Lily Pauling

ID# 491, (7 Dec 1895 - 21 Apr 1975)
Leonard and Lilly Corlett


Lily Pauling was born on 7 Dec 1895 at Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand .1,2

She was the daughter of James Henry Pauling and Mary Anne McDonald.

Lily Pauling was baptised on 7 May 1900 in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

PAULING, Lily

bpt 7 May 1900,
b 7 Dec 1896,
Dau of Jas Henry PAULING and Mary Ann nee McDONALD,
bpt Ashburton.3




Lily attended Masterton Central School, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , on 12 Feb 1901

Pauling, Lily,
Admitted 12 Feb 1901,
born 5 Dec 1895,
Parent James Henry Pauling, Cole Street,
previous school - none

PAULING, Lily,
Masterton,
Wellington Board, 1901,
Reg EB-W8/46.4



Lily witnessed the marriage of Frederick Parcell Thomas and Gertrude May Pauling on 30 Mar 1910 House of Mr J H Pauling, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .5,1

Lily Pauling married Thomas Cain, son of Thomas Edward Cain and Anna Maria Schiavi, on 6 Oct 1915 at House of Mary Anne Pauling, 70 Lincoln Road, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

Thomas Cain, 23, Labourer, Bachelor, born Kumara Westland
Usual Res: Masterton
Parents: Thomas Edward Cain, Farmer & Annie Schrivi (sic)
Lily Pauling, 19, Domestic Duties, Spinster, born Ashburton
Usual Res: Masterton
Parents: James Henry Pauling, Blacksmith & Mary Anne McDonald

Witnesses: Alfred Pauling, Labourer, Masterton & Myrtle Eveline Pauling, Home Duties, Masterton.1,6


As of 6 Oct 1915,her married name was Cain.

Lily recorded the birth of Lily Eveline Cain/ Corlett on 25 Dec 1915 Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

Lily Eveline Cain
Parents: Thomas Cain, Slaughterman, 23, Kumara and Lily Pauling, 20, Ashburton. Married: 6 Oct 1915, Masterton

Lily Cain, Mother, Masterton was the infromant on the certificate

It is said that Lily knew she was in labour but continued to cook the Full Xmas Hot Dinner for the family before having to give birth to Evelyn.1,7




Lily Cain married Leonard Edwin Corlett, son of William Edward Corlett and Amy Yates, on 12 Mar 1920 at Residence of Mrs Mary Pauling, 70 Lincoln Road, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

Leonard Edwin Corlett
aged 23, Motorman
Bachelor, born Carterton
Usual Res: Masterton
Parents: William Edward Corlett, Carrier & Amy Yates
Lily Cain
aged 23, Domestic Duties
Widow, 30 August 1917, born Ashburton
Usual Res: Masterton
Parents: James Henry Pauling, Blacksmith & Mary Ann McDonald

Witnesses: Ernest Neal Hunt, Teamster, Masterton & Myrtle Eveline Hunt, Domestic Duties, Masterton
Minister - Geo T Brown.1,8


As of 12 Mar 1920,her married name was Corlett.

Lily was listed as a beneficiary in Mary Anne Pauling's will on 21 Apr 1939 at Masterton Court, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

PAULING, Mary Ann, Masterton, widow, Masterton Court, Probate No 1121/39, Filed 21 April 1939, Will
Will was dated 3 Dec 1928.
Value of Estate stamped was £690-6s-4d
Executor was Ross Reginald Burridge, Solicitor.9


Lily was present on the 1966 Electoral Roll Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , in the household of Leonard Edward Corlett.

CORLETT, Lily, 83 South Road, married
CORLETT, Lily Evelyne, 83 South Road, shop assistant
CORLETT, Leonard Edward, 83 South Road, Foreman.10



Lily died on 21 Apr 1975 at Masterton Public Hospital, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , at age 79 years, 4 months and 14 days

Lily Corlett,
Widow, from 83 South Road, Masterton,
aged 79 - DOB 7 Dec 1895
Born Ashburton, 79 yrs in NZ
Parents: James Henry Pauling, Farrier & Mary Anne McDonald
Married to Leonard Edwin Corlett, Masterton aged 21.

Living Children: M: 57, 52, 51, 46 F: 59, 49.1,11



Lily's cause of death on 21 Apr 1975 was from Bronchopneumonia - 7 days
Fall onto left lower rib cage - 7 days.



Lily's death notice appeared on 22 Apr 1975 in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand ,

CORLETT, Lily.
On April 21 1975, at Masterton. dearly loved wife of the late Leonard Edwin Corlett, 83 South Road, Masterton, dearly loved mother of Evelyn (Masterton), Tom (Martinborough), Len, Max and Edna (Mrs G Elliott) Masterton, Les (Levin), and the late Amy (Mrs K Metherall). In her 80th year. Service at St Lukes Church Masterton tomorrow Wednesday at 2pm, thence to the Masterton Cemetery.12



Lily was buried on 23 Apr 1975 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .13

Lily Corlett Headstone


Lily and Thomas had 2 children, whom after Thomas died were brought up by Leonard Corlett as his own children.



Lily and Leonard had 5 children, none living. But Evelyn and Thomas from Lily's first marriage were always included in family of Len and Lily, making it a total of 7 children they loved and raised.

Children of Lily Pauling and Thomas Cain

Children of Lily Pauling and Leonard Edward Corlett

Father*James Henry Pauling (13 Aug 1860 - 2 Sep 1912)
Mother*Mary Anne McDonald (29 Jun 1862 - 15 Apr 1939)

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1895 Folio No 678, March Qtr 1896. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S21] Church Registers, Various Repositories , St Andrews Presbyterian Church Registers, Ashburton No 160. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  4. [S44] School Admissions, School Records (Auckland, New Zealand: NZSG), Masterton School Records, 1900-1908, No 160. Hereinafter cited as School Records.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 773.
  6. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1915 Folio No 9187.
  7. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1915 Folio No 757, March Qtr 1916.
  8. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1920 Folio No 1600.
  9. [S40] Probate NZ, Masterton Court, Probate No 1121/39, Filed 21 April 1939, Will
    Copy obtained Feb 2001, Housed at National Archives New Zealand.
  10. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1966-67 Electoral Roll, Wairarapa. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  11. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1975 Folio No 9185, aged 79.
  12. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times, 22 April 1975, Funeral Notices. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  13. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Masterton Online Database:. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.