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Kempthorne, Arthur Selwyn

Arthur Selwyn KEMPTHORNE
b: 1883
d: 15 JAN 1946
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187 KEMPTHORNE Arthur Selwyn
187 KEMPTHORNE Marie (sic)

Evening Post 29 April 1933
The annual meeting of the parishioners of St. James'', Lower Hutt, was held recently, the. Rev. H. E. K. Fry presiding.
The annual report dealt with the work of the parish, the departure of Archdeacon A. L. Hansell, and Mrs. Hansell, and of the Rev. W. E. Davies and Mrs. Davies, and the arrival of the Rev. H. E. K. Fry and Mrs. Fry, and of the Rev. H. V. C. Reynolds. Most satisfactory and encouraging reports of the choir, C.E.M.S., the Mothers'' Union, St. James'' Girls'' Club, and Sunday'' school were also included. The Waiwetu and Belmont churches reported progress as to both finance and attendance, and St. James'' Tennis Club had well maintained its position among the clubs of the valley. The, following were elected members of the vestry:— Messrs. W. H. Barker, A. W. Foote, G. L. Gieson, S. M. Hobbs, H. A. Lines, H. B. Robb. W. H. Smith, A. S. Kempthorne, Cowie, and Arnold. Mr. W. J. Jarman was elected vicar''s churchwarden, Mr. R. E. (sic) House parishioners'' churchwarden, and Mr. Arnold representative to synod.

Evening Post 20 October 1934
Farewell and Presentation.
An enjoyable evening was spent in the Taita Hall on Wednesday, when the church members and friends bade farewell to the Rev. H. V. C. Reynolds, who is leaving shortly to take up missionary work in Melanesia. Community singing was led by Mr. Kempthorne and Miss Brooks. Fancy dancing items by K. and V. Colson, N. August, and N. Peck were enjoyed, as also were those given by Mr. House and T. Gadsby. An excellent supper was handed round, and dancing and games were indulged in. Mr. Kempthorne, on behalf of the parishioners, presented Mr. Reynolds with a watch, suitably engraved. Mr. Reynolds thanked those present, and said it had given him great pleasure to minister among the people of Taita. Mr. Fry, introduced Mr. Neild, who was heartily welcomed. The committee added their thanks to all who helped to make the function a success.
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Evening Post 18 November 1939
THE new Masterton Home is to be Officially Opened by his Excellency the Governor-General, accompanied by Lady Galway, on Monday, November 27, at 2.30 p.m.
All interested are cordially invited to attend.
A special bus will leave from Bunny Street at 11 a.m. (not noon as stated on the invitation), and will leave Masterton at 4.30 p.m. on the return trip. Return charge, 10s.
Intending patrons please advise Mr. A. S. Kempthorne, 4 Bellevue Road, Lower Hutt (Tel. 63-180), as early as possible.

Death Details
1946/16764, Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne, Aged: 63Y - Date of Death 15/1/1946 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne, Date: 15 Jan 1946, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records and Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 211

Evening Post 16 January 1946
KEMPTHORNE.-On January 15, 1946, at a private hospital, Auckland, Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne, O.B.E., of Lower Hutt, loved father of Kathleen Ward. Funeral Notice later.
A recipient of the O.B.E. in the last New Year Honours List Mr Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne, of Lower Hutt, died at a private hospital in Auckland yesterday at the age of 62 years. The late Mr. Kempthorne, who received the award for his works as secretary of the Anglican Military Affairs Committee between 1940 and 1943, was a brother of Bishop L. S. Kempthorne, of Polynesia, and the Rev. F. M. Kempthorne, Vicar of Karori.
Born at Greymouth, Mr. Kempthorne was the third son of the late Archdeacon J. P. Kempthorne, of Nelson, and attended Nelson Boys College. In 1902 he joined the Eastern Extension Cable Company. Two years later he was transferred from the training station at Nelson to Hong Kong. He served at the company''s station at Singapore, Shanghai, Cocos Island, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin, and was afterwards appointed to the company''s office at Wellington. In 1931, he retired, and took up residence in Bellevue Road, Lower Hutt, where he lived until his death. His interests after his retirement, were mainly with church activities, and at the time of his death he was secretary of the Anglican Boys'' Homes Society a position he had held since 1933 and lay reader and synodsman of the St James''s Parish, Lower Hutt, to which he was appointed in 1934. A foundation member and former chairman of the Hutt Valley Toc H, he also served as Dominion registrar of the Toc H Society for some years. Mr. Kempthorne was known chiefly for his work as secretary of the Anglican Military Affairs Committee, the controlling authority of the Church Army, which provided amenities and comforts for servicemen in the New Zealand Forces. He held this position for three years.
Mr. Kempthorne married in the Far East, but his wife predeceased him. A daughter, Mrs. A. L. Ward, of Auckland survives him. A son, Private John Kempthorne, Was killed while serving in the Middle East with the New Zealand Forces.

Evening Post 17 January 1946
KEMPTHORNE.- The friends and relatives of the late Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the St. James Church, Woburn Rd, Lower Hutt, on Saturday, January 19, 1946, at the conclusion of a Service, commencing at 11 a.m., for the Taita Churchyard Cemetery. J. R. Croft, Ltd., Funeral Directors, Hutt and Petone.

Probate Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Gentleman, AAOM 6030 18934, Filed: 4/2/1946, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington


Death Details
1934/1501, Harriet Maria Kempthorne, Aged: 59Y - Date of Death 19/12/1934 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Harriet Maria Kempthorne, Date: 19 Dec 1934, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records
Marie (sic), Date: 19 Dec 1934, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 211

Evening Post 20 December 1934
KEMPTHORNE.- On December 19, 1934, at 2 Bellevue Road, Lower Hutt, Harriet Maria, beloved wife of Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne.
THE Friends of Mr. Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved wife, Harriet Maria, which will leave Bellevue Road, Lower Hutt, tomorrow (Friday), December 21, 1934, at 2 p.m., for the St. James'' Church, Lower Hutt, thence to the Taita Churchyard Cemetery.
J. R. CROFT, Undertaker,
Hutt and Petone. Tel, 63-828
  • 1883 - Birth -
  • 15 JAN 1946 - Death -
1849 - 18 SEP 1931
Arthur Selwyn KEMPTHORNE
1883 - 15 JAN 1946
Mary Louisa Unknown
1859 - 6 NOV 1939
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death18 SEP 1931
Marriage1878to Mary Louisa Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Louisa Unknown
Death6 NOV 1939
Marriage1878to John Pratt KEMPTHORNE
Death15 JAN 1946
Marriageto Harriet Maria Unknown
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
Death15 JAN 1946
Marriageto Harriet Maria Unknown
FatherJohn Pratt KEMPTHORNE
MotherMary Louisa Unknown
PARENT (F) Harriet Maria Unknown
Death19 DEC 1934
Marriageto Arthur Selwyn KEMPTHORNE
FKathleen Millicent KEMPTHORNE
Death23 SEP 1997
Marriage1939to Arthur Leslie Ward at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Death27 NOV 1941
Descendancy Chart
Arthur Selwyn KEMPTHORNE b: 1883 d: 15 JAN 1946
Harriet Maria Unknown b: 1875 d: 19 DEC 1934
Kathleen Millicent KEMPTHORNE b: 1915 d: 23 SEP 1997
Arthur Leslie Ward b: 1915 d: 30 JUL 1999
John Selwyn KEMPTHORNE b: 1916 d: 27 NOV 1941
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