Per my grandfather's (Francis (Frank) Henry Ruddenklau) dairy, he
married my grandmother Ngaire Gwynne Bowles on 7 April 1926 somewhere
in Auckland, New Zealand.
At that time Ngaire's parents Walter Bowles and Alice (nee Clarke)
lived in Cotter Avenue, Remuera, Auckland. Ngaire also had a sister
called Rima Alison Bowles who married John Eugene McSweeney at some
Whilst I know a great deal about the Ruddenklaus, I know nothing
about my grandmother's paternal or maternal family (Bowles and Clarke).
I have hunted many web sites, paid subscriptions to some, but keep
reaching dead-ends. I am now awaiting receipt of some CDs from the
NZ Genealogical society in the hopes that they may give detail.
Having said that, I have just been alerted by a kind sleuth that
Walter Bowles was a harbour master at Lyttleton in the mid 1890's and
similar at Picton in the year finishing 31/03/1900.
Another king person also alerted me to this list. Does anyone have
these names in their lists.