Ellen (Nee WHEELER), formerly SNOWSILL married William Wagstaff HODGKINSON 2 November 1878 at St John's Church, Napier.

William was born at Worksop, Nottingham, England.,c1840. His parents were Richard and Jane (Nee WAGSTAFF).
He died  9 June 1917 and is buried Block A plot 70, Hastings Cemetery.

They had five children.
Mildred Louise was born at Clive 22 October 1879. She  married Henry WEBB and lived to 101 years,dying in 1980. Her death was registered at Levin.

Elizabeth Mary  was born at Clive 24 April 1881. She married Emil George BEUTH 10 December 1900.
She died 4 September 1976 and is buried at Napier.

Edward Harold  was born at Clive 21 September 1883. He married Myrtle Winifred TONG.
Edward Died 24 May 1955. Winifred died 8 October 1978.
They are buried at Hastings Cemetery - Block M,Row 15, plot 486.

Norman Richard was born at Clive,3 November 1885.
He married Maud.
A son, William Wagstaff who was born 2 February 1917 was killed 29 July 1944 while serving in NZEF in Italy. He is buried at Florence,Italy. For more details. check the Commonwealth War Graves site.

Elsie Maud was born at Clive, 3 January 1888. She lived to 91 years, dying in 1979.

The sons Harold and Norman, founded the well known HODGKINSON's Orchard.

Granny Hodgkinson as Ellen became known, lived at Ada St until her death on 7 November 1945 aged 95. She was truly a pioneer, having left her home and family at the age of 26 never to see them again and to suffer so much grief without family support, in her first few years in New Zealand.

1922 Electoral Roll
Edward Harold ( wheelwright) and Myrtle Winifred, Riverslea Road, Hastings.
Ellen,married, Ada St, Hastings
Elsie Maud,Spinster, Ada St, Hastings
Norman Richard (Plumber) and Maud, Ada St, Hastings.

1966 Electoral Roll
Elsie Maud, (Spinster), Ada St, Hastings
Harold Edward, Ada St, (Orchardist).
June Mina, Ada St, (married)
Myrtle Winifred,400 Riverslea Rd Nth, (Widow).
Norman Richard, (Orchardist), Ada St, Hastings

1978 Electoral Roll
Elsie Maud 5/209S King St, Hastings, (Spinster)
Harold Edward,Ada St (Orchardist)
Jillian May Ada St(Pharmacy Assistant)
Richard William Ada St (Orchardist)
Yvonne Joyce Ada St (Married)

Hastings Cemetery
Grosvenor Samuel, died 5 April 1966,,aged 66 years and Dora Violet died 17 October 1970 age 61 years,Section P, Row 31

L/Cpl T. HODGKINSON 26/307 1st and 2nd NZEF, Died 17 January 1971 age 75 years. Cremated Section R, RSA.

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