Cleghorn Family Tree

Thurza Cleghorn

Thurza EdmondsAge: 69 years18771947

Name
Thurza Edmonds
Given names
Thurza
Surname
Edmonds
Married name
Thurza Cleghorn
Birth 31 July 1877 37 30
Note: Ophir is also known as Blacks
Birth of a brotherJoseph William Edmonds
2 November 1879 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Ellen Edmonds
11 November 1881 (Age 4 years)
Marriage of a parentJoseph EdmondsAnnie LonerganView this family
1884 (Age 6 years)

Death of a motherMary Anne Charleton
18 January 1884 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a half-sisterIda Ellen Edmonds
26 December 1885 (Age 8 years)

Death of a fatherJoseph Edmonds
30 August 1888 (Age 11 years)
Address: Pier Hotel
Note: Death Notice: Otago Witness , 7 September 1888, Page 20
MarriageThomas William CleghornView this family
1 September 1896 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Eveline Maude Cleghorn
13 April 1897 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Cleghorn
about 1898 (Age 20 years)

Death of a daughterMary Cleghorn
about 1898 (Age 20 years)

Cause: Stillborn
Birth of a son
#3
Thomas William Cleghorn
23 January 1900 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Ernest Joseph ‘Ernie’ Cleghorn
6 November 1901 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#5
James Robert ‘Jim’ Cleghorn
22 May 1904 (Age 26 years)
Supreme Court Petition 21 April 1906 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Mary Cleghorn
15 November 1906 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#7
John Cleghorn
15 November 1906 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Winifred Cleghorn
3 August 1908 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Arthur George Cleghorn
21 October 1909 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Charles Edward Cleghorn
10 February 1912 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#11
David Henry ‘Dot’ Cleghorn
18 March 1914 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#12
Alfred Eric Cleghorn
31 July 1915 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#13
Harold Cleghorn
13 August 1916 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#14
Annie Cleghorn
13 August 1916 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sonJohn Cleghorn
1917 (Age 39 years)
Cause: Diphtheria
Shared note: Aged 11 years
Birth of a daughter
#15
Ethel Rose Cleghorn
12 March 1918 (Age 40 years)
Death of a husbandThomas William Cleghorn
24 November 1918 (Age 41 years)
Cause: Influenza
Note: From influenza during the Great Flu Epidemic
Burial of a husbandThomas William Cleghorn
26 November 1918 (Age 41 years)
Address: Cemetery: Oamaru Old - Presbyterian Section Block 76 Plot 55 and 56
Religion: Presbyterian
Note: In Loving Memory of Thomas William and Thurza Cleghorn,
Death of a sisterAnn Jane Edmonds
10 July 1935 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childAlfred Eric CleghornLorna Findlay ClarkeView this family
1946 (Age 68 years)
Shared note: married 3 weeks before Alfred died
Death of a sonAlfred Eric Cleghorn
19 September 1946 (Age 69 years)
Shared note: Only married 3 weeks before he died
Burial of a sonAlfred Eric Cleghorn
22 September 1946 (Age 69 years)
Address: Cemetery: Oamaru Old - Presbyterian Section Block 200 Plot 28a
Medical
Suffered from Parkinsons Disease and Asthma
yes

Death 7 June 1947 (Age 69 years)
Burial 10 June 1947 (3 days after death)
Address: Cemetery: Oamaru Old - Presbyterian Section Block 76 Plot 55 and 56
Religion: Presbyterian
Note: In Loving Memory of Thomas William and Thurza Cleghorn,
Biography 1991 (43 years after death)

Note: Thomas William Cleghorn and Thurza Edmonds were first cousins, their mothers, Eliza Jane Charleton a…
Did You Know? 2017 (69 years after death)

Note: Did you know, that scratched in the glass on the front bedroom window of Thurza's house, (now Alec’s Cleghorn’s house), is a list of names, among them are Eveline Jones and Doris Cleghorn. Apparently they scratched their names in the glass with their engagement rings.
Thurza's wooden house in Hampden
Thurza's wooden house in Hampden

Note: This house was built to replace the original brick house which was pulled down because Thurza believed that the influenza from the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 that killed her husband Thomas, was in the bricks.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 7 May 1873Dunedin, New Zealand
23 months
elder sister
2 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Annie Lonergan - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 1884
2 years
half-sister
Family with Thomas William Cleghorn - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 1 September 1896Dunedin, New Zealand
7 months
daughter
21 months
daughter
2 years
son
21 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
Mary CleghornMary Cleghorn
Birth: 15 November 1906 30 29Hampden, New Zealand
Death: 29 April 1979Oamaru, New Zealand
son
John Cleghorn
Birth: 15 November 1906 30 29Hampden, New Zealand
Death: 1917Hampden, New Zealand
21 months
daughter
15 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
son
16 months
son
1 year
son
daughter
19 months
daughter

Birth

Ophir is also known as Blacks

Burial

In Loving Memory of Thomas William and Thurza Cleghorn, also their 3 grandchildren, Noeline Jean Cleghorn, Barry and Gavin Andrew

Headstone: white marble set in concrete - sealed.

Biography

Thomas William Cleghorn and Thurza Edmonds were first cousins, their mothers, Eliza Jane Charleton and Mary Ann Charleton were sisters.

Thomas and Thurza married at Dunedin on 1st September 1896 and proceeded to have a family of fifteen children. Thomas worked for the Railways as a Surfaceman, first at Sawyers Bay, then later at Hampden. Thomas was paid fortnightly, so on pay day he would go straight to the Grocers on his way home and square up his account. They say he was a very honest man and was never in debt to anyone. Everyone I have spoken to says he was the sort of bloke that would give the shirt off his back. The most agreeable and friendly sort of chap. In 1918 Thomas caught influenza during the Great Flu Epidemic and died at the early age of 42, leaving Thurza with thirteen children to raise, (one child having been stillborn, and another child dying from diphtheria). It was after Thomas’s death that Thurza had the original house pulled down and a small wooden lean-to house built in its place, because she believed the disease was in the bricks.

Thurza received five bob a week pension from the Railways, plus the Widow’s pension. Times were really hard, so with the help of the older children Thurza just managed to get by. She had a very good vegetable garden and kept hens and cows. Unless a farmer gave them some mutton or they killed an old chook, they ate very little meat. Thurza was well known for her vege stews and ginger-bread which she made in the big roasting dish. Visitors were always assured of a fresh batch of scones. Mary always helped when she came home by paying the grocer’ s bill, (it must have been quite a large amount because the Grocer, Mr Laing was so impressed he gave Mary a gold watch). Mary also helped out with buying clothes for the little ones. Thurza did enjoy a game of cards, so Winnie or Jim would often come over in the evening to play. Even though the Cleghorn children grew up in really hard times, they all cared deeply for their mother and none of them were ever in trouble with the Law.

Thurza suffered very severely from Parkinson's disease, which is hereditary and has been passed on to several of her children. Asthma is another disease that has been passed on through the generations, although I am not sure as to the source.

Did You Know?

Did you know, that scratched in the glass on the front bedroom window of Thurza's house, (now Alec’s Cleghorn’s house), is a list of names, among them are Eveline Jones and Doris Cleghorn. Apparently they scratched their names in the glass with their engagement rings.

BirthBirth CertificateBirth Certificate
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Did You Know?Thurza's wooden house in HampdenThurza's wooden house in Hampden
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Note: This house was built to replace the original brick house which was pulled down because Thurza believed that the influenza from the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 that killed her husband Thomas, was in the bricks.
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Media objectThurza Cleghorn and Laurence AndrewThurza Cleghorn and Laurence Andrew
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Note: circa 1924
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Note: This house was built to replace the original brick house which was pulled down because Thurza believed that the influenza from the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 that killed her husband Thomas, was in the bricks.