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Edgar Osmond CHIVERS - New Zealand

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Edgar Osmond CHIVERS (1861-1948)
was born in St Pancras, London, England to:
William Henry CHIVERS (1831-1913) & Amelia HARDING (1831-1911)
EDGAR married in London in 1891 to:
Emily Georgina PEARCY (1871-1950)
EDGAR OSMOND Chivers died on 11 October 1948 aged 87
EMILY GEORGINA Chivers died on 1 December 1950 aged 79
- they were both cremated at Waikumete, Auckland

Edgar had a store in Okaiawa (8km west of Normanby South Taranaki) in 1910, trading as Chivers and Co., when he was sued by William & Thomas John ROSS, builders of Okaiawa

the known children of EDGAR & EMILY:
... 1
1892 - 1969 Beatrice May 'Trissie' Chivers
BEATRICE married Albert Frederick LARCOMBE (1893-1973) in 1914
1st of 7 known children of Charles Albert LARCOMBE (1860-1936) & Laura PETHYBRIDGE (1865-1963). Charles was born at Bath, England, a son of Benjamin LARCOMBE & Sarah WEBB, who emigrated to New Zealand on the ?British Empire? in 1865, landing in Lyttleton, later settling on the West Coast goldfields. He was educated at Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, and at Ahaura, West Coast. He learned his trade as a boot and shoemaker at Dunganville, West Coast and in Canterbury. He entered into business on his own at Waikari, North Canterbury, and was then at Dunganville on the West Coast. In 1890 he moved to Patea. He was a member of the Patea Bowling Club & the Masonic Lodge and a council member of the Patea Borough Council. In 1891 he married Laura, a daughter of Aaron PETHYBRIDGE (1831-1868) & Mary Ann CROOK (1834-1874), of Greymouth. Laura's father Aaron was a boatman of Kilgour & Perotti's coal boats. Aaron (& his horse) drowned in a lagoon on the Grey River 7 July 1868 when she was 3. Her mother died 9 July 1874 in Cobden, West Coast when she was 9, 5 young children then became orphans
Hawera & Normanby Star, 2 January 1915 LARCOMBE-CHIVERS
At the Union Church, Okaiawa, on December 30th, 1914, Albert Frederick, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. C. Larcombe, of Patea, to Beatrice May (Trissie), elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Edgar Chiver of Okaiawa
BEATRICE died in Whangarei, Albert died in Patea 4 years later

... 2
9 Oct 1896 - 1972 Edgar Frank Chivers
Edgar Frank Chivers was an Engine Fitter living at 21 Kent St, Wellington when he enlisted for war on 16 October 1916, 1 week after he turned 20
Hawera & Normanby Star, 31 October 1916 Mr Frank Chivers, eldest son of Mr E. O. Chivers, left with the last reinforcements. He had been lucky enough to secure a place on one of the patrol boars in the British Navy. Frank's departure was a very hurried one and he only had one day in which to visit his home in Okaiawa to bid good-bye to his friends here. May it only be au revoir, and not good-bye.
* He served in as a Motor Mechanic Serial #C/1083 & #MB1919 with the NZEF, 18th Reinforcements Miscellaneous, Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol
- also Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve D.S.M.
* Hermione
* Thalia
* Halcyon 2
* Kingfisher
* Thalia
* Hermione
* Victory X (ML533)
* Arrogant
* Hermione
* last unit served Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR)
* He was promoted to Chief Motor Mechanic 1 September 1917
- demoted to Motor Mechanic 5 September 1918
* He was Wounded In Operation Ostend 10 May 1918
- read his bio at the link at his name
* Motor Mech. Edgar Frank Chivers,. R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1919
(M.L. 276). Received the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
* In 1921 he was living at 20 Queen's Parade, Devonport, Auckland when he attended Nelson College
EDGAR married Gladys Margaret BLAYNEY (1893-1927) in 1922, a daughter of Job BLAYNEY & Lily Emma WILMOT of Hawera
- Gladys was born in Camberwell, England, a Missionary to the Solomon Islands, she died on 8 April 1927 of Blackwater Fever (Roviana)
- they had a son:
* Frank Goldie "Bill' CHIVERS - a ship's engineer, he returned to Kent, England
of note Glady's nephew, son of her brother Charles Edward Blayney, was the Australian artist Peter Michael Blayney (1920-2014). Peter died Friday 9 April 2014 in New South Wales, aged 93
EDGAR next married Elsie Elizabeth BOX (1908-)
daughter of Edward BOX (1867-) & May Emily SHORT (1875-1924) who married in Midsomer, North Somerset 11 April 1898
EDGAR died 21 Dec 1972 & buried Plot 22A NS at Ruru Lawn cemetery, Christchurch

... 3
15 May 1900 - 1994 Mahara Maude Chivers
MAHARA married Alexander Edward CALDER (1902-) in 1924
1 of 6 known children of Donald CALDER (1863-1903) & Roberta Jean HAGON/HAGAN/HOGAN (1863-1953). Donald Calder was an Accountant in Coromandel. He drowned 20 Dec 1903 near Pitas Island when he and 5 mates went fishing from Coromandel. Their boat was struck by a squall and it capsized. Three of the men were drowned, the other 2 deaths being James Royle (1860-1903) & William Edgar (1844-1903)
Auckland Star, 26 November 1924 CALDER-CHIVERS
On November 19, 1924, at the Devonport Methodist Church, by the Rev. J. E. Parsons, Mahara Maude, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. O. Chivers, of Queen's Parade, Devonport, to Alexander Edward, youngest son of Mrs Calder, of Church St., Devonport
Auckland Star, 28 November 1924 The marriage took place in the Devonport Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 19th of Miss Mahara Maude Chivers, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs E. O. Chivers, of Devonport, to Mr Alexander Edward Calder, youngest son of Mrs Calder, of Devonport. The church was decorated by friends of the bride. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore ivory brocaded crepe de chine caught at the side with a pearl ornament, and embroidered net veil and wreath of orange blossom. Her bouquet was composed of white roses, carnations, lilies and asparagus fern, with white satin ribbon streamers. She was attended by Miss Gladys Goldsworthy, as bridesmaid, who wore pale heliotrope georgette over silk, with a black georgette hat, trimmed with small pink and heliotrope flowers, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas, pink carnations and asparagus fern. Little Dorothy Parsons was dressed in a frock of heliotrope georgette over silk, with a wreath composed of heliotrope georgette flowers and tricoline round the dress and on the head, and acted with Master Jock Calder as train bearer. Mr E. R. Chivers was best man. The bride's mother wore silver grey satin armure, with hat of beige georgette and mauve pansies and beige scart to match. The bridegroom's mother wore black silk, with cream lace front, black hat, trimmed with shaded flowers. After the ceremony the guests were received by Mr and Mrs A. E. Calder, Mr and Mrs E. O. Chivers and Mrs Calder
MAHARA MAUDE Calder died 16 April 1994 in San Francisco, California

... 4
11 Jan 1906 - 1994 Eric Rawhiti Chivers
- lived many years in Fiji
ERIC married Laurel Edna BUCKLEY (1905-2003) in Fiji in 1931
Laurel was born in Grey Lynn, Auckland, a daughter of William Joseph BUCKLEY (1877-1944 born Coromandel) & Bernice Mabel Richards MEIKLEJOHN (1879-1937 born Rodney)
New Zealand Herald, 27 May 1931 CHIVERS-BUCKLEY
On May 26, at Suva, Fiji, by Rev L. Turner, B.A., Eric Rawhiti, younger son of Mr and Mrs E. O. Chivers, Queen's Parade, Devonport, to Laurel Edna, daughter of Mr and Mrs W. J. Buckley, of Old Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland
ERIC RAWHITI Chivers died 18 August 1994 in Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
LAUREL EDNA Chivers died 5 Sep 2003 aged 98 & cremated Snapper Rock Crematorium, Auckland

IN 1910
18 April 1910 - On Tuesday evening last Mrs E. O. Chivers, prior to her departure on a trip to England, was surprised by a number of friends and presented with a handsome dressing case. Mrs Chivers leaves by the Ionic on Thursday
IN 1920
3 February 1920 - Mr E. O. Chivers is gradually disposing of his property and expects to leave for his new home in Auckland in about a month's time. Mr W. Baker has purchased the residence, and Mr E. Drake the store. Rumor has it that the latter building, which was the first store in Okaiawa, will shortly cease to exist as a store, but is to be transformed into an up-to-date hairdressing and billiard saloon. I understand a public meeting is to be called to consider the matter of recognising Mr and Mrs Chivers's service to the district during their residence here.
IN 1921
Edgar (aged 60), Emily (aged 49) & Mahara (aged 21) of Auckland, embarked from Ellis Island, New York, on the 'Adriatic' due to arrive in Southampton on 27 Oct 1921
IN 1924
11 March 1924 - METHODIST CONFERENCE, DAY 7 at Christchurch - The Rev. T. G. Brooke was unamimously appointed a life member of the Home Mission Board and the treasurers, Rev. G. Bond and Mr J. Veale, were heartily thanked and re-appointed. The Board for 1924 is as follows:-
The general superintendent, the general treasurer, the lay treasurer, ministers of the Auckland city and suburban circuits and Messrs J. Veale (life member), T. W. Jones, T. I. Caley, A. Peak. W. S. Stone, T. Clark, J. J. Parker, C. Jansen, W. S. Mackay, J. Trounson, H. Field, C. A. Piper, G. O. Blakey, F. G. Steinert, A. Trenwith, C. K. Wigglesworth, W. H. Worsley, H. S. Crowe, Howard Knight, J. Boyce, C. Bycroft,
E. O. Chivers and Rev. T. G. Brooke
IN 1934
10 December 1934 - To Devonport residents. Attractive auction at 21 Calliope Rd., Devonport. Favoured with instruction from E. O. Chivers, esq., R. M. Melville, auctioneer and land agent, will sell at the residence, without reserve, the whole of his superior furnishings of a 7 roomed bungalow, including several choice pieces in solid oak, magnificent grandfather clock, expensive carpets and carpet runners. Everything in nice order.
IN 1935
9 February 1935 - Edgar Osmond (aged 73) and Emily Georgina (aged 63) Chivers travelled first class from Auckland, departing at 3.15p.m., on the 'Monterey' for San Francisco
IN 1936
19 September 1936 - Mrs Alex. Calder and her two daughters, of San Francisco, are spending several months in Auckland. Mrs Calder is the guest of her mother, Mrs E. O. Chivers, Callipoe Road, Devonport. She expects to return in December
IN 1939
18 December 1939 - To Devonport Residents. Richard Arthur Ltd., will sell at the residence, No 20 Queen's parade, close to wharf, WHICH WE HAVE SOLD, acting under instructions from E. O. Chivers, Esquire, Wednesday next at 11a.m., The Whole Of The Furnishings of 7 ROOMS, in first-class order and condition
LIVING ROOM - 3-pce Chesterfield suite upholstered in Genoa Velvet, particularly well sprung, Axminster carpet, floor rug, oak china cabinet, occasional table, gramophone, oak palm stand, standard lamp and shade, firescreen, wall mirror, tea wagon, ornament and pictures, 2 coffee tables, cushions, Arthur Allison Piano, piano stool
DINING ROOM - modern oak dining suite with drawleaf table and oprion of 8 dining chairs, axminster carpet, firescreen and kerb, hassock, oval wall mirror, settee with genoa squab
HALL - very handsone grandfather clock in heavily carved oak case, 13 yards of 3ft wide hall runner only down a few weeks, oak hall seat, oak table, stipple Wilton runner and door slips
BEDROOMS (4) - modern oak bedroom suite, oak boot cupboard, double mattresses, axminster carpet, floor rugs, portable corner robe, seagrass chair, single rimu beds and mattresses, pedestal cupboards, wardrobe, chests, lino and congoleum, Wilton vestibule square mohair rugs, electric shades, 5 door chests, wire stretchers and mattresses, instant bed and mattress
Singer 66 drophead machine, perfect order. Little used
KITCHEN - requisites, door mats, table mangle, dust tin, tools, Masport lawnmower with catcher, pair steps made by Pelham, long ladder, hose, seed frame
Large doll's house, fully furnished
Outside Aviary with 6 beautiful budgies

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by bluestang on 2011-03-27 05:57:42

Edgar O married Emily Georgina Pearcy 1891 in London
Beatrice May born 1892 (my great grandma)
Frank 1894
Eric 1896
and Maude 1898

Thanks for the info very helpful

by ngairedith on 2011-03-27 06:15:25

thank you for that bluestang

by bluestang on 2011-09-09 22:15:32

to update what I had posted above
Beatrice May 1892 to 1969
Edgar Frank 1896 to 1972 (Ruru lawn cemetary Christchurch)
Mahara Maud 1900 to 1994 (San fransico, California)
Eric Rawhiti 1906 to 1994 (spent a lot of his working life in Fiji).
I have BDM referance numbers for the above info so is a bit more accurate than what my grandmother had written for me.
I have information on the Chivers line back to 1650

by Maui2014 on 2014-05-11 22:55:44

How wonderful to have this information! Bluestang, we are related! Your great grandma was Beatrice ( I knew of her as Auntie Triss), and my grandma was Mahara Maude! Maud's husband Alex. died of stomach cancer in Sept, 1973. It was a huge loss to us all - I was 20 yrs at the time.
I would love to correspond with you -if you would like to, please email me at ogggirl@gmail.com -
Cheers -

by bluestang on 2014-08-07 06:32:49

Charles Albert Larcombe was the 2nd child of Ben and Sarah the first was Benjamin William born and died in 1859.
The Larcombes arrived in Littleton on 6th sept 1864 aboard the British Empire it was one of the first sailings to produce their own water and they made the trip in 98days.

Great information on the Chivers family
Cheers Jenny

by ngairedith on 2014-08-07 06:57:08

thank you Jenny,
here is the passenger list of the British Empire
Sailed from London 15 May 1864 - arrived in Lyttelton 6 Sep 1864
At the time of her arrival in Lyttleton, British Empire was the largest ship to enter the port. On board she had 33 cabin passengers and 366 immigrants. She was a vessel dogged by bad luck. While being towed down the river from Bristol, her bow stuck on a projecting part of the bank. The river was tidal and the tide in this instance was running out very fast. It swung the stern of the ship around until it caught the opposite bank, leaving British Empire high-and-dry. In this position several lighters and small vessels were actually able to sail under her. Understandably considerable strain was placed on the ship and when she was refloated repairs were required. She was eventually wrecked along with many other vessels during a tidal wave at St Thomas in the West Indies White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Benjamin aged 30 - Somersetshire - Labourer
Sarah aged 24
Albert aged 4
Rosine aged 2
Hennrietta aged 2 months (died on board 22 June 1864)

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