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SNOOK marriages New Zealand 1865 - 1932

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known SNOOK marriages New Zealand 1865 - 1932
the GROOMS
Albert Edwin Humphreys Snook (1870-1946)
born in Nelson, a son of Thomas Albert Humphrey SNOOK (1841-1912) & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (1840-1928)
Albert married Mary Elizabeth WHITE (1878-1932) 14 May 1902 in Frankton, Waikato
their known children
* 1903 - 1982 Albert Edwin Snook
* 1905 - 1978 Percy Frank Snook
* 1908 - 1996 Thomas Roy Snook
* 1910 - 1984 John Leslie Snook
* 1911 - 1978 Charles Frederick Snook
* 1915 - 2001 Mary Hannah Elizabeth Snook (Cole)
* Mary died 24 Sep 1932 aged 54
Albert died 29 June 1982 aged 79 in Papatoetoe, Auckland. They are buried Plot 1, Baptist Area.

Albert Henry Snook (1873-1939)
born in England, Albert arrived in NZ about 1875 when he was 2.
married Esther OWEN (1875-1952) in 1898
* Esther was born in Durham, England & arrived in NZ about 1882
their known children
* 1899 - Esther Violet Snook
* 1901 - Lily Bertha Snook
* 1903 - Albert Henry Snook
* 1908 - Rita Frances Snook
* 1915 - Doreen May Snook
Albert died 29 July 1939 in Christchurch aged 66
* Esther died 27 June 1952 aged 76
They are buried Plot 463, Block 17 Bromley cemetery

Alfred Snook (1880-1963)
a son of William Snook & Frances Sophia Finch
Alfred married Catherine GRANGER (1885-) in 1908
* Catherine was born 23 Dec 1885, the 5th of 7 children of James GRANGER & Catherine GALLAGHER. Her sister Mary Granger married Alfred's brother John Thomas Snook in 1910
their known children
* 1908 - Irene Myrtle Augustine Snook
* 1910 - 1998 Leo Kenneth Snook
* In Feb 1914 at Christchurch Court, Catherine applied for a separation order from Alfred on the grounds of his cruelty.
* Catherine remarried (as Granger) in 1920 to Osmyn Henry Oakley (1880-1952). Her children became Oakley. Osmyn first married Margaret Honor Hale (1879-1912) in 1905.
Alfred died 7 April 1963 aged 83. Burial not found.
* Osmyn is buried Plot 3, Block 32 at Bromley cemetery, Christchurch. Catherine's son Leo Kenneth Oakley is buried at Memorial Park.

Arthur Sydney Snook (1877-1957)
born in Dovedale, Nelson, a son of Thomas Albert Humphrey SNOOK (1841-1912) & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (1840-1928)
Arthur married Sarah WESTBURY (1881-1950) 11 Sep 1901 in Otorohanga, in a double wedding with her sister Harriet Westbury to Arthur's brother Thomas Frank Snook. Sarah & Harriet were born in Mercer, North Waikato, 2 of 8 children of George WESTBURY & Elizabeth SMITH
their known children
* 1904 - 1984 Ernest Arthur Snook
* 1910 - 1988 Clarence Sydney Snook
* 1916 - 1978 Rupert Stanley Snook
* 1918 - 1995 Veronica Myrtle Snook
* Sarah died 31 Dec 1950 aged 70
Arthur died in Auckland 15 Sep 1957 aged 80. They are buried Plot 18, Row C, Birkenhead/Glenfield Public Lawn cemetery.

Charles Frederick Snook (1875-1962)
born in Governors Bay to William James Snook & Frances Sophia Finch
He married Margaret Matilda MAUGER (1879-1960) in 1901
* Margaret was born in Christchurch, 1 of 11 children of Philip John Mauger (1841-1907) & Margaret Matilda Ward (1852-1890) from Jersey, Channel Islands, buried Rutherford cemetery.
their known children
* 1901 - 1981 Lawrence Charles Frederick Snook
* 1903 - 1994 Ruby Matilda Snook
* 1904 - Frederick Philip Snook
* 1909 - 1935 John Philip Snook
* 1912 - 1992 William James Snook
* 1914 - 2004 Eric Charles Edward Snook
* Margaret died 7 Sep 1960 aged 81
Charles died 4 Nov 1962 aged 87
They are buried Plot 485, Block 7 at Bromley cemetery

Ernest Arthur Snook (1904-1984)
born in Nelson, a son of Arthur Sydney SNOOK & Sarah WESTBURY
Ernest married Elsie Miller GRAYSON (1903-1997) in 1926
their known children
* 1929 - Daphne May Snook

George Edward Snook (1887-1971)
born in Christchurch to William James SNOOK & Frances Sophia FINCH
George married Alice Mary Ellen WENMOTH (1888-1972) in 1924
* Alice was the 3rd of 3 children of Nicholas WENMOTH & Catherine HAWKINS of Opawa, Christchurch. She had a daughter with Thomas Henry Mansley (1875-1930) in Rita Eileen Mansley (1916-1990). Rita married Harry James Gough in 1939.

Henry Snook (1882-1960)
son of William James Snook & Frances Sophia Finch
Henry married Effie Jane JACKSON (1882-1953) in 1904
their known children
* 1906 - Effie Myrtle Snook
* 1909 - Mabel Elsie Snook
* 1915 - Beatrice Gertie Snook
* 1917 - 1988 Leslie Henry John Snook
* 1919 - Frances Mavis Snook

James Snook (1832-1898)
James married Emily RYAN (nee RUNDLE 1840-1900) 9 Sep 1869 in Wanganui
* Emily first married John RYAN (?-1863) in 1857 in New Plymouth
* James & Emily settled in Patea, where John was a Carter
their known children
(born in Patea)
* 1870 - Catherine Emily Snook
* Catherine married William PARKER in 1895
* 1876 - Ellen Snook
* Ellen married William CARRADUS in 1899
* she next married James HICKEY in 1915
* 1878 - William John Snook
- nothing known at this time
* 1880 - Elesha/Alicia Snook
* Alicia had children with William GERRAND
* 1885 - 1936 Eliza Snook
* in Standard 1 at Patea School in 1894
* Eliza married Alfred GILL in 1901, they moved to Wanganui

James Henry Snook (1863-1945)
son of William Snook & Emma System
married Catherine Burn VIPOND (nee FENTON 1874-1949) in 1897
* Catherine had first married Mark Vipond on 19 July 1892 in Mahurangi when she was 18 & had 2 children. A son, Mark Vipond, served in WWI as Corporal 13/562 with the Auckland Mounted Rifles. He was Killed in Action 9 Aug 1916 in Egypt aged 22

John Herbert Snook (1881-1969)
a son of Thomas Albert Humphrey SNOOK (1841-1912) & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (1840-1928)
John married Elizabeth Johnson HOPE (1885-1942) in 1908
* Elizabeth was the 5th of 10 children of Orry Hamilton HOPE & Elizabeth COOPER of Wairau
their known children
* 1911 - 1967 Theodore Herbert Snook
* 1912 - Geoffrey Thomas Snook
* 1914 - Elizabeth Rene Snook
* 1917 - 2000 Isabel Joyce Snook
JOHN & ELIZABETH are buried in Plot 272 O at Karori, Wellingotn

John Pollard Snook (1867-1906)
born in Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
John married Elizabeth Lindsay DOCKRAY (1866-1915) 6 Aug 1888 in Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, England. They then came to New Zealand & had 3 children in Wellington:
* 1890 - 1891 Irene Winifred Elizabeth Snook
* Irene is buried in Bolton st cemetery
* 1892 - 1955 John Joseph Raymond 'Ray' Snook
* 1897 - 1969 Elizabeth Mabel Lindsay Snook
* Elizabeth married Alfred John Robert FILL 1879 in Wellington & had 2 children in Petone
JOHN & ELIZABETH divorced in 1901 (in a rather spectacular 4 days court case)
* Elizabeth next married Henry Francis FULLER (1867-1906) in Feilding in 1903 & had 2 children in Lower Hutt
* Elizabeth next married Joseph Arthur MURPHY (1879-1933) in Wellington in 1907
* John Pollard Snook went to Johannesburg, South Africa as a builder. In 1906 he left Johannesburg for the Airlie Mining Timber Company. He disappeared, presumed murdered in Eatern Transvaal, South Africa. In 1914 Elizabeth made claim to the £310 he left to his mother in his will (this is equivalent in 2012 to $46,000)
Elizabeth is buried in Taita cemetery, Lower Hutt

John Sainsbury Snook (1886-1951)
married Mabel Mary 'May' SMYTH (1890-1981) 2 Jan 1915 in Auckland
* Mabel was born in Howick, Auckland, the 1st of 8 children of Patrick SMYTH (1855-1873) & Margaret Annie BRICKELL (1873-1965)
their known children
* 1916 - 2000 Myrtle Margaret Snook (+Beechey)
* 1919 - 2014 Eileen Frances Snook (+Jorgensen)

John Thomas Snook (1885-1958)
son of William James SNOOK (1848-1887) & Frances Sophia FINCH (1846-1937) who arrived in Christchurch from Wiltshire, England, on the 'Stonehouse' in 1874 with 2 sons & a daughter. They had a further 6 children in NZ
his siblings
1868 - William James Snook
1871 - Frances Maria Snook
1873 - Albert Henry Snook
1875 - Charles Frederick Snook
1878 - Joseph Snook
1880 - Alfred Snook
1882 - Henry Snook
* 1885 - John Thomas Snook
1887 - George Edward Snook
John married Mary GRANGER (1888-) in 1910
* Mary was the 7th of 7 children of James GRANGER & Catherine GALLAGHER. Her sister Catherine Granger married John's brother Alfred Snook (above)
their known children
* 1913 - Catherine Snook

Joseph Snook (1878-1950)
born in Christchurch to William James Snook & Frances Sophia Finch. Joseph was a Fish Merchant
Joseph married Jessie Elizabeth BROWNE (1879-1964) in 1901
* Jessie was born in Waterton, Canterbury (now a Ghost Town)
their known children
* 1902 - 1902 Joseph Cyril Snook (aged 3 months)
* 1904 - 1954 William Geoffrey Gordon Snook
* 1915 - 1962 Derek Lester Snook
Joseph died 18 Aug 1960 aged 83 in Christchurch
* Jessie died 22 Oct 1964 aged 85
They are buried Plot 228, Block 22 at Linwood cemetery

Lancelot William Snook (1888-1949)
1st of 6 children of William Bowry SNOOK & Amy Mary WILLIAMS
Lancelot married Emily Roselyn FERNANDO in 1913
* by 1924 they were in Sydney, NSW
EMILY died 3 Dec 1943 - LANCELOT died 23 Jan 1949
They are buried Section T6, Position 0070 at MacQuarie Park Cemetery , NSW

Lawrence Charles Frederick Snook (1901-1981)
son of Charles Frederick SNOOK & Margaret Matilda MAUGER
Lawrence married Violet Alexandrina Fanny ESPLIN (1901-1985) in 1928
* Violet was a base born daughter of Elizabeth 'Betsy' Esplin & was brought up by her maternal grandparents, David Esplin & Wilhelmina Hunter in Dunedin

Roland Vernon Snook (1890-)
Roland was the 2nd of 6 children of William Bowry SNOOK & Amy Mary WILLIAMS
he married Susan BUSH in 1926
* a son, Roland Vernon Snook, served in WWII as Flight Sergeant NZ404960 with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 57 Squadron, RAF. He was killed in action in Germany 26 March 1942 aged 20. His parents were then living in Auckland. He is buried in Grave 22. F. 10-13., Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Thomas Albert Humphreys Snook (1841-1912)
born in Bristol, Gloucestershire to John SNOOK & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (cousins)
married Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (1840-1928) 26 June 1867, in Waimea Eat, Richmond, Nelson
* Elizabeth arrived in Nelson in 1842 aged 2 with her parents, Edwin HUMPHREYS (1796-1887) & Mary Ann OLDENSHAW (1798-1887). She had a son, Walter George Humphreys (1861-1932) on 8 Nov 1861. His father was the Rev James Moorhouse (1830-1886), who was the Wesleyan minister in Nelson 1860-1861 after which he served as a lay preacher and a city Councillor. The Rev Moorhouse married Alice Moorhouse in 1875 and had 6 other children. Elizabeth's son Walter married Sarah Maria Rose in 1889 & had 9 children. He died in Motueka.
the known children of Thomas & Elizabeth
* 1868 - Albert Edwin Humphreys Snook
* 1871 - 1953 Thomas Frank Snook
* 1873 - Edwin Nelson Snook
* 1876 - Ada Jane Snook
* 1877 - Arthur Sydney Snook
* 1879 - Elizabeth Ella Snook
* 1880 - John Lawrence Snook
* 1881 - John Herbert Snook
* 1883 - William Lawrence Snook

Thomas Frank Snook (1870-1953)
born in Dovedale, Waimea, a son of Thomas Albert Humphrey SNOOK (1841-1912) & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (1840-1928)
Thomas married Harriett WESTBURY (1882-1955) on 11 Sep 1901 in Otorohanga, in a double wedding with her sister Sarah Westbury to Thomas's brother Arthur Sydney Snook. Harriet & Sarah were born in Mercer, North Waikato, 2 of 8 children of George WESTBURY & Elizabeth SMITH
known children of Thomas & Harriett
*1902 - Lillian Elizabeth Snook (born in Otorohanga)
* 1904 - 1947 George Frank Sydney Snook (born in Otorohanga)
* 1907 - 1979 Violet Dorothy Snook (born in Golden Bay)
* 1913 - Cecil Victor Snook
* 1920 - Ronald Westbury Franklyn Snook (born in Nelson)

Thomas Kelly-Snook (1854-1891)
married Mary Jane ARMSTRONG (1857-1935) in 1877
their known children
* 1879 - William Frederick Kelly-Snook
* 1880 - 1965 Frances Evelyn Kelly-Snook
* Frances married William Ephraim MORROW in 1903
* 1882 - 1978 Alice Maude Kelly-Snook
* Alice married Charles Niven Young BLAIR in 1908
* 1884 - 1977 Thomas Alfred Kelly-Snook
* Thomas married Agnes Rebecca NORRIS (1896-1970) in 1922
* 1886 - 1974 Elsie May Kelly-Snook
* Elsie married Joseph Henry SILVA in 1907 (they divorced in Auckland 1909). She next married William Norman COWLEY in 1919
* 1889 - Francis George Kelly-Snook
* 1891 - 1977 John Percival Kelly-Snook
* John was born 18 Sep 1891, a month after the death of his father
* he was living in Freeman's Bay, Auckland in 1917 when he was balloted to serve with the 34th Reinforcements
* he married Ethel Lillian Evangeline TRIMBLE in 1922
Thomas Kelly-Snook died 10 Aug 1891 aged 37
* Mary Jane died 6 Oct 1935 aged 78. They are buried together at Plot 40, Row 3, Anglican Division A at Waikumete

William Bowry Snook (1861-)
son of William Snook (1831-1897) & Emma SYSAM (1842-1924), both buried Purewa
married Amy Mary WILLIAMS (1863-) in 1887
their known children
* 1888 - 1949 Lancelot William Snook (died in MacQuarie, NSW)
* 1890 - 1959 Roland Vernon Snook
* 1891 - 1909 Rosalie Snook (died aged 18)
* 1892 - 1895 Hugh Wyatt Snook (died aged 3)
* 1892 - 1892 Austin Leonard Snook (died aged 1)
* 1897 - 1898 Hugh Austin Snook (died aged 16 months)
William divorced AMY (co respondent William Henry Joseph Kingston) in Auckland in 1901. William was awarded custody of the children

William Geoffrey Gordon Snook (1905-1954)
married Alice Lillian BAUNTON (1898-1984) 25 Feb 1925 in Christchurch
their known children
* 1925 - 2014 Patricia Voyle Snook
* 1930 - 2001 Francis Baunton Snook

William Lawrence Snook (1882-1961)
a son of Thomas Albert Humphrey SNOOK (1841-1912) & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (1840-1928)
William married Hilda Doris Isabel CAMERON (1895-1934) in 1917
* Hilda was a daughter of Angus CAMERON & Mary Elizabeth GILL
their known children
* 1918 - 1984 Gordon Lawrence Snook


the BRIDES
Ada Jane Snook (1877-1966)
daughter of Thomas Albert Humphreys SNOOK & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS
Ada married Robert BLACKBURN in 1918

Alice Maude Winifred Kelly-Snook (1882-1978)
daughter of Thomas Kelly-Snook & Mary Jane Armstrong above
Alice married Charles Niven Young 'Charlie' BLAIR (1878-1945) on 28 Feb 1908
* Charlie was born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia.
their known children
* 1907 - 1966 Charles Alfred Blair
* 1909 - Winifred May Blair
* 1912 - 1986 John Niven 'Jack' Bair
* 1914 - Elsie Jean Blair (twin)
* 1914 - 1957 Thomas Allen Blair (twin)
* 1916 - 2010 Alexander Ronald Blair
* 1919 - Mavis Eveleen Blair
* 1922 - 1954 Donald Young Blair
* 1925 - 2013 Malcolm Gask Blair
* Charles died in Footscray, Victoria 24 Sep 1945 aged 67
The Age (Melbourne), 27 Sep 1945 BLAIR - On September 24, at Footscray, Charles Niven Blair (late of Auckland NZ), loved brother of Mrs A. Banfield (West Australia), Alex (West Australia, deceased), John Gask (deceased, Auckland) Auckland papers please copy.
Alice died at Great North Rd., Auckland 15 May 1978 aged 96. She was cremated at Waikumete. Possible her ashes are with her parents in Plot 40, Row 3, Anglican Division A

Bertha Lily Snook (1901-1969)
daughter of Albert Henry Snook & Esther OWEN
married William Joseph PALMER (1901-1965) in 1928
* 1 of 3 children of Joseph Palmer & Charlotte LYON

Effie Myrtle Snook (1906-)
daughter of Henry SNOOK & Effie Jane JACKSON
married Royce ELLIS (1890-1955) in 1924
* 1 of at least 9 children of William Edward ELLIS & Ellen MAHER
- Royce served in WWI as Corporal 5/110 (Archive NZ has 5/110B) with the Army Service Corps, Main Body, embarking 16 Oct 1914. He enlisted from Lyall Bay, Wellington. His next of kin was A. D. Mazengarb, Solicitor, Featherston Street, Wellington

Eliza Snook (1885-1936)
daughter of James Snook & Emily Rundle
she married Alfred GILL in 1901 and they moved to Wanganui
their known children
* 1902 - 1957 Joseph Lawrence Alfred Gill
* 1908 - Doris McGregor Gill

Elizabeth Ella Snook (1879-1970)
daughter of Thomas Albert Humphreys SNOOK & Elizabeth HUMPHREYS
married Joseph Norman BRAUND (1879-1952) in 1914
* son of James Braund & Mary HORNE
their known children
*1918 - Kathleen Mary Norma Braund

Elizabeth Lindsay Snook (nee DOCKRAY 1866-1915)
first married John Pollard Snook (1867-1906) in 1887, they divorced in 1891
she married Henry Francis FULLER (1884-1960) in 1902
she married ? Murphy - see John Pollard Snook above

Elizabeth Mabel Lindsay Mabel Snook (1897-1969)
daughter of John Pollard Snook & Elizabeth Lindsay Dockray
married Alfred John Robert FILL (1879-1956) in 1922
* born in Wellington, a son of Alfred Fill (1849-1907) & his 2nd wife Susan Winter (1856-1942)
their known children
(born in Petone)
* 1923 - 2013 Henry John Fill
* 1924 - 1929 Mary Fill (aged 5)
* Alfred died 10 Oct 1956 aged 77 in Hutt Hospital
Elizabeth died 1 Jan 1969 aged 71 in Greenland Hospital.
They are buried in Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt

Ellen Snook (1827-1916)
born in Wiltshire, England, a daughter of John Snook & jane Humphreys
married Appo 'Ah Poo' HOCTON (1819-1920) in Nelson in 1865 as his 2nd wife
Appo Hocton was born in China, the son of Fook Ting and his wife, Pae See. According to family tradition his birth name was Wong Ahpoo Hock Ting and he was born on 18 August 1819. According to declarations he made in New Zealand, however, he may have been born as late as 1823. In New Zealand he became known as Appo Upton or Appo Hopton and by 1853 was officially known as Appo Hocton or Hockton. He first married Jennifer Mary Rawlings (nee Rowe 1815-1865) in 1856 in Nelson
their children
* 1866 - 1954 Appo Louis Hocton (had 11 children, 10 daughters)
* 1868 - 1879 Albert Ah Lina Hocton (accidentally shot by his brother)
* 1870 - 1955 Erena Jane Hocton (had 7 children)
Ellen died 21 Dec 1916 in Dovedale, Nelson
* Ah Poo died 26 Sep 1920 in Dovedale, Nelson

Elsie Mabel Snook (1909-1990)
daughter of Henry SNOOK & Effie Jane JACKSON
- married Albert SWIFT (1906-1972) in 1932

Emma Snook (1865-1941)
married John Joseph REYNOLDS (1852-1907) in 1887
their known children
* 1889 - Emma Ivy Reynolds
* 1897 - Harry Ernest Reynolds
* They were settlers in Helensville, Auckland

Fanny Amelia Snook (1888-1963)
married Arthur Claude GERRARD (1883-1960) in 1913
* 4th of 10 known, NZ born children, of James Porter & Catherine GERRARD, of Auckland. One of his brothers, James Porter Gerrard (1904-1964) was a First-Class Cricketer for NZ 1924-1927
their known children
* 1913 - 1982 Max Gerrard
* 1915 - 2007 Dorothy Gerrard

Frances Maria Snook (1871-1962)
born in England, a daughter of William James Snook & Frances Sophia Finch, arriving on the 'Stonehouse' in 1874.
* Frances signed the suffrage petition to Parliament in Linwood, Christchurch in 1893
married John Edward PEARCE (1873-1929) in 1896
* son of James & Mary Ann Pearce
their known children
* 1896 - 1984 Ernest Edward Pearce
* 1899 - 1928 Alma Frances Pearce
* 1906 - 1971 Alfred John George Pearce
* 1913 - 1997 Edna Mary Pearce

Ellen May Snook (1876-1950)
born in Patea, to James Snook & Emily Rundle
married William CARRADUS (1859-1911) in 1899
their known children
* 1900 - 1979 William James Carradus
* 1903 - Thomas Carradus
* 1905 - 1975 Lucy Carradus
* 1907 - 1951 John Robert Carradus
* 1910 - 2004 Adelaide Marie Carradus
* 1911 - Alice May Carradus
* William died in Patea 11 July 1911 & buried Old Plot 1, Block 44 at Patea Old Lawn.
Ellen next married James Denis Hickey (1870-1955) in 1915
their known children
* 1915 - James Edward Hickey
* 1917 - 1990 Harold Patrick Hickey
* 1919 - 1992 Daniel Denis Hickey
* James was born in County Kerry, Ireland, a son of Denis Hickey & Ellen Welsh.
Ellen died 14 June 1950 aged 74
* James died 3 Nov 1955 aged 85
They are buried Old Plot 2, Block 81, RC at Patea

Helen Mary Snook (1838-1909)
Helen was born in England & arrived in NZ about 1868
she married John Frederick Christopher RIDDER (1823-1902) in 1871
* John was from Germany. He arrived into Lyttelton from London, on the Blue Jacket in Oct 1866 with his wife Hannah/Johanna (1822-1868) and 8 children
their known children
* 1872 - 1916 Ernest Frederick Ridder
* 1876 - Edward Christopher Ridder
* 1881 - George William Douglas Ridder
* 1883 - 1974 John Frank Ridder
in July 1875 John (now aged 52) was a Bankrupt Labourer, living in Lincoln road, Tai Tapu, Canterbury
in July 1884 John (now aged 61), was described as a 'destitute person' by the Christchurch Court. His 3 sons agreed to contribute 13s per week to support him
on 14 May 1902 John (now aged 79) was in a private nursing home in Salisbury street, Christchurch, suffering from paralysis of the spine when he hanged himself. His funeral left his late residence, Springfield street, St Albans, for the Church of England Cemetery in Barbadoes street
28 Nov 1905 from the 'STAR' - We have to thank the Lyttelton Times and Canterbury Times for news of the following: Our inquiry (May 14) for HENRY SNOOK, asked for by brother J. in South Africa, has been replied to by Mrs Helen Ridder, nee Snook, in Christchurch. She thinks she may be inquirer's sister
20 March 1909 Helen was found dead in bed at her residence 20 Berry street, St Albans, Christchurch, aged 71. An inquest was ordered by the Coroner which showed she had suffered from lung weakness and death resulted from a burst blood vessel in the lungs. She is buried Plot 183, Block 21 at Linwood cemetery

Lillian Elizabeth Snook (1902-1989)
born in Otorohanga, daughter of Thomas Frank SNOOK & Harriet WESTBURY
married Harold Hector MARSH (1902-1977) 3 Feb 1926 in Te Awamutu
* Harold was born in Wanganui, a son of Benjamin Marsh & Margaret CHRISTIE
* they had 6 known children

Rita Frances Snook (1908-)
daughter of Albert Henry SNOOK & Esther OWEN
married Lawrence Edwin HOLLOWAY (1908-1981) in 1931
* son of Richard Edwin HOLLOWAY & Elsie Mildred PRESTON of Devon
* in 1931 they were in Christchurch. They petitioned for divorce 28 May 1936 in Wellington Supreme Court

Ruby Matilda Snook (1903-1994)
daughter of Charles Frederick SNOOK & Margaret Matilda MAUGER
married Eric George HANCOCK (1910-1967) in 1929
* born in Waikato 11 Jan 1910, a twin with Eva May Hancock (1910-2004 +George Cecil Cross), to James HANCOCK (1865-1941) & Amy Adelina TOWNSEND (1882-1960)
* 11 Oct 1941 The death has occurred at his residence, 5 Watling Street, Mount Eden, of Mr James Hancock. Born in Auckland, Mr Hancock was in business at Thames for many years and he was widely known there. He marred Miss Amy Townsend, daughter of the late Mr John Townsend of Thames. Mr Hancock returned to Auckland 28 years ago and had lived here since then. He was a keen bowler and a member of the Sir Walter Scott masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. There are four grandchildren

Violet Dorothy Snook (1907-1979)
born in Golden Bay, daughter of Thomas Frank SNOOK & Harriet WESTBURY
married Thomas Henry CHESTER (1906-1977) in 1928. They divorced in Auckland in 1938 after separation for more than 3 years
Violet next married James WILSON

Violet Esther Snook (1899-)
daughter of Albert Henry SNOOK & Esther OWEN
married William Garland BAXTER (1897-1975) in 1921
* William was 1 of 5 children of Isaac William Tyrell BAXTER & Mary Elizabeth TREEBY. He died 19 Aug 1975 and is buried at Hillsborough cemetery, Auckland

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by Jennet on 2015-02-14 20:25:08

I think I may be the great grand daughter of Violet Esther Snook (b 1899) and William Garland Baxter. Their son Owen William Baxter (d 1964) was my birth mothers father. I am having trouble discovering if they had other children and also WG Baxter appears to have married again to a much younger woman who died in 1945. I am wondering when Violet died, if she remarried, if I have any Baxter relatives living.

by bmn on 2017-05-18 10:02:49

I am the daughter of William Garland Baxter. I was born in 1941,named Barbara Margaret Baxter. I believe that there was only one son Owen William Baxter to the marriage of Violet and William. I have a brother Bruce William Baxter who lives in Australia. Can help you with aunts and uncles if you want me to.

by ngairedith on 2017-05-18 11:57:51

thanks bmn, so your brother Bruce's mother was not Violet? He must have been a son of Owen's 2nd wife Elsie Lenore

However, in the Evening Post, 2 June 1945 of Owen's engagement it has .. BAXTER-MAGUREN - Mr and Mrs l. Magueren, Johnsonville, wish to announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Kathleen Josephine,
to W. O. (Bill), on furlough, eldest son of Mr W. G. Baxter, Auckland (did that refer to sons of Elsie?)

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