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Walter Isaac NATHAN + Amelia JOSEPH - Wellington

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WALTER ISAAC NATHAN (1845-1922)
was born 27 Nov 1845 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, the oldest of (at least) 9 children of Arthur Isaac NATHAN (1814-1863) & Caroline COHEN (1827-1881), originally of London. They returned to London when Arthur was about 5. He was schooled there and was trained to be a businessman (his parents remained & died in London). He came out to New Zealand in the 1880s, working first in Dunedin for a year then settled in Wellington. He was manager of Bannatyne & Co., merchants and shipping agents and was also president of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation from 1887 to 1889
NOTES
* Walter's siblings who are known at this time to have also settled in NZ are: 'Arthur' Hyam Nathan (1847-1905, Auckland), Edward Lionel Nathan (1851-1903, Auckland), Sydney Jacob Nathan (1860-1917, Auckland)
* further research would, I'm sure, reveal a connection to the famous & oldest business in New Zealand, L. D. Nathan which was established in the 1840s by
David Nathan (1816-1886) for his son Laurence David Nathan (expanded to own supermarket chains Super Value & Woolworths & started Big Fresh, Price Chopper and Deka), and was sold in 1988, merging with Lion Breweries

Evening Post, 19 March 1877
... Notice is hereby given that the Partnerships hitherto existing between the undersigned Joseph JOSEPH (Walter's brother-in-law), Walter Isaac NATHAN and James GOLDSMITH, under the style of "Jacob Joseph & Co" has been this day dissolved, so far as concerns the said James Goldsmith, who retires therefrom. The business will be carried on as usual by Messrs Joseph JOSEPH and Walter Isaac NATHAN, under the same style as heretofore

Evening Post, 14 January 1878 JOSEPH & Co, v PETERS
... after Mr Travers had opened the case, Andrew Wylie, law Clerk, gave evidence as to the bill-of-sale; and Walter Isaac Nathan, one of the firm of Joseph & Co., was called to prove the monetary arrangements and the state of accounts between the plaintiffs and defendant ...

New Zealand Herald, 27 February 1906, During the absence of Mr Harold Beauchamp, who is visiting Europe, Mr Walter Isaac Nathan, has been provisionally appointed acting Consular Agent of France at Wellington

Evening Post, 24 January 1919 Mr Walter Isaac Nathan has been appointed Acting-Consul for Sweden at Wellington

AMELIA 'AMY' JOSEPH (1857-1920)
- was born in Wellington on 1 Nov 1857 to Jacob JOSEPH & Catherine 'Kate' NATHAN (a relative). Her known siblings were Rachel Joseph (1856-) and Joseph Joseph (1859-1928) NOTE an uncle, (mother's brother), was Joseph Edward Nathan


ISAAC & AMY married in New Zealand 10 February 1875
- they had 11 children:

... 1
1876 - 1953 Kate 'Ethel' Nathan

- born 16 January 1876, she was known as Ethel Nathan
Evening Post, 15 October 1913 leaving for Colombo
... Mrs Walter Nathan gave a tea party yesterday, when the many guests paid farewell to Miss Nathan, who leaves on Saturday for Colombo, and thence to England. The beautiful rooms were charming with flowers, very fine ranunculus being arranged on the tea-tables in the dining room, where refreshments were served by the daughters of the hostess. A guest, who, all unconscious, was an entirely successful addition to the party, was Mrs Hubert Nathan's little daughter, Joyce, who was in all the dainty bravery of muslin and lace. Mrs Nathan wore a beautiful frock of black ninon over white sating, with heavy fringes and delicate lace and embroideries. Miss Nathan was in a pretty deep sapphire-blue ninon with touches of white satin. The pleasant day enabled the guests to admire the gardens - where the double wall flower is in glorius bloom - and the exquisite views of hills and harbour
NOTE there was a Miss Kate Nathan who left on the same day on the Otway. She had been staying with Mrs Cohen in Palmerston North. This may have been the daughter (b.1879) of Louis Edward Nathan & Sarah Marks
Evening Post, 20 May 1915
... Miss Sybil Nathan (hon. secretary to the Military Hospital Guild) leaves on Friday for a short visit to Sydney. During her absence her secretarial duties will be undertaken by her sister Miss Ethel Nathan
- Ethel returned to England again in Feb 1923. She and her sister Alice accompanied their mother at a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in August 1924
Evening Post, 3 November 1925 Ethel's ENGAGEMENT
... The engagement is announced of Miss Ethel Nathan, eldest daughter of the Late Mr and Mrs Walter Nathan of Wellington, to Captain Mortimer Williams, son of the late Rev Evan Williams, rector of Farthinghoe, Northampton, England


... 2
1877 - 1877 Arthur Isaac Nathan

- born 1 April 1877
ARTHUR ISAAC NATHAN died 9 July 1877 aged 3 months
- he is buried Plot 9014, Jewish section at Bolton street, Wellington


... 3
1879 - 1943 Hubert Louis Nathan

- Hubert married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Leonora LOUISSON in 1909
Evening Post, 19 August 1908 Hubert's ENGAGEMENT
... The engagement has been announced of Miss Louisson, daughter of the Hon. Chas Louisson (Charles Melville Louisson), M.L.C., of Christchurch, to Mr Hubert Nathan, eldest son of Mr Walter Nathan of Wellington
Evening Post, 17 March 1909 Hubert's WEDDING
... To-day was the wedding of Miss Louisson and Mr Hubert Nathan in Christchurch. The ceremony took place at the Synagogue, and a large reception was held later at the residence of the bride's parents in Gloucester-street. The bride's exquisite frock of rich white satin had some beautiful lace draped on the bodice, and she wore a very handsome Honiton lace veil, lent by Mrs Walter Nathan, who wore it at her own wedding. The four bridesmaids, the Misses Gladys and Zaidee Nathan, Miss Fisher and Miss Adele Marks, wore white satin veiled in filet net and lace, and their hats were white. Their presents from the bridegroom were gold cable bracelets set with turquoises and pearls. The best man was Mr George Nathan, the groomsmen Dr Louisson, Mr Cecil Louisson and Mr George Tripe
- their known children:
1911 - 1991 Eric Charles Walter Nathan
1913 - 2006 Joyce Nathan (married Owen Johnston)
HUBERT LOUIS NATHAN died 8 February 1943 aged 63
ELIZABETH LEONORA NATHAN died 21 February 1950 aged 68
- they are buried Plots 40 & 41 C, Jewish section at Karori


... 4
1880 - Sybil Caroline Nathan

- born 24 August 1890
Dominion, 27 January 1915 Base Hospital, TRENTHAM
... Miss Sybil Nathan (hon. secretary of the Women's Citizens' Committee) wishes to acknowledge the equipment of a bed to patients and an outfit from Mrs Jacob Joseph, Miss Joseph, Mrs Fred Nathan, the Women's Political Reform League, ladies of the Lower Hutt (per Mrs Purdy), Wellington Senior Nursing Division (per Mrs Moorhouse), Mr Walter Nathan, Mrs J. P. Firth, Mrs George Winder and subscriptions from Mrs Luke and Mrs M. Myers, Mrs T. W. Young, Mrs H. A. McGregor, Miss Sybil Nathan, Miss H. M. Archibald, Mr & Mrs H. L. Nathan, Mrs Max Cohn, Miss Gladys Nathan and Miss Alice Nathan. Subscriptions may be sent to the hon. secretary, Miss Sybli Nathan, 96 Hobson street
SYBIL CAROLINE NATHAN died (as Nathan) 1979 aged 89


... 5
1882 - 1960 Gladys Josephine Nathan

- born 12 August 1882
Evening Post, 13 February 1929 VISITS her brother
... Miss Gladys Nathan, a Wellington visitor of Masterton, is the guest of Mrs Percy Nathan
Evening Post, 5 April 1932 off to SOUTHAMPTON
... The 'Tamaroa' which leaves Wellington at daybreak to-morrow for Southampton vie Panama, is taking the following cabin class passengers ... & Miss G. J. Nathan (Gladys returned 1 Oct 1932, as a First Class passenger, on the 'Remuera')
Evening Post, 16 August 1933 BROKEN BYLAW
... Gladys J. Nathan was fined 10s for passing a stationary tram
Evening Post, 8 September 1933 BROKEN BYLAW
... For parking a motor-vehicle more than 12in from the kerb cost Gladys Josephine Nathan 10s
Evening Post, 27 March 1936 off the SOUTHAMPTON
... The 'Akaroa' which is to leave Wellington at 3 p.m. tomorrow for Southampton and London via the Panama Canal, will take the following passengers:- ... & Miss G. J. Nathan
GLADYS JOSEPHINE NATHAN died (as Nathan) 25 February 1960 aged 77
- she was cremated at Karori


... 6
1883 - 1962 Percival 'Percy' Harold Nathan

- born 26 February 1883
New Zealand Herald, 12 July 1905 SHEEP FARMING
... Mr Percy Nathan, of Messrs Bannatyne and Co's Insurance department, Wellington, who is about to take up sheep-farming in the Poverty Bay district, has been presented with a handsome silver-mounted hunting crop by the company's staff
Free Lance, 15 August 1914 Percy's ENGAGEMENT in SYDNEY
... Sydney 'Bystander' announces the engagement of Miss Asher (Viola Esther), the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs R. B. Asher (Richard Benjamin, founding & senior member of 'Asher, Old & Jones, Solicitors), of Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, to Mr Percy Nathan, a son of Mr and Mrs Walter Nathan, of Wellington, New Zealand
NOTE Richard Benjamin was 1 of 10 children of Morris Asher (1818-1909), who for a time was in Wellington & Charlotte Sounds & of Rebecca LEVEY
Dominion, Volume 8, 26 June 1915 Percy's WEDDING
... NATHAN-ASHER - On 2nd June 1915, at the Great Synagogue, Sydney, New South Wales, by Rabbi Cohen, assisted by Rev Mr Enifeld, Percy Harold Nathan, of Eringa, Masterton, to Viola Esther, daughter of Mr and Mrs R. B. Asher, Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
Evening Post, 16 July 1915 back HOME
... Mr and Mrs Percy Nathan returned from Sydney this week, and are staying with Mrs W. Nathan, Hobson-street
- they were living in Masterton, Wairarapa after this date
Auckland Star, 26 June 1922 the INLAWS VISIT
... Mr and Mrs R. B. Asher of Sydney, are through passengers by the 'Niagara' for Vancouver. They were met this morning by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Percy Nathan of Wairarapa
- they had a son: (at least)
1925 - 2002 Richard Percy Nathan
- he married Pamela ? (Nathan is also buried in Masterton)
PERCY HAROLD NATHAN died in Masterton 23 July 1962 aged 79
VIOLA ESTHER NATHAN died in Masterton 6 October 1966 aged 84
- they are buried Jewish block, Plan IX Pioneer at Archer street cemetery


... 7
1884 - 1953 Sidney 'George' Nathan

- born 28 September 1884
Evening Post, 15 September 1903 his GRANDFATHER'S FUNERAL
... The funeral of the late Mr Jacob Joseph at Karori yesterday afternoon was largely attended, the procession including thirty-three carriages. The chief mourners were Mr Joseph Joseph, Mr Walter Nathan (son-in-law), and the latter's three sons, Messrs Robert (sic, Hubert), Percival and Stanley Nathan. and the pall-bearers were Messrs Harland, Desmond, Lunn, and Harrison, old employees of the late Mr Joseph. The Rev H. Van Staveren, Jewish Rabbi, conducted the burial service, and also offered prayers at the late residence of the deceased gentleman in the evening
Dominion, 27 August 1910 CITY COUNCIL
... a probable candidate is Mr George Nathan, son of Mr Walter Nathan
SYDNEY 'GEORGE' NATHAN died 22 July 1953 aged 69
- he was cremated at Karori, Wellington


... 8
1885 - 1967 Zaidee Violet Nathan

- born 7 November 1885
Evening Post, 3 November 1925
... Miss Nathan and Miss Zaidee Nathan are leaving for England early in the New Year. Miss Z. Nathan has been resident at Hamilton for some time and is intending to travel extensively for a time
- Zaidee married John Morrice HORTON (1892-1951) in 1930
Evening Post, 19 September 1930 Zaidee's WEDDING
... the reception was held at the Adelphi Cabaret, the hostesses, her sisters Gladys and Alice Nathan
Evening Post, 16 December 1930 in LONDON
... Mr and Mrs John Horton (nee Zaidee Nathan, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Walter Nathan of Wellington), arrived in England at the beginning of this month on a pleasure trip which will extend over several months and which will include a Continental tour. Mr Horton hopes, during his tour, to visit as amny as possible of the golf courses. Being a brother of Mr T. H. Horton, he is naturally very interested in the game


... 9
1888 - 1964 Stanley David Nathan

- born 16 January 1888
- Stanley served as Private 3/610 with the Medical Corp. On 15 August 1915 he embarked from Wellington on the Moeraki or Monowai with the Samoan Advance Pary and on 21 May 1915 on the Marama with the No 1 Stationary Hospital.
- he married Constance Minna DUNLOP (1899-1971) in 1926 & lived in Gisborne
- daughter of John Tennant DUNLOP (1864-1943) & Catherine 'Katie' Adeline Van der HYDE (1866-1925) of Tolaga Bay, buried in Gisborne
STANLEY DAVID NATHAN died 7 May 1964 aged 76
- burial not found
CONSTANCE MINNA NATHAN died 29 June 1971 aged 71
- she is buried Plot 184, Block 29 at Taruheru cemetery Gisborne


... 10
1890 - 1890 Xenia Elka Nathan

- born 1 April 1890
XENIA died 20 December aged 8 months
Evening Post, 22 December 1890 On the 20th December, at Lowry Bay, Xenia Elka, infant daughter of Walter I. Nathan, of Hobson-street, Wellington, aged 8 months and 19 days


... 11
1893 - 1981 Alice Mabel Nathan

- born 30 September 1893
Evening Post, 21 August 1925
... Miss Alice M. Nathan (Wellington) has left for New Zealand by the Tainui. The latter part of her stay in London was very much saddened by the unexpected death of her mother, Mrs Walter Nathan, writes "The Post's" London correspondent. It has been decided that Mrs Nathan's funeral shall take place in Wellington. The remains of the deceased lady have been sent out by the ss Kent
ALICE MABEL NATHAN died (as Nathan) 8 November 1981 aged 88
- she was cremated at Karori, Wellington


WALTER ISAAC NATHAN died 9 June 1922 in Wellington aged 76
- he is buried Plot 41 B, Jewish section at Karori

New Zealand Herald, 9 June 1922 DEATH of Walter Nathan
... The death has occurred of Mr Walter Nathan, director of Bannatyne and Co,m aged 76 years. He leaves a widow, four sons and five daughters. One daughter, Miss Sybil Nathan, is at present in England as a delegate to the Red Cross Convention

Evening Post, 8 June 1922 OBITUARY of WALTER NATHAN
... Widespread regret will be felt at the news of the death, which occurred at an early hour this morning, of Mr Walter Nathan, for many years prominent in the business world of the Dominion, and an old and much-respected citizen of Wellington. The late Mr Nathan was born in Tasmania in 1846, and at the age of five went to England with his parents. He was educated at the University College School, London, for a business career. He came out to New Zealand in the 'eighties and started business first in Dunedin. He was there for about twelve months, and then joined the firm of Messrs L. D. Nathan, of Auckland, where he remained for some seven years.
Coming to Wellington, he was for a time in the hardware trade. In 1894 he went into partnership with Mr Harold Beauchamp in the firm of W. M. Bannatyne and Co., and continued there until his death. He was always interested, but took no active part in local or national politics. For some years he was Consul in Wellington for Sweden. At one time he was a prominent member of the Wellington Bowling Club.
He married the eldest daughter of the late Mr Jacob Joseph, and leaves to mourn their bereavement a widow, four sons - Mr Hubert Nathan, director of Messrs Bannatyne and Co., Percy Nathan, who is farming in the Wairarapa, George Nathan, real estate agent and Stanley Nathan, sharebroker at Gisborne - and five daughters, of whom Miss Sybil Nathan is at present at Home as delegate to the Red Cross Convention.
The late Mr Nathan tokk a leading part in the social life of the Jewish community and was president of several institutions, including the Jewish. He had been ill only a few days before his death

AMELIA NATHAN died 1 July 1925 in London aged 67
- her ashes were returned to New Zealand on the ss Kent for burial and were interred 23 August 1925 Plot 50 B, Jewish section at Karori (see notes at child #11)

Evening Post, 2 July 1925 DEATH of AMELIA NATHAN
... On the 1st July 1925, at London (suddenly), Amelia, relict of the late Walter I. Nathan

Evening Post, 2 July 1925 OBITUARY of AMELIA NATHAN
... There are many people in the Dominion who will hear with great regret of the sudden death of Mrs Walter Nathan, of Wellington, the cabled news of which has been received from London, Mrs Nathan was the eldest daughter of the late Mr Jacob Joseph, a pioneer resident of Wellington and leaves a family of nine sons and daughters. Mrs Nathan was a most kindly, hospitable and philanthropic woman, and one of the chief workers for the Red Cross from the outset of the war. She was one of those who attended the first meeting called by Lady Godley and Lady (the Mrs) Luke, the Mayoress of Wellington, to make arrangements for Red Cross assistance in war time, and was a steady worker throughout the whole strenuous time.
Mrs Nathan was a continuous member of committee and vice-president of the Red Cross, following on to the peace-time committee, and full of kindness to those at the Red Cross Home, when they were situated at Trentham and afterwards at Hobson street.
The late Mrs Nathan was a member of the Sydney Street Soldiers' Club Committee, and a regular helper at the big evenings which were held there, and were such a feature of the lives of the trainees at Trentham.
Lady Luke pays a heartfelt tribute too to the general and continued kindness and generosity of Mrs Nathan, stating that she was always ready not only to give monetary assistance to those in distress but to give personal sympathy and effort, and Lady Luke adds a personal regret that another of the band of splendid workers who spent about eight years together at the Town Hall at Wellington has passed on, leaving a place that will be very difficult to fill. Much sympathy will be felt for the family of Mrs Nathan in their sudden bereavement.


PHOTO
Plot 50 B at Karori
Amelia Nathan (& others)

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by Suezy on 2013-08-13 21:00:07

Hi Ngarie Edith & other Researchers I do have some information for you regards Amy Beatrice Nathan.
This is through way of Amy Beatrice Nathan being married late in life to William Grant. She then became a Mother to my Mother,and her twin brothers.It is a rather unusual story of adoption and of Grant (and Nathan) history.
I am certainly interested and grateful for all the work you and the other family Researchers have already done on Family Circles of the Nathan background. Mum has always wanted to know more about Amy Beatrice appreciating how kind a person she was.Mum only 2 weeks ago brought to my attention information re. Amy being a 'Nurse' and being in the Napier Earthquake.We are unsure where Nurse means Registered or not.On viewing her family ties in that Hawke Bay area it may well be the two themes of family run together.Her meeting with my Grandfather Grant was through being employed as a carer to Neville's twin boys and then wanting to adopt a daughter too.

My Mother is living would be most interested in sharing info and speaking with you by phone if able to contact personally.She lives in Whangarei,NZ.
She does do email but is limited in other applied uses of the computer. I will certainly post this Nathan info as found on this site to her.
Regards,
Sue from Hamilton

by ngairedith on 2013-08-14 19:27:49

Thank you Sue,
So pleased this has been of help to you & your mum. Feel free to add anything else you have that may be of help to other researchers

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