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Henry Hector HUTT & Edith Mary WYATT - Te Awamutu

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Henry Hector HUTT (1869-1947) was a son of William James Hutt (1840-1926) & Ester Ryman Trotman (1844-1925).
Waipa Post, 18 June 1925 HUTT - On 16th June 1925, at Ngaruawahia, Esther Ryman, the beloved wife of James Hutt and mother of H. H. Hutt, of Te Awamutu; aged 81 years. (Interred at Ngaruawahia on 18th instant).
Mrs Esther Ryman Hutt arrived in New Zealand on Christmas Day in 1874, by the ship Assay and she and her husband had lived at Ngaruawahia ever since. The deceased lady is survived by her husband; five sons - Mrs H. H. Hutt (Te Awamutu), W. J. and F. J. Hutt (Ngaruawahia), G. T. A. Hutt (Tauranga) and T. E. Hutt (Hamilton) - and two daughters, Mrs Dawson and Mrs Allison (both of Ngaruawahia).
Waipa Post, 26 June 1926 - The death occurred at the Waikato Hospital (Hamilton) at a late hour on Thursday night of Mr James Hutt, father of Mr H. H. Hutt, formerly of Te Awamutu and more recently of Ngaruawahia. Deceased had reached his eighty-sixth year and had been resident in New Zealand for many years. The funeral takes place this afternoon.
* James & Ester are buried Plots 498M & F, Block 4, Row F at Old Ngaruawahia cemetery, Waikato. Headstone In Loving Memory of James Hutt, entered into rest 24th June 1926 aged 86 years. Also Esther Ryman Hutt, entered into rest 16th June 1925 aged 81 years. We Shall Meet Again.

Henry Hutt married:
Edith Mary WYATT (1874-1945) 19 April 1892 in New Zealand
From NZETC (written 1902)
Mr Henry Hector Hutt, Manager of the Paeroa Creamery, was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1869. His family arrived in Auckland in 1875 by the ship 'Assay' and settled at Ngaruawahia, Waikato, where he was educated and brought up to country pursuits. Mr Hutt joined the Central Factory at Ngaruawahia, and was appointed manager of the Paeroa creamery in October, 1899. He was married, in 1892, to a daughter of Mr Wyatt, of Hamilton and has one son and four daughters.

Henry and Edith had 11 children
4 sons & 7 daughters - from 1906 only 5 daughters remained
.. 1 ..
born 29 Dec 1892
* 1892 - 1906 Charles Lewis Harold Hutt
* Charles died in the fire, 19 Sep 1906 aged 13.9

.. 2 ..
1894 - 1981 Eileen Esther Ann Hutt
born 2 March 1894
* Eileen married Nathaniel Isaiah Wilhelm Brown (1893-1967) in 1937
- Nathaniel was a son of William Brown & Amelia Rasmussen. Nathaniel had first married Elizabeth Ada Robinson in 1914. They had a son, 1916-1918 Isaiah Robert William James 'Jim' Brown. Jim died aged 1.10 at Palmerston North and is buried at Terrace End. They had a son, 1919-1990 Nathanael Thomson Thomas Brown.

.. 3 ..
1895 - 1975 Rubenia Margaret Albania Hutt
born 6 Oct 1895
* Rubenia married Thomas Henry 'Sam' HARVEY in 1919
- Thomas was born 1 June 1885 in Rongatea to Thomas Harvey & Susan Elizabeth Mudford.
Waipa Post, 2 Aug 1919 WEDDING
HARVEY - HUTT. The marriage of Thomas Henry Harvey, son of Mr T. H. Harvey, of Te Puke, to Rubenia M. A. Hutt, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt of Te Awamutu, took place at the Presbyterian manse, Te Awamutu, on Wednesday July 30th. The ceremony, which was a very quiet one, was performed by the Rev. D. J. Shaw. Miss Eileen Hutt, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, while Mr A. Harvey, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Mr and Mrs Harvey left almost immediately afterwards by motor for Hamilton, en route for Rotorua, where their honeymoon will be spent.
Waipa Post, 28 June 1928
Intimation was received in Te Awamutu on Tuesday afternoon of the death of Mr Thomas Henry (Sam) Harvey who resided in Te Awamutu some years ago and latterly had lived at Ngaruawahia, where a fortnight ago he became so ill that he was removed to the Waikato Hospital, where his death occurred on Tuesday morning (of pneumonia). Deceased leaves a widow (the second daughter of Mr H. H. Hutt, of Ngaruawahia and formerly of Te Awamutu) and five young children. The interment takes place at Morrinsville to-day.
Waipa Post, 27 April 1929 HARVEY - At Waikato Hospital, on April 19th, Marie Xenie Ellen, aged 3 years (of dysentry); also on April 24th, Hector Wyatt, aged 8 years (of dysentry); beloved children of Mrs T. H. Harvey and grandchildren of Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, Ngaruawahia (formerly of Te Awamutu)
* Hector Wyatt Harvey, his sister Marie Xenie and their father Thomas Henry Harvey are buried together in Plot 18, Block T at Morrinsville cemetery.
Rubenia next married James Webster in 1932. She died 11 Aug 1975 aged 79

.. 4 ..
1897 - 1959 Vida Henrietta Hutt
born 12 March 1897
* Vida did not marry.
Waipa post, 2 June 1914 As a result of enquiries made this morning we are pleased to learn that Miss Vida Hutt, who was taken seriously ill last week and for whose recovery but little hope was entertained on Friday, is showing some slight sign of improvement. Although not yet out of danger, reasonable hopes may now be entertained for her ultimate restoration to good health.
Waipa Post, 25 June 1915
A very interesting and impressive service was conducted at St John's Church, Te Awamutu, last evening by Dr Averill, Anglican Bishop of Auckland, assisted by the Rev F. W. Clarke, B.A., when eighteen persons came forward for confirmation. The following persons then received the sacred gift of confirmation by "laying on of hands" - James Patrick Farrell, Norman William Chappell, Eric Kenneth Baxter, Lewis Turrell, Donald Vincent Baxter, Brian Griffith, Harold Igglesden. Gladys Kat Gifford, Edith Annie Jephson, Lilian Rose Floyd, Olive Beet, Hazel madoline Heerdegen, Henrietta Vida Hutt, Matilda Jones, Hilda Ellvira Hutt, Elsie Beet, Jane Harriet Lowe and Tui Sinclair Jephson.
In July 1933, aged 36, she and her friends took part a "Mock Wedding" .. Quite a lot of interest centered in the Mock Wedding arranged by the Misses B. Bowden and L. Cruickshank for the usual fortnightly meeting of St John's Girls' Club on Monday evening and there was a very large attendance. The club room had been transformed for the occasion and the bridal party entered to the strains of the Wedding march, effectively played by Miss J. Manson ..
she died 26 Dec 1959 aged 62 and is buried Plot 158N, Block 1, Row F at Old Ngaruawahia cemetery.
HEADSTONE In Loving Memory of our dear sister Vida Henrietta Hutt died 26th Dec 1959 aged 62 years at rest

.. 5 ..
1898 - 1979 Elvira Hilda 'Molly' Hutt
born 22 March 1898
Waipa Post, 1 Dec 1923
- The engagement is announced of Miss Elvira Hilda (Molly) Hutt, of the local telephone exchange staff and fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, of Te Awamutu, to Mr Ernest Findsen, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Findsen, of Ohaupo.
Waipa Post, 5 May 1925 WEDDING BELLS
FINDSEN - HUTT. One of the prettiest weddings solemnised in Te Awamutu for some time was that of Miss Elvira Hilda Hutt, fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, of Te Awamutu and Mr Ernest Findsen, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Findsen, of Mill Road, Ohaupo, at St John's Anglican Church, on Wednesday of last week. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives of the contracting parties and the church was prettily decorated. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Mr C. W. Proud, of Auckland (owing to the indisposition of her father), looked extremely winsome wearing a gown of ivory satin broche, with accordion-pleated georgette sleeves. The dress was lined with shell pink georgette draped to one side with crystal ornaments. The bridal veil was held in place with a cluster of orange blossoms and she carried a glorious shower bouquet of white flowers with a touch of pink and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaids were three sisters of the bride: Miss Eileen Hutt, wearing old gold velveteen, with gold ostrich feather trimming and ornament at the side; Miss Vida Hutt, wearing peach blossom pink velveteen with pink ostrich feather trimming and a large rose at side: Miss Linda Hutt, wearing powder blue velveteen, with large feather mount at the side. All three bridesmaids wore black panne velvet hats with large ostrich plumes and they carried bouquets of autumn tinted flowers with streamers to match the dresses. Little Joan Diggins, of Auckland, was the flower girl and she wore pale pink crepe de chine and carried a basket of flowers to match. A little nephew of the bride was also in attendance, dressed in black velveteen.The best man was Mr W. Hodgson and the groomsmen were Messrs A. Findsen and G. Tickelpenny.
The vicar of St John's, Rev G. T. Robson, officiated at the service. After the ceremony the bridal party visited the photographer's and then about seventy-five guests sat down to the wedding breakfast at the Parish Hall, where a sumptuous repast was partaken of. The tables were daintily decorated by Miss Bond, the decorations being chiefly flowers to tone with the bridesmaids' dresses.
The usual congratulatory speeches were made and toasts duly honoured. The brides' mother received the guests in a dress of black taffeta, with black taffeta, with black hat and set of skin furs. Later in the day the happy couple left amid showers of confetti accompanied by countless good wishes, for Hamilton en route for the south, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride traveled in a mole fur trimmed costume, with shoes and hat en suite and a set of squirrel furs. The bride-grooms present to his bride was a tortoiseshell dressing-table set and to the bridesmaids a gold wristlet watch, gold armlet and string of pearls respectively; the flower girl received a silver serviette ring from the bridegroom to mark the occasion. The bride's present to the groom was a chased silver cigarette case.
In the evening Mr and Mrs Hutt entertained a large number of friends to a dance in the Parish Hall, about fifty couples being present. Delightful music was provided and Messrs J. Culley and A. Bond officiated as masters of ceremonies. The future home of Mr and Mrs Findsen will be Te Awamutu.
Waipa Post, 25 Oct 1932 Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, of Ngaruawahia, spent the week-end with their daughter, Mrs E. Findsen, Racecourse Road

.. 6 ..
* 1900 - 1906 Hector Mafeking Hutt
born 19 May 1900
* Hector died in the fire 29 Sep 1906 aged 6.4

.. 7 ..
* 1901 - 1906 Edith 'Ethel' Hutt
born 16 Dec 1901
* Ethel died in the fire, 29 Sep 1906 aged 4.9

.. 8 ..
1902 - 1902 Evelyn Hutt
born 6 Dec 1902
Evelyn died 28 Dec 1902 aged 3 weeks

.. 9 ..
* 1904 - 1906 Albert William Wyatt 'Willie' Hutt
born 1 Dec 1903
* Willie died in the fire, 29 Sep 1906 aged 2.10

.. 10 ..
1904 - 1978 Linda Mercy Hutt
born 22 Dec 1904
* Linda married Edward Henry Brown in 1933
* Edward was a son of Frank Brown & Emma Catherine Harrison
Waipa Post, 2 May 1933 WEDDING
BROWN - HUTT. A wedding of Te Awamutu interest was that of Miss Linda Mercy Hutt, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, of Ngaruawahia and formerly of Te Awamutu, to Mr Edward Henry Brown, third son of Mrs and Mrs Frank Brown, of Auckland. The ceremony took place on the 30th ult., at the Holy Trinity Church, Ngaruawahia. The church had been very beautifully decorated for the occasion by friends of the bride and among the congregation were many friends from Auckland, Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Tuakau. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Mr John Proud, of Auckland, wore a very dainty frock of white crepe de chine and satin, with large puff sleeves, tight bodice and panel or ornamental pearls. The skirt was ankle-length, cut with slanting tiers, each forming a point at the back, the bottom one forming a train and she carried a beautiful sheath of cream chrysanthemums, with tulle streamers. She wore a Honiton lace cap with orange blossom attached and a veil. In attendance as bridesmaid was Miss Gladys Tracey, who looked winsome in a frock of lime georgette with tight-fitting bodice, puff sleeves and a nicely-panelled flared skirt; large picture crinoline hat and shoes to tone; she carried a sheath of pale pink chrysanthemums, with tulle streamers. The flower firs were Audrey Findsen and Linley Harvey (nieces of the bride), Gwynneth Haliday and Joan Diggins (cousins of the bride), all daintily attired in frocks of satin beaute, early Victorian style and little caps to match; the dresses were in shades of powder blue, rose pink, lemon and apple green; they carried posies of chrysanthemums in shades of pink and lemons.
Mr Les Baldon, of Auckland, carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony a reception was held in the Kimi Kimi Hall, which had been artistically decorated, with the breakfast tables at one end and the other end arranged as a lounge.
The bride's mother received her guests in a smart frock of black crepe de chine, relieved with white, a black face-cloth coat and furs and small black and white hat to match. She carried a bouquet of autumn-tinted chrysanthemums. The bridegroom's mother wore a tailored costume of nigger brown, with furs and hat to match and she carried a bouquet of autumn leaves.
About 100 guests sat down to the breakfast and the customary toasts were honoured. Among those present was Princess Te Puea, who acknowledge the toast to "The Maori Race" and later opened the beautifully carved Maori meeting hall nearby for the guests to inspect it. Later in the day the happy couple left by service car on their honeymoon, the bride's going-away dress being a frock of grey velveteen, with hat and shoes to match and a violet coat with large grey astrakhan collar. Mr and Mrs Brown will make their future home in Auckland.

.. 11 ..
1905 - 1906 Roy Thomas George Hutt
Roy died 20 Jan 1906 aged 5 weeks

* The loss of 4 of their children in a House Fire in Te Awamutu 29 Sep 1906
Four children have burned to death despite the heroic efforts of rescuers. Three little boys and one girl, whose ages ranged from two to 13, lost their lives under most heartrending circumstances, as the result of a fire which occurred in Te Awamutu between 10 and 11 o'clock last night.

The victims were the children of Mr and Mrs Henry Hector Hutt, the local manager for the New Zealand Dairy Association, their names being Charles (13), Hector (6), Ethel (5) and Willie (2).

It appears the family retired to bed early in the evening and the eldest daughter was awakened by the fire. She immediately gave the alarm to her parents, who occupied a room at the top end of the dwelling, and had with them a baby.

The dwelling was an old wooden one, purchased by the Dairy Association and had recently been renovated. The fire had a very strong hold and the smoke was dense in all the rooms. Mr Hutt and his wife, with the baby in her arms, escaped in safety. The husband made an effort to rescue the sick boy, Willie, but was driven back by the flames and smoke.
By this time the neighbours began to arrive and heroic efforts were made by Mr Atkins (who was severely burned), Mr Taylor Wood, and Captain Berry to rescue the children, but owing to the dense volumes of smoke and flames all hopes of saving them had to be abandoned, and the unfortunate children became victims of the flames. There were no cries from any of them, and it may be supposed that they were suffocated during the early stages of the fire.

The family consisted of nine children and all the boys lost their lives. The loss of life may be accounted for from the fact that the dwelling was very old and burned like matchwood. Its peculiar construction also made escape difficult.
At midnight the charred remains were discovered. All the bodies were lying upon wire-woven mattresses, as if the victims had never moved from their beds.
Nothing was saved and the inmates escaped in their night attire. The furniture and effects were insured for £100 and the piano for £50.
An inquest was opened this afternoon, before Mr J. B. Teasdale, Coroner .. Edith Hutt, wife of the previous witness, Eileen Hutt, Charles Henry Atkins, Sarah Ann Parker, John Merryweather and Constable Lander also gave evidence and the jury returned the following verdict:- "That Charles Louis Hutt, Hector Mafeking Hutt, Edith Hutt and William Wyatt Hutt met their death by suffocation caused by accidental burning of their parents' residence and that no blame is attachable to anybody." The foreman stated that the jury wished to add the following rider: "That the action of Mr H. Atkins in trying to rescue the children is worthy of the highest commendation."
A Private Message Mr Wesley Spragg, managin director of the New Zealand Dairy Association, received the following urgent telegram early this morning from Mr James B. Teasdale, J.P., of Te Awamutu. "Sorry to inform you Hutt's house was burned down. He lost four children. Narrow escape of others."
Mr Spragg at once telegraphed to Mr Teasdale "Am awfully sorry about poor Hutt's misfortune, kindly give him any help possible on my responsibility."
Mr Spragg also telegraphed to Mr Hutt his deepest sympathy and added, I do not know what to say to comfort you, I pray God to help you in your sad affliction. Tell Mrs Hutt I am more sorry than words can say. Send word if there is anything I can do."
Subsequent to sending the telegrams Mr Spragg decided to go to Te Awamutu and left by the 10 o'clock express.
Mr Hutt has been for some time manager of the creamery here belonging to the New Zealand Dairy Association and both he and his wife are most highly esteemed by all who know them.

Waikato Argus, 23 Nov 1906
Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, of Te Awamutu, desire to convey their heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who by letter, telegram and other actions sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement, caused by disastrous fire at Te Awamutu.

additional TIMELINE
Waipa Post, 12 May 1921
The weekly meeting of the Cribbage Club has held on Tuesday evening when there was a large attendance. The evening's play was a single-handed contest for a trophy presented by the club. This was won by Mr W. Swain with 10 wins out of a possible 12. Messrs G, Rodgers, J. Crotty, S. West, F. Tickelpenny, R. Hinton, J. Blackburn and F. Vile following close. The next two evenings play will be for a trophy kindly presented by Mr H. H. Hutt and the contest will be a single-handed one, the trophy to go to the player with the highest score for the two evenings.

Waipa Post, 21 June 1921

The ladies' committee in connection with the proposed maternity hospital met at the office of the Waipa Post yesterday afternoon, the Rev A. M. Niblock presiding. A plan of the town divided into eight areas was submitted, with all the residences marked and the members of the committee selected their areas for canvassing as follows:-
Mrs Dr Hall, College Hill
Mrs H. H. Hutt, over the river
Mrs H. Y. Collins, Park Road
Mrs Hill Peake, Raikes' Hill
Mrs C. F. Battson and Mrs P. W. Peat, Bank Street and Puniu Road
Mrs R. Dawson, Mutu and Mahoe Streets
Mrs H. Andrew and Mrs M. E. Locke, station flat and beyond the station.

Waikato Independent, 5 Sep 1922
After 24 years continuous service in the manufacturing side of the dairying industry - the latter 20 years of which service has been at Te Awamutu - Mr H. H. Hutt, has resigned from the N.Z. Co-operative Dairy Co's employ.
Waipa Post, 16 Sep 1922
Mr Hutt's Resignation
(to the editor)
Sir - Kindly allow me sufficient space in your paper to express my feelings of appreciation and defence of our late creamery manager, Mr H. H. Hutt. After over twenty years of faithful service for dairy companies to be "turned down" in this disgraceful fashion is surely worthy of comment. All the years I have known Mr Hutt he has been a thoroughly worthy and competent man, doing his best for suppliers and company alike and it was with a feeling of deep regret that I learned of his practically compulsory resignation. Surely after all these years of service the management could have given him the slight concessions requested, even though they could not have offered him a two-seater gig and a sheaf of papers to tack up in the cockies'(farmers) sheds. He certainly is more deserving of a high-collar job than many who now wear one and draw a high salary touring. Had the management consulted the suppliers I feel sure Mr Hutt would not only still be filling his old position, but would have had his requests acceded to and his salary raised. - I am, etc., Supplier.

Waipa Post, 14 July 1923
Word was received in Te Awamutu this morning to the efect that Mr H. H. Hutt, who has been an inmate of the Waikato Hospital for a week or so and whose condition gave cause for great anxiety, is now much improved in healthe and is considered to be out of danger.

Waipa Post, 29 Oct 1925
Mr and Mrs H. H. Hutt, for many years resident in Te Awamutu, left to-day for Ngaruawahia, where they will reside in future.

Edith Mary Hutt died 13 March 1945 aged 71
Henry Hector Hutt died 24 May 1947 aged 79
* They are buried together Plot 135M, Block 1, Row E at Ngaruawahia Old Cemetery.
In Loving Memory of Henry Hector loved husband of Edith Mary Hutt died 24th May 1947 aged 79 years. Edith Mary beloved wife of Henry Hector Hutt died 13th March 1945 aged 71 years. Faithful unto the end.

Henry Hector Hutt
in 1902

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by Crawford on 2011-11-19 04:09:11

Hi Ngaire, I've looked at this family too, what a tragedy. I am a Hutt, but we are from Tasmania and we have the birth stain :) So we are not connected to these Hutts. But I'll keep a look out for the burial place of Hector and Edith.
Cheers. R.

by aphutt on 2015-11-07 20:10:41

Hi Ngaire Henry and Edith burial site is in the old Ngaruawahia cemetery at the southern end. They are next to his brother William and his wife. This is where the Hutt family were from and even his mother and father are buried there James Hutt who was the the one who brought himself and this family to NZ in the 1800s. I have a copy of the site plan of the whole cemetery and all the peoples names buried there. If there is any other things we could share you can contact me by email hutt.family01@xtra.co.nz. Regards Anthony Hutt

by Terry_at_nz on 2019-12-16 23:24:24

Henry Hector's nephew married my grandmother's sister, Hilda Rebecca MYLES.
I have more details on the family of Henry Hector. I could put them here in a note, but how do I incorporate them into the main body? They would be more use there.
Terry Montgomery

by Terry_at_nz on 2019-12-16 23:32:33

I have just tried to email Anthony, but that address is no longer working. If you are still watching this page, Anthony, you might like to contact me.

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