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Frederick Lawrence SPURDLE

Male 1875 - 1942  (67 years)    Has 28 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Frederick Lawrence SPURDLE 
    Known As Laurie 
    Birth 04 Jan 1875  Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Painter, Inglewood  [3
    Residence From 1896 to 1942  Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 20 Jan 1942  Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Burial 22 Jan 1942  Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID I268  NZ Genealogy Project
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2008 

    Father Oliver Cooke SPURDLE,   b. 16 Mar 1833, Seaborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Sep 1911, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Maria LITHERLAND,   b. 06 Mar 1828, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Dec 1911, Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage 01 Oct 1854  New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosalind Matilda STIELLER,   b. 1879   d. 15 Mar 1948, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage 20 Jun 1905  Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Children 
    +1. Wilfred SPURDLE,   b. 01 May 1906, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Mar 1975, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)
    +2. Norman SPURDLE,   b. 05 Jun 1907, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 07 Aug 1970, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)
    +3. Ernest SPURDLE,   b. 29 Jul 1908, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 03 Nov 1969, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years)
    +4. Leo SPURDLE,   b. 20 Aug 1909, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 01 Feb 1981, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
    +5. Reginald SPURDLE,   b. 01 Jul 1911, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 May 1974, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)
    +6. Roy Frederick SPURDLE,   b. 29 Mar 1913, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Jan 1965, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years)
    +7. Freda Constance SPURDLE,   b. 10 Jul 1915, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 04 Sep 2005 (Age 90 years)
     8. Jean Mary SPURDLE,   b. 20 Jul 1918, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 08 Oct 1997, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    +9. Bernard Patrick SPURDLE,   b. 23 Mar 1921, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Apr 1980, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 04 Jan 1875 - Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1896 to 1942 - Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 20 Jun 1905 - Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 20 Jan 1942 - Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 22 Jan 1942 - Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY

      Frederick Lawrence Spurdle, the youngest child of Oliver Spurdle and Maria Litherland, was born 1875 in Waitara. He was known as Laurie. Laurie grew up in Waitara and moved to Inglewood about 1896, about the same time as his father and mother moved from Waitara to Inglewood. He worked as a painter in Inglewood all his working life, being one of the partners, together with his brother Samuel, in the firm Spurdle Brothers and Allen. In 1905 Laurie married Rosalind Matilda Stieller in Wellington. Laurie and Rose had nine children.

      Laurie was a keen sportsman, playing and later refereeing rugby, including refereeing provincial matches. In 1924 he was elected president of the Taranaki Referee's Association. Laurie also had a successful career in bowls at both the club and provincial level.

      Laurie was a member of the Inglewood Borough Council for many years between 1913 and 1941. He was also a Justice of the Peace. Laurie died in 1942 and Rose in 1948. Both were buried in Inglewood Cemetery.

      Source: Janette Howe and Robyn Spurdle published Spurdle Heritage for the 1992 Spurdle family reunion. The above information, by Carrol Crandall, 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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