Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Moore family

Norah Moore was Alister's Great Grandmother.  She married his Great Grandfather Charles Transom on 22 April 1903 at Waione.  Norah's family origins are currently unclear.

Henry Thomas Moore (1847, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England - 16 September 1921) married Ellen Vaughan (1863, Limerick, Ireland - 6 March 1930, Dargaville) in 1882.  The family seem to have lived in Blenheim initially, then settled at Pahiatua, before finally relocating to Waimatenui, Dargaville, in the far North.  Henry and Ellen had the following children:

What is sure is the following:

Norah Moore (16 April 1884, Blenheim  - 1972) married Charles Transom on 22 April 1903 at Waione.  More about the family here.  Their children were:
   1 Charles Henry "Laddie" Transom (18 June 1904, Waione - 1971, Brisbane) married Corrie May (1915 - 17 May 1965).
   2 Emily "Midge" Transom (8 August 1905 - August 1988, Taihape).
   3 Harriet "Bub"Transom (8 July 1907 - June 1977, Kaikohe)
   4 Eustace Cecil "Mick" Transom (16 November 1911, Taihape - 13 September 1991, Taihape). 

Nora had a younger sister and her details are as follows:

Harriet Moore (1886 - 26 May 1970, Taihape) married Charles Fernsdale Brook (1885 - 1967) on 18 May  1910.  Their wedding was reported in the 4 June 1910 edition of the Free Lance:

On Wednesday week last, at Ohutu, Miss Harriett Moore, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Moore, of Kaihu, Northern Wairoa, was married to Mr. Charles Tewsdate, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. F. Brooke, of Ohutu. Mr. C. Transom, brother-in-law of the bride, gave her away. She wore a travelling dress of cloth, hat to match, and carried a white prayer-book. Four bridesmaids attended her: Misses Maggie McCurtin, Marion Stroud (niece of the bridegroom), and Emily and Harriet Transom (nieces of the bride). Mr. H. Brooke was best man and Mr. G. L. Stroud groomsman. The wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. C. Transom of Ohutu, and in the evening the guests were entertained with a jolly little dance.

   1 Effie Ellen Fernsdale Brooke (13 February 1911 - 1 December 1984, Taihape)

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