Kate Hill

ID# 6756, (1867 - 30 Aug 1937)

Kate Hill was born in 1867 at Overseas

Parents: Thomas and Harriet Hill
birth not registered on NZ indexes, most likely born in England.

As of 22 Oct 1889,her married name was Yates.

Kate Hill married George Henry Yates, son of Henry Yates and Agnes Bell Haigh, on 22 Oct 1889 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .1

Kate died on 30 Aug 1937 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , at age 70 years.2

Kate was buried on 31 Aug 1937 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory of George Henry Yates (GRAN) died 9 June 1930 aged 67.
"Abide with Me"
In Loving Memory of Kate Yates (NANNA), died 30 Aug 1937, aged 70
"Ever Remembered."3

Kate's Obituary appeared on 3 Sep 1937 in the "Evening Post", New Zealand ,


An old and respected resident of Masterton, Mrs Kate Yates, widow of the late Mr George Yates, passed away at the Masterton Hospital on Monday morning after a very brief illness.
The late Mrs Yates, who was in her 72nd year, had resided practically the whole of her lifetime in Masterton, having made the journey over the Rimutakas in a bullock dray some 69 years ago with her parents, the late Mr Thomas and Mrs Harriet Hill. She led a quiet domestic life, and was held in the highest esteem by all with whom she came in contact. In her young days she was a noted horsewoman.
The late Mrs Yates is survived by three sons - Messrs. H G and W B Yates (Masterton), and Mr F P (Jack) Yates (Martinborough), and one daughter, Mrs A O'Callaghan (Masterton). There are also eight grandchildren. One son, the late Mr C V Yates, died some five years ago. Her husband predeceased her about seven years ago. Mrs H H Wimsett (Lyall Bay, Wellington) is a sister of Mrs Yates.4

Family: Kate Hill and George Henry Yates


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 3001. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: NZ Online Database: 1937/27437 aged 70.
  3. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Masterton District Council Online Database: Plan II, Row 18 Plot KY
    NZSG Cemetry Records: G03.07 No 2668. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.
  4. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Evening Post, Vol CXXIV, Issue 56, 3 September 1937, Page 14. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.