Person Index

August, John Edward

John Edward August
b: 1886
d: 14 JUL 1947
Evening Post 25 June 1945
The death occurred at the Auckland Hospital on Thursday of Mr. John Samuel August, late of Lower Hutt, in his 87th year. Mr. August was keenly interested in trotters for 50 years, and drove in races till he was well over 70. He was born at Ngahauranga, and took up farming. Later he leased the Black Horse Hotel in Christchurch, and then acquired the Islington Arms, which he sold about 25 years ago.
Mr. August owned a large number of trotters, including King''s Clere and Black Child, the best trotter of his time (about 30 years ago). Others to race with success in his colours included Sleeve Link, Mary Child, and Child Abdullah.
Mr. August''s wife predeceased him about two years ago. There are four sons living, Messrs. E. J. August, Christchurch, W. G. August, Auckland, J. E. August, Lower Hutt, president of the Wellington Trotting Club, and S. M. August, Auckland. Another son, Mr. H. L. August, died about eighteen months ago

Birth Details
1886/15444, John Edward August, Mother: Lilly (sic) Edna, Father: John Samuel

Marriage Details
1909/819, Bride: Sarah Adams, Groom: John Edward August - Date of Marriage 17/3/1909 from Marriage Registration

Hutt News 17 March 1937 page 5
Pantry Tea
Recently Mrs J. E. August and Mrs. H. Haden were joint hostesses at a pantry tea held at Mrs. August''s residence, "Aroha", White''s Line West. The afternoon was given in honour of the approaching marriage of Miss Jean Garner to Mr. George Burton. Mrs. August, wearing navy blue and white floral crepe de chine, received the guests. Mrs. Haden wore bottle-green silk marocain, Miss Garner, navy blue with white accessories, Mrs H. Garner, brown and white figured crepe de chine, Miss Stella August, navy blue with pink tonings; Miss Joy August, cream and navy checked linen costume; Miss R. Burton, blue with red accessories.
A most enjoyable afternoon was spent with competitions and musical items, Miss Francis Clout entertained with vocal solos, accompanied by Miss J. August at the piano. A delicious afternoon tea was served, after which Miss Garner opened her parcels and thanked all those present for the numerous gifts. Friends present were: Mesdames R. Fulton, T. Barker, H. Clark, G. Peck, D. Moyes, R. Elbe, Clout, Brodie, Rasmusson, Armstrong, Keyes, Warburton, Saulbury, Lukins, Nickless (Wanganui), August senr., Misses V. Trevethick, M. Fulton, N. Roberts, F. Clout, E. Armstrong, L. Armstrong, Z. Keyes, J. Clout.
Another pleasant evening, with Miss Jean Garner as guest of honour, was given by Miss Rona Burton, 55 Penrose Street. Competitions were won by Misses S. August, M. Trevethick, A. Kilminster, J. Garner. Miss Garner open her many personal gifts and thanked everyone, after which followed a delightful supper. Among those present were Mrs Burton, Mrs. H. Garner, Misses S. August, J. August, J. Guthrie, A. Wyatt, A. Kilminster, M. Trevethick, V. Trevethick, J. Lines, N. Burton and L. Orvis.

Death Details
1947/28318, John Edward August, Aged: 60Y - Date of Death 14/7/1947 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record John Edward August, Date: 14/7/1947, Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 6654
Burial Record Date: 16/7/1947, Vol 1

Hutt News 23 July 1947 page 6
A well-known resident of Lower Hutt, Mr. J. E. August, died last week at the age of 60 years.
Mr. August was a steward and a member of the committee of the Wellington Trotting Club continuously from 1910 till the time of his death. He was elected president of the club in 1931. Failing health was a factor in causing him to retire the presidency in 1945. He was foundation member and past president of the Woburn Bowling Club. He was alao a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Mr. L. E. August, and two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Smith and Mrs. I. J. Winyard.

Probate John Edward August, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Retired Farmer, AAOM 6031 1770/47, Filed: 21/7/1947, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Death Details
1971/38921, Sarah Fulton August, Aged: 82Y - Date of Death 13/7/1971 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Sarah Fulton August, Date: 13/7/1971, Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 6654
Burial Record Date: 15/7/1971, Vol 2
  • 1886 - Birth -
  • 14 JUL 1947 - Death -
George Hornby August
1830 - 28 DEC 1883
John Samuel August
1859 - 21 JUN 1945
Lucy Mary Ann Unknown
1826 - 22 SEP 1913
John Edward August
1886 - 14 JUL 1947
Lily Edna Clark
1864 - 3 SEP 1943
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Samuel August
Death21 JUN 1945
Marriage27 JUL 1880to Lily Edna Clark
FatherGeorge Hornby August
MotherLucy Mary Ann Unknown
PARENT (F) Lily Edna Clark
Death3 SEP 1943
Marriage27 JUL 1880to John Samuel August
MHerbert Lewis August
Death1 JAN 1944
Marriage1912to Harriet Rubina Jessie Bentley
MErnest John August
Death12 JAN 1959Christchurch Area
Marriage10 MAY 1905to Mary Adams
MWilliam George August
Death22 FEB 1953
MJohn Edward August
Death14 JUL 1947
Marriage17 MAR 1909to Sarah Adams
MSydney Meredith August
Death3 JUN 1962Christchurch Area
Marriage28 MAY 1910to Esther Stewart
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Edward August
Death14 JUL 1947
Marriage17 MAR 1909to Sarah Adams
FatherJohn Samuel August
MotherLily Edna Clark
PARENT (F) Sarah Adams
Death13 JUL 1971
Marriage17 MAR 1909to John Edward August
MLionel Edward August
Marriage1939to Nola Elizabeth Murphy
FStella Eleanor August
Death10 SEP 1961
Marriage1939to Raymond Spear Smith
FIna Joy August
Marriage10 JAN 1945to Sidney Arthur Winyard at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Descendancy Chart
John Edward August b: 1886 d: 14 JUL 1947
Sarah Adams b: 1889 d: 13 JUL 1971
Lionel Edward August b: 1915 d: 1992
Nola Elizabeth Murphy b: 1917 d: 1987
Stella Eleanor August b: 1918 d: 10 SEP 1961
Raymond Spear Smith b: 1915 d: 14 DEC 1969
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