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where are the KELLIHERs of New Zealand

Cornelius Michael Patrick Kelliher/Keliher was born in 1869, probably Ireland
- he married Margaret Theresa RYAN in New Zealand in 1898
- they possibly settled in Otago

They had:

1899 - Leona Keliher
- nothing else known

1900 - Irene Keliher
- she married Leonard Francis GALLAGHER
- she died in 1965 aged 65

1902 - Sydney James Keliher
- he married Kathleen May SOUTHEE
- she was a duaghter of William Southee and Mary Ann QUINLAN
- he died in 1954 aged 52

1903 - Christopher Keliher
- nothing else known

1904 -herbert William Keliher
- born in Clyde, Central Otago
- nothing else known

1907 - Cornelius Leo Keliher
- died 1945 aged 38
nothing else known

1907 - Marie Teresa Keliher
- nothing else known

Where is WILLIAM GREATHEAD buried ??

WILLIAM GREATHEAD was born in Yorkshire, England in 1837.
He emigrated with his parents to New Zealand in 1842.
He married Mary Ticehurst in 1861 in the Wairarapa town of Greytown.
He had 10 children (I'm still working on them)
He died on the 20th July 1895 in Carterton, New Zealand but I cannot find him buried in either the Clareville Cemetery in Carterton or the Masterton Lawn Cemetery.
Do you know anything about William? and where he is buried?

6 comment(s), latest 10 months, 1 week ago

where is William INKPEN of Perth West Australia ?

There are 26 people with the surname INKPEN buried in the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, West Australia

ALMA SYLVIA 1903 - 1986
AMY FRANCES 1870 - 1940
ANNIE EVA 1869 - 1932
AVON CYRIL 1903 - 1970
DORA ELIZABETH 1906 - 1982
ELSIE 1883 - 1969
EMILY died aged 27
ERIC PINCOMBE 1902 - 1980
FRANK JULIUS 1873 - 1955
GEORGE EDWARDS 1867 - 1932
GRACE ELEANOR 1882 - 1968
JACK BADEN 1900 - 1997
LAWRENCE HENRY 1878 - 1960

Louisa Inkpen 19-6-1826 - 3-8-1906
- nee Strickland of Westminster, Greater London
- married William Inkpen in 1850 in WA
- where is William buried ?
- her parents were Robert Henry Strickland and Mary Farell
- she had a brother David Strickland, 1818 London - 1898 Ashburton, Canternury
- he moved to New Zealand
- he married Harriet Baldick in Blenheim in 1848

RHODA MYRTLE 1888 - 1969
ROY 1891 - 1953
SARAH ELLEN 1901 - 1973
SYLVIA PEARL 1909 - 1992
THELMA 1896 - 1976
WALTER 1874 - 1949
WESLEY CARTER 1879 - 1939

while looking for Emma STENT I came across this . . .

Emma Stent married my great grandmother's brother and I have just been doing a research on all the women of that family.

I came across this very interesting write up about her father CAPTAIN JAMES HAYTER JACKSON who was one of the first 50 people to emigrate to New Zealand and he set up a whaling station in Marlborough. When he first arrived he spent the early years living with the famous maori chief Te Rauparaha.

BUT, for me, even more interesting is that Emma, his daughter, the woman I was researching, married twice - first marriage (to John Lynds who died in Australia somewhere) she had 4 children to.

The second marriage to Charles Stent she had another 16 CHILDREN TO !!! - (actually 10, see link below)

3 years on and the above info has now been amended after much research and HEAPS of help from Malcolm - read here: Emma JACKSON-LYNDS

2 comment(s), latest 4 years, 11 months ago


WHIM CREEK In 1887, with the discovery of gold (20 kilometres north of the hotel) and copper in 1887, the town of Whim Creek was born. At its peak, the town sported two hotels, a blacksmith, a shop, stables and a horse track, to name a few of the local businesses.

Originally a post office known as "Whim Well", Whim Creek is on the North West Coastal Highway midway between Karratha and Port Hedland

... thanks to janilye for suggesting I add this bit of info about the Blackrock Stakes:- The Blackrock Stakes is a 122km race from Whim Creek to Port Hedland in which competitors, either in teams or as individuals, push a wheel barrows weighed down with iron ore. Like most good ideas, it was born over a few beers at a bar, in 1971 and what developed has raised more than $1 million for charity and caused grown men, women and children to lump a wheelbarrow full of iron ore from a remote mine site and into Port Hedland. Teams of 10, trios, duos and lone runners now push modified wheelbarrows containing 11 kgs of iron ore over the distance

In the late nineteenth century, this historic hotel was known as Delaney's Public House. During this time, it catered for weary and thirsty Pilbara pioneers, along with its competitor, Dunns Public House (later renamed the Federal Hotel). Since then it has been renamed the Whim Creek Hotel.

On the 23 December 1911 a brawl broke out in the Whim Creek Hotel which resulted in Frenchman Joseph SALENO stabbing 33 year old Thomas Henry DARLINGTON in the neck, thereby killing him.

Thomas was buried in Whim Creek Cemetery

On 20 March 192 some of the witnesses to this murder were shipped off to Perth to give evidence on the ship 'Crown of England'. However, a cyclone whipped up and the ship went down off Balla Balla, Depuch Island. Some of those who were drowned are buried in the

After all this, Joseph Saleno only received a 3 years sentence for the murder

The Whim Creek Cemetery is located on the track to Balla Balla, about 18 kilometres from the town itself. The stories behind the deaths of those buried at the cemetery paint vivid pictures of the harsh conditions endured by pioneer miners in WA. Many of the men died from diseases that are now easily treated, such as mitral disease (heart disease); nephritis (kidney inflammation); gastritis; syncope (fainting); dengue and inflamed bowels.
There are 24 people known to be buried at the cemetery and only two of the graves marked with headstones.
In 2002 town resident Frank Woods set about restoring and beautifying the cemetery.

the burials in the WHIM CREEK CEMETERY are:

Barnadeo, J
- born about 188
- died 8 August 1913 aged 35
- he was a Miner
- he drowned at Negri Well

Darlington, Thomas Henry
- born about 1878
- he was murdered 23 December 1911 aged 33
- he was stabbed in the neck by Joseph Saleno during a drunken brawl
- he has one of the 2 headstones in this cemetey
- The murder of Thomas Darlington rocked WAs tiny outback community of Whim Creek. Darlington was heavily involved in the infant union movement, and on the night of his death, trouble had been brewing at Dunns pub (Federal Hotel), where the miners were celebrating the Christmas season. Unionists were against scab labourers, and fights had broken out, culminating in Frenchman Joseph Saleno stabbing Darlington in the neck in a drunken rage. Darlington died from his injuries and Saleno was arrested and sent to Roebourne Gaol for 3 years. Witnesses were then gathered in early 1912 and sailed on the Concordia and Crown of England to give evidence at the trial in Perth. A severe cyclone hit the ships and swamped them when they were near Depuch Island; all of the witnesses were lost or drowned. The bodies recovered were buried at either Depuch Island or Balla Balla.

Barnardeo, James
- born about 1878 in Lombardy, Italy
- died 8 August 1913 aged 35

Campbell, Daniel James
- born about 1837 in Queensland
- died 23 December 1911 aged 74
- he had the local store - see photo at bottom link

Davy, Charles
- born about 1864
- from Dry Creek, South Australia
- died 21 February 1920 aged 56
- husband of Emma

Donohue, William
- born about 1870
- he died in November 1894 aged 24 from dehydration
- he was a Miner

Eyre, George Henry
- born about 1867 in England
- he died from mitral disease & syncope on 18 February 1914 aged 47
- He was a miner

Fahey, Thomas
- born about 1855
- he died 1 August 1910 aged 45 from pneumonia at the police station at Whim Creek.
- He was a Miner

Farrera, John Edward
- born about 1881 in SOuth America
- he died 13 April 1923 aged 42 at the police station from nephritis and heart failure.
- He was a cook

Grey, Henry Banham
- born about 1874
- he died 12 September 1917 aged 38
- He was a miner.

Gilmore, Hugh
- born about 1854 in Ireland
- he died 15 August 1913 aged 59 of mitral incompetence and syncope
- he was a Cook

Gordon, Norman Harold
- born 16 August 1879 in Armidale, NSW
- he was accidentally killed 27 July 1907 aged 27
- he has one of the 2 headstones in this cemetey

Hartmann, John
- born about 1886
- he drowned on 7 May 1910 aged 24
- he was a mine labourer.

Just, Fritz
- born about 1846 in South Australia
- he died 22 March 1911 aged 45 years when he ell from a horse between Roebourne and Whim Creek
- He was a butcher.

Kimmerman, Harry
- born about 1872
- he did of dengue fever on 14 September 1917 aged 45
- He was a labourer

Leigh, James Alexander
- born about 1876 in New Zealnad
- he died 18 October 1913 aged 35 from shooting himself in the head at Sherlock River
- he was a Miner

McIntyre, John
- born abut 1852
- he died 1 October 1912 aged 60
- He was a station hand who died of heart failure at the residence of G. ADLAMS

Petersen, Peter
- born about 1890
- he died at the town's slaughter yard 26 Jan 1910 aged 20
- He was a carpenter

Piper, Cecil C.
- born in 1888 at Broken Hill, NSW
- youngest son of Richard PIPER & Lavinia DAVIDSON
- he drowned in Balla Balla Pool 1 March 1901 aged 19
- his father, Capt. Richard Piper, was the former underground manager of the Whim Creek Copper Mines Ltd, Whim Creek. He was also the inaugral Mayor of Broken Hill and well known in mining circles.
When his contract expired, Richard left the Creek for Balla Balla to go south.
- Cecil, employed on ore classing tables, decided to accompany his father on the Saturday afternoon. After seeing him off Sunday morning, Cecil and 3 mates decided on a swim. He dived into a very deep part of the pool and did not resurface the second time.
- his Funeral was held Monday with the Whim Creek Mine suspending operations.

Pope, Henry John
- born about 1876 from England
- he died accidentally 9 May 1912 aged 36
- He was a carpenter

Pope, Thomas
- born about 1852 in Ireland
- he died 14 December 1909 aged 57'
- he was a Miner.

Smith, Charles Edwin Silverston
- born about 1878
- he died 7 Jan 1911 age 33 of inflammed bowels at CAMPBELL'S house

Toon, A. H.
- born about 1862
- died 7 June 1912 aged 50

Thompson, Robert McGregor
- died 22 MArch 1912




WHIM WELL TRAMWAY - delivering goods to Balla Balla 1912


William HARRIS's STORE - Whim Crek 1910

INSIDE William HARRIS's STORE - Whim Creek 1910

carting wool MALLINA to BALLA BALLA - 1918

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from the WEST AUSTRALIAN, 5 September 1912

- Roebourne, Spet 4

In the Licensing Court on Monday William John HENDERSON and Thomas Wrixon CONWAY, the licensees respectively of the Whim Creek and Federal Hotels, Whim Creek, were called on to show cause why their licences should not be cancelled for not keeping their hotels up to the standard required by the Act.

The evidence of the police went to show that the premises were unsuitable. There was no accommodation and the buildings were dirty. The walls of the rooms were only eight feet high. Women arriving at Whim Creek had to sit up all night on the verandah opposite the police station, while children slept in the building.
Constable GROWDEN was asked what he would suggest to improve the places, and he replied that a fire-stick would be the best thing.

The defence was a general denial of the allegations. The reason that no money was spent in improvements was that the licensees were saving money with which to build new premises.

Mr DAVIES, who appeared for the licensees, stated that it seemed to him that the reason or the prosecution was to clear the way for a State Hotel, a petition for the provision of which had been prepared.

Corporal FOULKES applied for the cancellation of the licenses.

The Court decided to proceed to Whim Creek to inspect the premises and adjourned the furhter hearing sine die.

Mr SLEEMAN, the manager of the West Pilbarra Trading and Finance Company, said that the material for a new hotel was on the way from England

WHITE buried Marlborough, New Zealand

* any additions or corrections are welcomed. Please leave a comment below
* there are a number of other White buried in the area but the databse does not have their names
* many of the following do not have death dates at database
* dates may be of death OR burial

the WHITE buried in Blenheim, New Zealand to Dec 2010

White, Albert Henry
- 26 August 1981 aged 86
- buried Tuamarina

White, Alfred
- 17 June 1897 aged 3 months
- buried Tuamarina

White, Arthur Clarence
- 26 Oct 1960 aged 66
- buried Omaka

White, Barbara
- 14 August 1956 aged 86
- buried Omaka

White, Benjamin Frederick
- 19 February 1966 aged 80
- buried Omaka

White, Caroline Ella
- 16 October 1914 aged 21
- buried Tuamarina

White, Caroline Louisa
- 23 May 1894 aged 35
- buried Picton

White, Catherine Common
- 10 February 1958 aged 76
- buried Omaka

White, Charles
- 23 November 1934 aged 82
- buried Tuamarina with Elizabeth Ann White

White, Charles Botham
- 18 May 1907 aged 21
- buried Tuamarina with Caroline Ella White

White, Eleanor Jane
- 14 March 1922 aged 69
- buried Omaka with Watson

White, Elizabeth Ann
- 2 April 1912 age 52
- buried Tuamarina with Charles White

White, Elizabeth Jean
- 8 November 1945 aged 4
- buried Omaka with Brian Vernon Myles & Janice Gwen Wratt

White, Ellen
- buried 17 December 1910 aged
- buried Omaka with Ellen Eva White & Leonard Arthur White

White, Ellen Eva/Ada
- 1 April 1925 aged 43
- buried Omaka with Ellen White & Leonard Arthur White

White, Elsie Mabel
- 26 November 1974 aged 83
- buried Omaka with William White

White, Emmaline Alberta
- 17 April 1959 aged 74
- buried Omaka

White, Frank Oldham
- 12 January 1924 aged 42
- buried Tuamarina

White, Gladys Louise
- 20 May 1978 aged 79
- buried Tuamarina

White, Gordon Fred
- 15 September 1994 aged 72
- buried Fairhall with May Shakespeare White

White, Gregory David
- 25 February 2007 aged 55
- buried Fairhall

White, Henry Horace
- 18 May 1956 aged 75
- buried Omaka

White, Ivy Zilpha
- 12 August 1985 aged 94
- buried Tuamarina

White, James
- 24 February 1931 aged unknown
- buried Omaka

White, James Spencer
- 14 February 1971 aged 79
- bried Tuamarina

White, Jean
- 4 July 1972 aged 68
- buried Omaka

White, John James
- 1 June 1881 aged 6 months
- buried Tuamarina

White, Leonard Arthur
- 12 February 1959 aged 78
- buried Omaka with Ellen White & Ellen Eva White

White, Margaret
- 19 June 1988 aged 91
- buried Picton with Robert Frederick White

White, Margaret Ann
- 8 November 1950 aged 75
- buried Omaka

White, Marjory
- 11 November 1924 aged 75
- buried Omaka

White, Martha
- 21 September 1935 aged 47
- buried Tuamarina

White, May Shakespeare
- 30 April 2004 aged 79
- buried Fairhall with Gordon Fred White

White, Noel
- 24 February 1909 aged unknown
- buried Omaka

White, Noel
- 27 July 1945 aged
- buried Omaka with Montgomery, Robyn Allayne Sadler & Susan Simonsen

White, Robert
- 7 January 1900 aged 1 day
- buried Tuamarina

White, Robert Charles
- 16 January 1947 aged 24
- buried Omaka

White, Robert Frederick
- 29 January 1986 aged 84
- buried Picton with Margaret White

White, Wilfred Stewart
- 21 April 1990 age 76
- buried Fairhall

White, William Jabez
- 30 June 1909 aged 65
- buried Omaka with John Liddington Higgs & Lane

White, William
- 6 December 1935 aged 3
- buried Picton

White, William Botham
- 21 April 1973 aged 83
- buried Omaka with Elsie Mabel White

White, William George Clarry
- 31 January 1979 aged 62
- buried Fairhall

White, William James
- 2 July 1970 aged 71
- buried Omaka

White, William Richard Tempest
- 12 October 1963 aged 84
- buried Omaka

White, Winifred Beatrice May
- 2 July 1976 aged 81
- buried Omaka

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 10 months ago


Does anyone know of a Edith White who married Samuel Peck jnr in 1905/6 - maybe in Lower Hutt - but some of the family were in Woodville during this era so that is a possibility
I am trying to find who her parents were thereby tracing her back to Reuben King as it is said he was her grandfather

1 comment(s), latest 7 years, 12 months ago

WHITEACRE in New Zealand from 1915

- of Killcangn ?, Kilbride
married on 6 November 1884 at Carlow parish, Hacketstown to:
Deborah UBANK (1857-1931)
- of Kilcarney, Hacketstown

the ages of William & Deborah on the 1911 cencus do not match their ages recorded at death
- if William was 50 in 1911 his birth date should be about 1861
- (age at death should then be 56 but is recorded as 66)
- if Deoborah was 49 in 1911 her birth date should be about 1862
- (age at death should then be 69 but is recorded as 73)

the census says they had 8 children and that 8 children were still living in 1911
- only 7 known at this time, your help would be appreciated

the family arrived in New Zealand after the 1911 Census in Dublin, Ireland:-

Residents of a house 5 in Stormanstown (Drumcondra Rural, Part of Dublin)
William Whiteacre, aged 50, Head of Family, Land Steward, born County Wicklow
Deborah Whiteacre, aged 49, his Wife, Dairy Maid, born County Wicklow
Helen D. Whiteacre, aged 19, Daughter, Dairy Maid, born Queens County
Isabella S. Whiteacre, aged 17, Daughter, Scholar, born County Sligo
Carolina F. Whiteacre, aged 15, Daughter, Scholar, born County Sligo
Robert G. Whiteacre, aged 13, Son, Scholar, born County Sligo
Elizabeth M. Whiteacre, aged 8, Daughter, Scholar, born County Longford
Alexandra V. Whiteacre, aged 7, Daughter, Scholar, born County Galway
... missing from that address in 1911 was their son Edward & 1 other son
NOTE in the 1901 census the family (including 13 year old Edward & Helen, Isabella, Caroline & Robert aged 3) were at house 5 in Templehouse Demesne (Temple, Sligo), also William's mother Isabella Whiteacre aged 84, but no older child than Edward

the WHITEACRE marriages in New Zealand 1916 - 1929

Edward 'Ed, Eddie' Whiteacre (1887-1954)
(born in Ireland, 1st/2nd? child of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- Edward was a Constable in Wellington from at least 1915. In 1917 when he and other Comstables of the area were called to arms the Commissioner of Police, Mr J. O'Donovan, appealed on public grounds that owing to the shortage of police officers it was impossible to release them for military service
- Edward married Maude LOCKYER (1900-1971) in 1916
- they had a son Edward William 'Teddie' (1917-1954) & daughters Eleanor 'Ella' (?) & Gloria (?)
19 Dec 1922 I, Edward Whiteacre, 150 Tasman street, Wellington, hereby give notice that I have applied to the Magistrate's Court at Wellington for a License under the Land Agents Act 1921-22, to carry on business as a land Agent at 55 Courtney place, Wellington (later, they were at 7 Courtney place next to the Post Office), and that such application will be heard at the above Court after one month from the 19th day of December 1922, being the date of the first publication of this notice.
- they also lived in Lower Hutt for a time
- Maude left on 6 May 1937 on the Rangitane for a visit to England and Ireland. A surprise farewell party was put on for her at her own home, Hawker street, Mt Victoria, Wellington, by her good friend and wife of Edward's business partner, Mrs Vincent Dentice. Maude left on the Oxford to return to New Zealand on 29 Nov 1937 via Australia
- Maude's nephew, Alfred Churchill Lockyer, Flight Sergeant NZ428130 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force 550 Squadron, RAF, was killed in action 17 March 1945 in the UK
EDWARD died 24 Aug 1954 aged 67
- he is buried Plot 112 E, Section CH ENG2 at Karori with parents & sister Nellie
MAUDE died 20 Sep 1971 aged 71
- she is bured Plot 1194 E, Section CH ENG2 Karori

Helen Deborah 'Nellie' Whiteacre (1891-1921)
(eldest daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Albert Edward COUCHMAN on 29 Nov 1919 at St Paul's, Wellington
On Saturday 29th Nov 1919, at St Paul's, Wellington, bY the Rev A. M. Johnson, Albert Edward, third eldest son of Mr and Mrs Couchman, Petone, to Helen Deborah, eldest daughter of Mrs and the late Mr Whiteacre, 1 Creswick-road, Northland, Wellington. The bride wore a check costume with loose panels, and white crepe-de-chine hat with osprey. She carried a bouquet of white roses and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Carrie Whiteacre, wore a gabardine costume and pink georgette hat, with feather trimming. She carried a bouquet of pink sweet peas. Mr and Mrs Counchman left for the North the same evening
HELEN died 25 May 1921in Wanganui aged 29
- buried Plot 112 E, Section CH ENG2 at Karori with her parents & brother Ed

Isabella Susan 'Bell' Whiteacre (1894-1923)
(born in Ireland, daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Clifton Charles 'Cliff' MITCHELL 11 Sep 1917 at St Paul's, Wellington
on the 11th September 1917 at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev A. M. Johnson, Clifton Charles Mitchell, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Adam Mitchell, Remuera, Auckland, to Isabella Susan, second eldest daughter of William and Deborah Whiteacre, 4 Karori-road, Wellingotn, Auckland papers please copy
- they had a son Robert 'Bobbie' Mitchell (possibly others)

Caroline Frances 'Carrie' Whiteacre (1896-1968)
(born in Ireland, daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- Carolina married Alan Fleetwood GILBERT (1887-1974) on 9 Jan 1929
- 5th of 6 children of William Charles GILBERT & his 2nd wife, Emily ROBINSON (1852-1941). Emily was born in Takaka, her father, John Perry Robinson, was a dentist and the Superintendent of Nelson Province. Emily died in Carterton Nov 1941
- Alan enlisted for WWI from Spring Grove, Waimea
CAROLINE died 26 Aug 1968 aged 72
ALAN died 11 Nov 1974 aged 87
- they are buried together Plot 186 P, Section CH ENG at Karori

Robert Gordon 'Bob' Whiteacre (1898-1950)
(born in County Sligo, son of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- Robert was a Railway Fireman of Karori road when called to arms in June 1916
- he married Caroline 'Carrie' ROTHERHAM on 10 Jan 1920
ROBERT died 25 April 1950 aged 52
- he was cremated at Karori

Elizabeth May 'Lillian', 'Lil' Whiteacre (1903-1992)
(born in County Longford, 4th daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Noel Roy Robert George CRICHTON (1901-1991) in May 1923, St John's Church, Wellington
12 May 1923 An evening wedding recently took place in St John's Church, Wellington, when Miss Lilian Whiteacre, fourth daughter of Mrs and the late Mr W. Whiteacre, of Northland, Wellington, was married to Mr Noel R. Chrichton, of Palmerston North. The Rev Dr Gibb officiated at the ceremony, and Mr W. Oliver, of Wellington, was best man. The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr Edward Whiteacre), wore a wedding gown of white satin, daintily embroidered in beads. A handsome veil was also worn, arranged with a wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a beautiful shower bouquet. Miss V. Whiteacre, as chief bridesmaid, in a heliotrope satin frock with bell sleeves of all-over lace in the same colour. She wore a picture hat of the same shade, with silver streamers. The bride's little niece, Miss Ella Whiteacre (daughter of Edward), was a flower girl, in a lemon taffeta dress and a wreath round her head. She carried a basket of exquisite roses and autumn leaves. After the ceremony, about fifty guests (relatives and intimate friends including several from Auckland, Dunedin and Palmerston North) were entertained at the home of Mrs E. Whiteacre, where a most enjoyable evening was spent. The guests were received by the mother of the bride, and the newly-married couple entered the house to the strains of the "Wedding March" and were showered with confetti. They left later for the North, the bride wearing a smart grey costume of elephant shade, and a hat to match with a beautiful ostrich plume
NOEL died 5 Feb 1991 aged 90
ELIZABETH died 11 Aug 1992 aged 90
- they were both cremated at Karori

Alexandra Victoria 'Vic' Whiteacre (1904-1971)
(born in County Galway, daughter of William & Deborah Whiteacre)
- married Albert Edward WATSON on 6 March 1928

William Whiteacre, father of the above, died on the 22nd November 1918 at his residence 1 Cheswick road, Northland, Wellington aged 66. His occupation was listed as 'Life Attendant'?
Deborah Whiteacre, William's wife and mother of the above, died 15 April 1931 aged 73. They are buried Plot 112 E, CH ENG2 at Karori with:
1921 - daughter Nellie (Couchman)
1954 - son Edward

the 1911 Census

- Residents of a house 5 in Stormanstown (Drumcondra Rural

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 2 months ago

who are the children in the photo - Taita, NZ c1890

Are you good at puzzles ??

On PECK of Taita there is a photo of Mrs Samuel Peck and 3 children
It is a very old photo - taken, the National Library of New Zealand says, c.1890s

the parents are:
Samuel PECK (1850-1931) & Frances STENT (1857-1938)

HOWEVER, I cannot work out which of the 13 children they are

If you click on the link you will see their 13 children
the names and birthdates should help with the combination of:
boy - girl - baby OR even girl - boy - baby

I hope the photo is clear enough for you to see that there is a boy and a girl who both look a similar age because of their height, but his stance makes him appear the older and to me he looks maybe 3 years old at the most. The baby in her arms is a very 'new' baby by the looks which gives us something to work on going backwards !!

If this photo was taken in the 1890s (as the National Library of New Zealand states) then the boy must be John because all the last 5 children were girls so the children would have to be
John Peck aged about 3
Myrtle Peck aged about 1
baby Ivy
HOWEVER, the girl, to me, looks older than 1
The next combination of boy, girl or even, girl, boy if you look at the childrens names and ages would have to be

Elizabeth Peck - aged 5
Henry Peck - aged 3
baby Leonard
This would make the photo as taken in 1886 as Leonard was born in September
HOWEVER, Elizabeth does not look 5 in this photo!!

Your help would be appreciated


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