Person Index

Greig, William

William Greig
b: 1863
d: 25 MAR 1940
Biography
Marriage Details
1883/3197, Bride: Helen Scott, Groom: William Greig

Death Details
1947/21387, Ellen Greig, Aged: 84Y

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Ellen Greig, Date: 20/4/1947, Wallaceville Cemetery, Upper Hutt, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 104
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Burial Record Date: 22/4/1947

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record William Greig, Date: 25/3/1940, Wallaceville Cemetery, Upper Hutt, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 104
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Burial Record Wm Greig, Date: 27/3/1940

Evening Post 26 March 1940
GREIG.- On March 25, 1940, at Wellington Hospital, William, beloved husband of Ellen Greig, Main Road, Upper Hutt; aged 77 years
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GREIG.- The Funeral of the late Mr William Greig will leave his late residence, Main Road, Upper Hutt, at 2.30 p.m. Tomorrow (Wednesday), March 27, 1940, for the Presbyterian Church, and thence to Wallaceville Cemetery. Isaac Clark and Son.
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GREIG.- Members of local bodies of which the late Mr. William Greig, J.P., was a member, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the residence, Upper Hutt, Tomorrow (Wednesday), at 2.30 p.m., for the Presbyterian Church, and thence to Wallaceville Cemetery.
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OBITUARY
MR. WILLIAM GREIG, J.P.
The death of Mr. William Greig, J.P., at the age of 77 years, occurred yesterday after a short illness. Mr. Greig was one of the oldest and most widely respected citizens of Upper Hutt, and at the time of his death was a member of the Upper Hutt Borough Council and the borough representative on the Wellington Free Ambulance, the Hutt Valley Electric Power Board, and the Wellington and Suburban Water Board.
Born at Greenock, Scotland, on February 1, 1863, Mr. Greig came to New Zealand with his parents at the age of 11 years. He joined the New Zealand Government Railways early in his career, and spent most of his time stationed at Upper Hutt. During these years he became one of the most popular and widely-known locomotive drivers in the Wellington district. At the age of 60 he retired on superannuation.
Mr. Greig took a deep and active interest in anything calculated to advance the interests of Upper Hutt, in which district he had settled in 1886. He was a member of the school committee for 30 years, during which time he served as secretary and as chairman. When the public school was transferred from Trentham to its present site at Upper Hutt, he took a leading part in the activities connected with the transfer.
When the destinies of Upper Hutt were controlled by a Town Board, Mr. Greig was a member, and he served as chairman for a term. After the formation of the Borough Council he served as a councillor and occasionally acted as Deputy Mayor. For the past 25 years he has given faithful public service to the borough.
He was also deeply interested in the activities of the local Druids'' Lodge, of which, he was a Past Arch, and delegate to the conference. Mr. Greig was a keen bowler and an active member of the Upper Hutt Bowling Club, of which he was the sole selector. In his younger days he was an enthusiastic cricketer and a fine shot.
He is well remembered in the district for his pleasing and cheerful disposition and high sense of honour, and was never known to decline an appeal for help. He leaves a wife, three sons, and four daughters — Messrs. W. T. Greig (Auckland), D. Greig (Upper Hutt), and A. M. Greig (Mananui), and Mesdames F. Whiteman (Upper Hutt), K. Geange (Upper Hutt), E. Russell (Whiteman''s Valley), and W. Donovan, (Christchurch).
The funeral is to be held at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow at Upper Hutt. The pall-bearers will be Messrs. W. T. Greig. D. Greig, A. M. Greig, F. Whiteman, K. Geange, and E. Russell. Members of local bodies will carry the casket from the church to the hearse, and members of the Upper Hutt Borough Council from the hearse to the grave. The cortege will be headed by the Upper Hutt Band, followed by a parade of firemen from the Upper Hutt and Silverstream brigades.
Facts
  • 1863 - Birth - ; Scotland
  • 25 MAR 1940 - Death -
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CHILDREN
MWilliam Greig
Birth1863Scotland
Death25 MAR 1940
Marriage1883to Ellen Scott
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Greig
Birth1863Scotland
Death25 MAR 1940
Marriage1883to Ellen Scott
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PARENT (F) Ellen Scott
Birth1863
Death20 APR 1947
Marriage1883to William Greig
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CHILDREN
FMargaret Julia Greig
Birth1895
Death1992
Marriage1915to Kenneth Sylvanus Geange
Descendancy Chart
William Greig b: 1863 d: 25 MAR 1940
Ellen Scott b: 1863 d: 20 APR 1947
Margaret Julia Greig b: 1895 d: 1992
Kenneth Sylvanus Geange b: 1894 d: 1964
Ronald Aspinall McCulloch b: 1913 d: 1994
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