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James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« on: Thursday 22 June 17 06:07 BST (UK) »
Can anybody help with a death notice for James Marcus THOMSON who died on 10 April 1942, Timaru.  He is buried in Timaru cemetery.  I have seen an account of his death on Paperspast - he died while working on a ship in Timaru harbour.  He was Chief of the Timaru Scottish Society and apparently had relatives in Invercargill.

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 June 17 07:17 BST (UK) »
Sorry Wendy, on this occasion I cannot help with the death notice ( :) ) and you most likely have the following?.....

Burial details with headstone photograph:

https://www.timaru.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/cemeteries/cemetery-search?BurialId=11082

Coroner's report available:

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=23743893

His probated will:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G992-6CQL?i=78&cc=1865481


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 June 17 07:20 BST (UK) »
You could perhaps send a request to the Christchurch Library......

https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/contact-us/


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 June 17 07:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Minniehaha,

Thanks for your postings.  I had seen some of the information.  The Probate doc confirms the children's names.  There is another child who was not mentioned in the will so likely that James was not the father.

I will check the electoral roll for Invercargill to see if I can identify any likely relatives of James.

Thanks
WNW

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 June 17 08:36 BST (UK) »

"There is another child who was not mentioned in the will so likely that James was not the father."


1910/1048    Butcher   Doris       May Vaughan*   NR


*Married James Marcus Thomson in 1914.


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 June 17 09:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks Minniehaha.

Doris died in 2004.  It would be interesting to find out who her father might have been.  More research reqd here.  I will check Paperspast to see if there was a maintenance case reported in the newspaper.

James Marcus Thomson 's parents were Adam Merry (Merrie) Thomson and Mary WITHELL who married in 1879 in Victoria, Australia.  They had the following children:

Adam Egbert Thomson b 1883 died 1884, Victoria, Aus
Jas Marcus Thomson b 1890 died 1942 Timaru, NZ
Matthew John Withell Thomson b 1888 died 1958 (married Alice Mary ? (not able to check marriage details on the VIC BDM website as it is currently undergoing maintenance).  He was a carpenter and lived in Neath Street, Surrey Hills.
Muriel Elsie Thomson b1886 Ballarat East died 1902 Vic, AUC

I did find in the NZ 1911 electoral roll James Marcus Thomson, Bluff, Labourer.

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WNW

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 June 17 23:13 BST (UK) »
You will have this?

http://icc.govt.nz/cemetery-result/?id=74006


[Includes headstone photograph for Doris & husband.]

Parent(s) details may be revealed on her marriage printout.......

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 24 June 17 05:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Minniehaha,
Thanks for the cemetery info which I have.

Obtaining the m/c is the next step to see what names are recorded on it.

Ann/Doris was born at the home of John and Christina Taylor, Aln street, Oamaru (Christina is the sister of Agnes Craig who brought up Doris).  Christina registered Ann's birth.  When her name was changed to Doris I don't know and why.
Agnes Craig had 2 children (Mary & Thomas) from her first marriage in Scotland.  Thomas (Tom) was born c 1878 in Aberdeen, Scotland and came out to NZ in December 1908 on the ship "Tainui".  In 1910/11 he had a Tailoring business in Itchen street, Oamaru and lived at North Road, Oamaru.  I am wondering if there is any connection?
Thomas Milne died on 13 October 1946 age 68 and is buried in Anderson's Bay cemetery, Dunedin.  He was living at 536 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin.
So far I have not been able to find any link between May Vaughan Butcher and the Craigs/Milnes.

Cheers
WNW

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Re: James Marcus THOMSON died 10 April1942 Timaru
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 June 17 05:50 BST (UK) »
Hello Wendy,

Do you know where May Vaughan Butcher was born?

Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.