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George Thomas London

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George Thomas London

Birth
Death
18 Jan 1931 (aged 70–71)
Burial
Naenae, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand GPS-Latitude: -41.1963889, Longitude: 174.9577097
Plot
PRES I.P. Plot 2A
Memorial ID
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George T. London (junior) started work aged 12 in 1872 as an office worker for John Brogden and Sons, the contractors building the Wellington-Hutt railway.

When the railway was finished and the Petone railway workshops built he worked as a clerk in the workshops. He later became a businessman and bought the Hutt-Petone Chronicle that he briefly managed and edited. He also started an evening newspaper, The Sun, but it only lasted a short time.

George Thomas London was Mayor of Petone from 1903-1907 and twice stood unsuccessfully for the Hutt Parliamentary seat. He was on School, Education and Hospital Boards and was also a Justice of the Peace for 27 years. Aside from being Mayor he worked as a land agent. George T. London lived with his wife Christina (nee King) on Hutt Rd, Petone.

Their eldest child was a daughter, Christina, who died in 1921 aged 16 years.

London Road in Korokoro, Lower Hutt, was named for George Thomas London and was built by relief workers during the Depression, in about 1934.

Source - Street names NZ
George T. London (junior) started work aged 12 in 1872 as an office worker for John Brogden and Sons, the contractors building the Wellington-Hutt railway.

When the railway was finished and the Petone railway workshops built he worked as a clerk in the workshops. He later became a businessman and bought the Hutt-Petone Chronicle that he briefly managed and edited. He also started an evening newspaper, The Sun, but it only lasted a short time.

George Thomas London was Mayor of Petone from 1903-1907 and twice stood unsuccessfully for the Hutt Parliamentary seat. He was on School, Education and Hospital Boards and was also a Justice of the Peace for 27 years. Aside from being Mayor he worked as a land agent. George T. London lived with his wife Christina (nee King) on Hutt Rd, Petone.

Their eldest child was a daughter, Christina, who died in 1921 aged 16 years.

London Road in Korokoro, Lower Hutt, was named for George Thomas London and was built by relief workers during the Depression, in about 1934.

Source - Street names NZ

Inscription

George Thos LONDON d 18 Jan 1931 in his 70th year also Christina, daughter of the above d 4 Sep 1921 a 16 yrs. George LONDON , ex Mayor of Petone 31650 2nd NZEF d 4 Feb 1977. Christina LONDON wife of George Thomas LONDON b at Petone 21 Oct 1872 d at Lower Hutt 26 Jul 1958



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