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Thelma May Preston1

#9930, b. 1 June 1907, d. 23 March 1988
Last Edited=24 May 2017
Thelma May Greathead née Preston
Thelma May Greathead née Preston
     Thelma May Preston was born on 1 June 1907 in Kenkeri, New Zealand.1 She married Clarence Bright Greathead, son of Ernest Frederick Greathead and Mary Toms, on 18 August 1926 in Methodist Church, Waitakaru, New Zealand.1,2,3 Her husband Clarence died on 19 February 1960 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 58.1,4,5,6,7,8 Thelma filed administration papers on the estate of her late husband Clarence on 8 June 1960.9 Thelma left a will on 28 October 1986 the executors were some of her surviving children Martin, Gary and Gay. She made several bequeaths, leaving her piano to Martin, her grandmother clock to her son Earle, her car to the grandson Colin Little,the rest of the estate to be divided between her four children, three grandchildren and her friend John Wiliam Booth.9,6 Thelma died on 23 March 1988 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 80.1,10 Thelma was buried in Otahuhu Cemetery, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, Clarence and his wife were buried in the same grave in Area J Lot no 7. The ashes of their son Martin were also scattered on the grave. The transcription on the gravestone read " In loving memory of Clarence Bright Greathead, loved husband and father, born January 1902, 19 February 1960. Preserve me, O God, for in thee have I put my trust."11,6,8

Children of Thelma May Preston and Clarence Bright Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  3. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1926/6765.
  4. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  5. [S40000] Website www.aucklandcity.govt.nz.
  6. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.
  7. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1960/36356.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007.
  9. [S8] Copy of will held by Jan, some kindly provided my contacts.
  10. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1988 Otahuhu Ref 4467.
  11. [S40000] Website http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll

Shirley Iris Greathead1

#9931, b. November 1926, d. November 1926
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-granddaughter of George Greathead
8th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Shirley Iris Greathead was born in November 1926 in Turua, New Zealand.1,2 She died in November 1926 in Thames, New Zealand, aged only thirty hours.1,3,4 She was the daughter of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. Shirley was buried on 5 November 1926 in Shortland Cemetery, Thames, New Zealand.1,5

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1926 Turua Ref 5890/Q4.
  3. [S40000] Website www.bdmhistoricalrecords.
  4. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1926/10474.
  5. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009 D01.31 B/R.

Patricia Kathleen Greathead1

#9932, b. 4 June 1928, d. August 1928
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-granddaughter of George Greathead
8th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Patricia Kathleen Greathead was born on 4 June 1928 in Turua, New Zealand.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. Patricia died in August 1928 in Thames, New Zealand.1,2,4 Patricia was buried on 6 August 1928 in Thames, New Zealand, age 6 weeks.1,5,6

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  3. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1928 Turua Ref 560/Q1.
  4. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1928/4173 age 6 weeks.
  5. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007.

Earle Clarence Greathead1

#9933, b. 4 October 1929, d. 26 May 2006
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-grandson of George Greathead
8th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Earle Clarence Greathead
     Earle Clarence Greathead was born on 4 October 1929 in Thames, New Zealand.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. He married Alma Bessie Latwer on 26 April 1952 Alma's name was also Brunt.1 Earle in March 1988 received from his mother's will her grandmother clock and a share of what remained after the bequests were given.5 Earle died on 26 May 2006 in New Zealand aged 76 after a short illness.3 Earle was buried on 31 May 2006 in Waikumete Cemetery, Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand.3,6 His wife Alma died on 27 October 2013 in Hillsborough Hospital, Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 94 The New Zealands Herald wrote: Dearly loved wife of the late Earle, loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Magy, Earle and Glenis, and Neta. Loved grandma of Kiernan, Ryion, Shaun, Robert, Bessie, Roseanne, Rosita, Andy, Cor, Seneva, and the late Philip. Loved great- grandmother to all her great- grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff at Hillsborough Hospital for their care and kindness. A Service will be held at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Thursday 31 October at 12.30pm. The funeral then leaving for the Waikumete Cemetery. A family service will be held at Grange Manor this Wednesday evening at 7pm. All communications to the Greathead Family, C/- PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.7

Children of Earle Clarence Greathead and Alma Bessie Latwer

  • Earle Clarence Greathead
  • John Henry Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  3. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1929 Thames Ref 5767/Q4.
  5. [S8] Copy of will held by Jan, some kindly provided my contacts.
  6. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers New Zealand Herald.

Colleen Rosemary Greathead1

#9934, b. 26 August 1934, d. 8 June 1962
Last Edited=24 May 2017
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-granddaughter of George Greathead
8th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Colleen Rosemary Semmens née Greathead formerly Little
     Colleen Rosemary Greathead was born on 26 August 1934 in Thames, New Zealand, It is believed that Colleen was born with a hole in her heart.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. She married Cranley Little in 1953 Cranley was Colleen's first husband.1 Here is a picture of Colleen and Cranley.5 She married Gilbert Nelson Semmens on 26 June 1959 in Registrar's Office, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, Gilbert was Colleen's second husband.1,6,7 Colleen died on 8 June 1962 in 14 Church Street, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 27.1,2

Child of Colleen Rosemary Greathead and Cranley Little

  • Malcolm Clarence Little

Children of Colleen Rosemary Greathead and Gilbert Nelson Semmens

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  3. [S9953] E-mails between Marisa May Taylor née Little and Jan Cooper from 9 April 2008.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1934 Thames Ref 5286/Q4.
  5. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  6. [S192] E-mails between Len Lepper and Jan Cooper from 20 March 2007.
  7. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1959 Ref 9552.

Gay Anita Greathead1

#9935, b. 9 June 1936
Last Edited=24 May 2017
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-granddaughter of George Greathead
8th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Gay is the bridesmaid at her sister Colleen's wedding
     Gay Anita Greathead was born on 9 June 1936 in Thames, New Zealand.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. She married Cornelis Pieter De Jong on 24 April 1954.1 Gay in March 1988 became the Executor alongside her brothers Gary and Martin for the will of her mother. She received a share of what remained after the bequests were given.4

Children of Gay Anita Greathead and Cornelis Pieter De Jong

  • Truus Maria De Jong
  • Karen Mary De Jong

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  3. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1936 Thames Ref 3728/Q3.
  4. [S8] Copy of will held by Jan, some kindly provided my contacts.

Martin Wilson Greathead1

#9936, b. 4 July 1941, d. 15 September 1994
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-grandson of George Greathead
8th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Martin Wilson Greathead
     Martin Wilson Greathead was born on 4 July 1941 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.1,2,3 He was the son of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. He married Susan Matthews in 1967 in New Zealand.1,4 His wife Susan died on 15 September 1980 in Otahuhu, New Zealand, after being hit by a car late one night after returning from the pub. Her death was subject to a coroners inquest in Wellington.1,5,6,7,8 Martin a barman in March 1988 became the Executor alongside his brother Gary and sister Gay for the will of his mother. He received her piano and a share of what remained after the bequests were given.9 He married Lucy Iri in 1989 in New Zealand Lucy was Martin's second wife.1,10 Martin died on 15 September 1994 in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 53 from pneumonia.1,2,11,12 His body was cremated Martin's ashes were scattered on his parent's grave. The transcription on the gravestone read " In loving memory of Clarence Bright Greathead, loved husband and father, born January 1902, 19 February 1960. Preserve me , O God, for in thee have I put my trust." on 17 September 1994 in Manukau Memorial Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand.13,14

Children of Martin Wilson Greathead and Susan Matthews

  • Michelle Meretearama Greathead5
  • Kataraina Te-Iti Greathead
  • Whetu Marama Erana Te A Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  3. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1941 Otahuhu Ref 4847/Q3.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1967 Ref 15773.
  5. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  6. [S40000] Website http://archway.archives.govt.nz
  7. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1980 Otahuhu Ref 19615 age 33.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007.
  9. [S8] Copy of will held by Jan, some kindly provided my contacts.
  10. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1989 Ref 15641.
  11. [S192] E-mails between Len Lepper and Jan Cooper from 20 March 2007.
  12. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1994 Auckland Ref 18474.
  13. [S40000] Website http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll
  14. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.

Gary Henry James Greathead1

#9937, b. 9 November 1944, d. 13 January 2003
Last Edited=24 May 2017
Relationships
8th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd great-grandson of George Greathead
8th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Gary Henry James Greathead
Gary Henry James Greathead
     Gary Henry James Greathead was born on 9 November 1944 in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston. He married Yvonne Mabel Lapwood on 20 March 1971 in New Zealand.1,3,5 Gary in March 1988 became the Executor alongside his brother Martin and sister Gay for the will of his mother. He received a share of what remained after the bequests were given.6 Gary died on 13 January 2003 in Pukekohe Hospice, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 58.1,3 His body was cremated His ashes were sprinkled over his favourite fishing spot out at sea in the Coromandel Thames on 16 January 2003 in Manukau Memorial Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand.1,3,7

Children of Gary Henry James Greathead and Yvonne Mabel Lapwood

  • Clarence Sydney James Greathead
  • Simon Gary Greathead
  • Leah Marie Greathead
  • Mark Todd Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S40007] One Great Family web site.
  3. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1944 Otahuhu Ref 6934/Q4.
  5. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1971 Ref 5991.
  6. [S8] Copy of will held by Jan, some kindly provided my contacts.
  7. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.

Alma Bessie Latwer1

#9938, b. 16 January 1919, d. 27 October 2013
Last Edited=3 Mar 2019
Alma Bessie Greathead née Latwer
     Alma Bessie Latwer was born on 16 January 1919 in Fasitiiuta, Western Samoa.1,2 She married Earle Clarence Greathead, son of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston, on 26 April 1952 Alma's name was also Brunt.1 Alma died on 27 October 2013 peacefully in Hillsborough Hospital, Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 94 The New Zealands Herald wrote: Dearly loved wife of the late Earle, loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Magy, Earle and Glenis, and Neta. Loved grandma of Kiernan, Ryion, Shaun, Robert, Bessie, Roseanne, Rosita, Andy, Cor, Seneva, and the late Philip. Loved great- grandmother to all her great- grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff at Hillsborough Hospital for their care and kindness. A Service will be held at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Thursday 31 October at 12.30pm. The funeral then leaving for the Waikumete Cemetery. A family service will be held at Grange Manor this Wednesday evening at 7pm. All communications to the Greathead Family, C/- PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.3

Children of Alma Bessie Latwer and Earle Clarence Greathead

  • Earle Clarence Greathead
  • John Henry Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  3. [S40045] Newspapers New Zealand Herald.

Cranley Little1

#9946, b. 19 May 1923
Last Edited=24 May 2017
     Cranley Little was born on 19 May 1923.1 He married Colleen Rosemary Greathead, daughter of Clarence Bright Greathead and Thelma May Preston, in 1953 Cranley was Colleen's first husband.1 Here is a picture of Colleen and Cranley.2

Child of Cranley Little and Colleen Rosemary Greathead

  • Malcolm Clarence Little

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.