some WOODVILLE NZ residents prior to 1908
From the Cyclopedia of New Zealand, printed in 1908, the following names were some of those residing in Woodville, Manawatu
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Councillor Henry Palmer HORNE was first elected to the Woodville Borough Council in the year 1903, and was re-elected in 1905. He was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, in January, 1873, and is the second son of Mr. D. M. Horne, of Woodville. He came to New Zealand with his parents at five years of age, and was educated at the Waipukurau, and Woodville public schoolsd41.html]Woodville[/url], Manawatu
Councillor David George McKIBBIN, of the Woodville Borough Council, was born in the year 1857, in County Down, Ireland, where he was educated, and apprenticed to the drapery business. He afterwards went to London, England, and was for four years with the well known wholesale firm of Copestake, Lindsay, Crampton and Company. In 1884 Mr. McKibbin sailed for Melbourne in the s.s. ?Austral,? and landed a few days before she sank in Sydney Harbour. He then came to New Zealand, and entered the employment of Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen, and remained with them until 1887
Councillor Joseph MOTLEY, J.P., formerly Mayor of Woodville, is a well-known aerated water and cordial manufacturer, and an old resident of the district. He was born in Lincolnshire, England, in the year 1854, and is the son of the late Mr. Robert Motley. He was educated at Boston, in his native county, and was after wards apprenticed to a shoemaker. At eighteen years of age, however, he enlisted in the 52nd Regiment of Infantry. Three years later, after having been quartered in Ireland, Malta, Gibraltar, and England, he purchased his discharge, and came to New Zealand by the ship ?Countess of Kintore.?
Mr. William Gibb CRAWFORD, Town Clerk and Treasurer to the Borough of Woodville, is a native of Glasgow, where he was born in the year 1836. His father, the late Mr. John Crawford, was a well-known manufacturer of that city. He received his education principally at the Andersonian Institute, and after finishing his term there decided to enter mercantile life in London. In 1874 he came to New Zealand in the ship ?Winchester,? and landed in Napier
Mr. Robert Eldon GRINLINTON, who occupied a seat on the Woodville Borough Council for about nine years, was born in Warrington, Lancashire, England, in the year 1860, and is a son of Mr. W. N. Grinlinton, of Napier. He was educated at Easingwold, Yorkshire, and came with his parents to New Zealand by the ship ?Winchester,? in 1874
Mr. Alexander SANDEL, formerly a member of the Woodville Borough Council, was born in Konigsberg, Prussia, in the year 1856, and was educated in Riga, Russia, where he spent about eight years in a drapery and fancy goods store. In 1883 he went to St. Louis, U.S.A., and six months later to London, England, and came to New Zealand by the s.s. ?Bombay,? in 1884
Mr. James TAYLOR, J.P., formerly a member of the Woodville Borough Council, is a well-known nurseryman. He was born at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland, in the year 1852, educated in Aberdeen-shire, and brought up as a gardener. At twenty-one years of age he went to Canada, where he worked at his calling until 1880, when he returned to England, preparatory to leaving for New Zealand, by the ship ?City of Sparta.?
Mr. John HARRIS, J.P., chairman of the Woodville County Council since the year 1905, has been a member of the council since its inception in the year 1901. He was born at Calstock, Cornwall, England, in 1857, and in the following year was brought to New Zealand by his parents in the ship ?Harewood.?
Mr. Frederick John HUTCHINS was appointed clerk to the Woodville County Council in June, 1906. He was born in Masterton in June, 1883, and received a good public school education. He then entered the employment of Messrs MeKibbin and Company, merchants, Woodville, and subsequently became accountant to the firm
Mr. James HARVEY, Inspector of Stock for Woodville, Pahiatu, Patangata, and Waipawa, was born in Caithness, Scotland, and educated at Wick. He came to New Zealand with his parents in the year 1858, by the ship ?Ashburton,?
Mr. Andrew STEVENSON, Headmaster of the Woodville Public School, was born in the year 1865 in Dunedin, and is a son of the late Mr. Robert Stevenson, an early settler. He was educated in Westland, where he served his pupil-teacher's course and entered the service of the Canterbury Education Board in 1887
MULES, Philip Henry, M.B., F. R. C. S. (Edin.), Woodville. Dr. Mules was born at Brightwater, Nelson, in July, 1876, and is the second surviving son of the Right Rev. Charles Oliver Mules, Bishop of Nelson
LEIGH, Edward Henry, Pharmaceutical Chemist and Optician, Vogel Street, Woodville. The pharmacy is completely stocked with toilet requisites, perfumery, patent medicines, pure drugs and chemicals. A feature of this establishment is the dispensing of physicians' prescriptions and family recipes, in which the purest drugs are used. Mr. Leigh was born in the year 1881, at Havelock North
Mr. Alfred Herbert DILLON, of the firm of Messrs Latham and Company, is the third son of Mr. Alfred Dillon, M. H. R. for Hawke's Bay, and was born at Patangata in July, 1871
MURRAY, Francis, Land, Estate, and General Commission Agent, Woodville. Mr. Murray established his present business in the year 1905. He was born at the Thames, Auckland, in the year 1871
MONTEITH, Henry, Auctioneer, Land, Estate, Financial and Stock Agent, Valuer, etc., McLean Street, Woodville Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Mr. Monteith was born in the year 1818, in Victoria, Australia, where he was educated and brought up to farming. In 1861 he went to Queensland, where he remained for about five years on his father's station. Mr. Monteith came to New Zealand in 1868
WILSON, J. G., Authorised an Licensed Surveyor, Land Valuer. Finance, Insurance and General Agent, McLean Street. Woodville. Bankers. Bank of New Zealand, Woodville, and Union Bank of Australia, Wellington. Mr. Wilson was born at Turakina in the year 1861
MOTLEY, Joseph, Aerated Water and Cordial Manufacturer, Bowen Street. Woodville. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Mr. Motley's factory is fitted up with the newest type of machinery, which is driven by a steam-engine. His general and special lines of manufacture, which are delivered all round the district, include lemonade, soda-water, ginger-ale, champage-cider, raspberryade, football-punch, orange-champagne, and all kinds of syrups
CROSS, John Waldron, Builder and Contractor, Woodville. Mr. Cross was born in Leicester, England, in the year 1851, and was educated and apprenticed to the building trade in his native town. In 1874 he came to New Zealand by the ship ?Asia,?
McKIBBON, D. G., Draper, Grocer, and Ironmonger, Vogel Street. Woodville. P. O. Box 16. Bankers. Bank of New Zealand. This business is one of the largest in Woodville. The shops are extensive and well stocked, with good show and millinery rooms at the back of the main building
GRINLINTON, Ernest Roden, Cabinet-maker and Undertaker, Vogel Street, Woodville. Mr. Grinlinton established his present business in the year 1809. The building, the joint property of Messrs Grinlinton and Harding, is a large two-storeyed one, and the portion used by the former comprises a large show-room, a workshop, and a store-room. Mr. Grinlinton keeps a large and well-arranged stock of manufactured and imported furniture of all kinds, the goods made and sold are of the best quality, and the prices are reasonable. He was born in Yorkshire, England, in August. 1873, and was brought to New Zealand by his parents as an infant
BLY, Robert, Hair-dresser, Tobacconist, and Billiard-Saloon Proprietor, Vogel Street, Woodville. This business was established by Mr. A. G. Riches, and acquired by the present proprietor in April, 1906. The premises consist of a convenient shop, which carries a considerable stock of first-class goods, a hair-dressing saloon containing two chairs, and a large billiard room, furnished with one of Aleoek's best tables. Mr. Bly was born at Feilding, in January, 1881
HARDING, Edgar, Cycle Engineer, Vogel Street, Woodville. This business was established in the year 1901, by the present proprietor. The premises consist of a large two-storeyed wooden building, well fitted up and appointed. A fine stock of ?Raleigh? and ?Rover? bicycles, and other makes of a cheaper grade, is displayed in the show-room, and the workshop has ample space and facilities for the mechanical operations. The proprietor is a qualified engineer and an expert cycle repairer, and a specialty is made of repairing. Mr. Harding was born in Woodville, in August, 1878
LOADER, William, Saddler and Harness Maker, Vogel Street, Woodville. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Branch at Mangatainoka. Mr. Loader established his saddlery business in the year 1885 in premises on the Masterton Road, and about six years later removed to the present site. The premises have a frontage of thirty feet, and the stock is of excellent quality. Every description of saddlery and harness is manufactured by Mr. Loader, and horse covers are a specialty with him
Mr. Joseph Henry DEAN, senior partner in the firm of Messrs Dean Brothers, was born in the Wellington province in the year 1879, and was educated at Wanganui. He afterwards learned the fellmongery trade
Mr. William DEAN, junior partner in the firm of Messrs Dean Brothers, was born in Foxton in the year 1881, and was educated at Wanganui public schools. For five years afterwards he worked for his father, who conducted a fellmongery at Palmerston North
Mr. Thomas Fraser WATSON, of the firm of Messrs Watson and Company, was born at Port Ahuriri in January, 1878. He was educated at the Havelock North public school, and for some years subsequently assisted in his father's store. Later, on the death of his father, he managed the store for about four years, and then in 1903 settled in Woodville
Mr. John Samuel NELSON was born in the year 1873 at Dunsandel. Canterbury, where he was educated and brought up to farming. At eighteen years of age he went to Waddington. where he farmed chiefly on his own account till October, 1903, when he bought a farm of 874 acres at Matahiwi. This he worked for two years, then sold out, and settled at Woodville
Mr. James Otto NELSON was born at Dunsandel on the 9th of November, 1882, was educated in his native place, and worked for some years on his father's farm at Waddington. In 1905 he took up his present property in conjunction with his brother
Mr. David Mitchell HORNE was born in the year 1844 in For ?a? shire, Scotland, where he was educated and apprenticed to the blacksmith's trade. He entered into business on his own account at March of Lunon Bank, and continued there for eight years. In 1878 he came to New Zealand, by the ship ?City of Auckland,?
Mr. John O'MEARA, sometime member of the House of Representatives for Pahiatua, was born in Melbourne, Australia, in the year 1856, and is a son of the late Mr. James O'Meara. He was educated at the Melbourne Model School and at St. Francis and St. Augustine's Schools, came to New Zealand in 1868