Died: 1974, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand at age 79
In 1918 he was a Sergeant in the Army. In 1972, he was the oldest living decendant of John and Sarah at 77 years of age. He was unable to attend the family reunion held in Motueka that year, and passed away two years later. Clarification has been made with regards to the places of birth and death after researching the New Zealand BDM Registry - it is confirmed that the place of birth was Motueka (regional key code "3994" for 1895) and that the place of death was Featherston (regional key code "8400" for 1974 relating to "79FEATHERSTON"). His given name Grayden has also has it's spelling confirmed, as it has in past been recorded with the alternative spelling "Graydon".
Initail basic information on this individual was passed on by Margaret Bruce, who had collected and retained a rudimentary family history based on first hand accounts and information collected during the 1972 family reunion.
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Samuel married Majorie BALDWIN. (Majorie BALDWIN was born in 1897 and died in 1973 in Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand.)