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George William SHAILER + Septuagesima BIVAND - Manawatu

George William SHAILER (1847-1918)
- married in 1867 in Brentford, Middlesex to
Septuagesima BIVAND (1850-1921)
Septuagesima was born in Brentford, Middlesex to James John BIVAND & Susanna WOODLAND

George & Septuagesima emigrated from England with their 4 daughters in 1874 on the Ocean Mail, arriving in Wellington on 2 Feb 1874
the 15 CHILDREN of George & Septuagesima from 1867 - 1888 were:

... 1
1867 - 1942 Suzannah Elizabeth Shailer

- married John David SMITH (1868-1960)
their known children:
* 1893 - Albert Victor Smith
* 1894 - Lionel David Smith
1895 - Ivy Myrtle Smith
1898 - Rose Elizabeth Smith
1899 - Myrtle Violet Smith
1901 - Violet Rose Smith
* 1902 - 1902 Arthur Leslie Smith (aged 5 months
1908 - Lily May Smith
- in 1918, they were in Palmerston North
Suzannah died 9 June 1925 aged 58. She had been living at Bourke Street
- she is buried Plot 028, Block 056 at Terrace End
John worked for the New Zealand Railways
he died 2 Jan 1960 aged 91. He had been living in the Awapuni Home
- his ashes are buried with Suzannah

... 2
1869 - 1891 Jessie Eleanor Shailer

- Jessie died aged 22
28 Sep 1891 On the 28th September, at the residence of her parents, Main street, Palmerston North, Jessie Eleanor, second daughter of W. G. Shailer, aged 22 years and 8 months
- she is buried Plot 192, Block PO1 at Terrace End, Palmerston North

... 3
*1870 - 1951 Clara Katherine Shailer

married George Thomas WOODROOFE (1874-1936) in 1899
- their known children:
1899 - Eileen Lorma Woodroofe
- in 1918, in Foxton, Manawatu
- George was a Butcher & later a Farmer
8 Jan 1936 The Friends of Mrs C. K. Woodroofe are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of her late husband, George Thomas Woodroofe, which will leave his late residence, Avenue Road, Foxton, Tomorrow (Thusday), January 9, 1936, at 2 p.m., for All Saints' Church, thence to the Foxton Cemetery.
- he is buried Anglican Block 3 Plot 50
- Clara died 21 Dec 1951 aged 81, buried Anglican Block 3 Plot 51 at Foxton

... 4
* 1871 - 1935 Ada Florence Shailer

married David COLLIS (1871-1966) in 1896
- son of Charles COLLIS & Mary Ellen NEILL
Charles's sister Elizabeth Ann married Ada's brother Charles
their known children:
* 1897 - Leonard Charles Collis
* 1899 - Oliver Alfred Collis
* 1902 - Gordon Edward Collis
* 1905 - Frederick David Collis
* 1907 - Raymond Malcolm Collis
1908 - Florence Beatrice Collis
- in 1918 they were in Kairanga, Palmerston North
Ada died 22 July 1935 aged 63
- she is buried Plot 102, Block 006 at Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North
David was a Butcher in Palmerston North. He was also the President to the Manawatu Agricultural and Pastoral Association for many years
he died 17 Feb 1966 aged 94. He had been living at 4 Burfield Place
- he is buried with Ada

... 5
* 1874 - 1964 George Ernest Shailer

married Wilhelmina Tina PERSON (1884-1977) in 1917
- in 1918 they lived in Hawera, Taranaki
In 1901 he had to let, a four-roomed cottage on 3 acres in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North. He lived then in Scandia street, Palmerston North
- from about 1920, George was a Nurseryman. He had the Hawera Nursery at 37 Caledonia Street, Hawera
George died 30 Oct 1964 aged 90
- he is buried (Old Plot 18), New Plot 11117, BLock LXXXIV at Hawera General
- Wilhelmina died 13 years after him on 13 Sep 1977 aged 93 & buried with him

... 6
* 1875 - 1946 Charles Henry Shailer

married Elizabeth Ann COLLIS (1875-1948) in 1900
- daughter of Charles COLLIS & Mary Ellen NEILL
Elizabeth's sister Ada married Charles's brother David
their known children:
* 1901 - Stanley Charles James Shailer
1903 - Roy George Shailer
1904 - Ellen Jessie Shailer
1905 - Florence Ethel Mary Shailer
1906 - Gladys Myrtle Shailer
1908 - Edith Martha Ada May Shailer
1909 - Meta Maud Shailer
- in 1918 they were in Oroua Downs, Palmerston North
Charles was a Farmer. In April 1904 he disposed of his farm at auction including 20 first-class dairy cows in milk and to calve Aug/Sep. 8 weaners, 1 Jersey bull, bred by A. Dermer Esq. 1 Baconer. 14 store porkers, milk cans etc. In 1908 he was in Carnarvon (known called Himatangi) and had section 60 & 65 and part section 61

... 7
* 1877 - 1955 William James Shailer

married Charlotte RICHARDSON (1881-1947) in 1902
7 May 1902 A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the residence of the bridegroom's parents last Wednesday, when Mr William James Shailer, third son of Mr G. W. Shailer, of Hokowhitu, was married to Charlotte, third daughter of *Mr G. T. Richardson, of Hokowhitu. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in cream hailstone muslin, trimmed with insertion and lace. She wore the usual veil and wreath of orange blossoms and carried a handsome bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom's father. The bridesmaids were the Misses Lucy Shailer, sister of the bridegroom. Zillah and Kate Richardson, sisters of the bride and Alice Hartley, niece of the bride. They were attired in white hailstone muslin with insertion and lace and with hats to match. Mr A. J. Shailer supported the bridegroom.
After the ceremony was conducted by the Rev S. Lawry, the relatives and friends of the happy couple sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, fully 70 guests being present. The happy couple subsequently left amid showers of rice, for the north on their honeymoon trip. The bride's travelling dress was a navy blue costume, with cream silk vest and hat to match. The presents received were both numerous and costly. Dancing and songs were indulged in till the early hours of the morning, the music being contributed by Messrs Conlan and Kirtz. The happy events of the day were finally closed by singing "Auld Lang Syne"
- William bred chickens, White Leghorn, Black Minorca, Plymouth Rock etc and won many awards and medals for them at the Wairarapa, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay Agriscultural & Pastoral Shows (as he did with his Collie cattle dogs). In the 1940s he and his son (?) won many awards for their show flowers
the known children of William & Charlotte:
* 1902 - Harold William Shailer
* 1905 - Leslie Charles Shailer
* 1907 - Albert George Frederick Shailer
* Charlotte's parents were: George Thomas RICHARDSON (1849-1915), a Tailor & Alice BARRON (1852-1932) whose children were:
1876 - Charles Frederick Richardson
1876 - Lucinda Mary Richardson
1877 - James Alfred Richardson
1879 - Emily Alice Richardson
1881 - Charlotte Richardson
1883 - Frank Edward Richardson
1884 - Arthur Harold Richardson
1886 - Victoria May Richardson
- Victoria married William's brother Henry James Shailer (see below)
1888 - Ethel Maud Richardson
1889 - Percival Henry Richardson
1891 - Sarah 'Zillah' Richardson
1893 - Catherine 'Kate' Elizabeth Richardson
1897 - Herbert Thomas Barron Richardson
1899 - Walter Sydney Benjamin Richardson

... 8
* 1878 - 1954 Arthur John Shailer

married Alice Maud SOMERS (1884-1968) in 1905
- Alice was a daughter of John Joseph Sones SOMERS (1835-1904) & Eliza Kate CRACKLES (1851-1902)
- (Eliza was from Essex & arrived into Lyttelton 27 Oct 1870 on the 'Merope')
the known children of Arthur & Alice:
* 1909 - Sidney Reginald Arthur Shailer
* 1911 - Cecil John Howard Shailer
- in 1918 they were in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

... 9
* 1880 -1965 Elizabeth Charlotte Shailer

married Alfred James BULLIMAN (1869-1942) in 1902
- Alfred was a son of Richard BULLIMAN (1828-1907) from Staverton, Northampton & Jane BLUNDY (1831-1911) from Rainham, Kent, who married 1865 in Victoria, Australia, had 6 children in Wellington & are buried in Wainuiomata
-the children of Richard & Jane Bulliman
1867 - Ada Jane Bulliman
1868 - Arthur Richard Bulliman
1869 - Alfred James Bulliman, as above
1871 - Alice Sarah Bulliman
1872 - Eleanor Douglas Bulliman
1874 - Edith Maria Bulliman
- in 1906 Alfred, and his brother Arthur Richard Bulliman (1868-1945), sublet for 8 years, a portion of Block 14 from A. Nathan at Ohinewaurua, Taihape
- in 1908 C. Parker transferred sections 17 and 6, block 13 at Ohinewairau to Alfred
- in 1918 they were in Levin, Manawatu
- in 1932 they were in Waikanae
the known children of Elizabeth & Alfred were:
* 1903 - Lionel Alfred Bulliman
1905 - Florence Elizabeth Bulliman
1906 - Minnie Eveline Bulliman

... 10
* 1881 - 1936 Beatrice Ann Shailer

in 1918 Miss Beatrice Shailer was in Hokiwhitu, Palmerston North
she married Robert Wells PARKINSON (1883-1963) in 1924
- Robert was born in Lancashire, England to Zacharius PARKINSON & Elizabeth BAILEY. He served in WWI as Private 79384 with the NZEF, 40th Reinforcements B Company. He embarked from Wellington 10 July 1918 and his sister at Kaiahi, Main Trunk Line, was his next of kin. This was Margaret Florence 'Flo' Parkinson (1882-1952) who also emigrated to NZ and had married Jack TRAIL in
- Beatrice died 15 Nov 1936 at a Private Hospital in Palmerston North, aged 55. She had been living at 32 Main street, Palmerston North. She is buried Plot 006, Block 004, Area H at Kelvin Grove. Robert was a Well-Borer. He died 27 years after her, on 27 Oct 1963 aged 80. He was living on Pioneer Highway and is buried with Beatrice

... 11
* 1883 - 1883 John Shailer

- John died aged 7 weeks

... 12
* 1884 - 1954 Henry James Shailer

- in July 1903 at the Manawatu Winter Show, Henry won 1st prize for his silage
- in Nov 1903 at the Palmerston North Show, Hebry won a prize for his cows
- in Nov 1904 at the Manawatu Show, his 3 year old bull, Launcelot won him 1st prize
- married Victoria May RICHARDSON (1886-1953) in 1905
- Victoria was a daughter of George Thomas RICHARDSON & Alice BARRON. Her sister Charlotte married Henry's brother William James Shailer (see above)
their known children:
* 1911 - Claude Albert Shailer
* 1913 - Duncan William Shailer
- in 1909 they were living in Pahiatua street, Hokowhitu
- in 1918 they were in Oroua Downs, Palmerston North
- in 1928 H. J. Shailer & Son won a Bronze Medal for their trade exhibit of dahlias

... 13
* 1885 - 1959 Alfred Flatter Bird Shailer

- married Alice MAYO (1890-1956) in 1917
- in 1918 they were in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

... 14
* 1886 - 1887 Frederick William Shailer

- Frederick died 8 Feb 1887 aged 4 months
- he is buried Plot 101, Block P01 at Terrace End, Palmerston North

... 15
* 1888 - 1986 Lucy Isabel Shailer

- in 1918 Miss Lucy Shailer was in Hokiwhitu, Palmerston North
- she married Ernest DAVENPORT in 1923

From the site Early New Zeland Photographers (includes his photo & written 1885)
... Mr Shailer, Photographer, has adopted the use of electricity in connection with his business, and he finds the saving of labor and time to be really astonishing. The battery is principally used for the work of re-touching negatives. The wire being attached to the re-touching pencil held in the hands of the artist keeps the pencil in a continued rapid movement so that it has merely to be moved quietly over the surface of the negative instead of the old style of marking out separately and slowly every little blemish appearing on the glass. The time alone saved by this method in an ordinary carte de visite is about an hour and three quarters

George William Shailer died 24 Nov 1918 aged 71
- a Fruit Grower in Palmerston North
- he is buried Plot 001, Block 051 at Terrace End
Septuagesima Shailer died 29 Dec 1921 aged 72
- she had been living at 123 Scandia Street, Palmerston North
- she is buried with George Plot 003, Block 051 at Terrace End

OBITUARY of George William Shailer
26 Nov 1918
... Mr George Shailer died in Palmerston yesterday, after a lengthy illness, 71 years of age. He landed in Wellington with his wife and four daughters from the sailing ship Ocean Mail on February 2nd 1874.
Later he travelled from Foxton to Palmerston by train, which in those days was drawn by horses and put up at the corportaion barracks at Terrace End, afterwards proceeding to Feilding by dray, the members of the party having to take a Government tent with them to provide accommodation. At Feilding Mr Shailer engaged in contracting for the erection of houses, some of the first buildings in Feilding being erected by him, while he and three shipmates felled and cleared the bush and bridged Warwick street. He then took up a 40 acres section at Makino, which he successfully farmed until he was obliged, on account of ill health, to relinquish the land and engage in the photographic business in Feilding. Thirty-six years ago he purchased Mr T. Kirkwood's business in Palmerston, which he successflly conducted until 25 years ago, when he retired and took up land at Hokowhitu. Here he engaged in the fruit-growing industry, with which he was connected up to the time of his death.
He leaves a widow and a grown up famly of six sons and six daughters:
Mrs J. D. Smith, Palmerston North
Mrs G. T. Woodroofe, Foxton
Mrs D. Collis, Kairanga
Mrs A. Bulliman, Levin
Miss Beatrice Shailer, Hokowhitu
Miss Lucy Shailer, Hokowhitu
Mr G. E. Shailer, Hawera
Mr C. H. Shailer, Oroua Downs
Mr A. J. Shailer, Hokowhitu
Mr H. J. Shailer, Orous Downs
Mr A. F. Shailer, Hokowhitu
There are also 34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild

GRAVE of George William & Septuagesima Shailer

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Manchester street FEILDING - 1882

some of those that lived and worked on MANCHESTER STREET Feilding, Manawatu

R. LOUDON had a store selling English & Colonial Blankets, Men's Suits, Trousers & Vests, Men's Macintoshes & Umbrellas, the only place where you can buy a colonial made Black Hat made out of Rabbit Fur Felt, the best place for Flowers, Feathers, Ribbons, Satins & Silks and the best place for Gents, Ladies, Maids & Child's boots

the BANK of NEW SOUTH WALES was on the corner of Manchester & Bowen streets

G. W. FOWLES, the Saddler moved to new premises next to Mr CARTHEW

George William SHAILER opened a Photography Studio (also one in Palmerston North) and engaged the services of a first-class artist, specialising in photos of children taken by the instantaneous process

A. OAKLEY wanted a good-steady Tailor to come work for him

E. J. COTTRELL had a sale on Men's Felt Hats, from 7 6d down to 4s 11d

J. JENSEN, Blacksmith, Wheelwright & Shoeing Smith, was next door to the DENBIGH HOTEL

F. LOUDON was a Commission Agent in Foxton but he had Section 103 divided into 5 allotments for sale - opposite the Bank of Bew South Wales

F. J. COTTRELL had all your requirements for the up-comng Ball, FLowers, Silver Bracelets, Blue & Pink nylons

the Estates of T. COOPER and J. W. LIDDELL were up for Public Auction - Rural Section Nos 73 & 73A, containing 164 acres fronting the (metalled portion) Mongonae Road

Mr R. H. STEWART was selling by Public Auction, at his residence opposite Messr THOMPSON BROS the whole of his household furniture effects

EXCELSIOR STORES called for tenders for internal fittings

HENRY RUTHERFORD had Prime Beef, Mutton & Pork on hand at his Butchery

Edward Brendon GICHARD had a Family Butchery & Poultry Establishment on the corner of Manchester and Grey streets

J. W. EADE had the Furniture & Bedding Warehouse with Spring Mattresses, Feather Flock, Curled Hair and Flax Mattresses, Parlor, Dining-room, Bedroom & Kitchen Chairs


the funeral of Edward William KANE - 1934 Wellington

this posting is an attachment to the journal on a 'resident' of Mount Street Cemetery...

EDWARD WILLIAM KANE CMG, J.P. - 16 July 1934 aged 75
- (12 weeks after his wife Rosetta, see his link above)
18 July 1934 The death occurred at about seven o'clock this morning, after a brief illness, of Mr Edward William Kane, C.M.G., Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council. The late Mr Kane was born in Wellington on August 2, 1858, the youngest son of Henry Russell and Catherine Howard Kane, who were prominent early settlers in New Zealand, having arrived in Wellington in 1850. Of a family of six children, Mr Kane was the sole survivor. He was educated first at the Catholic School, Thorndon, conducted by the Marist Fathers, and later at a higher school directed by Mr J. H. Brann. After leaving school Mr Kane was articled to Mr F. M. Ollivier, barrister and solicitor and studied and worked at the law as managing clerk for Mr Ollivier forteen years. After a breakdown in health he joined the Parliamentary staff as a committee clerk in 1886. This he intended to be only a temporary occupation until he should return to the law, but he remained attached to the Legislative Department and served successively as committee clerk, reader, and clerk of Bills, second clerk-asistant and clerk-assistant, and for nine years he held the position of Clerk of the House of Representatives. Upon the death in 1929 of Mr A. F. Lowe, Mr Kane was appointed Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council. This office also carries with it the position of examiner of Standing Orders on Private Bills. Mr Kane had served continuously in the Legislative Department for forty-eight years. He was fond of racing and in 1929 was made a life member of the Wellington Racing CLub, of which he was one of the oldest members, having been elected in the early eighties. In 1921 Mr Kane married Mrs Baume, widow of Mr F. E. Baume, K.C., of Auckland; she died a few weeks ago.
The interment will take place at Mount Street Cemetery on Friday morning, following Requiem Mass at the Basilica

- the mourners attending Edward's funeral:-

The funeral of the late Mr E. W. Kane, C.N.G, J.P., Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council, took place today. There was a large attendance both at the Basilica, Hill Street, where Requiem Mass was celebrated, and at the Mount Street Cemetery, where the interment took place

Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev Father Smyth. His Grace Archbishop O'Shea was present in the Sanctuary. The Dead March in Saul was played by the organist, Miss Milligan. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev Father Milligan.

Mr A. J. Luke represented the stepsons, who live in Sydney.
The chief mourners were two nieces of the late Mr Kane.

Those present included:

* Sir Harold BEAUCHAMP

* Mr C. M. BOTHAMLEY, the Clerk Assistant of the Legislative Council

* Mr A. E. BRIGGS, of the Hansard staff

* Colonerl G. F. C. CAMPBELL, the Controller and Auditor-General

* Sir Walter CARNCROSS, the Speaker of the Legislative Council

* Mr E. CASEY, the Assistant General Manager of the New Zealand Railways

* Sir Frederick CHAPMAN

* Mr J. CHRISTIE, C.M.G., the Chef Law Draftsman

* Mr H. H. CORNISH, the Solicitor-General

* Sir Cecil DAY, official secretary to his Excellency the Governor-General

* Mr W. DUNNINGHAM, the Officer-in-Charge of Parliament Buildings

* Signor Giovanni FORMICHELLA, the Italian Consul

* Mr Malcolm FRASER

* Lady GRAY

* Mr T. D. H. HALL, the Clerk of the House of Representatives

* Mr J. W. HEENAN, the Assistant law Draftsman

* members of the House of Representatives

* Mr C. A. JAFFERY, the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

* members of the Legislative Council

* Mr G. H. LONEY, the Government Printer

* Hon R. MASTERS, the Minister of Education

* Mr J. J. McGRATH

* Mr A. H. MILES

* Mr F. OAKLEY, the Chief Messenger

* Mr F. T. O'NEILL

* Mr E. P. NORMAN, the Town Clerk

* Mr Chunhow H. PAO, the Chinese Consul



* Lieut-Colonel S. G. SANDLE, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives


* Hon Sir Charles STATHAM, Speaker of the House of Representatives

* Mr F. D. THOMSON, C.M.G., the Permanent Head of the Prime Minister's Department

* Mr P. VERSCHAFFELT, the Public Service Commissioner

* Major T. M. WILKES, the Director of Air Srvices

and many others

the autograph book of FLORA JANE SIMSON

on 13 June 2012 Betty (surname supplied) wrote to me for help
... "Our family recently found an old autograph book belonging to a Flora Simsons from Manaia, Taranaki. In the book there are entries from Maud Mary Putt of Manaia, Ethel Maud Mary Putt, Riverbank, Manaia 1912, a pen drawing of Durham Cathedral and Castle by Charles Putt, Coralie Putt, Riverbank Manaia 1912 and Ruby H Putt Manaia. I saw these names on your family circles research. I am trying to locate the family of Flora Simson, firstly to see if there is any connection to our family and secondly to pass on the autograph book to descendants of Flora. There are other Simsons mentioned in the book: Adelaide Simson Manaia 1910 and Ruby Simson 1910. There are quite a few other names as well Can you provide any information regarding Flora's family?. There is a signed photo of Miss Violet Carmen and her composer/pianist Alf J. Lawrance. Written at the bottom of the page is Wellington Theatre Royal 16/8/1913. There's also a signed caricature of Edward Elliott and Sunshine James - a ventriloquist dated 1913"

Thanks to Betty for sharing the names in the book and enabling me to do the following research. The very pleasing outcome of which means Betty is able to pass the autograph book on to Flora's great granddaughter ... see Flora below

... working down from Flora's paternal grandmother (after whom Flora is obviously named) this is the family that leads to 'our' Flora ...

FLORA CAMERON (1820-1886) arrived in Wellington in 1840
- she was about 20 and arrived with her parents (will research more at a later date)
- Flora married THOMAS RITCHIE SIMSON (1819-1907) 3 Oct 1844 in Wellington

In 1850 Thomas had the Highlander Inn in Kaiwarra road, Wellington when he advertised, to sell or let, a Freehold Property in Wade's Town of 2 acres, substantially fenced and cleared with a house on it

in 1860 Thomas was in Dunedin when a number of East Taieri settlers signed that he was a proper person to keep a Licensed Accommodation House when he applied for a Bush License to sell Spirituous Liguors

In 1873 Thomas was in the Tuapeka Goldfields when he applied for application for an agricultural lease of unserveyed land situated at block IV., Waitahuna East, adjoining the land applied for by Robert Craig, comprising 3 acres

In 1877 Thomas was in Waitahuna when he found a piece of petrified wood, about two foot long and one foot thick, about 7 foot below the surface, and three foot above the bed rock on what was called the Waitahuna heights. It resembled a piece of waterworn greenstone and as hard as flint. That part of the Waihuna Gully then became known as Simson Reef

In 1886 FLORA SIMSON died in Opunake
... On the 21st November 1886, at the residence of her sons, Taungatara, near Opunake, Flora, the beloved wife of Mr Thomas R. Simson. She was the second daughter of Mr Hugh Cameron of Kaiwarra, Wellington, who has long preceeded her to the grave.
- Flora is buried Plot 346 (old plot #34), Block E at Opunake General cemetery

by 1902 Thomas was living in Wanganui

On 1 Sep 1907 THOMAS RITCHIE SIMSON died in Wanganui Hospital aged 88

(concentrating on 1 son only at this time)
1851 - 1901 David Cameron Simson
- David married Elizabeth PUTT (1860-1930) in 1888
- Elizabeth was 1 of 15 children of John PUTT (1822-1895) & Susannah HART (1834-1899) of Omata, New Plymouth

the 9 CHILDREN of David Cameron & Elizabeth Simson:
(grandchildren of Flora & Thomas Ritchie Simson
... 1

- Flora married Gerald Vaughan COOKE (1882-1967) in 1914
- Gerald was 1 of at least 9 children of Charles & Agnes Cooke. He was an 'At Home' Photographer in Feilding. When his brother, Saxon Haviland Cooke, went to war in Jan 1916, he was sited as Next Of Kin at his mother's home, Manchester street, Feilding
On April 15th 1914, at St Mary's, New Plymouth, the marriage was celebrated by the Rev A. Colvile, of Miss Flora Jane Simson, eldest daughter of Mrs Simson of New Pymouth, and Mr Gerald Vaughan Cooke, second son of the late *C. J. Cooke. Esq., Barrister of Wanganui. Mr and Mrs Cooke have taken up their residence in Feilding
- this was *Charles James & Agnes Cooke
One of the children of Flora & Gerald, Edelweiss Yeovill 'Teddy' Cooke, married
Ernest Mervyn TAYLOR (1906-1964), Engraver, commercial artist, publisher, on 15 Dec 1937 in Wanganui
21 Aug 1938 The engagement is announced of Edelwiess Yeoville, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs G. V. Cooke, of Sedgebrook, Wanganui, to Ernest 'Mervyn', only son of Mr and Mrs *E. H. Taylor, Ponsonby, Auckland (Ernest Herbert TAYLOR & Emily WEBBER)
E. Mervyn Taylor was an important NZ printmaker. Working mainly in woodblock he produced 200 editions - many used as illustrations in the School Journal. He is reputedly the first NZ artist to ever hold a solo exhibition in New York when his prints were exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in 1954. One of his commissions was a mural at the Taita (Lower Hutt) headquarters of Soil Bureau depicting cloaked figure using a ko (Maori digging stick)
Mervyn was born 4 Aug 1906 in Auckland & died 7 June 1964 in Wellington
* MERVYN & TEDDY had 2 children, Terence & Jane Taylor
* It is the daughter of Terence, (granddaughter of Mervyn & Teddy), Sarah Taylor, who now has this autograph book of Flora Jane Simson (her great grandmother)
* Read a bio of Mervyn Taylor (pdf), written by Sarah Taylor

... 2
1890 - 1958 David Cameron Henry Simson

... 3
1891 - 1967 Thomas Cyril Cameron Simson

* David & Thomas were Farmers in Whenuakura, Patea in 1917 when they were adjudged bankrupt

... 4
1892 - 1961 Wilfred Cameron Simson

- Wilfred married Emma Eva Jane JOHANNESSEN (1895-1968) in 1915

... 5
1894 - Irene Ethelda Simson
, born 2 Jan 1894

... 6
1894 - 1912 Ruby Annice Simson
, born 19 Nov 1894
- Ruby died aged 17. At Hawera, on September 5th, 1912, Ruby Annise, third beloved daughter of Mrs Elizabeth Simson; aged 17 years. Deeply regretted
- Ruby is buried Plot 1330 (old plot 1), Block XI at Hawera General

... 7
1897 - Adelaide Elizabeth Cameron Simson

- Adelaide married Wilfred Howard HICKSON (1889-1930) in 1920
* son of Richard Jordan HICKSON & Louisa COOK
* grandson of John Annesley HICKSON (1798-1858) & Elizabeth Pleasant WILLIAMS (1820-1866) from Ireland, died Auckland
* grandson of Thomas Upperdine COOK (1816-1897) & Meretini Te AKAU (1826-1897) who died 8 months apart in Foxton
The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 1930 CLUB MANAGER'S DEATH
Mr. Wilfred Howard Hickson, manager of the Zealandia Club, Wellington, was the victim of an unusual fatal accident yesterday. Mr. Hickson arrived at the club's premises, and found that he had forgotten the keys. He proceeded to climb over a partition in order to reach his office. Before jumping down on the other side, Mr. Hickson rested his foot on the lock of a door, but his foot slipped and his leg went through a glass panel. Mr. Hickson, who is a big man, fell heavily, and his leg was so badly cut that he died subsequently from loss of blood.

... 8
1898 - 1899 Effie Beatrice Simson

- Effie died aged 15 months

... 9
1899 - 1900 Alice Muriel Simson

- Alice died aged 8 months

about 1908 - 1919 FLORA JANE SIMSON (1889-1955) had an autograph book
* K. R. BOWDEN, Nelson
- this was Keble Reginald Bowden born 1892, only known child of Walter Ellis BOWDEN & Clara BATCHELOR
- Keble was KILLED IN ACTION 8 May 1915 aged 23 in Gallipoli
- in 1931 a Keble Reginald Bowden (1915-1983) was the Nelson College senior swimming champion. He was a son of Frank Eustace BOWDEN (1888-1964) & Frederika 'Freda' MUNTZ (1892-1981)

* Geo BROOKS, Hawera 1911
- possibly George Henry Brooks, who in 1917, when called up for war was living in Whenukua, South Taranaki

*Miss Violet CARMEN, signed photo of her & her husband, composer/pianist Alf J. LAWRANCE 1913
- Violet was described as a 'dainty artist' & 'versatile entertainer' and Alf J. Lawrance was a lyricist/composer of many songs used with slide sets. They were 'society entertainers of popular music', very popular in Australasia 1911-1920. Billed as Carmen and Lawrance, the pair found engagements in Australia and New Zealand through until 1921. In the early to mid-1920s he partnered singer Nell Crane before going solo

* Maude COLLIN, Wanganui
- Maude Edith Collin (1890-1960) married Edmund Henry SHARROCK in 1915

* Heather COOKE, Wanganui 1912
- this was Heather Violet Charmain Cooke (1890-1982), a sister of Gerald Vaughan Cooke who married Flora. Heather married Sydney James Score PALMER in 1926. He served in WWI as Lance Corporal 60190 with the NZEF Specialst Company. He embarked 16 Nov 1917. His father was then in Remuera, Auckland

* G CROUCH, Wellington 1913


* Edward ELLIOTT, a signed caricature 1913
- Edward 'Teddy' Elliott was a renowned ventriloquist & described as 'one of the finest artistes of the present day'. His mechanical doll was named Sunshine James and Teddy signed the book for him
Elliott was an actor, writer, and ventriloquist from England who began performing around 1900.
- this and the photo below was taken from
Ventiloquists in the Later Vaudeville Years 1900-1930

... In 1904, at the age of 24, Elliott formed his own independent show and became the proprietor of the Pronouns Concert Party. In 1911 Elliott began his first overseas tour and performed in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Sunshine James was a big hit in Australia in the early 1920's. He had his own fan club, and Elliott often brought him to perform at large gala events.
- there is a link at that page (in PDF) to a wonderful, in-depth biography of Edward Elliott written by his daughter Peggy Elliott Ransom - a must-read

* Florence M ELLIOTT, (London) 1913
- this was Florence nee TENCH, wife of Edward 'Teddy' Elliot the ventriloqiist

* Harold James ENGLEFIELD
- (1868-1934), lived Princess street Palmerston North, buried Kelvin Grove
HJE (drawing - is this Harold James Englefield?

* Tamo FAMA
- this was Gaetano Joseph Fama (1883-1940) who was one of the 'Famous Diggers' giving concerts in NZ. He was well known for his humorous sketches. During the war, in 1917, he was one of the 'Singing Kiwis' with the NZ Divisional Entertainers in France


* C GARVEY, 1910

* C GEORGE, 1909

* Marion GEORGE
- Marion wrote Can'st tell me Flora of some good plan, For one to catch some nice young man. "Barkiss is Willin"
- Marion George (1879-1958) married William Herbert CARTY (1878-1959) in 1911


* Lily F GIBION?/Gibson?, Taihape 1918


* Sunshine JAMES
- he was the mechanical doll manipulated by Teddy Elliott, ventriloquist above

* E G JONES, 1919

* Thelma KEESING, 1913

* Helen J MACE, Manaia 1912

* Prof Alf MARTIN, 1918

- an Allan Cecil Maxwell (1886-1965) married Winifred May JAMESON in 1919

* Carrie McPHERSON, Hawera

* Keith McKENZIE 1911, A.D. 1911

* Charles PUTT - a pen drawing of Durham Cathedral and Castle
- possibly maternal grandfather, however she had a number of cousins named Charles Putt

* Coralie PUTT, Riverbank Manaia 1912
- Flora's cousin, see Putt family below
- Coralie Isabel Putt (1887-1976) married Hugh Burnaby SPARROW (1885-1965) in 1913

* Ethel Maud Mary PUTT, Riverbank, Manaia 1912
- Flora's cousin, see Putt family below

* Maud Mary PUTT, Manaia
- could be same as above

* Ruby H PUTT, Manaia
- Ruby Helen Putt married Reginald George ELLICOTT in 1917
- Flora's cousin, see Putt family below

* Ruby N H RENNIE, 1912
- this was possibly Ruby Margaret Hill Rennie (1892-1923) who was born in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Was living in Taumarunui in 1914 and died in Nahape, Waikato

* Eileen M SHANAHAN, Kaupokonui

* Agnes J. B. SHEARER - a signed painting
- this was Agnes Jane Ballantyne Shearer (1889-1972) who married David OGILVY in 1912 & had 7 children
- Agnes was 1 of 12 children of William Shearer & Agnes Armstrong JOHNSTONE of Manaia, whose first 3 children, 1877-1880, were born in Scotland

* Lena SUTTON, 1908
- Lena wrote on what Flora said: This is the work of only but a fool. Lena replied: Not always, in this case exception proves the rule
- Lena Bertha Sutton (1890-1986) married Robert GUTHRIE in 1919
On July 18th 1919 at St John's Church, Wanganui, by the Ven. Archdeacon Reeve, Sert. Robert Guthrie, N.Z.E.F., to Lena Bertha Sutton, third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs W. Sutton of Manaia

* Adelaide SIMSON
- Flora's sister, Adelaide Elizabeth Cameron Simson
see child ... 7 above

- Flora's sister, Ruby Annice Simson who died aged 17 in 1912
see child ... 6 above

* M. WILSON - a signed painting by

* Guy WOODWARD, Repongaere, Patutahi, Poverty Bay 1909
- Guy wrote There was a crowd & they were three, Flora, the lamp and he, Two's company; and no doubt, That's why that knowing lamp went out
- this was Guy Fosbrooke Woodward (1891-1915). He was KILLED IN ACTION 1915 Gallipoli

Richard Putt (1853-1944) (a brother of Elizabeth Putt, Flora's mother)
- married Jane Rodd HOOKER (1852-1946) in 1874
- they had 9 children:
1875 - 1952 Florence Elizabeth Putt
- Florence married Walter Des FORGES (1872-1945) in 1902
1877 - 1971 Mabel Susannah Putt
- Mabel married Anthony Augustine O'NEILL (1876-1929) in 1904
1879 - 1968 Ida Beatrice May Putt
- Ida married Charles Edward OLD (1881-1951) in 1903
1881 - 1966 Edgar Richard Atheling Putt
- Edgar married Flora Nicholson CHRISTIE (1880-1974) in 1904
- they are buried in Manaia Old Lawn cemetery
1883 - 1978 Ivy Beatrice Putt
- Ivy married Ernest John BETTS in 1910
* 1884 - Ethel Maude Mary Putt
- Ethel married twice
* 1886 - 1976 Coralie Isabel Putt
- Coralie married Hugh Burnaby SPARROW (1885-1965) in 1913
- they had a son, Edmund Hugh Sparrow (1918-1941) KILLED IN ACTION, Western Desert
* 1890 - 1961 Ruby Helen Putt
- Ruby married Reginald George ELLICOTT (1888-1947) in 1917

so, Flora and her family now found, we need to find out how Flora's autograph book came to be found in Betty's grandfathers house nearly 100 years later ...
Betty's grandfather was Bert HOBDAY (1889-1973). He in New Zealand, with his brother Arthur, when he was 14 to stay with his uncle, Thomas BULL in Rongotea, Manawatu
- Bert had a passion for photography and is believed to be the first professional aerial photographer in New Zealand. He was commissioned by the Auckland Weekly to photograph the damage to Napier after the 1931 earthquake
- an aerial view of Feilding taken in 1930 by Bert
- Bert married Mary 'Girlie' NESBIT (1885-1967) in Feilding & had 4 children
30 April 1913 On April 30, at the Presbyterian Church, Feilding, by the Rev. G. Budd, Mary (Girlie), eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Nesbit, of Feilding, to Bert, third son of the late Mr George Hobday, of "Southfield", Romford, England
photo of Bert Hobday Founder of the New Zealand Professional Photographers Association

Bert Hobday (1889-1973) had a photography studio in Feilding, 'Hobdays Rona Studio' in the Cobbe Building, corner of Manchester & Fergusson streets

Flora's husband, Gerald Vaughan Cooke (1882-1967) was also a photographer in Feilding (until they moved back to Wanganui). He had the photography business 'At Home Photograher' in Manchester street (next to the school which was at 160 Manchester st, about 1km from Bert). Being in the same trade, in the same small town they would certainly have known each other. For Flora's book to have ended up at Bert's house they surely visited each other

BUT, how the book ACTUALLY came to be in Bert's home is now just a guess. Maybe she left it at the studio and it was taken home by Bert. Maybe she left it a Bert's house and never retrieved it. Bert & Gerald were of a similar age, maybe Flora (born 1889) was friends with Bert's wife Girlie (born 1885) ???

Edward Frank COTTON was born in England in March 1880, attended Dulwich College and became an Articled Clerk in his father's London law firm.
After his mother Anne died, 28 May 1901, Edward decided to leave home and 'go on the stage' (see more at his link above). His father, furious at his son's choice of career, requested that he cease to bring disgrace on the family by the use of their well respected name which led to Edward adopting the stage name of Edward Elliott.

Edward married in England in 1911 to Florence Maud 'Florrie' TENCH (1891-1958).
Their first daughter, Joan Ann Elliot, was born in Cheltenham, England in 1918
Their 2nd daughter, Peggy Elliott, was born in Sydney in 1920. Peggy wrote
Ladies' Day at Dunduffin & Always Ernest
At time of writing Peggy is still living on the Hibiscus Coast, North Auckland

Edward 'Teddy' Elliott died of pnuemonia in Wellington Hospital 5 Aug 1924 aged 44
New Zealand Herald, 1 August 1924 IN HOSPITAL
Mr Edward Elliott, the well known comedian, is at present ill in Wellington with pneumonia and pleurisy

Evening Post, 5 August 1924 DEATH NOTICE
COTTON - On the 5th August, 1924, at 20 Aurira Terrace (Kelburn), Edward Frank Cotton (George (sic) Elliott, late of Humphrey Bishop Company), beloved husband of Florence Maud Cotton; aged 44 years
FUNERAL NOTICE - The Funeral of the late Edward Frank Cotton (George Elliott) will leave 20 Aurora terrace, To-morrow, 6th August, 1924, at 10 a.m., for Karori Cemetery - ROBT. H. WILSON AND SON, Undertakers and Embalmers, 164 Adelaide road. Telephone 24-155

New Zealand Herald, 6 August 1924 Mr EDWARD ELLIOTT
The death occurred in Wellington yesterday of Mr Edward Elliott, the popular comedian, who made many friends in Auckland during his recent visit here. Mr Elliott contracted pneumonia and pleurisy in Wellington and his illness, of brief duration, proved fatal. The deceased was always ready to entertain sick children and hospital patients, many of whom, in all parts of the world remember with gratitude the "joyful jester" and his close attendant "Sunshine James." Mr Elliott had a bent for writing humorous songs and sketches and had many outstanding successes to his credit in England. The deceased, who was 44 years of age, leaves a widow and two little girls, who are at present at Wellington. Prior to entering upon a stage career Mr Elliott was educated for the Bar.

New Zealand Herald, 11 August 1924 LATE Mr EDWARD ELLIOTT
The funeral took place at Karori, Wellington, last week. of the late Mr Edward Elliott, the popular comedian of the Humphrey Bishop Company, and was attended by a representative gathering of friends of the deceased and members of the theatrical fraternity.
The members of the Humphrey Bishop Company showed their practical sympathy to the wife and children of the late Mr Elliott by giving their services free at the performance at Taihape on Tuesday night. The result was the sum of L121, which goes to Mrs Elliott. (equivalent in 2012 of $11,085)
* Edward Elliott is buried Plot 495 G, CH ENG2, at Karori cemetery

Edward Elliott & Sunshine James
taken from the link at Edward's name above

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MAYNARD marriages New Zealand 1866-1932 - GROOMS

known MAYNARD marriages in New Zealand 1866 - 1931


Albert John Maynard
- married Amy FINUCANE in 1905
- their known children:
1906 - John Lenihan Maynard
1910 - Albert James Maynard
1912 - Margaret Mary Maynard

Cecil Henry Foster Maynard
- married Lilian Mary LETCHER in 1920

Edward Henry Maynard (1840-1916)
- Edward was born in London
- married Caroline STEVENS in 1866 in Auckland
- their 4 known children:
1868 - 1936 William Edward Maynard
1870 - Frederick George Maynard
1872 - Henry Augustus Maynard
1880 - Robert John Maynard
Edward & Caroline are buried in Andersons Bay, Dunedin

Eric Edward Maynard
- married Millicen Greta WRIGHT in 1927

Frederick Conway Maynard
- married Jane Ivy ENNOR in 1919

Frederick Foster Maynard
- married Marjorie Minnie AVISON in 1916

Frederick George Maynard
- married Rosanna KNOX in 1904
- their known children:
1905 - Stanley Maynard

Frederick John Maynard
- married Gertrude Victoria ANDREWS in 1929

Frederick William Maynard
- married Ivy Margaret Agnes MONK in 1924

Fredrick William Maynard
- married Edith Mary COX in 1918

George Thomas Maynard
- married Margare GLEESON in 1920

Henry Augustus Maynard
- married Martha Neale BARKER in 1917

Henry Lenihar Maynard
- married Mary Evelyn BROWNE in 1922

John Maynard
- married Catherine MOKO in 1866

John Maynard
- married Margaret BUCHANAN in 1883

John Henry Maynard
- married Margaret HAWORTH in 1882

John Lenihan Maynard
- married Gwendoline Frederekka PETERSEN in 1932

John Russell Maynard (1870-1951)
- married Maud Caroline MANSON (1877-1903) in 1898
- their known children:
1900 - Pattie Maud Maynard
- John remarried to Edith Maria COOKE (1877-1960) in 1904

Lionel Richard Maynard
- married Alma Agne Maud BILLING in 1922

Norman Henry Ellis Maynard
- married Mary BATES in 1912

Percy Maynard
- married Annie BROSNAHAN in 1903
- their known children:
1904 - George Patrick Maynard
1905 - Margaret Mary Maynard
1907 - Emily Maynard
1909 - Alice Edith Maynard
1911 - Annie Maynard

Richard Maynard
- married Isabella JOHNSON in 1890
- their known children:
1891 - Charles Sydney Maynard
1893 - Lionel Richard Maynard
1896 - Mary Lenore Maynard

Richard John Maynard
- married Mabel Gertrude TRUSTRUM in 1928

Selwyn George Maynard
- married Rita Amelia BROWNE in 1925

Stanley Maynard
- married Maureen Emily TAYLOR in 1930

Thomas Maynard
- married Elizabeth BYRON in 1870

Thomas Maynard
- married Elizabeth VINCENT in 1882
- their known children:
1883 - Horace Thomas Maynard
1884 - Frederick Foster Maynard
1886 - Winifred Maynard
1898 - Elsie Ada Rangi Ruby Maynard

Tukawhena Maynard
- married Mutu TAUTUA in 1925

William Edward Maynard
- married Annie Elizabeth DICKSON in 1896
- their known children:
1897 - Vera Caroline Maynard
1899 - Cyril Melville Maynard
1901 - Frederick William Maynard
1902 - Pauline Layley Maynard
1903 - Raymond Stevens Maynard
1905 - Selwyn George Maynard
1907 - Eric Edward Maynard
1909 - Lloyd Gordon Maynard
1911 - Stuart Charles Maynard


the 'residents' of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington from 1841 ... W-Y names

the Roman Catholic MOUNT STREET CEMETERY is a protected heritage site in Wellington, New Zealand (click link for more). It was the first cemetery in Wellington for Catholic burials and contains the graves of the first nuns and priests in Wellington. It remained open until 1891 although burials continued in existing family plots until 1954. The earliest surviving grave marker dates from 1851, and the latest from 1954. Although only around 200 headstones survive, it is estimated that there could have been as many as 1150 burials. Many of the early markers were simple wooden crosses, which have long since vanished

... read here for more

the 'Residents' of MOUNT STREET Cemetery, Wellington (as at May 2012)
- anything in italics is my addition
- dates may be of death OR burial


WADE, Bridget - ? Feb 1893 aged 52

WALLACE, Mary - 16 Oct 1892 aged 46
16 Oct 1892 On the 16th October 1892, at Ebor-street, off Tory-street, Mary, the beloved wife of Michael Wallace, aged 46 years. R.I.P.

WALLACE, Mary (formerly NORGROVE) - 23 April 1872 age 37
23 April 1872 On the 23rd inst., at the Hospital, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr Anthony Wallace, aged 37

WALSH, Anne - 27 June 1867 aged 67/68
29 June 1867 The Friends of Mr Denis Reardon are respectfully invited to attend at the Funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs Walsh, which leaves her residence Haining street, at 2 o'clock p.m., 30th June 1867 - J. HASLEM, Undertaker

WALSH, Catherine - 27 Dec 1897 aged 58
- see WELCH, Catherine below

WALSH, Ellenora Nellie - 5 April 1890 aged 39
5 April 1890 On the 5th April, at Molesworth-street, Ellenora Walsh, aged 39 years

WALSH, James - 27 June 1867 aged 67

WALSH, John - 27 Dec 1872 aged infant

WALSH, John - 9 Sep 1895 aged 60

WALSH/WELSH, Eliza, Sister Mary Teresa - 1 March 1860 aged 28

WALTERS, John - ???

WARD, Catherine 'Kate' (nee MULLIGAN) - 19 March 1894 aged 27
- married Joseph Osmond Ward in 1885 & had 3 children:
1886 - Catherine Ellen Ward
1888 - 1888 Joseph Osmond Michael Ward
- born in Newtown 18th Jan, died aged 3 months
1889 - 1900 Mabel Teresa Ward, as below
19 March 1894 On Monday, 19th March 1894, at the residence of Mr R. W. Smith, Garrett-street, of consumption, Mrs Catherine Ward, aged 27 years; deeply regretted. R.I.P.

WARD, Helen - ???

WARD, John - 28 May 1877 aged 57

WARD, Mabel Teresa - 7 Sep 1900 aged 11
- daughter of Joseph Osmond WARD (1858-1910) & Catherine 'Kate' Teresa Philomena MULLIGAN
7 Sep 1900 On the 7th September, at St Mary's Convent Guilford-terrace, Mabel Teresa, youngest daughter of the late Mrs Kate Ward, aged 11 years. R.I.P.
7 Sep 1900 The Funeral of the late Mabel Teresa Ward will leave St Mary's Convent, Guilford-terrace, To-morrow, Saturday, the 8th inst., at 2 p.m., for the Catholic Cemetery, Wellington-terrace. Friends are respectfully invited to attend

WATT, Charles - ???

WATT, Mary - 22 Jan 1886 aged 1 month

WATT, Mrs J - ???

WATTS, David - 5 July 1877 aged 37

WATTS, Fredrick George - 17 Nov 1868 aged 3 days
WATTS, Jane Anne - 19 Nov 1868 aged 5 days
PROBABLY On November 16, the wife of Mr W. E. Watts, prematurely of twins - a son and daugher

WEBB, Annie - 8 May 1858 aged 24/25

WEBSTER, John - 2 April 1857 aged ?

WEIGHT, Elizabeth - 15 March 1904 aged 84

WEIGHT?, Joseph - 10 Aug 1868 aged 56

WEIGHT, Joseph Henry - 22 Oct 1928 aged 76
22 Oct 1928 On the 22nd October 1928, at Wellington, Joseph Henry Weight; aged 76 years. R.I.P.
24 Oct 1928 The Friends of the late Joseph Henry Weight are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave St Joseph's Church, Buckle street, on Thursday, 25th October 1928, at 9.30 a.m., for Mount Street Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

WELCH, Miss Catherine - 27 Dec 1897 aged 58
27 Dec 1897 On 27th December 1897, at the residence of Mr D. Reardon, Douglas Wallace-street, Catherine Welch, of COunty Limerick, Ireland, aged 58 years. R.I.P.
28 Dec 1897 The Friends of the late Miss Catherine Welch are respectflly invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave the residence of Mr D. Reardon, Douglas Wallace-street, to-morrow (Wednesday), 29th instant, at 9.30 a.m., for the Catholic Cemetery, Wellington-terrace

WHEELER, Mary - 4 Oct 1877 aged 59

WHELAN, Hector - 27 June 1890 aged 73

WHELAN, Honora, Mrs - 28 April 1923 aged 59
30 April 1923 On the 28th April 1923, at the residence of her brother-in-law (Bernard Doherty), 93 Webb street, Honora Whelan; aged 59 years. Deeply regretted. R.I.P. Private interment. Requiem mass, Buckle street at 9 a.n. to-morrow
30 April 1923 The Funeral of the late Mrs Honora Whelan, Buckle street, To-morrow (Tuesday), at 9.30 a.m., for the Mount street Cemetery. Private interment. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

WHELAN, Honora (nee VANNEY) - 20 Sep 1888 aged 50
- wife of Kyran Whelan, below, 3 Sep 1866 St Patricks, Auckland
18 Sep 1888 On 18th September, at the Botanical Gardens, afer a long and painful illness, Honora, beloved wife of K. Whelan, aged 50 years. R.I.P. Wanganui and Patea papers please copy

WHELAN, Sergenat Kieran/Kyran - 27 Nov 1908 aged 73
3 Dec 1908 It is with sincere regret that I have to record the death of Sergeant Kyran Whelan, who passed away at the residence of his son-in-law, Webb street, on November 27, in his seventy-sixth year. He was one of the fast-diminishing band of veteran soldiers who saw service in the North Island in the early sixties. He was born in Ireland in 1833 and served in the Chinese war of 1860-1 under General Gordon. On returning to England he was made a recruiting sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the 14th Regiment, came with his regimnet to New Zealand and took part in the Maori war. He saw service in the Waikato and at Waitara and when the Regiment was ordered Home became a member of the Armed Constabulary stationed in Taranaki. When the district was vacated by the Constabulary he was left in charge at Opunake, and later, when the force was merged into the police, he was appointed sergeant of police for the Patea district. He remained in the police force until 1898, when he retired on pension (with a record of 50 years army and police service to his credit). The deceased leaves five daughters, all of whom are married and settled in different parts of New Zealand. A requiem Mass was celebrated in St Mary of the Angels' Church, followed by the interment in the Mount Street Cemetery. The Rev Father Schaefer, S.M., officiated at the graveside, R.I.P.

WHITAKER, Hester Catherine - 24 June 1890 aged 73
25 June 1890 On the 25th June, fortified with all the holy rites of the Church, and in the 73rd year of her age, Hester Fear, of Lambton-quay, Wellington, widow of Benjamin A. Whitaker, of Smethwick, Staffordshire, England; dearly beloved by her children and all who knew her. R.I.P.

WHITE, Albert Michael - 11 Dec 1891 aged 5 months
- son of Albert WHITE & Mary GALLAGHER
12 Dec 1891 The Friends of Mr Albert White are invited to attend the Funeral of his late son, Albert, which will leave his residence, Sydney-street, on Sunday, the 13th December, at 2 o'clock p.m.

WHITE, Mary - 11 Sep 1905 aged 45
11 Sep 1905 On September 11th at her residence, the Occidental Hotel, Palmerston North, Mary, wife of Mr Thomas White, after a long illness, aged 45 years. Rest In Peace
15 Sep 1905 The funeral of the late Mrs Mary White (late of the Masonic Hotel) took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased, who was of a kindly nature, had resided in Wellington for over a quarter of a century. Her demise took place at Palmerston North
29 Sep 1905 Manawatu Standard ... In Chambers yesterday, on the application of Mr J. H. Hankins, probate in the estate of the late Mary White, of the Occidental Hotel, was granted to the executors, Messrs Mulrooney and McCormick

WHITTLE, Winifred - 13 May 1858 aged 46

WICKHAM, Bridget - (nee NEVIN) 20 Feb 1890 aged 46
- Bridget emigrated from County Clare, Ireland in 1866. She married Patrick Wickham in 1867
note PDF has age as 17.10 which was her daughter Elizabeth below
20 Feb 1890 On the 20th February 1890, Bridget, beloved wife of Patrick Wickham, aged 46 years. R.I.P.

WICKHAM, Elizabeth - 16 Feb 1897 aged 17.10
16 Feb 1897 On the 16th February 1897, at the residence of her brother-in-law, *J. T. Taylor, Tainui-terrace, of consumption, Elizabeth, youngest daghter of P. Wickham; aged 17 years and 10 months. R.I.P.
17 Feb 1897 The Friends of Mr P. Wickham are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late daughter, Elizabeth, which will leave the residence of his son-in-law, J. T. Taylor, Tainui-terrace, on Thursday, 18th February 1897, at 3 p.m.. for Terrace Cemetery. - E. MORRIS, jun., Undertaker, Taranaki-street. Telephone 937
* her sister, Mary Jane Wickham, married John Thomas Taylor 13 Jan 1888
* her brother, Richard Wickham married Nellie Taylor, John's sister, 8 April 1901

WICKHAM, Patrick - 29 June 1904 aged 72
- Patrick was born 1832 in County Wexford, Ireland & emigrated about 1858
- he died on 29 June 1904 of 'Senile Deacy'
1 July 1904 The Friends of the late Mr Patrick Wickham, are invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Mr J. T. Taylor (see above), 10 Tainui-terrace, on Saturday 2nd July, 1904, at 2.30 p.m.. for Mount-street Cemetery - E. MORRIS jun., Sanitary Undertaker, 10 Taranaki-st.
NOTE not on PDF database
- in 1869 Patrick was a Miner in Otago at Blacks No. 1
- in June 1871 Patrick & Bridget were living in Revell Street, Hokitika, near 'Morrisey's right-of-way' on the West Coast

WILKOWSKI, Frantz - 8 Oct 1876 aged 2

WILSON, Mary Ann - 12 Oct 1874 aged 2

WITTON, John - 2 March 1871 aged 16
2 March 1871 On the 2nd inst., at the residence of his father, Otari, John, third son of Mr John Witton, aged 16 years (PDF has Wilton)

WITTON, Martha - 10 June 1865 aged 5
- Martha was a Witton (PDF has Wilton)

WINDUST, Henry William - 31 Dec 1890 aged 8 months
- son of Henry Thomas WINDUST & Mary Bridget FLUREY
30 Dec 1890 The Friends of Mr Henry Thomas Windust are invited to attend the Funeral of his late son, Henry William, which leaves his residence, Wingfield-street, on Wednesday, the 31st inst., at 4.30 o'clock p.m.
- Henry Thomas & Mary Bridget married in Greytwon in 1875 & their children were:
1876 - Mary Ellen WIndust
1878 - Annie Windust
1880 - Charlotte Caroline WIndust
1882 - 1888 Henry Thomas Windust
... A son of Mr Henry Thomas Windust, of Abel Smith-street, died yesterday under circumstances which are considered by Dr Johnston (District Coroner) necessary for enquiry. The child, who was six years old, was taken ill with some peculiar complaint on Monday last, and up to the time of death was attended by Dr Fell, who has declined to give a certificate as to cause off death. The enquiry will take place at the Royal Tiger Hotel, corner of Taranaki and Abel Smith streets, at 9.30 to-morrow morning
1885 - Nicholas Joseph WIndust
1888 - Elizabeth May Windust
1890 - 1890 Henry William Windust, as above

WINIKIKI, Louis - 15 Feb 1881 aged ?

WINKLEY, Thomas - 9 Sep 1869 aged 39
9 Sep 1869 On September 9, at Cuba street, Mr Thomas Winkley, aged 39 years
10 Sep 1869 The Friends of Mr T. Winkley are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Cuba-street, at half-past 3 o'clock on Sunday next
11 Sep 1869 The Officers and Brethren of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the late Brother Thomas Winkley, which will leave his late residence, Cuba-street, on Sunday 12th inst., at 3.30 p.m. Members will meet at the Hall at half-past 2 p.m. - CHARLES MILLWARD, Secretary Loyal Wellington Lodge

WIREMU, unnamed - 24 July 1858 aged ?

WIREMU, Amilia - 15 Sep 1854 aged 9

WITTEN, Aaron Joseph - 22 Jan 1859 aged 10 weeks

WOLLAND, William Martin - 12 Feb 1895 aged 3 months
- son of William WOLLAND & Mary Ann KEEGAN (1871-1924) whose children were:
1893 - Mary Ellen Wolland
1894 - 1895 William Martin Wolland, as above
1896 - Wilhelmina May Wolland
1899 - William Arthur Wolland
1900 - Charles Matthew Wolland

WORDSWORTH, Frances (nee YOUNG) - 29 Nov 1884 aged 58
29 Nov 1884 On 28th November, at her residence, Wellington Terrace, Frances, relict of Samuel J. Wordsworth, Esq., writer of the Signet, Edinburgh, and daughter of Robert Young, Esq., of the General Post Office, Edinburgh, aged 58 years
2 Dec 1884 Mrs Frances Wordsworth, known as the heroine of the Crozets, she being the only female who escaped at the wreck of the Strathmore, and for many months participated in the hardships and suffering of the survivors until rescued, died on Saturday aged 58
2 Dec 1884 ... the incident of the wreck are no doubt still familiar to most of our readers. After recovering in a measure from the sufferings of that trying time, Mrs Wordsworth returned to England and eventually came to New Zealand with her son and daughter. The former with his family, settled at the Wairarapa; the latter resided with her mother in Wellington and the two followed the occupation of teaching music and dancing. But Mrs Wordsworth never entirely overcame the shock her constitution received at the wreck and during the subsequent struggle for life on the island. She had been ailing a considerable time and died last Saturday of general breaking up of the system. The son referred to together with his wife and family resided in this district till a few months ago when they left for Silverton
NOTE (from the 'wreck of the Strathmore' above) ... There was only one lady on board the Strathmore, a Mrs. Wordsworth, who was accompanied by her son, both being saved. For these two a separate shelter was made some distance from the others. Mrs. Wordsworth when taken into the boat had on only a nightdress and petticoat. She was treated with special care and attention. Her son gave a graphic account of their life on the island. "The first night," he said, "my mother had a few planks to lie upon, but her legs were nearly broken by the number of people crowding in under the canvas. The two following nights we slept in a sort of open cave, and though covered with frost and with icicles hanging over our heads, we preferred it to our experience of the first night. After this we had a little shanty of our own.

"The food we chiefly lived on was albatross, of which the young gave more eating than the old, being larger and heavier. Another bird we used was one which we at first thought was a 'mollyhawk,' but we afterwards discovered they were what the sailors call 'stink-pots.' They were very large birds with strong beaks. I remember getting a bite from one which hurt through a Wellington boot, trousers, and drawers. We caught these birds by chasing them into rough places, where they found it difficult to rise, and we then killed them with clubs. Our favourite vegetable was a sort of moss with long spreading roots, and we were often so hungry that we ate dirt and all. Owing to the season of the year the nights were very long, fifteen hours, which we tried to pass in sleep. Our dreams were generally of food in some shape, but there was always a feeling in the background that spoiled these dream feasts.

"When my mother got ashore she was wet through, starving, and cold. One of the sailors took the shirt off his back and gave it to her; and she also had a pair of men's trousers, a pair of men's drawers, a pair of stockings, an overcoat, and other odds and ends, all given her by the sailors. The coarse, rank flesh of the seabirds disagreed with her, and she suffered much from low fever and a dreadful bowel complaint. She was reduced to a perfect skeleton, and was so weak that I had to turn her over in the night when she wanted a change of position. Although she had been very subject to rheumatism she was never troubled with it while on the island, in spite of her great privations. Our clothes were seldom quite dry, and we often had to lie down in absolute slush, with the rain beating on our faces, but none of us took cold, owing, I suppose, to the ammonia in the guano-covered soil.

"Nearly all of us suffered from diarrhoea, and similar trouble, and the wine and spirits were invaluable. A small salt cellar of wine, or spirits and water, was served out nightly until finished, except a bottle of wine and a bottle of rum, which were buried for the use of the sick.

"Two dishes I prepared for my mother were brains of birds, fried, and the heart and liver minced with moss. We had no salt, and flavoured our dishes with gunpowder and sea water.

"When the wood we had collected for firewood was all finished, except a few sticks we kept for the purpose of cleaning the birds we used for food, we tried to keep the fire going with turf, but it merely smouldered slowly. Luckily someone threw a skin on the fire one day, and we were surprised and delighted to find that it burned readily. That, of course, solved the fuel problem. To save our matches we kept a sort of lamp going, feeding it with oil made from the fat we scraped off the bird skins.

"We seldom could clean ourselves, the dirt being too fast on to permit of cold water taking it off. However, we had a method of cleaning our faces by rubbing them with the bird skins, afterwards rubbing them with the feathers.

"At one time we were very hard up for food, having only two birds left. We were very weak and low-spirited. One day some of the party went to the other side of the island where we were wrecked, and there they saw a number of large mud-nests, with a great lotpage 108 of beautiful white birds, 'mollyhawks.' They were so tame that they flocked down at our feet. We killed about a hundred, and had such a feast off the tails! The appendage was cut off close to the back, the long feathers pulled out, and the tail being grilled for a time in the fire, was considered a great delicacy. Another real delicacy came at this time?the mutton birds and birds of a similar kind. Later on we got some eggs."
Mrs. Wordsworth and her son afterwards resided for some years in England, and later came out to Taranaki to live ... more at above link
... see also Sylvie Haisman

WRIGHT, J - ???

WYATT, William Thomas - 16 Sep 1884 aged ?

YVERT, Jean Francois - 5 July 1867 aged 70-76
taken from Jean Yvert
... MR JEAN FRAN?OIS YVERT, aged 44 (on arrival in New Zealand in Group V on 15 June 1841).
He was a layman who had separated from his wife and daughter about 1829. After he had become attached to the Society of Mary, in 1839 he did a short apprenticeship at Caen in printing and bookbinding. The Marist administration then deputed him to purchase, in Paris, a printing press and accessories to travel with him to Kororareka. He lived as a brother with the Marists, sharing their work including the building of the printery. The first book in Maori came off the press in October 1842. During the troublesome time of 1845 he took the press for safe keeping to Whangaroa. After its return to Kororareka, he seems to have divided his time between printing there and helping supervise (with Louis Rozet) Whangaroa catechists' training school. He went with Philippe Viard to Wellington in 1850, and remained with the Marist community in Thorndon, helping build and administer the parish plant there, even teaching when needed till he was too old to continue. He died there on 7 July 1867 aged 71, and is buried in Mount St cemetery
8 July 1867 The friends of the Catholic Mission are requested to attend the funeral of Mr J. Yvert, which will take place on Friday, the 9th instant, at 9 o'clock in the morning. The procession will leave the Bishop's house for the Cathedral, where mass for the dead will be offered for the soul of the deceased.
The devoted and disinterested (??) services rendered by Mr J. Yvert to the Catholic Mission in New Zealand for 26 years, claim from the Faithful the aid of their fervent prayers for the repose of his soul
his HEADSTONE reads
Born 10 June 1796 in Pleuville, France
Arrived in New Zealand at Kororareka on 15 June 1841
Printer for the Marist Catholic Mission Kororareka
Arrived in Wellington on 1 May 1850 with Bishop Viard
School Teacher and Assistant to Bishop Viard
Died 6 July 1867


HOKITIKA in the 1870s
- where Patrick & Bridget WICKHAM then lived

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the 'residents' of MOUNT STREET CEMETERY, Wellington from 1841 ... T-V names

the Roman Catholic MOUNT STREET CEMETERY is a protected heritage site in Wellington, New Zealand (click link for more). It was the first cemetery in Wellington for Catholic burials and contains the graves of the first nuns and priests in Wellington. It remained open until 1891 although burials continued in existing family plots until 1954. The earliest surviving grave marker dates from 1851, and the latest from 1954. Although only around 200 headstones survive, it is estimated that there could have been as many as 1150 burials. Many of the early markers were simple wooden crosses, which have long since vanished

... read here for more

the 'Residents' of MOUNT STREET Cemetery, Wellington (as at May 2012)
- anything in italics is my addition
- dates may be of death OR burial


TABOR, Albert Foster - 11 Dec 1880 aged 7 months
11 Dec 1880 On the 11th December, Albert Foster, the beloved infant son of William and Theresa Tabor, age 7 months

TAHORA, Hiria - 2 Dec 1870 aged 7

TANZABEL mistakenly Paizabel, Matheo/Mathio 1 Nov 1883 aged 19

TAREWA, Katarina - 17 June 1855 aged 14.6

TAYLOR, Agnes Louisa - 12 May 1883 aged 4 weeks
- possibly a daughter of Thomas TAYLOR & Christina GILMOUR

TE TAHANA, Aotawirangi? - 14 Jan 1867 aged 60

TEREMEINA, unnamed - 17 July 1866 aged 30

TOBIN, Anne - 17 Nov 1876 aged 14 days
- a daughter of William Henry (1842-1908) & Catherine (1848-1904) Tobin

TOBIN, Catherine Frances - 20 March 1875 aged 15 months
20 March 1875 The friends of William Henry Tobin are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late daughter, Catherine Frances, which will leave her father's residence, Pariliament-street, off Hill-street, on SUNDAY, 21st inst., at 2 p.m. sharp - J. H. HUTCHENS, Undertaker
NOTE William was a member of the Central Fire Brigade and Secretary of the Wellington Carriers Union

TOBIN, Michael Patrick Joseph - 31 May 1871 aged 6 months
31 May 1871 On the 31st inst., Michael Patrick Joseph, only son of W.H. Tobin, aged 6 months and 17 days
31 May 1871 The Friends of Mr H. Tobin are respectfully invited to attend the Fuenral of his only son, Michael Patrick Joseph, which will leave his residence, Pipitea Point, on Friday, 2nd June, at half-past 2 p.m.

TOBIN, William John - 5 Jan 1870 aged 4 months
5 Jan 1870 On the 5th inst., Wm John Tobin, only son of Wm. Henry Tobin, aged 4 months
5 Jan 1870 The Friends of Mr H. Tobin, are invited to attend the Funeral of his son, William John, which will leave his residence, Pipitea Beach, To-morrow, (Thursday), at 3 p.m. - J. HUTCHINS, Undertaker

TOWNSEND, ??? aged 25

TROY, Timothy - 11 Sep 1875 aged 18 months
NOTE Timothy died at the Immigration Depot on Somes Island, 2 weeks after arriving. He was born in County Limerick in 1874 and emigrated to New Zealand on the 'Rodney', (which arrived in Wellington 29 August 1875) with his parents Timothy TROY (1841-1910) & Mary O'CONNELL (1842-1898)and a 9 year old brother James Troy. Timothy & Mary had 3 other children back in Limerick who arrived the following year with Timothy's (snr) two siblings, Mary and Michael Troy on the 'Waimea'.
Timothy & Mary moved up to Turakina, Wanganui and had 2 more children, Timothy Troy (1877-1877 who died aged 6 months) & Margaret Josehine Troy (1883-1921 who died in Kaikoura)

TRUMAN, Edith - 3 Feb 1875 aged 4 weeks
3 Feb 1875 On the 3rd inst., at Louisville, Tinakori Road, Edith, infant twin daughter of Thom. Truman, aged 4 weeks. (her twin sister was Beatrice Truman)
NOTE 2 Nov 1870 On the 2nd November, at St Mary's Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev Father Petitjean, V.G., Thomas Truman, Esq., to Joanna Maria, youngest daughter of Mr Patrick Delaney, Queen's County, Ireland
- the children of Thomas (1831-1889) & Joanna/Johanna (1851-1934) were:
... none of the girls appear to have married (convent ?)
1871 - 1961 Amy Truman
- voted the most amiable young lady at St Mary's Convent in 1887
1873 - 1952 Thomas Henry Truman
- Thomas married Angelina ROSE in 1910
1875 - 1875 Edith Truman, twin as above
1875 - 1956 Beatrice Truman, twin
1876 - 1953? Elizabeth Mary Ann Truman
1878 - unnamed Truman
1880 - 1922 Arthur Longfield Truman
- Arthur married Olive Ruby HINKLEY in 1909
1882 - 1883 Edith Emma Truman
1883 - ? Jane Truman
1886 - 1972 Mary Eileen Truman
1889 - 1980 Rupert Francis Joseph Truman
- Rupert married Winifred Kathleen McCAULEY in 1915

TUOHY, Honora Maria - 4 Sep 1880 aged 70

TUOHY, Michael - 21 Oct 1881 aged about 60
many variations on the spelling of this name, Tuohy, Twohy, Twohey, Toohy, Trohy
22 Oct 1881 Michael Trohy, carter, died suddenly at his residence in Hobson-street, at half past 8 o'clock last night. The cause of death will in all probability be determined upon a Coroners jury. It appears that the deceased returned home shortly after 8 o'clock last night, complaining of being attacked by sharp pains in the stomach. From a chemist a draught was obtained with the object of allaying the pain. This, however, seemed to have little effect and death ensued at the hour named. The services of a medical gentleman do not seem to have been solicited. The deceasedd was about 60 years of age, a widower, and possessed of two dwellinghouses in Hobson-street. No suspicious circumstances surround the occurrence. An inquest will be held at the Metropolitan Hotel, Milesworth-street, on Monday next at 11 a.m.
24 Oct 1881 At the inquest of Michael Twohy, a verdict of "Death resulted from heart disease" was returned

TUPARA, Karoraina - 4 July 1869 aged 48

TURNER, Thomas - 24 April 1893 aged 51
24 April 1893 On the 24th inst., at Roseneath, Thomas Turner, late of the Armed Constabulary, Wellington, aged 51 years. R.I.P.
25 April 1893 The Friends of the late Thomas Turner are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Roseneath, on the Evans Bay road, to-morriw (Wednesday), at 1.30 p.m., and corner Clyde-quay and Courtney-place at 2 p.m., for Roman Catholic Cemetery, Wellington-terrace

TURNNER?, Alice Ruth - 19 Jan 1907 aged 5 months

TUTT, John William - 12 Feb 1886 aged 1
11 Feb 1886 On the 11th February, at his father's residence, Karori-road, John William, the only son of Elisha William (1857-1930) and Mary Ann (1862-1929) Tutt, aged 1 year and 7 days. R.I.P.
- in 1906 Elisha was appointed telephonist at Cape Campbell in the non-permanent division. He & Mary are buried at Karori

VERDON, Mary Jane - 24 April 1879 aged 22

VICKERS, Alice Mary Teresa - 19 Jan 1907 aged 5 months
- daughter of Allan Thomas VICKERS & Mary Aloysius BOURKE

VINCENT, Reginald Heath - 17 Dec 1888 aged 39
17 Dec 1888 On the 17th December, at his late residence, Wadestown, Reginald Heath, late of St Katharine's College, Cambridge, third son of the Rev John Charles Frederick Vincent, M.A., LL.D., Vicar of Longdon, Staffordshire, England, aged 39 years. R.I.P.
18 Dec 1888 The Friends of the late Reginald Heath Vincent are respectully invited to attend his funeral, which will leave his late residence, Wadestown, to-morrow (Wednesday), the 19th instant, at 2.30 p.m., and St Mary's Cathedral, Hill-street, at about 3 p.m.

VITALI-INNOCENT, Maria - ??? aged 1 day


The Memorial at Somes Island
- link at TIMOTHY TROY's name -
Being an isolated island nation, New Zealand was keen to protect itself from diseases such as typhoid, smallpox and scarlet fever. Immigrants arriving in Wellington harbour were cleared through Somes Island. Wellington's new arrivals were made to sit in a smoke house, in chlorine, potassium nitrate and sulphur fumes, for 10 minutes to get rid of lice. During this 'lay over' time a number of new immigrants died (or gave birth) and in 1970 the memorial cairn below was erected to remember them. Timothy's name is on the memorial