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Sheila McDonald FRASER


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NZ Birth 27 Aug 1903/11942 Fraser Sheila Macdonald - Helen - William

Hugho Linwood Kirk Sarginson
Relation: Bridegroom
Marriage Year: 1934
Marriage Place: NZ
Folio: 9507

Sheila McDonald Fraser
Relation: Bride (Wife)
Marriage Year: 1934
Marriage Place: NZ
Folio: 9507

NZ Death 11 Oct 1988/49916 Sarginson Sheila MacDonald - Born 28 August 1903 ?

Looking for births, marriage and deaths of Sheila's parents.


States her father was born in Scotland.

24 November 1934
SARGINSON—FRASER Many friends showed a kindly interest in the wedding of Miss Sheila McDonald Fraser, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs William Fraser, of Avonside drive, to Mr Hugo L. K. Sarginson, youngest son of the Rev. and Mrs I. Sarginson, Bordesley street. The wedding was performed at the Leyden Street Congregational Church by the Rev. I. Sarginson, the bridegroom's father, and Mr K. HardwJckc was the organist. The church had been beautifully decorated by members of the congregation. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a frock of ivory satin, made with a long train. Her veil, which was embroidered with Scottish thistles, arranged from a wreath of orange blossom, had been worn by her mother. She carried a bouquet of white regal lilies, roses, and lily of the valley, with sprigs of while heather from Ross-shire, Scotland, the birthplace of the bride's father. Misses Fiona and Maire Fraser, nieces of the bride, were the attendants. They wore frocks of pastel green and pink taffeta respectively, and large picture hats to tone. Lemon and pink abutilons were arranged in their bouquets. Mr R. Lindsay was best man, and Mr Clyde Sarginson was groomsman. About 70 guests were entertained at the home of the bride's parents in Avonside drive. The bride's mother wore an ensemble of navy marocain, the frock being patterned in white, and a hat to match. Her bouquet was of orangetinted flowers. Mrs Sarginson wore a black silk ensemble with a patterned frock and hat of black Bangkok straw. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Later, when Mr and Mrs Hugo Sarginson left by car for the south, the latter was wearing a delphinium blue suit, a necklet of white fox fur, and a hat to match trimmed with a spray of shaded flowers.

23 September 1937
On September 14, 1887, at St. Paul’s Church, Cashel street, the' marriage was.celebrated by the Rev. Dr, Elmslie of Helen, only daughter of Mrs and the late Mr R. McPherson (Christchurch), to William, youngest son of Mrs A. Fraser. Cromarty, Scotland
To celebrate the golden wedding, about 90 relatives and friends gathered at Mr and Mrs'Fraser’s home at Avonside drive. Descendants present were their only surviving son, Mr lan Fraser them two daughters. Mrs P. E. Clark and Mrs H. L,. Sarginson, and nine grandchildren. u The guests were received by Mr and Mrs Fraser, the" latter wearing fbllck ring velvet frock and coatee. She carried a posy of golden abutilons and freesias. Mesdames Clark and Sarginson assisted their parents. The time passed pleasantly with games, dancing, and competitions interspersed with musical items by Miss
cel / Mrs W. Pearce, and Mr A. McQuarrie. After supper Mr lan 'Fraser read telegrams and letters of congratulation from all parts of the Dominion.


NZ marriage
1887/1842 Helen McPherson William Fraser
Mr William Fraser
Event Type: Obituary
Event Date: Sep 1946
Event Place: New Zealand
Event Place (Original): New Zealand
Gender: MaleRelationship to Deceased: Deceased
Birth Date: 1859Birthplace: Cromarty, ScotlandNewspaper: Christchurch Press

Miss Helen MacPherson Wife Female
Mr I Fraser Son Male
Mrs P E Clark Daughter Female
Mrs H Sarginson Daughter Female
Extended Family
Mr R MacPherson father in law Male
Others on Record
Mr F A Cook Nonrelative Male
I haven't checked this properly as yet.

NZ birth
1868/22880 McPherson Helen - mother Helen - father Robert

1866/8746 Helen Dickson -- Robert McPherson
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1887/1453 McPherson Robert 46Y
1931/4384 McPherson Helen 88Y

Inquest into robert McPherson's death.


Burials for Robert and Helen
Robert McPherson Death 8 Mar 1887 New Zealand Male aged 46 birth 1841 Spouse Helen McPherson record # 36
Helen McPherson Death 1 Jun 1931 New Zealand Female aged 89 Birth 1842 Spouse Robert McPherson record # 37


2 June 1931
THE Funeral of the late Helen McPherson will leave the residence of her daughter, Mrs William Fraser, 36 Avonside drive,-; for the Addinglon Cemetery, This Day (Tuesday), June 2nd, at 3.15 p.m.

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Dunno yet gibbo.

I went to Bunnings this morning not yesterday so have not added anything to my tree yet re this one.

More bamboo stakes and bird netting. Not seen Gus in my yard for about a week but I know they are both next door.
William Fraser died 1946 and born 1859.

1946/26894 Fraser William 86Y

Helen Fraser died ?

1945/23282 Fraser Helen 94Y

I hope the garden benefits from the time and money I put in.

Addington Cemetery, Selwyn St, Christchurch

More than one cemetery on that roll.
Evening Post 29 June 1945
FRASER.—The Friends of the late Helen Fraser, of 52 Hawker : St., are invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave our Chapel ~ Tomorrow (Saturday) June 3o,: 1945, at the conclusion, of the Service, commencing at 2 p.m., for the Crematorium Karori.


Last name FRASER
First name HELEN
Age 94 Years
Deceased date 29/06/1945
Service provided Cremation
Cremation date 02/07/1945
Cemetery Crematorium
Record number 6104
Thanks gibbo.

With births in Scotland after 1855 there is no quick way to check which of 7 is correct so will leave it there for now.

Case closed for now.