Burial register ID: 13763
Surname: GOWDY
First name: EDWIN
Middle names: WILLIAMSON
Gender: Male
Age: 81 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 29-Dec-1921
Date of burial: 31-Dec-1921

Block: 198
Plot: 21

Bio contributor: Toni Evans

Edwin Williamson Gowdy was born at “1/2-past 3pm” (when the time was recorded on a birth certificate it usually referred to a mutiple birth) on 6th October 1840 in Thornton, Yarm, Yorkshire, England. He arrived in New Zealand in 1863, and married Ann Jane Ross eleven months later on 14th November 1864 at his residence in Hampden, North Otago.

Edwin was a seaman, and seems to have lived in various parts of mainly coastal Otago according to the recorded birthplaces of his children; Hampden, Waikouaiti, Palmerston, Tapanui and Dunedin, where later on he lived in various streets in North East Valley, according to Stones and Wises Directories; 1907 – 1909 at 7 Selwyn Road, 1911 – 1915 at 24 Carr Street, Glenroy, and from 1919 at Miller Street. He died on 29th December 1921 aged 81 and was buried here in the cemetery on 31st December 1921, having lived 62 years in New Zealand.

There are 4 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BOYES PATRICK JOHN 13 Days 07-Nov-1920 08-Nov-1920
GOWDY ALBERT GEORGE 8 Years 16-Sep-1898 18-Sep-1898
GOWDY ANN JANE 65 Years 19-Nov-1908 21-Nov-1908
GOWDY EDWIN WILLIAMSON 81 Years 29-Dec-1921 31-Dec-1921