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Charlotte Ann ADAMS


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1. Angus Donald McGAVICK


Charlotte Ann ADAMS 67

  • Born: 9 Jul 1875, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand
  • Marriage (1): Angus Donald McGAVICK on 21 Nov 1903
  • Marriage (2): John McPHERSON in 1921 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Died: 5 Dec 1955 at age 80

bullet   Another name for Charlotte was (Lottie).


bullet  General Notes:

The following are notes written by Delysia Dunckley, Charlotte Ann's Grandaughter "Charlotte Ann ( Lottie to her friends) and my Darling Nanna An elegant lady, a true Christian who was always there for us children and I adored her. I have such fond memories of Nanna as she was so patient, loving and kind. Lavender was her perfume and we never left the house without putting a dab of it on our hankies, and a little on our wrists. Dressed often in Navy and White ensembles, a fur wrap around her shoulders in winter and shoes always polished Nanna was stylish and immaculately dressed, with a graceful natural distinguished air of confidence about her. One sweet endearing habit she had was to hum/whistle songs or hymns as she worked in the house, it seemed she was always happy, though I know for a fact that this was not so. She had a hard life but always said count your blessings. I know she did. Sapphires or Pearls were her favourite jewellery to wear. I recall she had a lovely pair of round screw on type blue earings when I was six. Her health was not good and she had gallstones removed in Hamilton hospital but continued to have relapses until her gall bladder was removed. The family bible was originally with Uncle Arthur (Arthur Burtenshaw) and on his death it was claimed by Nanna and bought to our place, leaving it in Dad's care. My father (George McGavick) said that Uncle Arthur should not have written the names Grace Ella Crawford Born Oct 19 1903 and Kathleen Mowbray Dec 10th 1948 on the Childrens names page. Nanna used to live at Stawford Lodge, Hastings and I recall going on the bus to visit. It was a small pioneer style cottage with a verandah in front, concrete steps and a path to the front door. Nanna took me on many train trips when I was a toddler. We stayed with the Turley's on a farm and I broke ouit in dreadful hives (allergic to the change of water) that was the old fashioned idea, but it was more likely Mozzie bites from going to collect the duck eggs around the pond. I used to sing songs like" Dont sit under the apple tree with anyone but me" to entertain the people on the train. Nanna always had a pocket knife in her purse ansd a large hankie which was placed over her lap, so that we shared a peeled apple together, after having a station pie and a cup of tea, grabbed at brief stops from the station cafeterias. Waipukurau was another place we went to, Nanna was a constant traveller , wth a medium size brown leather suitcase which always had straps buckled around it by which a Royal Stewart (our clan) tartan travelling rug was attached, yet readily accessed for use to keep our knees warm and a matching round hatbox. We went to the Auckland Zoo and Nanna paid for me to have a ride on the Elephant ... we did things that were extrodinary, wonderful and so memorable when Nanna arrived out of the blue to stay with us, it was like Christmas. On one trip to the Auckland Museum I recall as we climbed the marble staircase her saying not to look at the nude marble statues and not to comment on them to my mother otherwise ther would not be any further excursions allowed.. a lesson in diplomacy! She was a skilled knitter and taught me to knit on one of the many bus and train trips we had together.Crocheting and tatting were also other handcrafts she did. In fact her hands were never idle, wherever we went something appeared to be worked on. She showed me how to make a Maori Flax kit She told me that as children her mother hid them in the bush or by the river so that Maori's would not steal them (See notes re Thomas Leonard Adams) Her mother used to act as midwife during childbirth. Landsdowne was the name they called their first property in Masterton after a place in Ireland. When the boys no longer wanted to carry on farming it together it was sub divided and sold off, but I understand there is a residential suburb of this name in memory of the first farm on the site. Nanna was a good cook and I can still see her sitting on the porch plucking a chicken so that we could have a special roast chicken dinner.We have the clock which they gave Nanna for her wedding and it still keeps excellent time, I treasure it. I still get choked when "Rock of Ages" is sung as it was sung at Nanna's funeral After receiving a telegram we went on the train to Wellington to see Nanna who was in hospital as she had had a stroke. It was awful seeing her so tiny and pale and sick in the bed. Nothing could be done in those days to help and she soon succumbed to Pneumonia and died without regaining conciousness, We stayed at Haitatitai with Vera, Murial & Dene Mowbray, very kind Lovely ladies. Dene was crippled from birth and Vera and Muriel never married as they looked after Dene. I can remember my father recording Nanna;s name on the Deaths page ,using his fountain pen to do so - Charlotte Ann Mc Pherson.


Charlotte married Angus Donald McGAVICK, son of Angus Donald MUIR and Jessie IRVINE, on 21 Nov 1903. (Angus Donald McGAVICK was born on 22 Aug 1867 in Wallacetown, Southland, New Zealand, christened on 17 Sep 1867 and died on 17 Sep 1915 in Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

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Charlotte next married John McPHERSON in 1921 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (John McPHERSON was born in 1875 and died 1938 ?.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

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