Morton Leslie James Clark

ID# 179, (10 May 1899 - 27 Jan 1984)


Morton Leslie James Clark was born on 10 May 1899 at Reefton, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

Parents: Frederick & May Elizabeth Morton Clark.1

He was the son of Frederick Clark and May Elizabeth Morton Searight.

Morton witnessed the marriage of William Robert Thompson and Olive Latonia De Courcy Clark on 19 Dec 1922 Presbyterian Church, Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand .2,3

Morton Leslie James Clark married Marion McTaggart on 24 Mar 1926 at St Mary's Church, Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

Morton Leslie James CLARK
Aged 26, Faultman, Post & Telegraph Dept
Bachelor
Born: Crushington
Res: Present Levin, Usual Wellington
Parents: Frederick Clark, Accountant & May Elizabeth Morton Clark MS Seawright
Marion McTAGGART
Aged 25, Spinster
Born: Levin
Res: Present Levin, Usual Wellington
Parents: James McTaggart, Farmer, & Josephine Elizabeth McTaggart MS Tocker

Witnesses: W B Russell, Clerk Chief Postmasters Office Wellington & R C McTaggart, Spinster, Levin.2,4



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1928 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Marion

CLARK Morton Leslie James, 230 Vivian Street, Linesman (Main Roll)
CLARK Morton Leslie James, 77 Beauchamp Street, faultman (Supp Roll)
CLARK Marion, 77 Beauchamp Street, married (Main Roll)

Morton worked for the NZ Post Office.5



Morton and Marion were divorced on 5 Nov 1934 Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

First wife Marion we know no details, but divorce became absolute 5 Nov 1934.
Seemingly she went for a cruise without him, met someone else and did not return.

(The above information was given to me, I now have a copy of the marriage certificate to Vera in 1940 giving the divorce dates)

More research and certificates are required.
1935 NZ ER they both appear at the same address.



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1935 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Marion

CLARK Morton Leslie James, 77 Beauchamp St, Faultman
CLARK Marion, 77 Beauchamp St, Married.6



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1938 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

CLARK Morton Leslie James, 53 Durham Street, faultman (Supp Roll)
CLARK Morton Leslie James, 146 Abel Smith St, faultman (Main Roll.)7



Morton Leslie James Clark married Vera Gladys O'Brien on 10 Jan 1940 at Presbyterian Church, Kelburn, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

Morton Leslie James Clark
Aged 40, Faultman
Divorced: Decree Absolute 5 Nov 1934
Born: Crushington Westcoast
Usua Res: Wellington
Parents: Frederick Clark, Accountant & May Elizabeth Morton Clark MS Seawright
Vera Gladys O'Brien
Aged 32
Divorced: Decree Absolute 7 Dec 1934
Born: Wellington
Usual Res: Wellington
Parents: Harold O'Brien, Retired Harbour Board Employee & Sarah O'Brien MS Skilbeck.2,8



Morton began Military Service on 20 Jan 1942 WW11, New Zealand ,

464104 CLARK, Morton Leslie James,
Senior Faultman, 77 Beauchamp Street, Karori, Wellington.9



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1946 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

CLARK Morton Leslie J, 77 Beauchamp St, faultman.10



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1949 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Vera

CLARK Morton Leslie James, 77 Beauchamp Street, faultman
CLARK Vera Gladys, 77 Beauchamp Street, married
(same address details for 1954 ER.)11



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1957 Electoral Roll Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Vera

CLARK Morton Leslie James, 19 Mahoe St, Otaki Beach, Retired
CLARK Vera Glady, 19 Mahoe St, Otaki Beach, married
(same address details 1963, 1969, 1972.)12



Morton Leslie James Clark was on the 1978 Electoral Roll Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand ,

CLARK Morton Leslie James, 19 Mahoe St, Otaki Beach, Retired
(same address details 1981.)13



Morton died on 27 Jan 1984 at Palmerston North Hospital, Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand , at age 84 years, 8 months and 17 days

Morton Leslie James CLARK
Retired Public Servant
19 Mahoe Street, Otaki Beach
Aged 84, Born 10 May 1899
Born: Reefton, 84 yrs in NZ
Parents: Frederick Clark, Shipping Agent & May Elizabeth Clark MS Searight
Married:
(A) - No details recorded
(B) Vera Gladys O'Brien, in Wellington when aged 40. No Widow

No Living Children: (No children are known of Morton's two marriages.)2,14



Morton's cause of death on 27 Jan 1984 was from Cardiogenic Shock - hours
Myocardial Infarcation - 2 months
Ischaemic Heart Disease - 7 months
and Congestive Heart Failure - months.



Morton was buried on 1 Feb 1984 at Otaki Cemetery, Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory Of
Vera Gladys CLARK
Died 18th April 1974
and her Beloved Husband
Morton Leslie James CLARK
Died 27th Jan 1984, Aged 85 Years
.15


Morton and Vera Clark
Otaki Cemetery


Morton Leslie James Clark's estate was probated in 1984 at Palmerston North High Court, Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand .16


Morton and Marion had unknown if any children of this marriage, but it seems unlikely.



Morton and Vera had No children of this marriage.

Family: Morton Leslie James Clark and Marion McTaggart

Family: Morton Leslie James Clark and Vera Gladys O'Brien

FatherFrederick Clark (19 Feb 1869 - 13 May 1940)
MotherMay Elizabeth Morton Searight (7 Sep 1870 - 8 Mar 1960)

Citations

  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1899 NZ Online Database: 1899/6518 1899 Folio No 1815, June 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: 1922 NZ Online Database: 1922/8698 1922 Folio No 8866.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1926 NZ Online Database: 1926/3243 1926 Folio No 2232.
  5. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North Wellington - Main Roll & Wellington Suburbs - Supp Roll. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  6. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington Suburbs, Wellington.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington West, Wellington (Supp Roll) - & Wellington North (Main Roll).
  8. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1940 Folio No 1409.
  9. [S17] "NZEF Enlistment Records", War Enlistment Rolls; Held by Ailsa Corlett; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, New Zealand, World War 11 Ballot Lists, 1940 - 1945 - Military Area No 5, Wellington - via Ancestry- The NZ Gazette. Hereinafter cited as "NZEF Enlistment Records."
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1946 NZ Electoral Roll, Karori, Wellington (Supp Roll).
  11. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1949 NZ Electoral Roll, Karori, Wellington.
  12. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1957 NZ Electoral Roll, Otaki Wellington.
  13. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1978 NZ Electoral Roll, Horowhenua Manawatu-Wanganui.
  14. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1984 NZ Online Database: 1984/29074 - aged 84 - DOB 10/5/1899 1984 Folio No 2944, DOB 10051899 - Levin.
  15. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Kapiti Coast District Council Online Database: Otaki Cemetery: Plot 155 & 155A, Lawn, Public Lawn. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
  16. [S40] Probate NZ, 1978 -1984 National Archives Wellington - Item ID R23634417 Record No 72/84, Housed at National Archives New Zealand.