Leonard Chambers & Laura Barnard
LEONARD CHAMBERS BARNARD, youngest son of Frederick Henry and Harriet Barnard was b: 02 Nov 1894 in Hawera where his father was Postmaster, and d: 4 Sep 1964 in Eltham aged 70 years. Taranaki Crem: 7 Sep 1964 - ashes scatterd in the Garden Of Remembrance
Notes for LEONARD CHAMBERS BARNARD:
1900 Attended Naseby School 26 September 1900
WW1 - Category First Rserves; living at Mangamingi, Eltham; Occ: Sheep farmer; recruiting district Taranaki
1918 He mar: 24 Dec LAURA MARY BATES in Eltham, the daughter of JOHN BATES and EMMELINE LOWICK. Laura b: 7 Apr 1895, and d: 16 Nov 1974 in New Plymouth.
1922 Egmont electoral roll; Living with Parents at Mangamingi, farmer
1931 Patea electorate; living at Mangamingi, Farmer along with wife Laura and retired father Frederick Henry
1938 Patea electoral Roll; living at Mangamingi; farmer with wife Laura
1943 Patea electorate; living at Mangamingi, farmer with wife Laura
1954 Egmont electoral roll; living at Stanners St, Eltham; farmer with wife Laura
1960 Egmont electoral roll; living at 70 Stanners St; Eltham; farmer with wife Laura
1963 Egmont electoral roll; living at 70 George St, Eltham; Retired with wife Laura
1964 Last address 70 George St, Eltham
Leonard Chambers Barnard was a well known Eltham farmer. He took up farming after leaving school and after marrying, moved to the Mangamingi district where he was a sheep farmer.
As a young man, he played rugby football and took a keen interest in cricket playing for the Eltham club and was a keen supporter and former vice president and later took up golf. He was a member of the Eltham - Taukou Sheepdog club both as a competitor and a committee member.
Of a quiet and kindly personality, he made a host of friends in the Mangamingi districts and these associations were enlarged and continued when, eleven years before his death in 1964, he retired with his wife to 70 George Street, Eltham. Survived by 2 sons Ian (Mangamingi), Russell (Opotiki) and 2 daughters, June (Mrs D Bell, Ratapiko); Dorothy (Mrs P Horgan, Midhurst); His son Gordon predeceased him.
Notes for LAURA MARY BATES: Last Address: 12 George Street, Eltham, she d: 16 Nov 1974 aged 79Y Crem: 18 Nov 1974
Children of LEONARD BARNARD and LAURA BATES are:
1. DOROTHY MAY BARNARD
was b: 10 Oct 1919 in Eltham She mar: 12 Jun 1940 at the
Methodist Church Eltham, to PATRICK ARTHUR HORGAN (b: 12 Jun 1918
to parents Patrick Joseph (1892-1963) and Ellen
Julia Horgan (1900-1952); residence 27 Wanaka Terrace,
Bell Block; d: 7 Nov 1998 aged 80 years: Crem. 9 Nov 1998 - ashes in
Patrick enlisted WW2, Farmhand, Wingrove Rd, Pukengahu, Stratford, Reg. No 70946, Rank PTE Unit H Q 35 BN;
Children of DOROTHY BARNARD and PATRICK HORGAN are:
2. GORDON LEONARD BARNARD, b. 1923, Eltham; d. (Age 21) 2 Jun 1944. Sgt Gordon Leonard, NZ4215777, RNZAF was a Kittyhawk Pilot 2 OTU, RNZAF; Rank - Sergeant (Serial No. NZ4215777) Last Unit Served: 2 Operational Training Unit; d: on active service Bur: Eltham Cemetery, Anderson Road, Grave 6/6/1944 Plot 29, Block 5, Sub 2
3. JUNE HELEN BARNARD was b: 14 Jun 1926 in Eltham, and d: 1 Oct 1992 in Bell Block, New Plymouth. She mar: 17 Jan 1948 DOUGLAS HENRY BELL in the Methodist Church, Eltham, son of FREDERICK BELL and GRACE SKEDGEWELL; b: in Stratford and living at Midhurst.
Children of JUNE BARNARD and DOUGLAS BELL are:
4. IAN LOWICK BARNARD was born 05 Jan 1928 in Eltham, Occ: sheepfarmer Okato; d: 4 Jun 2012 in Te Awamutu. He mar: AVIS PAULINE ORR daughter of ERIC ORR and MARY HUGHES.
Children of IAN BARNARD and AVIS ORR are:
5. RUSSELL JOHN BARNARD b: Eltham. Occ. Electrician Pio Pio; mar: 1961 (1) JUNE ELLEN FRYER-WEST b: 28 May 1930, and d: 29 Jun 1990 60Y at Gisborne Bur: Taruheru Cem. He mar: (2) BARBARA ROSE BISHOP
Children of RUSSELL BARNARD and JUNE FRYER-WEST are:.