Eliza Ann Clark

ID# 169, (2 Feb 1873 - 23 Jul 1951)
Eliza Ann Clark
Eliza Fail with Tui and Viv


Eliza Ann Clark was born on 2 Feb 1873 at Taiaroa Heads Lighthouse, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Parents: Harriet and James Clark.1

She was the daughter of Edward McGraw/ James Clark and Harriett Jubber.

Eliza Ann Clark was also known as Lylie Clark.



Eliza Ann Clark married Fred Valentine Fail, son of William Gowan Fail and Eliza Fail, on 8 Jul 1896 at Congregational Church, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Fred Valentine FAIL
Aged 23, Boilermaker, Bachelor
Born: Port Chalmers
Res: Usual Port Chalmers, Present Dunedin
Parents: William Gowen Fail,Journalist & Eliza Fail MS Fail
Eliza Ann CLARK
Aged 23, Spinster
Born: Tairoa Heads Otago
Res: Usual Port Chalmers, Present Dunedin
Parents: James Clark, Lighthouse Keeper & Harriet McKay formerly Clark MS Jubber

Witnesses: Mary Lillian Clark, Port Chalmers & Arthur Drysdale Fail, Draper, Port Chalmers.2,3

Eliza Ann Clark marriage to Fred Fail 1896
Eliza Ann Clark marriage 1896

As of 8 Jul 1896,her married name was Fail.

Eliza was present on the 1900 Electoral Roll Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Fred Valentine Fail.

FAIL Fred Valentine, Mary Street, Port Chalmers, boilermaker, residential
FAIL Eliza Ann, Wickliffe Terrace, Port Chalmers, household duties, residential

(I think they have Eliza Ann and Eliza Fail, recorded incorrectly, as Eliza Fail - Fred's mother is recorded at Mary Street and they have Eliza Ann at Wickliffe Terrace.)4



Eliza's occupation was a Dressmaker, Fruiter and Confectionist.

The first shop they had was at 328 Great King Street, Dunedin; the second at The Garden's Corner, 25 Main Road, North East Valley and final shop was at 91 Albany Street, near the Plecia Bay Station.
Trade fell off after the beginning of WW1, and the shop had to be closed down after the Plecia Bay Station was closed. This was about 1917.

The family then moved to 29 Princes Street, St Kilda.



Eliza was present on the 1911 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Fred Valentine Fail.

FAIL Fred Valentine, 87 Albany Street, fruiterer
FAIL Eliza Ann, 87 Albany Street, married.5



C 1920 Eliza developed an illness, as a middle aged woman had a hernia. She was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital to have it attended to when it was jolted into place.

From her fifties onwards she had a series of strokes.



Eliza was present on the 1928 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Fred Valentine Fail.

FAIL Fred Valentine, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, yardsman
FAIL Eliza Ann, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, married.6



Eliza was present on the 1935 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Fred Valentine Fail.

FAIL Fred Valentine, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, yardsman
FAIL Eliza Ann, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, married.
FAIL Brenda Tui, 29 Princes St, spinster.7



Eliza was present on the 1938 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of Fred Valentine Fail.

FAIL Fred Valentine, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, yardsman
FAIL Eliza Ann, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, married.
FAIL Brenda Tui, 29 Princes St, spinster.8



Eliza died on 23 Jul 1951 at Public Hospital, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 78 years, 5 months and 21 days

Eliza Ann Fail
Aged 78 years.9



Eliza's cause of death on 23 Jul 1951 was from Cerebral Thrombosis & Hypertension.



Eliza's death notice appeared on 24 Jul 1951 in the "Otago Daily Times", New Zealand ,

FAIL
On July 23, 1951, at Dunedin, Eliza Ann, beloved wife of Fred V Fail, 29 Ascot Street, Musselburgh, and loved mother of Brenda (Mrs R Chisholm, Timaru) and Vivian (Taupo).
The Funeral will leave our Chapel, 78 St Andrew Street, Today (Tuesday), the 24th inst, at the conclusion of a service, commencing at 2pm, for the Port Chalmers Cemetery.
Hope and Kinaston, funeral directors.10



Eliza was buried on 24 Jul 1951 at New Port Chalmers Cemetery, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand ,


CLARK
Buried in the plot are
FAIL Eliza Ann
CHISHOLM Brenda Tui
CLARK Margaret Harriet
CLARK Mary Lillian
McKAY Daniel
McKAY Harriet.11

CLARK Plot at New Port Chalmers Cemetery

Children of Eliza Ann Clark and Fred Valentine Fail

FatherEdward McGraw/ James Clark (12 Jan 1839 - 23 May 1883)
MotherHarriett Jubber (8 Jun 1835 - 21 Oct 1914)

Citations

  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1873 NZ Online Database: 1873/19415 - 1873 Folio No 352, March Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1896 NZ Online Database: 1896/2408 - 1896 Folio No 3186.
  4. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1900 NZ Electoral Roll, Waikouaiti. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  5. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1911 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin West.
  6. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin South.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin South.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin Central.
  9. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1951 NZ Online Database: 1951/29015 - Aged 78 -1951 Folio No 3776, June Qtr.
  10. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times 24 July 1951 - as viewed Dunedin Library 10 Dec 2014. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  11. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: New Port Chalmers Cemetery, Upper Oval, Block UO Plot 332, NSG S07.22. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.