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Alexander (Sandy) Houliston

Male 1898 - 1959  (61 years)


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  • Name Alexander (Sandy) Houliston 
    Born 1898  Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 April 1959  Palmerston North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 April 1959  Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth record of ALEXANDER HOULISTON in 1898 in OLDHAMSTOCKS GRO ref 714/ 0013

      Houliston, Alexander birth 1898 in Oldhamstocks Scotland GRO Ref. 714/0013

      1901 census:
      HOULISTON JAMES age 34 in ABBEY ST BATHANS, BERWICK GRO ref 726/ 001/000
      HOULISTON ANNE age 28 in ABBEY ST BATHANS, BERWICK GRO ref 726/ 001/000
      HOULISTON ALEXANDER age 2 in ABBEY ST BATHANS, BERWICK GRO ref 726/ 001/000
      HOULISTON JAMES age 0 in ABBEY ST BATHANS, BERWICK GRO ref 726/ 001/000

      Emigrated to New Zealand

      From marriage register:
      Alexander Houliston age 29 bachelor hardener born Dunbar Scotland residence (present; usual) Avondale; Avondale
      parents James Houliston gardener & Annie Houliston nee Glass

      On the electoral roll for Palmerston North, N.Z. ---- 1931, was :
      "Houliston Alexander.166 Main Str. bee worker."
      He was on his own. No mention on the same roll for 1928 and 1935.

      He is buried at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
      (have a picture of the headstone)
      Plot was bought by his widow Felicia and it appears that she bought a plot for herself as well but it has not been 'occupied'
      Surname HOULISTON
      First Names ALEXANDER
      Gender M
      Occupation CARETAKER
      Address 404 COLLEGE ST
      Age at Death 60Y
      Date of Death
      Date of Cremation
      Date of Interment 13/04/1959
      Place of Death
      Cemetery Kelvin Grove Cemetery
      Denomination Not Known
      Area in Cemetery M
      Cemetery Block 014
      Plot Number 018
      Plot Type Grave
      Plot Depth 0.00
      Book of Memories Not
      Plot Purchaser FH HOULISTON
      Funeral Director GRIGGS
      Notes LAWN

      http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/Cemeteries.htm
      Kelvin Grove Cemetery and Crematorium is situated on 36 hectares of park-like surroundings in James Line. James Line is off Napier Road, the main road to Ashhurst and Napier from Palmerston North.
      Kelvin Grove Cemetery - Opened in 1927, this cemetery was to replace the old Terrace End Cemetery on Napier Road. The Crematorium and Chapel were added in 1954.
      http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/KGCemeteryMap.htm

      Headstone inscription:
      IN LOVING MEMORY OF
      ALEXANDER HOULISTON
      BELOVED HUSBAND OF
      FELICIA
      DIED 9TH APRIL 1959
      AGED 60 YEARS
      UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS
    Person ID I768  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 December 2006 

    Father James Houliston,   b. 1866, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 January 1951, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Anne (Annie) Glass,   b. 1872, Blackburm, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 26 April 1895  Blackdykes, North Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage record of HOULISTON, JAMES to GLASS, ANNE in 1895 in NORTH BERWICK GRO ref 713/ 0006

      Houliston, James marriage to Anne Glass date 1895 in North Berwick Scotland GRO Ref. 713/0006

      Source Tracy GR: 19 Aug 07
      James Houliston and Anne Glasses marriage certificate and it shows his father was James Houliston and his mother was Margaret Houliston nee Brown both deceased at time of their marriage on 26th April 1895. His address is listed as Coltbridge/ Edingburgh. They were married in a village called Blackdykes, Parish of North Berwick.
    Family ID F471  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Felicia Hemans Buchanan,   b. 1891 
    Married 8 December 1927  Seventh Day Adventist Church, Edendale, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • in 1927, folio no. 9138 ---- Alexander Houliston is married to Felicia Hemans BUCHANAN.

      Alexander H. 29years married Felicia Hemans Buchanan 36years;
      on 8th December 1927; at SeventhDay Adventist Church, in Edendale, Auckland, N.Z.
      Alexander was a "Gardener, Bachelor". He was born "Dunbar, Scotland". His
      parents were " James Houliston, Gardener and Annie Glass".

      Register entry # 9138
      1927 Marriage in the District of Auckland
      # 17
      Dec 8th 1927; Seventh Day Adventist Church Edenvale
      Alexander Houliston age 29 bachelor hardener born Dunbar Scotland residence (present; usual) Avondale; Avondale
      parents James Houliston gardener & Annie Houliston nee Glass
      Felicia Hemans Buchanan age 36 spinster dressmaker born Dundee Scotland residence (present; usual) Auckland; Dundee, Scotland
      parents David Wills Buchanan insurance agent & Isabella Buchanan nee Ferguson
      Certified as true copy of entry in Register-book of Marriages at 10 Kiwi Rd Epson Auckland
      Registrar's Certificate No. 1883, issued at Auckland
    Children 
    +1. LIVING
    Family ID F472  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Alexander Houliston's grave
    Alexander Houliston's grave
    IN LOVING MEMORY OF
    ALEXANDER HOULISTON
    BELOVED HUSBAND OF
    FELICIA
    DIED 9TH APRIL 1959
    AGED 60 YEARS
    UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS


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