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Charles Dyke + Elizabeth Hubbard had 17 children, Patearoa, Otago

Journal by ngairedith

The district this family lived in (written 1905)
* WAIPIATA is a small township on the Otago Central railway, 81 miles (130km) north-west of Dunedin. It has a promising future before it, as it is the most central point on the Maniototo Plains and the land in the vicinity of the railway station has already been surveyed for a large township. The stock saleyards at Waipiata are the largest in Central Otago. The Taieri river runs near the village and a small clear stream flowing into the Taieri accounts for the name 'Waipiata' — the Maori for 'Clear Water.' Waipiata is a splendid health resort, as it is 1176 feet above sea level and has a bracing and dry climate. Good shooting and fishing are obtainable. There is a post, telegraph and money order office at Waipiata, where mails arrive daily and a mail cart, with room for passengers, runs to Hamilton South, Patearoa and Gimmerburn. An Anglican church has been erected in the township and Presbyterian services are held in the public hall. There are also stores, a public school and a hotel.
* HAMILTONS is 86 miles (138km) north-west from Dunedin, via Waipiata — a railway station on the Otago Central line — from which a mail and passenger conveyance runs. In the early days Hamiltons was the centre of a great 'rush,' when many thousands of miners were on the field. Gold sluicing is still carried on with some success, but the country is now chiefly devoted to sheep-farming. Hamiltons has a post and telephone office, a school and a 'Union' church, which is used by the various denominations. Several years ago ten or twelve complete moa skeletons were found in the district.
* PATEAROA formerly known as Sowburn, on the Maniototo Plain, is 80 miles (128km) from Waipiata. The farms in the surrounding district are comparatively small and are devoted to agriculture and dairying. Gold mining is also carried on to some extent and there is a hydraulic sluicing claim at work. The township has a post and telegraph office, a school, a hotel and a public hall — formerly used as a 'Union' church. There is also a Presbyterian church, with a resident minister. The Patearoa Public School was founded in 1882. It is conducted in a wooden building, containing one room and a porch and occupies a site of ten acres of land. It contains accommodation for 62 pupils and the average attendance is 30. The teacher's residence of four rooms adjoins the school.

Charles Aaron Dyke (1839-1897) was born 20 Oct 1839 in Sydenham, Kent, England to Aaron Dyke (1800-1854) & Elizabeth Willson (1812-1870)
Elizabeth Hubbard (1850-1922) was born 21 June 1851 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria Australia to Charles Hubbard (1819-1903) & Ann Cuthbert (1824-1891)

Charles & Elizabeth married in Hamiltons, Otago on 17 June 1867
they had 17 children in Patearoa
. 1 . Aaron Dyke
born 22 March 1868
occupation Mine's manager. Carpenter & Builder
died 7 Aug 1951 aged 83
buried Andersons Bay with his mother
. BIO .
* HAMILTONS, Dangerous Road. 16 Sep 1898. An accident which might have been very serious happened here on Sunday morning last to Mr Aaron Dyke, manager of the Perseverance Co's claim, as he was riding along the forge road in the direction of Hamilton township. At a place known as the Big Dam, the road gave way under his horse's feet and he disappeared as if by magic and fell some 20 feet into an old tunnel, which runs under the road at this particular place. Mr Dyke must have had an exciting experience, but strange to say, neither horse nor rider got seriously hurt. I saw Mr Dyke the same evening and but for a few pieces of sticking plaster, I would not have known that anything had happened. I might say that this is a really dangerous part of the road; with a yawning shaft on the one side and a bank of dizzy height on the other and only about 10 feet width of road. Even pedestrians require a walk pretty straight after dark.
* St CLEMENT'S CHURCH 17 June 1902. The new Anglican Church at Waipiata was consecrated on Sunday by Bishop Nevill, assisted by the Revs H. J. Davis (former vicar of the district) and G. W. Christian (the present vicar). Large congregations were present both morning and evening. The church is built of brick and is well and completely finished both outside and inside and reflects great credit on the contractor, Mr Aaron Dyke. The church will seat 100 people and has been opened entirely free of debt. Great credit is due to the collectors of the fund (Mrs Howell and Miss Mathias), who are largely responsible for the fortunate sate of affairs. Mr J. Drake was the architect and Mr P. McAtamney inspector of works.
* PATEAROA SCHOOL REUNION, 1 April 1937. Following the vogue of recent years to celebrate school anniversaries, a reunion of ex-pupils of the Patearoa School to commemorate the fifty-seventh anniversary of the opening of the present school building was held during Easter. Excellent weather prevailed during the week-end and the various functions were all well attended . History Of The School . Mr Aaron Dyke, the oldest resident of the township, mentioned the names of all the families in his early days and an indication of where their homes had stood. These houses were all of sun-dried brick and many of them still stand in good condition to-day.

. 2 . Charles Dyke
born 27 Dec 1869
married Maria Horn (1883-1975) in 1902 & had 3 children
occupation Service Bus Proprietor
died 25 Oct 1944 in New Plymouth aged 74
buried Te Henui cemetery
. BIO .
* 9 Dec 1880. The annual examination of the children attending the Hamilton and Sowburn Schools for the purpose of awarding prizes to the most proficient scholars was held at Hamilton of Friday last. The examinations was conducted by W. H. Arthur-Worsop, schoolmaster, Naseby. The following awards:- 1st Class. Reading, Writing, Spelling and Arithmetic - Ellen Herlihy 1; Charles Dyke 2
* 21 Dec 1916 Mrs Charles Dyke, of Whakamara, has received word through the Defence Department that her brother, Rifleman 'Alf' Horn, who was preciously reported missing in the big fight of September 20, has now been declared by the Court of Inquiry as killed in action on that date.
* 15 Sep 1923, TARANAKI WEDDING. A very pretty wedding took place at St Joseph's Church on Thursday, August 9, between Miss Mavis Elizabeth Dyke, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Dyke, of New Plymouth and Mr David Millin, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Millin of Timaru. Miss Dora Dyke was in attendance as bridesmaid. NOTE: The groom, David Chalmers Millin, (Charles' son-in-law) was killed in an accident 2 years later, aged 27
* 25 Aug 1928. In the matter of Charles Dyke, of New Plymouth, Taxi Proprietor ..

. 3 . Isabella Ann Dyke
born 20 Feb 1871
died 28 March 1871 in Patearoa aged 5 weeks
buried Hyde cemetery
. BIO . DYKE - At Sowburn, on the 28th instant, aged five weeks, the youngest daughter of Charles Dyke

. 4 . Edgar Dyke
born 27 Feb 1872
died 25 Oct 1873 aged 20 months in an accident
buried Hyde cemetery
. BIO . A young child, Edgar Dyke, 16 months old, lost its life last week at Sowburn, by falling into a race. From the evidence at the inquest held by W. Grumitt, Esq.,J.P., Acting Coroner, it appeared that about 5 p.m. on Saturday evening Mrs Dyke missed the child and went in search of him, asking Mr Richardson and Mr Browne if he had been seen. Mr Browne immediately went in search and found the little body much bruised, lying on its face, to all appearances dead, at the end of a head race running behind Dyke's house. Mr Browne said he thought death was caused by the bruises. There were, he said, caused by the battens in the race boxes. Efforts were made to restore respiration by rubbing, but were of no avail. The verdict of the jury was to the effect that death ensued from accidental causes.

. 5 . Ellen Dyke
born 14 Feb 1874
married William Archibald Bulfin (1869-1943) in 1905 & had 3 daughters
died 12 April 1945 in Dunedin aged 71
buried Andersons Bay
. BIO . BULFIN - On April 12 1945, at Dunedin, Ellen Bulfin, of 12 Coughtrey street, St Clair and loved mother of Mrs Smith (Palmerston North), Mrs A. Lawrence (Dunedin) and Mrs Muir (Wellington); aged 72 years. At Rest - The Funeral will leave our Chapel, King Edward street, South Dunedin, on Saturday April 14, at the conclusion of the service commencing at 9.15 a.m., for the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.

. 6 . Samuel Dyke
born 31 Oct 1875
married Bertha Kessell (1866-1937) in Perth 1905
died 25 July 1926 in Perth, WA aged 50
buried Karrakatta cemetery
. BIO .
* PATEAROA, 2 April 1898. Two of our young men, Messrs Sam Dyke (Patearoa) and T. Udy (Hamilton) having come to the conclusion that the prospect of a permanent residence in this poverty-struck locality is more than any young man of spirit can bear, have determined to take a trip to Coolgardie in search of fortune. Plucky boys, good luck to them.
* WEST AUSTRALIA, 27 July 1926 The friends of the late Mr Samuel Dyke, engineer, late of Claremont, are respectfully informed that his remains will be privately interred in the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery, This (Tuesday) Afternoon at 2.30 o'clock

. 7 . Hannah Dyke
born 10 Nov 1877
married Walter Archibald Grieve (1875-1943) in 1897 & had 5 known children (4 daughters)
died 24 July 1942 aged 64
buried Picton Cemetery, Marlborough
. BIO . GRIEVE-DYKE - On the 25th November, 1897, at Patearoa, Walter A. Grieve, Sowburn Hotel, only son of the late John Watson Grieve, of Merton, to Hannah, second daughter of the late Charles Dyke (died 6 weeks prior), Patearoa

. 8 . Elizabeth Dyke
born 5 Sep 1879
married Gray Russell Hunter (1877-1946) in 1903 & had 6 known children
died 27 Dec 1941 in Oamaru aged 62
buried Oamaru Old Cemetery
. BIO . HUNTER - On December 27 1941, at her residence, 10 Torridge street, Oamaru, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Gray Russell Hunter; in her 63rd year. (Suddenly)

. 9 . William Dyke
born 8 July 1881
married Susan Margaret Wright (1886-1967) in 1908 & had 3 children
died 9 July 1966 in Dunedin aged 85
buried Andersons Bay

. 10 . Eliza 'Bessie' Dyke
born 7 March 1883
married John McNae Peterson (1888-1965) in St David's Parish, North East Valley, Dunedin in 1911 & had 2 sons
died 21 July 1958 in Dunedin aged 75
buried Andersons Bay

. 11 . Flora Dyke
born 6 June 1885
died 12 Nov 1902 in Roslyn, Dunedin aged 17
buried Andersons Bay
. BIO . DYKE - On the 12th November (after a short and painful illness), at the residence of her sister (Mrs Grieve), Tweed street, Littlebourne, Flora, the beloved daughter of Elizabeth and the late Charles Dyke, of Patearoa; aged 17 years. Deeply regretted.

. 12 . Alice Dyke
born 16 Aug 1886
married John Glenn (1888-1966) in 1906 & had 3 known daughters
died 6 March 1930 in Dunedin aged 43
buried Andersons Bay
. BIO . GLENN - On March 6, 1930, at the residence of her sister (Mrs Peterson, 148 Melbourne street), Alice, dearly beloved wife of John Glenn (late of Ranfurly); in her forty-third year. "A patient sufferer gone to rest." Private internment.

. 13 . Herbert Jubliee Dyke
born 11 Sep 1887
served as Sergeant 11/242
died 28 July 1916, killed in action, Egypt aged 28
buried Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
. BIO . For The Empire's Cause. DYKE - On July 28 1916, killed in action, Herbert Jubliee, sixth son of Elizabeth and the late Charles Dyke (late of Patearoa), aged 29 years. Nobly doing his duty.

. 14 . John Nenthorn Dyke
born 10 July 1889
married Daisy Rose (1896-1951) in 1917 & had at least 3 children
died 22 Jan 1948 in Dunedin aged 58
buried Andersons Bay
. BIO . DYKE - On January 22 1948. A middle-aged man, aged 59 years, John Nenthorn Dyke, of 12 Albion Place, late of 402 King street and loved father of Bert; died in hospital on Thursday evening after falling from a ladder leading up to a stack of bales of wool, at his place of employment, John Mill and Company's store at Pelichet Bay. He suffered head injuries and was admitted to hospital at 7.30 p.m. His death occurred two and a half hours afterwards.

. . 15 . Alexander Sydney Dyke
born 1 May 1891
married Mary Ellen Agnes McLean in 1922
died 30 Aug 1967 in Dunedin aged 76
buried Andersons Bay
. BIO .
* 18 Nov 1915 ROLL CALL. Mounted Rifles, Territorials. Alexander Sydney Dyke
* 29 Dec 1917 Back From The War. A hospital ship which arrived to-day brought 547 returned soldiers, including 25 officers. There were 88 cot cases. Two men are totally blind and 10 are mental cases. A high proportion are limb cases, though all these were fitted with artificial limbs in England. Two privates died on the voyage - W. T. Webb (Palmerston North) and J. T. McCaw (Waitahuna). The following is a list of the Otago and Southland soldiers .. Sergeant Alexander Sydney Dyke, labourer, Mornington.

. 16 . Thomas Bags Dyke
born 9 June 1892
served as Trooper 12557
died 14 Nov 1917 Killed in Action, Palestine aged 25
buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
. BIO . DYKE - On November 14 1917, killed while in action "Somewhere in Egypt: Trooper T. B. Dyke, ninth and youngest son of Elizabeth and the late Charles Dyke of Patearoa. A man's life, a mother's sacrifice for King and Country.

. 17 . Violet Elsie Dyke
born 21 Sep 1893
married Thomas Joseph Schollum (1889-1965) in 1914 & had at least 3 children
died 6 Feb 1965 in Gisborne aged 71
buried Taruheru cemetery
. BIO .
* PATEAROA 25 March 1904. Our annual soiree was held on Monday evening last, Rev Mr Ponder, of Middlemarch in the chair. The church was crowded and a considerable number of the rougher sex had to catch what they could of the programme from outside.From a musical point of view, the soiree was a decided success. A company of Sunday school girls also sand some hymns very nicely, three of them (Misses Lulu Kennedy, Ettie Scherp and Violet Dyke) singing another together. A large supply of excellent refreshments was furnished by the ladies of the congregation.
* KAITERATAHI (Gisborne) 30 April 1938. I, Thomas Joseph Schollum, of Kaiteratahi, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain and will at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden at Opotiki on the 7th day of June 1938, apply for a certificate authorising the issue of a (a renewal of) a Publican's License for a House situate at Kaiteratahi known as the Kaiteratahi Hotel, containing 10 rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family.

. . TIMELINE . .
Mount Ida Chronicle, 22 Jan 1880
SOWBURN. The New School was opened on Friday the 9th inst. The event was celebrated by a team concert and dance, held in the new building. Upwards of sixty ladies and gentlemen partook of the good things provided. After the tea was over and the tables cleared, the chair was occupied by Mr John McDonald, Secretary Hamilton and Sowburn School Committee .. Mr Charles Dyke said that although aware of the pact that the present site of the school was not satisfactory to all, yet he hoped that ere long the non-contents would succumb to the inevitable and would unite in securing a good average attendance ..

Mount Ida Chronicle, 26 Feb 1881
County Of MANIOTOTO. Notice is hereby given that Mr Charles Dyke has been appointed Collector of Dog Tax for the Ridings of Serpentine, Puketoi and Hyde; and that the Registration Office for the above named Ridings is the Dwelling House of the said Mr Charles Dyke, at Sowburn.

Mount Ida Chronicle, 7 Nov 1889
Application For Registration. I The Undersigned hereby make application to register the Nenthorn Invincible Quartz-mining Company as a Limited Company under the provisions of "The Mining Companies Act 1886" The nominal capital of the company is £10,000 in 20,000 shares of 10s each. The name of the Manager is William Donaldson. The names, addresses and occupations of the shareholders and the number of shares held by each at this date are as follows:- .. Charles Dyke, miner, Nenthorn - 2,000 (Nov 2022 cost equivalent of $227,193)

Otago Witness, 10 Jan 1895
HAMILTONS - An application form Mr Charles Dyke for an area of 200 acres upon runs 2904 and 204A, Hamiltons, was referred to the chief surveyor to be forwarded to the district surveyor for consideration when the survey was being effected

Mount Ida Chronicle, 24 Sep 1897
PATEAROA - Messrs F. Sebrick, Scott and A. Cambridge and Stannaway and McLean are all getting payable gold, while all our sluicers whose water is lifted from the main creek are, with the exception of Mr Chas Dyke, as busy as possible. Mr Dyke is one of our oldest and most respected miners and has unfortunately been reduced to a state of enforced and uncongenial idleness by that dread enemy ill-health. It is the wish of all who know him that he may soon be restored to his former robust and breezy vigour.

Charles Dyke died 20 Oct 1897
Mount Ida Chronicle, 22 Oct 1897 Mr Chas Dyke who died on Wednesday at the hospital, was one of our oldest and most respected miners. He was well and favourably known in the surrounding districts as a hard-working and honest man. He has resided for many years at Patearoa. He leaves a large family, part of whom are grown up. His age was 59 years.
He is buried at Hamiltons Cemetery, Otago

Elizabeth Dyke died 14 July 1922
Evening Star, 15 July 1922 DYKE - On July 14th, at her residence, 26 Larkworthy Street, St Kilda, Elizabeth Dyke, widow of Charles Dyke, late of Patearoa, Central Otago; in her 72nd year. Deeply mourned. "Followed loved ones gone before." (North Island papers please copy)
She is buried Andersons Bay, Dunedin

Sowburn Hotel in 1904

The hotel of Charles's son in law, Walter Archibald Grieve

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