Person Index

Percy, Walter John

Walter John PERCY
b: 1860
d: 2 FEB 1934
Birth Details
1860/2285, Walter John Percy - no parents listed

Death Details
1934/3681, Walter John Percy, Aged: 73Y

Hutt Valley Cemetery Records Walter John Percy, Date: 2 Feb 1934, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscription and Burial Records, Reference: 80

Evening Post 3 February 1934
PERCY.- On February 2, 1934, at Old Mill Road, Petone, Walter John, fifth son of the late Joseph Percy, in his 74th year.
THE Friends of the late Walter John Percy are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave 164 Hutt Road, Petone, on Sunday, February 4, 1934, at 2.45 p.m., for the Taita Churchyard Cemetery.
J. R. CROFT, Undertaker,
Hutt and Petone. Telephone 63-828.
The death of Mr. Walter John Percy a member of the well-known family in the Hutt Valley, occurred yesterday. The late Mr. Percy was born in Petone 73 years ago. He was the son of the late Mr. Joseph Percy and was educated at the state school in Lower Hutt. Early in his career he was a builder and contractor, and with his brothers built quite a number of the houses in the Hutt Valley in the early days. He was once a keen cricketer, rifle shot, and fisherman. He had been retired for a considerable number of years, and with his brothers lived on a beautiful property above the Hutt Road. He was of a retiring disposition and of strong conservative political principles. He was a single man and was survived by two brothers, Messrs. William and Arthur Percy.
The Percy brothers have perhaps the finest collection of native flora to be found in one area in the Dominion, and the collection and preservation of native flora was an absorbing passion in the life of the late Mr. Percy. No trouble or expense was too great for him in obtaining new specimens, and not only specimens from the whole of New Zealand, but rare specimens from the outlying islands are among the collection on the hillside at Petone. On one occasion he and his brothers watched over two rare seeds for three years, and felt amply rewarded when at last one of them germinated. The late Mr. Percy was the promoter of a recent petition to Parliament, asking that it be made a penal offence for anyone to destroy native flora by taking it from its natural habitat.

Evening Post 6 July 1934
A correspondent, A. D. Beddie, referring to a letter by Mr. Nicoll on the protection of native flora, states that credit should be given for the work of the late Walter John Percy, who was the first to take up the cause and spent months collecting names for a petition to Parliament.
  • 1860 - Birth -
  • 2 FEB 1934 - Death -
Joseph Hewlett PERCY
1797 - 20 OCT 1864
Joseph PERCY
1822 - 14 MAR 1886
Esther Unknown
1799 - 4 OCT 1873
Walter John PERCY
1860 - 2 FEB 1934
William WELCH
1805 - 29 JUN 1887
Annie Maria Welch
1830 - 1 NOV 1901
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death14 MAR 1886
Marriage1848to Annie Maria Welch
FatherJoseph Hewlett PERCY
MotherEsther Unknown
PARENT (F) Annie Maria Welch
Death1 NOV 1901
Marriage1848to Joseph PERCY
FatherWilliam WELCH
MotherAnn Read
FAdelaide Eliza Jane PERCY
Birth19 MAR 1862Koro Koro, Petoni
Death6 MAY 1913
MArthur Welch PERCY
Birth9 JAN 1865Korokoro
Death7 JAN 1939
MFrederick Richard PERCY
Death10 SEP 1883
MWalter John PERCY
Death2 FEB 1934
MWilliam Alfred PERCY
Death25 FEB 1918
MJoseph Henry PERCY
Death10 FEB 1910
Marriage1879to Ada Everest
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