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Roderick McTavish

Cromarty, Highland, Scotland
Death 1 Sep 1907 (aged 55–56)
Pahiatua, Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Burial Eltham, South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand
Memorial ID 126278253 · View Source
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Roderick was 56

Press, 4 September 1907
The many friends of Mr Roderick McTavish, formerly of Christchurch, will learn with regret of his death, which occurred at Masterton on Saturday. He had been in failing health for some time, and a few days previously had undergone a serious operation. Mr McTavish was a native of Cromartyshire, and came to New Zealand a comparatively young man. He was for many years in the employ of Messrs Black, Beattie and Co., of this city, and on leaving that firm took up his residence at Eltham, in the Taranaki district.
The deceased was for many years Pipe-Major of the local Caledonian Socicty, of which body he was an enthusiastic member. His genial manner and cheerful disposition gained for him hosts of friends.
The late Mr McTavish leaves a widow and five young children

Taranaki Herald, 6 September 1907
Eltham people were sorry to hear of the death of Mr R. McTavish at the Pahiatua Hospital on Sunday. The body was brought to Eltham and buried in the cemetery to-day. Mr McTavish was well known in the district, and took an active part in Scottish athletics. He was pipe-major at times of both the Wanganui and Taranaki Pipe Bands. He had had a long and painful illness, and his demise was not altogether unexpected

Roderick married Jessie Nichol CORMACK (1865-1898) in 1883
they had a son:
1884 - John McTavish

Roderick next married Margaret 'Maggie' WATSON in 1899
they had 4 children:
1900 - Margaret Jessie McTavish
1902 - Roderick Watson McTavish
1904 - Jean McKenzie McTavish
1906 - Alan Stewart McTavish

Maggie remarried to Albert Ernest CARPENTER (1876-1934) in 1914
she died 13 Oct 1948 in Auckland





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 126278253
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roderick McTavish (1851–1 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126278253, citing Eltham Cemetery, Eltham, South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand ; Maintained by pkg (contributor 46968786) .