George DENTON & 58 Willis Street, WELLINGTON
GEORGE DENTON (1833-1910)
married in New Zealand, 8 Oct 1863 to
ELIZA ANN BENNETT (1843-1920)
they had 11 known children
.. 1 ..
1864 - 1942 Robert George Denton
George had an Engineering business in Ellers Lane, Wellington for over 30 years (sold in 1920).
He married Caroline Mary Brown (1864-1940) in 1893
They had 3 known children
His ashes are in 166N Karori with Caroline
.. 2 ..
1865 - 1917 Annie Jane Denton
Annie married William George Adkin of Worthington, Leicestershire, 20 Sep 1887 at Wesley Church, Wellington
* They had 5 known children.
He is Buried in Levin
.. 3 ..
1867 - 1954 William Henry 'Will' Denton
William married Ellen De Place (1870-1936) in 1891
* They had 4 known children
His ashes are Plot 71N at Bolton St
.. 4 ..
1868 - 1933 Kate Elizabeth Denton
Kate was a Downs Syndrome baby
* She is buried 71N at Bolton St
.. 5 ..
1869 - 1963 Frank James Denton Frank was a Wanganui camera fiend.
He married Laura Close (1873-1904) in 1900.
* They had 3 children, including twins.
He had a son, Harold Morley Denton 1913-2002, with Ethel Mary ?. Died in Palmerston North & buried Aramoho, Wanganui
.. 6 ..
1871 - John Mowbray Denton
John attended Terrace School & Wellington College before moving to England.
He married Violet Marshall 11 June 1908 in Sheffield, England.
He Married Elizabeth Finlay Whyte 16 June 1920 in Sauchiehall St, Glasgow.
He was the principal and managing Director of Messrs Christopher Johnson, the well known cutlers of Sheffield Cutlery, England.
He returned home in 1937 for a visit after 33 years
.. 7 ..
1872 - 1873 Florence Denton
Florence was born 7 Aug 1872. She died 9 Aug 1873 aged 1 year & 2 days. She is buried Bolton St, plot 71N with other family members
.. 8 ..
1874 - 1956 Edith Mabel Denton
Edith didn't marry.
She died in Wellington, ashes 71N at Bolton Street
.. 9 ..
1875 - 1950 Percival 'Percy' Norwood Denton
Percy spent years in England and Calcutta
He married Alice Maud Ross in 1905 in NZ
Percy was a Jeweller at 260 Lambton Quay
In 1930 this ad.
He was Cremated at Karori
.. 10 ..
1877 - 1955 Herbert Denton
Herbert married Anne Jane Wilson in 1904 (1876-1911) and lived in Levin (foothills of the Tararua Ranges).
* They had 3 known children.
He next married Shirley Beckett (1891-1967, buried Kelvin Grove) in 1921.
He was Cremated at Karori
.. 11 ..
1884 - 1960 Laurence Ackworth 'Laurie' Denton
Laurence was a Chartered Accountant
He married Nellie Maude Daniell (1881-1971) 11 Jan 1911 in Masterton. Daughter of Charles Edward Daniell & Emily Chilton.
He died Havelock North
He is buried Plot 69A, Block SW with Nellie
GEORGE & ELIZA ANN are buried at Plot 71N, Bolton Street with other members of this family
58 WILLIS Street TIMELINE, Wellington
Following timeline taken from various editions of The Evening Post
1892 - (opposite Townsend & Paul's) Large variety of Ladies Corsets, Aprons, Sunshades, Umbrellas, Blouses. Mrs Carter did dressmaking alterations
1908 - (between Evening Post & Grand Hotel) George Davies opened his Wellington branch there (1 of his 40 NZ wide branches), tailor-made gentlemen's suits
1910 - George Denton, Ironmonger, Watchmaker, Jeweller, Gunsmith and dealer in curios was there. He had established the business in 1863 at 33 Willis Street. The Denton home 'Fern Hill' at 324 The Terrace (Wellington Terrace) occupied a town acre originally held by Daniel Riddiford. There George had the first trout hatchery, later amalgamating with Masterton
1922 - (near Gamble and Creed) Abel & Hyman, Cap Machinists were on the top floor of Denton's Building
* Gamble & Creed advertised themselves as "The leading caterers of Wellington", Wedding Parties, Dinners and Receptions
1923 - Osborne & Co., at 58 Willis street (late Denton's), did all kinds of mechanical repairs, locks and keys and Safes & Strongrooms overhauled. Phone 135
1925 - Mrs Bates and Miss Phyllis Bates gave a private dance to 50 officers at their studio, 58 Willis street
1926 - F. J. Pinny Ltd of 89 Willis Street, had a clearing sale of Pianos & Gramophones prior to their moving to number 58 Willis
1935 - F. J. Pinny Ltd., (Frederick James Pinny 1857-1933), had a liquidation sale and closed 14th Sep
1936 - (opposite John Duthies) on Thursday 23 January, Boots the Chemist (NZ) Ltd., opened its first NZ store at 58 Willis street
1945 - Boots was still there
NOW, 2016 Unichem Pharmacy
DENTON FAMILY c1896
LEFT TO RIGHT (ages approx)
. 10 Herbert 'Bert' (19)
.. 5 Frank James (27)
.. 1 Robert George 'Rob' (32)
.. 2 Annie Jane (31)
* GEORGE Denton, father (63)
.. 8 Edith Mabel (22)
.. 9 Percival Norwood 'Percy'(21)
.. 4 Kate Elizabeth (28)
.. 6 John 'Mowbray' (25)
* ELIZA ANN Denton, mother (53)
.. 3 William Henry 'Will' (29)
. 11 Laurence Ackworth 'Laurie' (12)
* not in the photo:
.. 7 Florence Denton (1872-1873)