Topic: Albert James King (1890-1971) by Debbie McCauley
Born in Katikati, Albert James King worked as a coal miner. He was my first cousin thrice removed - Debbie McCauley (2013).
Albert James King was born in Katikati on 2 August 1890 (reg. 1890/13788) to Herbert and Margaret Isabella King (nee McCauley) who married in Tauranga on 22 June 1889 (reg. 1889/1049). ‘Though Albert was born King he went by the name Allan’ (Pamela White, personal communication, 28 October 2011).
At age 25 Albert married Ethel Mary Terrace (1893-1955) on 25 August 1915 (reg. 1915/4657) in Whangarei.
The three children of Albert James King:
Lilian Elizabeth Allan was born in Whangarei on 20 September 1916. She married Leslie Edwin Morton Bennett (1890-1974) on 24 November 1937. Lilian died, aged 80, on 24 April 1997 (reg. 1997/37120). She was cremated on 29 April 1997 and her ashes buried in Kamo Cemetery, Ketenikau Road, Kamo, Whangarei (4, Row B, Plot 25) (Whanganui Cemetery Records Online).
Beryl Irene Allan was born in Whangarei on 4 July 1922. She married J Vesey (1918- ) in 1943. Beryl died in 1994 (reg. 1994/40738).
Grace Colleen Allan was born in Kamo, Whangarei, on 10 November 1931. She married Anthony Grant Brewster (1927- ) in 1955 (reg. 1955/003921). Grace died on 12 August 2011 (reg. 2011/20257).
Albert was a coal miner, his usual address 392 Kamo Road, Kamo.
The New Zealand WWI Service Personnal & Reserves Index records Albert James Allan, Miner of Hikurangi, Hobson County.
Albert died on 9 March 1971 (reg. 1971/28827) in Whangarei and was buried in Kamo Cemetery on 12 March 1971.
Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).
McCauley, D. (2012). The McCauley family of Katikati, New Zealand: 1876-2012. Tauranga, New Zealand: Mauao Publishing.
New Zealand Expeditionary Force Reserve – 1916-1919. Microfiche 1-23. BAB Microfilming, Auckland, New Zealand.