I am hoping someone may recognise some of these people. My grandfathers name was Alfred Beadle and he was born in 1874/1875 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was a carpenter/cabinet maker and married Alice Bassett Hughes in 1912/1913. My father Alfred Gaynor (Arch) was born 4 Jan 1914 and his sister Alice Mildred (Joyce) in 1917.
Alfred died at the age of 83 years in March 1959. His parents and siblings are proving a little elusive and anyone who could help in the family has unfortunately died. However I suspect his parents may be a James and Harriett (nee French?) Beadle who arrived in Otago in 1858 on the Nourmahal, with two sons.I don't know the names of the first two but others born in NZ, included Charles, Minnie, Charlotte, Thomas and Frederick. I cannot find any actual connection to my grandfather apart from the fact that James was also a carpenter. However, family history has it that Alfred's siblings were named Albert, Minnie, Charlotte, George and William. Perhaps a coincidence but hopefully not.
Alfred also travelled alot overseas before WW1 and between the Wars. I have either a silver christening spoon dated 1914 and sent at the birth of my father, or just a souvenir spoon, from Kendalville, Indiana. It would be very interesting to know if he was in America at that time visiting relatives. He also corresponded with a Flo and a Jes Trodd, who lived at 9 Springvale Tce, West Kensington Pk, London.
I would very much like to hear from you if you are connected in any way to the people I have mentionned.