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Louisa Matilda Buck

F, #2251, Deceased, b. January 1844, d. 15 December 1919

Person Exhibits

Louisa Snelson circa 1895

Parents

Family

Family: George Mathew Snelson (b. about 1837, d. 31 October 1901)

Main Events

  • Name: Louisa Matilda Buck was also known as Louisa Matilda Snelson.
  • Biography: Mr Snelson was followed to Palmerston by his wife, who came up river by boat to Ngawhakarau and then by Maori canoe to Hokowhitu. She was accompanied by Matilda Montgomery a girl of sixteen years who had lived with the Snelsons since 1868. Matilda married John Edmund Perrin on 9 February 1874 after having been for some years the only single girl living between Rangitikei and Foxton. As there was no minister in Palmerston at that time, they rode on horseback ( some 40 kilometres or so ) to Marton where they were married by the Rev Thomas Reeve. Mr Perrin was a partner in the building firm of Meyrick, Perrin & Oakley according to Nancy Smith's book " And So We Began " ( 1971 ).
    Mrs. Snelson collected old socks and stockings to make mittens for allied soldiers and baby clothes for Belgian women during the 1st World War.
    Louisa gave a family bible to her nephew Frank Buck, who was the postmaster at Palmerston. This is now in the possession of Marion Simmons ( nee Grey ) in Palmerston. The original handwritten inscription reads " Henrietta Snelson. The gift of Mrs. Parkinson. May 30th 1837. " Then on the preceding page is written " George M. Snelson With his sister Hetty's love July the Sixth 1865." ( his wedding day !
    On the blank page at the back of the New testament title page is written the details and date of their marriage, the time and date of the birth and death of their two children, and later the time, date and details of George's death and burial. This probably means that it is Louisa's handwriting.

    They lived in Fitzherbert Street, and had two children - Frances, who died aged one, and George who died aged two. Their adopted daughter was Matilda Montgomery (later Perrin). Louisa was extensively involved in all aspects of life in Palmerston North including fundraising efforts for Palmerston North Hospital. She died 14 December 1919 aged 75 in Whanganui and is buried in the Terrace End Cemetery. Her obituary in the Manawatū Daily Times described her as the "Mother of Palmerston". Louisa was one of approximately 523 Palmerston North women who signed the Suffrage petition, submitted to Parliament in 1893.
  • Birth: She was born in January 1844 in Wellington, New Zealand.1
  • Marriage: Louisa Matilda Buck and George Mathew Snelson were married on 6 July 1865 in Wellington, St. Pauls, New Zealand.2,3
  • Residence: She resided in Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand, after 1870.4
  • Residence: She resided in Palmerston North, New Zealand, in 1919.2
  • Death: She died on 15 December 1919, at age 75, in Lowther Street, Wanganui, New Zealand.3
  • Burial: Louisa Matilda's remains were buried on 16 December 1919 in Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:22

Citations

  1. [S627] Letter from Ian Matheson Archivist of Palmerston North, Source Element: R3-5401
  2. [S478] Death Certificate of Louisa Matilda Snelson, Source Element: R3-2951
  3. [S87] Society Of Australian Genealogists Microfyche
  4. [S614] G.C. Petersen, Palmerston North - A Centennial History, Source Element: A.H.& A.W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand
    Source Element: City Corporation, Palmerston North
    Source Element: R3-5365

Biography

Florence Mary "Toot" Kent

F, #2254, Deceased, b. about 1904, d. 30 August 1987

Family

Family: Wallace Peter Snelson (b. 28 January 1902, d. 20 June 1998)

Main Events

  • Name: Florence Mary "Toot" Kent was also known as Florence Mary "Toot" Snelson.
  • Biography: According to the Ven. L.P. Turner incumbent at St. Paul's, she was known as "Toot". This was an amazing piece of anecdotal news from his otherwise factual letter. [:CR:].
  • Residence: She resided in Mt. Morgan, Queensland, Australia.
  • Occupation: She was a nurse.
  • Birth: She was born about 1904.
  • Marriage: Florence Mary "Toot" Kent and Wallace Peter Snelson were married in 1935.
  • Death: She died on 30 August 1987.
  • Burial: Florence Mary's remains were buried on 1 September 1987 in Church of England St. Paul's, Cobar, St. Paul's.
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:25

Biography

Wallace Peter John Snelson

M, #2256, Deceased, b. 28 November 1940, d. July 1954

Parents

Main Events

  • Biography: He was killed in a shooting accident. According to the Ven L.P. Turner, incumbent at St. Paul's, he was of Linera Station, and he died 26 July 1954 aged 13 years and was buried in the Cobar Cemetery on 26 Jul 1954. [:CR:].
  • Birth: Wallace Peter John Snelson was born on 28 November 1940 in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Death: He died in July 1954, at age 13.
  • Burial: Wallace Peter John's remains were buried on 26 July 1954 in the parish church graveyard, Cobar, St. Paul's.1
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:18

Citations

  1. [S406] Letter from Ven L.P.Turner Parish of St. Paul, Cobar

Biography

Edna Mary Cresswell

F, #2260, Deceased, b. about 1907, d. 4 April 1968

Family

Family: Leslie Edward Snelson (b. 29 July 1906, d. 9 July 1965)

Main Events

  • Name: Edna Mary Cresswell was also known as Edna Mary Snelson.
  • Marriage: Edna Mary Cresswell and Leslie Edward Snelson were married in an unknown place.
  • Birth: She was born about 1907.
  • Death: She died on 4 April 1968.
  • Burial: Edna Mary's remains were buried on 6 April 1968 in Church of England St. Paul's, Cobar, St. Paul's.1
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:27

Citations

  1. [S406] Letter from Ven L.P.Turner Parish of St. Paul, Cobar

Biography

Peter Cresswell Snelson

M, #2261, Deceased, b. 21 October 1938, d. 13 September 1989

Parents

Family

Family: Janice Audaer Elder (b. 21 July 1936, d. 22 January 1996)

Main Events

  • Residence: Peter Cresswell Snelson resided in Yarrawonga Station, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Occupation: He was a Grazier.
  • Birth: He was born on 21 October 1938 in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Marriage: Peter Cresswell Snelson and Janice Audaer Elder were married on 16 January 1962 in Barker College Chapel, Wahroonga.
  • Death: He died on 13 September 1989, at age 50.1
  • Burial: Peter Cresswell's remains were buried on 15 September 1989 in Church of England St. Paul's, Cobar, St. Paul's.2
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:21

Citations

  1. [S402] Letter from Wallace Peter Snelson of Cobar
  2. [S406] Letter from Ven L.P.Turner Parish of St. Paul, Cobar

Biography

Janice Audaer Elder

F, #2264, Deceased, b. 21 July 1936, d. 22 January 1996

Family

Family: Peter Cresswell Snelson (b. 21 October 1938, d. 13 September 1989)

Main Events

  • Name: Janice Audaer Elder was also known as Janice Audaer Snelson.
  • Birth: She was born on 21 July 1936.
  • Marriage: Janice Audaer Elder and Peter Cresswell Snelson were married on 16 January 1962 in Barker College Chapel, Wahroonga.
  • Death: She died on 22 January 1996, at age 59.
  • Burial: Janice Audaer's remains were buried on 24 January 1996 in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Cobar.
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:24

Biography

Langley Edward Strange

M, #2271, Deceased, b. 14 December 1970, d. 24 June 1972

Main Events

  • Biography: He died in a drowning accident. [:CR:].
  • Birth: Langley Edward Strange was born on 14 December 1970.
  • Death: He died on 24 June 1972, at age 1.
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:22

Biography