Topic: Esme Francis Jack (1901-1965)

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Esme Francis Jack was the wife of Katikati Chemist John Edgar Bongard Warn (1904-1969).

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Esme Francis Jack was born in 1901 (reg. 1901/3173). Her parents were James John and Annie Jane Jack (nee Smith) who married in 1891 (reg. 1891/3842).

In 1927 (reg. 1927/6410) she married Katikati Chemist John Edgar Bongard Warn (1904-1969). He was known as Edgar. The couple had no children.

Esme Francis Jack (1901-1965)

Esme at the wedding of Wayne and Ellen McCormack at St Peter's Church in Katikati, New Zealand, on 18 April 1953. In this photograph she is wearing a fur stole, white gloves, and holding a handbag by its strap whilst talking to a woman in a dark suit. Photograph: Ellen McCormack.

Esme died, aged 64, on 27 February 1965 (reg. 1965/45596). She was buried in Katikati Cemetery on 2 March 1965 (Anglican Block A plots 202 & 203).

Her obituary appeared in the Korero in March 1965:

WITH the passing of Mrs Esme Warn, Katikati has lost a valued member of the community. Before her hands lost their suppleness, she delighted many people with her music, and often played the piano in public. Because of her exquisite taste and perfect grooming Mrs Warn was always much in demand as a mannequin at local functions as well. Mrs Warn was a member of the Katikati Women's Bowling Club and was a keen and enthusiastic player until her health made playing impossible. Gardening then became an absorbing hobby and she was a member of the Katikati Garden Circle, as well as the Katikati Women's Club and a past member of the Katikati Women's Institute. (Korero, March 1965)

When Edgar died, aged 65,  on 22 February 1969 he was buried with Esme at Katikati Cemetery.



Births, Deaths and Marriage Online (New Zealand).

Katikati Burial Records and Headstone (new Zealand Society of Genealogists, Tauranga Group, 1991).

Korero of Katikati (March 1965).

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Esme Francis Jack (1901-1965)

First Names:Esme Francis
Last Name:Jack
Date of Birth:1901
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:27 February 1965
Place of death:New Zealand
Place of burial:Katikati Cemetery
Spouses name:John Edgar Bongard Warn
Spouses date of birth:1904
Spouses date of death:22 February 1969
Spouses place of death:New Zealand
Spouses place of burial:Katikati Cemetery
Date of marriage:1927
Place of marriage:New Zealand
Fathers name:James John Jack
Fathers date of birth:c1865
Fathers date of death:1923
Fathers place of death:New Zealand
Mothers name:Annie Jane Smith
Mothers date of birth:c1869
Mothers date of death:1952
Mothers place of death:New Zealand
Member of Society:Katikati Women's Bowling Club, Katikati Garden Circle, Katikati Women's Club, and Katikati Women's Institute