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Hugh Augustus O'DONNELL
(Abt 1876-1945)
Mary Ann TAYLOR
(Abt 1878-1923)
Edith Ann O'DONNELL
(1923-2006)

 

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Athol Clifford SCHOLES

Edith Ann O'DONNELL

  • Born: 21 Jun 1923, Wanganui, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • Marriage: Athol Clifford SCHOLES on 23 Nov 1946 in St. James Church Hall, Whaiwhetu Rd, Lower Hutt. Wellington, New Zealand
  • Died: 2006, Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. at age 83

bullet   Another name for Edith was Edie.

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Not expected to survive Edith was taken from Wanganui by her maternal aunt Ada Check (soon after her mother's death). She was fostered age 8 (after James, Ada's husband died) and adopted by Rufus William Wheeler (a pharmacist) at age 12 retaining a close association with Chris (m Norman Boyd a railwayman & G'ma Elizabeth Wheeler's son) a long time resident Stokes Valley and later Levin and her cousins (adopted Aunts Dot and Pat). Employed as a secretary for a period Edith moved to Gisborne, via Lower Hutt and Masterton, after her marriage. Cub Leader Warneford Scouts (14 years), advisor to the Girl Guides Lone Division (17 years). Administration officer for the NZ Mountain Safety Council earning a citation). Member Gisborne Competition Society (president 1999-2000). Secretary and newsreader for the Blind Association (earning a citation). Family support coordinator for The Palliative Care Society. Long standing secretary, later life member and deputy Grandmaster Grand Lodge IOOF. Unaware of her extended family, or the families research, Edith was"reunited" with her sole surviving brother (Hector) in 1990 & sister(Rita) in 1991 & accepted soon after by her extended family as the great aunt and affectionately dubbed "The Galloping Granny" for reasons obvious!


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Edith married Athol Clifford SCHOLES, son of Leonard SCHOLES and Olive Isabel CLIFFORD, on 23 Nov 1946 in St. James Church Hall, Whaiwhetu Rd, Lower Hutt. Wellington, New Zealand. (Athol Clifford SCHOLES was born on 24 Mar 1922 in Freyberg St, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand,164 died on 22 Apr 1992 in Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. and was buried on 25 Apr 1992 in Tarawhero Lawn Cemetery, Gisborne, New Zealand.) The cause of his death was Cardiac failure weeks pneumonia weeks. In fact he had a right collapse and may well have had a mesothelioma of the lung.


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