Charles MANAGH + Amelia Henrietta SCHWASS, Halcombe
Charles Managh (1850-1918)
* was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, 1 of at least 9 children of Alexander Managh (1814-1894) & Mary Curry.
* Two of Charles's sisters also came to NZ
* Charles's sister Elener 'Ellen' Managh (1854-1929) married James Charles Managh (1855-1939) in 1879, son of Charles Managh (1820-) & Ellen Curry. They arrived from Belfast soon after and had 5 children, 4 sons & a daughter. They settled in Halcombe for about 40 years then moved to Rotorua where she died on 4 April 1929
* Charles's sister Mary Managh (1854-1943) married Owen McElroy in 1881 in NZ. They had at least 12 children
NOTE Alexander Managh (1814-) & Charles Managh (1820-) were brothers. So, Ellen & James were first cousins.
ALSO, a number of James Charles Managh's siblings came to NZ.
* James's brother, Alexander Managh (1857-1938), married Hannah Maria Dillon (1863-1920) who was born in Greytown to early Wairarapa & Manawatu settlers, John Frederick Dillon (1817-1882) & Maria Vaughan (1823-1900). He died in Wanganui
* James's brother, Andrew Managh (1872-1936), married Margaret Lyons and died in Wellington
* Charles arrived in NZ in 1875 on the "Dover Castle". On 3 Feb 1880 he married Amelia Henrietta Magdalina Schwass (1861-1958)
* Amelia was born in Upper Moutere, 1 of 17 children of Ernest Heinrich Schwass & Annie Sophia Rose (both born Germany, died Halcombe)
* 14 Dec 1920. Mrs Annie Sophia Schwass, a very old resident of Halcombe, died today. She was the mother of Mrs Charles Managh. Her husband died some years ago
the children of Charles & Amelia
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1880 - 1957 Edmund Herbert Managh
- Edmund married Henrietta Collis (1887-1932) in 1907
* MANAGH-COLLIS - A pretty wedding was celebrated St Patrick's Church, Mangaweka, on Wednesday afternoon, Miss Henrietta Collis, only daughter of Mrs Collis, an old and esteemed resident of the district, was married to Mr Edmund Herbert, eldest son of Mr Charles Managh, the well-known farmer of Halcombe. The young couple were widely esteemed and respected, demonstrated by the large number of visitors who crowded into the Church to witness the ceremony, performed by the Rev Father Lacroix. Miss Collis being a member of the choir and an active worker in the Church, was responsible for the friends tastefully decorating the interior of the building with evergreen and flowers.
The bride looked lovely, dressed in white silk, trimmed with silk lace and insertion and covered with the usual orthodox veil and orange blossoms. She also carried a very prettily arranged bouquet. The chief bridesmaid, Miss Pole, was daintily attired in Swiss muslin, with white felt hat trimmed with heliotrope and white chiffon; she also carried a shower bouquet. The other bridesmaids Misses Mary Gannon(see note below) and Byrne were equally attractive, dressed in satin faced muslin, trimmed with lace and insertion with hats to match and carrying baskets of flowers. Mrs Collis, mother of the bride, was neatly attired in a black cashmere with jet trimmings, bonnet to match, relieved with lilac.
The bridegroom's present to the bride consisted of a set of furs to the chief bridesmaid, a gold ring and to each of the other bridesmaids gold brooches. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was an exquisite set of gold sleeve links.
The bridegroom was attended by his cousin, Mr A. McElroy, as best man and Messrs J. Collis(see note below) and J. Schwass assisted as groomsmen. The bride was given away by her brother Mr M. Collis - settler.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the wedding party was entertained at the Oddfellows' Hall.
NOTE Mary Lillian Gannon married John Collis who was the brother of Henrietta, children of Michael (1851-1904) & Mary Ann (1858-1913) Collis, the early settlers. Therefore, Mary was acting as bridesmaid to her sister-in-law to be
children of Edmund & Henrietta (born Mangaweka)
* his 1st child was born 2 months before his twin sisters (see siblings 17 & 18)
* 1908 - 1968 Ronald Thomas 'Ron' Managh
- Ronald married Elvira Margaret Anderson (1907-1974)
* daughter of Thorval Anderson (1875-1954) & Mary Elizabeth Marshall
* 1909 - 1981 Selby Milton Michael Managh
* 1911 - 1949 Maxwell Herbert John 'Max' Managh
- Max married Monica Katherine Healy (1908-1983)
* 1912 - 1920 Charles 'Maurice' Managh
* 1914 - 1977 Bernard Arthur 'Bernie' Managh
- born Nov 1914, Bernard married Isabel Frances Pritchard (1919-2009). Daughter of Gilbert Pritchard (1885-1963) & Marguerite Rubina Thompson (1898-1979)buried Mangaweka. Bernard & Isabel had 6 children. They died in Auckland
* Henrietta Managh died aged 45 in 1932 and is buried in Taumarunui Old Cemetery. Her headstone reads: In Loving Memory of Henrietta Managh. Beloved wife of Edmund Managh and loving mother of Ron, Selby, Max, Bernie and the late Maurice. R.I.P.
* Edmund next married Kathleen Mary Hennessy (1905-1964) in 1936
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1882 - 1883 Clement Managh
- Clement died aged 18 months, buried Halcombe
* On 31 August 1883 a boy named Clement Managh, about 18 months old, was drowned at Halcombe. It appears that his mother missed the child and on going to look for him discovered him dead in the creek. Dr Johnston, who was in attendance on another patient in Halcombe, was called in and he found life was extinct
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1883 - 1975 Clemency May Managh
- partner with John Matthews
- married Christopher Boyce in 1901
known children of Clemency & Christopher
* 1901 - 1971 James Mathews Boyce
* 1903 - Archibald 'Archie' Boyce
* 1905 - Clemency May Boyce
* 1907 - Laurence Boyce
* 1909 - Dorothy Boyce
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1885 - 1960 Ellen Laura Managh
- married Robert McKee (1872-1944) in 1909
* A very pretty wedding was celebrated on Wednesday at the residence of Mr Charles Managh, Halcombe, when Miss Ellen Laura Managh was married to Mr Robert McKee, of the Waikato district. Miss Clara Managh acted as bridesmaid and Mr H. W. Hunter of the Waikato was best man. The bride's two little sisters - Misses Joyce and Lydia Managh - were flower girls. The service was conducted by the Rev j. Clover, assisted by the Rev T. B. R. Woolloxall, of Eltham. After the ceremony, the happy couple left for Feilding, where they caught the Main Trunk express for the Waikato, their future home
known children of Ellen & Robert
* 1910 - 2003 Jean Olive McKee
* 1912 - 1984 James McKee
* 1913 - 1913 Charles McKee
* 1915 - 2011 Ellen Laura McKee
* 1918 - 1942 Robert Managh McKee
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1887 - 1985 Clara Mary Managh
- married John Linton Fergusson (1891-1958) in 1914
known children of Clara & John
* 1915 - 1961 Keith William Fergusson
* 1918 - 1999 Joan Gwendoline Fergusson
* 1920 - 1983 Gweneth Mary Fergusson
* 1924 - 2006 Elizabeth Fergusson
* 1926 - 2016 Evelyn Joyce Fergusson
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1888 - 1965 Annie Managh
- married Thomas 'Tom' Fraser on 10 April 1923
* Annie (a widow), died 12 Nov 1965 at Palmerston North and was cremated at Kelvin Grove. Her ashes were taken away
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1890 - 1983 Sandy Nelson 'Alex' Managh
- married Gladys Filleul Pike (1898-1991)
* Gladys was born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia to John George Pike & Flora Levinia Filleul. They had 10 children in Feilding
* He was a dairy farmer on the Sandon-Halcombe road until 1923 when he gave up dairy farming sold everything by auction
* Lance Sergeant 22824, Sandy Nelson Managh (Alex) of the 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade received a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) that on 14 June 1917 Ploegsteert, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He carried messages several times over ground swept by machine-gun fire. After the capture of an enemy position on another occasion he did splendid work in consolidating the captured ground. He showed great courage and determination
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1892 - 1974 Ada Maggie Managh
- Ada married William John Francis in 1920
* FRANCIS-MANAGH - At the Methodist Church, Halcombe, on 21st September 1920, by the Rev P. W. Jones, William John, fifth son of the late Mark Francis, of Nelson, Victoria, to Ada (Pet), fifth daughter of the late Charles Managh, of Mangaone, Halcombe.
A wedding which aroused more than ordinary interest took place. The bride, who is just as charming as she looked, which is saying a good deal, looked very pretty in a grey travelling costume and pink hat. She was given away by her brother, Mr E. Managh, of Mangaweka and had as bridesmaid her sister, Miss Annie Managh, who also wore grey, with hat to match. The best man was Mr William Nesbitt, of Feilding. After the ceremony a reception was held by Mrs Managh at "Mangaone Downs" the happy couple afterwards leaving for New Plymouth, where part of the honeymoon was spent. Mr and Mrs Francis, who are both very popular, proof of which was the great number of handsome presents they got, are making their permanent home in Halcombe
- Ada next married ? Collis. She is buried as Ada Collis with brother James
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1894 - 1934 Florence Managh
- Florence married Robert John Grant (1895-1921) in 1920
* GRANT-MANAGH - On February 5th 1920, at the Primitive Methodist Church, Halcombe, by the Rev Peter Wright Jones, of Feilding, Robert John, second son of Mr and Mrs John Grant, Tullochgorum, Turakina, to Florence, sixth daughter of Mrs Managh and the late Charles Managh, of Mangaone Downs, Halcombe
- Florence next married Thomas Victor Whittington (1895-1956) in 1928
* Thomas next married Stella Jean Guilford (1914-) in 1938
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1895 - 1989 Bessie Amelia Managh
- married Frederick 'Fred' Flavall (1890-1975) in 1918
known children of Bessie & Fred
* 1920 - 1952 Kelvyn Rugby Flavall
* 1927 - 1932 Ngaire May Flavall
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1896 - 1948 James Norman Managh
- married Phoebe Christina Clausen (1897-1965) in 1920
- James is buried with sister Ada in Halcombe
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1898 - 1986 Daisy Alma Managh
- married William Percy Stewart (1898-1973) in 1922
known children of Daisy & William
* 1924 - 1997 Malcolm Kinniard Stewart
* all 3 buried together at Upper Tutaenui Cemetery, Marton
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1899 - 1984 David Currie Managh
- Dave was a motor cycle enthusiast, competing in many races & carnivals on his Indian or Harley. He was NZ's first speedway champion at Kilbirnie in 1929, riding in Australia before Kilbirnie opened. He was a notable grass/dirt track champion. He competed against the famous Wally Kilmister and in 1929 only just beat Miss Fay Taylour, the famous 'English lady rider'.
- Dave married Florence Violet Devina Anderson (1902-1992) in 1924
* daughter of James Douglas Anderson (1874-1926) & Kate Caroline Hughes Groube. Sister of Nelson Anderson who married David's sister Lynda
known children of David & Florence
* 1927 - 1965 Charles Douglas Managh
* 1929 - 2015 Betty 'Jill' Managh
* 1933 - 2017 Kenneth David Managh
+ Dawn & Gaye Managh
* This family is buried at Halcombe
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1903 - 1994 Nena Joyce Managh
- married James Smith (1898-1967) in 1928 & had 6 children
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1905 - 1992 Lynda Eveline Managh
- Lynda married Nelson James Marcus Anderson (1908-1977) in 1934
* son of James Douglas Anderson & Kate Caroline Hughes Groube. Brother of Florence who married Lunda's brother David
* Lynda & Nelson are buried at Halcombe
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1907 - 1991 Roy Arthur Keath Managh
(aka Raymond Arthur Keath 'Ray' Managh)
- Ray married Mary Amelia Wilson (1904-1985)
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1908 - 2002 Lillian Dorothy Managh
(born 27 June, twin with Ivy Ella)
- married Richmond 'Richie' Ingles (1913-1977) in 1936
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1908 - 1959 Ivy Ella Managh
(born 27 June, twin with Lillian Dorothy)
- married Robert William Smith
* She is buried at Halcombe. Her HEADSTONE READS: Grieve Not. Her soul returned to God who gave it. Herein lies the ashes of Ivy Ella Smith (nee Managh). Departed this life 9th March 1959. A beautiful soul, loved by all with whom she came in contact. Beloved wife of Robert William Smith
6 Nov 1911 WORKPLACE FATALITY. Ferdinand SCHWASS, employed on Charles Managh's farm at Turakina went to get some sheep from the other side of Turakina river taking a horse and dray, thinking it was not dangerous. After they got a few yards the water began to come into the dray and the horse was forced down stream with the current. Schwass remarked that it looked bad and they would have to swim. The water was then nearly up to their knees and when about two chains down it was up to their waists and the dray capsized washing them out... after William Greig, roadman for the Rangitikei County Council and Charles Managh dragged the river they found the body ..
CHARLES MANAGH died 7 Dec 1918 at his residence, Mangaone, Halcombe after a long and painful illness. He was 65
* By the death of Mr Charles Managh, which occurred at about 5 o'clock on Saturday morning, Halcombe loses one of its best-liked and most widely respected residents. He was very well known all over the district and no man was more esteemed. He had by his square dealing and fairness won for himself the name of a "straight" man. He was always affable and courteous, and had a vein of quiet humour which won him many friends. He was a typical and successful farmer, and contact with him gave one the immediate impression that he knew what he was talking about. To hear him discuss farming questions was an interesting experiences, for he could talk lucidly, even to the layman in farming matter, of things that a less able man would make much less clearer. He was very fond of a joke and no man round these parts had a more pleasant manner. He was an ever-observant, painstaking farmer, with a deep knowledge of everything pertaining to farm life. He had worked hard and by his untiring energy had amassed a fair share of material wealth. Though not appearing much in public matters, he always assisted worthy objects in a quiet way and no one ever went to "Charlie" Managh for a donation for a charitable cause and came away empty-handed. He was a strong supporter of the Halcombe Band, being a vice-president and had several times entertained the band at his home.
The deceased gentleman had lived in these parts well over 40 years and had brought up a large family - 17 in all, five boys and twelve girls. Two of the sons, Second-Lieut A. Managh and Private J. Managh, are away in France. He was related by marriage to Mr Owen McIlroy. Messrs J. and A. Managh, of Halcombe, are the dead man's cousins.
Much sympathy is felt for Mrs Managh and her family. Mr Managh came from Co. Tyrone, Ireland, sailing in the 'Dover Castle' landing in New Zealand in 1875.
* The funeral of the late Charles Managh will leave his late residence, Mangaone, Halcombe, to-morrow (Sunday) at 2.30pm for the Halcombe Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation
Grave at Halcombe of Charles, wife Amelia & son Clement