Topic: Kathleen Ivy Barraclough (nee Lecky) (1905-1980)

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Kathleen Ivy Lecky appears in a Waitekohe No. 3 School photo taken in 1914. She was the wife of my first cousin twice removed - Debbie McCauley

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Kathleen Ivy Lecky was born in Waihi on 4 September 1905 to Harry Francis and Sarah Jane Lecky (nee Earl) who married on 3 August 1901. She was known as Ivy.

Ivy appeared in a 1914 photograph of Waitekohe No. 3 School in Katikati which can be accessed by clicking here.

Katikati No. 3 School: Waitekohe (1914)

She married Walter Barraclough on 21 September 1932 (reg. 1932/5373). Ivy was the mother of five children:

  • Donald Edward Lecky (1928-1995)
  • Claude Barraclough (1932-2008)
  • Richard (Des) Barraclough (1933-2011)
  • Margaret Barraclough
  • William Harry Barraclough

Ivy died, aged 75, on 9 May 1980 and was buried in the Katikati Cemetery. Her obituary is dated June 1980 [source unknown]:

Advancing years can be kind to some but sad for others, and the last few years of Mrs Ivy Barraclough’s life were hard on her family. This is when she was a patient in the Tauranga Hospital and life had little meaning for her. Born the daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Lecky she attended the Waitekohe School at the corner of Walkers Road, and later married Walter Barraclough. They were both from pioneer families and were what was called in those days ‘a strikingly handsome couple’. Like the parents their children also attended school here and now there is another generation of pupils. It will interest many people to know that Ivy Lecky Barraclough was not far removed from a title, her father coming out from England as a farm cadet. In the early days this often happened to members of aristocratic families, one of the cadets had actually been a playmate of Queen Victoria’s children.

  

References:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).

Ellen McCormack (personal communication, 2012).

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Kathleen Ivy Barraclough (nee Lecky) (1905-1980)


Year:1905
First Names:Kathleen Ivy
Last Name:Barraclough
Date of Birth:4 September 1905
Place of Birth:Waihi, New Zealand
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:9 May 1980
Place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Place of burial:Katikati Cemetery
Family Surname:Lecky
Spouses name:Walter Barraclough
Spouses date of birth:10 February 1894
Spouses place of birth:Larkspur. Katikati, New Zealand
Spouses date of death:29 July 1969
Spouses place of death:Katikati, New Zealand
Spouses place of burial:Katikati Cemetery
Date of marriage:21 September 1932
Place of marriage:New Zealand
Fathers name:Harry Francis Lecky
Fathers date of birth:30 December 1870
Fathers place of birth:Calcutta, India
Fathers date of death:24 February 1929
Mothers name:Sarah Jane Earl
Mothers date of birth:5 May 1882
Mothers place of birth:New Zealand
Mothers date of death:30 October 1950
Mothers place of death:Katikati
Name of sibilings:Edward George Lecky, William James Lecky, Vera Grace Lecky, and Robert John
Name of the children:Donald Edward Lecky , Claude Barraclough , Richard (Des) Barraclough , Margaret Barraclough , and William Harry Barraclough
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