Violet Annie Dalby

ID# 5436, (11 Jul 1907 - 15 Sep 2007)

Violet Annie Dalby was born on 11 Jul 1907 at Bolton, Lancashire, England.1

Violet Annie Dalby immigrated on 11 Sep 1925 from Southampton via "Corinthic" to Wellington, New Zealand ,

Violet DALBY
11 September 1925      
Wellington, New Zealand      
1907 (calculated from age)

Violet had come out to join her Mother, Step Father and their children, who had come to NZ in 1924
(copy of immigration held on file for the Wagstaff family.).2,3

As of 1931,her married name was Corlett.

Violet Annie Dalby married Rowland Corlett, son of Sidney Corlett and Elizabeth Ann Griffith, in 1931 at New Zealand .4

Violet was present on the 1954 Electoral Roll Hukanui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand , in the household of Rowland Corlett.

CORLETT Rowland, Hukanui, farmer
CORLETT Violet Anne, Hukanui, married
CORLETT Ralph Valentine, Hukanui, farm hand.5

Violet died on 15 Sep 2007 at Aroha Home and Hospital, Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand , at age 100 years, 2 months and 4 days.6

Violet's death notice appeared on 17 Sep 2007 in the "Manawatu Standard", New Zealand ,

CORLETT Violet Annie
Formely of Levin. Aged 100 years. Peacfully at Aroha Home and Hospital, Palmerston North. Dearly loved wife of the late Rowland. Much loved mother and mother in law of Ralph and Zeta, Max and Betty, Judith and Graeme Olsen, and David and Ira. Loved Nana (Nan) to all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. Loved sister and sister in law of Jack and Tom Wagstaff, (Auckland) and Marjorie (deceased) and Bill Keith. Many thanks to the staff and management of Aroha Home & Hospital, for their dedication and care. A funeral service will be held at St John's Methodist Church, Cambridge Street Levin, on Tuesday, 18th September, 2007 at 11.00am. Thereafter private cremation at The Avenue Crematorium, Levin. Messages to I C Mark Ltd, 547 Queens Street, Levin.7

Violet was cremated on 18 Sep 2007 at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand ,

Violet Annie Corlett, Aged 100yrs.8

Violet and Rowland had 4 children, 3 still living.

Child of Violet Annie Dalby and Rowland Corlett


  1. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, . Online;, 1907 Bolton Lancashire, Sept Qtr, 8c 455.
  2. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), via, Corinthic - left Southampton 11 Sept 1925. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  3. [S154] Letter or email from Mary Cull (Victoria Australia) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) emails July 2012.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 09796. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  5. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1954 NZ Electoral Roll, Pahiatua Manawatu-Wanganui. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  6. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: DIA Index 2007/ 23413 born 11 July 1907.
  7. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Manawatu Standard - Palmerston North- 17 Sept 2007. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  8. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Palmerston North Online Database -. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.