Fred Valentine Fail

ID# 211, (27 Sep 1872 - 2 Dec 1951)


Fred Valentine Fail was born on 27 Sep 1872 at Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand ,

Fred Valentine Fail
Parents: Eliza & William Gowan Fail.1

He was the son of William Gowan Fail and Eliza Fail.

Fred was present on the 1896 Electoral Roll Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , in the household of William Gowan Fail.

FAIL William Gowan, Wickliffe Terrace, Port Chalmers, Journalist, freehold sec 281, Port Chalmers
FAIL Eliza, Wickliffe Terrace, Port Chalmers, domestic duties, residential
FAIL Fred Valentine, Wickliffe Terrace, Port Chalmers, boiler maker, residential.2



Fred Valentine Fail married Eliza Ann Clark, daughter of Edward McGraw/ James Clark and Harriett Jubber, 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.3,4

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


Fred Valentine Fail was on the 1900 Electoral Roll Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eliza

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.)5



     Research Note: had to give up Boilermaking after he lost an eye in an Industrial accident about 1905.

He was a staunch supporter of the Labour Party from his earliest days.

His wife disapproved of him smoking in the house, so he had to do so in the garden or his shed.6





Fred Valentine Fail was on the 1911 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eliza

FAIL Fred Valentine, 87 Albany Street, fruiterer
FAIL Eliza Ann, 87 Albany Street, married.7



Fred Valentine Fail was on the 1919 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

FAIL Fred Valentine, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, Union Secretary.8



Fred Valentine Fail was on the 1928 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eliza

FAIL Fred Valentine, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, yardsman
FAIL Eliza Ann, 29 Princes Street, St Kilda, married.9



Fred Valentine Fail was on the 1935 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eliza and Tui

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.10



Fred Valentine Fail was on the 1938 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Eliza and Tui

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.11



Fred died on 2 Dec 1951 at Seacliff Hospital, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 79 years, 2 months and 5 days.12,6


Fred's cause of death on 2 Dec 1951 was from Articular Fibrillation
Myocardial Degeneration
Senility.



Fred was buried on 5 Dec 1951 at New Port Chalmers Cemetery, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand ,


Fred Valentine Fail
79 yrs, Retired
Last Address: Seacliff Mental Hospital, Seacliff, Dunedin


Also in the same plot:
Arthur Drysdale Fail
Eliza Fail
Florence Annie Fail
William Gowan Fail.13

Children of Fred Valentine Fail and Eliza Ann Clark

FatherWilliam Gowan Fail (24 Sep 1834 - 21 Dec 1922)
MotherEliza Fail (6 Oct 1833 - 26 Aug 1912)

Citations

  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1872 NZ Online Database: 1872/37803 - Folio No 1390, Dec Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1896 NZ Electoral Roll, Waikouaiti. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1896 NZ Online Database: 1896/2408 - 1896 Folio No 3186.
  5. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1900 NZ Electoral Roll, Waikouaiti.
  6. [S4] Letter from Yvonne Chisholm (Wellington, New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, various dates; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), email or letters over the years.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1911 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin West.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1919 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin South.
  9. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin South.
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin South.
  11. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Dunedin Central.
  12. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1951 NZ Online Database: 1951/ 33008 - Aged 79 - 1951 Folio No 5166, Dec Qtr.
  13. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: New Port Chalmers Cemetery - Block UO Plot 122. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.