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the 12 children of Walter Clunie DRAKE & Emily Jane HIGGINS - Wellington NZ

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the children of Walter Clunie DRAKE & Emily Jane HIGGINS are detailed on the site:
The Descendants of James Drake

Walter Clunie DRAKE was born 27 May 1853 in Maneroo Cooma NSW Australia to James Charles DRAKE (1821-1865), Land Surveyor of the NZ Company, & Margaret Clunie FYFE, daughter of George Fyfe & Agnes Clunie (to show where that name comes into this family)
James & Margaret arrived into NZ on the Fifeshire in Feb 1842
* Walter had a brother, James Pottinger Drake, born 1848 in Wellington and a sister, Alice Drake, born 1856 in Christchurch
Walter was a Civil Servant (see notes below)
he died 8 Jan 1931 in Wellington, buried in Karori
Plot 73 N, Section CH ENG

Emily Jane HIGGINS was born 15 Apr 1857 in Auckland, a daughter of John HIGGINS and Catherine HANCOCK
she died 24 March 1904 in Wellington, buried Karori

Walter & Emily married 16 March 1876 in St. Marks Remuera, Auckland
their children were:
1 ... 1876 - 1945 Margaret Evelyn DRAKE
born 15 October 1876 in Drury, Auckland
educated in Carterton School 1886-1891
* never married
died in Wellington, cremated at Karori

2 ... 1878 - 1957 Muriel Emily DRAKE
born 22 November 1878 in Drury, Auckland
* never married
was living in Wellington by 1919
died in Wellington, cremated at Karori

3 ... 1881 - 1952 Catherine Maud DRAKE
born 8 February 1881 in Mercer, Auckland
married Otto Henry HEMPLEMAN (1879-1947) 31 July 1909, St. Peter's Wellington
they had 3 known children
died 28 May 1852 in Lower Hutt, cremated at Karori
* Otto's ashes Plot 13 DIV I, Section NICHE at Karori

4 ... 1882 - 1965 Alice May DRAKE
born 7 May 1882 in Drury, Auckland
* never married
was living in Wellington by 1919
died 20 April 1965 in Wellington, cremated at Karori

5 ... 1884 - 1947 Walter Francis DRAKE
born 26 January 1884 in Opunake, Taranaki
Marlborough Express, 14 July 1894 A boy - Walter Drake - playing with a hay fork at Carterton, ran it into his foot. He is in doctor's hands
married Olive Elizabeth BEARD (1884-1971) in 1913
they had 5 known children
Walter was a Bank Officer
died 3 May 1947 in Wellington
buried Plot 766 O, Section CH ENG2 at Karori

6 ... 1885 - 1856 Clunie James DRAKE
born 28 August 1885 in Opunake, Taranaki
married Verna May DALE-TAYLOR (1900-1972) 4 Sep 1918 in the Baptist Tabernacle Queen St, Auckland
they had 6 known children
Clunie was a Farmer / Surveyor
lived at Maramarua. Farm at Te Kauwhata
he died 27 Aug 1956 in Auckland
buried SOLDIERS BURIAL L Row 14, Plot 86 at Waikumete

7 ... 1885 - 1885 unnamed twin of Clunie James Drake, born in Opunake, died at birth

8 ... 1889 - 1961 Bernard Charles DRAKE
born 7 March 1889 in Carterton, Wairarapa
Bernard was a Clerk
served in the Samoan Advanced and Fifth Field Artillery
* never married
was living in Wellington by 1919
died 21 March 1961 in Wellington
buried Plot 15 C/S, Section SOLDIERS at Karori

9 ... 1891 - 1948 Marion Florence DRAKE
born 31 May 1891 in Carterton, Wairarapa
married Walter Sigfrid CEDERHOLM (1884-1958) 6 June 1917 in St. Mark's Wellington
they had 3 known children
died 10 May 1948 in Wellington
buried Plot 83 C, Section CH ENG2, Karori with Walter
* Walter was an Electrician, he died 15 Nov 1958 and is buried with her

10 ... 1892 - 1972 Nina Mildred DRAKE
born Xmas Eve 1892 in Carterton, Wairarapa
attended Whangarei School 1909-1906 then to Wellington Convent High School
* never married
Nina worked as a bursar at Wellington Technical College for many years. After their father died she was trustee for the family and managed all the financial business
died 22 April 1972 in Wellington, cremated at Karori

11 ... 1895 - 1895 John Owen DRAKE
born 9 May 1895 in Carterton, Wairarapa
died 12 May 1895 aged 3 days
buried Plot 194 - Block NEW UNSEC at Clareville

12 ... 1898 - 1898 unnamed still birth
born 23 October 1898 in Wellington
buried Plot 136 I, Section PUBLIC at Karori

Walter Clunie Drake was a Postmaster and Telegraphist. He was a grandson of James Drake, author & publisher of London, and son of James Charles Drake (1822-1865), Land Surveyor & Land Agent. He was born in 1853 in New South Wales and was educated in Christchurch where his father had settled. Entering the Government service at the age of eighteen, he held office in Otago, Waikato, Auckland and at Opunake (Taranaki) and was transferred to Carterton in 1886. His 6th child, Clunie James Drake (& 7th born still) were born in Opunake in Aug 1885 and his 8th child, Bernard Charles Drake was born in Carterton in March 1889

Otago Daily Times, 15 Oct 1875 ACCIDENT
Walter Drake, an employee at the Central Railway Station, met with an accident yesterday forenoon, by which he had the misfortune to have his leg broken. A heavy case fell on him while at work, breaking his left leg in the lower part. His right leg was slightly sprained. Drake was taken to the Hospital, where he was attended to. The injury is not considered a serious one and it is expected that he will recover the use of the broken limb

New Zealand Times, 30 July 1894 IN COURT
An important case was heard in the magistrate's Court on Friday afternoon. Walter Drake of Carterton, claimed the return of a horse, trap and harness, seized by one Fuller from Jorgen Paaske under an execution warrant. It appeared from the evidence that Drake purchased the horse and trap from Paaske for £25. As Paaske could not transact his business without the trap he was allowed to continue to use it by Drake, When the bailiff arrived with his execution warrant he seized the horse and trap with other articles. The Magistrate has reserved his decision on the case till Monday. Jorgen Paaske, flourmiller of Carterton, has filed his declaration in bankruptcy

from the above family link ...
* Margaret, Muriel, Alice, Bernard & Nina, all of whom never married, lived together in the family home.
Of them, Bernard & Nina were the only ones to bring in an income

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by neich on 2012-08-08 04:22:24

I am researching here at Clareville. Carterton, would love to make contact with any descendants of the Walter Clunie Drake family please.. there is are I believe two graves here at Clareville Cemetery for DRAKE, one a wee bairn... no marker on it, but I know where it is, 3 days old, John Owen Drake as above.. I notice on records that Walter Clunie Drake was Carterton Post Master and Registrar.. thank you.

by neich on 2012-08-08 04:26:44

CHARLES DRAKE died 1885, in his 50s... wonder if related to Walter Clunie Drake, he too is buried here at Clareville.. I believe another family of Drake may have lived in the area in 1890s.. have seen the names on the old plans...

by neich on 2017-06-11 05:00:30

Would welcome a family member to please make contact with me, as have been told and I do not believe it, that it was William Drake who was the Carterton Post Master, I say WILLIAM CLUNIE DRAKE.. needs family to help please its in 1897 Cyclopedia what I say but this person reckons she is correct, surely the 1897 book would be correct as he was in Carterton about that time!! .

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