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Tom HADFIELD & Mary Hannah FORSTER - Birkenhead, Auckland

Journal by ngairedith

Tom HADFIELD, born 20 June 1857 in Denbies House, Dunkinfield, Lancashire, England, son of Joshua HADFIELD and mother not known
- Tom died on 25 November 1921 aged 64
- he was buried Area 1 Block H Lot No 126A at Waikaraka cemetery

Mary Hannah FORSTER was born 15 Dec 1859 in Widnes Dock, Lancashire, England
- a daughter of Joseph FORSTER and Mary COOPER
- Mary died on 17 February 1946 aged 86
- she was buried Area 1 Block H Lot No 126A at Waikaraka cemetery

Tom and Mary married about 1883 (location not known)

- they had 9 children in New Zealand:

1884 - 1961 Harry Hadfield

1886 - 1917 Stanley Hadfield
- Stanley served with th 24th Reinforcements as Private 44722
- he was an Estate Agent in Auckland
- his next of kin, his father, was then living in Golf Road, **Epsom, Auckland
- Stanley was KILLED IN ACTION in Ypres, Belgium 4 Oct 1917 aged 31
- he is buried XXXI.B.15. at Tyne Cot Cemetery Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

1889 - ? Mary Hadfield
- Mary married Henry HALL in 1915

1892 - 1975 Annie Hadfield
- Annie married Stephen Stanley ROUT (1881-1937) in 1915

1894 - ? Margaret Hadfield
- Margaret married Lincoln John SMITH in 1921

1896 - 1972 Tom Hadfield
- Tom served with the 24th Reinforcements, Private 44725, with his brother Stanley
- he listed his mother as next of kin, at Golf Road, Epsom, Auckland
- Tom was a Cabinetmaker
- Tom married Adelaide Constance Thelma LEE (1899-1982) in 1921
- he died 14 Sep 1972 aged 76. Cremated at Purewa, his ashes were scattered
- Adelaide died 13 Dec 1982 aged 83. Her ashes were returned from Purewa

1898 - 1979 Eleanor Hadfield
- Eleanor married George Arnell CHRISTIE (1898-1976) in 1924

1904 - 1993 Emily Hadfield
- Emily married Frederick George HOSKING (1904-1993) 15 June 1927 in Epsom, Auckland
- they had 4 known children
- Frederick was born in Oldaway Farm, West Alvington, Devon, England, a son of George HOSKING & Mabel Gertrude BAKER

1906 - 1906 Park Hadfield
- Park died 5 Feb 1906 aged 1 day & buried Area 3 Block 9 Lot No 92, Waikaraka




TIMELINE for Tom Hadfield & his family
- taken from newspapers of the day

11 May 1888
... Tom Hadfield was first elected Councillor


29 Ocrober 1896
... There was a large attendance at Mr R. C. Carr's property sale this morning, and bidding was very brisk. The proprty known as Flewellyn's, at Birkenhead, was sold to Mr T. Hadfield for 520 ($93,000 in 2011)


30 June 1899
... At the annual meeting of the Auckland Branch o the Peace Association, held last evening, in the Y.M.C.A. Buildings, Mr Calder presiding, the reguation were altered so as to allow persons under 16 years of age to become members at a nominal subscriptio. The following officers were elected: President, Mr CALDER; Vice-Presidents, Rev. A. H. COLLINS, Messrs PECKOVER, and T. HADFIELD; Secretary, M. ALDIS; Treasurer, J. W. DIMMOCK; Committee, Messrs H. C. HASELDEN, E. V. SLYFIELD, and G. GREY.


1 December 1892
... The half-yearly meeting of the Auckland Operative Bootmakers Union was held on Nov. 15 in the Wesley Hall. There was a fair attendance, and Mr H. Dymock presided. The following officers were elected:- President, Mr T. HADFIELD; Vice-presidens, Messrs F. T. HARDING and C. JOHNSON; Treasurer, Mr P. JINKINS; Secretary, Mr W. WORTH


9 January 1899 - FOR SALE BIRKENHEAD
... Well furnished 6 roomed House, large shed, 7 acres land, in grass and orchard, 360. 60 down. Balance 5 per cent.
* Adjoining the above, 6 acres, partly cultivate, 60 cash (2011 equivalent of $10.000)
* Five acres fenced, grass, orchard, and bush, 125
* Three acres grass and bush, 65
These properties are in the centre of Birkenhead Borough, which is reapidly advancing, Have all good Building Sites, Specially adapted for strawberry growing and other fruits; within 20 minutes walk of Birkenhead Wharf
- Apply T. HADFIELD, Birkenhead


18 June 1900 - INDIGNATION MEETING
... A meeting of householders was held at Birkenhead on Saturday evening to protest against the recent application for a male teacher at the Birkdale School to displace Miss BOWEN. The Zion Hill Schoolroom was completely filled, and the votes of censure upon the school committee were carried without dissent.
Mr T. HADFIELD, the chairman, explained that on the previous Saturday evening, the Birkdale school Committee, by a majority of five to two, decided to apply to the Auckland Education Board for a male teacher in plce of the present head mistress Miss Bowen. Those who supported the application were well aware the step was contrary to the wishes of the district ... more at link


17 April 1901 - BIRKENHEAD
... Nominations cosed to-day with Mr A. L. White, returning officer, for the election of Mayor and Councillors of the Borough of Birkenhead.
For the position of Mayor only one nomination, that of Mr J. H. Witheford (nominated by Messrs Wm. Wallace, Harold W.Hudson, and John Hadfield) was received, and Mr Witheford is accordingly re-elected for the ensuing year.
The following are the names of the andidates for the Council:- William WALLACE, Charles James SHAW, Henry DAY, Tonm HADFIELD,Edward James WHITE, Harold FRITH, John HADFIELD, David Maxwell HERON, William THOMPSON, Alexander KEYES, Harry Percival TAYLOR, John Green KAY, Patruck DONAHOE.


25 April 1901 - SCHOOL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
... The following additional reports of householders' meetings have been received:- BIRKDALE, the following householders were elected as the Committee ... Messrs W. WALLACE, Tom HADFIELD, A HAIRE, W. METCALF, F. OSMOND, H. FLEWELLYN, and J. LOWE. Mr W. WALLACE was elected chairman, Mr H. FLEWELLYN secretary, and Mr T. HADFIELD, treasurer


11 November 1901
... Messrs Paul Hansen and Co., in conjunction with Messrs Tom Hadfield and Sons, will submit to auction on Wednesday, November 29, the Thorne Estate, situated within four minutes walk of the Mon Desir Hotel, Takapuna. There are 42 beautiful beach sections available, and the minimum size of any section is a quarter of an acre. The sale will be conducted by Mr Warren Blyth at the Chamber of Commerce, Swanson-street, when the residence, cottage and outhouses will also be offered.


22 July 1902 - BIRKENHEAD TOWN HALL
... About forty ratepayers of Birkenhead attended in the Wesleyan Schoolroom last evening to further discuss the Town Hall question, Cr, H. P. TAYLOR presided ... Cr. T. HADFIELD moved that the scheme for a 600 hall should be adopted, and stated that if this were not done he would join in a company to erect it privately. Mr HARRIS seconded ... more at link


** of note
... Auckland Region 1900-1939
- Social groups
By the early 1900s tramways and suburban railways linked villages across the isthmus, aiding the growth of suburbs. Middle-class families left the run-down and crowded inner-city districts for new, more spacious neighbourhoods on the edge of town. The affluent headed for the inner eastern suburbs of Epsom and Remuera, and the North Shore; middle-class earners built new suburbs to the south and west, such as Mt Albert. The poor remained in the central city. By 1911 Auckland had become New Zealands largest industrial centre and by 1921 was its busiest port. Between 1891 and 1926 the urban population nearly quadrupled. The city was termed a second Sydney by its boosters




Edward Gifford painted this bustling Queens Wharf, Auckland, scene in 1887. As waterside workers load cargo, others promenade and converse. A paddle steamer in the foreground and new buildings along (probably) Quay Street reflect the citys modernity and progress.

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