William Augustus Pascoe was born on 18 December 1871 in Peterborough, Northants, in the United Kingdom. On 21 February 1894 he married Ellen Bevin (born in Kent on 24 July 1873) in Palmerston North, New Zealand. At the time son Leonard went to war in 1918, the family were living at Totaranui, 19 Fitzroy Street, Palmerston North, which they had bought in 1912. William worked as a carpenter. This article talks about what became of their home.
William and Ellen had eleven children - three boys and eight girls - namely:
Frank Augustus Pascoe was born in 1894 and died as a five month old infant on 6 April 1895
Gladys May Pascoe was born in 1895
Leonard Victor Pascoe was born on 23 September 1897
William Pascoe was born in 1898
Evelyn Alice Pascoe was born in 1900
Elma Mary Pascoe was born in 1901
Ivy Pascoe was born in 1903
Eileen Pearl Pascoe was born in 1905
Frances Myrtle Pascoe was born on 21 May 1907
Ellen Winifried Pascoe was born on 30 May 1909
Mavis Leonie Pascoe was born in August 1916 and died as a two months old infant on 23 October 1916
Both infants, Frank and Mavis, are buried together at the Terrace End Cemetery in Palmerston North.
Gladys was the eldest surviving Pascoe child. In 1922 she married Edward George Turner. Gladys and Edward lived at 39 Willis Street, Palmerston North. Gladys spent many years as a widow, as Edward (a truck driver) died aged 55 on 8 November 1945 - he was buried at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Gladys died on 21 January 1991 at the age of 95. Gladys' ashes were interred at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery. She was a widow at the time of her death and she and her husband are listed as being Anglican.
Leonard married Constance Helen McSherry (born in 1894) in 1923. Leonard served in WWI. Leonard died in 1983 and Constance died in 1978.