Edward (Ted) Benbow Guilford (b: 26 Oct 1888 in Pleasant Valley, Geraldine to William and Ann Guilford; Occ: farm labourer, farmer, storeman; d: 13 Sep 1959 in Hawera Bur: 15 Sep 1959 Hawera Cem. He mar: 17 Jun 1914 in Sydenham, Christchurch to Madeline Edith Makeham (b: 13 Mar 1889 in Port Chalmers to Beatrice Rose Makeham; d: 07 Feb 1975 in Hawera; Bur: 10 Feb 1975 Hawera Cem
After finishing his schooling at the Pleasant Valley and Tarata Schools, Ted returned to the South Island where in 1914, he married and the couple lived first at Waddington doing farm work then purchased a farmlet at Broadfield, out of Christchurch, working on the property and Ted contracting out his labour to others.
In July 1939, Ted, Edith and some of the family moved to the North Island, first working on the farm of Ted's late brother Bill who had died the previous year. Then, in 1941 they moved to Eltham to another farm and the following year to 96 Union Street, Hawera where Ted was storeman for Newton King until his retirement. Click here for their family:
Above: Standing: Molly, Ted and Edith, Doug; Seated; Trevor (Mick), Doris Gladys, Pearl and Jack