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children of Benjamin WABY & Gertrude WILLIDEN

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BENJAMIN WABY (1878-1918)
married Gertrude WILLIDEN (1877-1941) in 1897
also see Waby marriages

... 1
1898 - 1965 Evelyn Gertrude May Waby
* born 3 Dec 1898 TWIN with Thelma
Evelyn married George Leonard BLOSS (1888-1975) in 1919
- George was born in England and arrived in NZ when he was about 11. He served in WWI as Private 3/385 with the Ambulance Unit, 2nd Reinforcements. His enlistment address in 1914 was the Masonic Hotel in Dunedin. His next of kin was his mother at 5 Railway Street, Braintree, Essex, England
Evelyn died 10 April 1965
George died 19 Aug 1975 in the Montecillo Home War Veterans Home in Dunedin. They are buried together in Plot 12, Block 262 at Andersons Bay cemetery with their son, Sydney Phillip Bloss (1924-2003) who died in Whangarei

... 2
1898 - 1979 Thelma Violet Millicent Waby
born 4 December 1898 in Dunedin
* born 3 Dec 1898 TWIN with Evelyn
- Thelma married Victor John LEA (1895-1956) in 1919
son of Albert Edward Lea (1864-1945) & Martha Margaret FORSYTH (1870-1934)
their known children:
* 1920 - 2008 Albert William Lea
Victor died 23 Jan 1956 in Invercargill
* Thelma remarried to ? LYON
Thelma died 10 April 1979 in Invercargill
- they are buried together Plot 384, Block 35 at Eastern cemetery
the headstone reads:
In loving memory of Victor John
Beloved husband of Thelma Lea
Died 23rd Jan 1956 aged 61 years
Thelma Lyon Died 10th April 1979 aged 80 years

... 3
1903 - 1968 Dorothy Alma Waby
* born 26 December 1903 (Boxing Day)
- Dorothy married Richard Dennington WILTON (aka BLAIR) (1899-?) in 1921
- son of Catherine WILTON. Catherine married John Henry BLAIR in 1907

... 4
1906 - 1984 Benjamin Collingwood Waby
* born 1 September 1906
- Benjamin married Anna Duncan FORBES (1908-1967) in 1930
daughter of Alexander Forbes & Elizabeth Herries McKENZIE

... 5
1909 - 1995 Rosalind Overbury Waby
* born 26 October 1909
- Rosalind married David William George MOWAT (1907-1996)

... 6
1910 - 1983 Maud Mary Waby
* born 12 July 1910
- Maud married William George ROBERTSON (1906-1934) in 1927
- son of John Earl Robertson & Margaret Mary BROWN
William died 20 April 1934 aged 27 and is buried Plot 2, Block 171A at Northern cemetery, Dunedin with 2 Robertson (including his mother) and 7 of his mother's family Brown
- Maud remarried in 1936 to Sidney Cross CROPP (1903-1977) of Richmond, Tasman. He died aged 74 in Greymouth and is buried in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens and Christchurch Crematorium

... 7
1914 - 1975 Mona Inez Annie Waby
* born 4 November 1914
- Mona married Maxwell Henry WEBB (1909-1976)
they are buried together Plot 53, Block 269 at Andersons Bay, Dunedin

... 8
1915 - 1979 William George Waby

* born 17 November 1915
- nothing known at this time

GERTRUDE WABY died 16 Dec 1941 in Dunedin
She is buried Plot 24, Block 103 at Northern Cemetery, Dunedin with:
* 1881 - 15 July Bessie Williden aged 5
* 1881 - 23 Nov Emily Williden aged 13
* 1911 - George Sydney Kent Williden her father
* 1918 - Iris Williden aged 10
* 1922 - Annie Williden her monther

Headstone of Mona & Maxwell Webb (see child 7)

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by DonnaWaby01 on 2012-06-25 00:59:03

This is my family......Benjamin Collingwood Waby was my great grandfather

by Nanette on 2012-08-19 00:45:17

His wife, Gertrude Williden, was my great grandmother's sister Annie. I have information about her parents, George Sidney Williden and Annie Williden (nee Phillips).

Kind regards Nanette

by Sueevans on 2012-12-01 03:55:27

Maud Mary Waby was my grandmother. Her husband William Robertson died at the age of 28, they had one child, a daughter Joy (married name Mann) however she died in her thirties I believed of cancer. My grandmother married my grandfather, Sidney Cropp in 1936. They had three children, two died as infants and the surviving child was my mother, Pamela Inez Cropp.

Thanks Sue

by Sueevans on 2012-12-01 04:04:42

In regards to the children as mentioned above, my grandmother, Maud Waby told me there were 8 children including her. The ones not listed above were Mona, and William. My grandmother was quite close to Ben who lived in Oamaru and her sister Dorothy who we had a bit to do with I remember as a child. My gran lived in Christchurch.


by paea101 on 2015-11-10 18:44:21

Hi there, I am doing my family genealogy/ Family tree and my great grandmother was Anna Duncan Waby but I am descended from her illegitimate child, not Benjamin Collingwood Waby. Does anyone know if she had any other children apart from my Grandfather with BCWaby?
Thanks :)

by Carter1 on 2016-08-08 06:20:10

Gertrude Williden is my great grandmother .Rosiland my grandmother she was amazing person with gentle soul. Her father Benjamin waby was jeweller in Dunedin New Zealand died in Belgium at the battle of Messines age 41 9th June 1917, his brothers died together at the battle of Somme they were 27and 31

by Carter1 on 2016-08-08 06:23:06

Gertrude was buried with her parents at the northern cemetery in Dunedin NZ

by Carter1 on 2016-08-08 06:35:10

Yes Ben was in Oamaru he very close to my granny, Ben was the youngest Ben and my grandmother were place in home after there father was killed.Bit drinking and violence going on.Not judging I'm sure it would of been hard with all those kids.My Grandfather never said much but never said kind word about Gertrude sorry to say .Benjamin Waby is link to Olverston and learnt his jewellery trade from Olverston.

by Carter1 on 2016-08-08 06:38:41

Mona Annie Inez Waby born 1915

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