RATTRAY Alexander Edward * Venables, Stanley George aged 16 - plot purchased by George Frederick Alloway Walker, Walter Zealand aged 45 - Minnie first married Timothy Edward Hayes in 1908 and lived at 4 Todham St., Brooklyn, Wellington until at least 1918. * Atkinson, Thomas Henry aged 43 - PLOT 19 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery .. inscription reads: Devonport, Alexander aged 19, Seminarist of Fendalton, Christchurch A list of four earthquake-prone buildings and 20 potentially earthquake-prone buildings was released by the Napier City Council under an Official Information Act request by The Dominion Post. * Rolls, Grace Ellen aged 23 * Watson, Andrew aged 81 Symes, George Oliver aged 22 Frederick Hornby SPENCE Shona Eileen (Miss) - no records found Thomas Tristram BROOKER Henry .. inscription reads: Till The Day Breaks Farmery, Gladys Lilian, (Miss) aged 21 of Hastings Seven students also died at the Marist Fathers’ Seminary in Greenmeadows. Murray, Mena Mary (nee McKAY) aged 36 The Napier earthquake by Kevin Boon, c1990; The great quake by Robert McGregor, text; Peter Hallett, contemporary photographs, 1989; Darkest days by Bruce Morris, 1987 (a chapter on the 'quake) City of the plains : a history of Hastings by M.B. Kyle, Leo Alphonso aged 35 Kiwi now living in Australia ALLAN Sylvia Margaret Fordie (Miss) * Taylor, Joyce Elizabeth aged 16 1879 - 1939 William Hayden MacLean FREEDMAN Derek WELLS Alice Mary (Miss) (also known as Trilby, Molly) - married Joseph Boyd in 1886. Collins, Mary (possibly nee RYAN) aged 70 Hindmarsh, Sheila Westwood (nee McLEOD) aged 30 Couper, Phillipa aged 12 napier earthquake death list; The official death toll of the Hawke's Bay earthquake is 256, but there are 258 names on the memorial. Most of the pipes were shattered so water pressure was very poor. White, William aged ? Apparently she, along with the rest of the staff and customers, successfully evacuated the shop during or immediately after the first major shock. Buildings swayed violently, and their walls bulged and collapsed into the streets in avalanches of brick and masonry that crushed vehicles and people. BROWN Gilbert * Stevenson, George aged 80 (on the list as James) WOOD Sybil Florence (Miss) Grant, Gordon Hill aged 40 of Hastings POSTSCRIPT - oldest of 9 children of Edward KITCHING of Whitechapel, London & Ann FAHY an Irish Orphan Immigrant She 'married' (de facto?) - Buried at the Hastings Cemetary along with her Father and Mother in Block D Plot Number 46. DUNN Aileen Frances (Miss) I imagine it was a block of flats. Mag. Philip Arthur CAMERON William Ritchie KITSON Dennis Francis - Student at St Mary's Seminary, Greenmeadows. To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die Married John Owen ELTRIDGE in Huntingdonshire, England in 1909. 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. KNOTT Geoffrey Cole - PLOT 69 - BLOCK C - PLOT 10 - BLOCK CHM at Havelock North MACLENNAN John Roderick (Roy) 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. SHACKELFORD Leonard William Horsley, Mrs Constance Emily aged 33 of Hastings - worked at the woolstores in Port Ahuriri Doogan, James aged 22 Seminarist of Greymouth THOMPSON Frances Jane (Mrs) (née HALL) MURRAY Wilhelmina Mary (Mena) (Mrs) (née McKAY) - PLOT 235 - BLOCK D 2.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 20 km east of Napier City, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Saturday, 12 Dec 7:05 am (GMT +13) - Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 26 km depth ELLISON Stanley George Carmody, Vincent de Paul, Seminarist of Wanganui aged 19 ARROWSMITH Margaret (Mrs) (née THEILE) SKELTON Henry JOHNSON William George (Bill) Lincoln, Eric Charles Earl aged 21, at Roaches Building, never found Just better. 256 people died in the quake or its aftermath. FARMERY Gladys Lilian (Miss) - due to falling beam * NZ Herald, 9 Feb 1931 * Leverett, Rose Eileen aged 15 - daughter of James ALLAN & Ethel Linda ROWE * MacArthur, Frederick Campbell aged 50 Telegraphist at General Post Office Napier thanks to tely_nz for correcting her info 9-10-18 - of Hastings Jones, Grace Brandon, (Miss) aged 19 = plot purchased by her father Herbert Webb Orr (mother was Janet Ann Earl) Alice Theo Snowdon Boyd (1899-?) Sometimes seen as Ethridge Gladys Holly Boyd (1893-?) Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga – List Entry Report for a Historic Place, List No. Recent. HOOKINGS Eliza Jane (Mrs) (née FERRIS) - PLOT 725 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery Had Gladys Eltridge in England in 1910, arrived in Sydney on the 'Zeakandia in 1912, had Gertrude Eltridge in Victoria in 1913, had Dora (1916), Frank (1919) & Elise (1920) Eltridge in NZ The earthquake struck on the first day of school after the summer holidays. NOTE - son of Cecil Edward Adolph BROWN & Beta Seabird LLOYD (1890-1956, married 1906) * Blackburn, Mary Ann (Mrs) aged 85 (nee LANE) * Basher, Reginald George aged 16 GRUDNOFF Mina (Miss) DUNN Mary Elizabeth (Mrs) (née DEVLIN) - PLOT 065 - BLOCK 076 at Terrace End Cemetery Palmrston North - he worked at the Power House (now an Aladdin's Cave of technological treasures of days gone by) Billy was in fact five years old , it was his first day at school. - born 7 April 1909, son of Assad (1868-1953) & Eva Marion 'Mary' (1876-1942) Anisy of Tainui St., Greymouth. Just better. He was also the first bandmaster in the town. - PLOT 20 - BLOCK C at the Hastings Cemetery In the early 'thirties the whole country was in the grip of the Depression, with many people on the East Coast of the North Island affected by falling prices for agricultural exports. RYAN Thomas Michael COUPER Phillipa Maud (Miss) McLeod, Edith Mary (nee HORRELL) aged 47 of Hastings Dalley, Elizabeth Ann, (nee CHEYNE) aged 27 * Frew, Elizabeth Anna aged 8 - buried with his parents and a brother Alan Grant Crawford (1902-1974) also his grandfather Samuel Crawford (1841-1874) LAMBERT Beatrice Elizabeth (Mrs) (née ALLEN) - her address was 205 Southland Rd, Hastings Brown, Gilbert aged 92 - PLOT 727 - BLOCK F - of Greenmeadows, 17km N of Hastings REDWOOD Cecily Theresa Mary (Miss) Wilfred Hornby (Father of 4 including rowing twins), if anyone has any info on where Miss Clarice Margaret Burrows died, (aged 16 of Napier), please leave a comment, Wow what an effort to compile this list. - PLOT 198 K - CH ENG2 SECTION at Karori Cemetery, Wellington - was given an earthquake victims grave earthquake but there are 258 names on the memorial and this unofficial number is likely to be correct ... daughter of Thomas John THOMPSON (1856-1938) councillor and mayor of Hastings from 1906-09) and Elizabeth Aitken DEMPSTER (1862-1950). * Ellis, Ada Mima aged 54 Williams, Lydia Catherine 'Kate' (Miss) aged 89 WELLS Emily Elizabeth Edith (Mrs) (née ELLIOTT) MURCOTT Doris Mabel (Miss) Buck, Marie Teresa 'Mable' aged 18 Houlahan, Eleanor May aged 30 - married Mary Elizabeth BROWN in 1908 MITCHELL Ruth (Sister) 256 people died in the quake or its aftermath. I have taken names from a number of different sites on the web (some from links at the above sites) - it seems that every site visited has a different list of names, so I have compiled a list containing all the names found and will, with your help, research and verify and add if required. Evans, David aged 38 MacDonald, John Spencer 'Jock' aged 22 Carlton Club Hotel VOICE Ellen (Mrs) (née McCORKINDALE) William Archibald Pollock, 7 years. - only child of Thomas (1883-1969) & 'Bessie' DIMOND We arrived at the little township of Taradale and here it seemed that the earthquake had been just as bad as in Napier. - son of Ethel above Killed at Greenmeadows Public School:- Williamson, Reginald James Richard aged 48 GILL Thomas Henry HOWARD Ernest Edward Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 5 Feb 1931 Bartle, William Morley aged 61, Hastings Russ, Rodney Francis aged 19 montha, 302 Fitzgerald Avenue Hastings ALSO Janey died 11.12.1941 aged 29 year. - married Olive Mona BAYLISS in 1926 - 161 in Napier At the age of 93 he was injured in the (Napier) earthquake and dragged out of a building. Kee, Lim junior MacDonald, (Mrs) Ellen Frances aged 47, Hastings - plot purchased by S. T. Tong BISSON Anna (Mrs) (née DONS) * Pointon, Edward Arthur aged 48 * Rae, John aged 72 - sister of Randal Thomas Cleary (1903-1970) NAPIER John Thomas Hawke's Bay Farmers Co-op secretary Charles Douglas was in his Hastings office with a … On February 3, 1931, Napier and Hastings were devastated by New Zealand's worst natural disaster, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter magnitude scale, which killed 256 people. Napier Earthquake Memorial The Hawke’s Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931 was one of New Zealand’s worst disasters. Incidentally there is also a difference in the spelling of his second given name between the list and the Headstone. - son of Margaret Henderson Fraser RUSS Rodney Francis Dressed in pale grey crepe de chine, dress trimmed with red, wearing necklace The * at the front of a name means they are buried in a mass grave in Hastings and their name is on the memorial. Could I please add some information to the entry of Lily Jenkins (my Great-Aunt) Email - I see from the list of deaths resulting from the Napier Earthquake that some options are given for spelling of the surname of Joan KEDDELL. * Bennett, Mary Leah (Miss) of Napier aged 17 - sister of George William, Charles Armond, Wilfred Thomas, Frederick, Wishart Mitchell, Doris Emma (see below) and John Eric Haxton MORUNGA Ramu Maru (Mrs) New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 KIRKPATRICK Mary Ann (Mrs) (née HICKEY) - married George Chapman in 1885 & had 6 known children their children were: Christoffer (1892-?) 1881 - 1967 Leonard Herbert Lionel MacLean Rood, Phyllis Mary aged 21 * Freedman, Derek aged 20 - of 622 Ellison Road Hastings ASHWORTH Ellen (Mrs) (née McCARTER) HAYNES Jane (Mrs) A common grave for the Napier victims was dug at the Park Island cemetery. Colebourne, John Henry aged 73 Killed at Greenmeadows Public School:- HAWKES BAY 1931 the site from Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand with their collection of photos, other info and links to other quakes BOYD Frances Mary (Mrs) (née FOY) Killed at Greenmeadows Public School:- COCKERILL Emma Clara (Mrs) (OSBORNE nee TURNER) Eldest son of Arthur & O Felicia M Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 05 February 1931. - married John Spratt JOHNSTONE in 1913 - of Taradale, 15km N of Hastings Sims, Percy Reginald BRYSON Jane (Miss) O'Neill, Margaret Teresa aged 37 of Park Road Hastings, at Cosy Theatre, Hastings - PLOT 666 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery with her mother - plot purchased by his father David Thomas Gigg - PLOT 12 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery TRIPNEY David She was caught by an aftershock that brought down the already weakened neighbouring brick bank building on top of the shoe shop. - daughter (twin with Noel) of Charles Edward STONE & Ella Mildred PERHAM (1873-1915 married in 1897) Tonkin, Horace John aged 33 at Roaches, never found - storeman of Hastings of Napier, at St. John's Anglican Cathedral. New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 * McKee, Mary May 'Molly' aged 22 Ellis, Olive Frances (nee BURR) aged 27 - PLOT - BLOCK GOODALL Annie May He was taken by the Navy to Wellington Hospital where he died and was buried at Karori Cemetery (Wellington) on the 6 March 1931. - married Kathleen Florence HICKLING in 1926 Murcott, Doris Mabel 'Maud' aged 26 of Pollen St Woodville (between Vogel & Bowen Streets) - at Roachs' Building Hastings SKELTON, Henry aged 92 While not impossible a seminarian aged 48 was unlikely. - PLOT 678 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery Goodall, Albert Edward aged 36, signwriter of Hastings Graham, Raymond Stanley 'Ray' aged 18 BOHAN Kathleen (Miss) WATSON Andrew Tripney, Annie Gordon Ogilvie aged 30 (possibly also Hunt) The total death toll was 256 and much of Napier’s CBD was destroyed by fires that began within minutes of the earthquake and rapidly swept through the city (Callaghan 1933, Thomas et al. IDENTIFIATION 4 1.1. - of Caroline Road Hastings STAINES Winifred Fena (Miss) HOOPER Brian CARMODY Vincent De Paul * Fraser, James Douglas aged 35 - married Stanley George Dalley in 1928 Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. Jenkins, Lily aged 15 aged 14 years & 7 months. - daughter of William George BARTLETT & Mary Hodge CALDOW (above) * Keddle, Joan Grace aged 20 - Nurse at Napier Hospital Stephenson, George Gabriel aged 48 Seminarist of Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows McLean, Mary Hannah aged 55 of Karamu Road, Hastings Hooper, Brian aged 2 of Hastings McMillan, Irvine Harold aged 13, Hastings - plot purchaser was his father Harold Hole Hooper - PLOT 16 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery Shackelford, Leonard William aged 21 of Waipawa * Bisson, Annie (nee DONS) aged 45 of Napier and her washerwoman ?? Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 05 February 1931. - PLOT 638 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery KENNEDY Arthur Angus The sea floor off the curving sweep of Hawkes Bay was lifted 2.7 metres and large boats were left high and dry as 2200 hectares of tidal flats in Ahuriri Lagoon were raised to sea level STEAD Irvine Thomas LEANING John England - sister of Sabina above (see above for family) Many thousands more required medical treatment HINDMARSH SheilaWestwood (Mrs) (née McLEOD) Heney, Cyril Herbert aged 14 of Hastings New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 - PLOT 62 - BLOCK M at Havelock North cemetery - plot purchaser was her husband William Murdoch McLeod Frederick remarried 9 months later to Mona Smith In 1910 she was presented with a prize for her shorthand speed. - married Walter Barrett - married Olive Emma MANHIRE in 1920 Haxton, Sabina May aged 26 of Nelson Street Hastings ... She was crushed in the doorway of the Roaches building when the earthquake struck and died 18 days later in hospital. - of 700 Avenue Road Hastings STEPHENSON George Gabriel Thank you for all the great work you have done here. - Edmund married Violette May ADAMS in 1918 Do you know someone who can help? Williams, Kaye aged ? He was the first bandmaster at Napier Death toll rises to 36 and at least 1,607 hospitalized in Turkey earthquake By Isil Sariyuce, Hamdi Alkhshali and Amir Vera , CNN Updated 1911 GMT (0311 HKT) January 26, 2020 - plot purchase by his father Charles Fredsberg - PLOT - BLOCK Gigg, Albert James aged 19 - PLOT - BLOCK Fitzpatrick, (Mrs) of St Aubyn Street, Hastings - no records found ORR Susan Catherine (Mrs) (née McGLONE) - died at St John's Anglican Cathedral of burns received BAKER William Michael Hiatt RYAN Arthur Lever I can't find a mention of any death certificate anywhere. * Colton, Edward aged 62 JONES Ernest Cecil A common grave for the Napier victims was dug at the Park Island cemetery. Father living at Otaki Beach in 1942 WILSON Arthur ... 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 BROWN Raymond Kenneth Broburg (Ray) Young, Nan (Mah) Hong aged 29 Heretaunga Street, Hastings Evers-Swindell, Arthur Wilfred Denys (1913-1931) aged 18 Dallison, Eleanor aged 20 FREW Christina (Mrs) (née NEILSON) At least 256 people died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake – 161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, and 2 in Wairoa. - Was standing in the Hastings Post Office when the earthquake struck and was killed when she ran outside and was hit by falling masonry. - plot purchased by Mrs C. L. Russ * Heath, Clifford James Colvin aged 16 * Gannaway, baby - no records found (possible it is Norman) - PLOT 22 - BLOCK C at Hastings McLEOD Edith Mary (Mrs) (née HORRELL) - married Thomas Henry BERRY in 1923 A deceptive half-minute pause was followed by a downward motion and violent shaking and rocking - in all, the 7.8 quake spanned two and a half minutes! Hadfield@adam.com.au, A W D Evers-Swindell - daughter of Arthur Burrow (1889-1948) & Ada Emily Smyrk (1887-1936) of Napier - married William George BARTLETT in 1901 On the tenth anniversary of the earthquake, the New Zealand Listener reported that Napier had risen from the ashes like a phoenix. - at Roachs' Building Hastings - plot purchaser was Samuel Hawkins Ryan, Arthur Lever aged 66 Journalist of Hastings - a widow, a patient in hospital This event caused the largest loss of life and most extensive damage of any quake in New Zealand’s history. - a daughter of Kenneth Joseph HARRIS (1896-1974) & Margaret Mary JOHNSON Brooker, Henry age 55 of Pakipaki, 8km S of Hastings Stevenson, William Alexander aged 29 of Mosgiel On Tuesday morning, 3 Feb 1931, at 10.47am the ground in the Hawkes Bay region heaved sharply upward and swayed. THORNE-GEORGE Nancy (Miss) - married Selina FLINT (1873-1960) in 1896, had a son William Cecil & a daughter Doris Alma - PLOT 619 - BLOCK E Thompson, Julia Garr 'Ivy' aged 41 - PLOT 248 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery - PLOT 747 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery with his wife KEY Elsie Gertrude (Miss) - son of William McMILLAN & Ruby Adeline ROONEY BICKERSTAFF Louisa Maud (Lou) (Mrs) (née BURGESS) People ran from their houses in Taumarunui, while at Taihape "dozens of chimneys fell" and the railway bridge over Sulphur Stream near Tangiwai was found to be out of alignment. Peel noted a "complete absence of panic". - born 1894 to James & Bridget (1862-1918) McEnery - married Elsie Margaret KAYE in 1913 McDONALD John Spencer (Jock) MacLennan, John Roderick 'Roy' aged 58 of Havelock North - plot purchaser was her father Armond Haxton - possible daughter of William Henry DALLISON & Olive Eleanor GASCOIGNE Heighway, James Woodford aged 34, 604 Queen Street Hastings COLEBOURNE John Henry Love, William Charles aged 52, of Karamu Road Hastings RHODES Lloyd - plot purchased by her son Walter Puddle - c/o Nelsons Ltd Hastings We were told by family she died in the Napier earthquake but have no proof. * Bickerstaff, Louisa Maude 'Lou' (nee BURGESS) aged 39 of Napier - PLOT 596 - BLOCK F at Hastings cemetery HUNT William James Deutsch; Français; Polski; Русский ; Suomi; Show all languages. Orr, Susan aged 41 of Taradale AVERILL Anne Adele(Miss) THE NAPIER EARTHQUAKE of 1931 with photos Napier 1931 Earthquake another list of names some with notes & bios. Goodall, Annie May aged 22 of Hastings Young, Howard Vincent 'Lofty' aged 37 at Mohaka Railway Viaduct McARTHUR Frederick Campbell MENZIES Myra Evelyn (Miss) * Saunders, James aged 71 - PLOT 691 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery Shortly after 10.45am on Tuesday the 3rd February 1931 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Hawke's Bay area on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. SMITH Christina (Mrs) He came to New Zealand in the 65th Regiment and fought in the Maori War. - PLOT 26 - BLOCK SW of Havelock North Cemetery WRIGHT Percy Cockerill, Mrs Emma Clara aged 78 - married Thomas BARRY in 1891, their children were: - short with brown hair (OR short, brown hair). GONDRINGER Bernard Joseph (Father) Brandon, Eileen Mary (Miss) aged 20 of Napier McDONALD Ellen Frances (Mrs) (née THOMPSON) I consider this to be very sad and an oversight. 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