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Edward McMENAMIN & Jane BROWN - Ireland - NZ

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


THEY HAD:
- (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

Dorothea McMenamin
- 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
THEY HAD:
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

Annie McMenamin
- 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
THEY HAD:
?-? 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
THEY HAD:
Joyce Flyger
Elizabeth Flyger
Nora Flyger
Fay Flyger

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
THEY HAD:
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
Jack Whiteford
William Whiteford

Sarah Winifred McMenamin
- born ?
- she married James Jones
(NOTE that her sister Ann also married a James Jones)
THEY HAD:
James Jones
Isabel Jones
Jack Jones
Dora Jones
Gilbert Jones
Winnie Jone
Charles 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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LOWER HUTT New Zealand BUSINESS OWNERS in the 1800s

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Wong ah Poo (APPO) Hoc Ting (HOCTON) - first Chinese immigrant to New Zealand

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

Who was Alfred Whitehead (1856-1917) - Herbertville, New Zealand

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 Cemetery New Zealand

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

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Hugh McMillan KENYON + Susan Elizabeth EDEN


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"C" names - OLD GORGE Cemetery, Woodville

the 'Residents' of
OLD GORGE CEMETERY
, Woodville, New Zealand

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

C
CAIRNS
- unknown baby 1908-1908
- Margaret Agnes 1879-1937
- May Bertha 1917-1921
- Robert 1875-1964
- William Mackenzie 1904-1904

CALDER
- John Henley 1914-1914

CAMERON
- James Joseph - nothing known
- Margaret 1862-1895

CAMPBELL
- Mary Amelia Maud 1885-1890

CAREY
- Helen 1834-1902

CARLILE
- Julia Jane (nee Begg) 1856-1891

CARLYON
- Arthur Edmund 1886-1887
- Leonard Percy 1879-1887

CARPENTER
- Amy Gertrude 1876-1900

CARRICK
- Patrick 1855-1896

CARRINGTON
- Basil Prometheus 1908-1949
- Gordon Peter Longden 1868-1948
- Ira Galileo 1916-1938
- Leah (nee Eades) 1887-1980
- Vivenne Iolanthe 1918-1921

CARSEN
- Bertha 1888-1926

CARSON
- Benjamin 1869-1952
- Elizabeth 1831-1915
- Robert 1896-1896

CARTER
- Rosetta (nee Williams) 1865-1886

CHALMERS
- Ann Drew 1819-1899
- John 1819-1900
- John 1849-1908

CHAMBERLAIN
- Annie Priscilla (nee Rennaut) 1860-1956

CHEYNE
- Ann Margaret 1878-1947
- Christine D. 1847-1934

CHRISTIANSEN
- Peder (Peter) 1848-1929
- Phyllis Merla 1914-1918

CLARK
- Arnold Leslie 1923-1924
- Bertie 1891-1983
- Betty 1926-2008
- Christina 1836-1897
- Douglas 1921-1921
- Elizabeth Victoria 1867-1929
- Jessie 1918-1935
- John Thomas 1862-1938
- Margaret Isabel 1889-1956
- Thomas 1839-1889
- William 1823-1887

CLARKE
- Alwina (nee Rader) 1863-1952
- Elizabeth Jane (nee Waugh) 1885-1954
- Eva Annie 1892-1921
- George Henry 1889-1972
- Herbert 1863-1908
- Herbert William 1896-1913
- Nellie Bertha 1893-1961
- Percy Frederick 1898-1899
- Robert Thomas 1870-1905
- Robert 1919-1920

CLEAVER
- Arnold Cumberland 1911-1912

CLEMENSE
- Maud 1883-1919

CLIMESHA
- Leopine 1868-1910

CLINGBERG
- William Charles Thomas 1891-1953

COLE
- Faith Hill (nee Burnett) 1862-1900
- Marie Louise 1899-1903
- Thomas 1842-1921

COLHOUN
- Annie Grace (nee Payne) 1889-1935
- John Samuel 1922-1942

COLLINS
- Agnes 1865-1912
- Alec Lance 1923-1923
- Charles Arthur 1883-1883
- Edward 1862-1944
- Louis Samuel 1884-1884
- Martha 1864-1923
- Reuben 1854-1889

COLLIS
- William 1856-1893

COMPTON
- Emmily Amelia (nee Nott) 1872-1925
- Jacob William 1875-1938

CONNOP
- Ann Elizabeth 1843-1917
- Thomas Roderick 1876-1922

COOK
- Alfred William 1872-1949
- Elizabeth 1837-1916
- Gladys Lilian 1896-1935
- Mary Eliza (nee Paice) 1873-1941
- William Thomas 1835-1921

COOKE
- Margaret 1885-1933

COOPER
- Eileen May 1915-1915
- Margaret 1892-1892

COSGROVE
- Margaret Josephine (nee Hunter) 1846-1926

COSSEY
- unknown baby 1917-1917

COTTER
- Florence Elizabeth 1880-1976
- Ivy Florence 1905-1971

COURT
- Alice Mary 1885-1959
- Thomas 1882-1955

COWARD
- Charles Edward 1859-1927
- Mary Alice 1874-1959

COX
- Ada 1890-1937
- Frances Jane 1845-1940
- Henry 1844-1915
- Robert 1841-1889

CRAWFORD
- Marion Ada 1866-1952
- Mary Anne Charlotte (nee Andrews) 1838-1922
- William Gibb 1836-1919

CRESS
- Louisa 1834-1905

CRICKET
- unnamed 103 year old aboriginal African 1788-1891

CRONIN
- Mary 1867-1912

CROSS
- Mary 1867-1912
- John Waldram 1851-1942

CROWE
- Emma (nee Hobbs) 1851-1913

CRUICKSHANK
- Alexander 1905-1905

CULLEY
- John 1859-1888

CUNNINGHAM
- James 1838-1889
- James Bruel 1930-1953
- Jonathan Blair 1921-1939
- Mary Anne (nee Millin) 1872-1959
- Victoria Dorothy May 1899-1989

CURRIE
- John Keith 1902-1967
- Mary Ann 1883-1962

CURRY
- Alice Ada 1880-1939
- Archibald Bernard 1917-197
- Catherine Mary Hilda Anne Agnes 1886-1951
- Elsie Isabel 1900-1905
- Ethel Mary 1901-1901
- Eva May 1885-1957
- Gertrude Rose 1893-1900
- Harriet 1856-1927
- Harriett 1891-1891
- James 1853-1945
- John 1836-1916
- Sarah 1835-1928
- unknown baby 1918-1918
- Victoria Gertrude 1900-1900
- William 1969-1969

CURTIS
- William 1900-1901

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