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the MAGNUSSONs buried in Clareville, Carterton

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the MAGNUSSON buried in Clareville, Carterton, New Zealand
- there are 2 Magnusson buried -
* Frans Gustave 'Frank' aged 75 in 1936, ashes in plot 347
* Eric Robert Howard, his son, aged 41 in 1937, in plot 223

TIMELINE for these Magnusson
Frans Gustave 'Frank' Magnusson 19 September 1936 aged 75 - plot 347
Frans 'Frank' was born in Wellington in 1861 to Francis Gustave Magnusson & Elizabeth Carmont. His father (parents?) were from Sweden and naturalised in Wellington in 1864
* Frank married Mary Ann Fisher (1873-1898) 21 December 1891
-- Mary Ann was a daughter of Daniel FISHER and Ellen HAYWARD
Frank was a school teacher at Whakataki, Wairarapa and Mary Ann was the Postmistress there at the time of her death
the known children of Frank & Mary:
* 1894 - 1933 Ellen Jessie Magnusson
-- married John Patrick Dominic Kenny (1897-1942) in 1916

* 1895 - 1937 Eric Robert Howard Magnusson
Eric married Dorothy Eleanor Charlotte Matthews (1900-) in 1917

* 1897 - 1961 Francis Hayward Magnusson
- Francis married May Agnes Kenzie in 1922
- daughter of David Thomas Kenzie from Tasmania & Mary Buckley
-- at some stage he was a cleaner of 65 Nelson Street, Upper Hutt

NOTE written in 1908
MR FRANK GUSTAVE MAGNUSSON was appointed Town Clerk of Dannevirke in October, 1903. He was born in Wellington in 1861, was educated at public schools, and then joined the staff of the Government printing office, where he remained for two years. He then entered the employment of Messrs Turnbull and Company, and subsequently resigned that position to take up the teaching profession. For many years Mr. Magnusson was in the service of the Wellington Education Board, and in 1898 was appointed assistant town clerk of Masterton. Later, he established himself in business as a general commission agent, and subsequently received his present appointment. He is also secretary and treasurer of the Dannevirke Domain Board, and was for some time a member of the Masterton Borough Council. Mr. Magnusson is married, and has two sons and three daughters.

Mary Ann died 14 June 1898 (aged 38) and is buried in Tinui
Frank Magnusson remarried to Alice Ann Forbes in Masterton in October 1899
Wairarapa Daily Times, 25 October 1899
A quiet wedding was solemnised in Masterton to-day by the Rev Robert Wood, when Mr F. Magnusson, assistant town clerk, was united to Miss Alice (Annie) Forbes, only daughter of Mrs A. Forbes, who for a number of years has acted as Librarian of the Masterton Public Library.
* Alice's parents John Fraser Forbes (1854-1891), deceased in Wellington and Alice Ann Holmes (1857-1917) in Hawera
the known children of Frank & Annie:
* 1900 - Dorothea Forbes Magnusson
* 1905 - 1972 Ailsa Marjory Forbes Magnusson
-- married Herbert Douglas Simmonds in 1930
* 1908 - 2001 Mavis Nancy Forbes Magnusson
-- married Leonard Charles Lee in 1933
* 1912 - Noeline Frances Forbes Magnusson

Wanganui Chronicle, 10 Nov 1892 The Shop Hours Act. Public Notice. The undersigned finding that the observance of the Saturday half-holiday is detrimental to the interests and convenience of the country residents and is calculated to seriously interfere with business, have decided to withdraw from the Saturday half-holiday movement and now give notice that their respective places of business will be open as usual on Saturday and closed on Thursday from 1pm ...
* F. G. Magnusson

Wairarapa Daily Times, 10 Oct 1899
Visitors' List - Club Hotel, Masterton, Tuesday - Messrs ... & F. Magnusson
-- this was just prior to his wedding to Alice which suggests he travelled from out of town to be in Masterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 25 Oct 1899
A quiet wedding was solemnised in Masterton to-day by the Rev Robert Wood, when Mr F. Magnusson, assistant town clerk, was united to Miss Alice (Annie) Forbes, only daughter of Mrs A. Forbes, who for a number of years has acted as Librarian of the Masterton Public Library.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 Feb 1900
MASTERTON TECHNICAL SCHOOL - The following classes will reopen next week and intending pupils will be enrolled at the Drill Hall on Monday, March 5th from 7 to 9pm:-
General Knowledge
General Drawing
Light and Shade
Mechanical Drawing
Agricultural Chemistry
Fees in all cases are merely nominal. Full particulars on application to
F. G. Magnusson, Secretary

Manawatu Times, 31 Oct 1903
Mr Frank G. Magnusson of Masterton, has been appointed Town Clerk at Dannevirke by the Borough Council. There were 55 applicants. He will commence his duties immediately on arrival in Dannevirke

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 November 1903
Mr Magnusson of Bannister, wishes to sell furniture privately

Evening Post, 15 March 1913
Mr F. G. Magnusson, Town Clerk, of Dannevirke for several years, has tendered his resignation, which takes effect in July

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 April 1913
Mr Frank G. Magnusson, who resigned the position of town clerk of Dannevirke recently, has been appointed secretary to the Hawera County Electric Company, out of 145 applicants

Wairarapa Age, 12 April 1913 Mr F. G. Magnusson, formerly of Masterton, but recently Town Clerk at Dannevirke, has been appointed secretary of the Hawera County Electric Company, out of 145 applicants

Hawera & Normanby Star, 29 Oct 1917
DEATH of Alice's mother
FORBES - At Hawera, on October 27th 1917, Alice Ann, relict of the late John Fraser Forbes and mother of Mrs F. G. Magnusson

Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 Aug 1920
Mr F. G. Magnusson, who is leaving Hawera, resigned from the Hawera Main School committee last evening. A vote of thanks to Mr Magnusson for his services on the committee was passed
NOTE ... this was a month or so after son Eric left Hawera (see below)


Eric Robert Howard Magnusson 12 Feb 1937 aged 41 - plot 223
- son of Frans & Mary Ann Magnusson
In 1901 he was in Masterton Public School
- served in the Australian Naval Force:
* Service Number: 1670
* Rank: Boy 2nd Class
* Service: ANF
* Conflict / Operation: British Navy Era, 1788-1911
* Birth place: Whakataki, Manawatu, North Island, New Zealand
* Date of birth: 19 January 1895, Whakataki
* Date of enlistment: 19 January 1913
* Ship embarked on: Pioneer
He married Dorothy Eleanor Charlotte Matthews (1900-) in 1917
- daughter of George Matthews & Letitia Louisa Pope
He was next of kin at Masonic Hotel, Wanganui in Aug 1917 when his brother, Francis Hayward Magnusson embarked for war as Rifleman 48834 with the 26th Reinforcements, G Company, NZEF

Wairarapa Age, 9 Dec 1916 Mr Eric Magnusson, son of Mr F. G. Magnusson, of Hawera, and formerly of Masterton, who was third writer on the Pyramus, has been discharged from the Navy medically unfit. His health broke down while serving in the tropics. Mr Magnusson saw service on a number of battleships, including the New Zealand while she was in colonial waters. He has received a first-class discharge

Hawera & Normanby Star, 26 June 1920
Smith and Easton advertise list of furniture which they will auction on behalf of Mr Eric Magnusson, who is leaving the district, at his house, the old Manse, Argyle street, on Wednesday next, June 30, at 1.30pm
NOTE Eric was still there/returned and was secretary of the U.A.O.D. in 1923. May have been him in Wellington in 1927. They were in Carterton by 1933 and living at 13 Garrison Street

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by poppy2 on 2015-12-22 18:34:02

hello francis Magnusson was my great grand father I would love to hear from anyone who is connected or has any info on my family many thanks Judy

by poppy2 on 2016-02-06 15:58:07

Not sure about some of this info on this. our family tree I have Ellen as an only child to Frank and Mary??? also cannot find any thing to connect my grand father with the second wife I think a lot more needs to be found to connect all of this together as the same person help would be welcome in this matter many thanks Judy

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