Thomas William LITTLE & Emily Mary GROVES - Kuripuni, Masterton, Wairarapa
Thomas William LITTLE (1874-1937)
- was a son of John LITTLE & Martha LOWE
Emily Mary GROVES
- was a daughter of William GROVES & Harriet ? of England
Thomas & Emily married in 1886, possibly in Masterton, Wairarapa
They lived in Kuripuni, Masterton
the 12 known children of THOMAS & EMILY
1886 - 1893 Charles William Little
- Charles was born 8 October 1886
- he died 24 January 1893 aged 6.3
- he is not found in Masterton cemetery. Were they not yet living there??
1888 - Mary Ellen Little
- married Sydney COE in 1905
- their daughter Olive May Coe, married Charles Richard TORSTENSON, father of Kathleen Torstenson who married Mary Ellen's brother George Thomas Little (below)
- (see also ... COE family WAIRARAPA)
13 June 1905 ... A girl, named Ellen Little, aged about eighteen years, was arrested at Masterton, this morning, by Constable Brosnahan, of Woodville, on a charge of having committed perjury at a Coroner's inquiry, held in Woodville, on 19th May ... see notes below
1890 - 1961 George Thomas Little
- George married Mary Alice DALEY in 1915
- he remarried to Kathleen Pytholia Marion TORSTENSON (1925-2010)
- his sister, Mary Ellen Little (above), married Sidney COE in Masterton in 1905. It was their daughter Olive May Coe who married Kathleen's father, Charles Richard Torstenson
- George died in Papakura, Auckland 27 November 1961 age 71
1893 - Alice Jane Little
- married Herbert William DEVENPORT (1883-1943) in 1909
- Herbert was born in Masterton, 1 of 13 children of George Henry (1847-1930) & Jane (1854-1925) DEVENPORT who were living in Upper Plain Rd, Masterton in 1906 & Westbush Rd in 1915
- 1 son found to date for Herbert & Alice:
19 Nov 1909 - 29 April 1992 Frederick Sidney Devenport (buried Riverside, Masterton)
1894 - Alfred Thomas Little
- Alfred married Georgina DAVIS in ?
1896 - Thomas William Little
1898 - Emily Mary Little
- Emily married Herbert MARSHALL in 1915
1899 - Minnie Selina Little
- born 11 April 1899, Minnie died 19 May 1978 aged 78
- Minnie married Ernest MADDERN (1895-1966) in 1917
- Ernest was born in Australia. He served n WWI as Lance Corporal 45881. His NEXT OF KIN was his father Albert James Maddern (1866-1941) of Ruawhata, Pahiatua ... OF NOTE - there is an Ernest Alfred James Maddern, born January 1919 who died aged 5 months on 25 May 1919 and is buried Plot 3, Grave 3, Block 3 at Mangatainoka, Pahiatua. Probably a son of Ernest & Minnie
- Minnie next married William Frederick LIDDICOAT (1885-1947) in 1920
- William was the 1st of 13 children (9 of them sons) of William LIDDICOAT (1858-1945) & Alice Ann SMITH (1866-1943). He served in WWI as Private 10/1883. His NEXT OF KIN was his father William Liddicoat of Mangaweka. Alice Ann died in Marton 29 July 1943. William died in Feilding, 28 Dec 1945, & they buried in Mt View cemetery, Marton
- Minnie next married ? PATTERSON
1904 - Lily Jane?-May? Little
- Lily married Frederick William GROVES (1888-1969) in 1920
- Frederick was the 2nd of 7 children of Frank GROVES (1861-1952), born Milton-Under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England to Edward GROVES & Eliza RYAN and Ellen MAISEY (1864-1943), born Fullbrook, Oxfordshire, England to William MAISEY (1836-1879) & Martha RANDALL (1842-1922)
- Frank & Ellen married 10 November 1884 in Woodville, died in Makomako and are buried in Mangahao-Ballance cemetery, Pahiatua
1907 - 1907 Ivy Eveline Little
- Ivy died 1 June 1907 aged 3 weeks
- she is buried at Archer St Masterton
1908 - ? Ivy Eveline Little
1910 - Olive Agnes Little
- anything in (italics) is my additional info
23 May 1905
... At the enquiry at Woodville into a fire which destroyed the house of T. W. Little, evidence showed that Little had bought furniture in Palmerston North and taken over 50 insurance on it. He had afterwards removed to Woodville, and it appeared that certain furniture had been sent to Masterton. The evidene of Little was that certain items of this furniture had been lent to him by his father, to whom it had been returned, and that other items belonged to his daughter. The verdict of the jury was that there was no evidence to show the origin of the fire, but the jury wished to express the opinion that the majority of the articles mentioned in the proof of loss were not in the house at the time of fire, and that the evidence of the Litlle family was very unsatisfactory
13 June 1905
... A girl, named Ellen Little, aged about eighteen years, was arrested at Masterton, this morning, by Constable Brosnahan, of Woodville, on a charge of having committed perjury at a Coroner's inquiry, held in Woodville, on 19th May
The circumstances connected with the case are that the girl's father, Thomas William Little,had his furniture heavily insured, and the whole was alleged to have been destroyed by a fire, which occurred on 10th April, in the house in which he was then living. There were suspicious circumstances, and an inquiry was held. Certain of the articles which were alleged to have been destroyed were supposed to have been found in the possession of his daughter, Ellen Little, but she swore in her evidence that she had purchased them at Palmerston North.
The girl's arrest this morning, on a charge of perjury, is the result of further evidence having been obtained by the polie. The accused, who has been living in a house at Kuripuni for some time (her condition being such as to elicit sympathy on her behalf) was charged with the offence at the Police Court, to-day, before Mr T. Duncan, J.P., and remanded,on her own recoginsance of 5, to appear at Woodville, on the 22nd inst.
17 May 1907 - CHARGE OF ASSAULT in MASTERTON MAGISTRATE'S COURT, Friday
... John LITTLE (1825-1913), an old age-pensioner, was charged with unlawfully assaulting his son, Thomas William Little, the said offence being ommitted on May 11th.
Defendant pleaded not guilty
Informant, who was blind (then aged 32), deposed that his father came over on the day in question, and after some conversation regarding informant's children, wanted to fight one of the latter, who was present. Witness interfered, and defendant tackled him and committed the assault complained of.
P.C. Buckthought deposed to being called to the house by informant's son. Found the defendant holding informant down on the floor by the wrists. Knew nothing about the cause of the disturbance.
Defendant, in defence, said he was remonstrating with his son for not keeping his children in check.
His Worship dismissed the information, advising defendant to keep away from his son in future.
22 August 1913
... Mr John Little, an old resident of Masterton, died at the Hospital last night. Mr Little, who was 88 years of age, had been an inmate of the Solway Home for some time, but owing to his weak state of health he was recently transferred to the Masterton Hospital for treatment