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Edmund William and Laura Ann Barnard

EDMUND WILLIAM (BOSS) BARNARD was b: 7th Dec 1884 in Ashburton, Canterbury, Bapt: 4th Jan 1885, the 9th born of 12 children (8 sons) of Charles Thomas BARNARD & Elizabeth Ann nee HOLLAND; Occ: carpenter; he died 19 May 1959 Age: 75 years in Christchurch, Canterbury; bur: 21 May 1959 Plot 186, Block 1B at Ruru Lawn Cem.

18 Dec 1897 ST MARY'S, MANCHESTER STREET Last night the annual distribution of prizes to the scholars of St Mary's Catholic School, Manchester Street north, took place in the schoolroom, and was preceded by an entertainment given by the pupilsA pretty cantata, "The School Festival," was performed by the scholars among those with solo parts - Master E. Barnard; Prize Geography  -Edmund Barnard

Star, 23 Feb 1900: ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. As a lad named Edward William Barnard, aged fifteen years, was riding down the- Papanui Road on his bicycle this morning, he by some means became entangled in the whip of the driver of a dray loaded with bricks and was pulled off his bicycle with the result he fell under the dray, and was considerably injured. He was carried. into tbe grounds of Bishopscourt, where he was attended to by Bishop Julius until the arrival of Dr Irving who ordered his removal to the Hospital, where he was conveyed in an ambulance stretcher in the police van. Upon arrival at the Hospital it was found that the lad was considerably bruised and had a couple of ribs broken, but the injuries are not of a serious nature.

Star, 28 February 1900; The police have instituted proceedings against the driver of the dray who was responsible for the injuries sustained by the lad Edmund Barnard, on Papanui Road Friday last.


A neighbours' quarrel, arising out of a dog fight, occupied, the attention of Messrs Thompson, Bairrett aad Richardson, J.P.s, at the Police Court this morning. Williain James Edgar charged Edmund Barnard with having assaulted him at St Albans on March 26. T'he complainant and defendant each owned a dog, and the animals started lighting in a paddock rented by Edgar. Barnard, a boy, ran in with a, broom to separate them, and a quarrel ensued, in the course of which Edgar sustained two broken ribs. The complainant alleged -that the assault had been entirely unprovoked, and that he had been struck with the broom without being able to defend himself. This evidence was supported by Mrs Edgar and her son.

The defendant, on the other hand, alleged that Edgar had commenced hostilities with a piece of scantling, and that a general melee had resulted. A small brother of defendant, corroborated this statement of the case. After consideration, the Bench inflicted a fine of �3 and costs �2 2s, half the fine to go the informant.

1908 Chch East electoral roll; living at 36 Tuam St; carpenter

1914 - Hawkes Bay electoral roll; living c% Mrs Saunders, Charlotte Crescent; Hastings; carpenter

1915 - Edmund mar: 18 Aug 1915 LAURA ANN JONES . She was born 1897 in Huntly,  Waikato NZ and died 19 Dec 1962 in Christchurch, Canterbury.

1917 - NZ Gazette Page 2665 Military Call Up: Category First Reserves; Last NZ Address 19 Rutland St, St Albans; Occ: carpenter; Recruiting district - ChCh Next of Kin - Mrs Laura Ann Barnard, 19 Rutland St, ChCh Regimental No; 65739; Rank Private

He served in WWI as Private 65739 with the NZEF, 36th Reinforcements A Company, embarking from Wellington 23 April 1918

1922 - Chch North electoral roll; Living at 19 Rutland St, carpenter with wife Laura

1929 - 1943: Carpenter living 19 Rutland St, ChCh

1931 - Chch North electoral roll; living at 19 Rutland St; carpenter

1938 - Chch north electoral roll; Living with wife Laura at 19 Rutland St, carpenter

1943 - Chch North electoral roll; living at 19 Rutland St, carpenter with wife Laura

1954 - St Albans ; living at 19 Rutland St, carpenter

Laura was a widow living in 19 Rutland St., St Albans and died 19 December 1962 aged 65. She was buried 21 Dec 1962 at Ruru Lawn Cem. Plot 66, Block 9

EDMUND and LAURA'S daughter:

LEILA MAY BARNARD was born 1917 in Christchurch, and died 13 Aug 1963 aged 46Y in Christchurch. She did not marry and was buried with her mother Friday, 16 August 1963 at Ruru Lawn Cem.


LAURA ANNE BARNARD, b. Christchurch; d. 12 May 2002, Christchurch.

1984 Fendalton Electorate; Invalid living at 21 Lincoln Road

1996 Rakaia Electoral roll; living at 221 Kirk Rd, Templeton, benificiery

Death Notice: Barnard Laura Anne - On May 12, 2002, peacefully in the comfort of her own home, dearly loved by her wide circle of friends and her team of caregivers at I H C. Laura was a lover of all God's creatures especially her little Bluey, so deeply missed. Messages to P O Box 9061, Christchurch. A service to celebrate her life and to wish her farewell will be held in St Margaret's Presbyterian Church, Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale, tomorrow, (thursday) at 10 am Canterbury Christian Services. Ph 358 8807

Barnard Laura - A special lady with determination and a wicked sense of humour. Hoping on this journey you meet your Elvis. Cavel, Don and family

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