Napier
1931 EARTHQUAKE

Further resources:
Art Deco Trust - Hawke's Bay Earthquake
The Weekender (Special Edition) - 12 March 1931

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

SURNAMEFORENAMESNOTES
AINSLEYBodey
ALEXANDERThomas William
ALLENSylvia
ALLOWAYIvy Patriciaat Roaches
ARROWSMITHMargaret
ASHWELLCecil
ASHWORTHEllen
ATKINSONThomas
AVERILLAnn
BARRETTSarah Naomi
BARRYEdith Maryof Napier, at St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Wife of Tom BARRY senr.
BARTLEWilliam Morley
BARTLETTMary Hodge
BENETTEMay Leahof Napier
BERRYMyra George
BICKERSTAFFMrs Charles Herbertof Napier
BISSONMrs Leonard T.of Napier
BLACKBURNMary Ann
BOHANEEllen
BOHANEKathleen
BONNERAlfred Johnof Napier
BOYDEMrs Joseph
BOYLEFather Thomas Johnof Greenmeadows
BRACEHenry Herbert
BRANDONMay Eileenof Napier
BROOKERHenry
BROWNGilbertat Parke Island Old Men's Home
BROWNRaymond Kenneth
BRYSONJane
BRYSONRuth
BURROWClarice Margaret
BUTLEREthel Gwendoline (Gwen)Born in Havelock North on 07 June 1909. Daughter of Thomas (Tom) BUTLER and Ethel Jane Butler, nee LILEY. Their only other child was Albert Raymus (Ray) BUTLER, born 10 October 1910. The family lived in Te Aute Rd, Havelock North. Gwen worked as a cashier at Griffith's Shoe Shop in Hastings and was killed there by falling masonry in the earthquake on 03 February 1931.
Apparently she, along with the rest of the staff and customers, successfully evacuated the shop during or immediately after the first major shock. Allegedly, another staff member then said to Gwen, "What about the money in the till?". Gwen, as the cashier, realised the contents of the till were her responsibility and she re-entered the shop to recover the money. She was caught by an aftershock that brought down the already weakened neighbouring brick bank building on top of the shoe shop.
The coroner recorded on her death certificate that death had occurred through collapse of a building caused by an earthquake of great severity. Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 05 February 1931.
CAMBRIDGEOlive Gwendoline
CAMERONWilliamat Parke Island Old Men's Home
CANHAMJohn Eugene
CARMODYVincentof Wanganui
CHAPMANMary
CHITTENDENClive
CLEARYGladys Alma
COCKERILLEmma Clara
COLEEthel
COLEPeter
COLEWilliam
COLEBOURNEJohn Henryof Hastings
COLLINSMary
COLTONEdwardat Parke Island Old Men's Home
COOKThomasof Havelock North
COUPERPhillipa
CRAWFORDJohn
CRAWFORDJohn William
CUDDEHEMichaelat Parke Island Old Men's Home
DalleyElizabeth Ann
DALLISONEleanor
DAVIDSONJohn
DENNETTGeorge Frederick
DEVONPORTAlexanderof Fendalton
DEWESMatildaof Napier
DIAMONDHenry
DOOGANJamesof Greymouth
DRUMMONDCharles Gordonof Maclean St
DUNNAileen Frances7, of Taradale
DUNNElizabeth Mary
DWYERJohnat Parke Island Old Men's Home
DYERHerbert
ELLISAda Minaof Greenmeadows
ELLISOlive Francesof Greenmeadows
ELLISONStanley George
ENGLANDLaura
ETHERIDGEMartha
EVANSDavid
EVERS-SWINDELLDenys
FRASERJames Douglas
FREDSBERGRex Ernest
FREEDMANDerek
FREWChristine
GANNAWAYNorman Baxter
GIGGAlbert James
GILLThomas Henryof Hastings, at Gill's Auction
GOLDFINCHLeonard
GONDRINGERFather Bernardof Hastings
GOODALLAlbert Edward
GOODALLAnnie May
GRAHAMRaymond
GRANTFrederick Charles
GRANTGordon
GREATBACHThomas Eli
GRUDNOFFMina
HANSENEdwardat Parke Island Old Men's Home
HARRISONValentine Josephof Napier
HAWKINSRita May(13 Dec 1920 - 23 Feb 1931) She was crushed in the doorway of the Roaches building when the earthquake struck and died 18 days later in hospital. Daughter of Robert Moana and Maryann HAWKINS (nee ADAMS)
HAXTONDoris Emma
HAXTONSabina Mayof Nelson St
HAYNESJane
HEATHClifford James
HEIGHWAYJames Woodford
HENDRALILIAN
HENEYCyril Herbertson of Herbert Hugh HENEY
HINDMARSHSheila Westwood
HOLLANDEdmund Alfred
HOLSHANElinor Mayof Hastings
HOOKINGEliza Jane
HOOPERBrian
HORSLEYConstance Emily
HOWARDErnestof Taradale
HUNTWilliam James
IGNATIUSSisterMary WELSH, of Greenmeadows
INSULLMarjoryNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
JEFFARIESElizabethof Taradale
JENKINSLily
JENSENAgnes
JOHNSTONBridget Mary
JOHNSTONCrawford Benjamin
JOHNSTONWilliam George
JONESErnest Cecil
JONESGrace Brandonat Roaches
KEDDELLJoan GraceNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
KELLYHenrietta Lavinia
KEYSElsie
KIRKPATRICKMary AnnMary Anne KIRKPATRICK (nee HICKEY), b. 1886 in Palmerston North. Daughter of Maurice HICKEY and Mary Anne HALPIN. Died 3 Feb 1931, at Cosy Theatre, Hastings. Her body was taken back to Palmerston North by her family, and buried in the family plot at Terrace End Cemetery. She was survived by her husband Colin and two sons, Colin and Kenneth.
KITCHINGThomas Henry
KITSONDennis Francis7, of Taradale
KYLELeo Alphonso
LAMBERTBeatrice Elizabethof Grey's Rd
LAURENSONMary Boswick
LEANINGJohn England
LENIHANMary Josephine
LEVERETTERose Jean
LEWISPercival Hope
LOVEWilliam
LUNNWalter George
MACARTHURFrederick Campbell
MACDONALDEllen Frances
MACDONALDJohn Spencer
MACLEANDorothy
MACLENNANJohn Rodney
MANGOSJoseph Leonardof Timaru
McCARTHYJoseph Henry
McKEEMary May
McKENZIEJohnat Parke Island Old Men's Home
McLEANMary Hannah
McLEODEdith Maryof Southland Rd
McLEODMary Alice
McMILLANOwen
MEEKThomas
MENZIESEvelyn
MITCHELLSister RuthNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
MORUNGARaina Marie
MORUNGATakatoroa
MURCOTTDoris Mabelof Woodville or Dannevirke
MURRAYDinaFirst child of Douglas Russell MURRAY and of Mena Mary MURRAY (nee McKAY). Aged about 2 years, of Hastings.
MURRAYMena Mary(nee McKAY) b. 20 Feb 1892 at Ormond, Poverty Bay. Mena and Dina were killed in Mena's Ladies Outfitters shop in Fitzroy Ave, Hastings, by falling masonry. Mena was married on 22 May 1924 in Hastings to Douglas Russell MURRAY. Family tell that usually the child was minded by a Karitane nurse while Mena worked, but on that day the Karitane nurse had arranged to have the day off and Mena took Dina to the shop with her.
NAPIERJohn Thomas
NUTTALLElsie Ella
O'MALLEYMrs
O'NEILLMargaret Teresaof Hastings, at Cosy Theatre
OGDENHenry
OGILVIEBertram
ORRDoris Evelynat Roaches
ORRSusanof Taradale
PATMANLucy Flora
PAULPatricia8, of Taradale
PEARSONKathleen Irene
PLANKGeorge
POINTONEdward ArthurWorked at the woolstores, Port Ahuriri
POLLOCKWilliam Archibald8, of Greenmeadows
PUDDLEElizabeth
RAEJohnat Parke Island Old Men's Home
RAFTERNgaio
RATTRAYAlexander
REDWOODTeresa Ceciley
REIDGeorge
RHODESLloyd
ROBERTSONRaymond Claude
ROLLSGrace Ellen
ROSSJohn Alexanderof Hastings
RUNDELEthel Mary
RUSSRodney Francis
RYANArthur Lever
SAUNDERSJamesat Parke Island Old Men's Home
SCHMOLLErnest George
SHACKLEFORDLeonardof Waipawa
SHIRLEYJohn Stanleyof Napier
SINDONElizabeth
SKELTONMinnie May
SKINNERCharlesat Parke Island Old Men's Home
SMITHEllenat Roaches
SMITHLouis Ormand
SPENCEShona Eileen
STAINSWinifredNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
STEADIrvine Thomasof Napier
STEERMabel Ann
STEPHENSONGeorge Gabriel
STEVENSJohn Ascottof Napier
STEVENSONJames
STEVENSONWilliam Alexanderof Mosgiel
STEWARTDanielat Parke Island Old Men's Home
STONELucy WinifredNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
SYMEGeorge
SYMESGeorge Oliver
TAGGARTWilliam Thomas Andrewof Napier
THOMPSONFrances Jane
THOMPSONJulia Carr (Ivy)Ivy, b. 16 Oct 1889, was daughter of Thomas John THOMPSON (councillor and mayor of Hastings from 1906-09) and Elizabeth Aitken Thompson (nee DEMPSTER).
She was killed in the family butcher's shop where she worked (Thompson's - Heretaunga St, Hastings where Shanton's is now located). Note in the family bible: "shop wall fell on her, we hope death was instantaneous."
She studied at the School of Art, London, for two years and toured Great Britain and Europe on a motorcycle and side car after WWI.
THORNE-GEORGENancieNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
TRIPNEYAnnie Gordon Ogilvie
TRIPNEYDavid
TURNERLeona
VENABLESStanley George
VERCOERichard Collins
VOICEEllen
WALKERAlexander Graham
WALKERHerbert
WALKERSamuel
WALKERWalter ZealandBorn Maruia, West Coast (5 Oct 1884), the son of Zealand Tasman WALKER (an early settler of the Buller and West Coast area) & Clara Elizabeth BERRY. He was the second of their eight children. He is buried in Hastings.
WALSHEAda May
WATSONAndrewat Parke Island Old Men's Home
WATSONJohn Henryat Parke Island Old Men's Home
WATSONMary
WEBSTERFrancis Henry
WELLSEmlie Elizabeth Edith
WELLSMollyat Roaches
WELSHMarySister IGNATIUS, of Greenmeadows
WHYTEPatricia
WILLIAMSEileenNurse, of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home
WILLIAMSLydia Catherine
WILLIAMSONReginald
WILSONArthur
WOODSybil Florence
WRIGHTPercy(1877-1931) Husband of Alice WRIGHT
YINGLim
YOUNGH. V.
YOUNGNan Hong
--22 unidentified persons from the Napier district interred at the Parke Island Cemetery
--6 unidentified persons interred in Hastings

Note: There is a memorial in the old Parke Island Cemetery, Napier

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