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  • ID: I48032
  • Name: Ada Florence Priscilla QUINNEY
  • Given Name: Ada Florence Priscilla
  • Surname: QUINNEY
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 7 Jan 1886 in Motupipi, Golden Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Death: 25 May 1947 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
  • _UID: 3A9CEA3F7C1C47D0991978E3E68C84510228
  • Change Date: 21 Aug 2013 at 08:32
  • Note:
    The following remarks were written by daughter Winnie on 18 /5/1947 about Mother who desired that someone else should w rite "remarks" about her.
    Mother is a true Quinney type known on this side of the Wor ld. As a girl in her teens, she was general handyman, on h er Mother's large farm - The Quinney homestead, later owne d by Thomas L Quinney - whilst her brothers were away fro m home working at their sawmill. Mother married when she w as 20 years old and helped Father to clear the rough virgi n bush covered section several hundred acres of lan d which Father had bought, on which to make his home . Lived in true pioneer style until said home was built . She was very capable and efficient at all she did includ ing farm work of all kinds, boot and shoe repairs, dressmak ing and tailoring (men's and boy's suits and overcoats), ga rdening, knitting fancywork, crocheting, painting, cookin g and sketching, (expertly) sawmill engine driving, drivin g horse and express-loaded with firewood and filling railwa y trucks at Railway station with it, logging trees (which s he helped to fell) to the mill. Excellent housekeeping i n every way. Countless nights sitting until 3-4am mendin g worn clothing (during 'dole' days) until it was hard to f ind the original garment. Put her heart and soul into ever ything she undertook so it is no wonder her health gave ou t under the strain of being Best Mother in the World. Ad d to the above accomplishments that of being 'Home Doctor a nd Nurse' for she reared 4 very delicate babes to healthy m en and womanhood after doctors had left us to die. Melvi n had curvature of the spine. Reg was very badly rupture d Mother made and patented an appliance specially sui table for his type of rupture, yet neglected herself sadly . Ira had bronchial asthma and Winnie a double leaking val ve of the heart.

    Father: William QUINNEY b: 14 Aug 1834 in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
    Mother: Sarah Ann BREWERTON b: 10 Jan 1840 in Chalkhouse Green, Reading, Berkshire, England

    Marriage 1 George FAWCETT b: 1872 in Tadmor, Nelson, New Zealand
    • Married: 1905
    • Change Date: 22 Feb 2013
    1. Has No Children Melvin Kelburn FAWCETT b: 1906 in Clark Valley, Nelson, New Zealand
    2. Has No Children Cecil Dudley FAWCETT b: 1909 in Clark Valley, Nelson, New Zealand
    3. Has No Children Reginald Eugene FAWCETT b: 1910 in Wai-Iti, Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand
    4. Has No Children Ira Vernon Voyce FAWCETT b: 1913 in Clark Valley, Nelson, New Zealand
    5. Has No Children Winnie Mildred FAWCETT b: 15 Nov 1916 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
    6. Has No Children Samuel John Mayroyd FAWCETT b: 1923 in Hope, Nelson, New Zealand
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