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Percy Edward COLEMAN

Ruby Mabel SKIPPER

  • Born: 27 Aug 1895, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, England 131,347,349
  • Marriage: Percy Edward COLEMAN on 28 Nov 1917 in St. Michael's, Woodgreen, Norwich, Norfolk, England 218,346,347

bullet  General Notes:

Ruby worked at the 'Blood Donors' at Wellington Hospital for many years. After her second husband died, Ruby moved from Worser Bay and lived in a caravan on the front lawn of her daughter Joyce's home at Aparima Street, Miramar for a number of years. According to her grand daughter, Destine, "she was a real lady who was always immaculately dressed". Her daughter Joyce recalled that Ruby was always very homesick for her home in England and never really settled in New Zealand. At the time that Ruby left with her husband for New Zealand, her mother Florence said to her that 'You make your bed, so shall you lay", something that probably haunted her for the rest of her life as apparently she lived to regret leaving her home and family in England.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Cremation, 7 Oct 1970, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand. 347


Ruby married Percy Edward COLEMAN, son of Edward Cadmore COLEMAN and Charlotte ADCOCK, on 28 Nov 1917 in St. Michael's, Woodgreen, Norwich, Norfolk, England 218,346.,347 (Percy Edward COLEMAN was born on 16 Sep 1890 in 7 Bedford Street, Heigham, Norfolk, England 131,218,348 and was buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand 218,339.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The couple were married whilst Percy was still serving in the
armed forces and they had had their first child Florence before
he had been discharged. At this time, Ruby and her daughter were
living at St Clair, 8 Raleigh Road, Hornsey, London. Upon his
return to New Zealand, Ruby and their small daughter Florence,
followed Percy to New Zealand about the end of 1920. Percy was a
Draughtsman by profession and he may have been known by the name
of '

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