- Born: 14 Aug 1867, Marton, Rangitikei, New Zealand
- Marriage: Elizabeth Euphemia SMALL on 26 Apr 1894 in Tutaenui, Rangitikei, New Zealand
- Died: 12 Dec 1940, Hunterville, Rangatikei, New Zealand at age 73
Probate; Farmer, Hunterville. (NZSG Index, CDRom, 1999)
Attended Mrs Tyerwans school, then went onto the Rev. Ross's classical School in Turakina. When he was 14, John left school to help his mother on the farm, until he was 24. He sold his share of the farm and bought 1,007 acres of steep bush land at Watershed Road, Hunterville. After passing on his farm to son J Leslie, Great grandfather John brought a farm a bit closer to Town (Hunterville) where he lived, with his wife and 2 youngest children Evelyn and Lyall (who never Married ),until his death in 1940 his wife died in 1951. John was a very religious man and would attend church twice on Sundays and the trip etc would take most of the day. When cars became available he brought 1 of the first ones in the district and told everyone it was so he could get his family to church more safely and easily!!.
John married Elizabeth Euphemia SMALL, daughter of Neil SMALL and Margaret SUTHERLAND, on 26 Apr 1894 in Tutaenui, Rangitikei, New Zealand. (Elizabeth Euphemia SMALL was born on 2 Apr 1873 in Marton, Rangitikei, New Zealand and died in 1951 in Hunterville, Rangatikei, New Zealand.)