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Pilcher of Palmerston North

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I am Gregory Charles Pilcher, born in Palmerston North New Zealand 3rd Dec 1956. My parents Rex & Thelma Pilcher lived in Palmerston North and are buried there. My fathers parents lived in Fielding for their adult lives(Charles Pilcher). Charles Pilcher originaly lived in the Waipawa area, Hawkes Bay before shifting to Fielding. I know no Pilcher relations but are keen to find them. Can anyone help?

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on 2019-10-05 12:02:13

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by spooner1 on 2019-10-06 13:01:10

by Crawford on 2019-10-10 07:55:15

Hi there, if you have a look at Papers Past there are lots of 'Pilchers' there.
You know you grandfather's name, and if you also know his wife's name you can work your way backwards to sort out the generations/names etc.
Try NZ BDM historical records and Archives NZ too.
Here is some info from Papers Past - your gt grandmother perhaps?

OBITUARY.
MRS ROSE PILCHER.
Mrs Rose Pilcher, an old and well beloved resident of the Stanway district, passed away recently after a long illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Robinson, Taihape. Her husband predeceased her several years ago. Mrs Pilcher arrived in New’ Zealand with her parents in the sailing ship Karmatic in 1875. After her marriage she lived in Otaki, then in Halcombe, and subsequently went to live in Makino Road, where she resided for a great number of years. Mrs Pilcher is best remembered for her work during the Great War, for which she received one of the five special medals sent to New Zealand by the late King George. Of the large family of twelve children, nine are still living—Will (Tauranga), Jack (Otorohanga), George (Makino Road), Mrs Robinson (Taihape), Mrs Evans (Weraroa), Mrs W. B. Miles (Halcombe), Mrs Chamberlain (Masterton), Mrs Spiers (Levin) and mrs Mills (Dannevirke). Mr Charles Pilcher made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. Three brothers and two sisters are also left to mourn the loss of their sister—Charles Churcher (Wanganui), George Churcher (Auckland), Frank Churcher (Masterton), Mrs Fitzgerald (Gisborne) and Mrs Woulfe (Hamilton). There are also fifty grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. The body was conveyed to the Stanway Church, where it lay for some hours before the funeral service which was conducted by Archdeacon F. Petrie, ALA., of Feilding. Six grandsons , acted as pall-bearers at the service, ! which was attended by many relatives and friends, there being also many floral tributes testifying to the esteem in which the deceased lady was held.
Manawatu Standard, Volume LIX, Issue 284, 1 November 1939

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