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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Grandma Edna May nee TURNBULL, nearly 100

Photo taken 1938, Christchurch, NZ

Dads mum Edna who would have been 100 on 26 December [Boxing day] 2009. She died 24 October 1993. That's my dad in the cane pram aged about a year, he's 73 next June.
She married on 2 April 1934, St Peters Church Manse, Woolston, Christchurch to grandad John William [born 7 December 1908, Craichmore, Leswalt, Wigtownshire, Scotland - Emigrated to NZ onboard the Tainui with his mother and brother - 1925. He died 23 May 1986].
Her mother Eva TURNBULL nee HAMILTON [control F on page to find], was born in Christchurch on 27 December 1877 and married in 1899, in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Henry [Harry] Fitzroy TURNBULL who had an untimely death in 1902 in his early 2o's. She had two children to him Henry Alexander bc 1900 and Annie Rose Elizabeth bc 1902. After Henry's death, she came back to New Zealand and had 4 more children, fathers unknown.
  • Leslie Frederick born at the Samaritan Home in Christchurch 8 April 1905. He was adopted/fostered by his great aunt and uncle William and Elizabeth LODGE and died 12 March 1957. He resided at Oaro near Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand
  • Gladys Vera born25 December 1907 in Papanui, Christchurch. Died 3 March 1909 of Meningitis and is buried in a paupers plot in St Pauls Church, Harewood Road, Papanui. She was fostered out at birth to Mrs Brooking of the Saxon Hotel, Lyttelton.
  • Child - Male. According to his mothers death certificate in 1935 as issue.
  • Edna May born 26 December 1909. Fostered out aged 10 weeks to 'Granny Wren', a midwife from Christchurch. Granny had a daughter Lena who i always knew as Aunt Lena [b1903]. Edna's father is down on her birth certificate as Henry Fitzroy Turnbull... but as mentioned earlier, he died in 1902, so really i have no idea who her father was but do have Henry's line [to compensate!] back until 1750.

Eva worked as a cook for many years. Working at New Brighton Hotel and the Silver Grid hotel. She was the Grandaughter of Rosannah and Thomas Seth LODGE

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