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Ken JEFFERY
« on: Saturday 28 October 17 07:16 BST (UK) »
Greetings,

I'm looking for the death of one Ken (Kenneth) Jeffery, only son of Gladys Mary Uru Jeffery (nee Brown) and Robert Melhuish Jeffery. He was supposed to have had a pulmonary embolism while engaged in the Round the Mountain (Mt Taranaki/Egmont) cycle race in 1965. He was born in Christchurch on 24 Sep 1939 according to an article in the Chch Press. There is no burial in Christchurch Council cemeteries or in Taranaki that I can find around the year concerned, nor is there a bdm entry for a death in 1965.

There is the cremation of a Kenneth Robert Jeffery at the WoodLawn Crematorium in 1983.

PapersPast doesn't go past about 1920, so that's not a lot of use.

Confusingly, according to family members he never married. However the biography of Phil O'Shea (a famous NZ bike coach) has a line "Pam Jeffery wife of champion 1960s racer Ken Jeffery recalls....."

I am now completely confused, so if anyone can point me in the general direction of something, I would be extremely grateful.

Best, Keith Jeffery

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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 October 17 07:30 BST (UK) »
Have you considered contacting the Round the Mountain organisers in case they have an historical archive?
http://www.cyclechallenge.co.nz/contact
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 October 17 07:38 BST (UK) »
Keith,
Have you see this thread in case it's of collateral interest?
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=748273.0
Twiggy

Edited to notice you chimed in on the last page of the thread!
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 October 17 07:59 BST (UK) »
Hello and thanks,

I have contacted the organisers, none of the present organisers have any information, so they've passed the query on to previous organisers.

Keith

Have you considered contacting the Round the Mountain organisers in case they have an historical archive?
http://www.cyclechallenge.co.nz/contact

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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 October 17 08:10 BST (UK) »
What about Cycling New Zealand?
https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/about-cycling-new-zealand

Their umbrella organisation is young, but they work in with the other key players.
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 October 17 08:22 BST (UK) »
See previous Rootschat topic........

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=748273.36


Added: Oops, apologies TwiggyTree!


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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 October 17 09:38 BST (UK) »
Hello Keith

I'm pretty sure you have already identified the death of the correct Kenneth R. JEFFERY (in 1983).
Perhaps he had a medical incident during the race you mentioned, but he certainly appears not to have died from it.

And the reason you cannot see his death registration on the NZ BDM website, is because it only includes deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago, or ... the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.

Can confirm from information showing in electoral rolls, 1963 to 1981, that Kenneth firstly is listed as residing with his parents in Christchurch, and from 1969 with his wife (of the name you gave).

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Re: Ken JEFFERY
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 October 17 09:41 BST (UK) »
Probate file - able to be viewed at the Christchurch Office of Archives New Zealand.

JEFFERY - Kenneth Robert - Christchurch - joiner - Year :  1983

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21744534

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