James Walter Brasell

ID# 3799, (25 Nov 1907 - 11 Jun 1984)


James Walter Brasell was born on 25 Nov 1907 at Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

James Walter Brasell
Parents: Sarah Maria and Fredrick James Brasell

(the year may also be incorrect. Have recorded this from details of his death, but birth is showing the year of 1908.
Also on the Online Database his father is recorded as Hendrick James, and James is recorded as James Walker).1




James Walter Brasell married Winifred Edna Hammond, daughter of Norman Charles Hammond and Elizabeth Cain, in 1932 at Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand .2


James Walter Brasell was on the 1938 Electoral Roll Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Ethel

BRASELL James Walter, Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton, fisherman
BRASELL Winifred Edna, 3 Brittan Terrace, Lyttelton, married.3



James Walter Brasell was on the 1949 Electoral Roll Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Ethel

BRASELL, James Walter, 3 Brittan Tce, Lyttelton, Harbour Board Employee
BRASELL, Winifred Edna, 3 Brittan Tce, Lyttelton, Married

Also seems they may have moved around this time, as also recorded on the Grey Lynn Supp Roll
BRASELL James Walter, 67 Wainui Ave, W3, Crane driver
BRASELL Winifred Edna, 67 Wainui Ave, W3, married.4



James Walter Brasell was on the 1954 Electoral Roll Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand , also listed in the household was Ethel

BRASELL James Walter, Rathgar Rd, Henderson, driver
BRASELL Winifred Edna, Rathgar Rd, Henderson, married.5



C 1955 James and Ethel were separated New Zealand
It appears that perhaps Ethel (Winifred) and James seperated around this time, as we find on further Electoral Rolls both are living in different places.



James Walter Brasell was on the 1957 Electoral Roll Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, New Zealand ,

BRASELL James Walter, 37 Nile St, hospital porter.6



James Walter Brasell was on the 1963 Electoral Roll Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand ,

BRASELL James Walter, 25 Park Ave, C3, Orderly.7



James Walter Brasell was on the 1969 Electoral Roll Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

BRASELL, James Walter, Chirstchurch Public Hospital, Orderly.8



James Walter Brasell was on the 1972 Electoral Roll Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

BRASELL James Walter, 195 Fendalton Road, retired.9



James Walter Brasell was on the 1978 Electoral Roll Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

BRASELL James Walter, 28 IIam Road, retired.10



James died on 11 Jun 1984 at Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand , at age 76 years, 6 months and 17 days.11


James's death notice appeared on 13 Jun 1984 in the "Christchurch Press", New Zealand ,

BRASELL James Walter
On June 11 1984 at Christchurch Hospital, husband of Ethel, loving father of Yvonne McCashin (Carterton) and a loved brother of George, Irene Herrick (Nelson) and Zita Hayward. (Suddenly). Flowers respectfully declined.
The Funeral Service will be held in our chapel, 19 London St, Tomorrow
( Thursday) at 2.30pm and then to the Bromley Cemetery.12



James was buried on 14 Jun 1984 at Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,


James Walter Brasell
Retired Hospital Orderly.13



James and Winifred had 1 known child still living. Would love to make contact with family.



     Research Note:
Nancy Gray from Carterton has been in contact with me regarding the Brasell family.
She has a very extensive family history of the Brasell's.

Please contact me to obtain contact details with Nancy as I am sure she would be very interested in any contacts.

Attached is a wonderful family photo showing Frederick James (Jim) Brasell, father of James Walter Brasell.
According to the NZ Online Database, Jim's parents - Robert and Eliza had 13 children.
They lived in the Timaru area and many of them were fisherman.

There is also a very good article about the death of Frederick James (Jim) Brasell on the site Today in History.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/today-in-history/9266344/Today-in-History-October-12.

Robert and Eliza Brasell and their family c 1901
Photo Courtsey of Nancy Gray
Photograph by Picasa

Family: James Walter Brasell and Winifred Edna Hammond

Citations

  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1908 Folio No 5816, Dec Qtr 1908 - NZ Online Database: 1908/ 24994. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1932 Folio No 2908.
  3. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1938 NZ Electoral Roll - Canterbury Lytteltonl - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  4. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1949-1951 Electoral Roll, Lyttelton as well as Grey Lynn Supplemenatry Roll.
  5. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1954 Electoral Roll, Rodney Supplementary Roll - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  6. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1957 Electoral Roll, Nelson - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1963 Electoral Roll, Auckland Central - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1969 Electoral Roll, Christchurch Central - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  9. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1972 Electoral Roll, Riccarton - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1978 Electoral Roll, Fendalton - via Ancestry.co.uk.
  11. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1984 Folio No 7990, born 25111907 - NZ Online Database: 1984/45429 - DOB 25 Nov 1907.
  12. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Enid Seton Kellaway Collection, Vol 1, 1984 on microfiche - held.. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  13. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database Online - Bromley Cemetery, Block 17 Plot 375, aged 76yrs. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.