Edward James HANLEY

(1915 - 1996)
Edward James HANLEY was born on 12 December 1915 in Brisbane, Queensland.1

He married Margaret Bain STEWART, daughter of Allan STEWART and Jane BAIN, in Queensland in 1938.2

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force, Service No. 77141 on 22 July 1942 at Kedron, Queensland.1 He was discharged from active duty on 3 December 1945. At the time he was a Leading Aircraftman at the 3rd Aircraft Depot.1

He died in 1996 in Queensland. He was buried on 27 September 1996 at the Pinnaroo Cemetery, Bridgeman Downs.3

Family

Margaret Bain STEWART (1916 - 1988)
Child

Citations

  1. [S392] World War 2 Australian Nominal Roll, at http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  2. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1938/B32885.
  3. [S489] Brisbane City Council Cemeteries database, at https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/, Portion 14A, grave 755.
  4. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1943/B60789.

Paul Edward HANLEY1

( - 1943)
Father*Edward James HANLEY1 b. 1915, d. 1996
Mother*Margaret Bain STEWART1 b. 1916, d. 1988
Paul Edward HANLEY was born in Queensland.

He died in 1943 in Queensland.1

Citations

  1. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death Reg. No. 1943/B60789.

Albert James HANSEN1

(1888 - 1942)
Father*Lars HANSEN1 b. c 1840, d. 1922
Mother*Mary Ann HASTIE1 b. c 1856, d. 1917
Albert James HANSEN was born in 1888 in Whangamarino, Waikato.2

He took a dental course at Otago University and was one of the first two men in New Zealand to obtain a degree in dentistry, but after injuring his hip was unable to practise.3

Albert died in 1942 in New Zealand.4,5

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1888/1375.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1888/1375, father's name mis-recorded as Lois.
  3. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p149, recollections of his brother David.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1942/23638, aged 54.
  5. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p149.

Catherine (Kit) HANSEN1

(1890 - 1982)
Father*Lars HANSEN1 b. c 1840, d. 1922
Mother*Mary Ann HASTIE1 b. c 1856, d. 1917
Catherine (Kit) HANSEN was born in Whangamarino, Waikato, on 9 December 1890.2

Catherine died in 1982 in New Zealand.3

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1890/13293.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1890/13293 and Death Reg. No. 1982/45473 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1982/45473.

David Ernest HANSEN CMG1

(1884 - 1972)
Father*Lars HANSEN2 b. c 1840, d. 1922
Mother*Mary Ann HASTIE2 b. c 1856, d. 1917
David Ernest HANSEN (1884-1973)
David Ernest HANSEN CMG was born in Whangamarino, Waikato, on 9 May 1884. He was the fifth child of Lars and Mary Ann.3

After attending Thames High and Auckland Grammar schools, he went to Auckland University College as a Gillies Scholar, graduating MSc. with first class honours in physical chemistry in 1907.
In 1908 he was Junior Science Master at the Christchurch Technical College and attended Canterbury University College part-time, graduating with an MA.
He was the first New Zealander to qualify as a selected student for a free passage to Europe (given by the Orient Steam Ship Company and the Union Steam Ship Company). He studied at Berlin University for six months and then at the Technical University at Karlsruhe, where he gained a doctorate in electro-chemistry before returning to New Zealand at the end of 1911. He had studied under Prof. Fritz Haber, who won the Nobel Prize for research in nitrogen fixation from the atmosphere, but who was also later responsible for poison gases used during WWI and the invention of the poison Zyklon B (originally intended as an insecticide).4

He married Ethel May HAMPSON, daughter of William Spencer HAMPSON and Emma Louisa HEYWOOD, at Nelson Cathedral in Nelson, Nelson, on 22 January 1912.5,6,7

He was widowed at age 28 on the death of his wife Ethel on 31 December 1912.8

David's second marriage was to Margaret Emma (Daisy) HAMPSON, daughter of William Spencer HAMPSON and Emma Louisa HEYWOOD, on 30 August 1916 in Christchurch, Canterbury.9,10,11

David, as the father of the bride, attended Ivall Moira (Mollie) HANSEN and Morris Morell MACDONALD's wedding at St Marks Church in Opawa, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 20 October 1934.12,13

After serving as the first principal of the Southland Technical College when it became a day school in 1912, he returned as principal of the Christchurch Technical College in 1919.

The family lived at 136 Opawa Rd, Christchurch, then at 30 Locarno St after his retirement in 1949, when he was awarded the CMG for services to technical education. He was also Vice President of the NZ Football Assn. and Vice President of the NZ Bible in School League.14,15,1

David died on 30 December 1972 in Christchurch, Canterbury, at age 88.16,17,18,19 He was buried on 3 January 1973 at the St Paul's Churchyard in Papanui.17,20

Family 1

Ethel May HAMPSON (1885 - 1912)
Child

Family 2

Margaret Emma (Daisy) HAMPSON (1884 - 1976)
Children

Citations

  1. [S943] Newspaper - London Gazette, Second Supplement of 9 Jun 1949 to issue of Fri, 3 Jun 1949, No. 38629, p2829.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1884/11033.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1884/11033 and Death Reg. No. 1973/41145 gives this birthdate.
  4. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p148ff.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5014.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1912/5750.
  7. [S908] Newspaper - Nelson Evening Mail, issue of 23 Jan 1912, Vol XLVII, p2, col 4, Wedding.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1913/2560.
  9. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5323.
  10. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1916/7700.
  11. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 4 Sep 1916, No. 17828, p4, col 7, Marriage.
  12. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 9437.
  13. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 22 Oct 1934, issue 21301, Vol LXX, p3, col2-4, image, News for Women, A Christchurch Wedding.
  14. [S1042] Book - Richard L N Greenaway, St Pauls Anglican Cemetery Tour, p51.
  15. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p152-3.
  16. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1973/41145.
  17. [S994] Cemetery Marker - David Ernest Hansen / Margaret Emma Hampson / Douglas William Heywood Hansen, St Paul's Anglican, Christchurch, NZ, St Paul's Churchyard, Row C, no. 415.
  18. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 2 Jan 1973, Deaths.
  19. [S1042] Book - Richard L N Greenaway, St Pauls Anglican Cemetery Tour.
  20. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 2 Jan 1973, Deaths states funeral will be on Wednesday.

Douglas William Heywood HANSEN

(1918 - 1934)
Father*David Ernest HANSEN CMG b. 1884, d. 1972
Mother*Margaret Emma (Daisy) HAMPSON b. 1884, d. 1976
Douglas William Heywood HANSEN was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 23 July 1918.1

Douglas died on 8 May 1934 in Christchurch, Canterbury, at age 15.2 He was buried in May 1934 at the St Paul's Churchyard in Papanui.2

Citations

  1. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 29 Jul 1918, issue 17845, p4, Births.
  2. [S994] Cemetery Marker - David Ernest Hansen / Margaret Emma Hampson / Douglas William Heywood Hansen, St Paul's Anglican, Christchurch, NZ, St Paul's Churchyard, Row C, no. 415.

Ivall Moira (Mollie) HANSEN

(1912 - 1988)
Father*David Ernest HANSEN CMG b. 1884, d. 1972
Mother*Ethel May HAMPSON b. 1885, d. 1912
Ivall Moira (Molly) MACDONALD (nee HANSEN)(1912-1988) in Oct 1980
Ivall Moira (Mollie) HANSEN was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 2 December 1912.1 She was also known in the family as Heffalump, as all the family carried nicknames from the Winnie-the-Pooh books.2

As her mother died shortly after her birth, she was initially looked after by her aunt Margaret Emma (Daisy) HAMPSON, who later married her father David. Thus Mollie's siblings were actually only half-brothers. Mollie suppressed this information from her family until an inquiry from her second daughter as to when her grand-parents were holding their Golden Wedding anniversary required the full story to be told.

She was also proud of a claim to be descended from John of Gaunt, which was not generally accepted by the wider family. However it has since been proven that the claim does stand up to scrutiny (for the proof see the page 'A Royal Connection?').2

She married Morris Morell MACDONALD, son of Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD and Ella Mary MORRIS, at St Marks Church in Opawa, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 20 October 1934.3,4

Ivall died on 23 August 1988 in Wellington at age 75.5,6 She was cremated on 26 August 1988 at the Karori Crematorium in Wellington.6 Her ashes were interred on 7 May 1989 at Invercargill, Southland, at Invercargill Eastern Cemetery.7

Family

Morris Morell MACDONALD (1903 - 1980)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
William Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1913/6189.
  2. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 9437.
  4. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 22 Oct 1934, issue 21301, Vol LXX, p3, col2-4, image, News for Women, A Christchurch Wedding.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1988/48804.
  6. [S570] Wellington City Cemeteries database, at https://wellington.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/…, Record no. 59562.
  7. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries/…, Block 9, plot 23.

John George HANSEN1

(1886 - 1982)
Father*Lars HANSEN1 b. c 1840, d. 1922
Mother*Mary Ann HASTIE1 b. c 1856, d. 1917
John George HANSEN was born in Whangamarino, Waikato, on 13 February 1886.2

John died in 1982 in New Zealand.3

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1886/1230.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1886/1230 and Death Reg. No. 1982/38183 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1982/38183.

John Martin HANSEN

(1919 - 2001)
Father*David Ernest HANSEN CMG b. 1884, d. 1972
Mother*Margaret Emma (Daisy) HAMPSON b. 1884, d. 1976
John Martin HANSEN was born at 18 Gloucester St in Christchurch, Canterbury, on 23 October 1919.1

He married Careen Yvonne BLACK at 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston St in Palmerston North in October 1942.2,3

John died in 2001 in Vashon Island, Washington, of intestinal cancer.4 His ashes were buried in 2001 at the village cemetery in Lutry.4

Family

Careen Yvonne BLACK (1922 - 2000)

Citations

  1. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 27 Oct 1919, no. 16664, Vol LV, p1, Births.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 11678.
  3. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p38 & p241.
  4. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p253.

Lars HANSEN1

(c 1840 - 1922)
Lars HANSEN was born circa 1840 in Denmark.2,3

He married Mary Ann HASTIE in Onehunga on 9 May 1877. Lars had been running the general store at Thames with his brother Johan, after 15 years of prospecting, and Mary Ann lived nearby on a small farm, which sold surplus supplies through the store. After their marriage, her father gave them a Crown Grant block of land at Whangamarino as a wedding present.1,3,4

He was widowed on the death of his wife Mary on 18 December 1917.5

Lars died on 25 March 1922 in Waikato.6,7 He was buried at the Rangariri Cemetery, Te Wheoro Rd in Rangariri.6

Family

Mary Ann HASTIE (c 1856 - 1917)
Children

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1877/822.
  2. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers.
  3. [S421] Presbyterian Church Archives of NZ, at http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/, Onehunga marriages 1860-1920, item 2/23/1.
  4. [S1041] Book - Jo Ann Hansen Rasch, Blowing Feathers, p147.
  5. [S801] Newspaper - Auckland Star, issue of 19 Dec 1917, issue 302, Vol XLVIII, p12, col1, Deaths.
  6. [S1111] Waikato District Council cemetery database, at https://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/services-facilities/…, Rangariri Lawn Cemetery, Block 1, plot B.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1922/526, aged 82.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1878/3719.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1880/4295.
  10. [S801] Newspaper - Auckland Star, issue of 8 Mar 1904, issue 58, Vol XXXV, p8, col1, Deaths, aged 22.
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1883/5806.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1884/11033.
  13. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1886/1230.
  14. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1888/1375.
  15. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1890/13293.
  16. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1893/9776.