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OULSNAM - Woodville, New Zealand

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Martha Elizabeth Oulsnam (nee Bloor) was born in Staffordshire, England in 1862 and died 12 Dec 1900 aged 38. She is buried Plot 8, Block 3 in Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
Her husband, Charles James Oulsnam remarried in 1902 to Mrs Marian Melrose Baker (nee Gwynne, widow of James Edmund/Edmond Baker 1842-1891). Charles died in Wanganui on 6 Sep 1916 aged 54. He is buried in Woodville, Plot 9, Block 3 beside Martha

* Martha & Charles were married 13 Apr 1887 in Cheadle, Staffordshire and sailed the following month for New Zealand on the 'Ruapehu'
Evening Post, 21 June 1887

The N.Z.S. Co's RMS Ruapehu, Captain Greenstreet, from Plymouth, arrived here at 8.20 on Sunday morning. She left Plymouth at 1.30pm on the 7th of May, with 301 bags of mails, 352 passengers, viz., 17 saloon, 43 second saloon, 81 steerage and 211 nominated immigrants
Madeira was reached at 9.45am on the 11th; left at 4.25pm same day and arrived at Hobart at noon on Tuesday last; after landing a number of passengers she moved on again at 5.30pm same day.
The voyage on the whole was a pleasant one and was accomplished in very good time.

the children of Charles & Martha, born NZ
* 1888 - 1971 Martha 'Olive' Oulsnam
Olive married Alfred James Herbert Bevege in 1910
Woodville Examiner, 4 Jan 1911
BEVEGE-OULSNAM - A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr Herbert Bevege, London Street, Aramoho, on Saturday 17th December, when Alfred James, second son of Mr Herbert Bevege, was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Olive Oulsnam, eldest daughter of Mr Charles Oulsnam of Woodville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev E. D. Patchett of Aramoho. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of cream silk taffeta, with the usual orthodox veil and orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet. She was attended by three bridesmaids, Miss Lizzie Oulsnam (sister of the bride) and Miss Lilian Baker (step-sister of the bride) and little Miss Myrtle Ranson (niece of the bridegroom Myrtle Florence Lillian Ranson 1902-1974) who was dressed in white embroidered muslin, with pretty white hats, carried shepherds' crooks and wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom.
The bridegroom was attended by Mr Charles Harris as best man and Mr Harold Hodge as groomsman.
After the ceremony Mr and Mrs Bevege entertained a large number of friends at afternoon tea, when the usual toasts were honoured
their known children
* 1911 - 1979 Burton Bernard Bevege
* 1916 - 1966 Zeta Jean Bevege

* 1889 - 1974 Charles Edward Oulsnam
Charles married Frances Catherine Matson in 1914
NZ Times, 28 Feb 1914
OULSNAM-MATSON - A quiet wedding was recently solemnised at the residence of the bride's parents, when Miss Frances Matson, oldest daughter of Mr and Mrs H. P. Matson of Mangaweka, was married to Mr Charles Oulsnam, son of Mr C. J. Oulsnam of Woodville. The Rev J. McCaw officiated. Miss Ruby Matson was bridesmaid and Mr H. Matson acted as best man
their known children
* 1916 - Rita Elizabeth Oulsnam

* 1890 - Mary Oulsnam
Mary married Martin Petersen in 1909
their known children
* 1911 - Sydney Martin Petersen
* 1913 - Clarence Charles Petersen

* 1892 - 1919 Elsie May Oulsnam
Elsie married Thomas Arthur Taylor in 1915
Wairarapa Daily Times, 10 March 1915 TAYLOR-OULSNAM - The wedding took place at St David's Church, Woodville recently, of Miss Elsie May Oulsnam, third daughter of Mr C. J. Oulsnam, of Woodville, to Mr Thomas Arthur Taylor, of Nelson. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Gardner. Miss Lily Oulsnam attended as bridesmaid and Mr Stewart MacDonald of Pongaroa, was best man.
their known children
* 1916 - 1999 Ivan Wallace Taylor
Evening Post, 22 Oct 1919 TAYLOR - On the 21st October 1919, at her residence, No 16 Cleveland-street, Brooklyn, Elsie May, dearly beloved wife of Thomas Arthur Taylor and third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Oulsnam; aged 27 years, after a long and painful illness

* 1893 - 1974 Georgina Annie 'Gena' Oulsnam
Georgina married Arthur George Glenny (1888-1983) in 1916
* son of Robert Mousley Glenny & Evelina Miller Brown of Taradale
their known children
* 1917 - 1986 Robert Lloyd Mousley Glenny

* 1896 - Lillian Elizabeth 'Lizzie/Lily' Oulsnam
Lily had a son in 1914
* 1914 - 1983 Raymond Thomas Gordon
Lily married James Stuart McDonald (1894-1936) in 1915
their known children
* 1918 - Thelma Beatrice McDonald
Lily next married Stanley Gordon Rule (1897-1962) in 1927
They later separated

Bush Advocate, 25 June 1891

At the hunt yesterday Mr Oulsnam had his leg broken by his horse colliding with a dray while catching the horse of one of the fallen huntsmen. He is suffering very much The break is a clean one, in the thigh

Evening Post, 12 Dec 1900

Mrs Oulsnam, wife of an old settler, was killed in the street this morning. While driving a young horse in a milk-cart the horse bolted and the trap struck the kerb and capsized on top of Mrs Oulsnam, who was so badly injured that she only lived twenty minutes. Deceased leaves a number of children

Manawatu Standard, 13 Dec 1900

Townsfolk were horrified shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday morning to hear that Mrs Oulsnam, wife of Mr C. J. Oulsnam, Pinfold Road, had been killed in Mclean Street through the capsizing of a spring cart she was driving. The unfortunate lady was driving along the street in the direction of the station when the horse bolted and turned sharply down the street close to Mr Rhodes' house. In turning the corner the trap struck the curbing and capsized. Mrs Oulsnam, who was a heavy woman, was thrown out on her head. She was immediately carried to the Commercial Hotel, where she received every attention from Dr Milne, but expired in about twenty minutes. There was a frightful gash on the back of the head and the base of the skull was fractured.
Mr Oulsnam, who was at work at Mr Fountaine's at Kumeroa, was immediately telegraphed for. Much sympathy is felt for him and the six young children who are so suddenly deprived of a loving wife and mother. Mrs Oulsnam was one of the most kindly natured women it has been our lot to come in contact with and her loss will be deeply felt by a very large circle of friends.

Woodville Examiner, 8 Sep 1916
News was received in Woodville on Wednesday of the death that day in Wanganui, of Mr C. J. Oulsnam, for many years a resident of Woodville. The late Mr Oulsnam was a farmer in the early days and a great cross country rider. While hunting he had a bad fall which injured his leg and left him lame. Some years ago he gave up farming and took over the carrying business which he conducted until ill health forced him to give up work. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Bloor, who was killed in a trap accident about sixteen years ago. later he married Mrs Baker who survives him. He leaves a family of five daughters (three of whom are married) and one son. The funeral left the Woodville station at one to-day for the cemetery, Canon Eccles reading the service at the graveside.

NOTES 14 years after Martha's death, in Feb 1914, Mr G. D. Macfarlane put up for auction 'a five acre section, belonging to the estate of the late Mrs Oulsnam'. The following year, 15 years after Martha's death, the Public Trustee, as administrator of Martha's estate, sold her freehold property containing 4 acres 3 roods 21 perches, being Lot 3, 701. part Rural Section 13, Woodville and all land in C/T 27/211

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