Samuel Oliver SPURDLE1859 - 1944 (84 years) Has 28 ancestors and 96 descendants in this family tree.
Name Samuel Oliver SPURDLE Known As Ollie Birth 11 Aug 1859 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand [1, 2, 3] Gender Male Occupation From 1873 to 1892  Builder Occupation From 1892 to 1944  Wheelwright, Inglewood Probate 1944 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand  Death 09 Jun 1944 Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand  Burial 12 Jun 1944 Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand [3, 5] Person ID I262 NZ Genealogy Project Last Modified 28 Feb 2008
Father Oliver Cooke SPURDLE, b. 16 Mar 1833, Seaborough, Somerset, England d. 18 Sep 1911, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand (Age 78 years) Mother Maria LITHERLAND, b. 06 Mar 1828, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England d. 27 Dec 1911, Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand (Age 83 years) Marriage 01 Oct 1854 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand [3, 6, 7] Family ID F155 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Emma GILBERT, b. 05 Oct 1863, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand d. 08 Apr 1924, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (Age 60 years) Marriage 09 Apr 1887 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand [8, 9] Children 1. Olive Emma SPURDLE, b. 03 Jul 1888, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand d. 11 Jan 1961 (Age 72 years) + 2. Ella Myrtle SPURDLE, b. 15 Aug 1889, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand d. 07 Oct 1950, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand (Age 61 years) + 3. Wray Astley SPURDLE, b. 24 May 1891, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand d. 02 May 1960, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (Age 68 years) + 4. Ada Mildred SPURDLE, b. 06 Oct 1893, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand d. 19 Dec 1964, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (Age 71 years) + 5. Edna Florence SPURDLE, b. 30 Aug 1899, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand d. 25 Sep 1968 (Age 69 years) Last Modified 7 Nov 2022 Family ID F178 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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BIOGRAPHYSamuel Oliver Spurdle, known as Ollie, the eldest son of Oliver Spurdle and Maria Litherland, was born in New Plymouth in 1859. He moved with his parents to Waitara when about 8 years, and about 1873 to Wanganui to learn the building trade with his uncle Frederick Morris Spurdle. Samuel returned to Waitara and worked as a carpenter and also worked with his father learning the wheelwright trade. In 1887 Samuel married Emma Gilbert in New Plymouth. Emma was the younger sister of Elizabeth Gilbert who was married to Samuel's uncle William Akerman Spurdle. Emma and Samuel had five children, the first two being born in Waitara.
Samuel and his family moved to Inglewood where Samuel started a wheelwright business. Emma died in 1924 and Samuel in 1944. Both are buried in Inglewood Cemetery.
Source: Janette Howe and Robyn Spurdle published Spurdle Heritage for the 1992 Spurdle family reunion. Much of the above information, by Robyn Spurdle, is extracted from that publication. The book contains considerably more detail. Copies of the book are held at many New Zealand libraries.
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