Person Index

Yule, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Yule
b: 1845
d: 26 JAN 1937
Biography
Marriage Details
1866/6823, Bride: Elizabeth Yule, Groom: Thomas George

Death Details
1932/9834, Thomas GEORGE, Aged: 88Y - Date of Death 10/7/1932 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 003940
Surname: GEORGE
First Names: THOMAS
Age: 88
Date of Death: 10/07/1932
Date of Burial: 12/07/1932
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan V
Row: TG
Plot: 3


Death Details
1937/17984, Elizabeth GEORGE, Aged: 92Y - Date of Death 26/1/1937 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 004547
Surname: GEORGE
First Names: ELIZABETH
Age: 92
Date of Death: 26/01/1937
Date of Burial: 28/01/1937
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan V
Row: EG
Plot: 3


Hutt News 10 February 1937
OBITUARY
MRS. ELIZABETH GEORGE
Mrs. Elizabeth George a pioneer resident of the Hutt Valley, died last week at the age of 92 years. She was well known also in the Wairarapa.
The late Mrs. George''s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Yule, came out to Petone in the barque Bengal Merchant, landed in Petone in February, 1840. They lived in Petone for two or three years and then moved up to the Taita, where Mrs. George was born. There were eleven in Mr. Yule''s family, and Mrs. George was the last survivor. The Hutt Valley in those days was covered with dense bush, but during the time Mrs. George lived there the work of cutting up the land for farms was in progress. Most of the land was cut up into 20-acre sections. Timber-cutting was practically the only industry in the Hutt Valley. Many houses were built high off the ground because of the prevalence of floods. When Mrs. George was 14 or 15 years old about fifteen people were drowned in Stokes Valley through the flooding of the Hutt River. As the result of the big earthquake of 1855 her father''s house was shifted off its piles and made uninhabitable. Mrs. George walked to Wellington a number of times along the track that wound round the hillside by the shore.
When Mrs. George was 18 years old the family removed to the Wairarapa district to take up farming at East Taratahi. The farm, which covered 20 acres, stood in land on which there was no big bush, but mostly flax, ti-tree and scrub. They had to grind their own meal and flour and cut up potatoes to make starch. Mr. Yule and his son took up a contract for driving between the Wairarapa and Wellington. Apart from five years spent in Taranaki, Mrs. George lived in the Wairarapa until she returned to Petone two years ago.
Surviving members of her family are Mr. Alex. George (Tawaha), Mr. T. George (Akatarawa), Mr. James George (Dannevirke), Mr. Robert George (Martinborough), Mrs. H. Carty (Petone), Mrs. D. Murray (Lower Hutt), and Mrs. A. Taylor (Palmerston North).
Facts
  • 1845 - Birth -
  • 26 JAN 1937 - Death -
Ancestors
   
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Alexander Yule
1806 - 25 APR 1890
  
  
  
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Elizabeth Yule
1845 - 26 JAN 1937
  
 
  
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Elizabeth Unknown
1810 - 1 JUN 1903
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Alexander Yule
Birth1806
Death25 APR 1890
Marriageto Elizabeth Unknown
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Unknown
Birth1810
Death1 JUN 1903
Marriageto Alexander Yule
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FGrace Yule
Birth1830
Death12 JAN 1916
Marriage1847to William Scott Milne
FElizabeth Yule
Birth1845
Death26 JAN 1937
Marriage1866to Thomas George
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas George
Birth1844
Death10 JUL 1932
Marriage1866to Elizabeth Yule
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Yule
Birth1845
Death26 JAN 1937
Marriage1866to Thomas George
FatherAlexander Yule
MotherElizabeth Unknown
CHILDREN
Descendancy Chart
Elizabeth Yule b: 1845 d: 26 JAN 1937
Thomas George b: 1844 d: 10 JUL 1932
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