Reuben Geeves


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Descendants of Reuben Geeves

Reuben GEEVES was born 6 Apr 1840 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, England
to Percy GEEVES and Mary Ann ELKERTON

1841 census - he is living with parents and 4 siblings in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England

He died 23 Nov 1913 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

He was buried 25 Nov 1913 in Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand

Reuben married Mary Ann WATKINS on 9 Dec 1867 in Parish Church of St Luke, Chelsea, Middlesex, England
Mary was born 1840
She died 10 Oct 1899 in Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand
She was buried 12 Oct 1899 in Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand.

Reuben and Mary Ann emigrated to New Zealand on the Harvest Home

Lived at Beaumont, Otago in the early days in a cob house on the road to the Beaumont Cemetery
Reuben's occupation was given as labourer - he worked as a railway employee in England - and on wagons carrying supplies to the goldfields in New Zealand

They had the following children:

1. Reuben Thomas GEEVES (1868-1927)

2. Jane Martha GEEVES (1871-1876)

3. Percy Owen GEEVES (1873-1928)

4. John William GEEVES (1875-1957)

5. Jane Matilda GEEVES (1878-1939)

6. Amy Esther GEEVES (1882-1972)

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