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I am looking for Spence of New Zealand

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SPENCE family of Dunedin history.

I am 80yrs old and am guilty of never investigating my father's family history. I have managed to find out that my grandfather was GEORGE CARTER SPENCE and my grandmother was JANE ELDER. They lived in Dunedin or Mosgiel, NZ.

My grandfather was born in 1884 died 1912 leaving behind two sons. GEORGE McCRACKEN SPENCE who drowned at a young age and my father, WILLIAM SPENCE. I don't have any information about my grandmother. The realisation that my siblings and I were the only direct descendants when growing up has Impacted greatly on my feeling of guilt and resulted in me wanting more information about our ancestors. Both the SPENCE and ELDER families.
I have found out that my grandfather and my uncle are buried side by side in the East Tairie cemetery. I intend to travel home to Port Chalmers from Nelson sometime in the near future to stay with my remaining family member, my brother Brian. We will visit the cemetery, but I would love to find out more about other family members before then.

I look forward to Receiving help in my search.
Elaine Hemi (nee SPENCE)

2 comment(s), latest 2 weeks, 6 days ago