May Elizabeth Morton Searight

ID# 173, (7 Sep 1870 - 8 Mar 1960)


May Elizabeth Morton Searight was born on 7 Sep 1870 at Brighton, Charleston, Nelson-Marlborough, New Zealand ,

Mary Lizzie Morton SEARIGHT
Parents: Robert Searight, Hotel Keeper, & Elizabeth Searight MS Morton.1,2

She was the daughter of Robert Searight and Elizabeth Morton.

May Elizabeth Morton Searight married Frederick Clark, son of Edward McGraw/ James Clark and Harriett Jubber, on 16 Apr 1892 at St Stephen's Parsonage, Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

Frederick CLARK
Aged 23, Bank Clerk, Bachelor
Born: Melbourne Victoria (sic)
Res: Present and Usual - Reefton
Parents: James Clark, Master Mariner & Harriet Clark MS Jubber
May Elizabeth Morton SEARIGHT
Aged 21, Spinster
Born: Brighton, Nelson
Res: Present and Usual - Crushington Reefton
Parents: Robert Searight, Miner & Elizabeth Mawhinney formerly Searight MS Morton

Witnesses: Francis Hislop, Inspection Agent MLA of NZ, Christchurch & Thomas North, Solicitor, Reefton.3,4


As of 16 Apr 1892,her married name was Clark.

May recorded the birth of Olive Latonia De Courcy Clark on 7 Nov 1892 Currie Street, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand ,

Olivia Latonia De Courcy CLARK
Parents: Frederick Clark, Bank Clerk, 23, Born Taiaroa Heads, Otago & May Elizabeth Morton Clark MS Searight, 27, Born Brighton Nelson
Married: 16th April 1892, Reefton, Nelson

M E M Clark, Mother, Currie Street, Port Chalmers was the informant.

(Olivia was always known as Olive.)5,6



May was present on the 1896 Electoral Roll Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, Reefton, accountant, residential
CLARK Mary Elizabeth Morton, Reefton, Matron, residential.7



May was present on the 1900 Electoral Roll Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, Reefton, accountant, residential
CLARK Mary Elizabeth Morton, Reefton, Matron, residential.8



May was present on the 1911 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, Queen Street, Westport, clerk
CLARK May Elizabeth Morton, Queen Street, Westport, married.9



May was present on the 1914 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, Queen Street, Westport, Clerk
CLARK May Elizabeth Morton, Queen Street, Westport, Married
CLARK Olive Latonia, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Spinster.10



May was present on the 1919 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, Queen Street, Westport, clerk
CLARK May Elizabeth Morton, Queen Street, Westport, married
CLARK Ethel Elizabeth, Queen Street, Westport, Spinster (Supp Roll.)11



May was present on the 1928 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Company Secretary
CLARK May Elizabeth Morton,17 Queen Street, Westport, married
CLARK Ethel Elizabeth, 17 Queen Street, Westport, spinster
CLARK Fawcett Seddon, 17 Queen Street, Westport, carpenter.12



May was present on the 1935 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Company Secretary
CLARK May Elizabeth Morton,17 Queen Street, Westport, married
CLARK Fawcett Seddon, 17 Queen Street, Westport, carpenter.13



May was present on the 1938 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Frederick Clark.

CLARK Frederick, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Company Secretary
CLARK May Elizabeth Morton,17 Queen Street, Westport, married
CLARK Fawcett Seddon, 17 Queen Street, Westport, carpenter.14



May Elizabeth Morton Clark was on the 1946 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Fawcett

CLARK May Elizabeth Morton, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Widow
CLARK Fawcett Seddon, 17 Queen Street, Westport, clerk

(same address details for 1949 ER.)15



May Elizabeth Morton Clark was on the 1954 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eileen and Fawcett

CLARK May Elizabeth Morton, 17 Queen St, Westport, widow
CLARK Eileen Mabel, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Spinster
CLARK Fawcett Seddon, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Clerk.16



May Elizabeth Morton Clark was on the 1957 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eileen and Fawcett

CLARK Mary Elizabeth Morton, 17 Queen St, Westport, widow
CLARK Eileen Mabel, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Spinster
CLARK Fawcett Seddon, 17 Queen Street, Westport, Carpenter.17



May died on 8 Mar 1960 at Buller District Hospital, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , at age 89 years, 6 months and 1 day

May Elizabeth Morton CLARK
from 17 Queen Street, Westport
Widow, Aged 89
Parents: Robert Seawright, Contractor, & Elizabeth Seawright MS Morton
Born: Brighton, 89 yrs in NZ
Married: to Frederick Clark, when aged 21 at Reefton.

Living Children: M: 60, 49 F: 67, 65.5,18



May's cause of death on 8 Mar 1960 was from Bronchopneumonia - 1 week
Senility - years.



May was buried on 10 Mar 1960 at Orowaiti Middle Cemetery, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory Of
Mr F CLARK, May, Ethel, Beatrice.
We Loved, Not Forgotten.19


Frederick, May, Ethel and Beatrice Clark Headstone
photo courstey of Westport Genealogy & History Group


May and Frederick had 6 children.

Children of May Elizabeth Morton Searight and Frederick Clark

FatherRobert Searight (c 1845 - 14 Aug 1873)
MotherElizabeth Morton (c 1845 - 1899)

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Supplied by Cameron Day. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1870 NZ Online Database: 1870/24607 1870 Folio No 716. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file: Copy supplied by Cameron Day.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1892 NZ Online Database: 1892/1319 1892 Folio No 1452 -.
  5. [S1] Certificate held on file.
  6. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1892 NZ Online Database: 1892/14651 1892 Folio No 4091, Dec Qtr.
  7. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1896 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1900 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  9. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1911 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1914 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  11. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1919 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  12. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  13. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  14. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  15. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1946 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller West Coast.
  16. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1954 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller West Coast.
  17. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1957 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller West Coast.
  18. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1960 NZ Online Database: 1960/22741 aged 89yrs 1960 Folio No 1254, aged 89.
  19. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), NZSG No 121, Plot 1034, Block E, Row 1035. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.