAVE 87B at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Eliza Sowry, died 22nd June 1949, aged 76 years. Herbert, beloved husband of Eliza Sowry, died 11th March 1931, aged 64 years. Also Leonard Herbert Sowry, son of above, killed in action in France 11th August 1917, aged 22 years

Horace Joseph Sowry
- born 1902
- parents: Herbert SOWRY & Eliza THOMAS
- married Annie Reta HARDING 1936 in Pahiatua
- lived at Makomako, Pahiatua
- died 12th August 1967
- aged 69
- buried GRAVE 95B at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua with Annie
- INSCRIPTION READS - In loving memory of Horace Joseph Sowry, loved husband of Annie Reta. Died 12th August 1967, aged 69 years

Ivy Woodvine Sowry
- born 31st August 1889
- parents: Joseph & Marthe SOWRY
- died 6th September 1889
- aged 7 days
- buried PLOT 70 - BLOCK 15 at Old Gorge Woodville
- death partuclars provided by her father Joseph

Joseph Sowry
- born 1838 in Leeds, West Yorkshire
- married Hannah STROTHER in Leeds, had 12 children
- died 13t March 1904
- aged 66
- buried at PLOT 69 - BLOCK 15 at Old Gorge Woodville
- death particulars provided by his son Marmaduke Sowry (1873-1941)

Kenneth Arthur Peter Sowry
- born 4th August 1922
- Occupation: Farmer - Lance Corporal
- lived at: 31 Te Koah Place, Tauranga
- died 20th June 2008
- aged 85
- buried at GRAVE 47 at Lawn Eketahuna with Beerley Marie Sowry
- INSCRIPTION READS: In loving memory of Beverley Marie Sowry, died Sep. 14 1965, aged 15 years. "Ever remembered". Also a plaque: In loving memory of Kenneth Arthur Peter Sowry. Born 4th August 1992, died 20th June 2008. Aged 85 years

Marion Sowry
- nee ?, formerly WILLS
- born 1868
- married to Arthur SOWRY in 1910
- lived at: Tyndall St Pahiatua
- died 2nd July 1950
- aged 82
- buried at GRAVE 7 PLOT 5 - BLOCK 2 Mangatainoka Pahiatua next to Arthur

Marthe Matilda Sowry
- nee MORTENSEN, formerly WILLING
- born 1852 in Aker, Kristiania (now Oslo) Norway
- she had been married to George Fredrick Maximillian Wolfgang WILLING in 1874 in Mackay, Queensland, Australia
- occupation: houskeeper of Joseph Sowry in Woodville
- married to: Joseph Sowry 21-11-1879 at Rose Farm Woodville
- died 26th October 1890 of pneumonia in Palmerston North
- aged 38
- buried at PLOT 70 - BLOCK 15 at Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

Vivian William Sowry
- born 2nd December 1901
- parents: William SOWRY & Elizabeth Jane THOMAS
- occupation: Farmer
- residence: Nikau, Pahiatua
- married to: Cora Louisa HARDING in Pahiatua 1941
- died 6th April 1954
- aged 52
- buried at GRAVE 86B Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
- INSCRIPTION READS: In loving memory of Vivian William Sowry, beloved husband of Cora Louisa. Died 6th April 1954, aged 52 years.

Walter Joseph Sowry 21
- born 1876
- parents Joseph & Hannah SOWRY
- died 6th July 1897
- aged 21
- buried PLOT 70 - BLOCK 15 at Old Gorge Cemetery

Wilfred Leonard Sowry
- born 1878
- parents Joseph & Hannah SOWRY
- died 12th October 1879
- aged 14 months
- ashes buried at Mangatera Dannevirke
- ashes removed to Old Gorge Cemetery 3th June 1892

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