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John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« on: Monday 17 July 17 09:39 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find out a few details about John Marshall, who was mayor of Westport from maybe 1882  - 1897 (not totally sure as sources give two sets of dates), and was a builder there. According to one source he was born in Glasgow in 1848. My google skills are obviously failing me, as I can't find a death date for him. I suspect it to be in 1915 but I am not sure.

Can anyone help with a few details about him?
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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 July 17 12:04 BST (UK) »
Cemetery record:

006742 MARSHALL John Orowaiti Middle 1-6-1915   

There are other Marshall's there:

 http://public.bullerdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/cemetery/cesearch?ord=K2&vu=ep&file=01P&key=Marshal%2C+John
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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 July 17 12:10 BST (UK) »
There are two registrations for 1915:

1915/2649 Marshall John age 47

1915/3832 Marshall John age 69

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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 July 17 12:14 BST (UK) »
LINK that includes short biography

Mayor from 1890 until 1897
Married Annie BEATON d/o Donald BEATON in 1873
Show on Westport's Directory until 1901 as a builder
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 July 17 12:19 BST (UK) »
The chap I provided the link for, was a builder:

Cemetery Record: 006742
Family Name: MARSHALL
Given Names: JOHN
Address   
Occupation: BUILDER
Birth Place: SCOTLAND
Age: 67 years
Date Deceased: Not available
Interment Date:   1-6-1915
Gender: Male
Denomination: Protestant
Plot and Purchase Details
Cemetery Orowaiti Middle
Plot: 322
Block: D
Clergyman   REV BURROWS
Notes
GENERAL BREAK UP
PURCHASED
2 103 1847

Marriage to Annie Beaton: 1873/5219   Annie Beaton  John Marshall
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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #5 on: Monday 17 July 17 14:37 BST (UK) »
The wife and parents of John's wife, same cemetery:

Cemetery Record: 004493
Family Name: MARSHALL
Given Names: ANNIE
Birth Place   TASMANIA
Age: 69 years
Interment Date: 9-10-1902
Gender: Female
Denomination: Protestant
Plot and Purchase Details
Cemetery   Orowaiti Old
Plot: 205
Clergyman   REV HALL
Notes
TUMOURS
PURCHASED
2 19 840


Cemetery Record: 004311
Family Name: BEATON
Given Names: DONALD
Birth Place: SCOTLAND
Age: 84 years
Date Deceased   Not available
Interment Date:11-2-1903
Gender: Male
Denomination Roman Catholic
Plot and Purchase Details
Cemetery Orowaiti Old
Clergyman   REV WALSH
Notes
APPOLEXY
PURCHASED
2 9 792

Cemetery Record: 008708
Family Name: BEATON
Given Names: JANE
Birth Place   SCOTLAND
Age 71 years
Date Deceased:Not available
Interment Date   28-1-1886
Gender:Female
Denomination: Presbyterian
Plot and Purchase Details
Cemetery   Orowaiti Old
Plot: 61
Clergyman   REV MUNRO
Notes
DEGENERATION OF HEART
PURCHASED
1 38 132

Very informative Obit for Donald Beaton:

CURRENT TOPICS. (1902, March 3). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 5 (DAILY.). Retrieved July 17, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35477327

Obituary.-The death of Mr. Donald Beaton occurred at his daughter's residence, Romilly-street, Westport, on February 8. Mr. Beaton (states the "Westport News") was in his usual health, on that day, and attended the auction sale at Mr. Munro's store. About 7 in the evening, shortly after arriving home, he was seized with an apoplectic stroke, never regaining consciousness, and died shortly after 11 o'clock. Dr. Mackenzie was in attendance, and was unremitting in his attentions to the sufferer, but he never rallied. Mr. Beaton was a native of Dingwall, Scotland, and, with Mrs. Beaton, arrived in Launceston, Tasmania, in 1843, where he entered into business as a merchant, and was one of its most enterprising residents. While there he commenced shipbuilding, and built the schooner Annie Beaton, brig Janet Stewart, and other vessels. He left Tasmania for New Zealand where he arrived at Hokitika in 1867, shortly afterwards leaving for Westport, where he commenced business on the North Beach, near what is called Mormontown. He afterwards opened a store on the Northern Terraces, subsequently at Mokihinui, and finally at Waimangaroa. where he has resided for the last 20 years. About three months ago, finding his health failing, and at the urgent request of his daughter and son-in-law, he came to Westport, and has resided with them till his death. Mr. Beaton was a hearty, upright, staunch Scotchman, of the self-reliant class. His generous and kindly disposition made him a favourite with everybody, and it may confidently be said that he never had an enemy. Mrs. Beaton, who was equally well-known and respected, pre-deceased her husband some 16 years. She was the mother of three chlildren, two of whom died in childbhood, leaving Mrs. J. Marshall the sole survivor.

Janet's death notice:

Family Notices (1886, February 20). The Tasmanian (Launceston, Tas. : 1881 - 1895), p. 27. Retrieved July 17, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199533484

BEATON. At Waimnngaroa, near Westport, New Zealand, on the 26th January, Janet, the beloved wife of Donald Beaton, formerly of Launceston and Evandale, Tasmania, aged 71 years.

Ann's birth:

Name: Beaton, Ann
Record Type: Births
Gender: Female
Father: Beaton, Donald
Mother: Stewart, Jennet
Date of birth: 28 Apr 1850
Registered: Launceston
Registration year: 1850
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1108555
Resource RGD33/1/23/ no 2765

The deaths, in Tasmania, of the two children mentioned in the obit:

Name: Beaton, Alexander
Record Type: Deaths
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Date of death: 9 Jan 1854
Registered: Morven
Registration year: 1854
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1196779
Resource RGD35/1/23 no 147

Name: Beaton, Janet
Record Type: Deaths
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Date of death: 30 Jan 1854
Registered: Morven
Registration year: 1854
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1196787
Resource RGD35/1/23 no 155

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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #6 on: Monday 17 July 17 15:23 BST (UK) »
Sounds like the correct family Jamjar giving zumaro a "few details"!

Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #7 on: Monday 17 July 17 15:35 BST (UK) »
You can view John Marshall's probate file here: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VC8-RQD

Is this his 2nd wife, as per his will?: 1905/5185 Lucy Hewlett  John Marshall

Date of death was 30 May 1915

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Re: John Marshall Mayor of Westport
« Reply #8 on: Monday 17 July 17 20:40 BST (UK) »
But where are the family photos!!

Wow, thanks everyone and especially Jamjar. I think you have supplied more than a few details, more like an encyclopaedia entry on everyone, not to mention pointed me in the direction of resources I didn't know about. That's amazing work thanks, and I can now start plotting the Marshalls and Beatons, not to mention a new second wife I hadn't seen before, into my family tree.

For the record I didn't know these people existed a week ago, but DNA evidence strongly suggests that John Marshall and Annie Beaton are my 2x great grandparents and one of their sons is my great grandfather (though which is unknown and maybe unknowable). So DNA solves yet another illegitimate birth and missing father puzzle, and I have a whole new line on my family tree to investigate.
Poore: Bath
Moody: Yorkshire
Tomlyn: Aylesford