Hi … not sure if anyone still reads these posts or not but thought I would give it a crack and see.
I would appreciate if anyone could offer me any assistance in tracing this side of my family history and/or photographs of any ancestors.
Unfortunately as you can see I don’t know all that much.
Tonight I arrived home and in my mail box was a copy of my great-grandmother’s mother’s death certificate (Elizabeth Barnes STRATHERN).She was born according to her death certificate on 04 August 1899 in Glasgow, Scotland and died on 05 June 1980 at Kew, Invercargill, New Zealand.Her parents were Hugh STRATHERN (a boot-maker) and Mary TYRRELL.I wonder if these are the same people that you talk about in these posts???
My ancestor, Elizabeth Barnes STRATHERN married twice.Firstly she was married to my grandmother’s father, John Andrew AULD in Invercargill, New Zealand when she was 22 years of age (in 1922).They had two sons (Frank AULD and Robert AULD) and a daughter (my grandmother, Elizabeth Zelda AULD).John Andrew AULD died aged 37 on 19 June 1932 in New Zealand.He was a watchmaker at the time of his death.Elizabeth remarried when she was 38 years old to Thomas SAYERS.They had at least one son together, named Terrance “Terry”.Know that Frank and Terrance are dead. Terrance "Terry" died in 1981 (around March) in Bluff harbour after a container fell on him and crushed him to death).Robert is still alive. To the best of my Mum's knowledge Frank and Terrance never married. Robert's wife's name is Joyce and they have 3 children.
My grandmother, Elizabeth Zelda AULD (who everyone knew as Zelda) was born on 09 March 1926 in Invercargill, New Zealand.She was brought up as a Catholic.She died on 12 December 1997 in Dunedin Public Hospital in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.She married my grandfather, Ivan Thomas NICHOLSON who was brought up as a Presbyterian.They married in Invercargill, New Zealand on 29 December 1949.They had 3 children together – two sons and a daughter.Two of there children live in Dunedin and one in Australia.
Feel free to e-mail me at: snorkle6 @orcon.net.nz (obviously all lowercase and all one word) :-)