Info 2f, Kate emily Goodyer - Colvin

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Kate was born on April 21 1859, in Big Hill, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
died; 29th Apr 1939 - Westport, Buller, West Coast, NZ
Her family moved to Otago, New Zealand 1862(in search for Gold?)

Kate married 10th May 1877, Westport Buller, NZ to James Colvin

Westport Times 12th January 1877
Dan Cupid has been active of late in West port. Four marriages since Christmastide is not a bad commencement for the new year's matrimonial business.
The latest Benedict, is our respected townsman Mr James Colvin. who, on Wednesday last, took unto himself Miss Kate Goodyer as wife, and the happy pair are now ensconced in their snug little cottage in Palmerston street.
On the marriage night they were greeted with a musical serenade, which was merry if not melodious, and the bridegroom entering into the spirit of the fun, threw open his doors and gave all friends a hearty greeting.

Kate and James had 12 children, born Westport, Buller NZ
         Esther       Lucy         William      Henry        Alice        Robert
         jane         |            charles      |            prudence     james   
         1877         1879         1881         1883         1885         1886
         1935         1970         1900         1952         1951         1946

         Emily        Albert       Hilda        Elsie        Percival     Myrtle
         kate         george       may          Eileen       |            gladys   
         1886         1890         1892         1894         1896         1897  
         1960         1970         1949         1949         1962         1972

Evening Post, 7th December 1899
Mr. James Colvin (Buller), who defeated Mr O'Kegan is an Irishman and and Anglican.
By trade he is a butcher, having carried on business in Westport for the last 30 years.

He was formerly in partnership with Mr. Eugene O'Conor, one time member for the Buller district. Mr. Colvin is held in very high estimation throughout the district, and has fillled numierous public positions with credit.

At the present time he is Mayor of Westport. He is exceedingly popular throughout the Buller district, and is a man of broad-minded Liberal views.
James & Kate

James Colvin and Kate Goodyer

James Colvin, born 6th august 1844 Ireland?
died 29th October 1919 Wellington

The Late Mr. James Colvin, MP.

Who was killed accidently by a tram car
while crossing Lamerton Quay last wednesday
night on his way home after leaving
the House of Representatives.

Straford Evening Post
Mr James Colvin, M.P. for Buller, was knocked down by a tram-car shortly after 10 o’clock to-night and killed.
The deceased attempted to cross Featherston Street
ahead of an approaching tram-car, but was struck and
thrown clear of the line.

Doctors were summoned and pronounced life extinct.
From the appearance of the body death is believed to have resulted from concussion.
James Colvin MP

Norther Advocate, 30th October 1919
A street accident last night removed from Parliament one of its most interesting personalities.
Mr J. Colvin, the veteran member for Buller, was crossing Featherston street, homeward bound, when he hesitated as a tram car approached and was knocked down. When medical aid arrived Mr Colvin was dead. The deceased was 75 years of age. He had represented Buller for the past 20 years, and had a long and honourable record of public service before entering Parliament. —Press Assn.

Wiararapa Age, 31st October 1919
WELLINGTON; Last Night. at the inquest on Mr. James Colvin, M.P., the Coroner found that the deceased died from the effects of injuries received through being accidentally struck by a tramcar.

New Zealand Herald, 1st May 1939
On April 29 at her residence, Westport,
Kate,. dearly-beloved wife of the lafe James Colvin, M.P.

PRESS, 1st May 1939
One of the most prominent residents of Westport, Mrs Kate Emily Colvin, widow of Mr James Colvin, M.P. for Buller for 19 years, died at her residence on Saturday morning.
She was 30 years of age. and a member of the well-known Goodyef family. Mrs Colvin was a foundation member of the Lady Liverpool Society, which did much work in providing comforts for soldiers in the South African and Great Wars. She leaves four sons,
Messrs Albert and Percival (Westport), Robert (Charleston), and Henry (Bruce Bay), and six daughters, Mesdames F. Gorrie (Nelson), C. E. Craig (Auckland). P. Molloy (Palmerston North), J. Griffin (Reefton), H. Griffin (Petone), and Miss M. Colvin (Westport).

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