Individual Notes

Note for:   Baby Known As Adelaide Pye,   1905 - 5 JAN 1905         Index

     Place:   Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North

Individual Note:
     Annie Bridget (Mother) and Adelaide died together at the latter's birth. No one seems to know the correct name for the babe, so Donald uses Adelaide as suggested by a relative. Details from Donald Pye

*No Birth Record No. recorded*

*No Death Record No. recorded*

Palmerston North Cemetery record shows Baby Pye, Date of Death: 5/1/1905, Cemetery: Terrace End Cemetery, Denomination: Not known, Area: TE, Block: P01, Plot No: 515, Plot Type: Grave, Note: Stillborn

Individual Notes

Note for:   Isabella Alexander McAdie,   26 FEB 1877 - 1 JAN 1946         Index

     Date:   3 JAN 1946
     Place:   Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North

Individual Note:
     Name from Donald Pye

John's second wife Isabel Cornish nee McAdie was the sister of his locomotive fireman and best friend, Robert James McAdie, and she moved from the South Island to live with her brother and his family after the death of both her husband and child in the same year. Five years after they were married she sold her farm and John sold the family home in Palmerston North and they purchased the farm at Whakarongo.
Notes from D W Carter

*Birth Details Date: 1877, Folio No: 715, Area: Palmerston (Otago, Southland Districts), March quarter*
*Birth Details Date: 1877, Registration No: 1877/2879, Name: Isabella Alexander McAdie, Father: James, Mother: Isabella - Date of Birth 26/2/1877 from Birth Registration*

*1st Marriage Details Date: 1901, Folio No: 2920, Names: Frederick William Cornish and Isabella Alexander McAdie*
- Date of Marriage 11/6/1901 from Marriage Registration

1905-1906 Mataura Roll shows Cornish Isabella Alexander, Broughton Street, Gore, Married

*2nd Marriage Details Date: 1910, Folio No: 4605*

*Death Details Date: 1946, Folio No: 281*

Palmerston North Cemetery record shows Isabella Alexander Pye, Date of Death: 1/1/1946, Date of Interment: 3/1/1946, Aged: 68, Address: Auckland, Occ: Widow, Cemetery: Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Denomination: Presbyterian, Area: B, Block: 007, Plot No: 102, Plot Type: Grave, Buried with John Pye(husband)

The Manawatu Evening Standard 2nd January 1946 shows
Pye - On January 1 1946 at the Auckland Hospital, Isabella Alexander, widow of John Pye and loving mother of May (Mrs I. F. Lewer), Karaka and Grace (Mrs W. M. Jonson), Dublin Street, Pukekohe and grandma of Fay, Dianne, Roselyn and John, formerly of Hamilton and Palmerston North. Aged 68 years
Funeral Notice
Pye - The friends of the late Isabella Alexander Pye are respectfully informed that her funeral will leave our mortuary chapel, 479 Main Street, Palmerston North tomorrow (Thursday) January 3 1946 at 1pm for the Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Thomas Griggs and Son, Funeral Directors

Individual Notes

Note for:   Frederick William Cornish,   1863 - 10 NOV 1907         Index

     Place:   Gore Cemetery, Gore

Individual Note:
     Surname from Donald Pye

1st and 2nd Names from Marriage Folio

*Marriage Details Date: 1901, Folio No: 2920, Names: Frederick William Cornish and Isabella Alexander McAdie?*

1905-1906 Mataura Roll shows Cornish Frederick William, Broughton Street, Gore, Miner

*Death Details Date: 1907, Folio No: 3118, Area: Gore, December quarter*

Gore Cemetery Record shows Block/Plot: 59/21, Purchaser: Isabella Cornish, 14/11/1907, Site: White Stone on sloping concrete, Iron Fence, Sealed Plot, Burial: Frederick William Cornish, 44 years, 14 Nov 1907, Ellen Isabel Cornish, 4 years 7 months, 10 April 1908
Stone: In loving memory of F W Cornish died 10 November 1907 Also little Ellen died 8 April 1908

Individual Notes

Note for:   May Isabel Pye,   20 MAY 1911 - 28 NOV 1991         Index

     Date:   3 DEC 1991
     Place:   Cremated At Tauranga

Individual Note:
     Birth Date and Place from Donald Pye

*Birth Details Date: 1911, Folio No: 2279, Area: Palmerston North, June quarter*

The Manawatu Evening Standard 22nd May 1911 shows
Pye - On May 20th, at 133 Main St West, to Mr & Mrs J. Pye - a daughter, both well

*Marriage Details Date: 1937, Folio No: 3093*

The Manawatu Evening Standard 2nd March 1937 shows
Lewer - Pye. - At St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Palmerston North, on February 24, 1937, by Rev. J. Hubbard, M.A., B.D., May Isabel, eldest daughter of Mrs I. A. Pye, of Palmerston North, and the late John Pye (formerly of Whakaronga), to Ian Frederick, second son of Mr and Mrs F. Lewer, of Herne Bay, Auckland
Lewer - Pye
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Palmerston North, was the scene of a charming evening wedding on February 24, when May Isabel, eldest daughter of Mrs I. A. Pye, of Palmerston North, and the late Mr John Pye (formerly of Whakarongo), was married to Ian Frederick, second son of Mr and Mrs F. Lewer, of Herne Bay, Auckland. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. J. Hubbard, M.A., B.D., and Mr A. J. Graham presided at the organ. The bride was escorted by her uncle, Mr R. J. McAdie, of Wanganui, and she looked very charming. Her frock was of magnolia tinted satin, the square neck being defined on either side with metal filigree clips, the long sleeves fitting tightly to the elbow with fullness to the wrists. A gold girdle encircled the waist, and gold shoes peeped from under the hem of the grown. Arranged to the head with a halo effect, the veil (lent by the bride's sister, Mrs W. M. Jonson, of Matangi) fell in soft folds. The bride carried an armlet of flame coloured dahlias tied with gold ribbon. In attendance as bridesmaids were Miss F. McGowan, of Palmerston North (chief) and Miss M. McAdie, of Wanganui (cousin of the bride.) They made pretty pictures in frocks of lemon and gold georgette, with which they wore picture hats of net trimmed with gold ribbon and primroses, and they carried armlets of autumn tinted gladioli. The sleeves of the frocks were ruched at the shoulder and were made in bell fashion slit inside, metal clips ornamented the neck at the back. The waists were ruched in front and panelled skirts were slightly trained. Two little flower girls, Noeline and Joyce Lilley, of Morrinsville (nieces of the bridegroom), looked dainty in frocks of lemon georgette, their full skirts frilled at the bottom, being gathered to the waist and fichu collars giving a pretty effect. Posies of pom-pom dahlias were worn in their hair and they carried baskets of lemon dahlias. Mr W. Crawford of Te Aroha, was bestman, and Mr R. Mitchell, of Ashhurst, groomsman. When the bride and bridegroom left the church, the bride was presented with a horseshoe by Lance Payne, of Glen Orona. A reception was later held at Messrs Collinson and Cunninghame's, where the colour scheme was lemon and gold. Mrs Pye received the guests smartly attired in navy georgette and lace, with a gold clip and a navy hat, and on her shoulder she had pinned a spray of red dahlias. The bridegroom's mother had chosen violet georgette, with hat and accessories to tone and she wore a shoulder spray of violet dahlias. When Mr and Mrs Lewer later left on their honeymoon, the latter looked most attractive in a Phoenix blue ensemble, comprising a frock and short swing-back coat. Red accessories provided a pleasing contrast. They will make their future home at Waitoa, Waikato. Numerous presents were received by the young couple, including a china tea set and silver teaspoons from the firm of Messrs Collinson and Cunninghame's, where the bride was formerly employed. The bride's gift to the groom was a travelling rug, the bridegroom's gift to the bride being a skunk fur stole. To the bridemaids were presented dress rings, the small maids receiving filigree bangles

The Daily Post (Rotorua) 30th November 1991 shows
Lewer May Isabel - On November 28, 1991, peacefully at Tauranga Hospital, in her 81st year. Beloved mother and mother in law of Roselyn and Ron Lipinski (Tauranga), John and Lynne (Western Australia), nana of Donna, Murray and Debra, Paul (England), Wayne, Sean and Tara (Western Australia). Her funeral service will be held at St Peters Presbyterian Church, Springs St, Tauranga, on Tuesday, December 3, 1991, at 11am, followed by private cremation. All messages to 311 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. Jones and Company, FDANZ