Person Index

Buck, Alice Mary

Alice Mary Buck
b: 20 MAY 1879
d: 14 NOV 1962
Lived at Pepper Street, Hastings circa 1940 from Scholefield Papers

*Birth Details Date: 1879, Folio No: 1314, Area: Wellington, June quarter, Name: Alice Mary Buck*

The Evening Post 22nd December 1888 shows
The following is the list of prize-winners for the Taita School. The prizes were presented by the Chairman (Mr. John Clement) on Thursday afternoon :— Standard VI. — I. Ross. Standard V. — W. Death. Standard IV. — A. Brown, J. Tilbury, A. Death, A. Hancock, A. James, E. Mellow, M. Ross. Standard III. — K. Boulcott. J. Hooper, M. Adams, G. Peck, L. Petterson, M. Russell. Standard II. — H. Mahood, C. Pike, C. Avery, L. Avery, E. Drummond, E. Edwards, M. Hooper, H. Haywood, P. Johnson, L. Mellow, E. Pitt, R. Wright, A. Webb. Standard I.— N. Death, H. Hancock, T. Hancock, E. Mahood, H. Mellow, N. Russell, A. Buck, M. Hawkes, M. Terry, A. Walters, L. Webb, E. Edwards, L. Johnston, H. Petterson, M. Russell, J. Russell, S. Wright. Infant classes.— First Division — N. Daysh, K. Fraser, J. Hawkes, J. Walters. L. James. Second Division — C. Evenson, T. Mahood, B. Wright, N. Haywood, A. Pitt. Third Division — W. Buck, S. Campbell, F. Hancock, A. Mellow, G. Peck, E. Peck, A. Russell, H. Russell, P. Russell, J. Terry, A. Campbell, M. Daysh, L. Evenson, M. Fox, M. Haywood, L. Pike, L. Walters. Mr. T. Mason''s prizes for attendance were gained by M. Hooper, J. Hooper, M. Ross, J. Tilbury, J. Walters, A. Brown.

School Records for Taita School
Class Standard III
Alice Buck, Taita, Date of Examination: 17/9/1890, 11 years, 3 months, Last Standard Passed: II, Attendance Record: 218, Absent on day, Very Nervous, Result: Passed

Evening Post 19th December 1891
The prizes were presented by Mr. Thomas Mason on the 17th inst., prefaced by a suitable address to the children. After the prize distribution, tea was provided by the School Committee in Mr. Mason''s grounds, and races and sports were indulged in. The following is the prize list :—
St. 7, M. Ross, dux of school, 1; A. James, 2; A. Brown, 3.
St. 6. K. Boulcott, 1; M. Adams, 2; M. Hooper, E. Pitt.
St. 5, C. Pike, 1; H. Walters, 2; E. Edwards, L. Johnston, N. Cleland, T. Handcock.
St. 4, L. James, 1; K. Frazer (sic), 2; M. Daysh, A. Buck, S. Russell, W. Buck, E. Russell, A. Pitt, N. Daysh, E, Edwards, J. Walters.
St. 3, A. Russell, 1; R. Russell, 2; E. Benge, I. Daysh, A. Death, A. Fisk, R. Fisk, M. Hooper, M. Hawk, L. Walters, F. Hancock, H. Russell, B. Wright, W. Whittington.
St. 2, M. Craig, M. Frazer (sic), M. Fox, S. Hoar, E. Hoar, J. Harvey, C. Pescini, N. Pike, H. Russell, A. Credland, J. Hawk, A. Mellow, V. Mellow, P. Russell, C. Walters.
St. 1, preparatory — All these youngsters had a nice book presented to them. Head teacher''s prizes for good attendance were won by M. Ross (dux), K. Frazer (sic), H. Farrington, all with full marks. Head teacher''s prize for best kept exercise book, M. Adams.

Marriage Transcription shows When and Where Married: 20/5/1902, Christ Church, Taita, William Dacre Bennett, Aged: 23, Occ: Clerk, Bachelor, Birthplace: Crofton, Rangitikei, Residence: Present: Taita, Usual: Taita, Father: William Hebden Bennett, Occ: Farmer, Mother: Margaret Bennett nee Farmer, Alice Mary Buck, Aged: 22, Spinster, Birthplace: Taita, Residence: Present: Taita, Usual: Taita, Father: Alfred Buck, Occ: Farmer, Mother: Mary Ann Buck nee Whitewood, Witnesses: John Patrick Joseph Murphy, Clerk, Lower Hutt, Marjorie Buck, Taita, Minister: Joshua Jones

*Death Details Date: 1962, Folio No: 5554, Aged: 83, Area: Hastings, Name: Alice Mary Bennett*

Hastings Cemetery Record show Mary Alice Bennett, Date of Death/Burial: 14/11/1962, Date of Burial?: 10/1/1963, Aged: 83, Cremation, Address: 911 Heathcote Road, Hastings, Cemetery: Havelock North, Block: CRG, Plot: 63

Hawkes''s Bay Herald-Tribune 14th November 1962
Bennett - On November 14, 1962, at Hastings, Alice Mary, dearly loved wife of William Dacre Bennett, of 911 Heathcote Avenue, Hastings, and loved mother of Myra (Mrs T. Windley, Levin), Hinemoa (Mrs H. Tracy, Auckland), Sylvia (Mrs J. Estcourt, Hastings), Hamilton (Napier), Cyril (Havelock North), Wilfred (Kaikohe) and Roger (Bay View). Aged 83 years.
A service will be held in St Matthew''s Church, Hastings, on Friday, November 16, 1962, at 2 pm, the funeral the leaving for the Hastings Crematorium - Tong & Peryer Ltd, Funeral Directors, Hastings


Some details from The Bennetts of Pencarrow by Paul Bennett

William was eight when he first attended school at Manauau and then stayed on as a pupil teacher. He also taught at Taita School. He married Alice Buck. He then taught at various schools including Thames and Picton and retired as headmaster at Upper Hutt after 43 years of teaching. He then moved to Hastings to lived and he died in 1968.

EP 1/3/1900
The Education Board has approved of the transfers of pupil teachers as follows:-
Mr. W. D. Bennett, from Manakau to the Taita;

EP 25/2/1902
Result of Teachers'' Examinations
The following are the names of the successful Wellington district candidates at the recent examinations for teachers'' certificates:-
Passed Class E
Ethel Ruth Cooper,
Partial Pass for Class D
Ethel Ruth Cooper,
Hannah Elizabeth Feist,
Partial Pass for Class E
Katherine Napier Armit, William Dacre Bennett,

Birth Certificate Transcription shows, Place of Registration: Rangatikei, No: 26, When and Where: 25/1/1879, Crofton, William Dacre Bennett, Father: William Hebden Bennett, Occ: Surveyor, Aged: 22, Birthplace: Wellington, Mother: Margaret Marion Bennett nee Hughes, Aged: 21, Birthplace: Wellington, When and Where Married: 16/7/1878, Wellington, Informant: W. H. Bennett, Father, Crofton

Death Details
1968/45042, William Dacre Bennett, Aged: 89Y - Date of Death 14/9/1968 from Death Registration

Hastings Cemetery Record show William Dacre Bennett, Date of Death/Burial: 14/9/1968, Aged: 89, Cremation, District: Napier, Cemetery: Havelock North, Block: CRG, Plot: 63, Plot Purchaser: H Nth CRG

Daily Telegraph 17th September 1968
Veteran bowlers death
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Hawke''s Bay''s best known veteran bowler, Mr William Dacre (Bill) Bennett, died in Napier on Saturday, aged 89. Mr Bennett was born at Crofton near Marton, and he received his education at the Manakau School, Otaki, when he father moved to that area to take up farming.
Mr Bennett stayed on at the school as pupil teacher after completing his own education and taught at a number of schools in the district during his 43 years as a teacher. He retired from teaching in 1937 and moved to Hastings with his wife, formerly Miss Alice Buck.
Professional Runner
Always keen on sport, Mr Bennett was a professional runner in his youth and played cricket in the Wellington area until he was 50.
But bowling was his favourite sport and as a member of the Hastings Bowling Club he won the New Zealand singles title in 1938 and gained the Hawke''s Bay Bowling Centre''s gold star award for winning five centre titles.
He won the Hastings'' club singles title seven times and also had successes in pairs and fours events.
Tireless Figure
With his three sons he made up one of Hawke''s Bay''s most successful four teams, and this combination won a Webber Shield Tournament.
On another occasion Mr Bennett also skipped a winning combination in this event.
Despite his years, Mr Bennett was a tireless figure on the bowling green and up till the time of his death maintained a keen interest in the sport. He had been a member of Port Ahuriri Club for the past five years.
Mr Bennett was predeceased by his wife. He leaves four sons, Messrs Hamilton (Napier), Cyril (Havelock North), Roger (Bay View) and Wilfred Bennett (Waiotira), and three daughters Myra (Mrs Windley, Levin), Hinemoa (Mrs Tracey (sic), Auckland) and Sylvia (Mrs Estcourt, Hastings). He also leaves 29 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren
  • 20 MAY 1879 - Birth - ; Taita
  • 14 NOV 1962 - Death -
George Green Buck
1 APR 1818 - 11 OCT 1894
Alfred James Seldon Buck
1 NOV 1852 - 10 APR 1897
Mary Ann Seldon Salmon
1817 - 4 JUL 1867
Alice Mary Buck
20 MAY 1879 - 14 NOV 1962
William Matson WHITEWOOD
1823 - 20 MAY 1875
Mary Ann Whitewood
21 JAN 1858 - 10 MAY 1936
Rebecca Monteith
1819 - 13 NOV 1903
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Alfred James Seldon Buck
Birth1 NOV 1852
Death10 APR 1897
Marriage24 JUL 1878to Mary Ann Whitewood at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherGeorge Green Buck
MotherMary Ann Seldon Salmon
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Whitewood
Birth21 JAN 1858
Death10 MAY 1936
Marriage24 JUL 1878to Alfred James Seldon Buck at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Marriage1912to Henry Alexander Wilmer MacKenzie
FatherWilliam Matson WHITEWOOD
MotherRebecca Monteith
FAlice Mary Buck
Birth20 MAY 1879Taita
Death14 NOV 1962
Marriage20 MAY 1902to William Dacre Bennett at Christ Church, Taita
MWilliam Matson Whitewood Buck
Birth5 DEC 1881
Death2 JUN 1965
Marriage24 AUG 1910to Winifred Morgan James
FMarjory Buck
Birth16 MAY 1887Taita
Death1 JUN 1962
Marriage10 FEB 1917to John Warneford Known As Jack McKenzie
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Dacre Bennett
Death14 SEP 1968
Marriage20 MAY 1902to Alice Mary Buck at Christ Church, Taita
PARENT (F) Alice Mary Buck
Birth20 MAY 1879Taita
Death14 NOV 1962
Marriage20 MAY 1902to William Dacre Bennett at Christ Church, Taita
FatherAlfred James Seldon Buck
MotherMary Ann Whitewood
Descendancy Chart
Alice Mary Buck b: 20 MAY 1879 d: 14 NOV 1962
William Dacre Bennett b: 1879 d: 14 SEP 1968
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