Lilly Clark

ID# 108, (7 Jun 1891 - 5 Jul 1989)
Lil Gooch at the races

Lilly Clark was born on 7 Jun 1891 at Scotia Streeet, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand .1
She was the daughter of Edward Joseph McGraw/ Clark and Esther Kemp.

Lilly Clark was also known as Lillian Clark.

Lillian Clark married Louis Cyril Hislop Gooch, son of Louis Charles Gooch and Annie Cooper Hislop, on 22 Oct 1921 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .2

As of 22 Oct 1921,her married name was Lillian Gooch.

Lillian was listed as a beneficiary in Sarah Ireland's will on 30 Nov 1956 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Will was dated 19th September 1955, Dunedin
The Public Trustee was the executor and Affidavits by Alexander Bell and John McMillan
there was also a Codical dated 25th November 1955.
Estate sworn under £ 1,010.3

Lillian died on 5 Jul 1989 at Public Hospital, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 98 years and 28 days

From Leith House Rest Home, aged 98 yrs.4

Lillian's death notice appeared on 6 Jul 1989 in the "Otago Daily Times", New Zealand ,

GOOCH Lillian of Leith House
On July 5 1989 at Dunedin Hospital beloved wife of the late Cyril Gooch, loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Joyce and the late Doug Henry, Raymond and Shirley, and loved grandma of Ron, Barry, Wendy, James, Lindsay, Robyn, Wayne and Tracey, also a loved great grandmother and great great grandmother, aged 98 years.
Her Funeral Services will be held in our Chapel 407 Hillside Rd on Saturday July 8, at 11am, followed by a private cremation.
Flowers respectfully declined.
Messages to 41 Baker St, Caversham
Gillions and Son Ltd, FDANZ.5

Lillian was cremated on 10 Jul 1989 at Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Ashes Buried 11 July 1989, with Cyril.6

L Cyril H Gooch and Lillian Gooch
Anderson's Bay Cemetery

Lillian and Cyril had 2 children.

Child of Lilly Clark

Children of Lilly Clark and Louis Cyril Hislop Gooch

FatherEdward Joseph McGraw/ Clark (4 Dec 1863 - 2 Oct 1940)
MotherEsther Kemp (14 Jun 1866 - 27 Jul 1923)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 3062, June Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1921 NZ Online Database 1921/8521 Folio No 9289.
  3. [S40] Probate NZ, Supreme Court of Otago, Dunedin registry, No 1020/56, Housed at National Archives New Zealand.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1989 NZ Online Database 1989/42762 DOB 7 June 1891 Folio No 15306.
  5. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times, 6July 1989, Pg 31, as sited at Dunedin Library, 31 May 2013. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  6. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Block 45S Plot 354 Soldiers Interment 11 July 1989. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.