Gold and Ruby Locket: Jane Simpson (1889)
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A gold and ruby locket that belonged to Joan Simpson's grandmother, Jane Simpson (nee McCauley) containing a photograph of her husband William MacGregor Simpson and one of their children. Jane and William married at the home of her parents 'Fairview Cottage' in Katikati on 28 October 1889. The couple lived in Greerton, Tauranga. William died in Fraser Street, Tauranga, on 26 November 1929. Jane died in Tauranga on 2 July 1942. Both are buried in the Tauranga Methodist and Children's Cemetery. Joan is photographed wearing this locket at the McCauley Family Reunion which was held in Katikati in 2012. Photograph: Debbie McCauley. The current whereabouts of this locket are unknown.