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Josiah ABBOTT - Featherston & Dannevirke

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Josiah Abbott (1866-1927)
was base born 22 Dec 1866 to Mary Jane Abbott (1846-1918) of Wellington
* Mary Jane married Frederick LAMBERT (1843-1871) in Greytown in 1870
* Mary Jane married Samuel Wilfred LUCAS in Greytown in 1876
- Josiah had 6 known step-siblings
* Mary Jane died 7 April 1918 aged 71 and buried in Featherston

Josiah married in Greytown 23 May 1888 to:
Alice Annie (Minerva Alice) BUCK (1871-1901)
their 5 known children (her obituary says 6 children)
... 1
1890 - 1946 Beatrice Sophia Abbott
- Beatrice married Thomas FOREMAN in 1910
Evening Post, 12 March 1910
... FOREMAN-ABBOTT - On the 12th March, 1910, at Wellington, Thomas Foreman, fifth son of the late Thomas Foreman, Wellington, to Beatrice, eldest daughter of Josiah Abbott, of Dannevirke
BEATRICE died 20 July 1946 (from BDM)
NOTE for some reason, BDM has Beatrice Sophia Abbott marrying on that date to Thomas COLLINS?

... 2
1893 - 1912 Janet Elsie Maud Abbott
- Janet married William HANSEN on 30 May 1912
- she died 2 weeks later, 16 June 1912, aged 19

... 3
1896 - 1946 Evelyn/Eveline May Abbott
- Evelyn married Henry Frank BLOWES (1885-1959) in 1912
EVELYN died 16 May 1946 (from BDM)

... 4
1898 - 1971 Albert Osborne Abbott
- spouse not found for Albert
- he served in WWI as Gunner 37209 with the New Zealand Field Artillery. He enlisted in London

... 5
1900 - 1969 Frederick Josiah Abbott
- Frederick married Rita Helen LUCAS (1904-1983) in 1921

Alice Annie Abbott died 15 March 1901 aged 30
Wairarapa Daily Times, 16 March 1901 A rather sad occurrence took place at the Greytown Hospital about 10 o'clock yesterday when Mrs Jos. Abbott, who was only brought in the evening before, passed away from blood poisoning. She was 29 years of age, and leaves a husband and family of six children to mourn their loss
Wairarapa Daily Times, 18 March 1901 The remains of the late Mrs Jos. Abbott were interred in the Featherston Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by the Rev T. Porritt

Josiah next married on 4 June 1903 to:
Alice WILLETS (1882-1958)
their known children
... 1
1903 - Irene Abbott
- Irene married Harold Herbert CHISNALL (1898-1971) in 1920
- Harold is buried Plot 285, Block 29 at Taruheru cemetery, Gisborne
(not known what happened to Irene, nor her correct birth date)

... 2
1904 - 1920 John Percival 'Jack' Abbott
- Jack died 16 May 1920 aged 16

... 3
1905 - ? Alice Abbott
- nothing known of Alice

... 4
1906 - 1907 Marjorie Abbott
- Marjorie died 25 May 1907 aged 5 months
- buried Grave 69, Block G at SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke

... 5
1909 - ? Phyllis Elizabeth Abbott
- married George Edward GREEKS (1902-1976) in 1925

... 6
1910 - ? Mary Jane Abbott
- nothing known of Mary

Wairarapa Daily Times, 18 October 1892
... The Featherston Town Board met last night to consider in committee the tenders received for the position of ranger. That of Mr Josiah Abbott was finally accepted

Bush Advocate, 16 April 1908
... DEFENDED CASE - Josiah Abbott, drover, deposed he was employed by H. B. Farmers' Association, he claimed 17s 6d for driving 327 sheep to Mangatera ...

Evening Post, 12 March 1910
... FOREMAN-ABBOTT - On the 12th March, 1910, at Wellington, Thomas Foreman, fifth son of the late Thomas Foreman, Wellington, to Beatrice, eldest daughter of Josiah Abbott, of Dannevirke

Dominion, 18 February 1911
... Messrs Dalgety and Co., Ltd., report on Thursday, February 16, we held a special clearing sale of dairy stock on account of Mr Jas. Abbott, of Matamau, when there was a large and representative attendance of buyers and biddings was spirited. A line of 25 cows sold from ?4 to ?8 (May 2013 equivalent of $630-$1260), and making the satisfactory average of ?5 19s; 2 bulls sold at ?3; small weaners ?7s; fat cows ?4 to 5; fowls 3s to 3s 10d per pair; 1 2-year hack ?71; trap horse ?17; cans etc at currents rates

Evening Post, 5 April 1921
... In the Featherston Magistrate's Court yesterday, Josiah Abbott was convicted and fined 20s and costs for disturbing the Featherston School, and a further fine of 20s and costs was imposed on Abbott for assaulting the teacher, James R. Kirby. The trouble arose over defendant having, it was alleged, made an insulting remark to defendant's children
read the full story A Featherston Feud, the troubles of a teacher

Josiah Abbott died 6 July 1927 aged 60
Evening Post, 8 July 1927 Mr Josiah Abbott, a well-known resident of Featherston for many years, died in the South Wairarapa Hospital at Greytown on Wednesday (states the Wairarapa correspondent of "The Post")

Josiah's widow Alice Abbott remarried in 1933
Hutt News, 12 July 1933 SCHOLES-ABBOTT
... The wedding was solemnised at St Stephen's Church Woburn Rd., Lower Hutt on June 17th, the contracting parties being Mrs Alice Abbott of Lower Hutt and Mr D'Arcy Scholes of Petone. The ceremony was performed by Rev J. E. Lopdell
The bride, who was escorted by her son in law, Mr Harold Chisnall, looked very charming in a gown of parma violet lace, cut on long graceful lines, with hat to tone, and carried a bouquet of violets and maiden-hair fern.
The bridesmaid, Miss Mary Abbott, (daughter of the bride), wore a lovely frock of pale peach georgette and lace with hat to match. She carried a posy of violets and maiden-hair fern. The best man was Mr J. F. McLeod (son-in-law of the bridegroom), of Petone (Emmeline Scholes married James Fulton McLeod in 1926).
A reception was held at 18 Central Terrace, where the bride's sister, Mrs W. Willoughby of Masterton (Annie Willets married William John Willoughby in 1894), wearing a smart frock of mulberry moacain, received a large number of guests. The usual toasts were honoured and many beautiful gifts were received.
Mr and Mrs Scholes left later by car, Mrs Scholes wearing a brown musquash coat with a black georgette and lace frock and a black hat to match

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by ngairedith on 2013-11-15 18:46:17

looking for help please in filling in the obvious gaps in the above, like, who was the 6th child of Josiah & Alice Annie and more info on the children of Josiah with his second wife

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