Harry & Minna Lethbridge
Henry (Harry) Yates Lethbridge (b: 22 Jun 1859 in New Plymouth; Bapt: 21 Jun 1859 New Plymouth; d: 29 Jun 1945 in Turakina)
1881 - Electorate Rangitikei:Surname LETHBRIDGE
Given Names H.Y.
Mar: 13 Apr 1887 in Upokongara, St Mary toMinna Montgomerie (b: 27 Mar 1864 d: 21 May 1931 in Turakina)
Marriage: There was great excitement at Upokongaro says the Wanganui Chronicle, among the softer sex anent the marriage of Miss Montgomerie, daughter of Captain Montgomerie, of Makirikiri, to Mr. Harry Lethbridge, son of Mr. George Yates Lethbridge of Turakina. The interesting ceremony was performed by the Revs. T. L. Tudor and P. L. Cameron at St. Mary's, Upokongaro. The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and a large congregation was present. The fair bride was attended by her own sisters, the sisters of the bridegroom, and Miss Gorton. After the espousals, the hymn "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden" was sung (the service itself being only said), and at the conclusion the Wedding March was played by Mrs S. Roberston
Wanganui Herald, 11 Jan 1887: LOST or STRAYED from Makirikiri, near Kennedy's, two Horses one Cream-coloured, branded L behind the near shonlder, under the girth, and the other black, branded like (Ruatangata brand.) A reward of £2 will be given to anyone returning thorn to the undersigned or giving such information as will lead to their recovery. H. Y. LETHBRIDGE, Ruatangata, Wangaehu,
Wanganui Herald, 3 Jun 1891: On Committee of the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board with brother Frank
Wanganui Chronicle, 29 Feb 1892: FOR SALE: 2300 Lincoln Breeding Ewes, in one or more lots bred by Lethbridge and Sons'. Now running on Maputahi Station, Turakina Valley. Apply to H. Y. LETHBRIDGE, Ruatangata.
28 July 1892: Nominated as a member for the Wanganui Jockey Club
Wanganui Chronicle: 21 Feb 1893 WANTED - A Ploughman. None but a competent man need apply. H. Y. Lethbridge, Ruatangata, Wangaehu, (The run at Ruatangata comprised over 7000 acres, held on lease from the Maoris. This land was securely fenced and in good order, and carried over 17,000 sheep, besides 1000 cattle.)
9 May 1899: On Education Board Committee
Wanganui Chronicle, 3 Sept 1900: RANCITIKEI COUNTY COUNCIL - H. Y. Lethbridge, advising that he now holds 4800 acres of the Ruatangata Block. Cr Beckett moved that the letter be received and the amount of rates adjusted.\
Wanganui Chronicle, 26 Feb 1914: DISPERSAL SALE
Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 June 1914: WANGANUI.
Manawatu Times, 21 Mar 1917: At yesterday's meeting of the A. & P. Association, a letter was received from Mr H. Y. Lethbridge resigning his seat on the committee. It was decided to decline to accept Mr Lethbridge's resignation, but to grant him leave of absence. The President said that this would still enable Mr Lethbridge to attend the committee meetings when at present he was looking after three farms.
Auckland Star, 30 Nov 1934: Sheep Stealing. The concern felt by farmers regarding the stealing of sheep and wool in the Wanganui and Rangitikei districts has been crystallised in a reward of £100 which is being offered to the first person within that district who gives such information as will lead to convictions. Discussion at the last meeting of the Farmers' Union in Wanganui has resulted in the resuscitation of the Sheep and Woolstealing Prevention Committee, under the chairmanship of Mr. H. Y. Lethbridge.Harry and Minna's 3 children are;
i George Montgomerie Lethbridge (b: 1888; WW1; occ: farmer; d: 1968 in Wellington; bur: Paraparaumu Beach Cem) Mar: 10 Apr 1912 toMildred Edith Rhodes (b: 03 Aug 1891 in Rangitikei dau: of daughter of Mr C. H. E. Rhodes, of Rata; d: 1982 in Paraparaumu) Their children:
b Minna Mildred Lethbridge (b: 1918) mar: Leslie Arthur Steel (b: 06 Feb 1899 son of Edgar and Julia Steel; d: May 20, 1980 in Palmerston North)
c Nan Lethbridge (b: 1924) Mar: 1948 to Russell William Jackson Their family:
ii Harry Montgomerie Lethbridge (b: 1890; d: 1890 in New Plymouth aged 11 mths; bur: Turakina Cem.)
iii Meta Elizabeth Lethbridge (b: 29 Oct 1892 Rangitikei; d: 14 Jan 1974) Mar: 1914 to John Lambert Mason (b: 28 Apr 1888 to parents John Mason and Alice Caroline Lambert; Occ: Sheep farmer; d: 21 Dec 1969 in Turakina age 81Y ) Their 6 children:
iv Dan Montgomery Lethbridge (b: 1901; On Wanganui Collegiate School register; d: 21 Apr 1965 in Wanganui; Bur: Turakina) mar: Joan Doris McRae (b: 1904; d: 26 Nov 1976 in Wanganui; Bur: Turakina) Their two children: