Burial register ID: 16026
Surname: WEDLAKE
First name: LOTTIE
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: 75 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 29-Mar-1939
Date of burial: 31-Mar-1939

Block: 50
Plot: 22

Bio contributor: John Wedlake

Charlotte (Lottie) Wedlake (1864-1939)

Charlotte (Lottie) Wedlake was the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth (née Beswetherick) Wedlake. She was born in Cornwall in 1864.

Lottie and her brothers, Frederick and John, were initially left behind in England when their parents came to New Zealand in the late 1860s for the gold rush. However, in 1874 when Lottie was 10 years old, the children came out to New Zealand on the ship Asia, arriving in Otago on 26th April of that year to join their parents in Blue Spur, a town above Gabriel’s Gully near Lawrence, where they attended Blue Spur School. In the 1876 school examinations Lottie was 2nd in Writing.

By 1906 Fred and Elizabeth were living in Dunedin, at 264 Great King Street. Since Lottie never married, it is assumed that she also lived there. Later she moved to 359 Castle Street, living there with her mother Elizabeth and her brother John after his return from World War 1. Lottie died in March 1939, years after Elizabeth (who died in April 1923) and John (who died in 1926). Lottie is buried here in the Northen Cemetery in the Wedlake family plot with her parents, brothers and sister-in-law.

(Details from the Tuapeka Times on the Papers Past website)

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
WEDLAKE ELIZABETH 79 Years 07-Apr-1923 10-Apr-1923
WEDLAKE FREDERICK WILLIAM 69 Years 16-Apr-1906 18-Apr-1906
WEDLAKE JOHN ALFRED 64 Years 26-Aug-1926 29-Aug-1926
WEDLAKE LOTTIE 75 Years 29-Mar-1939 31-Mar-1939
WEDLAKE MARY EDMOND 63 Years 17-May-1928 19-May-1928
WEDLAKE WILLIAM FREDERICK 51 Years 04-Jul-1911 07-Jul-1911