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Auckland Divorce Court - Nov 1935

taken from Auckland Star, 21 November 1935
- The info here is condensed. Go to link for more -

... With over 60 undefended divorce petitions set down for hearing to-day in the Supreme Court the Chief Justice, Sir Michael Myers and mr Justice Callan were kept busy. The Chief Justice heard twelve petitions in the downstairs Court, while upstairs Mr Justice Callan disposed of several others

Herman Alfred ADOLPH from Mary Josephine ADOLPH
- misconduct
* Mary Josephine TUOHEY - they married 1920

Gertie ANGEL from Alfred Colin ANGEL
- separation 3 years or more
* Gertie METCALF - they married 1917

Edwin Arthur BOOTH from Mary Ann BOOTH
- separation 3 years or more
* Mary Ann STEWART - they married 1915

Amie Una BRADY from Henry BRADY
- separation 3 years or more

Agnes Sinclair Leith BROWN from Alfred Edward BROWN
- desertion
* Agnes Sinclair Leith HOLMES - they married 1924

Esther Rebecca BROWNING from George William BROWNING
- separation 3 years or more

Dudley CARLETON from Muriel Maud CARLETON
- desertion
* Muriel Maud STEERE - they married 1930

Alexander Benjamin CLEAVER from Evelyn Winifred CLEAVER
- desertion
* Evelyn Winifred HARGREAVES - they married 1924

James Gordon CUNNINGHAM from Alice Sarah May CUNNINGHAM
- separation 3 years or more

Jessie DAY from Alfred DAY
- separation 3 years or more
* Jessie SCOTT - they married 1913

May Alice FRITH from Harold FRITH
- separation 3 years or more
* May Alice HEWITT - they married 1923

Robert Adair GILLESPIE from Stella May GILLESPIE
- desertion
* Stella May CAMMELL - they married 1912

Stephen Summerfield HARTSHORNE from Christina Ina/Ena HARTSHORNE
- separation 3 years or more
* Christina Ina WILLIAMSON - they married 1928

Nellie Vita HAYWARD from George Graham HAYWARD
- cruelty
* Nellie Vedia SIMMONDS - they married 1927

Elsie May HUTCHISON from Alfred Henry HUTCHISON
- separation 3 years or more

Kamarera Te Wharepapapa KOPA from Tau Ro KOPA
- desertion
* Kamariera Te Wharepapa PEPENE - they married 1923

Sydney Walter MABEY from Alice Alma Myrtle MABEY
- misconduct
* Alice Alma Myrtle GOULD - they married 1927

- separation 3 years of more
* Annie RIDDELL - they married 1910

Christina May MILLS from Harold Henry James MILLS
- separation 3 years or more
* Christina May SHINE - they married 1915

Percival Francis NELSON from Betty Ellen NELSON
- desertion

Havilah Malcolm NORTH from May NORTH
- desertion
* May HORSFIELD - they married 1905, Harpurhey, Lancashire, England

Betty Violet Florence PAIN from Stuart Hubert Collins PAIN
- desertion
* Betty Violet Florence MUNTON - they married 1927

Eva Pearson PATTERSON from Harry PATTERSON
- separation 3 years or more
* Eva Pearson McMILLAN - they married 1918

Gwendoline Gertrude PENNO from Clifford PENNO
- misconduct
* Gwendoline Gertrude TAYLOR - they married 1923

Beatrice PILKINGTON from Edward Charles PILKINGTON
- separation 3 years or more
* Beatrice OLD - they married 1895

Anne Mary ROBERTS-BLAKE from Frank Emlyn Morris ROBERTS-BLAKE
- separation 3 years or more
* Anne Mary DODD - they married 1931

Robert James RUTHERFORD from Christine Emma Eliza RUTHERFORD
- separation 3 years or more
* Christina Emma Eliza FRANZEN - they married 1915

Phyllis Muriel Alexandria Peace SHARPE from Samuel Stuart SHARPE
- separation 3 years or more
* Phyllis Muriel Alexandria Peace GREENWOOD - they married 1926

Jessie Clelland STARK from Albert STARK
- desertion
* Jessie Clelland WALLACE - they married 1920

Edmund SOUTAR from Catharine Kathleen SOUTAR
- separation 3 years or more
* Kathleen Catherine TRAVERS - they married 1915

Heleanor Dorothy TAYLOR from Charles TAYLOR
- separation 3 years or more
* Heleanor Dorothy LYONS - they married 1915

Ann THOMPSON from Gordon Pace THOMPSON
- separation 3 years or more
* Ann CANTELL - they married 1919

Helen May VAN RENEN from Frederick McLeod VAN RENAN
- adultery
* Helen May HAMERTON

Florence Patricia WARNER from Albert Henry WARNER
- separation 3 years or more
* Florence Patricia NOLAN - they married 1926

the WAIRARAPA DRAFT - 30 April 1918

Wairarapa Daily Times, 30 April 1918

The following men from the Wairarapa will concentrate in Masterton tomorrow, and will leave for camp by the early train on Thursday morning:-

* served with NZEF, 40th Reinforcements B Company
* embarking from Wellington 10 July 1918
unless otherwise stated

Henry John BARSON (1879-1918) - Featherston
* served as: Private 79178
* occupation: Labourer
* next of kin: Mrs W. Wakely (sister), South Featherston
- his sister Emily Maria Barson married William Walter Wakely in 1900
* 2 of at least 11 children of Thomas (1849-1913) & Emma (1846-1912) Barson
* DIED of DISEASE 12 Sep 1918 aged 39 in UK
* buried Church. C. 4832. Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Devon, England
* his brother, George Edward Barson (1886-1916) also died in WW1

Sydney Clifford BISHOP (1892-1953) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79179
* occupation: Cheesemaker
* next of kin: Mrs C. Bishop (mother), Carrington, Carterton
* son of Arthur Archibald BISHOP & Charlotte BOOTH

Charles Leslie BROWN (1898-1962) - Masterton

Victor Albert Henry BARLOW (1899-1983) - Carterton
* served as: Private 79227
* occupation: Farm Hand
* next of kin: Mrs P. Barlow (mother), Greytown
* son of Albert George BARLOW & Priscilla Elizabeth Ann EAGLES
* Victor married Leila May PINNELL in 1924
* in the 1928 Electoral Roll Albert & Priscilla were in Pongakawa, near Te Puke, where Albert worked in the Mill

Henry Martin BRADY (1898-1935) - Woodville
* served as: Lance Corporal 79228
* occupation: Cheesemaker
* next of kin: Mrs C. Brady (mother), Pinfold Road, Woodville
* 1 of 8 children of Patrick BRADY & Catherine TONNER
* Henry married Emily HILLAS in 1928

Henry Thomas BURGESS (1897-1980) - Greytown
* served as: Private 79180
* occupation: Cheesemaker
* next of kin: Mrs M. Burgess (mother), Park Vale, Carterton
* son of Henry Robert BURGESS & Mary Ann MYERS

George William BUSBY (1881-1957) - Carterton
* son of William BUSBY & Elizabeth Jane BURRIDGE
* in October 1918 the Oppenheimer Sausage Casing Company, represented by Mr T. Neave of the Slaughtermen's Union, appealed for the exemption of George (as one of their foremen), and a number of other employees. They were 'definitely exempted' (as opposed to indefinitely exempted)

William McNally CASTLES (1889-1970) - Whetukura
* served as: Private 79181
* occupation: Farmer
* next of kin: Mrs W. D. Fleming (sister), Flemington, Waipukurau
- Margaret Lilly Castles married William Duncan Fleming in 1915
* served with the 42nd Reinforcements B Company, embarking 1 Aug 1918
* son of William Joseph CASTLES & Margaret McNALLY

Ronald McGillivray CATHIE (1898-1978) - Greytown
* son of Charles & Catherine Tweedie CATHIE
- Ronald married Violet Emily SOUTHCOMBE in 1927

Robert Henry CLARKE - Norsewood
* born in Australia
* served as: Private 79905
* occupation: Labourer
* next of kin: Mrs W. Dennis (sister), Swanpool, Benalla, Victoria, Australia
* served with the 41st Reinforcements H Company, embarking 27 July 1918

William COOK - Featherston

Arthur DOUGLAS - Hinakura

Charles Augustus DOUGLAS (1897-1973) - Dannevirke
* served as: Trooper 79185
* occupation: Grocer
* next of kin: Mrs M. A. Douglas (mother), York Street, Dannevirke
* served with 43rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, embarking 10 Oct 1918
* son of James Walter DOUGLAS & Miriam Adelaide PARSONS

Cyril Llewellyn ESAU (1887-1958) - Dannevirke
* Cyril was a farmer
- he married Annie BALL in 1916
* Cyril died 6 March 1958 aged 70 in Palmerston North Hospital
* last address: 44 Upham Terrace

Raymond Ordish FAIRHURST (1898-1971) - Dannevirke
* son of John Henry FAIRHURST & Eliza ARDISH
* married Chrissy Evaline ENERSEN (1902-1984) in 1921
- daughter of Carl Emil (1866-1945) & Anna Maria Elizabeth (1876-1961) ENERSEN
* Raymond & Chrissy are buried together Plot 15, Block LI at Mangatera

Len FIELD - Dannevirke

William FROST - Featherston
* served as: Private 79136
* occupation: Farm Hand
* next of kin: Mrs E. Frost (mother), c/o Post-office, Featherston

Robert Percy GEORGE - Martinborough

Douglas Farquhar GRAHAM (1898-) - Masterton
* born 31 January 1898
* son of Frederick William GRAHAM & Christina McKENZIE
* Douglas married May Hendry Selbie SMITH in 1928

John GRIFFIN - Cross Creek

Alfred Stanley HAYCOCK (1896-1934) - Featherston
* son of Thomas Owen HAYCOCK & Isabel Rodger Agatha BICKNELL
* he married Violet May McLEISH in 1921
15 Dec 1934 On December 14, 1934, at the Wellington Hospital, Alfred Stanley (Lou), dearly-loved husband of Violet May Haycock and second son of Mr and Mrs T. O. Haycock, Martinborough; aged 38 years
15 Dec 1934 The Funeral of the late Alfred Stanley Haycock will leave his parents' residence, Jellicoe Street, Martinborough, Tomorrow (Sunday), December 16, 1934, at 2 p.m., for the Featherston Cemetery

John HERDMAN (1898-1978) - Carterton
* served as: Private 79231
* occupation: Farm hand
* next of kin: Mrs Rachel Herdman (mother 1860-1941), Carterton
* son of John (1853-1921) & Rachel (1859-1941) HERDMAN
- his father John was born in Northumberland, England, came to NZ 1904 and was employed by the Napier Gas Company and remained in their service until he moved to Carterton to superintend the erection of the Borough Gas Works, of which he was subsequently appointed manager ... from Carterton

David HOLGERSON - Eketahuna
* next of kin: Jens Christian Holgerson (father), Newman, Eketahuna
* brother Henry also served, 30th Reinforcements F Company
* 2 of at least 9 children of Jens Christian (1854-1918) & Agnes (1867-1957) HOLGERSON
* David married Linder Hellen WALKER (1904-1985) in 1926
* Henry Holgerson (1889-1977) married Polly CARNE (1895-1980) in 1921

Augustus HOPE (1879-1963) - Tinui
* he married Laura Gertrude FRIEND (1882-1954) on 10 January 1918
* in 1920 he was fined in the Wellington court for Sunday trading and selling cigarettes to a young boy. Fined for Sunday trading again in 1923, 1932 & 1933 and for selling Champagne Cider without a license in 1924. For smoking in an auction mart in 1922 and in 1935 for selling milk not complying with the standard
* they were cremated at Karori. Wellington

Bernard HUGHES (1888-1969) - Cross Creek
* served as: Private 79933
* occupation: Railway Fireman
* next of kin: Miss A. Hughes (sister), c/o McCarthy's Hotel, Wanganui
* served with 41st Reinforcements H Company embarking 27 July 1918
* son of Peter HUGHES & Catherine QUINN
* sister Agnes Hughes (1895-1958) possibly married Michael Joseph Hansby in 1926

Raymond Colin INGLEY (1897-1974) - Greytown
* he married Vera Constance BICKNELL (1900-1967) on 3 Aug 1918
* a son, Raymond Thomas Ingley served with the NZ Royal Air Force. He died in Canada 28 May 1943 during WWII aged 24. Raymond & Vera were then still living in Greytown
* son of Thomas & Catherine INGLEY
* Raymond died 10 May 1974 aged 77 in Awapuni Hospital & cremated Kelvin Grove

Alfred Fred James IRELAND - Dannevirke

Leslie JOHNS - Masterton

Harold Lancelot JONES (1880-1954) - Mastertpm
* served as: Private 6352 in South Afircan War & Private 79234 in WWI
* he married Maud Desormeaux HOLMWOOD (1881-1920) in 1914
* he married Winifred Ivy MOORE (1884-1971) in 1929

William Ballinger KING - Masterton

James KENNEDY - Featherston

Sydney Benjamin LAWTON (1898-1937) - Masterton
* son of William LAWTON & Rose EXTON
- siblings were:
1886 - Elsie Rose Lawton
1888 - William Henry Lawton
1889 - Doris Louise Mary Lawton
1892 - Walter Vivian Lawton
1895 - Maurice Roy Lawton
1898 - Sidney Benjamin Lawton
1900 - Vera Glencoe Lawton
1902 - Ina May Lawton

Alexander McNAB - Masterton
* served as: Private 79192
* occupation: Tailor
* next of kin: Mrs J. McNab (wife), Pannel St, (sic) Pownall St., Masterton
* Alexander married Jeannie COLE 6 June 1918 (6 weeks after call up)

Herbert McMULLAN - Cross Creek
* possibly Herbert Russell McMILLAN, Private 79796 with the 41st, H Company

Michael McCROSSIN - Cross Creek
* served as: Private 79935
* occupation: Engineer
* next of kin: W. McCrossin (father), Upper Hutt
* served with the 41st Reinforcements H Company
* Michael married Eunice Mary BROWN in 1922

James MEAGHER (1887-) - Cross Creek
* son of Martin Joseph MEAGHER & Emily HUGHES

Arthur James MORONEY (1893-1935) - Pirinoa
- son of James & Jane MORONEY

Albert Gordon 'Sonny' NICOLSON (1898-1977) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79236
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: Mrs M. Nicolson (mother), Clareville, Carterton
* son of Albert Ernest Emanuel & Mary NICOLSON
* Sonny married Annie Helen Violet WEBB (1892-1961) in 1938
- they lived in Dannevirke

William Robert PRINGLE (1888-1967) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79195
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: Mrs M. O. Pringle (wife), 33 Michael St, Masterton
* William married Myrtle Olive FALK in 1916
* son of William PRINGLE & Elizabeth Alice SHEPPARD

James RESIDE (1880-1960) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79196
* occupation: Sheep Farmer
* next of kin: A. Reside senr., (father), Masterton
* left on the 'Tahiti' and contracted the 1918 Flu after leaving Sierra Leone
* son of Alexander RESIDE (1854-1942) & Madeline Walker DUNCAN (1854-1912)
* James returned from war on the "Giessen" 26 August 1919. He was living at Stronvar, (33km east of Masterton) with his father and a shepherd on their sheep farm, 33 year old Christopher Carr. Ten days later, on 5 September 1919, James shot and killed Christopher Carr in his bed
* the Trial

Martin RYAN - Pahiatua
* served as: Private 79197
* occupation: Farmer
* next of kin: J. Ryan (father), Pongoroa, Pahiatua

Frank Victor St. George RYAN (1898-1967) - Greytown
* served as: Private 79237
* occupation: Chemist
* next of kin: Mrs C. Ryan (mother), Hastwell Street, Greytown
* base born son of Kate Columbia RYAN

Donald William ROSS (1898-1976) - Masterton
* born in Australia
* when he served in 1917 he was:
* Private 40133
* occupation: Sheep Farmer
* next of kin: Mrs Alice Ross (mother), Kaiwaka, Martinborough
* son of William ROSS & Alice Letitia MUNN
* I may have 2 Donald William Ross mixed here??

Edward Souden SARGENT (1898-1966) - Dannevirke
* son of John William SARGENT & Amelia WHITEHEAD
* Edward married Hilda Victoria SCHENCK in 1930

Walter Lionel SHARP (1898-1975) - Masterton
* served as: Private 79238
* occupation: Teamster
* next of kin: his mother at 38 Earnslaw St, North End, Invercargill
* son of Joseph SHARP & Elizabeth Forbes CALDER

James SMITH - Masterton

Gordon Oliver SUTHERLAND (1897-1983) - Gladstone
* served as: Trooper 79240
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: J. O. Sutherland (father), Te Pare, Featherston
* served with 43rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, embarking 10 Oct 1918
* son of James Oliver SUTHERLAND & Sarah SINCLAIR
- brother of James Gilbert below

James Gilbert SUTHERLAND (1893-1976) - Gladstone
* served as: Trooper 79241
* occupation: Station Manager
* next of kin: J. O. Sutherland (father), Te Para, Featherston,
* served with 43rd Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, embarking 10 Oct 1918
* son of James Oliver SUTHERLAND & Sarah SINCLAIR
- brother of Gordon Oliver above
* James married Ruby Grace McPHEE (1898-1973) in 1922

Richard Thomas VIDDLER (1881-1953) - Dannevirke
* son of Thomas (1856-1895) & Alma (1856-1902) Viddler, settlers of Weber. Richard's father drowned in the Akiteo River 17 May 1895 & his body was found 15 Jan 1897. His mother remarried to Fred LUNT in 1896 and moved to 'Spray Hill', Hawkes Bay
* Richard's sisters were: Caroline, Mary & Sarah Viddler
* occupation: Gardener at Umutaoroa, Dannevirke
* Richard married Amelia Henrietta AUGUSTINE (1888-1984) in 1915
* their twins, Alma (died aged 2 hours) & John (died aged 1 day) 18/19 Nov 1915
- they are buried Plot 7, Block B at Mangatera
* Richard & Amelia are buried together Plot 1, Block ZT at Mangatera Cemetery

Charles Spencer Kenneth VIGERS (1898-1982) - Dannevirke
* served as: Private 79201
* occupation: Shepherd
* next of kin: A. K. Vigers (father), Ormondville
* son of Alfred Kenneth VIGERS & Minnie GOLDSMITH

Eric Mortimer WICKENS (1894-1963) - Masterton
* born in Masterton, 7th of 8 children of James WICKENS & Ellen MOORE
* Eric married Isabella SCOTT in Masterton 1919
* their son Eric Jeffrey Wickens (1919-1941), Private 31737, died in the Western Desert WWII 25 Nov 1941

William HOWITT + Isabella MacKAY - Patea

William HOWITT (1840-1920)
born in New Pitsligo, a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near Peterhead
- arrived 1861 on the Sir Ralph Abercrombie
he married 1 April 1865 to
Isabella 'Belle' MacKAY (1840-1911)
born 28 Nov 1840 in Inverness, Scottish Highlands
- arrived on the 'Pegasus' into Auckland 29 March 1865

WILLIAM & ISABELLA are buried:
New Plot 4051 & 4050 (Old Plots 5 & 6) Block 12 at Patea General

WILLIAM & ISABELLA had 10 children:

... 1
1866 - 1881 George Sutherland Mackay Howitt
- born 28 January 1866 in Okato, buried 11 September 1881 in Patea
On the 9th September 1881, at Patea, George, son of William Howitt, late of Okato, aged 16 years
Taranaki Herald, 12 September 1881 The late George S. M. Howitt was a lieutenant in the cadets, and a military funeral was accorded him yesterday by the Cadets and Rifle Volunteers, accompanied by the Band. The Rifles fired the salute and the Good Templar body attended in regalia and performed their funeral service, and intend erecting a memorial. The concourse was a very large one


... 2
1867 - 1917 Isabella Alphina Howitt
- born in Okato
- Isabella married Charles Robert George CHARTERIS (1872-1954) in 1897
Wanganui Chronicle, 13 August 1897 A glorious summer day favoured the wedding of Mr Robert Charteris, son of Mr David Charteris, of Temuka, and nephew of the Rev Dr Charteris, the Queen's senior chaplain in Scotland, to Miss Isabella Howitt, daughter of one of our most respected fellow townsmen. The ceremony was performed on Wednesday (11th) at the residence of the bride's father, only the relatives of the young couple being present. Mr Charteris was attended as best man by Mr George K. Kells. The bride was given away by her father and attended by her sisters, Misses Ada and Nelly, and Misses Isa Paterson, Lois Oldham and Helen Charteris. The bride wore a dress of fancy tweed blue colour, trimmed with cream coloured corded silk and carried a bouquet of hyacinth, snowdrops and maiden hair fern. The bridesmaids were dressed in cream silk lustre, trimmed with green velvet ribbon and wore gold ornaments, the present of the bridegroom. The mother of the bride wore a becoming dress of fancy tweed trimmed with jet. The presents which could be numbered by the score, were of the most varied description and were sent from all parts of New Zealand. The young couple carry with them into their new home the good wishes of a large circle of friends, the bride especially being esteemed on account of the many womanly qualities she possesses
- their known children:
1899 - 1977 Gordon Howitt Charteris
1901 - 1979 Oswald Mackay Charteris
1907 - 1907 Charles Robert Charteris (aged 7 weeks)
Isabella Alphina died 29 March 1917 & buried Plot 4, Block 14 Patea General


... 3
1869 - 1956 William King Howitt
- born 16 January 1869 in Okato
- he married Jessie Skinner SOUTER in 1897
Taranaki Herald, 11 December 1897 Mr W. K. Howitt, eldest son of Mr William Howitt, formerly of Okato, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Jessie S. Souter, late of Aberdeen, Scotland, last week in the Waverley Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev C. MacDonald. The wedding was a charmingly pretty one, four nridesmaids being in attendance on the bride, while a large party of the young couple's relations were present; the ladies being exquisitely dressed. The lovely bouquets which were quite a feature were all the gifts of Mrs E. Derrett, of Pine HIll. The bride, who was given away by Mr J. B. Taylor, chairman of the Waverley Town Board, was attired in an electric grey costume, trimmed with Merveilleaux and white Bengaline silk, white straw hat trimmed with chiffon and violets, and wore a massive gold bangle, the present of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids - Misses Ada and Nelly Howitt and the MissES Moir - were attired in cream silk lustre with picture hats trimmed with chiffon and lilies of the valley, and all wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's travelling dress was fawn tweed with hat to match. The honeymoon is being spent at Stony River. Mr Howitt, who is known to a good many old Taranakites as a writer, and as one who has travelled about the world a good deal, has now finally settled down with his charming wife for good and all. Good wishes from people all along the coast follow the young couple into their new home
- in 1917 he was made a Justice of the Peace at Devonport, Auckland
Hawera & Normanby Star, 6 December 1900 Owing to ill-health, Mr W. K. Howitt, of Patea, is leaving the colony. Mr Howitt was a borough councillor, and took a generally intelligent interest in the welfare of Patea
Evening Post, 4 April 1902
...Mr W. K. Howitt, who was for thirty years a settler in the Taranaki District, and who was for some years a member of the Patea Borough Council, has taken up his abode at Tarland, in Aberdeenshire, where he holds the position of postmaster. A few evenings ago Mr Howitt delivered a lecture on New Zealand, under the auspices of the Town Council
Evening Post, 1 October 1903 from London - Mr William Clark SOUTER, M.B., Ch.B., has been selected by the Admiralty to act as surgeon on board the Antarctic relief ship Terra Nova, which has been fitted out at Dundee for the expedition, and which will leave this country almost immediately. Dr Souter, who recently graduated with honours at Aberdeen University, is a nephew of Mrs W. K. Howitt, lately of Patea, New Zealand
Patea 1908 Mr William King Howitt, who was elected to the Patea Borough Council in January, 1897, and again in September of the same year, is a son of Mr William Howitt, of Patea, an early military settler. He was born at Okato, Stony River, near New Plymouth, in the year 1869, and was partly educated in the blockhouse then in use as a private school. His education was continued at Patea after the removal of his parents to that town, and there, too, he learned the trade of a baker with his father. Then he took a trip to the Old Country, where he found employment in the office of the Northern Trawling Company, Aberdeen, Scotland, and attended evening classes at the Gordon College. Mr Howitt travelled nearly all over England and Scotland, and on his return to New Zealand wrote and published an account of his travels, of which 4000 copies were printed by Messrs Mills, Dick, and Co., of Dunedin, and the whole issue was promptly sold. While at Home he made known the many advantages of colonial life, and was in this way successful in inducing about thirty emigrants to avail themselves of the opportunities offered by Mr Courtney, the well-known immigration agent for Taranaki. Mr Howitt bought his father's business in 1897, but subsequently disposed of it to his brother. In 1897 he married the daughter of the late Mr. George Souter, farmer, of Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Mr Howitt is further referred to as a general storekeeper at Awatuna East.
- in 1939 the Marquis of Aberdeen, wrote to William's wife, Jessie, from Haddo House, Aberdeen, in regard to the passing of his mother Isabel, marchioness of Aberdeen, who devoted the greater part of her life to Women's causes
- in March 1941, Jessie, of Stanley Bay, left with her niece, Miss Maud Henty, for Tapuhi north Auckland
Auckland Star, 17 April 1944 On April 17, 1944, at the Green Lane Hospital, Jessie S., dearly loved wife of W. K. Howitt, of 49 Glen Road, Stanley Bay. A service will be held at the residence of G. M. Howitt, 3 Ngaroma Road, Greenwood's Corner at 10.30a.m. Private cremation. No flowers
- William King Howitt wrote the books:
A Pioneer Looks Back, Auckland, 1945
A Pioneer Looks Back Again, Auckland, 1947


... 4
1871 - 1954 Adam 'Ad' Howitt
- born in Okato
Hawera & Normanby Star, 1 August 1899 The illuminated address which was presented to Mr Lowe, late chief engineer of New Zealand railways, who is leaving Wellington to take up mission work in India, was the work of Mr Ad Howitt, formerly of Patea. Mr Howitt, who is now one of the foremost artists in New Zealand, has made rapid strides in his profession; this lates work is described by a Wellington paper to be really a work of genius. A leading idea in the design is sunset in New Zealand and sunrise in India, typifying the close of Mr Lowe's career her and his entry upon a new one abroad. This is suggested by the artist in a couple of scenes, thus described in the New Zealand Times: "The first represents 'Evening in New Zealand' and shows Egmont's magnificent proportions, outlined against a sunset sky, and contrasted with it is 'Morning in India' the rising sun casting a warm glow over a tropical sky and throwing into relief the form of 'that dream in marble', the Taj Mahal, whose beauties are mirrored in the placid depths of the river which stretches in a broad stream to the foreground of the picture".
The material used by this young man when he was quite a lad to draw his crude sketches on was the paper bags in his father's shop that were used for putting confectionery in, and one lady whose sense of propriety was of the strictest kind complained rather severely that a bag her little girl had got had the picture of a horse race on it, the horses coming in to the post neck and neck. There is something of the irony of fate in the fact that the same lady has had cause to congratulate him on some of his later day work
Evening Post, 22 October 1889 Mr Allan Smith, the well-known "Highland Laddie" of Manners-street, has just had built to his order by Mr George Luke, of Taranaki-street, a very handsome grocer's delivery cart with somewhat novel decorations. The side panels are painted in a tartan pattern, with the words "Highland Laddie" in large striking letters running along, and in the centre a shield. on which has been painted by Mr Adam Howitt and excellent picture of a Highlander in full costume. The vehicle altogether us well constructed and cannot fail to excite attention in the streets
Wanganui Chronicle, 10 April 1894 A most interesting event took place at the Borough Chambers to-day in the shape of a gathering of the friends of Mr Webster, Manager of the Bank of Australasia, who is leaving for the Palmerston North branch. His Worship the Mayor, Mr R. A. Adams, read an address which was excellently illuminated by Mr Adam Howitt, and was quite a work of art and the admiration of all ...
- Adam married Clara Louisa MORTON (1871-1948) in 1899. Daughter of Mr Thomas Morton, City Engineer of Wellington & Clara WINSLADE
Wanganui Chronicle, 11 May 1899 A very pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mrs Hurley, St Hill-street, on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., when Mr Adam Howitt, well and favourably known in Patea and surrounding districts (late artist for Christchurch Engraving Company) and second surviving son of Mr W. Howitt, of Patea, and Miss Clara Morton were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The Rev H. Peters officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W. Morton, was attired becomingly in white, with the orthodox veul and orange blossoms, and was attended by Miss Blythe and the Misses Ada and Nellie Howitt. Bride and bridemaids wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr A. M. Howitt acted as best man. The ceremony over, the company was entertained at afternoon tea, at which some 40 friends of the bridal pair were present, after which the happy couple took their departure, amid showers of rice and good wishes, for Palmerston North, en route for Wellington, their future residence
- their known children:
* 1900 - 1959 Donald Mackay Howitt
- March 1925, the engagement is announced of Miss Beatrice May, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Shirtcliffe, of Remuera, Auckland, to Mr Donald Mackay, only son of Mr and Mrs Ad. Howitt, of Lyall Bay, Wellington
* 1905 - Isabel Adaline Howitt
Evening Post, 12 June 1901 The New RAILWAY OFFICES now being built for the accommodation of the Railway Department in Featherston-street, opposite the Telephone Exchange, will be a distinct addition to the architecture of Wellington ... according to the designs the trowel which is to be presented to the Duke of Cornwall on the occasion of laying the foundation stone will be an exceedingly handsome memorial. It is designed by Mr Ad Howitt, of the Railway Department. The principal feature of the design is the border work, representing Maori carvings and rata blooms. The handle is of greenstone, surmounted by a solid Imperial Crown in gold. The inscription is as follows:- Royal Arms. Presented to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York to commemorate the occasion of his laying the foundation stone of the New Zealand Railway Departmental Offices, Wellington, June 1901. Here follow the names of the Governor and Ministers and builder. The trowel will be enclosed in a wooden casket ornamented by maori carving, the casket being the work of Mr Heberley of Petone. The trowel is being manufactured by Messrs Littlejohn and Son, and the engraving is the handiwork of Mr W. R. Bock
- in 1928 Ad was described as the 'Chief Draughstman of the Railway Department' in Wellington


... 5
1873 - 1873 Margaret Howitt
- On the 19th April 1873, at Sunnyside, Okato, Margaret, infant daughter of William and Isabella Howitt, aged 9 days


... 6
1874 - 1937 Alexander Mackay Howitt
- On the 1st September, at Sunnyside, Okato, Mrs William Howitt of a son
- Alexander married Isa PATERSON (1879-1915) in 1900
Taranaki Herald, 3 October 1900 The first wedding celebrated in the Patea Presbyterian Church took place last week, when Mr A. M. Howitt, fourth son of Mr W. Howitt, was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Isie Paterson, second daughter of Mr John Paterson, of Patea. The wedding was one of the prettiest yet seen in Patea. The church had been tastefully decorated by the young friends of the young couple, and when the ceremony began the church was simply packed with people, many being quite unable to gain admission., thereby testifying to the popularity of both parties, who had been brought up from childhood in the town, and who were now to enter upon a new sphere and important page in their life's history. The bride, who was led to the altar by her father, was dressed in a white silk lustre, trimmed with chiffon and lace, and with the customary veil and orange blossoms. She carried a beautiful bouquet and was attended by four diminutive bridesmaids. who were daintily dressed in white and buttercups, two of which carried flower baskets and two shepherd's crooks. All of the little dots wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Gordon Howitt and Mr Gordon as groomsman, The choir, of which both the bride and bridegroom had been prominent members for some time past, assisted by friends, with Mrs J. K. Mitchell as organist, sang a hymn appropriate to the occasion. The Rev A. M. Beattie conducted the ceremony and at the close, following a good old Scotch custom, presented the young couple with a family bible, theirs being the first wedding celebrated in the church. After the ceremony the bride's parents entertained a large party at afternoon tea, the whole being photographed by Mr Ad Howitt. The honeymoon is to be spent in Wellington. As the couple left the station in the afternoon, three hearty cheers were raised in their honour by the large crowd that lined the station platform. Over a hundred presents were received from well-wished and friends, one especially noticeable present being from the Patea band, of which Mr Howitt has been a prominent member for many years
Evening Post, 8 October 1915 On the 4th October 1915, at Mantel-street, Seatoun, Wellington Isa, beloved wife of Alexander Mackay Howitt, late of Patea, aged 36 years. Interred at Karori Cemetery 6th October
- Alexander next married Christina BROWN in 1917
Patea 1908 Alexander Mackay Howitt, General Storekeeper and Tea Merchant. Baker and Confectioner, corner of Egmont and Bedford Streets, Patea. Bankers, Bank of Australasia. Mr Howitt's general store was established in the year 1895 by Mr W. K. Howitt and himself, but two years later, when the success of the undertaking was assured, the senior partner withdrew from the firm, and Mr A. M. Howitt became sole proprietor. Mr Howitt subsequently purchased from his brother, Mr W. K. Howitt, the bakery business which had been founded by their father. The bakehouse is well equipped, the oven being one of the largest on the coast, and lined top and bottom with fire bricks. An improvement, by no means common in the colony, is a patent pyrometer, an instrument for measuring the degrees of heat above those indicated by a mercurial thermometer. The advantages of this kind of oven become apparent, when it is explained that the baking occupies only about half the time required by the old style of oven. As a result, there is a great improvement in the quality of the bread, as well as in the speed with which it can be turned out in large quantities. Mr Howitt's carts traverse the country round for a radius of about ten miles, with prompt delivery in all weathers; and his wedding cakes, and other fancy confections, frequently find their way into Hawera, Waverley and other neighbouring towns. The business is conducted in a fine shop, which is stocked with all the varied goods usually found in a country store. Mr Howitt is a direct importer of crockery and other manufactures, and is agent for the Tiger and Golden Heart teas. He also deals largely in flour from the best mills in the colony. Mr. Howitt was born at Stoney river, Taranaki, in 1875, educated at Pahia, and after gaining two years' experience with the late Mr. R. A. Adams, several five years with Mr John Gibson, the well known storekeeper of Patea. After that he went into business with his brother as a general storekeeper, and subsequently acquired the business on his own account.
- he was on the 1930 Census in East Sydney, New South Wales
Evening Post, 23 March 1937 On March 17 1937, AT Sydney (suddenly), Alexander Mackay Howitt, well-loved brother of W. K. and G. M. Howitt, Auckland and Ad. Howitt, Mrs A. J. Roberts and Miss H. G. Howitt, Wellington; aged 62 years


... 7
1877 - 1960 Ada Howitt
- born in Okato
- Ada married Alban Joseph ROBERTS in 1903
- Alban was born in Wellington to William Henry ROBERTS & Kate Clara BOWERN. He was the inventor, in 1920, of 'The Kaiser' (an electrically powered automaton suited in sheet metal i.e. a 'TIN-MAN ROBOT') SEE ** BELOW
Taranaki Herald, 9 January 1904 One of the prettiest and most popular weddings that have ever taken place in Patea was that which was celebrated in the Presbyterian Church on Friday afternoon, November 27th, between Mr Alban J. Roberts, electrical engineer and Miss Ada, second daughter of Mr William Howitt, one of our oldest and most esteemed residents. The truth of the old saying 'happy is the bride the sun shines on' was fully exemplified, as not only did the bride look charming, but the weather was as delightful as any bride could wish it to be. The church, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion by the girlfriends of the bride, was filled to overflowing by the friends of the contracting parties, three white bells of artistic design, the work of the Misses Darling, being hung immediately over the spot where the wedding ceremony took place. The bride was attired in a dress of cream corded silk prettily tucked and trimmed with embroidered silk, chiffon and cream satin ribbon, wore the orthodox veil and orange blossoms and a gold bracelet set with pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet of white flowers, the gift of Mrs E. Derritt, of Pine Hill. She was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Helen Gordon Hewitt (sister of the bride), and two pretty little dots namely, Misses Maudie Mitchell and Lynn Edwards. The chief bridesmaid was attired in cream, black hat trimmed with long chiffon strings. She wore a diamond and ruby ring, the gift of the bridegroom. The two little girls mentioned wore pretty quaint, long cream chiffon gowns, cream silk Dutch bonnets with long chiffon ends, also gold pins with heart pendants, the gifts of the bridegroom, and carried baskets of rose leaves, which were strewn as the happy pair left the church. Master Gordon Howitt Charteris, nephew of the bride, was attired as "Little Lord Fauntleroy". Mr Gordon Mackay Howitt, brother of the bride, was best man. The orchestra consisted of Mesdames Mitchell and Edwards, and Misses Jacomb and Dixon, who played the Wedding march with excellent effect as the bridal party entered and left the church. The bride was presented with an artistic horse shoe by Bertha Edwards, a pretty little dot of three summers, as an additional souvenir of the happy occasion. The bride's gift to the bridegroom were gold studs and sleeve links. The wedding party were then driven to the residence of the bride's parents, the coach occupied by the newly wedded couple being artistically decorated. The health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by the Rev Mr Lewis in a felicitous speech, the bridegroom responding. The health of the bridegroom, and responded to on their behalf by Mr G. Mackay Howitt, The toast "The bride's parents", was proposed by the Rev Mr Lewis, Mr W. H. Howitt responding. Mr W. H. Howitt proposed the toast of "The Press". The bride's travelling dress was grey flaked voile trimmed with satin to match, and white silk, black chiffon hat with pink roses and long chiffon strings. The wedding presents were numerous, costly and useful. There were many pretty dresses worn amongst the guests at the ceremony, but they are too munerous to particularise. The honeymoon will be spent in Wellington


... 8
1878 - 1878 Donald Howitt
- born 11 November 1878 in Patea, Donald died 16 November 1878 aged 5 days
- he is buried Plot 4048, (Old Plot 2), Block 12 at Patea General Presbyterian


... 9
1879 - 1963 Helen 'Nellie' Gordon Howitt
- born in Patea, Helen didn't married
Taranaki Herald, 14 January 1890 About three years ago you published an item as to Nellie Howitt, the deaf and dumb daughter of Mr and Mrs Howitt, who were formerly settled at Okato. Nellie had been then two years at the Government Deaf and Dumb Institution at Christchurch, of which Mr Van Asch is principal. She is now ten years old, and has been five years at the Institution. Every year has shown a marked improvement in apprehension and intelligence, as in growth. Her appearance now speaks well for the motherly attention of Mr Van Asch who superintends the domestic arrangements, and the girl's readiness to return, and the hearty goodwill she expresses towards the teachers, as well as the principals of the Institution, is good testimony as to kindly treatment. She has, however, her partialities, and readily says whom she likes best. Little dreaming I should be intelligently answered, I put all sorts of odd questions, and was surprised at the accuracy and comparatively wide range of her knowledge. Finally I asked if she could sum, and right away came the answer, "Up to long division". I enclose samples which she worked out just as fast as she could make the figures, and she writes - and, in fact, is quick in all her movements. She speaks with a foreign accent, but distinctly, and very readily sees the point of any simple joke. What is now chiefly noticeable is the expansion of ideas, showing that the training is not mere rote, but a thorough explanation of the faculties. She brought home samples of school work, including drawing and needlework. The latter was excellent, and embraced on a square of calico, hemming, patching, gusseting and other useful forms. Of this work she is rather proud, being better in her own opinion that the work of an elder sister. She now fully realises the handicap which the deafness imposes as against those who can hear, and on her present holiday visit proved inquisitive as to how and when it was first found out that she could not hear
Hawera & Normanby Star, 16 April 1907 Helen, of Patea and her brother William King Howitt of Awatuna East, were staying at the Falls Mountain House, Stratford


... 10
1881 - Gordon Mackay Howitt
- born in Patea
- Gordon married Clara Maud PALMER (1885-1983) in 1909. Daughter of Alfred & May Elizabeth PALMER
- they had:
1910 - 1998 Nancy Marjorie Howitt
- in 1911 he was Stationmaster at Mataroa
Auckland Star, 9 February 1927 For sixteen years a private tennis club at One Tree Hill have gratuitously used the tennis court belonging to Mr and Mrs A. J. Palmer, who celebrated their golden wedding on Sunday. Mr Palmer has all these years, supervised the preparation of the court for the Saturday players and, on Saturday last, taking time by the forelock, the members of the club were the first to congratulate the happly couple and a bright little function took place. A large wedding veil had been erected over the seat where Mr and Mrs Palmer invariably sat and watch the play, and the "bride and bridegroom" were smothered with confetti as they made their way to the seat. At an interval, the bride's cake was cut by Mr Gordon Mackay Howitt who proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom. A handsome bouquet of everlasting flowers was presented to Mrs Palmer by Miss Nancy Howitt and a buttonhole by Miss Irene Clark to Mr Palmer. Mr Will Martin then presented the couple on behalf of the club with a Doulton gold and blue fruit bowl. Happy responses being made by Mr Palmer, who was completely taken by surprise. The ladies were toasted at the call of Mr Gormack, and responded to by Miss Winnie Clark
Auckland Star, 8 February 1938 Gordon Mackay Howitt, credit manager of the Farmers' Trading Company, gave evidence ...

Taranaki Herald, 17 May 1873 OKATO SCHOOL GRANT
... Mrs Catherine Hogarth, Teacher, who received 4 6s 3d (2012 equivalent of $605) from the Education Board for the quarter ending 31st December 1872, for 9 children to whom the capitation allowance is given. The following are the names of the children receiving such grant:-
* Andrew Gray
* William Gray
* Kate Syme
* Margaret Syme
* Nuna Syme
* Stanley Syme

Taranaki Herald, 14 June 1878 William's NEW SHOP
... The Patea Mail of Saturday last announces that the new baker, Mr William Howitt (late of Okato), is ready for business, and solicits a share of the Patea patronage. Mr Howitt has erected a costly baking oven and fitted up premises on the Taranaki Road, opposite Mr Taplin's store, in a manner which indicates confidence in the progressiveness of Carlyle, and intention to make a home there. The shop was opened on Monday, and the first batch of bread is spoken of as being excellent

Wanganui Chronicle, 5 June 1906 ACCIDENT
... On Thursday morning at Patea rather a serious accident happened to Mr William Howitt, one of the oldest and most respected settlers there, He was walking in the back yard of his residence when he slipped on a piece of clay and falling heavily to the ground broke three ribs. It was some time before he was discovered in his helpless condition, and at first it was thought that the accident was worse than it afterwards proved to be. Mr Howitt who is getting well up in years, is progressing as well as can be expected, but lies in a rather serious condition. His many friends up and down the coast hope that the injury may soon heal and that he will soon be about again.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 5 July 1910 William's 70th BIRTHDAY
... Mr William Howitt, of Patea, who celebrates his 70th birthday this week, has spent 47 years in the Taranaki province. As a young man of 23 he joined the military setters in New Plymouth and for three years was engaged at garrison and outpost duty between that town and Opunake, and in 1865 at Warea, fighting under Colonel Warre, he did some hard fighting when that gallant officer was clearing the coast of hostile natives. For 12 years after this at Okato, he farmed a piece of land right on the outskirts of civilisation, and with his wife and young family had some very narrow escapes. In 1898 Mr Howitt shifted to Patea, and has resided there ever since. His one recreation is bowling and he is a well-known figure on the Patea green, the members of which lately did him the honour of making him a life member. He did some very hard pioneering work in the early days, and is well nigh the last of the old hands who, fearing nothing, settled on the borders of Stony River. These men were courageous, resourceful and hopeful above all things. They were one and all pioneers, and to-day others are reaping a fruitful harvest, the result of the early work that was done so well.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 4 May 1911 DEATH of ISABELLA Howitt
... At "Glentui" Patea, on the 3rd May, Isabella, dearly beloved wife of William Howitt; aged 70 years. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30p.m.

Dominion, 6 May 1911 Isabella's OBITUARY
... On Wednesday, at Patea, the death took place of Mrs Isabella Howitt, wife of Mr W. Howitt, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Patea. The deceased lady was born in Inverness in 1840, and arrived in Auckland in the Pegasus in April, 1865 (sic, 28 March). Three days later she was married to Mr Howitt, who had come up from New Plymouth to meet her, having been in the colony three years before. For thirteen years they lived at Stoney River, Okato, right on the borders of civilisation, and there she went through experiences that would have daunted many people. Since 1878 they have lived with their family at Patea, where Mrs Howitt has been noted for her charity and great kindness to those who needed help. She is survived by a family of seven - Mrs R. Charteris, William King Howitt, Adam Howitt, Wellington, Alexander Mackay Howitt, Mrs Alban Roberts, London, Miss Helen Gordon Howitt and Mr Gordon Mackay Howitt, of Mataroa

Hawera & Normanby Star, 20 July 1920 DEATH of William Howitt
... At "Glentui" Bedford Street, Patea, on Monday, July 19th, 1920, William Howitt, in his 81st year; a colonist of sixty years' standing and a Maori War veteran. Funeral on Wednesday, July 21st, 1920, at 2p.m.

Auckland Star, 21 July 1920 William's OBITUARY
... Mr William Howitt, who died at Patea on Monday, was a very old resident of New Zealand, having come to the Dominion 60 years ago, 58 years of that time being spent in the Taranaki province and for 12 years was a pioneer farmer at Okato (Stony River) but for 42 years he had lived at Patea. He was a member of the first Borough Council in Patea, and had previously been a member of the old Carlyle Town board. He came through the Taranaki Maori wars of the "sixties" and was present at the battle of Kaitake, when Major Atkinson was in command, and it was at this battle that he won his Maori war medal. He also served under Colonel Warre when that officer was engaged clearing the coast between Opunake and New Plymouth of hostile natives. He was a noted athlete in his younger days, an excellent rifle shot and a man of untiring vigour. He was a life member of the Patea Bowling Club, and a well-known horticulturist, being judge at the local shows in the early days. He was a pioneer in the finest sense of the word, being sincere and high minded in all his actions - a man whose word was his bond. He was one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church in Patea and for many years was an office-bearer. He farmed for many years right on the outskirts of civilisation in the Okato district, being subject to the attacks of unfriendly natives, who often raided his farm and carried off his stock. For three years he had to leave his homestead at nights and sleep in the blockhouse for safety. He was 81 at the time of his death, his wife having predeceased him by nine years, He leaves a family of four sons and two daughters - Mr William King Howitt and Gordon Mackay Howitt, of Auckland; Mr Adam Howitt of Wellington; Mr Alexander Mackay Howitt of Sydney; and Mrs Roberts and Miss Howitt at present in Patea.
Mr Howitt was born at New Pitsligo, in the North of Scotland

Auckland Star, 9 August 1926 Mr NEWSHAM CURTIS
... Mr George Newsham Curtis, who passed away at New Plymouth last week, was one of the best types of colonial pioneer. He arrived in New Zealand in 1850, and spent most of his life in Taranaki. He fought at the famous Battle of Waireka in 1860, when only sixteen years of age, and was amongst the last of those who fought in that conflict. In the later 'sixties' he established a home for himself on the outskirts of civilisation near Okato, where for some time he was in partnership with the late Mr William Howitt, another pioneer settler, and they did much to develop the country where they lived. Mr George Curtis used to drive a bullock team along the rough, unformed roads and sea beach through hostile Maori country, with produce to New Plymouth and came through the ordeal unscathed, although he had many narrow escapes. Curtis's two-roomed whare, which stood near the main track into New Plymouth was a place where the utmost hospitality was ectended to the wayfarer, never mind to what class he belonged, or what was his social position. He was a man of innate culture, and he was often urged to stand for Parliament, but nothing would induce him to enter the hurly-burly of political strife. He was an exceedingly handsome man, but never married

** a timeline for Alban Joseph Roberts from the site
a history of cybernetic animals and early robots
* 1904 Running Municipal Electric Lighting Works Patea, N.Z.
* 1905 Christchurch, Patented Meat marker. Instructor in Electricity at Kaiapoi
* 1908 Early experiments in wireless in 1908 in Sydney, Australia.
* 1909 registered new member for Aero Club of the UK
* 1910 Wireless motor-launch at Dagenham Lake, Essex, England
* 1913 Demononstration of Wireless Dirigible back in New Zealand
* 1914 AJR on his way to London via Australia
* 1915 April 16, "wireless Dirigible" at the Hippodrome, London
* 1916 "Flight" "distant control of aircraft by whistling"
* 1918 - WWI Alban Joseph Roberts. RNAS Officers Service
* 1920 Automaton walks by sound control, 12 Feb date for "Kaiser" the robot
* 1921 (1 August to 13 September) St George's Hall appearance.
* 1921 Capt Alban J. Roberts performed for Maskelyne at St George's Hall
* 1923 (2 to 14th July) Capt Alban J. Roberts performed at St George's Hall
* 1924 Dutch/German Circus poster showing female automaton on skates.
* 1925 "Argus" Newspaper Aerial Torpedo 12 Aug 1925
* 1928 (10 September) Roberts returns to St George's Hall for a five week engagement with "The Robot". Most press available is of this event. Robot looks like a shiek maybe "Lawrence of Arabia". Probably booked by Noel Maskelyne.
* 1930 patents advertising device 1,769,311
* 1938 Director of Visular Directions Ltd, a new company in London
* 1950 Died in England, U.K. aged 70.

View of Mount Taranaki behind Awatuna East

The premises of William King Howitt, storekeeper, baker and post office are visible centre left. See his link above. The store was first opened in June 1878 by his father, William Howitt (featured here)

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WINDLE burials in Otago, New Zealand

... DUNEDIN ...
ANNIE Windle (1920-2012)
- born 6 January 1920 in Brechin, Scotland
- arrived New Zealand about 1926
- died 11 February 2012 aged 92
- last address: Radius Fulton Care Centre, Dunedin
- buried Plot 43, Block 87 at Green Park Cemetery

EDITH Windle (1893-1976)
- last address: Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
- died 16 August 1976 aged 83 in Invercargill
- ashes returned

FREDERICK JOSEPH Windle (1915-1996)
- born 6 August 1915 in Gore
- died 6 September 1996 aged 81 at Dunedin Hospital
- buried Plot 43, Block 87 at Green Park Cemetery
- last address: McIntosh Road, Brighton, Dunedin

JOHN Windle (1878-1962)
- married Rose HENRY in 1909
- died 9 May 1962 aged 84
- buried Plot 8, Block Z at East Taieri Cemetery

LAURIE STEPHEN Windle (1926-2002)
- died 17 November 2002 aged 76
- last address: Milton
- ashes buried Plot 43, Block P1 at Andersons Bay Cemetery

NOELINE Windle (1937-2011)
- born in Dunedin
- died 9 April 2011 in Dunedin Hospital aged 74
- last address, Mosgiel
- ashes returned

ROSE Windle (1887-1961 nee HENRY)
- married John Windle in 1909
- died 13 November 1961 aged 74
- buried Plot 8, Block Z at East Taieri Cemetery


... GORE ...
BRYAN FRANCIS Windle (1920-1967)
- son of Henry 'Harry' Windle & Mary Cecelia 'Cis' Holland
- died 6 October 1967 aged 47
- buried Plot 18, Block 64
In loving memory of
died 6th Oct 1967 aged 47 years.
and his loved wife Isobel Jessie (Bette)
Died 14th Feb 2011 Aged 92 years

CORNELIUS FRANCIS Windle (1897-1959)
- died 25 March 1969 aged 71
- buried Plot 42, Block 70
In loving remembrance of
born 1897 - died 1969.
And his wife
born 1897 - died 1977. R.I.P.

DENIS PATRICK Windle (1882-1951)
- died 5 May 1951 aged 68
- buried Plot 45, Block 70
In loving remembrance of
DENIS PATRICK WINDLE who died 5th May 1951 aged 68 years.
Also his son 13960 PTE WILLIAM HENRY killed while prisoner of war 17th Aug 1942 aged 25 years.
And his wife
ELIZABETH who died 23rd May 1959 aged 77 years.
And their daughter EILEEN MARY SOPER who died 29th May 1967. R.I.P.

ELEANOR ANNE Windle (1950-1950)
- died 2 March 1950 aged 8 hours
- buried Plot 53, Block 106 ROM CATH

ELIZABETH Windle (1881-1959)
- died 23 May 1959 aged 77
- buried Plot 46, Block 70 ROM CATH
- see Denis Patrick Windle

HENRY Windle (1886-1969)
- died 11 March 1969 aged 82
- buried Plot 17, Block 64 RON CATH
Pray for the repose of the soul of
and her husband
HENRY WINDLE 1886 - 1969.
Also their daughter MARY CATHERINE TERESA 1924 . 1982. R.I.P.

HENRY MICHAEL Windle (1910-1962)
- died 17 September 1962 aged 52
- buried Plot 44, Block 70 ROM CATH
2nd NZEF 17726 PTE H M WINDLE NZ Infantry died 17.9.1962 aged 52 years.

IRENE ELIZABETH Windle (1897-1977 nee DUNLEA)
- married Cornelius Francis Windle in 1924
- died 6 July 1977 aged 79
- buried Plot 43, Block 70
- see Cornelius

ISABEL JESSIE 'Bette' Windle (1918-2011)
- died 14 February 2011 aged 92
- buried Plot 18, Block 64 ROM CATH
- see Bryan Francis

JAMES NOEL 'Jimmy' Windle (1913-1968)
- son of Henry 'Harry' Windle & Mary Cecelia 'Cis' Holland
- died 4 May 1968 aged 54
- buried Plot 11, Block 117
pray for the repose of the soul of
loved husband of
PHYLLIS WINDLE born 1913 died 1968.
and his wife
born 1911 - died 1996 R.I.P.

KEVIN JOSEPH 'Digger' Windle (1921-1970)
- son of Henry 'Harry' Windle & Mary Cecelia 'Cis' Holland
- died 10 March 1970 aged 48
- buried Plot 30, Block 69 ROM CATH
In fond remembrance of
died 10th Mar 1970 aged 48 years.
Beloved husband of
Also their infant daughter MARY. R.I.P.

MARY Windle (1861-1930)
- died 26 January 1930 aged 68
- buried Plot 11, Block 67 ROM CATH
Erected in loving memory of
MARY WINDLE who died at Gore 26th Jan 1929. R.I.P.

MARY Windle (1947-1947)
- died 18 October 1947 aged 1 hour
- buried Plot 30, Block 69
- see Kevin Joseph

MARY CATHERINE TERESA 'Molly' Windle (1924-1982)
- daughter of Henry 'Harry' Windle & Mary Cecelia 'Cis' Holland
- died 6 July 1982 aged 57
- buried Plot 17, Block 64 ROM CATH
- see Henry Windle (1886-1969)

MARY CECELIA Windle (1889-1955 nee HOLLAND)
- married Harry Windle jnr in 1912
- died 1 December 1955 aged 66
- buried Plot 17, Block 64
- see Henry Windle (1886-1969)

NOEL HENRY Windle (1942-1989)
- died 25 January 1989 aged 47
- buried Plot 10, Block 19 LAWN
In loving memory of
1942 1989. R.I.P

PHYLLIS LILLIAN Windle (1911-1996)
- died 5 November 1996 aged 85
- buried Plot 12, Block 117
- see James Noel

WILLIAM HENRY Windle (-1954)
- died 16 January 1954 aged 1 day
- buried Plot 53, Block 106 ROM CATH
- with Eleanor Anne


MARION NORAH Windle (1904-1979)
- died 4 December 1979 aged 75
- buried Plot 24A, Block 1
Sacred heart of Jesus
Have mercy on the soul of
Beloved husband of Mary Tynan Qualter
Died 8th Jan 1941 aged 72 years
Also his wife
Died 14th Jan 1945 aged 75 years
And their son
Died 11th Nov 1977 aged 70 years
In loving memory of
Died Dec 4 1979 aged 75 years
Died Sept 24 2005 aged 94 years

Sister MARY IMELDA Windle (1913-2011)
- died 4 May 2011 aged 97
- buried Plot 6, Block 1N
S. M. Imelda Windle O.P.
13.10.1913 - 4.5.2011 R.I.P

S. Frances Scully O.P.
11.11.1924 - 30.8.2011 R.I.P.

- died 24 September 2005 aged 94
- buried Plot 1, Block 24A
- see Marion Norah


... RIVERSDALE, Southland ...
ALMA MAVIS Windle (1926-2011)
- died 29 January 2011 aged 84
- buried 13.00 Lawn Block I and 14

CATHERINE Windle (1895-1912)
- died 9 July 1912 aged 17
- buried 1.00 Block IV

CATHERINE Windle (1856-1924)
- died 31 July 1924 aged 68
- buried 1.00 Block IV

HENRY Windle (1850-1904)
- died 15 October 1904 aged 54
- buried 1.00 Block IV

JOHN Windle (1913-1919)
- died 14 April 1919 aged 6.3
- buried 5.00 Block IV

MARY ANN Windle (1890-1973 nee DOWLING)
- Mary Ann married Maurice Windle in 1916
- died 13 January 1973 aged 82
- buried 26.00 Block IV

MAURICE Windle (1889-1982)
- died 13 August 1982 aged 93
- buried 26.00 Block IV

MICHAEL Windle (1885-1907)
- lived in Longridge Village
- died 8 July 1907 aged 22
- buried 1.00 Block IV

NICHOLAS Windle (1891-1907)
- died 28 December 1907 aged 16
- buried 1.00 Block IV


* Henry 'Harry' Windle (jnr) was born 4 October 1886
- a son of Henry 'Harry' WINDLE (1850-1904) & Catherine 'Kate' O'CONNELL (1856-1924)
- Harry married Mary Cecelia 'Cis' HOLLAND in 1912
- they had 4 sons & 1 daughter (see burials above)
HARRY's CHILDREN (& of Cis Holland):
1913 - 1968 James Noel 'Jimmy' Windle
1916 - 1981 Henry Earl 'Harry' Windle
1920 - 1967 Bryan Francis Windle
1922 - 1970 Kevin Joseph 'Digger' Windle
1924 - 1982 Mary Catherine 'Molly' Windle

HARRY's SIBLINGS (children of Harry & Kate):
* 1879 - 1962 John Windle
- John married Rose HENRY in 1909
* 1880 - 1909 Mary Windle
- Mary married Daniel DALY/DALEY in 1904
* 1883 - 1951 Denis Patrick Windle
- Denis married Elizabeth COLLINS in 1908
- a son of Denis & Elizabeth, William Henry Windle, was killed 1942 while POW
* 1885 - 1907 Michael Windle
- Michael died aged 22
- his probate went to Mr Poppelwell?
* 1886 - 1969 Henry 'Harry' Windle
- married Mary Cecelia 'Cis' HOLLAND (1889-1955) in 1912
- daughter of James HOLLAND (1856-1920) & Mary MURPHY (1862-1935)
- sister of Patrick Sarsfield Holland who married Harry's sister Ellen
- he died 2 weeks before his brother Cornelius
* 1889 - 1982 Maurice Henry Windle
- Maurice married Mary Ann DOWLING in 1916
* 1891 - 1908 Nicholas Windle
- Nicholas died aged 16
* 1893 - 1982 Ellen Alice Windle
- Ellen married Patrick Sarsfield HOLLAND (1895-1951) in 1919
- son of James HOLLAND (Limerick-Gore) & Mary MURPHY (County Kerry-Gore)
- brother of Mary Cecelia who married Ellen's brother Harry
* 1895 - 1912 Catherine Windle
- Catherine died aged 17
* 1897 - 1969 Cornelius Francis Joseph Windle
- Cornelius married Irene Elizabeth DUNLEA in 1924
- he died 2 weeks after his brother Harry

They lived in Longridge Village and the children attended the Longridge Village School
Harry Windle (senior) was killed 15 Oct 1904 when, driving home from Riversdale, (12km) his horse bolted and he was pinned underneath the trap - his OBITUARY
... Mr HENRY WINDLE, LONGRIDGE VILLAGE - Very sincere regret was felt in the Riversdale district when the sad news was received that Mr H. Windle, a well known farmer at Longridge Village, met with a fatal accident on Saturday night... (more at above link)

* On 20 October 1882 at the weekly meeting of the Waste Lands Board, an application was made by Henry Windle to be allowed to transfer his portion of 214 acres in the Hokonui district, held on deferred payment by himseld and George Lynch, to the latter. Granted

* On 12 October 1888 among the many applicants for the sections of the 'Wendonside Blocks' was:
BLOCK VIII - Catherine Windle
SECTION 2, 200a 1r 11p, at 25s per acre - Henry Windle & Catherine Windle
SECTION 3, 138a 3r 23p, at 27s 6d per acre - Henry Windle & Catherine Windle

* On 2 May 1890, at the meeting of the householders of the Longridge Village, Henry Windle was elected the Secretary and Treasurer

* in May 1890 while fencing near the Waimea homestead, Henry Windle had a couple of fingers on his left hand crushed through their slipping on to the top of the stake just as his mate brought down the maul. The fleshy part of the fingers was almost reduced to pulp, but fortunately the bones were not broken

* in June 1891 a seven year old son of Henry Windle of Longridge Village (Denis Patrick) had one of his eyes seriously injured through a barbed wire loop on a gate rebounding and hitting him. It was feared that the eyesight would be affected

* On 31 May 1894 Henry sold Lot 6, 87 acres at Sandstone Ridge, for 8s 9d per acre

* On 12 April 1895 at the meeting at Invercargill of the Southland Land Board, Henry Windle's application to complete purchase of Section 613 at Hokonui, was granted

* In October 1898 Mr Walter Gee of Riversdale prepared a petition for signature amongst the settlers and croppers at Longridge Village asking the Railway Department to grant a goods-shed at the siding before next grain season. Mr Henry Windle took the petition in hand and secured a large number of signatures

on 7 June 1900 Messrs Wright, Stephenson, and Co, sold on account of the New Zealand Agricultural Company Ltd (in liguidation), allotment 9, block I, company's special survey, No 18, containing 239 acres 2 roods 17 perches to Henry Windle of Longridge Village

* On 11 August 1900 Henry Windle of Longridge Village, drew attention to the necessity of, and asked for, a cutting between section 1 and 9 on the Sandstone ridge a few chains from Mr Mcfarlane's place. Held over till member and engineer visit the locality

* On Wednesday 13th January 1904, a very pretty wedding took place at Mr Harry Windle's residence, Longridge Village, when his daughter Mary was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr D. Daley, of Maheno. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father Keenan, of Riversdale. The bride, attended by her two sisters, was given away by her father, and looked charming in a dress of white silk and the orthodox wreath and veil. The bridesmaids wore dresses of white muslin over blue, and greenstone brooches, the gift of the bridegroom.
Mr J. Windle acted as best man. After the ceremony a very large number of guests sat down to an excellent breakfast, presided over by Rev Father Keenan who proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom in a few well chosen words.
Mr J. Kelly, of Riversdale, proposed the health of the bride's parents, and dwelt on the esteem in which Mr and Mrs Windle and family were held throught the district.
Several other guests also spoke in a similar strain.
Mr G. Stuart proposed the health of the bridesmaids, and Mr G. Butel that of the bridegroom's father, who was present.
Mr J. Macpherson proposed the health of the Rev Father Keenan.
At 2.30 the happy couple left for the railway station en route for the Lakes.
The wedding presents were both numerous and valuable and comprised several handsome cheques

* On Saturday 15 October 1904 Henry Windle, farmer of Longridge Village, was found dead on the Riverdale road, his cart being upset on him. It is surmised that his horse bolted and got one of its legs over a shaft, thereby upsetting the vehicle

* see also Harry Windle of Gore


at Gore Cemetery

Christmas Holidays from Auckland - 1936

the following list was taken from Auckland Star, 23 December 1936
- some marriages may be suggestions only -

Mrs J. A. ALGIE, of Takapuna, left for England, via Australia, by the 'Niagara'

Mrs I. ARNOLDSON, of Remuera, left to-day for Rotorua

Mrs W. F. BEECHEY, of Royce Avenue, Mount Eden, leaves to-morrow for Gisborne

Mrs H. BRAHAM, of Mission Bay, has returned from a motor tour, including the Chateau

Mr and Mrs BRAHAM, was staying at the Chateau, Tongariro

Mr and Mrs A. Stanley BROWN and the Misses Brenda and Joy Brown, of Remuera Road, leave for Taupo on Thursday morning
* Margaret BARCLAY married Albert Stanley Brown in 1926

Miss Olwen BURTON, L.T.C.L., L.R.S.M., left by the 'Niagara', en route for England, where she intends to further her musical studies
* Olwen Henrietta Burton (1904-1972) daughter of Hedley Vickers BURTON & Winifred Emma GASH

Miss Kathleen CALEY, of Epsom, has returned to Auckland, via the South Island, after spending the past year in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne
* Kathleen Marjorie Caley (1902-1992) daughter of Thomas Lace CALEY & Josephine SPENSE

Miss M. COOPER, of Herne Bay, left by the 'Niagara' yesterday for Australia

Mrs R. CULPAN and Miss Joan CULPAN have returned to Auckland from Rotorua. They will leave at a later date for England

Mrs W. W. DOVE and family leave on Saturday for their cottage at lake Taupo
* Mary Hinemoa WHITNEY married William Walter Dove in 1921

Mrs D. DOUGLAS, and Miss D. DOUGLAS, of Morrinsville, are spending a holiday in Auckland

Mrs W. EMENY, who has been visiting Auckland, returned to-day to New Plymouth

Mrs W. A. FAIRCLOUGH, of Remuera Road, and family, left to-day for their home at Lake Rotoiti
Esther Hay FOSTER married William Aiken FAIRCLOUGH in 1924

Mrs M. E. GOERTZ, of Epsom, is the guest of Mrs P. J. H. MUNRO, of The Mount, Tauranga Ida Matilda RHODES married Peter John Hugh Munro in 1891

Mrs A. I. JOHNS, of Bassett Road, Remuera, leaves on Christmas Day for Taupo

Mrs T. W. J. JOHNSON, of Ranfurly Road, Epsom, and family, leave on Thursday for Taupo

Mrs Hugh KIRKER, of Remuera, has left for Mairangi Bay
* Margaret Dryden KNOX married Hugh Rea Kirker in 1916

Mrs C. D. D. de LABILLIERS, left for Sydney by the 'Niagara'

Miss Pat LAIDLAW, has left for Taupo, where she will spend the holidays

Mrs Clifton LEWIS, of Remuera, leaves to-day for Rotorua

Mr and Mrs RAWLINS, of Wolverhampton, England, are making a world tour, and are at present spending a month's visit in New Zealand. They will leave Auckland for Australia, China, India and will then proceed home to England. Mr Rawlins is a member of the Wolverhampton City Council, and takes a very active part in local borough legislation

Miss Una REIMERS, of Remuera Road, has returned from a visit to relatives in Hastings
* Una Kathleen Reimers (1906-2001) was a daughter of Hermann Heinrich REIMERS & Florence Butler BEALE

Mrs H. P. RICHMOND, of Orakei Road, Remuera, has left for a lengthy visit to Taupo
* Elsie Wilhelmina Mary macTAVISH married Howard Parris Richmond in 1909

Mrs Raymond SHEATH and Miss Joyce SHEATH, of Remuera, leave this week for Waiwera

Miss D. J. SPENCE, was staying at the Chateau, Tongariro

Mrs V. E. WARBRICK, was staying at the Chateau, Tongariro
* Victoria Effie CAMPBELL married john Warbrick in 1919

Mrs Dorothy WHEELER, was staying at the Chateau, Tongariro

Miss Audrey WOODROFFE, of Takapuna, has left on a holiday visit to her aunt, Mrs E. T. WILDER, of "Springbush" station, Hawkes Bay * Beatrice Eleanor BEALE married Edmond Thornton Wilder in 1911

Mrs H. A. WOOTTON, accompanied by her daughters Pat and Denise, left for Rotorua this morning

Miss M. WRAITE, of Manukau Road, Parnell, has left for Nelson

at Tongariro was open for guests by the 1st August 1929, even though it was still unfurnished. It was officially opened on 13 November 1929

EMENY burials - North Island, New Zealand

the EMENY cremated and/or buried at:
* Auckland
* Eketahuna
* Hamilton
* New Plymouth
* Rotorua
* Wellington
- some birth dates may be approximate (based on age at death) -

ADA MARY Emeny (1882-1959 nee BELL)
- died 7 May 1959 aged 77
- Funeral Director Jones & Co Funeral Directors, Tauranga
- ashes scattered Purewa
* married Walter Gerald Emeny (1885-1966) in 1908. No birth children found. Adopted a girl, 18 month old Rosa Marie Stone (became Rosa Marie Emeny 1920-1999). Walter was cremated at Karori

ALBERT VICTOR Emeny (1916-1993)
- died 31 January 1993 aged 77
- buried Plot 16 (12536), Block Berm A at Hawera RSA

ALEXANDRA OPHIR MAY Emeny (1901-1992)
- died 15 June 1992 aged 91 (& 6 days)
- cremated Karori, Welllington
* born 9 June 1901 to Charles Thomas EMENY & Mary HEFFERMAN

ALFRED JAMES Emeny (1870-1955)
- died 14 November 1955 aged 85
- buried 1942 Extension - Row 2 Lot 10 Plot 1 at Te Henui, New Plymouth
* married Prudentia Grainger SALVIN in 1898
- their known children:
1899 - 1900 John William Emeny (died 9 months in Okoia, Wanganui)
1900 - 1985 Florence Annie Janet Emeny
1906 - 1989 Maude Beatrice Emeny

ALICE MABEL MARY Emeny (1907-2002)
- died 16 October 2002 aged 95
- ashes buried Hamilton Park Cemetery 21 March 2003 (with Frank Clifford)

ALMA ISOBEL Emeny (1909-1982 nee ROSE)
- daughter of James ROSE & Annie Letitia DOWNER
- died 16 May 1982 aged 73
- ashes scattered Purewa
* Alma married John Alfred Emeny in 1930

ANN Emeny (1839-1901 nee ?)
- died 28 November 1901 aged 62
- buried Plot 5301, C of E Bolton St, Wellington
* 30 Nov 1901, The Friends of the late Mrs Ann Emeny, relict of the late William G. Emeny, are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave her son's residence, Mr C. Emeny, Ranfurly-terrace (Mount Cook, Wellington), on Monday, 2nd December, 1901, at 9 a.m., for Bolton-street Cemetery
* wife of William George Emeny, Hotel Keeper, they arrived in NZ about 1858
- their known children:
1856 - 1945 Mary Ann Susan Emeny (born England, married twice in NZ, 7 children)
1859 - 1955 William George Emeny (born in Wanganui)
1861 - 1933 Jeremiah Emeny
1864 - 1937 Elizabeth Lucy Emeny (died in Balmain, NSW, Australia)
1868 - 1940 Charles Thomas Emeny (a Plasterer)
1870 - ? Emma Jane Emeny
1872 - 1916 Alice Amelia Emeny
1875 - 1961 James Arthur Emeny
1877 - 1877 Maud Esther Emeny (aged 11 weeks, buried with parents)
1879 - 1956 John Abraham Emeny
1880 - 1934 William Percival Emeny

ANN 'MARY' Emeny (1870-1953 nee HEFFERMAN)
- died 6 June 1953 aged 83
- buried Plot 83 A, ROM CATH at Karori, Wellington
* 'Mary' married Charles Thomas Emeny 27 July 1889
- their known children:
1889 - ? Charles Henry Emeny (born Xmas Day)
1893 - 1978 Kathleen 'Mable' Emeny
1898 - 2007 Irene Mary 'Rene' Emeny (aged 108, lived 1 Ranfurly Tce since birth)
1901 - 1992 Alexandra 'Ophir' May Emeny
1904 - 1961 Robert Harold 'Bob' Emeny

ANNE ROSE Emeny (1891-1974)
- died 5 August 1974 aged 83
- ashes Niche Wall 6, Row C, Plot 11, Rotorua (multi-occupied plot)
* with Norman Arthur Verey Emeny (1902-1984)

ARTHUR Emeny (1855-1898)
- died 24 April 1898 aged 32
- buried Plot 52E, CH ENG at Karori, Wellington
* born in England to Thomas & Louisa Emeny. Arthur was a Brewery Assistant. He and his brother Thomas James Emeny, were drowned the same day under Pencarrow Lighthouse, in a dingy accident. A double funeral was held for them & they are buried together

ARTHUR FREDERICK Emeny (1877-1963)
- son of Stuart Charles EMENY (1842-1877) & Sarah Jane REW (1856-1920)
- died 6 June 1963 aged 85
- ashes buried Plot 42, Berm F, RSA Ash Berm, (Block 6A), Rotorua
* Arthur's father died in March 1877 aged 35 so Arthur was probably an infant
* Arthur married Martha 'Emma' VEREY (1876-1931) in Sep 1901 in Greenwich.
- a daughter of Thomas VEREY (1839-1907) & Ruth JORDAN (1843-1924)
- the children of Arthur & Emma, born in London:
1902 - 1984 Norman Arthur Verey Emeny
1903 - 1987 Marie Louise Emeny
1905 - 1995 Dudley Alfred Verey Emeny
1907 - 1981 Edward Charles Verey Emeny
1909 - 1994 Vera Annie Emeny
1913 - 2006 Doris Ruth Emeny
* the family emigrated to NZ about 1915 (see comments)
* 'Emma' Emeny died 13 August 1931, burial yet to find, possibly on Waiheke Island

AUDREY RUTH Emeny (1922-1937)
- died 18 February 1937 aged 14
- buried unknown location at Te Henui

BEATRICE Emeny (1899-1944)
- died 18 October 1944 aged 45 at Auckland Hospital
- ashes scattered at Waikumete, Auckland
* on October 18, 1944, at the Auckland Hospital, after a short illness, Beatrice, dearly beloved wife of Arthur Emeny, Onetangi, Waiheke Island. Service to-morrow (Thursday) at 1.15 p.m. at W. H. Tongue and Son's Chapel, funeral then leaving for the Crematorium. No flowers.

CHARLES THOMAS Emeny (1868-1940)
- son of William George & Ann EMENY
- died 25 February 1940 aged 71
- cremated Karori, Wellington
* Charles married Mary HEFFERMAN in 1889 (see children at Mary below)
* On February 25, 1940 at Wellington, Charles Thomas Emeny, beloved husband of May Emeny, father of Bob, Mabel, Irene and Ophir, of 1 Ranfurly Terrace. Interment private
* Charles made trips to Rotorua (visiting family?)

CLIFFORD STANLEY Emeny (1920-2000)
- died 6 October 2000 aged 80
- buried Services Area, Row G Burials Plot 63 at Awanui
* read story at his link * also photos here
* with Grace Joan Emeny

DORIS RUTH Long nee EMENY (1913-2006)
- daughter of Arthur Frederick EMENY & Martha Emma VEREY
- died 2 October 2006 aged 93
- buried unknown plot at Pyes Pa, Tauranga

EDITH HELENA Emeny (1878-1956)
- died 6 October 1956 aged 78
- Funeral Director W Abraham Ltd, 27 Elliot Street, New Plymouth
- ashes buried Block K, Row 5, Plot 042 at Purewa

EDWARD CHARLES VEREY 'Ted' Emeny (1907-1981)
- son of Arthur Frederick EMENY & Martha Emma VEREY
- died 2 November 1981 aged 73
- ashes Niche Wall 9, Row C, Plot 9, Rotorua (multi-occupied plot)
* with Ethel Mavis

ETHEL MAVIS Emeny (1909-1995)
- died 1 June 1995 aged 86
- ashes Niche Wall 9, Row C, Plot 9. Rotorua (multi-occupied plot)
* with Edward Charles

EMMA JANE Emeny (1886-1988 nee BABBINGTON)
- married John Abraham Emeny in 1914
- died 25 March 1988 aged 102 at Hawera Hospital
- ashes buried 26 Jan 1997 Plot 5 (1132), Block S at Opunake General
* with Richard Sydney Emeny

FLORENCE Emeny (1869-1951)
- died 10 January 1951 aged 81
- buried PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION C Row 2, Plot 26 at Waikumete, Auckland

FRANK CLIFFORD Emeny (1893-1958)
- 4th of 4 sons of Jeremiah EMENY & Margaret ROBERTS
- died 13 May 1958 aged 64
- buried Hamilton Park Cemetery (with Alice Mabel)

FREDERICK CHARLES Emeny (1884-1929)
- died 12 July 1929 aged 45
- buried unknown location at Te Henui, New Plymouth
* Frederick married Mabel Lydia HEALEY in 1915

GRACE JOAN Emeny (1925-2011)
- died 5 May 2011 aged 86
- buried Services Area, Row G Burials Plot 63 at Awanui
* with Clifford Stanley Emeny

JAMES ARTHUR Emeny (1875-1961)
- son of William George (1838-1894) & Ann (1839-1901) EMENY (buried Bolton St)
- died 16 September 1961 aged 86
- buried Grave 13 at Eketahuna Lawn Cemetery
* possibly married Mary Olive WRIGHT in 1923

JOHN ALFRED ABRAHAM Emeny (1903-1979)
- son of John Abraham EMENY & Florence May TREVOR (divorced 1914)
- died 10 July 1979 aged 76
- ashes scattered from Purewa
* John married Alma Isobel ROSE in 1930

JOHN WILLIAM Emeny (1869-1942)
- died 7 December 1942 aged 73
- buried Independent Block Row 12, Lot 11, Plot 3 Te Henui

KATHLEEN MABEL Emeny (1893-1978)
- died 5 February 1978 aged 85 (& 4 days)
- cremated at Karori, Wellington
* daughter of Charles Thomas EMENY & Mary HEFFERMAN

MABEL LYDIA Emeny (1889-1969 nee HEALEY)
- died July 1969 aged 80
- cremated at Purewa, ashes buried Area 2 Block R Lot No 21 at Waikaraka, Onehunga
* Mabel married Frederick Charles Emeny in 1915

MARIE LOUISE Pollock nee EMENY (1903-1987)
- daughter of Arthur Frederick EMENY & Martha Emma VEREY
- died 26 May 1987 aged 83
- ashes buried Niche Wall 12, Row D, Plot 15 at Rotorua
* Marie married William James POLLOCK (1865-1931) Xmas Day 1923

MARY ANN Emeny (1879-1955 nee SALVIN)
- died 20 April 1955 aged 76
- buried Independent Block Row 12 Lot 9 Plot 2 at Te Henui
* Mary married John William Emeny in 1899
- their known children:
1900 - Violet May Emeny
1902 - Gladys Marion Emeny
1906 - Phyllis Ellen Constance Emily Emeny

Mary Ann 'POLLY' Emeny (1860-1933 nee HESSELWOOD)
- married William George Emeny in 1880
- died 7 July 1933 aged 73
- buried unknown burial location at Te Henui
* On the 7th April 1880 at St Peters Church, by the Ven. Archdeacon Stock, William George Emeny, eldest son of W. G. Emeny, of the Royal Oak Hotel, Wellington, to Mary Ann Hesselwood, youngest daughter of the late Henry Hesselwood, of London, W.
* in 1898 they were still at Alpha Street, Te Aro

MARY OLIVE Emeny (1891-1968 nee WRIGHT)
- died 27 August 1968 aged 76
- buried Hamilton Park Cemetery
* daughter of Arthur Herbert WRIGHT & Catherine Taita Robinsosn BANKS, Mary married James Arthur Emeny in 1923

NORMAN ARTHUR VEREY Emeny (1902-1984)
- died 6 August 1984 aged 82
- ashes Niche Wall 6, Row C, Plot 11, Rotorua (multi-occupied plot)
* with Anne Rose Emeny (1891-1974)

- daughter of John William EMENY & Mary Ann SALVIN
- died 18 April 1933 aged 27
- unknown burial location at Te Henui

- married Alfred James Emeny in 1898
- died 23 October 1942 aged 61
- buried 1942 Extension - Row 2, Lot 10, Plot 2 at Te Henui

RICHARD SYDNEY Emeny (1922-1942)
- died 5 April 1942 aged 20
- buried Plot 5 (1132), Block S at Opunake General
* with Emma Jane Emeny

STANLEY ALBERT Emeny (1941-1954)
- died 17 September 1954 aged 13
- buried Plot 9 (7368), Block LVI at Hawera General Presbyterian
* twin son of Edward Charles Verey & Ethel Mavis Emeny (brother's name was Peter)

STUART CHARLES Emeny (1937-1938)
- died 26 March 1938 aged 1
- buried Plot 1, Section 53, Block 2, Rotorua

THOMAS Emeny (1840-1924)
- died 7 August 1924 aged 84
- buried Plot 28 S, CH ENG at Karori, Wellington with Louisa
* His wife's name was Louisa, but maiden name still being researched
- They had children prior to arriving in New Zealand, added as found:
1866 - 1951 Louisa Susannah Emeny
- the following children were found born in NZ:
1875 - 1945 Alice Emeny
1876 - Ellen Emeny
1878 - Brid (? Bridget?) Emeny
1880 - 1950 Margaret Emeny
1882 - Frederick Henry Emeny
1884 - 1885 Edith Emeny (died aged 8 months)
* Thomas was an Upholsterer. In 1890 he was the Treasurer of the United Furniture Union. In 1897 he said he had been in the trade for 22 years and was at that time working at Scoullar's earning 8s 6d per day, buying his own home out of these wages. He said that he earned 8s 6d in Melbourne and living was cheaper there.
NOTE occupation not yet verified as correct for this Thomas

THOMAS JAMES Emeny (1851-1898)
- died 24 April 1898 aged 36
- buried Plot 52E, CH ENG at Karori, Wellington
* born in England to Thomas & Louisa Emeny. Thomas was a Cabinetmaker. He and his brother Arthur Emeny, were drowned the same day under Pencarrow Lighthouse, in a boating accident. The Inquest. A double funeral was held for them & they are buried together

VERA ANNIE Emeny (1909-1994)
- daughter of Arthur Frederick EMENY & Martha Emma VEREY
- died 19 October 1994 aged 84
- ashes Niche Wall 13, Row D, Plot 6, Rotorua (multi-occupied plot)

WALTER GERALD Emeny (1879-1966)
- died 19 September 1966 aged 87
- cremated at Karori, Wellington
* Walter married Ada Mary BELL (1882-1959) in 1908. Ada's ashes were scattered at Purewa, Auckland

WILLIAM GEORGE Emeny (1838-1894)
- died early August 1894 aged 56 by drowning in Wellington Harbour
- buried Plot 5301, C of E Bolton Street, Wellington
* husband of Ann who was residing in Carterton at the time of his death (see above for children)
* database has that he was buried 1st August 1894 but his body was not found until the morning of the 18th August (floating in the harbour near the Star Boating Club Shed). William had been missing since the 31st July
* The Friends of the late W. G. Emeny are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence of his son, W. G. Emeny, jnr., Alpha-street (Te Aro, Wellington), Monday, 20th August, at 10a.m., for Bolton-street Cemetery
* 20 Aug 1894 An inquest was held at the Morgue on Saturday afternoon (18th) by Mr Ashcroft, District Coroner, as to the death of William George Emeny, whose body was recovered from the harbour on the same morning. Mr J. H. Hutchens was foreman of the jury. The body was seen floating in the harbour near the Star Boating Club's shed by a young man named Jas. Robert Flan, who brought it ashore, where it was taken charge of by Constable Murphy. Subsequently it was identified by William G. Emeny, a son of the deceased, who stated that his father had been missing since the 31st ult., at which time he was sober - in fact, he never drank. Since his disappearance witness' mother, who resided in Carterton, had caused enquiries to be made as to his whereabouts, but without avail. There was nothing, so far as the witness was aware of, that would lead to the supposition that his father had committed suicide. The deceased's life was insured for 250 (Aug 2012 equivalent of $45,300) and his age was 56 years. The jury returned a verdict of Found Drowned

WILLIAM GEORGE Emeny (1859-1955)
- died 7 June 1955 aged 95
- buried unknown burial location at Te Henui
* William married 'Polly' Hesselwood in 1880

Grave of the Emeny family
, plot 5301 Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington.
Photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P. J. E. Shotter, prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

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CROWN GRANTS - Auckland 1867

Daily Southern Cross CROWN GRANTS, Auckland 20 April 1867
... Crown grants in favour of the following person are now ready for delivery at the office of the Registrar of Deeds, High-street, Auckland:






William BLOW


William Sydney BURGESS (1839-1922)


Phillip Henry CORNFORD (1818-1901)
30 August 1901 - The death is announced of the Rev F. H. Cornford, father of Mr H. A. Cornford, barrister, aged 83 in Napier. The deceased entered the Baptist Church as a missionary in 1840. Coming to New Zealand in 1861, he had charge of the Wellesley-street Church, Auckland, till 1877. Coming to Napier in 1880, he founded a branch of teh Baptist Church here

Charles Kilvington CORNFORTH (1831-1901)
14 October 1901 Auckland this day - Charles K. Cornforth, an old Colonist, died on Saturday aged 70. He arrived here from London in the ship Gertrude and was for a quarter of a century schoolmaster under the Auckland Board of Education. (At one time teacher at the Pururu school)

Alexander CAMPBELL




William Seller DAY (1839-1915)



Charles Hodson DOVETON


William DUNLOP

Albert & Sarah Jane EATON

Robert Elliott FISHER (1839-1869)
On Sunday, October 31 1869, Robert Elliott Fisher, Resident Surgeon, Lunatic Asylum, Auckland, and son of the late Rev John Fisher, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland, Aged 30. The funeral will leave the residence of Dr Philson, Grafton Road, at 4 p.m., this day (Tuesday), Nov 2







Thomas GRACE

Samuel Martin GREEN (1833-1911)


George Ridsdale HINDE

Edwin HOLLOWAY (1838-1918)


William Charles Howard IVERS

John Parkes JERVOIS (1823-1893)



Henry George LITTLE (1816-1902)
On September 6 1902, at Cambridge, Henry George Little in his 87th year. The funeral will leave his daughter's residence (Mrs Townley), Union-street, on Tuesday, Spetember 9, at 2 p.m. Interment private

Frederick LONGDON


John MOGINIE (1812-1892)
On January 27 1892 at Brisbane, Queensland, John Moginie, late of Auckland. Mr John Moginie, formerly in business in Auckland was aged about eighty. He removed to Australia several years ago with his family





Donald McINNES




Andrew McMAHON

Richard McQUADE

Henry Clay NATHAN




Matthew John PERSTON (1827-1872)
On July 15 1872, at Shortland, Matthew John Perston, late secretary to the Kauwaeranga Highway Board, aged 45. Suicide of Mr Preston (... graphic)

William Augustus PERSTON (1828-1878)
in the 25th April 1878, at his residence, Pollen Street, Thames, William Augustus Preston, M.D., aged 50 years. Sudden Death of Dr Perston, House Surgeon at Thames Hospital



George SCOTT

Thomas SCOTT

James & Stein Andrew SCRIMGEOUR

John Harvey SEWARD


Octavius SMALLFIELD (1827-1904)
On September 2nd 1904, at his residence at Karaka, near Drury, Octavius Smallfiedl, aged 77 years



Gervase TIBBITS (1842-1920)
21 September 1920 Obituary of Mr Gervase Tibbits
... When a familiar face is missed from the streets, more especially when an early colonist exchanges time for eternity, the community feels a direct sense of loss
... since the decease of his wife in November of last year, Mr Tibbits had been living in retirement, boarding with Mr R. Lang, who had taken control of the old homestead on lease for a term
... the late Mr Tibbits had resided at Paparoa since the inception of the settlement and shared the battles of early colonisation
... for several years he was secretary of the North Kaipara Agricultural Society and he served on the Paparoa school committee. He was a fine penman and well adapted to clerical work
... of his family who were brought up at Paparoa, the following surviving members are well known:
* Mr E. G. W. Tibbits, Whangarei
* Mr A. H. Tibbits, Paparoa
* Mrs H. C. Nutsford (Henry Charles Nutsford m. Diane Phoebe Tibbits in 1888), Auckland
* Mrs R. Dodds, Paparoa (Robert Dodds m. Bernice Tibbits in 1902)
* Mrs L. S. A. Meiklejohn, Waihi (Lemuel Sydney Arnott Meiklejohn m. Elsie Tibbits in 1911)

William TURNER

George UDY (1801-1893)

Edward WALL

William WARD

Charles WHITE


Thomas Goodricke WILSON

Walter Cradock WILLIAMS

Thomas WOOD


HOWELL buried Palmerston North

the HOWELL buried palmerston North at Feb 2013

ALLAN BENTIC Howell (1921-1979)
- born 9 April 1921
- died 11 March 1979 aged 57
- last address: 50 Rakau Road, Haitaitai, Wellington
- buried Plot 081, Block 005, Area DA at Kelvin Grove

ARTHUR THOMAS BADEN Howell (1901-1976)
- born 23 December 1901 to Charles Henry HOWELL & Margaret TREMGROVE
- died 4 June 1976 aged 74
- last address: Ihaka Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
- cremated Kelvin Grove

BLANCHE Howell (1868-1907)
- died 9 November 1907 aged 39
- buried Plot 620, Block P01 at Terrace End

BRIAN Howell (1931-1967)
- Brian was an Aircraft Mechanic
- his last address was: Sherriffs Road, Longburn
- died 1 April 1967 aged 35
- buried Plot 073, Block 008, Area Q at Kelvin Grove

EZRA MARGARET Howell (1903-1975)
- died 26 October 1975 aged 72
- last address: 79 Stanley Ave., Palmerston North
- cremated Kelvin Grove

GEORGE Howell (1900-1984)
- born in New Brighton, England
- George was a Painter
- he married Muriel MUTCH in 1922 in Palmerston North
- died 1 August 1984 aged 84
- ashes buried Plot 039, Block 011. Area H at Kelvin Grove

HELEN Howell (1886-1969)
- 26 October 1969 aged 83 at Horowhenua Hospital
- last address: 36 Toi Street, Otaki Beach, Kapiti Coast
- cremated Kelvin Grove

IAN GORDON Howell (1931-1933)
- died 27 June 1933 aged 17 months
- buried Plot 019, Block 003, Area A at Kelvin Grove

IVY ELIZABETH Howell (1917-1989)
- died 15 October 1989 aged 72
- last address: Manuka Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
- buried Plot 107, Block 011, Area S at Kelvin Grove with William Morris

JACK CHAPMAN Howell (1921-1982)
- died 13 February 1982 aged 61
- last address: Pohangina, Ashhurst
- buried Plot 005, Block 012, Area R at Kelvin Grove

JAMES AMBROSE Howell (1867-1921)
- James was a Painter
- he married Annie ALDRIDGE
- last address: 288 Main Street East
- died 18 May 1921 aged 54
- buried Plot 023, Block 077 at Terrace End

JOAN Howell (1920-1979)
- died 21 April 1979 aged 58 at Palmerston North Hospital
- last address: 85 Queen Street, Levin
- cremated Kelvin Grove

JUNE ETHEL Howell (1921-2011)
- 11 June 2011 aged 90 in Palmerston North Hospital
- cremated Kelvin Grove

LUCY MAY Howell (1898-1972 nee STRAWBRIDGE)
- Lucy married Percy Allen Howell in 1920
- died 23 August 1972 aged 74
- last address: 3 Elizabeth Street, Levin
- buried Plot 054. Block 015, Area Q at Kelvin Grove

MABEL FANNY Howell (1883-1932 nee WRIGHT)
- Mabel married John Howell in 1904
- died 6 July 1932 aged 49
- last address: Gisborne
- buried Plot 043, Block 004, Area G at Kelvin Grove

MARGARET IRENE Howell (1920-1980)
- died 11 May 1980 aged 59 in Palmerston North Hospital
- last address: 6 Duff Crescent, Highbury, Palmerston North
- cremated Kelvin Grove

MARY ETHEL Howell (1887-1969 nee MORRIS)
- Mary married William Howell in 1910
- died 24 July 1969 aged 92
- last address: 40 Ferguson Street, Awapuni, Palmerston North
- buried Plot 074, Block 001, Area Q at Kelvin Grove

MAVIS Howell (1927-2003)
- died 6 January 2003 aged 75 in Palmerston North Hospital
- ashes buried Plot 129, Block 02A, Area T at Kelvin Grove

MAXWELL DE ST CROIX Howell (1910-1995)
- Maxwell was an Accountant
- died 26 November 1995 aged 75 at Feilding
- cremated Kelvin Grove

MELVYN GORDON Howell (1899-1977)
- died 16 September 1977 aged 78 in Palmerston North Hospital
- last address: Cambridge Street, Levin
- cremated Kelvin Grove

MURIEL Howell (1904-1949 nee MUTCH)
- Muriel married George Howell in 1922
- died 30 September 1949 aged 45
- last address: 79 Stanley Ave, (as was Ezra Howell)
- buried Plot 039, Block 011, Area H at Kelvin Grove

PERCY ALLEN Howell (1896-1973)
- Percy married Lucy May STRAWBRIDGE in 1920
- died 9 August 1973 aged 77
- last address 3 Elizabeth Street, Levin
- buried Plot 052, Block 015, Area Q at Kelvin Grove

WAYNE CHARLES LEONARD Howell (1947-1999)
- died 18 February 1999 aged 51
- cremated Kelvin Grove

WILLIAM Howell (1979-1962)
- died 19 October 1962 aged 83
- last address: 14 Manuka Street,
- buried Plot 076, Block 001, Area Q at Kelvin Grove

WILLIAM MORRIS Howell (1911-1991)
- died 21 October 1991 aged 80
- last address 4 manuka Street
- buried Plot 105, Block 011, Area S at Kelvin Grove with Ivy Elizabeth

Grave of James Ambrose Howell (1867-1921)

U surnames on PECK of Taita

The tree, PECK of Taita, contains many early settler families of New Zealand. Started in 2008 as a Family Tree of Samuel PECK, it now contains thousands of people who are not at all related to him, but are still connected (in varying degrees) through generations of marriages. The site has therefore been changed to a 'Genealogy Help Site' for those researching 'Kiwis' in all NZ districts

The names on the tree as at 16 Sep 2010 ... amended 20 Sep 2013
A .... B .... C .... D .... E .... F .... G .... H .... I .... J .... K ... L
M ... N ... O ... P ... Q ... R ... S ... T ... U ... V ... W ... Y ... Z

* click the following link to access more on each individual:

Udy (83)


Ulph (26)

Underwood (32)


Urbahn (6)

Utting (11)

A .... B .... C .... D .... E .... F .... G .... H .... I .... J .... K ... L
M ... N ... O ... P ... Q ... R ... S ... T ... U ... V ... W ... Y ... Z
UPDATED 20 Sep 2013

John UDY (1835-1903)
and his brother, Mr William Udy, were the first to open out the flax industry in the Carterton district

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William COLLETT + Esther Ellen SWEENEY - Paeroa

... a message from Terry informed me the name I had as Swny should read Sweeney. A number of entries in NZBDM have spelt it Swny but I have changed the spelling as Terry is a direct descendent

... another message from Terry (28 Feb 2016) reads: you have William COLLETT born in Epping Forest, London on 31 January 1851. What is your evidence for this? It does not agree with what you have further down that he died on 24 April 1929 aged 69 (I have verified this)
I wrote 'apparently' on posting this journal because I do not agree with it either. Descendants can research to verify

William COLLETT (1851-1929)
was (apparently) born in Epping Forest, London on 31 January 1851

Esther Ellen SWEENEY (1864-1906)
was born in Hunua, (near Papakura), Auckland on 30 September 1864
- a daughter of Peter SWEENEY (1829-1884) & Esther Ellen LEACH (1839-1905)
OF NOTE the known siblings of Esther were:
* 1862 - 1916 Emily Janet Sweeney
- married Samuel Burge & had 11 children
* 1864 - 1906 Esther Ellen Sweeney
- married William Collett & had 14 children (as featured here)

* 1867 - 1941 Harriet Rosalie Sweeney
- married Edwin Doran Vowsey & had 11 children
* 1869 - 1948 Peter Alexander Sweeney
- married Ellen Spearing Jackson & had 4 children
* 1871 - ? William James Sweeney
- married Clara Agnes Johnson
- he married Olive Hume
* 1874 - 1950 Eliza Sweeney
- married William James Mulgrew & had 4 children
* 1876 - 1948 John Thomas Sweeney
- married Kathleen Agnes Abbott & had 3 children

William COLLETT married Esther Ellen SWEENEY
- their 14 known children:

... 1
1881 - 1941 Sarah Ann Collett
- Sarah married Charles McKENZIE in 1899
- their known children
* 1899 - 1900 William Joseph McKenzie
* 1902 - 1976 Gladye Ettie McKenzie
- Sarah & Charles divorced in June 1920
- she next married William Joseph SIMPSON in Nov 1920
SARAH died in Auckland 17 Aug 1941 aged 60

... 2
1883 - 1969 Catherine Collett
- Catherine married Samuel Henry ROULSTON (1880-1967) in 1906
- their known children:
* 1907 - Lee Dulcie Roulston
* 1908 - Rhona Dulcie Roulston
* 1910 - Henry Algie Roulston
* 1912 - Reynold Roulston

... 3
1885 - 1928 Albert George William Collett
- Albert married Helen THOMLINSON (1881-1944)
ALBERT died aged 53 in Australia

... 4
1887 - 1962 Rose Jubilee Collett
- born at Waitoa
- Rose married Reginald Ivens ROBERTS (1878-1964) in 1908
- Reginald was born in Coromandel and was a Builder
- their known children:
* 1909 - Leonard Ivens Roberts
* 1911 - Reginald William ROberts
ROSE died 15 December 1962 aged 75
REGINALD died 18 June 1964 aged 86
- they are buried Lots 4 & 6, Block P, PRO at Pukerimu, Paeroa

... 5
1890 - 1959 John Henry Collett
- John married Sarah RADFORD (1888-1959) in 1912

... 6
1891 - 1906 Annie Maria Collett
ANNIE died 29 May 1906 in Paeroa aged 15 (17 days after her mother)
- she is buried at Pukerimu Lawn Cemetery, Paeroa

... 7
1893 - 1963 William Ivan Collett
- William married Thelma Gladys ARDERN (1903-1972) in 1924
WILLIAM died 21 July 1963 aged 69
- he was cremated at Waikumete, Auckland
THELMA died 18 October 1972 aged 69 in Auckland
- her ashes were scattered from Waikumete

... 8
1895 - 1974 Mary Jane Collett
- Mary married Walter Harold LLEWELYN (1892-1960) in 1916
- 3rd of 8 children of Charles Vaughan LLEWELYN & Annie Elizabeth REDGATE

... 9
1897 - 1972 Esther Ellen 'Nellie' Collett
- Esther married Eugene HOGAN in 1916
ESTHER died 13 September 1972 in Acukland aged 74
EUGENE died 12 August 1974 in Auckland aged 81
- they were cremated at Waikumete

... 10
1899 - 1993 James Leach Collett
- James married Mary Margaretta KARL (1901-1976) in 1926
JAMES died 8 October 1953 aged 87 in Auckland
- buried Plot 028, Row 2, Block A at Purewa

... 11
1900 - ? Thomas Collett
- Thomas possibly married Alice Mabel McENTEE (1900-1980) in 1918

... 12
1902 - ? Lucy Collett
- Lucy married Christopher HOOLE (1895-1929) in 1922
- Lucy possibly remarried

... 12
1904 - 1980 Ivy Myrtle Collett
- Ivy married William Edward POTTER (1902-1986) in 1924
IVY died 13 March 1980 aged 76 in Auckland
- her ashes were retuned from Purewa

... 14
1905 - 1997 Violet May Collett
- Violet married Percy Edward WOODMAN (1905-1963) in 1930
PERCY died 17 Nov 1963 in Whangarei aged 58
- he is buried Plot 433, Block 10 RSA at Maunu cemetery
VIOLET died 28 June 1997 in Whangarei aged 91
- ashes buried Plot 193, Block A at Maunu cemetery

Esther Ellen Collett died 12 May 1906 aged 42
William COLLETT died 24 April 1929 aged 69
- they are buried Lot 1, Block C, PRO at Pukerimu cemetery

On May 12th 1906 Esther Ellen, wife of William Collett, and mother of Mrs C. McKenzie and Mrs Sam Roulston, after a short illness; aged 42 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Thames Road, Paeroa, at 2p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th

FLOODING in PAEROA & districts has been a regular problem for hundreds of years
* 1896 - * 1898 below - * 1907 - * 1936 - * 1981 - I was there for that one, the one they call 'the flood of floods' when a huge torrent of water literally picked up the whole Waikino business district and many homes and washed them downstream through the Karangahake Gorge. The Waikino Hotel stood - and still stands :)
see the Hotel, defiant as always). All the shops opposite the hotel are no longer
* 2006 - * 2012

PAEROA under flood
during Jan-Feb 1898 from Alexander Turnbull Library
... note Peter Keller's General Store on right which means this was Normanby Road. He moved into this building in 1896 which was previously occupied by J. Phillips & Son (also General Store). He moved his business into the Masonic Buildings in Dec 1900. Peter Keller (1837-1917) was born in Germany & arrived in Otago in 1862.
He was a member of the Paeroa Borough Council and was twice Mayor there

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