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Where is GEORGE AVERY buried ? (1852-1907)

Journal by ngairedith

Where is George Avery buried?

? He was born 17 October 1852 in Taita, Lower Hutt
- a son of George AVERY & Charlotte TANDY
? He married Sarah SCRIMSHAW in 1876
? He farmed in Pahiatua for a number of years then moved to Kaponga, in Taranaki, where he owned the Commercial Hotel about 1900 - he was also a butcher there
? He and Sarah had 12 children
? In 1904 he moved to Hikutaia, near Thames
? He died 26 July 1907

If you read his profile here GEORGE AVERY you will see a newspaper article of how he was buried back on Kaponga...

Because I could not find his grave site I have been in contact with the Council in Kaponga and they told me he is not there !! nor are his two sons Alfred and Hugh although they are reported to have been buried there
... which does not mean they are not there

Because he was a very prominent business man in the town and was given a large farewell with expensive gifts it seemed to me that he should have some record, headstone etc - but no

I thought maybe the town of Kaponga just had a service for him in remembrance BUT the article names the pall bearers ...
His wife, Sarah, died 7 years later and she is buried in Omahu Cemetery in a double plot - the plot was "used" when she was interred but George is not with her there
- so it is not making any sense to me

Can you please help


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on 2008-11-13 12:33:05

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by barbidoll on 2012-11-16 03:06:14

Is there the possibility of Saint Mark's church Kaponga having it's own graveyard? There may be some historic burial records available somewhere.

by ngairedith on 2012-11-16 03:51:04

thank you barbidoll,
I had given up on that info, see the dates? You replied 4 years & 3 days later :)
but now you have renewed an interest so I may go looking this weekend

by mtediriweera on 2017-10-24 04:51:31

I have this record

Cemetery record

Record Number : 24852
Name : Estate of George Avery
Section : Kaponga Burial Old Lawn
New Plot ID : 2
Block :
Row :
Old Plot No :
Interment Status : Occupied
Plot Notes :
X Coord :
Y Coord:
Funeral Co-ordinator :
Date Of Death : 26/07/1907
Date Of Interment : 29/07/1907
Date Of Birth :
Type Of Interment : Burial
Depth Of Plot : Double Depth
Deceased Age - Years : 53
- Months :
- Weeks :
- Days :
- Hours :
Occupation :
Place Of Death :
Marital Status : Married
Gender : Male
Denomination :
Nationality :
Birth Place :
Headstone Photo : Yes
Officiating : -

by ngairedith on 2017-10-24 07:12:16

thanks mtediriweera :)
that's him

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