Helen ROWE was b: 21 JUN 1861 in Taranaki, New Zealand, and d: 04 MAY 1917 in New Plymouth, Taranaki aged 56Y.
DEATH: TURNBULL.—At New Plymouth, on May 4, Helen, the beloved wife of Robert Turnbull, of Sentry Hill; aged 60 years.
Taranaki Herald: The friends of Mr Robert Turnbull of Sentry Hill, will sympathise deeplly with him in the loss of his wife, who succumbed to a long illness on Friday evening. She was a daughter of Mr William Roowe of Huirangi.
Helen married Robert TURNBULL on 28 NOV 1883 in Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Robert's parents were: James TURNBULL (b: 4 Jun 1820 at Rigg Gate, Nichol Forest, Cumberland, UK (his parents were Robert Turnbull and Elenor nee Scott) ; d: 19 Mar 1891 at Huirangi aged 70Y) who mar: 22 Jun 1852 his mother Jane nee GRAHAM (b: 17 Jan 1819 at Arthuret, Cumberland, UK (her parents were Stephen & Jane Baty) she d: 1 Oct 1907 Waitara) Eldest son Robert and his siblings were b: at Nichol Forest, Cumberland, UK
Robert Turnbull b: 25 Mar 1853; d; 16 Aug 1922; bur: Huirangi)
Ellen Turnbull (b: 21 Jun 1854; d: 3 Jun 1926 at Waiatara; bur: Huirangi) mar: 24 May 1876 to George Gibson Andrews;
Stephen Turnbull (b: Mar 16 1856 d: 24 Jul 1929 Auckland; bur: Huirangi) He mar: Charlotte Clara Finlay abt 1885
James Turnbull (b: 24 Dec 1858; Immig: 16 Sep 1862 to Victoria Aus. where he d: 1863
The Turnbull family first immig: 16 Sep 1862 to Victoria Australia Dth Notice: James TURNBULL: At Huirangi, on March 19th, , aged 70 yrs.
Funeral Notice: The funeral of the late James TURNBULL will leave his late residence at Huirangi on Sat March 21st at 2pm. Friends please accept this intimation.
Src: Lorna Henderson: James Turnbull obituary was published in the Huirangi papers, and copied copy in the "Carlisle Patriot" of June 12th 1891 "Death of a Borderer in New Zealand: Gradually but surely our oldest settlers are passing away. Death has again been at work in our little district, and among those who we can little afford to part with, owing to their long and practical knowledge. I refer with regret to the death of one of the above in the person of Mr James Turnbull, who passed away at his residence in the district on Thursday evening last (March 24) after a long and painful illness. He was highly respected by his neighbours for his honest integrity of purpose, his kindly actions, and his courteous manners. When any case of sickness or distress occurred in the neighbourhood he was the first to discover it and render assistance. In local public matters Mr Turnbull took an active part for some years, and no man in the district ever did so such an amount of gratuitous work as he, so that his absence will be sorely felt by all. His quiet, unobstrusive way of performing his kindly and charitable acts was such that only his most intimate friends knew and could fully appreciate the full beauty of his manly character. It is right that a record should be given occasionally when a neighbour passes away from among us who has accomplished his three score years and ten with a record that will bear the severest scrutiny without a flaw or blemish, kindly disposition, and firm in the right. It is good for a community when such characters abound in it, and the loss of even one of such would be sad if it were not for the light they leave behind in the minds of those who knew them, like a beacon that guides the weary mariner into a port of safety. Mr Turnbull was a native of Haithwaitegate near this city and brother of the late Mr John Turnbull of White Close Gate." He was buried on 21 Mar 1891 Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, from Huriangi residence, 2pm.
Immediately following the letters of admin being filed 22nd Jul, land transfer of two sections were transferred to sons Robert and Stephen . The final parcel was transferred to H ANDREWS on 2nd SepRobert's notebooks are held at Puke Arikicontain records of financial accounts, - receips and expenditure and detaiils of expenses in specific operations such as cutting of cocksfoot grass, Another has details of target practice and other matters relating to the Hurangi Rifle club.
Harwera and Normandy Star: Oct 1898: At Waiwakaiho on Thursday, there was a large muster of stock. Very few buyers were preseant and the sale was lifeless. Springing heifers was the only class that met with any enquiry and these sold well., - and extra choice pen from Mr Robert Trunbull topping the market at £4.13s
Hurirangi: Taranaki Herald 10 Aug 1911 A concert promoted by the committee of the Waitara West court in the districts competition at the recent show took place m the hall on Thursday last, and was fairly well attended. Mr. Robert Turnbull,chairman of the committee, was in the chair, and briefly stated the object of the concert, the nett proceeds to go to the Taranaki Agricultural Hall fund. Mr. Turnbull said that the Waitara West people were the first to take up the matter of making a district court in the late show, and he thought was the first also to raise funds, by the aid of a public entertainment, to their hall fund, mentioning that the society was of material benefit to the individual farmer, and an agricultural hall would be both beneficial to town and country alike.
Oponake Times: 2 May 1916 Waitara West Road Board Robert Turnbull elected a member of the board.
Farmer Robert Turnbull was a a well known Shorthorn breeder of Hurangi died 16 AUG 1922 aged 70Y He had suffered from a weak heart and fell from a ladder while trimming a hedge and was picked up dead
Descendants of Robert Turnbull
1 Robert Turnbull (b: 25 Mar 1852 in Nicholforest, Longtown, Cul, England Died: 16 Aug 1922 in Huirangi, nr Waitara 70Y Robert Turnbull); Married: 28 Nov 1883 in Bell Block, New Plymouth to Helen Rowe (b: 21 Jun 1861 in Taranaki Died: 04 May 1917 in New Plymouth Taranaki) Their children: