George Alfred Tuer and Isobella Patten Adamson

George Alfred Tuer GEORGE ALFRED TUER was born October 18, 1888 in Loburn, Occupation: Flourmiller, Manager Aulsebrooks, ChCh and died October 12, 1969 in Christchurch. George and his wife are buried at St Saviours Anglican Churchyard, Templeton, Christchurch. He married ISOBELLA PATTEN ADAMSON December 19, 1912 in Southbrook, daughter of DAVID ADAMSON and JEANIE MCLEOD. She was born October 18, 1891 in Rangiora, and died February 08, 1964 in Christchurch.

George went to school at Loburn and later to Southbrook school in July 1900 leaving for work at the end of 1901.
He went to work for Mr Boyd for 8 months on a farm at Fernside at the age of 13 years. His next employment was at Jack Seeds flax mill at Southbrook in 1902 until 24th August 1903. South brook was about a mile from Rangiora and at this time, there were two flour mills, a number of churches, a school, post office and two store. The flax mill made rope and about the time that the first Deering binder came into use, Mr Seed invented a new twine that was a great success. He sold out so George took up employment with Dave Sutherland, the butcher at Rangiora who had been a competitor of George Herbert Cone. In 1904, George was 16 and he worked at the Southbrook Roller Flour mill. It was a wood and iron building four stories high and the machinery was driven by steam and water power. It had a weekly output of fifty tons and was under the management of Mr John MacKenzie. The following year George went to Napier and worked cutting maize and splitting posts but after a few months he returned to the South Island and next worked for the Woodend butchers, Ballanger and Cassidy. About 1906 he returned to work at the flourmill and later became manager of the Aulsebrooks Flour Mill in Christchurch.
Children of GEORGE TUER and ISOBELLA ADAMSON are:


From left - Jean Innes, Trixie Wright, Dawn Wright, Isobel and George Tuer, Don Tuer - the occasion was Dawn's 21st (married Colin McMahon)

(1) Donald David TUER Born: October 22, 1918 in Rangiora Died: July 16, 1973 in Christchurch m(1) Eileen GOODALL Married: January 10, 1942 in Christchurch Died: Abt. 1989 in Taupo Their children:

(a) David Leslie TUER Born: Christchurch m. Fay KIERNAN Married: Sumner, Christchurch. They have two daughters- Nicola and Kirsten
(b) Geoffrey John TUER Born: Christchurch m. Linda Mary DEVLIN Married: Rangiora. They have two children - Tracey Lee and Steven John
2nd Wife of Donald David TUER: m. Mary Ann (Molly) WOOD Born: in Tai Tapu Married: Christchurch

Jean and Trix Tuer(2) Trixie Ellen TUER Born: Rangiora m. Harold Edward (Tommy ) WRIGHT Born: November 10, 1911 in Christchurch Married: December 19, 1936 in St Michaels Church, Christchurch Died: June 05, 2000 in Christchurch. Their family:

(a) Bruce WRIGHT Born: Christchurch m. Glynne BUCKINGHAM Born: Kelmscott, W A Married: Kelmscott, Western Australia. They have two daughters born Kelmscott- Kaye Michelle WRIGHT and Colleen Heather WRIGHT
(b) Jill WRIGHT Born: Christchurch m. John William BALLARD Born: Christchurch Married: Spreydon, Christchurch; their daughter Melanie Jill BALLARD

(3) Dawn WRIGHT Born: Christchurch m. Colin MCMAHON Born: Christchurch Married: Christchurch. Their family:

(a) Vicki Anne MCMAHON Born: Christchurch m. Leon Clinton GERARDI Born: USA Married: Christchurch. They have two children - Elthan Lee and Olivia Clare
(b)Kay Maree MCMAHON Born: Christchurch Partner Russell Wayne KENNY Born: Te Awamutu They have 2 children - Brittany Isabel and Paige Eliza.
(c) Craig Colin MCMAHON Born: Christchurch
3. Jean McLeod TUER Born: October 25, 1913 at Southbrook Died: August 23, 1987 in Christchurch m. Ormond James INNES Born: November 23, 1912 at Oamaru Married: June 12, 1935 in Templeton, Christchurch Died: September 24, 2000 in Christchurch. Their family:
(a) Graeme Donald INNES (b: August 19, 1937 in Christchurch; d: May 28, 2002 in Christchurch Hospital) mar. 14 Feb 1960 St Davids Presbyterian Church, Christchurch to Dorothy May FLYNN (b: 08 Jul 1941 Christchurch - her parents Thomas George Flynn and mother Madeline May nee Phillipson; she d: 26 Dec 2015 at Nurse Maude Hospice; Christchurch). Their family:
(i) Lesley May INNES Born: Christchurch mar. Christopher Paul GOLDSWORTHY Born: Dunedin; Mar: Christchurch They have 3 daughters -Stacy May, Emma Maree and Laura Kelly
(ii) Graeme David INNES (b: Jan 17, 1962 in Christchurch; d: March 31, 1985 in Christchurch; Crem: Linwood Crematorium)
(iii) Jacqueline (Jackie) McLeod INNES (b: 22 Mar 1963 at Christchurch; d: 17 Jul 2016) mar. 9 Mar 1985 Antonio Hall, Christchurch to Kenneth Warren LAMBERT (b: Christchurch. They have a daughter Melissa Ann
(b) David George INNES Born: Christchurch m. Denise ELDERSHAW Born: Waipawa Married: Upper Hutt Their family:
(i) Philippa Louise INNES Born: Upper Hutt m. Joseph Brian TROUT Married: Tauweru, Masterton
(ii) Stephanie Wood INNES Born: Upper Hutt m. Blair SMILLIE Born: Otaki They have a daughter Charlotte Jean
(iii) Gareth Alexander INNES
(c) Suzzanne Isobel INNES Born: Christchurch m. Greg C H ASHDOWNE Their family;
(i) Paul William George ASHDOWNE m. Helen Lesley THOMSON Married: Lincoln College, Canterbury
(ii) Scott Gregory ASHDOWNE Has two sons - Timothy Colin Gregory and Christopher Alexander James
(iii) Simon James ASHDOWNE
2 Joy Vera TUER Born: June 16, 1920 Died: August 27, 1929 Buried St Saviours Churchyard, Templeton, Christchurch


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