Arthur Frederick GOATHAM

Male 1906 - 1987  (80 years)    Has 219 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Arthur Frederick GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 29 May 1906  Wilmington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace from 1911 census.
      GRO ref: Goatham, Arthur Frederick q3 1906 Dartford RD 2a 656; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Brand
      Actual date from death index (NZ), also in baptism register
    Baptised 24 Jul 1906  Dartford Methodist Church, Spital Street, Dartford, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Taken prisoner of war in WW2 
    1941 
    • In the Auckland Star, Volume LXXII, Issue 197, 21 August 1941, p. 14 it was reported under the heading "N.Z. Casualties - more prisoners", in the section "The International Red Cross reports the following prisoners of war, previously reported missing:-" - under "Other Ranks" - "Goatham, Arthur Frederick (L-Cpl)- Mrs. J. E. Goatham, Wellington (wife).
      (transcribed from image on the Papers Past website)
    Residence 1946  22, Crofton Road, Ngaio, Onslow, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shown in the electoral roll with his wife at the same address
    Occupation Grocer 
    1946  Ngaio, Onslow, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Working as a grocer I imagine Arthur would have been working near his home, which was in Ngaio
    Died 18 Jan 1987  New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From NZ index of historical BMD registrationsRegistration Number 1987/33082
    Cremated 20 Jan 1987  Karori Cemetery, 76, Old Karori Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Jan 1987  Karori Crematorium, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section: Record Number: 57454
      (details on the Wellington City website)
    Notes 
    • Arthur and Jessie had 2 still born children, births registered in New Zealand in 1930 and 1936.
    Person ID I3712  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2019 

    Father Frederick William GOATHAM,   b. 11 Nov 1871, Faversham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1962, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Beatrice Annie BRAND,   b. Jun Q 1872, Bickley, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1959, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1897  Chislehurst, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: GOATHAM, Frederick William to Brand, Beatrice Annie q3 1897 Bromley RD 2a 909
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F1274  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jessie Ellen BROWNE,   b. Abt 1908,   d. 3 Feb 1963, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 1929  New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From NZ BMD index - marriage search
      Registration Number 1929/778

      The wedding was reported on in the (New Zealand, Wellington region) Evening Post of 13 April 1929 (Volume CVII, Issue 85, p. 13) so I guess the wedding was that month, though the report just describes it as "recent".

      Weddings
      A recent wedding solemnised at the Thorndon Methodist Church was that of Jessie Ellen, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Browne, Raroa road, Kelburn, and Arthur Frederick, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Goatham, Oban street, Highland Park. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a simple frock of white georgette and silver lace, with a touch of pink at the waist. Her long tulle veil formed the train, being held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms. She also carried a beautiful shower bouquet of roses, sweet sultans, and maidenhair fern. Her bridesmaids were Misses Rizpah Browne (chief) and Dulcio Browne, who were dressed alike in frocks of blue shot taffetas, with silver and pearl headbands, their bouquets being of mauve and pink to tone with their frocks. Mr. W. F. Browne, junr., was best man and Mr. E. Gregory groomsman. Miss Worboys presided at the organ, and the service was fully choral, the bride having been organist of the church for tho past three years and the bridegroom also having been a member of the choir. Tho church had been decorated by friends of the bride and bridegroom, the decorations including a beautiful bell, under which they stood during the ceremony. As the bride left tho church she was presented with a silver key by little Edna Goatham to mark her coming of age. The reception which followed was attended by about 120 guests, and was most enjoyable, the occasion being the more interesting as it also marked the silver wedding of the bride's parents. Later the bride and bridegroom left by car for the North, the bride wearing a brown charmalino frock, trimmed with fawn, and a brown and fawn felt hat. [1]
    Children 
     1. [Stillborn] GOATHAM,   b. 1930, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 7 Jun 1930, Karori Cemetery, 76, Old Karori Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +2. Trevor Douglas GOATHAM,   b. Abt 1932,   d. 4 Sep 1995, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     3. [Stillborn] GOATHAM,   b. 1936, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 10 Feb 1936, Karori Cemetery, 76, Old Karori Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F4934  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Evelyn Nancy,   b. 12 Jul 1910,   d. 3 Feb 1995  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Aft 1958 
    • Date applies if I am right about Evelyn marrying Arthur or Victor Goatham.

      On 3 Feb 1995 one Evelyn Nancy Goatham died and was buried in Karori Crematorium. Aged 84, she was born c. 1910. Since no birth has been found of a Goatham with this name (in New Zealand, Australia or England) I think she was probably a Goatham by marriage. The NZ marriage index only shows marriages over 80 years ago which probably explains why I haven't found a marriage of a Goatham to an Evelyn Nancy.
      Karori was where the family of Frederick William Goatham were buried.
      Both of his sons, Arthur Frederick Goatham and his brother Victor were left widowers relatively young - aged 56 and 60 respectively. I suspect that Evelyn was the second wife of one of them, it could easily have been either but Arthur being widowered younger and being closer in age to Evelyn would seem the most likely candidate.

      The electoral rolls seem to confirm this, Evelyn is to be found living in the same house as Arthur: far more likely that they should be husband and wife than brother and sister-in-law.
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F5368  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 May 1906 - Wilmington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 24 Jul 1906 - Dartford Methodist Church, Spital Street, Dartford, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1929 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - [Stillborn] GOATHAM - 1930 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - [Stillborn] GOATHAM - 1936 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1987 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 20 Jan 1987 - Karori Cemetery, 76, Old Karori Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jan 1987 - Karori Crematorium, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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    1. [S88] Evening Post, New Zealand. Wellington region., (Evening Post details on Papers Past website:), "Weddings," 13 April 1929 (Volume CVII, Issue 85, p. 13), images on website (image with article). (Reliability: 4), 5 Dec 2012.
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