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Walter George BILLOWS - Carterton, Manawatu, Taranaki

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Walter George BILLOWS (1867-1938)
was born in Nelson, a son of Michael BILLOWS (a mariner) & Mary Ann DEVENPORT
He originally trained as an Artist
He was later a photographer and lived in Carterton for a time in the 1890s
He had the 'Vandyke Photo Studios' in Dannevirke in 1899
He was the Hon Secretary of the Dannevirke Orchestral Society early 1900s
He was Club Captain of the Wanganui Tennis Club 1917 (at least)

Walter married on 7 August 1890 to:
Alice RICHARDS (1870-1951)

the known children of WALTER & ALICE
... 1
1890 - 1940 Frederick William Billows
- Frederick served as Lance Corporal 14564 with the NZEF, 14th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 26 June 1916, listing his mother Alice as next of kin, living at 15 Halswell St, Wanganui
- he married Gladys CORNICK (1897-1969) 28 Oct 1920
FREDERICK died 7 April 1940 aged 49 in Wellington
- he is buried Soldiers, Plot 25 YY at Karori


... 2
1892 - 1980 Reginald Arthur Billows
- Reginald served as Lance Corporal 14565 with the NZEF, 16th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company. He embarked from Wellington 21 Aug 1916, listing his mother Alice as next of kin, living at 15 Halswell St, Wanganui
- Reginald married Elsie Clare OGILVIE (1896-1988) 12 Aug 1920
- they had a son
1922 - 2008 Maurice Reginald Billows who received an MBE, Civil Division, in the New Year Honours of 1981 for services to local and community affairs (Order of St John). Maurice died 13 May 2008 aged 86 in Invercargill and is buried at Green Point cemetery
ELSIE died 7 Nov 1988 aged 91. Her last address was given as C-170 Cann St, Bluff. She was buried in Timaru Cemetery. Yet to find where Reginald is buried


... 3
1894 - 1959 Lisle Stanley Billows
- Lisle served as Private 53469 with the NZEF, 27th Reinforcements F Company. He embarked from Wellington 12 June 1917, listing his mother Alice as next of kin, living at 15 Halswell St, Wanganui
- Lisle married Irene Dorothy ROSEWARNE (1903-1956) in 1925
IRENE died 28 Dec 1955 aged 53 & was cremated at Waikumete, Auckland


... 4
1900 - 1900 Walter George Billows
- Walter died aged 28 hours
- he is buried Grave 23, Block D at SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke with his 24 day old cousin, Gladys Mable Billows (daughter of his father's brother, Sydney Gordon BILLOWS and of Emma Leah SMITH)


... 5
1903 - 1903 Cecil Billows
- Cecil died aged 5 hours


... 6
1904 - Neryl Muriel Baxter Billows
- Neryl married Muarice Marwyn INGLLIS in 1929
(taken from BDM, real name possibly Maurice ? Inglis or Ingles)
- Neryl may have remarried to ? BOTTOMLEY


Walter George BILLOWS died 26 Dec 1938 at New Plymouth aged 71
Evening Post, 6 January 1939
... The death occurred on December 26 at the New Plymouth Hospital of Mr Walter George Billows, of Sackville Street, Fitzroy, at the age of 71 years. The late Mr Billows was born in Nelson, but spent a great deal of his life in Wanganui and Taranaki, where he carried on business as a photographer.
He was a son of the late Captain Michael Billows, who was well known in shipping circles. Mr Billows was a life member of the St. John's (Wanganui) and the Fitzroy (New Plymouth) Tennis Clubs, and was in former years a prominent participant in Taranaki and New Zealand tournaments. He continued to play tennis up to six months ago. He was also a keen golfer, and was the founder of the Sentry Hill Golf Club in New Plymouth. He also took a keen interest in music.
He is survived by his widow and three sons, Messrs:
F. W. Billows (Wellington), R. A. Billows (Timaru), and L. S. Billows (New Plymouth)
and one daughter
Mrs. N. M. Inglis (Wellington)
- he is buried Plot 1, Row 12, Lot 21 at Te Henui


NOTES
* written 1897 and taken from NZETC
... Walter George BILLOWS, Photographer, High Street, Carterton. This business was established in 1895 by Messrs. Billows and Smith, and is now carried on by Mr. Billows solely. The studio is very conveniently situated for the public, being a few doors from the Bank of New Zealand. The operator, Mr. Shannon, has had considerable experience in his profession, having served ten years with Mrs. Herrmann, of Wellington, and the retoucher, Mr. Gaze, was for some years with Mr. C. H. Manning and Mr. Eden George, both of Christchurch. Every branch of photography is undertaken in the establishment, and the work turned out is considered first-class. Enlargements are a specialty with Mr. Billows.


PHOTO
HEADSTONE of Maurice Reginald Billows
at Green Point Cemetery
(grandson of Walter George Billows - see son 2, Richard Arthur above)
and of his wife Myrie Vay Billow who died in Bluff 1976 aged 52

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