Burial register ID: 7390
First name: JOHN
Middle names: CURRIE
Gender: Male
Age: 51 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 29-Aug-1895
Date of burial: 31-Aug-1895

Block: 197
Plot: 3

On base of monument:-

Florence Ellen Woodhouse M.B.E.
Died 23rd October 1950

There is a wideness in God’s mercy
Like the wideness of the sea

On first plaque:-

Sacred to the memory of
John C. Woodhouse
Master Mariner
11.2.1844 – 27.8.1895

Also Ellen Woodhouse
His beloved wife
22.2.1851 – 6.8.1924

Henry Pascoe
Master Mariner
2.12.1819 – 24.8.1884

Also Ellen Pascoe
His beloved wife

On second plaque:-

Bertha Woodhouse
Died 1st May 1963

Henrietta Woodhouse MA
Died 17th July 1983

Irene Woodhouse MB ChB
Died 15th May 1970

Bio contributor:

The Family of John and Ellen Woodhouse.

John and Ellen Woodhouse and their family emigrated from Liverpool to Dunedin in 1890 and initially lived in Ann Street, Roslyn. They were accompanied by their daughters Margaret, Florence, Henrietta, Bertha and Irene, as well as grandparents Henry and Ellen Pascoe. Both John and Henry were Master Mariners (sea captains) and John continued his maritime employment from Dunedin until his early death in 1895.

In spite of the loss of their father when the eldest was 15 the Woodhouse sisters all forged significant careers. Margaret was a primary teacher who married Alexander Durward in 1925 and is buried in the Oamaru Cemetery. Florence became a clerk in the Department of Lands and Survey, worked in the national office in Wellington, and was awarded an MBE in 1947. Henrietta graduated MA from Otago University then taught in seconday schools in Otago and later in Wellington. Bertha taught in South Otago primary schools including Owaka. Irene graduated MB ChB from Otago University in 1916 and was the Mataura doctor for most of the 48 years she practised there.


John C. Woodhouse death certificate.

The Story of Dr Irene Woodhouse reveals a rich and singular life, Trevor Landers, The Ensign (Gore), March 7, 1998.

Note on death of Henry Pascoe, Otago Daily Times 4 September 1894.

Details on Woodhouse sisters

Margaret Agnes Woodhouse b. 13.3.1880 Liverpool, m. Alexander Durward 1925
d. 6.3.1952 Oamaru (buried Oamaru cemetery)

Florence Ellen Woodhouse b. 6.6.1882 Liverpool
d. 23.10.1950 Dunedin

Henrietta Woodhouse b. 25.3.1885 Liverpool
d. 17.7.1963 Lower Hutt

Bertha Jane Woodhouse b. 6.10.1887 Liverpool
d. 1.5.1963 Dunedin

Irene Woodhouse b. Jul-Aug-Sep 1890 (at sea?)
d. 15.5.1970 Wellington

There are 8 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
PASCOE ELLEN 77 Years 05-May-1901 07-May-1901
PASCOE HENRY 75 Years 24-Aug-1894 26-Aug-1894
WOODHOUSE BERTHA 72 Years 01-May-1963 03-May-1963
WOODHOUSE ELLEN 73 Years 06-Aug-1924 09-Aug-1924
WOODHOUSE FLORENCE ELLEN 77 Years 23-Oct-1950 25-Oct-1950
WOODHOUSE HENRIETTE Unknown 17-Jul-1963 20-Jul-1963
WOODHOUSE IRENE 79 Years 15-May-1970 18-May-1970
WOODHOUSE JOHN CURRIE 51 Years 29-Aug-1895 31-Aug-1895