Topic: Olive Constance Haskell (1900-1993)

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Olive Matheson was the mother of Tauranga Historian Alister Hugh Matheson (1925-2011).

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Olive Constance Haskell was born on 18 January 1900. Her parents were John Victor and Ethel Blanche Haskell (nee Fysh).

In 1922 (reg. 1922/5749) Olive married Alister Hugh Matheson (1876-1953). They had two children together:

  1. Alister Hugh Matheson (1925-2011). 
  2. Isobel Ruth MacDonald (nee Matheson) (1931-2011).

Alister died, aged 78, on 1 November 1953. His death notice appeared in the Bay of Plenty Times on 2 November 1953:

MATHESON, Alister Hugh. (Reg. No. 3262, Sth. African War) (75110 First World War), on November 1, 1953, beloved husband of Olive and beloved father of Isobel and Hugh; in his 78th year. A service will be held at Jones & Company’s Chapel at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, funeral then leaving for the Tauranga Cemetery. No flowers by request. (Bay of Plenty Times, 2 November 1953, p. 5)

Alister was buried in Tauranga Anglican Cemetery on 3 November 1953.

Olive died on 2 January 1993 (reg. 1993/34152). Her death notice appeared in the Bay of Plenty Times on 9 January 1993: 

MATHESON,  Olive Constance. – On January 2, 1993. Dearly loved mother of Isobel and Jim. Her private family service has been held. Jones and Company, F.D.A.N.Z. (Bay of Plenty Times, 9 January 1993, p. 13)

She was cremated at Pyes Pa Cemetery on 6 January 1993.

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Olive Constance Haskell (1900-1993)


Year:1993
First Names:Olive Constance
Last Name:Haskell
Date of Birth:18 January 1900
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:2 January 1993
Place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Place of burial:Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga
Family Surname:Matheson
Spouses name:Alister Hugh Matheson
Spouses date of birth:1876
Spouses place of birth:New Zealand
Spouses date of death:1 November 1953
Spouses place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Spouses place of burial:Tauranga Anglican Cemetery
Date of marriage:1922
Place of marriage:New Zealand
Fathers name:John Victor Haskell
Mothers name:Ethel Blanche Fysh
Name of the children:Isobel Ruth Matheson and Alister Hugh Matheson

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