- PLOT 696 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery Brown, Gilbert aged 92 - born 15 Jan 1907 (only daughter, 3 sons) of James Walsh & Barbara Lumsden Pratt Attended St Bede’s Christchurch as Brooker, Henry age 55 of Pakipaki, 8km S of Hastings Deutsch; Français; Polski; Русский ; Suomi; Show all languages. COCKERILL Emma Clara (Mrs) (OSBORNE nee TURNER) Jeffaries, Elizabeth aged 74 of Taradale |. The earthquake struck on the first day of school after the summer holidays. - son of Louis 'Lou' (1870-1931) & Florence Louisa (1881-1966) Freedman/ Father Louis died 3 months later, on 7 May 1931 In 1910 she was presented with a prize for her shorthand speed. Email - I see from the list of deaths resulting from the Napier Earthquake that some options are given for spelling of the surname of Joan KEDDELL. - PLOT 656 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery Dewes, Matilda 'Meta' aged 45 of Napier The teacher, Mr Olphert, yelled at the boys to dive under their desks as the earthquake slammed the building; however, several dashed into a narrow corridor where they were buried under the fallen walls. BROWN Raymond Kenneth Broburg (Ray) their children were: Christoffer (1892-?) - married Alfred Leslie Pearson, Dannevirke in 1923 - was given an earthquake victims grave McLEOD Edith Mary (Mrs) (née HORRELL) Bartlett, Mary Hodge (nee CALDOW) of Hastings aged 48 STEVENSON William Alexander The official death toll of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake is 256 (161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, two in Wairoa), although there are 258 names on the earthquake memorial in Napier. * Davidson, John Stewart aged 44 The tablets on the memorial record the names of 86 of those interred in the mass grave plus the names of 23 others buried elsewhere in the cemetery. 1897 - 1982 Christopher Nelson MacLean - PLOT - BLOCK - storeman of Hastings SMITH Louis Ormond MURRAY Wilhelmina Mary (Mena) (Mrs) (née McKAY) COUPER Phillipa Maud (Miss) - PLOT 621 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery Russ, Rodney Francis aged 19 montha, 302 Fitzgerald Avenue Hastings - son of David Thomas GIGG (1879-1938) & Elizabeth Beatrice Annie MARWICK (1880-1933) Dallison, Eleanor aged 20 - born 1891 to Jessie Frances ELLISON - at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows Hawke's Bay Farmers Co-op secretary Charles Douglas was in his Hastings office with a … Wilfred Hornby (Father of 4 including rowing twins), if anyone has any info on where Miss Clarice Margaret Burrows died, (aged 16 of Napier), please leave a comment, Wow what an effort to compile this list. - plot purchased by his wife Annie Ross (nee Edgecombe 1877-1940) He has no headstone and is not listed on the earthquake memorial. - no records found - PLOT 16 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery In Na… CAMBRIDGE Olive Gwendoline (Miss) * Smith, Ellen aged 75 at Roaches - married Thomas Henry BERRY in 1923 Tripney, David aged 6 weeks - PLOT 2 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery LINCOLN Eric Charles Earl GRANT Gordon Hill YING Lim RAE John Orr, Doris Evelyn agd 21 at Roaches Building, Hastings thanks to tely_nz for correcting her info 9-10-18 Carmody, Vincent de Paul, Seminarist of Wanganui aged 19 Collins, Mary (possibly nee RYAN) aged 70 - killed at Tech School, Napier Cleary, Gladys Alma, (Miss) aged 25 Eldest of 4 - plot purchased by her father Thomas MURCOTT (mother was Catherine Florence Benson) Pollock, William Archibald 'Billy' aged 7 Thank you so much for the work you've done here. HORSLEY Constance Emily (Mrs) (née CLARKE) Lambert, Beatrice Elizabeth, (nee ALLEN) aged 46 of Greys Road Hastings - Auctioneer of Gill's Auctions, Hastings = plot purchased by her father Herbert Webb Orr (mother was Janet Ann Earl) Poverty Bay Herald, 12 March 1931 One of the early residents of Hawke's Bay, Mr Henry Skelton of Taradale, died at the Wellington Hospital last week. have also added ... - PLOT 12 - BLOCK C at Hastings - PLOT 725 - BLOCK F at Hastings cemetery - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier - buried as Lim Ying in Wairoa, his headstone written in Chinese Leave a comment below if you would like any data added to an ancestor * Basher, Reginald George aged 16 Beloved Wife of Walter Barrett Of Napier * Williams, Eileen May aged 21 Nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home - PLOT - BLOCK - plot purchased by George Frederick Alloway Laurenson, Mary Boswick aged 62 JOHNSON Jack William McLean, Mary Hannah aged 55 of Karamu Road, Hastings - c/o Nelsons Ltd Hastings - in Hastings at Roaches Building where she was a shop assistant JOHNSTONE Bridget Mary (Mrs) (née DOOLEY) - PLOT - BLOCK - PLOT 619 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery MANGOS Leonard Joseph - PLOT 726 - BLOCK F at Hastings Cemetery (with her mother) Devonport, Alexander aged 19, Seminarist of Fendalton, Christchurch * Watson, Andrew aged 81 - a widow, a patient in hospital Dunn, Elizabeth Mary, (nee DEVLIN) aged 64 - PLOT 607 - BLOCK D of the Hastings Cemetery - at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows - PLOT 698 - BLOCK D of the Hastings Cemetery Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 5 Feb 1931 - daughter Myra also died, (see BERRY below) - married William Murdoch McLeod (1883-1950) in 1908 - no records found On Tuesday morning, 3 February 1931, at 10.47 a.m., the ground in the Hawke’s Bay region heaved sharply upward and swayed. The official death toll for the Hawke’s Bay earthquake is 256 (161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, two in Wairoa). - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier - son of Charles FREDSBERG (1876-1947) & Elna Elizabeth JANSON (1887-1972 married 1910) In some buildings the internal floors pulled free of the swaying walls, collapsing inward in a jumble of girders, wood and plaster WALKER Alexander Graham HONG Young Nan thanks for that roimata, I suggest the correction should be to simply move the words "Seminarist of Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows" from STEPHENSON to STEVENSON William Alexander, Hi there. Thomas Creagh (1895-1967) Brandon, Eileen Mary (Miss) aged 20 of Napier STEAD Irvine Thomas - had a sister Daisy Ellen Taggart SKELTON, Henry aged 92 BONNOR Alfred John (Alf) - daughter of James ALLAN & Ethel Linda ROWE Name of Place 4 1.2. * Wright, Percy aged 55 - married Catherine MEYERS in 1918 (possible 2nd marriage) - Student at St Mary's Seminary, Greenmeadows. Many thousands more required medical treatment. c/o Powdrell Brothers Market St Hastings WILLIAMSON Lorna Katherine (Miss) The official death toll was 256 and 593 people sustained serious injuries that required hospitalisation. Paul, Patricia aged 8 of Taradale Crawford, John Herbert aged 29 Houlahan, Eleanor May aged 30 - plot purchaser was his wife Francis Ethel Cook * his brother, Garry Owen Evers-Swindell (1915-1981) was the grandfather of the Evers-Swindell twins Olympic Gold Medalists Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. ARROWSMITH Margaret (Mrs) (née THEILE) Yes it is KEDDELL (she was my father's cousin) and to the best of my knowledge the residence of her parents, Walter and Agnes KEDDELL was still in the environs of Pahiatua at the time of the earthquake. This event caused the largest loss of life and most extensive damage of any quake in New Zealand’s history. McDONALD Ellen Frances (Mrs) (née THOMPSON) Thompson, Julia Garr 'Ivy' aged 41 * Keddle, Joan Grace aged 20 - Nurse at Napier Hospital RYAN Arthur Lever However, there are 258 names on the earthquake memorial in Napier. CANHAM John Eugene RODGERS Helena * Insull, Marjory Helen Caroline aged 22 - nurse at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home Ryan, Thomas Michael aged 26 Seven students also died at the Marist Fathers’ Seminary in Greenmeadows. I would have expected some religious insignia or wording. KITCHING Thomas Henry Sydney Francis Boyd (1887-1947) married Jessie IRVING 1921 - plot purchaser was her husband William Murdoch McLeod NOTE ASHWORTH Ellen (Mrs) (née McCARTER) KEDDELL Joan Grace (Miss) Haxton, Doris Emma aged 28 of Nelson Street Hastings - sister of George William, Charles Armond, Wilfred Thomas, Frederick, Wishart Mitchell, Doris Emma (see below) and John Eric Haxton - married Elizabeth Louise ? Wells, Emily Elizabeth Edith aged 59 PARKINSON Ronald Irvine This will help with further research, New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 - PLOT - BLOCK - daughter of Mr Herbert Walter Insull, New Plymouth another list of names, which differs slightly from mine (to be expected as I said above), was compiled by Faye Sherriff, Bev Wallace and Irene Lister for the Hawke's Bay Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists and released 3 Feb 2016 .. inscription reads: To Memory Ever Dear HEIGHWAY James Woodford * Haynes, Jane aged 53 Killed at Greenmeadows Public School:- Frederick remarried 9 months later to Mona Smith Napier 1931 Earthquake another list of names some with notes & bios. - Dressed in floral silk frock, ring and two diamond engagement rings - born at Ormond, Poverty Bay TONKIN Horace John * Frew, Elizabeth Anna aged 8 - PLOT 727 - BLOCK F Leaning, John England 'Ernest' aged 56, Bootmaker of Hastings Williamson, Reginald James Richard aged 48 Died in 1997 aged 89 - married Charles Ashworth Languages. Evening Post, 5 February 1931 DEREK FREEDMAN (20) son of Lou Freedman, tobacconist, Napier COLLINS Mary (Mrs) - son of Cecil Edward Adolph BROWN & Beta Seabird LLOYD (1890-1956, married 1906) - plot purchaser was her father George Frederick Alloway - 93 in Hastings Napier 1931 Earthquake another list of names some with notes & bios. * Goldfinch, Leonard Henry aged 39 of Napier - married Walter Tom LAMBERT (1887-1949) in 1905 DALLISON Eleanor (Miss) = plot purchased by her mother Alice Steer DAVIDSON John Stewart Garry Owen Murcott, Doris Mabel 'Maud' aged 26 of Pollen St Woodville (between Vogel & Bowen Streets) PRATER Thomas The coroner recorded on her death certificate that death had occurred through collapse of a building caused by an earthquake of great severity. BUCK Maria Teresa (Mabel) (Miss) Buildings swayed violently and their walls bulged and collapsed into the streets in avalanches of brick and masonry that crushed vehicles and people. RYAN Thomas Michael Join over 170,000 others who are connecting with their cousins and common researchers! - PLOT 26 - BLOCK SW of Havelock North Cemetery Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. - daughter of Thomas Cleary & Fanny Mulcaster Johnstone, Norman of Napier - no records found Captain Morgan at first thought there had been an explosion on board, but then saw the … - married Francis Benjamin Cole in 1925 LUNN Walter George - had a young family - married Florence Ethel McGRATH in 1905 * Freedman, Derek aged 20 Arrowsmith, Margaret (nee THEILE) aged 51 ANISY Antonio (Bodey) - he was given an Earthquake Victims Grave Greville, Jack aged 17, message boy - no records found Morunga, Mrs Rama Maru (Raina Marie) aged 49 of Bridge Pa RHODES Lloyd Do you know what the 'Richmond Block' was? Allegedly, another staff member then said to Gwen, "What about the money in the till?". New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 - plot purchaser was Edward W Jones WALKER Walter Zealand Johnson, William George aged 42 - short with brown hair (OR short, brown hair). HAXTON Sabina May (Miss) ALEXANDER Thomas Wilson - PLOT - BLOCK BARRETT Sarah Naomi (Mrs) (BAKER née ATKINS) - plot purchased by S. T. Tong - PLOT 690 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. - PLOT 69 - BLOCK C Killed at Greenmeadows Public School:- RATTRAY Alexander Edward 9 February 1931 page 15 those "Killed in Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows" includes William STEVENSON, Mosgiel but no age given. The whole house had been lifted bodily from the foundation and left askew. - daughter of James BURGESS & Ellen/Helen WILSON - 1st of 4 children of Arthur EVERS-SWINDELL & Octavia Felicia Marie HEATON - Edmund married Violette May ADAMS in 1918 - married Mary/May Lydia Caroline WAKELIN in 1900 CAMBRIDGE: Olive Gwendoline: CAMERON: William: at Parke Island Old Men's Home: CANHAM: John Eugene: … Napier (/ ˈ n eɪ p i ər / NAY-pee-ər; Māori: Ahuriri) is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island.The population of Napier is about 62,800 as of June 2019. - PLOT 674 - BLOCK D at Hastings with his parents Love, William Charles aged 52, of Karamu Road Hastings earthquake but there are 258 names on the memorial and this unofficial number is likely to be correct - buried next to Thomas Michael Cleary (1869-1935) in 1924 to Frederick and they lived at 14 Morris St., Napier for a time. WALKER Samuel William Archibald Pollock, 7 years. TRIPNEY Annie Gordon Ogilvie (Mrs) (née OGILVIE) MacDonald, (Mrs) Ellen Frances aged 47, Hastings - PLOT - BLOCK Frew, Christine (Mrs) aged 53 (nee NEILSON) MACLENNAN John Roderick (Roy) Dressed in pale grey crepe de chine, dress trimmed with red, wearing necklace McDONALD John Spencer (Jock) .. inscription reads: - PLOT 21 - BLOCK C at the Hastings Cemetery Gondringer, Father Bernard aged 55 Catholic Priest at the Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows Hastings Centred 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and had a magnitude of 7.8 Ms (7.7 Mw). (possibly also Hunt) .. inscription reads: Only Bairn Of ... Brazil National Football Team Roster 2018. While not impossible a seminarian aged 48 was unlikely. * Burrow, Clarice Margaret, aged 16 of Napier About 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings.These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities" of New Zealand. THOMPSON Frances Jane (Mrs) (née HALL) - married Selina FLINT (1873-1960) in 1896, had a son William Cecil & a daughter Doris Alma DALLEY Elizabeth Anne (Mrs) (née CHEYNE) - parents were William Henry & Catherine WELLS Mag. She studied at the School of Art, London, for two years and toured Great Britain and Europe on a motorcycle and side car after WWI Also I cannot find any evidence of small children having died in their school rooms. * Pointon, Edward Arthur aged 48 HEATH Clifford James Colvin ... daughter of Thomas John THOMPSON (1856-1938) councillor and mayor of Hastings from 1906-09) and Elizabeth Aitken DEMPSTER (1862-1950). SHACKELFORD Leonard William Hughs, Nita (Miss) of the Union Steam Ship Company TRIPNEY David See also. * Leverett, Rose Eileen aged 15 Register or Sign in to comment on this journal. - son of Margaret Henderson Fraser * Voice, Ellen (nee McCORKINDALE) aged 33 HAWKE'S BAY EARTHQUAKE TUESDAY 03 FEBRUARY 1931 NAPIER, HAWKE'S BAY, NEW ZEALAND. O'Neill, Margaret Teresa aged 37 of Park Road Hastings, at Cosy Theatre, Hastings Hawkins, Rita aged 11 Orr, Susan aged 41 of Taradale We arrived at the little township of Taradale and here it seemed that the earthquake had been just as bad as in Napier. * Redwood, Cecily Teresa Mary aged 22 of Napier, at St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Kelly, Henrietta Lavinia aged ? BLACKBURN Mary Ann/e (Mrs) (née LANE) Was on holiday visiting her daughter Myrtle, Mrs R. N. MacNiven DEVONPORT Alexander Roy REDWOOD Cecily Theresa Mary (Miss) MURCOTT Doris Mabel (Miss) - possible daughter of William Henry DALLISON & Olive Eleanor GASCOIGNE Quite the same Wikipedia. FRASER James Douglas - PLOT - BLOCK - daughter of Frederick GOODALL & Mary Jane GORDINE (married 1906) * Lunn, Walter George aged 31 COLE Peter Henry Evening Star, 10 Feb 1931 Checking this victim list I was surprised to find the seminarian George Gabriel STEPHENSON aged 48. - married Walter Barrett - PLOT 713 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery Superintendent Gilbert, walking away from the fire in Hastings Street, Napier, head bent in despair. Buried in the Taradale cemetery with earthquake memorial POSTSCRIPT GRUDNOFF Mina (Miss) - remains not recovered after the fire. Ross, John Alexander aged 57 Proprietor of the Grand Hotel, Hastings I wonder how many others were taken to Wellington and have not been recorded - married Marjorie Mary BUTLER in 1923 - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier The fires burnt for 72 hours. 1881 - 1967 Leonard Herbert Lionel MacLean I believe I have found an error and am commenting to assist the accuracy. - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier 1.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 18 km east of Napier City, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 16 Dec 4:56 am (GMT +13) - Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 17 km depth Evans, David aged 38 Napier Boy's High School's assembly hall was severely damaged, but fortunately all the boys had left the building WELLS Emily Elizabeth Edith (Mrs) (née ELLIOTT) 2006). McLEAN Mary Hannah (May) (Miss) In 1913 she was appointed to the position of shorthand writer and typist in the Napier Labour office and started her job in June LEVERETT Rose Eileen (Miss) - married Thomas Patrick Walshe in 1913 He was the first bandmaster at Napier - of 622 Ellison Road Hastings The sea floor off the curving sweep of Hawkes Bay was lifted 2.7 metres and large boats were left high and dry as 2200 hectares of tidal flats in Ahuriri Lagoon were raised to sea level Death Roll From Napier - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier CRADOCK Christina (Mrs) (née GRANT) - PLOT 695 - BLOCK D At least 256 people died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake – 161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, and 2 in Wairoa. Dunn, Aileen Frances aged 7 * Aileen Francis Dunn, aged 7 years Cross checking his Hastings cemetary record the pictured headstone did not seem correct for a professed (but not ordained) Marist. * Saunders, James aged 71 LEWIS Percival Hope Rattray, Alexander aged 55 of Bush Inn Hotel Riccarton, Christchurch - plot purchased by the Public Trust BERRY Myra George (Mrs) (née BARTLETT) STEWART Daniel On 5 February 1931 a total of 101 dead were buried there, including 14 unidentified remains. - of 822 Karamu Road Napier WILLIAMS Lydia Catherine (Miss) (Kate) * Canham, John Eugene aged 3 - PLOT 619 - BLOCK E SAUNDERS James - PLOT 596 - BLOCK F at Hastings cemetery I have taken names from a number of different sites on the web (some from links at the above sites) - it seems that every site visited has a different list of names, so I have compiled a list containing all the names found and will, with your help, research and verify and add if required. - PLOT 6 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery - PLOT -687 BLOCK D at the Hastings Cemetery ALLOWAY Ivy Patricia (Miss) The 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on 3 February, killing 256, injuring thousands and devastating the Hawke's Bay region. Goodall, Annie May aged 22 of Hastings ROSS John Alexander KELLY Henrietta Lavinia (Miss) G O father of Napier Earthquake Memorial The Hawke’s Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931 was one of New Zealand’s worst disasters. Just better. CLEARY Gladys Alma (Miss) In some buildings the internal floors pulled free of the swaying walls, collapsing inward in a jumble of girders, wood and plaster. - plot purchaser was her father James Allan - PLOT - BLOCK In November 2005 an email from Judith Foy to another victim's website reads:"my great-grandfather, Henry SKELTON was in the 65th Regiment during the Land Wars and listed as a veteran. - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier - PLOT 065 - BLOCK 076 at Terrace End Cemetery Palmrston North - married James Joseph Blackburn, arrived in NZ Sep 1875 Goodall, Albert Edward aged 36, signwriter of Hastings Brace, Henry Herbert aged 45 of Hastings 1884 - 1951 Margaret Elizabeth MacLean Billy was in fact five years old , it was his first day at school. JEFFARES Elizabeth (Mrs) (née O'Hara) Hastings also suffered from fires and the firefighters had problems with their water supply, but the spread of the fire was not as great as in Napier. - plot purchased by Michael BEGLEY * Blackburn, Mary Ann (Mrs) aged 85 (nee LANE) In Hastings at least 50 people were in Roach's department store when it collapsed (it is now Westpoint Plaza); 17 died and many were seriously injured. - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier * Stewart, Daniel aged 71 - worked at the woolstores in Port Ahuriri - plot purchaser was Beatrice Cambridge * Rodgers, Helena aged 57 - married Kathleen Florence HICKLING in 1926 ... Family tell that usually the child was minded by a Karitane nurse while Mena worked, but on that day the Karitane nurse had arranged to have the day off and Mena took Dina to the shop with her - purchaser of both plots was Thomas Cleary 256 people died in the quake or its aftermath. A tanker at sea felt a violent vibration, and the seamen on board looked to the shore to see Napier covered by a cloud of rising dust. Murray, Mena Mary (nee McKAY) aged 36 - PLOT 46 - BLOCK D with her parents 256 people died in the quake or its aftermath. SPENCE Shona Eileen (Miss) - PLOT 725 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier INSULL Helen Caroline Marjory Cook, Thomas aged 42 of Havelock North PATMAN Lucy Flora (Mrs) (née HAYTER) Barrett, Mrs Sarah Naomi aged 53 (nee ATKINS) Jensen, Agnes Mary (nee WOODROW) aged 62 of Haumoana - 14km W of Hastings WALSH, Mary Deeley 'Molly' aged 24 CRAWFORD John Herbert 1886 - 1940 Eric Wanklyn MacLean STEPHENSON George Gabriel VERCOE Richard Collins (Dick) Kitching, Thomas Henry aged 75 of Napier SYMES George Oliver Cole, William Edwin Francis 'Billy aged 4 Most pupils managed to escape to the outdoors in time, but 10 students & 2 teachers died in the wreckage of the brick Napier Technical College on Munro street. - of Greenmeadows, 17km N of Hastings Hooking, Eliza Jane - no records found * Scott, Jean 'Flora' aged 43 Some of the bios below were taken from this site The official death toll was 256 people who died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake but there are 258 names on the memorial and this unofficial number is likely to be correct HENEY Cyril Herbert - plot purchaser was Samuel Thomas TONG (1849-1934) Kiwi now living in Australia - plot purchased by the Loyal Oddfellows Lodge Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. - 2 known brothers (possibly more) were: Cyril Norman Adolph (1907-1919) & Lloyd Frederick Charles (1908-1961) Brown - of Lancashire England Dimond, Thomas Henry 'Harry' aged 20 - married Stanley George Dalley in 1928 - plot purchaser was his father Herbert hugh Heney BICKERSTAFF Louisa Maud (Lou) (Mrs) (née BURGESS) - PLOT 12 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery Ogden, Henry aged 35 FREEDMAN Derek A common grave for the Napier victims was dug at the Park Island cemetery. CARMODY Vincent De Paul DUNN Mary Elizabeth (Mrs) (née DEVLIN) Jenkins, Lily aged 15 In Napier, the recently built Nurses Home collapsed, killing clerical staff and off-duty nurses who were sleeping. List of earthquakes in 1931; List of New Zealand disasters by death toll - PLOT 684 - BLOCK D with his sister Ellen Gladys Russ (1917-2004) * Key, Elsie Gertrude aged 28 Bohan, Kathleen aged 16 of 615 Avenue Road, Hastings Evers-Swindell, Arthur Wilfred Denys (1913-1931) aged 18 I consider this to be very sad and an oversight. GRANT Frederick James - plot purchased by her mother Christina Scott (father was Andrew Scott) - from the Technical School New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 KYLE Leo Alphonso KNOTT Geoffrey Cole - Archibald arrived into Port Chalmers (Dunedin) from Greenock on the James Nicol Fleming on 22-8-1872, (the name of this clipper ship was changed in 1879 to 'Napier') he then went on to Napier where he had the Napier Hotel. I am looking for my grandmother Ivy (Cantrill)Scott was living in 'Richmond Block' Napier with her husband William Ernest Walter Felix Scott. - plot purchaser was her mother Ethel McKECHNIE (remarried name) In 1931, New Zealand’s deadliest earthquake devastated the cities of Napier and Hastings. - possible sister of Lena Sayah & Irene Dallison FARMERY Gladys Lilian (Miss) In 1904 she was in Class IV and was given a prize by Father Goggan for her regular attendance. - PLOT 19 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery - married Thomas BARRY in 1891, their children were: The coroner recorded on her death certificate that death had occurred through collapse of a building caused by an earthquake of great severity. - headstone erected by the Radio Ball Committee On February 3, 1931, an earthquake centred near coastal Aropaoanui, 12km north of Napier, turned Hawkes Bay into a virtual war zone. Hennessey, Master Seminarist of Greymouth - no records found - plot purchased by her husband Walter Herbert Barrett (1884-1964) - married Mabel Evelyn TAYLOR in 1928 Doogan, James aged 22 Seminarist of Greymouth DENNETT Herbert Arthur BRACE Herbert Henry BOWEN Frederick Edward - newspaper reports say from Woodville KEY Elsie Gertrude (Miss) The family story is that Billy forgot to take his play lunch outside and ran back to get it when the earthquake struck and the heavy school door and rubble fell on Billy and killed him. The HMS Veronicahad just tied up in Napier’s inner harbour when the earthquake hit. - PLOT 669 - BLOCK D Some Day We'll Understand Gigg, Albert James aged 19 McCARTHY Joseph Henry STEVENS John Ascott (Jack) While Attempting To Rescue A Member Of His Staff Tripney, Annie Gordon Ogilvie aged 30 * Thorne-George, Nancie/Nancy aged 24 Fire broke out shortly after in the townships of Napier and Hastings destroying what the earthquake had not. 1931-02-03 New Zealand's worst natural disaster, the Hawke's Bay earthquake, kills 256 and injures thousands, devastating Napier and the Hawke's Bay region; Related Articles and Photos. Roofs caved in on buildings that had large open internal areas, such as churches, libraries and.!, England in 1909 coroner recorded on her death certificate that death had through... Mrs R. N. 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