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Daysh, Norman John

Norman John Daysh
b: 1881
d: 20 JUN 1924
Birth Details
1881/7137, Norman John Daysh, Mother: Ada, Father: Henry

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Full Name Norman John Daysh
Forename(s) Norman John
Surname Daysh
War South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No. 5910

New Zealand Military Forces
South African War
Daysh Norman John
Rank: Private
No 5910
Contingents: 8th
Battalion: South Island
Company: G
Volunteer corps or district from which drafted: Dunedin
Address: Konini, Forty Mile Bush, Wellington
Trade or Calling: Farm-hand
Name and Address of employer: J. Douglas, MF? Royal, Palmerstn Sth
Age: 20 years
Height: 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches
Chest-measurement: 32 - 36 inches
Weight: 10 st. 4 lb.
Next of Kin: Father Mr Henry Daysh
Konini, Forty Mile Bush
Signed at Addington on 13 January 1902
These Military papers at Archives contain correspondence about Norman losing his discharge papers. He needed to produce these so he could apply for an overseas gratity of 5 pounds
Norman had to sign a declaration of how he lost his discharge papers
After I left South Africa I went to England
I travelled from Stoke on Trent to London & arrived at Euston station about 3 in the morning I went to sleep in the waiting room & while asleep my gladstone bag was stolen with a lot of papers including my discharge Tuesday morning 2nd Sept 1902 was the date the bag was stolen I let the officials at the station know but they said I hadnt a hope of getting it.
In this declaration it has his description
Height 5 Ft 11 in, weight 12 st, blue eyes, dark hair
The declaration was signed 11 July 1903 at Wellington

Marriage Details
1905/6480, Bride: Annie Gustofson, Groom: Norman John Daysh - Date of Marriage 23/3/1905 from Marriage Registration

Evening Post 11 July 1900
12 1/2 acres with 6-roomed House and Scullery, bath, copper, &c., &c. The land is in first-class order and free from flood; fences practically new; immediate possession. Apply to Norman J. Daysh, care Captain Adams, Taita, or Frank P. Warnock, Clyde quay, Wellington

Evening Post 18 December 1900
Messrs. J. H. Bethune and Co. submitted for sale by auction yesterday, by instructions from Mr. H. Daysh, his freehold property at Taita, Lower Hutt, containing 12 1/2 acres with a six-roomed dwellinghouse and farm buildings. Although there were several bidders, the higher offer did not quite reach the owner''s reserve, but Messrs. Bethune and Co. have since succeeded in selling the property to Mr. J. R. Cottle, of Belmont

Evening Post 9 March 1904
Lambton-quay, Wellington.
ON THURSDAY, 10th MARCH, 1904,
At 2.30 o''clock p.m.
MACDONALD, WILSON AND CO. are favoured with instructions to sell by public auction as above —
23 MAGNIFICENT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SECTIONS, part of Section No. 50, HUTT DISTRICT. and containing an area of nearly HALF AN ACRE each.
These sections are level, dry, and form some of the best Residence Blocks in the Hutt Valley.
The sections are situated between the residences of Mr. Adam Gordon, on the main Hutt-road, and Captain Adams, at the end of the property.
The soil is first-class and specially adaptable for fruit culture and horticultural operations.
The terms of sale are — 10 per cent, deposit, 20 per cent in three months, balance in six months, with interest on unpaid balance at 5 per cent.
Lithographic plans on application.
The ''Bus service from the Hutt to the Taita passes the property nearly every hour daily.
The Auctioneers will be pleased to show any intending purchaser over the various sections, or application can be made to Mr. J. R. Cottle, residing on the ground.

Wairarapa Daily Times 24 March 1905
At St. Mark''s Church, on Thursday afternoon, Mr N. Daysh was married to Miss Annie Gustofsen. The Rev. R. Young preformed the ceremony. The young couple intend residing in Pahiatua.

Wairarapa Daily Times 16 May 1905
FOR SALE - 1000 Heart of Totara Posts, 6ft 6in and 7ft long. Apply N. J. DAYSH, Konini, Forty Miles Bush.

Progress 2 May 1910
The Zealandia Milker.
If everything paid on behalf of the milking machine invented by a Wairarapa inventor be true, there is no doubt that we have something very superior. The Wairarapa Daily News thus describes it:-
A Carterton inventor, Mr. N. J. Daysh, has evidently succeeded in producing a milking machine which will lead to the more universal adoption of mechanical milking, and thus relieve the dairy farmers of one of their greatest difficulties, that of securing a sufficient number of good, hand milkers who will stick to the job. The Zealandia milker has fewer parts than other successful machines, is easier to keep clean, takes less power to operate, and is far less costly in the first instance. These are all considerations of the highest importance to dairy farmers, but above all is the fact that it does the work required of it with the utmost efficiency, and is claimed to be more comfortable for the cows. Practical farmers are very emphatic in their opinions that the Zealandia is a first-class machine, fulfilling all that Mr. Daysh claims for it. It can be seen at work every day at Mr. Zabell''s farm at Belvedere, and as practical observation is worth columns of description, farmers who did not attend the trial should go and look at the machine in operation, and form their own opinion.

Wairarapa Daily Times 26 May 1910
Henry Hughes, Patent and Trade Marks Agent (authorised by New Zealand Government), reports the following list of patent applications in New Zealand, compiled from the Government Gazette of May 19th, 1910:—
N. Daysh, teat cup;

Wairarapa Daily Times 10 June 1910
Henry Hughes, Patent and Trade Marks Agent (authorised by New Zealaud Government), reports the following list of patent applications in New Zealand, compiled from the Government Gazette of June 2nd, 1910:—
Wellington.— N. Daysh, milking machine;

Progress 1 July 1910
Applications for Patents
The following list o£ applications for Patents, filed in New Zealand during the month ending June 16th, 1910, has been specially prepared for Progress.
27601 - Daysh, N. J., Carterton: Teat cup.

Wanganui Chronicle 13 July 1910
(From Our Special Representative.)
HAWERA, July 12.
The Great Dominion Dairy Show will be thrown open to the public at 12 noon to-day (Wednesday), and officially opened at 1.30 by the Hon. T. Mackenzie, Minister for Agriculture. The influx of visitors to Hawera is unparalleled, and the accommodation severely taxed. Given fine weather the show cannot fail to be a record-breaker.
With characteristic energy the tradesmen of Hawera and farmers of South Taranaki have worked in unison for some time with the object of bringing about a Dominion Dairy Show, which object has at last been so satisfactorily achieved; in fact, far beyond the most sanguine expectations of one and all concerned.
The great provincial district of Taranaki is, without a doubt, the finest dairying district in New Zealand, and Hawera may rightly be termed the hub or capital town of this great dairying province. Praise is due to Mr A. M. Conroy, the indefatigable secretary, and his hard-working committee, for it undoubtedly owing to their untiring efforts (and not forgetting the unanimous support which has been accorded them by provincial enthusiasts) that the inaugural expesitior has attained such large dimensions.
The hall was designed by Mr T. H. Gillman (of the firm of James and Gillman, architects), Hawera, and the erection of the building, which is of brick and camerated concrete, was entrusted to Mr R. W. Boyd, of New Plymouth. Hawera can well be proud of possibly the finest and most spacious agricultural hall in in the Dominion. The building is 248 ft. by 92ft., and covers 20,000 square feet, and also has another 10,000 square feet available, which space it has been found necessary to canvas in, and even then the committee have had to refuse offers for space.
Firms exhibiting are from all parts of the Domuion, and the exhibits comprise every conceivable machine (the majority in motion) that is requisite for farming, dairying and other industries. The driving power for the machinery in motion is a ? h. p. engine. There is also between 300 and 400 feet of shafting, which, by the by, is considerably more than in use at Palmerston North.
Naturally the machines which appeal mostly to the dairy farmers are the milking machines, and to give an idea of the keen competition at present manifested in them. I give a list of milking machines which are shown in motion, together with agents and owners:-
Zealandia (J. Daysh and the International Harvested Company).
L.K.G. (J. B. McEwan and Co.).
Simplex (A Blake).
Dominion (Booth, Macdonald and Co.).
Storrie (J. Young and Co.).
Ridd (Ridd and Co.).
Alpha Laval (Griffiths and Co.).
Hartnett (Dahl and Co.).
Ideal (Wilcox).
Wade and Miller (F. S. Canning).
Gane (Jenkins).

Waiarapapa Daily Times 3 October 1910
The following titles were approved:-
Mr N. J. Daysh applied to transfer Section 7b, Block XVI., Wairarapa, Dyer Settlement, 307 acres 10 perches, to Mr Henry Daysh (his father), and it was resolved to recommend the transfer for approval. The Commissioner dissented.

Wairarapa Daily Times 13 February 1911
MESSRS DALGETY & CO., issue a cordial invitation to DAIRY FARMERS and all interested in the DAIRYING INDUSTRY, to inspect the ZEALANDIA MILKING MACHINE (Norman Daysh, Carterton, patentee), which is now on view in their STORE, QUEEN AND DIXON-STREETS, Masterton.
The Machine is in thorough running order, driven by a 3 h.p. "FAMOUS" Engine, and an opportunity will be welcomed of giving same a thorough demonstration.
Agents International
Harvester Co., Ltd.
C. L. STARK, Representative.

Wairarapa Daily Times 11 April 1911
Mr R. W. Nunn has installed milking machines in his shed and they have proved very satisfactory. They are Daysh''s Patent. He intends milking a hundred cows next year. It is rumoured that another farmer here intends milking a good herd (also with machines) next year.

Wairarapa Daily Times 27 March 1912
Henry Hughes, Patent and Trade Marks Agent (authorised by New Zealand Government), reports the following list of patent applications in New Zealand, compiled from the Government Gazette of 21st March 1912:—
Wellington.— N. Daysh, milking machine pulsator;

Wairarapa Daily Times 3 August 1912
Henry Hughes, Patent and Trade Marks Agent (authorised by New Zealand Government), reports the following list of patent applications in New Zealand, compiled from the Government Gazette of 25th July, 1912:—
N. Daysh, teat cup of milking machine.

Wanganui Chronicle 3 February 1913
Henry Hughes, Limited, patent and trade marks agents (authorised by N.Z. Government) reports the following list of patent applications in N.Z. as compiled from Government "Gazette" of 25th January.
N. Daysh, milking machine pulsator;

Wairarapa Daily Times 7 March 1913
Mr W. Davey, of Belvedere, who has been leasing Mr N. J. Daysh''s farm, has purchased a property at Hastings for which he will leave next month.

Wairarapa Daily Times 11 April 1913
Henry Hughes, Ltd., patent and trade marks agent (authorised by N.Z Government), reports the following list of patent applications in New Zealand as compiled from Government Gazette of April 3rd:—
N. Daysh, milk release;

Feilding Star 14 July 1914
Mr N. J. Daysh, an ex-Cartertonian, writes from Chicago on June 5 says:-

Wairarapa Daily Times 24 July 1914
The secretary of the Wairarapa centre of the Farmers'' Union (Mr D. Hebenton) has arranged with Mr J. H. Primmer, Government veterinarian, to give a demonstration on Mr H. Daysh''s farm at Dyerville on Monday, July 27th, in conjunction with the demonstration of the Zealandia milking machine which is to be given by Mr Daysh.

Evening Post 14 October 1916
Messrs. Baldwin and Rayward, patent attorneys and consulting engineers, of 215, Lambton-quay, Wellington, report that recently they acted as agents in, filing the following applications for letters patent in New Zealand — N. J. Daysh, Carterton, milking machine;

more patents for milking machines, New Zealand- in Newspapers in March and December 1917

Evening Post 31 January 1920
Messrs. Baldwin and Rayward, Patent Attorneys, of 215, Lambton-quay, Wellington, report that recently they acted as agents in filing the following applications for letters patent:—T
N. J. Daysh, New York, milking machine;

Death Details
1924/3518, Norman John, Aged: 43Y - Date of Death 20/6/1924 from Death Registration

Palmerston North City Council Cemetery Record
Surname DAYSH
Gender Male
Occupation AGENT
Denomination Lutheran
Age at Death 43Y
Date of Death 22/06/1924 (sic) Place of Death UN-KNOWN
Date of Interment 22/06/1924
Warrant Type BURIAL
Cemetery Terrace End
Cemetery Cemetery Block 037
Plot Number 054
Head Stone
Funeral Director THOMAS GRIGGS & SON LTD
Book of Memories NO

Evening Post 20 June 1924
Mr. Norman Daysh, a well-known representative of a machinery firm, dropped dead on the showgrounds this morning. Deceased was the, son of Mr. Henry Daysh, farmer, of Martinborough.
Shortly before noon to-day Mr. Norman Daysh, aged 40 years, a resident of Palmerston North, suddenly collapsed while talking to some friends in front of the milking machine exhibit in the machinery hall, at the National Dairy Show, and died within a few minutes. Deceased was a married man, and was the patenter of a well-known milking plant, and it is stated he recently returned from a visit to America.
  • 1881 - Birth -
  • 20 JUN 1924 - Death -
John Ings Daysh
1805 - 7 MAY 1902
Henry Daysh
1859 - 26 NOV 1936
Elizabeth Clarke
1807 - 2 DEC 1870
Norman John Daysh
1881 - 20 JUN 1924
Mary Ada Davey
1863 - 5 AUG 1920
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Henry Daysh
Death26 NOV 1936
Marriage1880to Mary Ada Davey
FatherJohn Ings Daysh
MotherElizabeth Clarke
PARENT (F) Mary Ada Davey
Death5 AUG 1920
Marriage1880to Henry Daysh
MNorman John Daysh
Death20 JUN 1924
Marriage23 MAR 1905to Annie Gustofson
FAda Myrtle Daysh
Marriage1906to Donald Gregor Campell Grant Smith
FIvy Maud Marion Daysh
Death6 MAR 1960
Marriage24 FEB 1908to Thomas Harry Pringle DAVEY
MHoward Thomas Daysh
Birth5 MAY 1886Taita, Lower Hutt
Death16 SEP 1887
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Norman John Daysh
Death20 JUN 1924
Marriage23 MAR 1905to Annie Gustofson
FatherHenry Daysh
MotherMary Ada Davey
PARENT (F) Annie Gustofson
Marriage23 MAR 1905to Norman John Daysh
MHarry Duff Daysh
MNorman Daysh
Descendancy Chart
Norman John Daysh b: 1881 d: 20 JUN 1924
Harry Duff Daysh b: 1907
Norman Daysh b: 1909
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