Person Index

Pike, Arthur Seldon

Arthur Seldon Pike
b: 1869
d: 28 AUG 1940
*Birth Details Date: 1869, Folio No: 453, Area: Wellington, No quarter listed, Name: Arthur Seldon Pike*

Evening Post 15 July 1891
The annual meeting of the parishioners of the above parish was

held at the schoolroom, Lower Hutt, on Monday evening, the chair being taken by the Incumbent (Rev. J. Jones). The report and balance-sheet were read by Mr. Cheesman, and after several of those present had expressed their views, both were adopted as read.
The report presented by the Vestry was a very lengthy

one, and was to the effect that a considerable improvement had

taken place in the financial condition of the parish, the

balauce of liabilities over assets having been reduced by about

£65, only about £50 being required to extinguish all

liabilities, and this was expected to be accomplished during

the present year. The increased revenue was mainly derived from seat rents and offertories at St. James'' and subscriptions from

Petone. The extinction of the debt to the Diocesan Pension

Fund, amounting to £27 17s 6d, was due to the efforts of the

ladies'' sewing bee. A large sum had also been obtained by means

of entertainments. The liability now existing is mainly made up

of an overdraft arranged to meet the punctual payment of

assessment and other regular calls. The Taita Church was

found to require immediate repair, and the Vestry authorised an

effort for its being substantially repaired. Funds to enable

this being done were raised by means of a donation from the

ladies'' sewing bee, and supplemented by other sources, an old

parishioner who was now in England having sent a donation of

goods, which had realised £10. Some improvements were desired

in the Petone Churchroom, and a fund to enable those to be

carried out had been, raised by local special effort. The

rights of the parishioners in the churchyards had received

attention, and regulations for this purpose had been drawn up,

and would come into force when the Taita Cemetery was ready for

use. Tho portion of the cemetery allotted to the Church had

been placed under the control of the Vestry. Useful work had

been done by the Petone Sub-Vestry, the organisation of

collection being very efficient. A misunderstanding of a

financial nature had to some extent disturbed the harmony of

that part of the parish with the rest, and the settlement of

the matter would fall on the incoming Vestry. Regular services

had been maintained with the assistance of Messrs. K. Wilson,

W. F. Cheesman, J. C. Small. C. P. Powles, H. Gaby, and E. B.

Brown as lay readers. A long series of wet Sundays had

affected the attendance and also the offertories in the early

part of the year, the services at Christ Church on several

occasions being omitted. On acconnt of the difficulty in

providing teachers, the morning Sunday school services at St.

James'' had been discontinued. Mrs. Jones continues to

superintend the St. James'' school, while the Petone one was

supervised by Mr. Jenkins, the infants at the latter being

efficiently managed by Mrs. P. Smith. Christ Church school was

under the management of Miss A. Welch, Mrs. Rush, and Mr. A.

S. Pyke. The voluntary services of Mrs. Rush and Miss Welch as

organists at Christ Church, and Mr. Sherwin as choirmaster at

Potone, were commended to the grateful acknowledgment of the

parishioner. An engagement stipulating that as soon as

practicable the assessment should be increased to as to enable

a stipend worthy of the parish to be given to the incumbent, it

had not been possible to carry out as yet, but as a matter of

simple justice the Vestry commended the matter to the

consideration of the parishioners, the duty becoming more

urgent with the delay. The thanks of the parish were due to the

lady collectors for their services, and the attention of the

incoming Vestry was invited to the desirableness of further

developing this branch of parish work. The Vestry desired to

record their sense of the loss which the parish had sustained

by the death of Sir W. Fitzherbert, who in the earlier days had

taken an active part in parish matters, and as long as his

health had permitted had been regular in his attendance at

church ordinances.
A vote of thanks was passed to the ladies''

sewing bee for the services rendered by them during the year.
A long discussion ensued as to the necessity for further services at Petone Churchroom, and a resolution was passed that the incoming Vestry take into immediate consideration the urgent necessity of further administration in the Petone subdivision of the parish.
Mr. W. F. Cheesman was re-appointed incumbent''s church warden, and Mr. J. R. Ransom was re-elected parishioners'' churchwarden. The Vestry elected were as follows:— Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert, A. Collett, J. Wilkins, S. C. Barraud (Lower Hutt); R. C. Kirk and E. J. Jenkins (Petone); S. Death (Taita). Auditors, Messrs. Whitton and Price.
Votes of thanks having been passed to the Sunday school teachers, lady collectors, members of the choirs, and also to the members of the Christ Church Union, the meeting terminated. At a meeting of the Vestry later on, Capt. Humfrey and Messrs. W. A. Fitzherbert and W. F. Cheesman were elected nominators.

Marriage Details
1897/3318, Bride: Isabella Finch, Groom: Arthur Seldon Pike

1900 Wellington Suburbs Electoral Roll shows Arthur Seldon Pike, Karori Road, Engineer, Residential

1905 - 1906 Wellington East Supplementary Electoral Roll shows Arthur Seldon Pike, 49 Tasman Street, Engineer

1908 Wellington Suburbs Supplementary Electoral Roll shows Arthur Seldon Pike, 12 Roy Street, Engineer

1922 Wellington South Electoral Roll shows Arthur Sildon (sic) Pike, 18 Roy Street, Engineer

*Death Details Date: 1940, Folio No: 3021, Area: Wellington, September quarter, Name: Arthur Seldon Pike*

Karori Cemetery Records show Arthur Seldon Pike, Date of Burial: 31/8/1940, Aged: 70, Address: 18 Roy Street, Occ: Engineer, Minister: Rev. Rooke, Funeral Director: R H Wilson

Probate Record shows Arthur Seldon Pike, Place: Wellington, Occ: Engineer, Court: Wellington, Archives Reference: AAOM 6030 1851, Probate No: 1851, Date Filed: 3/10/1940, Type: Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Evening Post 30th August 1940
PIKE - On August 28, 1940, at his residence, 18 Roy street, Arthur Seldon, beloved husband of Isabella Pike; aged 70 years
Funeral Notice
Pike - The Friends of the late Arthur Seldon Pike are invited to attend his Funeral which will leave the Chapel of Robt. H. Wilson and Sons, Ltd., Tomorrow (Saturday), August 31, 1940, at the conclusion of a Service commences at 9.30 a.m., for the Karori Cemetery. Robt. H. Wilson and Sons, Ltd., Funeral Directors, 164 Adelaide Road, Tels 24-155 and 56-521

Karori Cemetery Headstone shows
In loving memory of Isobel 22 June 1918
Arthur Seldon her loving husband 28 August 1940
Wee Cyril Nov 1903
  • 1869 - Birth -
  • 28 AUG 1940 - Death -
George Hale Pike
1844 - 4 SEP 1902
Arthur Seldon Pike
1869 - 28 AUG 1940
George Green Buck
1 APR 1818 - 11 OCT 1894
Elizabeth Seldon Buck
31 MAY 1844 - 28 APR 1901
Mary Ann Seldon Salmon
1817 - 4 JUL 1867
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) George Hale Pike
Death4 SEP 1902
Marriage1862to Elizabeth Seldon Buck
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Seldon Buck
Birth31 MAY 1844
Death28 APR 1901
Marriage1862to George Hale Pike
FatherGeorge Green Buck
MotherMary Ann Seldon Salmon
MArthur Seldon Pike
Death28 AUG 1940
Marriage1897to Isabella Finch
FEvelyn Seldon Pike
Birth27 MAY 1866Taita
MErnest Seldon Pike Pike
Death25 NOV 1918
Marriage6 NOV 1907to Winifred May Brown
MCecil Seldon Pike
MCyril Seldon Pike
Death18 JUL 1949
Marriage1910to Mary Ann Harris
FLeila Seldon Pike
Death15 FEB 1960
FNoeline Anglea Pike
Death17 FEB 1952
Marriage1905to Arthur George Seldon Dale
MGordon Seldon Pike
Death6 JUL 1909
FJulia Catherine Pike
Birth1862Christchurch Area
Death2 OCT 1932
Marriage1882to Alphonsus Rodger Unsure If Correct Person? Rush
MWilliam Seldon Pike
Birth4 JUN 1865
Death29 JAN 1929
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Arthur Seldon Pike
Death28 AUG 1940
Marriage1897to Isabella Finch
FatherGeorge Hale Pike
MotherElizabeth Seldon Buck
PARENT (F) Isabella Finch
Death22 JUN 1918
Marriage1897to Arthur Seldon Pike
FEllen Mavis Pike
Marriage1931to Victor Henry Butland
MArthur Cyril Pike
DeathNOV 1903
FMowina Elizabeth Pike
MArthur Gordon Seldon Pike
Birth12 FEB 1914Roy Street, Wellington
FEvelyn Julia Pike
Birth3 SEP 1899
Death23 OCT 1972
Marriage1935to Charles Edward Wentworth
Descendancy Chart
Arthur Seldon Pike b: 1869 d: 28 AUG 1940
Isabella Finch d: 22 JUN 1918
Ellen Mavis Pike b: 1908 d: 1992
Victor Henry Butland b: 1905 d: 1982
Arthur Cyril Pike b: 1902 d: NOV 1903
Arthur Gordon Seldon Pike b: 12 FEB 1914 d: 1993
Evelyn Julia Pike b: 3 SEP 1899 d: 23 OCT 1972
Charles Edward Wentworth b: 1880 d: 18 AUG 1965
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