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William Henry GARTON + Agnes ALEXANDER - Northland, New Zealand

William Henry GARTON was born in 1851, parents and siblings unknown
Agnes ALEXANDER was born in 1860, parents and siblings unknown

William and Agnes had the following known children:

1885-1956 Margaret Emma 'Maggie' Garton
- married Alfred Sharpley 'Jim' FOSTER in
- he was a son of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Margaret died aged 71 in Oruaiti, Northland

1887-1968 Alexander William Garton
- married Roseanna FOSTER
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Alexander died aged 81

1890-1966 Inez Irene May Garton
- married Stewart Glenney FOSTER in
- he was a son of Stovin Foster & Ethel Jean STURGE
- Stovin was a brother of Jabez Foster (above & below)
- Inez died aged 76

1891-1947 Ernest Cecil Garton
- married Persis NICHOLL in
- her parents not known
- Ernest died aged 56

1893-1958 Albert George 'Bert' Garton
- married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FOSTER in
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Albert died aged 65

15-1-1895 to 23-1-1895 Bertie Garton
- Bertie died aged 8 days

1896-1956 Agnes Hilda Garton
- married William George Francis FOSTER in
- he was a son of George Foster & Mary Ann Christina RODGERS
- Agnes died aged 66
- was William related to the other Foster's here??

1898-1968 Edward Andrew Garton
- married Elizabeth Mortimer MASON in
- she was a daughter of George Mortimer Mason & Fanny Eunice NORRIS
- Edward died aged 69

1900-1955 Gilbert Gordon Garton
- married Nina Gladys Maud KITCHEN in
- she was a daughter of George Kitchen & Dorothy Amelia Hargreaves THOMPSON
- Gilbert died aged 55

1902-1972 Lena Elizabeth Rose Garton
- married Alfred James McCALLUM in
- he was a son of Samuel Henry McCallum & Lillian 'Lily' HAMMOND
- Lena died aged 70

William Henry George FOSTER - Wanganui

This is an appendix to WANGANUI HOTELS & their landlords
featuring a short biography on one of the landlords:

William Henry George FOSTER (1853-1914)
married in Christ Church, Wanganui on 31 March 1875 to:
Sarah JOHNSTON (1856-1929)

Wanganui Chronicle, 3rd April 1875
FOSTER-JOHNSON - On the 31st March, at Christ Church, Wanganui, by the Rev. T. L. Tudor, William Henry George Foster, of Wanganui, to Sarah Johnston, daughter of Robert Johnston, Esq., of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland

William Henry George Foster was a Hotel Owner in Wanganui

William & Sarah had 10 known children:
... 1
1876 - 1948 John Robert Foster
John married Florence Gertrude PARSONS (1877-1947) in 1898
- daughter of Alfred John PARSONS & Emily PERRINAN
their known children:
* 1901 - Eric William Foster
FLORENCE died 27 Aug 1947 aged 70 in Auckland
JOHN died 23 April 1948 aged 72 in Auckland
- they are buried ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION D Row 2, Plot 96 at Waikumete
NOTE John helped his father run (and later took over) the Foster's Hotel in Taupo Quay, Wanganui


... 2
1878 - 1949 William Henry George Foster
William married Amy Elizabeth AMES (1877-1917) in 1912
- daughter of James AMES & Sarah POULTON
their known children:
* 1913 - Betty Ames Foster


... 3
1879 - 1906 Charles James Foster
Charles died aged 27
Wanganui Herald, 11 December 1906
It is our painful duty to have to record the death of Mr Charles James Foster, third son of Mr and Mrs W. H. G. Foster, who passed away this morning after a short illness. The deceased, who was born in Wanganui and had spent all his life here, was well known throughout the district. He took a keen interest in musical matters, and was a strong supporter of the Garrison Band. He also took a great interest in athletics, being a prominent member of various sports clubs, etc., and was one of the most enthusiastic members of the Wanganui Sailing Club. His death at the early age of 27 will be deeply regretted by all who knew him, The sorrowing relatives will have the heartfelt sympathy of their very many friends in their sad bereavement.


... 4
1881 - 1949 Florence Madeline Foster
Florence married Harry COCKS (1882-1939) in Wanganui 16 June 1908
- son of John Frederick COCKS & Hannah Maria Price CHILD
their known children:
* 1909 - Tui Norah Cocks
* 1913 - Dorothy Miriam Cocks


... 5
1883 - 1944 Albert Francis Foster
Albert was in Wanganui in 1914
Albert served in WWI as Corporal 13699 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 8th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 June 1916 listing his next of kin as his mother Sarah Foster of 23 Wilson Street, Wanganui. He suffered from gas and shell shock


... 6
1885 - 1937 Beatrice Foster
Beatrice married William Martin INNES (1870-1951) in 1910
- son of William Martin INNES & Mary Ann HUTTON


... 7
1887 - 1888 Victoria Mary Foster
Victoria died aged 10 months


... 8
1888 - 1925 Pat Leonard Johnstone Foster
Pat married Edith Mabel Cameron BROWNE in 1911
- they were living in Wellington in 1914


... 9
1889 - Grace Foster
- nothing known about Grace
she was a spinster in 1914 (see father's obituary)


... 10
1891 - 1941 Louisa Jane 'Lulu' Foster
Louisa married Frank Leslie GUNN (1888-1949) in 1919


William Henry George Foster died 6 March 1914 at his residence, Ballymena Villa, Wilson Street, Wanganui. He was 61
Wanganui Chronicle, 7 March 1914 OBITUARY
The announcement of the death of Mr W. H. G. Foster will be received with widespread regret, for, the mine host of Foster's Hotel there was no more popular man on this coast in the days gone by. For some 50 years Mr Foster was a resident of Wanganui and ever a worthy citizen, rendering service in many ways to the business and social life of the town. Ably assisted by his wife, he raised the status of the old Steam Packet Hotel (now known as Foster's Hotel) to one of the best known and most popular hostelries in the Dominion. Seven years ago, Mr J. R. Foster, eldest son of the deceased, took over the hotel and he is in command to this day. Since 1907 the late Mr Foster had lived a retired life. Although the greater part of his time was occupied with business matters, Mr W. H. G. Foster was a keen devotee of outdoor sport and he was an active and successful rifle shot, oarsman, bowler and racing enthusiast, while as an amateur billiard player he had few compeers in the early days.
The late Mr Foster had been 53 years in the Dominion, having arrived as a lad with his father (who was a soldier) from Bombay, in the troop-steamer Prince Arthur in 1861, and he came to Wanganui in the paddle-steamer Prince Alfred in 1864.
Mr Foster, whose mother is still alive, leaves a grown-up family of four sons (Messrs J. R., W. H. G., and A. F. Foster, of Wanganui and P. J. Foster of Wellington) and four daughters (Mesdames Cocks and W. Martin Innes and Misses Grace and Lulu Foster. all of Wanganui). The sympathy of a large circle of friends will be accorded to Mrs Foster, senr., Mrs W. H. G. Foster and the bereaved family.

William Henry MANHIRE + Lucy Sarah GAY - New Zealand

William Henry MANHIRE married Lucy Sarah GAY 1882 in New Zealand

their known children were:

1883 - 1964 Elsie Maud Manhire
- Elsie married John Frederick KENWORTHY (1881-1973) in 1904

1885 - 1961 Amy Asenath Gay Manhire
- Amy married Gilbert HARDAKER (1883-1952) in 1907

1887 - 1917 Ernest Arthur Danesbury Manhire
- Ernest married Alice Beatrice BOND in 1913
- Ernest served in WWI as Private 40825 with the NZEF 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
- his next of kin was his wife in Hornby, Canterbury
- Ernest was KILLED IN ACITON 4 Oct 1917 in Ypres, Belgium

1889 - 1873 Vida Victoria Manhire
- Vida married Robert SINCLAIR in 1914

1893 - 1978 Clifton Garfield Manhire
- Clifton served in WWI as Trooper 7/1489 with the Canterbury 6th Reinforcements
- his next of kin was bis father in Hirnby, Canterbury
- Clifton married Isbella/Isaobel WHITFIELD (1895-1970) in 1921

1896 - 1979 William Tennyson Roimata Manhire
- William served in WWI as Private 6/3087 with the Canterbury 7th Reinforcements
- his next of kin was his father in Hornby, Canterbury
- William married Ethel May LEDSHAM (1896-1981) in 1920

1898 - 1967 Lucy Stella Rewa Rewa Manhire
- Lucy married John COBURN in 1928


William Henry MANHIRE died in 1930 aged 71
his wife Lucy Sarah died in 1952 aged 91

William Henry Nelson - Managing Director WOODVILLE Bacon Company

William Henry Nelson was born in about 1867

In 1914 he was the Managing Director of the
WOODVILLE BACON COMPANY LTD
The company was formed in 1909 and established the "Morepork" brand of hams and bacons.

- Mr J.H. Cronin was the works manager with a staff of 30.
- Mr J.M. Calder was the secretary to the company

"Mr W.H. Nelson took a real live interest in the business affairs.
His pretty home, surrounded by patches of native bush was adjacent to the factory and consequently he was invariably within easy call should any knotty problem puzzle the mind of this popular and efficient manager, Mr Cronin"

A very interesting read on how the machinery was operated - by steam and gas, with photos, is at the above link.
An engine room and extensive machinery plant was under the charge of Mr H.D. Cronin, a competent engineer

William died aged 88 on 2nd May 955

His wife was Mary Violet (maiden name unknown at this time)
- Mary was born in 1872 - she died in 1953 aged 81 and is buried beside him in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

William Henry NEWENHAM + Florence Mortimer BOUGHTON - buried Bolton Street

William Henry NEWENHAM (1842-1912)
married Florence Mortimer BOUGHTON (1854-1944) in Wellington 1885

their 4 known children:

1886 - 1969 Florence Grace 'Gracie' Newenham
- born 3 April 1886
- she attended Mount Cook Girls

- Gracie married Thomas Henry Charles BEDFORD in 1912
- they lived in Seatoun, Wellington for a time

Evening Post, 7 December 1912 On Friday afternoon, Miss Gracie Newenham was presented by the firm of Messrs. Joseph Nathan and Co., Ltd., with a solid silver tea service and a silver-mounted crystal salad bowl, on the occasion of her approaching marriage

THOMAS HENRY CHARLES died 26 November 1946 aged 61
- he was cremated at Karori
FLORENCE GRACE died 17 November 1969 aged 83
- her burial not yet found


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1888 - Emily Jane Kathleen 'Kathy' Newenham
- born 30 May 1888
Evening Post, 31 May 1888 NEWENHAM - On 30th May 1888, the wife of W. H. Newenham, Hopper-street, Wellington, N.Z., of a daughter
EMILY died 10 March 1889 aged 9 months

Evening Post, 12 March 1889 NEWENHAM - On Sunday morning, 10th March, 1889, at Hopper-street, Wellington, N.Z., Emily Jane Kathleen, the much beloved and youngest daughter of Wm. H. and Florence Newenham, aged 9 months and 9 days
- she is buried Plot 2309, C of E at Bolton street Cemetery with her father


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1890 - Jessie Mary Newenham
- born 9 April 1890
- she attended Mount Cook Girls
Evening Post, 4 April 1923
... A pleasant little ceremony took place at Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen's when Miss Jessie Newenham, who is leaving the staff on account of her approaching marriage, was presented with a handsome silver tea service and silver-mounted oak tray, suitably engraved. The manager, Mr C. G. Wilson, made the presentation, and expressed the good wishes of the donors of the gift

Evening Post, 6 March 1923 A pleasant party was given by Mrs T. Bedford, of Seatoun, in honour of her sister, Miss Jessie Newenham, whose marriage takes place shortly. Many pretty gifts of china were offered to the bride-elect


Evening Post, 14 April 1923
... The wedding was solemnised at St Mark's Church, Wellington, on 7th April, of Miss Jessie Mary Newenham, third daughter of Mrs and the late Mr W. H. Newenham (and grand-daughter of the late Commander Newenham, R.N.), and Mr John Morris Calcinai (1892-1964) - both of Wellington. The Ven Archdeacon Johnson officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W. E. A. Newenham, Britannia Heights, Nelson, wore a charming gown of white satin grenadine, with touches of apricot pink orange blossoms, and a beautiful veil lent by Mrs Rupert Meates, Melbourne.
The chief bridesmaid, Miss Zeta Blackmore, wore a pretty gold satin frock and net hat, wreathed with autumn leaves, and bouquet in keeping. Little Miss Joyce Bedford, niece of the bride, who was train-bearer, wore a dainty frock of sky blue net. Miss Edna Gigger, niece of the bridegroom, was in shell pink crepe-de-chine, and carried a posy of flowers.
Mr H. W. Morris was best man. Mr L. Watkins was at the organ.
The reception was held at 'Rostellan', Broadway, Seatoun, the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs T. H.C. Bedford.
Later Mr and Mrs Calcinai left by motor, the bride travelling in a nigger brown coat frock and hat of Iriental satin and brown feathers

Evening Post, 7 December 1929
... Mrs W. H. Newenham, Wellington, is visiting her daughter, Mrs J. M. Calcinai, Christchurch

JOHN died 27 November 1964 aged 72
JESSIE died 11 August 1979 aged 89
- they were cremated at Karori

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1892 - 1968 William Edward Adino Newenham
- born 30 Dec 1892
- in 1904 William was orderly-room clerk at the Artillery Barracks at mount Cook
- William married Elizabeth Ellen DEVANNY (1896-1927) in 1914
Evening Post, 9 May 1914 NEWENHAM-DEVANNY - On the 17th April, at St Michael's Church, Christchurch, by the Rev Hordon, William Edward Adino, only son of Mrs and the late W. H. Newenham Esq., Wellington, and grandson of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., to Elizabeth Ellen, second daughter of the late WIlliam Devanny, Esq., Nelson

William served in WWI twice as Sergeant 43618 with the NZEF. He embarked 20 Aug 1917 & 19 March 1918. His next of kin was his wife Elizabeth at 72 Oriental Bay, Wellington

Evening Post, 12 October 1920 NEWENHAM - On the 10th October, 1920, to Mr and Mrs W. E. Newenham, Britannia Heights, Nelson - a son

ELIZABETH died 24 Jan 1927 aged 31
- she is buried Plot 030, Block 11 at Wakapuaka cemetery, Nelson

William remarried in July
Evening Post, 2 August 1927
... NEWENHAM-JOHNSTONE - On the 29th July, 1927, at All Saints Church, Nelson, by Rev Canon Dart, William Edward Adino, only son of Mrs W. H. Newenham, Wellington, to Dulcie May, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J. E. (John Eric) Johnstone, of Stoke, Nelson
NOTE (this was DULCIE MAY BERGSTROM! 1906-1993)
... Dulcie May was born 16 May 1906 to John Eric (1870-1955) & Elizabeth Emma (1883-1972) BERGSTON (she had a sister, Nita Lillian Bergstrom (1901-2005) who married Murdo Alexander McRae (1894-1963) in 1920), did her parents change their name to Johnstone??.
There was a John Erick Bergstrom who died in Grey Lynn, Auckland 8 Nov 1918 aged 86

in 1931 Dulcie May Newenham remarried to Archibald Lyall Gilbert Coulter in Napier
- they had a daughter:
1934 - Jill Elizabeth Coulter

Evening Post, 4 February 1944 Mr W. E. Newenham of Nelson, has been advised that his son, William A. Newenham, D.F.C., has been promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant. Mr Newenham's three sons are in the forces overseas and he is on home service with the R.N.Z.A.F.

WILLIAM EDWARD died 20 December 1967 aged 74
- he is buried Plot 006, Block 02D at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson

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William Henry Newenham died 9 June 1912 aged 70
Dominion, 10 June 1912 NEWENHAM On the 9th June 1912, at the Wellington Hospital, William Henry Newenham, late of Defence Department, Wellington, N.Z., elder son of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., aged seventy years
... The death occurred at the Hospital yesterday of Mr William Henry Newenham, elder son of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., at the age of seventy. Deceased joined the Armed Constablulary in September, 1881, and after some years he was transferred to the Permanent Force, with the rank of gunner, where he remained until December, 1905. During the time he spent in the Permanent Artillery, his servies were availed of in the clerical branch. He held the Imperial and New Zealand long service and good conduct medals
- William is buried Plot 2309, C of E at Bolton street

Florence Mortimer Newenham died 1944 aged 90
Evening Post, 22 August 1944 NEWENHAM The Friends of the late Florence Mortimer Newenham are invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave our Chapel, 25 Kent Tce., Tomorrow (Wednesday). August 23, 1944, at the conclusion of the Service, which commences at 10.30 a.m., for the Crematorium, Karori
- Florence was cremated at Karori 23 Aug 1944 & possibly buried with William


PHOTO
plot 2309, Bolton Street Cemetery

last resting place of:
... William Henry Newenham in 1912
* his daughter Emily Jane Kathleen 'Kathy' Newenham in 1889
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway


William Henry Reynolds DALE + Julia Mary Ann Seldon BUCK - Christchurch, New Zealand

William Henry Reynolds DALE was born 1854 in London
- emigrated to New Zealand with his father aboard the EGMONT which left England on 10th September 1856, arriving in Lyttelton on 23rd December 1856 .. at this time there is no mention of a mother

Julia Mary Ann Seldon BUCK (1856-1945) was born in Taita, Lower Hutt
- a daughter of George Green BUCK & Mary Ann Seldon SALMON

William and Julia were married in 1876, probably in Christchurch

their 7 sons were:

1877 - 1959 Arthur George Seldon Dale

1879 - Percy Heathcote Seldon Dale

1880 - Leonard Douglas Sheldon Dale

1882 - 1955 Garnet William Seldon Dale

1886 - 1908 William Alfred Seldon Dale

1890 - 1976 Ernest Reynolds Seldon Dale

1892 - 1969 Frederick Everard Seldon Dale

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William Henry TOBIN + Laura BROWN - Tauranga

William Henry 'Bill' TOBIN (1851-1914)
married on 1 June 1878 to:
Laura BROWN (1854-1930)
... William was a teacher at Waitara in the 1870s. Laura was the daughter of Major Charles Brown. She was a keen horsewoman. She met Bill at a hunt at Inglewood. After spending many years teaching at native schools in Northland they returned to Taranaki where Bill taught at Inglewood and New Plymouth
He retired to Tauranga and died there in 1914

WILLIAM & LAURA had 9 known children:

... 1
1879 - 1921 Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin
* born in New Plymouth
* Charles married Mary Edith 'Sissie' WALSH, a Queen Alexandras nurse, on 23 Jan 1918 at Birkdale, Lancashire.
The Times (London) 26 Jan 1918 & Bay Of Plenty Times 18 March 1918 - TOBIN - WALSH On the 23rd January 1918 at St Peter's Parish Church of St Peter, Birkdale, Lancashire by the Rev E. C. Collier M.A., Vicar, the Rev. Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin C.F.N.Z.E.F, eldest son of the late William Henry John Tobin of 'Nevis' Tauranga, NZ to Mary Edith (Sissie), eldest daughter of the late James Gordon Walsh M.D., of Ormskirk, Lancashire and granddaughter of the late William Carter of Willow Hill, Manchester.
* they had a son in England in 1919, John O'Hara Tobin (see at end)
* Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin served in WWI as Chaplain Captain 18/4 (Reverend) with the Chaplain Corps, 2nd Reinforcements
* He died 20 March 1921 in Masterton Hospital
* Wairarapa Daily News 21 March 1921 TOBIN - On March 20th, after three days' illness, the Rev. Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin, Principal of Hikurangi College, Clareville, aged 42 years. Funeral on Tuesday, 22nd inst., at 1.30 p.m., at St Matthew's Church, Masterton. Friends please accept this intimation. No flowers.
* his OBITUARY - The death took place in the Masterton Hospital yesterday shortly after his admission the same day of the Rev. Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin, princiPAL of the Hikurangi Maori College, Carterton, at the age of 42 years. The deceased gentleman had only been ailing for the past week, and his ailment, while recoginised as very dangerous, was not expected to be so suddenly fatal.
Mr Tobin was trained at St John's College, Auckland, and ordained deacon in 1909 by the Right Rev. Dr. Wallis, Bishop of Wellington. The same year he was appointed curate of St. Mark's, Wellington, and in 1910 was ordained to the priesthood. Later, he was appointed vicar of Pongaroa, where he performed good service. On August 4, 1914, when war was declared, the late Mr Tobin volunteered for active service as a chaplain, and was probably the first minister in the Dominion, and certainly in the Wellington diocese, to do so. He served throughout the war with the N.Z.E.F., first in Egypt, Callipoli, and Malta, and later in France and England, where he was married. Mrs Tobin was a member of the Q.A.I.M.N.S.R., and saw service in the Mediterranea, Italy, and England. Upon his return to the Domionion, Mr Tobin was appointed principal of the Maori College at Clareville, which position he filled with marked success. His death will be regretted throught New Zealand. He was a splendid type of young clergyman, and his demise will be a distinct loss to the Church. To his sorrowing widow and infant son will be extended the sympathy of the whole district. Mr Tobin's parents reside at Tauranga. The funeral will leave St. Matthew's Church, Masterton, at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday
* Charles was accorded a Military Funeral at Masterton and is buried Plot CET, Row 14, Area Plan II at Archer Street Cemetery
* Evening Post 7 July 1921 A motion was carried by the Diocesan Synod yesterday, placing on record the deep sense of loss sustained by the Anglican Church in the death of the Rev. C. E. O'Hara Tobin, and high appreciation of his work as assistant-curate at St Mark's , Wellington, Vicar of Rangiora, Chaplain to the N.Z.E.F., and Headmaster of Hikurangi College
NOTE his wife Mary and son John returned to Britain.
From the Royal College of Physicians ...
John O'Hara Tobin (1919-2007), BM BCh Oxon(1942), Dip Bact(1948), MRCPath(1963), FRCPath(1970), MRCP(1971), FRCP(1979), DM(1991)


... 2
1880 - 1961 Laura Louisa Margaret Tobin
- Laura married William Thompson McCALLUM (1866-1937) in 1927


... 3
1882 - 1960 Frederica Mary Cecil Tobin
- Frederica married Henry HARTLEY in 1911


... 4
1885 - 1918 George Henry Webbe Tobin
* George served in WWI as Private 12/3846 with the NZEF, 10th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company, embarking from Wellington 4 March 1916. His next of kin was his mother Mrs Laura TOBIN, 'Nevis' 11th Avenue, Tauranga
* George was KILLED IN ACTION in Somme, France on 15 September 1916 aged 31. He is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
* 2 October 1916 TOBIN - On 15th September, 1916, killed in action in France, Private George Henry Webbe Tobin, second son of Mrs Wm. Henry J. Tobin, "Nevis", Tauranga
* 26 October 1920 MEMORIALS TO FALLEN SOLDIERS Impressive Service at Trinity Church - A solemn and impressive service was held in Holy Trinity Church on Sunday evening, when two memorials to fallen soldiers were unveiled. One was a handsome brass eagle lectern presented to the Church by the parents (Colonel and Mrs Ward) and brother in memory of the late Sidney Lancelot Ward, and the other a brass tablet in memory of the late George Tobin, second son of Mrs Tobin and the late Mr W. H. J. Tobin, who died at Flers while in the act of cutting through wire entanglements ... (more at this link)
So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on,
O'er moor and fen o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those Angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since,
and lost awhile
... The tablet was unveiled by Colonel Porritt, of Waihi (in absence of Mr C. E. MacMillan, who as an old friend of the family was to have unveiled it, but was unfortunately indisposed) and on it is engraved "In loving memory of George Henry Webbe, 6th Hauraki Regiment, N.Z.E.F. second son of William Henry John and Laura Tobin. Killed in action at the capture of Flers, September 15th. 1916, aged 31 years"


... 5
1887 - ? Constance Harriet Georgina Tobin
* on the 1911-1935 NZ Electoral Rolls, unmarried at Tauranga


... 6
1890 - ? William Frederick Henry Tobin
- nothing known


... 7
1892 - 1955 Eleanor Henrietta Elizabeth 'Nell' Tobin
- Eleanor married Claude Alan JORDAN (1891-1978) in 1926
- in 1909 Claude (aged 18 of Wellington), passed his Civil Service and Free Places examination
* Nell trained as a nurse at Wellington Hospital in 1915 and worked at Rotorua Hospital and Pukeora Sanatorium, Waipukurau. She married Alan Jordan, farmer and later orchardist of Tauranga. They had one daughter, Diana Elizabeth Jordan (1928-2002)


... 8
1894 - 1983 Blanche Kathleen Lydia Tobin
* in 1912 (aged 18), Blanche (of Auckland) passed with credit the Civil Serrvice Junior Examination
- Blanche was not married.


... 9
1898 - 1978 John Francis Villiers Tobin
* in 1913 John qualified for a senior free place at District High Schools in the Pupil Teacher Examinations
* in 1917 he passed in 4 subjects in the Civil Service Senior Examinations
* John served in WWI as Private 71359 with the NZEF, 36th Reinforcements B Company, embarking from Wellington 23 April 1918. His next of kin was his mother Laura Tobin at 11th Avenue, Tauranga
- John married Annie Dallimore WORTH (1899-1983) in 1923


PHOTO
Private 12/3846 George Henry Webbe TOBIN


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William Henry WACKROW, Mayor of Taumarunui

I have come across a number of references of a Mr Wackrow being the Mayor of Taumarunui, King Country New Zealand in 1911
- "the Mayoress, Mrs Wackrow, of Taumarunui 1913" was Annie Jane nee Ruddell (1865-1918), from Portasown, Ireland.
They married in 1889 and had the following children:
* 1889 - Margaret Sophia Wackrow
- nothing known
* 1891 - 1962 August Henry Wackrow
- August married Pauline Annie CARROLL (1897-1966) in 1916
* 1892 - 1972 Mabel Wackrow
- Mabel married Edward Alfred JACOBSON (1887-1941) in 1913
* 1894 - 1929 Etty Wackrow
- Etty married Leslie Duncan Douglas FAIRLEY (1891-1962) in 1919
* 1897 - 1975 Allan Wackrow
- Allan married Susan Ethel TUCK in 1918

ANNIE JANE WACKROW died in Taumarunui 9 Aug 1918 aged 53
William next married Fanny McDONALD (1879-1953) in 1920

Can anyone please help

TAUMARUNUI is a town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. The name Taumarunui is reported to be the dying words of the Maori chief Pehi Turoa - taumaru meaning screen and nui big, literally translated as Big Screen, being built to shelter him from the sun. There are also references to Taumarunui being known as large sheltered location for growing kumara.

Taumarunui MAYORS Timeline
1910 - George Henry THOMPSON defeated Rev John E. WARD & was first borough council mayor
1913 - Mr. WACKROW
1915-1917 - G. S. STEADMAN
1917-1919 - A. S. LAIRD
1919-1923 - G. S. STEADMAN
1923-1925 - C. C. MARSACK
1925-1929 - G. E. MANSON
1929-1944 - Crawford BOLES
1947-1953 - D. H. HALL
1953-1956 - David C. SEATH (later Member of Parliament for the King Country)
1956 - Frank D. HOUSE (later Taumarunui High School governor)

Town Mayors immediately prior to 1988 include:
* Charles BINZEGGER
* Les BYARS
* Terry PODMORE

PHOTO
William Henry Wackrow (1869-1948)
c1935


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William Henry WENSOR + Louisa Pauline La COVAY Devonshire England to New Zealand

William Henry 'Harry' WENSOR b.1868
- died 20th July 1948 aged 86
- buried with his wife Louisa in Area 14, Block A, Lot No 285 at Hillsborough Cemetery Auckland
- inscription reads "In loving memory of Louisa beloved wife of Harry Wensor died 21 Oct 1947 (same plot) Also our dear father Harry died 20 July 1948 agee 86."

Louisa Pauline La COVAY b.1870
- died 23rd October 1946 aged 76
- buried with her husband Harry in Area 14, Block A, Lot No 285 at Hillsborough Cemetery Auckland


Harry & Louisa married in New Zealand on 15h November 1888
They had 9 sons:

1889 Francis 'Frank' Thomas Wensor
- he married Agnes MUNRO in 1911
- he died in 1961 aged 71

1890 William Henry Wensor
- Henry was a 'gasfitter'
- he died 13th Febraury 1968 aged 77
- he is buried PLOT 119, ROW 5, PROTESTANT LAWN C at Waikumete Cemetery Auckland

29 November 1891 Richard Alfred Wensor
- Richard married Elizabeth ROBERTS in 1920
- he died in 1977 aged 85

13 June 1893 George Ernest Albert Lacovay Wensor
- he married Edith FOSTER in 1914
- he died in 1976 aged 83

22 December 1895 Henry George Wensor
- Henry married Ethel Stella FALKINER in 1920
- he died in 1978 aged 82

24 August 1897 Alfred Edward Lacovay 'Alf' Wensor
- Alfred married Ellen Annie PUMPHRY in 1924
- he died in 1989 aged 92

20 February 1900 Walter Redvers Buller Wensor
- Walter married Florence Annie Maria ROSE in 1925
- he died in 1985 aged 84

6 December 1902 Harold Clement Ernest Wensor
- he died in 1977 aged 74

1905 Stanley Livingstone Leander Lacovay Wensor
- Stanley was a 'rabbiter'
- he died 17th January 1969 aged 63
- he is buried in PLOT 50, ROW 3, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION F at Waikumete Cemetery Auckland

If you have any further info that can be added to this family for the benefit of other researches please leave a comment below

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William HOLTER + Nellie HAUGHTON - Gisborne

* HENRY HOLTER (1830-1869) was born in Sussex
- he married in Melbourne in 1859 to Sarah SAWYER (1834-1915)
- Sarah was born in Kent, England and died in St Kilda, Sydney as Sarah KNOTT, remarrying in 1870
- Henry died in Nunawading, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia in 1869
- Sarah next married in 1870 to James KNOTT/NOTT
- they had at least 3 children:
1871 ? Henry Knott
1873 - 1927 Martha Knott
1877 - ? James Knott



HENRY & SARAH HOLTER HAD 5 KNOWN CHILDREN:

1
... 1861 - 1862 JOHN HOLTER

- born in Collingwood, Melbourne
- died in Collingwood aged 17 months

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2
... ** 1862 - 1942 WILLIAM HENRY HOLTER

- William was born in Nunawading, Melbourne
- he married in 1891 in Victoria, Australia to Mary CARTWRIGHT
- Mary was born in Stawell, Victoria, the 2nd of 6 children of Thomas CARTWRIGHT of Staffordshire & Annie McDONALD of Aberdeen who married in Victoria, Australia in 1869. No children found for William & Mary
- Mary died in 1945 aged 73 in Flemington, Victoria under the name Mary DOWNEY (not verified), also been told she died in Lilydale, Victoria (research continuing)
- William moved to NZ at some time prior to 1912 and married Nellie HAUGHTON
- he married Nellie HAUGHTON (1881-1932) in 1912 in New Zealand
- he died on 26th December 1942 aged 80
- he is buried in PLOT 57, BLOCK 15 at Taruheru Cemetery Gisborne

- Nellie HAUGHTON
- was born about 1881
- she died on 29th January 1932 aged 50
- she is buried PLOT 4, BLOCK ORM2 at Ormond Cemetery Gisborne
- burial records list her as 42

William & Nellie have unmarked graves and the cemetary has sadly been left to fall apart over the years

WILLIAM & NELLIE HAD 4 CHILDREN:

I ... 1913 - 1992 *** William Henry Holter
- born in Gisborne on 12 November 1913
- William married Lloma Mary GAMBAZZI/GAMRAZZI/GAMBERAZZI (1923-2005)
PLEASE HELP with Lloma's name
- they had 3 children:
1943 - 1943 Tony Holter
- born 21 November in Gisborne
- Tony died 30 Nov aged 10 days
- he is buried PLOT 57,BLOCK 15 at Taruheru cemetery (no headstone)
1948 Edward Holter
- born in Gisborne
1960 Philip Holter
- born 19 January 1960 in Gisborne

II ... 1915 - 1995 Constance Sarah Holter
- born in Gisborne 16 September 1915
- Constance married ? MANSON

III ... 1920 - Florence May Holter
- born in Ohakune on 18 May 1920
- nothing known at this time

IV ... 1921 - 1939 Edward John Thomas Holter
- born in Raupo 23 November 1921
- Edward died aged 17

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3
... 1864 - 1865 MARY ANNE HOLTER

- born in Nunwading, Melbourne
- Mary died aged 1 in Nunawading

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4
... 1866 - 1886 GEORGE HOLTER

- born in Nunawading, Melbourne
- George died aged 20 in Box Hill, Nunawading

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5
... 1868 - 1929 THOMAS HOLTER

- born in Wandin Yalloak, Lillydale Shire, Yarra Valley, Victoria
- Thomas married Ellen JACKSON in 1888 in Victoria
- they had at least 6 children
1885 - 1951 Lucy Francis May Holter
- Lucy married William Henry HAWKEY in Victoria, 1920
1889 - 1928 Sarah Holter
- born in Lilydale, Victoria
- Sarah had a base born son in Lilydale in 1914, Douglas Talbot Holter
- her marriage to be added
- Sarah dued aged 39 in Caulfield, Victoria
1891 - ? Thomas James Holter
- born in Lilydale
- married Ethel JORDON in Victoria in 1919
1893 - 1955 William Henry Holter
- born in Lilydale,Victoria
- died in 1955 aged 62 in Footscray, Victoria
1895 - 1895 Catherine Elise Holter
- born in Lilydale, Victoria
- Catherine died aged 3 days
1896 - 1966 Catherine Elise Holter
- born in Lilydale, Victoria
- Catherine had a base born daughter in 1915, Phyllis Holter
- she married Charles Robert MAY in Victoria in 1916
- Catherine died in Hawthorn, Victoria aged 69

Thomas Holter died in Brunswick, Victoria aged 61

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Henry Holter died in 1869 in Victoria aged 39

- his widow Sarah remarried in 1870 in Victoria, to James KNOTT of Hyde
- they had at least 3 children:
1871 - ? Henry Knott
- born in Lilydale, Victoria

1873 - 1927 Martha Knott
- born in Sexton?, Sexton St? Victoria
- married Edward James BUCKLAND 1892 in Victoria
- they had 5 known children:
1896 - Keith James Buckland
- born in St Kilda,Victoria
1898 - William Roy Buckland
- born in St Kilda, Victoria
1902 - 1972 Rupert Sydenham Buckland
- born in St Kilda, Victoria
- died in Heidelberg, Victoria
1910 - ? Trevor Buckland
- born in St Kilda, Victoria
- Martha died in St Kilda aged 54

1877 - ? James Knott
- born in Wandin, Walloak, Victoria
- possibly married Mary Matilda SIMPER 1901 in Victoria






There are 2 other Holter buried in the Gisborne area:

Edward John Holter
- born in Raupo 23 November 1921
- 4th of 4 children of William HOLTER & Nellie HAUGHTON
- died 30th June 1939 aged 17
- buried PLOT 15, BLOCK ORM2 at Ormond Cemetery Ormond

Tony Holter
- born 20 November 1943
- son of *** William Henry (1913-1992) & Lloma Mary ? (1923-2005)
- died 30 November 1943 aged 10 days
- buried PLOT 57, BLOCK 15 at Taruheru Cemetery Gisborne






- 'Nod' Holter has no headstone just a holly tree growing
- there is no other information on date of death, age or burial details
- can you help if you recognise the grave at photo


photo of the grave of Nod Holter
- from the site Norsewood Cemetery Project


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