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DUNKLEY marriages New Zealand 1875-1933

Albert Dunkley (1887-1974)
ALBERT married Ella Marjorie VILLARS (1890-1977) in 1913
...daughter of Edmund VILLARS & Norah MURPHY
ALBERT died 1 October 1974 aged 87
ELLA died 8 January 1977 aged 86
- they were both cremated at Karori, Wellington

Albert Edward Dunkley (1903-1929)
ALBERT married Rose MURKIN in 1926
Evening Post, 11 June 1929 AUCKLAND, This Day. The body of Albert Edward Dunkley, a stoker of H.M.S. Veronica; was found floating in the harbour near Devonport this morning

Albert William Dunkley (1887-1968)
...son of Arthur DUNKLEY (1854-1924) & Theckla Bridget O'CONLAN (1854-1923)
(who married in 1874 in Victoria, Australia)
Evening Post, 10 April 1924 Mr Arthur Dunkley (Albert's father), Addington, one of the early settlers in the Dominion, died on Tuesday at the Christchurch Hospital. In his early days Mr Dunkley was one of those attracted to the Antipodes by the gold-mining rush in Australia. After a number of years in the Commonwealth Mr Dunkley came to New Zealand. He was particularly well known in sporting circles, and before the present Defence scheme was an enthusiastic volunteer. Four of his sons are intimately connected with the newspaper world:
O. F. Dunkley, journalist in Sydney (Otto Frederick)
A. W. Dunkley on the literary staff of the Christchurch 'Sun' (Albert William)
A. D. Dunkley publisher of the same paper (Arthur David)
E. H. Dunkley of the staff of the Oamaru 'Mail' (Ernest Henry)
ALBERT married Grace Edith May GLOVER (1889-1918) in 1913
...daughter of Richard GLOVER & Annie Eliza LAMMAS
they had a daughter:
* 1915 - 2007 Peggy Ruth Dunkley (+ William Henry Burrows 1937, see photo)
ALBERT next married Catherine CARRIG (1883-) in 1921
...daughter of Martin & Bridget CARRIG
they had at least 1 child:
* 1924 - 1989 James 'Jim' Dunkley (see photo)

Arthur David Dunkley (1877-1946)
...son of Arthur DUNKLEY & Theckla Bridget O'CONLAN
ARTHUR married Gertrude WHITE in 1898
...the known children of ARTHUR & GERTRUDE:
* 1899 - Arthur Morris Dunkley
* 1907 - Gertrude Phyllis Dunkley

Arthur Morris Dunkley (1899-)
...son of Arthur David DUNKLEY & Gertrude WHITE
ARTHUR married Vera Maud WALKER in 1922

Colin Dunkley
COLIN married Margaret KEMP in 1918

Denis/Dennis Dunkley
DENIS married Elizabeth PATERSON in 1875

Ernest Henry Dunkley (1878-1942)
ERNEST married May Wood Long THOMSON (1892-) in 1911
...daughter of Alexander Thomas THOMSON & Mary Jane Wilson McCAULEY
...the known children of ERNEST & MAY:
* 1913 - Gerald Ernest Dunkley

Francis Arthur David Dunkley (1901-1965)
FRANCIS married May BUSBY in 1930

Francis Eugene Ambrose Dunkley (1876-1920)
born in Australia
FRANCIS married Elizabeth Margaret Agatha BOOTH (1875-1944) in 1901
...the known children of FRANCIS & ELIZABETH:
* 1901 - 1965 Francis Arthur David Dunkley
* 1903 - Alberta Elizabeth Dunkley
* 1904 - Alice Doreen Dunkley
* 1908 - Lavinia Florence Dunkley
Francis served in WWI as Corporal 21389 with the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, 2nd Reinforcements. His wife Elizabeth was his next of kin at Waitete Road, Te Kuiti

Frederick 'Otto' Dunkley (1888-1959)
...son of Arthur DUNKLEY & Theckla Bridget O'CONLAN
OTTO married Annie Maud GRAY (1880-1917) in 1911
Ohinemuri Gazette, 30 November 1917 We regret to chronicle the death of Mrs Otto Dunkley, who passed away at Hamilton on Monday at the early age of 27 years. For some time Mrs Dunkley was resident in Paeroa, her husband having been engaged as lino type operator for this firm. She was of a bright and happy disposition and was very popular amongst those with whom she came in contact. Much sympathy is extended to Mr Dunkley in the great loss he has sustained by the death of his young wife
Otto enlisted in the No 6 Manawatu Recruiting District in Dec 1917. He was a linotype operator, Warwick Villa, Taihape
OTTO married Mary Anne KENNEDY in 1919
he was on the Australian Electoral Rolls from 1930:
1930-1854 Wentworth, Bondi North
1958- Philip, Bondi North

George Dunkley (1836-1906)
GEORGE married Mary Ann PRICE (1839-1911) in 1875
Otago Witness, 11 September 1907 DUNKLEY - In loving memory of George Dunkley, the beloved husband of M. A. Dunkley, who departed this life on the 5th September, 1906; aged 70 years. Deeply regretted.
...So he giveth his beloved sleep,
...And bringeth them to the haven where they would be

George Dunkley (1879-1960)
GEORGE married Elizabeth Alice PILLING (1879-1963) in 1914

George Basil Dunkley
GEORGE married Hilda MILLARD in 1915

John Harington Heathcote Dunkley (1879-1930)
...son of Rev Walter DUNKLEY & Alice Annie THOMAS
JOHN married Alice Nona ANSON (1888-1962) in 1917
Press, 1 September 1917 DUNKLEY-ANSON - On August 13th, at St Mary's, Heathcote, by Rev Canon Wilford, Sergeant John H. H. Dunkley, son of the late Rev W. Dunkley, to Alice Nona, fifth daughter of the late T. H. Anson, Winterfold, Courtenay
...daughter of Thomas Hamilton ANSON & Henrietta Ann GORLE
John served in WWI as Sergeant 49294 with the NZEF, 30th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company. Alice was his next of kin c/o Mrs Anson, Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

Robert Dunkley (1851-1913)
ROBERT married Emily Rose Amanda LUXTON (1854-1944) in 1877
...the known children of ROBERT & EMILY:
* 1878 - Grace Emmeline Dunkley
* 1880 - Bob Dunkley
* 1890 - Angus Dunkley
* 1890 - Betsy Dunkley

Robert Dunkley (1884-1920)
ROBERT married Winifred NEILSON (1894-1961) in 1916
he enlisted in the seventh ballot in May 1917 as Public Accountant, Cornfoot Street, Castlecliff

Samuel Henry Dunkley (1859-1945)
SAMUEL married Kate BOWDEN (1865-1945) in 1902

Sidney Dunkley
SIDNEY married Florence Clare TALBOT (1865-1947) in 1903

Thomas Charles Dunkley
THOMAS married Constance AUSTIN in 1903

Walter Dunkley, Reverend (1850-1912)
WALTER married Alice Annie THOMAS 3 Jan 1878 in Motueka
...daughter of Charles Thynne THOMAS & Anne TOVEY
Nelson Evening Mail, 8 January 1878 DUNKLEY-THOMAS - January 3, at Motueka, by the Rev S. Poole, M.A., Walter, third son of the Rev John Dunkley, and late of Christ's College, Christchurch, to Alice Annie, youngest daughter of the late Lieut-Colonel C. Thynne Thomas, late of Her Majesty's Bengal Army.
...the known children of WALTER & ALICE:
* 1878 - 1930 John Harington Heathcote Dunkley
* 1880 - 1957 Walter William Dunkley
Ashburton Guardian, 30 December 1912 CANON WALTER DUNKLEY - The Rev. Walter Dunkley, vicar of St. Paul's, Glenmark, for many years Minor Canon of Christchurch Cathedral, died at the Vicarage, Glenmark, yesterday morning. Born at Moore, Shropshire, on February 1st, 1850, he was the son of the Rev. John Dunkley, of Liverpool. In 1872 he accompanied the Primate, Dr. Neville, to New Zealand, and six years later was ordained by the then Primate, the late Bishop Harper. He was assistant-master at Christ's College Grammar School 1876-79; Vicar of Phillipstown in 1878; Lincoln in 1879; the next year he visited England; of Burnham in 1881; of Courtenay in 1884; Assistant Precentor at Christchurch Cathedral from 1885 to 1889; Organising Chaplain to the Primate, the late Bishop Harper, in 1888-89; and private secretary to Bishop Julius from 1891 to 1892, when he took office as Minor Canon of the Cathedral. In July, 1907, he went to Glenmark, taking the charge of St. Paul's in October of the same year on the consecration of the church. Mr Dunkley had not enjoyed good health for some time past.

Walter William Dunkley (1880-1957)
...son of Rev Walter DUNKLEY & Alice Annie THOMAS
WALTER married Catherine Aston MEARES (1881-1964) 11 Sep 1907 in Fendalton, Christchurch
...daughter of Charles Edward Maurice MEARES & Amy
...the known children of WALTER & CATHERINE:
* 1909 - John Stuart Dunbar Dunkley
* 1910 - 1998 Geoffrey Harington Dunkley

Ada Dunkley (1883-1968)
ADA married Paul Ernest JANOWSKY (1888-1974) in 1924

Alberta Elizabeth Dunkley (1904-1971)
ALBERTA married Lorrie Alan JAMIESON (1903-1970) in 1933

Alice Amelia Dunkley (1885-1967)
ALICE married Thomas FALKINDER (1877-1954) in 1906
...the known children of ALICE & THOMAS:
* 1906 - Arthur Joel Falkinder
* 1907 - Ena May Falkinder
* 1909 - Muriel Dolcie Falkinder

Annie Mary Teckler Dunkley (1881-1963)
married Albert Edward William FAIRBRASS (1881-1931) in 1903
...the known children of ANNIE & ALBERT:
1904 - Victoria May Fairbrass
1907 - Mona Annie Lena Fairbrass

Doris Margaret Dunkley
DORIS married Percival George HAWES (1908-1975) in 1932

Edith Sarah Harriet Dunkley (1878-1941)
EDITH married Charles Frederick BAKER in 1901
...the known children of EDITH & CHARLES:
* 1902 - Edith Maida Baker
* 1905 - Cecilie Leona baker
* 1912 - Frederick Charles Thomas Baker

Eva May Dunkley (1891-1961)
EVA married Percy George THIAN (1889-1960) in 1924

Florence Mabel Dunkley (1884-1924)
FLORENCE married Francis John CONLAN (1880-1953) in 1922

Frances Lydia Dunkley (1893-1927)
FRANCES married Harry Moye ALLPRESS (1891-1971) in 1917

Harriet Amy Dunkley
HARRIET married Charles James HALE in 1895

Lavinia Florence Dunkley (1908-)
LAVINIA married John Foster COLEMAN (1909-1945) in 1928
Auckland Star, 24 February 1932 After a year of married life, John Foster Coleman, of Te Kuiti, left his wife and returned to live with his people. He was ordered to return to his wife, Lavinia Florence Coleman, within 21 days. Petitioner said she was married in July 1928, and in December 1929 her husband left her without giving a reason. She protested, and wrote, trying to induce him to go back, but he replied, saying: "You know very well that I cannot agree to live with you again. I was not happy"
LAVINIA next married Richard William David MAXWELL in 1933 (under her maiden name Dunkley)

Phyllis May Dunkley (1912-1991)
PHYLLIS married Robert Marshall ALLAN (1901-1999) in 1933

Rita Violet Emmeline Dunkley (1896-1975)
RITA married Herbert INKSTER (1896-1958) in 1928

taken from Evening Post, 21 August 1937,
Mr and Mrs William Henry BURROW
leaving St Mary's Church, Karori, this morning after their marriage. The bride was Miss Peggy Ruth DUNKLEY, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A. W. Dunkly, of Karori, and late of Christchurch, and the bridegroom is the elder son of Mr and Mrs W. E. Burrow, also of Karori
Her two small attendants were Ngaire Roberts, niece of the bridegroom, who was attired in a mauve taffeta and velvet Early Victorian frock with posy to tone and Jim Dunkley, brother of the bride, in a Fauntleroy suit. Mr Howard Thompson attended the bridegroom and Messrs Ted Burrow and John Dunkley were ushers

Wootton GROOMS - New Zealand 1857-1920

known WOOTTON GROOMS in New Zealand 1857 - 1920
names taken from BDM & some spelling may not be correct, use as a guide only
some birth dates may be approximate, based on recorded age at death

Albert Frederick Wootton (1880-1959)
- son of Samuel WOOTTON & Ellen JACKSON of Dunedin
married Edith Mary PEARCE (1881-1958) in 1903
their known children:
* 1904 - Vera Edith Wootton
* 1906 - Arthur Albert Wootton
* 1907 - 2005 Ivy Lily Wootton
* 1909 - Nellie Wootton
* 1912 - 1986 Harold Jackson Wootton

Albert Firkin Wootton (1873-1943)
- in 1896 + 1899 he was in Caversham, Dunedin
married Jane Ellen GOOLD (1877-1968) Xmas Eve 1902 in Invercargill
- daughter of Frederick GOOLD & Margaret Wallace WILSON
their known children:
* 1903 - William Albert Rundle Wootton
* 1905 - Mabel Ellen Wootton

Alfred Rundle Wootton (1906-1979)
- son of William Rundle WOOTTON & Augusta Christina KLEMPEL
married Alma Edna Phyllis O'BRIEN (1910-1995) in 1930
- daughter of Alfred Albert O'BRIEN & Ivy JENSEN
their known children:
* 1932 - 2005 Beverley Berice Wootton (+ William Walter Hugh Fallen 1949)

Arthur David Wootton (1892-1980)
married Alice Louisa CORNWALL (1893-1981) in 1916
- in 1917 they were in Paraparaumu
ARTHUR DAVID Wootton died 9 May 1980 aged 88
ALICE LOUISA Wootton died 6 August 1981 aged 88
- they are buried Plot 205-297, Block III at Waikanae cemetery

Arthur John Wootton (1887-1964)
married Muriel Eva Douglas PHILPOTT (1893-1980) in 1913
- Muriel died in Nelson 7 Jan 1980 aged 86

Burt Wesley Wootton (1899-1965)
- son of John Wesley WOOTTON & Hannah EVANS
married Minnie Jane GLASS (1897-1970) in 1920
- daughter of John & Minnie GLASS
Burt & Minnie were in Melbourne Street, South Dunedin in 1922 & 1925. He was a Police Constable in Sydenham, Christchurch in 1929 (see photo)
- they had 2 daughters
BURT WESLEY Wootton died 19 July 1965 in Christchurch aged 66
MINNIE JANE Wootton died 2 February 1970 in Christchurch aged 72

Charles Wootton (1843-)
- arrived in Auckland 1863 on the Bombay
married Ellen ANDERTON (1851-1941) in Bombay, Auckland 1872
their known children:
* 1873 - 1936 Sarah Wootton (+George William Waugh 1898)
* 1874 - Henry Wootton
* 1876 - 1970 Alice Wootton (+Arthur Vivian Bilkey in 1906)
* 1878 - Roland Wootton
* 1879 - Margaret Wootton (+Donald Ewen Morrison 1917)
* 1881 - Isaac Wootton
* 1884 - Mary Jane Evangeline Wootton (+John Henry Ferguson 1906)
Auckland Star, 9 August 1941 WOOTTON - On August 8, at the residence of her daughter, Mr A. V. Bilkey, Favona Road, Mangere, Ellen, beloved wife of the late Charles Wootton, Bombay, and beloved mother of Mr H. Wootton, Albany, Mrs A. V. Bilkey, Mangere, Mr R. Wotton, Bombay, Mrs D. Morrison, Rotorua, Mr I. Wootton, Auckland, Mrs John Ferguson, Wiri and the late Mrs G. Waugh.
Auckland Star, 16 August 1941 SIR ROBERT PEEL'S COUSIN
A cousin of the famous statesman, Sir Robert Peel, and a resident of the Dominion for the past 72 years, Mrs Charles Wootton has died at the age of 90 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs A. V. Bilkey, Favona Road, Mangere. Mrs Wootton was born in 1851 at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire and was educated at the National and St Peter's Schools, Preston. In 1865 she left England with her mother and sisters in the sailing ship 'Royal Dane' and arrived at Auckland after a voyage of five months to join her brothers.
In 1872, at Bombay, she was married to the late Mr Charles Wootton formerly of Wiltshire, who had come to Auckland in the well known sailing ship 'Bombay' which arrived in Auckland in 1865 after a hazardous voyage. Mr Wootton was one of the first settlers in the district, which was named after the ship. After living nearly 50 years in Bombay, Mr Wootton died and Mrs Wootton came to live with her daughter at Mangere. Mrs Wootton is survived by three sons and three daughters. There are 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren

Charles Samuel Wootton (1896-1946)
- son of William Samuel WOOTTON & Emma Ann PEARCE
married Nellie Hazel BAILEY (1904-) in 1923
- daughter of Thomas James BAILEY & Ellen Frances NICHOLLS
he married Jessie Ellen GOFFIN (1912-1989) in Auckland
- (Jessie next married Claude Lockhead RUSSELL (1903-1989)

Charles Edward Wootton (1871-1925)
- son of Samuel WOOTTON & Eleanor 'Ellen' JACKSON
married May/Mary Steven McKERROW (1878-) in 1898
their known children:
* 1901 - 1972 May Steven Wootton
* 1902 - Ellen Jackson Wootton
* 1905 - Margaret Etta Wootton
* 1908 - Leonard Charles Wootton
CHARLES EDWARD Wootton died 23 February 1925 in Dunedin aged 53
- buried Plots 21 & 23, Block 7AP at Southern Cemetery with:
1897 - Henry Granger Wootton (1875-1897) aged 22, his brother
1906 - Samuel Wootton (1824-1906) aged 82, his father
1912 - Ellen Wootton (1841-1912) aged 71, his mother
1932 - Ronald Wootton (1932-1932) aged 2 days
1952 - James Bertie Wootton (1880-1952) aged 72, his brother
1959 - Phoebe Maud Wootton (1883-1959 nee Cavell) aged 76, wife of James Bertie
1985 - William Henry Jackson Wootton (1908-1985) aged 77, his nephew (son of James Bertie & Phoebe Maud Wootton)
NOTE Headstone says 'Charles Edward, husband of Elizabeth May Wootton'

Charles Edward Wootton (1871-)
married Elizabeth May FISHER (nee ALEXANDER 1870-1941) in 1915
- Elizabeth had first married Arthur Edward Fisher in 1899

Charles Edward George Wootton (1831-)
married Keziah Ann STREETER (1840-1908) 6 July 1857 in Waimea West Schoolroom
their known children:
* 1858 - unnamed Wootton
* 1860 - 1927 William Rundle Wootton
* 1862 - 1936 David Richard Wootton
Keziah married Thomas Wyllie McKenzie (1833-1875) Nelson 1866 + 4 children
Keziah married Francis Decimus Walker (1841-1931) Westport 1877 + 2 children

Charles Franklin Wootton (1894-1956)
- son of Henry George WOOTTON & Charlotte Ann FRANKLIN
married Maud Evelyn CANDY (1894-1964) in 1915
- daughter of Thomas CANDY & Honor EDWARDS

Charles Thomas Wootton (1889-1965)
- son of Philip & Sarah Ann WOOTTON
married Evelyn Alice DENTICE (1888-) in 1921
- daughter of Albert John DENTICE & Elicia Jane PHILLIPS

Eric Leslie Wootton (1899-1935)
married Eva Gertrude HEDLEY (1886-1958) in 1923
ERIC died 2 Dec 1925 in Wellington & buried Karori

George Harkus Wootton (1840-1916)
married Emily Charlotte BURGESS (1863-1924) in 1893
- possible daughter of Tingey BURGESS & Betsy FAIRY
their known children:
* 1894 - Gladys Wootton
* 1895 - George Burgess Wootton
* 1899 - 1967 Percy Ernest Wootton

George Samuel Wootton (1895-1952)
married May Fenty BLACK (1896-1988) in 1925
- daughter of James BLACK & Isabella Pettigrew KIDD (of Dunedin)

George William Wootton (1882-1952)
- son of Thomas Edward WOOTTON & Fanny Frances KERR
married Ariel Lilly Elizabeth HOLLIS (1884-1964) in Nelson 1907
- daughter of Thomas HOLLIS & Emily GROOBY
their known children:
* 1907 - 1989 Olive Gwendoline Wootton
* 1910 - Frank Wootton
* 1916 - 1934 Irene Blanche Wootton

Harry Franklin Wootton (1882-1964)
- son of Henry George WOOTTON & Charlotte Ann FRANKLIN
married Mildred Annie ROSS (1890-1941) in 1911

Harry Franklin Wootton (1907-1950)
married Elsie Irene KING (1904-1959) in 1928

Henry James Wootton (1903-1979)
married Annie OWEN (1904-1974) in 1928
- daughter of William Joseph OWEN & Susan BOYLE

Isaac Wootton (1883-1969)
married Eliza McGOUGH in 1906
Auckland Star, 9 June 1906 WOOTTON-McGOUGH - On May 2, at the residence of the bride, Pukekohe, by the Rev Mather, Isaac Wootton, youngest son of Charles Wootton, Bombay, to Eliza, only daughter of William J. McCough, Pukekohe West
he married Doris Victoria Maude WILLS (nee CASWELL) in 1932
- Doris first married Frederick Emanuel Wills (1876-1957) in 1906

James Bertie Wootton (1880-1952)
- son of Samuel WOOTTON & Eleanor 'Ellen' JACKSON
married Phoebe Maud Kedglie CAVELL (1883-1959) in 1905
- daughter of Henry John CAVELL & Mary Ann JOLLY
their known children:
* 1906 - James Samuel Wootton
* 1907 - 1907 Henry William Wootton (aged 3 months)
* 1908 - 1985 William Henry Jackson Wootton
* 1909 - 1981 Alfred Cavell Wootton (cremated Dunedin)

John Herbert Wootton (1911-1951)
married Violet RICHAN (1909-) in 1931
- daughter of Ernest Augustus (1874-1949) & Ruth Elizabeth (1883-1959) RICHAN

John Wesley Wootton (1865-1949)
- born in Staffordshire, England, arrived in NZ about 1879 (via Sydney 1877)
- son of Charles WOOTTON & Phoebe Matilda LYNEX of Bloxwich, Staffordshire
married Hannah EVANS (1869-1957) in Dunedin 1886
- daughter of William & Phoebe EVANS
John was a Postal Clerk in Dunedin
their known children:
* 1887 - 1950 Matilda Henrietta Wootton
* 1889 - 1963 Phoebe Lilian Wootton
* 1891 - 1918 Hannah Rubina Wootton (didn't marry)
* 1894 - 1894 Charles William Wootton (aged 2 weeks)
* 1899 - 1965 Burt Wesley Wootton
* 1900 - 1979 Gladys Transvaal Wootton
* 1903 - 1986 Philip Horace Wootton (+ Katherine Mills)
* 1909 - 1996 George Clement Wootton (+ Olive Rata Carlisle Irving 1939)
JOHN WESLEY Wootton died 24 October 1949 in Dunedin aged 84
HANNAH Wootton died 9 November 1957 in Ross Home, Dunedin
they are buried Plots 73 & 74, Block 12P at Southern Cemetery with:
1894 - Charles William Wootton, their son aged 2 weeks
1904 - Charles Wootton (1831-1904), John's father aged 73
1917 - Phoebe Matilda Wootton (1831-1917), John's mother aged 86
1918 - Hannah Rubina Wootton, their daughter aged 27

Lawrence Samuel Wootton
married Muriel Gray CARMICHAEL (1894-1924) in 1917
- daughter of John CARMICHAEL & Mary Ann NEILL
he married Mataura KEOWN (1902-) in 1926
- daughter of Eliza Jane KEOWN

Leonard Wootton (1895-1964)
- son of Henry George WOOTTON & Charlotte Ann FRANKLIN
married Zoe Isola VERNAZONI (of Christchurch) in 1924

Leonard Charles Wootton (1908-1968)
married Margaret Jane CAIRD (1908-1996) in 1931

Leslie Wootton (1892-1976)
married Annie Gladys HILLS (1897-1976) in 1922
- daughter of William Herbert HILLS & Elizabeth 'Bessie' MILLIGAN

Percy Ernest Wootton (1899-1967)
married Carol McWILLIAMS (1897-1982) in 1919
- daughter of James Alexander McWILLIAMS & Ida HOWELL

Peter Wootton (1860-1936)
married Matilda HUNT (1860-1919) in 1882
- daughter of Joseph & Susan HUNT
their known children:
* 1883 - Edith Emily Wootton
* 1885 - Ernest Peter Wootton
* 1888 - Grace Olive Wootton
* 1891 - Arthur David Wootton
* 1893 - Helen Annie 'Nellie' Wootton
* 1899 - 1976 Charles Harold Gillespie Wootton (lived Kuripuni, Masterton)
* 1908 - Constance Evelyn 'Connie' Wootton
NOTE 24 April 1920 IN MEMORIAN
WOOTTON - In loving memory of Matilda, dearly loved wife of Peter Wootton, who passed away on the 24th April, 1919
....Our hearts for you are aching,
....We are lonely night and day;
....We miss you, yes, we miss you
....In a thousand different ways.

....A shadow rest upon our home,
....We miss her smiling face;
....Were'er we turn, were'er we go,
....We see her vacant place.

....Worthy of lasting love was she,
....From those she left behind;
....A better mother could never be,
....Nor one so true and kind.
Inserted by her loving husband and family

Philip Henry Wootton (1884-1910)
- son of Thomas Edward WOOTTON & Fanny Frances KERR
married Lillian Doretta 'Dora' HOLLIS (1888-1974) in Nelson? 1908
- daughter of Thomas HOLLIS & Emily GROOBY
their known children:
* 1908 - Rhona Grace Wootton
* 1911 - 1998 Phyllis Joyce Wootton
* 1913 - 1998 Stanley Wilfred Wootton

Ralph Wootton (1890-1964)
married Marie Josephine McKAY (1895-1985) in 1919

Richard Wootton (1859-1902)
married Ann TURLEY in 1884
their known children:
* 1886 - Alice Louisa Wootton
* 1888 - 1959 Agnes Grace Wootton

Roy Vivian Wootton (1902-1988)
married Gladys Ruby CAVANAGH (1905-1994) in 1926
- daughter of Henry Edward CAVANAGH & Elizabeth Annie WEBB

Samuel Wootton (1824-1906)
- born in Biggelswade, England
married Ellen JACKSON in Dunedin 1863
their known children:
* 1864 - William Samuel Wootton
* 1865 - Samuel Wootton
* 1867 - George Wootton
* 1875 - Henry Grainger Wootton
* 1876 - Alfred Wootton
* 1878 - Matilda Wootton
* 1879 - Albert Frederick Wootton
* 1881 - James Bertie Wootton
* 1893 - Margaret Etta Wootton

Samuel Wootton (1865-1938)
- son of Samuel WOOTTON & Eleanor 'Ellen' JACKSON
married Annie KELLY in 1889
their known children:
* 1895 - 1952 George Samuel Wootton
* 1903 - 1979 Henry James Wootton
* 1907 - Robert Charles Wootton

Samuel Eli Wootton (1876-1940)
married Rebecca Robrough FOX (1888-) in 1909
- daughter of William Henry FOX & Jemima Jane PETTIGREW
their known children:
* 1910 - 2006 Una Dolce Wootton
Samuel next married Margaret Hamilton ERSKINE (1887-1941) in 1920

Sydney Harold Wootton (1891-1974)
married Cora Nina Ruby MELLOR (1889-1953) in 1914
- daughter of Henry MELLOR & Charlotte Ellen WILLISCRAFT

Thomas Edward Wootton (1845-1923)
married Elizabeth Frances BURNETT (1852-1876) 21 Aug 1873 in Nelson
- daughter of Richard BURNETT & Sarah Ann IRONMONGER
their known children:
* 1874 - 1938 Mary Ann Wootton (died in New South Wales)
* 1876 - 1958 Elizabeth Jane Wootton (married 3 times)
ELIZABETH died 13 days after giving birth to Elizabeth Jane who was brought up by her maternal grandparents, Richard and Sarah Burnett, therefore her name is sometimes seen as Elizabeth Jane Burnett ...
THOMAS next married Fanny Frances KERR in 1881
their known children:
* 1882 - 1952 George William Wootton
* 1884 - 1910 Philip Henry Wootton
* 1887 - 1951 Harold Edward Wootton
* 1890 - 1962 Minnie Blanche Wootton

Thomas Henry Wootton (1866-1934)
married Marion IKENE (1866-1952) in 1893
their known children:
* 1894 - Elsie Isobel Christian Wootton
* 1896 - 1980 Rena Christian Wootton
* 1901 - Winifred Marion Wootton

William Wootton (1872-1946)
- son of Charles WOOTTON & Phoebe Matilda LYNEX of Bloxwich, Staffordshire
- born in England, arrived in NZ about 1878
married Catherine Theresa SHEEHAN (1891-1963) in 1909
William was a Crane Driver, lived in St Kilda, Dunedin
WILLIAM Wootton died 31 March 1946 in Dunedin aged 73
CATHERINE THERESA Wootton died 10 December 1963 in Dunedin aged 72
- they are buried Plot 50A, Block 8P at Southern Cemetery with:
1908 - Theresa Maria Wootton (1876-1908) aged 32
1912 - Francis Albert Hanley age not recorded

William Charles Wootton (1907-1988)
married Phoebe Annie Myrtle SIGLEY (1910-1992) in 1933
- daughter of Roy Vincent SIGLEY & Minnie TUNN

William Edward Wootton (1887-1956)
- son of William Samuel WOOTTON & Emma Ann PEARCE
married Caroline Elizabeth BROWN in 1913
William was a Butcher in Palmerston North
WILLIAM EDWARD Wootton died 12 August 1956 aged 69 & cremated Kelvin Grove

William George Wootton (1879-1959)
- son of Henry George WOOTTON & Charlotte Ann FRANKLIN
married Lucy Agnes ATKINS (1887-1951) 25 Jan 1910 in Christchurch
- daughter of James ATKINS & Agnes ORME
their known children:
* 1911 - 1971 Orme George Wootton
* 1912 - 1988 James Henry Wootton
* 1915 - 1999 Phyllis Leila Wootton
* 1918 - Lucy Margaret Wootton

William Rundle Wootton (1860-1927)
- son of Charles Edward George WOOTTON & Keziah Ann STREETER
married Augusta Christina KLEMPEL (1867-1956) 26 April 1886 in Greymouth
- daughter of Johann Martin KLEMPLE from Poland & Zuzanna EINSPORN
their known children:
* 1887 - 1959 Christina Keziah Wootton
* 1889 - 1972 Lilian Rose Wootton
* 1891 - 1915 William Charles Wootton (Killed in Gallipoli)
* 1893 - 1964 Albert Francis Wootton (Private 6/2966)
* 1896 - 1980 Emilie Sarah Wootton
* 1903 - 1974 Myrtle Evelyn Wootton
* 1906 - Alfred Rundle Wootton
WILLIAN RUNDLE Wootton died 8 June 1927 in Blackball
AUGUSTA CHRISTINA Wootton died 20 December 1956 in Greymouth

William Samuel Wootton (1864-1942)
- son of Samuel WOOTTON & Eleanor 'Ellen' JACKSON
- born in Lawrence, Otago - died in Christchurch
married Emma Ann PEARCE (1865-1942) in 1886
- daughter of James & Mary Ann PEARCE
their known children:
* 1887 - 1956 William Edward Wootton
* 1888 - 1941 Ellen Mary Wootton
* 1890 - 1964 Ralph Wootton
* 1892 - 1976 Leslie Wootton
* 1894 - 1964 Lawrence Samuel Wootton
* 1896 - 1946 Charles Wootton


Constable Burt Wesley Wootton

at the retirement of Sergeant Donald McKenzie, 7 May 1929
Back row from left:
* Constable Burt Wesley Wootton (1899-1965)
* Constable Raymond Francis Leith (1899-1965)
* Constable George Stephen Norris (1900-1993)
Front row from left:
* Constable John Cummings (Beckenham)
* Sergeant Donald McKenzie
* Constable Edward William Fibbes (1902-1958)

HOOPER at Hamilton, Waikato

the HOOPER cremated or buried at Hamilton, Waikato (to Nov 2013)
some birth dates may be approximate, based on recorded age at death

Alice HOOPER (nee HAWKINS, formerly JAMIESON) aged 79
born: 1853 in Melbourne
parents: John HAWKINS & Alice MONAGHAN (married Dublin, died New Zealand)
married: William Jamieson in 1872
known children:
* 1873 - William Charles Jamieson
* 1874 - Agnes Alice Jamieson
* 1876 - Mary Ann Lavinia Jamieson
* 1879 - William Richard Charles Jamieson
married: Henry Lewis Hooper in 1881
known children:
* 1885 - Henry Claygate Hooper
* 1888 - Flossie Helen Essen Hooper
* 1890 - Douglas Bambridge Hooper
* 1897 - Ruby Alice Woodward Hooper
died: 13 July 1932
last address: Otorohanga
buried: AA1-G-191 at Hamilton East Cemetery

Anita Evelyn HOOPER aged 57
born: 1947
died: 3 June 2004
last address: 12 Willow Grove, Morrinsville
cremated: at Hamilton Park

Annie Susan HOOPER aged 75
born: 5 June 1901
parents: Richard HOOPER & Louisa Emma Maria HAWKINS
died: 29 January 1977
Last Address: unspecified
buried: BEECH-16-04 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Bernard Norman Frances HOOPER aged 26
born: 1959
died: 22 November 1985
last address: unspecified
buried: MAPLE-15-70 at Hamilton Park Cemetery

Bryan George HOOPER aged 68
born: 18 June 1921
died: 29 August 1989
last address: 17 Hillcrest St., Tirau
cremated: at Hamilton Park cemetery

Chandos Harold HOOPER aged 48
born: 23 November 1962
died: 25 October 2012
last address: Challinor Street, Pukete, Hamilton
buried: GOM-MEM3-17 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Charles Caldwell HOOPER aged 26
born: 1908
parents: Harry Prince HOOPER & Christina/Cecilia SINCLAIR
died: 4 April 1935
last address: unspecified
buried: BB-Q-017 at Hamilton East cemetery

Charles James Maxwell HOOPER aged 87
born: 29 June 1900
parents: Thomas William HOOPER & Florence MAXWELL
died: 28 April 1988
last address: R D 1 Main Rd Tokoroa
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Clara Eveline HOOPER (nee ODGERS) aged 56
born: 1865
married: James Hooper in 1884
known children:
* 1884 - Clara Ethel Hooper
* 1885 - Hilda Maud Hooper
* 1887 - Mary Jane Beatrice Hooper
* 1890 - James Leonard Hooper
* 1892 - Sidney Hooper
* 1899 - John Whitford Hooper
* 1901 - Robert William Hooper
* 1906 - Reginald Leslie Hooper
* 1909 - Violet Ruth Hooper
died: 13 September 1921
last address: unspecified
buried: FRONT-G-09 at Hamilton East Cemetery

Colin Robert HOOPER aged 74
born: 1939
died: 10 September 2013
last address: Graham St, Hamilton East, Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park Cemetery

Daisy Sarah HOOPER (nee HOLLOWAY) aged 89
born: 1 October 1899
parents: 7th of at least 9 children of Henry John & Fanny HOLLOWAY
married: Victor Candy Hooper in 1924
died: 29 March 1989
last address: 346 Maungatapu Rd Tauranga
buried: CHRRY-23-47 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Dorothy HOOPER aged 43
born: 1915
died: 10 November 1958
last address: unspecified
buried: AA1-G-185 at Hamilton East cemetery

Dorothy Myrtle HOOPER aged 91
born: 23 July 1922
died: 1 November 2013
last address: Betley Crescent Hamilton
buried: TOTAR-03-37 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Douglas HOOPER aged 59
born: 1954
died: 11 August 2013
last address: Brookview Court Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Edward Lyall HOOPER aged 61
born: 25 February 1912
parents: Joseph William HOOPER & Beatrice HALL
died: 2 January 1974
last address: 152 Duke St, Dinsdale, Hamilton
buried: GOM-A07-51 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Edwin Esson HOOPER aged 74
born: 1867
parents: Henry & Ellen HOOPER
married Mary Louisa WYLIE in 1892
died: 9 June 1942
last address: unspecified
buried: AA2-BA-13A at Hamilton Park cemetery

Eliza Ellen HOOPER aged 94
born: 2 December 1888
died: 9 January 1983
last address: Eventide Home Te Awamutu
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Flora Jane HOOPER (nee SHEDDON) aged 75
born: 1861
married Joseph Hayward Hooper in 1892
known children:
* 1893 - Howard Henry Hooper
* 1895 - Victor Candy Hooper
* 1896 - Ruth Charlotte Hooper
* 1898 - Flora McKenzie Hooper
* 1900 - William Rowlands Hooper
died: 25 February 1937
last address: unspecified
buried: BB-Q-078 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Flora May HOOPER aged 8
born: 1925
died: 5 July 1935
last address: unspecified
buried: BBZA-G-11 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Frank Robert HOOPER aged 94
born: 10 May 1902
parents: Harry Prince HOOPER & Cecilia SINCLAIR
married: Gladys Frances Minnie WATKINS in 1929
died: 11 June 1996
last address: Armourdene Rest Home Von Tempsky St, Hamilton
buried: GOM-K-069 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Gladys Frances Minnie HOOPER (nee WATKINS) aged 80
born: 15 April 1904
parents: Frederick William WATKINS & Minnie Alice TIMMO
married: Frank Robert Hooper in 1929
died: 13 November 1984
last address: 110 Wellington St, Hamilton East, Hamilton
buried: GOM-K-069 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Graham Thomas HOOPER aged 65
born: 19 October 1927
died: 10 January 1994
last address: 67 Normandy Ave, Melville, Hamilton
buried: MAPLE-42-22 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Harry Arthur HOOPER aged 31
born: 1899
parents: Harry Prince HOOPER & Cecilia SINCLAIR
died: 19 December 1930
last address: unspecified
buried: BB-Q-017 at Hamilton East cemetery
Auckland Star, 19 December 1930 A motor fatality occurred on the Hamilton-Cambridge road late last night when a news agent named Harry Arthur Hooper, aged 30, single, residing with his parents in Mill street, Frankton, was killed, while Thomas Kelly, aged 26, a bootmaker, single, of Brookfield, Hamilton East, has a fractured skull and lies in a serious condition in the Waikato Hospital.
It seems that Messrs Hooper, Kelly and Miss Horne had been attending a dance at Cambridge and were returning some time after midnight, Hooper riding a motor cycle, and Kelly and Miss Horne occupying the side car. Just before reaching banks Corner, about three miles from Cambridge, they passed a van. Instead of rounding the bend however, Mr Hooper's cycle continued along the side road for about 30 years and careered into the long grass on the margin, where apparently it struck an obstacle and turned a somersault. People in the van heard the crash and hurried to the scene, where they found Mr Hooper dead, apparently having being killed instantaneously. Dr J. Ritchie of Cambridge, had Mr Kelly conveyed to the Waikato Hospital. Miss Horne fortunately escaped injury

Henry Lewis HOOPER aged 39
born: 1859
married: Alice Jamieson in 1881
died: 4 June 1898
last address: unspecified
buried: AA1-G-192 at Hamilton East cemetery
Thames Advertiser, 7 June 1898 HOOPER - On June 4th, 1898, at Kirikiriria, Hamilton, Waikato, Henry Lewis, the beloved husband of Alice Hooper, and eldest son of Edwin Hooper, formerly of Timaru, in his 40th year
... Mr Henry L. Hooper, foreman of the Waikato Argus, and formerly on the staff of the Thames Advertiser and New Zealand Herald, died at Hamilton on Saturday from congestion of the lungs, following an attack of influenza, which he only contracted a week ago
... Mr Henry L. Hooper, foreman of the Waikato Argus, passed away this afternoon. He contracted influenza about a week ago and a relapse brought on congestion of the lungs. Deceased, who had formerly belonged to Timaru, served his time in the Timaru Herald Office, and joined the New Zealand Herald a short time afterwards. Coming to the Waikato he accepted a position on the Waikato Argus staff, which he has occupied for 18 years. The late Mr Hooper, who was greatly respected, was about 40 years of age. He leaves a wife and a large family.

Hilda Gertrude Annie HOOPER (nee HARLIN) aged 86
born: 11 August 1889
parents: Henry Thomas HARLIN & Alice Ada SAMPSON
married: James Samuel Hooper in 1908
known children:
* 1909 - Margaret Emily Ada Hooper
* 1910 - Eva Elsie Allison Hooper
* 1913 - Vera Lola Doris Hooper
died: 11 March 1976
last address: 415 Peachgrove Rd, Fairfield, Hamilton
buried: GOM-A09-066 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Horace Henry HOOPER aged 74
born: 16 October 1900
parents: Henry Alfred HOOPER & Margaret Fisher GARDNER
died: 18 April 1975
last address: c/o 141 Beerescourt Rd, Beerescourt, Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Ivy Myrtle HOOPER aged 68
born: 1899
parents: Edward Stanley HOOPER & Margaret HEPBURN
died: 26 January 1968
last address: c/o Tokanui Hospital, Te Awamutu
buried: GOM-SUNKN-0000 at Hamilton Park cemetery

James HOOPER aged 75
born: 1863
died: 8 June 1938
last address: unspecified
buried: FRONT-G-10 at Hamilton East cemetery

James Edward HOOPER aged 82
born: 9 April 1895
died: 4 February 1978
last address: 94 Bank St., Te Awamutu
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

James Wesley Newman 'Wes' HOOPER aged 62
born: 10 July 1910
parents: John Reuben HOOPER & Jane 'Janey' Whitford HOOPER
died: 28 May 1973
last address: unspecified
buried: MAGN-33-06 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Jane Whitford 'Janey' HOOPER (nee HOOPER) aged 56
born: 28 June 1874 in Thames, Coromandel
parents: John Whitford HOOPER & Jane CRABB(E)
married: John Reuben Hooper 11 Nov 1902
known children:
* 1904 - Ruby Constance Hooper
* 1906 - John George Wadman Whitford Hooper
* 1908 - Minnie Eileen Janey Hooper
* 1910 - James Wesley Newman 'Wes' Hooper
died: 30 July 1930
last address: Eureka, Waikato
buried: AA1-G-184 at Hamilton East cemetery

Joan Dorothy HOOPER aged 76
born: 19 January 1923
died: 27 July 1999
last address: Norholm Rest Home Ohaupo
buried: GOM-A07-28 at Hamilton Park cemetery

John George Whitford Wadman HOOPER aged 93
born: 28 January 1906
parents: John Reuben HOOPER & Jane Whitford 'Janey' HOOPER
died: 16 July 1999
last address: Dinsdale Rd Hamilton
buried: BEECH-07-01 at Hamilton Park cemetery

John Reuben HOOPER aged 87
born: 19 December 1877 in Taita, Lower Hutt
parents: George HOOPER & Eliza Jane KING
married: Jane Whitford 'Janey' Hooper 11 Nov 1902
died: 18 September 1965
last address: Eureka (between Hamilton & Morrinsville)
buried: AA1-G-184 at Hamilton East cemetery

John Whitford HOOPER aged 90
born: 25 September 1898
parents: James HOOPER & Clara Evelyn ODGERS
married: Melba Violet FLYNN in 1929
died: 5 March 1989
last address: 7 Tisdale St., Hamilton City
buried: MAPLE-11-19 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Joseph Ball HOOPER aged 48
born: 30 July 1867
parents: 7th son of Thomas HOOPER & Mary CROOKE of Nelson
married: Mrs Margaret McKENZIE in 1901
their known children:
* 1904 - Joseph Fitzgerald Hooper
* 1906 - Margaret Mary Hooper
* Empire Hotel Petone, Junction Hotel Thames. President of the Petone Football and Bowling Clubs. Steward of the Hamilton Racing Club. Chairman of the Waikato Licensed Victuallers Association
died: 8 January 1916
last address: Epsom, Auckland
buried: RC-A-828 at Hamilton East cemetery
Wairarapa Daily Times, 8 January 1916 The many friends of Mr Joseph Hooper, brother of Mr L. J. Hooper, of Masterton will regret to learn that he passed away in Petone at an early hour this morning. The late Mr Hooper was for many years in business with his brother in Masterton, and later on took a hotel at Petone. After leaving there he was lessee of a hotel at Thames, and about ten years ago he took over a hotel at Hamilton. Failing health compelled him to relinquish business about three years ago, and since then the deveased gentleman has been living quietly at Epsom, Auckland. About a week ago he came down to Wellington to meet his nephew, Mr Len Hooper, who was returning from America. While in Wellington he was taken ill, the cause of the final illness being congestion of the kidneys. Mr Hooper was very popular in the Wairarapa in his younger days, when he took an active part in sporting and volunteer matters, and a large circle of friends will regret his demise at the comparatively early age of 52 years (sic). A widow and two children are left to mourn their loss (sic, 3 children, on being his stepson J. McKenzie)

Joseph Fitzgerald HOOPER aged 55
born: 1904
parents: Joseph Ball HOOPER & Margaret McKENZIE
died: 28 February 1960
last address: Hamilton
buried: RC-A-830 at Hamilton East cemetery

Joseph Hayward HOOPER aged 57
born: 1864
married Flora Jane SHEDDON in 1892
died: 14 April 1921
last address: unspecified
buried: A3A-H-20 at Hamilton West cemetery

Kathleen Mary HOOPER aged 81
born: 21 May 1932
died: 1 July 2013
last address: Selwyn Wilson Carlile House, Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Katrina Lee HOOPER aged 17
born: 9 October 1990
died: 29 February 2008
last address: Grove Rd, Te Pahu, R.D. 5, Hamilton
buried: OAK-10-57 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Kevin Alfred Hector HOOPER aged 73
born: 1935
died: 30 April 2008
last address: Palmer St, Te Awamutu
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Leonard James HOOPER aged 82
born: 1857
married: Emily Florence McFARLANE (1862-1946) in 1882
known children:
* 1884 - Eva Florence Hooper
* 1886 - Charles Leonard Hooper
* 1887 - 1969 Richmond Vernon Hooper
* 1889 - Rita Clarice Hooper
* 1895 - Ormond Randolph Hooper
* 1904 - Bernard Trevor Hooper
died: 13 May 1939
last address: unspecified
buried: MASON-P-247 at Hamilton East cemetery

Lewis Douglas Bambridge HOOPER aged 81
born: 17 September 1921
died: 27 August 2003
last address: Beaumont Place, Hamilton East, Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Lily May HOOPER aged 63
born: 1900
died: 24 November 1963
last address: unspecified
buried: B-E-07 at Hamilton East cemetery

Lionel Charles HOOPER aged 57
born: 1905
died: 10 February 1963
last address: 7 Clare St., Cambridge
buried: GOM-SUNKN-0000 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Marcia Jocelyn HOOPER aged 54
born: 1952
died: 12 March 2007
last address: Pauls Dr, Ngatea
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Margaret Clare HOOPER aged 69
born: 1869
died: 6 September 1938
last address: unspecified
buried: RC-A-830 at Hamilton East cemetery
- buried with Joseph Fitzgerald Hooper

Margaret Joyce HOOPER aged 14
born: 1911
died: 11 August 1925
last address: unspecified
buried: AA2-CHAC-75 at Hamilton East cemetery

Mary Louisa HOOPER (nee WYLIE) aged 90
born: 1869
parents: William & Elizabeth WYLIE
married: Edwin Esson Hooper in 1892
died: 17 June 1959
last address: unspecified
buried: AA2-BA-13A at Hamilton East cemetery

Maud Reta HOOPER aged 63
born: 1942
died: 22 March 2005
last address: Hauraki Terrace, Thames
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Melba Violet HOOPER (nee FLYNN) aged 98
born: 15 January 1903
parents: William Arthur FLYNN & Emma Margaret PRIMMER
married: John Whitford Hooper in 1929
died: 19 June 2001
last address: Reidmoor Rest Home, Hamilton
buried: MAPLE-11-20 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Neil Raymond HOOPER aged 38
born: 1965
died: 29 April 2003
last address: Whites Rd, Putaruru
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Ngaio Lamia HOOPER aged 58
born: 1942
died: 16 July 2000
last address: Templeview, Hamilton
buried: BEECH-07-02 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Olive Georgina HOOPER (nee HAZLETT) aged 99
born: 20 February 1902
married: Vivian Alfred Hooper (1906-) in 1933
...(son of Alfred HOOPER & Florence Ruth TOMLINS)
died: 7 October 2001
last address: Tennyson St., Cambridge
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Ruby Adela Catherine HOOPER aged 94
born: 24 August 1915
died: 23 May 2010
last address: Firth Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton
buried: BEECH-07-01 at Hamilton Park cemetery)

Thora Ruth HOOPER aged 58
born: 26 March 1921
died: 9 March 1980
last address: unspecified
buried: MAGN-33-05 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Victor Candy HOOPER aged 68
born: 1895
parents: Joseph Hayward HOOPER & Flora Jane SHEDDON
married: Daisy Sarah HOLLOWAY in 1924
died: 20 March 1963
last address: unspecified
buried: CHRRY-23-46 at Hamilton Park cemetery

William Alfred HOOPER aged 70
born: 1942
died: 13 October 2012
last address: Woodcock Road, Tamahere, Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

William Gerald HOOPER aged 91
born: 2 September 1921
died: 1 July 2013
last address: Betley Crescent Hamilton
buried: TOTAR-03-37 at Hamilton Park cemetery

William John HOOPER aged 59
born: 1910
died: 9 May 1969
last address: 714 Grey St Hamilton East, Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Winston John HOOPER aged 72
born: 1941
died: 14 June 2013
last address: Forest Lake Road Hamilton
cremated: Hamilton Park cemetery

Victoria Bridge, Hamilton in 1910

(9km west of Hamilton Park cemetery)

BILLENS marriages New Zealand 1867-1933

the known BILLENS marriages in New Zealand 1867 - 1933

Frank William Billens (1884-1963)
1st of 4 known children of William Thomas BILLENS & Harriet Margaret BRABNER
FRANK married Alice Irene FORD (1887-1969) in 1910
1 of 13 known children of Alfred John FORD & Annie Elizabeth BELLHILLS
...the known children of FRANK & ALICE:
* 1910 - William Laurence Ford
Frank was on the committee of the North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society

Frederick Robert Billens (1844-1888)
1st of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
FREDERICK married Emma DALTRY in 1871
Press, 3 November 1871
BILLENS-DALTRY - At Waltham Chapel, November 1st, by the Rev A. R. Fitchett, Mr Frederick Robert Billens, of Kaiapoi, to Miss Emma Daltry, only daughter of Mr Joseph Bailey Daltry, of Waltham
...the known children of FREDERICK & EMMA:
* 1872 - 1903 Sarah Emma Caroline Billens
* 1873 - 1938 Joseph Daltry Billens
* 1875 - 1943 Fanny Louisa Billens
* 1878 - 1969 Jessie Billens
* 1880 - 1881 Frederick George Billens (aged 9 months. Barbadoes cemetery)
* 1882 - 1970 Mabel Billens
* 1884 - 1965 Ellen Ethel Billens
* 1886 - 1937 George Tiller Billens
* 1887 - 1977 Ruby Florence Billens (didn't marry)
Press, 8 August 1888 BILLENS - On August 7th, at his residence, Kingsley street, Sydenham, Frederick Robert Billens, the beloved husband of Emma Billens, and eldest son of Mr R. Billens, Victoria street, Christchurch, aged 44 years. Deeply regretted

George Tiller Billens (1886-1937)
9th of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
GEORGE married Ivy Evelyn WILSON 23 Aug 1918 in Christchurch
3rd of 7 known children of James WILSON & Christina CLEGG

Henry Billens (1846-1936)
2nd of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
HENRY married Agnes BROWN (1845-1876) in Akaroa 22 Sep 1868
...the known children of HENRY & AGNES:
* 1869 - 1950 Fanny Mary Billens (+John BROOKER)
* 1871 - Elizabeth Caroline Billens (+Henry Thomas BATTERSHILL)
* 1873 - 1968 Evangeline Billens (+Peter SORRENSON)
* 1874 - 1900 Ernest Henry Billens
Ernest hanged himself at Paeroa after his fiancee sent back the ring
* 1876 - 1965 Agnes Billens (+William Daniel KINGSTON)
West Coast Times, 27 October 1876 BILLENS - Oct 18, at her residence, Akaroa, Agnes, the beloved wife of Henry Billens, aged 30 years.
- Agnes is buried Plot 29 at Akaroa Dissenters cemetery
HENRY NEXT MARRIED Eliza HEWITT (1852-1935) 6 Nov 1877 in Akaroa & later moved to Palmerston North where he was a Photographer & Storekeeper, living at 78 Fitzherbert Street
* great family tree Hewitt Family of Akaroa includes a photo of Eliza ...the known children of HENRY & ELIZA:
* 1879 - ??? Billens Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 6 May 1879 BILLENS - On May 3, at her residence, Lavaud street, Akaroa, the wife of Mr H. Billens, of a daughter
* 1880 - 1951 Mary Billens (didn't married, see brother Archibald)
* 1881 - 1970 Mabel Ellis Billens (+George Thomas ALLEN)
* 1882 - 1959 Robert Hewitt Billens (Jounalist, +Myra Mary BESSETT)
* 1883 - 1957 Violet Billens (+Samuel David CURRY)
* 1885 - 1962 Archibald Billens
- in 1912 Archibald (Class D, Professional Outdoor & Press photographs) & his sister Mary (Class A, Professional Studio Pictures only) were 2 of the only 3 New Zealanders who secured prizes in the Kodak (Australasia) Ltd, 'Austral Standard Plate Competition', the biggest photographic competition ever held in Australia. The winning photographs were exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane
* 1888 - 1946 Kathleen Billens
* 1889 - ??? Billens Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 7 May 1889 On May 6th, at Akaroa, the wife of H. Billens, of a daughter
ELIZA Billens died 1 April 1935 aged 83
Auckland Star, 2 April 1935 Mrs ELIZA BILLENS The death took place at Palmerston North of Mrs Eliza Billens, aged 82 years. She was born in Carnick, on Shannon, Ireland, the eldest daughter of Mr Robert Hewitt. Her family was closely connected with the turbulent history of Ireland and it was in the home of her grandmother that Robert Emmett, the Irish patriot, found refuge before he was finally captured by the English forces. As a girl Mrs Billens lived in Athlone and 65 years ago came to New Zealand with her brothers and sisters, and settled at Banks Peninsula, where she was married to Mr Henry Billens. Later, the couple went to live at Palmerston North. Mrs Billens is survived by her husband and the following children:
* R. H. Billens, managing editor "Manawatu Daily Times" (Robert Hewitt)
* A. Billens, Levin (Archibald)
* G. T. Allen, Eketahuna (Mabel Ellis)
* S. Curry, Akaroa (Violet)
* A. Low, Vancouver, British Columbia (??)
* M. Billens, Palmerston North (Mary)
* K. Billens, Palmerston North (Kathleen)
HENRY Billens died 28 June 1936 aged 90
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 30 June 1936 BILLENS At his residence, Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, Henry Billens, husband of the late Elizabeth Billens, in his 91st year
- they are buried Plot 036, Block 007, Area B at Kelvin Grove
NOTE see Early New Zealand Photographers

Hugh Brabner Billens (1884-1949)
son of Robert BILLENS & Mary BRABNER
HUGH married Edith Louisa MUSGROVE (1884-1959) in 1908
Star, 5 September 1908 BILLENS-MUSGROVE - August 13, at the residence of the bride's mother, 12 Carlton Terrace, Hugh Brabner, son of Robert Billens, to Edith Louisa, youngest daughter of the late F. C. Musgrove, both of Christchurch
...the known children of HUGH & EDITH:
* 1909 - 1996 Rona Bessie Mary Billens
* 1911 - 1970 Edith Edna Billens (+Bartholomew John MANN)

Joseph Daltry Billens (1873-1938)
JOSEPH married Edith Maria SMITH (1881-1958) in 1904
1 of at least 10 children of Edwin & Isabella Eugenie SMITH
...the known children of JOSEPH & EDITH:
* 1905 - 1920 Clarence 'Eric' Billens
* 1907 - 1985 Alan Aubrey Billens
Joseph & Edith separated in 1908
He was reported as 'an evangelist or a religious preacher of some kind'
NZ Truth, 21 August 1909 Joseph in the Magistrates Court
AUGUST 1910 BILLENS - On August 1st, at Christchurch Hospital, Eric, dearly loved son of Edith Billens, and grandchild of E. and J. Smith, 22 Thackerary street, and of E. Billens, Redcliffe; in his 16th years. The result of an accident
... A boy of 15 years and 8 months, named Clarence Eric Billens, a son of Mrs Edith Billens, of 48 Thackeray street, Sydenham, was giving an exhibition with a miniature moving picture machine to a girl namde Bessie Dunshae, 17 years of age, who resides with her parents at 46 Aldwyn's road, Linwood. The lad was showing the pictures on a wall of the front bedroom in his mother's house, and there was a considerable amount of film scattered about the floor. The machine suddenly exploded and the film was instantly ablaze, the flames spreading to the bedding and the furniture. Both of the young people endeavoured to put the fire out, with the result that they were so badly burned about the head and face and part of the body, that they were at once sent to the Hospital. Mrs Billens was also considerably burned about the face, but was able to be treated at her own home. The Fire Brigade was sent for, and the fire was extinguished before much damage had been done. The affair, unfortunately, ended fatally, as the boy died in the Hospital shortly after midnight. The girl, although severely burned, was stated to be making satisfactory progress last night.
- Clarence Eric Billens is buried Plot 137, Block 36A at Linwood cemetery

Robert Billens (1856-1934)
7th of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
ROBERT married Mary BRABNER (1860-1950) 20 Jun 1881
Star, 22 June 1881 BILLENS-BRABNER - June 20. 1881, at St Andrew's Church, by the Rev C. Fraser, M.A., Robert, fourth son of Mr Robert Billens, Christchurch, to May, second daughter of Mr Hugh Brabner, late of Worcester
Mary was born in Scotland, 2nd of 8 children of Hugh BRABNER & Elizabeth AITCHISON. Her sister Harriet married Robert's brother William
...the known children of ROBERT & MARY:
* 1882 - 1883 Leonard Robert Billens (aged 10 weeks)
* 1884 - 1949 Hugh Brabner Billens
* 1886 - 1980 Florence Elizabeth Brabner Billens (+Thomas Laird LOW)
* 1896 - Marjorie Billens

Robert Hewitt Billens (1882-1959)
4th of 8 known children of Henry BILLENS & Eliza HEWITT
ROBERT married Myra Mary BESSETT (1886-1970) in 1912
A son, Hewitt Elliot Billens, Pilot Officer NZ428180 with the RNZEF, 149 Squadron, was Killed in Air Operations over France in WWII.
Robert Hewitt Billens was the Editor of the Manawatu Times
He died in Porirua & was cremated at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North
NOTE Evening Post, 30 May 1939 Mrs Murray Hilgendorf, who was formerly Miss Myra Billens, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs R. H. Billens, Palmerston North, left Melbourne recently with her husband to take up their residence in Darwin, Northern Territory. Mr Hilgendorf has been appointed ground engineer of the West Australian Airways, and his territory will extend for 2500 miles from Geraldton, which is about 200 miles north of Perth, to Wyndham, about 300 miles south-west of darwin. Both Mr and Mrs Hilgendorf were formerly students at Canterbury College

William Thomas Billens (1860-1946)
9th of 11 known children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
WILLIAM married Harriet Margaret BRABNER (1862-1954) in 1883
Harriet was born in Scotland, 3rd of 8 children of Hugh BRABNER & Elizabeth AITCHISON. Her sister Mary married William's brother Robert
...the known children of WILLIAM & HARRIET:
* 1884 - Frank William Billens
* 1885 - Muriel Maud Billens (+John Richards)
* 1887 - Elsie Billens
* 1890 - Eva Frances

Agnes Billens (1876-1965)
1st of 5 children of Henry BILLENS & Agnes BROWN
AGNES married William Daniel KINGSTON (1876-1958) in 1901

Edith Edna Billens (1911-1970)
daughter of Hugh Brabner BILLENS & Edith Louisa MUSGROVE
EDITH married Bartholomew John MANN (1905-1990) in 1933
1 of 5 known sons of Jethro Colthorpe MANN & Alice Maude POWELL

Elizabeth Caroline 'Lizzie' Billens (1871-1942)
2nd of 5 children of Henry BILLS & Agnes BROWN
ELIZABETH married Henry Thomas BATTERSHILL (?-1943) in 1892
Press, 5 September 1892 BATTERSHILL-BILLENS - On 27th July, at Palmerston North, by Rev Wm Thompson, Henry Thomas, eldest son of Henry Westlake Battershill, of Portsmouth, England, to Elizabeth (Lizzie), 2nd daughter of Henry Billens, late of Akaroa. Home papers please copy
...the known children of ELIZABETH & HENRY: (born Palmerston North)
* 1893 - 1914 Roy Sidney Battershill
* 1895 - 1957 Violet Louise Battershill (+Charles William Booth HOUGHTON)
* 1897 - 1954 *Eric Henry Battershill
* 1904 - 1905 Selwyn Westlake Battershill (drowned aged 16 months, buried Hastings)
* 1908 - Miriam Beatrice Kathleen Battershill (+Guy Roy Cave RANDELL)
* 1913 - Stella Iona Battershill (+Lionel Aloysius de Renzy JAMES)
* Roy died 21 Sep 1914 aged 20
* Eric Henry Battershill rescued 15 year old Norman Ryan from drowning at Waipawa, Hawkes Bay on 13 Sep 1913. In Jan 1914 Eric was awarded a Bravery Medal from the Royal Humane Society. Eric Henry Battershill (Eric Dare) was a Motor Mechanic in Sydney when he enlisted with the AIF on 25 Sep 1916. He served as Driver 13196 with the 2nd Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company, embarking from Melbourne 22 Dec 1916. His next of kin was his father Henry Thomas Battershill at Princes-street, Hastings, Hawkes Bay.
* Eric died in Parramatta
* the Battershill girls above married in Woollahra, New South Wales
* Miriam + Guy Randell (1893-1949): 6 May 1932, Guy Roy Cave Randell v Miriam Beatrice Kathleen Randell (formerly Battershill). Issue, desertion by reason of the wife's non-compliance with a restitution decree. Marriage, June, 1926, at Darling Point, Woollahra, Church of England rites. Decree nisi. They were granted a decree absolute in Sydney in Feb 1933
* ELIZABETH CAROLINE & HARRY THOMAS Battershill died in Sydney

Ellen Ethel Billens (1884-1965)
8th of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
ELLEN married Ernest George GOOD in 1913

Elsie Billens
3rd of 4 known children of William Thomas BILLENS & Harriet Margaret BRABNER
ELSIE married William McLEAN in 1926

Emma Billens (1854-1941)
6th of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
EMMA married Frank Lewis FRANCIS (1851-1928) 16 Apr 1879 in Christchurch
...the known children of EMMA & FRANK:
* 1880 - Jepie Maude Perry Francis

Eva Frances Billens (1890-1972)
4th of 4 known children of William Thomas BILLENS & Harriet Margaret BRABNER
EVA married Frank Ernest KING (1887-1950) in 1913
5th of 8 known children of Richard KING & Mary Jane TODD

Evangeline Billens (1873-1968)
3rd of 5 children of Henry BILLS & Agnes BROWN
EVANGELINE married Peter SORRENSON (1869-1948) in 1901
...the known children of PETER & EVANGELINE:
* 1903 - Frank Henry Sorrenson
* 1905 - Hilda Marguerite Sorrenson
* 1906 - Robert John Sorrenson
* 1908 - Evaline Agnes Sorrenson
* 1911 - Kathleen Merle Sorrenson
* 1913 - Sienna Phyllis Sorrenson

Fanny Louisa Billens (1875-1943)
3rd of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
FANNY married Joseph Henry PEEK (1876-1943) in 1904
son of Joseph PEEK (1852-1918, flu pandemic) & Honor LANYON (1855-1931)

Fanny Mary Billens (1869-1950)
1st of 5 children of Henry BILLS & Agnes BROWN
FANNY married John BROOKER ((1856-1931) in 1894 (& died Wellington)
John was born in Greenwich, the 5th of 10 children of Thomas Edward BROOKER (1806-1873) & his 2nd wife Elizabeth TILL (1822-1909). His father had 8 children with his 1st wife Mary Ann COUZENS (1812-1849)
...the known children of FANNY & JOHN:
* 1896 - Lilian Elizabeth Brooker
* 1898 - Leslie John Brooker
* 1899 - Edna Mildred Brooker
* 1901 - Ernest Herbert Brooker
* 1903 - Leonard Alfred Brooker
* 1905 - Aileen Brooker
* 1909 - Henry James Brooker

Florence Elizabeth Brabner Billens (1886-1980)
3rd of 4 known children of Robert BILLENS & Mary BRABNER
FLORENCE married Thomas Laird LOW (1879-1939) in 1908
son of William Elder (1854-1926) & Betsy Laird (1852-1919) LOW
LOWBILLENS On November 18th, at the residence of the bride's parents, 183 Montreal street,' Christchurch, by the Rev.- T. McDonald) Thomas Laird, eldest son of William Low, Timaru, to Florence Elizabeth Brabner, eldest daughter of Robert Billens

Jessie Mary Billens (1862-1939)
10th of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
5th of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
JESSIE married Robert George MUFF (1853-1927) in 1885
...the known children of JESSIE & ROBERT:
* 1886 - 1925 Alice Caroline Muff
* 1888 - 1964 William Robert Muff
* 1890 - 1947 Eva Muff (+William George OGSTON)
* 1892 - 1950 Dorothy Lucy Muff
* 1893 - 1924 Herbert Laurence Muff
* 1895 - 1978 Margaret Winifred Muff (+Thomas Royle POLLARD aka O'SULLIVAN)
* 1898 - 1946 Jessie Louisa Muff (+John Leslie HENDERSON)
* 1900 - 1995 Dudley Robert Muff
* 1903 - Kathleen Frances Muff (+John Bernard HAMILTON)
* 1908 - 1991 Selwyn Frederick Muff

Louisa Maria Billens (1848-1923)
3rd of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
LOUISA MARIA married William MEECH (1844-1908) in 1867 in Christchurch
...the known children of LOUSIA & WILLIAM:
* 1868 - 1915 Louisa Matilda Meech (+William James TRERISE +Fredrick BIEL)
LOUISA MARIA next married Francis MILLICHAMP (1838-1913) in 1911 in Christchurch

Lucy Caroline Billens (1852-1944)
5th of 11 children of Robert BILLENS & Caroline WEEBER
LUCY married John Henry MOORE (1843-) 10 Apr 1871 in Kaiapoi
...the known children of LUCY & JOHN:
* 1872 - 1948 Emma Louisa Moore (+Charles Edmund RANBY)
* 1874 - 1912 Albert Henry Moore (+Emily MOORE 1903)
* 1875 - 1945 Frank Louis Moore (+Annie Louise Amelia MARDON +Ivy Mary Rosetta GREEN)
* 1877 - 1959 Harold Frederick Moore
* 1885 - 1885 Ivy Lillian Moore (twin, aged 13 days)
* 1885 - 1885 Ruby Florence Moore (twin, aged 14 days)

Mabel Billens (1882-1970)
7th of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
MABEL married Harold INSTONE (1881-1963) in 1911
3rd of 8 known children of Samuel George INSTONE & Jessie Sutherland KELVINE
...the known children of MABEL & HAROLD:
* 1912 - Kathleen May Instone

Mabel Ellis Billens (1881-1970)
3rd of 8 known children of Henry BILLENS & his 2nd wife Eliza HEWITT
MABEL married George Thomas ALLEN 6 May 1906 in Palmerston North
Manawatu Standard, 9 May 1906 ALLEN-BILLENS The wedding took place this afternoon of mr George T. Allen, part proprietor of the Eketahuna Express, and Miss Mabel E. Billens, of Palmerston North. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's parents, Fitzherbert street, Rev I. Jolly, M.A., officiating. The Misses Kathleen Billens and Clara Allen acted as bridesmaids, and Mr Harold Bowater, of Carnarvon, was the best man. The newly-married couple left by the evening train for their home in Eketahuna
...the known children of MABEL & GEORGE:
* 1907 - George Robert Sheppard Allen
* 1912 - Eve Mary Allen

Muriel Maude Billens (1886-1953)
2nd of 4 known children of William Thomas BILLENS & Harriet Margaret BRABNER
MURIEL married John RICHARDS in 1904
Press, 27 July 1904 RICHARDS-BILLENS - At Christchurch, John Richards, third son of James Richards, Pine Hill, Dunedin, to Muriel Maude, eldest daughter of W. T. Billens, Clare road, St Albans
...the known children of MURIEL & JOHN:
* 1905 - Jack Richard Richards (+May Corunna Stevenson WALKER)
* 1905 - Thelma Doris Richards (+Clarence Allan Boskell)
* 1906 - 1987 Eileen Elsie Richards (+Eldred Cyril Voice)
* 1907 - 2002 Percy James Richards (+Dulcie Teresa LOVELL)
* 1908 - 1970 Lloyd Clifford Richards
* 1910 - 1984 Lester Douglas Richards (+Lilian May JOHNS)
* 1911 - 1945 Clyde Hermann Richards
* 1912 - 1979 Ralph Graham Richards
* 1913 - 1978 Alan Maitland Richards

Rachel Lucy Billens (1878-1958)
4th of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
RACHEL married Daniel Colvin McCAUGHERN (1879-1965) in 1908
...the known children of RACHEL & DANIEL:
* 1910 - Hazel Ray McCaughern
* 1914 - Ruby McCaughern

Sarah Emma Caroline Billens (1872-1903)
1st of 10 known children of Frederick Robert BILLENS & Emma DALTRY
SARAH married Minchin RUDD (1870-1944) in 1896
...the known children of SARAH & MINCHIN:
* 1898 - 1973 Laurence Frederick Rudd
* 1900 - 1977 Lyndall Mary Rudd (+Eric Arthur Crabtree)
* 1901 - 1903 Verna Ray Rudd (21 months)
* 1903 - 1936 Maxwell Billens Rudd
RUDD - On the 29th August, at Beckehnham, Christchurch, Sarah (Sadie), dearly beloved wife of Minchin Rudd, and eldest daughter of Emma and the late Frederick Rober Billens; aged 31 years
NOTE Minchin remarried in 1908 to Winifred Jane SHORT

Violet Billens (1883-1957)
5th of 8 known children of Henry BILLENS & Eliza HEWITT
VIOLET married Samuel David CURRY (1879-1975) in 1904
...the known children of VIOLET & SAMUEL:
* 1904 - 1960 Raymond Curry
* 1906 - Kathleen Julia Curry
* 1908 - 1976 Archibald William Curry
* 1911 - Gwendoline Curry
* 1913 - 1964 Robert Bryan Curry

Robert BILLENS married Caroline WEEBER 16 Apr 1843 Westminister, London
they had 8 children in London then emigrated into Lyttelton 5 Jan 1859 on the Clontarf and had further children
...the known children of ROBERT (1819-1899) & CAROLINE (1820-1906):
Born in London
* 1844 - 1888 Frederick Robert Billens
* 1846 - 1936 Henry Billens (+Mary Brabner)
* 1848 - 1828 Louisa Maria Billens (+William Meech +Francis Millichamp)
* 1850 - 1854 George Billens (died aged 4 in London)
* 1852 - 1944 Lucy Caroline Billens (+John Henry Moore)
* 1854 - 1941 Emma Billens (+Frank Lewis Francis)
* 1856 - 1934 Robert Billens
* 1858 - 1859 Fanny Billens (aged 15 months in Christchurch)
Born in Lyttelton
* 1860 - 1946 William Thomas Billens
* 1861 - 1939 Jessie Mary Billens
* 1863 - 1938 Alfred Billens (aged 74 in Christchurch)

GRAVE of HENRY BILLENS & his 2nd wife ELIZA (nee Hewitt)

Plot 36, Block 7, Area B at Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

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LIST of LICENSES - City of Nelson 1891

Town Clerk's Office, 5th February 1891
The following LIST of LICENSES issued for the current year is publish for general information:-

* John ASTLE
* William BOURKE
* John COX
* John GAY (2)
* Frederick William HAASE (2) (1854-1939 married Frances Emily RUFFELL 1878)
* John HARLING (3) (1845-1930)
* Peter LEVY
* William LOCKYER sen (2)
* Henry MELLETT (2) (& Livery Stable Keeper 1843-1911)
* Robert MUNDY (married Urana ARNOLD (1868-1948) in 1889)
* Thomas ROBERTS
* William SUTTON (4)
* George THOMAS sen (3)
* George THOMAS jun
* Richard THOMAS (4)
* David WHITING (1834-1899) OR his son David Whiting (1862-1945)

* John ASTLE
* Edward BOURKE
* Robert COOPER
* John COX
* Nathaniel CRISP
* Richard FLOWER
* Thomas FRIEND
* Joseph GAY
* Edward William GOOD
* Frederick William HAASE
* Peter LEVY
* Albert Edward LOCKYER (1873-1948)
* William LOCKYER
* David MORAN
* Robert MUNDY
* Thomas Robert MURPHY
* George NEWPORT
* Thomas ROBERTS
* Walter SCOTT
* William SUTTON
* Alfred THOMAS
* Charles THOMAS
* George THOMAS sen
* George THOMAS jun
* Richard THOMAS
* David WHITING sen (1834-1899 arrived Nelson 1856 on 'Inchman')

* James Duffy ARMSTRONG (1843-1891 m. Margaret Jane Ward DICKSON 1870)
* James Cross BURFORD (1843-1908) Captain of the steamer 'Lady Barkly'
* Steven Wybourne CLARK (1826-1901)
* Benjamin CRISP (2)
* William COOKSEY (3)
* Susannah GRANT (2) (1843-1896)
* James Robert SHARP

* Stephen Wybourne CLARK
* William COOKSEY
* Robert CRISP
* William CULLEN
* Alexander GRANT
* James William GRANT
* James HOCKEY
* James LAIRD
* James MAY
* James Robert SHARP
* Campbell Colquhon STEWART
* Herbert VERCOE
* James Henry WILSON

* Richard GLOVER
* William ROWELL

* J. H. COOK & Co
* Burchard FRANZEN (married Eliza SMALL in 1866)
* Robert LEVIEN
* Malcolm Mure WEBSTER (married Betsy HARPER in 1855)
* William WILKIE


- Harry Vincent GULLY (1851-1926), Town Clerk & Solicitor

PHOTO c1892
taken from ...Jubilee History of Nelson
standing left to right:
* Harry Vincent Gully, Town Clerk & Solicitor
* Charles John Harley
* George Malcolm Rout
* Malcolm Mure/Muir Webster
* Jesse Piper
* Samuel Jickell, Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.
sitting left to right:
* John Scott
* William Akersten
* Joseph Auty Harley
* Francis Trask, Mayor
* Edward Everett
* William Affleck Bethwaite

Jemima Janet MAY (1865-1943) - Oamaru

Subject: Petersen Family NZ
To: ngairedith
From: Shellz32nz
Date: 2014-01-16 15:09:13
Hi there! First let me say you do wonderful work on here :-) I am hoping you can assist me. I am searching for a Harold Peter Petersen who I believe may be Martin Petersens brother. Martin served in WW1 early 1900s at Gallipoli, Egypt, etc. Their parent were Martin and Jemima Janet Petersen from Oamaru, Otago.
Harold is my Great grandfather and hasnt been spoken of since he left my great grandmother in 1927 when my grandfather Maxwell was a baby. Harold was Born 1898 give or take a year.
Any information would be highly appreciated
Thanking you :)


Jemima Janet 'aka Jennie' MAY (1865-1943)
was born 26 Aug 1865 in Otematata, Otago to:
James Herbert Ralph MAY (1833-1896) & Mary Jemima GRAY (1845-1875)

She and her siblings attended the North District School
In the examinations of Dec 1875 Jemima was in Class III and received a prize for Recitation. Her brother John was in Class II and received prizes for coming 3rd in Reading & 2nd in Writing

* Jemima's mother died 3 June 1875 aged 30. Jemima was 9
North Otago Times, 5 June 1875
On the 3rd June, at her residence, Eden street, Mary, the wife of James May, aged 30 years. The Funeral will leave the house, at three o'clock on Sunday. All friends specially invited.
Mary's baby, (Jemima's new sister) Mary May, died 10 weeks later on 13 August 1875, aged 11 weeks & is buried with her parents

* Jemima's father died 19 July 1896 aged 64. Jemima was 30
Oamaru Mail, 20 July 1896
On the 19th instant, at his late residence, Eden-street, James Herbert Ralph May, native of Plymouth, Devon, England, aged 64 years; deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence, Eden-street, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation
- they are buried together Plot 10, Block 5, Old Presbyterian cemetery, Oamaru

Oamaru Mail, 20 July 1908 IN MEMORIAM
In loving remembrance of James Herbert Ralph May, who died on July 19th, 1896.
...Though cruel death has snatched from view
...A loving father kind and true;
...Death cannot from my mind efface
...His tender smile, his loving face.
...His words, his actions are not dead,
...But in my mind are daily read.
- Inserted by son, James Henry

JEMIMA had 4 children:
1/ 1883 - Agnes MAY (age 18)
- nothing known about Agnes

2/ 1885 - 1886 Gertrude MAY (age 20)
- Gertrude died 9 March 1886 aged 5 months
- she is buried Plot 64, Block 106 at Oamaru cemetery

3/ 1887 - Joseph Harrison MAY (aka Joseph Henry May) (age 22)
Otago Daily Times, 18 July 1903 JOSEPH IS SENT TO DETENTION at age 10
Sir, I desire to draw attention to a matter which is of public interest - viz., the apparently unjustifiable detention of an inmate of the Caversham Industrial School (Dunedin) whose time under the order of detention expired on the 14th June, 1902, and who has borne an excellent character during the four years of his imprisonment, much to the credit of the manager. The mother and family bear a good reputation, and are worthy to have the care of the boy entrusted to them. His name is Joseph H. May. He was 10 years and 8 months when he committed the offence for which he was sent to the school.
In June 1898, six boys - of whom Joseph May was the youngest - were convicted of having stolen a tin of biscuits valued at 5s and five books valued at 2s each. The justices convicted and discharged four of the boys and recommended that May and another boy (Andrew Blythe) be sent to the Industrial School, which recommendation Mr Wray, S.M., visiting magistrate, adopted. On the 2nd of February, 1903, the boy's mother requested me to apply to the Minister of Education for the boy's discharge, his uncle, Mr T. H. May, at Hastings, having offered to take care of him and bring him up in a trade ... (more at link above)

Oamaru Mail, 26 June 1915 JOSEPH GOES TO WAR
Mrs Petersen, Glen street, Oamaru, received cable advice yesterday that her son, Private Joseph H. May (8/73, Otago Battalion), who was wounded at the Dardanelles, arrived at Malta on May 18th

Timaru Herald, 4 January 1919 JOSEPH GETS MARRIED
A pretty wedding took place on December 26 (1918) at the Kensington Methodist Church, when Miss Gladys CRAVEN, third daughter of Mr H. Craven, (Harry 1867-1954) Timaru, was married to Mr Joseph Harrison May, of Oamaru. The officiating clergyman was the Rev T. A. Joughin. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty in a dress of crepe-de-chine, with veil and orange blossom. Miss Marion Craven, bridesmaid, the sister of the bride, wore a white jap silk dress. Both carried shower bouquets.
Mr Harold Petersen, of Oamaru, acted as best man, The guests were afterwards received at Mr and Mrs Craven's residence, Rhodes Street. The bride and bridegroom (who is a returned Anzac) left in the afternoon for Christchurch. The travelling costume of the bride was a blue serge, and large black hat. The couple were the recipients of numerous pretty and useful presents

4/ 1892 - Maud Christina 'Maudie' KEMP (age 27)
- Christina married William Mitchell CRAIG (1886-1965) in 1913
William was a son of John & Elizabeth CRAIG
William served in WWI as Private 39766 with the NZEF, 23rd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 14 March 1917. Maud was his next of kin at 81 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington
In July 1918 W. M. Craig, 39866, Oamaru, was listed as seriously ill (not severe). In 1919 he was coming home on the 'Waimana' (into Auckland 20 June)


JEMIMA had brothers, 4 of whom were:
* John Herbert Ralph May (1867-1950) (buried Hastings)
* William Charles May (1869-1948), lived in Glen street, Oamaru
* James Henry May (1871-1955)
James was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment with hard labour in the Dunedin Gaol, in Dec 1894, for failing to obey an order of the Court to make certain payments on behalf of his illegitimate child to Elizabeth Welch (a son, James May Welch born 9 Feb 1894). She stated the delay in taking proceedings was because she had been trying to get the child adopted. She admitted she was 18 years old and had been familiar, about 20 months prior, with his two brothers, John and Robert
* Robert Thomas George May (1873-1957) (buried Havelock North)
JEMIMA had sisters, 1 of whom was:
* Edith Margaret MAY (1863-1890)
- Edith married Launcelot DIXON (1859-1942) in Oamaru 14 Aug 1883
Launcelot was born in Cheshire, England, 1 of at least 8 children of Launcelot DIXON (1826-1904) & Martha HARBRIDGE (1834-1902) who emigrated to New Zealand
EDITH & LAUNCELOT's known children:
* 1884 - 1961 Launcelot (aka Lancelot) Dixon
* 1886 - Kate Dixon
* 1888 - 1888 Mary Dixon
* 1889 - 1980 Edith Margaret Dixon (born 1 Sep)
Edith Margaret married Archie BUGDEN (1883-1915) in 1910. Archie died 7 Jan 1915 aged 32 & is buried at Makaraka cemetery, Gisborne. His headstone reads: In loving memory of ARCHIE, beloved husband of Edith BUGDEN, who was accidentally killed at Patutahi Quarry, 7 Janaury 1915 aged 32 years.
Edith next married William Alexander SINTON (1881-1968) in 1920.
(see also William Alexander Sinton, #5766 Legion of Frontiersmen)
They are buried at Taruheru cemetery, Gisborne

* Jemima's sister, EDITH MARGARET DIXON died 18 Dec 1889 aged 26
North Otago Times, 19 December 1889, Page 2 On the 18th December, at the Hospital, Edith Margaret, the beloved wife of Launcelot Dixon, junr., and eldest daughter of Mr James H. R. May, of Oamaru, aged 26 years. The funeral will leave the Hospital at 3.30 p.m. on Friday, 20th instant. Friends are kindly invited to attend
- she is buried Plot 13, Block 5, Old Presbyterian at Oamaru cemetery
buried with Edith is:
1888 - daughter Mary aged 11 days
1904 - Lancelot Dixon, her father-in-law aged 76
1929 - Frederick George Dixon aged 62 (born 1867)
1942 - Launcelot Dixon, her husband aged 83
1958 - Mary Dixon aged 82 (born 1876)

JEMIMA then took Edith's children into her care (age 24)

North Otago Times, 1 November 1890 AT THE COURTHOUSE YESTERDAY
before Mr H. A. Stratford, R.M., Jemima May sued for an order against Launcelot Dixon, junr., for the support of two children, defendant having failed to provide them with adequate means of support, he being their father, the sister of plaintiff, now deceased, being the mother. Plaintiff applied for permission to take the children into her own charge, the maintenance to be paid by defendant. Dixon pleaded guilty, consented to the application and admitted being in arrears 7 in maintenance money to 30th October. After hearing the case his Worship made an order to the effect that plaintiff should take care of the children till they attain the age of 14 years (they are now eighteen months and 6 years respectively) and to be paid at the rate of 2 3s 4d per month for the maintenance and that the arrears of 7 be paid at the rate of 1 per month, for seven months

Oamaru Mail, 20 July 1891 NON-COMPLIANCE WITH AN ORDER
Launcelot Dixon jun., was charged with failing to comply with an order to pay 1 per month for the support of his children. Jemima May, who had charge of the children, and on whose information the charge was laid, stated that she did not wish to press the case, and was willing to give the prisoner the three weeks for which he asked. Judgment reserved for three weeks, with consent of plaintiff

North Otago Times, 25 August 1891 FAILING TO COMPLY
At the Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, before H. A. Stratford, Esq., R.M., Launcelot Dixon junr., was charged with failing to comply with an order of the Court ordering him to pay towards the maintenance of his two children. Defendant did not appear. Jemima May said on the 30th June the sum of 14 4s was owing, and only 1 of that amount had been paid. Defendant was fined 1, with the alternative of seven days imprisonment in Oamaru Police Gaol with hard labour


JEMIMA JANET MAY married Martin PETERSEN (1864-1911) 20 April 1892 in St Paul's Parish, Oamaru. Jemima was 26, Martin was 27

the children of JEMIMA & MARTIN:
* 1/ 1893 - 1918 MARTIN Petersen (age 28)
born (or registered) 16 June 1893 to Martin Petersen, mother not recorded

Oamaru Mail, 6 July 1915
Mrs J. J. Petersen, of Oamaru, has received intimation from the authorities that her son, Private M. Petersen, who left with the Main Expeditionary Force, was wounded at the Dardanelles on the 28th May. Private Petersen was employed by Messrs J. and T. Meek at the Crown Mills at the time of enlisting. Mrs Petersen has another son fighting for King and country at the Dardanelles, Private Joseph May, who has also been wounded and is now in hospital at Malta

North Otago Times, 20 November 1918
PETERSEN - On the 19th November, 1918, at Oamaru, Martin Petersen, beloved son of Jennie Petersen, of Glenn Street, Oamaru and Returned Soldier of three and a half years service; aged 25 years. Deeply regretted. The Funeral will leave Defence Hall TO-DAY, Wednesday, 20th inst., at 3.30 p.m. for the Oamaru Cemetery. Friends are invited to kindly attend.

Oamaru Mail, 21 November 1918
A military funeral was yesterday accorded the remains of the late Sapper Petersen (Martin), who died on Tuesday. The cortege contained members of the Oamaru Returned Soldiers' Association and the Defence Staff. Six returned soldiers were the pall-bearers. Owing to the epidemic it was not possible to secure a firing party. Rev S. F. Hunter conducted the service. The last post was sounded by Bandsman Hezelwood. The late Sapper Petersen left with the Second Reinforcements, and had seen more than three and a half years of active service. He was one of the true Anzacs, and was severely wounded in the chest at Suvla Bay, being sent to Hornchurch Hospital. After seeing further service in France he was invalided to New Zealand. Since his return he was employed by Messrs J. and T. Meek, at their flourmills. Popular with all, general sorrow will be felt at his death, and a very widespread sympathy will be extended to his family
MARTIN Petersen, Sapper 8/1310, served for 3 years, in Egypt 1915, the Balkans at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front, 1916-17. He is buried Plot 37 & 38, Block 72 at Oamaru cemetery

Oamaru Mail, 19 November 1919 IN MEMORIAM
PETERSEN - In loving memory of Sapper Martin Petersen, the beloved son of Jemima and the late Martin Petersen, who died at Oamaru on November 19th, 1918; aged 25 years.
"Death may separate, but memory never"
Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Maud and William Craig, Wellington

PETERSEN - In loving memory of Sapper Martin Petersen, the beloved son of Jemima and the late Martin Petersen, who died at Oamaru on November 19th, 1918; aged 25 years.
..."Tis but a year since we last saw you, Martin, dear,
...But in our memory you still are here
- Inserted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers

* 2/ 1895 - 1970 EDITH MARY Petersen (age 30)
born 1 October 1895
* In 1904 she was in the Infant Department at Middle School, Oamaru
* In 1905 she was in Standard I and received a prize for attendance
* In 1906 she was in Standard II and came 2nd for Writing (beaten by Charlie Muncey) and came 1st equal in Sewing with Ivy Coatman
* In 1908 she received 3rd prize for under 12 Flowers
- Edith married Francis GOLDSACK in 1922

* 3/ 1897 - 1966 HAROLD PETER (aka Peter) Petersen (age 31)
born 24 August 1897 (2 days before Jemima's 32nd birthday)
- In 1916 he was elected member of the Oamaru Fire Brigade
- He resigned in Dec 1917
Oamaru Mail, 18 September 1918 CALLED TO THE COLORS
NORTH OTAGO - Petersen, Harold Peter, joiner's apprentice, Glen street, Oamaru

The following are the names of the men fit for service at the Medical Board sittings which concluded yesterday:-
* H. P. Petersen

Oamaru Mail, 4 December 1920 OAMARU BOROUGH COUNCIL
The fortnightly meeting of the Oamaru Borough Council was held last night.
Mr H. P. Petersen applied for a lease of the small reserve in Glen street at an annual rental of 5. - Referred to the Reserves Committee

HAROLD PETER Petersen married Edith May BUTCHER (1903-) in 1923
- daughter of Edward Angus Skaife BUTCHER (1875-1953) & Ada May HERRICK (1878-1958) of Napier
HAROLD & EDITH had a son (and probably others):
1927 - 1997 Harold Maxwell Petersen, born in Napier
Harold was an infant when his father Harold left the family ...
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HAROLD PETER Petersen died 20 June 1966 in Auckland aged 69
- His ashes were scattered from Purewa

* 4/ 1899 - IVY Petersen (age 34)
born 21 October 1899
* In 1910 she was in Standard I at Oamaru Middle School and received a prize for General Improvement
* In 1911 she was in Standard II and came 4th equal in Reading with May Granger, 4th in Writing and certificate for Attendance
* In 1912 she was in Standard III
* In 1913 she was in Standard III and came 3rd in class with Ernest Gilchrist, Linda Speid & Ethel Hopley

* 5/ 1901 - 1963 ROSE 'Rosie' KAREN Petersen (age 35)
born 4 June 1901
* In 1910 Rosie was in Standard II at Oamaru Middle School and came 2nd in class for reading, 4th in class for writing & sewing
* In 1912 she received a prize for General Proficiency, came 3rd equal in Sewing with Dorothy Sinclair
* In 1913 she was in Standard V and came 2nd in Sewing
* In 1915 she was in North School Standard VI and received a Proficiency Certificate
ROSE married Stanley Henry Cavaliero MEAD (1884-1950) in 1923

* 6/ 1904 - 1973 JEMIMA JANET 'Mima' Petersen (age 38)
born 3 June 1904 (on the 29th anniversary of her grandmother's death)
* In 1911 Mima was in Preparatory Standard I at Oamaru Middle School
* In 1913 she was in Standard I
* In 1914 she was in Standard II and came 3rd for sewing
* In 1915 she was in Standard III and received a certificate of Merit and came 1st equal in sewing with Madge Grenfell
* In 1916 she was in Standard IV and came 2nd equal in General proficiency in schoolwork with Dora Hammill
* In 1919 she was in Standard VI and received an Attendance Prize along with her brother Herbert
- Jemima didn't marry. She died 27 Dec 1973 aged 68
- she is buried Plot 131, Block 72 at Oamaru cemetery with her mother

* 7/ 1905 - 1974 JOHN 'Herbert' RALPH Petersen (age 40)
born 12 September 1905
he was a Bank Clerk
* in 1928 he is in Oamaru, Otago
* in 1938 he is in Kaiapoi, Canterbury
* in 1946 he is in Hurunui, Canterbury
* in 1963 he is in Christchurch Central
* in 1969 he is in St Albans, Christchurch
HERBERT died 25 March 1974 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 200, Block 20 at Ruru Lawn cemetery, Christchurch
with him is Roseina Jane Petersen (1914-1988)

* 8/ 1909 - MYRTLE AGNES Petersen (age 43)
born 24 May 1909
* In Dec 1916 at the break-up of Middle School, Oamaru, Myrtle received a Proficiency prize in the Infant Department
* In Dec 1920 she had 17 entries at the annual Knox Church Rose Show. She had 8 entries in the Decorated Table and came 2nd
- nothing else known


Oamaru Mail, 23 September 1892
James Sullivan was further charged with provoking a breach of the peace by using insulting behaviour by fighting with Martin Petersen. Accused pleaded guilty. Martin Petersen was similarly charged and pleaded "guilty in self-defence" Evidence was called to show that Sullivan was the aggressor in the case and that Petersen had only fought in self-defence. Petersen denied knowing how the fight started. Both he and Sullivan were in a semi-intoxicated condition.
Both accused and convicted, Petersen, being fined 10s, Court costs 7s, and share of witnesses' expenses 10s. Sullivan was fined 2 with Court costs 7s and witnesses' expenses 10s

Oamaru Mail, 20 February 1899
Martin Petersen, on remand, was charged with unlawfully failing to provide for his wife's child, Joseph Harrison May, a boy under the age of 16 years, with means of support. Sergeant O'Grady stated the case and called defendant who said that the boy left his house and was taken in charge by the police. He had not contributed towards his support. He only made 1 a week as a fisherman, out of which he paid 6s per week rent and supported his wife and family. Mr Lee submitted that this was not a case of wilful neglect, but of sheer inability to provide. His Worship said he would like to think the case over and adjourned it until Monday next
NOTE 1 a week in Jan 1899 is equivalent today to $181

Oamaru Mail, 28 October 1904 MARTIN'S NEW LAUNCH
The steamer Hawea brought yesterday an oil launch, which has been built to the order of Mr martin Petersen, of this town. The little vessel, which is built of kauri, is from the yards of Messrs Logan Bros., of Auckland. She is 26ft long, 7ft beam, and is about four tons register. The launch is diagonal built, and is provided with a White 5-horse-power engine. She has a deck-house over her engine, and seats have been provided for 28 persons. It is, of course, intended to use the launch in the fishing trawling off Oamaru, but we learn from Mr Petersen that he intends to make excursions off here during the summer months. We congratulate the owner in securing a craft which will facilitate the work of obtaining fish, and we wish him every success in his enterprise
NOTE Martin named his launch 'Rosie' and ran short and long exertions from the Normanby Wharf every afternoon and evening for a small charge

Oamaru Mail, 23 August 1913 OAMARU BOROUGH COUNCIL
Mrs J. J. Petersen (Glen street) asking Council's opinion as to the course she should take with regard to the Express Company's horses. The horses broke down the fence of the reserve leased from the Council, and damaged her potatoes, trees and flowers. They numbered 18 to 20 and made her garden their camping ground when the weather was cold and would break any fence down.
A letter from the manager of the Express Company was enclosed stating that the damage was not due to negligence on the part of the Company. He repudiated the liability. Referred to the Reserves Committee for report

Oamaru Mail, 8 November 1913 OAMARU BOROUGH COUNCIL
Councillors Ireland and Clarke have been appointed to interview Mr Petersen in regard to her lease of sections 7 to 10, block 55, and to report to the Council

Oamaru Mail, 7 March 1914 OAMARU BOROUGH COUNCIL
The following building permits were granted: Mr Martin Petersen, improvements in wood to house in Glen street (section 9, block 95)

North Otago Times, 25 May 1918
OAMARU BOROUGH COUNCIL - Inward Correspondence
Jemima J. Petersen, Glen street, wrote complaining of a broken fence dividing her property and borough reserve

Oamaru Mail, 14 September 1918
Mrs Jemima Petersen relinquished section 6, block 55, from February - Surrender accepted and matter referred to Reserves Committee

Oamaru Mail, 1 February 1919 OAMARU BOROUGH COUNCIL
Mrs Petersen, of Glen street, offered the leasehold of her section, if needed, for the extension of the electricity scheme. - Noted

Oamaru Mail, 2 June 1920 MAGISTRATE'S COURT this day
Jemima Petersen, of Eden street, was charged with allowing cattle to stray within the borough

MARTIN Petersen died 27 June 1911 aged 45
Oamaru Mail, 27 June 1911
PATERSEN - On the 27th instant, at Oamaru, Martin Petersen, the dearly-beloved husband of Jemima Petersen, aged 45 years. Deeply regretted
The funeral will leave his late residence, Ribble street, on Thursday, 29th instant, at 2.30 p.m., for the Oamaru cemetery. Friends are invited to kindly attend

Oamaru Mail, 27 June 1912
PETERSEN - In loving memory of my dear father, who died on June 27th, 1911 at Oamaru. Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Maud and Will Craig

JEMIMA JANET Petersen died 28 July 1943 aged 77 (BDM has 74)
Auckland Star, 30 July 1943
PETERSEN - On July 28, 1943 at Auckland, the loved mother of Rose Mead, and dear grandma of Ivan. Safe in His arms. Interment at Oamaru
PETERSEN - Only July 28, 1943, at Auckland, Jemima Janet, widow of Martin Petersen, Oamaru. A dearly beloved mother, deeply mourned by her loving daughters and sons. Lord keep her in Your care.
- Martin & Jemima are buried together in Plot 31, Block 72 at Oamaru cemetery

Auckland Star, 28 July 1944 IN MEMORIAM
PETERSEN, Jemima Janet, late of Oamaru, July 28, 1943. My Mother. Maudie

taken from:
Oamaru & Breakwater

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William James SHANNON married Jean BRUCE 1912

written for Athol who is looking for William Shannon

the grandparents of William James Shannon (1867-1939):
Graham SHANNON (1816-1892) & Elizabeth 'Eliza' VANCE (1814-1902)

Graham Shannon & Eliza Vance had 7 children
4 of their sons emigrated to New Zealand
they were:
* George Vance Shannon (1843-1920)
...(possibly a brother of Athol's great great grandfather)
* William Shannon (1845-1880)
* Ezekiel Shannon (1847-1923)
* Graham Shannon (1857-1935)

A SON of George Vance Shannon (1843-1920) was also a William James Shannon
* this William James Shannon married Jean Bruce in 1912

available to read from your library: a book written by Marianne Davis in 2000
A Shannon family: from Antrim, Ireland to New Zealand
also available to buy: The Shannon Family Reunion and Book Committee, 2000

Feilding Star, 28 March 1912 WEDDING of William James Shannon
A wedding possessing all the elements of interest, fashion and beauty was celebrated at St John's Church this afternoon, when two of the oldest and best known families of the district were connected by the marrimonial alliance of two respective members of the younger generation.

The bridegroom was Mr William James Shannon, second son of Mr G. V. Shannon, of "The Totaras," Waituna, and on this the day of his great happiness he was surrounded by a host of relatives and friends to wish him the best of good luck as he passed from the loneliness of bachelordom and took unto himself a wife.
The bride, Miss Jean Bruce, youngest daughter of Mrs A. Bruce, of Denbigh street, Feilding, has resided for the past five or six years in Feilding, having come here with her mother from the Halcombe district, and she is one of Feilding's most beautiful and most popular young ladies. Like the groom, therefore, she also entered her married life amidst an assemblage of relatives, friends, and well-wishers who were all eager to give her as happy a wedding as lay in their power.

The ceremony was performed at St John's Church, which was thronged with a deeply interested congregation. The Rev G. F. Mayo, vicar of the Kiwitea Parchial District, assisted by the Rev A. S. Innes Jones, conducted the sacred rite.

The bride, who looked surpassingly beautiful, was adorned in a dress of soft white liberty satin, veiled with marquisette, and tunic edged with Limerick lace, and caught up at the side with a large satin rose; square train daintily embroidered with pearls in true lovers' knots. The bodice was trimmed with a fichu of Limerick lace and pearls, and finished with a spray of orange blossoms. A glorious veil of Limerick lace was surmounted with a dainty mob cap of tulle edged with orange blossoms. The bride carried a lovely shower bouwuet, and wore the bridegroom's present - a ruby, diamond and sapphire butterfly - in the corsage.

Miss Elsie Bruce (cousin of the bride) was the maid of honour, and the other bridesmaids were, Miss Vera McBeth (niece of the groom) and Miss Irene Prior. All three were quaintly dressed in pale grey satin veiled with pale grey ninon. The tunics were trimmed with three rows of ruching caught at each row with grey and pink ninon roses. and finished with dainty bead trimming. The bodices were finished with ninon fichus edged with ruching and caught with a large pink rose.

She wore large black pom hats, the crown swathed with ostrich feather, and caught with a single pink rose. Each maid had a black velvet neck band and pearl and turquoise neck slide, the gift of the groom, and carried little posies of pink roses and grey tulle.

Mr Arnold Shannon (cousin) supported the groom as best man, and the groomsmen were Messrs Cyril Blundell (Wellington) and Keith Smith (Marton).

The bride was given away her her uncle, Mr J. Bruce (Cheltenham).

This is the eighth marriage of Mr and Mrs G. V. Shannon's sons and daughters.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's mother, where the customary expressions of goodwill were extended to mr and Mrs Shannon. The happy couple were to leave later by motor car for Wanganui, en route to Auckland and Sydney, where they will spend the honeymoon.

The bride's travelling dress was a saxe blue costume, with tagel straw hat of a lighter shade with grey and blue wings. A set of black fox furs complete a most becoming toilette.

Included in the very large collection of wedding presents were several from relatives in England and Ireland

The father of the groom, G. V. Shannon was:
Major George Vance SHANNON (1842-1920) from Ulster, Ireland
who helped found Shannon, Horowhenua
The parents of George Vance Shannon were:
Graham SHANNON & Elizabeth 'Eliza' VANCE
There is a headstone at Townland, Atrim for Grahan Shannon which reads:
Erected by George V Shannon, Wellington New Zealand, in memory of his father, Graham Shannon, who died 16th December 1892, age 76 years, his mother Elizabeth Shannon who died 7th February 1902 aged 88 years, and their children William Shannon who died at Nelson New Zealand 27th July 1880 aged 35 years, Mary Ann and Robert who died in infancy, Mary Jane Shannon who died 17th January 1930, Blessed are the dead who die in the lord, REV VXIV 13 eight generations of Shannons the last of the Antrim family rest here in 1907, Graham and Elizabeth Shannon had 4 sons, 26 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren residing in New Zealand, George Vance Shannon their eldest son, being the first to arrive in that Dominica in 1865

George Vance Shannon emigrated to New Zealand about 1865 and was in business in Nelson for 9 years. In 1874, he and Mr J.S.M. Thompson established a drapery business in Wellington with branches in Christchurch, Napier and Auckland. When he retired from this business in 1887, he moved with his family to the Totaras Estate at Waituna West, Rangitikei district.
He always took an active part in public matters. He was Captain of the Wellington Rifles and was made a Major in the N.Z. Militia, commanding the First Battalion in 1887. He was a member of the Wellington Education Board; Commander of the Wellington Fire Salvage Board; and a customs expert.
But perhaps his most important work was with the Wellington-Manawatu railway. He was a member of the first committee appointed to report on the practicability of the railway; and was vice-president of the London Board; and a director, during his seven years service to the company.
He became one of the best known settlers in the Rangitikei district and died at his Totara's home on June 4th, 1920, leaving six daughters and two sons

George & Emily Jane HEWITT arrived together early 1865 and married in Nelson, 23 Nov 1865
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 24 November 1865 SHANNON-HEWITT - November 23, at Christ Church, by the Rev G. H. Johnston, Mr G. V. Shannon, to Emily, eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant J. T. Hewitt, R.N., of Sydney Lodge, County Wicklow
* 1866, 23 Aug at her residence, Manuka-st Nelson, a daughter
- Georgina Emily Shannon married Steven Williamson 17 Aug 1885 in Wellington
* 1867 - 1954 a daughter
- Florence Elizabeth Shannon married Robert McBeth in July 1887
* 1868, 22 Dec at her residence, Mount Graham, a daughter
- Margaret Vance Shannon married Dr John Carmichael Smith in `896
* 1870 - 1928, 1 Nov, at her residence Bronti-street, a son
- Graham Hugh Shannon married Evelyn Mary Lodder in 1911. He was accidentally shot
* 1871 - 1953 at Nelson, a son
- William James Shannon married Jean Bruce in 1912
* 1873, 29 June at Bronti-street, a daughter
- Minnie Shannon married Harold Redmmayne in 1902
* 1875 - 1876 Aug a daughter
- Mary Eva Shannon died Wellington aged 6 months
* 1877, 2 Jan at Wellington, a daughter
- Eileen Shannon
* 1879 - 1880 a son
- George Vance Hewitt Shannon died aged 9 months
* 1881, 31 March at Wellington, a daughter
- Kathleen Shannon married Herbert Thornton Richardson in 1907
* 1885, 19 Nov, at Wellington, a son
- Trevor Shannon married Evelyn Mary Lodder 1911. Trevor died 1928 aged 43
EMILY JANE died 25 Feb 1914 at 'The Totaras" Feilding aged 73
GEORGE died 4 June 1920 in Feilding aged 77
- they are buried Plot 59/63, Public section at Bolton street cemetery Wellington

Major George Vance Shannon from NZETC

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CUMMOCK in New Zealand

the known CUMMOCK in New Zealand
compiled for the query from ollie52 on 2014-01-13

* indicates see notes at end
indicates person has own bio (in alphabetical order)

AGNES CAMPBELL Cummock (1883-1918)
born in Dunedin to William Smith CUMMOCK (1845-1920) & Mary SAUNDERS
granddaughter of James Cummock (1811-1847) & Elizabeth CONNELL
great granddaughter of John CUMMOCK (1787-) & Agnes CAMPBELL of Paisley
Agnes married John Henry THOMAS (1879-1934) in 1902
- John was born in Invercargill. He was a Poultry Farmer
...the known children of AGNES & JOHN:
* 1902 - 1976 Matthew Edward Thomas
* 1903 - 1980 Mary Eliza Thomas
* 1905 - 1977 Violet Agnes Thomas (+Cecil George LAURIE 1928)
* 1906 - 1944 John Henry Thomas
* 1911 - 1971 William Allan Thomas
AGNES died 28 Feb 1918 aged 34, last address was 214 King street, Dunedin
Otago Daily Times, 1 March 1918
- On February 28 1918, at her residence, 214 King street, Dunedin (after a long and painful illness), Agnes, the dearly-beloved wife of John Henry Thomas; in her thirty-fifth year. "At rest"
Otago Daily Times, 2 March 1918
The Friends of JOHN HENRY THOMAS are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late WIFE, which will leave 214 King street, Dunedin, to-morrow (Sunday), the 3rd inst., at 2.30 o'clock. for the Southern cemetery
JAMES HENRY Thomas died 26 June 1934 aged 54 at Talboys Home, Dunedin
- they are buried Plot 9, Block 109 Southern cemetery, Dunedin
buried with them is:
1876 - Margaret THOMAS aged 26 (born Scotland, married woman)
1892 - Mary Jane THOMAS aged 36 (born Cornwall)
1895 - Eliza THOMAS aged 30 (born Tuapeka)
1896 - Elizabeth Ann NELSON (nee THOMAS) aged 39
(Elizabeth was born in England, she married Andrew Nelson in 1894)
1908 - Maria THOMAS aged 77 (born Cornwall, arrived 1874)

ALLAN Cummock (1881-1933)
born 27 Sep 1881 in Dunedin to William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
He served in the South African Boer War, Serial number 5904
Allan married Isabella Mary BUCKLEY (1885-1915) in 1906
Isabella was born in Port Chalmers to John BUCKLEY & Mary FLETCHER
...the known children of ALLAN & ISABELLA:
* 1908 - 1919 *Emily Isabel Cummock (aged 10)
* 1911 - 1956 William John Cummock (died Christchurch)
* 1915 - 1915 Allan Gordon Cummock (died aged 7 weeks at Papatupu)
Isabella Mary Cummock died 27 May 1915 in Owaka, Caitlins aged 30, 7 weeks after her baby Allan Gordon Cummock
Otago Daily Times, 28 May 1917
CUMMOCK - In loving memory of Allan Gordon, dearly-beloved son of Allan Cummock, Clarendon, who departed this life at Tawanui on April 4, 1915
...And a little child shall lead them
Inserted by his loving father, sister and brother
CUMMOCK - In loving memory of Isabella Mary (Ella), dearly-beloved wife of Allan Cummock, Clarendon, who departed this life at Owaka on May 27, 1915
...She bore her pain, she bore it well;
...What she suffered none can tell.
...Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
...Life's weary trouble and sufferings past.
...The weary hours and days of pain,
...The troubled, sleepless nights are past.
...The ever-patient, worn-out frame
...Has gained sweet rest at last.
...Two years have gone. We love her still,
...And in our hearts none her place can ever fill.
Inserted by her loving husband and two children
Allan next married Ellen Jane COLEMAN (1895-1962) in 1927
Ellen was a daughter of John William COLEMAN & Matilda COOKER
...the known children of ALLAN & ELLEN:
* 1932 - Helen Cummock (twin born 15 Jan)
* 1932 - Margaret Lorraine Cummock (twin born 15 Jan)
ALLAN Cummock died 11 September 1933 in Christchurch aged 51
ELLEN JANE Cummock died 15 June 1962 aged 67
they are buried together Plot 64, Block 21A at Sydenham cemetery, Christchurch
* Emily Isabel Cummock died suddenly aged 10.8 at the Dunedin Hospital (lived at Nottingham Crescent, Caversham). She is buried Block 41, Plot 118 Andersons Bay cemetery. Buried with her is:
1935 - William Alexander JOHNSTON aged 67 (born Scotland)
1942 - Jane Forrest JOHNSTON aged 46 (spinster born Dunedin)
1946 - Mary JOHNSTON aged 74 (nee Cummock, married William 1894)

ANDREW WATSON Cummock (1853-1932)
born in Glasgow, Scotland to John CUMMOCK & Jane WATSON
Andrew married Elizabeth HARRINGTON in 1879
Elizabeth was born 1858 in London, England
...the known children of ANDREW & ELIZABETH:
*1879 - Elizabeth Harrington Cummock
- born 4 November 1879 at Andersons Bay, Dunedin, 4 months after her father started his 9 year prison term

Southland Times, 27 June 1879
... We hear that Andrew Watson Cummock, late sub-librarian of the Dunedin Athenaeum (and Mechanics' Institute), was arrested late last night at the Bluff by Constable Coffee. He was charged with incendiarism and removed to Dunedin.
The circumstances

Andrew received 12 months hard labour for larceny and 8 years penal servitude for arson, the sentences to be cumulative. He started the sentence in Dunedin Gaol on 7 July 1879, was transferred to Lyttelton in Dec 1882 and by 1883 he had been transferred to Wellington prison after evidence of harsh treatment and his complaints that "they are trying to kill me"...

Evening Post, 15 May 1880
... The reward of 300 is to be distributed among the witnesses who secured Cummock's conviction (Jan 2014 equivalent of $48,200)
Press, 23 June 1883
Otago Daily Times, 17 July 1883
... Andrew gives evidence against the gaol and warders

parents unknown at this time
Elizabeth married Robert Edward SPINKS (1879-1956) in 1902 (possibly Petone)
...the known children of ELIZABETH & ROBERT:
* 1903 - Hilda May Spinks (+Alfred WHITLOW (1906-1941) in 1925)
* 1905 - 1990 Robert Edward 'Cecil' Spinks
* 1907 - 2001 Elizabeth Victoria 'Betty' Spinks (+John Charles McCORMICK 1926)
* ???? - John Spinks (see Elizabeth's death notice)
* 1912 - Laurel M. Spinks (born Burwood, NSW)
Evening Post, 4 August 1944
- On July 13, 1944, At Newcastle. N.S.W., Elizabeth, loved wife of R. E. Spinks, of Petone, and mother of Hilda, Betty, Laurel, Cecil and John; aged 73 years

born in Dunedin to William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
Elizabeth Christina Saunders Cummock had 2 children:
* 1890 - Walter Begg Cummock
* 1895 - 1895 Christina Cummock (aged 6 weeks)
Christina died 2 March 1895 & buried Block 63, Plot 2 at Northern cemetery
buried with her is:
1873 - John McLEOD aged 44
1894 - John SPENCE aged 48
1897 - William McVIE aged 3 hours
Elizabeth Christina Saunders Cummock married 11 June 1902 to:
William George BEKER (1863-1934)
Otago Daily Times, 25 August 1902 BAKER(sic) - CUMMOCK - On the 11th June, at Dunedin, George William Baker, miner, Blackstone Hill, late North Canterbury, to Elizabeth Christina, eldest daughter of William Smith Cummock, engineer. Alexandra Herald please copy
- William was born in England to Frederick BEKER (1840-1916 born Hamburg, Germany-died Kaiapoi) & Bridget STARK (1840-1919 born Limerick, Ireland-died Kaiapoi)
William had first married Jessie Christina RICE (1863-1899) in 1883 & had 7 children
...the known children of ELIZABETH & WILLIAM:
* 1906 - William George Beker
WILLIAM GEORGE Beker died 23 Oct 1934 in Dunedin aged 71
- he is buried Plot 115, Block 133 Andersons Bay cemetery
ELIZABETH CHRISTINA Beker died 24 Sep 1941 in Dunedin
- she is buried Plot 6C, Block 43 Andersons Bay cemetery
buried with her is:
1938 - Donald McARTHUR aged 64 (born Scotland, died 20 Aug)
1938 - Ellen Mason MENZIES aged 74 (spinster born Glasgow, died 15 Nov)
1939 - John Stanley HARRIS aged 26 (born Australia)

ELIZABETH CONNELL Cummock (1861-1912)
born in Scotland to John CUMMOCK & Jane Howie WATSON
Elizabeth married Andrew Watson McLEAN (1853-1932) in Dunedin 28 July 1882
- Andrew was born in Glasgow, arrived in NZ c1878. He was a Carpenter
...the known children of ELIZABETH & ANDREW:
* 1885 - 1885 *Jane Howie Watson McLean
* 1886 - 1891 *Alexander McLean
* 1888 - 1964 John Cummock McLean (+Rose Lillian Hannah BEARD 1917)
* 1891 - 1960 Charles Andrew McLean (+Lucy Barlow COLLETT 1914)
* 1894 - 1971 *Pearl Margaret McLean
* 1896 - Ruby McLean
ELIZABETH CONNELL McLean died 21 June 1912 in Dunedin aged 51
ANDREW WATSON McLean died 25 June 1932 aged 79
- they are buried *Plot 17, Block 33 at Northern Cemetery

JAMES Cummock (1868-1947)
son of William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
married Ellen BIRNIE (1878-1952) in 1903
...the known children of JAMES & ELLEN:
* 1904 - 1904 Mary Katherine Elizabeth Cummock (aged 7 months at Earnscleugh)
* 1906 - 1956 Leslie James Cummock (died Alexandra)
* 1907 - 1970 John Joseph Cummock (buried Dannevirke with Dorothy (1910-1985)
* 1909 - 1991 Eileen Margaret Cummock
* 1911 - 1993 James Alexander Cummock (+Vera Lillian MATHIAS (1911-2007)
* 1912 - 1981 Frances Cecelia Cummock
* 1914 - 1942 William Smith Anthony Cummock
... WILLIAM SERVED in WWII as Lance Bombardier 25538 with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He was Killed In Action in the Western Desert Campaign 31 Oct 1942 aged 28. He is buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
* 1917 - 1942 Vincent Patrick Cummock
... VINCENT SERVED in WWII as Flight Sergeant NZ41574 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He was Killed In Action 3 June 1942 in Germany aged 25. He is buried 24 D, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
JAMES Cummock died 29 Nov 1947 in Alexandra aged 78
ELLEN died 31 December in Alexandra 1972 aged 75

JAMES CUMMOCK (1811-1847)
born 1811 in Paisley, Scotland to John CUMMOCK & Agnes CAMPBELL
James married Elizabeth CONNELL (1811-1892) in Scotland 10 May 1830
...the known children of JAMES & ELIZABETH:
* 1831 - 1892 John Cummock
* 1833 - 1928 Margaret Cummock
* 1835 - Agnes Cummock, born in Renfrew
Agnes married John PENDER in Paisley, Renfrew in 1858 (not found in NZ)
* 1837 - Elizabeth Cummock, born in Glasgow (not found in NZ)
* James Cummock 1841 - 1912 born in Paisley 1841 and arrived in New Zealand about 1872. He was a Miner & the Caversham Electoral Rolls 1905-1911 list him as a Seaman of Alexandra St. James died 5 March 1912 in Caversham and is buried Block 20, Plot 158 at Andersons Bay cemetery
* 1843 - 1903 Mary Cummock (+Edward DOWNES)
* 1843 - Janet Cummock (not found in NZ)
* 1845 - 1920 William Smith Cummock (+Mary SAUNDERS)
* 1851 - 1933 Allan Cummock (+BUCKLEY +COLEMAN)

JANE Cummock (1864-)
born 5 April 1863 Paisley, Scotland to John CUMMOCK & Jane Howie WATSON
Jane married Henry GUY (1863-1897)? in Dunedin 15 April 1895
(Jane was recorded as 31 and Henry was 32)
- Henry was born in County Armagh, Ireland
no children found
A number of Henry Guy were around at the same time as the one I am looking for, i.e., the husband of Jane Cummock. The following articles are possibilities only.
(Windsor is 125km north of Dunedin)
As always your input is welcome

North Otago Times, 7 June 1880 INQUEST AT WINDSOR
On Saturday afternoon, before Mr George Sumpter, Acting-Coroner, an inquest was held in the Railway Hotel, Windsor, to inquire into the cause of the death of THOMAS GUY. Mr Alexander Copland was foreman of the jury. Inspector Thompson watched the progress of the case on behalf of the police, and Mr Hannay, Traffic Manager, attended on behalf of the railway authorities.
HENRY GUY, brother of the deceased, and horse-driver on the Livingstone line, deposed; Mr brother was 22 years of age in January last; was unmarried; was born in Armagh, Ireland. He was nine years in New Zealand. Friday was pay-day, and the men were, therefore, not at work. I last saw my brother alive at 6 o'clock on Friday evening in the Railway Hotel, Windsor. He was then a little under the influence of drink. There was a sort of row in the house, and a constable put deceased and others out. He went round to the back. Five minutes afterwards I went round. Seeing nothing of him, I went down to the platform and inquired for him from several persons, but heard nothing. On the train's arrival, I heard that a man had been killed on the line, and on my going there I found the body of my brother. It was then about 20 minutes to 7 o'clock. The evening was dark. A man named James Reid told me that my brother had quarrelled about a bottle of brandy and that my brother had been kicked ... more
- Thomas is buried Plot 17, Block 29 at Old Anglican cemetery Oamaru
Bay Of Plenty Times, 6 October 1897 FATAL ACCIDENT
... Dunedin, Tuesday - Henry Guy, aged 39, was killed at the Upper Junction through a dray capsizing and falling on him. The body was found on the Port Chalmers road on Sunday morning. He was on his way home to his father's farm at Mount Cargill on Saturday night, and he called at a hotel and procured some beer, being then apparently sober
Newspapers have 39, 38 & 37, BDM has 38, cemetery database has 37
... A man named Henry Guy, 38 years of age, residing on Dr Martin's farm, near the Upper Junction, met with his death under distressing circumstances some time during Saturday night or early on Sunday morning. On Saturday night he was driving a horse and cart along the Valley road, and called at the Botanical Gardens Hotel, where he purchased three bottles of beer. He left about 9 o'clock, and the licensee stated that he then appeared all right. The following morning he was found dead, lying underneath his cart on the Upper Port Chalmers road, by Mr J. E. Macky, a dairyman. Two boys traveled with him to within about a mile of where the body was found. One of them stated that Guy appeared to be drunk, and was rolling about in his seat. He said, however, he was all right and would find his way home. Deceased worked on Dr Martin's farm. He was married, and his parents live at Woodlands. An inquest will be held to-day.
- Henry is buried Plot 13, Block 160 at Northern cemetery, Dunedin
buried with him is:
1891 - William GUY, aged 26 (born 1865)
1909 - Margaret GUY, aged 75 (born 1836)
1910 - William GUY, aged 85 (born 1825)
1927 - Thomas Francis GUY, aged 50 (born 1877 Dunedin)
1935 - Elizabeth GLEESON, aged 73 (born 1862 Ireland)

JANE HOWIE WATSON Cummock (1870-1926)
daughter of William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
married John Joseph 'Jack' McCONNELL 17 June 1895 in Dunedin
Otago Daily Times, 23 July 1895 McCONNELL-CUMMOCK - On the 17th June, at St Joseph's Cathedral, by the Very Rec Father Lynch, John Joseph McConnell, to Jane, second daughter of William Cummock, Mosgiel. - Liverpool papers please copy
... the known children of JANE & JACK:
(born in Dunedin they later moved to Australia))
* 1896 - Mary Catherine McConnell
* 1898 - Charles Blaney McConnell
CHARLES BLANEY McCONNELL served in WWI with the AIF as Private 41903. He enlisted 2 Feb 1916 from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. His parents signed the consent form. His medical exam of March 1916 stated he was: 18 years old, 5' 5", 126lbs (57.15kg), dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. His permanent address was with his father at Tongala, Victoria. He was discharged 3 months later as medically unfit due to a weak back said to be strained about 1906 in New Zealand and made worse 9 months previously through lifting hay & heavy milk cans. He re-enlisted in Sep 1918. His parents then had the Marine Hotel at Port Melbourne. His parents signed the consent form which listed there were 5 sons in the family, none serving. Charles's medical exam of Oct 1918 stated he was: 20 years 6 months, 5' 6", 177lbs (80.28kg), dark complexion, blue eyes & that he was a Farmer. His company was demobilised 24 Dec 1918. On 19 April 1945 he requested a copy of his discharge certificate stating the original had been lost. His address was then Old Fernshaw road Healesville Victoria (temporary address Kingston Hotel, Canberra)
* 1900 - John Rowe McConnell (born in Cromwell 26 May 1900)
JOHN ROWE McCONNELL served in WWI as Private V81424. He enlisted Sept 1918. His medical exam on 31 Oct 1918 stated he was: 18 years 5 months, 5' 6", 120lbs (54.43kg), dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair & that he was a Farm hand
* 1902 - Margaret Jean McConnell
* 1903 - Patrick McConnell
* 1905 - Bridge Blaney McConnell
- Bridge was in Melbourne electoral rolls 1931-1972, the last 23 years in Henty

JESSIE BUCHANAN Cummock (1879-1934)
born 30 June 1879 in Dunedin to William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
Jessie married Frederick Wallace CHAPMAN (1878-1946) in 1902
- Frederick was born 10 July 1878 in New Plymouth to Jabez & Emma CHAPMAN
... the known children of JESSIE & FREDERICK:
* 1903 - 1934 Jabez Wallace Cummock Chapman (+Inez Alene ROBERTS in 1929)
* 1904 - 1952 Charles William Chapman
JABEZ WALLACE CUMMOCK Chapman (Electrician) died 27 February 1934 in Oamaru
JESSIE BUCHANAN Chapman died 5 March 1934 262 Kaikoura Valley Road, Dunedin
FREDERICK WALLACE Chapman (Constable) died 7 Dec 1946 in Highcliff, Dunedin
CHARLES WILLIAM Chapman (Labourer) died 12 Sep 1952 in Dunedin
- they are all buried together in Plot 1A, Block 8 at Andersons Bay cemetery

JESSIE CAMPBELL Cummock (1883-1956)
born in New Zealand. Parents not known at this time
Jessie married John LOCKHART (1870-1938) in 1901
John was born in New Zealand. He was a Corp Employee
... the known children of JESSIE & JOHN:
* 1904 - 1955 Charles Alexander Lockhart (buried with parents)
* 1906 - Jessie Florence Lockhart
JOHN died 20 June 1938 in Dunedin aged 68
JESSIE died 2 Feb 1956 at 74 King street, Taradale, Napier aged 73
- they are buried Plot 36, Block 146 at Andersons Bay cemetery, Dunedin

JOHN Cummock (1831-1892)
born in Glasgow, Scotland to James CUMMOCK & Elizabeth CONNELL
He married Jane Howie WATSON (1832-) in Scotland c1854. They had 4 known children then arrived in New Zealand about 1864. He was an Engine Driver
... the known children of JOHN & JANE:
* 1855 - Jane Cummock, born Paisley, Scotland
* 1856 - Mary Dewar Cummock, born Renfrew, Scotland
* 1858 - Andrew Watson Cummock, born Glasgow, Scotland
* 1861 - 1912 Elizabeth Connell Cummock, born Scotland
They appear to have emigrated separately to New Zealand. Jane arrived into Port Chalmers 21 Sep 1864 on the 'Hamilla Mitchell'. She had been sponsored by John Cummock & Peter Lindsay (possibly the Peter Lindsay who was the Superintendent of the Province in 1860s)
The following children were born in Dunedin
* 1866 - John Cummock, (married Elizabeth Stafford in NSW 1886)
* 1868 - 1948 George Gibson Cummock
* 1870 - 1898 Alexander Watson McLean Cummock (aged 27)
* 1876 - 1876 *William Smith Cummock (aged 9 months see notes above)

Southland Times, 29 October 1892
Whilst climbing about on a rocky bank of Deep Stream today two young ladies discovered the remains of a man lying face downwards on a ledge about eight feet above the river. He had evidently met his death by falling over the cliff as the rock above had been stripped of grass, The body had evidently been in there for some months as hawks and rats had completely denuded the body of flesh. The body is supposed to be that of Cummock, an engineer who left the quartz reef in the locality some months ago and has not since been heard of. In the absence of the police the pockets were not examined. At the inquest on the body the relatives failed to identify it as Cummock, the engineer, who has been missing for some months

Otago Daily Times, 3 November 1892
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, There are three reasons why we (my uncle and myself) failed to identify the body found at Deep Stream. In the first place John Cummock lost the first joint of the second finger of the right hand when he was eight years of age; secondly, he has been bald-headed these last 15 years; thirdly, the boots that Cummock wore when he went missing were watertights. Now the man that was found at Deep Stream, had all the fingers on the right hand. He also had brown hair on the crown of his head to the length of over two inches, and in the third place this man had Balmoral boots on. Now how a coroner's jury came to give such a verdict after knowning these facts we cannot understand. We are, &c., GEORGE CUMMOCK, JAMES CUMMOCK

Otago Daily Times, 7 November 1892
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, The Messrs Cummock gave three reasons why they failed to identify the body found on Excursion Day as that of their father ... more
JOHN Cummock is buried Block 3, Plot 1 at Middlemarch cemetery

JOHN STAFFORD Cummock (1887-1953)
born in Granville, New South Wales
1st of 6 children of John CUMMOCK (1866-1901) & Elizabeth Victoria STAFFORD (1868-1944)
grandson of John CUMMOCK (1831-1892) & Jane Howie WATSON
John married Mary Ella WHITING (1886-) in 1918
Mary was a daughter of Thomas & Sarah Jane WHITING
Evening Post, 6 May 1929 WHITING - On the 5th May 1929, at 18 Fitzherbert street, Petone, Sarah Jane, relict of the late Thomas Whiting and beloved mother of Mrs J. Cummock and Thomas Whiting of Petone; aged 69 years. At rest
... a known son of JOHN & MARY:
* 1918 - 1987 Maxton John Cummock, born Petone 22 July 1918
(named after his brother, Maxton C. Cummock, (1888-1962) born in Burwood, NSW)
In November 1930 John Cummock received a decree nisi in the Wellington Supreme Court in an undefended adultery divorce case against Mary Ella Cummock
JOHN STAFFORD Cummock died 16 April 1953 in Lower Hutt

MARGARET Cummock (1833-1928)
born in Glasgow to James CUMMOCK (1811-1947) & Elizabeth CONNELL
she married William DOWNES (1833-1905) 9 Nov 1866 Knox Church, Dunedin
son of Thomas DOWNES & Elizabeth TURNER. His brother Edward (1846-1906) married Margaret's sister, Mary Cummock (1843-1903)
... the known children of MARGARET & WILLIAM:
(born Silver Peaks, Otago)
* 1867 - 1942 Edward Downes
- Edward married Lucy Harriet CLARK (1868-1937) in 1891 & died in Wellington
* 1869 - 1954 Jane Elizabeth 'Win' Downes
Jane married Andrew Douglas DAVYS (1859-1938) in 1893. He was an engineer in Dunedin, they later moved to Gisborne)
* 1870 - 1957 William Downes (+Dorothea FRANKLIN in 1893, died Napier)
* 1872 - 1929 Benjamin Downes (+Elizabeth MACKIE in 1897)
* 1874 - 1934 Alice May Downes (+John Morrison RODGER in 1903)
* 1876 - 1876 Charles Downes (aged 18 days at The Kilmog, Otago)
WILLIAM Downes died 4 October 1905 in Warrington, Otago
MARGARET Downes died 29 Dec 1928 in Dunedin
- they are buried Plot 1, Block 91 at Northern cemetery, Dunedin
buried with them is:
1905 - Joyce Morrison RODGER, their granddaughter, aged 2 months
1930 - John Morrison RODGER, their son-in-law aged 53
1824 - Alice May RODGER, their daughter, aged 59

MARY Cummock (1843-1903)
born in Rentfordshire to James CUMMOCK (1811-1847) & Elizabeth CONNELL
she married Edward DOWNES (1846-1906) 21 Feb 1868 in Knox Church, Dunedin
son of Thomas DOWNES & Elizabeth TURNER. His brother William (1844-1905) married Mary's sister, Margaret Cummock (1833-1928)
... the known children of MARY & EDWARD:
* 1868 - 1957 Edward Henry Downes (11 Sep 1957, 8 months after his twin)
- Edward is buried Anderson's Bay with wife Mary Grace HAIGH (1868-1960)
* 1868 - 1957 James Thomas Downes (11 Jan 1957)
- James is buried Anderson's Bay with his wife Rachel Pollock FOGO (1869-1947)
* 1870 - 1957 William Downes (24 June 1957)
* 1871 - John Downes
* 1873 - Elizabeth Jane Downes
* 1875 - 1965 Louis Downes
* 1878 - Levina Downes
* 1880 - 1957 Benjamin Downes (3 June 1957)
* 1882 - Margaret Downes
MARY Downes died 8 October 1903 in Warrington, Otago aged 60
EDWARD Downes died 3 June 1906 in Warrington, Otago aged 59

MARY Cummock (1871-1946)
daughter of William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
Mary married William Alexander JOHNSTON (1868-1935) in 1894
- William was born in Scotland
... the known children of MARY & WILLIAM:
* 1894 - 1976 Annie Johnston (died Awapuni Hospital)
* 1896 - 1942 Jane Forrest Johnston (didn't marry)
* 1897 - 1976 James Johnston
* 1904 - 1959 William Allan Johnston (died in Wellington)

MAXTON JOHN Cummock (1918-1987)
born 22 July 1918 in Petone to John Stafford CUMMOCK & Mary Ella WHITING
* in Nov 1930 (aged 12) his parents divorced
* In Nov 1932 (aged 14) he was the junior boy champion at the Petone Technical High School sports day. He came 1st in the Junior 880 yards, 440yds, 220 yards, 100 yards. 2nd in the Junior High Jump of 4'5" (134.62cm)
* In December 1933 (aged 15) Maxton was an evening student at the Petone Technical College. After the end of year examinations he was awarded a senior free place entitling him to further free education
* on 8 June 1936 (aged 16) he arrived into Wellington from Sydney on the 'Maunganui' after a 'fine trip across the Tasman'
* from 1934 he played Hutt Valley cricket for the Gear Company Cricket Club. In April 1934 he was awarded a trophy for the most improved batsman during the season
* In October 1935 (aged 17) the Hutt Valley Cricket Association said he was unavailable to play for Gear United as he had gone to Australia
* In Nov 1936 (aged 18) he played A grade cricket for Gear United taking 4 wickets for 18 runs, beating Meadows 126 - 117
* In October 1937 (aged 19) the teams to represent the Hutt Valley Cricket Association against the Hutt District Club at the Hutt Recreation Ground on Labour Day was announced. The B team was: A. C. Edwards (Y.M.C.A.), captain, F. Law (Gracefield), L. Searle (Taita), A. Jarvie (Central), B. Cottle (Taita), M. Cummock (Gear United). A. Bramley (Meadows), F. Fox (General Motors), G. Baylis (Gracefield), Jack McGurk (Metters United), T. Sherlock (Empire) & twelfth man was K. Bates (Y.M.C.A.)
* In August 1942 (aged 24) he was at war and was listed wounded. His next of kin was his father at 34 Victoria Street, Petone
Maxton married Helen ADAM (1914-1986), year not known

SARAH STEEL Cummock (1877-1962)
born 14 Dec 1877 in Dunedin to William Smith CUMMOCK & Mary SAUNDERS
married Thomas HARTLEY in 1903
Otago Witness, 21 October 1903 HARTLEY-CUMMOCK - On the 23rd September, at Alexandra South, by the Rev J. Mackie, Thomas Hartley, Oamaru, to Sarah Steel Cummock, Dunedin
... the known children of SARAH & THOMAS:
* 1903 - 1903 William Thomas Hartley (aged 3 weeks)
* 1905 - 1983 Allan Hartley
* 1906 - 1956 John Thomas Hartley

SUSAN Cummock
married James FOSTER in 1922
... nothing else known

WALTER BEGG Cummock (1890-)
born 3 Aug 1890 in Dunedin to Elizabeth Christina Saunders CUMMOCK
Otago Daily Times, 23 December 1909
... Breaches of Prohibition Orders - Walter Begg Cummock, who pleaded 'Guilty' to two charges of entering licensed premises and to a further charge of procuring liquir during the currency of a prohibition order against him, was fined 20s on each of the first two charges, and 40s and costs, in default 14 days, on the remaining charge
NZ Truth, 7 May 1910
... Ever since the end of January the names of Arthur Patrick McKay and Walter Begg Cummock have figured frequently on the Dunedin Police Court charge sheet, Cummock being charged with entering the law Courts Hotel while prohibited ... more
Timaru Herald, 26 June 1914
... William Begg Cummock pleaded guilty to the theft of an overcoat valued at 2 from the hall of the Timaru hotel. He asked to give evidence on oath, and in doing so said he was only a young man, twenty-seven years of age, but had had very little chance in life. His home had broken by when he was a lad, and he had been handed about from pillar to post ever since. He admitted that he had a pretty bad record for drunkenness and obscene language but this, he said, was the first time he had been guilty of dishonesty. He was only discharged from prison the previous day, after "doing" a fortnight for obscene language, and his stomach was not in very good order after it. He met some people he knew, who "shouted" for him, but would do nothing more. He was absolutely destitute, and with the drink he did not know what he was doing. He had a job to fo to if he got a chance. He had a letter to that effect.
Sub-Inspector Cruickshank asked if it was not a friend, of much the same character as accused, who had written him.
Accused said it was a friend of his, but he was not of the same character.
The Magistrate sentenced accused to one month's imprisonment and on a fine being asked for, fixed it at 40s. Time to pay was asked for, but refused.
Otago Daily Times, 16 March 1915
... Walter was fined 5s and witness's expenses of 6s for drunkenness in Filleul street, at the Dunedin City Police Court. In default, 48 hours imprisonment
13 June 1915
... Walter embarked from Wellington for WWI as Driver 2/1610 with the 5th Reinforcements, Otago District. He enlisted from CLinton listing his next of kin as his mother, Mrs William Cummock of Woodhaugh, Dunedin

NOTE William Begg Cummock married a Agnes May ?? possibly in Kent, England. The deaths of William & Agnes are not recorded in NZ. They had a son, Bernard George Cummock (1923-1942) who was Able Seaman in WWII on the British HMS Fidelity which was attached and sunk, (UK - Capetown - Colombo, India), by the U-435, Siegfried Strelow on 30 Dec 1942. The U-boat reported a surprising high number of survivors on overcrowded rafts and swimming in the water, none of them were rescued and all drowned in the worsening weather. 274 crew members, 51 Royal Marines and the 44 survivors were lost.
Bernard was one of these. He was 19 years old.

WILLIAM SMITH Cummock (1845-1920)
born Renfrew, Scotland to James CUMMOCK (1811-) & Elizabeth CONNELL
he arrived in New Zealand about 1864
William married Mary SAUNDERS (1842-1886) in Dunedin 19 June 1868
Mary was born in Scotland & also arrived in NZ about 1864
... the known children of WILLIAM & MARY:
1867 - 1941 Elizabeth Christina Saunders Cummock
- in 1878 aged 10, Elizabeth was employed by Mrs Smith as a nursegirl
* 1868 - 1947 James Cummock
* 1870 - 1926 Jane Howie Watson Cummock
* 1871 - 1946 Mary Cummock
* 1873 - 1923 William Smith Cummock (hospital attendant at Seacliff)
* 1875 - John Cummock
* 1877 - 1962 Sarah Steel Cummock
* 1879 - 1935 Jessie Buchanan Cummock
* 1881 - 1933 Allan Cummock
* 1883 - 1956 Agnes Campbell Cummock
MARY Cummock died 2 May 1886 in Queen Street, Dunedin aged 44
WILLIAM SMITH Cummock died 12 Aug 1920 in Alexandra aged 74
Otago Daily Times, 14 August 1920 CUMMOCK - On August 12, 1920, at Dunedin, William Smith, husband of the late Mary Cummock (late of Alexandra); aged 74 years. Deeply mourned. Private interment
- they are buried Block 42. Plot 9A at Northern Cemetery, Dunedin

WILLIAM SMITH Cummock (1873-1923)
married Annie Isabella Hunter RIVERS (nee SANDERSON 1866-1948) in 1906
Annie had first married Peter Rivers (1863-1895) on 8 Nov 1888 at Andersons Bay
William & Annie married in St James Parish, South Dunedin
Otago Witness, 7 November 1906 CAMMOCK-RIVERS - On the 10th October, at Calder House, Musselburgh, by the Rev R. Mackie, William S. Cummock, to Annie I. H. Rivers, fourth daughter of the late William Sanderson, of Anderson's Bay
In April 1908 William was eligible to Register as a mental Hospital nurse or attendant having undergone the three years and over of necessary training by attendance at lectures and clinical demonstrations
WILLIAM SMITH Cummock died 12 Nov 1923 aged 50 at Seacliff (attendant there)
ANNIE ISABELLA HUNTER Cummock died 20 April 1948 aged 82 in Waitati
they are buried Block 52, Plots 17 & 18 at Waitati cemetery

those buried together in Block 33, Plot 17 at Northern Cemetery, Dunedin:
1875 - William Smith Cummock, 4 Sep 1875 aged 9 months
1885 - Jane Howie Watson McLEAN aged 7 Weeks
1891 - Alexander MCLEAN aged 4 (born 1887)
1892 - Elizabeth CUMMOCK aged 81 (born 1811)
1893 - Jane CUMMOCK aged 61 (1832-1893 wife of John below)
1898 - Alexander Watson McLean CUMMOCK aged 28 (born 1870 to John & Jane)
1912 - Elizabeth Connell MCLEAN aged 51 (born 1861, wife of Andrew)
1918 - Stella MCLEAN aged 4 days
1932 - Andrew Watson MCLEAN aged 79 (born Glasgow 1853)
1936 - John FRASER aged 41 (lived with Andrew at 67 Maitland St)
1964 - John Cummock MCLEAN aged 76 (born 1888)
1971 - Pearl Margaret FRASER aged 77 (born 1894)

Flight Sergeant NZ41574, Vincent Patrick Cummock
son of James CUMMOCK & Ellen BIRNIE

HOFFMAN GROOMS New Zealand 1875-1933

some of the HOFFMAN GROOMS in New Zealand 1875-1933
NOTE spelling of names is written as found but some may differ from your family spelling. If you let me know I will change on verification. Leave comment below
Hoffman is sometimes spelt HOFMAN, HOFMANN or HOFFMANN

Adam Hoffman (1884-1919)
- 10th of 12 children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH (see notes at end)
married Agnes Ellen RAMSAY (1899-1975) in 1906
- daughter of Charles RAMSAY (1862-1929) & Ellen BUCHOLZ (1868-)
their known children:
* 1907 - Nellie Annie Hoffman
* 1909 - Violet Marion Hoffman
* 1911 - Agnes Ellen Hoffman
* 1913 - 1941 Adam John Hoffman, Private 8361
ADAM died 14 Aug 1919 aged 34 & buried Plot 12, Block 67 at Gore cemetery with Agnes, daughter Nellie Annie & son in law Charles Edward Giles
- Agnes next married Adam's brother August Hoffman

Adam Hoffman (1903-1967)
- son of Joseph HOFFMAN & Frances DOVALOSKY
married Henrietta Elizabeth ABERNETHY (1899-1974) in 1926
- daughter of John James Laurensen ABERNETHY & Georgina RYDER

Albert Steinhouse Hoffman (1899-1976)
- son of Charles William HOFFMAN & Elizabeth Cecilia ANDREW
married Eva Rose GIDDY (1902-1967) in 1923
- 10th of 12 known children of Richard GIDDY & Eliza Hannah HOSKIN

Alfred Joseph Hoffman (1880-1959)
- 9th of 9 children of Carl Hoffman & Sophia Charlotte Elizabeth STEINHAUSER
married Mary Emma Valentina ANDRESEN (1887-1952) in Wellington in 1906
- daughter of Hans Beck ANDRESEN & Emma Frances BLY
their known children:
* 1906 - Joseph Reginald Hoffman
* 1908 - 1966 Alfred James Hoffman
* 1909 - 2001 Rhoda Muriel Hoffman
* 1911 - 1956 Vincent Harold Hoffman
* 1913 - 1991 Eric Ronald Keith Hoffman
* 1915 - 1997 Melvin Garnett Hoffman
* 1916 - 2008 Receider Emma Valentine Hoffman
* 1921 - 1998 Joyce Florence Beryl Hoffman
MARY EMMA VALENTINA died 17 June 1952 in Foxton aged 65
Alfred next married Elsie Rachel McKAY (1895-1966) in Palmerston North 1955
ALFRED died 4 March 1959 in Foxton
ELSIE died 21 Nov 1966 in Palmerston North
- they are buried together Plot 51, Block 5, Area m at Kelvin Grove cemetery

Alexander Paul Hoffman (1887-)
- 11th of 12 children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Catherine COSTELLOE (1891-1970) in 1913
ALEXANDER died 12 Jan 1945 aged 57
CATHERINE died 23 Aug 1970 aged 79
- they are buried Plot 4, Block 70, Catholic area at Gore cemetery

August Hoffman (1875-1920)
- 5th of 12 known children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Delia BOYLE (1875-1917) in 1898
their known children:
* 1898 - Eileen Nellie Hoffman
* 1900 - Thomas Patrick Hoffman
* 1902 - August John Hoffman
* 1903 - Frank ALlan Hoffman
* 1904 - Annie May Hoffman
* 1906 - Kathleen Mary Hoffman
* 1911 - George Frederick Hoffman
DELIA died 16 March 1917 aged 42 & buried Gore cemetery
August next married Agnes Ellen HOFFMAN (nee RAMSAY 1889-1975) in 1920
- Agnes first married August's brother, Adam Hoffman (see above)
AUGUST died 1 June 1920 in Gore, Southland. He is buried Plot 11, Block 65, Catholic Area at Gore cemetery with first wife Delia
AGNES ELLEN died 29 March 1975 aged 85 & is buried with her first husband Adam Hoffman and their daughter Nellie Annie & son in law Charles Edward Giles

August John 'Gus' Hoffman (1902-1986)
married Elizabeth O'HAGAN in 1933
married Lily ? (1910-1982)
AUGUST died 28 March 1986 aged 83
LILY died 23 Dec 1982 aged 72
- they are buried Plot 7, Block, Lawn area at Charlton cemetery with their son Michael Patrick Hoffman (1946-1978) who was accidentally killed aged 31

Benjamin Hoffman (1886-1951)
married Agnes Eveline Taylor ARTHUR (1889-1960) in 1916
- 5th of 10 known children of John ARTHUR & Mary Ann Josephine GOLLAR

Bernard Carl Hoffman (1891-1987)
- 2nd of 5 children of Charles William Diedrich HOFFMAN & Elizabeth Cecilia ANDREW
married Alice May BACK (1891-1978) in Wanganui 29 Nov 1913

Carl Melville Hoffman
married Emily Mary SPRATT (1907-) in 1930
- daughter of Leopold Ernest SPRATT & Jane Winifred PATTULLO
CARL was charged with MANSLAUGHTER in Auckland, August 1919

Charles William Diedrich 'Charlie' Hoffman (1867-1958)
- 4th of 9 children of Carl HOFFMAN (pdf file) (1830-1902) & Sophia Charlotte Elizabeth STEINHAUSER (1833-1920)
(that link has their story of immigration into Nelson, lots of photos & ancestors)
married Elizabeth Cecilia ANDREW (1869-1931) 8 April 1890 in Wellington
- daughter of Robert ANDREW & Ann SMITH who arrived into Nelson on the
Queen of the Avon in 1859
their known children: (born in Wanganui)
* 1891 - 1988 Elizabeth Cecilia Hoffman (born Feb)
* 1891 - 1987 Bernard Carl Hoffman (born Sep)
* 1895 - 1974 Norman Rodger Hoffman
* 1897 - 1928 Wilfred Conrad Hoffman (died of pneumonia)
* 1899 - 1976 Albert Steinhouse Hoffman
* 1905 - 1906 Horace Hoffman (died aged 13 days)
* 1907 - 1998 Gwendolyn Hoffman

Christian Carl Fredrick 'Chris' Hoffman (1873-1927)
married Jane Scott 'Jean' STEWART (1874-1946) in 1903
their known children:
* 1905 - 1977 Margery Annie Hoffman
* 1906 - 1976 Christian Alexander 'Alex' Hoffman (Waikumete)
* 1909 - 1972 Hubert Walter Hoffman
Auckland Star, 6 July 1928
HOFFMAN - In loving memory of my dear husband, Christian, who passed away July 6 1927. Sadly missed, Inserted by his loving wife, Jean Hoffman
HOFFMAN - In loving memory of my dear father, who passed away July 6 1927. Ever remembered by his daughter Margery
HOFFMAN - In loving memory of our dear dad, who left us July 6 1927. Sadly missed by his sons, Alex and Hubert
HOFFMAN - A tribute to the memory of Chris Hoffman, who passed away on July 6 1927. Ever remembered. Inserted by his friend, A. Towers

David Hoffman (1894-1957)
- 4th of 16 known children of John Onslow HOFFMAN & Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE
- served as Sapper 4/1620, enlisting from Thames
married Gladys MOYLE (or MORLEY) in 1923

Ernest Hoffman (1889-1949)
married Agnes Lillian KEILAR (1896-1969) in 1915
- 6 of 8 known children of James KEILAR & Kathleen CHAPMAN

Ernest Paul Hoffman
married May Ellen Jessie GEAR (1910-) in 1930
- 6th of 6 known children of David GEAR (1883-1917) & Ellen YOUNG

Ernest William Hoffman (1907-1976)
- 11th of 12 children of Maximilian John HOFFMAN & Ellen DOVALOSKY
(son of a well-known sporting family of Gore)
Ernest & Jessie Elizabeth Knight in 1928
(Jessie Knight (1913-1990) married Leslie Ravenscroft Elsey in 1931)
Ernest married Rosina STEVENS (1912-1997) in 1932
- daughter of George STEVENS & Esther Helen HUGHES

Francis 'Frank' Hoffman
married Georgina RICHARDSON (1882-1964) in 1900
their known children:
* 1901 - George Hoffman
* 1902 - Francis Hoffman
* 1904 - Georgina Hoffman
* 1907 - Mary Jane Hoffman
* 1909 - Myrtle Hoffman
* 1911 - Lylia Hoffman

Francis 'Frank' Hoffman (1902-1977)?
married Mary Magdalene SCHULTZ (1905-1993) in 1926
- daughter of Frank SCHULTZ & Mary YOUNG

Franz Hoffman (1854-)
- born Germany to Franz HOFFMAN & Franzziska HOFFMAN
married Augusta FEIERABEND (1854-) in 1884
- born Duseldorf, German to Gottfried FEIERABEND and Henrietta EISING
their known children: (born in Norsewood)
* 1885 - Franz Hoffman
* 1887 - 1975 Annie Hoffman
* 1888 - 1888 Augusta Elise Hoffman (aged 6 months)
NOTE Augusta had a brother, August Feierabend (1860-1923), who immigrated on the Fritz Reuter into Napier in 1875, married Louisa ADRIAN in 1885, had 7 children from 1886-1897 & is buried in Mangatera, Dannevirke. Their 7th son was Private 63847, Percy Harold Feierabend, who died of his wounds in France WWI

Frederick August Gottleib 'Fred' Hoffman (1874-1946)
- 2nd of 9 children of Carl Hoffman & Sophia Charlotte Elizabeth STEINHAUSER
married Emily Ann Isabell DIXON (1876-1940) 16 April 1900
Feilding Star, 18 April 1900 HOFMANN-DIXON - On April 16th, at the residence of the bride's parents, Marton, by the Rev G. W. J. Spence, Frederick August Gottleib Hofmann, second son of Carl Hofmann, Upper Moutere, Nelson, to Emily Ann Isabell Dixon, second daughter of the late William Francis Dixon, schoolmaster, Rangitikei
their known children: (born in Wanganui)
* 1901 - 1963 Frederick Charles Hoffman
* 1902 - 1988 Evelyn May Hoffman
* 1904 - 1981 William Francis Hoffman
* 1905 - 1968 Cyril Gifford Hoffman
* 1908 - 1916 Rita Maud Hoffman (drowned in the Wanganui River aged 8)
* 1914 - 2002 Celia Louise Hoffman
* 1921 - 1974 Joyce Isabel Hoffman

Frederick Victor Hoffman
married Mona Annie McKENZIE (1901-1994) in 1924

George Hoffman (1890-1954)
- son of John Onslow HOFFMAN & Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE
married Minnie Alice SCOTT in 1916
their known children:
* George Hoffman
* Jack Hoffman
* Gordon Hoffman
* Eva Jane Hoffman
* Amelia Hoffman

George Hoffman
married Myrtle HART 16 August 1926

George Fredrick Hoffman (1911-1987)
- 12th of 12 children of Maximilian John HOFFMAN & Ellen DOVALOSKY
married Margaret Ann McLEOD in 1921

James Hoffman (1882-1948)
- 9th of 12 children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Mary EGAN (1888-1968) in 1911
their known children:
* 1912 - Doris Josephine Hoffman
* 1913 - 1913 Edward James Hoffman (aged 3 hours, buried Gore with parents)
JAMES died 2 Sep 1948 aged 66
MARY died 30 Oct 1968 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 23, Block 66 at Gore with son Edward & stillborn baby (1924)

James Hoffman (1897-1937)
- born Tralee, Ireland
married Eleanor Joyce SCHOLES (1898-1982) in 1926
- Eleanor was born 13 May 1898, 1 of 4 children and twin with Edith Gladys Scholes (1898-1906), of Alexander SCHOLES (1866-1929), born Upper Hutt, died Auckland and Kathleen Margaret FERGUSON (1869-1945), born Otago, died Hamilton
JAMES died 18 August 1937 aged 40 in Hamilton, Waikato
ELEANOR died 6 Oct 1982 aged 89 at Trevellyn Home Victoria St, Hamilton
- they are buried Hamilton East cemetery

James Edward 'Jim' Hoffman (1891-1958)
- son of Michael HOFFMAN & Margaret 'Maggie' BOYLE
married Charlotte Augusta OETTLI (1895-1999) in 1916
JIM died 13 Dec 1958 aged 66
CHARLOTTE died 11 Aug 1999 aged 104 (address 3 Mandalay Tce, Khandallah, Wellington)
- they are buried together CHRRY-03-45 at Hamilton Park cemetery, Waikato

John Hoffman
married Sarah Louisa BOYLE (1882-1962) in 1904
- 4th of 11 known children of Hugh BOYLE & Bridget RABBIT
their known children:
* 1909 - Irene Magdalene Hoffman
* 1913 - Mary Margarita Hoffman

John Hoffman
married Frances Mabel RUTTER (1902-) in 1923
- 5th of at least 13 children of Thomas Henry RUTTER & Marion SKEOCH

John Frank Theodore Hoffman
married Elizabeth DELABOUR in 1875
their known children:
* 1876 - Anna Elizabeth Hoffman
* 1877 - Louisa Clara Hoffman
* 1879 - John Peter Hoffman
* 1880 - Frank Dominicus Hoffman
* 1882 - Amelia Maud Hoffman
* 1883 - Horace Walter Theodore Hoffman
* 1884 - Arthur Giovanni Hoffman

John Michael Hoffman (1901-1957)
- son of Michael HOFFMAN & Margaret 'Maggie' BOYLE
married Ina Claire DUNNE (1901-1982) in 1930
- daughter of Edward Dowling DUNNE & Ada Winifred CUDBY

John Onslow Hoffman
- born Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. USA, a son of George HOFFMAN & Fanny CULLEN, Ireland - USA - Te Kuiti
- grandson of George HOFFMAN & Jane VANSTON of Gortagullane, Ballymacelligott, Kerry, Ireland
John married Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE (1876-1950) in Auckland 8 Nov 1887
- daughter of John MOORE and Ngaraka Miriam Te Whareputara HAUITI
their known children: (born mostly Rotorua, Mamaku districts)
* 1889 - 1954 George Hoffman
* 1891 - 1892 William Hoffman (aged 18 months)
* 1892 - 1976 John William Hoffman
* 1894 - 1957 David Hoffman
* 1896 - 1963 Sophia Hoffman
* 1898 - 1987 Alfred Hoffman (born Abraham Moore)
* 1900 - 1914 Amelia Hoffman (died Thames Hospital)
* 1902 - 1976 William James Hoffman
* 1904 - 1967 Mary Hoffman
* 1906 - 1908 Annie Hoffman (aged 22 months)
* 1908 - 1968 Robert Hoffman
* 1910 - 1985 Jane Evelyn 'Janie' Hoffman
* 1912 - 1993 Elias Onslow Hoffman
* 1914 - ? Millie Hoffman
* 1916 - 1964 James 'Jim' Hoffman
* 1918 - Philip Hoffman (died Sydney)

John William Hoffman (1892-1976)
- son of John Onslow HOFFMAN & Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE
John was a partner of Paerangi Florence Te Raatu HURIWAKA in Rotoiti 1914
their known children:
* 1916 - 1993 John Te Aramoana BRADY
(John married 3 times & had at least 18 children)
John William Hoffman married Thelma MOORBY in 1926
their known children numbered 8

Joseph Hoffman (1876-1937)
- 6th of 12 children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Frances DOVALSKY (1878-1953) in 1899
their known children:
* 1900 - 1940 Mary Ann Hoffman
* 1902 - 1965 Joseph Corbett Hoffman
* 1903 - 1967 Adam Hoffman
* 1904 - 1972 John Hoffman
* 1905 - 1976 George Hoffman
* 1909 - Kathleen Mavis Hoffman
JOSEPH died 6 Sep 1937 aged 60
FRANCES died 10 June 1953 aged 75
- they are buried Plot 3, Block 68, Catholic area at Gore cemetery

Joseph Hoffman
married Agnes KILPATRICK in 1925

Joseph Hoffman
married Jean Gladys ALLISON in 1933

Maximilian John 'Max' Hoffman (1866-1936)
- 1st of 12 known children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Ellen DOVALOSKY (1872-1939) in 1888
their known children:
* 1889 - 1889 *Mary Jane Hoffman (aged 11 months)
* 1890 - 1961 Margaret 'Maggie' Ann Hoffman
* 1892 - 1958 James Hoffman
* 1894 - 1968 Annie Ellen Hoffman
* 1898 - 1963 Sophie 'Sissy' Hoffman
* 1898 - 1899 *Maximillian Hoffman (aged 13 days)
* 1900 - 1901 *John Hoffman
* 1901 - Eileen Hoffman
* 1903 - 1976 Thomas Hoffman (died 2 Feb 1976)
* 1905 - 1976 Maxwell Hoffman (died 22 Sep 1976)
* 1907 - 1976 Ernest William Hoffman (died 29 June 1976)
* 1911 - 1987 George Frederick Hoffman
*buried Plot 8, Block 47 at Gore with grandparents
MAX died 10 Sep 1936 aged 70
ELLEN died 3 March 1939 aged 67
- they are buried Plot 7, Block 68, Catholic are at Gore cemetery

Maxwell Hoffman (1905-1976)
- 10th of 12 children of Maximilian John HOFFMAN & Ellen DOVALOSKY
married Lizzie Smith ALLISON (1906-1971) in 1927
LIZZIE died 16 Aug 1971 aged 65
MAXWELL died 22 Sep 1976 aged 71
- they are buried Plot 5, Block 127 at Gore cemetery

Michael Hoffman (1867-1946)
- 2nd of 12 children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Margaret 'Maggie' BOYLE in 1890
- 10th of 11 known children of Hugh BOYLE & Bridget RABBIT
their known children:
* 1891 - 1960 James 'Jim' Hoffman
* 1892 - Mary Hoffman
* 1894 - 1984 Annie Theresa Hoffman
* 1897 - 1984 Margaret 'Maggie' Gertrude Hoffman
* 1901 - 1957 John Michael Hoffman

Ronald Stanley Hoffman (1911-1966)
married Ruby Evelyn READMAN (1908-1999) in 1931

Thomas Hoffman (1880-1949)
- 8th of 12 children of John HOFFMAN & Anna ONASCH
married Margaret RICHARDSON (1886-1948) in 1904
MARGARET died 3 June 1948 aged 62
THOMAS died 28 Nov 1949 aged 69
- they are buried Plot 30, Block 68, Catholic area at Gore cemetery

Thomas John Hoffman (1901-1979)
married Eva Florence ROBINSON (1910-2006) in 1929
THOMAS died 28 April 1979 31 Hinewai St Otorohanga aged 78
- he is buried GOM-A10-069 at Hamilton Park cemetery
EVA died 22 Sep 2006 Assisi Home, Matangi Rd, Hamilton aged 96
- her ashes are buried GOM-SUNKN-2007 at Hamilton Park cemetery

Thomas Paul Hoffman
married Ethel Maud PERRY (1910-2000) in 1933
- daughter of Fred PERRY & Ellen Frances FRYER (1881-1914)
- her father, Fred Perry, remarried in 1918 to Alice Johanna HIGGINS (1891-1949)

Wilfred Conrad Hoffman (1898-1928)
4th of 7 children of Charlie HOFFMAN & Elizabeth Cecilia ANDREW
married Edith Stella WARD (1902-) in 1924
- daughter of Joseph Thomas WARD & Ada Evelyn WRIGHT
WILFRED died 1928 of pnuemonia aged 30
- Edith next married Gordon McHardy KENYON (1900-1956) in 1929

William Francis Hoffman (1904-1980)
- born in Nelson to Friedrick August Gottleib HOFMANN & Emily Ann Isabell DIXON
married Freda Maude CUTTS (1904-1961) in 1932 in the Anglican Church, Bulls
- daughter of Frederick CUTTS (1874-1954) & Agnes ELLERY (1876-1941)

William James Hoffman (1869-1958)
- son of George HOFFMAN & Fanny CULLEN - USA to Te Kuiti
married Cecilia Rosina 'Cissy' LELIEVRE (1872-1945) in 1914
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 1 September 1914 HOFFMAN-LELIEVRE - On August 25th at the residence of the bride's mother, Benolt Street, William Hoffman, of Te Kuiti, to Cecilia Rosian, second daughter of the late Mr E. L. LELIEVRE
- 2nd of 18 known children of Eugene Louis LELIEVRE & Virginie Elizabeth Rose LELIEVRE (they were cousins)
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 13 June 1913 OBITUARY
An old and respected settler of Banks Peninsula passed away early on Wednesday morning in the person of Mr E. L. Lelievre, of Benoit street, Akaroa, who has been ailing for some time. Mr Lelievre was born at Ville Dieu, Normandy, in 1836, and arrived in New Zealand in 1861, at the age of 25, having come out in the whaling ship 'Coulon Coeur' commanded by Captain Le Basse. On arrival he farmed for his cousin, the late Mr Francoist Lelievre. Later he was employed by the late Mr Waecherle to carry the mails to Pigeon Bay, where boats conveyed it on to Lyttelton. In the early days of the bush tracks his figure was a familiar one on the Pigeon Bay-Akaroa road. After leaving this work he again assisted the late Mr F. Lelievre in his farming, and then he bought the holding on the Long Bay road, where he farmed up to some ten years ago, when he retired, and lived in his residence in Benoit street. The late Mr Lelievre married his cousin, a daughter of the late Mr Francois Lelievre, and had a family of eighteen children, of whom thirteen are still living. He leaves a widow, three sons and ten daughters, eight of whom are married, and a very large number of grandchildren. He was of an industrious and kindly disposition, and made a good neighbour and friend, though he took little part in any public matters

William James Hoffman (1902-1976)
- son of John Onslow HOFFMAN & Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE
married Mary Rose FORSYTH (1896-1950) 27 Dec 1922
- daughter of Ivan Frederick & Mary Grace FORSYTH

* John HOFFMAN (1841-1898) & Anna ONASCH (1839-1929)
John was born in Germany in 1841 & died in Gore, New Zealand in 1898
he married Anna ONASCH & had 12 children:
* 1865 - Maximilian Hoffman
* 1867 - Michael Hoffman
* 1869 - Franz Hoffman
* 1872 - Maria Hoffman
* 1875 - August Hoffman
* 1876 - Joseph Hoffman
* 1878 - John Hoffman
* 1880 - Thomas Hoffman
* 1882 - James Lucas Hoffman
* 1884 - Adam Hoffman
* 1887 - Alexander Paul Hoffman
* 1889 - George Hoffman
JOHN died 3 April 1898 aged 58 - ANNA died 17 Jan 1929 aged 89
they are buried Plot 8, Block 47, Catholic area at Gore cemetery
with 3 of their grandchildren (see their son Maximilian Hoffman above)


Plot 8, Block 47, Catholic Area at Gore cemetery

* John Hoffman 3 April 1898 aged 58
* 1889 - Mary Jane Hoffman aged 11 months, his granddaughter
* 1899 - Maxmilian Hoffman aged 13 days, his grandson
* 1901 - John Hoffman aged 13 months, his grandson
* 1929 - Anna Hoffman (nee Onasch) aged 89, his wife

HOFFMAN BRIDES New Zealand 1877-1933

some of the HOFFMAN BRIDES in New Zealand 1877-1933
NOTES spelling of names is written as found but some may differ from your family spelling. If you let me know I will change on verification. Leave comment below
Hoffman is sometimes spelt HOFMAN, HOFMANN or HOFFMANN

* see the Grooms which will have information for a number of these 'brides'

Ada Hoffman
married John Douglas NICOLSON (1882-1912) 28 Nov 1904 in Roslyn, Dunedin
their known children:
* 1905 - 1998 Una Marion Nicolson
* 1906 - Edith Myra Nicolson
Otago Witness, 12 May 1909 NICOLSON - On Sunday, May 9, at Matakanui, John Douglas Nicolson; in his thirtieth year

Adeline Bertha Hoffman (1883-1962)
- 1st of 11 children of Frederick William HOFFMAN & Mary Eliza BROOKES
- grandaughter of Wilhelm Paganini HOFFMAN (1828-1905) & Sophia JACKSON (1829-1907)
married David Ralston INGRAM (1878-1965) 23 Feb 1910 St Ninian's, Avondale ('The Whau')
- son of Christopher & Agnes INGRAM, County Tyrone to Avondale, Auckland
their known children:
* 1911 - 1999 Frederick Neilson Jackson Ingram
ADELINE & DAVID are buried St Ninian Presbyterians Church Cemetery

Agnes Ellen Hoffman (nee RAMSAY)
- daughter of Charles RAMSAY (1862-1929) & Ellen BUCHOLZ (1868-)
married August HOFFMAN in 1920
Agnes first married August's brother Adam Hoffman (1884-1919)
AUGUST died 1 June 1920 in Gore, Southland. He is buried Plot 11, Block 65, Catholic Area at Gore cemetery with first wife Delia (see Grooms link)
AGNES ELLEN died 29 March 1975 aged 85 & is buried with her first husband Adam Hoffman and their daughter Nellie Annie & son in law Charles Edward Giles

Alicia Adeline Hoffman (1863-)
- daughter of Wilhelm Paganini HOFFMAN (1828-1905) & Sophia JACKSON (1829-1907)
married George SMYTH in 1884

Annie Hoffman (1887- April 1975)
- daughter of Franz HOFFMAN & Augusta FEIERABEND
married William DEMLER (1881-Dec 1975) in 1906
their known children:
* 1909 - 1992 Lenard William Demler
* 1912 - 1975 Jocelyn Ruth Demler

Annie Ellen Hoffman (1894-1968)
- daughter of Maximilian HOFFMAN & Ellen DOVOLOSKY
married Lionel Mabiel WOOD (1894-1937) in 1915
- son of Mabille Louis WOOD & his first wife, Annie Elizabeth PRATT
their known children numbered 5

Annie May Hoffman
married Henry Ernest LAWRIE (1905-1993) in 1926

Augusta Elizabeth Hoffman (1879-1976)
- daughter of Johann Carl & Henrietta HOFFMAN
married Harold Mortimer O'GRADY (1875-1948) in 1909

Clara Hoffman
married Arthur SMITH in 1891
their known children:
* 1892 - William Arthur Smith
* 1893 - George Henry Smith
* 1895 - Valentine Leonard Smith
* 1896 - Edward John Smith
* 1898 - Ernest Joseph Smith
* 1900 - Amy Clara Barbara Smith
* 1902 - Walter Frederick Smith
* 1907 - Herbert Charles Smith
* 1909 - Richard Francis Smith

Dorah Blanche Hoffman
married Charles Thomas ARTHUR in 1913

Edith Stella Hoffman (nee WARD 1902-?)
daughter of Joseph Thomas WARD & Ada Evelyn WRIGHT
married Gordon McHardy KENYON (1900-1956) in 1929
- Edith had first married Wilfred Conrad Hoffman (1898-1928)

Eileen Hoffman
married Hugh Malachi George ALLEN (1903-1972) in 1923
- son of Hugh William ALLEN & Florence RICHARDSON

Eileen Hoffman
married William Andrew DAY (1889-1951) in 1920

Ellen Christine Hoffman
married Edward Joseph Cormac DOWNEY in 1877
their known children:
* 1878 - Mary Eveline Downey
* 1880 - Frederick William Downey
* 1881 - Bertha Downey
* 1883 - Ella Downey
* 1884 - unnamed baby Downey
* 1885 - Eva Hoffman Downey

Eva Jane Hoffman
married Claude Albert JOHNSON in 1933

Evelyn Jane Hoffman (1910-1985)
- 12th of 16 children of John Onslow HOFFMAN & Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE
married Noel Herbert WILKINSON (1910-1973) in 1933

Evelyn May Hoffman (1902-1988)
married William James Nigel McMECKING (1898-1967) in 1926

Frances 'Sissy' Hoffman (1898-1983)
married Oliver Cleave BADMAN (1898-1965) in 1924

Georgina Hoffman (1904-1990)
married James Sylvester Patrick CASEY ()1903-1973 in 1930

Gwendolyn Hoffman (1907-1998)
married Fredrick Francis NEVILLE (1905-1987) in 1930

Henrietta Emma Hoffman (1881-1938)
married Herbert Henry BARTLETT (1878-1956) in 1926

Irene Maude Hoffman (1892-1945)
married Charles Atherton ASHTON (1886-1964) in 1913

Josephine Agnes Hoffman (1879-1942)
married William Charles Robert HALL (1877-1964) in 1896
their known children:
* 1896 - 1967 William Valentine Hall
* 1897 - 1965 Frederick Francis Hall
* 1900 - 1995 Agnes Barbara Hall
* 1901 - 1901 Leonard Bernard Hall (aged 3 months)
* 1902 - Mary Amelia Hall
* 1904 - Amy Julie Hall
* 1906 - Margaret Emma Hall
* 1908 - 1999 Annie Veronica Hall
* 1911 - 2002 Frances Martha Hall
* 1913 - 1983 George Thomas Hall

Kathleen Mavis Hoffman (1909-)
- 6th of 6 known children of Joseph HOFFMAN & Frances DOVALOSKY
married John 'Jack' Allison MAYHEW (1908-1956) in 1931
- son of George MAYHEW (1878-1941) & Mary Douglas ALLISON (1877-1939)
JOHN died 3 May 1956 aged 48 is buried with his parents in Invercargill

Margaret Anne 'Maggie' Hoffman (1890-1961)
- 2nd of 12 children of Maximilian John 'Max' HOFFMAN & Ellen DOVALOSKY
married Frederick Thomas KUBALA in 1912
their known children:
* 1912 - Margaret Ellen Kubala

Margaret Gertrude 'Maggie' Hoffman (1897-1984)
- daughter of Michael HOFFMAN & Margaret 'Maggie' BOYLE
married John Gerald FORD (1899-1972) in 1927
- son of Martin FORD & Mary FITZGERALD

Margery Annie Hoffman (1905-1977)
- 1st born of Christian Carl Fredrick HOFFMAN & Jane Scott STEWART
married Arthur Eric WEBSTER in 1929

Mary Hoffman
married James LAMB in 1894

Mary Hoffman
- 9th of 16 children of John Onslow HOFFMAN & Rose Kahuwhariki MOORE
married Louis William Joseph Le LIEVRE in 1922

Mary Ann Hoffman (1900-1940)
- 1st of 6 known children of Joseph HOFFMAN & Frances DOVALOSKY
married Jack Corbett MELROSE (1895-1975) in 1918
- 1st of 4 known children of John David MELROSE & Eliza Blanche WATSON

Nellie Anne Hoffman
- daughter of Adam HOFFMAN & Agnes Ellen RAMSAY
married Charles Edward GILES in 1928
NELLIE & CHARLES are buried Plot 12, Block 67 at Gore cemetery with her parents

Sophie 'Sissy' Hoffman (1898-1963)
- 5th of 12 children of Maximilian John 'Max' HOFFMAN & Ellen DOVALOSKY
married John HARROD in 1921

Violet Marion Hoffman
- daughter of Adam HOFFMAN and Agnes Ellen RAMSAY
married Ronald Walter Adcock von TUNZELMAN (1907-1991) 29 Jan 1929 in Invercargill
- son of Alexander Francis Henry von TUNZELMAN & Elizabeth Catherine ADCOCK
their known children:
* 1930 - 2007 Charmian Viola von Tunzelman
VIOLET & RONALD later divorced
- Ronald next married Emily Mabel TOWNSHEND (1906-1998)
NOTE Ronald's father, Alexander von Tunzelman (1877-1957) was a member of the von Tunzelmann family, who migrated from Prussia to Estonia where they were members of the Baltic German Ritterschaft or nobility. Two brothers and a sister from the family settled in New Zealand. Alexander is credited as being the first person to set foot on the Antarctic mainland. He was a NZ crew member on the Norwegian whaling ship 'Antarctic', part of the first group known with certainty to have set foot on the mainland of Antarctica (at Cape Adare) on 24 Jan 1895

* see also Our Hoffman Ancestors (pdf file)


Plot 12, Block 67, Catholic Area at Gore cemetery

* Adam Hoffman 14 Aug 1919 aged 34
* 1975 - Agnes Ellen Hoffman (nee Ramsay), his wife
* 1978 - Charles Edward Giles, his son in law
* 2004 - Nellie Anne Giles (nee Hoffman), his daughter