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Leonard Judson Ayers

Leonard Judson Ayers

Male 1882 - 1976  (Age: 94)    Has no ancestors but 2 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Leonard Judson Ayers 
    Born 29 Oct 1882  Rangiora, Canterbury, New ZealandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth surname registered as: AYRES
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 4 Feb 1907  London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Paraphrased from notes provided by Leonard's grand-daughter: "Grandpa (Leonard) was born in New Zealand and educated in Rangiora. He moved to the North Island to work and one day, while walking along the harbour wharves, he got talking to a captain and was offered a job on the SS Kumara sailing to Auckland, then to the UK. He didn't have much time, so dashed back to his boarding house, collected his carpentry tools etc. and returned to the ship. On arrival at Auckland, he sent a telegram to his mother in Rangiora to say he was going to the UK. The SS Kumara, operated by the Shaw Saville Line, arrived in the Port of London (Victoria Docks) on 23 April 1907. Leonard was subsequently signed off but soon found a job as a coach builder."
      From Place: New Zealand
    Emigration 16 Nov 1907  London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Leonard and Maria sailed aboard the SS 'Athenic' on a voyage scheduled to take 70 days. Leonard's grand-daughter adds this: "Marie came from a family of sailors but she was extremely seasick for the whole voyage to New Zealand. Though married, they were in separate cabins. Marie was near the bow with a number of other women. I'm not sure where Len was but he had his sea legs."
      Into Place: Wellington, New Zealand
    SS Athenic (1901-1962)
    SS Athenic (1901-1962)
    Leonard and his new wife, Maria, sailed aboard the SS Athenic for New Zealand.
    Died 14 Nov 1976  Wellington, New ZealandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21052  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2012 

    Family Maria Matilda Stagg (ID:I21024)
              b. 26 Apr 1877, St George in the East, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jul 1963, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86) 
    Married 15 Nov 1907  Camberwell, London, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Address :  
    The Register Office 
    • Leonard's grand-daughter adds this: "He (Leonard) met Marie (aka Maria) who was boarding somewhere near where he was working. Marie was keen to get closer to her older brother Alexander, who had jumped ship in Australia (before 1898), so she married Len and they left for New Zealand the next day."
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2012 11:20:23 
    Family ID F5109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1882 - Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 4 Feb 1907 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address :  
    The Register Office - 15 Nov 1907 - Camberwell, London, England
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    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 16 Nov 1907 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1976 - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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