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Pioneer Cemetery, Stratford, Taranaki

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PIONEER MEMORIAL CEMETERY Stratford
The town of Stratford was surveyed in 1877-78. It appears that when the town was laid out, provision for a cemetery was made in Regan St but for some reason it did not open until 1885. Up to this time, residents in the area were buried at Midhirst. Those in more outlying areas were simply buried on their farms.
The first recorded burial, that of Mortimer Frederick Hassell is said to have been on 15 Dec 1886.
In 1900 the Stratford Borough Council discussed the need for a new cemetery and the original cemetery was enlarged. The cemetery at Kopuatama, east of Stratford, was laid out in 1905 and the Stratford Cemetery was closed to all, apart from those who already owned a plot there.
The last recorded burial took place 70 years later when Cuthbert Hargreaves Taylor was buried on 10 Feb 1975. By 1984 the cemetery grounds were in a state of disrepair and the Stratford Borough Council decided to tidy the area up, remove the grave surrounds and put in new plantings. As part of this work, a brick memorial wall, with built in seating, was erected that also recorded the names of all the people buried in the cemetery.
The name was changed to Stratford Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in recognition of the pioneers of the Stratford area who were buried there.
Controversially, the headstones were removed from their original positions and only a few remain at the cemetery. Twenty were moved to Taranaki Pioneer Village, just south of Stratford and many more were dumped.

* stillborn not included
* name spelling as found
* some birth dates unknown
* names in brackets is maiden name
* birth dates may be estimated, based on age at death
* same names grouped together are not necessarily related
* Pioneer Memorial Cemetery on Find A Grave

known burials (as at last edit date at end)
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* Donald Hoturoa Aiken
Jan 1897 – 27 Jul 1897
. 1 of 8 known children of Charles Mungo Harkness Aiken (1865-1930) & Jane McGregor (1869-1954), buried Kelvin Grove

* George Laxton Aldridge
24 Jul 1890 – 10 Aug 1891
. 5th of 11 known children (10 sons) of Robert Philip Aldridge (1856-1928) & Alice Mary Spicer (1865-1939), buried Kopuatama

* George Algie
1841 – 5 Feb 1896
. born in Scotland, George married Clara Edith Richards (1859-1917) in 1879. They had 3 known children & adopted a 3 year old girl in 1884 Mary Jane Foundling. She was named 'Foundling' because she was found on the steps of The Gables Hospital, New Plymouth on the day of her birth. Her mother was never found and her name became Algie.
* New Plymouth, 5 Feb 1896 . A man named George Algie was killed near Stratford through being thrown from his horse, which had bolted. It appears that the rider had dropped a rein which came apart from its fellow and he was unable to keep his seat, dying almost immediately from concussion of the brain. There is no doubt that the sad affair affords yet another object lesson on the risks that lurk in an over-indulgence in 'the social glass' .. Clara next married Cornelius Hodgkinson on 3 Dec 1896. She is buried Waiuku.

*Hugh Malcolm Allan
1904 – 13 Jun 1905
* Marjorie Allan
1903 – 25 Oct 1906
. 2 children of Orlanno Lincoln Allan (1866-1940) & Annie Millar Malcolm (1877-1942), both buried Te Henui

* Captain Charles Marshall Anderson
5 Dec 1838 – 5 Feb 1895
* Bertha Alberta/Rebecca (Dixon) Anderson
1850 - 5 April 1915
. born in Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada, 6th of 12 children of John Weldon Dixon (1819-1853) & Mary Charlotte Stiles (1823-1880)
* Pearl Jane Anderson
1883 – 18 Feb 1897
* Thomas Rheese Anderson
1877 – 22 Oct 1948
. Thomas was killed when a car slipped off two jacks and pinned him under the car
* Master Mariner Capt Charles Marshall Anderson, his wife Bertha & 2 of their children. Charles was born in New Brunswick, Canada to Capt Titus Anderson (1805-1870) & Jane Oulton Bulmer (1810-1895). He had a brother, also a Master Mariner, Capt Thomas Rheese Anderson (1840-1918) after whom he named their above son. Charles married twice in Brunswick, Canada; Mary Elizabeth Wry (1843-1868) on 7 Aug 1864 & had 2 children. She died 4 years later. He next married Bertha Alberta Dixon (1850-1915) on 6 Nov 1873 & had 5 children. In 1884 they sailed from Canada for Fiji on the ship 'Ekavuka' commanded by Charles. They decided not to stay in Fiji and settled in Taranaki in 1886. Bertha is buried as Bertha Rebecca Anderson.

* William James Ashley Anstis
17 Oct 1892 – 26 Dec 1892
. 1 of 6 known children of Samuel Anstis (1850-1934) from Upottery, Devon who emigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1877, moved to NZ, & married Elizabeth Ashley (1861-1942) in 1888. There is a memorial to William on his maternal grandmother's headstone, (Mary Ashley 1824–1911), at Waihi Cemetery and Redoubt, Normanby.

* Isaac Nansett Armstrong
1851 - 28 Jun 1903

* Toma Tiki Aroa
? – 21 Jun 1896

* unknown Ashwin
? – 19 Dec 1893

* Roy Robair Astbury
30 Oct 1900 – 15 Jan 1902
. Roy was a twin, with Ngahina Isabel Astbury (1900-1992), 2 of 8 children of David Lyon Abbott Astbury (1865-1952) & Mary/Marie Robert (1870-1942), from NSW, buried Eltham

* Saraeser 'Sarah' Ayre
1833 – 5 Jul 1903
. AYRE - At Normanby, on Sunday, 5th July, Sarah, mother of George Ayre, late stationmaster, aged 70 years .. At Normanby, Taranaki, Saraeser (Sarah), relict of the late W. Ayre, contractor, Milton and sister of Mrs A. G. Price, Dunedin. The deceased had been ailing of late and her death was not unexpected

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* Margaret Baird
Oct 1892 – 19 Nov 1892
. 1 of 15 (unverified) children of William Baird (1854-1926) & Mariah 'Maria' Blakeney (1859-1942) who married 6 Sep 1877 in County Armagh & buried Manaia

* Henry 'Harry' Ball
1830 – 2 Oct 1894
Henry married the widow Margaret Swinbourne (nee Plunkett 1843-1885) on 17 March 1874 & had 4 children (3 surviving at Henry's death), Margaret had 1st married Christopher Swinbourne (1834-1869) in 1864 & had 5 children (go to his link for children)
. BALL - Oct 2, 1894, at Toko, North Island (suddenly), H. Ball, late of Christchurch . A sudden death occurred here last night. Henry Ball, driver of the mail coach from Stratford to Toko, when a couple of miles on the journey, suddenly felt ill and was removed from the box seat. He died in a few minutes. Deceased was 64 years of age and a native of London. He came out as a private in the 58th Regiment in 1856 and bought his discharge in 1860. He was in the first rush in the Hokitika goldfields and worked all along the West Coast for years, where he was well known. The deceased was a widower and leaves two daughters, one son and a brother in Christchurch. He had been in ill-health for a long time and lately he was five weeks in the New Plymouth Hospital, which he left last week much better. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause of death.
* John Robert Ball
9 May 1879 – 1 Apr 1901
. son of Henry & Margaret. Died in an accident at Cluett & Pott's sawmill (go to his link)

* William Edward Barker
Sep 1902 – 27 May 1903
. 1 of 13 children of Charles Plumtree Barker (1863-1943), buried Te Henui & Sarah Ann Applin (1867-1931), buried Kopuatama

* John Barleyman
1828 – 1 Sep 1893
. married Mary Saxon (1832-1867) in 1860 & had 4 known sons, Mary is buried Omaka

* Charles Barrett
Aug 1892 – 23 Dec 1892

* Amy Florence Barry
7 Oct 1902 – 27 Jan 1903
. daughter of George Barry (1868-1962) & Rebecca Willcox (1873-1971)

* Charles Bates
1822 – 9 Feb 1898

* Alfred 'Alf' Bayly
20 May 1866 – 14 Dec 1907
* Alice Alexandra Bayly
Mar 1901 – 24 May 1902
* Marguerite Eileen Bayly
1897 – 7 May 1902
* Maude Rita Mary Bayly
1898 – 14 May 1910
. Alfred Bayly & 3 of his 5 daughters. Alf was a NZ rugby rep. He played 20 matches for his country, including 10 as captain. Later he was a NZRFU President. His brothers George & Walter Bayly, also represented New Zealand (go to his link). He married Mary Eleanor Georgina Cashel (1876-1972) on 30 Sep 1895 at St Paul's Church, Auckland & had 5 daughters. In 1899, Alexander McNaughton 'Barney' Armit (1874-1899) was fatally injured during a provincial match between Otago and Taranaki. Armit attempted to hurdle Alfred, but Alfred rose up and caught him around the ankles; Armit was subsequently up-ended and seriously injured his spine in the fall and died 11 weeks later. He became the first NZ international to die from injuries sustained on the rugby field. According to his obituary, Alfred was extremely distraught by the incident and 'wept like a child' on Armit's death — it may have even shortened his life. His remaining daughters were Doris Ethel Cashel Bayly (1899-1972 +Fraser) & Audrey Minchin Bayly (+Jacobs 1907-1981). Mary did not remarry, she died 65 years later & her ashes scattered from Purewa

* Ann Belcher
10 Jul 1871 – 24 Nov 1891
. born Gloucetershire
* Mary Belcher
21 Feb 1881 – 10 Dec 1902
. born NZ. Ann & Mary were sisters, 2 of 14 children of James Belcher (1846-1938) & Mary Heaven (1849-1912)

* Daniel Thomas Bell
1830 – 14 Jul 1914
* John George Bell
1831 – 21 Jul 1903
* Thomas Robertson Bell
Apr 1901 – 26 Mar 1902
. son of Henry Bell (1861-1932) & Helen Jane Robertson (1877-1966). His father died aged 71 in 1932. His mother died 34 years later in Hutchinson House, Auckland, a home for elderly blind women which opened in 1939. They are buried together in Hautapu.

* Daniel Thomas Bennett
1830 – 12 Jul 1914
. Mr Daniel Thomas Bennett, well-known for many years as a jobbing gardener in Stratford, died at the Stratford district hospital on Saturday last at the ripe age of 85 years. He will be buried in the Stratford cemetery to-morrow afternoon.
* Margaret Ann Bennett
1832 – 30 Jan 1891

* Isaac Berbeck
? – 12 Jun 1904

* Alfred Ernest Best
? – 24 Oct 1895
. possible son of Clara
* Clara (Masters) Best
3 Jan 1860 – 23 Mar 1904
. Clara was born in St Ives, Cornwall to Richard Littlejohn Masters (1825-1877) & Ann Fulford (1827-1916). Five of her family members were killed in the Brunner mine disaster on 26 March 1896 which killed 65 men & boys (read father's notes). Clara married Frederick Best (1848-1919) 17 Jun 1878 in Reefton & had at least 6 children. Frederick is buried Inglewood
* Two old residents passed away yesterday in the same street and almost at the same hour, Mrs N. McLennan (at one time of the Club Hotel) and Mrs Best (lately in business in Broadway).

* Frederick Bruce Betteridge
1903 – 28 Jul 1930
* William 'Willie' Betteridge
Jan 1898 – 7 Aug 1898
. brothers . sons of Frederick James Bettridge (1866-1936) & Lillian Ellen Johnson (1873-1950)

* Alfred Ernest Bevins
Jan 1895 – 22 Oct 1895

* Stanislava Biernacki
? – 8 Jul 1895

* Elsie Clarence Bolstad
Jul 1903 – 25 Aug 1903
. 1 of 8 known children of Christofer Jonarkin Bolstad (1871-1939) from Oslo, Norway & Elizabeth Maria/Myra Jane Heal (1873-1952) from St Helier, Jersey

* Frances Elizabeth May Boneham
May 1894 – 22 Aug 1894
. daughter of Charles William Boneham (1871-1944) & Annie Wilson (1871-1943). Her parents married 5 April 1890 in Auckland. Her father was born in Warwickshire to Henry Boneham (1840-1889) & Fanny Lines (1849-1915) who died in Auckland as did several of his siblings. Her mother Annie died in Auckland 18 Nov 1943 and is buried St Matthias, Panmure with her grandson, Roy Norman Andersen (1914-1963) - son of her daughter Minnie Boneham (1891-1941), & his wife Joan Mirream (nee Daniels 1918-2003). Her husband, Charles Boneham, died 11 months after her, on 11 Oct 1944 in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

* Helena Jessie Bonner
1877 – 23 Jan 1887
* Margaret (Robinson) Bonner
2 Apr 1846 – 11 Jun 1916
* Ralph Bonner
1834 – 19 Jun 1901
. Ralph & Margaret married in 1866. They had 10 known children . A very old resident of the Stratford district, in the person of Mrs M Bonner. passed away at her home, Skinner Road, yesterday morning, at the age of 70 years. Mrs Bonner had been in failing health for the last six months, and her end was not unexpected. Mrs Bonner was born in Westmorland, England, and at the age of 19 years came to New Zealand in the ship Bombay. After 16 years residence in the Bombay settlement, Auckland, she came to Taranaki and took up farming on the Skinner Road, where she has resided ever since. Mr Ralph Bonner predeceased his wife by 10 years. Mrs Bonner leaves a family of five girls and three boys, Mrs McQueen (Whangarei) (below), Mrs Huckstep, Mrs Spray, Mrs Toms and Miss Bonner, and Messrs J. Bonner, W. Bonner and E. Bonner.

* Eliza Bonnett
15 Jan 1898 – 31 Oct 1898
. 3rd of 8 known children of Henry Charles Bonnett (1869-1940) & Margaret Carlin (1867-1934) who married in 1892 in Christchurch, buried Sydenham

* Cedric Victor Bracegirdle
13 Sep 1893 – 19 Aug 1899
. 4th of 10 children of George Bracegirdle (1863-1927) & Ada Fanny Stanford (1870-1960), buried Te Henui. Ada next married Leonard Sutton (1865-1958) in 1931, buried Karori

* Thomas Brazier Brattle
24 Jun 1848 – 30 Mar 1902
. born in Kent, a son of Brazier Brattle & Sarah Osborne. Thomas was a Plumber. He married Emma Lane Reeves (1862-1894) in 1873 & had 7 children. He married Laura Beatrice Ward (1874-1946) in Wanganui in 1899 & had 2 children. Laura next married William George Hendrick in 1917

* Leslie Augustus Brickell
Feb 1903 – 11 Mar 1903
* Marianne Margaret 'Marion' (Ingley) Brickell
1873 – 18 Jul 1903
. mother & son . Marion married Robert Augustus Brickell in 1895 & had 2 children. Their daughter, Doris Omona Brickell married Stanley Campbell Sycamore in 1922 & Thomas James Sullivan in 1947

* Annie (Robb) Brodie
1839 – 27 Jan 1900
* Charles Brodie
30 Apr 1874– 10 Sep 1906
. mother & son. Annie was born in Scotland. She married Robert Hay Wilson Brodie (1831-1894) in NZ in 1863 & had at least 9 children. Robert is buried Ohingaiti

* Arnold Whiddon Brooking
30 Apr 1866 – 30 Dec 1894
. son of William & Elizabeth
* Elizabeth (Broadmore) Brooking
1845 – 16 Apr 1930
* Frederick William Brooking
28 Nov 1870 – 29 Apr 1906
. born in Waitara, son of William & Elizabeth, father of Roland
* Roland Brooking
Nov 1901 – 7 Oct 1902
. name was Roland. database has Ronald. He was a son of Frederick William Brooking (1871-1906) & Margaret Harrison Buckthought (1867-1954) who married in 1895. Margaret was a daughter of Philip & Annie Buckthought below, she next married William Cubbon in 1916, buried Te Henui
* William Brooking
25 Feb 1841 – 22 Nov 1923
. Mr William Brooking, an old Taranaki identity and Maori War veteran, died at Stratford to-day, aged 83. He arrived in New Plymouth in 1842 and since 1890 had lived in the Stratford district. He was actively interested in business, municipal and Masonic matters. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs W. P. Palmer (Alice 1867-1947), Manuera and two sons, Messrs Percy (Percival George 1869-1952) and Harry (John Henry 1872-) Brooking, of Stratford.

* John Brown
1839 – 27 May 1904
. STRATFORD - The weather has been fearful the last four days. The rivers are in high flood and heavy slips are reported on the Whangamomona road. Coach traffic is suspended on the Tututawa service. John Brown, who came to Palmerston North, while sleeping in his tent was buried by a slip. Brown was employed in building a bridge.

* Mary Browning
? – 5 Nov 1903

* Thomas Buckley
1836 – 5 Oct 1900

* Annie Elizabeth (Gibson) Buckthought
17 Jul 1831 – 11 Sep 1902
* Clarice Ivy Buckthought
13 Dec 1902 – 18 Jan 1903
* Ellen Harrison Buckthought
16 Jan 1875 – 30 Jan 1875 (14 days)
* Thomas Hayes Buckthought
1869 – 15 Feb 1875
. Annie Elizabeth Gibson married Phillip Buckthought in Devonshire 28 June 1851 & had 10 children. Ellen & Thomas are 2 of their children. Clarice is a granddaughter, a child of their son William Buckthought & his wife Mary Walsh. Phillip is buried at Inglewood

* Jessie Elizabeth Burgess
1886 – 29 Dec 1909
. daughter of Amos Burgess & Martha Turner Parsons
* John Grant Burgess
1840 – 9 Oct 1899
* Martha Turner (Parsons) Burgess
1860 – 3 Nov 1898
. married Amos Burgess (1849-1926) in 1878, buried Hillsborough

* Mary Anne Burke
May 1897 – 27 Jun 1898

* Anna 'Annie' (Kaminska) Burkett
1831 – 14 Nov 1887
. born in Poland. Married Adam Burkett (1826-1897) from Poland, buried Te Henui.
* Catherine Mary Burkett
17 Jul 1900 – 31 Jul 1900
* Francesca 'Frances' Burkett
Jun 1888 – 11 Jul 1888 (6 weeks)
* John Burkett
16 Jul 1896 – 16 Jul 1896 (3 hours)
* Michael Adam Burkett
1901 – 12 Nov 1904
* Theresa Barbara Burkett
Jan 1898 – 7 Mar 1898 (8 weeks)
* . Frances, John, Theresa & Michael were children of John Paul Burkett (1860-1933) & Barbara Dodunski (1860-1949), buried Te Henui

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* Catherine “Kate” Callaghan
19 Mar 1891 – 15 Apr 1906
. died of blood poisoning
* John Callaghan
1842 – 19 Jan 1913
* Mary Ann “Katie” (Enright) Callaghan
2 Dec 1852 – 5 Mar 1922
. John, Mary & their daughter Kate

* George Cameron
1827 – 21 Sep 1899
. A carpenter named George Cameron, was found dead in bed this morning in a house he had just built for D. McQueen on East Road, Stratford, occupied by Porter, a bricklayer. Deceased retired about 9 p.m. apparently in excellent health and not coming out to breakfast was looked for and was found dead in bed, having apparently passed away in his sleep. Deceased was well known in the district and a single man

* William Smith Campbell
1838 – 17 May 1896
. born in Ballymoney, Tamlaght O'Crilly, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 2nd of 13 children of Robert John Campbell (1816-1881) & Jane Maria Wallace (1811-1897), buried Pihama
* CAMPBELL - At Stratford on Sunday, William Smith Campbell, aged 58 years. The funeral will leave Commercial Hotel, Stratford on Tuesday, May the 19th at 2.30p.m.

* Emily Elizabeth Candy
14 Jul 1904 – 14 Jul 1904 (4 hours)

* Samuel Carleton
1861 – 28 May 1906
. Samuel was from Belfast. He married Minnie Thwaites (1865-1941) at her father's home, 'Shrubland Farm' Hororata, Canterbury in 1884. They had a daughter, Margaret Sarah Carleton (1885-1975 +Dickinson) .. At Stratford the sudden death occurred of Mr Samuel Carlton. Deceased, who was a director of the Midhirst Dairy Co and the Central Co-operative Store Co., was 45 years of age. He was his usual health yesterday and was joking with some Stratford residents who called at his place. He, however, has been subject to fainting fits for some time and at seven o'clock this morning he was seized by another attach and died without regaining consciousness. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
* Minnie next married Joseph O'Shaughnessy (1866-1920) in Stratford in 1908. Joseph is buried Old Te Puke. Minnie is buried St John's Churchyard, Hororata.

* Amelia Christina 'Emilie' Carlson
30 May 1893 – 4 Jul 1893
. 4th of 6 known children of Johannes 'John' Carlson (1847-1921) & Annabella Preston (1870-1944). Her parents divorced in 1902. Annabella had children with Robert Samuel Renwick (1874-1941) before they married in 1940. Johannes is buried Eltham. Annabella is buried Tirau

* Ernest Cate
2 Jul 1869 – 11 Dec 1918
* Mary Jane (Pycroft) Cate
1837 – 7 Sep 1901
. mother & son

* Albert James Christensen
Jul 1904 – 19 Apr 1905
. son of Mads Peter Christensen (1866-1926) from Denmark & his 2nd wife Mary Ann Grantham (1875-1944) of Masterton

* Edward Christie
12 Sep 1895 – 24 Sep 1895 (12 days)
* Jessie Christie
18 Jan 1892 – 2 May 1892 (14 weeks)
. 2 of 9 children of Andrew Haines Christie (1860-1934) & Ann Patrick Rowe (1869-1943), buried Te Awamutu
Of Note Andrew's mother, Janet 'Jessie' Hynd (1831-1905) was a daughter of Thomas Hynd & Christina Fraser. Andrew's wife, Ann Patrick Rowe, was a maternal granddaughter of Thomas Hynd & Christina Fraser

* Anna Augusta Thynne (Thomas) Clayton
1868 – 4 Aug 1898
. daughter of Charles Thynne Thomas (1828-1912) & Frances Anne 'Fanny' Cooke (1837-1924), both born India. She married Sidney Clayton (1868-1963) in Motueka in 1896. Sidney was a butter-maker at a Stratford Factory and later the manager of the Makahu Co-operative Dairy Factory.
* John Clayton
18 Mar 1897 – 18 Mar 1897 (7 hours)
* Marjorie Frances Clayton
8 Jul 1898 – 20 Oct 1899 (15 months)
. Anna & both her children. She died 4 weeks after the birth of Marjorie. Marjorie died 2 months after her. CLAYTON - At the residence of her husband Brooks road, Stratford, Anna Augusta Thynne, the beloved wife of Sidney Clayton, aged 30 years. (Canterbury papers please copy). Sidney next married Helen Simpson (1887-1941) in Riverton in 1906 & had 5 more children.
Of Note Anna was a granddaughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Thynne Thomas (1797-1874) of Her Majesty's 15th Regiment, of the Bengal army, who married Anne Tovey on 2 Jun 1829. Arrived in New Zealand in 1861 and settled at 'Dehra Doon' in Riwaka, named after their former home in India. He died on 23 Jun 1874 at Motueka, from a fall out of a cart

* Daniel Climie
8 Jan 1814 – 29 Sep 1890
. born Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, married Jane Esther Austin (1821-1889) in 1844 at Clyst Honiton, Devon. Jane is buried Wakapuaka. CLIMIE - On the 29th ult., at Taranaki, New Zealand, Daniel Climie, C.E., late of Melbourne.
Daniel is buried next to his 10 year old granddaughter, Mary Alice, daughter of his son Henry Westcliff Climie (1857-1929) a Land Surveyor of Australia & NZ, who married Margaret Richmond, a daughter of Thomas Richmond & Agnes Park.
* May Alice Climie
21 Mar 1883 – 3 Aug 1893
. granddaughter of Daniel above

* George Rudland Clover
16 Feb 1887 – 21 Oct 1891
* Jessie Elizabeth Clover
Dec 1891 – 4 May 1892
* Minnie Bassett Clover
Dec 1889 – 10 Oct 1891
. 7th, 9th & 10th child of 14 known children of the Methodist minister, Rev James Clover (1850-1919) & Sally (aka Sarah) Bassett (1853-1939) who married at Fitzroy, New Plymouth in 1878 & buried Hamilton East.

* Margaret May Coleman
18 May 1891 – 1 Apr 1902
. 1 of 7 known children of George Coleman (1866-1949) & Emma Penniall (1868-1954), buried Kopuatama, granddaughter of Alfred & Mary Penniall below .. A little girl named Coleman, aged eleven, living at Wingrove Road, Ngaire, died from the effects of eating green quinces

* Alfred Charles Collins
Dec 1900 – 19 Jun 1901
. son of William Collins (1852-1916) & Agnes Gooch (1855-1931)
* William Collins
1854 – 9 Aug 1916
. married Agnes Gooch in 1877
* William Leonard Collins
12 Sep 1901 – 1 Oct 1901 (19 days)
. son of James Collins (1881-1949) & Hanorah Cecilia Frances 'Sis' Hanlon (1878-1957), buried Kopuatama .. grandson of William above

* Joseph Condon
? – 7 Jan 1895

* Elizabeth Cook
1872 – 27 May 1895
* Grace Cook
1827 – 1 May 1898

* Mary/May Ellen Corbett
15 Jan 1896 – 18 Apr 1896
. daughter of John Henry 'Jack' Corbett (1857-1933) & Catherine Ann McKenzie (1861-1945) who married in 1886, buried Te Henui
Of Note Jack's younger brother, Charles Corbett, married Catherine's younger sister, Mary 'Jessie' McKenzie in 1896

* Louisa (Lascelles) Corrigan
8 July 1829 – 21 Dec 1901
* Samuel Bradley Corrigan
13 Sep 1820 – 10 Jan 1903
. Samuel & Louisa married 4 May 1848 in Richmond, Tasmania. their bio & children

* Douglas Alexander Coutts
19 Feb 1899 – 22 Feb 1899
* Elma Tolme Coutts
Dec 1896 – 18 Jan 1897
* Hubert Coutts
23 Feb 1904 – 23 Feb 1904
* Marion Coutts
12 Sep 1897 – 13 Sep 1897
. children of Captain Henry Donald Coutts (1866-1944), Waikumete & Margaret Gordon Brown (1870-1912), Waikaraka

* Frank William Coventry
6 Jun 1871 – 9 Oct 1904
. born in Tasmania 1st of 12 children of John Francis Coventry (1840-1930) & Alice Elizabeth Kay (1849-1913). He arrived in NZ in 1875 with his parents & sister, the rest of his siblings born in Otago .. A sudden death occurred at the Ohuroa road, Toko, on Thursday evening at about six o'clock. It appears that Mr Frank William Coventry, after carrying some wood into the house called for his mother, who immediately went to his assistance and found him in a swooning condition and bleeding from the mouth and falling into his mother's arms, Mr Coventry expired. Deceased had been in indifferent health for some time and was under medical treatment.

* Maude Theresa Cowen
31 Aug 1893 – 7 Aug 1894
. Database has Maud Cowen - BDM has Cowan. She was Maud Theresa Cowen, the 1st of 11 known children of of Owen Cullen Cowen (1865-1942) from Ballarat & Rose Ann Farrell (1874-1938) from England, both buried Papakura

* Hilda Myrene Cramer
Oct 1899 – 28 Mar 1900
* Louis Cramer
1824 – 19 May 1899
. Louis & a granddaughter . Louis was born in Westphalia, Germany to Conrad Cramer & Clara Linge. He married Alice Power (1840-1870) in 1856 in Melbourne. He was a Baker & a Hotel Proprietor, in Melbourne & NZ. Alice (1840-1870) was born in Dungarvan, Ireland to Edmond Power & Mary Whelan. They had 8 children (3 in Melbourne). Alice died 6 Jan 1870 in Hokitika aged 29. Louis next married Eliza Kelly (1829-1879) in Feb 1871 in Hokitika.

* William Crosby
1851 – 6 Jul 1893
. born in Fingringhoe, Essex, England to George Crosby & Caroline Sharpe?. He married Louisa Norris (1858-1926) in 1878 & had 8 children. Louisa next married William Henry Partridge (1873-1940) in 1895. She is at Kopuatama

* Frances 'Eva' Frear-Crowther
1872 – 31 Oct 1896
. Eva's biological parents were George (1841-1876) & Elizabeth (1845-) Frear who arrived from Cambridge, England on the 'Howrah' into Wellington 30 Nov 1874 with their 2 children, Lizzie aged 4 & Frances 'Eva' aged 2 (on the passenger list as Francis). Her father died in Feilding just 2 years later, on 18 Oct 1876 aged 35 (her mother yet to be found). Eva was adopted by Harriet Sophia Burroughs (formerly Clark, 1839-1910) & her 2nd husband Frederick Kershaw Crowther (1833-1907). Her sister Lizzie was adopted by Joseph Masters of Sandon.
. The sad death of Eva Frear Crowther occurred at Ngaire (Ngaere) at 5 o'clock on Saturday morning, after a severe illness of acute pneumonia for the last eight weeks. The deceased held the position of postmistress at Ngaire for two years and during that time had won the esteem and friendship of nearly everybody with whom she came in contact by her kindness and many sterling qualities. During her stay at Ngaire she held the position of organist for several denominations, as well as giving valuable assistance at concerts and other amusements and was also a member of the Christian Endeavor Society and Band of Hope, contributing several excellent papers at the meeting of the former Society. The deceased leaves an only sister, Mrs F. E. McKenzie and parents who adopted her nearly twenty years ago, her finance (the Rev J. W. Hayward) and a very large circle of friends to mourn their loss
Of Note Her sister, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Frear (1869-1913, was adopted by Joseph Masters of Sandon), married Frederick Ernest McKenzie in 1893, had 9 children & died in Dannevirke
.. Inwards Correspondence Immigration Department 1877 - Letter written 16 Apr 1877 by the Office of the Emigration and Colonial Aid Corporation, Feilding to the Under Secretary of Immigration, Wellington. Sir, .. two daughters of George and Elizabeth Frear who arrived in Wellington on 30 Nov 1874 by the ship Howrah. The children in question are very comfortably placed, the eldest being adopted by a Mr Joseph Masters, settler of Sandon, Manawatu. Mr Masters is a well to do farmer without any children of his own, and the child stands to them as a daughter and from my own knowledge I can state that she has a very happy home. The younger daughter has been similarly taken charge of by a Mr Crowther of Foxton, Manawatu and is equally well cared for as the elder sister. The Public Trustee has charge of the small property left behind by the deceased George Frear. I shall be happy to communicate any further information relative to the children which the relatives may desire to have, but in my opinion it would not be to the children's interests to remove them from the homes which have been so generously provided for them.

* Alfred Cudby
31 Dec 1898 – 2 Jan 1899 (2 days)

* Jane Brice (Moore) Cumberworth
12 Jun 1861 – 15 Dec 1905
. born Onehunga, Auckland to Joseph Charles Moore (1829-1875) & Mary Emma Symons (1835-1874). She married Frederick John Cumberworth (1855-1932) & had 10 children. Frederick died in Palmerston North 28 Aug 1932
* Loma Cicely Cumberworth
13 July 1896 – 31 Aug 1917
. born in Rangiora, 1 of the 9 children of Jane & Frederick

* Carlian Recies Curnow
– 16 Feb 1898

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* Mona Mary Davey
5 May 1902 – 6 Jun 1905
. 1st of 2 known daughters of Arthur John Davey (1857-1926) & Julia Philomena O'Shaughnessy (1865-1944), buried Hamilton East. She had a sister Bessie Davey (1905-1989), who married George Henry Perry in 1925 & William Eric Bolton in 1931 and is buried Hamilton Park

* Pierre Samuel David
Jun 1843 – 1 Nov 1900
. born in Paris, a son of Guillaume 'William' David (1805-) of Paris & his 1st wife, Anne Fontnord (1808-1850), his father next married Catherine Mahoney in Akaroa in 1852. Pierre married Josephine Gendrot (1848-1904) 18 Aug 1864 in Akaroa. He was naturalised in 1851 and moved up to Taranaki. Josephine is buried Ashhurst

* Helen Davis
1857 – 12 Apr 1901

* Charles Pichoir de Launay
1837 – 16 Aug 1896
Born in Paris, Charles married Anna Pearce (1844-1928) at St John's Church, Wellington on 20 July 1878 and had 4 known children
. Mr Charles R. de Launay, draper, Stratford, died suddenly on Sunday night from aneurism of the heart. The deceased was well known in Newtown, where he carried on business as a commission agent; his wife being connected with the millinery department of the D.I.C.
* Anna died 27 Sep 1928 . Madame De Launay, one of the pioneers in the drapery business in Stratford, died at Wellington yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs jack Thompson. Mr J. De Launay, of Eltham, is a son. An old resident who was personally acquainted with Mme De Launay, says she can only be described as one of nature's ladies. She is buried Karori

* Florence Ada Maud Divehall
4 May 1890 – 14 Aug 1896
. 2nd of 13 known children of Henry Lewis Divehall (1860-1921) & Mary Ann Smith (1869-1955), buried Kopuatama

* Joseph Dobson
1827 – 7 Jan 1902
* Percy James Dobson
Jan 1898 – 2 Mar 1899

* Leo Henry Dodunski
16 Apr 1905 – 1 Jun 1905
. son of Mary Elizabeth Kemp (1881-1952) & her 1st of 4 husbands, Theophilus 'Theo' Dodunski (1874-1922) from Poland, who married in Stratford 29 June 1899

* Mary Donnelly
1831 – 5 Jun 1895
* Thomas 'Tom' Donnelly
. birth and death dates unknown. No proof he is buried here but is on the Headstone: Merciful Jesus. Have Mercy On The Souls Of Thomas & Mary Donnelly. Holy Mother Of God Intercede For Them. R.I.P.
* Tom was a schoolmaster. He was dismissed by the Education Department c1881 and in 1882 a 5 shilling reward was offered to the first person furnishing information on his whereabouts (was thought to be in Canterbury). In 1887 Thomas was in Invercargill and charged with deserting his wife, leaving her destitute.

* Herbert Dow
2 Jul 1890 – 21 Oct 1891
* William Dow
1817 – 26 May 1891
. A settler named William Dow, 54 years of age, died suddenly at his place, Finnerty Road, near Ngaire, on Monday morning. An inquest was held by S. H. James, Esq., J.P., acting Coroner. Dr Cockerton deposed that, as the result of a post mortem, he was of opinion that death appeared to be caused by fatty accumulation round the heart and the heart disease accelerated by overwork on the previous Saturday. The jury returned was a verdict accordingly. Mr Dow leaves a wife and a large family in poor circumstances.

* Charles 'Charley' Drake
1874 – 17 Nov 1897

* Edwin Duff Brewer Duff
Apr 1900 – 16 Jul 1900
. Edwin was base born to Charlotte Nicol Duff (1877-1942), who married Richard Henry Wakelin (1879-1944) in 1902 and had another 10 children. Charlotte is buried at Bromley, Christchurch

. . E . .
* Elizabeth Edwards
1837 – 17 Nov 1901
* Frederick William Edwards
5 Jan 1903 – 13 Feb 1903
. 3rd of 12 children of Roland Vincent Edwards (1879-1956) & Annie Esther May Divehall (1881-1951)

* Jennie/Jeannie Taggartt Elliott
Feb 1893 – 14 Jul 1894
. 1 of 5 known children of Ernest Elliott (1870-1948) & Jane 'Jeannie' Douglas Longley (1870-1924), buried Te Henui

* Alfred John Ellis
1844 – 15 Jan 1900
. born England. Husband of Elizabeth (1854-1940) at Te Henui. When their son, Rifleman 52974, Alfred Dyson Ellis (1893-1918) was KIA in France they were living at Bird Rd., Stratford . A very sudden death occurred on Saturday. Mr A. J. Ellis, a well-known settler of the Bird Road, attended Mrs Meyenberg's funeral (Martha nee Longman Meyenberg 1839-1900) in the morning and expired of heart-disease almost immediately on reaching home

* Samuel Empsall
1865 – 27 May 1905
. no births or marriages on NZ BDM for Empsall, Samuel is the only death and they say he was 'about' 40. Newspapers of the day have nothing, except in Jan 1890 a Mr & Mrs Empsall of Bradford, England were passengers on the 'Tarawera' leaving Port Chalmers for an excursion to the Sounds

* Roy Evans
30 June 1904 – 18 Dec 1904
. baseborn son of Agnes Evans (1886-1970), daughter of George Edwin Evans & Emma Jane Catley. Agnes married James Jesse Cox (1879-1970) in 1905 & had 3 children. They died 5 days apart & buried Rongotea

* Celia Edith Everiss
Feb 1900 – 10 Mar 1900 (16 days)
* Reginald Ezra Everiss
Feb 1900 – 8 Mar 1900 (14 days)
. twins of Ezra Everiss (1840-1915) & Edith Ellen Ellerm (1864-1916), buried Sandon

* William James 'Willie' Evett
? – 27 Feb 1903
. Willie was a jockey & groom in Normanby, Taranaki in the 1890s

. . F . .
* Kennethina Mary Findlater (McIntosh) Faris
15 Aug 1859 – 13 Apr 1904
. daughter of Rev Joshua McIntosh (1829-1894) & Christina Findlater (1828-1913). She married Irwin Faris (1865-1942) in 1889, buried Te Henui. (see below)

* Ernest George Ferris
3 Dec 1901 – 15 Jan 1904
. baseborn son of Rose Emily Ferris (1875-1946) who married John Mullins (1878-1916) in 1905 & had 2 children (1905-1906). She married Edward Looner (1877-1916) in 1908 & had 4 children (1909-1913). She had a son, Clarence Ernest Looner (1918-2010), registered as Looner 2 years after Edward's death, who married Margaret Elizabeth Matenga/Rohde (1925-1961) in 1945, died in Perth, WA.
* Francis Ferris
1835 – 3 Oct 1893
. 19 Oct 1893: Re Francis Ferris of Stratford, deceased. On the motion of Mr Lusk, probate was granted to the executors named in the will

* Mary Ann Firmiston
? – 22 May 1888
. age unknown. only other Firmiston found was Frank Firmiston (1879-1951) who is buried in Reefton

* Margaret Fitzpatrick
1835 – 19 Sep 1901
* Patrick Fitzpatrick
1824 – 3 Mar 1904
. STRATFORD - One of the oldest of our 'old identities' was consigned to his last resting-place to-day in the person of Mr P. Fitzpatrick, who at the good old age of 80 years passed away on Tuesday last. Mr Fitzpatrick had been over 40 years in the Colony and was here in the seventies, before Stratford was. He was, I believe, the first landlord of the first 'hotel' to open its hospitable door in these parts. The building yet stands as part of a dwelling house on the Mountain Road, just north of the Flint Road. Antiquaries can still trace the legend 'Stratford Hotel' on the time-worn weather boards.

* Fredric William Fohrmann
1900 – 20 Jun 1902

* Adelaide Blanche Frai
Sep 1893 – 14 May 1894

* Lewis David Francis
6 Sep 1890 – 7 Sep 1890 (1 day)
. son of James & Elizabeth Francis. In 1918 when their son, Private 71739, James Ranfurly Francis (1897-1930 born at Chatham Islands), embarked for war, they were living at 96 Union Street, Auckland

* Ivy Isabel Franks
2 June 1893 – 9 Aug 1903
* Violet Evelyn Franks
? – 5 Sep 1903
. possibly mother & daughter

* Arthur Thomas Free
Jan 1874 – 10 Dec 1899
. born in Christchurch, 1 of 11 known children of Thomas Free (1844-1894) from Ireland & Sarah Ann Turner (1852-1895) from Derbyshire, buried Christchurch, Arthur married Ellen Mary Marsh (1873-1919) in 1895 & had 3 children, the youngest, Harry Free, 4 months old when Arthur died. Ellen next married Albert Arthur Berry (1870-1923) in 1903 & is buried Linwood

* Andrew Fryer
5 Aug 1896 – 1 Oct 1896
. twin (of 2 sets) with Annie Fryer (1896-1924), 10th & 11th of 14 children of Henry Fryer (1856-1940) & Christina Jane Fraser Rowe (1865-1932), buried Hawera

* Miriam (Townsend) Furness
1860 – 23 Oct 1893
. database has FurnIss. Miriam was born in Exeter, Devon. She married Arthur Edward Furness (1867-1949) in NZ in 1893 & had a daughter born in Patea, Miriam Eileen Furness (1893-1916 +Palmer). She died the day after giving birth to Miriam and Arthur next married Margaret Low in 1896, buried Waikumete
Of Note daughter Miriam Eileen Palmer, died in Nov 1916, also the day after giving birth, in Whangarei, aged 23

. . G . .
* Coronita Matilda Gedge
5 July 1902 – 26 Dec 1902
* Ethel May Gedge
Mar 1901 – 10 Oct 1902
* Matilda (Johns) Gedge
1869 – 5 Jul 1902
. mother & daughters . Matilda was born in Constantine, Cornwall to Joseph Johns (1830-) & Thomasine Martin (1833-1910). Her mother next married Joseph Elliott in 1882 & is buried Taihape (or Joseph Johns changed his name to Elliott, because his death not found in NZ and because Matilda's only son she named Martin Elliott Gedge, both the surnames or coincidence?).
* Her mother's death notice .. Elliott - At Taihape, on the 25th inst., Thomasine, the widow of Joseph Elliott, late of Feilding. Aged 77 years.
* Her mother's headstone .. In Loving Memory Of Thomasine, beloved wife of Joseph Elliott, who died Oct 25 1910 aged 77 years
Matilda married George William Gedge (1864-1950) 10 Nov 1886 & they had 10 children (9 daughters). The last child, Coronita Matilda Gedge, was born 5 July 1902, Matilda dying during the birth. Her 9th child, 19 month old Ethel May Gedge, died 3 months after her on 10 Oct 1902 & buried with her. Her 10th child, Coronita Matilda died 6 months after her, 26 Dec 1902 aged 6 months. Husband George is buried Te Henui

* Harrison Diggery Ward Gibson
5 May 1847 – 13 Apr 1900
. born in Devon, Harrison married Mary Handley (1849-1899) in Wanganui in 1869 & had 7 children. Harrison died of a heart attack the day after he gave his daughter Mary Gibson (1876-1916) away in marriage to James Walter Chapman-Taylor (1878-1958, his 1st of 4 wives). Harrison's wife Mary is buried Waikaraka.
Of Note another daughter, Annie Kathleen Gibson (1882-1964), married James's brother, Harold Chapman-Taylor (1879-1961) in 1903

*Ada 'Nellie' Gilbert
Mar 1895 – 18 Apr 1895
* Leslie Thomas Henry Gilbert
Jan 1897 – 4 Mar 1897
. 2 of 4 known children of Leslie John, a watchmaker in Eltham, Hawera & Stratford and of Esther Caroline Gilbert. In 1903 .. "Tenders are invited by the trustee in the assigned estate of Leslie John Gilbert, of Stratford, Watchmaker, for the purchase of the business as a going concern. Separate Tenders will be received by the undersigned Trustee up till noon of the 21st day of September 1903 for the above business as a going concern; the stock of jewellery and watches, the fixtures and fittings, the goodwill of lease" etc. I believe they left NZ as they and their other 2 daughters not found after this date.

* Daisy Gilliver
5 Oct 1902 – 9 Oct 1902 (4 days)
. daughter of William Henry (1863-1942) Gilliver & Ada Olivia Fox (1865-1944), buried Te Henui

* Charles Arthur Glentworth
10 Jul 1894 – 21 Jul 1894 (11 days)
. 9th of 11 known children of Robert White Glentworth (1856-1937) & Bridget Fogerty (1853-1943) from County Kerry, buried Eltham

* Albert Walter Blyde Goff
Apr 1895 – 16 Aug 1895
. son of Walter John Goff (1853-1919) from Geelong, Melbourne & Ada Isabel Nelson (1866-1945). His mother next married Joseph James Chandler

* Charles Edmund/Edward Goldup
4 April 1889 – 20 Jun 1905
. Headstone has Edward, BDM has Edmund . born Manaia, 6th of 9 children of James Henry Goldup (1853-1928), buried Kopuatama & Catherine Whitmore (1859-1932), buried Porirua .. Charles Goldup, of Toko, aged 16, while climbing a tree for a pigeon he had shot in the bush at Whangamomona, was killed by the accidental discharge of his gun, which he left leaning against the tree, the muzzle point upward.

* Daniel Knight Gooch
1829 – 25 Aug 1923
. born in Sotherton, Suffolk, England, son of Daniel Knight Gooch (1797-1889) & Alna Dawson (1806-1850). He married Louisa Elliot in 1865
* Francis Leslie Gooch
24 Sep 1902 – 10 May 1904
. son of Frederick Gooch & Adeline Gertrude Wuinn, grandson of Daniel & Louisa
* Louisa (Elliott) Gooch
1839 – 5 Jun 1897
. born Bury St Edmunds, Suggolk, England, daughter of Neal Elliot & Charlotte Crick, wife of Daniel above. They had a son Frederick Gooch (1879-1959) who married Adelene Gertrude Quinn (1880-1947) & had at least 13 children. Francis Leslie Gooch above was their 1st born.

* William Charles Goodwin
1862 – 1 Nov 1904
. married Harriet Ellen Hall in 1897 & had 2 children
STRATFORD This Day. William Charles Goodwin, a son of Charles Goodwin, well-known farmer of Climie road, Cardiff, drowned himself in a pond this morning. The deceased was apparently in good health and in comfortable circumstances. No reason is assigned for the act. The deceased was married and leaves a wife and two children.

* Mary Jane (Newton) Gordge
28 Aug 1858 – 24 Dec 1902
. Mary was born in Gittisham, Devon, a daughter John Newton (1821-1905) & Mary White (1822-1912), both died England. She married William Loveless Gordge (1858-1932) 14 Aug 1883 in Parish Church, Corscombe, Dorset, a son of Heber Loveridge Gordge (1825-1888) & Ann Loveless (1828-1899), both died in England. They emigrated to NZ the following year & had 10 children. William is at Hillsborough .. On Christmas Eve, about 4 p.m., Mrs Gordge, aged 44, wife of a farmer on the Stanley-road, dropped dead in Wilson's tea rooms in Broadway. Mrs Gordge, who had a baby six weeks old in her arms, complained of feeling faint. William had just gone to get the horse and trap. She suddenly fell forward and on the arrival of the doctors the woman was past assistance .. Mary's headstone has a memorial to their son Lance Corporal 8/2601, Herber Loveridge Gordge (1886-1918), killed in France

* James 'Jim' Gorrie
2 Jan 1836 – 4 Jan 1906
. born in Perth, Scotland to James Gorrie (1800-1879) & Helen Eadie (1807-1885), both died Nelson. Jim arrived with his parents & 5 siblings on the 'Phoebe Dunbar' landing in Dunedin 24 Oct 1850, then onto Nelson where they settled. James worked at the building trade with his father then in 1856 went to the Collingwood gold diggings and was with the first party who found gold at the Slate river. A year later he returned to Nelson and worked again at his trade for five years. He then moved to Blenheim and was in business there for twenty years, during thirteen of which he was Deputy Official Assignee and was also captain of the Fire Brigade for twelve years. He had large stores and timber yards, all of which were swept away in the great flood of 1872, which ruined him. On making a fresh start, he received large orders for tallow casks and did very well as a cooper and contractor. In 1878 he again moved to Nelson, where he followed various occupations and contracts. In 1891 he went to Taranaki and settled in Stratford in the coachbuilding trade, from which he retired four years later with an interest in the Oeo Hotel, on the West Coast. As an architect he supervised the construction of many fine buildings in Stratford and districts. James Gorrie was sub-agent for the National Insurance Company, Citizens' Life Assurance and Scottish Metropolitan Accident Insurance Societies. He married Mary McFarlane (1841-1881, buried Wakapuaka) in 1862 & had 2 daughters who died young. He married Mary Anne Pitt (nee Taylor 1852-1887, buried Wakapuaka) in 1886. He married Hannah Cator (nee Stanton 1840-1934, buried Whangarei) in 1889 & had 1 son who became a coachbuilder in Lower Hutt

* Alice Jane Green
1885 – 23 Jul 1904

* Alexander Greig
1820 – 25 Aug 1897
* Isabella Jane (Winks) Greig
1856 – 25 May 1898
. born in Victoria, Australia. She married James Strachan Greig 18 Sep 1877 in Hawera .. Greig—Winks - On the 18th instant, at the Hawera Presbyterian Kirk, by the Rev James Torry, James Strachan, eldest son of Robert Greig, Esq., Docker's Hill, Victoria, to Isabella Jane, second daughter of Alexander Winks, Esq., late of Hawera.
In 1903 James Strachan Greig was for many years the Registrar of Electors for the Patea district and a prominent citizen of Stratford.
* At Stratford, on Tuesday, May 24th, Isabella Jane, the beloved wife of James Strachan Greig; aged 42
* James next married Rose McCann in 1899. He died at Leslie Hills, Riccarton, Christchurch aged 66, when he fell off a dray of hay, breaking his neck. He is buried Culverden

* Michael Griffin
1860 – 10 Apr 1895
. Michael was born in Ireland, he married Mary Mullane (1872-1907) on 3 April 1894. She had a daughter, Maggie Cecily Griffin (1895-1981) on 4 March 1895, 11 months after his death.
* It is with regret the death of Mr Michael Griffin, for some time past engaged in roadforming on the Anderson road and residing with his nephews, the Messrs O'Shea, settlers in the Manganingi block. The deceased was about 30 years of age and only recently arrived from Christchurch. He had only been ailing for about a fortnight and was quite conscious until a few minutes before his death on Tuesday morning. Nothing is known as to the cause of death and a post mortem examination is to be held this evening. Deceased was married about 12 months, his wife being at present in Christchurch. There being no means of fetching the body into town on a stretcher this (Tuesday) afternoon, a distance of about seven miles over a rough road. An inquest will be held to-morrow (Wednesday), after which the body will be conveyed to Stratford for burial
* Mary next married Phillip Stoffel (1872-1941) in 1903. Philip Stoffel next married Marie Schneller (1890-1971) in 1913. They are all buried Eltham.

* Robert Arthur Grimmer
1893 – 30 Apr 1896
1st of 5 known children of Robert Arthur + Mary Annie Grimmer
He and his brother Frank were born in London. The other 3 in NZ ..
1893 - 1896 Robert Arthur Grimmer
1894 - 1915 Frank William Grimmer
. enlisted from New Plymouth & served as Private 10/731 with the Wellington Regiment, C Company, NZEF., leaving from Wellington 16 Oct 1914. He died of his wounds 10 Aug 1915 on the HMHS 'Gascon'. His parents were then living in Waitara.
1895 - 1971 Albert Charles 'Bert' Grimmer (+White)
1896 - 1987 Letitia Annie 'Lehy' Grimmer (+Gordon)
1900 - 1964 Harold Victor Grimmer (+Atkinson +Foster
* His parents & all this siblings (apart from Frank) are buried in Auckland
. At the inquest on the body of the child Grimmer, whose death at Finnerty Road, Ngaire, was recorded last week, a verdict of accidental death was returned.

* Arthur Douglas Groshinski
4 Mar 1899 – 19 Aug 1903
. son of Peter Joseph Groshinski (1872-1937) & Annie Neilson (1873-1948), buried Aramoho

* Maria Thompson Gurr
25 Jul 1843 – 4 Mar 1898
. Maria was the 6th of 15 children of Robert Thompson (1803-1865) & Mary Chamberlain (1808-1896), who married in Norfolk, England.
Maria married John Gurr in Launceston, Tasmania, 12 March 1861. John was a teacher at Oamaru public school, a teacher in Invercargill and Timaru, inspector of schools in Christchurch. He was a teacher at Featherstone in the Wairarapa and at Drury. He was the headmaster of Onehunga School and President of the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Educational Institute.

. . H . .
* Henry Fred Hale
? – 13 Nov 1893 (possibly 11)
* Joseph Hale
29 Oct 1902 – 1 Nov 1902 (3 days)

* Annie Hamblyn
1831 – 19 Mar 1901

* Charlotte Eliza Hancock
3 Nov 1885 – 24 Nov 1899
. daughter of Peter Hancock & Emma Foster
* Emma (Foster) Hancock
20 Oct 1857 – 13 Nov 1929
. Daughter of Elijah Foster (1836-1900) & Hannah Moreton (1838-1917). Emma married Peter Hancock on 4 March 1878 in the Parish Church Smallthorne, Norton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. They had a son, Enoch Wood Hancock and emigrated to New Zealand on the Western Monarch, leaving London 1 Oct 1879, arriving in Wellington 2 Jan 1880. They then settled in Stratford, Taranaki. they had 15 children
* Emma Clara Hancock
25 Jun 1888 – 11 May 1892
. daughter of Peter & Emma
* Enoch William Hancock
8 Jun 1905 – 11 Jun 1905
. son of Peter & Emma
* Gladys Pearl Hancock
10 Dec 1897 – 25 Feb 1898
. daughter of Peter & Emma
* Peter Hancock
16 Sep 1853 – 30 Nov 1916
. 1st of 13 known children of Jabez Hancock (1831-1902) & Ann Ada Bromley (1831-1913, some say Rathbone), husband of Emma, father of the others (go to Emma's link)

* Emma Jane Ruth Hannah
Jan 1905 – 8 May 1905
. Emma was 1 of 8 children of William Hannah (1853-1921), & Jane Wall (nee Partridge 1861-1957), who married in 1897 & had 7 children, both buried Te Henui. Jane had 1st married Francis Wall (1854-1895) in 1879 & had 7 children, although the last child, Alfred Arthur 'Mick' was born in Dec 1895, 4 months after his death & was registered as Alfred Arthur Hannah, as a son of 'Francis Hannah' so added as 1 of the 8 children with William Hannah, a total of 14 children to Jane. Francis is buried here (see below)

* Martinette Percey Whitworth 'Patti' (McIntosh) Harding
1871 – 6 Sep 1906
. daughter of Rev Joshua McIntosh (1829-1894) & Christina Findlater (1828-1913), see below. She married James White Harding (1877-1949) in 1900 & had 2 children. He next married Violet Stanislaus Hunt in 1911
HARDING - At New Plymouth, on the 6th inst., Pattie Harding, wife of J. W. Harding, Norfolk Road and daughter of the late Rev Joshua McIntosh, M.A., Stratford

* Ellen Emily (Symons) Harre
9 Aug 1864 – 24 Dec 1899
. daughter of James Morshead Symons (1828-1914) & Matilda Brown (1828-1869), both buried Trentham. She married William Phillip Harre (1854-1925) in 1886 & had 9 children. William was born in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, the 1st of 11 children of William Harre (1828-1894) & Margaret Macfarlane (1831-1876), both buried NZ. William next married Helen May Henwood (1879-1903) in 1901 & had 2 daughters. William next married Sarah Ann Follett (1881-1941) in 1905 & had 4 children (+ the 3 year old daughter Sarah brought to the marriage, Myrtle Constance Follett Harre .. (go to Ellen's link for more).
* Frederick Harre
Dec 1893 – 26 May 1894
. son of Ellen & William above
* Kenneth Harre
18 Jun 1871 - 25 Apr 1882 (age 10)
* Smollett Harre
12 Mar 1868 - 25 Apr 1882 (age 14)
. Kenneth & Smollett were 2 of a number of brothers of Ellen's husband William Phillip Harre. They drowned together in the Patea River near Stratford

* George Valentine Stubbs Harrison
8 Jul 1894 – 25 Jul 1894 (17 days)
. son of Dr George Alfred Harrison (1868-1913) & Mabel Valintine (1867-1948). His father died of septic poisoning. A fortnight before his death he attended a child patient and operated for an acute abscess on the neck. When bandaging the wound he slightly pricked the thumb of his left hand with the pin used for fastening the bandage. Mabel next married Arthur James Horrobin. She is buried Hamilton East

* Henry Hassall
1849 – 8 Jan 1917
* Mary (Johnson) Hassall
1849 – 30 Nov 1933
. A resident of Stratford district for 54 years, Mrs Mary Hassall, died this week aged 84. She was born in North Staffordshire, England and arrived at Stratford in 1879, where she started a private hospital. A trained nurse, Mrs Hassall often rode many miles to attend cases, in the days when the nearest medical man was at New Plymouth. She was the mother of Messrs Albert Hassall, Reuben Hassall and Mrs Robert John Patterson of Stratford (see Patterson below) and Mrs McBeth, of Auckland.
* Mortimer Frederick Hassall
6 Oct 1886 – 12 Dec 1886
. 3rd of 5 known children of Henry & Mary

* Norman Llewellyn Heaven
22 Jan 1904 – 26 May 1904
* Walter Alan Heaven
19 Feb 1892 – 19 Sep 1897
. the 7th & 1st child of 7 children of George Heaven (1865-1937) & Elizabeth Ann Whitley (1865-1960), buried Richmond, Nelson

* Mary (Robson) Henderson
1834 – 14 Nov 1911
. HENDERSON - At Normanby, at residence of her brother, Thos. Robson, on November 12th 1911, Mary, relict of the late Thomas Henderson, formerly of Newcastle-on-Tyne; aged 77 years. Private interment at Stratford.
* Thomas Henderson
1836 – 30 Jul 1899

* Frederick Hendry
30 Oct 1892 – 1 Nov 1892
. Frederick was a son of James Gordon Hendry (1870-1949) & Auguste Berth 'Bertha' Knofflock (1872-1956), from Kattschow, Lauenberg, Pomerania. Bertha was the 1st of 14 children of August Frederich Knofflock (1850-1924) & Wilhelmina Louise Charlotte Bohi (1852-1945), both buried Inglewood. Bertha next married Harry Hopkinson (1870-1950) in 1903 (using her maiden name). He is buried Hamilton East. His father James is buried Purewa. Bertha is buried Waikumete.

* Archibald Henry
1866 – 21 Jul 1910
Of Note The only Archibald Henry (exact name & dates), was buried in Reefton Suburban Cemetery ??
* Jessica Webster Henry
18 Oct 1902 – 4 Jan 1903
* Malcolm Medland Henry
1 Nov 1900 – 19 Jan 1923
. Jessica & Malcolm were the 3rd & 2nd child of 4, of Charles Henry (1871-1928) & Mary Elizabeth 'Bessie' Dymond (1869-1965)
* Norman Manson Henry
Oct 1897 – 9 Sep 1898
* Robert Stanley Henry
23 Apr 1904 – 23 Jul 1907
. Norman & Robert were the 4th & 5th sons (of 5 sons) of William Henry (1865-1926) & Amelia Webley (1870-1950), buried Kopuatama
Of Note The fathers of these children, William & Charles Henry were brothers, sons of Robert Henry & Margaret Taylor. All buried Kopuatama

* Percy Henwood
12 Jul 1879 – 15 Nov 1892
. 1st if 9 children of Frederick Henwood & Caroline Lister (1859-1944), buried Hamilton East
. It is sad to have to record the sudden cutting off of a promising young life. The son of Mr and Mrs Henwood of Eltham was a bright intelligent boy of 12, who was working hard to pass the school examination, when brain fever set in and he died after a short illness.

* Emma (Tyler) Hester
1826 – 21 Feb 1906
. born in Frome, Somerset, Emma married George Hester (1820-1871) on 24 Aug 24 1853, St Marylebone, Middlesex. George died in London

* George Hetherington
1864 – 3 Feb 1894

* Emily Hewer
1834 – 28 Dec 1908
. At New Plymouth on 29th December, Mrs Emily Hewer, late of Stratford; aged 74 years. Interment at Stratford
* Herbert Hewer
1840 – 2 May 1902
* Ivy Olive Hewer
Apr 1899 – 14 Sep 1899
. daughter of Richard Hewer & Emma Smith
* unknown Hewer
– 26 Jan 1909
* William Edward Hewer
Aug 1895 – 16 Feb 1896
. son of John Hewer & Emily Kennedy

* Sarah Hewes
1834 – 28 Jul 1894
* Walter Hewes
1858 – 4 May 1913
. mother & son. Walter's wife, Margaret (O'Brien 1871-1929) next married Bernard Gallagher (1864-1917). They are buried Kopuatama

* Alfred William Hewitt
1842 – 18 Sep 1894
. Alfred was born in St Peters, Kent. He married Hannah Maria Price (1847-1943) of Margate, Kent. They had at least 4 children in NZ. Hannah is buried Te Henui
. HEWITT - At Brooks Road, Stratford, on September 18th, at his residence, Alfred William Hewitt, the beloved husband of Hannah Maria Hewitt, after a long and painful illness, borne with patience, in his 52nd years. "So loved so mourned." Kentish papers please copy.

* James Hill
1866 – 8 Oct 1900
* John Hill
1822 – 11 Oct 1889

* Caroline (Clay) Hills
30 May 1833 – 29 Mar 1903
. Caroline was born in Faversham, Kent, daughter of Charles Clay & Caroline Lawson. She married William Hills (1818-1884) in 1854 at Faversham. They came to NZ in 1856 & had 12 known children (8 sons) in Kaiapoi. William died 24 April 1884 at Otakio, Taranaki.
* HILLS - At Stratford, on March 28th, 1903, Caroline Hills, widow of the late William Hills, of Takeho, late of Canterbury, aged 79 years.
* Clarice Gertrude Hills
Sep 1897 – 18 Nov 1897 (9 weeks)
. granddaughter of Caroline above . daughter of Jesse James Hills (1862-1941), buried Kawakawa & Winifred Mona Canell (1869-1970)
* Edward Thomas Hills
1863 – 31 Dec 1903
* James Austen Hills
1867 – 30 Sep 1888
. Edward & James were born in Kaiapo, sons of William & Caroline

* Mary Ann (Bain) Hine
11 Feb 1880 – 22 Jan 1905
. daughter of James (1834-1922) & Esther (1842-1933) Bain, buried Te Henui, married Edgar Hine (1870-1949) in Toko, Stratford, 27 June 1900 & had 2 sons. He was a farmer in Stratford. He next married Jean Bain (1883-1967) in 1909, they are buried Te Henui

* Annie (Cook) Hodder
2 Nov 1866 – 5 Jun 1903
. born Pauatahanui, Porirua to David Cook (1830-1904) & Mary Galloway (1842-1904). She married Charles Nelson Hodder (1872-1960) in 1897 & had 2 children. She died from a long term chest infection in Papanui, Christchurch (why is she buried here?). Charles next married Charlotte Sarah Bailey (1863-1936) in 190, they are buried in Bromley.

* James Lee Hodgson
1831 – 12 Mar 1896
. born in England to William Charles Hodgson (1798-1848) & Agnes Tate (1807-1880), buried Nelson
* Marion Elizabeth (Vail) Hodgson
1836 – Apr 1932
. married James in 1856

* Mabel Eleanor (Keys) Hollard
1876 – 17 May 1904
. daughter of Charles William Keys (1843-1922) & Martha Isaac (1850-1942). She married William Ernest Hollard (1875-1959) in 1898. He next married Bella Clark (1877-1958) in 1903. He next married Olive May Brayshaw (1889-1954) in 1913. He is buried Otahuhu

* Albert Hovind
1872 – 9 May 1903
* Edwin Albert Hovind
10 Jan 1902 – 25 Sep 1903
. Edwin was the 10th of 13 known children of John Morris Edwin Hovind (1850-1928) & Sarah Annie Cordy (1863-1957), most of the children attended school in Patea & worked at Hawera when called up for war. Son, John Morris Hovind jnr was a farm hand in Stratford when called up in 1917.

* John William Alexander Hume
23 Aug 1904 – 24 Aug 1904 (24 hours)

* Annie Gertrude Hunter
16 Feb 1887 – 1 Dec 1891 (4.10)
. 4th of 5 children of Peter Hunter (1858-1933) & Barbara Maria Christiansen (1863-1930), buried Kopuatama
* Ava Kathleen Hunter
18 Apr 1897 – 3 Jul 1897 (11 weeks)
. daughter of George David Hunter (1869-1942) & Maud Mary Jane Hair
* Maud Mary Jane (Hair) Hunter
1874 – 6 Aug 1907
. daughter of John Hair (1844-1913) & Mary Ann Higgie (1849-1929), married George David Hunter (1869-1942), buried Kopuatama in 1895
* Percy Richard Hunter
Jan 1905 – 8 Mar 1905 (7 weeks)
. son of Herbert Gresswell Hunter (1875-1972) & Clara Best (1881-1936), buried Raetihi
* William Gordon Hunter
Sep 1902 – 5 Nov 1902
. son of Herbert Gresswell Hunter & Clara Best

* Lily Hunwick
20 Oct 1901 – 5 Dec 1901
. database has Lucy, but her sister Lucy (1904-1982), wasn't born until 2 June 1904.
* Rose Emily Hunwick
5 Oct 1908 – 29 Jun 1911
. the 3rd & 6th of 7 children of Charles William Hunwick (1863-1943) & Ellen 'Nellie' Batson (1869-1938)

* Winifred Sarah Husband
24 Apr 1890 – 28 May 1895
. daughter of Charles David Husband (1847-1934) & Dorothy Grace Hall (1856-1920), buried Raglan

. . I . .
* Alexander Augustus Ingley
29 Mar 1901 – 9 Sep 1903
. 2nd of 7 children of Alexander Yule Ingley (1875-1957), buried Waikumete & Eliza Jane Croot (1876-1952), buried Hamilton East. His father next married Hilda Anita Fairhall/Stuart/Holyoake in 1954

* Agnes Ireland
Oct 1890 – 1 Nov 1890
. 1 of 16? children of William & Eliza
* Eliza (Playforth) Ireland
1851 – 21 Jun 1897
. Mother & Daughter . Eliza's husband, William Boynton Ireland (1848-1930) is buried Te Henui

. . J . .
* Frederick Mitchell Jamieson
9 Jun 1888 – 27 Jun 1891
. 1 of 6 children of Andrew Jamieson (1855-1943) & Robina Williamson (1861-1934)

* Edgar James Joblin
29 Jun 1847 – 17 Jun 1914
. born Bonchurch, Isle if Wight to James Joblin (1792-1854) & Jane Symmans (1802-1888), both of Isle of Wight. His father died in Isle of Wight. His mother later emigrated with her children into Canterbury on the 'Mystery' 7 Jan 1862. She is buried Little River cemetery
* Mary Elizabeth (Harris) Joblin
1849 – 17 Dec 1899
. born Hampnett, Gloucestershire. Married Edgar in 1874 & had 6 children

* Job Johnson
1852 – 19 Dec 1902
. Job Johnson, 50 years old, was killed at Strathmore by a cart capsizing on top of him. He has no relations in the colony
* William Johnson
1824 – 8 Mar 1906
. born Hackney, London. Married Catherine Rose Lamothe (1841-1920) in 1866, she is buried Hawera

* George Jones
? – 23 Sep 1898
* Thomas Jones
1832 – 23 Aug 1895
* William Owen Jones
1840 – 12 Dec 1904

* Ruby Eleanor Josling
Sep 1892 – 3 Oct 1892 (3 weeks)
. 1 of 4 children of Ernest Pettit Josling (1861-1904) & Elizabeth Mary Browne (1870-1949). Ernest died at Heaton Park (between Marton & Bulls) when thrown from his horse, He is buried Clifton cemetery, Bulls. Mary next married Frederick John Hawke (1865-1946), in 1913, they are buried Waikumete

. . K . .
* Henry Edward 'Harry' Keighley
20 Aug 1837 – 20 Jul 1902
. Harry was a son of George Thomas Keighley (1810-1846) & Elizabeth Wickenden (1808-1886). He married Margaret Hirst in Christchurch 18 July 1864 & had 9 children. Margaret is buried at Aria cemetery with a number of his family

* Hannah Christina Henrietta (Alfeld) Kennedy
11 Feb 1865 – 24 Mar 1903
. born in Rangiora to Christian Gered Hinrick (Christian Gerald) Alfeld (1825-1877) of Hanover, Germany & Dorothea Christina 'Meta' Schmidt (1836-1908) Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. She married William Kennedy (1859-1935) from County Tyrone in Rangiora 1 May 1877 & had 6 children. William next married Ada Treglowan (1879-1985) in 1907 & had another 7 children (see his link). William is buried Rangiora.

* Eliza May Kenny
29 Dec 1887 – 28 Aug 1889
. baseborn daughter of Amelia Kenny

* William Kent
1820 – 11 Aug 1890

* Eugene Charles Keppel
12 Nov 1891 – 22 Apr 1892
. 1 of 10 children (6 sons) of Maurice Keppel (1852-1940), & 'Annie' O'Callaghan (1861-1949), both born County Cork, buried Manaia. Maurice arrived in Lyttelton on the 'Otaki' 8 Feb 1876. He there met Annie and they married 25 April 1882 at the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament Christchurch. Two children were born in Christchurch, in Feb 1883 (Kate, spelt Kepple on BDM) & May 1884 (John), before they moved to Cardiff, near Stratford, where 8 more children were born

* Jane Kerr
1873 – 14 May 1887

* Anne Jane Kilpatrick
4 Jun 1881 – 3 Jan 1888
* Edward Dixon Kilpatrick
6 Nov 1900 – 29 Jun 1901
* Samuel Greer Kilpatrick
1 Oct 1904 – 6 Feb 1905
* Samuel James Kilpatrick
18 Jun 1887 – 2 Jan 1888
* siblings . they were the 1st, 12th, 13th & 5th child of 13 children (1st 4 born in County Armagh) of John Thomas Kilpatrick (1851-1922) & Margaret Dixon (1861-1926), buried Kopuatama.

* Sven Adolf Kindberg
16 Nov 1879 – 2 Jul 1904
* Wilhelm 'William' Kindberg
7 Dec 1890 – 30 Apr 1904
. brothers . the 2nd & 9th child of 15 children of Gustav Aron Kindberg (1846-1912) from Sweden, buried Kopuatama & Mathilde 'Matilda" Johannesen (1856-1928), buried Hillsborough
Of Note In 1917 Gustave & Matilda had 6 sons (& a son in law) fighting in Gallipoli or on the Western front

* Robert Finlay King
1848 – 8 Apr 1903
. In 1893 he was living in Ohingaiti

* Kenneth Gerald Kivell
27 Mar 1893 – 30 Nov 1893
. 5th of 10 children (all boys) of Reuben Henry Kivell (1863-1927) born New Plymouth & Ann Charlotte Malvina Matthews (1862-1953) born NSW, who married 1883 in New Plymouth. Reuben was a Saddler in Stratford and by 1925 he was a caretaker in Napier

* Allan Kleeman
? – 3 Dec 1901
. person not found

* William Kneebone
17 Aug 1904 – 18 Aug 1904
. William was 24 hours old, the 4th of 4 children of William John Kneebone (1871-1921) & Dorothea 'Dora' McMenamin (1874-1954), buried Eltham

* Ellen (Pegum) Kretschmar
27 April 1840 – 22 Aug 1898
* Ellen was born in Limerick, Ireland, a daughter of Thomas Pegum (1802-1858) & Bridget Keane (1815-1855), both died Auckland. She 1st married George Green-Isherwood (1815-1893) in Auckland 1 April 1858 & had 9 children.
.. George was born in Lancashire to Robert Isherwood (1785-1869) & Ann Green (1782-1859). He was transported to Tasmania as a convict on the ship 'Coromandel' 25 June 1838. His Ticket of Leave was ordered 11 Aug 1843. He 1st married Johanna Scantlon (1823-1873, also a convict, arrived on the Waverley) in St Joseph's Church, Hobart on 4 May 1846 (Johanna, the wife of George Isherwood, free by servitude, charged in Sep 1851 for burglary & Oct 1851 with feloniously receiving, 2 years after George came to NZ. She asked for permission to marry George Nash 14 Nov 1854 under her maiden name. She died 20 Oct 1873 in Westbury, Tasmania). George arrived in NZ from Hobart on the 'Esperanza' in 1849. He died in Auckland 13 Oct 1893.
* Ellen next married Rudolph Phillip Kretschmar (1864-1921) in 1893. Rudolph was born in Christchurch 28 Sep 1864, a son of Christian Frederick Kretschmar (1830-1906) from Hanover & Johanna Sophia Dorothea Potesta (1836-1917) from Sachsen, Germany.
Wanganui Herald, 24 Aug 1898 The police have been notified of a fatal accident at Stratford, the circumstance surrounding which are of a distressing character. A middle-aged lady named Mrs Kretschmar was the unfortunate victim and the accident was the result of a horse colliding with her. The particulars, since supplements by a press telegram, are to the effect that the animal took fright at the Salvation Army congregation and just as the rider had quietened it a dog rushed out and the horse became fractious. Before the boy could get it under control it collided with Mrs Kretschmar. When picked up the poor woman was unconscious and despite all that could be done by medical aid she never recovered, passing away half-an-hour after the bad occurrence.
* Rudolph next married Jane Butler (1876-1956) in 1900
.. Jane next married Edwin James Harmer (1876-1951) in 1910. She married Thomas Pollock Alston (1878-1947) in 1923.
* Rudolph partnered Henrietta Sophia Easton (formerly Shee 1862-1945) & had a son Keith Shee (1903-1984 +Hibburt). Henrietta had married Chong Ah Shee (1843-) from Canton, in 1879 & had 5 children.
* Rudolph next married Sarah Jane Wanstall (nee Rodick 1864-1935) in 1906. Rudolph & Sarah then moved to NSW that year. He died in Marrickville on 21 Dec 1921 under the name Philip Cretchmar. Sarah died 31 July 1935 aged 71. They are buried together plot 3 0428 Anglican at Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland Shire, NSW

* John Gustav Charles Kuhtz
1893 – 28 Sep 1896
. 12th of 13 children of Johann Heinrich Gustav Kuhtz (1848-1935) from Germany & Sophia Wilhelmine 'Bertha' Elizabeth Kuhtz (1854-1931) from Berlin, both died Hamilton

. . L . .
* William Henry Lacey
22 Jun 1867 – 24 Apr 1893
. 3rd of 4 children of William Henry Lacey & Martha 'Minnie' Barclay, who married in First Church, Dunedin in 1863

* Martha Lambert
1854 – 7 Mar 1896
Of Note The only Martha Lambert who died in March 1896, was Martha nee Brownine, wife of Samuel John Lambert and she died in Dedwood Terrace, Auckland and was buried in Symonds street ??

* Eva May Lane
10 Mar 1889 – 19 Mar 1903
. 1st of 6 daughters of Thomas Hawkins Lane (1862-1921) & Charlotte Tricklebank (1866-1941)

* Isabella (Greig) Law
12 Apr 1869 – 5 Mar 1905
. born Wairau Valley to James Henry Hepburn Greig (1830-1895) & Catherine McCallum (1837-1870). She married Joseph Law (1868-1953) in 1889 & had 9 children. Joseph next married Agnes Fredericka Squire (1878-1978) in 1907, they are buried Aramoho
* James Howard Law
15 Dec 1903 – 19 Nov 1906
. son of Walter & Ellen Law

* Agnes Sarah Lawn
Jun 1905 – 10 Sep 1905
. 6th of 8 known children of Charles Henry Lawn (1869-1927), buried Napier & Barbara Mary Lamason (1872-1944), buried Kopuatama

* Patrick John 'Pat' Leahy
1852 – 2 Dec 1894
Patrick married Catherine Alice Unice 'Kate' Renall (1864-1906) in 1883. A daughter of Alfred William Renall, Member of Parliament in the Hutt & Wairarapa. Mayor of Masterton twice.
. Death of Constable Leahy .. poor Constable Leahy, who died in the train whilst being brought down to Wellington from Stratford. Leahy's was the local Pooh Bah, the district constable, the clerk of the local Court, the inspector under this and that and the other meddlesome, mischievous pieces of legislation which Parliament has thought fit to thrust upon a suffering colony; an ever present source of mental weariness and anxiety .. the plain truth if the matter is that the country police are laden down with a daily round of duties which it is impossible they can properly discharge without working long hour and it is a scandal and a disgrace to the Government and to the colony that this state of things is allowed to continue .. all this is done by the orders of a Government which thinks nothing of squandering thousands of pounds of public money in gadding about the country and blowing their own trumpets with nauseous fervour and an ever increasing blatancy. They parade before the public as economists and boast of 'surpluses' which exist only on paper and yet all the while they are screwing the very life out of poor devils like Constable Pat Leahy .. this is Liberalism! the New Liberalism! Seddonian Liberalism! Pat Leahy had asked for leave of absence time after time, but his requests were referred to the Premier, the Defence Minister, who persist in having a finger in every pie and who, while insisting upon his right of personal interference, leaves the work to accumulate at Wellington whilst he travels to and from up and down the country feasting upon the rancid butter with which a crowd of political toadies love to besplaster him. Whilst the Defence Minister is away guzzling at Greymouth and exalting himself and his colleagues as the 'poor man's friends' this poor fellow, Constable Leahy, in despair because he can get no answer to his request for relief, goes mad and dies!. The most besottedly bigoted admirer of the new Liberalism will surely be priced in his political conscience when he grasps the full significance of poor Leahy's sad end .. Effect of Cheese-Paring
* Kate next married Denis O'Mahoney in 1895, they divorced in 1902. She next married Ernest Matthias Capewell Guest (1874-1957) in 1903. She died of a stroke in Wellington aged 43.

* Ralph Christian Lee
? – 1 Dec 1893

* Charles August Herman Lehmann
1883 – 10 Sep 1904
* William Frederick Lehmann
1893 – 14 Nov 1918
. brothers . 1st & 6th of 12 children of August Carl Lehmann (1860-1931) & Wilhelmina Friedricke Louisa Schulze (1864-1951) from Germany, died Taranaki. Charles died from mumps. William died during the flu pandemic.

* James Frederick Leigh
28 Aug 1896 – 29 Aug 1896 (1 day)
. son of James John Leigh (1849-1918), born Somerset, buried Kioreroa, Whangārei & Mary Matilda Barnes (1878-1917), buried Waikumete, who married in Palmerston North in 1895.
* William George Leigh
2 Apr 1852 – 17 Jun 1898
. born Somerset, England, brother of James John Leigh above, uncle of 1 day old James above, 1 of 3 husbands of Leah Ann Church (1864-1918), buried Kopuatama

* William James Lewis
1853 – 28 Nov 1905
. husband of Harriet ? (-1926) buried Eltham. A son, Lionel Joseph Llewellyn Lewis (1896-1918) was killed in France WWI

* Maisie Hope Liardet
12 July 1897 – 17 Sep 1897
. daughter of Harry Norman Liardet (1861-1922), born Kotreet, Scind, India, buried Karori & Effie Fowler Penn (1870-1951), born Stourbridge, West Midlands, England, buried Waikumete (Effie's parents, Thomas & Henrietta Penn below)

* Annie Lightfoot
20 Jun 1893 – 17 Nov 1893
. 8th of 8 children of William Alfred Lightfoot (1853-1923) & Emily Mary Weatherell (1856-1938), buried Inglewood

* William Thomas Little
1859 – 1 Jun 1904
* The funeral of Mr Little, late Borough Inspector, took place to-day, the Mayor, several Councillors and the Town Clerk attending

* Joseph Loney
1814 – 1 Aug 1895

* Alfred Loveday
1866 – 21 Oct 1909
. married Emma Eliza Harvey (1869-1943) in 1895. Alfred's is a footstone surrounded by: Above - Catherine (Katie) Callaghan (-1903) also of John Callaghan who died Ngaere (1840-1913) also Mary Ann beloved wife of above (1854-1922). On his left - James Cumberworth (1861-1905), Frederick Bruce Betteridge (1903-1930), accidentally killed, also Little Willie (1898 aged 6 months). On his right: headstone not readable
* Elsie May Loveday
Nov 1899 – 21 Jul 1901
* Ivy Beatrice Loveday
26 Sep 1902 – 28 Sep 1902
. Elsie & Ivy were the 3rd & 5th of 6 known children of Alfred Loveday above & Emma Eliza Harvey. Emma next married Franz Gottlieb 'Frank' Schwartfeger (1882-1956) in 1911. She is buried Inglewood

* Stephen Lower
? – 12 Nov 1903
. birth (parents) not found

* Leonard Vincent Lynch
Jun 1901 – 11 Aug 1901
. 1st of 3 known sons of Richard Daniel Lynch (1866-1914) from Ireland, drowned in the Wairoa river & Ellen Wells (1870-1912) from Nelson, buried Motueka, who married in Timaru 7 Feb 1889. In 1911 Richard was a hairdresser in Motueka. In 1914 he was a barber in Wairoa

. . M . .
* Caroline (Coleman) Madsen
1862 – 8 Jan 1898
. married Hans Madsen (1853-1937) from Denmark in 1883 & had 9 known children. Hans is buried Waikumete

* Frances Annie Maguire
1 Oct 1886 – 12 Oct 1902
. daughter of Francis Joseph (1859-1897) & Annie (1866-1951) Maguire. They also had a son (1889-1904) Joseph Raymond Woolley Maguire, died aged 15. Their father died 4 May 1897 in Matawhero after a long illness, aged 38 and Annie took over his license of the 17 room 'Bridge Hotel' at Matawhero. They previously had the Grocers & General Importers business at Napier and Gisborne "Pitt and Maguire". In 1899 she was fined in the Gisborne Court for permitting drunkenness on her premises. In 1902 she took over the Empire Hotel in Hawera and transferred the license in 1904 to Nora McLennan - see below.
* Hawera & Normanby Star, 12 Oct 1904 - In loving memory of Frances Annie Maguire, who died at Stratford on October 12, 1903. Inserted by her mother, Annie Maguire.

* John Mahoney
1834 – 25 Sep 1905

* Joseph Major
1883 – 21 Dec 1901

* James Malone
1 Jul 1901 – 13 Jul 1901
. 1 of 4 children born in Stratford to Austin James Malone (1857-1915) & Jessie Trimble (1871-1951)
Of Note (as at 2022), a son of his sister, Ellie Malone (1903-1977) & her 1st husband, John Newman Hanham (1882-1960), is Professor Harold John Hanham (1928-) Vice Chancellor from the University of Lancaster

* John Oscar Manley
5 Aug 1853 – 18 Mar 1896
. born in Denbighshire, Wales, John married Ruth Williams in 1883 & had 5 children. Ruth next married Manson Theodore West (1853-1917)in 1911. She is buried Te Henui

* Joseph Manning
1846 – 12 Sep 1895
. Joseph married Margaret Galletty (1850-1926) in 1871 & had 8 children. He was killed by falling timber whilst engaged at Government road clearing on the Brewer Road. He arrived from Palmerston North two months previously, was a member of the Terrace End No 1 Special Settlement and worked on his own section and on the road alternately. Margaret is buried Kopuatama.

* Esther (Foreman) Marchant
15 Aug 1859 – 19 Jan 1922
. born in Taranaki, a daughter of William Foreman (1820-1910) & Sarah Spratt (1821-1864), married George Albert Marchant in 1878 & had 7 sons
* Frederick George Marchant
12 Nov 1898 – 12 Jul 1989
* George Albert Marchant
1849 – 24 Jan 1943
. born in London, a son of William Marchant (1805-1877) & Maria Potbury (1813-1882)
* John George Marchant
11 Oct 1879 – 5 Apr 1894
. George & Esther & 2 of their 7 sons

* Charles Frederick Marshall
2 Mar 1872 – 16 Sep 1894
. born Whangaparaoa, a son of Charles Nairne Marshall (1831-1878) & Catherine Harley Smith (1832-1880), both buried Mt Vic cemetery, Devonport. His headstone reads: In Loving Memory of Charles Frederick Marshall. Only Son of Charles Nairn Marshall J.P. Born at Currie Hill, Auckland, 2nd March 1872. Died Stratford, 16th September 1894.Erected by his sister Marion Elva Marshall.
Of Note His paternal grandfather was John Marshall, (Lord Curriehill 1794-1868), Scottish judge and Senator of the College of Justice ..
* Mary Marshall
1824 – 18 Nov 1900

* William Cockerill Marsom
1819 – 30 Sep 1901
. William was a whipmaker in Dublin. He was a son of Thomas Marsom & Charlotte Corkerill. He married Elizabeth Margaret Richard (1821-1870) in 1856 & had at least 9 children in Ireland. Elizabeth died in Dublin aged 49. William & his children then moved to Middlesex, England where he was listed as a Gardener, prior to emigrating to NZ. He and 7 children departed from London 2 July 1874, arriving Wellington 22 Oct 1874, on the 'Douglas'. He was on the 'Carnarvon Farm' in Manawatu by 1880

* Mary (Bethune) Maslin
23 Aug 1858 – 23 Dec 1891
. daughter of John Bethune (1830-1871) & Jessie McDonald (1833-1911). Mary married Caleb Jesse Maslin (1855-1931) in 1876. He is buried Karori

* Bertha Robina Beatrice McAsey
18 Nov 1896 – 13 Feb 1897
. 2nd of 7 known children of William Michael McAsey (1872-1959) & Annie Johnson (1874-1931). Her father next married Florence Adelaine Williams (1885-1973) in 1939. However, her parents are buried together at Te Henui
Of Note Their last daughter, Irene Mary Robina McAsey (+Balsom +Pratt) was born 11 May 1917 the biological daughter of William & Annie's son, Leo William Thomas McAsey (1895-1979) who married Ivy Mary Agnes Cecilia Wooding in 1916, separated in 1919 & divorced in 1923. William & Annie adopted her in 1924

* Charles Alexander 'Alex' MacBeth
27 Dec 1835 – 8 Feb 1901
. born Perth, Scotland 1 of 16 children of James Macbeth (1797-1864) & Mary Ame Mein Nicoll (1801-1864). He married Charlotte Louise Perham (1845-1930) at St Peter's Akaroa Church Register on 19 March 1866. They had 15 children, most born Little River, Akaroa. Charlotte is buried Hawera

* William Richard McCluggage
22 Oct 1899 – 18 Feb 1902
. 1st of 8 children of Joseph McCluggage (1867-1928) & Margaret Irvine (1877-1952)

* John James McCook
30 Mar 1887 – 22 Apr 1887
. 9th of 14 children of John Graham McCook (1845-1921) & Cecelian Bryan (1857-1918), buried Opunake

* William Henry McCracken
? – 29 Dec 1901
. age not recorded

* Emily Frances McEwan
1840 – 12 Jun 1904
Of Note Emily died exactly the same day as Janet McEwan (nee Bowman), who died in Auckland aged 84 & buried Symmonds street. Wife of Isaac McEwan (1823-1863), baker, one of Auckland's first bakeries. Rather unusual. Nothing found about Emily.

* Leonard Arnott McGechie
3 Jul 1892 – 8 Jul 1900
. Leonard was the 3rd of 4 known children of Charles McGechie (1856-1946) born Mahurangi, Auckland & Annie Jane Smith Finlay (1862-1932) born Ontario, Canada, both buried Hillsborough. His middle name Arnott was his paternal grandmother's maiden name.

* Thomas William McGregor
25 Feb 1891 – 5 Jan 1892
. the 7th of 10 known children of Thomas John McGregor (1860-1942) & Jessie McIntosh (1862-1934), buried Old Morrinsville

* James McGuire
1861 – 25 Nov 1901
. A man named James McGuire was found dead in the sitting room of the Stratford Hotel last night. The landlord went in at 12 o'clock to turn out the lights and found the man lying on the floor. He presumably died in a fit.

* Christina (Findlater) McIntosh
6 May 1828 – 9 Jul 1913
. born in Durness, Scotland, married Rev Joshua McIntosh in 1858. They had at least 5 children in Scotland before emigrating to NZ where they had 2 more children - some buried here
* Rev Joshua McIntosh
27 Apr 1829 – 20 Jul 1894
. born in Marnoch, Banffshire. He served in Knockando, Moray. In NZ he was inducted to Lyttleton, Christchurch Presbytery, on 21 Jan 1868; was translated to Greymouth in 1873 and to Sefton on 14 June, 1877. He resigned on 10 July 1879. He was then inducted to St Andrew's Otago on 9 Aug 1881, till he resigned on 22 Oct 1883. Thereafter he worked within the bounds of Christchurch Presbytery 1884-1890 and assisted at Stratford, Wanganui Presbytery, until his death.
* Ronald Joshua John Thompson McIntosh
21 Sep 1868 – 29 Aug 1895
* William Robert Findlater “Willie” McIntosh
22 Aug 1865 – 30 Jul 1894
. Ronald & William were 2 of the children of Rev Joshua & Christina McIntosh

* Archibald McKinlay
24 Feb 1837 – 26 Feb 1897
. born in Glasgow, a son of Peter McKinlay (1809-1867) & Mary Semple (1812-1877). He married Margaret Page (1844-1923) in 1866 & had 2 children. Margaret next married Alexander Frew (1842-1925) in 1876, he was later Mayor of Temuka. Archibald next married Sarah Jessie Lyons (1845-1932) in 1879. Sarah next married Frederick William Newman in Stratford 5 April 1898. She is buried Ohura.
* Archibald was a well respected carpenter who built a number of houses in Stratford. He was thrown from his horse, 2 days after his 60 birthday, on East Road going towards Strathmore where he took up residence. His wife took the coach and had pleaded with him to take it as well.

* Ann McLaren
1825 – 8 Aug 1911
. On the 8th August 1911, at Ngaire, Ann McLaren, aged 86 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral which will leave her late residence, Wingrove Road, at 12 o'clock.
* John McLaren
1834 – 24 Jan 1906

* Nora McLennan
1856 – 23 Mar 1904
. Two old residents passed away yesterday in the same street and almost at the same hour, Mrs N. McLennan (at one time of the Club Hotel) and Mrs Best (lately in business in Broadway).
* In 1902 she had the Empire Hotel - see Frances Maguire above
* Thomas McLennan
1837 – 26 Sep 1899
. 7 May 1891 - I, Thomas McLennan, Publican of Wanganui, give notice that I desire to obtain and will, at the next Licensing Meeting, apply for a certificate, authorising the issue of a publican's license for a house situate in Nixon-street and known as the Custom House Hotel, containing 20 rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family.
. 3 July 1893 - I Patrick Terrence Spillane, of Stratford, being the holder of a Publican's License in respect of the house and premises situate at Stratford and known as the Club Hotel, do apply for a transfer of the said license from myself to Thomas McLennan
* A telegram was received yesterday from Stratford announcing the sad news of the death of Mr Thomas McLennan, late proprietor of the Custom House Hotel. We sympathise with Mrs McLennan and family in their sad bereavement.

* Robert McMillan
? – 1 Oct 1903
. nothing known

* Albert Rex McNeill
21 Feb 1900 – 6 Apr 1900
. 11th of 11 known children of John McNeill (1844-1902) from Ireland & Ellen Sharp (1857-1919) from Scotland. His father died in Greymouth when he fell down the hold of the steamer Haupiri & is buried Karoro. His mother is buried Porirua

*Catherine Mary “Granny” (Fox) McPhee
21 Jan 1839 – 24 Nov 1923
. born in County Antrim. She married John McPhee (1838-1884) 12 Dec 1859. John was also born in Ballycastle. He died tragically on Serpentine Ranges aged 46 and is buried in Naseby, Otago They had 9 children her photo, children & obituary
* James McPhee
1867 – 29 Jun 1893
. mother & son . James was her 3rd born, he died of Typhoid Fever

* Duncan Malcolm McQueen
13 Feb 1895 – 28 Dec 1903
* Mary McQueen
1815 – 14 Aug 1890
. possible she was the grandmother of these 2 children
* Mary Dorothy McQueen
10 Jun 1902 – 14 Sep 1902
. Duncan & Mary Dorothy were siblings, children of Duncan McQueen (1853-1916) born Islay, Scotland & Annie Louisa Bonner (1869-1963) born Bombay, Auckland (her parents above), married 1893, had 8 children (6 sons) & buried together Maunui, Whangarei
Of Note 3 of their sons served in WWI, Alexander Allan McQueen (1893-1969 #12/602); John Donald McQueen (1896-1961 #44649) & Neil Islay McQueen (1896-1949 #74881) and their youngest son, Ralph Bonner McQueen (1907-1989 #1401), served in WWII, as the Commanding Officer of Divisional Cavalry (J Force)

* Mabel Meisser
? – 14 Jan 1895
. database has Nesser. Name has variants, age not found on this spelling . A sad drowning fatality occurred at Ketemarae, near Normanby on Monday when Miss Mable Meisser, daughter of Mr A. Meisser, was drowned, The young girl was bathing in a dam on the property of Mr Green, of Finnerty Road, at whose place she was staying. An inquest was held to-day, the verdict of accidentally drowned was returned

* Janet McCracken Mercer
6 Feb 1900 – 5 Mar 1900
. daughter of Thomas Mercer (1871-1918) & Elizabeth 'Lizzie' McCracken (1868-1941) who married in 1892: MERCER-McCRACKEN - on 4 March at Stratford, Thomas Mercer to Lizzie, 2nd daughter of the late Alexander McCracken, Rangiora.
* Lyla Hopetown Mercer
? – 16 Jun 1902
* Phoebe Minette (Tolhurst) Mercer
1865 – 15 Dec 1894
. married Alfred Frederick Tolhurst in 1885. She next married Ernest Allen Mercer (1864-1945) in Carterton in 1890

* Violet Roma Winifred Frances Mercier 28 Dec 1906 – 4 Jun 1907
. 11th of 11 children of John Francis Mercier (1863-1907) & Frances Fannie Rye (1879-1932). Frances next married William Green in 1911. John & Frances are buried together in Hawera

* Carl Henreich Meyenberg
1839 – 5 Aug 1929 (from Germany)
* Martha (Longman) Meyenberg
31 Mar 1839 – 11 Jan 1900 (from London)
+ Walter Randal Meyenberg
. MEMORIAL Jan 1883 - 12 Sep 1918. Carl & Martha and a memorial to their son killed in France WWI

* George Miller
1844 – 2 Apr 1894
. An inquest was held at the Toko Junction Hotel on the body of George Miller. The evidence was to the effect that deceased, who was employed on the Co-operative Works, was riding from Toko to the camp on Saturday and, when near the school, was thrown from his horse, his head coming into contact with a stump.

* Barbara Smith (Robertson) Milne
1850 – 5 Dec 1894
. Barbara was born in Peterhead, Aberdeen, she married William John Milne (1849-1924) in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1871 & had 7 children. William next married Joan Fraser in 1898 & had 8 more children. He is buried Kopuatama
* Edward Henry 'Harry' Milne
16 Oct 1899 – 16 Dec 1899 (8 weeks)
. son of Henry Milne (1859-1971) & Mary Jane Coles (1871-1945), buried Kopuatama
* Margaret Buchan Milne
22 Mar 1884 – 5 Aug 1892
. daughter of William & Barbara Milne
* Nettie Barr Milne
21 Nov 1888 – 19 Mar 1889
. daughter of William & Barbara Milne

* Richard William Thomas Mitchell
22 Jul 1899 – 29 Jan 1905
. 1st of 8 known children of William Mitchell (1869-1945) & Agnes Frances Dron (1868-1935), buried Te Waitere cemetery, Te Kuiti

* Euphemia (McCulloch) Montgomerie
23 Oct 1839 – 6 Nov 1932
. born in Scotland, married John Montgomerie in 1866, died in Masterton
* John Montgomerie
29 Mar 1834 – 29 Oct 1897
. born in Scotland, husband of Euphemia, buried together
* Vincent Roy Montgomerie
27 Aug 1898 – 15 Sep 1899
. son of James George Montgomerie (1868-1958) & Emma O'Connell (1876-1919) who married in Stratford in 1893. James next married Cecilia Gertrude Rayman (1867-1938) in 1924. James & Emma are buried Waikumete. Cecilia in Waikaraka

* Mathew Moore
1832 – 19 Sep 1897
. One of Stratford's pioneers has just passed into the Great Beyond in the person of Mr Matthew Moore, who from the early days until some five years ago was farming on the Pembroke Road. He then was in Auckland for a time and afterwards lived in New Plymouth. The deceased, who was 65 years of age, died at his brother's residence, Pembroke Road, on Sunday. He suffered from cancer and some months back returned to Stratford and remained with his brothers until his death.
* Matilda Moore
1830 – 31 Mar 1903

* Robert Bruce Morison
23 Jul 1890 – 3 Jan 1893
. 1 of 7 children of Robert McKinney Morison (1861-1946) & Ellen Carolina Drake (1866-1956), buried Hillsborough

* unknown Morrison
– 30 Dec 1896

* William Moyce
1851 – 21 Oct 1901
. A man name William Moyce was found dead in his hut at Toko, a township six miles from Stratford. His brains were blwon out with a gun lying near. It is supposed he committed suicide by pulling the trigger with his foot. Moyce had lived at Toko for three years and followed the occupation of a bootmaker.

* Elizabeth Muller
1838 – 5 May 1899
* Henry Muller
1834 – 18 Mar 1900
. 1 Aug 1885 - A settler of Stratford named Henry Muller met with a serious accident on Friday. He and his mates are felling bush for Mr J. Mulree, on the Brook's road about 1½ miles from Stratford. He had chopped a whitewood tree thought and the tree, in falling, dragged a dead tree stump down, with which it was entangled by supplejacks. The stump, in falling, knocked the unfortunate man down, broke one of his legs above the knee, besides otherwise injuring hims. He was imprisoned under the stump until his mates released him. His mates have procured a trap and they intend to bring him in by train to the N.P. Hospital

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* Maria Martha (Cable) Nash
1849 – 20 Jan 1899
. daughter of William Pinhorn Cable (1820-1852) & Harriet Bichnell (1824-1892) who married at Old St Paul's, Wellington in 1845. Her father was a shoemaker. He died aged 30, by drowning in Wellington district 23 May 1852. Her mother next married William Hughes (1820-1885) on 8 Aug 1853, (it was William Hughes who reported the drowning of her husband in 1852) they are buried Puketapu cemetery, Hastings. Maria married Obed Nash 24 Nov 1869 & had 11 children.
* Obediah 'Obed' Nash
22 Dec 1841 – 20 Aug 1923
. Obed was born in Great Missenden,Buckinghamshire, 1 of 13 children of Samuel Nash (1803-1875) & Hannah Montogue (1809-1886) who sailed from Gravesend 9 Nov 1864 on the 'Louisa', arriving into Auckland on 28 March 1865 with 4 of their children Caroline, Obediah, George & Orlando, the others remained in England

* unknown Neilson
? – 10 May 1902

* Mabel Nesser
– 16 Jan 1895 See Meisser

* Ella/Ellen (Sweeny) Newton
Apr 1873 – 23 Dec 1904
. born Havelock North to Hugh & Margaret Sweeny . Ella married Joseph George Newton (1872-1954) in 1891. Joseph next married Eleanor Guy (1875-1941) in 1909. He is buried Karori

* Ruby Eileen Nicol
10 Feb 1903 – 30 Jul 1903
. 1st of 4 children of Arthur John Nicol & Edith Rebecca Henry (1881-1944), buried Aramoho

* Percy Nowell
1853 – 4 Nov 1905
Of Note As he is the only Percy Nowell found in NZ, it is possible this was him .. Auckland, 24 Feb 1876. A young man named Percy Nowell, recently from Wellington, where he married eight weeks ago (not found on BDM), and living in Grey-street, alarmed the neighbourhood by discharging a revolver in his bedroom. His wife went out yesterday for a ride with some one else and during her absence the young man got drunk, fell into a deep slumber on a couch and on being aroused in a half dreamy state, let 'fly' in common parlance, with the revolver, that had lain by his side. Nowell was charged with attempting to shoot a Mrs Skirving, but we believe that there will be no evidence forth-coming to show that such was his intention. It is supposed to be merely a drunken freak.
HEADSTONE . In Loving Memory Of PERCY NOWELL Who Died 4th Nov 1904 Aged 52 Years His End Was Peace

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* Ellen (Mahoney) O'Connor
1851 – 22 Nov 1903
. born Tralee, County Kerry, married Patrick O'Connor in 1877 & had 11 children
* Jeremiah O'Connor
26 Mar 1878 – 18 Oct 1904
. 1st of 11 children of Patrick & Ellen
* Patrick O'Connor
30 Jan 1849 – 2 Feb 1910
. born Castlegregory, County Kerry to Jeremiah (Demetrius) O'Connor (1815-) & Margaret Pierse (1810-1892)

* Timothy O'Shea
1863 – 3 Oct 1903
. SERIOUS FIGHT AT TOKO . On Thursday afternoon, says the Stratford Post, a man named Leonard Hutton, a popular young axeman, with three otheres, had been drinking at Toko and on their way home met a man named Timothy O'Shea, who was working on the road. From some cause not apparent, hot words passed and a fight ensued. Both men fell on a heap of broken metal and O'Shea's head was badly cut. Hutton also sustained some bruises and a black eye. After the struggle each of the combatants went his own way, O'Shea going home from his work. Shortly afterwards he became so ill that he had to be brought to the Stratford Private Hospital, arriving there about 9 o'clock. Dr Carbery was called in and he pronounced the injured man to be in a very serious state, suffering from haemorrhage on the brain. It was stated that the unfortunate man was unlikely to recover and steps were taken to have his depositions taken. At a late hour on Friday afternoon, however, he had not recovered consciousness, Hutton has been arrested. Oct 3 Timothy O'Shea, who was injured in a fight with Leonard Hutton, died this morning from concussion of the brain. William John Morrison voluntarily admitted his sole responsibility for starting the disturbance which led to the fight.

* Caroline Maria (Steinberg) Olson
1849 - 13 Sep 1888
. born in Sweden. Married Martin Frederick William Olson (1851-1910), from Sweden in 1877 & had 5 children. Martin next married Ellen Evans (nee Margetts 1857-1937) in 1894, buried Eltham.
* Karl Johan Oskar (Carl John) Olson
17 Mar 1886 – 12 May 1894
. 4th of 5 children of Martin & Caroline.
* A little boy, nine years old, belonging to Mr Olsen, took ill on Thursday night last and Dr Harrison was sent for, but was unfortunately away from home. He was not called in again until Saturday night last, when the boy was dead. He refused to give a certificate until a post mortem examination had been held, The father gave his consent and this was done, after which the doctor gave the necessary certificate. The popular impression is that in the case of a sudden death like this the matter should be put in the hands of the police, a post mortem held under the eyes of the proper authorities and the case tried before a jury, so that full publicity to the facts surrounding to the death may be given. The boy has always been of a delicate disposition and after death the body presented a very emaciated appearance. His illness was partly accounted for by his drinking some very dirty water out of a vessel at the back of the house. It certainly seems a case demanding further enquiry.

* Annie Orr
1880 – 19 Sep 1888
* Elizabeth Orr
1868 – 7 May 1921
* Elizabeth Orr
1838 – 19 Jun 1908
* John Orr
1826 – 15 Dec 1898
* Rachel Orr
1884 – 25 Sep 1888
* Roger Orr
1860 – 28 Jun 1918
. age differs from BDM . While taking part in a cribbage card tournament last evening Mr Roger Orr, Ngaere, was suddenly seized with an attack of heart failure and expired almost immediately. The deceased who was the eldest son of the late Mr John Orr was 58 years of age and was one of the early settlers on the Sole Road where together with his brother he carried on farming for a considerable time. He took a good deal of interest in many local matters and was a director of the Ngaire Dairy Coy., for a number of years; also a member of the Stratford A, and P. Association and followed the activities of the Card Club. His pleasant, helpful disposition made him a general favourite. He was a single man and is survived by a sister (Miss Orr) and two brothers, Messrs T. and B. Orr. The funeral leaves the residence at one o'clock to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon for the old Stratford Cemetery
* William Orr
1873 – 30 Oct 1893

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* James Baxter Paton
1865 – 7 May 1900
. married Jane Campbell King (1870-1954) in 1890 & had a son, 1892-1954 James Sprunt Paton. Jane next married Richard William Hemingway in 1901 & is buried Wakapuaka

* Leila Patterson
? – 1 Jan 1898
* Reuben John Patterson
Jul 1902 – 15 Oct 1902
. Reuben was a son of Robert John Patterson (1876-1927) & Mary Jane Johnson Hassall (1882-1953), buried Kopuatama. Reuben was his maternal grandfather's name. His great grandparents (Henry Hassll & Mary Johnson are above). His father was a Borough surfaceman at Miranda St., Stratford.

* Annie (Roberts) Pattinson
1851 – 20 Nov 1897
. daughter of George Roberts (1827-1879) & Margaret Jelbard (1824-1896), buried Old Gorge, Woodville. Sister of Nellie Riddell below. She married John Richardson Pattinson in Buninyong, Victoria, Australia 23 July 1873.
* Mrs Pattinson, of Stratford, was found drowned last Saturday afternoon in a drain on the side of the road. There was only 18 inches of water at the place where the body was picked up. It is supposed deceased had a fit.
* John Richardson Pattinson
10 Nov 1839 – 15 Oct 1907
. born Wigton, Cumbria, England to John Pattinson & Margaret Richardson. Husband of Annie.

* Frederick Lionel Pearson
10 Mar 1891 – 19 Jun 1898
. son of Frederick Alexander Pearson (1872-1935) & Jessie Wyllie who married in Stratford in 1880. When his brother, Lawrence Milton Pearson enlisted for WWI 1915, their father was NOK in Hauturu, via Kawhia. Frederick was living in Thames St., Claudelands, Hamilton in July 1935, when he was accidentally killed whilst out shooting by himself. He climbed through a fence and the gun went off shooting him through the neck. His body was found near the Ruakura Railway Station. He is buried Hamilton East.

* Henrietta Hope (Rainsford) Penn
1828 – 3 Jul 1894
. born Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa. Married Thomas Penn in Worcestershire, England 1853 & had 9 children
* Thomas Penn
1829 – 11 Oct 1904
. born Stourbridge, West Midlands, England to Thomas Penn & Mary Rogers

* Alfred William Penniall
1840 – 23 Dec 1894
. born in Kent, England, 1 of 12 known children John Penniall (1801-) & Sarah Ann Allen (1805-).
* Mary (Roy) Penniall
10 Jul 1840 – 14 Sep 1891
. born in Glasgow, daughter of John & Janet Roy. She married Alfred in Launceston, Tasmania 11 Feb 1861 & had at least 6 children, born Invercargill & Buller. The family later moved to Stratford.

* Henry 'Harry' Pennington
Jan 1856 – 23 Dec 1902
. born Aspull, Lancashire
* Mary Leyland (Thorp) Pennington
Jan 1856 – 7 May 1918
. born Leigh, Lancashire, to William Thorp & Anne Tickle. She married Harry in Lancashire 31 July 1876 & had 6 known children in Lancashire

* Bertrude/Bertred Penny
11 Jul 1884 – 18 Apr 1892
* (name spelling differs in each document) he was a son of John Penny (1832-1912) & Isabella Findlay (1854-1939), buried Purewa. His father was the first chairman of the Eltham Dairy Factory Company. PENNY - At the residence of his parents, Eltham View, Eltham, of bronchitis, Bertrick, the beloved son of John and Isabella Penny, aged 7 years

* Gilbert Perrott
24 Mar 1898 – 24 Mar 1898
. Gilbert was 20 minutes old, 1 of 8 children of Gilbert Tom Perrott (1862-1948) & Ellen 'Nellie' Stanton (1864-1942) who married in 1888 in Church of Holy Innocents, Amberley, Canterbury. By 1911 they were farmers on Stuart Road, Eltham. In 1925 farmers on Whatawhata Rd., Frankton. They are buried Hamilton East

* William Andrew Perry
8 Jul 1900 – 28 Sep 1900
. son of George Henry Perry (1878-1949) & Annie Elizabeth Rawlings (1878-1923), buried Heads Road, Whanganui

* Edith Phillips
1893 – 3 Dec 1902

* Alice Marion Frances (Edgecumbe) Plumtree
1879 – 5 Apr 1903
. daughter of Francis Henry & Alice Elizabeth Edgecumbe. She married Frank Shields Plumtree in 1902. They had a son, 1903-1928 Albert Francis Plumtree. Frank next married Mary Rosina Saunders in 1907

* Lena Pollard
1894 – 21 Apr 1899
* Thomas Pollard
1831 – 1 Sep 1901

* Henry David Pollock
4 Jan 1902 – 30 Jun 1905
* Rhodena (McKenzie) Pollock
1877 – 18 Nov 1909
. mother & son . Rhodena married William Henry Pollock (1870-1950) in 1898 & had 8 children. William is buried Pihama

* Albert Ernest Porter
1 Jun 1897 – 8 Dec 1904
. 1 of 13 known children of John William Porter (1852-1918), born London & Rachel Brooks (1855-1924), born San Francisco, both buried Waikaraka
* John Porter
1820 – 16 Aug 1895
* Mary Ann Porter
1832 – 17 Jul 1899
STRATFORD . A woman named Mary Ann Porter, aged 67, was killed on the East Road on Monday evening by the overturning of a dray in which she was coming to Stratford. St Douglas Road she got into a dray, driven by a young man named Patterson. The driver got down with a bucket to get the horses a drink and while procuring the water the animals bolted. It is surmised that Mrs Porter must have pulled on one rein and turned the horses in to the bank, causing the dray to capsize. Mrs Porter was underneath the dray and was taken out by Patterson, who went for assistance and Mr H. Bayly drove the unfortunate lady to the Toko Hotel, where she expired before the arrival of Dr Paget

* Elizabeth Ann Arrot Potter
1845 – 11 Jul 1894
. go to link for obituary
* Eva Amelia Potter
4 Jan 1900 – 27 Jan 1900
. 1 of 4 children of Sydney George Potter (1860-1921), buried Katikati & Margaret Marwick Martin (1867-1935), buried Hamilton East
* Thomas Stedman Potter
1839 – 16 Mar 1924
. marriage not found NZ, at least 6 NZ children (see Elizabeth's link)

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* James Edward Reed
1840 – 14 Jun 1908
. husband of Louisa
* Louisa Egland (Smith) Reed
1841 – 19 Sep 1903
. married James in 1869 & had 6 daughters

* Dora Elinor Reesby (Valledo)
1894 – 21 Sep 1902
. Dora died of measles . She was the daughter of Dora Amy Coates (1856-1948). Dora Amy was born in London. In 1872, when she was 16, she eloped with N. K. Danzille, her father's stable hand. They boarded a ship to NZ but when the irate captain found out they were not married, he married them on board. Mr Danzille died at sea of TB shortly before reaching NZ. Dora was now a 16 year old widow. She was given the choice of being shipped home to her parents in London or staying. She chose to stay and was made a ward of the state. She became a lady's maid for the Governor's wife at Government House, Wellington. When old enough she took a job at the Bush Hotel in Greytown where she met Thomas Boyd Reesby (1845-1887). They married in Blenheim in 1878 and had 5 children. Thomas died just 9 years later of pneumonia and was buried at Omaka. After his death Dora took in a boarder, Antonia Francisco Valledo/Valletto (1840-1910). Antonio became the biological father of Dora & her brother Leonard Antonio Reesby/Valledo (1897-1964). Antonio was working at the Hutt railway duplication works, when, on 19 Aug 1910 he was killed when run over by a truck containing spoil. He is buried Korokoro cemetery. Dora is buried Old Taita.

* Helen Reid
1832 – 13 Aug 1896
. born Scotland, married Alexander Reid in Lanarkshire, then sailed to NZ from Bristol 6 May 1860, arriving into Lyttleton 21 Aug 1860, on the 'William Miles' with a son, Alexander Walker Reid (1853-1938), farmer, inventor and entrepreneur, notable for making Stratford the 2nd or 3rd New Zealand town to have an electricity supply, for constructing the first steam-powered motor car in the country and for creating an innovative milking machine. He served as a JP, a member of the Ngaire Road Board and a Councillor on the Stratford County Council. He was involved in forming a cooperative dairy packing company and the opening of the Waitara Freezing Works. He was a Freemason and the first master of the Stratford lodge. He was a grand lodge officer.

* Maggie May Richardson
Sep 1886 – 5 Jan 1887

* Constance Rosanna Richmond
18 Oct 1891 – 18 Apr 1892
. database has Richardson
* George Thomas Richmond
18 Sep 1889 – 18 Sep 1889 (12 hours)
. siblings . the 3rd & 1st child of 9 children of Hugh John Richmond (1861-1911) & his 1st wife, Sarah Elizabeth Telford (1865-1904). Sarah died when her youngest was 18 months old & buried Terrace End. Their father next married Ellen Anne Read in 1906 and she helped bring up the children. He died of heart failure 5 years later & buried Kopuatama. On 26 March 1926 Ellen remarried at Wharehuia, Stratford, to widower Alexander Walker Reid (1853-1938), Farmer/Inventor, whose first wife, Janet Whyte (1854-1918) had died during the flu pandemic. Alexander's youngest of 9 children was 34 by this time

* Elizabeth Ellen 'Nellie' (Roberts) Riddell
12 Dec 1870 – 10 Jun 1906
. born in Ballarat, Victoria, daughter of George Roberts (1827-1879) & Margaret Jelbard (1824-1896), buried Old Gorge, Woodville. Sister of Annie Pattinson above. She married Walter Riddell (1874-1947) in 1896 & had 4 children

* Cuthbert Samuel Riley
Jun 1897 – 6 Jan 1898
. 1 of 11 known children of Hugh Francis Riley (1865-1946) & Annie Matilda Clover (1865-1946), died 4 months apart, buried Hamilton East

* James Robinson
1865 – 6 Oct 1900
. I have to chronicle the death of Mr James Robinson, benchman at Cluett's sawmill, He had been suffering from an effection of the lungs for some time. The deceased was much respected and he leaves a wife and two children
* Mary Robinson
6 Jun 1896 – 8 Jun 1896
. father & daughter .

* Annie Robson
1876 – 7 Feb 1891
. daughter of James Robson (1842-1932) & Mary (Mere Ngamai) Harrison (1839-1924), married 1865 at St Peter's Wellington
* John Robson
1828 – 19 Jun 1905
* Joseph Robson
1862 – 5 Jul 1928
. ROBSON - At Stratford on July 5, 1928, Joseph, beloved husband of the late Ellen Robson; aged 66 years Mrs R. Richardson and Mr W. Robson, sister-in-law and brother of the late Mr Joseph Robson, Pembroke Road, Stratford, desire to express their deep appreciation and thanks to Drs Gordon and Gordon, Matron, Sisters and Staff of the 'Materia' Private Hospital, for their kindness and attention to the late Mr Robson while he was an inmate there.
* William Roger Robson
1870 – 30 Jan 1889
. son of James Robson & Mary Harrison

* Gladys Adelia Rogers
9 Dec 1906 – 22 Apr 1908
. 6th of 11 children of Richard Rogers (1862-1925) & Matilda Potts (1878-1950)
* Mabel Evelyn Rogers
Jan 1904 – 14 Feb 1904
. 4th of 11 children of Richard Rogers & Matilda Potts
* Norman William Rogers
23 Nov 1887 – 20 Jan 1905
. 1 of 11 known children of William Rogers & Mary Jane Pepperel
* Valentine Rogers
13 Feb 1910 – 17 Feb 1910
. 8th of 11 children of Richard Rogers & Matilda Potts
* all these Rogers recorded as Robson on database
Of Note The fathers of these children, Richard & William Rogers, were brothers, sons of William Henry Rogers & his 2nd wife, Eliza Scandlyn

* William John Rountree
12 Dec 1882 – 24 Jul 1904
. son of John Rountree (1848-1922) & his first wife Emily 'Emma' Sargeant (1852-1897) . A young man, named William Rountree, was thrown from his horse in Broadway, Stratford on Thursday. The horse rolled on him and fractured his skull. He remained unconscious and died on Friday night.

* Ellen Louisa Rowe
14 Oct 1888 – 26 Dec 1889
* Herbert Samuel Rowe
12 Jun 1890 – 20 Jul 1890
* Willie Rowe
1857 – 1 Nov 1909
. father Willie with 2 of his children. Willie Rowe ws born in Penzance, Corwall to Mark Phillips Rowe & Christiana Hancock. He married Kate Elizabeth Gooch (1863-1944) in 1881 & had 8 children. Kate was a daughter of Daniel & Louisa Gooch above. She is buried Waikaraka.

* Ernest Ruebe
11 Sep 1895 – 11 Sep 1895
* Ethel Mary Ruebe
Nov 1898 – 7 Jul 1900
. 2 of the 4 children of Carl Wilhelm/William Ruebe (1868-1943) from Germany & Sarah Price (1864-1931) who married in Wanganui in 1892. His father Carl, of Ngaire, was naturalised 12 Jan 1897

* John William Rule
10 Oct 1868 – 14 Feb 1899
. son of John Rule (1844-1925) & Mary Ann Menzies (1847-1936) . A press wire from Stratford, received on Wednesday, states that a man named John Rule was drowned in a dam at Kennedy's sawmill while bathing. He was unable to swim and got out of his depth.

* Harold James Russ
20 May 1893 – 27 Feb 1905
. son of Thomas Russ (1848-1934) & Alice Horn (1854-1937), buried Kopuatama . TERRIBLE FATALITY While riding on the Opunake Road last night, a lad named Russ, aged 11, ran into a trap, the shaft of which inflicted a fearful wound in the abdomen, passing through the body. Death resulted early this morning.
* Vera May Russ
26 Jan 1906 – 15 Mar 1906
. 1 of 10 children of Arthur Colin Russ (1880-1942) & Elizabeth Constance Russ (1878-1934). Her father was a son of Thomas Russ (1848-1934) & Alice Horn (1854-1937). Her father remarried in 1937 to Lillie Robinson

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* Mary Ann Ellen Saunders
1884 – 10 Nov 1891

* Harriet (Page) Savage
1852 – 9 Nov 1894
. born in Leeds, Kent, Harriet married James Savage. They died within 2 years of each other and a number of children were adopted.
* Their daughter Harriet 'Et' Savage (1889-1965 +Wellington +Wensor) was adopted by Henry William Bishop & Sarah Ann Armitage of Bell Block.
* Their son (1891-1916), Robert 'Bob' Marett (Savage) who was killed in action in France 29 June 1916 & mentioned on Harriet's headstone.
Nov 1894 - The wife of a well-known settler at Ngaire, Mrs Savage, died on Thursday from an acute attack of peritonitis. She leaves a large family
* James Savage
1848 – 9 Nov 1896
. born in Farleigh, Kent

* Thomas Scholes
1850 – 13 Dec 1903

* Eva Scott
9 Jan 1896 – 9 Jan 1896 (12 hours)
. 1 of 6 children of James Walter Scott (1872-1947) from Omagh, Ireland & Ada Hewer who married in 1895 & divorced in 1926. Her father next married Lily Bushell in 1929 & buried Papakura
* John Joseph Scott
24 Nov 1882 – 3 Nov 1893
. son of Joseph Scott & Rebecca Elizabeth Jones
* Mary Jane Scott
1852 – 16 Aug 1901

* Annie Bell Scrivener
17 Feb 1894 – 6 Jul 1894
. 2nd of 5 children of Edwin Scrivener (1862-1939), buried Te Henui & Rebecca Henwood (1854-1925), buried Aramoho

* Adelaide Seabright
1 Jan 1894 – 17 Jul 1894
* Bessie Seabright
1 Jan 1894 – 18 Jul 1894
. twin daughters of George Seabright (1858-1938), buried Te Henui & Fanny Fox (1858-1950), buried Aramoho

* Robert Seager
1822 – 7 May 1890
. The police received word on Sunday morning that Robert Seager, aged 68, dropped dead on the verandah of the Stratford Hotel on Saturday night at half-past nine o'clock. Constable Scully went out the same day and arranged an inquest. The medical evidence went to show that deceased had died from heart disease and the jury returned a verdict accordingly. Mr Seager, who had been a settler at Stratford for some time, came to the district from Canterbury.

* Annie Seekings
? – 15 Jun 1899

* Alfred Edward Sharrock
Oct 1907 – 31 Mar 1909
* Ivy Appleton Sharrock
19 Mar 1894 – 22 Jun 1894
. 4th of 4 known children of James Sharrock (1864-1942), buried Te Henui & Emma Woodhouse Bevins (1858-1925), buried Kaponga
* Myrtle Rachel Sharrock
1900 – 26 Aug 1900
* Ruby Merle Sharrock
Apr 1903 – 13 May 1903
. 6th of 9 children of John Henry Sharrock (1870-1930) & Annie Elizabeth Simmons (1869-1942), buried Kopuatama
* Walter Samuel Sharrock
1903 – 13 Oct 1927
. Alfred, Myrtle & William were children of William Sharrock (1878-1956) & Elizabeth 'Eliza' Preston (1875-1930) buried Kopuatama

* Alice Smaller
1874 – 11 Dec 1895
. daughter of William Smaller (1836-1912) & Martha Ellen Sampson (1848-1939), buried Purewa

* Amos Smith
1871 – 16 Apr 1899
* Ann Smith
1847 – 25 Jun 1908
* Elizabeth Wilson Smith
20 Apr 1893 – 2 May 1893
* Ellen Smith
1850 – 14 Sep 1898
* Frank Smith
1849 – 21 Mar 1907
* Wilson Smith
– 3 May 1898

* Sarah Snowball
1857 – 3 Jun 1895

* Ernest Eyre Sole
1896 – 9 Jun 1906
* Hugh Courtenay Sole
Sep 1897 – 31 Dec 1897
* John Seddon Fowler Sole
Feb 1904 – 2 Jul 1904
* Joseph Courtenay Sole
May 1893 – 22 Feb 1895

* Clare St Clair
? – 27 Apr 1902

* Leonard James Stackhouse
18 Dec 1899 – 5 Mar 1900

* Edith Maude Stanners
Sep 1892 – 14 Jul 1893
. daughter of William Wallis Stanners (1867-1919) & Edith Maud Potter (1874-1964), buried Eltham. Her maternal grandparents, Thomas & Elizabeth Potter above

* Margaret Jane Stewart
Dec 1901 – 2 Apr 1902

* Wilfred John Von Sturmer
1894 – 19 Apr 1901

* Alfred Styles
1868 – 24 Dec 1893
* Frederick Leslie Styles
1895 – 25 Feb 1901
* Horace Percy Styles
1897 – 17 Aug 1902

* Margaret Ann Sullivan
Jan 1900 – 1 Feb 1900

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Cuthbert Hargreaves Taylor
23 Mar 1887 – 14 Jan 1975
. Cutherbert was the last recorded burial at the Pioneer cemetery, on 10 Feb 1975.
Born in Ngaere, Stratford, Cuthbert was a son of Robert Taylor (1856-1930) & Mary Morison (1860-1938). He first married Grace Annie Williamson (1900-1987) in 1916. Grace was born in Wellington to William Johnson Williamson (1861-1923) & Elizabeth Teideman (1862-1947). He next married Sheila Livingstone MacLean (1900-1987) in 1930. Sheila was born in Port Chalmers to Charles MacLean (1849-1918) & Mary Ann Tiedeman (1859-1935)
Of Note The mothers of both his wives were sisters.
* Hazel Cordelia Taylor
1890 - 26 Jun 1893
* John Milton Taylor
1892 – 19 Jun 1893
* Mary (Morison) Taylor
1860 – 18 Apr 1956
* Nigel Wilford Taylor
1897 – 10 Jun 1900
* Robert Taylor
1896 – 2 Jun 1900
* Robert Taylor
1815 – 30 Oct 1892
* Robert 'Keith' Taylor
Jan 1892 – 11 Jul 1893

* Alfred William Tennant
1840 – 8 Dec 1910
* Harold William Byers Tennant
1882 – 13 Mar 1900
* Maria Louisa Tennant
1845 – 6 Oct 1918

* Rita Evelyn Tetley
Jun 1903 – 10 Mar 1904

* Bernard Henry Theobald
1897 – 15 Jan 1899

* Frances Mary Thompson
1861 – 18 Mar 1896

* Bernard Griffiths Thorpe
May 1895 – 8 Aug 1895

* Josephine (David) Tibby
1866 – 15 Aug 1892

* Elizabeth “Eliza” (Livingstone) Tiffin
1837 – 17 Feb 1900
. Elizabeth was born in Ireland. She first married David Sullivan & had at least 7 children. They were hotel-keepers in Otago, Kaitangata, Clutha. She next married John Tiffin (1838-1899) in 1886. John was born in Dearham, England, and for many years was a light-weight wrestler in England. He continued wrestling in NZ and was also a hotel-keeper, including the Ayrshire Hotel, Kensington, Dunedin. He was known in his day as NZ's 'prettiest and most skilful', the best light-weight wrestler in the colony. He held the greatest unbroken, record as a champion light-weight wrestler. He died 27 March 1899 in Invercargill & buried Riverton.
. TIFFIN - At her son's residence, at Hawera, the wife of John 'Jack' Tiffin and the mother of T. Sullivan, of Hawera, aged 62 years. Deeply regretted. Mrs Tiffin, a very old colonist died at Eltham on Saturday night, after a short illness, The deceased, who was 63 years of age, was twice married and leaves a grown-up family of seven (Mr David Sullivan of the Commercial Hotel, Hawera and Mr James Sullivan, Branch Hotel, Eltham, being sons) and only a few weeks ago came over from the South Island to visit them.

* Aileen Catherine Celia Tocker
1885 – 23 Mar 1923
. daughter of William & Mary
* Mary Margaret (O'Sullivan) Tocker
1861 – 31 May 1935
. born in County Kerry, Mary married William Loftus Tocker in 1880 & had 7 known children (3 remaining at the time of her death).
* William Leopold Fitzgerald Tocker
1883 – 6 Jan 1897 (aged 14)
. son of William & Mary
* William Loftus Tocker
2 Sep 1855 – 7 Apr 1929
. born Upper Hutt to Josias Tocker (1822-1875) & Elizabeth Ellen Dorothy Williams (1825-1907) from Cornwall, both buried Featherston.

* Edith Myrtle Treweek
Oct 1899 – 25 Dec 1899 (10 weeks)
* Roy Treweek
Jul 1907 – 16 Aug 1907 (6 weeks)
. 8th & 12th of 14 children of George Andrew Treweek (1856-1923) & his 2nd wife, Ethel Mary Spicer (1865-1944) who married in 1888 & buried Te Henui. George 1st married Sarah Fry (1859-1887) in 1879 & had 4 children. Sarah is buried Waihi

* Elijah Tucker
1811 – 21 Jul 1894
. Writer, editor, publisher, schoolmaster, compositor, farmer. Born in Somerset, married Marianna Caigou (1813-1876) in 1839. They immigrated to NZ with their five children on the 'Chatham' in 1856 and settled in Nelson. Elijah was the editor of several NZ newspapers before he retired to his farm at Pangatotara. After the death of Marianna (buried Pangatotara) he next married Sarah Anne Middleton (nee Gross 1835-1891, died Melbourne) in 1880.
* This morning the gates of our cemetery opened to receive the remains of a formerly well-known journalist, Mr E. Tucker, who has joined the majority at the ripe age of 82. Mr Tucker was connected with the Press in Nelson and during his long residence published several palmphlets, one being "Notable Quotations" and another was "The bath". Many will be sorry to hear of the old gentalman's death for not a few will have kindly recollections of 'Old Tucker'. For the last few years he has resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Mrs and Mr T. K. Worthington, of Stratford. He was frequently in the town and a few suspected the active, cheerful, old gentleman of being an octogenarian.
Of Note daughter Mary Ann Tucker (1842-1933) married Thomas Knight Worthington & buried Kopuatama

* Florence Antony Ronald Tyrer
1861 – 25 May 1926
. Frederick was the Headmaster of the Stratford Technical High School and vice-president of the Taranaki Teachers Institute.
* Margaret 'Bonnie' Tyrer
1893 – 20 Sep 1903
. daughter of Florence & Maria
* Maria Jane (Reed) Tyrer
24 Jun 1870 – 10 Nov 1943
. Maria was 1 of 6 daughters of James Edward Reed (1840-1908) & Louisa Egland Smith (1841-1903) above. She married Florence Antony Ronald Tyrer in 1889 & had 3 children. Son George (1889-1944) was also a teacher, son Robert (1890-1959) was a solicitor

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* Frances Mary (Munro) Urry
1867 – 4 Jul 1902
. 1st wife of William Edward Urry (1866-1934), married 1887 & had 7 children: Kenneth William (1888-1941 enlisted for WWI at Sydney), Doris Lucy May (1889-1929 +Moores), Janet Kathleen Emily (1891-1936 +Sole), Jessie Agatha Montgomerie (1894-1948 +Johnson), Frederick Terence (1896-1921 +Page), Frances Rowena (1898-1936 +Shaw) & Juanita Linda Eunice (1899-1928). William next married Edith Emily Russ (1875-1961) in Okato in 1908 & had 2 sons. William is buried Paeroa.

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* William Arnold Vicary
Oct 1899 – 9 Nov 1899
. son of John Lewis Vicary (1870-1921) & Margaret Bell who married in Stratford in 1898. He had a sister, Mary Bell Vicary in 1901 and they then left NZ for Canada where John served as Staff Sergeant 524592 with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, 9th General Hospital. John's only sister, Mary Audry Laicom Vicary married in Stratford 17 May 1895 to Thomas Cracroft Fookes. They also lived for a time in Canada, now buried Te Henui. John Lewis Vicary died from carcinoma of pylorus at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver. His death was attributed to war service. Three years prior service with NZ Mounted Rifles. His death notice appeared in the Stratford Evening Post, 18 Oct 1921: VICARY - On September 6th, 1921, at Vancouver Military Hospital, John Lewis Vicary, youngest son of the late Commander William Vicary, R.N.
* He was buried at Peachland cemetery, Okanagan Valley, west side of Okanagan Lake, British Columbia. Margaret was then living at Peachland. She died in Ontario

* Annie Von Sturmer
4 Feb 1895 – 23 Apr 1895
* Wilfred John von Sturmer
20 Dec 1893 – 19 Apr 1901
. 2 of 3 known children of Wilfrid von Sturmer (1871-1940) & his 1st wife Lillian Louisa Fieldon (1868-1937). Their father had 3 children with Amelia Rosetta Williams (1880-1960) from 1901-1908. They then married in Dunedin on 24 June 1937, 2 days after the death of his first wife Lillian, buried Wakapuaka. Read his notes at link

. . W . .
* Charles Edward Wall
Aug 1896 – 18 Sep 1896
* Flossie Wall
1 Sep 1897 – 8 Sep 1897
* Francis 'Frank' Wall
14 Aug 1854 – 9 Aug 1895
. born West Bromwich, England to James & Hannah Wall. He married Jane Partridge in 1879 & had 7 children. Jane next married William Hannah in 1897 & had 7 further children (also see Emma Hannah above)
* Walter Henry Wall
Apr 1894 – 7 Aug 1894

* Albert Leslie Walsh
Sep 1893 – 13 Feb 1894
* Edgar Philip Walsh
8 Feb 1890 – 30 Jan 1892
* Leonard Vincent Walsh
Dec 1894 – 24 Feb 1895
* Thomas Roy Walsh
15 Jul 1883 – 13 Jun 1890

* Daniel Simon Walters
1863 – 7 Aug 1893
* Martha (Fox) Walters
1830 – 20 Feb 1919
* Noah Zachiarah Walters
1827 – 25 Jun 1887

* Hannah (McCarthy) Warren
1867 – 19 Jan 1906
* Mary Patricia Warren
9 Jun 1902 – 9 Jun 1902

* Herbert Samuel Watchorn
Apr 1899 – 24 Jul 1899
. 3rd of 7 known children of Charles Watchorn (1859-1951) & Leonora Elizabeth Salmon (1867-1946) who married in Trinity Church, Hamilton in 1892, buried Hillsborough

* Alice Mary Watkin
1870 – 13 Dec 1900
* Betsy Watkin
1836 – 23 May 1897
* Harold James Watkin
1877 – 21 Mar 1902
* John Watkin
1830 – 20 Jul 1921
* Mary Watkin
1852 – 16 Oct 1890

* Elizabeth Maria Watkins
1837 – 4 Jul 1894

* Henry Watson
1857 – 25 Oct 1928
. born in Ulster, Northern Ireland, Henry married Edith Margaret Tuck (1876-1966) 26 July 1900 & had 10 children (8 sons). Edith is buried Matamata.
* William Newall Watson
Dec 1902 – 9 Jul 1903
. father & son. William was the 2nd of their 10 children.
* The death of Mr HENRY WATSON occurred at his home, Richmond Downs, Walton, this week, at the age of 71 years. The late Mr Watson was a native of Ulster and was a champion linen weaver in his youth. He came to New Zealand fifty years ago and settled in Canterbury, where he had several farms in the Rangiora and Amberley districts, was farming there for seven years and then came north to the Stratford district, Taranaki. He was a man of parts and held the positions of clerk and overseer to the Maunganui Road Board, returning officer for several years and was secretary of two Taranaki dairy companies. He was also a director and the secretary of the Richmond Down Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd., prior to that concern going into voluntary liquidation. He was a man of large heart and generous nature, had not an enemy in the world and was so highly esteemed that any acquaintances from Taranaki never failed to visit him when they came down this way. Mr Watson had a good knowledge of land values and was Government valuer at Stratford, his opinion always carrying decisive weight. A wife, seven sons and two daughters are bereaved. The casket was forwarded to Stratford for internment.
* The Funeral of the late Henry Watson will leave the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford, To-day (Saturday), October 27, at 2 p.m., for the Stratford (old) Cemetery. E. D. Evans, Undertaker.
* The last rites locally were paid to the memory of the late Mr Henry Watson on Thursday afternoon, when, in the presence of a numerous gathering of residents, service was conducted at his late residence by Rev A. C. Hampton. The attendance, in the midst of a tropical downpour of considerable duration, was a great tribute to the deceased.

* John Bernard Watts
17 Jan 1902 – 15 Feb 1903 (13 months)
. John was a twin (with Percy Joseph 1902-1973), the 4th & 5th of 6 sons of Joseph Robert Watts (1866-1921) & Jane Theresa Ball (1875-1944), buried Hawera

* Claude Allan Webb
Sep 1904 – 7 Feb 1905
* Ernest Reginald Webb
Oct 1900 – 17 Aug 1901
. son of John Parr Webb & Jane Rye
* unnamed Webb
26 Aug 1907 – 26 Aug 1907
. Claude & the unnamed infant were 2 of the 6 known children of Frederick William Webb (1889-1947) & Mary Gwyllim Davies (1873-1947) both died Auckland

* Henry Preston Webber
1 May 1900 – 7 Aug 1900
. 1 of 14 children of Henry Preston Webber (1865-1925), born New Plymouth to Dr Hutlon Joseph Webber & of Annie Marian Blair (1873-1950), buried Te Puke. His paternal grandfather William Webber (1799-1875) was a doctor in Kent.

* Hilda Webster
18 Aug 1904 – 25 Aug 1904
* child Webster
? – 27 Jul 1904
. records show this was a child. Hilda was a child of William Andrew Webster (1859-1921) & his 2nd wife Sophia Gordon (1871-1937). Was the unnamed child a sister of Hilda? William's 1st wife was Clara Emily Clendon (1866-1889)

* Lewis Wellington
22 Oct 1887 – 27 Jan 1888
. son of William Wellington (1848-1926) & Mary Jane Arthur Thomas (1854-1917), buried Old Te Puke

* Clive Wells
22 Jun 1905 – 24 Jun 1905
. only son of 5 known children of Heber Wells (1879-1959) & Margaret Annie Old (1882-1958)

* Robert Were
29 Jan 1892 – 21 Apr 1893
. born in Stratford 8th of 10 children of James Were (1854-1941) & his first wife, Eva Sidwill Abbott (1854-1913). His mother is buried Hawera. His father next married Eliza Lila Palliser (1881-1931) in 1920. They died in Auckland

* Adelia Goodfellow West
1886 – 4 Oct 1906
* Charles Henry West
May 1889 – 19 Aug 1889
* Emily Eloise West
1903 – 7 Jun 1905
. daughter of Henry Francis Herbert West (1873-1950) & Jeanette Robinson (1871-1922), buried Wakapuaka
* Evangeline 'Eva' West
May 1905 – 13 Jun 1905
* Adelia, Charles & Eva were children of Charles Henry West (1852-1924) & Janet Irvine (1863-1948), buried Te Henui

* Thomas Whelan
8 Apr 1871 – 8 Feb 1892
son of Thomas Whelan (1838-1896) & Julia Hyland (1837-1916)
Auckland Star, 10 Feb 1892 WHELAN - Killed at Stratford, Taranaki, on February 8 1892. Thomas, second son of Patrick and Julia Whelan, of Alexander street, Auckland. May his soul rest in peace.

* William Campbell Wickham
5 Sep 1895 – 5 Sep 1900
. 1 of 5 known children of Charles John Wickham (1862-1939) & Elizabeth Campbell (1865-1901) from Ireland

* Doris Williams
14 Feb 1905 – 19 Feb 1905
. 1 of 5 children (4 daughters) of Herbert Anderson Williams (1873-1972) & Alice Morrison
* Wynn Williams
? – 29 Nov 1900

* Eva Louise Williamson
Jun 1904 – 29 Apr 1905
. 1 of 6 known children of Frank Williamson (1868-1948) & Ellen Burgess (1877-1925), buried Hawera

* Ann (Steel) Wilson
1835 – 17 Sep 1895
. born in Moresby, Cumberland, England to Hodgson Steel & Jane Topping, she married William Seabright in England & had a son. Emigrated NZ 1860, settled in Christchurch, where he was the Proprietor of the Zetland Arms hotel in Cashel Street. They had 3 more children. William later built the Racecourse Hotel in Upper Riccarton, but died in 1883 whilst it was still being built. He is buried Bromley.
She next married Twentyman Wilson (1837-1921) in Christchurch 31 Aug 1884 & had a son, Harold Twentyman Wilson. They too were hotel keepers. Twentyman next married Mrs Mary Jane Carter in Christchurch in 1911. He is buried Bromley.
. The death of Mrs Ann Wilson, wife of Mr Twentyman Wilson, of Stratford, occurred yesterday morning. The deceased was a well-known Canterbury lady and with her first husband, Mr G. Seabright, settled in Christchurch many years ago. She was well known as the proprietress of the Rutland Arms Hotel and later as owner of the Racecourse Hotel, which she built at a cost of £13,000. She was a successful breeder of stock, having won several cups at the several local agricultural shows. Until quite recently she was a splendid horsewoman. She married some 12 years ago to Mr Twentyman Wilson and removed to Stratford about four years ago, where, as a popular landlady, she made hosts of friends. Some 12 months ago she developed signs of inward cancer. Her medical attendant recommended her to undergo a critical operation, which was successfully performed six months ago in Christchurch by Dr Townsend, assisted by Drs Prins and Symes. The operation gave her some considerable relief, but on her return home she caught a chill on the journey and never recovered, gradually sinking day after day. She leaves two married daughters, one married son and a youth of about 14 years of age. Her remains will be interred this afternoon in the Stratford Cemetery,
* Francis Wilson
1811 – 8 Dec 1892
* John Renton Wilson
18 Nov 1869 – 19 Feb 1908
. son of George Wilson (1841-1922) & Agnes Renton (1851-1939)
* Mary Drysdale (Dodds) Wilson
9 Apr 1875 – 27 Aug 1908
. born in Waikouaiti to Alexander Dodds (1840-1917) & Isabella Robertson (1844-1916), Mary married John Renton Wilson on 19 Jan 1898 in Beaconsfield & had 4 children

* Austin Wright
Sep 1893 – 15 May 1894 (8 months)
* Dorothy Grace Wright
1899 – 31 Jul 1902 (aged 3)
* Ivy Rose Wright
Dec 1894 – 7 Mar 1895 (3 months)
* John Wright
1816 – 28 Sep 1902
* Leonard Wright
– 26 Feb 1895
* Austin & Ivy were children of William Austin Wright (1872-1950) & his 1st wife Annie Ralfe (1871-1917). William next married Helen Lois Catherine Everiss (1877-1957) in 1920. All buried Te Aroha

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* Frederick Henry Young
7 Sep 1891 – 17 Nov 1891
. 1 of 6 known children of Robert Frederick Young (1865-1942) & Minnie Nelson (1871-1953), both born New Plymouth, both buried Waikumete

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Pioneer Cemetery, 72A Regan St., Stratford

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