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Wilford Denison COLE - DONGARA, West Australia

also see
COLE in Dongara

Wilford Denison COLE

Born 8 June 1914 in Dongara, Western Australia

Resided in Morawa and then at Wongan Hills prior to shifting to Carnamah in September 1934

Arrived in Carnamah on Wednesday 12 September 1934 to take over management of The North Midland Times newspaper

Printed his first edition of The North Midland Times newspaper on Friday 21 September 1934

Included a Special Annual Summer Supplement titled "A Story of Primary Production" in the paper on 8 February 1935

After running The North Midland Times for six months he printed his last edition of the paper on 15 March 1935

Left Carnamah by train on Tuesday 19 March 1935 and shifted to Perth

His father composed the performance of the Morawa Concert Party at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Morawa in 1936

Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 12 November 1940

Leading Aircraftman 29223 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 1 Aircraft Depot during the Second World War

Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 4 January 1946

Printer in Carnarvon in 1949

Later resided in Moora

Died 18 November 1998; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA

Wilfred BADGER 1852 Yorkshire - 1915 Christchurch New Zealand

Wilfred Badger, was born 18th Feb 1852 in ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, England one of 6 sons and 4 daughters to
Henry Parkin Badger and Esther Sarah Wright
- he died 8th Oct 1915 in Christchurch aged 63 of Bulbar Paralysis
- read his obituary HERE
- he was living at 429 Gloucester St, Christchurch
- he is buried in PLOT 190, BLOCK 35 of the Linwood Cemetery
- Wilfred was a lawyer/solicitor/barrister - as were 2 of his brothers, as was his father and 2 of his brothers, as was his grandfather and 3 of his brothers
- he himself was up for trial in 1903
Lawyer against Lawyer

- there were 9 children listed in the Will (his 7th son, Lionel had died at Trentham Camp 3 months previously)

He married Edith Aldam Stapylton Smith,
- she was born 27th Dec 1855 in DONCASTER, South Yorkshire England
- she died in New Lynn, Auckland on the 8th Sep 1928 aged 73, 13 years after her husband
- she is buried with him in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch
- Wilfred and Edith emigrated into Auckland on the Glenlora which left London on the 3rd August 1880, arriving in Auckland on the 29th October 1880 (not known at this time if they disembarked at Auckland or if the barque continued on to Christchurch) - with them were their 1st two sons, Bryan and Ronald

Their children, 7 sons and 3 daughters, were:

Bryan Smith Badger, born 1879 in Grovedale Cottage, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, England
- arrived on the GLENLORA as a 1 year old
- he died on 23rd Nov 1946 aged 67 (2 months after brother Ronald)
- he was living at 423 Gloucester St Christchurch (3 doors from his fathers house in 1915 - neither house appears to be still existing)
- he worked for the Christchurch City Council as an Examiner of Accounts
- he married Jane Graham
- she was born 1887 in Crieff, Scotland, came to New Zealand as an 8 year old, died aged 82 on 12th Oct 1959, 13 years after Bryan. She was living at 192 Bealey Ave (which was converted in 1996 into a Printmaking Studio - she is buried with Bryan in PLOT 70, BLOCK 21 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery

Ronald Smith Badger, born 4th Feb 1880 in
Grovedale Cottage, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
- arrived on the GLENLORA as an infant
- he died on 18th Sep 1946 aged 66
- was living at 39 Hawkesbury Ave, St Albans, Christchurch (now town houses)
- he was a Real Estate Agent
- he married Sylvia Winifred Eames
- she was born 22nd Feb 1893 in Christchurch to Augustus "GUSS" Webber Eames
(NZ Government Audit Inspector) and Martha Eqerton Corker
- Sylvia died 28th Feb 1950 aged 63
- she is buried with Ronald in PLOT 63, BLOCK 19 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery

Edith Christine Smith Badger, born 24th Oct 1881 on the corner of Vogel Street & Stanmore Road, Richmond, Christchurch (now shops)
- she married Charles Reginald Ford (explorer, land agent, architect) on 2nd Sep 1908. He was born in 1880 in England, second son of Charles Matthew Ford, a butler, and his wife, Ellen Catherine McDonald
- they had 3 children
- Edith died aged 55 on 2nd Nov 1937, buried Block E - Row 39 - Plot 018A of Purewa Cemetery
- Charles remarried in Auckland on 10th July 1939 to Daphne Jessie Dannefaerd - he was then 59 and she was 35
- he died aged 92 on 19th May 1972 - his ashes are buried with Edith
- (Daphne died on 27th Feb 1987 aged 84 and was cremated at Purewa)

Wilfred Smith Badger, born 1883 in Linwood, Christchurch
- he married Ella Marion Gibb - was she a sister of Harriet Elizabeth Gibb who married Wildred's brother John Smith Badger
- Wilfred died 8th Sep 1944 aged 80, buried at Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville, Manawatu
- Ella died in 1963, aged 79 - she is also at Woodville

Eric Smith Badger, born 1885 in Linwood, Christchurch
- married Gwendoline Isabel Mary Lamb
- in 1915 he was farming at BULLS in the Manawatu
- died 29th March 1969, buried at Ashhurst with his wife
- Gwendoline was born 13th Feb 1892 to Archelaus and Mary Anne (nee Fyffe) Lamb, Gwendoline died 13th May 1972 at Wellington aged 80.
Her brother Oswald married Eric's sister Kathleen

Henry "HARRY" Smith Badger, born 1887 in Linwood, Christchurch
- in 1915 was farming in ASHHURST which is in the Manawatu
- he died in 1957 aged 69, burial unknown

Jessie Stapylton Smith Badger, born 1889 in Linwood, Christchurch
- she married Eric Robert Booth
- in 1915 they were farming in Bulls, Manawatu

John Smith Badger, born 12th Dec 1890 in Linwood, Christchurch
- he married Harriet Elizabeth Gibb, possibly in Christchurch as at least one child was born there
- in 1915 they were farming in Ashhurst, Manawatu
- he died in 1971 aged 80 in Hamilton, Waikato - burial unknown
- Harriet was born in 1892 to John Gibb and Mary Ella Powell
- she died in 1968 aged 75 in Hamilton, Waikato - burial unknown

Archibald "LIONEL" Smith Badger, born 18th Dec 1892 in Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch
- he was on the Christchurch staff of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation (name changed to Commercial Union Group then National Mutual then AXA New Zealand)
- he made several attempts to enlist with the NZEF from the beginning of the war but was rejected because of his eyesight. He finally managed to pass the doctors and left for Trentham Training Camp (photos at that link) in June 1915 with the Special Infantry Force as a Rifleman, Serial Number 24/39, with the New Zealand Training Unit
- he died on the 4th July 1915 (3 months before his father) at the
Trentham Racecourse Camp (article at end of that link)
- he was buried in PLOT 125P - PUBLIC2 SECTION of the Karori Cemetery Wellington on the 6th July 1915

Kathleen Aldam Smith Badger, born 1895 in Linwood, Christchurch
- in 1915 she was still in Christchurch, not married
- Kathleen died Xmas Day 1988 aged 93 in Auckland, her ashes are buried PLOT 095 ROW 32 BLOCK J at Purewa Cemetery
- she married Oswald Fyffe Lamb
- he was born 1894 to
Archelaus Lamb and Mary Ann Fyffe
- he was a brother of Gwendoline Lamb, above, who married Kathleen's brother Eric
- he died 25th Oct 1959 aged 65. His ashes are buried with her

Wilfred Smith BADGER 1883 - 1944 New Zealand

During WWI Wilfred Smith Badger was a Reservist (men who were resident in a particular area during the First World War who could be called on for military service)

He was listed as a farmer of Matemateaonga via Eltham - which is in Eastern Taranaki

His father was Wilfred Badger, born 18th Feb 1852 in ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, England
- he died 8th Oct 1915 in Christchurch aged 63 of Bulbar Paralysis
- he was living at 429 Gloucester St, Christchurch
- he is buried in PLOT 190, BLOCK 35 of the Linwood Cemetery
- he was a lawyer/solicitor/barrister as were 2 of his brothers, as was his grandfather and 3 of his brothers, as was his father and 2 of his brothers,

His mother was Edith Aldam Stapylton Smith, born 27th Dec 1855 in DONCASTER South Yorkshire England
- she died in Auckland on the 8th Sep 1928 aged 73, 13 years after her husband
- she is buried with him in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch
- Wilfred and Edith emigrated into Auckland on the Glenlora which left London 0n the 3rd August 1880, arriving in Auckland on the 29th October 1880 (not known at this time if they disembarked at Auckland or if the bargue continued on to Christchurch) - with them were their 1st two sons, Bryan and Ronald

Wilfred's siblings were:
Bryan Smith Badger, born 1879 in Grovedale, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, England
- arrived on the GLENLORA as a 1 year old
- he married Jane Graham of Greiff, Scotland
- he died on 23rd Nov 1946 aged 67 (2 months after brother Ronald)
- he is buried in PLOT 70, BLOCK 21 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch

Ronald Smith Badger, born 1880 in England
- arrived on the GLENLORA as an infant
- he married Sylvia Winifred Eames of Christchurch
- he died on 18th Sep 1946 aged 66
- he is buried in PLOT 63, BLOCK 19 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery

Edith Christine Badger, born 24th Oct 1881 at Vogel street, Stanmore road, Christchurch
- she married Charles Reginald Ford of England
- she died aged 55 in 1937, burial unknown

Eric Smith Badger born 1885 in Christchurch
- he married Gwendoline Isabel Mary Lamb
- he died 29th March 1969, buried at Ashhurst in PLOT 011 - BLOCK 010 with his wife Gwenoline

Henry Smith Badger, born 1887 in Christchurch
- he died in 1957 aged 69, burial unknown

Jessie Stapylton Smith Bagder, born 1889 in Christchurch
- she married Eric Robert Booth
- in 1915 they were farming in Bulls, Manawatu

John Smith Badger, born 2th Dec 1890 in in Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch
- he married Harriet Elizabeth Gibb
- he died in 1971 aged 80 in Hamilton, Waikato - burial unknown

Archibald "LIONEL" Smith Badger, born 1893 in Christchurch
- he was a Rifleman, Serial Number 24/39, with the New Zealand Training Unit
- he died on the 4th July 1915 (3 months before his father) at the Trentham Racecourse Camp (scroll to end)
- he was buried in PLOT 125 P PUBLIC2 SECTION of the Karori Cemetery Wellington on the 6th July 1915

Kathleen Adlam Smith Badger, born 1895 in Christchurch
- she married Oswald Fyffe Lamb
- she died Xmas Day 1988 aged 93 in Auckland, her ashes are buried PLOT 095 ROW 32 BLOCK J at Purewa Cemetery

William STALLARD & Amelia DEMENT - Nelson

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William ABSOLUM + Catherine LESLIE, Otahuhu 1860s

...... the family of
William ABSOLUM (1822-1900) of Berkshire England
...........and of
Catherine 'Kate' LESLIE (1833-1899) of County Sligio, Ireland

William Absolum was a sailor (especially whaling boats) and had been to New Zealand a number of times.
As he married in Auckland in 1850 he was a settler prior to that date ..

Catherine 'Kate' Leslie was a daughter of William LESLIE and Ann CORRIGAN of Ireland who emigrated into Auckland on the ANN, leaving Gravesend 5 Oct 1847, Belfast Xmas Day 1847, and arriving 18 May 1848

William and Kate married in Otahuhu in 1850 - making them very early settlers
Their children, all born in Otahuhu, were:
... 1
1851 - 1905 Sarah Anne Absolum
- married Henry James BELL in 1872
their known children:
* 1873 - Clara Elizabeth Bell
* 1876 - William James Bell
* 1878 - Walter Henry Bell
* 1880 - Harold Leslie Bell
* 1881 - Kate Bell
* 1884 - Alice Bell
* 1886 - Frank Norman Bell
* 1887 - Ernest Bell
SARAH ANNE Bell died in Mangapiko, Te Awamutu aged 54
- she is buried in Pirongia

... 2
1852 - 1852 Robert Absolum
- died an infant

... 3
1855 - 1924 Annie Absolum
- married John William SOMMER in 1884
their known children:
* 1891 - Carl William Leslie Sommer
- they moved to Sydney, Australia
ANNIE Sommer died in St Peters, Sydney 7 June 1924 aged 69

... 4
1857 - 1924 Abraham Absolum
- married Georgina BAKER in 1882
their known children:
* 1887 - Harry Hunt Absolum (+ Eileen Annie Perrin Owens)
* 1889 - 1952 Adelaide Margaret Absolum (+ William Platt)
* 1892 - 1985 Dorothy Georgina Absolum (+ Benjamin Bousfield Creagh)
ABRAHAM Absolum died in Otahuhu 19 June 1924 aged 67

... 5
1859 - 1945 William Absolum
- married Mary HASLETT in 1887
their known children:
* 1889 - Walter Russell Absolum
* 1893 - 1973 William Leonard Absolum
* 1899 - 1985 Nellie Mildred Absolum (+ Frank Leslie Kneebone)
WILLIAM Absolum died in Otahuhu 7 October 1945 aged 86

... 6
1862 - 1940 Kate Absolum
- married John HUNT in 1882
their known children:
* 1891 - Henry Farley Hunt
* 1893 - Marjorie Christina Hunt
* 1897 - Marianne Yvonne Hunt
* 1901 - Farley John Hunt
KATE Hunt died 1940 aged 78

... 7
1864 - 1933 Robert Leslie Absolum
- married Charlotte Mary HUXTABLE in 1884
- daughter of John Reid Huxtable & Charlotte Mary JEWILL
their known children:
* 1885 - 1957 Reginald Oswald Absolum
* 1887 - 1943 Olive Kate Absolum
* 1889 - 1890 Fanny Gertrude Absolum (aged 11 months)
* 1890 - 1959 William John Absolum
* 1893 - 1974 Hilda Gertrude Absolum
* 1900 - 1924 Alice Roberta Absolum
* 1902 - 1953 Rita Leslie Absolum
* 1905 - 1987 Clarice Elva Absolum
* 1908 - 109 Elsie Jewel Absolum (aged 3 months)
ROBERT LESLIE Absolum died in Otahuhu 19 December 1933 aged 69

... 8
1867 - 1960 George Latimer Absolum
- married Ida Violet LENNARD in 1903
their known children:
* 1906 - Ida Absolum
* 1908 - Iris Tangiwai Absolum
* 1910 - John Lennard Absolum
GEORGE LATIMER Absolum died 7 June 1960 in Otahuhu aged 93


... 9
1868 - 1869 Fanny Gertrude Absolum
FANNY GERTRUDE Absolum died in Otahuhu 12 April 1869 aged 9 months

... 10
1870 - 1920 Walter Ernest Absolum
- married Kathleen Agaha GILLIES in 1898
their known children:
* 1899 - 1969 Leslie Hubert Absolum
* 1901 - Kathleen Marjorie Mary Absolum
* 1903 - 1980 Walter Ernest Absolum
* 1906 - 1996 Raymond Gillies Absolum
WALTER ERNEST Absolum died aged 2 weeks from 50

... 11
1872 - 1955 Nellie Christina Absolum
- married Harry Woodward WILLIAMS in 1901
NELLIE CHRISTINA Williams died 11 October 1955 aged 82

... 12
1875 - 1963 Hubert Graham Absolum
- married Violet Beatrice May BENSON in 1911
HUBERT GRAHAM Absolum died 23 March 1963 in Papakura aged 88

TIMELINE
DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 8th February 1859
IMPOUNDED at the Public Pound Otahuhu, by W. Absolum, for trespass in his Grass Paddock at Otahuhu, 1 Yellow Poley Cow, Grey Face, White Belly. Branded EL off ribbs, R (in diamond) near Rump x near Ribs. Owner unknown. No damages claimed. If not claimed within 11 days after the date of this notice, application will be made to a Justice of the Peace for an order for the Sale of the above mentioned Cow, agreeably to the provisions of the Impounding Act, 1856J. HALL, Pound Keeper

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 27 August 1862
10s REWARD
STRAYED, from Flat Bush, and last seen at Scotch Church, four EWES and three LAMBS - Apply to MR ABSOLUM, Otahuhu

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 7 March 1863
TO CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
TENDERS will be received on SATURDAY next and until WEDNESDAY, the 11th inst., for the ERECTION of a DWELLING-HOUSE, at Otahuhu for Mr W. Absolum.
Plans and pecifications can be seen at Mr W. McCAUL'S, High-street
R.S. ANDERSON, Architect. N.B.- Not bound to receive the lowest tender

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 1 September 1863
LOST, a Chestnut PONY, about 14? hands high - marked on the near shoulder black, like an N - on the 21st August, at Papakura, the property of Sergeant MAXWELL, C.T.C.. - ?1 reward will be given to any one who will leave the same with Mr WM. ABSOLUM, Otahuhu

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 15 September 1863
PROVINCIAL GAZETTE
An Auckland Provincial Gazette was published yesterday. There is a proclamation setting apart land for immigrants expected to arrive. There is a notification declaring the Highways Act to be in full force in the North Tamaki district. Sailing directions for entering the port of Invercargill are published. The Supreme Court is to sit on the 29th inst. under the Debtors and Creditors' Act for the hearing of petition in the matters of William Pritchard; Sir Samuel Osborne Gibbes; and Richard Jame Hunt. The following accepted tenders are published:-
Carting scoria ash to Otahuhu, William Absolum 3s 8d per cubic yard
cutting bush road (six miles), Great North Road, Burns and Chaplin, 5s per chain
erecting toll house at Newmarket, John Booth, ?187 15s ($18,587 in Sept 2009)
working and keeping repair in the Panmure punt and boat from the 1st September till 31st December, Robert Robertson, ?15 10s per month

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 15 November 1866
The following are the names of the ratepayers, with the assessed value of property and amount of rate
W. Absolum ?810 - ?1 13s 9d
(In November 2009) this was: property value $76,784 - annual rates of $107

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 11 January 1868
A PUBLIC MEETING of COUNTRY SETTLERS of the Electoral Districts of Raglan and Franklin will be held at 4 o'clock on TUESDAY, the 14th instant, at the Criterion Hotel, Otahuhu, for the purpose of taking into consideration the working of Provincial Government, so far as regards the Country InteresT of the Province
signed
John Scott
William Absolum
Mathew Fleming
H. S. Andrews
Richard McGee
J. Gordon
C. A. Bowden
W. T. Bassett
H. W. Vercoe
Charles Shepherd
William Hall
Samuel Luke
E. P. Donnelly
John Wallace

DAILY SOUTHREN CROSS 28 November 1868
THE TRIANGLE For sale on Tuesday, December, at two o'clock, unless previously disposed of, 20 ACRES of MOWING GRASS, in one or more lots (a heavy crop), now growing on Mr J. W. Hall's Farm at Mangere. - Apply to Mr WILLIAM ABSOLUM, or to ALFRED BUCKLAND

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 29 December 1869
OTAHUHU - BOXING DAY
In common with the other country villages, Otahuhu held out sport and entertainments of no mean order on Monday to all who willed to visit the charming village of the South ... the various events were duly announced and successflly carried out under the able and energetic management of Messrs. C. Goodwill, W. Absolum, H. Scurrah and T. Rogers, in the ground known as the Village Green, situated between the Star and Criterion Hotels. Seldom has Otahuhu been graced with so much beauty and fashion as on this occasion ...

DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 11 February 1871
AUCKLAND BOILING DOWN COMPANY, OTAHUHU
The first attempt at boiling down in this province took place at the company's establishment on Tuesday last. .. The mustering-yards and killing-house are so arranged and situated that there is no time lost, or unnecessary labour employed, in placing the meat in the boiling-down vat ... the building is well ventilated to allow the fat to cool as quickly as possible ... the company have entered into an agreement with Mr W. Absolum to take all the hind legs, at 2? per lb ...


NOTE
see also Pirongia Bells posted 21 Jan 2014 by David Bell, includes photo of William

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

William ADAMS & Emma DIXON - Masterton

WILLIAM ADAMS and Emma Dixon were the first white couple to be married in Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

They married in 1854 and had 16 children - 8 boys and 8 girls, all born in Masterton.
I am still researching and adding these children

Emma arrived in New Zealand on the 'Arab'

2 comment(s), latest 7 years, 6 months ago

William ALDERMAN & Sarah Jane WEST - Hawkes Bay, Manawatu

William Alderman (1848-1912)
married Sarah Jane West (1862-1929) in 1884

their (known) children were:
1885 - Lucy

1886 - Ada Harriet

1887-1948 William - orchardist
- served in WWI as a Rifleman
- serial number 20072
- NZRB, 10th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
- embarked 19-8-1916 for Devonport, England on the Aparima
- mother: Mrs W. Alderman, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
- married Annie Jane Trethewey (1882-1960) in 1929
- she was a daughter of Robert & Selina Trethewey

1889-1964 Richard
- married Bessie Franklin in 1917
- a daughter of Walter Franklin & Emily Williams

1890-1891 Frederick
- died aged 11 months
- he is buried at the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville

1894-1929 Arthur - clerk
- married Annie Jones in 1916
- served in WWI as a Corporal
- serial number 49135
- NZEF, 27th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
- embarked 12-6-1917 for Devonport, England on the Tahiti
- next of kin: wife Annie, Don Bank Private Hotel, Wellington

1896-1897 Joseph
- Joseph died at 5 months

1898-1899 Donald OR Daniel Robert
- he died aged 6 months

1902-1980 Thomas Robert

1904- 1904 Ernest
- Ernest died aged 5 days