Arthur Delaney

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Arthur J. Delaney died 1913 aged 47 years


William Thomson died 1912 aged 82 years


Margaret A Parsonage died 1906 aged 28 years

Arthur John Delaney was born at New Plymouth in 1866, the son of John Delaney from Ireland who had served in the Crimean war. Arthur worked as a Harbour Board employee. He married Mary “Minnie” Christina Thomson in 1889. Their only child Ethel was born in 1891. He died 30th March 1913 after a long and painful illness at his home in Herald Street.

William Thomson was a “well-known Wellington identity”. He was born in Scotland and went to the goldfields at Ballarat in 1858 and the on to the goldfields at Otago. He then returned to his trade as an iron moulder working at Sparrow’s foundry Dunedin where he made the first casting there. He then came to Wellington as a foreman for E.W. Mill’s foundry and then was leading moulder at Seager’s foundry. Only old age compelled his retirement. He was a widower with two sons and a daughter. His daughter was Minnie Delaney.

Margaret Agnes Parsonage was the younger sister of Minnie and daughter of William Thomson. She was born in 1877. She married Arthur Douglas Parsonage in 1905 and died 21st March 1906 at Alicetown, Lower Hutt.

Also in the plot are Mary “Minnie” Christina Delaney died 1925 aged 55 and Jane Emma Warring died 1940, aged 76.

Minnie Delaney resided at 66 Seatoun Road with her son-in-law Basil Warring. She died aged 54 in 1925 and is interred in this plot.

Jane Emma Warring was born Jane Perry in 1865 in Auckland. She married William Henry Warring in 1883 and they had seven sons and two daughters. He was a police constable in Timaru and died there in 1906. She remarried in 1909 to George Burns but divorce was granted in 1920 based on desertion.. “He turned out to be a degenerate and his habits were such that in 1911, her son turned him out of the house”. Jane died in 1940 and was the last interment in this plot.

[Ethel Delaney had married Basil Warring in 1916. They were both cremated at Karori Cemetery]

Plot: Ch Eng/K/53

Delaney plot