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Looking for information on Eliza Jane Solomon and Thomas Watts Trudgeon who emmigrated to New Zealand in 1873

Query by Deborah62

I am a descendant of the eight child of Eliza Jane Solomon and Thomas Watts Trudgeon. My great grandmother Eliza Jane. She was one of 16 siblings, two of which died prior to their first birthday. I believe my great grandmother left New Zealand at some time in the 1920's but am vague as to details. Also I am very interested in what became of Eliza after she separated from Thomas and even more interested in what happened to Thomas as the only information I had (which I am not sure if it is true) is that he died in an institution in 1926 in Wanganui. Any information or connections to our wider family would be so appreciated.

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by Crawford on 2015-01-04 03:54:50

Hi there Deborah62,

I found this - you probably already know this, but it may be of use?
TRUDGEON.—On the 16th May, 1926, at Wanganui Hospital, Thomas Trudgeon, beloved father of Mrs. O'Donell, 12, Tainui terrace, Wellington; aged 78 years. Private interment at Wanganui.
Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 118, 19 May 1926, Page 1.

Regards, R.

by Crawford on 2015-01-04 04:37:56

O'DONNELL (nee Shaw).—On November 10, 1933, at Wellington Hospital, Amelia Trudgeon ("Minnie"), dearly beloved wife of James O'DonnelL of 12 Tainui Terrace, after a long and painful illness, and beloved mother of Mrs. Jim Parkes, E. T. Shaw, and Reg O'Donnell.
Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 115, 11 November 1933, Page 1.

Amelia (Minnie) Trudgeon married William Shaw in 1889,(Ref1889/2939) and then she married James O'Donnell in 1906. Ref 1906/1065.

by abbysmum on 2015-01-04 21:22:08

I have quite a lot of information and photographs. Minnie O'Donnell was my great grandmother's twin sister There is a wealth of information in Papers Past. If you let me know your email address I can send you the references.

by Deborah62 on 2015-01-05 04:55:41

Thank you both for that information. Abbysmum my email is deborahallin@hotmail.com. would be interested to receive anytbing you have.

by Deborah62 on 2015-01-05 05:05:16

Crawford. I wondered what the words "private internment" mean. Was/is the Wanganui hospital a general hospital? Any way of finding death certificates that give information into the cause of death. I should imagine there is a way to search online. I am a newcomer to family history research.

by Deborah62 on 2015-01-05 05:52:04

Dear Crawford. I should imagine private internment refers to the burial. I managed to find a record on line and that states Thomas was buried on 19 May at Aramoho Cemetary in Wanganui. So that may answer my question. Warn wishes, Deborah

by Crawford on 2015-01-05 22:17:35

Hi there Deborah62,
The best way to find out death details/cause of death is to buy the Death Cert from BDM online- they will email you a digital copy, usually within 2 or 3 days.

The death certificate will also give you the name of the informant - the person who is supplying the details about the deceased. The informant is often, but not always a family member. If it is not a family member then it may be someone from the institution and they often don't know a lot.
I'm not too sure what 'private interment' means exactly, but I presume it means there would be a service of some sort only for family members or those who are invited.
Hope this helps.

by Deborah62 on 2015-01-06 21:24:02

Thank you very much for that information. I am very curious as to the fate of Thomas after Eliza left him, that the death notice speaks of his being loved by his daughter Amelia shows they must surely have been close but I believe Thomas was abusive and had a serious drinking problem. So I am very interested to try to find out what happened to him, though I know this is going to be difficult.Thank you again for the information you gave me. Kind wishes Deborah

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