Ann Ferguson  Alexander

Ann Ferguson Alexander[1]

Female Abt 1847 - 1932  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name Ann Ferguson Alexander 
    Born Abt 1847  Inverary, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Obituary 1932  Evening Post, Rorahi CXIV, Putanga 135, 5 Hakihea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary.
    Another of the pioneers who wars died at her residence in Gear street, Petone, on (Saturday, the day after her eighty fifth birthday. She was Mrs. Ann Ferguson MeCallum. Mrs. McCallum, whose maiden name was Alexander, was born in Inverary, Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the age of nine she came out to Australia. In the sixties her father, who was a piper in the 42nd Highlanders, came to Onehunga and his daughter accompanied him. Tho ship that brought them from Australia was the Swiftsure, carrying about 1150 people, and on that voyage she was nearly wrecked on the Three Kings. During the Maori wars her father was attached to the 4th Waikatos and her husband, Samuel McCallum, whom she married in 1865, at Onehunga, belonged to the Auckland Militia. Mrs. McCallum was the last of the soldiers' wives who went up the Waikato River on the gunboat when the barracks were shifted to Hamilton during the wars against the Maoris. The gunboat on which the journey was made is now lying in the mud at Ngaruawahia. Mrs. McCallum spent fifty eight years of her life at Kaiwarra, and for the last few years resided in Petone. Although not connected with any public affairs, she was an active worker in many good causes, helping particularly the soldiers during the Boer War and the Great War. Her kindness of heart was known to many, and she had the reputation of never having turned anyone away from her door. Her husband predeceased her nearly twenty years ago, and two of her sons died some time ago. She leaves four sous, Messrs. S. McCallum (Auckland), W. A. McCallum (Ngahaiuanga), M. McCallum (Johnsonville), and D. MeCallum (Gisborne), and four daughters?Miss M. McCallum (Petone) and Mesdames A. Carver (Lower Hutt), E. Pyne (Wellington), and G Cotton (Nelson). There are twenty-two grandchildren and three; great-grandchildren
    Transcribed from the "Evening Post, Rorahi CXIV, Putanga 135, 5 Hakihea 1932, Page 13"
     
    Died Dec 1932  Petone, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Dec 1932  Karori Cemetery, Old Karori Road, Karori. Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Karori Cemetery
      Last Name: MCCALLUM First Name: ANN FERGUSON Age: 85 Deceased Date: 00-00-0000 Occupation: Widow Service Date: 05-12-1932 Service Provided: Burial Funeral Director: J.R. CROFT LTD Cemetery: Karori Section: PUBLIC Plot Number: 123 Record Number: 84493
      (Wellington City Council Cemetery Database)
    Person ID I7100  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2010 

    Father William Alexander,   b. 12 Jun 1826, Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1907, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Ferguson?,   b. Abt 1827, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1900, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Family ID F2366  Group Sheet

    Family Samuel McCallum,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Jan 1913, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1865  Onehunga Parish, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source
      Onehunga Parish Marriages 1860 to 1920
      Parish Code 2/23
      ALIEXANDER Ann Ferguson, Minor, McCALLUM, 11-Jan 1865 2/23/1
      McCALLUM Samuel, Full, ALEXANDER, 11-Jan 1865, 2/23/1
    Children 
     1. Malcolm Campbell McCallum,   b. 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1945, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F2365  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    McCallum, Ann (nee Alexander)
    McCallum, Ann (nee Alexander)

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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