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Jo Cameron (#47773644)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 25 days
Cathy Turner
Thanks for your reply. I will enjoy wandering around anyway!
I have made note of half a dozen headstones, will look for those and hope mine is in the same area. I am hoping that block one at the Maple St end is the oldest bit - although it never works that way!


Added by Cathy Turner on Jun 03, 2016 2:33 AM

Cathy Turner
Bunnythorpe Cemetery
I am looking for the grave of my 2x great grandfather, who is buried in the Bunnythorpe Cemetery. He died on 18/12/1897 and was buried there on 20/12/1897, attending was the Lutheran Pastor, Mr Christenson.

As I will be travelling down to Bunnythorpe this weekend, are you able to tell me where in the cemetery I could start looking for a grave from this period.

I am aware that there may be no headstone but it would be nice to photograph the general vicinity. I do have an aerial map of the cemetery which shows the rows etc.

Added by Cathy Turner on Jun 03, 2016 1:12 AM

RE: Donald Galbraith
Any time

Added by Pixturmn on Apr 09, 2016 6:52 PM

Eileen von Dadelszen
HARGRAVE, William Frederick
I wonder whether this grave belongs to the fifth great grandfather of my husband. Do you have any additional information...or is thre likely to be more information at St Stephen's Church?Thanks for your work!

Added by Eileen von Dadelszen on Apr 04, 2016 2:36 AM

RE: Annetta Olive Hansen Wiltshire
Hi Jo, Great. Kind regards,Robert

Added by RobPhil44 on Mar 15, 2016 10:05 PM

Laraine Sole
McDonell history
Jo, thanks very much for direecting me to the right place and the photo which I have credited to you. This is what I have written. If any of this is wrong - please let me know. Also if you can add anything that would be great!

Baldwin left the hotel in 1865 and the lease went to Cumberland Reed Scott McDONELL (also spelled McDonnell but McDonell is correct), and his wife Marjorie (Cameron) whom he had married in 1858. McDonell was Scottish, being born in Inverness. He immigrated to Australia in the early 1850ís possibly to the goldfields, settling in Victoria for a few years before coming to Wanganui. He later had hotels in Bulls and Turakina.

Added by Laraine Sole on Nov 15, 2015 2:42 PM

Laraine Sole
RE: Cumberland Reed Scott McDonell jnr
No relation at all sorry. I am writing a book on the early hotels of Wanganui and was researching him. Shame about the photo!! Cheers, Laraine

Added by Laraine Sole on Nov 12, 2015 11:36 PM

Laraine Sole
Thanks very much Jo!! if you come across a photo of him would love a copy.

Laraine Sole

Added by Laraine Sole on Nov 11, 2015 10:41 PM

Margaret Parkes
RE: Tutaenui Cem.
Hi Jo, I have just had confirmation that they have checked and corrected the record online.

Added by Margaret Parkes on Aug 25, 2015 7:43 PM

Margaret Parkes
RE: Tutaenui Cem.
Hi Jo, I know what you are saying - I have just sent a message off to the BDM people to ask them to correct it as well. I have done considerable research on the BETT family and double checked this this afternoon so am quite confident that there have been a mistake made with the BDM transcript. Leave it how it is at the moment and I can get back to you when I hear from them.

Added by Margaret Parkes on Aug 20, 2015 10:21 PM

Margaret Parkes
Tutaenui Cem.
Hi Jo, fantastic job you are doing - I would never have found these people otherwise. However I have located a problem and am not sure if I can correct it or if you need to do so.

Sarah Stanley McBETH was not a BELL - her maiden name was BETT. I believe that the reference on the grave is to her son-in-law Charles Edward BELL - her death notice records that one of her daughters was Mrs BELL and marriage records show Catherine Mary McBETH & Charles Edward BELL.


Added by Margaret Parkes on Aug 20, 2015 8:38 PM

Les Horn
RE: Janet Galbraith
Hi Janet

No problem. I don't have any connection with her as I only transferred the transcribed stones for the graveyard on Gigha to FindaGrave.


Added by Les Horn on Jul 26, 2015 4:21 AM

Agnes McGill
Hi Jo
I have found a Rita McGill in the Okato cemetery with the same death dates as Agnes. She is with her husband William Adair McGill. If this is correct I have the photo of both available to load up.
Kind regards

Added by Julie on Jul 12, 2015 9:56 PM

Trevor Grice
August William Crowder
Hullo Jo
My name is Trevor Grice.
I am a descendant of August & Annie Crowder, my great grandparents.
Amazed to see the photo of their grave site in Huntly. I never knew they or it existed.
On behalf of my cousins I have made a chart of the Crowder family and am only too happy to email you a copy of it and supporting items should you wish.
I'm curious to know the path of your connections to August & Annie. Presumably you are from one of their daughters, or maybe William their son ?
I also wonder if you know the towns they were born in and did they meet in Poland or Liverpool,
I now live in Australia and my email address is
Hoping to hear from you

Added by Trevor Grice on Mar 20, 2015 12:42 AM

Garry Parkes
I have added photo's to both Janet and John's Memorial pages. I am sorry there is no Headstone for either.
Dunedin Kiwi has claimed these pages for some reason
Best Wishes Garry

Added by Garry Parkes on Jan 13, 2015 8:40 PM

Sandra Benward
RE: Little Family
Thank you for the information and heads up. And thanks again for the work you do, it is much appreciated.

I am familiar with Mary Irene McIntyre. Would it be possible to have her transferred to me also. What a great find.

138272377 Mary Irene McIntyre

I have seen the name Apiti but not familiar with it so more researching for me. Just purchased a nice large map of New Zealand so I have been highlighting all the places I come across. I did a google search of Bunnythorpe and was able to home right in on the cemetery.... so should be able to do that with Apiti / Table Flat

Added by Sandra Benward on Dec 18, 2014 5:01 PM

Sandra Benward
RE: Littles
Thank You for the transfer. Sandi

Added by Sandra Benward on Dec 18, 2014 4:31 PM

Sandra Benward
Hudson Little
If you get this twice I apologize, I was right in the middle of typing this out and it disappeared.

I was sure thrilled to find my Great Grand Uncle, his wife and one child and another wife. Thank you for all you do.

I wonder if you would consider transferring these accounts to me #48609673 Sandra Gardner-Benward unless you are related in which case I would love talking with you too.

98244898 Hudson Little
98247088 Rosie Little

I am not sure what else you might need. Thank You

Added by Sandra Benward on Dec 17, 2014 5:16 PM

Sharee Doyle
okato photo request
Hi, I saw yr request for Agnes McGill's grave picture. I walked the whole cemetery today and the only McGill I could find was for Rita - buried with her husband. Not sure if this was who you were searching for? Let me know if you would like to view the photo and if it's correct I can add it for you.


Added by Sharee Doyle on Oct 21, 2014 12:52 AM

Julie Preston
Thanks so much Jo for the photo's you have got for me. Very much appreciated

Added by Julie Preston on Sep 21, 2014 2:29 PM

JA Rhodes
RE: Follett and Hartely
Hi Jo,

I must be going blind - too much genealogy?! I couldn't see your email address. I would love to receive your photos, thanks again for your kind offer. my email address is

Regards, J

Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 25, 2014 6:31 PM

JA Rhodes
Follett and Hartely
Thank you Jo so very much for the going all the way to the cemetery and taking those photos for me. You area amazing!


Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 22, 2014 9:32 PM

JA Rhodes
RE: Hartley Family
Thanks for your comments - I rechecked the info as follows: reference Wanganui museum cemetery transcripts 181

#Olive Frances FOLLETT died 1949 New Zealand reference RGO NZ death registration 1949 folio website 1949/22676 age 54 born about 1895

#In loving memory of OLIVE FRANCES HARTLEY passed on 29th December 1948 age 54 years occupant O F FOLLETT [sic] Headstone Anglican cemetery Marton
Block F plot 13 reference Wanganui museum cemetery transcripts 181

#Olive Frances FOLLETT of Marton WC (Wanganui Chronicle) 31 December 1948 notice died 29 December 1948 age 53 years WC 30 December 1948 murder page 4 report reference Wanganui Alexander research Library biographical index cards
#In loving memory of Olive Frances HARTLEY passed away on 29 December 1948 aged 54 years headstone Mt View Cemetery Marton Block F plot 13
occupant O.F. FOLLETT this should read HARTLEY

Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 20, 2014 12:01 AM

JA Rhodes
RE: Hartley Family
Hi Jo - I'm sorry I had a brain fart! I meant St Johns at Marton! I have since found reference to Olive - she is apparently incorrectly noted as FOLLETT and not Hartley and located at Plot: Block F plot 13. But I am unsure if any of the Hartley's are with her. I would very much appreciate a photo if you have the time. Thank you for your tireless work and assistance.


Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 18, 2014 4:22 PM

JA Rhodes
Hartley Family
Hello Jo,

When we emailed last you mentioned that you were heading out to St. Stephen's, Mt. View in the future. May I please ask you to have a look for Charles Stephen Hartley and his wife Olive Frances (FOLLETT) while you are there. I would appreciate it very much.

Kindest regards, Julie

Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 17, 2014 10:11 PM


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