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 Harold Franklin Hursthouse

HAROLD FRANKLIN HURSTHOUSE was b: 30 Jul 1875 in New Plymouth, and d: 19 Oct 1965 in Wellington Hospital.

Taranaki Herald, 7 Aug. 1875: BIRTH. HURSTHOUSE On the 30th July, the wife of Mr. C. W. Hursthouse, of a son.

Harold after his school years, began work cutting bush in Taranaki in 1897 and later, joined a survey ream in Northland, measuring the timber in the high kauri stands.

He mar: 2 Apr 1907 in Manaia to GRACE CAMPBELL HAIR. She was born 16 Aug 1880, the daughter of WILLIAM HAIR and MARGARET MCKENZIE, and d: 16 Sep 1958 aged 78Y at Blenheim.

MARRIAGE: HURSTHOUSE-HAIR On April 2, 1907, at the; residence of the bride's parent, Motumatie, Manaia, by the Rev. McKenigie, Harold Franklin, second son of Charles Wilson Hursthouse, of Wellington, to Grace Campbell Hair, fifth daughter of William Hair, of Manaia, Tatatiaki.

He became Crown Lands ranger at Westport - Taranaki Herald, 16 October 1909: Considerable interest is being taken outside of New Plymouth in the cottage garden competition, promoted by Mr. G. Tisch, Mayor of New Plymouth, that the local Horticultural Society is holding. The secretary of the society has received a letter from Mr. H. F. Hursthouse, of Westport, asking for particulars of the competition

In 1911 Harold was appointed Crown Lands Ranger to Blenheim, Marlborough and he later became a Grain Buyer.

Two months prior to his death when Harold  went to live with his daughter,Mrs Clement Atkinson at Wellington.

 At this time, he was the oldest living member of the Lawn Excelsior Lodge of the Manchester Unit Oddfellows, having joined in 1892.

Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington - Donated by Mrs Jenny Christensen, Lynmore, Rotorua, Mar 1984 - Contents : Includes 10 diaries (1899-1907) written by Grace Hair of Manaia, Taranaki (later to become Mrs Harold Hursthouse), with the title `The diary of a girl'. The 3 diaries which cover 1899-1901 have pressed flowers and ferns inserted between the pages. The collection also includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, testimonials, letters to Charles Hursthouse for period 1841-1842, copy of the will of Ernest William Hursthouse (brother), and pedigree of the Hursthouse family from 1580. 


i JEAN PRIMROSE HURSTHOUSE (b. 10 Apr 1912; d. 1983) to Mar. (1) 1941 RONALD MARCEL ARTHUR,  b: 1904 to Norman Alfred Arthur (1895-1968) and mother Maire Margery; he d. 1946, Blenheim, Marlborough. Their daus.are;

(a) Gillian Arthur mar: Wilson Lattey Their 2 children - John and Andrea Lattey

(b) Jennifer (Jeannie) Arthur mar: Noel Christensen - Their dau. is  Britta Christensen