Eliza Louisa Spooner

ID# 746, (1883 - 7 Dec 1916)

Eliza Louisa Spooner was born in 1883 at Temuka, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Parents: Emily and Arthur Edward Spooner.1

Eliza Louisa Spooner married John Corlett, son of William Corlett and Mary Anne Cowley, on 7 Feb 1903 at Home of Arthur Edward Spooner, Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .2,3

As of 7 Feb 1903,her married name was Corlett.

Eliza died on 7 Dec 1916 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , at age 33 years.4

Eliza's death notice appeared on 8 Dec 1916 in the "Wairarapa Daily Times", New Zealand ,

Funeral Notice

The Friends of Mr John Corlett are respectfully invited to attend the funderal of his late wife, which will leave the residence, Te Whiti, on Sunday, Dec 10th, at 11.45 o'clock arriving at Masterton Cemetery at 1.30

Personal Items:

Mrs Corlett, wife of Mr John Corlett, of Te Whiti, died yesterday afternoon, after a short illness. The deceased, who was 35 years of age, was a daughter of Mr Arthur Spooner, formerly of Masterton and Carterton. She leaves a husband and family of firve children. The funeral will take place on Sunday.5

Eliza was buried on 10 Dec 1916 at Archer St Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .6

Eliza and John had 5 children, none living.

Children of Eliza Louisa Spooner and John Corlett


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 1831 June Qtr - Online Database: 1883/ 8570. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 891.
  3. [S151] Research from H E Whyte (Strathmore Wellington) to Ailsa Corlett, Corlett Family Booklet; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia).
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 3071, Dec Qtr recorded as Louisa Eliza.
  5. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Wairarapa Daily Times Vol LXX Issue 146128 8 Dec 1916 Pg 1 & pg 5. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  6. [S43] Cemetery Records , Masterton Cemetery Archives - Archer St, Plan II, Plot 7, Ref 002286, Recorded as Louisa Corlett aged 35. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.