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Sanders, Lavinia Martha

Lavinia Martha SANDERS
b: 1896
d: 16 NOV 1940
Hutt City Library Online Database
Main Title: Poultry farmer''s house once owned by WiTako
Imprint: 1992
Notes: Indexes: Filing Cabinet
Summary: Bill Gadsby and his butcher shop, John (Jack) Weir, poultry farmer and market gardener once owned a home owned by WiTako and destroyed by fire in 1928.
Language: English
Subject: Taita
Heritage resources
below newspaper articles found about a fire
Evening Post 10 May 1929
Mr. John Weir''s residence, a two-story eleven roomed wooden house in Park avenue. Lower Hutt, was completely destroyed by fire at 7.30 last evening. Nobody was at home at the time, and nothing was saved. The origin of the fire is not known. The house was insured for £1000, and the furniture for £300, both policies being in the Standard Insurance Company.
Evening Post 17 May 1929
The Lower Hutt Volunteer Fire Brigade acknowledge with thanks a donation of 2 pounds 2s toward the recreation fund, from Mr. John Weir, Park avenue, for services rendered at the fire of 9th May.

Free BDM Birth Records show Date Birth Registered: June 1896, District: Aston, Name: Lavinia Martha Sanders, Volume: 6d, Page: 411
The district Aston is in the county of Warwickshire

Birth Details
1897/5398, William Arthur Gadsby, Mother: Sarah, Father: Arthur

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Full Name William Arthur Gadsby
Forename(s) William Arthur
Surname Gadsby
War World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 27875
First Known Rank Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment Butcher
Next of Kin Arthur Gadsby (father), Butcher, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit 12th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date 16 October 1916
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 66
Vessel Willochra
Destination Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number 43
Page on Nominal Roll 27
Archives NZ source Military personnel file
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917

Marriage Details
1920/7366, Bride: Lavinia Martha Sanders, Groom: William Arthur Gadsby - Date of Marriage 18/8/1920 from Marriage Registration

Evening Post 10 January 1920
The wedding of Miss Annie Elizabeth Doull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Doull, Taita, to Leonard William Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Sanders, Taita, took place on the 23rd December at Knox Church, Blackbridge, Lower Hutt, when the Rev. James McCaw officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dainty gown, the skirt being of cream taffetas, worn with a ninon blouse and tunic of cream net, embroidered in gold, with silk fringe aud gold beading, and finished with a satin girdle. A veil and orange blossoms Were also worn, and she carried a pretty bonquet of roses and pale shaded sweet peas. There were four bridesmaids, the chief one being. Miss Lavinia Sanders, who wore a pretty frock of grey silk and a black tulle hat, finished with gold, and a bouquet of roses and dark-shaded sweet peas. The three little girl attendants were Doris Avery, Eileen Cottle, and Ellen Doull, the first mentioned wearing a cream frock embroidered in pink and blue, and blue satin hat, while the other two wore dainty white embroidered organdi (sic) muslin frocks with pink satin sashes and bows, with bouquets to match. Mr. Edward Turner was the best man, and Mr. Vivian Doull the groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held by the bride''s parents.

Evening Post 30 June 1926
A collision took place about 7.15 last evening opposite Fry''s lane, on the Main Hutt road, between a motor-car driven by Mr. W. Gadsby and a motor-cycle ridden by a young man named Elson, of Stokes Valley. Both were proceeding south. The cyclist had stopped to light his lamp, and was overtaken by the motor-car, the driver of which did not see the motor-cycle owing to the failing light. Elson was thrown off and received somewhat severe abrasions, and the cycle was badly damaged. Mr. Gadsby took the sufferer to Dr. Barron, who attended to him, and he was then able to proceed home.

Evening Post 18 April 1929
A collision between two cars in the Taita Gorge, the pursuit of one car by the other and a subsequent alleged assault, were the elements of two cases which were heard together before Mr. T. B. McNeil, S.M., in the Upper Hutt Magistrate''s Court yesterday.
William Arthur Gadsby, of Lower Hutt, was charged with attempting to pass a car when the road was not clear, and Arthur Gadsby, his father, was charged with assaulting John Purvis. The two charges were heard together, Mr. C. R. Barrett, for the Gadsbys, pleadings not guilty to both.
Constable Ross, of Upper Hutt, said that on the evening of Sunday, 9th December last, the two Gadsbys and two Purvises'' called at the police station there. Purvis, sen., complained of being assaulted by Gadsby, sen., whom, he alleged, had struck him in the face with his fist. Purvis had a cut on his face. Gadsby, sen., in a statement to the police, said that he was riding in his son''s car through the Taita Gorge towards Lower Hutt. His son was driving, and there was another car in front. A car coming in the opposite direction passed the car in front, and then, on its wrong side of the road, hit their car on the right rear mudguard and continued on its'' way. They turned their car and caught up to and stopped the car which had struck them. John Purvis and his son were in this car. He was accused by Purvis, sen., of being drunk, and he pushed his open hand against Purvis''s face. His finger-nail must have cut Purvis. He had had two or three nips of whisky that day, and his son one drink of port wine.
Constable Ross said that at first, he thought that Gadsby, jun., the driver, was drunk, but after he had come back from seeing a doctor, he thought that he was quite sober.
Mr. Barrett produced the doctor''s certicate that Gadsby was not under the influence of liquor.
John Purvis, an indent agent, of Trentham, said that the collision was caused by Gadsby trying to pass a car and then when witness came in sight, swinging back, but too late, hitting witness''s car. Witness drove on, but stopped when Gadsby overhauled him. Gadsby, sen., came towards his car, opened the door, and struck him. In witness''s opinion both the Gadsbys were the worse for liquor.
Purvis, jun., gave similar evidence.
Mr. Barrett submitted that the charge against W. A. Gadsby of attempting to pass when the way was not clear should be dismissed. It was clear from the evidence of both Purvises that the attempt to pass had been made before Purvis car came into view. When it did, Gadsby went back into line.
The Magistrate dismissed the information, saying that there was no absolute certainty in his mind regarding the charge.
In respect to the alleged assault; Mr. Barrett said that Purvis appeared to have lost control of his car and thus caused the collision. He did not stop, and the Gadsbys had to chase him for three miles before they stopped him. When they did Gadsby had put his hand on Purvis''s head to give him a push down on to the seat of his car, but unfortunately his nail had torn Purvis''s skin. In the circumstances, said Mr. Barrett, there was evidence of provocation on the part of Purvis and of justification of the push that Gadsby had given him. Moreover, the matter was a trivial one.
The Magistrate said that he did not regard it as trivial. He was quite satisfied that he must enter a conviction. He would make allowance for the fact that Gadsby was highly excited at the time and fine him £2.

Hutt News 16 May 1929
During the last week the general appearance, of our shopping centre. has been considerably enhanced by the completion of Gadby''s Buildings, containing three splendid shops and living'' flats overhead.
The filling up of what used to be an unsightly yard in the main street with, this magnificent building with its artistic verandah, will add much to the general appearance of the town.

Hutt News 23 May 1929
Supplies the very best
Beef, Mutton & Lamb
The very latest in Cool Storage makes it possible for them to supply all goods in perfect condition and free from germs
Main Street, Lower Hutt

Hutt News 30 May 1929
WANTED TO LET.- Nice four-roomed Flat; all conveniences.- Apply to Gadsby, butcher, Main Street.

Hutt News 12 February 1931
High Street Lower Hutt
A Trial Solicited. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Death Details
1940/17918, Lavinia Martha Gadsby, Aged: 44Y - Date of Death 16/11/1940 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Lavinia Martha Gadsby, Date: 16 Nov 1940, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records and Monumental Inscription, Reference: 71

Evening Post 16 November 1940
GADSBY.- On November 16, 1940, at a private hospital, Wellington, Lavinia Martha, beloved wife of William Arthur Gadsby, of Main Road, Taita; aged 44 years.
GADSBY.- The friends of Mr. W. A. Gadsby of Main Road, Taita, are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved wife, Lavinia Martha, which will leave the Chapel of J. R. Croft, Ltd., King''s Crescent, Lower Hutt, Monday, November 18, 1940, at 2 p.m., for the Taita Churchyard Cemetery. J. R. Croft, Ltd., Funeral Directors, Hutt and Petone. Telephones 60-931 and 63-828

Evening Post 23 November 1940
GADSBY.- Mr. W. Gadsby and Family wish to express their sincere Thanks for the many kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement.

Probate Lavinia Martha Gadsby, Place: Taita, Occ: Married Woman, AAOM 6030 2688, Filed: 5/2/1941, Intestate, Archives NZ, Wellington

Evening Post 20 December 1940
Social Afternoon and a Picnic
The garden circle had decorated the hall with roses for the final meeting of the year (a social afternoon) of the Taita Women''s Institute. Mrs. Hunter presided and referred to the loss the institute has sustained by the death of the late Mrs. Gadsby, an esteemed member of the committee. Parcels of clothing were dispatched to London air-raid victims, arrangements made to assist with "street days" in January and February for the Crippled Children'' Society, and the million pounds fund. Dramatic sketches, charades, and Christmas carols were enjoyed. Recently, in the attractive grounds of Miss A. Wilson''s residence at Belmont, the drama circle entertained their honorary members at a picnic, and the convener of the circle, Miss Wilson, received a gift of appreciation from the circle.

Evening Post 15 Novmember 1941
GADSBY.- In loving memory of our dear cousin Vin, who passed away November 16, 1940.
Dearly loved and sadly missed.
Inserted by May, Harold and Joan Sawyer.
GADSBY.- In loving memory of my dearest friend, Vin., who passed on November 16, 1940.
I miss her help and cheery ways,
With her I spent my happiest days.
I miss her when I need a friend,
On her I always could depend.
- Flo.
GADSBY.- In loving memory of my darling wife and our mother, Vinnie, who passed away November 16, 1940.
A beautiful memory dearer than gold,
A mother whose worth can never be told;
A loving smile, a happy face.
A broken link we can never replace.
Her loving husband and daughters, Norma, Loma, Christine, and son, Top (Overseas).
GADSBY.- In loving memory of Lavinia Gadsby, who passed away November 16, 1940.
Loved and remembered the same today
As in the hour you passed away.
Inserted by her loving sister and brother-in-law. G. and E. Bentley.

Evening Post 14 January 1943
GADSBY, Arthur.- In loving memory of pater and grandpa, who passed away January 14, 1940.
Ever remembered.
His loving son Bill and grandchildren.

Death Details
1975/47916, William Arthur Gadsby, Date of Birth: 11 December 1896 - Date of Death 23/11/1975 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record W A Gadsby, Date: 23 Nov 1975, Taita Lawn, Lower Hutt, Monumental Inscription, Reference: 3120
Burial Records William Arthur Gadsby, Date: 26 Nov 1975, Taita Old Monumental (sic), Lower Hutt, Burial Records Vol 3

Evening Post 24 November 1975
GADSBY, William Arthur, Regt No 27-875, First World War.- On Nov 23, at Hutt Hospital.- Inserted by Hutt Valley RSA.
GADSBY, William Arthur.- On November, 23, 1975, at Hutt Hospital, dearly loved husband of Edna Gadsby, of 164 Kings Cres, Lower Hutt, loved father of Norma (Mrs Triplow), Lorna (Mrs March), Christine (Mrs Curtis), father-in-law of Roy, Lloyd and Owen. No flowers, please. A Service will be held in St Stephen''s Church, Woburn Rd, Lower Hutt, on Wednesday, Nov 26, 1975, at 9.30am, followed by private interment in the Soldiers'' Lawn Cemetery, Taita. J. R Croft Ltd, FDANZ.
  • 1896 - Birth -
  • 16 NOV 1940 - Death -
1857 - 3 MAY 1924
Lavinia Martha SANDERS
1896 - 16 NOV 1940
Jane Unknown
1857 - 11 JUL 1928
Family Group Sheet - Child
Death3 MAY 1924
Marriageto Jane Unknown
PARENT (F) Jane Unknown
Death11 JUL 1928
Marriageto Henry SANDERS
MLeonard William SANDERS
Death1 JUL 1979
Marriage23 DEC 1919to Annie Elizabeth Doull at Knox Church, Blackbridge, Lower Hutt
FGertrude Alice Sanders
Death29 JUN 1995
Marriage27 AUG 1924to Clarence Edgar Bentley
FLavinia Martha SANDERS
Death16 NOV 1940
Marriage18 AUG 1920to William Arthur GADSBY
MFrederick George SANDERS
Death5 OCT 1933
Marriage16 OCT 1918to Mary Jordan
Death10 MAY 1948
Death20 MAR 1951
Marriage28 MAR 1921to Phyllis Dorset Jacka at St Peters'' Church, Wellington
MEdward Walter SANDERS
Death16 JUN 1988
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Arthur GADSBY
Death23 NOV 1975
Marriage18 AUG 1920to Lavinia Martha SANDERS
FatherArthur GADSBY
MotherSarah Bennett
PARENT (F) Lavinia Martha SANDERS
Death16 NOV 1940
Marriage18 AUG 1920to William Arthur GADSBY
FatherHenry SANDERS
MotherJane Unknown
MTopham Henry GADSBY
Death1 DEC 2011
Marriage1946to Maisie Vera Burt
Marriage1947to Roy David Triplow
FChristine GADSBY
Marriage1951to Owen Geoffrey Curtis
Descendancy Chart
Lavinia Martha SANDERS b: 1896 d: 16 NOV 1940
William Arthur GADSBY b: 1897 d: 23 NOV 1975
Topham Henry GADSBY b: 1918 d: 1 DEC 2011
Roy David Triplow b: 9 MAY 1916 d: 15 NOV 1984
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