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MASSON marriages New Zealand 1877 - 1929

the known MASSON marriages in New Zealand 1877 - 1929:

Albert John Masson (1894-1955)
- married Myrtle Dorothy SCHIMARCHER in 1929

Annie Emily Masson
- married William Edward JONES in 1911

Charles Blake Masson (1853-1925)
- Charles's name was possibly Mason...
- born in Lyttelton, Christchurch
- married Jemima BARCLAY (1861-1946) in 1879

Claude Lawrence Masson (1895-1971)
- married Jacobina Martha STEEN (1900-1979) in 1924

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

Dorothy Rodda Masson (1908-1968)
- Dorothy was 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

Ethel Rosina Masson
- married Andrew SNELL in 1920

Frederick Walker Masson
- Frederick was 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
- married Bessie STEVENS in 1891
- their known children:
1891 - George Henry Masson
1894 - Roy Roland Masson
1897 - William Peter Masson
1900 - Albert Edward Masson
1903 - Ernest Stevens Masson
1906 - Stella Amelia May Masson
1910 - Reginald Arthur Vincent Masson

Helen Rosina Masson (1894-1959)
- daughter of William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Gordon Nelson TUNNICLIFFE (1887-1965) in 1914

Helen Tait Masson
- married James RINTOUL in 1895
- their known children:
1896 - Hugh Rintoul
1899 - George Allan Rintoul
1903 - Kenneth Rintoul
1905 - Mary Isabella Rintoul
1908 - Mary Sophia Rintoul

Henry John Masson (1892-1959)
- son of William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Mary Isabell VERCOE in 1914
- he married Elizabeth Murray STIRLING (1897-1959) in 1923

Henry John Masson
- married Iris Sophia PINKNEY (1900-1921) in 1920

Irene Edith Masson
- married Gilbert PEATE in 1922

James Masson
- married Theresa SCHISCHKA in 1896
- their known children:
1897 - Irene Edith Masson
1901 - Rosalia Jane Masson

James Masson
- married Sarah GILLIES in 1924

Jamesina Mitchell Masson
- married Andrew McMURTRIE in 1927

John Masson
- married Marion COTTON in 1884
- their known children:
1894 - Elder Morrison Masson
1913 - William James Masson

John Masson
- married Elizabeth Webster CAIRD in 1928

John Alfred Masson
- married Elizabeth Taylor PHILIP in 1914

Margaret Masson
- married George WILL in 1879

Mary Ann Masson
- married Rewi Thomas MILLER in 1928

Mary Lindsay Masson
- married James RINTOUL in 1890

Rita Gladys Masson (1906-1968)
- Rita was 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
- married Albert Edward PRYOR in 1926

Sarah Ann Masson
- married Walter CONYERS in 1879

William George Masson (1889-1918)
- born in Carterton to William Topp MASSON & Sarah Jane RODDA
- married Ida Maud GREENWOOD (1885-1963) in 1907

William James Masson
- married Beatrice May WALKINSHAW in 1914

William Peter Masson
- married Alma Miriam POILE in 1921

William Topp Masson (1863-1938)
- born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- married Sarah Jane RODDA (1868-1925) in 1888
- their known children, born in Carterton:
1889 - 1918 William George Masson
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 24 Nov 1938 aged 75
- they are buried Plot 142, NEW UNSEC at Clareville cemetery Carterton

MILITARY DRAFT APPEALS, Jan 1918 - Wellington, NZ

taken from the EVENING POST 17 January 1918

... put her into alphabetical order (where possible) ...

... This morning the Third Wellington Military Service Board resumed its sittings. In te absence, through illness, of Mr D. M. Findlay, Mr M. J. Mack presided, and with him were Mr A. O'L. Considine and Mr T. Bamber. Capt. P. Baldwin represented the military authorites.

* It was ecided to recommend four months' leave for domestic reasons in the case of Pte. J. F. EDGAR, Trentham Camp

* In the case of Thoma Edgar GRAY, who has several brothers serving, an adjournment for three months was granted. Mr L'E. Edwards appeared on behalf of the appeallant

* In the case of the employer's appeal for Norman William GUNDY, clerk, Masterton, the board dismissed the appeal, leave being granted until the April draft

* Extension of time until 30th April was granted in the case of Edmund N. KEBBELL, farmer, Pahautanui, who was represented by Mr M. F. Luckie

* William John RODGER, branch manager at Auckland for the New Zealand Farmers' Bacon Co., was appealed for by his employer. The appeal was dismissed, Roger to go into camp with the April draft

* The manager of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co., Ltd., appealed on behalf of George SHAND, branch manager for the firm at Napier. He sought total exemption, or, failing that, extended leave owing to the great depletion of the staff. It was stated that 160 of the firm's employees have gone to the war, and the company has paid half wages to them while away. The present occasion was the first on which total exemption had been sought for any of the firm's men. A three months' adjournment was granted

* A personal appeal and an employer's appeal were lodged on behalf of John THORBORN, engineer, Vogeltown. It was stated that he is 42 years of age, with a wife in delicate health. An adjournment for three months was granted

... Sine die adjournments were granted in the cases of the following slaughtermen, for whom Mr M. J. Reardon, secretary of the union, appeared:-
William Henry HARRIS, Masterton
W. S. H. McFETRISH, Wanganui
A. R. PETERSEN, Dunedin
J. A. SAUNDERS, Carterton
John TUNBRIDGE, Belfast
The individual appeal of Henry James O'KANE, Hastings, was referred o the No 2 Board, and that of Francis Jojn MALLINDER was dismissed owing to his non-appearance

... Mr Charles Grayudler, secretary of the Shearers' Union, appealed on behalf of the following shearers:-
Clarence H. SNOW, Martinborough
Gordon H. TEMPLETON, Herbertville
Charles THOMPSON, Takapau
Exemption since die was granted in the case of SNOW; an adjournment until 30th April, and after hearing evidence the appeal of THOMPSON was withdrawn

... Mr A. W. Blair apeared to support appeals by R. Hannah and Co., Ltd., for A. J. WILLETT an A. LIGHTFOWLER, clickers employed by them, and also in connection with the Equity Boot Company's appeal for Sydney SMITH, another clicker. Once again the great shortage of this class of tradesmen was stressed, and evidence was given that clickers are among the most essential workers in the industry. - In each case an adjournment for three months was granted

New Zealand ARMY - Ngati Tumatauenga

New Zealand & Australia COTTON on PECK of Taita

some New Zealand COTTONs on the tree as at 27th August 2010

1. Cotton, Clarence 1889 - 1962)
- born in Barrington, Tasmanaia
- married Ila Annie RAYNER in Masterton 1921
- married Ila's sister Dorothy Emma RAYNER 1931 Masterton

2. Cotton, Elizabeth 'Bessie' (1891 - 1963)
- died in Burnie Hospital, Tasmania

3. Cotton, Emma (1861 - 1937)
- born in Nelson, Marlborough
- married James GARNER

4. Cotton, John Shelton (1856 - 1946)
- married Ellen Elizabeth AMOS 1883

5. Cotton, Kenneth Henry (1886 - 1974)
- married Mavis Mary STEBBINGS 1921 in Launceston

6. Cotton, Lawrence Shelton (1883 - 1964)
- died in Hobart

7. Cotton, Lewis (1899 - 1902)

8. Cotton, Nancy Ellen (1925 - 1996)
- born in Perry St Masterton
- married William George CLOUT 1948
- buried in Masterton

9. Cotton, Raymond 'Gordon' (1884 - 1948)
- married Eleanor Annabella REID 1905 in Irishtown, Tasmania

10. Cotton, Roy (1896 - 1966)
- married Mary Frances Monica ABEL 1926 in Australia

11. Cotton, unknown DAUGHTER

12. Cotton, Wilfred (1888 - 1958)

New Zealand CENTENARIAN deaths 1870-1943

A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years.
Because current average global life expectancies are less than 100, the term is invariably associated with longevity.

A supercentenarian is a person who has lived to the age of 110 or more, something only achieved by about one in 1,000 centenarians.

Even rarer is a person who has lived to age 115; as of June 2012, there are only 27 people in recorded history who have indisputably reached this age.

In 2009, the United Nations estimated 455,000 living centenarians worldwide.

Centenarians per 100,000 people (2010)
JAPAN - 34.88
FRANCE - 26,88
USA - 22.35
CANADA - 21.48
UK - 20.3
SWEDEN - 15,80
BELGIUM - 14.24
SPAIN - 12.78
GERMANY - 10.80
ITALY - 10.38
HUNGARY - 7.98
PERU - 6.58
POLAND - 6.27
CHINA - 1.48

some New Zealand CENTENARIANS found using Papers Past

11 January 1870 - Michael MURPHY
... DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN AT THE WAIRAU - Mr Michael Murphy, father of Mr Thomas Murphy, died at Spring Creek, Marlborough, on January 11, aged 100 years

22 January 1874 - Flora McLEOD
... At Tapu Creek, on january 22, 1874, Miss Flora Mcleod, aged 100 years, native of the Isle of Cana, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Emigrated to Nova Scotia about 1830 and to New Zealand with the McIsaac family in 1860, in the bargue "Ellen Lewis". She has resided with the McIsaac family for upwards of 40 years, by whom she is much regretted. Nova Scotia papers please copy

17 Feb 1875 - Mrs WHYBORN
... The widow of a farmer (Mrs Whyborn) died on Feb. 17, at Hastings, aged 100 years and five months

22 September 1875 - Chief NICOLE
... Measles has broken out amongst the Natives, and Dr O'Carroll is attending them. There are nearly two hundred cases, and about twelve deaths have occurred, five of which took place before he went. Ten deaths of Natives from the same cause have also taken place at Urenui, among them an old chief name Nicole, aged 100 years.

3 July 1876 - Joseph WARD
... July 4rd, at his residence, Broadfield, Springston, Joseph Ward, aged 100 years

August 1878 - unnamed woman in AUCKLAND
... In the vital statics of New Zealand for the month of August 1878, one centanarian died, a female aged 100 years at Auckland

14 January 1879 - Thomas HILL
... Thomas Hill, the old Waterloo veteran, aged 100, was found dead in his bed, in Morton Street, Auckland, on Saturday. Death was the result of serious apoplexy produced by sunstroke

20 January 1881 - John CAMERON
... John Cameron, sen., of Turakina, (Wamganui) aged 100 years, died suddenly on Wednesday (his wife died last month aged 92)

22 June 1888 - Catherine KELLY
... June 22nd, at her daughter's residence, Mrs Cosgrove, Harwood road, Christchurch, Catherine Kelly, aged 100 years. The husband of the deceased lady, John Kelly, died on June 2nd, aged ninety-eight years

28 March 1898 - Hake WANGAWANGA
... The maori chief Hake Wangawanga has died at Pehaweia, aged 100 years. Deceased celebrated the centenary of his birthday last Christmas. He remembered Heke's raids perfectly

23 August 1900 - Catherine LAMBERT
... On the 23rd instant, at her son's residence, Dorwent Street Oamaru, North Otago, Mrs David Lambert, aged 100

16 August 1903 - Charles Johnson PHARAZYN
... At Seacroft, Hobson street, Wellington, on August 16th, Chas. Johnston Pharazyn; aged 100 years and 10 months.
- Charles was a principal merchant in Wellington. He caused quite a sensation one day when he walked along "the beach", near a semi-circle of shops and dwellings, now Lambton Quay, where wooden jetties were built out into the water to obtain cargo from deep-sea vessels lightered ashore. Charles was wearing a sandwich board around his neck inscribed with the words "Lost, a pair of specs"

9 October 1905 - Katherine BALL
... Mrs Katherine Ball (who had been a widow for 71 years) died at Mount Roskill, Auckland, aged 100 years and 10 months. She enjoyed a remarkably healthy life, and her intellect and memory were perfectly clear to the last

5 March 1908 - Louis BERESFORD
... A Dunedin Press Association telegram states that a man named Louis Adolphus Beresford died in the benevolent institution yesterday, aged 100. Deceased, who resided for a number of years in King Street, Dunedin, where he carried on a second-hand shop, claimed to be well connected in England. His one desire was to live to a humdred, which age he reached on the 17th ult. Death was due to influenza and bronchitis

21 August 1909 - Ellen COLBOURNE
... A Dunedin telegram reports that Mrs Ellen Colbourne died at Outram this morning, aged 100

29 November 1912 - Daniel O'BRIEN
... The passing of a centenarian is reported from Petone, where an old resident, Mr Daniel O'Brien, died yesterday at his residence in Nelson-street, aged 100 years

24 March 1913 - George Samuel PORTER
... On March 24th, at his residence, Nursery road, Linwood, George Samuel Porter, aged 100 years

9 March 1916 - Ohouai WIRIMU
... An old maori, reported to be aged 106 years, by name Ohouai Wirimu, a resident of Putiki, was found dead at Castlecliff, Wanganui, last night

26 June 1916 - Gee Sergeant BARKER
... The Hamilton correspondent of the New Zealand Herald reports that Mr G. S. Barker died on Monday night, aged 100 years and five months. He was born in Calcutta on January 18, 1816, and was a son of Sergt. Barker, of the Bengali Native Company. Mr Barker came to New Zealand in 1861. The Maori war was in progress, and he served till the end of the war. He went to Hamilton in 1877 and resided there ever since

9 August 1917 - Heini RANGI
... At Tolaga Bay, Heini Rangi, a native woman, aged 100 years, was burned to death. She had been sleeping in a tent and was left with a candle burning. The next morning the charred remains of the tent were found, the woman's body lying just beyond the circle of fire

29 October 1917 - Ann VILE (nee FOSTER)
... A Wellington Press Association telegram reports that Mrs John VILE, sen., aged 100 years and 5 months, who arrived in Wellington in the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856, died at Pahiatua yesterday

15 December 1918 - Edward DOWD
... On 15th December, 1918, at the Wairau Hospital; Edward Dowd; aged 100 years and 6 months. R.I.P.

22 July 1919 - Ria Ti KINI
... Ria Ti Kini died at Puketeraki on Saturday night, aged 100 years

4 February 1920 - William CARROLL
... Mr William Carroll, an inmate of the Old People's Home at Napier, died on Sunday, aged 100 years and six months

October 1923 - Emma BEARNARD
... The Endowment Fund of All Saints' Anglican Church, Dunedin, receives 700 (Oct 2012 equivalent of $65,600) under the will of Mrs Emma Bearnard, a foundation parishioner, who died in October, aged 100 years

15 June 1925 - Mary Ann SHORT (nee SOUTHEE)
... On the 15th June, 1925, at the residence of her son, Mr S. Clifton, Rikirangi, Mary Ann, relict of the late Reuben Short, late of 43 Roy street, Palmerston North; aged 100 years and 6 months. At rest
NOTE Reuben Short & Mary Ann Southee married in April 1862. Mary Ann was then the widow of Richard Clifton who had died in 1858 during the big flood in the Hutt Valley

28 December 1925 - John McCABE
... The death occurred at the Wellington Hospital this morning of John McCabe, aged 100 years and nine months. The late Mr McCabe was a native of Ireland. As a young man he enlisted and fought with his regiment in the Crimean campaign, also in the Indian Mutiny, and finally he came to New Zealand with the Imperial Forces and fought through the Maori War. On leaving the Army he settled in the Rangitikei district, where he worked as a farm labourer for many years. He came to Wellington about six years ago, and since then lived at the residence of his daughter, Mrs K. McGrath, Sage's lane. Up till quite recently, Mr McCabe retained all his faculties unimpaired, and related incidents of his long career with remarkable clearness

5 July 1927 - Jane BRADLEY
... The death occurred last night of Mrs Jane Bradley, aged 100 years. mrs Bradley was born on 15th August, 1826 at Druhcliffe, County Sligo, Ireland, and came to New Zealand seventy-one years ago. She lived in Central Otago and Oamaru, where she was married sixty-four years ago. She settled in Levin in 1897, taking up one of the original Government sections on which she resided till her death

15 June 1930 - Michael MALONEY
... On 15th June, 1940, at his daughter's residence, 10 Beach street, Petone, Michael Maloney; aged 100 years; late of Kumara. interred at Greymouth. R.I.P.

5 November 1930 - Frances FOX
... Born in 1930, Mrs J. H. Fox died yesterday at her home near Napier, aged 100 years and eight months. She came to the Dominion in 1878 with her husband and seven children. Mrs Fox lived in Canterbury, where her husband was engaged in engineering in Auckland, Nelson, and Hawkes Bay. She leaves one son, Mr P. H. Fox of Papakura, Auckland and three daughters, Miss M. E. Fox, Mrs J. Campbell and Mrs J. B. McMillan (all of Auckland), and a number of grandchildren

17 May 1932 - Emma HOGGETT
... The death occurred yesterday at Wanganui, of Mrs Emma Hoggett, aged 100 years. She came to New Zealand in June, 1844, in the sailing ship "British Empire" with her husband, the late Daniel Hoggett, and landed at Lyttelton. Mrs Hoggett was a keen Congregationalist and prohibitionist. She leaves three sons and two daughters, 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren

12 January 1935 - Frederick FAULKNER
... The death has occurred at Treton Park, Wakefield, of a very well known Nelson resident, Mr Frederick Faulkner, aged 100 years. Mr Faulkner never married. He celebrated his birthday on April 4 last when a large number of residents from surrounding districts assembled to congratulate him upon becoming a centenarian.
Mr Faulkner's father, with his two sons, came out to Australia in 1832. He remained there for a few years and then came to New Zealand.
The new arrivals first settled at Waihola, South Dunedin. After some years there they returned to England, but came back to New Zealand in search of a milder climate. He chose the Nelson district, eventually settling at Wakefield. Mr Faulker had lived at Wakefield for 58 years. When he was five years of age and in England he had a severe attack of smallpox, the doctor remarking that if he recovered he would live to be 100, a prophecy that came true

1 June 1937 - Philip le QUESNE
... Affectionately known as Hamilton's "Grand Old Man", Mr Philip le Quesne died here last evening, aged 100 years. He was associated with the commercial and social life of the town for over seventy years, and up to several weeks ago he was able to take an active interest in the affairs of the day and attend to his excellent garden. A carpenter by trade, Mr le Quesne was a native of Jersey, where he lived for 24 years. He first lived at Auckland, and after six years there came to the Waikato, arriving at Ngaruawahia on horseback over rough bridle tracks. He later opened a store in Hamilton when most of the customers were members of the Waikato Militia. He then built the Waikato Hotel, and was the first man to make wine in the Waikato.
Through his zeal the first Anglican Church in Hamilton was erected. After being a year here he accompanied Archdeacon Pritt in a canvas of the district, but only twelve worshippers could be secured, and for years services were held in a shingle whare, now the site of the cathedral.
Mr le Quesne retired from active business life in 1892. He is survived by two sons, Winter John (New South Wales) and Alfred (Auckland), and two daughters, Mrs C. Quick and Miss H. le Quesne, (Hamilton)

29 July 1937 - Whakaniko Hemi PAI
... The very last of her generation in Mangere, Whakaniko Hemi Pai, or to give her her pakeha name, Mrs Kitty Pai, died recently, aged 100 years. As one of high blood, she was taken to Taupiri, and her body given burial on Taupiri Mountain, the sacred burial ground of the Waikato people, states the "New Zealand Herald"
She was the daughter of Pheimana te Amohau, and the direct descendant of the ancient warrior chiefs, Taniwha and Tehiakai. She was a member of the leading sub-tribes of the Waikato, and connected with the principal tribes of Tamaki.
Mrs Pai went right through the Waikato wars in the sixties and she was at Rangiaowhia when it was sacked by British troops in 1863. There was born her first child, a son, Paho, who died a short time ago.
She is survived by two sons, Jack and Robert Pai, and two daughters, Mrs Edward of Mangere and Mrs Kirkwood. Mrs Pai was an old identity of Awhitu, Mangere., She lived there for the past 50 years

13 September 1940 - Mary DILLON
... A resident of the Waikato for 75 years, Mrs Mary Dillon, aged 100, of Nixon Street, Hamilton, died today. Mrs Dillon was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and went to America as a child of 10, living in New York for eight years. She returned to Ireland, where she married Mr Michael Dillon, and at the age of 25 she and her busband came to New Zealand. They settled at Pirongia, but later moved to Cambridge.
For the last 32 years Mrs Dillon had lived in Hamilton. She had clear recollections of the famines which swept Ireland when she was a child, of the celebrations which marked the laying of the Atlantic cable on August 5, 1858, and of the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865. During her early days in New Zealand raids by marauding Maori were not an infrequent occurrence. Mr Dillon died at Cambridge in 1908. Mrs Dillon is survived by two daughters

8 May 1941 - Margaret JOHNSTONE
... the death has occurred at Port Chalmers of Mrs Margaret Johnstone, aged 100. She was the wife of the Rev William Johnstone, the first Presbyterian minister at Port Chalmers.
Mrs Johnstone was born in Peterhead, Scotland and came to Port Chalmers in 1861 in the ship "Lady Edigia". Shortly after her arrival she was married to Mr Johnstone, who had been appointed to the charge of the Presbyterian Church in the district, and she had resided in Port Chalmers ever since. Mr Johnstone died in 1881, and Mrs Johnstone is survived by a son and two daughters

6 July 1841 - John NICHOLLS
... On July 6, 1941, at his residence, Princes Street, Otahuhu, John, beloved husband of the late Rose Ann Nicholls, aged 100 years. Funeral will leave the above address for the Holy Trinity Cemetery to-morrow (Tuesday) at 3.30 p.m.

7 July 1941 - Charles GRANT
... On July 7, at his late residence, 103 Rose Road, Grey Lynn, Charles, dearly loved husband of Eleanor Grant, and father of Mrs Ray Frost, Pokeno, Mrs Bert Good, Bright street; Charles, Neil and Roy, aged 102 years. The funeral will leave the above address to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. for Purewa

12 August 1941 - Elizabeth McFARLANE
... The death occurred yesterday of Mrs Elizabeth McFarlane, aged 100, the widow of Mr Duncan McFarlane, former Mayor of Invercargill. She was well known for her work on behalf of soldiers in the last war. Mrs McFarlane was visited by Lord and Lady Galway in Invercargill last November, when she celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day

24 December 1941 - James Joseph COOPER
... A veteran of the early colonial days, Mr James Joseph Cooper, aged 100 years, died at his home, 72 Arthur street, Onehunga, to-day. Mr Cooper had led a varied and at times adventurous life as a sailor, gold digger and farmer and had enjoyed remarkably good health until this year.
He was born in Norfolk a few weeks before the foundation of Auckland and, taking to the sea as a lad, he saw many countries before reaching the Queen City in 1863 as a seaman in the ship Ironsides
... more biography here

31 Ocotber 1942 - Sophia GINGER
... The death of Miss Sophia Ginger at the age of 103 years occurred at Hawera on October 31. She was born in Monmouthshire and arrived in New Zealand with her parents in 1852. She spent the remaining ninety years of her life in Taranaki with the exception of two years at Nelson during the second Taranaki Maori War.

4 November 1942 - Mary PARKER
... Mrs Mary Parker, aged 100, died at her home in Auckland on Thursday of last week. She was born at Man-o'-War Bay, Waiheke Island, her parents having come from Cork, Ireland. She would have celebrated her one hundred and first birthday next Christmas Day. For the past 53 years Mrs Parker lived in the same house at Devonport

7 September 1943 - Martha Jane DIAMOND
... On September 7, 1943, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs J. McKenzie, High St., Carterton, Martha Jane, widow of the late Joseph Diamond; aged 100 years

GRAVE of John & Anne VILE at Mangatainoka
HEADSTONE READS: In loving memory of John Vile, died 2nd Jan. 1902, aged 85 years. Also Ann Vile, died 28th Oct. 1917, aged 101 years. "Gone but not forgotten".

PLOT 215 Christ Church Taita Cemetery

In PLOT 215 of the the
Christ Church Taita Cemetery

there are two people:
ADAMS - Joseph William Tyndall (1898-1980),
ADAMS - Maude Isabella (nee STARR 1898-1961)
- Maude married in 1922 to Thomas Robert Adams (1897-1964)

Joseph William Tyndall Adams
- was a son of Joseph Tyndall (1842-1912) & his 2nd wife Catherine Thomas ADAMS(1868-1927)
Maude Isabell Starr
- was a daughter of George STARR & Jane CONNOLLY

who were the parents of Thomas Robert Adams?
what relationship were Joseph & Maude to each other??


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SCOBIE marriages New Zealand 1873 - 1929

the known SCOBIE marriages in New Zealand between 1873 - 1929:

Alexander Pollock Scobie (1840-1928)
- married Hellen ADAMS on 3 April 1873 in St Andrews Parish, Dunedin
- their known children:
1876 - David Adams Scobie
1878 - Elder Adams Scobie
1879 - Marjory Scobie
1881 - George Scobie
1883 - William Scobie

Alexander Pollock Scobie (1872-1953)
- married Christiana Lyndore DORE on 27 June 1900 in Manapouri, Otago
- their known children:
1901 - Christiana Stella Scobie
1902 - Alexander Leonard Scobie
1903 - James Lionel Scobie
1905 - Isabella Isidore Scobie
1906 - Frank Pollock Scobie
1908 - Adam Scobie
1910 - George Victor Theodore Scobie

Alexander Pollock Scobie
- married Alice Rush PHIPPS in 1905
- their known children:
1906 - Richard Alexander Scobie
1908 - Gladys Helen Scobie
1909 - Dulcie Della Scobie

Anna Bella Scobie
- married Malcolm MOUAT in 1893
- their known children:
1894 - Annie Elizabeth Mouat
1895 - William John Mouat
1896 - Elizabeth Annie Mouat
1897 - Margaret Mouat
1900 - Ma Mouat
1902 - Malcolm Mouat
193 - May Augusta Mouat
1905 - Magnus Laurence Mouat

Bethia Scobie
- married Thomas ELTRINGHAM in 1891
- their known children:
1892 - John Stephen Eltringham
1894 - George Eltringham
1895 - Stephen Eltringham
1897 - Thomas Eltringham
1900 - Frances May Eltringham
1903 - Raymond Eltringham

Christiana Stella Scobie
- married Percy William McDONALD in 1922

Constance Susan Ann Scobie
- married Alfred Hugh THOMPSON in 1929

Edith Irene Scobie
- married Edward WILLIAMS in 1921

Elder Adam Scobie
- married Jessie Annie McCALLUM in 1919

Elizabeth Scobie
- married Frank George WILLIAM in 1908

Elizabeth Murdoch Pollock Scobie
- married John Benjamin Charles DORE in 1899
- their known children:
1900 - Elizabeth Pollock Campbell Dore
1902 - Charles Murdoch Dore
1904 - Harold Everard Dore
1906 - Cecil Manapouri Dore
1909 - Gladys Dore

Ellen Alexandra Scobie
- married Thomas Victor HAGGERTY in 1921

Frederick Scobie
- married Margaret HOGAN in 1912

Harold Taylor Scobie
- married Dorothy NEEDHAM in 1928

Isabella Isadore Scobie
- married Eric WAYLAND in 1927

James Hamilton Scobie
- married Amy Barton PARSONS in 1915

James Murdoch Pollock Scobie
- married Mary Eliza BLATCH in 1911

James Ramsay Scobie
- son of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY
- married Emma Amelia KEEN in 1908
- their known children:
1908 - George Scobie
1910 - Roderick de Sayles Murphy Scobie

Jane Scobie
- married John Henry SUTTON in 1883

Jeannie Douglas Scobie (1875-1914)
- she married Edward Dexter 'Peter' BOX (1865-1935) in 1896
28 April 1896 On 28th April, at St Mary's Church, Geraldine, by the Rev Stanley Hinson, Edward Dexter Box, eldest son of William A.(William Alfred 1839-1913) Box of Christchurch, to Jean Douglas, third daughter of John D.(John Douglas 1845-1911) Scobie, of Kakahu (22km S of Geraldine)
- Jeannie's father was from Thornliebank, Glasgow, Scotland. His wife was Janet RAMSEY (1846-1930), who emigrated to NZ with him in 1873 and 2 children (ship yet to be found)
* Edward was a Draper in Ashburton by 1908
- their known children:
1897 - 1926 Douglas Dexter Box
- born in Christchurch, Douglas was a Wool Classer in Southbridge
- he died 15 Dec 1926 aged 29 from falling from a second story window at the Southbridge Hotel at 1.30 in the morning & buried Plot 1, Block 2A RSA at Bromley
1900 - 1965 Geraldine Mary Box
- Geraldine wasn't married
1901 - 1965 Russell Alfred Box
- Russell married May Ada SELLARS (1902-1963) in 1926
- 6th of 6 children of George William SELLARS & Catherine Jane BURNETT
1909 - 1973 Eva Minoni Box
1911 - Noel Naomi Box
- Jeannie died 4th June 1914 in Christchurch Hospital. She had been living at Radley, Woolston & buried in Plot 8, Block P at Rutherford Cemetery
* Edward 'Peter' went to war on 2 April 1917 (aged 51?) as Private 43945 with the NZEF, 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company. His daughter, Geraldin Mary Box, was listed as his next of kin, living at 303 Durham Street, Christchurch
- 'Peter' died 14 Oct 1935 aged 70. He had been living in Sumner, Christchurch
- he is buried with Jeannie

Janet Douglas Scobie
- married George SIMONS in 1906

Jessie Strachan Pollock Scobie
- married William McGILL in 1902
- their known children:
1905 - Robert Scobie McGill
1903 - William McGill
1906 - John James McGill
1910 - Gordon Douglas McGill
1912 - Jessie Isabel McGill

Joan Walker Scobie
- married Frederick George BICKNELL in 1920

John Alexander Scobie
- married Mary Ann SIMPSON in 1905
- their known children:
1908 - Constance Susan Ann Scobie
1911 - Myrtle Scobie

John Douglas Scobie
- married Martha GARRARD in 1909
- their known children:
1910 - Alan Douglas Scobie
1911 - Raymond Scobie

Margaret Scobie
- married Donald McLAREN in 1886
- their known children:
1887 - Annie Gilmour McLaren
1889 - Christina Steart McLaren
1892 - DOnald Steart McLaren
1894 - Margaret Ilhelmina McLaren
1902 - William John McLaren

Marion Robertson Pollock Scobie
- married Hugh RANKIN in 1890
- their known children:
1890 - Jessie Strachan Pollock Scobie Rankin
1892 - Mary Rebecca Rankin
1894 - Robert Hugh Rankin
1896 - Elizabeth Rankin
1898 - Marion Rankin
1900 - Margaret Rankin
1902 - Marjory Catherine McKenzie Rankin
1904 - Ethel May Rankin
1906 - Hugh Barnett Rankin
1909 - George Rankin

Marjory Scobie
- married William TAYLOR in 1906
- their known children:
1907 - Robert Pollock Taylor
1907 - William Neill Taylor
1908 - Edgar Taylor

Mary Scobie (1887-)
- daughter of John Douglas SCOBIE & Janet RAMSAY
- married Clarence Frank PALMER (1888-1956) in 1907
- their known children:
1908 - Clarence Douglas Palmer
1910 - Ronadl Ambrose Palmer

Maude Nellie Scobie
- married David Alexander FAIRWEATHER in 1904

Nellie Scobie
- married Richard HUGHES in 1898
- their known children:
1900 - Leslie Douglas Hughes
1904 - Clara Martha Hughes

Robert Scobie
- married Catherine TAYLOR in 1902
- their known children:
1902 - Ellen Alexandra Scobie
1903 - Robert Henry George Scobie
1905 - Marjorie Isabelle Scobie
1906 - Arnold Scobie
1909 - William Alexander Scobie
1910 - James Arnold Scobie
1911 - Eric McGregor Scobie

Robert Scobie
- married Amy Wilson in 1909
- their known children:
1909 - Dulcie Della Scobie

Walter Scobie
- married Christina Margaret WARES in 1920

William Scobie
- married Matilda TAYLOR in 1903
- their known children:
1903 - Margaret Annie Scobie
1904 - William John Bosworth Scobie
1905 - Herbert Scobie
1906 - Harold Taylor Scobie
1907 - Violet Roena Scobie

William Scobie
- married Isabella McEWEN in 1913

William Scobie
- married Jane Winnifred ROBERTSON in 1920

William Spence Scobie
- married Ada Louisa RUSSELL in 1910

HEADSTONE of John & Janet Scobie at Timaru

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Sylvia May KIMMINS - Toowoomba, Queensland

Sylvia May KIMMINS was the first born of 10 children of:
Edward Phillip KIMMINS (1864-1924) and Sarah Ann Nellie MOORE (1867-1946)
- Edward & Sarah married 6 March 1886 in Brisbane
- (see below for the OBITUARY of Edward)

their children, born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia were:

1887 - 1930 Sylvia May Kimmins
- Sylvia married * Samuel 'Tom' STINSON

1889 - 1889 Sarah Kimmins
- Born on XMAS DAY Sarah died aged 2 days
- buried Old Toowoomba cemetery

1890 - 1890 Edward Kimmins
- Edward died aged 2 days
- he is buried in Old Toowoomba cemetery

1892 - 1973 Victor Kimmins
- Victor married Ivy Emma Ann HOLDEN (1896-1959) 1916 in Queensland
- he died aged 79 in Toowoomba

1895 - 1981 Frank Edward Kimmins
- Frank married Ethel Agnes HOLLAND (1894-1980) 1921 in Queensland
- he died aged 86 in Toowoomba

1897 - 1968 Edward Gordon Jubilee Kimmins
- Edward married Wilhelmina GEDDES (1898-1994) 1917 in Brisbane
- he died aged 71 in Parkwille, Victoria

1898 - 1970 Eric Maitland Kimmins
- Eric married Frances Thelma SHARRY 1923 in St Patricks, Toowoomba
- served as Q21700 Warrant Officer Class 2 with 25 Battalion
- enlisted from Redbank, Toowoomba. Discharged 3 December 1943
- he died age 70 in Brisbane, buried Pinaroo cemetery

1901 - 1982 Myrtle Veronica Kimmins - TWIN
- Myrtle married Walter Herbert HOLLAND (1905-2001) in 1950
- she died aged 96 in Toowoomba

1901 - 1983 William Oscar Kimmins - TWIN
- William married Cecilia Annie CONNELLY (1904-1994) 1922 in Toowoomba
- he died aged 81 in Toowoomba

1905 - 1966 Leslie Norman Kinnins
- Leslie married Rita Mae CLEINE (1908-1983) 1928 in Queensland
- he died aged 61 in Maryborough.Queensland

* Samuel STINSON was a son of:
Benjamin STINSON (1833-1867) & Mary Ann EVANS (1833-1863) who emigrated from England on the 'ALMA' arriving in Wellington on 15 May 1857 and settled in Carterton, Wairarapa
... Mary Ann died in childbirth in 1863 in Carterton. Benjamin remarried in Carterton as the 4th husband of Jemima OXENHAM

Samuel was a GARDENER - STATION OVERSEER - STATION HAND - LABOURER & a RABBITER at Leichhardt Rabbit Company
He married Sulvia in the Masonic Hall in Toowoomba. He was 51 and she was 24

Sylvia & Samuel had 5 children:
1915 - 2003 Samuel Arthur Stinson
- born Jondowae, Queenslad - died Charleville Queensland

1917 - 1989 Irene May Stinson
- born Charleville, Queensland - died Goodna, Queensland
- never married

1920 - 1992 Edward Leslie/Gordon Stinson
- born Mother's Hospital Toowoomba - died Monto, Queensland

1923 - 2001 Leslie Stinson
- born on a train between Morven & Charleville - died Ipswich, Queensland

1926 - 2006 Doreen Edith Stinson
- born Charleville (mother living Helvetia Park) - died Brisbane Hospital
- never married
- last lived in Mitchelton, Brisbane

- In 1912 Sylvia was living in Toowoomba, 34km west of Aubigny
- In 1915 she was living in Jondawae, 116km north west of Aubigny
- In 1917 she was lving in Charleville, 605kms west of Aubigny
- In 1923 she was living in Morven, 512kms west of Aubigny
- In 1926 she was living in Helvetia Park, 629kms west of Aubigny, near Charleville
- In 1931 she died in Mitchell, 419kms west of Aubigny, Queensland
- she died in 1930 aged 43 in Mitchell, Toowoomba

Samuel died in 1946 aged 86 at the Base Hospital, Charleville, Queensland

the OBITUARY of Edward Phillip KIMMINS was taken from the site:
Ancestors of Trisha
One of the best known residents of Toowoomba, as ex-alderman of the City Council, and a Deputy Mayor, in the person of Mr Edward Phillip Kimmins, passed away at his residence early yesterday afternoon, after a fairly extended illness, at the age of 60 years. For some time past it had been obvious to his intimate friends that the late Mr Kimmins had not enjoyed the best of health, but he was one of those who would not give in until he was compelled to do so. It was as and alderman of the City Council that the deceased was best known, and during the time he was in the Council he endeavoured to do his best for those whom he represented. His experience as a plumber enabled him to accept the position of Chairman of the Waterworks Committee in the Council, to which he did full justice.
Prior to his retirement from the Council, and during the dry spell of last year, teh late Mr Kimmins was untiring in his efforts to ensure for the ratepayers and residents of the city an adequate and constant supply of water for domestic and other purposes.
Apart from his knowledge of water, deceased was a man who kept himself well versed with problems of the day. He was a keen debater on almost any topic, and the views he expressed on any subject, which he brought forward in the Council commanded the general attention ot the aldermen.

The late Mr Kimmins was born in Brisbane, and came to Toowoomba at a fairly early age. At the outset of his career, he envinced an interest in plumbing, and, joining the staff of Mr E Smart, who at one time occupied a seat in the State Parliment, he worked his way up until finally he held the position of foreman.
The late Mr Kimmins had been associated with Mr Smart for 23 years, and finally he decided to launch out in busines on his own account. This he did in premises nearly opposite the Post Office in 1909, and during the intervening years up to the present time he had worked up a connection which affords constant employment to a good number of employees. In pre-war days he had as many as 16 hands on his payroll. During the greater part of the time that he had been in business, the late Mr Kimmins had received the invaluable assistance and support of his eldest son, Mr Victor Kimmins, who really of late years has been acting in the capacity of manager.

Deceased, who married Miss S. A. Moore of Poplar, London, was a prominent Freemason, and at the time of his demise held the rank of Past Master in the English Lodge, after having gone through all the chairs.

The late Mr Kimmins was also a keen supporter of the Friendly Society movement, being connected with the Protestant Alliance Lodge of Queensland, of which on one occasion he was Grand Master. At the recent conference of the Society held in Toowoomba special reference was made to the prominent part deceased had taken in its welfare.

The late Mr Kimmins also took a keen interest in fire brigade matters, and long before the days of the present engines he held the position of deputy superintendant for upwards of 20 years. He took part in fighting some of the biggest conflagrations in those days, and his advice and assistance always proved invaluable.

Of later years he held a seat on the Fire Brigade Board, as one of the Council`s representatives, and anything he considered necessary in the interest of the firemen was advocated by him. For some time past he had held a position on the Tarampa Shire Council, where his knowledge of local aurthority affairs generally proved most useful.

Recently on his behalf his son, Fireman F Kimmins, received a meritorious service medal indicative of more than 20 years` association with the fire brigade.

The deceased, who until recently was a member of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, has left a widow, and a grown up family. The sons are: Messrs Victor, Frank, Edward, Eric, William, and Leslie, and the girls, Mrs S STINSON, of Morven, and Miss Myrtle Kimmins, of Toowoomba.

Immediately upon the receipt of the news of his demise the flag at the Town Hall was flown at half-mast.

The Assistant Home Secretary, Mr F. T. Brennan, last night remarked that he was very sorry to hear of the death of Mr Kimmins, who had always shown that he had the welfare of Toowoomba at heart, and in numerous ways had rendered valuable assistance in securing the advancement of the city.

The funeral will leave his late residence, Victor Street, this afternoon, at 3 o`clock, for the Toowoomba cemetery.

photo of SYLVIA MAY KIMMINS was taken from the site Sylvia May KIMMINS

those at TAITA Christ Church Cemetery Lower Hutt

The virtual cemetery at Christ Church TAITA Wellington New Zealand is now completed with nearly 500 'residents' - (photos and info on each person is added as it comes to hand).
The church is registered as a historics place and most of the graveyard contains the early settlers and pioneers of the Hutt Valley, dating from around 1840s.


The names of those in the above Taita Christ Church Cemetery are:


If you know anyone at the above Taita Cemetery and have info you would like me to add on their lives etc please leave me a message - I would be more than pleased to do so.

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VILE on PECK of Taita

the VILE on the tree as at 13 October 2010

ADA RUTH Vile (1883-1884)
- died aged 2 months in Masterton

ALFRED Vile (b.1860)
- born in Wellington to John VILE & Ann FOSTER

ANN Vile (b.1861)
- born in Wellington to John VILE & Ann FOSTER

ARTHUR HENRY Vile (1868-1946)
- married Margaret 'Madge' MOUAT in Masterton 1893

ARTHUR MERVYN Vile (1896-1970)
- served as Private 10/3115, address was then 26 Worksop road, Masterton
- married Dorothy Mellanie WICKS in 1925

CATHERINE Vile (1846-1885)
- married Henry EAGLE in 1866 in Wairarapa
- buried in Clareville, Carterton

CATHERINE MARY 'Kitty' Vile (1915-1978)
- married James Joseph 'Jim' COSTELLO in 1939 in Pahiatua

CHARLES EGBERT Vile (1877-1968)
- married Sarah FINCH in 1899

- married Bennett Pascoe PERRY in 1923

EMMA Vile (1855-1857)
- daughter of John VILE & Ann FOSTER, died enroute to NZ

FRANK FOSTER Vile (1882-1939)
- married Clara Laura GUSCOTT Xmas Eve 1908

- Killed in Action in France

FREDERICK HUGH Vile (1870-1947)
- born in Masterton to Job VILE & Helen Bland RAYNER
- married Caroline CHAMPION in 1892

GEORGE ALFRED Vile (1872-1946)
- married Rose FERNINAND in Stratford in 1902

GLADYS LOMA/ALMA Vile (b.1895)
- daughter of Arthur Henry VILE & Margaret 'Madge' MOUAT

- married Duncan Malcolm McINTOSH in 1921

HARRY RAYNER Vile (1879-1946)
- married Jane Rebecca DALTON

HELEN MAY Vile (1887-1962)
- married Thomas Wilson CUMMINS in 1915

HENRY Vile (b.1862)
- son of John VILE & Ann FOSTER

HERBERT Vile (1871-1946)
- married Winifred Mary QUIRKE in Pahiatua in 1903

JAMES Vile (b.1828)
- born in Somerset, son of Joseph VILE & Harriet TERRELL

JOB Vile (1845-1905)
- born in North Curry, Taunton, Somerset
- emigrated on the Ann Wilson in 1856
- married Helen Bland RAYNER in Maitaikona in 1866
- had 15 children
- first mayor of Pahiatua
- died 16 Dec 1905 on his Election Night in Marton aged 61
- buried Mangatainoka

JOHN Vile (1858-1924)
- buried in Mangatainoka

JOHN Vile (1867-1924)
- married Louisa FINCH in 1898 in Wairarapa

JOHN Vile (b.1902)
- nothing known

JOHN Vile (1817-1902)
- born Curry Mallet, Taunton, Somerset
- married Ann FOSTER in Taunton, Somerset in 1844
- buried Mangatainoka

JOSEPH Vile (b.1799)
- married Harriet TERRELL in 1823
- their son John emigrated to New Zealand

JOSEPH Vile (b.1824)
- son of Joseph VILE & Harriet TERRELL

LEONARD JAMES Vile (1885-1970)
- married Fanny Clara Davey in 1914

LEWIS FOSTER Vile (1881-1881)
- son of Job VILE & Helen Bland RAYNER
- died an infant in Masterton

RAYNER KEITH Vile (1905-1964)
- born in Hastings, Hawkes Bay to Arthur Henry VILE & Margaret 'Madge' MOUAT
- twin with Rex Edward Vile

REX EDWARD Vile (1905-1973)
- twin with Rayner Keith above
- married Esme Lillian Mary PERKINS in 1933

ROBERT GEORGE Vile (1875-1940)
- born in Masterton to Job VILE & Helen Bland RAYNER

RUTH Vile (1846-1929)
- born in North Curry, Taunton, Somerset
- married Henry PRESTON in Wellington 1863

THOMAS RAYNER Vile (1880-1902)
- Killed in the Boer War aged 22

unnamed DAUGHTER Vile (1882-1882)
- born in Masterton to Job VILE & Helen Bland RAYNER
- died aged 6 hours

WILLIAM Vile (1851-1937)
- married Cora Elizabeth BAIGENT in 1879

Frederick Hugh Vile
James Elliott & Frederick H. Vile, Saddlers & Harness Makers, Main St, Pahiatua

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"A" names - OLD GORGE Cemetery, Woodville

the 'Residents' of
, Woodville, New Zealand


- Judith 1951-2002
- Marjorie (nee Proctor) 1907-1939

- Caroline 1870-1949

- Sarah (nee Todd) 1873-1935
- Stewart 1871-1935

- David 1870-1942
- Sarah (nee McNeill) 1884-1951

- Frederick (1890-1891

- Elizabeth Emma (nee Barkwith) 1875-1953

- Charles William 1875-1922

- Agnes Jane (nee Dowdle) 1904-1965
- Colin 1947-1947
- James Cook 1903-1948

- Agustaf 1847-1898

- Elizabeth (nee Murray) 1845-1927
- Thomas 1837-1913

- William Henry 1890-1890

- James Robertson 1897-1903

- Annie 1872-1943
- James 1860-1933

- Noeline Zelia 1914-2000
- Percy Excelior 1890-1978

- Eliza Susannah 1853-1930
- William Davis 1853-1925

- Henry William 1855-1918

- Mabel Jane (nee Burnett) 1880-1932

- William 1877-1909

- Frederick Cyril 1868-1925
- Philip Stewart 1943-1979

- Harold 1995-1886
- Henry 1881-1883
- Lily May 1885-1886

- William Irving 1887-1939

- Thomas 1841-1891

- Beryl Olive 1931-2001

- Richard 1841-1908

- Catherine 1852-1919