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Walter George GRIMMER + Francesca MAGERY - Dome Valley, Warkworth

Journal by ngairedith

Walter George GRIMMER (1853-1931) was born in New South Wales, Australia
he married on 1 March 1876 in Mahurangi, North Auckland to:
Francesca MAGERY (1855-1905)

the children of WALTER & FRANCESCA:

... 1
1878 - 1950 Lily Mary Grimer
- Lily married Joseph WEDDING (1880-1959) in 1908


... 2
1880 - 1938 Minnie Constance Grimmer
- Minnie married Oliver PARTRIDGE (1875-1940) in 1900
- they had 9 known children


... 3
1881 - 1965 Herbert James Grimmer
- Herbert married Caroline Rachel WOODCOCK (1882-1963) in 1908
- they had 4 known children


... 4
1883 - 1939 Ernest Francis Grimmer
- Ernest married Kitty MANLEY (1890-1974) in 1911
- they had 2 known children


... 5
1884 - 1933 Eva Francesca Grimmer
- Eva married Harold Lewis WILSON (1878-1977) in 1910
- they had 5 known children


... 6
1885 - 1920 Harold Grimmer
- Harold married Annie Ethel OLDFIELD in 1911
- they had 2 known children
21 January 1920 Quite a gloom was spread over the whole district when it became known that Mr Harold Grimmer had passed away. He was taken ill on Sunday morning (11th January) and though everything was done that could be, it was of no avail, and he passed away on Thursday night. Harold was the third son of Mr Walter Grimmer, of Brookdale, Streamlands. He had spent all his life in Dome Valley. He was a citizen that we can ill spare. His industry is manifest by the appearance of his farm. He was kind-hearted and sociable and given to hospitality. He was beloved by all who had the pleasure of his aquaintance. His place will be hard to fill. Those who knew him best loved him best. His kindly face and hearty manner will be missed for a long time.
For several years he had been secretary of the local picnic committee, and was treasurer of the Church of Christ, to which he belonged. The funeral, which took place on Sunday in Warkworth, was largely attended, and would have been more so if the time of the ceremony had not been altered. Mr Page, evangelist, conducted the service, assisted by Mr Latimer. "Asleep in Jesus" and "Sleep on, beloved" were sung at the graveside. In the afternoon a memorial service was held, the meeting house being filled. Mr Latimer presided, and Mr Page gave a splendid address, basing his remarks on James 4;14 - "For what is your life, it is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little while and then vanisheth away". He spoke of the high esteem in which deceased was held; of his uprightness and geniality and of the blank his death would make in the district. He spoke of the uncertainty of life, and exhorted all to be ready and to make good use of the time given. Concluding with the well-known lines of Longfellow - "Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time"
To his wife and two little ones, his father, brothers and sisters we extend our warmest sympathy


... 7
1889 - 1970 Walter Raymond 'Ray' Grimmer
- Ray married Elsie Maud PRICTOR (1892-1978) in 1917
- they had 4 known children (see comments below)


... 8
1890 - 1906 Daisy Muriel Grimmer
- Daisy died 22 February 1906 of pneumonia
24 February 1906 An inquest touching the death of a young girl named Daisy Muriel Grimmer, who died on Thursday night at the residence of her sister, Mrs Partidge, Woodside-road, Mount Eden, was held before the City Coroner (Mr T. Gresham) this morning. Sergeant Carrol represented the police. Evidence was given by Dr Bull to the effect that Miss Grimmer's death was due to bronchial pneumonia and the jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes


... 9
1891 - 1912 Grace Myrtle Grimmer
- Myrtle died aged 20
25 Sep 1912 A further affliction has befallen Mr W. Grimmer and his family through the death of his daughter Grace in her 21st year. Miss Grimmer caught a severe cold and as time passed serious symptoms developed. It was thought best to try the air of the Waikato, but all to no purpose. While Miss Grimmer was part of the way on the homeward journey the end came. The interment took place in the Anglican cemetery on the arrival of the steamer on Monday. Mr W. Latimer of Port Albert, conducted the service and urged on the mourners presend need of preparation for the journey all must take. By the desire of the one who had gone, the hymn "Anywhere with Jesus, I am not afraid" was sung


Francesca died 21 May 1905 aged 50
27 May 1905 It was with regret that the many friends of Mr Grimmer and family learned of the death of Mrs W. Grimmer of Dome Valley at Auckland on Sunday. Mrs Grimmer had been ailing for the past 20 years. The body was brought to Warkworth on Monday last per s.s. Kapanui and taken out to deceased's late residence. A funeral service was held in the Christian Meeting House, Dome Valley, on Tuesday and deceased laid at her last resting place, the Angilcan cemetery, at 3 p.m. Deceased, who was only 50 years of age, leaces Mr Grimmer, five daughters and four sons to mourn their loss. Mrs Grimmer was deeply respected by all who knew her and was a most enthusiastic church worker. She was one of the promoters of the building of the Christina meeting house at Dome Valley. In fact, through her labours the church was kept going for a number of years. Dome Valley has lost a loving worker that will be greatly missed for years to come. Mr Latimer conducted both services impressively

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by wimraewyn on 2013-05-04 06:43:00

Yes, I am the grand daughter of Walter Raymond Grimmer. One of six children

Walter Raymond, know as Ray Grimmer, had 3 sons and 1 daughter.
1.Keith Raymond Grimmer Married Kathy ....
2.Leonard Vernan Grimmer, Married Melva Jean Barr. Had 6 six children: 4 sons and 2 daughters (I am the youngest daughter) Howard Leonard Grimmer,
Terence Milton Grimmer, Gavin Raymond Grimmer, Lynette Rose Kelly,
Raewyn Dawn Boer and Benjamin John Grimmer
3. Rona Lange, married Cecil Lange, had 3 children 2 sons and 1 daughter
4. Stanley Grimmer, married Beverly .... had 5 children: 4 sons and 1 daughter

so for now.....

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