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VELVIN marriages NZ - 1885-1927

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The VELVIN marriages
The GROOMS
* Cyril David Velvin (1903-1986)
married Phyllis Muriel NOBLE (1906-1968) in 1927
* daughter of Joseph James Noble (1880-1948) & Alice Nita Bush (1881-1982), both buried Feilding
Auckland Star, 15 June 1942 - CYRIL in court
WELLINGTON, Saturday. Leave to defend has been granted by Mr A. M. Gouldin, S.M., in Wellington, in a case in which Albert Comfort, an accountant is seeking from Lieutenant C. D. Velvin damages alleged to be due as a result of a motor accident involving a car driven by Velvin in the course of his military duties. Velvin's notice of intention to defend was filed late. Counsel for Comfort, Mr Rollings, criticised the Army Department, which, he said, was using laws as a shelter against claims by the public for damage done by army vehicles, and was leaving the public to sue the individual soldier concerned. The magistrate thought the plaintiff himself anticipated that the Crown would not shelter behind the provisions of the Crown Suits Amendment Act, but in that he was mistaken. So also was the defendant who seemed to have acted on the assumption that the army would recognise responsibility for his actions. He acted in the usual way on receipt of the summons by forwarding it to the adjutant of his unit. It was not until May 18 that the army authorities informed the defendant that they were taking no responsibility for his action and it was then too late for the defendant to file notice of his intention to defend
* Cyril served in WWI 600733. He enlisted from 84 South St., Feilding
Auckland Star, 21 May 1943 - Wedding of Phyllis's sister Norma Joan Noble (1919-2011)
MILNE-NOBLE - A pretty Air Force wedding was solemnised at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Feilding recently when Norma Joan, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs J. J. Noble, Bailey Street, Feilding, was married to Leslie John, A/CI., R.N.Z.A.F., younger son of Mrs R. Milne, of Roslyn Terrace, Devonpost, Auckland ... in attendance were Mrs C. D. Velvin, matron of honour, sister of the bride ... little Mary Velvin, niece of the bride, was flower girl in a ground length frock of pale green taffeta fashioned on the same lines as the older maids more here ...


* Ernest Sturrock Velvin (1894-1964)
married Kathleen Mary HAYDON (1895-1980) in 1919
Ernest Sturrock Velvin, was always involved in many sports in Christchurch over the years. Motorcyling (he had an Ariel), Surf Life saving (Club Captain), Rowing (Officer of the Union Rowing Club). He was a Freemason at the St. Augustine Lodge No. 4, Christchurch. He was a motor agent and engineer. He lived with his mother at 31 Gresford Street, St Albans on enlistment as Trooper 5775, 33rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade, NZEF


* George Richard Velvin (1865-1933)
married Ellen Emily Eliza 'Nellie' CHARTERIS in 1891
their known children
* 1892 - 1951 George Roy Velvin
* 1894 - 1915 Errol John Velvin
* 1903 - 1986 Cyril David Velvin
Temuka Leader, 15 Feb 1892 - George at sale
Glasson & Co - sell G. R. Velvin's stock-in-trade at Temuka on Monday next
Press, 26 June 1915 - DEATH of Errol
VELVIN, Errol John, Private 10-773 (Richard George Velvin, Eltham) (see notes below)
Hawera & Normanby, Star 25 July 1919 - at ELTHAM
Mr Geo. Velvin, who has been a resident of Eltham for over 20 years, was appointed custodian of the Town Hall and Municipal Chambers at a meeting of the Borough Council on Tuesday night. There were twenty-three applicants. (he resigned in Sep)


* John William Velvin (1886-1972)
married Grace PATTERS (1890-1965) in 1912
their known children
* 1914 - 1997 Ernest John Velvin
* 1917 - 1997 Norman Douglas Velvin (served in WWII twice. Lance Corporal, 25th Wellington Battalion, 2nd NZEF, Third Echelon. Lived at 5 Collins St., Hawera)
Press, 24 Oct 1917 BIRTH of Norman
VELVIN - At 42 Flockton street, St Albans, to Mr and Mrs J. W. Velvin - a son
Hawera & Normanby Star, 26 Sep 1923 GEORGE's job
Mr Velvin, money-order clerk, who has been transferred to Hawera from the Money Order Office, Christchurch, arrived in Hawera on Friday and has taken up his new duties
John William Velvin was the Acting-Postmaster in Hawera in 1924. He lived at 28 Union St., Palmerston North when son Norman served in 1940s


* John William Velvin (1859-1915)
John was born to John Vilven & Margaret Tyner who was from County Cork, Ireland
married Annie Jane SMITH (1856-1932) in 1885
Annie was from Arbroath, Scotland
their known children
* 1886 - 1972 John William Velvin
* 1888 - 1891 Cecil James Velvin
* 1890 - 1973 Percy Malcolm Velvin
* 1894 - 1964 Ernest Sturrock Velvin
* 1896 - Lena Elizabeth Margaret Velvin
Temuka Leader, 18 April 1891 - DEATH of Cecil
VELVIN - On April 16th, at Temuka, Cecil James, second dearly beloved son of John Wm. and Annie Jane Velvin - deeply regretted
Mataura Ensign, 19 June 1902 - Golden Wedding of John William's in-laws
GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION AT GORE - Two old and much respected residents of Gore - Mr and Mrs Jas. Smith - celebrated their golden wedding yesterday, they having been married by the Rev Mr Leslie, at Arbroath, Scotland, on June 18, 1852. They arrived in the colony by the ship 'Mary Ann' in 1859 and settled for a time at Christchurch where Mr Smith, being a carpenter by trade, assisted in building the first hospital in that town. The couple removed to Temuka, South Canterbury some years later and came to Southland about 20 years ago. There are living, four sons, one daughter, 38 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The sons are Messrs Jas. Smith (late of Otama and now of Timaru), W. Smith (Gore), W. S. Smith (late of Otama and now of Windsor, Oamaru) and D. G. Smith (Riversdale.) The daughter is Mrs J. W. Velvin, of Gore.
The event was celebrated right royally at the Temperance Hall, Gore, yesterday, when Mr and Mrs Velvin and the Messrs Smith entertained a large number of guests who had come from far and near to congratulate the old couple. A number of apologies for absence were received. among these being congratulatory messages from the Hon J. M. Twomey, Dr Hayes and Mr and Mrs Coira of Temuka. The only sister of Mrs Smith sen., Mrs Jas. Phip, also sent word that she had been unavoidably kept away owing to the serious illness of her son,
At the afternoon reception the Mayor (Mr D McFarlane) made a brief speech suitable to the occasion, congratulating Mr and Mrs Smith upon the completion of such a long period of wedded life. The Rev A. Gray also addressed those present, felicitating the old couple and expressing to them the heart-felt good wishes of all their friends. Mr R. Whittingham mad a brief speech. At this juncture Mrs C. Hagen (who had borne a leading part in promoting the gifts), presented Mr and Mrs Smith with a purse of sovereigns and several other tokens of the goodwill of their friends.
Mr Jas. Smith made suitable response on behalf of his parents the health of the old couple was toasted and a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Velvin and the Messrs Smith for the lavish hospitality they had dispensed carried on the motion of Mr A. Martin and Dr Donaldson.
In the evening a further celebration of the event took place, when a large number of guests were admirably entertained with music and games of all kinds, dainty refreshments being served at frequent intervals. Among those contributing to the harmony of the evening were Mesdames Boyne and Jas. Smith, Waikaka Valley (who was encored for her song), Miss Lena and Isa Velvin, Masters Ernest Velvin and Lennie Smith, Messrs Jas. Smith, Cunningham, Christie and others, Mr Cunningham providing the accompanying music. Dr Dickson (Otama) played a number of bagpipe selections and the enjoyable gathering closed with the singing of the National Anthem
Ensign, 11 Aug 1915 - DEATH of John William
VELVIN - At his residence, 31 Gresford Street, Christchurch, on August 11 1915, John W. Velvin; aged 56 years formerly of Gore. A dearly loved husband and father
Sun, 2 Nov 1918 - ERNEST at war
Mrs J. W. Velvin, Gresford Street, St Albans, has received cable advice that her son, Trooper E. S. Velvin, has been suffering from malaria, but is now recovering in hospital at Cairo


* Percy Malcolm Velvin (1890-1973)
married Ella May WILSON (1893-1975) in 1915
Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 25 Oct 1917 - PERCY in Cairo
Friends who have been assisting the Y.M.C.A. in Palestine in it work for our soldiers in Egypt and palestine will be pleased to learn that the work of the Association's representative with the New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade, Mr Percy M. Velvin, is very keenly appreciated by the G.O.C. more here ...
Star, 7 Aug 1919 - Ella's parents
The friends of Mrs P. M. Velvin will be pleased to hear that her parents, Mr and Mrs J. Wilson, "Devonia: Papanui Road, late of Gloucester Street, have received advice that she and her husband, Mr P. M. Velvin, Secretary, Y.M.C.A., are returning from Egypt by the Ellenga. Mrs Velvin joined her husband last January and since had an enjoyable holiday touring Egypt and Palestine
Press, 13 Sep 1921 - PERCY's farewell
Mr P. M. Velvin was farewelled by the staff of the Y.M.C.A. yesterday, prior to relinquishing the position of director of the Boys Gordon Hall, which he has held since 1914, except for a period of four years on active service. Mr Velvin is proceeding to Wellington as a member of the national staff and will be visiting various centres in the North Island in connexion with the boys work carried on by the Y.M.C.A. more here ...
* Percy was living at 464 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch when son Raymond served in WWII - notes below


* Roy George Velvin (1892-1951)
married Murielle Iris ANDERSON (1899-1994) in 1919
they were in Hawera by 1919 when Muriel won a prize for her Sultana cake and in 1923 in the 'Preserved Fruit' collection at the Hawera A & P show
Hawera & Normanby, Star 25 Oct 1919 - CARETAKER
TOWN HALL CARETAKER - Fourteen applications were received and Mr Roy Velvin, a returned soldier, was appointed
* Roy served in WWI 3/3377, Hospital Ship. No. 1, 8th Voyage from NZ. He served in WWII 5/8/179

The BRIDES
* Elizabeth Velvin
married David Gordon SMITH (1859-1941) in 1885
their known children
1886 - 1966 Leonard Gordon Smith
1887 - Ethel Margaret Smith
1890 - 1961 Flora Alice Smith
1892 - Elsie Elizabeth Smith
1894 - 1967 Cecil Eric Smith
1896 - 1872 Herbert Stanley Smith
1897 - 1967 David Gordon Sturrock Smith
1899 - Annie Kelvin Smith
1905 - Percy Edward William Smith


* Lena Elizabeth Margaret (1896-) Velvin
married Henry Fredrick Joseph HEBLEY (1893-1973) in 1919
Star, 22 Nov 1910 - LENA at school
The pupils of the Richmond School who have received instruction in life-saving from Mr G. E. Billson have expressed their appreciation of his efforts in a very happy manner. They crowded round him at the city baths this morning and accompanying the present with a pretty speech. Miss Lena Velvin, on their behalf, handed to Mr Billson a silver inkstand. Mr Billson expressed his thanks for their kindly thoughtfulness and the children cheered him enthusiastically
Star, 30 Oct 1919 - WEDDING of Lena
HEBLEY - VELVIN - A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church yesterday afternoon, when Miss Lena Velvin, younger daughter of Mrs J. W. Velvin, Gresford Street, St Albans, was married to Mr Henry F. J. Hebley, Spreydon. The church was beautifully decorated by girl friends of the bride. The Rev. J. J. North was the officiating minister. Mr A. Lilley, who presided at the organ played the Bridal march from "Lohengrin" as the bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Mr W. Velvin. She looked charming in a frock of white crepe de chine and Georgette. The bodice was made in cross-over style with a vest of Brussels lace, which also edged the Georgette skirt panels. An embroidered veil was also worn, held in place by a circlet of pearls. The bridesmaid was Miss Minnie Lee, who wore a becoming frock of pale grey crepe de chine, with hand embroideries in pastel shades of blue and pink. Her grey hat was lined with vieux rose and trimmed with a wreath of tiny flowers. There were also two little flower girls, the Misses Olive and Ngaire Brown (nieces of the bridegroom) who looked very sweet in white embroidered silk frocks, carrying baskets of flowers. The bridegroom was attended by Mr W. Turnpenny as best man. The wedding breakfast was held in the schoolroom adjoining the church, to which about sixty guests sat down. Mrs J. W. Velvin (mother of the bride) wore a black costume with smart black hat and carried a bouquet of purple flowers. Others present were Miss Velvin, Mrs W. Velvin and Mrs Lawson Brown (sister of the bridegroom). Mr and Mrs Hebley left for Auckland en route to theri future home in America
Henry Frederick Hebley was born in Christchurch. He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was remarried by 1935. Lena moved to Canada and also remarried, to a Mr Crowley

NOTES
Timaru Herald, 17 Dec 1875 - death of a daughter

VELVIN - November 23, at Temuka, Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr John Velvin, aged 15 years (birth about 1860)

* Errol John Velvin (1894-1915), son of George and Nellie Velvin, of Eltham, served as Private 10/773, Wellington Infantry Battalion. He died of his wounds 13 June 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 20

* Errol Gordon Velvin (1919-1999), a butcher, son of Roy George Velvin & Murielle Iris Anderson, served in WWII Private 5276, 19 Infantry Battalion, 2NZEF: 1st Echelon. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs M. Velvin, Graves Street, Eltham, Taranaki

* Raymond Malcolm 'Ray' Velvin (1921-2008), son of Percy Malcolm Velvin & Ella May Wilson, served in WWII Warrant Officer Class 2, NZ Medical Corps, Casualty Clearing Station 085098

Surnames: CHARTERIS HAYDON HEBLEY NOBLE PATTERS PHIP TURNPENNY VELVIN
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