Person Index

Eaton, Caroline

Caroline Eaton
b: 1864
d: 14 AUG 1942
Evening Post 6 September 1932
Mrs. Emma Eaton, a Wairarapa pioneer, passed away at her residence, Redwood street, Carterton, on Sunday at the age of 88 years (states "The Post''s" Carterton correspondent). The late Mrs. Eaton was born at Taita in 1844, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hooper, and went to the Wairarapa in 1870, when the road to Carterton was only a cart track. Her first home in this district was on land in Moreton road, and later with her husband and family, she removed to Kokotau, retiring from there 22 years ago to settle in Carterton. Mrs. Eaton experienced the hardships of the pioneering days, and had vivid recollection of the big earthquakes of 1855 as well as of the trouble with the Maoris. Her husband predeceased her ten years ago, and a family of four sons and three daughters survive her. They are Messrs. John Eaton (Carterton), George (Masterton), Thomas and Charles (Longbush), Mesdames A. King (Carterton), Coleman (Hamilton), W. Renall (Parkvale). A son and a daughter predeceased her some years ago. During the evening service at St. Mark''s Church on Sunday, the Rev. W. F. Stent made reference to the passing of Mrs. Eaton. She had, he said, set an example of duty and seryice in pioneering which had helped to make New Zealand what it is to-day.

Birth Details
1864/1738, Caraoline (sic) Eaton - no parents listed
1864/9664, Caroline Eaton, Mother: Emma, Father: John

Records of Baptisms of St James and Christ Church
Date of Birth: 26/8/1864, Date of Baptism: 12/10/1864, Name: Caroline, Mother: Emma, Father: John, Surname: Eaton, Residence & Occ: Taita, Labourer, Sponsors: Elizabeth Hooper, Parents

Marriage Details
1884/3367, Bride: Caroline Eaton, Groom: Alfred King

Death Details
1934/1441, Alfred King, Aged: 79Y - Date of Death 30/11/1934 (sic) from Death Registration

Carterton District Council Clareville Cemetery shows
Family Name: King
Given Names: Alfred
Aged: 78 years
Date Deceased: 1/12/1934 (sic)
Interment Date: 1/12/1934 (sic)
Cemetery: Clareville
Plot: 85
Block: NEW SUR A
Grave/Ashes: Burial
Reserved Date: 1/12/1934

Evening Post 3 December 1934
After some months of illness, Mr. Alfred King, of Redwood Street, Carterton, died on Friday evening, states the "Wairarapa Daily News." He was in his seventy-ninth year, and until his illness was active and energetic. In the early days he was one of Carterton''s pioneer business men, having a general store in what is now High Street and another at Te Wharau, in the backblocks. He used to drive a brake between the two places in all weathers and over roads which were often mere mud tracks. He sold out his Te Wharau store, and later gave up his Carterton business and retired. In 1884 he married a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Eaton, of Kokotau, and last month the couple celebrated their golden wedding. The late Mr. King was a keen and popular member of the Carterton Bowling Club, and some time ago was made a life member in recognition of tne assistance he had given the club during a long association with it.

Probate Alfred King, Place: Carterton, Occ: Settler, AAOM 6029 55821, Filed: 19/12/1934, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Death Details
1942/26386, Caroline King, Aged: 77Y - Date of Death 14/8/1942 (sic) from Death Registration

Carterton District Council Clareville Cemetery shows
Family Name: King
Given Names: Caroline
Aged: 78 years
Date Deceased: 18/8/1942 (sic)
Interment Date: 18/8/1942 (sic)
Cemetery: Clareville
Plot: 86
Block: NEW SUR A
Grave/Ashes: Burial
Reserved Date: 18/8/1942

Probate Caroline King, Place: Carterton, Occ: Widow, AAOM 6030 7377, Filed: 16/9/1942, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1864 - Birth -
  • 14 AUG 1942 - Death -
John Eaton
1836 - 24 JUN 1922
Caroline Eaton
1864 - 14 AUG 1942
John Hooper
1805 - 25 DEC 1892
Emma Hooper
1844 - 4 SEP 1932
Caroline Wadman
1816 - 16 JUN 1903
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Eaton
Death24 JUN 1922
Marriage1862to Emma Hooper
PARENT (F) Emma Hooper
Death4 SEP 1932
Marriage1862to John Eaton
FatherJohn Hooper
MotherCaroline Wadman
MWilliam Eaton
Death17 APR 1890
FCaroline Eaton
Death14 AUG 1942
Marriage1884to Alfred King
FElizabeth Ann Eaton
Death7 DEC 1890
MJohn Beavan Eaton
Death21 DEC 1932
Marriage14 MAR 1888to Annie Caroline Reeves Pitts at At The Residence Of John B Eaton''s Parents
MGeorge Henry Eaton
Death26 SEP 1946
Marriage16 APR 1901to Edith Hannah Baggarley
MThomas Roland Eaton
Death6 JUL 1962
Marriage24 JUL 1906to Ann Jane Corlett at St Mark''s Church, Carterton
MCharles Eaton
FAgnes Jane Eaton
Death29 FEB 1940
Marriage1894to William Coleman
FMary Ellen Eaton
Death28 JUL 1963
Marriage1898to William Alfred Renall
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Alfred King
Death30 NOV 1934
Marriage1884to Caroline Eaton
PARENT (F) Caroline Eaton
Death14 AUG 1942
Marriage1884to Alfred King
FatherJohn Eaton
MotherEmma Hooper
Descendancy Chart
Caroline Eaton b: 1864 d: 14 AUG 1942
Alfred King b: 1855 d: 30 NOV 1934
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