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by HJW on 2012-09-16 20:06:46


My name is Helen Whitford. Charles Whittingham and Hannah Kezia (known as Cassie) Wycherley were my great great grandparents. Their daugher Hannah Teresa (known as Tess) was my great grandmother. She married Alfred Theodore Childs in 1898.

I have the journal that Charles wrote on the Jessie Readman and also a letter to his mother (though it says "Dear Grandma" in the address it seems to be to his mother) when Cassie died of peritonitis.

Tess and Alf had six children and I have their details (as your information isn't quite complete). Tess died of meningitis in 1916 when Grandma was 14 and the family was separated until Alf married again and they were brought back together. Their children were:

Martin John Holmes Childs, 1900-1983 (he didn't get married and he's buried with his father in Akatarawa though Tess is buried in Karori).

Elinor (Nell) Mary Childs (my grandmother), 1902-1976. You have the information for her.

Ruth Agnes Childs, 1905-1989. She married Alfred Ernest Hayward (1904-1951) in 1936.

Lucy Gertrude Childs (1907-1961). She married Oyvind Kvalvik in Norway in 1954.

Phyllis Teresa Childs(1909-1984). She married Stanley Arthur Harvey (1917-1974) in 1940.

Eunice Elizabeth Childs (1913-1980). She married Gordon Cameron Lee Maclaughlin in 1940.

I also have information about Mercy Gertrude (nee Wycherley 1881-1958) and Ernest Arthur Suckling (1884-1983). They married in 1911. Their children were Denys (1913), Grace, Lester, Lincoln, Helen and Keitha (I don't have any information about when the rest were born).

And Clement's daughter Pearl married Douglas Rushbrook.

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