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male RAINBOW marriages New Zealand 1865 - 1924

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the known RAINBOW marriages in New Zealand 1865 - 1924:

Alfred Rainbow
- married Mary Jane HART in 1894

Alfred Ernest Rainbow
- married Nellie BUDDICOM in 1905

Algernon Instone Rainbow
- married Mary Grier BEATSON in 1909

Arthur Tyson Rainbow
- married Gwen FRASER in 1922

Edwin Samuel Rainbow
- married Amy GOODWIN in 1895

Edwin Samuel Rainbow
- married Agnes PEACHEY in 1922

Frederick Thomas Rainbow
- married Louie NORTH in 1892

Frederick Thomas Rainbow
- married Janet CALDWELL in 1905

John Alfred Rainbow
- married Arthina MALATIOS in 1924

John Innes Rainbow
- married Mary Emma BEAUMONT in 1894

Joseph Rainbow
- married Mary Jane DONAUGHEY in 1895

Thomas Henry Rainbow
- married Mary Ethel CAULTON (1872-1910) in Hastings 1 July 1891
- their known children were:
1892 - 1980 Thomas Walter Caulton Rainbow
- died aged 88
1895 - Mildred Isabell Instone Rainbow
1897 - Ethel Ilma Sterndale Rainbow
1899 - 1992 Hilda Muriel Dawn Rainbow
- Hilda did not marry. Se died agd 93
Thomas and Mary separated but did not divorce
1903 - Herbert George Oakley Rainbow (father not recorded)
- became Herbert Oakley Smith
1905 - 1935 Norma Caulton Rainbow (father not recorded)
- Norma married Leonard Francis Cootes in Otaki in 1929
- she died aged 30

Mary Ethel died in 1910 aged 37

Thomas aka Thomas Victor Rainbow (1881-1949)
- married Winifred Gladys PLAYER in 1915

William Rainbow
- married Marion NELSON in 1865

William Rainbow
- married Julia BALY in 1882

William Rainbow
- married Annie Elizabeth BURCHELL in 1891

William Rainbow
- married Mary Elizabeth MOORE in 1898
- their known children were:
1899 - 1965 William Clyde Rainbow
- William died aged 65
1901 - 1902 Oscar Leslie Rainbow
- Oscar died aged 11 months
1903 - 1986 Alma Ada Rainbow
- Alma died aged 83
1906 - 1919 Anstice Bertha Rainbow
- Ansrice died aged 13

William Rainbow
- married Helen Catherine LEATHEM in 1917

William Clyde Rainbow
- born 1899 to William RAINBOW & Mary Elizabeth MOORE
- he married Jane BOYD in 1923


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on 2011-06-11 09:01:03

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by JewelVercoeRainbow on 2011-09-14 10:04:49

I am a daughter of Herbert George Oakley Rainbow. With reference to the above posting on Thomas Henry Rainbow whose wife was Mary Ethel Caulton, do you (or does anyone) have any definitive proof that Thomas and Mary separated, as my understanding is that this is simply conjecture? My father told the family he was raised by his grandfather after his mother died when he was young - true; Mary died young of TB - however he thought his father (or grandfather, who raised him as his father was heartbroken and appears to have left his children possibly with his parents?) may have been named William. He told me his mother - could it have been his grandmother Eleanor? - was a music teacher from South Africa named Elsie Wood(s). I am not a geneologist so any information that can shed more light on this family mystery would be much appreciated. Thanks

by JewelVercoeRainbow on 2011-09-14 10:06:53

A second query... I have recently met, here in North Queensland where I now live, a local woman whose grandfather is also named Thomas Rainbow - is he likely to be Thomas Victor Rainbow, or another branch of the surname altogether?

by SONIAORA on 2016-02-22 21:32:08

Mary Ethel Rainbow (always known as "Mamie") and her husband Thomas Henry Rainbow separated but were never divorced. She was my grandmother (and yours.) They had their four offspring in Hastings where Thomas continued to work, and Mamie moved to Auckland with the two eldest children, Walter and Mildred, leaving Ilma and Dawn with her mother. She had Herbert George Oakley Rainbow and Norma Caulton Rainbow in Auckland. As they were born within a marriage they were not illegitimate. I spent time with Mamie's sister, great-Aunt Eleanor, a noted singer and cultured lady,who had lived with her husband for six years in South Africa before they returned to Hastings. She confirmed to me the above information regarding her sister Mamie.
Signed: Sonia K.

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