Individual Notes

Note for:   John Darte Barnard Known As Jack Thorpe,   31 MAR 1871 - 5 OCT 1959         Index

     Date:   21 OCT 1871
     Place:   Hokitika Parish, Hokitika

     Date:   8 OCT 1959
     Place:   Karori Cemetery, Cremation, Ashes Scattered

Individual Note:
     Still alive when James Charles (Jamie) Pye was 11 or 12. The old saw bench in Jamie's backyard his Dad (James Thorpe Pye) made at the Wellington City Council yard. The yard was located on the area enclosed by Cable, Chaffer and Heard Streets in Wellington. James Charles Pye (Jamie) remembers taking it to Uncle Jack's in Jacobs St, Wellington to saw wood

Jamie Pye remembers him only having one arm/hand? he used to screw knives into a leather pouch thingy. Could have been his right hand?

M Anderson nee Hobday remembers being took a story about an uncle who blew his hand off dynamiting fish in the harbour and then used a hook for his hand and how he would use it to "nick" your roast potato at dinner.

*Birth Details Date: 1871, Folio No: 784, Area: Hokitika, no quarters listed, Name: John Darte Bernard Thorpe*

Birth Certificate shows When and Where: 31/3/1871, Hokitika, John Darte Barnard, Father: Richard Thorpe, Occ: Seaman, Mother: Ann Thorpe nee Ryan

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Baptism Records show John Bernard? Thorpe, ID Code: 134887, Date of Baptism: 21/10/1871, Parish: Hokitika

School Record for Hokitika Primary School shows John Thorpe, Register No: 1363, Former Registrar No: 438, Date of Admission: 16/8/1881, Parent: Richard Thorpe, Date of Birth: 24?/3/1871, Last School: Christchurch, Date month & year of passing Std 1: 12/1880, Date month & year of passing Std 2: 10/1881, Date month & year of passing Std 3: 9/1884

*Marriage Details Date: 1893, Folio No: 2826*

1893 Electoral Roll shows Thorpe John, Number: 11102, Electorate, Christchurch, Voting Qualification: Residential, Residential Address: 114 Montreal St Sydenham, Occ: Labourer

The Hawera & Normanby Star 23rd October 1895 shows
Serious Accident at Eltham.
At Eltham this (Wednesday) morning, a young man named John Thorpe was riding a young horse, and when in front of Mr Stanners' butcher, the horse commenced bucking, throwing its rider off violently, and landing him on the kerbing. Thorpe sustained a fracture of the leg above the ankle. Dr Harrison temporarily fixed him up and sent him by train to the Hawera Hospital.

Military Personnel Record shows John Thorpe, WWI 92905 Army, Period: 1914 - 1918, Archives Ref: Agency: AABK, Series: 18805, Accession: W5553, Box: 120, Record: 114475, Archives NZ, Wellington
NZ WWI Service Personnel & Reserves Index shows John Thorpe, Category: Second Reserves, Last Address: 5 Tonks Grove, Wellington, Occ: Driver, Classification: 5

Karori Cemetery Records shows Thorpe, John Bart Bernard, Address: 20 Jacobs Place, Aged: 89, Cremation No: 18746, Cremation Date: 7/10/1959, Date of Death: 5/10/1959, Medical Referee: W H Bull, Medical Cert Date: 6/10/1959, Ashes scattered 8/10/1959, Applicant: J T Pye

The Evening Post 6th October 1959 shows
Thorpe - On October 5, 1959, at Wellington Hospital, John, late of 20 Jacobs Place, dearly-loved uncle of James Pye; aged 89 years. A Service will be held, in our Chapel, John St., at 2.15pm Tomorrow (Wednesday), Oct. 7, 1959, the Funeral then leaving for the Crematorium Karori. Robert H. Wilson and Sons, Ltd

Individual Notes

Note for:   George Alfred Stephen Tester,   1889 - 4 AUG 1964         Index

     Date:   6 AUG 1964
     Place:   Kelvin Grove Cemetery

Individual Note:
     Constance Miller(Connie) and George Alfred lived in Masterton and separated around 1926. George Alfred remarried a Ino William. George Alfred, Ino and George Raymond(son) lived in Tasmania, they moved back to Masterton by 1928 and then George Raymond moved to Palmerston North

*1st Marriage Details Date: 1913, Folio No: 4753*

*2nd Marriage Details Date: 1934, Folio No: 2361*

Palmerston North Cemetery Record show Tester, George Alfred Stephen, Occ: Motor Mechanic, Address: 30 Toi St, Otaki Beach, Aged: 75, Date of Death: 4/8/1964, Date of Interment: 6/8/1964, Cemetery: Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Area in Cemetery: ZZ, Plot Type: Ashes Taken Away, Book of Memories Notes: POD PN Public Hosp(Place of death, Palmerston North)

The Manawatu Evening Standard 5th August 1964 shows
Tester George Alfred Stephen. - On August 4, 1964, at Palmerston North, dearly loved husband of Ina Tester, of 30 Toi Street, Otaki Beach, and loved father of Ray; aged 75 years. Service at the Anglican Church, Otaki, tomorrow (Thursday), August 6, 1964, at 11 a.m., and later at the Crematorium, Kelvin Grove, at 2.30 p.m. - (Thos. Griggs and Son Ltd., Palmerston North)

Individual Notes

Note for:   George Raymond Tester,   9 JUL 1913 - 28 NOV 1994         Index

     Date:   6 DEC 1994
     Place:   Kelvin Grove Cemetery

Individual Note:
     Constance Miller(Connie) and George Alfred lived in Masterton and separated around 1926. George Alfred remarried a Ino William. George Alfred, Ino and George Raymond (son) lived in Tasmania, they moved back to Masterton by 1928 and then George Raymond moved to Palmerston North. He went to war and did Air Force Training in Canada and met his wife Evelyn. Evelyn came to NZ as one of the first lots of Canadian War Brides

*Birth Details Date: 1913, Folio No: 4069, Area: Masterton, September quarter*

Palmerston North Cemetery Record show Tester George Raymond, Occ: Service Station Attendant, Address: 21 Clyde Cres, Palmerston North, Aged: 81, Date of Death: 28/11/1994, Date of Cremation: 2/12/1994, Date of Interment: 6/12/1994, Place of Death: 21 Clyde Cres, Palmerston North, Cemetery: Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Denomination: Anglican, Area in Cemetery: D, Cemetery Block: 05A, Plot No: 024, Plot Type: Ashes Buried, Plot Purchaser: Mrs E F Tester, Funeral Director: R J Cotton

The Evening Standard 29th November 1994 shows
Tester George Raymond (Ray), Service No 411106 Sgt RNZAF 1939 - 45, of Palmerston North - On Monday, November 28, 1994 (suddenly), at home, aged 81 years, dearly loved husband of Evelyn, much loved father and father in law of Gordon and Colleen (Palmerston North), Ken and Anne (Upper Hutt) and Lynette (deceased) and Graham Toms (Palmerston North) and loved granddad of Susan and Mark Zentveld, and Christine, Stephen and Andrew, Lisa, Vicki and Darren. "At home with his Lord." Messages to Mrs E Tester, C/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North. In lieu of flowers, a donation made to the Oncology District Nurses Trust Fund, Private Bag 11036, Palmerston North, would be appreciated or may be left in the church foyer. A service for Ray will be held in St Peter's Anglican Church, Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, on Friday, December 2, 1994, at 11 am, thereafter to the Kelvin Grove Crematorium Chapel, James Line, Palmerston North. - (Robert J Cotton and Sons Ltd, FDANZ, Ph (06) 358-8189)