Frederick Clark

ID# 167, (19 Feb 1869 - 13 May 1940)
Frederick Clark


Frederick Clark was born on 19 Feb 1869 at Taiaroa Heads Lighthouse, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Frederick was the first child born and registered under the surname of CLARK

Frederick Clark
19 Feb 1869
Otago Heads
Parents: James Clark, Light Keeper & Harriet Jenner (sic)
Informant was John Otto, Tinsmith, Dunedin.1,2

He was the son of Edward McGraw/ James Clark and Harriett Jubber.

Frederick attended Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , on 23 May 1883

Was at school in Port Chalmers, but left school the day his father died.



Frederick Clark was on the 1890 Electoral Roll Greymouth, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

CLARK Frederick, residential, Greymouth, bank clerk.3



Frederick Clark married May Elizabeth Morton Searight, daughter of Robert Searight and Elizabeth Morton, 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.4,5



Frederick Clark was on the 1896 Electoral Roll Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May

CLARK Frederick, Reefton, accountant, residential
CLARK Mary Elizabeth Morton, Reefton, Matron, residential.6



Frederick Clark was on the 1900 Electoral Roll Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May

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



Frederick Clark was on the 1905 Electoral Roll Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

CLARK Frederick, Reefton, accountant,
CLARK Mary Elizabeth Morton, Reefton, married.8



Frederick Clark was on the 1911 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May

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



Frederick Clark was on the 1914 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May and Olive

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



Frederick Clark was on the 1919 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May and Ethel

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



Frederick Clark was on the 1928 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May, Ethel and Fawcett

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



Frederick witnessed the marriage of Ernest Edward Allan and Beatrice May Clark on 11 Oct 1933 St John's Anglican Church, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand .1,13

Frederick Clark was on the 1935 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May and Fawcett

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



Frederick Clark was on the 1938 Electoral Roll Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , also listed in the household was May and Fawcett

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.15



Frederick Clark was on the 1940 Directory.

CLARK, Frederick, Accountant, Westport.16



Frederick died on 13 May 1940 at 17 Queen Street, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand , at age 71 years, 2 months and 24 days

Frederick CLARK
Aged 70, Accountant
Parents: James Clark, Light House Keeper & Harriet French Clark MS Joubert
Born: Port Chalmers, Life in NZ
Married: to May Elizabeth Morton Searight, when aged 23 at Reefton. May now aged 68

Living Children: M: 39, 30 F: 42, 40, 35.1,17



Frederick's cause of death on 13 May 1940 was from Myocarditis - 2 years.



Frederick was buried on 15 May 1940 at Orowaiti Middle Cemetery, Westport, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory Of
Mr F CLARK, May, Ethel, Beatrice.
We loved, Not Forgotten.18


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


     Research Note:
Frederick started his carreer firstly as a bank employee, then as an accountant and finally listed as a shipping agent. He also said on his marriage certificate that he was born in Melbourne Victoria, which is unusual as he knew he was born at Tairoa Heads Lighthouse.



Frederick and May had 6 children.

Children of Frederick Clark and May Elizabeth Morton Searight

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

Citations

  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, 1869 NZ Online Database: 1869/32722 1869 Folio No 1132. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1890 NZ Electoral Roll, Greymouth Westcoast. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  4. [S1] Certificate held on file: Copy supplied by Cameron Day.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1892 NZ Online Database: 1892/1319 1892 Folio No 1452 -.
  6. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1896 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1900 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1905/6 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. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1933 Folio No 9632.
  14. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  15. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller Westcoast.
  16. [S12] Directories, NZ PO Directory (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1866 - 1955), 1940 Wises NZPO Directory, Westland. Hereinafter cited as NZ PO Directory.
  17. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1940 NZ Online Database: 1940/25194 aged 70 Folio No 1752, June Qtr - Buller.
  18. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), NZSG N0 121, Plot 1034, Block E, Row 1035. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.