Note N192 Index
Mary's occupation was a dressmaker.
Note N193 Index
Marriage Notes for Samuel & Maria - "A wedding that attracted a considerable amount of attent ion took place in our Waddington Church on 31st May, when Mr Samuel Humm was united in matrim onial bonds to Miss M. Austin, Rev.T.H. Lyon tying the knot. The bridegroom is a son of Bro.H umm, one of our honoured local preachers; and the parents of the bride are much respected i n the district. The bride wore a handsome costume, which a lady friend informs me was dark sh ade of rose. She was attended by her niece and Miss Martin. Mr David Humm acted as groomsman . After the ceremony about sixty guests partook of the hospitality of the bride's parents a t their house." - Source: "The New Zealand Primitive Methodist" July 1, 1893. The niece wa s Annie Ethel Austin, daughter of Richard & Sarah Owen. Before 1893 Maria was registered a s a Dress Maker. Maria's home in 1941 was at 33 Norton Road, Frankton Junction. She is burri ed in Plot 57/17 Beam Pt in Waddington Cemetry.
Note N194 Index
Before 1913 Samuel was registered as a Farm Manager. In 1941 he lived at Frankton Junction . His parents, William, a farmer, & Eliza, with children Jane & George arrived from Essex o n the ship "Gananoque" on 9 May 1860.
Note N195 Index
The witnesses at their wedding were Charles Austin and Elizabeth Candish and on his marriag e cert. John is described as a Traveller and we know that the coalmine that John & his brothe r, William, operated was closed due to Blackdamp. It seems that John was an entrepreneur by n ature. The path of his business career was similar to that of his uncle, Joseph Shirley Buxto n - perhaps John saw Joseph as his model. Both were successful in developing & dealing in ru ral property & they each farmed. In 1899 John was a Mine Owner in Sheffield. According to Wi se's Directories, about 1908 John was an estate agent at 37 Hoon Hay Rd, Halswell, and shortl y after was also listed at 204 Cashel St. Christchurch - possibly one address was his residen ce. Both these addresses were given until 1922 after which the listing was dropped. During th ose early years as an estate agent John was a stock & station agent, conducting business fro m Hawkes Bay to Southland. In 1908 when breaking up a large estate near Oamaru, held in partn ership with two others, John elected to take a carefully chosen section as his share and it w as there he established the family farm, Marukoa in 1923 - probably he disposed of the busine ss and residence in Christchurch about that time to take up full time farming. The family liv ed and farmed at Maruakoa until recently. As mentioned earlier, John Evelyn founded the Austi n Chalk Co. & incorporated J.Austin & Son Pottery. He had other farming properties. He wa s a member & chairman of the Waitaki Farmers Freezing Co. for many years.
Note N197 Index
Charles at age 29 was a farmer of Sheffield when he married Mary, aged 22. When their secon d sonwas born Charles' occupation was that of a commercial traveller living at 79 Campbell St . Palmerston North. On the birth cert. of Harold it is noted that a daughter was born in 190 8 & another son in 1913.
Note N199 Index
Thomas was born in Colombo Street, Christchurch and died at the age of 5 months from meningit is at St.Martins, Christchurch. He is burried at the Scotch Cemetry,christchurch.
Note N200 Index
Herbert died at age 24 from appendicitis, he was a Potter and never married.
Note N205 Index
"Kirran is a made up name. When Meryl was expecting him, her sister, Karen, who lived in Isra el, was killed in a car accident and Meryl wanted to remember her by naming her baby after he r and as he was a boy, came up with Kirran"
Note N222 Index
John lived on the farm at Sheffield with his brother, William Frederick and his family. Joh n did not marry.