Topic: Mary Sophia Ethel Turner (nee Stewart) (1882-1980)

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Mary Sophia Ethel Stewart, known as 'Ethel', was the grandaughter of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart. Her parents were Mervyn Archdale and Phoebe Stewart (nee Gledstanes). Story by Debbie McCauley.

Mary Sophia Ethel Stewart (aka Ethel) was born in Katikati in 1882 to Mervyn Archdale and Phoebe Louisa Hornridge Stewart (nee Gledstanes). 

Evyleen, George and Mary Stewart, 1900

Evyleen, George and Mary Stewart (1900).

She married Robert Rutland Turner of Katikati in 1916 and they lived at Turner's Road in Apata. Turner Road was named for brothers Robert Rutland Turner (1882-1927) and William Henry Turner (1884-1965) who owned the land. Robert embarked on 13 November 1917 to serve during World War I (1914-1918).

Ethel died in Tauranga in 1980 and was cremated there. 

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Mary Sophia Ethel Turner (nee Stewart) (1882-1980)


Year:1900
First Names:Mary Sophia Ethel
Last Name:Stewart
Date of Birth:1882
Place of Birth:Katikati
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:1980
Place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Place of burial:Tauranga, New Zealand
Spouses name:Robert Rutland Turner
Spouses date of birth:1882
Spouses date of death:1927
Date of marriage:1916
Place of marriage:New Zealand
Fathers name:Mervyn Archdale Stewart
Fathers date of birth:January 1859
Fathers date of death:1951
Mothers name:Phoebe Louisa Hornridge Gledstanes
Mothers date of birth:1862
Mothers place of birth:Twickenham, Kings County, Ireland
Mothers date of death:1951
Mothers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Name of sibilings:George Cecil Stewart and Evyleen Frances Stewart
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Mary Sophia Ethel Turner (nee Stewart) (1882-1980) by Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License