Norman & Rita Pelvin
NORMAN PELVIN was b: 8 Aug 1909 in Glenavy, Waitaki North; Bapt; 25 Feb 1911 at the Waitaki Presbyterian Church, Waihao; and d: 11 Jun 1985 in Glenfield, Auckland aged 75Y. He was cremated at Scnapper Rock Cem: Albany. His ashes were scattered in the sea near Kaipara heads, in the company of his fishing club friends, his son Trevor and Bruce Cockerton
Norman was enrolled at Tawai School 6 Sept 1918 - his last day 20 Dec: 1922 leaving for Waimate District High School.
Evening Post,18 Dec: 1929; A social evening, at theY.M.C.A., concluded the seasou of the Wellington Esperanto Club. Mr. E. C. Jack presided over a large attendance. The president referred to the great progress Esperanto was making on the Continent and to the wonderful simplicity of the language. A one-act scene entitled 'Tiorauna Table," arranged and translated into Esperanto by Mr. and Mrs. Leek, was capably produced by the two translators, with the assistance of Miss L. Leek and Mr N Pelvin.
Evening Post, 18 June 1935: SMALL-BORE RIFLE SHOOTING RESULTS: Public Service. N Pelvin score 63,Norman mar: 6 Feb 1937 RITA THELMA UNSWORTH at the Presbyterian Parish Church, Pukeuri, Oamaru, daughter of HENRY (Harry) UNSWORTH (b: 04 Nov 1872 in 25 Gladstone St; Monks, Fasenhall, Nantwich, UK; Occ: Baker; d: 02 Apr 1950 in Wellington Hosp.) and MARTHA LARGE (b: 1862 in Kent, England - parents: Charles Large and mother Martha Aldrige). Rita was b: 15 Oct 1910 in 8 Herbert Street, Wellington; School admission; Date 15 Apr 1915 Te Aro Infants; she d: 17 Jul 1990 in North Shore Hospital Takapuna, aged 79Y. Crem: at Scnapper Rock Cem; in Albany. Her ashes were scattered in the gardens at the cemetery. A plaque is on the wall of remembrance
Evening Post, 14 March 1941: UNION OFFICIALS 'TINPRICKING TACTICS" PROTEST IN COURT MASTERTON: Strong words about the attitude of certain union officials, described as truculent, were used by Mr. T. Cunningham, counsel for four men charged in the Masterton Magistrate's Court by the Inspector of Awards (Mr. N. Pelvin) for failing to become members of the New Zealand Workers' Union. The charges related to the employment of the men in harvesting. The Magistrate, Mr. H. P. Lawry, later entered a nonsuit. "Unions," he observed, "are formed for the protection of workers against unscrupulous employers. There is a tendency, however, to use unionism in harassing labour in order to get funds for unions."
Children of NORMAN PELVIN and RITA UNSWORTH are:
1 NGAIRE JEANETTE born b. Avonside, Christchurch. She attended Port Chalmers School, Otago Girls High School, Dunedin College of Education and mar: (1) ROGER WILLIAM RALPH HOLLIS in Hamilton (b: 01 Nov 1935 in Ashburton where he d: 25 Feb 2012) Their children are:
Ngaire mar: (2) GRAHAM LLEWELLYN WATSON
2. ELAINE JOY PELVIN (b: Masterton, Wairarapa). She mar: BRUCE EDWARD COCKERTON in Takapuna, Auckland, Hawera born son of JOHN COCKERTON and DORIS GLASS. Their family:
3. TREVOR JAMES PELVIN was born in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. He mar: LYNLEY FELTS in Takapuna, Auckland. She was b: in Devonport, Auckland.