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* Scott, Jean 'Flora' aged 43 1883 - 1943 Kenneth Edward MacLean G O father of McMILLAN Irvine Harold Allan, Sylvia Margaret Fordie aged 16, Hastings FREW Christina (Mrs) (née NEILSON) PEARSON Kathleen Irene (Mrs) (née BALLARD) LUNN Walter George Bryson, Ruth aged 54 unmarried Couper, Brian aged 2 ARROWSMITH Margaret (Mrs) (née THEILE) Goodall, Albert Edward aged 36, signwriter of Hastings McLean, Mary Hannah aged 55 of Karamu Road, Hastings - of Hastings 1892 - 1966 Francis Sydney MacLean * Pearson, Kathleen Irene (nee BALLARD,) aged 29 - possible sister of Lena Sayah & Irene Dallison - married Myrtle Catherine Alice CHAPMAN in 1929 SMITH Louis Ormond New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 * Johnson, Crawford Benjamin aged 44 of Napier WATSON John Henry - from Tikokino, 50km SW of Hastings - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier - plot purchased by his father Thomas 'George' Sydney Shackelford (his mother was May) MORUNGA Takatoroa Mareo - plot purchaser was his father William McMillan McLEOD Mary Alice (Mrs) (née CASTLE) MAYE Thomas John - son of Cecil Edward Adolph BROWN & Beta Seabird LLOYD (1890-1956, married 1906) Alexander, Thomas Wilson aged 45 Murcott, Doris Mabel 'Maud' aged 26 of Pollen St Woodville (between Vogel & Bowen Streets) He may not have been a victim but a number of people did die weeks later from injuries so have left him here until further info comes to hand McDONALD Ellen Frances (Mrs) (née THOMPSON) Could I please add some information to the entry of Lily Jenkins (my Great-Aunt) ALSO Janey died 11.12.1941 aged 29 year. BRYSON Jane (Miss) * Haynes, Jane aged 53 Age 29 is a more likely age for a seminarian. Thank you so much for the work you've done here. BENNETT Mary Leah (Miss) - no records found Hawke [s ay Earthquake Memorial omplex, Napier (Joanna Barnes-Wylie, Heritage New Zealand, 5 August 2020) Miranda Williamson DRAFT: Last amended 04 November 2020 Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. - PLOT - BLOCK Greville, Jack aged 17, message boy - no records found Ogilvie, Bertram Verdun aged 14 GILHOOLY Thomas - buried Plot 28 17 March 1931. * Lenihan, Mary Josephine aged 64 Married John Owen ELTRIDGE in Huntingdonshire, England in 1909. - was given an earthquake victims grave Evers-Swindell, Arthur Wilfred Denys (1913-1931) aged 18 GANNAWAY Norman Baxter - PLOT 638 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery Morunga, Mrs Rama Maru (Raina Marie) aged 49 of Bridge Pa Tonkin, Horace John aged 33 at Roaches, never found Dennis Kidson, aged 7 or 8 years - Nurse at Napier Public Hospital Menzies, Myra Evelyn aged 26 CRADOCK Christina (Mrs) (née GRANT) I have taken names from a number of different sites on the web (some from links at the above sites) - it seems that every site visited has a different list of names, so I have compiled a list containing all the names found and will, with your help, research and verify and add if required. * Pointon, Edward Arthur aged 48 He was the first bandmaster at Napier TAYLOR Joyce Elizabeth (Miss) - buried with her 2 sons below * Dennis Kidson, aged 7 or 8 years KEY Elsie Gertrude (Miss) Winifred Patti (1899-1973 married Alfred Edward WALKER in 1920) Raymond (1900-1977) Ladis Maney (1904-1981 married Bertram George SPOONER in 1927) * Aileen Francis Dunn, aged 7 years BOYLE Thomas John (Reverend Father) PATMAN Lucy Flora (Mrs) (née HAYTER) James Collins buried for three days but article also mentions Henry ... in Wellington hospital is Mr Henry Skelton, aged ninety-one, who was pulled out of the ruins of the Park Island Old Men's Home at Napier by his son soon after the earthquake. .. inscription reads: - born 1891 to Jessie Frances ELLISON Howard, Ernest Edward aged 57 of Taradale .. inscription reads: Brandon, Eileen Mary (Miss) aged 20 of Napier NOTE Drummond, Charles Gordon/George aged 18 - PLOT 26 - BLOCK SW of Havelock North Cemetery KNOTT Geoffrey Cole Walker, Samuel aged 37 - daughter of Mr Herbert Walter Insull, New Plymouth * Goldfinch, Leonard Henry aged 39 of Napier - PLOT 12 - BLOCK C at Hastings - married Douglas Russell MURRAY in 1924 - Eltridge is the correct spelling. LAMBERT Beatrice Elizabeth (Mrs) (née ALLEN) - at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows SKELTON Mary (Minnie May) (Mrs) Quite the same Wikipedia. CRAWFORD John Herbert - PLOT 727 - BLOCK F HOLLAND Edmond Alfred (also known as Edmund, Edward) - Minnie first married Timothy Edward Hayes in 1908 and lived at 4 Todham St., Brooklyn, Wellington until at least 1918. * Canham, John Eugene aged 3 - plot purchaser was his wife Francis Ethel Cook - PLOT 680 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery Hastings also suffered from fires and the firefighters had problems with their water supply, but the spread of the fire was not as great as in Napier. - born at Ormond, Poverty Bay GOODALL Annie May - PLOT 686 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery - married Thomas Arrowsmith in 1903 The official death toll of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake is 256 (161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, two in Wairoa), although there are 258 names on the earthquake memorial in Napier. * Aileen Francis Dunn, aged 7 years Symes, George Oliver aged 22 - buried next to Thomas Michael Cleary (1869-1935) Harris, Doreen Myra aged 4, Hastings Johnstone, Norman of Napier - no records found I believe I have found an error and am commenting to assist the accuracy. WEBSTER Francis Henry Myrtle Gwendoline Boyd (1890-1981) married Robert Nicol McNIVEN 1913 Denise Hadfield STEPHENSON George Gabriel Killed at Greenmeadows Public School:- DWYER John - plot purchased by Margaret Drummond - daughter of Percy BRANDON-JONES (1882-1920) of Swansea, Wales & Ethel Elizabeth ? SPENCE Shona Eileen (Miss) Just better. - son of Louis 'Lou' (1870-1931) & Florence Louisa (1881-1966) Freedman/ Father Louis died 3 months later, on 7 May 1931 WILLIAMSON Lorna Katherine (Miss) In some buildings the internal floors pulled free of the swaying walls, collapsing inward in a jumble of girders, wood and plaster. Harrison, Valentine Joseph aged 18 - Jobbing Compositor of Hastings CAMBRIDGE Olive Gwendoline (Miss) = plot purchased by her mother Alice Steer ELLIS Ada Mima Hood (Mrs) (née SAVAGE) .. inscription reads: Till The Day Breaks Only earthquakes with … - Nellie was a pupil at the Sacred Heart School in Napier. - plot purchase by his father Charles Fredsberg - son of David Thomas GIGG (1879-1938) & Elizabeth Beatrice Annie MARWICK (1880-1933) * Lunn, Walter George aged 31 While Attempting To Rescue A Member Of His Staff Her body was taken back to Palmerston North (where she was born) by her family and buried in the family plot WILLIAMS Lydia Catherine (Miss) (Kate) Desmond Whittaker (1906-1987) I am looking for my grandmother Ivy (Cantrill)Scott was living in 'Richmond Block' Napier with her husband William Ernest Walter Felix Scott. LEANING John England * Colton, Edward aged 62 - no records found - from Pakipaki, 8km south of Hastings In 1910 she was presented with a prize for her shorthand speed. Ashworth, Ellen aged 37 (nee McCarter) - PLOT 623 - BLOCK E at Hastings cemetery * Redwood, Cecily Teresa Mary aged 22 - BURIAL RECORD NUMBER - 25833 - PLOT 721 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery WRIGHT Percy BROWN Gilbert McKEE Mary May (Molly) (Miss) Barry, Edith Mary Maud (nee CREAGH) aged 61 of Napier The maximum intensity reached was MM 10, with extensive fissuring, slumping and landslides occurring over much of Hawke’s Bay. - plot purchaser was Edward W Jones Do you know someone who can help? HANSEN Edward Peter - from the Technical School - married Leonard Thayer Bisson in 1914 - married Abel/Alec Corbett Ellis (1901-1963) in 1929 - married Selina FLINT (1873-1960) in 1896, had a son William Cecil & a daughter Doris Alma - sister of Randal Thomas Cleary (1903-1970) Shortly after 10.45am on Tuesday the 3rd February 1931 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Hawke's Bay area on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. - PLOT 17 - BLOCK C HOWARD Ernest Edward Most pupils managed to escape to the outdoors in time, but 10 students & 2 teachers died in the wreckage of the brick Napier Technical College on Munro street. - plot purchased by the Loyal Oddfellows Lodge WELLS Alice Mary (Miss) (also known as Trilby, Molly) Russ, Rodney Francis aged 19 montha, 302 Fitzgerald Avenue Hastings His feet are badly crushed. Lincoln, Eric Charles Earl aged 21, at Roaches Building, never found * Bisson, Annie (nee DONS) aged 45 of Napier and her washerwoman ?? Ryan, Thomas Michael aged 26 - PLOT - BLOCK thanks for that roimata, RUNDLE Ethel Mary Galloway (Mrs) (née HOOKINGS) The whole house had been lifted bodily from the foundation and left askew. - daughter of William George BARTLETT & Mary Hodge CALDOW (above) Sometimes seen as Ethridge 256 people died in the quake or its aftermath. - c/o Williams and Kettle Ltd, Hastings The official death toll was 256 people who died in the magnitude 7.8 ROBERTSON Raymond Claude * Cameron, William Ritchie aged 46 - PLOT 719 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery 9 February 1931 page 15 those "Killed in Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows" includes William STEVENSON, Mosgiel but no age given. - plot purchased by his wife Florence Eugenie Brace (1871-1944) Some of the bios below were taken from this site The official death toll was 256 people who died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake but there are 258 names on the memorial and this unofficial number is likely to be correct - 161 in Napier HAWKE'S BAY EARTHQUAKE TUESDAY 03 FEBRUARY 1931 NAPIER, HAWKE'S BAY, NEW ZEALAND . * Williams, Eileen May aged 21 Nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home - PLOT 724 - BLOCK F at Hastings Cemetery In the early 'thirties the whole country was in the grip of the Depression, with many people on the East Coast of the North Island affected by falling prices for agricultural exports. - son of Charles FREDSBERG (1876-1947) & Elna Elizabeth JANSON (1887-1972 married 1910) SMITH Ellen (Mrs) About 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings.These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities" of New Zealand. Shortly after 10.45am on Tuesday the 3rd February 1931 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Hawke's Bay area on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. 1886 - 1940 Eric Wanklyn MacLean Puddle, Elizabeth (nee Watton) aged 79, widow, patient in Napier Hospital. STEAD Irvine Thomas - PLOT 669 - BLOCK D - married Elizabeth Louise ? - daughter of George Frederick ALLOWAY (1880-1952) & Emily Jane WALKER (?-9th March 1931, buried with Ivy) - at Cosy Theatre Hastings - PLOT 16 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery - PLOT 703 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery At least 256 people died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake – 161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, and 2 in Wairoa. WALSH, Mary Deeley 'Molly' aged 24 The HMS Veronicahad just tied up in Napier’s inner harbour when the earthquake hit. In 2019, academic researchers identified 17 new victims – and established that 17 people previously identified as victims actually weren’t. - married Mary Elizabeth BROWN in 1908 - PLOT 10 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery WATSON Andrew aged 14 years & 7 months. HEATH Clifford James Colvin - married Olive Emma MANHIRE in 1920 KITSON Dennis Francis - plot purchaser was her husband William Murdoch McLeod HAXTON Doris Emma (Miss) JENKINS Lily (Miss) * Key, Elsie Gertrude aged 28 - PLOT 157A - BLOCK L at Havelock North cemetery - PLOT 688 - BLOCK D - PLOT 235 - BLOCK D - of Greenmeadows, 17km N of Hastings - PLOT 065 - BLOCK 076 at Terrace End Cemetery Palmrston North Checking this victim list I was surprised to find the seminarian George Gabriel STEPHENSON aged 48. - daughter of Robert Moana HAWKINS & Maryann ADAMS * Greatbatch, Thomas 'Eli' aged 60 of Napier - of Warwick Road Hastings Heighway, James Woodford aged 34, 604 Queen Street Hastings Robertson, Raymond Claude aged 14 RYAN Arthur Lever - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier * Mitchell, Ruth aged 53 Nurse of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home She 'married' (de facto?) - PLOT - BLOCK - wife of Colin Fitzpatrick And common researchers to recover the money mixing of the pipes were shattered so water was..., `` what about the money in the Havelock North cemetery on 05 February 1931 total. 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