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Edwards, Eda Sarah

Eda Sarah Edwards
b: 1886
Birth Details
1886/2139, Eda Sarah Edwards, Mother: Mary Ann, Father: John

Marriage Details
1903/4143, Bride: Eda Sarah Edwards, Groom: Archibald Forbes McMinn - Date of Marriage 15/9/1903 from Marriage Registration

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Article on paperspast about McMinn going to Australia to play Football in 1903

Death Details
1919/2929, Archibald Forbes McMinn, Aged: 37Y - Date of Death 23/4/1919 from Death Registration

Wairarapa Daily Times 26 April 1919
The death is announced of Mr Archibald F. ("Tiny") McMinn, third son of Mr and Mrs Alex McMinn, of Auckland. Deceased was particular well-known in football circles, having been a prominent New Zealand representative player a few years ago. Of late years his health had not been good, and he was obliged to relinquish newspaper work in which he has been engages in Carterton and Dannevirke. He was a Wairarapa representative player.

Hawera & Normanby Star 28 April 1919
The Auckland Star reports the death in Wellington of Mr Archibald Forbes McMinn. The deceased was well-known in football circles as "Tiny" McMinn, being about six feet four inches in height, and built proportionately. He toured Australia with, a New Zealand football representative team some years ago. Mr McMinn was also recognised as a first-class drummer, being for many years a member of a band at Palmerston, where he was born about forty years ago. He is survived, by a widow and two children, whose home is in Dannevirke.

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Probate Achibald Forbes McMinn, Place: Dannevirke, Occ: Journalist, AAOM 6029 26894, Filed: 20/6/1919, Intestate, Archives NZ, Wellington

Father of Archibald Forbes McMinn

Wanganui Chronicle 24 October 1919
Old residents will deeply regret to learn of the death of Mr Alexander McMinn, who was well known throughout New Zealand in journalistic circles. The sad event took place at his home in Devonport, Auckland, on Tuesday evening, after a short illness caused by bronchial trouble. Mr McMinn, when a young man of about twenty years of age, came to New Zealand from Belfast (Ireland), landing at Auckland on St. Patrick''s Day. He afterwards removed to Wellington, but subsequently took up his residence in Wanganui, where he was headmaster of the Grammar School. After a short career in the teaching profession he entered journalism on the Wanganui Herald, which was then conducted by the late Hon. John Ballance. Mr McMinn proved himself a very vigorous and able writer, and in those days was recognised as one of the smartest journalists on this coast.
After leaving Wanganui he joined the Rangitikei Advocate, but in 1880 Mr McMinn came to Palmerston North and founded the Manawatu Evening Standard. The paper Was printed on the same hand press which was used for the first number of the Wanganui Herald and latter the Woodville Examiner, which the deceased gentleman also established. In 1891 he disposed of his interest in the "Standard" to Mr F. Pirani (who subsequently sold to the present proprietors), and removed a few years later to Masterton, where he occupied the position of sub-editor of the Wairarapa Daily Times.
Having regained something of his former robust constitution, Mr McMinn, about seven years ago, took up his residence at Auckland, where he occupied a post on the literary staff of the Auckland Star up to the time of his disease.
The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and four surviving sons - Francis Alexander (Dannevirke), Garnet (Taumarunui), Gordon (Bendigo), Leslie (Taikorea), and one daughter — Mrs Whalley (Palmerston North). The late Mr Archibald McMinn, the well known footballer, was also a son. Mr McMinn was always of a most cheerful nature, and his natural courtliness of manner and kindness in many ways endeared him to his many friends in journalism and in other pursuits. Their respect for him was always of that fine nature in which a gentleman of his calibre is held, and his death will be deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends.
  • 1886 - Birth -
John Edwards
1809 - 25 MAY 1889
John Edwards
1836 - 13 OCT 1892
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Edwards
Death13 OCT 1892
Marriage1868to Mary Ann Grey
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Grey
Marriage1868to John Edwards
MHenry James Third Son Edwards
Death10 AUG 1937
Marriage13 FEB 1901to Maude Florence Edith Walsh at St Augustine''s Church, Petone
MEdwin Sildon Edwards
FEda Sarah Edwards
Marriage15 SEP 1903to Archibald Forbes McMinn
FAlice Emily Edwards
Marriage16 APR 1900to Aubrey Jackson
MErnest Arthur Edwards
MAlfred George Edwards
MWalter Frederick Edwards
Death12 JUN 1941
Marriage14 JUN 1894to Maud Riddick Russell at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MWilliam Albert John Edwards
Death7 JAN 1904
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Archibald Forbes McMinn
Death23 APR 1919
Marriage15 SEP 1903to Eda Sarah Edwards
PARENT (F) Eda Sarah Edwards
Marriage15 SEP 1903to Archibald Forbes McMinn
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Ann Grey
MAlexander Heber McMinn
Birth5 DEC 1903
FMarcia Adeline Mary McMinn
Birth22 FEB 1905
Marriage6 FEB 1926to Lawrence Lovell
Descendancy Chart
Archibald Forbes McMinn b: 1882 d: 23 APR 1919
Alexander Heber McMinn b: 5 DEC 1903 d: 1985
Marcia Adeline Mary McMinn b: 22 FEB 1905
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