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The Cemetery of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand

Cemetery of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand Cemetery of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand Cemetery of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand

The graves of the Best family
The Best graves Walter and Olive Best Madeline Best
The Best graves in Otaki cemetery. In loving memory of

Walter Best

dearly loved husband of
Olive Best

born March 10, 1848
died October 2, 1929
In loving memory of

Madeline Best

born August 4, 1854
died October 28, 1944
The roots of this Best family are in Brentford, UK.
William married Hannah Nibbs in 1845, and emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand with his wife and three children in 1851. Four more children being subsequently born in Tawa, north of Wellington, where William took up land and farmed. In 1854 his father Abraham joined him at the age of 82, dying a year later. William became chief clerk in the Treasury Department in Wellington, retiring 20 years later as Secretary to the Treasury.

William and Hannah's children were:
Edith Maria, born in New Brentford, UK, 20 June 1846, married Walter Edward Gudgeon on 16 Jan 1875 at Wellington, died in Ormond, New Zealand, 21 Mar 1879.
Walter, born in New Brentford, UK, 10 Mar 1848, married, no children, died 2 Oct 1929
lsabel, born 27 Feb 1850, married Robert MacDougall 1874, later moved to Argentina. She died on 1 Dec 1938.
Frederick William, born 10 Dec 1852 and died in Wellington 24 May 1866. Aged 13 years.
Madeline, born in Tawa on 4 Aug 1854 and died in Otaki on 28 Oct 1944.
Elsdon, born in Tawa 30 June 1856, married Adelaide Wylie on 2 Dec 1903 at Rotorua, died 9 Sep 1931 at Wellington. Ethnologist who made a lifelong study of pre-European Maori society, and wrote several books and articles on this subject.

The grave of the Moore family
The Moore grave
Joseph James Moore Telene Moore

In loving memory of

Joseph James

beloved husband of

Telene Moore

died Oct 24, 1934
Aged 70 years


We who loved you,
sadly miss you,
in our memory, you
are dear;
loved, remembered,
longed for always,
bringing many a
silent tear.
In loving memory of

Telene Elvira Maria
(nee Scaramelli)

born Livorno, Italy
beloved wife of
the late

Joseph James

died July 18, 1936
Aged 70 years


Eternal rest grant
to her O Lord
and let perpetual
light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace
Joseph James Moore

born Jul 31, 1864 in Hobart, Tas., Australia
Father: Joseph Moore
Mother: Janet (Jessie) McFarquhar
Marriage with Telene Scaramelli in Feb 6, 1866, Wellington, NZ.
Telene Elvira Maria Scaramelli

born Dec 12, 1866 in Livorno, Italy
Father: Giovan Battista Scaramelli
Mother: Maria Teresa Luisa Enrica Sgarallino
Marriage with Joseph James Moore in Feb 6, 1866, Wellington, NZ.

Dick Moore

Also their beloved son, Dick
killed in action Sep. 5, 1918
aged 32 years

Also his wife Daisy, died Nov 18, 1918.
Name: Moore, Henry Edward James
Initials: HEJ
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Farrier Serjeant
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Field Artillery
Date of Death: 05/09/1918
Service No.: 2/2033
Addit. information: Son of Joseph and Telene Moore,
of Lyal Bay, Wellington, New Zealand;
husband of Daisy Rhoda Moore.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. Headstone 20.
Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery, France

May Santina Richards
A daughter of Joseph and Telene Moore, born May 26, 1894 in Island Bay, Wellington, NZ.
May Santina Richards   In loving memory of

May Santina

beloved wife of

David Richards

died 26th March 1950
    Rest in peace
no shadows ???.
In perfect peace
she waits us all.

Violet Ava Maud Clancy
A daughter of Joseph and Telene Moore, born 1905, Maranui, Wellington, NZ.
Violet Ava Maud Clancy   In loving memory of

Violet Ava (Vi) Clancy

beloved wife of William

died 6th July 1982
(Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ)

The pictures were provided by Roderick and Mrs. Jennifer Compton from Australia. Many thanks.

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