Edward Murdoch Mulqueen

ID# 192, (23 Sep 1907 - 21 Apr 1948)

Edward Murdoch Mulqueen was born on 23 Sep 1907 at Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

Biological Parents: Frank Buchanan and Annie Buchanan MS Mulqueen.

Parent: John Mulqueen, Carter
Adoptive Parent.
Birth has been registered in 1984 but for 1907.

After Annie his mother died, Edward was adopted by her brother John and his surname was changed to Mulqueen.1,2

He was the son of Frank Charles Buchanan and Ann Mulqueen.

Edward Murdoch Mulqueen was baptised on 23 Oct 1907 in Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

Edward Murdock Buchanan
by Fr T Walshe
Parents: Frank Buchanan (Protestant) & Anne Buchanan MS Mulqueen

Sponsors: Edward Mulqueen & Fanny Mulqueen.3

Edward Murdoch Mulqueen married Beatrice May Allan, daughter of Frederick Clark and May Elizabeth Morton Searight, on 9 Jan 1945 at Registrars Office, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

Edward Murdock MULQUEEN
Aged 37, Builder, Bachelor
Born Westport
Usual Res: Westport
Parents: Mother - Frances Mulqueen
Beatrice May ALLAN
Aged 39, Widow, 26 Dec 1939
Born: Reefton
Usual Res: Reefton
Parents: Frederick Clark, Accountant & Mary Clark MS Searight

Witnesses: John Thomas White, Clerk, Westport & Lola Margaret Dert, Office Assistant, Westport.4,5

Edward died on 21 Apr 1948 at Bright Street, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , at age 40 years, 6 months and 29 days

Edward Murdoch Mulqueen
Between 21st & 22nd April 1948.
Carpenter, aged 41.
Parents: Frank Buchanan, Engineer & Annie Buchanan, MS Mulqueen.
Born Westport, full life.
Married to Beatrice May Allan, when aged 38, Widow now aged 42.
Living Issue: F: aged 1.1,6

Edward's cause of death on 21 Apr 1948 was from Coroner's Verdict:
Coronary Occlusion following Atheroma of the Coronary Arteries.7

Edward was buried on 24 Apr 1948 at Orowaiti Old Cemetery, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

MULQUEEN, Edward Murdoch
Carperter, aged 41

No Headstone.8

Edward and Beatrice had 1 child, who is still living.

Family: Edward Murdoch Mulqueen and Beatrice May Clark

FatherFrank Charles Buchanan (27 Apr 1881 - 23 Nov 1959)
MotherAnn Mulqueen (18 Jan 1879 - 31 Dec 1908)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1907 Online Database: 1984/130798 - registered 6 Nov 1984. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S21] Church Registers, Various Repositories , Westport Genelogy Group, Roman Catholic Baptisms Buller district 1867 - 1943, Clocktower Building, Palmerston Street, Westport NZ - research 2014. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  4. [S1] Certificate held on file: Transcript of marriage record done by Yvonne Chisholm.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1945 Folio No 3653.
  6. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1948 NZ Online Database: 1948/ 28961 aged 41 - Buller Folio No 2186, June Qtr.
  7. [S50] Records Housed at National Archives NZ, Archives, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand 1948 Coroners Inquests - Justice Department, Wellington Archives - Item ID R23889754 Record No COR1948/488 - Copy obtained 28 May 2014; Housed at National Archives New Zealand. Hereinafter cited as National Archives Records.
  8. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Buller District Council Cemeteries Online Database: Orowaiti Old Cemetery - Record No 5867 - Plot of H Buchanan. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.