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 ALICE ROSE BARTRUM was b: 18 Dec 1863 in Ashley Bank, near Rangiora the youngest daughter of George and Sarah Bartrum. Bapt: 17 Jan 1864, St John the Baptist Church, Rangiora;

Alice  Bartrum mar: Thomas Leslie Flaus on 24 May 1901 at Rangiora.

Thomas Flaus first mar: was to MARGARET RAMSAY in 1883 - she was b: 1863, the dau. of Margaret and David Ramsay, and d: 01 Feb 1900 at Christchurch aged 37Y.


i.  MARY JANE FLAUS was b 20 Feb 1884 in Nth Invercargill, and died 1968 aged 83Y. She mar: (1) ALEXANDER JOHN CHEYNE MCLELLAN 1908, son of HUGH MCLELLAN and SARAH nee PLAYSTED. Alexander was born 09 Mar 1880 at Lyttelton, Canterbury but their marriage was not happy and they separated.

Press,  25 Oct 1916; Private Alexander J. C. McLellan (missing) is the fourth son of the late Captain Hugh McLellan. of Lyttelton, and  Mrs McLellan, Christchurch. He left with the 4th Reinforcements, and after some months on Gallipoli contracted rheumatism and was invalided to England. He left for France last April.

Poverty Bay Herald,  3 Jan 1917:Private Alexander J. C. McLellan missing since September 16, is now reported believed to be killed.: He was the fourth son of the late Captain Hugh McLellan of Lyttelton and Mrs. McLellan, Jerold St, and left with the Fourth Reinforcements as a signaller. He d: 16 Sep 1916 in Somme, France (his wife Mary was living at this time at Palmerston North)

They had 2 children - KYRA CONSTANCE FLAUS MCLELLAN, b. 1909 and ii. ? McLellan Bef 1913

Mary Jane mar: (2) HARRY LAMBERT. He d: 1949 New Plymouth aged 78Y.

ii. CONSTANCE CHRISTINA NEWTON FLAUS (b. 1892; d. 13 Jun 1902, Dean St, St Albans Christchurch aged 10 years 6 mths. Bur: Linwood Cem. Christchurch

iii.  ERNEST THOMAS LESLIE FLAUS  was born 1887, Occ: Carpenter; (his father's 2nd marriage caused a permanent rift between Ernest and his father);he died  18 JAN 1956 aged 68Y. He mar: NELLIE LOUISE WEALSBY (b: 16 Apr 1898; d:  16 Sep 1986 Christchurch)

Press, 7 Oct 1915 Mr T. L. Flaus, of 682 Colombo St. received word yesterday that his son, Private Ernest Thomas Leslie Flaus, of the Canterbury Battalion has been admitted to the Second Southern General Hospital at Southmead. Bristol.

Residences: 1908 - 242 Durham St, Christchurch Nth; 1919 112 Wairarapa Tce, Fendalton,; 1929 61 St Andrews Square

Death: Christchurch Press: FLAUS, Ernest Thomas Leslie. On 18 Jan 1956 at his residence 113 Beresford St, New Brighton, aged 68 years; dearly loved husband of Nellie Louise FLAUS and loved father of Trevor, Connie, Eunice, Robert, Gertrude, Rata and John,  (Late 1st NZEF Main Body). 

Their Children:

a SBC Flaus b: 1922

b Ernest Trevor* Flaus (b: 06 Jun 1924 in Christchurch d: 31 Dec 1993 in Christchurch) mar: Mary Elizabeth Kennedy - their dau: Patricia Ann Flaus

c Constance Louise Flaus (b: 1926 in Christchurch d: 1978 in Christchurch)

e Eunice May Flaus mar: 1948 Methosdist Church, ChCh; to Noel Matthew Martin Schultz (b: 11 Nov 1926 d: 1989)

Thomas Leslie Flaus Time Line

1874: Sailed London July 25th 1874 with parents Robert and Christina Flaus, on the "Jessie Readman" - arrived at Dunedin Oct 26th 1874

1887: Coordinator of Naseby Salvation Army Meeting:

19 Dec 1892; LYTTELTON.  (Before J. Hamilton, Esq.) Breach of the Public Health Act. T. L. Flaus charged with having failed to have their children vaccinated.

1893 Electoral Roll  -  Lyttleton;  FLAUS, Thomas Leslie, Salts Gully, carpenter, residential.

Press, 22 May 1897Art Union. -In another column the date of drawing the art union for the picture frames made by Mr T. L. Flaus is announced. These frames are of beautiful New Zealand woods, the first prize containing 1836 pieces. They are on view at Mr Fuhrmann's

Marriage : Thomas Leslie Flaus & Alice BARTRUM mar . 24 May 1901 at House of Mr F.B.Lane, Rangiora. Ages: 39/37, widower 1 February 1900/spinster, occ: carpenter, born: Shetland, U.K./Rangiora; parents: Robert & Christina Flaus, nee CHEYNE, carpenter. George Stothart & Sarah Bartrum, nee PURSEY, gentleman. Witness: Rose Emily Ayers, Rangiora, dressmaker, Phillip Davis Mansell, Christchurch, telegraphist.

Press, 23 August 1907 GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT. LOST POLICY. EVIDENCE having been supplied of the loss or destruction of Policy numbered 91244 in the books of this Department, on the life of THOMAS LESLIE FLAUS, of Christchurch, Commercial Traveller, I hereby give notice of my intention to issue a copy to take the place thereof on the 20th day of August, 1907, unless objection be lodged before that date. J. H. RICHARDSON. Government Insurance Commissioner. Wellington, August 23rd; 1907.

Electoral Roll 1908 - Christchurch North: FLAUS, Thomas Leslie, 242 Durham St., commercial traveller.

Star, 3 Sep 1901:   Thomas Leslie Flaus purchased a bicycle on time paymients. 

City Of Christchurch, Electors Roll 1911 - FLAUS, Thomas L., Commission agent, ratepayer, Durham St,

WW1 - Living at 682 Colombo Street, Christchurch,

Electoral Roll, Christchurch North 1919 - FLAUS, Thomas Leslie, 112Wairarapa Tce, com. traveller.

City of Christchurch Electors Roll 1929: FLAUS,Thomas Leslie, St Albans District, Architect, ratepayer, 61 StAndrews Square,own right.

Evening Post, 4 July 1938: DEATH . Admitted to the Christchurch Public Hospital on June 20 after a collision in Papanui between a bicycle he was riding and a motor-car, Thomas Leslie Flaus, aged 77, builder, of 57 St. Andrew's Square, died at 8.15 o'clock on Saturday evening. An inquest was opened and adjourned.

Press ; 4 Jul 1938: DEATH: FLAUS - On 2 Jul 1938 at Christchurch, Thomas Leslie loved husband of Alice FLAUS, St Andrews Square, Papanui, aged 75 years. (Late Shetland Islands). (Result of an accident)

FLAUS - The funeral of the late Thomas Leslie FLAUS will leave his residence 57 St Andrews Square, Papanui,, This Day (Monday) July 4 at 3:15 pm for Bromley Cemetery. Lamb and Hayward Ltd. Src:


Injuries received when he was run into and knocked over by a motor car in Norman's road were found to have contributed to the death of Thomas Leslie Flaus, aged 75, at the inquest into his death before the Coroner,Mr E. C. Levvey, yesterday. Mr F. W. Johnston appeared for William Thomas Murray, driver of the car involved in the accident; and Mr G. T. Weston for the relatives of Flaus.

The verdict was that Flaus died in Christchurch on July 21, 1938, and that the cause of death was toxaemia from septic inflammation of the arm following abrasions of the skin; the injuries being received on June 20 when Flaus was riding his bicycle along Norman's road and was run into and knocked over by a motor car owned and driven by William Thomas Murray.

Murray said in evidence that he was driving into the city at 7.40 a.m. on the morning of the accident, and that the sun was in his eyes. He was surprised when the car struck the cyclist, as he had previously observed the cyclist to be well to the left side of the road. The accident had taken place some distance from the curb. He believed that the cyclist had borne over to the right."

Alice's singing was in demand and she supported her church giving song recitals:
Press, 20 Dec 1921: RECITAL OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC. Knox Church a programme of Christmas music was given by the choir under the direction of Mr Parcell Webb. Four carols wer» given: "See in Yonder Manger (Goss) , the solo being tastefully sung by Mrs T. L. Flaus
She d: 3 Oct 1940 in Christchurch aged 77y.