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 John France

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John France

Birth
Ohio County, Indiana, USA
Death 29 Apr 1896 (aged 65–66)
Picton, Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand
Burial Picton, Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand
Plot Lawn Burial, Block Number 27, Row Number 0, Plot Number 68
Memorial ID 192475726 View Source
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John France was an early settler to Picton having first done work at The Grove in Anakiwa before taking injury and then taking up easier work such as gardening. He was a member of the local council and was involved with the local Catholic Church. He had six girls and six sons with Mary Fox of Dublin, Ireland between 1864 and 1883. He passed away after a five month battle with Stomach Cancer. He was aged 66. He was buried with his eldest son William and was later accompanied in the grave by his children Daniel and Priscilla as well as his wife Mary. His headstone also commemorates his son George who was killed up north.


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IN LOVING MEMORY OF --~-- JOHN FRANCE DIED 29th APRIL 1896, AGED 66 Yrs ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED SEPT. 7th 1928 - AGED 90 YEARS. - Also sons of above - W. H. FRANCE DIED 27th MAY 1895, AGED 28 Yrs. D. P. FRANCE DIED 16th AUGUST 1912, AGED 41 Yrs. AND DAUGHTER PRISCILLA CONSTANCE DIED 2nd MAY 1952, AGED 72. R . I . P .


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