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There are 3 people named Albertsma interred in the Tirau St cemetery, Putaruru:
* Aldert Albertsma - 1996 aged 90 - Plot 79, Block LCC
- Aldert's last address was Te Aroha
* his wife Oeke Alberstma (nee FABER) - 1958 aged 50 - Plot 79, Block LCC
- Oeke's last address was Putaruru
* a son, Jacob Rypke Albertsma - 2011 aged 75 - Plot 80, Block LCC
- Jacob's last address was Mount Maunganui
Aldert was born 13 Oct 1905 in Wergea (Dutch: Warga) , 8th of 8 children of Rijpke Albertsma & Weltje van der Meulen who married 11 May 1778 in Grou (Dutch: Grouw)
PUTARURU New Zealand - a small town in the Waikato, 65km southeast of Hamilton. The population in 2006 was 3,765
The correct form of the name Putaruru is thought to be the Mori word Putaaruru "To come forth like a ruru (native owl)"; sometimes given as 'Home of the Owl'
These are some of the airmen & women who served and survived the war and are buried in Hautapu RSA Cemetery Cambridge, Waikato
The W.A.A.F.s are taken from this siteWINGS OVER CAMBRIDGE
The men are taken from this site Cambridge Airmen
BIRTH - 29th November 1911
DEATH 21st November 1991 aged 69
- Pearl was a W.A.L. in the WAAF, RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER - W2340
Peter Sidley Anderson
BIRTH - 24th July 1919
DEATH - 11th July 1984 aged 64
- Peter was a Squadron Leader with the RNZAF
- he was also with the RAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ41359
- SERIAL NUMBER 2115 (RAF)
BIRTH - 21st September 1919
DEATH - 10th August 1999 aged 79
- Ronald was a Corporal with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ427918
- he maried Caroline Hilda ?
- she was born 19th March 1918
- died 28th January 1985 aged 66
Joan Mary Bartlett (nee Watts)
BIRTH - 10th June 1922
DEATH - 30th April 2002
- Joan was a WAL with the WAAF, RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER W4064
- she married George Raymond Bartlett
- he was born on 29th March 1920
- he was a Gunner, #72963 with the 2nd NZEF
- he died 9th June 1983 aged 63
Douglas Whitwell Beswick
BIRTH - 4th September 1909
DEATH - 8th January 1972 aged 62
- Douglas was a AC1 with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ424635
Norman Arthur Burt
BIRTH - 1918
DEATH 17th June 1954 aged 36
- Norman was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ414056
John Kirtley Cameron
BIRTH - 4th February 1914
DEATH - 28th February 1990 aged 76
- Jack was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4211210
- he married Betty ?
- she was born 1919 and died aged 80 on 17th April 1999
Duncan Paton Campbell
BIRTH 11th December 1923
DEATH - 11th August 1996 aged 72
- Duncan was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ 4211596
George Howard Carrington
BIRTH - 3rd October 1920
DEATH - 5th October 1997 aged 77
- George was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ 42833
Frederick Camden Cole
BIRTH - 14th March 1924
DEATH - 8th January 1996 aged 71
- Frederick was a AC2 with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ44158
Stewart Kay Connolly
BIRTH - 16th April 1921
DEATH - 25th December 1990 aged 69
- Stewart was a Warrant Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ412863
Robert Carson Cooney
BIRTH - 16th June 1915
DEATH 9th October 2000 aged 85
- Robert was a Flight Lieutenant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ422374
Anthony Ashley Cooper
BIRTH - 11th September 1919
DEATH - 23rd August 1975 aged 55
- Anthony was a Flight Lieutenant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ41467
Noel William Cunningham
BIRTH - 8th December 1927
DEATH - 13th December 1997 aged 70
- Noel was a Warrant Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER 71137
- SERVICE DETAILS: J Force in [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._14_Squadron_RNZAF]#14 Squadron
Arthur Kinninmonth Davies
BIRTH - 13th March 1921
DEATH - 11th May 1985 aged 64 in Waikato Hospital
- Arthur was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER - NZ4210940
- he enlisted in 1942
- he served in the Pacific during WWII
Francis John de Cogan
BIRTH - 1st February 1922
DEATH - 27th July 2002 aged 80
- Frank was a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force
- SERIAL NUMBER - 1496804
BIRTH - 16th November 1918
DEATH - 30th October 2000 aged 81
- Alexander was a Corporal with the Royal Air Force
- SERIAL NUMBER 612560
Elwyn George Forbes
BIRTH - 13th September 1924
DEATH - 25th November 1998 aged 73
- Elwyn was a Leading Aircrafstman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ436046
Raymond George Foster
BIRTH - 14th September 1920
DEATH - 19th April 2002 aged 81
- Raymond was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ39999
BIRTH - 9th August 1920
DEATH - 22nd June 1994 aged 73
- Rand was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4217134
- He was the husband of Gloria Mabel Moana ? 1915-1983
- and father of Joanne Todd
BIRTH - 1st August 1906
DEATH - 27th September 1995 aged 89
- Bruce was a Flight Sergeant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ404223
BIRTH - 11th December 1922
DEATH - 18th April 2001 aged 78
- John was a Flying Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ436627
- he was married to Kay
- she died aged 71 on 22nd April 2002
Desmond Harold Hamblyn
BIRTH - 19th March 1922
DEATH - 9th September 1999 aged 77
- Des was a Flight Lieutenant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ41512
- he was married to Eileen ?
- she was born 3rd December 1923
- she died aged 67 on 9th May 1991
Robin Keith Harris
BIRTH - 23rd October 1917
DEATH - 5th May 2003 aged 85
- Robin was a Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ422395
- he served with the #202 Squadron RAF
Eric Newton Henry
BIRTH - 30th July 1923
DEATH - 29th April 1996 aged 72
- Eric was a Flight Sergeant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4311307
- he was married to Mona Elmo ?
- she was born 9th Novmber 1924
- she died aged 73 on the 17th May 1998
John Thomas Hjorth
BIRTH - 8th February 1910
DEATH - 19th December 1973 aged 63
- John was an Aircraftsman 1st Class with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUBER NZ433149
Eric Rowland Houghton
BIRTH - 1918
DEATH - 12th August 1967 aged 49
- Eric was a Flying Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMER NZ415436
- he married Nora ? who died 1st March 1987
- they had Paula, Donald, Glen Diane and Ross
- he was living at 18 Stafford St, Cambridge
James Sutherland Jesser
BIRTH - 10th June 1912
DEATH - 12th October 1974 aged 62
- James was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4211445
- he enlisted in 1942 when he was 31
William Edmund Jones
BIRTH - 18th August 1921
DEATH - 16th September 1985 aged 64
- William was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4310293
- he enlisted in 1943 when he was 22
Steven James Knight
BIRTH - 18th March 1923
DEATH - 19th May 1996 aged 73
- Steven was a volunteer with the Royal Air Force
- SERIAL NUMBER 1596032
- he achieved the rank of Sergeant
Charles Andrew Moroney
BIRTH - 15th May 1921
DEATH - 16th August 1995 aged 74
- Charles was a Squadron Leader with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4210236
- he enlisted in 1942 aged 21
Leonard Gordon Olson
BIRTH - 22nd October 1919
DEATH - 11th June 1976 aged 56
- Leonard was a Staff Sergeant OR written on his headstone
- a Flight Sergeant with RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ391312
- he enlisted in 1939 aged 20
Leonard Louis "DICK" Orr
BIRTH - 8th August 1894
DEATH - 15th July 1977 aged 82
- Dick was a Pilot Officer in the RFC
- a Captain in the Army
- he enlisted into the Army in 1914 aged 20
- and later into the RFC
Frederick William Pemberton
BIRTH - 8th September 1900
DEATH - 13th January 1983 aged 82
- Frederick was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ436529
- it is possible he was a son of Mrs J. B. Pemberton of Moore St, Leamington
- he married Letitia Alice ?
- she was born 8th April 1902
- she died 1st October 1986 aged 84
BIRTH - 21st January 1921
DEATH - 30th May 2002 aged 81
- Cedric was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ421634
- he married Edith Selwyn ?
- she was born 26th October 1920
- she died 8th December 1999 aged 79
- he enlisted in 1942 aged 21
John Walter Race
BIRTH - 11th December 1920
DEATH - 14th August 1999 aged 78
- John was a Corporal with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ416577
- he enlisted in 1941 aged 20
William Henry Ramsdale
BIRTH - 15th March 1924
DEATH - 4th January 1991 aged 66
- William was with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER - NZ 4211630
Ronald Herbert Marshall Rimmer
BIRTH - 6th March 1925
DEATH - 19th June 1995 aged 70
- Robert was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4310914
- he enlisted in 1943 aged 18
Victor Raymond Robinson
BIRTH - 30th September 1918
DEATH - 1st June 1998 aged 79
- Victor was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ425175
- he enlisted in 1942 when he was 23
Gordon Edward Rowe
BIRTH - 28th March 1923
DEATH - 16th August 1997 aged 74
- Gordon was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4312824
- he married Gabriel ?
- she died aged 67 on 27th October 1998, 14 months after him - (not verified)
- he enlisted in 1943 aged 20
Norman Joseph Scott
BIRTH - 17th November 1923
DEATH 15th April 1998 aged 74
- Norman was a Leading Aircraftsman with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ428804
- he married Joyce Irene ?
- she was born 13th April 1927
- she died aged 67 on 22nd February 1995
- he enlisted in 1942 aged 18
- he served with the #7 Squadron
Ronald Thomas Sim
BIRTH - 1915
DEATH - 27th July 1960 aged 45
- Ronald was a Flying Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ421746
- he married Monica ?
- they had Maureen, Alice, Carol and Ronald
- he enlisted in 1942 aged 27
Thomas William Smart
BIRTH - 26th September 1922
DEATH - 25th May 1994 aged 71
- Thomas was a Sergeant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ436771
- he enlisted in 1943 aged 20
Douglas Bicket Stevenson
BIRTH - 23rd January 1917
DEATH - 24th September 1998 aged 81
- Douglas was a Pilot Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ4213302
- he married June ?
- she died aged 76 on 5th December 1999, 15 months after him
- he enlisted in 1942 aged 25
BIRTH - 1926
DEATH - 15th April 1970 aged 44
- Ray was a Flight Sergeant with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ312635
- he enlisted in 1943 aged 17
BIRTH - 27th October 1883
DEATH - 10th September 1973 aged 89
- Ethel was a Captain, Army Matron (attached) with the WAAF, RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER 22/219
- read her bio at the above link ...
- she was the daughter of Robert and Catherine Swayne of Fencourt, Cambridge
- she was the sister of well known Cambridge resident Alf "Cocky" Swayne
- she never married
- she qualified as a nurse at Waikato Hospital in 1912
BIRTH - 15th December 1924
DEATH - 23rd December 1990 aged 66
- Jack was a NA 2nd Class with the Fleet Air Arm Trade
- SERIAL NUMBER 10750
- by 1945 one quarter of all FAA aircrew were from New Zealand
Amy Doreen Trotter
BIRTH - 16th December 1919
DEATH - 7th November 1995
- Amy was a W.A.L. with the WAAF, RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER W2324
Charles Edward Weinberg
BIRTH - 13th September 1914
DEATH - 12th May 1996 aged 81
- Charles was a Flying Officer with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ421304
Lester James Fleming Wintere
BIRTH - 29th March 1923
DEATH - 2nd May 1990 aged 67
- Lester was a Corporal with the RNZAF
- SERIAL NUMBER NZ437914
Friedrich Janett was born 23rd September 1858 in Grsch, Graubnden, Switzerland
He married Edith Susanna Chamberlain 24th April 1889 at Starwood Farm, Upper Plain Rd, Mastertom
- Edith was born at Starwood on the 13th May 1867
- she was a daughter of Giles Edinborough Chamberlain (1837 England - 1928 Masterton) and Penelope Jane Whatton (1841 - 1909 Masterton)
Friedrich and Edith had the following children:
Ivy Edith Janett 1890-1987 aged 84
- she married Daniel James Coughlan 1889-1958
Olive Ann Penelope Janett 1892-?
- she married Featherstone Phillipson 1891-1928
- possible she married twice
Edith Florence Penelope Janett 1894-1976 aged 81
- she married Edwin Bailey
- she married Harold Frederick Russell 1898-1970 ?
Fredrich Giles "ERIC" Janett 1895-1954 aged 59
- he married Eva May Phillipson 1892-1983
May Penelope Janett 1896-1965 aged 69
- she married William "BILLY" Ellis 1888-1956
Celina Katherine Penelope Janett 1897-1983 aged 85
- she married Michael Joseph "JOE" McKenna 1896-1966
- son of Edward & Bridget McKenna Ireland to Patea
Dorothy Penelope Janett 1898-1987 aged 98
- she married William Glen Eavestaff 1900-1973
Oscar Janett 1899-1966 aged 66
- he married ?
Leslie Hatuma Janett 1901-?
- he married ?
Neville Janett 1902-1961 aged 58
- he married ?
Margaret Penelope Janett 1904-?
- she married Horace Laurence Bowell 1903-1959
- possibly married twice
Grace Penelope Janett 1905-1978 aged 73
- she married Thomas Sinclair Fotheringhame 1902-1979
Audrey Penelope Janett 1908-?
- she married Francis Arthur George Dunn 1900-1942
- possible she married twice
Edward McMenamin was born in 1835 in Lifford, County Donegal Ireland
- his parents were Patrick McMENAMIN & Annie McGOWAN
- Patrick was a Stonemason
- Edward emigrated to NZ (date unknown at this time)
- he was a Gold Miner in Thames, Coromandel
- he died aged 83 in Eltham, Taranaki
- buried PLOT 39, BLOCK 1 Eltham General
- he married Jane BROWN in Melbourne, Australia on 3-9-1860
- she was born 1839 in County Tyrone, Ireland
- her parents were Robert BROWN & isobella KNOX
- Robert was a Farmer
- Jane died 2nd Aug 1927 aged 88
- buried PLOT 38 - BLOCK 1 Eltham General Cemetery, Taranaki
- (The 'children' without birth dates were not found on New Zealand BDM so possibly born in Australia as Edward and Jane were married there - also, they married in 1860 and the first birth I have was in 1868)
Mary Jane McMenamin
- born 1868
- never married
- she died 2 Nov 1946 aged 78
- buried PLOT 38 - BLOCK 1 Eltham General Cemetery with her parents
- born 1874 in Thames
- she married William John Kneebone 22nd Dec 1897 in Thames
- she died 10th Oct 1954 aged 80
- buried PLOT 28 - BLOCK 1 Eltham General
- William was born 12th July 1871 in Shellback Creek, Kurunui, Thames
- he was 1 of 9 children ofCaleb KNEEBONE and Hannah TRUSCOTT,, Cornwall to Auckland 1862, both died & buried in Eltham
- William died 9th Jan 1921
- buried PLOT 27 - BLOCK 1 Eltham General
Mary Doris Kneebone 20th Aug 1898 in Thames
- she married Leslie DAVIS in 1924 and had 4 known children
- she died 10th June 1961 in Ngarua, buried Te Aroha
Isobel Jane Kneebone 1st Dec 1900 in Karangahake
- she married Patrick Bernard WALSH in 1917 in Eltham and had 11 known children
- she died 21st Sep 1980 in Hawera, buried Okaiawa General
Harold Edward Kneebone 1902 in Thames
- he died Feb 1903 in Thames, buried Shortland Cemetery
William Kneebone 1904 in Stratford, Taranaki
- he died 1904 in Taranaki an infant
Daniel Patrick McMenamin
- born 1875 in Thames
- in 1890 (at the age of 15) Daniel sat the Annual Examiation of the Thames School of Mines and passed Chemistry of Agriculture 83.2%
- he was a member of the Thames Miners Union and he enjoyed playing cricket, his team was the 'Rovers'
- he died aged 18 of measles on the 5th July 1893 at 'Bird-in-Hand Hill' Thames
- his death notice from the EVENING POST of 8th July 1893 read:
... We regret to have to record the death of the only son of Mr Edward McMenamin, of Bird-in-Hand Hill, a promising young man 18 years of age, owing to measles. Much sympathy is expressed for the parents in their bereavement. The funeral will leave the residence at 2.30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, and as deceased was a member of the Thames Miners' Union, the members are requested to attend ..
- he is buried PLOT 0839 Shortland Cemetery Thames with brother Charles
Charles Edward McMenamin
- born 1878
- died 1st Jan 1879 aged 1
- buried PLOT 0839 Shortland Cemetery Thames with brother Daniel
- born 1879 ?
- she married James Jones in 1911
(NOTE that her sister Sarah also married a James Jones, probably after 1930)
Helen Elizabeth McMenamin
- born 3rd May 1880 at Bird-in-Hand Hill, Thames
- she died in 1954 aged 74
- she married Henry Dyson Shepard on 13th August 1911
- Henry was born in 1869
- he died in 1962 aged 93
- Helen & Henry are buried at Eltham Cemetery, Taranaki
?-? Hone Shepard
- Hone died as a child
1914-1980 Henry Dyson
- Henry died aged 66
1916-1941 William Lindsay 'Dick' Shepard
- Dick served in WWII as Private #37041 with the 25th Reinforcements NZ Infantry Battalion. He died on the Western Desert on 23rd Nov 1941 aged 25. He is buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Tobruk Libya. His parents were living at 35 Collingwood St Eltham
?-? Joan Russell Shepard
?-? Jessie Shepard
Elizabeth Knox McMenamin
- born 1887
- she married Henry McNeil FLYGER in 1913
- she died 1966 aged 79
- burial unknown at this time
- he was born 1889
- he was a carpenter
- he died 1931, buried Te Henui, Taranaki
Isabella Margaret McMenamin
- born ?
- she married Stanislaus John WHITEFORD in 1905
- he may have been a hotel proprietor at the Post Office Hotel in Palmerston North and the Central Hotel, Lambton Quay, Wellington
Stanislaus John Whiteford 1906
Mary Margot Whiteford 1908
Norton Bede Whiteford born 29th Sept 1909
- inventor, (scroll past ads at above link)
- he died 29th Jan 1981 aged 71, cremated Karori
Sarah Winifred McMenamin
- born ?
- she married James Jones
(NOTE that her sister Ann also married a James Jones)
In 1892 Edward said that when he first came to the goldfield a miner's right entitled its possessor to a residence site and also the powr to mine on the goldfield. Mr Cadman replied that this was the law at present
In 1899 Edward was on the Committe of the Miners Union.
Also in 1899 he and 7 other resident's complaned of the deplorable state of the roadway being in an impassable condition near Mr Morrison's residences due to the drain being choked up and there being no proper outlet for the water
On the 27th February 1908 Edward had a 4 roomed house for sale at 'Bird-in-Hand Hill' Thames
Some photos and info of Thames - Old & New including a photo taken about 1900 from Bird-in-hand Hill
Edward's obituary taken from the THAMES STAR 10-6-1918
... We regret to report the death on June 4th of Mr E. McMenamin, who for over 40 years was a resident of Thames, but who lately resided at Eltham.
At about 7.15 on Saturday evening (June 1) an accident happened to Mr E. McMenamin, of Mills St., Eltham. It appears that the old gentleman was walking along when he was knocked down by either a cyclist or motor car. The culprit did not stop to ascertain the result of the collision or to render any aid that might be necessary, but proceeded on his way. After obtaining asistance, Mr McMenanin was removed to his home, and Dr. Cooper was speedily summoned. The doctor found that although there were no bones broken, Mr McMenamin was badly bruised on the back and left leg. As the victim's age is eighty-three years he is naturally suffering severely from shock. It is to be regretted that so far, no trace of the offender has been discovered. Apparently Mr McMenamin's death was the result of the accident ...
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Some of the people that were settlers of the Lower Hutt Wellington in the 1800s
George and Walter Thomas CUDBY were Coach, Livery and Bait Stable Proprietors and Contractors, near the Railway Station.
The business was established in 1856, the contracting linecoaching being added about twenty years later by their father John Cudby J.P., who arrived in Wellington in 1842 on the Thomas Sparks,
Coaches ran daily to and from Taita to meet all trains arriving at the Hutt.
Buggies, carriages, and saddle horses were supplied to picnic and other parties.
Percy Robert and Cruwys Dee PURSER, were Coach Builders and General Smiths, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
The business, was established in 1842 by Henry Collett, and was conducted for some years by the COLLETT BROTHERS. (Cruwys was a coachbuilder in Te Puki by 1916)
Alexander James LUMSDEN, was a Coachbuilder and Wheelwright in the Main Road Lower Hutt
Miss Ada McKAIN, was a Dressmaker and Milliner, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
Ada was apprenticed to Miss DEVEREAUX, and subsequently gained experience at Messrs Warnock and Adkin's, Wellington.
The business was established in 1893.
(she was still Miss Ada McKain of Lower Hutt/Taita in 1897)
Devereux, Miss, Dressmaker and Fruiterer
Main Road, Lower Hutt.
George NICHOLAS, had the Central Hotel, from February 1895
It was on the corner of Main and Waiwetu Roads, Lower Hutt.
A two-story wooden structure of thirty-three rooms which was erected about 1870
The house had sixteen bedrooms, a dining room with seating for thirty, a billiard-room, and several sitting rooms.
Behind the hotel there were stables, including ten loose boxes, and sale yards capable of holding 2000 sheep or fifty head of cattle.
PATRICK CASEY had the FAMILY HOTEL, Main Road, Lower Hutt
It was established in 1874.
Patrick had it from 1891.
Archibald A. GRAY, had the Railway Hotel, Main Road, Lower Hutt from 1898
It was established in 1875.
Francis Joseph McGOVERN, had the Taita Hotel from 1896.
It was first licensed in 1893,
George McILVRIDE, (1838-1910) was a General Blacksmith, Farrier and Wheelwright, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
George emigrated from Perthshire, Scotland, where he was born in 1838, arrived in Auckland on the Andrew Jackson, in 1864.
Married Janet Sinclair in 1864, had Peter McIlvride in Auckland 1865 and settled in the Hutt the following year, having another 9 children
He founded the business and acquired the freehold.
It was a large allotment on which his workshops and two-story dwelling of eight rooms stood.
The building included blacksmith, wheelwright and paint shops and included lathes, boring machine, iron cutter and band-saw, are used in connection with the business, about eight hands being employed. The leading line is horse-shoeing and general work, but coach repairing and some coach building was also done.
George tapped a flow of artesian water on his property, which was invaluable.
Isaac JAMES was a General Blacksmith in Taita.
James McMENAMIN was a General Blacksmith on the Main Road, Lower Hutt
It was established in 1896.
In 1906/1907 a James J. McMenamin (possible son ?) of the Wellington Dioceses, at the Holy Cross College (Mosgiel, Dunedin) passed the matriculation examination
The Holy Cross was an Ecclesiastical Seminary which was blessed and opened on May 3rd 1900)
- by 1909 he was Reverend James McMenamin, subdeacon of Wellington archdiocese, but still training in Dunedin
- in 1910 he was Father McMenamin and took over from Father Bergin at Westport
- on 9th June 1917 John Joseph McMenamin (next of kin from Lower Hutt) was killed in action at Belgium aged about 36. He was Chaplain-Captain - Chaplain Class IV (Captain), #6/1215 and served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France, the first Catholic priest to offer himself for service with the NZEF,
He was a member of the well-known Wellington family. He played representative cricket and was a talented musician. He had engaged in journalism in Australia and business in Wellington prior to being the first pupil of the Mosgiel Seminary
- on December 30th 1908 Margaret McGrath, second daughter of Mr John McGrath of Taita married W. H. McMenanin, eldest son of Mr J. McMenamin of Lower Hutt (350 guests attended)
- they had a daughter on the 10th Feb 1911
NOTE - in the early days (1800s onwards) there were McMenamins in Invercargill, Lower Hutt, Taranaki, Thames and Auckland. There was a Sister Mary McMenamin (Sister Mary Theophane) in Auckland in 1900
- a Frank McMenamin was a horse trainer/breeder in the North Island
Timothy TWORMEY (Twomey ?) was a General Blacksmith, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
William Checkley DEVEREAUX, established the wholesale and retail butchery in the Main Road, Lower Hutt in 1856 the only one of its kind in the district
He emigrated in 1855 on the Myrtle, and settled in the district. He took a keen interest in local and colonial politics for over thirty years, and died in 1887 five minutes after having voted at the general election of that year and is buried in the Christ Church Taita Cemetery
His son Frederick William Devereux, took over the business in 1886
The freehold premises included a two-story shop and dwelling.
His slaughter-house, fitted with every modern appliance, was situated on the Main Road about a mile from the shop.
Frederick Devereux was born in Lower Hutt in 1859, and learned his business with his father, assisting in the management of the business for several years before taking it over
Thomas BURT was a General Storekeeper, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
The business was established in 1847 by his father Thomas Burt, (1818-1888) one of the early settlers in the Hutt Valley.
The building was of wood and iron and was erected on freehold property, centrally situated, the total floorage space being nearly 5000 square feet.
Thomas occupied a foremost place as a business man in Lower Hutt and the business was the oldest in the district. He traded in produce, grocery, drapery, boots and shoes and ironmongery.
He was a direct importer of paper-hangings and other special lines.
He employed four skilled assistants in the trade, which extends over a wide area, three horses and a cart were used in the delivery.
Egbert FEIST & Co were General Storekeepers, corner of Main and Waiwetu Roads, Lower Hutt.
The business was established in the 'early days',
Egbert owned it from 1889.
It was a two story wooden shop and dwelling, the firm were agents for the Liverpool, London, and Globe Fire, and the Colonial Mutual Life Offices, and for Messrs. Nimmo and Blair's seeds.
Egbert was born in England and emigrated to Wellington on the ship Mallard in 1865.
Joseph CARTER was a General Storekeeper, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
It was established in 1880.
William CLELAND was a General Storekeeper in Taita.
It was established in 1861.
John Augustus MASON was a General Storekeeper, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
It was established in 1865.
John H. ROSS was a General Storekeeper in Taita.
It was established 1839.
(John was also an agent for the Evening Post)
St. Clair JOUNNAX was a Baker and Confectioner, Lower Hutt.
The shop was in The Square - the bakehouse was in Waiwetu Road.
It was established in 1869.
St Clair purchased it in 1894.
(St Clair and William Jounnax applied for a patent for "Improvements in knife cleaners")
Daniel McKAIN was a Baker and Confectioner, Main Road, opposite Railway Station, Lower Hutt.
It was established in 1891.
(possibly a son of Daniel, Thomas McKain)
Edmund MILLS was a Tailor, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
It was stablished in 1896.
Richard Walton KEEYS was a Painter, Wood, Coal and General Dealer on the Main Road, Lower Hutt.
Henry BRANDT was a Boot and Shoemaker, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
Walter Peter PRINGLE and Frank REID were Saddlers and Harness Makers, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
They conducted business from 1893.
Walter was the first All Black for the Petone Club in 1893
David and William David EVEREST, father & son were Grain Merchants and Orchardists, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
It was established 1894.
Charles TREVETHICK was a Brush Manufacturer, Main Road, Lower Hutt.
It was established in 1879.
Charles's house corner of Randwick Road & Whites Line, Lower Hutt
- Charles married twice at above link
- 3 times at this link Charles and Elizabeth & Eliza Frethey
Edward Joshua RIDDIFORD J.P., (see link at Egbert Feist above) was a Station-owner, Lower Hutt
He was the son of Daniel Riddiford, who arrived in Wellington on the Adelaide (cabin passengers) in 1839, bringing, in sections, the first house that was erected at Pipitea Point (named Belsize Point on Chaffer's map, 1840.)
Edward's mother Harriot used to write the despatches for the New Zealand Company.
Edward, who was born in Lower Hutt in 1843, was the first child baptized by Bishop George Augustus Selwyn in New Zealand, and was educated primarily in Wellington, and at [url=http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050341b.htmMorrison's Scotch College[/url] in Melbourne.
He owned the Te Awaiti estate of 50,000 or 60,000 acres on the east coast beyond Cape Palliser, the Orongaronga estate, which included 640 acres of freehold and 7000 acres of leasehold, and 272 acres in the Hutt, on ten acres of which he had built his house
In the early days he took his share in defending the settlement, acting as a lieutenant in the militia under Colonel Gorton.
- Edward was married in 1879 to a daughter of the late Henry Bunny
Daniel WEST was born in Croyden, Surrey in 1822.
He arrived into Port Nicholson (Wellington) on the Martha Ridgway aged 16 in 1840.
He spent a short time in Wellington and some years in Chatham Islands and then settled in the Hutt Valley in 1857, having a 35 acre farm in Waiwetu
Appo Hocton was born in China, the son of Fook Ting and his wife, Pae See
He left China at about nine years of age and served on various English ships as a cabin-boy and a steward
Appo is 'famous' for being the first Chinese immigrant to New Zealand, arriving in Nelson on the 26th May 1842 on the immigrant ship THOMAS HARRISON where he was a ship's boy.
When the ship berthed in Nelson he and some other crew members jumped ship.
- he said one reason was the captain's refusal to supply soap with which to wash his clothes
He settled in Nelson, married twice and had children, with his descendants numbering over 1600 at the beginning of the millenium
He was a servant, a landlord, a carter, a farmer
By 1849 was working as a carter in Nelson, where he rented a one acre section with a cottage, barn and 10 cattle. Literate, astute and hard-working, he prospered in his business and in 1852 applied for naturalisation in order to acquire and lease real property, which as an alien he was not permitted to do...
Visit his grave at DOVEDALE cemetery, NELSON and read all his stories at the links
I am looking for any information on Alfred Whitehead.
He was born about 1856 - unknown where
He died on the 20th March 1917 aged 61
He is buried in the HERBERTVILLE CEMETERY
He was married to Mary Jane Petherick
I would also like info on her - she is not buried at Herbertville
Herbertville is a small settlement on the eastern coast of the North Island, in the Tararua/Manawatu District, 143km south of Napier
The township was founded in 1878 in honour of Charles (1844-1917) & Ellen Mary Ann Louisa Herbert (nee Hales) (1854-1927), and his brothers, early settlers who gave the land for the local school and post office.
Herbertville is 92km east of Woodville via Dannevirke (66km), then on Weber Rd down through Tipapakuku, Kaitoki, Mangatoro
(an interesting story on early Mangatoro), Motea, Waipatiki, Weber, Ti Tree Point and then Wimbledon (9km from Herbertville)
At the turn of the century Herberville was a thriving community. It had a large hotel and several shops, a police station and a blacksmiths.
There are 47 burials in the Herbertville Cemetery
This is a list of those buried at the HERBERTVILLE CEMETERY with the death year
ARMSTRONG - Eva - 1900
ARMSTRONG - Phillis Sarah - 1894
BARKER - John - 1895
BOYD - William Edmund - 1891
BRADLEY - Dorothy Mary - 1920
BREAKWELL - Robert Arthur - 1894
BUCKINGHAM - LYDIA - 1935
COOK - ROBERT - 1890
CURTIS - John - 1890
DRISCOLL - Florence Timothy - 1889
ELLIS - William Maitland - 1893
EXELL - Mary Ann - 1912
FISHER - John Martin - 1914
FRANKLIN - Annie Isabella - 1888
HALES - Arthur Reginald - 1901
HERBERT - Herald James - 1886
HERBERT - John - 1901
HERBERT - Joseph - 1889
HERBERT - Kate - 1901
HERBERT - Percy Jesse - 1902
HERBERT - Sarah (nee Woods) - 1876
HERBERT - Thomas Woods - 1901
HERBERT - unnamed baby boy - 1894
HEWALD - unnamed baby girl - 1908
IRELAND - William Lister - 1890
IRVINE - James - 1902
LOVEJOY - Arthur Siqurd - 1906
MARTIN - William - 1892
McINTYRE - Duncan Campbell - 1888
McKAIN - Kathleen - 1903
MITCHELL - William - 1893
MORGANS - Richard - 1892
NICOLS - Charles - 1890
NILSON - Olaf - 1890
PASCOE - Gertrude - 1892
PROFFITT - Mary Jane - 1901
PROFFITT - unnamed baby boy - 1902
SITEMAN - Julia Alice - 1940
SITEMAN - Melissa Louisa (nee Eisan) - 1906
SITEMAN - Thomas Alonzo - unknown
TURNER - Eileen Maud - 1897
WATSON - James - 1888
WHITE - Taylor - 1914
WHITEHEAD - Alfred - 1917
WYLIE - Herbert Arthur - 1886
In 1893 the Shooting Season of Native and Imported Game was from 1st May until the 31st July
The License Fee for - selling Native or Imported Game was 5 ($864 in 2009)
and for - shooting Imported Game it was 10 shillings ($17 in 2009)
It was illegal to sell any Game before the 1st May or after the 1st August
The 'reward' for giving evidence against someone who broke these laws, which lead to convictions, was 2 guineas($380 in 2009)
This is a list of men who took out Shooting Licenses for the 1893 season:
- George Lionel Leonard Thornton (1852-1904)
ALEXANDER - W
ANDERSON - John
- Charles Hancock (1854-1944)
AUSTIN - William
BAKER - John H.
- George Frederick (1857-1943)
- William (1857-1935)
BEAR - T.N.A.
- Frederick Carl Wilhelm (1851-1919)
BIRD - William
BLAKE - James A.
BLAKE - James Charles
BOWER - R.
BRADY - A.
- Charles Henry (1874-1939)
BRITTEN - Ernest
BRITTEN - John
- Cartwright (1843-1923)
BRYAN - Charles
BUCK - W.
- Robert William (1865-1918)
- John (1858-1898)
- Davis (1871-1918)
CANNON - Harry
CARR - Cuthbert
- Harry (1868-1950)
COLLETT - Henry
- Guy Selwyn Sisson (1856-1922)
- Henry John (1872-1894)
COSGROVE - P.J.
- Arthur James (1848-1902)
- Donald McLean (1863-1928)
- Walter James (1860-1848)
- Frederick James (1854-1913)
CROSS - William
- Thomas Ezekiel (1855-1952)
- Thomas (1840-1920)
CROWTHER - David
- Samuel (1849-1924)
- Richard (1851-1929)
Harold Devereaux (1861-1926)
DAVIS - Robert
- Frederick Irving 91846-1919)
- Walter Herbert (1874-1936)
DILLON - Alfred jnr
- Joseph (1863-1928)
ELLIOTT - jnr
- David (1839-1927)
FAWKNER - W.
- Robert John (1856-1966)
FRANKLIN - George
- Henry (1846-1909)
- Tatton George (1872-1933)
FRIES - Alfred
GLENDENNING - D. jnr
GOLLAN - John
GOOCH - Richard
- Frank Lindsay (1866-1938)
GOTHARD - E.J.
HAGGEN - E.A.
- George Thompson (1865-1948)
- George Frederick (1866-1956)
HARMER - Charles Ernest
- Raymond (1864-1934)
HERBERT - Alfred C.
HERBERT - Charles
HERBERT - Frank J.
- Kenrick Jones (1830-1909)
HOVERD - E.
HOWELL - Charles
HUNTER - R.T.
HUNTER - T.P.
HUTCHINSON - W.
- Percy George (1876-1959)
IRELAND - Thomas
- Lionel (1857-1942)
- John Ferguson (1853-1925)
JARVIS - I.H.E.
JOHNSTON - Sydney
JONES - A.E.
KEMP - James
- George Robson (1868-1945)
KNIGHT - William
LAWS - H.
- James (1846-1915)
- Francis (1857-1933)
LORD - John
LOVEDAY - William
- Thomas Henry (1865-1944)
LUBBOCK - A.W.
MaCHIL (?) - J.J.N.
- Letham Wallace (1855-1936)
MacLEAN - C.H.
- Frederick John (1858-1932)
MAY - Henry
MccKEWAN - W.
McCULLOCH - D.
McDONAL - W.
McINTOSH - George
McLEAN - P.S.
McPHERSON - John
- Benjamin Michael (1865-1934)
MILLER - Alex
MILLER - JAMES
MORTENSEN - Hams Peter Glerup (1865-1955)
NASH - A.
NELSON - E.
NELSON - F.M.
NELSON - Frank
NELSON - Fredrick
NELSON - William Henry
O'CONNOR - John
- Joseph Thomas (1878-1958)
- Frank (1868-1948)
ORMOND - J.D.
ORMOND - J. jnr
OSWALD - Nelson
- Robert (1860-1906)
PARKINSON - Thomas
PARKINSON - W.
- Thomas (1852-1937)
- Ambrose (1852-1929)
POTTS - H.D.
- William (1839-1908)
- John Robert (1848-1932)
RUSSELL - F.C.
- Denis Phillip (1872-1947)
- Hugh Maurice (1862-1937)
- Stephen (1886-1936)
SEYMOUR - A.C.
SHAW - Langley
- Walter (1842-1936)
- Frederick Edward Telling (1846-1929)
SIMMONS - Fred
SMITH - Samuel
SMITH - C.A.
SMITH - C.M.
SMITH - H.J.
SMITH - James
- Charles (1865-1908)
- Joseph (1844-1921)
- David (1853-1934)
- Thomas Henry (1872-1918)
- David Addison (1861-1941)
SULLIVAN - Michael
SUTHERLAND - A.G.
SYLVESTER - (unknown if 1st or surname)
TAIT - George
- Charles Ord (1864-1928)
TAYLOR - W.O.
THORNTON - George
TYERMAN - W.J.
- Francis Bering
- George Seton Veitch (1867-1955)
WESTMORELAND - A.E.J.
WHEELER - H.J.
WHITE - E.R.
WHITE - Frank
- James (1853-1909)
WILLIAMS - H.B.
WILSON - H.C.
WILSON - Robert
WINTER - I.A.
WITHEROW - A.H.
WOOD - John
WRIGHT - H.T.
YOND - George
- Robert Moreton (1847-1900)
Weber is situated 62km east of Woodville via Dannevirke, Mangatoro and Waipatiki
It was founded in the late 19th century as an overnight stop for coach teams on the journey to and from the coast.
This was the distance a team of 6 horses and a coach could travel in one day
At the turn of the century it was a thriving small community.
It had a police station and one cell jail, a large hotel, shops and a post office.
Today (2009) it consists of a church, a school, a pub, a rural fire depot, a community centre and several houses
There are 51 burials at Weber cemetery at least 23 of them are under 13 years
Those buried at the WEBER CEMETERY
ARNABOLDI, Philip James - aged 46
Philip was a sheep farmer in Weber
he married Dorothea McAULEY (1878-1959) in 1899 & had 4 daughters:
* 1901 - Esther Dorothy Arnaboldi
* 1903 - Winifred Agnes Arnaboldi
* 1904 - 1909 Phyllis Beryl Arnaboldi
* 1908 - 1985 Myra Annie Zita Arnaboldi (didn't marry)
Philip died 6 November 1909
Evening Post, 8 November 1909 Philip James Arnaboldi, a settler of Weber, was killed by a fall from a horse to-day, his neck being dislocated. Death was instantaneous. At an inquest a verdict of accidental death was returned
buried: Grave 258 - Block 3
Evening Post, 26 May 1892 LAND BOARD
W. J. and P. J. Arnaboldi, to H. A. Lambert, Mangaone
DOROTHEA remarried in 1911 to John McAtamney
* the ashes of Myra Agnes Arnaboldi (no age) were buried with Dorothea at Mangatera in June 1991. Possibly her 4th daughter above ??
ARNABOLDI, Phyllis Beryl - aged 5
daughter of Phillip James ARNABOLDI & Dorothea McAULEY (above)
Beryl died 16 July 1909
buried: unknown plot
BATES, T or F - aged 1
BROOKS, ? - born still
buried Plot 2C, Block 3
BURKE, William 'John' - aged 59
John was a Bullock Driver
he died in Weber 8 August 1918
buried: Plot 74B, Block 3
BURNETT, Cashman Edward - aged 10 days
Cashman died 17 September 1914 in Weber
buried: Grave 4C, Block 3
CAMERON, Kenneth Forbes - aged 79
Kenneth married Margaret Reid in 1896
died: 4 January 1931
CAMERON, Margaret (nee REID)- aged 87
died 16 May 1960
buried together in Grave 91A, Block 4
their known children:
* 1895 - Malcolm Cameron
* 1897 - Margaret Annie Cameron
* 1900 - 1978 Kenneth Donald Cameron
* 1901 - 1970 Finlay Alexander Cameron
* 1902 - Catherine Jessie Cameron
* 1904 - 1996 Florence Lilian Cameron
* 1907 - 1977 Colin Alan Cameron
* 1910 - 2001 Forbes Ewen Cameron
* 1911 - 1986 Jean Cecily cameron
* 1917 - 2008 Heather Grace Cameron (+ William Basel Hagan)
CHARTERIS, George - 1897, aged 9
read more here
born: 2 May 1888 to George CHARTERIS & Mary Ann CASTLES
died: 11 November 1897
buried: unknown plot
his mother (1864-1942) was born in County Armagh, Ireland & died in Wanganui
his father, George Charteris (1856-1938) was the local Constable of Weber
his parents married in 1886 and had 12 children, all born in Weber
* 1887 - 1944 Leonard Charteris
* 1888 - 1897 George Charteris
* 1889 - 1967 Janet 'Jessie' Charteris (died in Napier)
* 1890 - 1932 Annie Charteris (twin)
* 1890 - 1983 Frank Charteris (twin)
* 1892 - 1966 James 'Jim' Charteris
* 1894 - 1968 Robert Charteris
* 1895 - 1917 William Charteris
* 1898 - 1981 Helen 'Nell' Charteris (died in Palmerston North)
* 1900 - 1994 Mary Charteris (died in Auckland)
* 1904 - 1989 Catherine 'Kate' Charteris (died in Auckland)
* 1906 - 1984 Walter 'Joe' Charteris
Bush Advocate, 20 May 1899 WEBER ROAD BOARD - From Mr George Charteris, stating as the small birds (sparrows etc) are getting a perfect nuisance, would the Board provide poisoned grain to give anyone (himself included) anxious to destroy the vermin. Proposed by the Chairman that a quantity of poisoned grain be obtained for distribution amongst the settlers. Seconded by Mr Chote and carried
Bush Advocate, 14 August 1905 Mr George Charteris, who has acted as district constable at Weber, for some years, has sent in his resignation, and intends to devote all his time to agricultural pursuits in future. Constable Charteris has carried on his duties with much tact and ability and has always maintained the goodwill and appreciation of his fellow-settlers
Bush Advocate, 15 September 1906 At a meeting of the Land Board yesterday, a transfer of section 5, block 8, Tahoraite, from Channon and Charteris, to George Charteris, was sanctioned
Bush Advocate, 16 February 1907 On Wednesday next Mr W. Rose will hold a clearing sale of dairy stock at the farm of Mr George Charteris, Weber
Poverty Bay Herald, 8 November 1917 Mr George Charteris, one of Mangatoro's best known settlers, met with a serious accident last week by an explosion, whereby he had his left hand blown off
CHAVENTIS, C - aged 65
he was a labourer in Weber
died: 18 September 1918
buried Grave 75B, Block 3
DAVIS, John - 1897, aged 43
(BDM has John D. Davies)
John was a Carrier
he died 18 August 1897 in Weber
buried: unknown location
Bush Advocate, 18 August 1892 From John Davies, re improvements on section 34, block 5, Weber, and transfer - Transfer confirmed
ENGLEBRETSEN, Cecil - aged 15 days
born: 11 November 1905
died: 26 November 1905
buried: unknown location
ENGLEBRETSEN, Mary - aged 1 month
born: 23 October 1904
died: 19 November 1904
buried: unknown location
ENGLEBRETSEN, Richard Henry - aged 2.9
born: 24 March 1901
died: 4 December 1903
buried: Grave 82C, Block 3
NOTE 3 of 10 known children born Waione, Dannevirke to:
John ENGLEBRETSEN (1874-1930) & Angelina 'Lena' MILLETT (1880-1957)
* 1897 - Angelina Englebretsen
* 1901 - 1903 Richard Henry Englebretsen
* 1902 - 1914 Frank Englebretsen
* 1903 - Alice Maud Englebretsen
* 1904 - 1904 Mary Englebretsen
* 1905 - 1905 Cecil Englebretsen
* 1907 - 1874 William Victor Englebretsen
* 1908 - 1993 Violet May Englebretsen
* 1909 - 1909 Peter Englebretsen (aged 4 months)
* 1910 - Ivy Maud Englebretsen
FORSYTH, Ellen Lydia (nee RYAN) - aged 35
born: Peckham, England 1866
lived in Napier
married: John James Forsyth of Perangahau on 4 May 1891 in Wellington
their known children:
* 1895 - 1967 William James Forsyth
* 1899 - 1957 Ada Elizabeth Forsyth
died: 6 February 1902 in Weber
Bush Advocate, 12 February 1902 FORSYTH - On 6th February, 1902, at Waipatiki, after a brief illness, Ellen Lydia, the dearly beloved wife of John J. Forsyth, in her 36th year. Deeply regretted. [Waipawa Mail please copy]
Bush Advocate, 12 February 1902 HOROEKA The death of Mrs Forsyth, which occurred suddenly last Thursday morning, at 3 o'clock, came as a great shock to her many friends. Late on Tuesday night, she complained to her husband of feeling faint and after retiring to rest she suffered great agony. The following day Dr Macallan was sent for, but the end could not be averted, and Mrs Forsyth passed away peacefully at the time stated above, death being due to heart disease. Very great sympathy is felt for Mr Forsyth in the great loss he has sustained. The deceased lady, who was in her 36th year, was born at Peckham, England, and arrived in Napier some 20 years ago. She will be greatly missed by her friends and by the settlers generally in the district, and her kindness and generosity, I am sure, will never be forgotten. All were heartily welcome under her roof, and her loving and amiable disposition caused her to become endeared to her many friends in the Province.
The funeral of the late Mrs Forsyth which took place at Weber on Friday, 7th inst., in the afternoon, was very largely attended, friends and relatives coming from far and wide to pay the last respects due to their esteemed friend. A great many beautiful wreaths and crosses were sent. Mr Forsyth desires me to thank all friends for the great kindness shown him in his sad bereavement
FORSYTH, John James - aged 44
died: 9 October 1902
Bush Advocate, 13 October 1902 FORSYTH - On Oct. 11th, at Napier Hospital, John James Forsyth, of Weber; aged 44 years. Deeply regretted
Bush Advocate, 13 October 1902 WEBER Coroner's Inquest J. Halligan, licensee of the Club Hotel, deposed that he knew the deceased, who had lately stayed at his hotel, and who was low-spirited on account of the loss of his wife ... The Jury returned a verdict that the deceased came by his death from the effects of a bullet wound, self-inflicted, while suffering from temporary insanity
Bush Advocate, 11 October 1902 The news of Mr Forsyth's death will cause widespread regret in this district. Deceased was one of the most prominent settlers in the Waipatiki district and was largely interested in public affairs, having for some time been a prominent member of the Weber Road Board. Mr Forsyth always aimed at doing his best to promote the welfare of the district in which he resided, and his labours were thoroughly appreciated by his fellow settlers. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, and was highly esteemed and respected by all with whom he came in contact. The deceased was undoubtedly a sterling settler, and his death will be mourned by a wide circle of relatives and friends. He leaves two children - a boy and girl, aged about eight and five years respectively, his wife predeceased him in February last
buried: Graves 1A & 2A, Block 3
Bush Advocate, 23 January 1902 Mr John Forsyth has sold his property at Oporae which consists of about 600 acres, to Mr Jas. MacKenzie, the price paid being 4 15s per acre
Bush Advocate, 27 August 1902 Owing to ill-health Mr J. J. Forsyth has resigned his position as a member of the Weber Road Board
FRANCIS, William - aged 56
died: 3 July 1915
buried: Grave 73C, Block 3
HANSEN, Sidney Herbert - aged 45
born: 5 June 1872 in Bay of Islands
13th of 13 children of Edward HANSEN & Mary Ann CAINS
died: 13 October 1916
buried: Grave 15C, Block 3
HARRIS, Ernest Edward - aged 3 months
died 8 February 1908
buried: Grave 28A, Block 3
HARRIS, Leslie - aged 2 months
died: 13 December 1906
buried: Grave 27A, Block 3
2 of 14 children of David HARRIS & Ellen GARDNER
* 1892 - David William Harris
* 1893 - 1944 Thomas James Slater Harris
* 1895 - Elizabeth Jessie Harris
* 1896 - 1972 Malcolm Roy Harris
* 1898 - 1966 Francis George Harris
* 1900 - 1976 Cecil Harris
* 1902 - 1902 David Leonard Harris (aged 9 weeks)
* 1902 - Reginald Harris
* 1904 - Raymond Harris
* 1906 - 1906 Leslie Harris
* 1907 - 1908 Ernest Edward Harris
* 1908 - Ivy Evelyn Harris
* 1911 - Ellen Zoe Harris
* 1912 - Eileen Eva Harris
HATTS, unknown baby - aged 4 hours
(nothing on BDM for that name)
died: 9 February 1898
buried: unknown grave
HOPCROFT, James Bruce - aged 14 days
died: 27 November 1914
buried: unknown Grave, Block 3
HOPCROFT, Margaret Wilson - aged 1 day
died: 15 November 1914
buried: unknown Grave, Block 3
NOTES James & Margaret were twin children of Thomas Henry HOPCROFT (1883-1933) & Euphemia Wilson 'Effie' COWAN (1889-1970)
Bush Advocate, 28 October 1908 The Weber-Waione dairy factory, which has been closed for the past year, has recently been purchased by Messrs J. B. MacEwan and Co., Mr W. Hales and Mr T. Hopcroft, who have re-opened the factory, and are carrying on the business as the Weber-Waione Dairy Company. The re-starting of the factory should prove of considerable benefit for the settlers in the Weber district. Owing to the satisfactory prices which are being obtained for dairy produce and the low prices ruling for wool, dairying will prove more remunerative than sheep-farming. The new proprietors are now paying 1d per lb more for butter-fat than was paid by the former company. With careful management they anticipate being able to pay out good prices and regain the confidence of the suppliers in the Weber district. The company have been fortunate in securing the services of Mr T. Hopcroft as manager. Mr Hopcroft has considerable experience in the manufacture of butter, and for three years acted as butter-maker for the late Mr T. L. Joll, at Okaiawa, Taranaki, whose annual output of butter amounted to over 800 tons annually
* Thomas Henry Hopcroft died 27 Nov 1933 aged 50 & buried Mangatera
JENSEN - Hans Rudolph Christian - aged 75
Hans was a farmer in Weber
he married Edith May TAYLOR (1882-1976 of Foxton) 11 March 1899
they had 8 known children:
* 1900 - Frederick Rudolph Jensen
* 1902 - William Lauritz Jensen
* 1904 - Christine Elizabeth Mary Jensen
* 1906 - Eleanora Hansigne Jensen
* 1907 - Laura Rose Jensen
* 1910 - Peter Robert Jensen
* 1914 - Edith May Jensen
* 1920 - Henry Christian Jensen
he died 19 August 1935
buried: unknown location
JOHNSON, Gladys Noreen - aged 5 months
born: to Edward & Ellen JOHNSON
died: at Waione on 22 August 1907
buried: Grave 78C, Block 2
LOVEJOY, Robert George - aged 2 months
born: Christmas Day 1893 to George LOVEJOY & Lydia 'Matilda' TAYLOR
died: 22 February 1894
buried: unknown location
George & Lydia married in Foxton 1893. Their known children:
* 1893 - 1894 Robert George Lovejoy
* 1895 - 1919 Henry George 'Harry' Lovejoy
* 1896 - 1937 Frederick Thomas 'Tom' Lovejoy
* 1897 - 1956 William Arthur Lovejoy
* 1899 - 1941 Rudolph James 'Dick' Lovejoy
* 1901 - 1999 Elsie Freda Lovejoy
* 1909 - 1990 Alfred Raymond Lovejoy
Evening Post, 2 February 1918 The death is announced of one of the early settlers of the Coast district, in the person of Mr George Lovejoy, who died at Dannevirke on Wednesday evening at the age of 51 years. The late Mr Lovejoy was born at Oxford, England, and arrived in New Zealand 47 years ago with his parents, settling in Wellington. He came to Dannevirke in 1887. Deceased was a splendid type of British settler, and was widely known and highly respected in the Coast district. He is survived by his widow and a family of five sons and one daughter. One of the sons is on active service at the front, while another is in camp.
* Lydia Matilda Lovejoy (1868-1951) remarried to Percy KNIGHT in 1926
LUNN, Henry - adult
buried: unknown location
LUNT, Alma (formerly VIDDLER) - aged 46
Alma married Fred Lunt (1868-1945) in 1896
they were Sheep Farmers
died: 28 December 1902
buried: unknown location
the WILL of ALMA LUNT
LUNT, Charles Thomas - aged 9
born: 8 September 1902 to Charles LUNT (1869-1941) & Priscilla CARTER (1868-1946)
buried: Grave 83B, Block 2
Evening Post, 9 October 1911 A CHILD KILLED
DANNEVIRKE, This Day. Charles Lunt, aged nine years, a son of a settler at Horoeka, was killed yesterday. It was supposed that deceased became entangled in a rope attached to a horse in his father's paddock. He sustained a fracture of the base of the skull
Charles & Priscilla were married in Lyttelton, they also had a daughter:
* 1908 - 1980 Mary Lunt (+ Percy Puflett MAYO (1906-1963)
MARTIN, Florence Lillian (nee CAMERON) - 1996, aged 92
born 7 August 1904, 6th of 10 children of Kenneth CAMERON & Margaret REID
Florence was a registered nurse
died: 1 September 1996 at Brightwater Centre, Palmerston North
buried with her parents (see above)
McDONALD, Flora Margaret - aged 5 months
born: 14 May 1905 to James Little McDONALD & Elizabeth HANSEN
died: 5 October 1905
buried: unknown location
Bush Advocate, 5 October 1905 McDONALD - On October 5th, at Weber, Flora, the beloved daughter of J. A. and Elizabeth McDonald, aged 5 months. The funeral will take place at Weber on Saturday, at 2 p.m.
McLEAN, Kenneth - aged 88
buried: Grave 90A, Block 4
McLEAN, Mary - aged 60
died: 26 January 1920
buried: Grave 89A, Block 4
McMILLAN, unknown baby (2 of them)- unknown
buried: Graves 77B & 78B, Block 2
PHILLIPS, Thomas - aged 65
died: 3 October 1908
buried: Grave 84C, Block 2
RICE, John Maurice - aged 13
born: 10 July 1897 to John RICE & Marian Elizabeth MURRAY
died: 28 May 1911
buried: Grave 32A, Block 3
the children of John & Marian: (married in Napier 1896)
* 1897 - 1911 John Maurice Rice (born in Weber)
* 1898 - 1987 William James Rice
- born in Weber, married in Carterton, died in Hamilton
* 1900 - Jessie Rice
* 1905 - 1974 Stanley Rice
RYAN, Bertha - aged 3 weeks
died: 28 October 1897
buried: unknown location
daughter of Michael RYAN & Elizabeth OETGEN
RYAN, Edward John - aged 6.3
died: 28 October 1889
buried: unknown location
son of Michael RYAN & Jane RIDLEY
Bush Advocate, 9 November 1889 RYAN - On Oct. 28., at Weber, near Danevirke, of croup, Edward John, son of Michael Ryan; aged six years and three months. Wairarapa papers please copy
the known children of Michael & Jane:
* 1880 - Ellen Charlotte Ryan
* 1881 - Eliza Jane Ryan
* 1883 - Edward John Ryan
RYAN, Roy - aged 5 days
born: 1904 to Dennis Philip RYAN & Eliza Mary LAWLISS
died: 21 March 1904
buried: Grave 88A, Block 4
the known children of Dennis & Eliza:
* 1897 - 1976 Thelma Aureen Mary Ryan
* 1899 - 1969 Desmond Dennis Ryan
* 1901 - 1976 Earl Richmond Ryan
* 1902 - 1976 Jack Sarsfield Ryan
* 1904 - 1904 Roy Ryan
* 1905 - 1920 Edwin Lawliss Ryan
* 1907 - 1979 Philip Eric Ryan
* 1910 - 1974 Leo Owen Ryan
* 1912 - Iris Zeta Ryan
* 1913 - Geraldine Ryan
SLATTERY, Timothy - aged 74
died: 25 December 1920 (Xmas Day)
buried: Grave 77B, Block 3
STAINTON, unknown baby
died 27 October 1915
buried: Grave 9C, Block 3
SULLIVAN, Margaret - aged 3 months
born: 1901 to Dennis & Minnie SULLIVAN
died 27 July 1901
buried: unknown location
THOMPSON, Henry Woodward 'Harry' - aged 11 months
(cemetery database has Harry WOODWARD aged 11 months)
born: 5 Nov 1896, a twin with Fred Woodward Thompson, to Isabella Anderson Thompson (Fred Woodward Thompson died aged 7 weeks but not on Weber database)
died: 8 October 1897
Hawke's Bay Herald, 12 October 1897 The child of George Woodward, of Weber, died on Friday night. There was no doctor in attendance. The police think an inquest is desirable
Hawke's Bay Herald, 15 October 1897 WAIPAWA - An inquest was held at Weber before Mr S. Franklin, J.P., acting in the absence of the coroner, touching the death of Henry Woodward Thompson, aged 11 months. As this was the third illegitimate child in the family that had died during the last three years, the local Justices considered it necessary to hold an inquiry and to have a doctor's opinion as to the immediate cause of death. The following is a synopsis of the evidence:-
Mrs J. A. Thompson, the mother, said the child was taken ill on Saturday, 2nd October; seemed feverish, and thought it was teething. She gave it magnesia, which relieved it, but next day it got bad, apparently having a bad cold. She poulticed it and called in Mrs Pratt, a neighbor, on the Thursday, who approved of the course taken. Next day she called in Mrs Ryan, who said it was very bad with inflammation of the lungs, for which she administered cream and brandy, and the child died at 7.15 the same evening. She always looked after her children to the best of her ability, and could do no more for this. It was not true that she neglected her children. She took the child to a doctor at Danevirke last January, who said it was weak and suffering from English cholera; it was one of twins. She did not think the child was likely to die until Mrs Ryan came in, therefore did not send for the doctor. The evidence of Mrs Ryan and Mrs Pratt was to the same effect. Dr Riddell stated that in his opinion the child died from pneumonia; it was well nourished and was teething. The jury decided that death was due to natural causes, and desired further to state that on account of Dr Macallan's advice to Mrs Thompson in January last, relative to the child's illness, she should have called in medical assistance
THOMPSON, Isabella Andersen (nee COCHRANE) - aged 31
born: 1870 in Glasgow
She arrived in Hawkes Bay c1874 with her parents & brother Archibald Cochrane
died 13 February 1901 aged 31
buried: Plot unknown
NOTE Isabella had several illegitimate children to George Woodward but bore the name Thompson after her absent husband, James Nathan Thompson, whom she married in 1888
* re George Woodward of Weber ...
Hawke's Bay Herald, 17 November 1900 The following transfers were sanctioned:- Section 24, block 5, Weber, from George Woodward to M. Davitt
Evening Post, 5 September 1901 At the Palmerston North Police Court this morning, George Woodward was charged with the theft of 15 15s
(a 2009 equivalent of $2,401), the property of the Weber Road Board. Accused, who was clerk and foreman, was remanded to Dannevirke
Southland Times, 25 September 1901 At the Supreme Court, George Woodward, who pleaded guilty of theft of the Weber Road Board funds, was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay 10 costs
VERNON, Mary Fannie - aged 36
died: 31 October 1908
buried: Grave 19B, Block 2
Bush Advocate, 5 November 1908 WEBER - We are very sorry to have to mention the loss Ti Tree has sustained by the death of Mrs Vernon. The settlers around there are so very neighborly and kind, that they had made Mr and Mrs Vernon feel quite at home among them, although they have not been long in the district. Mrs Vernon passed away peacefully on Saturday night. During her short illness, the doctors did all in their power, assisted by the kind offices of neighbors, but without avail. Quite a gloom was cast over our neighborhood by this sad termination. Very great sympathy is felt and shown towards Mr Vernon and his three children. The nearest cemetery is at Weber; the funeral rites were conducted according to the rites of the Church of England, in the presence of a large number of the settlers. Mr W. Roberts, of Weber, was the undertaker
BDM has that Mary Fannie Vernon died 31 Oct 1908 but unfortunately the newspaper articles do not have an exact date of death nor a first name (for either of them)
The facts I found are:
* an Ivy & Gordon Vernon attended the Ti Tree Point School as in this
1909 Ti Tree Point Picnic
* .. "sympathy is felt and shown towards Mr Vernon and his three children"
* Bush Advocate, 9 July 1908 WEBER - Mr Vernon is in charge of the new stables at Ti Tree. The change of horses was made there on Monday, July 6th, for the first time. Mr Vernon has two children for Ti Tree School, bringing the roll number up so seven again
* The only 3 children born to one mother & with these names:
1901 - 1963 Iris Vernon (+ Conway Richard Charles Ferguson in 1921)
1903 - Gordon Vernon
1904 - Daisy Mona Vernon
They were children of Archibald & Maud Vernon ?
- if you know this family your help would be appreciated
WALKER, Edward - aged about 48
Edward was a brickmaker
died: 3 Jan 1920
buried: Grave 76B, Block 3
WARDLE, Herbert - aged 23
died: 26 November 1905
buried: Grave 111B, Block 3
Bush Advocate, 13 January 1906 Mr W. Rose, agent for the Public Trustee, asks for all claims in the estate of Herbert Wardle, deceased, of Horoeka, to be sent in
WEAVERS, Amelia Frances (nee LAWRENCE) - aged 41
married Charles Morris Weavers in 1881
died: 20 September 1903
buried: Grave 83C, Block 3
WEAVERS, Charles Morris - aged 80
died 21 November 1938
buried: Grave 81C, Block 3
WEAVERS, Minnie Amelia - aged 21
died: 25 March 1914
buried: Grave 83C, Block 3
the children of Charles & Amelia:
* 1882 - 1913 Bertha Ada Weavers (+ Walter John Gilbert in 1902)
* 1885 - 1915 Clement Charles Weavers
(Clement Charles Weavers, Salvation Army Officer, Georgetown)
* 1887 - 1915 Leslie Gordon Weavers
* 1890 - 1964 Edith Agnes Weavers (+ Gordon Chatfield in 1909)
* 1892 - 1914 Minnie Amelia Weavers
In 1908 he was Charles Morris Weavers, of Waione, farmer
In loving memory of Amelia Frances, beloved wife of C. M. Weavers.
Died 20th September 1903, aged 41 years.
In loving memory of Minnie Amelia, beloved daughter of C M. Weavers.
Died 25th March 1914, aged 21 years.
Also a headstone in memorial:
In memory of L. G. Weavers (10/2024)
died of wounds at Gallipoli 28th August 1915, aged 28 years.
"He died for his King and Country like a soldier, brave and true"
Private 10/2024 Leslie Gordon Weavers of Horoeka
Died of his Wounds Egypt to Gallipol 28 Aug 1915 aged 28