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George Henry GIFKINS

Male 1872 - 1938  (65 years)


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  • Name George Henry GIFKINS 
    Born 29 May 1872  Moeraki Downs, Oxford, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Electoral Roll 1893  Taonui, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Taonui > Palmerston 
    • George is listed as a Platelayer
    Electoral Roll 1896  Waipuku, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Platelayer 
    Electoral Roll 1905-1906  Bunnythorpe, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    • (Parr's Road)
    Electoral Roll 1905-1906  Halcombe, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Platelayer 
    Electoral Roll 1911  Mangawhio, Waitotara, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Labourer 
    NZ Army WW1 Reserve Roll, 1916-1917 1916  Inaha, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer (Cat F) 
    Electoral Roll 1919  Te Kiri, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    • (Ellen is listed as "Nellie" on Electoral Roll)
    Occupation 1923  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farm manager 
    • His wife Ellen purchased the Opua Road farm and George managed it.
    Electoral Roll 1925  Warea, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warea > Egmont > Taranaki 
    • George is listed as a Farmer
    Electoral Roll 1928  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Opunake > Egmont > Taranaki 
    • Registered as a Farmer on the Egmont General Roll - Opua Road
    Electoral Roll 1935  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Opunake > Egmont > Taranaki 
    • Registered as a Farmer on the Egmont General Roll - Opua Road
    Died 27 May 1938  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried 28 May 1938  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I6319  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 May 2020 

    Father James GIFKINS,   b. Between 1 Jan 1844 and 31 Mar 1844, Thame, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1927, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah CROWDAY,   b. Between 1 Apr 1849 and 30 Jun 1849, Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1925, Awapuni, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1869  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helen (Ellen) JEFFERIES,   b. 10 May 1875, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1959, Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1897  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9
    • Comments ex Ron Gifkins:
    Children 
    +1. George Thomas GIFKINS,   b. 3 Nov 1898, Halcombe, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1960, Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. William Frederick GIFKINS,   b. 1900, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1958, New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Roy Ernest GIFKINS,   b. 30 May 1902, Halcombe, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1973, Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Albert (Bertie) Harold GIFKINS,   b. 30 May 1903, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1968, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +5. Ronald Jefferies GIFKINS,   b. 26 Aug 1905, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1969, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +6. Violet Clara Ruth GIFKINS,   b. 3 Oct 1907, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 2009, New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
    Photos
    Gifkins Family
    Gifkins Family
    Standing L>R: Roy Ernest - William Frederick (Bill) - Bertie Harold - Ronald Jefferies
    Seated L>R: George Thomas - Ellen - George Henry - Violet Clara Ruth
    Gifkins-Jefferies Wedding 1897
    Gifkins-Jefferies Wedding 1897
    George Henry and Ellen (Helen) wedding photo 1897
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louisa (Maud) WILDBORE,   b. 17 Jan 1881, Taonui, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1926, Wellington Hospital, Newtown, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1903  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Doris Ada MOORE,   b. 26 Feb 1904, Bunnythorpe, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1988, Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. William Herbert MOORE,   b. 26 Mar 1907, Feilding, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1961, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2020 
    Family ID F2014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 May 1872 - Moeraki Downs, Oxford, Canterbury, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Platelayer - 1896 - Waipuku, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Farmer - 1905-1906 - Bunnythorpe, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Platelayer - 1905-1906 - Halcombe, Manawatu, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Labourer - 1911 - Mangawhio, Waitotara, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNZ Army WW1 Reserve Roll, 1916-1917 - Farmer (Cat F) - 1916 - Inaha, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Farmer - 1919 - Te Kiri, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farm manager - 1923 - Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Opunake > Egmont > Taranaki - 1928 - Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Opunake > Egmont > Taranaki - 1935 - Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1938 - Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 May 1938 - Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Moeraki Downs ex Wikipedia:
      Cust is a rural village in the South Island of New Zealand.
      It is located in North Canterbury and comes under seat of the Waimakariri District Council. It is located approximately 16 km east of Oxford and 17 km west of Rangiora. The town is named after Sir Edward Cust, who was a member of the Canterbury Association which organised European settlement of the area around 1850. Earlier names for the town were Moeraki Downs and Middleton-on-the-Cust.

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      Was this our George Henry?
      NZ Papers Past: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/OPUNT19240701.2.15.3
      Bibliographic details:
      Page 3 Advertisements Column 3, Opunake Times, Volume XXX, Issue 3124, 1 July 1924

      Farners' CO-Op.
      WEDNESDAY, 2nd JULY.
      At the Homestead, corner of Waiteika and Eltham Roads W?t?.out Reserve.
      On account of Mr G. H. Gifkins, whose lease has expired

      59 x Choice Jersey, shorthorn and Holstein Cows to calve early in August
      2 x Jersey cross bulls
      15 x 2 year Jersey cross in calf heifers
      15 x 1 year Jersey cross heifers
      3 xmilk cart and farm horses (all harness)
      Milk waggon, spring tip dray and harness, Duncan lever plough, d.f. disc plough, tripod harrows, disc and tine harrows, booth manure distributor, hayrake and tedder sweep, Planet jr drill, stumping jack ladder, gig and harness, milk cans, No 1 ram pump for windmill, 1 ton manure, swingle trees, plow chains and sundries
      The above cows have all been tested under Association rules for the past three years and returns will be given at sale.
      Mr Gilfkins is going right out of dairying so buyers will get a good run.
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      Cemetery Record

      Record Number : 915
      Name : Estate of George Henry Gifkins
      Section : Opunake General Interdenominational
      New Plot ID : 734; Block : J; Row : N/R; Old Plot No : 30
      Interment Status : Occupied
      Plot Notes : N/R; X Coord : N/R; Y Coord: N/R     
      Funeral Co-ordinator : Hardings Funeral Services Limited
      Date Of Death : 27/05/1938
      Date Of Interment : 28/05/1938
      Date Of Birth : N/R     
      Type Of Interment : N/R     
      Depth Of Plot : Double Depth
      Deceased Age - Years : 65
      - Months :0
      - Weeks :     
      - Days :     
      - Hours :     
      Occupation : RETIRED FARMER
      Place Of Death : N/R; Marital Status : N/R     
      Gender : N/R; Denomination : N/R
      Nationality : N/R ; Birth Place : N/R     
      Headstone Photo : N/R; Officiating : N/R     

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      History of Gifkins surname:

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1872/27970, George Henry GILKINS(sic) registered to Sarah and James (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S187] NZ - NZ Birth Certificate, Entry 454 from the District of Oxford during the Quarter ending 30th September 1872. (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S21] Williams - Roger, Ongoing conversation (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1938/17411; George Henry Gifkins aged 65Y. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S408] NZ - NZ Death Index, 1848-1966, (Original data: New Zealand Death Indexes), Name: George Henry Gifkins
      Death Date: Apr-May-Jun 1938
      Registration Place: Opunake, Taranaki, NZ
      Folio Number: 1481 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S191] NZ - NZSG Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, (Original data: New Zealand Cemetery Records. New Zealand Society of Genealogists Incorporated), Name: George Henry Gifkins
      Birth Date: abt 1871
      Death Age: 67
      Death Date: 27 May 1938
      Burial Place: Taranaki, New Zealand
      Cemetery: Opunake
      Spouse Name: Ellen Gifkins
      Spouse Death Age: 84
      Spouse Death Date: 4 Jul 1959 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S469] NZ - South Taranaki DC Cemeteries Online, (https://public.stdc.govt.nz/cemeteries/), Opunake Cemetery Record No: 915 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1897/2673; Ellen Jefferies married George Henry Gifkins (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S422] NZ - NZ Marriage Index, 1840-1937, (Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: New Zealand Marriage Index, 18401950. Microfiche.), Name: George Henry Gifkins
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Year: 1897
      Marriage Place: New Zealand
      Spouse: Ellen Jefferies
      Relation: Bridegroom
      Folio Number: 3992 (Reliability: 3).