Sophia Parker

ID# 664, (10 May 1903 - 17 Jan 1964)


Sophia Parker was born on 10 May 1903 at Shore Street, Anstruther Easter, Fifeshire, Scotland ,

Sophia Parker
at 5.30AM
Parents: Alexander Parker, Miner & Agnes Martin Parker MS Cowan
Married: 1892 December 28th Windygates.

Alexander Parker, Father was present at the birth.1,2




Sophia Parker immigrated on 1 Jun 1921 from Southampton via " Ruahine" to Auckland, New Zealand ,

The Ruahine left Southampton 1 June 1921 with a large number of Assisted Immigrants on board. The voyage took 56 days and arrived in Auckland 13 July 1921

C/- High Commisioner for New Zealand, 415 Strand.

No 11286, PARKER Miss Sophia, 3rd Class, Domestic, aged 18, born Scotland

also on the same page was her sister
11297, PARKER Miss Steward, 3rd Class, Domestic, aged 19, born Scotland

Also on the voyage was her Mother and brothers and sisters as a family group.
11207 PARKER, Mrs Agnes, 3 Class, H/Wife, 48, born Scotland
PARKER Mast Joseph, 15
PARKER Miss Georgina, 13
PARKER Mast Alexander, 11
PARKER Miss Janet, 9
PARKER Miss Agnes, 8
PARKER Miss Violet, 7

(Alexander appears to have come to NZ earlier, most likely on the ship "Borda" which left London 3 June 1920 bound for Australia. it stopped at Victoria and South Australia before reaching Sydney. Alexander may have then come on to NZ some time after that but not certain of the date).3



Sophia Parker married John Wallace Cain, son of Thomas Edward Cain and Anna Maria Schiavi, on 19 May 1922 at Westcoast, New Zealand .4

As of 19 May 1922,her married name was Cain.

Sophia was present on the 1925 Electoral Roll Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Thomas Edward Cain.

CAIN, Thomas Edward, Birchfield, retired farmer
CAIN, Annie Mary, Birchfield, married
CAIN, Herbert, Birchfield, blacksmith
CAIN, John Wallace, Birchfield, farmer
CAIN, Sophia, Birchfield, married.5



Sophia was present on the 1928 Electoral Roll Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Thomas Edward Cain.

CAIN Thomas Edward, Birchfield, retired farmer
CAIN Annie Mary, Birchfield, married
CAIN Herbert, Birchfield, blacksmith
CAIN John Wallace, Birchfield, farmer
CAIN Sophia, Birchfield, married.6



Sophia was present on the 1931 Electoral Roll Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Thomas Edward Cain.

CAIN, Thomas Edward, Birchfield, retired farmer
CAIN, Annie Mary, Birchfield, married
CAIN, Herbert, Birchfield, blacksmith
CAIN, John Wallace, Birchfield, farmer
CAIN, Sophia, Birchfield, married
CAIN, Spencer, Birchfield, farmer.7



Sophia was present on the 1935 Electoral Roll Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of John Wallace Cain.

CAIN Annie Mary, Birchfield, married
CAIN Herbert, Birchfield, blacksmith
CAIN John Wallace, Birchfield, farmer
CAIN Sophia, Waimangaroa, married
CAIN Spencer, Waimangaroa, farmer.8



Sophia was present on the 1938 Electoral Roll Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand , in the household of Ernest Spencer Cain.

CAIN Spencer, Waimangaroa, farmer
CAIN Annie Mary, Birchfield, married
CAIN Herbert, Birchfiled, blacksmith
CAIN Sophia, Waimangaroa, married.9



Sophia was present on the 1949 Electoral Roll Avon, Canterbury, New Zealand , in the household of John Wallace Cain.

CAIN, John Wallace, Rouses Road, farmer
CAIN, Sophia, Rouses Road, married.10



Sophia was present on the 1954 Electoral Roll Avon, Canterbury, New Zealand , in the household of John Wallace Cain.

CAIN John Wallace, 239 Breezes Road, farmer
CAIN Sophia, 239 Breezes Road, married
CAIN Herbert Edward, 239 Breezes Road, painter.11



Sophia died on 17 Jan 1964 at Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand , at age 60 years, 8 months and 7 days.12


Sophia was buried on 21 Jan 1964 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Sophia
d 17 Jan 1964 aged 60.
Her husband
John Wallace
d 11 April 1986 aged 88.13





     Research Note:
I have had contact with June Thompson - email: homeshore@bigpond.com

June lives in Victoria Australia and would love to make contact with anyone who is related to the Parker family.

These are the following details I have:
Alexander Parker married Agnes Martin Cowan
They had the following children:

Agnes Martin Parker b 1893, Markinch Fife
Mary Spence Parker b 1895, Markinch Fife
Isabella Cowan Parker b 1897, Beath Fife
William Alexander Parker b 1899, Dysart Fife
Stewart Cowan Parker b 1901, Tillicoultry, Clackmannan
Sophia Parker b 1903, Anstruther Easter, Fife
Joseph Cowan Parker b 1905, Windygates Fife
Georgina Parker b 1908, Windygates Fife
Alexander Parker b 1910, Beath Fife
Agnes Cowan H Parker b 1913, Kelty Fife
Violet Jemima Parker b 1914, Kelty Fife

They immigrated to NZ in 1921 and many of the children married and lived in NZ.
Alexander and Agnes both died in Westport and are buried in the Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport.

If you require further information, please contact June as she would be interested to hear from you.
Ailsa.



Sophia and John had 11 known children, 5 still living.
Would love to make contact with the family.

Children of Sophia Parker and John Wallace Cain

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1903 Anstruther Easter, Fife, 402/00 0012. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), 1921 Ruahine to Auckland NZ - UK Outward passengers Lists 1890 - 1960 via Ancestry. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1922 NZ Online Database 1922/4830. Folio No 4468. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  5. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), NZ Electoral Roll, 1925, Buller. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  6. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller.
  7. [S6] Electoral Roll, NZ Electoral Roll, 1931, Buller.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller.
  9. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Buller.
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, NZ Electoral Roll, 1949, Avon.
  11. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1954 NZ Electoral Roll, Avon.
  12. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1964 -NZ Online Database: 1964/24540 - aged 61yrs.
  13. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Christchurch City Council Online Database: Block 44 Plot 161. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.