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the family of Frances Mary PULLEY - New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

a message from maggiemode on 15 Oct 2011 asks:
I don't suppose you know any further details for Frances Mary Pulley. I'm researching Chas Pulley who I think died in Napier Earthquake
Looking for CHARLES PULLEY

Frances Mary PULLEY was born 30 July 1906 in New Zealand
she married John Joseph BRICK (1905-1987) in 1927
she died in 1971 aged 65

* Frances's father was Victor Henry Seymour PULLEY (1878-1951), 1 of 13 children born in Richmond, Tasmania to George Phipps PULLEY (born 1830 Canterbury NZ, moved to Tasmania, died 1903 in NZ) & his 2nd wife Mary Ann BALL (born 1854, had 10 of her children in Tasmania, moved to Canterbury, NZ between 1886-1888 and had 3 more children in Loburn, Canterbury, she died 1899 in Rangiora)

* Frances's mother was Mary Elizabeth McGIFFERT (1883-1982). Victor & Mary possibly married in Australia before moving to Canterbury. Their first child born in NZ was Frances Mary in 1906

NOTE George Phipps Pulley's parents were:
* Joseph PULLEY (1790-1872) & Frances OLDBAKER (1783-1845)
his grandparents were:
* Joseph PULLEY (1760-1843 & Francis SEYMOUR (1759-1843)
this shows the names the descendants carry through

George Phipps Pulley had 18 (known) children ...
* George Phipps PULLEY first married:
Rosetta Anne Pope DICKINSON (1840-1920)
- Rosetta was born 1840 London, had at least 5 children in Tasmania, died 1920 in Wyndham
their 5 known children
..1 2 Feb 1862 - 1867 Louis Joseph Pulley
- Louis died aged 5

..2 27 March 1864 - 1951 George Thomas Pulley
George married Eva Etheline TRIFFITT (1874-1924)
- they were both born in Tasmania
they died in Otautau, Southland
- they had 5 children, one of them was Louis Joseph Charles Phipps Pulley (1893-1944)

..3 30 March 1867 - 1948 Charles Francis Pulley
A Charles Francis Pulley married Huia Edith GIBSON (1897-1961) in 1917. Huia remarried in 1927 to Roland Arthur REID
Charles remarried Ida Lynne CAMPBELL (1904-1974) in 1926
Charles died in 1948 aged 82, buried Gisborne (see below)

..4 7 Jan 1869 - 1949 Albert Pulley
Albert was a Farmer
He died 12 Jan 1949, 5 days after his 80th birthday
His ashes were scattered at Waikumete cemetery, Auckland

..5 17 Dec 1870 - 1965 Ludovika Pulley
married Abram Corrigall WALLER (1869-1957)
they both died in Auckland

George Phipps PULLEY next married Mary Ann BALL
their 13 known children
..1 2 June 1872 - ? Joseph Francis Pulley

..2 16 Jan 1874 - Tasman Henry Oldbaker Pulley
married Alice Agnes BAILEY (1880-1964) in 1904
- daughter of Robert BAILEY & Agnes BARRELL

..3 29 May 1876 - Cecil William Pulley
- nothing known

..4 11 Aug 1878 - 1951 Victor Henry Seymour Pulley
married Mary Elizabeth ? (1883-1982)

..5 15 July 1879 - 1904 Francis Oldbaker Pulley
- died aged 24

..6 9 July 1880 - 1939 Arthur Phipps Pulley
married Lena Ann Fortnam RIDER (1881-1967) in 1906

..7 6 July 1881 - 1966 Georgina Susan Pulley
- may not have married

..8 25 Jan 1883 - 1965 Josephine Oldbaker Pulley
Josephine married George Herbert BAILEY (1876-1958) in 1909
- son of Robert BAILEY & Agnes BARRELL

..9 19 March 1884 - 1958 Windermere Pulley
married Louisa Alice NEUGESCHWENDER (1889-1954) in 1911
he died in Christchurch aged 74

..10 27 Feb 1886 - 1967 Albert Capel Pulley
married Minna Winifred Emily BAILEY (1889-1975) in 1917

..11 1888 - 1945 Percy James Pulley
born in Loburn
married Ada May BAILEY (1887-1974) in 1904
- daughter of Robert BAILEY & Agnes BARRELL

..12 1891 - Letitia Frances Pulley
- born in Loburn

..13 1897 - 1975 Edwin Ethelbert Pulley
born in Loburn
NOTE Four of these Bailey siblings married four Barrell siblings
___________
the known CHARLES Pulley who have died in NZ
(which does not mean there weren't more)

Charles 'Chas' Pulley
- born about 1854
- POSSIBLY married Ann REECE in Australia
they had 3 known children:
1/ 1885 - William Pulley
- moved to Australia
2 1887 POSSIBLY a daughter
3/ 1889 Hermon/Herman David Pulley
- nothing known
- Charles died 15 Oct 1936 aged 82
- he is buried PLOT 62 - BLOCK 8 at Taruheru cemetery in Gisborne

Charles Francis Pulley (as above)
- born 1867
- he bought the property at 50 Homewood Ave in Karori, Wellington in 1925, which was then sold to Benjamin and Lucy Sutherland in 1928. This property was a croquet pavilion/ summerhouse built during the period when Homewood belonged to Charles John Johnston (1843-1918) who took it over on the death of his father in 1878. Charles Johnston was a Wellington merchant who was elected mayor in 1889 and was responsible for the rebuilding of Homewood in 1903 which was registered in 1990 as a Historic Place
- he died 22 Nov 1948 aged 81 and was cremated at Karori, Wellington

Louis Joseph Charles Phipps Pulley (as above)
- born 1893
- married Rose MITCHELL (1897-1927) in 1921
- married Jessie STANLEY (1908-1950) in 1928
- died 1944 aged 51

Peter Charles Pulley
- born 9 March 1918
- died in 1978 aged 60
_________
the 7.8 Napier Earthquake occurred 3 February 1931:
the LIST of the NAPIER EARTHQUAKE victims which does not list any PULLEY deaths

NOTE - there was a Charles Pulley who lived at 205 Childers Rd, Gisborne in the early 1900s (at least to 1920). He was a Contractor in the area and also carried out construction contracts on the wharves in Wellington, concrete moles in Patea, training walls at Wairoa after the 1914 floods when he and the Engineer, Leslie Reynolds were out constantly in the driving gale and rains and a huge concrete construction of a reclamation wall at Thorndon. He WAS in Napeir in 1930 during the Napier Harbour Dispute. More research would need to be done on this Charles to see if he is the Charles Pulley above

PHOTO
Napier 7.8 earthquake 1931

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by vlint on 2011-10-17 04:41:56

Re Charles PULLEY.
According to his grandaughter, Charles Francis PULLEY, son of George Phipps PULLEY, founded an engineering business, C.F. Pulley and Co Ltd and was instrumental in building a number of sea walls and bridges around the country. The most prominent sea wall he built was at Thornton in the Wellington Harbour.
From the Electoral roles, Charles Francis lived in:
Wellington East, Hawkes Bay (1914), Patea (1919) and various parts of
Wellington. He died in 1948. I think this is the Charles Pulley contractor mentioned in the previous information.

There is another Charles Pulley in the electoral rolls who was living in Gisborne in 1928 and 1935 - the same time as Charles Francis was living in Wellington. This is likely to be the one who is buried in Gisborne.

Further information on George Phipps PULLEY's parents and descendants. The family name that carries through is OLDAKER (with various spellings).
Frances' mother was Mary Elizabeth MCGIFFERT.

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