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William SPEARINK 1823-1903 (died in Featherston New Zealand)

William Spearnik was born in 1823
- do not know where he was from, can you help?

He was in Wellington by 1860:
From the WELLINGTON INDEPENDENT
17th April 1860

William was on the List Of Names Drawn For the Militia as a labourer in the River Hutt (Hutt Valley, Wellington area)

From the WELLINGTON INDEPENDENT
16th February 1872

The annual meeting of the ratepayers of the Featherston Road District was held at the Court-house, Featherston on the 10th inst.
There was a very good attendance, which is usual when question affecting the breeches-pocket are disicussed.
Mr Pharazyn was voted to the chair and the accounts for the past year were duly audited and passed
The state ment showed that £157 8s 7d had been received from the Provincial Government and £87 13s 8d collected in rates; and that there was a balance in hand of £60 10s 7d, which, it was estimated, with the amount due from the Government, would pay for the works now under construction
The following were elected the Board of Wardens, viz, Messrs
Nicol
Pharazyn
Lucena
Carkeek
Spearnik
Yule
Two or three of the members of the old board were proposed buth they declined to serve on the ground that it was hardly worth while to elect a new board for the short time it would have to act

From the EVENING POST
XMAS EVE 1872

Christmas Cheer
The customary Christmas show of meat by the butchers (in Wellington) took place last evening and as usual attracted a large number of sight-seers
In Mr Luxford`s shop, Manners-street was to be seen the largest beef in town. One large ox, bred by Isaiah Pureto, weighed 1,760lbs (800kg).
The display in Messrs Barbers` shops was considered by many to be the finest of the night
... in sheep the finest specimans were three Romney marsh breed, averaging 140lbs
... 5 Leicesters, bred by Mr Spearnik of Featherston, averaged 110lbs (50kg)

From the EVENING POST
3rd May 1899

- WAIRARAPA NEWS - Featherston This Day
In the election yesterday for a Commissioner for the vacancy on the Town Board, Mr W. Spearnik was returned by 29 votes to Mr C Burt`s 16. Very little interest was manifested in the election, only 45 votes recorded out of 160
- OF NOTE William`s son in law was a Burt ..

From the EVENING POST
18th October 1899

160 ACRES of FIRST CLASS LAND, with an eight-roomed house, dairy, barn and stables, situate at South Featherston and two miles from the Featherston Railway Staion. Cheese Factory adjoining the property. For full particulars, apply to
Mr M. J. H. JACKSON - South Feathersotn
or to Mr W. SPEARINK - Featherston

From the EVENING POST
7th January 1903

- FUNERAL NOTICE
The Friends of the late Mr William Spearnik are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral which will leave the residence of Mr Murray J. H. Jackson, Featherson, on Thursday 8th January 1903; at 1.30pm
- A. DONALD - Undertaker
NOTE Mr Murray James Hamilton Jackson 1849-1935

In April 1903 William`s (deceased) estate was valued at £1483 - equivalent to April 2009 to $226,910.

William married Harriett Dobson in 1852, in Berkshire, England
- he was aged 29

He married Ellen Jane Dillon in Featherston 1878
- he was aged 55
- he was her 3rd husband
- her 1st was Edward Mathews, married Auckland 1866
- her 2nd was William McNassar, married Auckland 1870
(I would like info on William McNassar)
- Ellen was a daughter of Thomas Dillon and Eleanor Nowell of Bath, Somerset who emigrated to New Zealand

He married Maria Ewart (OR Hewitt) in 1884
- he was aged 61

From correspondence from Peter Dillon it is possible that William was married a 4th time ...

Of his marriages only one child has been found so far - that of Wilhelmina Mary Helena "Polly Spearnik (1881-1917)
- Polly married Kenneth Earl Burt (1876-1943) in 1902
- Kenneth was a son of WIlliam Burt and Rebecca Copelane
- after Wilhelmina's death in 1917, Kenneth remarried to Emma Charlotte Newman in 1919

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local industries of Palmerston North in 1883

From the WANGANUI HERALD on 14th May 1883
Palmerston North Industries

Palmerston (North) embraces quite a large variety of local industries, some of them on an extensive scale and given the outlet, for their manufacturers there is no place on the Coast that could surpass the promoters of these industries in the way of enterprise.

One of the most enterprising firms is that of Messrs RICHSTER, NANSTEAD and Co ... 2 saw mills, Terrace End

Mr STRATFORD has erected one of the best carriage factories since his arrival from Marton

Mr William COOK, of Main street is gradually developing an increasing cooperage business

A large woodware factory carried on by Mr VENN

Mr WOODROOFE's cabinet warehouse is one of the besk known

new Justices of the Peace 1904 New Zealand

On Christmas Eve 1904 the new Justices of the Peace were:

Solomon ABRAHAMS - Palmerston North
Edward BOULTON - Pahautanui
W. G. CARRUTHERS - Kimbolton
Philip DAVIS - Upper Hutt
John GLOVER - Rongotea
John HARRIS - Woodville
Robert LEE - Lower Hutt
William Wilson McCARDLE - Pahiatua
A, McCORMICK - Woodville
James PROUSE - Levin
A QUINLAN - Mangatainoka
Leopold SIMMONS - Palmerston North
James SMITH - Taihape
George WATSON - Homebush, Masterton
James D. WILSON - Pahiatua
James WOOD - Wainuiomata
George WOODROOFE - Palmerston North

Arthur John BENSON 1876-1931 - Woodville New Zealand

Arthur John Benson was a son of:
George & Mary Ann Benson
- they married in NZ in 1876
- their known children were:
1876 - 1931 Arthur John Benson

1881 - 1957 Edward James Benson
- married Helen Naomi Warner (1882-1954) in 1908

1883 - 1953 Edward Charles Benson
- married Jane Thamzine Reardon (1884-1973) in 1906

1885 - 1948 Walter Venus Benson
- married Lena Mary Crawshaw in 1910

1888 - 1966 Albert Frank Benson
- married Ethel Dorothy Tasker (1896-1989) in 1917 in Wanganui
- Ethel remarried to Eric Keith Sargeant in 1933


Arthur married Anna Sophie Margaretha Evers in 1899
(daughter of Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Johann Evers and Sophia Maria ? (1842-1915)
- Arthur & Anna's known children were:
1900 - 1960 Ernest John Benson

1904 - 1980 Percy Walter Benson

1909 - 1909 Alfred Edward Benson
- died aged 6 months

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Gavin William Wardrop at Woodville New Zealand 1932

Gavin was in the NEW ZEALAND RIFLE BRIGADE from 1st October 1915 as Captain Gavin William Wardrop, 17th (Ruahine) Regiment
- the 17th (Ruahine) Regiment was formed on the 27th March 1914. It saw action at Gallipoli France & Egypt as part of the Auckland Regiment. It was absorbed into the Hawke's Bay Regiment in 1923. It was reformed from 2nd Battalion Hawke's Bay Regiment to help form the 3rd NZ Division and saw service in the Pacific.

Gavin was the son of
- William Wardrop and
- Margaret Edwards

His siblings were:
1880 - 1892 David John
- born in Dunedin
- died aged 11
- buried with Albert, Percy & Isabella at Dunedin

1882 - 1881 Albert Edwards
- died aged 1 month
- born in Dunedin
- buried with David, Percy & Isabella at Dunedin

1884 - 1899 Isabella Margaret
- born in Dunedin
- died aged 15
- buried with Albert, Percy & Albert at Dunedin

1888 - Herbert Wilson

1889 - 1892 Percy James
- born in Dunedin
- died aged 2
- buried with David, Albert & Isabella at Dunedin

1893 - Vera Rose Ann

1896 - Hilda Miriam Maud

Gavin married Annie Elizabeth Newman in 1905

He died on 17th October 1932
his details were provided by
- Ernest Roden Grinlinton on 17-10-1932

Funeral Officiator: Rev Stephenson

he is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
- plot 12 - block 18

Can you add any further details to this family

I believe his father may have een a dentist/chemist in Dunedin

Robert YEARBURY & Emma ARMER - Tirau

NOTE
read the comments below for a lot more helpful info on this family

Robert YEARBURY (1868-1946)
married Emma Annie ARMER (1871-1950) in 1888

Their known children:

... 1
1889 - 1975 Zedekiah Andrew Yearbury
- spouse not found. he had no children
- cremated in the North Shore Cemetery Auckland


... 2
1892 - 1932 Robert Theophilus Yearbury
- as Private 51811, Robert served with the NZEF, 26th Reinforcements, E company. He embarked from Wellington 12 June 1917 for Plymouth, England. He was wounded & admitted to hospital in August 1918. HIs father was listed as living at Hoteo, north Auckland (which was near Wellsford)
- read comments below


... 3
1898 - 1968 Emma Susan 'Susie' Yearbury
- married Harold Richard 'Eric' HANHAM (1899-1980) in 1924
- they had 4 children (see comments below)
* Ray Hanham
* Daphne Hanham
* Valerie Hanham
* Colin Hanham


... 4
1904 - 1989 Harold Augustus Yearbury
- Harold married Frances Valma SPEAK (nee HYDE 1918-?) (thanks to comments below). Frances was born in Gisborne. She had first married Josephus Speak (1893-1970) on 6 Aug 1946
HAROLD died 29 Nov 1989 aged 85
- he is buried in Plot 155, Block N at Tirau Cemetery
- he is the only Yearbury buried in the Tirau area

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KAITAWA, Pahiatua New Zealand

KAITAWA is a small farming district situated 8km south east of Pahiatua along Kaitawa and Tiraumea Roads

Pahiatua is usually regarded as being in the Wairarapa, but for local government purposes it is in the Tararua District, which encompasses Eketahuna, Pahiatua, Woodville and Dannevirke.

The areas of Pahiatua, Kaitawa and surrounding areas were not initiated by the government, but rather their origins were in land speculation.
Several subdivisions were established by private landholders including W. W. McCardle, H. Manns, A. W. and Henry Sedcole, and W. Wakeman.
It is claimed that the first settlers were John Hall who arrived on 28 February 1882, followed by John Hughes the next day.
These men, plus the brothers of Hughes and their families, comprised Pahiatua's population the first summer.

The first school was opened in Kaitawa about 1890 with Mrs Swan (a widow from Tipperary) and 23 children. The mail arrived every Tuesday, Thursay and Saturdays at 3.45pm from Wellington

The Kaitawa Butter Factory was erected and fitted up in November 1894 under the direction of the manager and engineer Mr. Olson

There are about 19-20 settlers and descendants buried in the Kaitawa Cemetery

BECKETT
- Eva 1894-1903
BURGESS
- Charlotte Helen 1866-1929
- George Thomas 1854-1923
- Martha 1832-1916
- Murray Geddis Harrod 1922-1923
- Thomas George ?-1892
- Thomas Tyvie 1914-1914
DEW
- May 1879-1892
GILLARD
- Arthur Robert 1874-1943
- Sarah Ann 1839-1891
- Susan 1876-1901
MEKALICK
- Anna (nee Haddas/Hadack) 1833-1892
- Johann "John" 1829-1900
SCANLON
- unnkown infant
STRATFORD
- Ernest Albert 1878-1906
WARNER
- Florence Eveline 1880-1904
WHITCOMBE
- Hugh Cecil 1895-1896
- John 1905-1905
WITHERS
- Ethel Eleatha/Elithia 1902-1902

some WOODVILLE New Zealand folk in September 1893

From the BUSH ADVOCATE on 26th September 1893:

Some WOODVILLE ITEMS in the above newspaper includes the names of:

Mr Amundsen
T. Gilbert
Mr Hislop
E.J. Smith

FIREMEN Committee members were:
Captin Barkwith
Dowling
Fitzsimmons
Grinlinton,

The (Rugby ?) team playing against Dannevirke/Makotuku was:
Allen
Barr
Gardner
Giles
Grinlinton
Hawken
Horne
Inglis
Lawrence
Lucas
Mackay
McKenzie
Pinfold
Potts
Ruby
Simmons
Somerville
Troon
Webb
Wilson

Music at the fancy dress ball was provided by:
Mr Firzsimmons & Mr Havell

Joseph SOWRY & Marthe MORTENSEN - Woodville New Zealand

Joseph Sowry was a son of John SOWRY and Hannah HOWGATE

He was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England and emigrated on the ZEALANDIA which left London on the 3rd February 1862, arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch on the 24th May 1862

Joseph Sowry (1838-1904) was married to:
Hannah STROTHER (1837-1879) in Leeds in 1858, they had 12 children

Children of Joseph Sowry & Hannah Strother were:
- (known so far, not all confirmed)

1859-before 1862 Annie Sowry
- died before they emigrated

1861-1934 Arthur Sowry
- married Sarah Ann WILLS (1858-1909) in 1886
their known children were:
1888-1966 Cyril Howgate Sowry
- married ?
1890-1953 Garnet Strother Sowry
- married Ada Marie CHRISTIANSEN in 1919
- Garnet & Ada are buried in Mangatainoka
1892-1943 Vera Inez May Rosalyn Sowry
- married Bertram James ANDREWS (1887-1960) in 1911
1894-1974 Eric Arthur Clarence Sowry
- married Ruby Myra MORTENSEN (1893-1962) in 1918
- she was one of 11 children of Karl Frithjof Mortensen & Julia ADRIAN. Her father had another 6 children to Catherine GAVAN
- Garnet's & Ruby's parents were siblings
1896-1975 Melva Emily Sowry
- married Alfred Ernest AUCKRAN (1881-1958) in 1919
1900-1960 Ivan Vincent Sowry

- Sarah Ann died in 1909
- Arthur married Marion WILLS in 1910
- Arthur & Marion are buried at Mangatainoka

1863-1932 William Sowry
- married Elizabeth Jane THOMAS in 1893
their (known) children were:
1895-1984 Hector Lyle Sowry
- married Mary Ethel RULE in 1925
1896-? Olive Annie Sowry
- nothing known
1898-1977 Amy Isabell/Isobel Sowry
- married Frederick William ANSIN (1894-1974) in 1922
1900-? Veda May Sowry
1900-1954 Vivian William Sowry
- married Cora Louisa ??
- buried Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
1903-? Mavis Myrtle Sowry
- married Stanley Arden WILLIS in 1924
1904-1976 Rupert Clarence Sowry
- nothing known
1905-1969 Walter Claude Sowry
- nothing known
1908-1974 Malcolm Sowry
- nothing known

1866-1917 Albert Sowry
- married Laura Isabella Wills in 1898
their known children were:
1899-1967 Beryl Lavinia Hannah Sowry
- married Rupert William Larsen in 1922
1901-1954 Alvin Verde Sowry
1902-1968 Zaidee Aileen Sowry
- Old Testament name, (wife of the patriarch Abraham)
- didn't marry
1904-1959 Lorris Egbert Sowry
1907-1943 Zelma Melba Sowry
- didn't marry

1867-1931 Herbert Sowry
- married Eliza THOMAS in 1892
their known children were:
1893-1932 Alfred George Sowry
- served as Lance Corporal, Serial Number 65511, NZEF, 33rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company in 1917
- married Marjorie McLEAVEY in 1928
- Alfred is buried Mangahao-Ballance, Pahiatua
1895-1918 Leonard Herbert Sowry
- killed in action, Ypres, Belgium
- his parents headstone at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua reads:
* - "In loving memory of Eliza Sowry died 22nd June 1949 aged 76 years. Herbert beloved husband of Eliza Sowry died 11th March 1931 aged 64 years also Leonard Herbert Sowry son of above killed in action in france 11th August 1917 aged 22 years"
1898-1967 Horace Joseph Sowry
- buried Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua
1903-? Hannah Doris Sowry
1907-1967 Leo Arthur Sowry
- Herbert & Eliza are buried at Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua

1868-1868 Mary Sowry
- died an infant

1869-1885 Hannah Howgate Sowry
- died aged 16, buried Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

1871-1938 Ernest Sowry
- married Kate Julia CARTER (1870-1939) in 1891
their known children were:
1892-1981 Constance Myrtle Sowry
- married James Charles PHILLIPS in 1915
1893-? Ivy Rose Sowry
- married James Waterson LAWSON in 1911
1896-1949 Wilfred Isitt Sowry
- married Isabella Louisa BILKE in 1927
1897-1900 Alva Walter Sowry
- died agd 2
- buried plot 57, Block D in Settlers Cemetery Dannevirke
1900-1965 Albert William Sowry
- married Elva Elizabeth JOLLEY in 1928
1902-1949 Laurie Joseph Sowry
1904-1970 Vernon Ernest Sowry
1907-1976 Mervyn Strother Sowry
1909-1974 Francis Hiram Sowry

1873-1941 Marmaduke Sowry
- married Sarah Annie Jane NOEDL in 1897
- (see notes below)
they had: (possibly others)
1900-1980 Leonie
- married Philip Edward FLOOD in 1919
1902-1967 Joseph Winton
- married Kitty GARDNER in 1923
1904-1988 Verna May
- married Ernest George DOWRICK in 1922

1874-1932 Alfred George
- nothing known

1876-1897 Walter Joseph Sowry
- died aged 21
- buried Old Gorge Woodville

1878-1879 Wilfred Leonard Sowry
- died aged 14 months
- his ashes were removed from Mangatera Dannevirke and interred at Old Gorge Woodville on 3rd June 1892, the same day as his mother Hannah was moved to Old Gorge


... Hannah died about 16th April 1879 and was 'removed to Old Gorge Cemetery on 3rd June 1892' (do not know where she was buried prior to that, possibly Managatera)

... Joseph next married his housekeeper, Marthe Mathilde WILLING (nee Mortensen 1852-1890) on the 21st November 1879 at Rose Farm in Woodville

... Marthe was born in Aker, Kristiania (now Oslo) Norway
- she had been married to George Fredrick Maximillian Wolfgang WILLING in 1874 in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.
- They had Emma Elise Mathilde Willing in Mackay
- George died in Mackay in 1875 by drowning in the Pioneer River
- daughter Emma married John Thomas SMITH (changed his name to SEABRIGHT), son of Crawley SMITH & Mary GOODES on 14 Nov 1891 in the home of Mrs MOORE, Ross Street, Woodville. He died in Napier 1898. Emma next married James Edward DOBBS in Waipawa, Hawkes Bay in 1902 as his 2nd wife
- Emma is buried beside him and his son in Hautapu Cemetery Cambridge, Waikato

- Marthe was not married to Robert Owen HENTY
- they had Robert Owen WILLING (1878-1951) in Norsewood. He was fostered by Tora & Hans GUNDERSEN of Norsewood. He was a policeman in Auckland, Ongarue (between Te Kuiti and Taumaranui), Ongaonga (Hawkes Bay) & Foxton. He changed his name to Robert OWEN. He served in the Anglo-Boer War in the 9th Contingent, H Squadron. He married Eleanor May COLLINGS in Auckland 1906

Children of Joseph Sowry & Mathilde Willing were:

1880-1954 Evangeline Anna Marie Sowry
- born in Norsewood
- married Robert Anthony NOEDL (1881-1972) in 1901 in Woodville
- Robert was an optician. He was born in Wanganui to Robert Charles Noedl & Catherine Annie COOPER (see notes below)
their known children were:
1901-1990 Ivy Sylvia Noedl
- married Frank Charles THOMAS in 1929
1903-1929 Nita Mabel Noedl
- married William Henry BROWN in 1925
1906-? Walter Lawrence Noedl

1882-1961 Lavina Fredrika Sowry
- born in Woodville
- married John McCORMICK (1883-1963) in 1905
- she ran a tea rooms in Woodville
- Lavina died in Dannevirke
- she is buried Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

1887-1912 Mabel Beatrice Sowry
- born in Woodville
- married Francis Joseph MALCON (1882-1974) in 1907 in Woodville
- Francis had 2 brothers Henry Edward & George
- he died in Hamilton, Waikato
- Mabel died from shock of induced labour
- she is buried at Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville
- her daughter Margaret Malcon was brought up by her sister Lavina

1889-1889 Ivy Woodvine Sowry
- born in Woodville
- died aged 7 days at Rose Farm Woodville
- the informant was her step sister Emma Willing Sowry
- she is buried at Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

Marthe died in 1890 Palmerston North of pneumonia and is buried at the Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

In 1891 Joseph next married Rhoda MITCHELL
- they did not have any children

Joseph was an architect and a builder, a pioneer/settler of Woodville, Inspector of Works for the Borough Council, he also represented the Woodville riding of the Waipawa county
He died at home in Grey St., Woodville at the age of 66
He is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

From the HAWKES BAY HERALD - 15th March 1904
Late last evening one of Woodville's pioneer settlers peacefully passed away, Mr Joseph Sowry.
Some twenty-six or twenty-seven years ago he applied to the superintendant, the Hon J. D. Ormond, (John Davies Ormond 18321917) on behalf of some 33 would-be settlers for a piece of unsold bush-land of 2500 acres on the north side of the township, which was granted to what was known as the Woodville Small Farms Association in lots of from 50 to 150 acres and with only two or three exceptions these settlers and their families are with us still and are doing well, the credit of whoe selection is greatly due to the late Mr Sowry.
He took a lively interest in all that concerned the progress of the settlement, in its material, educational and oral advancement. He took an active part in forming a road board and as the township grew it was formed into a town board and ultimately into a borough and in each successive stage he has acted as chairman and mayor for a number of years.
In the eary days he also represented the Woodville riding of the Waipawa county. Latterly he was Inspector of Works for the Borough Council and it is to his foresight that many of the improvements in the town are due.
Through failing health his resignation was received a few weeks ago. He was also chairman of the Woodville School Commitee for many years evincig great regard for the welfare of the children of the district.
The cause of temperance found in him a staunch friend and advocate and through him the Rechabite Tent was established in Woodville. His religious zeal was also conspicuus. In the brave days of old when the roads were unformed and in some places were nigh impassable (McLean street North to wit) even on horseback, he opened his house on the Sunday afternoons to the occasional visits of Methodist ministers to hold services and this was continued until the school was built and the roads made passable. Thus were laid the foundations of a settlement which, although small, is a credit to the colony and in all this he had a part.
The deceased was 66 years of age and leaves a widow and several sons, daughters and grandchildren.
Others too will mourn that he is gone


NOTES
A family tree for Joseph is here:
JOSEPH SOWRY

Children of Robert Charles Noedl & Catherine Annie Cooper:
Jun 1877-1956 Sarah Annie Jane Noedl
- married Marmaduke Sowry (1873-1941) in 1897 (as above)
Dec 1879-1932 Henry Charles Noedl
- married Elizabeth Arathusa HUTCHINS in 1905
- they had Lawrie Noedl in 1906. He married Stella BRINKLEY in 1927
Sep 1881-1972 Robert Anthony Noedl
- married Eva SOWRY in 1902 (as above)
Dec 1883-1927 Ernest Grant Noedl
- served in the Anglo-Boer War, Serial Number 8995
- married Louise CANTELL in 1905
- married Jean RADFORD in 1920
Oct 1885-1913 Catherine Minnie Noedl
- married Walter CHEESEMAN (1878-1961) in 1909
Aug 1887-? Louis Noedl
- born in Woodville
- married Ada BANKS in 1910
- married Gladys THOMPON in 1921
Aug 1889-1974 Lilian May Noedl
- married Bernard Edward DEW in 1911
Dec 1891-1963 Eva Noedl
- born in Woodville
- married Percy Edward FORD in 1915
Apr 1894-Mar 1982 Marion Lottie Noedl
- born in Woodville
- married Cyril NETTLEFOLD (1891-1970) in 1914
Oct 1897-? Jessie Noedl
- married John William Frederick HARRISON in 1926
Oct 1897-Mar 1898 Rupert William Noedl
- died aged 5 months

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Alfred Francis/Frederick WIGZELL, Woodville NZ

Alfred Francis Wigzell was born in 1863
- his parents were Charles Samuel Wigzell (1823-1898)
and Hannah Lee (1825-1894)

He married Margaret Peavoy (1853-1916) in 1889
- they settled in Woodville
- were living in Gey St, Woodville in 1918

their (known) children were:
1891-1962 Percy George Alfred
- buried Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

1892-1976 Richard Alexander St Lyons
- born on Christmas Day
- married Agnes Eliza Troup (1896-1958) July 1914

1894-1918 James Oliver Francis
- killed in action Somme, France
- Serial Number 28055

1896-1952 Gladys Muriel
- married James Bryson (1894-1949) March 1914
- both buried Old Gorge cemetery

1900-1900 Walter Henry
- died aged 14 days
- buried Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville


Alfred died in 1935 aged 72
Margaret died in 1916
- they are both buried in Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

- Alfred had other siblings
(most of them not yet verified)
- he had a sister:
Sarah Ann Wigzell (1856-?)
- she married George William Jacobs in 1886
- they had:
1889-1956 Hilda Jane Williams Jacobs
- Hilda did not marry