In my message earlier today I wondered if Elizabeth Florence GARRETT
may have married by the time of the 1963 electoral rolls, and that
her mother Janet Duff GARRETT some time between 1963 and 1969,
possibly to a RUTHVEN.
I went down to our genealogy rooms this morning, and found that both
hunches were right :-) Elizabeth married in 1959, her mother in
1967. I'll post the details in a private message.
I think that Janet RUTHVEN's death notice is likely to be the best
source of information. She died on Wednesday 24 April 1991.
I would expect her death notice to be in Wellington and Christchurch
- and possibly Nelson - papers.
I'll try to remember to look in Christchurch papers sometime soon.
Other folk may offer to look in those other papers.
As for the origins of William Joseph GARRETT, hopefully someone will
look for an obituary in a Nelson paper after his death on 4 April
Hope this helps
On Wed, 28 May 2014 "Robyn Clarke" <rsclarke(a)bigpond.com> messaged
Subject: [nz] GARRETT Family Island Bay Wellington
I'm trying to help a friend find a family who I found in NELSON from 1935
and then in Island Bay Wellington in 1957 etc.
WILLIAM JOSEPH GARRETT of Nelson, Carpenter married to JANET DUFF ? He died
JANET DUFF GARRETT is found a Widow in 1957 living in Island Bay Wellington
with her daughter ELIZABETH FLORENCE GARRETT, A Telephonist.
JANET DUFF GARRETT is then found in 1963 same area......but daughter
This information has come from the Electoral Rolls -
Would anyone have the Marriage of this couple or indeed that of their
daughter......trying to identify this family.
WILLIAM JOSEPH GARRETT that we know of was born in Isle of Man, England
1896....sailed for New Zealand around 1922, Carpenter and Joiner.
Any help very much appreciated.....