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10 children of Michael RODDEN & Ellen FARRELL Dunedin

Journal by ngairedith

the 10 known children of Michael RODDEN & Ellen FARRELL (1862-1927) New Zealand 1889-1907:

Michael was born in Clonfert, County Galway, Ireland about 1863
- he emigrated to New Zealand (as a single male aged 20) on the s.s. ARAWA which sailed from Plymouth on 8 November 1884, arriving in Dunedin on 24 December 1884

On 10 Nov 1887 he married Ellen FARRELL in South Dunedin
- Ellen was born 1866 in Kilkenny, Ireland and emigrated to New Zealand into Port Chalmers on the 'Ruapehu'

In June 1895 he was in Otago when he was fined 5s for having an unregistered dog

Ellen died on 14 October 1927 aged 65
- her last address was Koru, New Plymouth
- she is buried in Te Henui cemetery (unknown Plot)

- Michael died in Dunedin on 28 July 1932 aged 69
- he had been living at the Little Sisters of Poor, Dunedin
- he is buried in Block 125, Plot 2 at Andersons Bay Cemetery
- is was noted that he had been living in NZ 37 years but that would make an arrival date of 1894, it should read 47 years

the known children
... 1
1888 - 1921 Elizabeth Christina Rodden
- born 21 December 1888 in Caversham,
- married Gordon KAY (1888-1953) on 15 Oct 1913 in Dunedin
- they lived at 34 Richmond ST, Dunedin
- Elizabeth died on 1 Nov 1921 aged 34
- she is buried in Block 92, Plot 96 at Anderson Bay Cemetery with Gordon
- Gordon died on 5 June 1953 aged 65 at Tapanui

... 2
1890 - ? Michael Joseph Rodden
- married Ethel Elizabeth PARTRIDGE (1886-?) in 1920
- Ethel was a daughter of Albert PARTRIDGE & Rebecca Jane JENKINS
- I have found a marriage record in the Kaikora Parish for Ethel Elizabeth PARTRIDGE, aged 19 (born 1886) to John TURNBULL aged 20 (born 1885) marrying on 16 August 1905

... 3
1891 - 1937 Ellen Rodden
- Ellen remained single all her life

... 4
1893 - 1946 Mary Rodden
- married John MISCHEWSKI in 1915
- may be buried in New Plymouth

... 5
1895 - 1977 Annie Cecilia Rodden
- born 15 September 1895 in Dunedin
- married John Alfred FOSTER (1880-1954) 14 Feb 1928 Wellington
- Annie died on 3 May 1977 aged 81

... 6
1897 - 1963 Francis Patrick Rodden
- married Emily ATKINSON Xmas Eve 1919 in St James, South Dunedin

... 7
1901 - Veronica Catherine Rodden
- Veronica never married
- she died on 10 November 1949 aged 47
- she is buried in Plot 163 B, Section ROM CATH2 at Karori Wellington

... 8
1902 - 1972 Theresa Agnes Rodden
- Theresa never married
- she died on 6 November 1972 aged 70
- she is buried in Plot 31/16 at Makara cemetery Wellington

... 9
1904 - Hilda Philomena Rodden
- married Leonard George ADAMS in 1930
- Hilda died on 30 April 1987 aged 82
- she is buried in Plot 1/6, Section 01/4 at Makara, Wellington

... 10
1907 - 1967 Maurice Dermott Rodden
- Maurice was a caretaker in Wellngton
- he died on 12 September 1966 aged 60
- he is buried in Plot 30 N/5, Soldiers Section at Karori Wellington

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by ngairedith on 2012-04-25 00:27:45

thank you to adipat for her message...

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Subject: 10 children of Michael Rodden & Ellen Farrell
To: ngairedith
From: adipat
Date: 2012-04-24 22:51:27

I am a great,granddaughter of Michael and Ellen Rodden. I wish to inform you that your information for their daughter Ellen is incorrect. Ellen b.11 September 1891, is not married, she remained a Spinster all her life. She d.22 December 1937.

by adipat on 2012-04-26 01:07:35

update- b.1891 Ellen was known as Lena

by mitchk29 on 2012-04-28 21:59:14

Hi Ngaire, Thanks for your response. Amazing your timing, as I'm just getting back to the Rodden family. I've been working on my father's side, now Mum's turn. Actually from what you are saying we are closely related. I am also a gr/granddaughter with Elizabeth Christina being my Grandmother, my Mother was Doreen Kay the only daughter of Gordon & Elizabeth Kay who had 4 children. Mum's mother passed away when Mum was 4 and those 4 children were raised by their Kay grandparents. As a result until now our family has relatively little knowledge of the Rodden side of the family although our family were very close to Annie Cecelia (known as Auntie Fluff) who Mum regarded I think more as her mother. I didn't know that Ellen was known as Lena as any documentation on her doesn't mention Ellen. The only Ellen Rodden I'm aware of apart from Ellen Farrell is the one who married John Holloway in 1923. I have the marriage certificate of that if you'd like a copy. I got it, but realised when it arrived, it was a different family, but might be able to link up anyway further down the track. We must touch base sometime, it would be good to meet another member of the family. Did you know that Veronica was also known as Vera? She, Hilda & Auntie Fluff are the only Roddens I have ever met.

by mitchk29 on 2012-04-28 22:05:19

Further to the above, I have have looked further on the certificate of Ellen Rodden, it shows her parents as Patrick & Mary (O'Brien) Rodden.

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