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William Henry CARTER + Emily CARTWRIGHT - Manawatu

William Henry CARTER
married on 1 December 1900 to:

the known children of WILLIAM & EMILY
... 1
1902 - ? Alfred Edward Carter

- nothing known

... 2
1903 - ? Trevor Victor Carter

- nothing known

... 3
1904 - 1909 Iris Amy Carter

-Amy died 20 July 1909 aged 5
- she is buried Grave 12, Block G at Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

... 4
1906 - ? Freesia Kathleen Carter

- nothing known

... 5
1908 - 1987 Clarence Frederick Carter

- Clarence married Irene Angelina SNEESTON in 1924

The above is all I have on this family
if you can help please leave a message in comment box below

William Henry FREEMAN + Paulina Anna TABARELLE -

William Henry FREEMAN (1857-1929)
married Paulina Anna TABARELLE (1864-1917) on 17 March 1880

Paulina Freeman died 21 June 1917 aged 53
William Freeman died 6 Dec 1929 aged 72

William & Paulina had 8 known CHILDREN

... 1
1881 - 1910 Eunice Freeman
- Eunice married Alfred James MORRIS in 1908
- Alfred was 1 of the first men from the Thames district, chosen as an eligible applicant to serve with the Hauraki Rifles, Auckland Division 7th Contingent
- Alfred remarried in 1918 to Ethel GRAHAM

... 2
1883 - 1975 Josiah Freeman
- Josiah married Elizabeth FINDLAY 14 Dec 1911 in Auckland

... 3
1885 - 1948 Catherine Elizabeth Freeman
- Catherine didn't marry

... 4
1887 - Pauline Freeman

... 5
1889 - 1937 Clarice Freeman
19 Dec 1900 Clarice was in Standard IV at Waiokaraka School, Thames and won a prize for Good Attendance
- Clarice married Frederick Charles SCOTT in 1912
20 Dec 1901 Clarice was in Standard V at Waiokaraka School and received am Attendance Certificate
19 Dec 1901 Clarice was in Standard VI at Waiokaraka School and received an Attendance Prize

... 6
1891 - 1974 William Henry 'Bill' Freeman
- born in Miranda, Firth of Thames
20 Dec 1901 William was in Standard IV at Waiokaraka School and received am Attendance Certificate
- Bill married Mercy Mary Willow MUNRO (1888-1975) 27 April 1915 in Tauranga

... 7
1893 - Annie 'May' Freeman
19 Dec 1902 May was in Standard III at Waiokaraka School, Thames and received an Attendance Prize
- Annie May married William Frederick WALMSLEY in 1918

... 8
1895 - 1896 Albert Harley Freeman
- Albert died aged 6 months


16 March 1909
... Mr W. H. Freeman, formerly of Thames, of the Magistrate's Court staff, Rotorua, who has been transferred to Auckland, was yesterday presented by a number of his friends with a gold watch and chain as a mark of esteem

Waiokaraka School - on the right
taken from the site: Thames NZ Genealogy Resources
great site with many old photos and info on Settlers, History, Military, Mining, Businesses, Churches, Hotels etc

William Henry GARTON + Agnes ALEXANDER - Northland, New Zealand

William Henry GARTON was born in 1851, parents and siblings unknown
Agnes ALEXANDER was born in 1860, parents and siblings unknown

William and Agnes had the following known children:

1885-1956 Margaret Emma 'Maggie' Garton
- married Alfred Sharpley 'Jim' FOSTER in
- he was a son of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Margaret died aged 71 in Oruaiti, Northland

1887-1968 Alexander William Garton
- married Roseanna FOSTER
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Alexander died aged 81

1890-1966 Inez Irene May Garton
- married Stewart Glenney FOSTER in
- he was a son of Stovin Foster & Ethel Jean STURGE
- Stovin was a brother of Jabez Foster (above & below)
- Inez died aged 76

1891-1947 Ernest Cecil Garton
- married Persis NICHOLL in
- her parents not known
- Ernest died aged 56

1893-1958 Albert George 'Bert' Garton
- married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FOSTER in
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Albert died aged 65

15-1-1895 to 23-1-1895 Bertie Garton
- Bertie died aged 8 days

1896-1956 Agnes Hilda Garton
- married William George Francis FOSTER in
- he was a son of George Foster & Mary Ann Christina RODGERS
- Agnes died aged 66
- was William related to the other Foster's here??

1898-1968 Edward Andrew Garton
- married Elizabeth Mortimer MASON in
- she was a daughter of George Mortimer Mason & Fanny Eunice NORRIS
- Edward died aged 69

1900-1955 Gilbert Gordon Garton
- married Nina Gladys Maud KITCHEN in
- she was a daughter of George Kitchen & Dorothy Amelia Hargreaves THOMPSON
- Gilbert died aged 55

1902-1972 Lena Elizabeth Rose Garton
- married Alfred James McCALLUM in
- he was a son of Samuel Henry McCallum & Lillian 'Lily' HAMMOND
- Lena died aged 70

William Henry George FOSTER - Wanganui

This is an appendix to WANGANUI HOTELS & their landlords
featuring a short biography on one of the landlords:

William Henry George FOSTER (1853-1914)
married in Christ Church, Wanganui on 31 March 1875 to:
Sarah JOHNSTON (1856-1929)

Wanganui Chronicle, 3rd April 1875
FOSTER-JOHNSON - On the 31st March, at Christ Church, Wanganui, by the Rev. T. L. Tudor, William Henry George Foster, of Wanganui, to Sarah Johnston, daughter of Robert Johnston, Esq., of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland

William Henry George Foster was a Hotel Owner in Wanganui

William & Sarah had 10 known children:
... 1
1876 - 1948 John Robert Foster
John married Florence Gertrude PARSONS (1877-1947) in 1898
- daughter of Alfred John PARSONS & Emily PERRINAN
their known children:
* 1901 - Eric William Foster
FLORENCE died 27 Aug 1947 aged 70 in Auckland
JOHN died 23 April 1948 aged 72 in Auckland
- they are buried ROMAN CATHOLIC DIVISION D Row 2, Plot 96 at Waikumete
NOTE John helped his father run (and later took over) the Foster's Hotel in Taupo Quay, Wanganui

... 2
1878 - 1949 William Henry George Foster
William married Amy Elizabeth AMES (1877-1917) in 1912
- daughter of James AMES & Sarah POULTON
their known children:
* 1913 - Betty Ames Foster

... 3
1879 - 1906 Charles James Foster
Charles died aged 27
Wanganui Herald, 11 December 1906
It is our painful duty to have to record the death of Mr Charles James Foster, third son of Mr and Mrs W. H. G. Foster, who passed away this morning after a short illness. The deceased, who was born in Wanganui and had spent all his life here, was well known throughout the district. He took a keen interest in musical matters, and was a strong supporter of the Garrison Band. He also took a great interest in athletics, being a prominent member of various sports clubs, etc., and was one of the most enthusiastic members of the Wanganui Sailing Club. His death at the early age of 27 will be deeply regretted by all who knew him, The sorrowing relatives will have the heartfelt sympathy of their very many friends in their sad bereavement.

... 4
1881 - 1949 Florence Madeline Foster
Florence married Harry COCKS (1882-1939) in Wanganui 16 June 1908
- son of John Frederick COCKS & Hannah Maria Price CHILD
their known children:
* 1909 - Tui Norah Cocks
* 1913 - Dorothy Miriam Cocks

... 5
1883 - 1944 Albert Francis Foster
Albert was in Wanganui in 1914
Albert served in WWI as Corporal 13699 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 8th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 June 1916 listing his next of kin as his mother Sarah Foster of 23 Wilson Street, Wanganui. He suffered from gas and shell shock

... 6
1885 - 1937 Beatrice Foster
Beatrice married William Martin INNES (1870-1951) in 1910
- son of William Martin INNES & Mary Ann HUTTON

... 7
1887 - 1888 Victoria Mary Foster
Victoria died aged 10 months

... 8
1888 - 1925 Pat Leonard Johnstone Foster
Pat married Edith Mabel Cameron BROWNE in 1911
- they were living in Wellington in 1914

... 9
1889 - Grace Foster
- nothing known about Grace
she was a spinster in 1914 (see father's obituary)

... 10
1891 - 1941 Louisa Jane 'Lulu' Foster
Louisa married Frank Leslie GUNN (1888-1949) in 1919

William Henry George Foster died 6 March 1914 at his residence, Ballymena Villa, Wilson Street, Wanganui. He was 61
Wanganui Chronicle, 7 March 1914 OBITUARY
The announcement of the death of Mr W. H. G. Foster will be received with widespread regret, for, the mine host of Foster's Hotel there was no more popular man on this coast in the days gone by. For some 50 years Mr Foster was a resident of Wanganui and ever a worthy citizen, rendering service in many ways to the business and social life of the town. Ably assisted by his wife, he raised the status of the old Steam Packet Hotel (now known as Foster's Hotel) to one of the best known and most popular hostelries in the Dominion. Seven years ago, Mr J. R. Foster, eldest son of the deceased, took over the hotel and he is in command to this day. Since 1907 the late Mr Foster had lived a retired life. Although the greater part of his time was occupied with business matters, Mr W. H. G. Foster was a keen devotee of outdoor sport and he was an active and successful rifle shot, oarsman, bowler and racing enthusiast, while as an amateur billiard player he had few compeers in the early days.
The late Mr Foster had been 53 years in the Dominion, having arrived as a lad with his father (who was a soldier) from Bombay, in the troop-steamer Prince Arthur in 1861, and he came to Wanganui in the paddle-steamer Prince Alfred in 1864.
Mr Foster, whose mother is still alive, leaves a grown-up family of four sons (Messrs J. R., W. H. G., and A. F. Foster, of Wanganui and P. J. Foster of Wellington) and four daughters (Mesdames Cocks and W. Martin Innes and Misses Grace and Lulu Foster. all of Wanganui). The sympathy of a large circle of friends will be accorded to Mrs Foster, senr., Mrs W. H. G. Foster and the bereaved family.

William Henry MANHIRE + Lucy Sarah GAY - New Zealand

William Henry MANHIRE married Lucy Sarah GAY 1882 in New Zealand

their known children were:

1883 - 1964 Elsie Maud Manhire
- Elsie married John Frederick KENWORTHY (1881-1973) in 1904

1885 - 1961 Amy Asenath Gay Manhire
- Amy married Gilbert HARDAKER (1883-1952) in 1907

1887 - 1917 Ernest Arthur Danesbury Manhire
- Ernest married Alice Beatrice BOND in 1913
- Ernest served in WWI as Private 40825 with the NZEF 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
- his next of kin was his wife in Hornby, Canterbury
- Ernest was KILLED IN ACITON 4 Oct 1917 in Ypres, Belgium

1889 - 1873 Vida Victoria Manhire
- Vida married Robert SINCLAIR in 1914

1893 - 1978 Clifton Garfield Manhire
- Clifton served in WWI as Trooper 7/1489 with the Canterbury 6th Reinforcements
- his next of kin was bis father in Hirnby, Canterbury
- Clifton married Isbella/Isaobel WHITFIELD (1895-1970) in 1921

1896 - 1979 William Tennyson Roimata Manhire
- William served in WWI as Private 6/3087 with the Canterbury 7th Reinforcements
- his next of kin was his father in Hornby, Canterbury
- William married Ethel May LEDSHAM (1896-1981) in 1920

1898 - 1967 Lucy Stella Rewa Rewa Manhire
- Lucy married John COBURN in 1928

William Henry MANHIRE died in 1930 aged 71
his wife Lucy Sarah died in 1952 aged 91

William Henry Nelson - Managing Director WOODVILLE Bacon Company

William Henry Nelson was born in about 1867

In 1914 he was the Managing Director of the
The company was formed in 1909 and established the "Morepork" brand of hams and bacons.

- Mr J.H. Cronin was the works manager with a staff of 30.
- Mr J.M. Calder was the secretary to the company

"Mr W.H. Nelson took a real live interest in the business affairs.
His pretty home, surrounded by patches of native bush was adjacent to the factory and consequently he was invariably within easy call should any knotty problem puzzle the mind of this popular and efficient manager, Mr Cronin"

A very interesting read on how the machinery was operated - by steam and gas, with photos, is at the above link.
An engine room and extensive machinery plant was under the charge of Mr H.D. Cronin, a competent engineer

William died aged 88 on 2nd May 955

His wife was Mary Violet (maiden name unknown at this time)
- Mary was born in 1872 - she died in 1953 aged 81 and is buried beside him in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

William Henry NEWENHAM + Florence Mortimer BOUGHTON - buried Bolton Street

William Henry NEWENHAM (1842-1912)
married Florence Mortimer BOUGHTON (1854-1944) in Wellington 1885

their 4 known children:

1886 - 1969 Florence Grace 'Gracie' Newenham
- born 3 April 1886
- she attended Mount Cook Girls

- Gracie married Thomas Henry Charles BEDFORD in 1912
- they lived in Seatoun, Wellington for a time

Evening Post, 7 December 1912 On Friday afternoon, Miss Gracie Newenham was presented by the firm of Messrs. Joseph Nathan and Co., Ltd., with a solid silver tea service and a silver-mounted crystal salad bowl, on the occasion of her approaching marriage

THOMAS HENRY CHARLES died 26 November 1946 aged 61
- he was cremated at Karori
FLORENCE GRACE died 17 November 1969 aged 83
- her burial not yet found


1888 - Emily Jane Kathleen 'Kathy' Newenham
- born 30 May 1888
Evening Post, 31 May 1888 NEWENHAM - On 30th May 1888, the wife of W. H. Newenham, Hopper-street, Wellington, N.Z., of a daughter
EMILY died 10 March 1889 aged 9 months

Evening Post, 12 March 1889 NEWENHAM - On Sunday morning, 10th March, 1889, at Hopper-street, Wellington, N.Z., Emily Jane Kathleen, the much beloved and youngest daughter of Wm. H. and Florence Newenham, aged 9 months and 9 days
- she is buried Plot 2309, C of E at Bolton street Cemetery with her father


1890 - Jessie Mary Newenham
- born 9 April 1890
- she attended Mount Cook Girls
Evening Post, 4 April 1923
... A pleasant little ceremony took place at Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen's when Miss Jessie Newenham, who is leaving the staff on account of her approaching marriage, was presented with a handsome silver tea service and silver-mounted oak tray, suitably engraved. The manager, Mr C. G. Wilson, made the presentation, and expressed the good wishes of the donors of the gift

Evening Post, 6 March 1923 A pleasant party was given by Mrs T. Bedford, of Seatoun, in honour of her sister, Miss Jessie Newenham, whose marriage takes place shortly. Many pretty gifts of china were offered to the bride-elect

Evening Post, 14 April 1923
... The wedding was solemnised at St Mark's Church, Wellington, on 7th April, of Miss Jessie Mary Newenham, third daughter of Mrs and the late Mr W. H. Newenham (and grand-daughter of the late Commander Newenham, R.N.), and Mr John Morris Calcinai (1892-1964) - both of Wellington. The Ven Archdeacon Johnson officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W. E. A. Newenham, Britannia Heights, Nelson, wore a charming gown of white satin grenadine, with touches of apricot pink orange blossoms, and a beautiful veil lent by Mrs Rupert Meates, Melbourne.
The chief bridesmaid, Miss Zeta Blackmore, wore a pretty gold satin frock and net hat, wreathed with autumn leaves, and bouquet in keeping. Little Miss Joyce Bedford, niece of the bride, who was train-bearer, wore a dainty frock of sky blue net. Miss Edna Gigger, niece of the bridegroom, was in shell pink crepe-de-chine, and carried a posy of flowers.
Mr H. W. Morris was best man. Mr L. Watkins was at the organ.
The reception was held at 'Rostellan', Broadway, Seatoun, the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs T. H.C. Bedford.
Later Mr and Mrs Calcinai left by motor, the bride travelling in a nigger brown coat frock and hat of Iriental satin and brown feathers

Evening Post, 7 December 1929
... Mrs W. H. Newenham, Wellington, is visiting her daughter, Mrs J. M. Calcinai, Christchurch

JOHN died 27 November 1964 aged 72
JESSIE died 11 August 1979 aged 89
- they were cremated at Karori


1892 - 1968 William Edward Adino Newenham
- born 30 Dec 1892
- in 1904 William was orderly-room clerk at the Artillery Barracks at mount Cook
- William married Elizabeth Ellen DEVANNY (1896-1927) in 1914
Evening Post, 9 May 1914 NEWENHAM-DEVANNY - On the 17th April, at St Michael's Church, Christchurch, by the Rev Hordon, William Edward Adino, only son of Mrs and the late W. H. Newenham Esq., Wellington, and grandson of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., to Elizabeth Ellen, second daughter of the late WIlliam Devanny, Esq., Nelson

William served in WWI twice as Sergeant 43618 with the NZEF. He embarked 20 Aug 1917 & 19 March 1918. His next of kin was his wife Elizabeth at 72 Oriental Bay, Wellington

Evening Post, 12 October 1920 NEWENHAM - On the 10th October, 1920, to Mr and Mrs W. E. Newenham, Britannia Heights, Nelson - a son

ELIZABETH died 24 Jan 1927 aged 31
- she is buried Plot 030, Block 11 at Wakapuaka cemetery, Nelson

William remarried in July
Evening Post, 2 August 1927
... NEWENHAM-JOHNSTONE - On the 29th July, 1927, at All Saints Church, Nelson, by Rev Canon Dart, William Edward Adino, only son of Mrs W. H. Newenham, Wellington, to Dulcie May, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J. E. (John Eric) Johnstone, of Stoke, Nelson
NOTE (this was DULCIE MAY BERGSTROM! 1906-1993)
... Dulcie May was born 16 May 1906 to John Eric (1870-1955) & Elizabeth Emma (1883-1972) BERGSTON (she had a sister, Nita Lillian Bergstrom (1901-2005) who married Murdo Alexander McRae (1894-1963) in 1920), did her parents change their name to Johnstone??.
There was a John Erick Bergstrom who died in Grey Lynn, Auckland 8 Nov 1918 aged 86

in 1931 Dulcie May Newenham remarried to Archibald Lyall Gilbert Coulter in Napier
- they had a daughter:
1934 - Jill Elizabeth Coulter

Evening Post, 4 February 1944 Mr W. E. Newenham of Nelson, has been advised that his son, William A. Newenham, D.F.C., has been promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant. Mr Newenham's three sons are in the forces overseas and he is on home service with the R.N.Z.A.F.

WILLIAM EDWARD died 20 December 1967 aged 74
- he is buried Plot 006, Block 02D at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson


William Henry Newenham died 9 June 1912 aged 70
Dominion, 10 June 1912 NEWENHAM On the 9th June 1912, at the Wellington Hospital, William Henry Newenham, late of Defence Department, Wellington, N.Z., elder son of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., aged seventy years
... The death occurred at the Hospital yesterday of Mr William Henry Newenham, elder son of the late Commander Newenham, R.N., at the age of seventy. Deceased joined the Armed Constablulary in September, 1881, and after some years he was transferred to the Permanent Force, with the rank of gunner, where he remained until December, 1905. During the time he spent in the Permanent Artillery, his servies were availed of in the clerical branch. He held the Imperial and New Zealand long service and good conduct medals
- William is buried Plot 2309, C of E at Bolton street

Florence Mortimer Newenham died 1944 aged 90
Evening Post, 22 August 1944 NEWENHAM The Friends of the late Florence Mortimer Newenham are invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave our Chapel, 25 Kent Tce., Tomorrow (Wednesday). August 23, 1944, at the conclusion of the Service, which commences at 10.30 a.m., for the Crematorium, Karori
- Florence was cremated at Karori 23 Aug 1944 & possibly buried with William

plot 2309, Bolton Street Cemetery

last resting place of:
... William Henry Newenham in 1912
* his daughter Emily Jane Kathleen 'Kathy' Newenham in 1889
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway

William Henry Reynolds DALE + Julia Mary Ann Seldon BUCK - Christchurch, New Zealand

William Henry Reynolds DALE was born 1854 in London
- emigrated to New Zealand with his father aboard the EGMONT which left England on 10th September 1856, arriving in Lyttelton on 23rd December 1856 .. at this time there is no mention of a mother

Julia Mary Ann Seldon BUCK (1856-1945) was born in Taita, Lower Hutt
- a daughter of George Green BUCK & Mary Ann Seldon SALMON

William and Julia were married in 1876, probably in Christchurch

their 7 sons were:

1877 - 1959 Arthur George Seldon Dale

1879 - Percy Heathcote Seldon Dale

1880 - Leonard Douglas Sheldon Dale

1882 - 1955 Garnet William Seldon Dale

1886 - 1908 William Alfred Seldon Dale

1890 - 1976 Ernest Reynolds Seldon Dale

1892 - 1969 Frederick Everard Seldon Dale

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William Henry TOBIN + Laura BROWN - Tauranga

William Henry 'Bill' TOBIN (1851-1914)
married on 1 June 1878 to:
Laura BROWN (1854-1930)
... William was a teacher at Waitara in the 1870s. Laura was the daughter of Major Charles Brown. She was a keen horsewoman. She met Bill at a hunt at Inglewood. After spending many years teaching at native schools in Northland they returned to Taranaki where Bill taught at Inglewood and New Plymouth
He retired to Tauranga and died there in 1914

WILLIAM & LAURA had 9 known children:

... 1
1879 - 1921 Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin
* born in New Plymouth
* Charles married Mary Edith 'Sissie' WALSH, a Queen Alexandras nurse, on 23 Jan 1918 at Birkdale, Lancashire.
The Times (London) 26 Jan 1918 & Bay Of Plenty Times 18 March 1918 - TOBIN - WALSH On the 23rd January 1918 at St Peter's Parish Church of St Peter, Birkdale, Lancashire by the Rev E. C. Collier M.A., Vicar, the Rev. Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin C.F.N.Z.E.F, eldest son of the late William Henry John Tobin of 'Nevis' Tauranga, NZ to Mary Edith (Sissie), eldest daughter of the late James Gordon Walsh M.D., of Ormskirk, Lancashire and granddaughter of the late William Carter of Willow Hill, Manchester.
* they had a son in England in 1919, John O'Hara Tobin (see at end)
* Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin served in WWI as Chaplain Captain 18/4 (Reverend) with the Chaplain Corps, 2nd Reinforcements
* He died 20 March 1921 in Masterton Hospital
* Wairarapa Daily News 21 March 1921 TOBIN - On March 20th, after three days' illness, the Rev. Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin, Principal of Hikurangi College, Clareville, aged 42 years. Funeral on Tuesday, 22nd inst., at 1.30 p.m., at St Matthew's Church, Masterton. Friends please accept this intimation. No flowers.
* his OBITUARY - The death took place in the Masterton Hospital yesterday shortly after his admission the same day of the Rev. Charles Edward O'Hara Tobin, princiPAL of the Hikurangi Maori College, Carterton, at the age of 42 years. The deceased gentleman had only been ailing for the past week, and his ailment, while recoginised as very dangerous, was not expected to be so suddenly fatal.
Mr Tobin was trained at St John's College, Auckland, and ordained deacon in 1909 by the Right Rev. Dr. Wallis, Bishop of Wellington. The same year he was appointed curate of St. Mark's, Wellington, and in 1910 was ordained to the priesthood. Later, he was appointed vicar of Pongaroa, where he performed good service. On August 4, 1914, when war was declared, the late Mr Tobin volunteered for active service as a chaplain, and was probably the first minister in the Dominion, and certainly in the Wellington diocese, to do so. He served throughout the war with the N.Z.E.F., first in Egypt, Callipoli, and Malta, and later in France and England, where he was married. Mrs Tobin was a member of the Q.A.I.M.N.S.R., and saw service in the Mediterranea, Italy, and England. Upon his return to the Domionion, Mr Tobin was appointed principal of the Maori College at Clareville, which position he filled with marked success. His death will be regretted throught New Zealand. He was a splendid type of young clergyman, and his demise will be a distinct loss to the Church. To his sorrowing widow and infant son will be extended the sympathy of the whole district. Mr Tobin's parents reside at Tauranga. The funeral will leave St. Matthew's Church, Masterton, at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday
* Charles was accorded a Military Funeral at Masterton and is buried Plot CET, Row 14, Area Plan II at Archer Street Cemetery
* Evening Post 7 July 1921 A motion was carried by the Diocesan Synod yesterday, placing on record the deep sense of loss sustained by the Anglican Church in the death of the Rev. C. E. O'Hara Tobin, and high appreciation of his work as assistant-curate at St Mark's , Wellington, Vicar of Rangiora, Chaplain to the N.Z.E.F., and Headmaster of Hikurangi College
NOTE his wife Mary and son John returned to Britain.
From the Royal College of Physicians ...
John O'Hara Tobin (1919-2007), BM BCh Oxon(1942), Dip Bact(1948), MRCPath(1963), FRCPath(1970), MRCP(1971), FRCP(1979), DM(1991)

... 2
1880 - 1961 Laura Louisa Margaret Tobin
- Laura married William Thompson McCALLUM (1866-1937) in 1927

... 3
1882 - 1960 Frederica Mary Cecil Tobin
- Frederica married Henry HARTLEY in 1911

... 4
1885 - 1918 George Henry Webbe Tobin
* George served in WWI as Private 12/3846 with the NZEF, 10th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company, embarking from Wellington 4 March 1916. His next of kin was his mother Mrs Laura TOBIN, 'Nevis' 11th Avenue, Tauranga
* George was KILLED IN ACTION in Somme, France on 15 September 1916 aged 31. He is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
* 2 October 1916 TOBIN - On 15th September, 1916, killed in action in France, Private George Henry Webbe Tobin, second son of Mrs Wm. Henry J. Tobin, "Nevis", Tauranga
* 26 October 1920 MEMORIALS TO FALLEN SOLDIERS Impressive Service at Trinity Church - A solemn and impressive service was held in Holy Trinity Church on Sunday evening, when two memorials to fallen soldiers were unveiled. One was a handsome brass eagle lectern presented to the Church by the parents (Colonel and Mrs Ward) and brother in memory of the late Sidney Lancelot Ward, and the other a brass tablet in memory of the late George Tobin, second son of Mrs Tobin and the late Mr W. H. J. Tobin, who died at Flers while in the act of cutting through wire entanglements ... (more at this link)
So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on,
O'er moor and fen o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those Angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since,
and lost awhile
... The tablet was unveiled by Colonel Porritt, of Waihi (in absence of Mr C. E. MacMillan, who as an old friend of the family was to have unveiled it, but was unfortunately indisposed) and on it is engraved "In loving memory of George Henry Webbe, 6th Hauraki Regiment, N.Z.E.F. second son of William Henry John and Laura Tobin. Killed in action at the capture of Flers, September 15th. 1916, aged 31 years"

... 5
1887 - ? Constance Harriet Georgina Tobin
* on the 1911-1935 NZ Electoral Rolls, unmarried at Tauranga

... 6
1890 - ? William Frederick Henry Tobin
- nothing known

... 7
1892 - 1955 Eleanor Henrietta Elizabeth 'Nell' Tobin
- Eleanor married Claude Alan JORDAN (1891-1978) in 1926
- in 1909 Claude (aged 18 of Wellington), passed his Civil Service and Free Places examination
* Nell trained as a nurse at Wellington Hospital in 1915 and worked at Rotorua Hospital and Pukeora Sanatorium, Waipukurau. She married Alan Jordan, farmer and later orchardist of Tauranga. They had one daughter, Diana Elizabeth Jordan (1928-2002)

... 8
1894 - 1983 Blanche Kathleen Lydia Tobin
* in 1912 (aged 18), Blanche (of Auckland) passed with credit the Civil Serrvice Junior Examination
- Blanche was not married.

... 9
1898 - 1978 John Francis Villiers Tobin
* in 1913 John qualified for a senior free place at District High Schools in the Pupil Teacher Examinations
* in 1917 he passed in 4 subjects in the Civil Service Senior Examinations
* John served in WWI as Private 71359 with the NZEF, 36th Reinforcements B Company, embarking from Wellington 23 April 1918. His next of kin was his mother Laura Tobin at 11th Avenue, Tauranga
- John married Annie Dallimore WORTH (1899-1983) in 1923

Private 12/3846 George Henry Webbe TOBIN

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William Henry WACKROW, Mayor of Taumarunui

I have come across a number of references of a Mr Wackrow being the Mayor of Taumarunui, King Country New Zealand in 1911
- "the Mayoress, Mrs Wackrow, of Taumarunui 1913" was Annie Jane nee Ruddell (1865-1918), from Portasown, Ireland.
They married in 1889 and had the following children:
* 1889 - Margaret Sophia Wackrow
- nothing known
* 1891 - 1962 August Henry Wackrow
- August married Pauline Annie CARROLL (1897-1966) in 1916
* 1892 - 1972 Mabel Wackrow
- Mabel married Edward Alfred JACOBSON (1887-1941) in 1913
* 1894 - 1929 Etty Wackrow
- Etty married Leslie Duncan Douglas FAIRLEY (1891-1962) in 1919
* 1897 - 1975 Allan Wackrow
- Allan married Susan Ethel TUCK in 1918

ANNIE JANE WACKROW died in Taumarunui 9 Aug 1918 aged 53
William next married Fanny McDONALD (1879-1953) in 1920

Can anyone please help

TAUMARUNUI is a town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. The name Taumarunui is reported to be the dying words of the Maori chief Pehi Turoa - taumaru meaning screen and nui big, literally translated as Big Screen, being built to shelter him from the sun. There are also references to Taumarunui being known as large sheltered location for growing kumara.

Taumarunui MAYORS Timeline
1910 - George Henry THOMPSON defeated Rev John E. WARD & was first borough council mayor
1913 - Mr. WACKROW
1915-1917 - G. S. STEADMAN
1917-1919 - A. S. LAIRD
1919-1923 - G. S. STEADMAN
1923-1925 - C. C. MARSACK
1925-1929 - G. E. MANSON
1929-1944 - Crawford BOLES
1947-1953 - D. H. HALL
1953-1956 - David C. SEATH (later Member of Parliament for the King Country)
1956 - Frank D. HOUSE (later Taumarunui High School governor)

Town Mayors immediately prior to 1988 include:

William Henry Wackrow (1869-1948)

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