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Joseph NORTHOVER + Susan NEILL - Wanganui, Manawatu, Rangitikei

Journal by ngairedith

This journal is an attachment for NORTHOVER MARRIAGES in NZ
More Details of the ANCESTORS & DESCENDANTS of the following Northover family

* birth dates may be approx & based on age at death
* your comments are welcome in box below
note of interest In starting this journal I noted that in the obituary of Joseph Northover in 1924, one of the surviving sons was a RICHARD Northover (see at end) whom I did not have. There is no record of a Richard Northover birth, death OR marriage in NZ. Although there is a gap between Joseph & Susan's marriage of 1869 and the birth of William in 1872, he couldn't have been child #1 as William, at his death in 1894, was recorded as eldest son.
* my notes at the time showed a Mr R. Northover in Wanganui, was very involved in athletics, golf, football, rowing and was a referee in 1912 (there are also many mentions of an H. Northover. A possibility of H. & R. being the one and the same. There was a Harold, Herbert & Henry in the family so which one may have been Richard?. Although I originally thought of tentatively adding him as child #2, I then found that Henry Northover (1887-1948) was nicknamed 'Dick', why would he be unless one of his names was Richard. So, bottom-line, Richard was child #10, Henry Richard 'Dick' Northover.
* Remember to go to top link for more on the following family

update 13 May 2021 .. thank you to MMetcalf comment on 13 May 2021 . Henry was my great grandfather on my mothers side. He died in 1940 and is buried in Aramoho cemetery Wanganui. Isabels ashes were interred in the same plot in 1960 - she was cremated in Waikumete. His occupation was listed as a tram driver on his daughters death certificate which also lists his name as Richard. So we can presume this was a nick name

JOSEPH 'Joe' NORTHOVER (1848-1924) was born in Wellington, 3 Jan 1848, the 3rd of 10 children.
His Mother Ann MURPHY (1822-1866), was born in Ireland. She died in Wanganui aged 44 & buried Heads Road old cemetery.
His father Josiah 'Joseph' NORTHOVER (1822-1879), was born in Corfe Castle, on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula, Dorset. In NZ he was a carpenter & ferryman in Tolaga Bay, Gisborne (see timeline).
. . Joseph's siblings
I. 1844 - 1913 Susannah Northover
.. married Christopher John Parker (1840-1924) in 1861 + 18/19 children (14 alive at his death)
Of Interest Christopher's father, Christopher John Parker, from County Kerry, died in Wanganui in Dec 1888, just 6 weeks off 100 years old. His mother was Ellen Duggan (1811-1890) (they are buried Heads Road). Christopher & Susannah left Makirikiri in Aug 1892 and bought a property in Gisborne. A few days later one of their daughters, Miss E. Parker, was received into the Convent as a novice, taking the name Sister Mary Benedict. A few years later he bought 4,000 acres at Mangapoiki. In 1909 a son & a daughter, whilst holidaying at Wairoa were drowned when crossing a flooded stream. They, their buggy and horses were swept away. In 1913 another son, 16 year old Allan Parker, accidentally shot dead his 14 year old friend Edgar Evans on the Waikanae. Susannah died in Dec 1913 (see timeline). On 26 Jan 1924 Mr Christopher John Parker, of Makaraka, who has been very ill, was last night in a very grave condition. He died 2 days later aged 84 (see timeline)
II. 1845 - 1934 Sarah Marion Northover
.. married Thomas Watson 'Tom' Ferry (1845-1914) in Sep 1867 + 10 children, Wanganui. Tom died 29 July 1914 in Wanganui Hospital (see timeline).
III. 1848 - 1924 Joseph Northover & Susan Neill
.. featured here

IV. 1850 - 1891 Ann/Annie Northover
.. married Felix O'Sullivan McCarthy (1841-1928) in July 1867 + 9 children. Felix next married Isabella Elizabeth Hubbard (1857-1938) in 1895 & had a daughter. When Felix & Annie's son, Morgan Joseph Northover McCarthy served in WWI as Lance Corporal 42138 with the 24th, E Company, he listed Isabella as his step-mother at Epuni Street, Wellington. Annie (1891) is buried in Karori, Felix (1928) is buried Karori. Isabella (1938) is buried Whakatane.
V. 1851 - 1878 James Northover
.. died aged 26 of fever in Marton (see timeline)
VI. 1853 - 1871 Mary Northover
.. died aged 18 of epilepsy in Wanganui (see timeline)
VII. 1855 - 1876 John Northover
.. died aged 20 of typhoid in Wanganui (see timeline)
VIII. 1857 - 1918 Henry Northover
.. didn't marry (see timeline)
IX. 1858 - 1925 William Northover
.. married Catherine Power in 1884 + 6 children
X. 1864 - 1866 Edward Northover
.. born 31 Jan 1864 in Wanganui, died 9 March 1864 aged 1 month, buried Heads Road Old Catholic cemetery
Joseph snr - After the death of his wife Ann in 1866, Joseph Northover snr, moved from Wanganui to the East Coast and partnered with Henrietta Rairana/Ryland (1832-1876). They had a son in Tolaga Bay
XI. 1872 - 1941 Ero Tio (Joseph Eruera) Northover
.. Joseph Eruera Northover married Merearihi Tangwairua Nikamu (of te whanau o Rakairoa, Waipiro), daughter of Paratene Nikamu and Henrietta Tawhenakau & had 12?+ children. Their sons that served Wiremu Te Karuwha Northover & Tautuhi 'Buster' Northover
Joseph snr died at Tolaga Bay aged 57 (see timeline)

Joseph Northover married on 7 Sep 1869 to Susan Neill

SUSAN NEILL (1852-1908) was born in Wellington, the 5th of 11 children.
Her father was Major Samuel Neill (1824-1898), born in Ireland and one of the 65th Regiment of Infantry, an East India man, who arrived in NZ in 1846 on the 'Pastongeebomongee' (have personally never come across this ship). Major Samuel Neill died 11 May 1898 (a great deal more at his top link)
Her mother was Catherine Berry (1822-1902). She had married Samuel Neill on 12 May 1844 at Phillipstown, Kings County (now County Offaly), Ireland. They both died in Wanganui and buried at Heads Road, Old Public cemetery.

Joseph & Susan had 14 children
The first 3 at least, born in Wanganui.
* there is a 3 year gap between 1869 marriage and the birth of their first son William (were there other children?)

. . 1 . .
1872 - 1894 William Northover

born in Aug 1872
William died 3 May 1894 aged 21.9
3 May 1894 We regret to have to record the death of William Northover, compositor, son of Mr Joseph Northover, foreman of the printing staff on the Marton Advocate. Deceased had been ailing for some time past and yesterday morning he passed quietly away, a victim to consumption, at the early age of 21 years. We extend our sympathy to Mr and Mrs Northover in their bereavement.
* NORTHOVER, On the 3rd inst., at his parents' residence, Grey-street, Marton, William, eldest son of Joseph and Susan Northover, aged 21 years and 9 months. Deeply regretted.
* William is buried St Stephen's cemetery, Marton

. . 2 . .
1875 - 1875 Annie Catherine Northover

born 28 Jan 1875
Annie died 22 May 1875 aged 4 months
24 May 1875 NORTHOVER, On the 22nd inst., at the residence of her parents, Guyton Street, Wanganui, Anne, only daughter of Mr J. Northover, aged 4 months

. . 3 . .
1876 - 1950 Annie Northover

born 30 Jan 1876
Annie married Fred HAGUE (1869-1940) on 21 Jan 1911 in Utiku, 9 days before her 35th birthday.
21 Jan 1911 MARRIAGE - Miss Annie Northover, assistant teacher at Utiku, was married on Saturday, January 21, to Mr Fred Hague of Utiku, by the Rev Mr Clarkson.
* Fred was a coaching proprietor in Utiku and in 1914 was embroiled in an Insurance Claim against the Norwich and London Accident Insurance Association when he had to pay £263 to the widow, Emily Carlton, as a result of the death of her husband, Thomas Carlton, one of his employees.
. . their known children
* 1916 - Joan Northover Hague
. In 1938 Joan (unmarried) was a teacher in Taumarunui
Fred died in Taumarunui, 2 June 1940 aged 71 and is buried at Manunui cemetery
Annie died in Auckland 8 Oct 1950, 10 years later, aged 74 & her ashes scattered Waikumete
IMPORTANT NOTE There was another Fred Hague (1874-1929) in NZ around the same time. He arrived in NZ in 1913, 2 years after 'our' Fred Hague married Annie and yet (obviously without research), everyone on the net has this Fred linked to Annie in family trees, Find A Grave etc. (The 2nd) Fred Hague was born in Shaw, Lancashire. His wife, Margaret Ellen (1875-1948) and three sons followed him the following year in 1914. He was working in Morrinsville for a few months (when 'our' Fred was in Utiku) and then settled in Te Aroha for 18 months before returning to Morrinsville. In 1922 they moved to Cambridge. This Fred was a cotton spinner by trade and before arriving in New Zealand was employed in the large mills in Lancashire, holding the record of having been employed there for 21 years. He died in Cambridge in April 1929 aged 54 and he was survived by his widow and fours sons: Sidney Hague 1905-1984 (at Hamilton), Ernest Hague 1911-1945 (at Eureka) and Wilfred 1910-1996 & Norman 1914-1976 Hague at Cambridge.

. . 4 . .
1877 - 1938 Joseph John Northover

born Xmas Day 1877
Joseph married Ada May BETT (1885-1939) 20 May 1909 in Marton
* Ada was a daughter of David Cunningham Bett (1824-1917), born Fife, Scotland & Jane Kendrick (1860-1942), born Wellington
. . their known children
* 1910 - 1993 Joseph 'Harold' Northover
* 1911 - 1940 Veronica Beulah 'Vergie' Northover (+ Paton)
Joseph died in Auckland, 29 Aug 1938 aged 60
NZ Herald, 39 Aug 1938 NORTHOVER - On August 29, at Auckland Hospital, Joseph John, beloved husband of Ada May Northover and loved father of Harold and Vergie, of 18 Dublin Street, Ponsonby
* listed as a Waterside Worker
Ada May died 7 months later on 6 March 1939 aged 53
NZ Herald, 7 March 1939 NORTHOVER - On March 6, at her residence, 18 Dublin Street, Ponsonby, Ada May, widow of the late Joseph John Northover and loved mother of Vergie and Harold
* their ashes were scattered at Waikumete

. . 5 . .
1879 - 1903 Samuel George Northover

born 7 Feb 1879
* Samuel lived in (or around) Marton and enjoyed sport. He played rugby for the Feilding Club and excelled in long distance cycling
Samuel died 4 July 1903 aged 24 & is buried at St Stephens Anglican cemetery at Marton

. . 6 . .
1880 - 1949 Mary Katherine 'Kate' Northover

born 25 March 1880
Mary married George William BENNETT 13 Jan 1899 in Marton
MARRIAGE - BENNETT-NORTHOVER, At St Stephen's, Marton, on January 12, by the Rev Gardiner: George William, second son of Mr F. F. Bennett, farmer of Featherston, to Mary Kate, second daughter of Mr J. Northover, Marton
13 Jan 1899 WEDDING BELLS. The wedding of a popular young lady brought up in the town, and a daughter of one so well-known and respected as Mr Northover, was bound to have attracted a large number to witness her marriage, which took place to-day. The fortunate bridegroom was Mr G. Bennett, for some time in the office of the local station, but now stationmaster at Te Aute. The Rev Mr Gardiner, of the Anglican Church, was the officiating clergyman. The bride was attired in a cream lustre dress, with the usual orange blossoms and veil, and was attended by Miss Lena (Helena) Northover (in pale blue dress trimmed with pale blue silk, Annie Northover (in pale blue, trimmed with pink) and Annie Bennett (heliotrope satin, cream yoke and cream sleeves), with hats to match. Mrs Northover was dressed in a black grenadine and Mrs Collins (of Featherston) in black heliotrope. Mr H. Price acted as best man. The bridesmaids wore handsome gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom, while he gave to his bride a beautiful gold watch and chain and gold brooch. On leaving the Church they were well showered with rice. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents, a feature of the spread being the excellent and handsome three-decker wedding cake, a monument of the handiwork and skill of Mr H. J. Parker. The wedding presents were costly, numerous and pretty. The happy couple left by the mail train for Napier, where their honeymoon is to be spent and in their new sphere we wish them every happiness.
* in 1899 George was the stationmaster at Te Aute, Hawkes Bay
Mary died 7 Sep 1949 but not mentioned in her father's 1924 obituary. She is buried at Aramoho cemetery, Wanganui

. . 7 . .
1881 - 1931 Helena May 'Lena' Northover

born 3 June 1881
Lena married Robert Page McKINLAY (1873-1954) in Wanganui 1920. Born in Fife, Scotland to Archibald (1831-1897) McKinlay & Margaret Page (1844-), died Stratford
. . their known children
1923 - 1973 Alan Page McKinlay
1924 - 2009 Josephine McKinlay (+ Adamson)
Helena died 27 Nov 1931 aged 50

. . 8 . .
1884 - 1967 Alfred Herbert Northover

born 22 March 1884
in 1905 Alfred was in Palmerston North when he took over the Railway Junction position in Marton from D. A. Green, himself being transferred to Wanganui
in July 1907 he was transferred from Marton to Stratford
Alfred married Elsie Lydia STANNERS (1887-1916) 10 Aug 1911 in Eltham
14 Aug 1911 At Eltham on Thursday afternoon, Mr A. H. Northover, stationmaster at Ohakune, was married to Miss Elsie Stanners, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs T. C. Stanners. The nuptial ceremony was performed at All Saints Church by the Rev. G. W. Dent
. . their known children
* 1913 - 1996 Peggy Northover (+ Tudehope)
Elsie died 5 years later in Taranaki, on 30 Nov 1916
2 Dec 1916 Sincere regret was expressed on the death of Mrs A. H. Northover, which took place on Thursday night, at the residence of her parents (Mr and Mrs T. C. Stanners). She had been ailing for a long time and the end was not unexpected.
* She is buried Plot 16, Block 4 at Eltham
by 17 Feb 1920 Alfred was in Wanganui when he next married Eva Nellie GODFREY (1896-1990)
17 Feb 1920 WEDDING, On Tuesday, February 17, at St Mary's Church, Hawera, a quiet wedding was soleminised, when Miss Eva Nellie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. Godfrey, was married to Mr A. H. Northover, of Wanganui. The Rev J. G. Castle, of Eltham, performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away be her father, looked charming in a cream costume and cream hat lined with blue, and carried a bouquet of white flowers and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Jessie Godfrey, wore a grey costume and heliotrope georgette hat, and carried a bouquet of heliotrope flowers and maidenhair fern. The bouquets were the gift of Mrs Lovell. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a beautiful gold bangle, and to the bridesmaid a gold pendant set with peridots and pearls. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr H. Hornblow, of Eltham. Mrs King played the Wedding March. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's parents. Later in the day Mr and Mrs Northover left by car for the south where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride's travelling costume was pale green gaberdine and black sailor hat.
. . their known children
* 1921 - 1989 Godfrey Bruce Northover
in March 1932 Alfred was again transferred, as stationmaster, to Palmerston North
17 Aug 1932 There is apparently only a very remote possibility of the Railway Department re-establishing the train passenger service between Foxton and Palmerston North. Such at least was the general opinion expressed at last evening's meeting of the council of the Palmerston North Chamber of Commerce after the stationmaster (Mr A. H. Northover) had placed the facts and figures before the meeting
Alfred died in Palmerston North on 16 June 1967 aged 83 & is buried at Kelvin Grove
Eva died 23 years later, on 23 Oct 1990 aged 93

. . 9 . .
1886 - 1951 Louis Neill Northover

born 13 Jan 1886
* Louis served in WWI as Rifleman 25/133 with the NZ Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company. He also served in WWII, stating his brother H. Northover of Wanganui as NOK. He suffered a permanent disability (20-100%)
15 Nov 1916 "Brockenhurst, Hants, September 25, 1916. Dear Mr Northover - Your son, Rifleman L. N. Northover, came into hospital a week ago having been wounded in France on September 15, when our men made an advance on the village of Flers. His wound is in the knee and has given him much pain and trouble. A piece of shell about the size of a small matchbox was taken out of it a few days ago, and he has been somewhat easier since. Nevertheless, his condition remains serious, but we all hope that his fine physique will pull him through all right. Despite his pain, he is bright and cheerful, and is happy to be safe in this comfortable hospital, where everything possible is being done for him. I know you will be happy and satisfied to have him alive out of that dreadful fight - With kind regards, yours sincerely, J. McMenamin, N.Z. Chaplain."
2 Dec 1916 Still seriously ill, Rifleman L. N. Northover (J. Northover, Eltham, father)
10 Oct 1918 WELCOME HOME. Several invalided soldiers reached Eltham last night and included in the number were H. McLaughlin (Rawhitiroa), L. N. Northover (Eltham) and Thompson (Kaponga). There was a good crowd to meet them and in the absence of the Mayor, Mr L. B. Grimstone gave them a hearty welcome on behalf of the town and district, Three hearty cheers were also given them.
Louis married Mabelle Jessie HENDERSON (1888-1973) in 1919
Northover - Henderson At St Stephen's Church, Marton, on 11th June, by the Rev V. H. Kitcat, Mabelle Jessie, daughter of Mrs H. Henderson of Marton, to Louis Neil, fifth son of Mr Joseph Northover, of Eltham (late of Marton) .. more
. . their known children
* 1921 - 1981 Neill Stanley Northover
Louis died in Marton 31 Jan 1951 aged 65
Mabelle died 22 years later aged 85 & buried together Plots 53 & 54, Block D at St Stephens Anglican cemetery at Marton.

. . 10 . .
1887 - 1940 Henry Richard 'Dick' Northover

born 22 March 1887 (on brother Alfred's 3rd birthday)
Dick married Isabel Gertrude 'Belle' CANNON (1889-1954) in 1914. Born in Wanganui 1 of 10 children of Thomas Cannon (1855-1948), born NSW, died New Plymouth & Caroline Paul (1864-1943), born Surrey, England, died Wanganui
. . their known children
* 1915 - 1961 Jack Birkby Usher Northover (+ Boyd)
* 1916 - 1981 Louis Neill Northover
* 1917 - 1961 Lancelot Joseph Northover (+ Boys)
* 1919 - Winifred Florence Northover (WAAF W2846 WWII)
* 1921 - 1966 Ashley Howard Northover (+ Sylvia James)
* 1923 - 1995 Greer Elspeth Northover (not married)
Dick died in Wanganui 15 Nov 1940 aged 53
Isabel died in Auckland 19 Oct 1954 & cremated at Waikumete. She was recorded as Mrs Northover (as opposed to 'widow'). Her ashes were interred with Dick on 19 Sep 1960 in Plot 566, Division 10, Block C at Wanganui

. . 11 . .
1888 - 1925 Harold Northover

born 31 Oct 1888
* Harold was Secretary to the Egmont Box Company & the Eltham Dairy Company for a number of years until Sept 1917 when he was appointed Secretary of the Eltham Dairy Company. In 1924 he was elected auditor of the Eltham Fire Brigade at their AGM on 14 July
Harold married Margaret Violet HANNING (1890-1945) in Hastings on 12 March 1913.
* daughter of John Hanning & Mary McSporran
A pretty wedding took place at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hastings, on Wednesday, when Miss Margaret Hanning, eldest daughter of Mr John Hanning, stationmaster at Hastings, was married to Mr Harold Northover, son of Mr Joseph Northover, of Hamilton, formerly of Marton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev W. McDonald, of Waipukurau. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white duchesses satin, with a square train, trimmed with pearl embroideries and lace. Her veil, a gift from her grandmother, was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Kate Hanning and Miss Mildred Northover, both of whom were in frocks of white silk voile with lace tunics and black picture hates. Their bouquets were of pink roses. Mr N. Drayton of Taihape, was best man and Mr C. Hanning groomsman. The bride's mother wore grey voile , with fawn tagel hat; Mrs Bennett, sister of the bride, was in dove grey, with picture hat. Mr and Mrs Northover subsequently left for Napier, en route for the South Island, where the honeymoon will be spent. Mrs Northover's travelling dress was a navy tailor-made costume and black velvet hat.
. . their known children
* 1919 - 1984 Alan Grant Northover
Harold died in Taranaki 5 Aug 1925 aged 36
Patea Star,6 Aug 1925 ELTHAM TRAGEDY - A gloom was cast over Eltham yesterday evening when it became known that Mr Harold Northover, the well-known secretary of the Eltham Dairy Company, had been found dead at his residence with his throat cut. Deceased did not appear at his office yesterday and when he failed to keep an appointment, two friends went round to his house at about 3.303 p.m. They found the residence locked, but on entering by a window, commenced a search. In the bathroom they found deceased lying on the floor with his throat cut, a severe gash evidently having been inflicted with a razor, which was lying in the bath. Dr Cooper, who was summoned, stated that Mr Northover had been dead for some hours. Two letters were left, one to the directors of the Dairy Company and the other to deceased's wife, who with her little boy is at present visiting Auckland. Deceased, who had been a resident of Eltham for about fifteen years, had been secretary of the dairy company for the past eight years, but prior to that he was secretary to the Egmont Box Company. He was a comparatively young man. An inquest will be held - probably on Friday .. The Jury's Findings
* He is buried Plot 1181, Block 4 at Eltham
Margaret died 20 years later, on 1 March 1945 aged 55 in Wellington & buried Plot 567C at Karori

. . 12 . .
1890 - 1890 Martha Northover

born 18 Aug 1890
Martha died 18 Aug 1890 aged 1 hour

. . 13 . .
1891 - 1952 Mildred Agnes Northover

born 31 Dec 1891
Mildred married Charles Albert WAINWRIGHT (1888-1971) in 1914, 1 of 3 sons of Charles Albert Wainwright & Margaret Chorkin
. . their known children
* 1915 - 2004 Marjorie Katie Wainwright (+ Purves)
Mildred died in Wanganui 12 April 1952 aged 61
Charles died 10 Jan 1971 aged 83 in Wanganui
* they are buried Aramoho

. . 14 . .
1893 - 1901 Ethel Northover

born 28 July 1893
Ethel died 16 Jan 1901 aged 7.6
17 Jan 1901 NORTHOVER, At the Railway Hotel, Marton, on 16th January, Ethel, youngest daughter of Mr J. Northover, aged 7 years and 7 months. The funeral will leave the Railway Hotel, Marton, on Friday, 18th January, 1901, for the Anglican Cemetery. Friends are cordially invited - James McChesney, Undertaker
* Ethel is buried at St Stephens Anglican cemetery at Marton

Joseph Northover was the Managing Foreman of the Rangitikei Advocate for 30 years. He was also the proprietor of the Railway Hotel in Marton
* The following timeline will be for Joseph Northover (1848-1924) or his father, Joseph Northover (1822-1879)

13 Dec 1864 Felonious Assault - The prisoner, John Punch, a private in the 14th Regiment, was charged with having stabbed one Joseph Northover, at Wanganui on the 13th October 1864 with intent in doing so to kill and murder. There was a second count charging the prisoner with maliciously stabbing with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. His Honor then admonished the prisoner and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour.

Wanganui Chronicle, 18 April 1866 Applications for licensing for the following were refused:- John Jackson at Nixon Creek and Joseph Northover at Putiki

5 Feb 1868 Isaac E. Featherston v Joseph Northover, £51 6s, part of the Wanganui Ferry rent ..

6 Feb 1868 Attempted Arson at the Chronicle Office .. Joseph Northover deposed - I am a printer at the Chronicle office. I left the office about half-past 5 o'clock, Mr Firth and I went out together .. (story at link)

11 July 1866
death of Joseph's mother Ann Northover, aged 44 (1822-1866) - At Wanganui, on the evening of the 4th of July, Mrs Annie Northover, wife of Mr Joseph Northover, aged 44 years, leaving eight children to deplore her loss.

5 Feb 1868 WANGANUI FIRE INQUEST .. The next witness called was a printer in the Chronicle office, named Joseph Northover, who deposed .. (more at link)

10 June 1869 Wanganui Resident Magistrate's Court
(Joseph, now aged 21, appearing as a witness) .. Joseph Northover sworn said: I am a printer; I know the pony and sold it to Mr Kells about three years ago; when I sold him he had been mine about twelve months

19 May 1871
Death of Joseph's sister Mary Northover aged 18 (1853-1871). SUDDEN DEATH in WANGANUI - Another case of almost sudden death occurred yesterday (epilepsy). Miss Northover, daughter of Mr J. Northover, of this town, was taken ill on Wednesday evening and died at 4 pm. on Thursday. The deceased was in the service of Mrs Rankin and it is supposed that the excitement caused by the death of Mr Rankin, brought on the attack which ended so fatally. What makes the case if possible more painful is, that the deceased was to have been married on the first of next month

25 March 1873 Wanganui Court
Joseph's wife Susan is a witness in a charge against Frederick Trice, for having 'feloniously stolen' £14 7s 6d (equivalent in Dec 2011 to $1800) from the dwelling house of Jesse Campbell .. Susan Northover deposed - I am the wife of Joseph Northover, and reside in Guyton street, the same street as Mrs Rae; I was at home on Sunday evening last; I heard a horse come up to the gate and the gate opening; I thought it was my own gate and I listened and I heard after a time the gate close and the horse go away again .. (more at link) NORTHOVER, On the 22nd inst., at the residence of her parents, Guyton Street, Wanganui, Anne, only daughter of Mr J. Northover

22 May 1875
Death of Joseph's daughter Annie Catherine Northover aged 4 months (1875-1875)

1 Dec 1875 Wanganui Tea Meeting in aid of St Mary's Church .. One of the most successful affairs which have taken place in Wanganui was the tea meeting which was held last evening in the Odd Fellows' Hall, in aid of the funds of St Mary's new church. The spacious hall was laid out with ten tables, and tables were also laid out on the stage, at which the large number of children who were present were seated. The tables were decorated with flowers and loaded with a profusion of buns, cakes, sandwiches, tarts, fruit and other things, and delicacies in such quantities as to successfully defy the repeated assaults made on them by continued relays of guests. The following ladies presided over the tables:- table 4. Mrs NEILL and Mrs NORTHOVER

Wanganui Chronicle, 1 May 1876
Death of Joseph's brother John Northover aged 20 (1856-1876) NORTHOVER - On the 30th April, of typhoid fever, John, third son of Mr Joseph Northover, aged 20 years (BDM has aged 30). Friends are informed that the funeral of the above will leave the residence of his brother, Mr Joseph Northover, Guyton-street, this day at 2 o'clock.

Wanganui Chronicle, 27 Feb 1877
Death of Joseph's nephew Robert Parker aged 14 months (1875-187), son of his sister Susannah. DIPTHERIA - We regret to learn that another infant sufferer has succumbed to this fell epidemic. Mr Christopher Parker, a resident of the Makirikiri district, has lost his youngest child, the cause of death being stated to be this terribly fatal complaint. It would seen that neither distance from town nor healthiness of situation, or the reverse, have much to do with the spread of the infection, which claims its victims indiscriminately and in localities widely separate.

Wanganui Chronicle, 24 April 1878
Death of Joseph's brother James Northover aged 26 (1852-1878) - Mr Joseph Northover's brother James, died on Monday evening, after a very painful illness.

Poverty Bay Herald, 26 Feb 1879
Death of Joseph's father Joseph Northover aged 57 (1822-1879) - Last evening a messenger arrived in town, bring the melancholy intelligence that Joseph Northover, a man well-known to all old Gisbornites, had committed suicide of a most determined character ..

Wanganui Herald, 5 June 1882 Cadet Firing.
The cadets held their annual competition on Saturday afternoon for the silver medal presented to them by Mr Joseph Northover ..

Wanganui Herald, 21 Nov 1884
Marriage of Joseph's brother William Northover aged 27 (1858-1925). NORTHOVER-POWER. On the 15th of November, at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, by the Rev R. J. Thorpe, William, youngest son of the late Joseph Northover, of Wanganui, to Kate (Catherine Power 1864-1938), second daughter of Thomas Power, of Dunedin.

3 March 1888 .. I am exceedingly pleased to notice that the Marton Easter Sports have been resuscitated under the new title of the Caledonian Sports .. The locale of the sports is Henderson's paddock. My old friends Messrs Joseph Northover and Alex. Roberts are the handicappers, at whose hands competitors need have no fear of justice being neglected ..

Wanganui Chronicle, 15 March 1889 NZ War Medals have been issued to the following .. & Private Joseph Northover, Wanganui Militia

3 Dec 1891
Death of Joseph's sister Ann McCarthy aged 41 (1850-1891) - We are sorry to report that Mrs McCarthy, wife of Mr Felix McCarthy, died at Wellington yesterday. Mrs McCarthy was the sister of Mrs Tom Ferry (Sarah 1845-1934) of Ridgeay-street and Mrs Christopher Parker of Makirikiri (Susannah 1844-1913). Mrs McCarthy was the sister of Mr Joseph Northover, who was formerly on the Chronicle staff and who has been on the Rangitikei Advocate ever since the foundation of that paper. The deceased was held in high esteem by her numerous friends and her death will be deeply lamented.

Feilding Star, 4 May 1894
Death of Joseph's son William Northover aged 21 (1872-1894) - We regret to have to record the death of William Northover, compositor, son of Mr Joseph Northover, foreman of the printing staff on the Marton Advocate. Deceased had been ailing for some time past and yesterday morning he passed quietly away, a victim of consumption at the early age of 21 years. We extend our sympathy to Mr and Mrs Northover in their bereavement.

NZ Times, 17 Aug 1895 Fatal Accident near Shannon
Death of Joseph's nephew Felix O'Sullivan McCarthy aged 16 (1879-1895). About half-past twelve o'clock, as three young men named Cottle, West and Felix McCarthy, were driving a dray containing two heavy strainers near the Maori pah in the Tokomaru Valley road, the wheel went over a slanting root and the dray capsized. Cottle jumped out safely, but West and Felix McCarthy were thrown out. West was uninjured, but McCarthy's head came on to a rata stump and as a strainer caught him at the same moment, his neck was broken, killing him instantly .. he was a nephew of Mr Joseph Northover, of the Rangitikei Advocate.

8 Jan 1896 Mr Joseph Northover, who has been foreman of the Advocate for the past 20 years, has taken a lease of the Railway Hotel, Marton and enters into possession to-morrow.

10 March 1896 - Edward South of the Railway Hotel, Marton, transferred the license to Joseph Northover

23 June 1897 During the long wait at the Marton station, the Manchester Rifles were hospitably entertained by Mr and Mrs Northover, the genial host and hostess of the Railway Hotel.

Wanganui Herald, 11 May 1898
Death of Joseph's father-in-law Samuel Neill aged 74 (1824-1898). The death occurred at his residence, Campbell Street. Major Samuel Neill, was one of the heroes of New Zealand, a man who saw twenty years of army service in the colony and a steady sensible soldier, who rose from the lowest ranks of the service to one of the highest in a comparatively short space of time. He saw a deal of active service in the Waitarara and Auckland districts and was present at those historical engagements, the attack of Kai-taka-turia Pah and the shelling of Meremere. With the rank of colour-sergeant he left his regiment and arrived in Wanganui in 1862 and joined the militia and volunteer staff, being promoted to the rank of captain on April 19 1873. He commanded volunteers in the Patea, Rangitikei and Wanganui districts and was further promoted to the rank of major. Right up to within the last few years Major Neill continued to take an active interest in the cause of volunteering. Deceased leaves a widow and three sons and three daughters, his eldest son being Mr Marc Neill, of Aramaho, who like his late respected father, has also taken a prominent part in Volunteer matters in Wanganui .. The Funeral with military honours (with sketch)

Wanganui Herald, 14 May 1898 In the District Court (in Chambers) re Samuel Neill, deceased - on the motion of Mr Gordon, probate was granted to William Austin and Joseph Northover, the executors named in the will; date of will 25th January 1896; dated of death 11th May 1898

Wairarapa Daily Times, 19 Jan 1899
Marriage of Joseph's daughter Mary Katherine 'Kate' Northover aged 19 (1880-1899). A pretty wedding was celebrated in St Stephen's Church, Marton, on January 12th, when Mr George William Bennett, stationmaster at Te Aute and second son of Mr Thomas F. Bennett, settler. of featherston, was united to Miss Mary Kate Northover, second daughter of Mr Joseph Northover, proprietor of the Railway Hotel
* see child 6 above

3 Sep 1902
Accident of Joseph's brother Henry Northover aged 45 (1857-1918) - Mr Harry Northover, brother of Mr Joseph Northover, of Marton, had the misfortune to meet with a serious accident at Utiku yesterday, while engaged in bush-felling. He was struck by a falling tree, fracturing three ribs and breaking his jaw in three places. He was conveyed a considerable distance by his mates and attended by Dr Smith. He was taken to the Wanganui Hospital to-day.

6 May 1903 The many friends of Mr Joseph Northover, the well known proprietor of the Marton Hotel, will regret to learn he is at present suffering from a severe illness. His condition was so serious on Monday morning that Dr Skerman, his medical adviser, sent for Dr Christie, who arrived from Wanganui by the mail train.

23 Nov 1904 Mr Joseph Northover, who has resided in Marton for 30 years, but who is leaving, was presented with an illuminated address and a purse of sovereigns by the Mayor on behalf of the townspeople on Monday last.

27 Nov 1908
Death of SUSAN Northover aged 56
It is with sincere regret that we announce the death, at Marton, yesterday, of Mrs Joseph Northover, at the age of 56. The deceased lady, who suffered a long and painful illness, was a daughter of the late Major Neill, of Wanganui and was widely known and respected throughout the district.
Funeral Notice The friends of Mr Joseph Northover are respectfully informed that the funeral of his late wife will leave St Francis' Church, Ross Street, for Mt View Cemetery, on Saturday, 28th inst., at 3 o'clock

20 May 1909
Marriage of Joseph's son Joseph John Northover aged 32 (1877-1938) in Marton, to Ada May Bett
* see child 4 above

21 Jan 1911
Marriage of Joseph's daughter Annie Northover, 9 days before her 35th birthday (1876-1950). MARRIAGE - Miss Annie Northover, assistant teacher at Utiku, was married on Saturday, January 21, to Mr Fred Hague of Utiku, by the Rev Mr Clarkson.
* see child 3 above

Dominion, 14 March 1913
Marriage of Joseph's son Harold Northover aged 25 (1888-1925) - A pretty wedding took place at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hastings, on Wednesday, when Miss Margaret Hanning, eldest daughter of Mr John Hanning, stationmaster at Hastings, was married to Mr Harold Northover, son of Mr Joseph Northover, of Hamilton, formerly of Marton.
* see child 11 above

15 Dec 1913
Death of Joseph's sister Susannah Parker (1844-1913). The many old friends in Wanganui of Mrs Christopher John Parker, at one time a well-known and highly respected settler in the Makirikiri Valley, will regret to hear of her death at Gisborne on Saturday, Deceased was of an exceptionally kindly nature - a good wife and mother and held in the highest esteem by those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, including the frequenters of the Makirikiri Valley for whom she always had a kindly smile and a good meal. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband and family and also a sister (Mrs T. W. Ferry of Wanganui) and three brothers - Messrs 'Joe' Northover (Marton), Henry (Marton) and William Northover (Petone).

Wanganui Herald, 30 July 1914
Death of Joseph's brother-in-law Thomas Watson 'Tom' Ferry aged 68 (1845-1914), husband of his sister Sarah Marion.
Another familiar figure in the person of Mr Thomas Watson Ferry will be missed from our midst, he having passed peacefully away yesterday in his 69th years. Born at Camberwell (England), he went to New York when a young man, thence to Sydney, arriving in Wanganui just on half a century ago, when he took over the foremanship of the Wanganui Chronicle printing and publishing department, with which paper he was associated for many years. He afterwards became proprietor of the old Phoenix Hotel which familiar hostelry he ably conducted. Deceased was for many years an enthusiastic fireman and held various positions in the Wanganui Fire Brigade, including that of captain. He was also an enthusiastic oarsman in his younger days and was the first one to row in a sculling boar on the Wanganui River. Mr Ferry was likewise a great theatrical enthusiast and was never found wanting when his services were sought to 'toe the footlights' in the good old times. To Mrs Ferry, who, if we mistake not, was born in Wanganui and is the daughter of one of Wanganui's oldest settlers (Mr Northover) - and a large family of sons and daughters - Messrs J. C. Ferry (Sydney), Mesdames J. Dempsey and G. Shepherd (Wanganui), J. Howard (Pipiriki) and H. P. White (Up-river) - we tender our sincerest sympathy. The funeral will take place on Saturday when members of the Fire Brigade will attend in a body to pay their last respects to an old and valued member.

22 Oct 1917
Death of Joseph's nephew Lancelot William Northover aged 24 (1893-1917). Son of his brother William (& Catherine) Northover. Killed In Action Ypres, Belgium

16 Dec 1918
Death of Joseph's brother Henry Northover aged 61 (1857-1918) - Mr Henry Northover, a brother of Mr Joseph Northover (connected with the Rangitikei Advocate for many years) died at Mr W. Benseman's residence of Saturday afternoon, from an attack of inflammation of the lungs and bronchitis. The deceased was well known in the Rangitikei district, where he had been a resident for a number of years. The late Mr Northover was a single man.

12 June 1919
Marriage of Joseph's son Louis Neill Northover, aged 23 (1886-1951). NORTHOVER-HENDERSON At St Stephen's Church, Marton, on 11th June, by the Rev V. H. Kitcat, Mabelle Jessie, daughter of Mrs H. Henderson of Marton, to Louis Neil, fifth son of Mr Joseph Northover, of Eltham (late of Marton) .. Miss Kate Henderson was her bridesmaid. Mr A. H. Northover (Alfred Herbert), brother of the bridegroom acted as best man.
* see child 9 above

Poverty Bay Herald, 28 Jan 1924
Death of Joseph's brother-in-law Christopher John Parker aged 84 (1840-1924). General regret will be felt at the death of Mr C. J. Parker, a very well-known and highly respected resident of the Poverty bay district, which occurred at an early hour this morning. The late Mr Parker was born in County Kerry, Ireland in 1840. He left the Old Country as a youth and after spending a year or two in Australia, came on to New Zealand, where he arrived in 1857. He followed the gold rush for some time, being present at Gabriel's Gully among other places, before settling down to farming .. on arrival in this district he took up the well-known Emerald Hills estate at Wangake, where he remained for about 15 years before leasing the property to three of his sons .. chairman of the Mangawhero Road Board .. chairman of the Te Arai Road Board .. member of the Gisborne Harbor Board .. active in horse racing. Predeceased by his wife about ten years ago, he is survived by a large family of nine sons, five daughters, sixty grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, a large number in Poverty Bay .. more

31 July 1924
Death of JOSEPH Northover
Death has claimed another Maori war veteran in the person of Mr Joseph Northover. The late Mr Northover was a son of Colour-Sergeant Northover, of the 58th Regiment. Born at Wellington in 1848 he came to Wanganui with his parents. He was apprenticed as a compositor to the Wanganui Chronicle and remained on the staff of that paper until he reached manhood. During the Maori troubles he volunteered for service. He took part in the defence of the Weraroa Redoubt.
About 40 years ago Mr Northover left Wanganui and settled down at Marton. He was for over 30 years managing foreman of the Rangitikei Advocate and was one of the most highly respected citizens of the town. He was a keen sportsman and although over 76 years of age at the opening of the shooting season this year he bagged ten brace of wild duck.
1 Aug 1924 The many friends of Mr Joseph Northover will regret to learn of his death, which occurred at the Wanganui Hospital yesterday afternoon, after an illness lasting for several months (says the Chronicle). The late Mr Northover was in his 76th year, and was one of the most highly respected citizens of Marton. He was the managing foreman on the Rangitikei Advocate for a period of thirty years, after which he acquired the Railway and Club Hotels at Marton. On the death of his wife he retired from active business. The deceased gentleman was a keen sportsman, a splendid shot and an enthusiastic angler. A family of five sons and four daughters are left to mourn their loss ..
(as listed in newspaper)
MISS: Northover, Auckland
. . has to be child 3. By process of elimination, Annie is the only child not accounted for, however by 1924 Annie had been married to Fred Hague for 13 years?. I would have thought it was a typo of the newspaper except, neither is she listed under Mesdames

MESSRS:- (5)
Joseph Northover, Auckland
. . child 4 Joseph John
Herbert Northover, Wanganui
. . child 8 Alfred Herbert
Louis Northover, Marton
. . child 9 Louis Neill
Richard Northover, Wanganui
. . child 10 Henry Richard 'Dick'
Harold Northover, Eltham
. . child 12 Harold

Bennett, Whangarei
. . child 6 Mary Katherine 'Kate'
McKinley, Wanganui
. . child 7 Helena May
Wainwright, Wanganui
. . child 13 Mildred Agnes

children not mentioned in his obit (5)
* known to be deceased
1 William Northover
. . (died May 1894)
2 Annie Catherine Northover
. . (died May 1875)
5 Samuel George Northover
. . (died July 1903)
12 Martha Northover
. . (died Aug 1890)
14 Ethel Northover
. . (died Jan 1901)

5 Aug 1925
Death of Joseph's brother Harold Northover aged 36 (1888-1925)
Patea Star,6 Aug 1925 ELTHAM TRAGEDY - A gloom was cast over Eltham yesterday evening when it became known that Mr Harold Northover, the well-known secretary of the Eltham Dairy Company, had been found dead at his residence with his throat cut ..
* see child 11 above

HEADSTONE of Joseph & Susan Northover at Marton
Plot 77, Row XVI, Block 1, Area: Old at Mount View Cemetery
In loving memory of
born 3 Jan 1848 died 31 July 1924
(On the back of this headstone facing Susan's Plot 39)
In loving memory of SUSAN NORTHOVER
died 26 Nov 1908 aged 56 years R.I.P.

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by MMetcalf on 2021-05-13 11:44:43

Henry was my great grandfather on my mothers side

He died in 1940 and is buried in aramoho cemetery Wanganui

Isabels ashes were interred in the same plot in 1960 she was cremated in waikemete

His occupation was listed as a tram driver on his daughters death certificate which also list his name as Richard

So we can presume this was a nick name

I have alot of information on his desendants if you are interested

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