George Arthur Farnworth

ID# 7048, (1890 - 10 Mar 1947)


George Arthur Farnworth was born in 1890 at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England,

Parents: George E Farnworth (Sergeant of Police) & Ellen - according to 1901 Census.1



George Arthur Farnworth and Ethel Jessie McKay immigrated on 21 Aug 1914 from London via "SS Tainui" to Wellington, New Zealand ,

SS Tainui Departed London 21 Aug 1914, and arrived in Wellington 5th Oct 1914.

She carried 17 1st Class, 56 2nd Class, and 280 in 3rd Class which were assisted immigrants.
She came via Cape Town and Hobart before docking at Wellington.
The Tainui had quite a trip out, as War had just started, she had a narrow escape from being sunk, needed to have all her lights out on deck and port holes were masked up. Once past Cape Town all was well and she had good weather until reaching Hobart and Wellington.

In the 3rd Class passenger lists was:
Ethel McKay, a Domestic aged 21 from Scotland.

Also on board was George Farnworth, listed as a Mariner (? ) aged 24 from England.

George became Ethel's husband in 1917.2

SS Tainui


George Arthur Farnworth married Ethel Jessie McKay, daughter of George McKay and Maggie King, on 6 Nov 1917 at Registrar's Office, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

George Arthur Farnworth
Aged 27, Clerk, Bachelor,
Born Birkenhead England
Usual Res: Wellington
Parents: George Ellis Farnworth, Chief Commissioner of Police & Florence Farnworth MS Heart
Ethel Jessie McKay
Aged 24, Spinster,
Born Cullen Scotland
Usual Res: Wellington
Parents: George McKay, Sailmaker & Margaret McKay MS King

Witnesses: H L Murray, Cadet, Wellington & H B Smith, Cadet, Wellington.3,4



George Arthur Farnworth was on the 1919 Electoral Roll Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Ethel

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 139 Dominion Road, Cellarman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 139 Dominion Road, married.5



George Arthur Farnworth was on the 1928 Electoral Roll Eden, Auckland, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Ethel

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 157 Dominion Road, Barman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 157 Dominion Road, married

Also appeared on the 1928 Wellington Supplementary Roll. This indicates that they moved during this time.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Barman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.6,7



George Arthur Farnworth was on the 1935 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Ethel

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Barman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.8



George Arthur Farnworth was on the 1938 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Ethel

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Clerk
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.9



George Arthur Farnworth was on the 1946 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Ethel

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Clerk
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.10



George died on 10 Mar 1947 at Wellington, Wellington, at age 57 years.11


George was buried on 11 Mar 1947 at Karori Cemetery, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

George Arthur Farnworth
died 10th March 1947
aged 57 years
Also Evelyn Maud Challis
died 27th October 1977 aged 59 years
Also Ethel Jessie Farnworth
Born 20th January 1893
died 21st September 1978.12



Ethel & George Farnworth plus daughter Evelyn
Karori Cemetery
Farnworth Plot at Karori Cemetery


George and Ethel had 1 known child.

Child of George Arthur Farnworth and Ethel Jessie McKay

Citations

  1. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, findmypast.co.uk . Online www.findmypast.com/ www.ancestry.co.uk;, 1890 Birkenhead Cheshire, Mar Qtr, Vol 8A Page 501.
  2. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), 1914 Britain Outbound passenger Lists 1890 - 1960 - via Findmypast.co.uk as well as Familysearch.. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1917 NZ Online Database 1917/ 5673 - Folio No 5282. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  5. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1919 NZ Electoral Roll, Grey Lynn Auckland. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  6. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Eden Auckland.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North, Wellington - Supplementary Roll.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North, Wellington.
  9. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North, Wellington.
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1946 NZ Electoral Roll, Karori, Wellington.
  11. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1947 NZ Online Database 1947/ 17796 - aged 57.
  12. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Wellington City Council online Database: Section CH ENG2, Plot 758 O, Record 51430. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.