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Frank JeffersonAge: 44 years18701914

Name
Frank Jefferson
Given names
Frank
Surname
Jefferson
Birth April 10, 1870 35 24
Birth of a brotherAlfred Thomas “Alf” Jefferson
June 21, 1872 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Oswald “Os” Jefferson
February 6, 1875 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherIssac Jefferson
October 17, 1877 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Meads
January 9, 1880 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ann “Annie” Jefferson
January 30, 1881 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward Jefferson
April 23, 1883 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterFlorence Mary Jefferson
June 24, 1885 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah “Sary” Gordon
September 11, 1889 (Age 19 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Meads
August 16, 1890 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Cancer of liver
Death of a sisterSelina Jefferson
May 23, 1894 (Age 24 years)
Death of a brotherEdward Jefferson
August 19, 1901 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Jefferson
June 24, 1903 (Age 33 years)
Cause: Heart Attack in wash house at Elmdale
Marriage of a siblingEdward “Ned” JenkinsElizabeth Ann “Annie” JeffersonView this family
June 3, 1908 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a siblingJoseph Oswald “Os” JeffersonEleanor Jane “Jinny” ColemanView this family
December 16, 1908 (Age 38 years)
Death October 15, 1914 (Age 44 years)
Cause of death: pushed off the bridge over the Wanganui river and drowned.
Burial
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father
mother
Marriage: November 23, 1865Residance Of Mrs Meads Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
9 months
elder sister
Sarah Jane “Jane” Jefferson
Birth: August 27, 1866 31 20Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: May 24, 194038 Elmira Ave., Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
19 months
elder sister
Selina Jefferson
Birth: March 20, 1868 33 22Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: May 23, 1894Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 years
himself
Frank Jefferson
Birth: April 10, 1870 35 24Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: October 15, 1914Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 years
younger brother
Alfred Thomas “Alf” Jefferson
Birth: June 21, 1872 37 26Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: April 20, 1935Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Edward Jefferson
Birth: April 23, 1883 48 37Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: August 19, 1901Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 years
younger sister
Florence Mary Jefferson
Birth: June 24, 1885 50 39Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: February 1, 1952Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Note
News Paper Report. Deep regret was felt in Marton when the news was received yesterday that the body of Mr Frank Jefferson was found in the Wanganui river. The deceased had rely disposed of the lease of his well known property in UpperTutaenui; and been touring Australia and the Pacific Islands returning from the latter trip a few days prior to his death. On Sept. 23rd he went to Wanganui with the intention of attending the Wanganui races on the following day, and that was the last time that he was seen alive. When the body was discovered a gold watch was missing and a few pennies was all that was found in his pockets. The deceased was known to have had a considerable amount of money when he left Marton. The late Mr Frank Jefferson, the eldest son of the late Mr John Jefferson of Upper Tutaenui, was of splendid physique and was very popular in this district. A private interment will take place at Mt View cemetery tomorrow afternoon. iT WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED THAT THER HAD BEEN FOUL PLAY IN CONNECTION WITH FRANK JEFFERSON'S DEATH. Inquest at Wanganui The Rangitikei Advocate .. 29/10/1914 Mr Frank Jefferson's death.........Apparently Insoluble Mystery The adjourned inquest touching the death of Frank Jefferson a well-to-do farmer of Marton, whose body was found in theWanganui River on th 15th inst. was held yesterday. Mr W Kerr, coroner, presided. Dectective Sergeant Siddells appeared on behalf of the police, and Mr Cohen watched proceedings on behalf of the relatives of the deceased. No explanation was adducted as to how Jefferson got into the river, and his movements shortly after noon on Sept 23rd, seem to be a complete mystery. It appears that he had with him at the time he was last seen a gold watch and chain, and plenty of spare cash. These were missing when the body was found. Dr Wall deposed that on the day that the body of the deceased was found he conducted a post mortem examination. He would say that the body had been in the water for three weeks. The body was not decomposed. Witness could not find any evidence of violence. The examination was an external one. Harry Crabbe, Labourer, of Upper Tutaenui, Marton gave evidence that he had known deceased for about 30 years. During July witness and the deceased went for a holiday trip to Sydney and Fiji together, the deceased paying all the expenses, witness acting as companion. They returned to Wellington in the middle of September. Both caught colds while at Fiji. On Sept 22.nd they left Wellington for Marton, arriving at Marton at 5p.m. They slept at Hannah's Hotel and on the morning of the 23rd the deceased got up from bed and while so doing so told witness he was going to Wanganui to see his racehorse. Witness saw him put on his gold watch and chain. Deceased told witness that he would return from Wanganui that night. Witness knew that the races were being held in the 24th and that the deceased intended seeing them. When withness saw the deceased on the morning of the 23rd, he looked fresh and well. Witness did not know how much money the deceased had with him at that time. He knew he drew 50 in Fiji by cable and in Wellington he borrowed 20 from Mr Hunt. Except for his cold witness appeared to be his usual state of good health. He was in his right mind also. To the coroner the witness last saw the deceased on the coach on his way to the railway station at 8:20 am on the 23rd. Alfred Jefferson Farmer of Upper Tutaenui, Marton, brother of the deceased, said that his brother was 44 years of age. He owned a large farm in the district. He had not seen deceased alive since he left on his holiday with Crabbe. Deceased was not addicted to drink. He was a hard working man. He had considerable means, and was worth a good many thousands of pounds. He was not in want of money or worried financially. Witness and deceased had always been best of friends and had always lived and worked together. Witness haeard of his brother's return and came into Wanganui to look for him. He made exhaustive enquiries but without success Witness had come to the conclusion that deceased had gone to Auckland. Deceased was a manm of leisure, and his abscence was not considered strange. Witness could in no way account for his getting into the river. He thought it reasonable to suppose that he got there on the 23rd. Robert Neumann, a retired farmer, living at Eastown, said on the morning of Sept. 23 rd he saw deceased on the train. They chatted for a time together. Deceased looked well, and showed no indication of having a cold. Witness left the train at Eastown and that was the last he saw of the deceased. Albert Signal, drover, gave evidence that shortly after noon on Sept. 23rd he saw deceased in Victoria Ave., near Chavannes' Hotel. Witness did not speak to him. He saw Mr Alfred Jefferson that night. William Henry Higgins, horse trainer, said he had charge of a racehorse owned by the deceased 1 _FA1 2 PLAC Frank was pushed off the bridge over the Wanganui river and drowned. 1 _FA2 2 PLAC . News Paper Report. Deep regret was felt in Marton when the news was received yesterday that the body of Mr Frank Jefferson was found in the Wanganui river. The deceased had rely disposed of the lease of his well known property in UpperTutaenui; and been touring Australia and the Pacific Islands returning from the latter trip a few days prior to his death. On Sept. 23rd he went to Wanganui with the intention of attending the Wanganui races on the following day, and that was the last time that he was seen alive. When the body was discovered a gold watch was missing and a few pennies was all that was found in his pockets. The deceased was known to have had a considerable amount of money when he left Marton. The late Mr Frank Jefferson, the eldest son of the late Mr John Jefferson of Upper Tutaenui, was of splendid physique and was very popular in this district. A private interment will take place at Mt View cemetery tomorrow afternoon. Inquest at Wanganui The Rangitikei Advocate .. 29/10/1914 The adjourned inquest touching the death of Frank Jefferson a well-to-do farmer of Marton, whose body was found in theWanganui River on th 15th inst. was held yesterday. Mr W Kerr, coroner, presided. Dectective Sergeant Siddells appeared on behalf of the police, and Mr Cohen watched proceedings on behalf of the relatives of the deceased. No explanation was adducted as to how Jefferson got into the river, and his movements shortly after noon on Sept 23rd, seem to be a complete mystery. It appears that he had with him at the time he was last seen a gold watch and chain, and plenty of spare cash. These were missing when the body was found. Dr Wall deposed that on the day that the body of the deceased was found he conducted a post mortem examination. He would say that the body had been in the water for three weeks. The body was not decomposed. Witness could not find any evidence of violence. The examination was an external one. Harry Crabbe, Labourer, of Upper Tutaenui, Marton gave evidence that he had known deceased for about 30 years. During July witness and the deceased went for a holiday trip to Sydney and Fiji together, the deceased paying all the expenses, witness acting as companion. They returned to Wellington in the middle of September. Both caught colds while at Fiji. On Sept 22.nd they left Wellington for Marton, arriving at Marton at 5p.m. They slept at Hannah's Hotel and on the morning of the 23rd the deceased got up from bed and while so doing so told witness he was going to Wanganui to see his racehorse. Witness saw him put on his gold watch and chain. Deceased told witness that he would return from Wanganui that night. Witness knew that the races were being held in the 24th and that the deceased intended seeing them. When withness saw the deceased on the morning of the 23rd, he looked fresh and well. Witness did not know how much money the deceased had with him at that time. He knew he drew 50 in Fiji by cable and in Wellington he borrowed 20 from Mr Hunt. Except for his cold witness appeared to be his usual state of good health. He was in his right mind also. To the coroner the witness last saw the deceased on the coach on his way to the railway station at 8:20 am on the 23rd. Alfred Jefferson Farmer of Upper Tutaenui, Marton, brother of the deceased, said that his brother was 44 years of age. He owned a large farm in the district. He had not seen deceased alive since he left on his holiday with Crabbe. Deceased was not addicted to drink. He was a hard working man. He had considerable means, and was worth a good many thousands of pounds. He was not in want of money or worried financially. Witness and deceased had always been best of friends and had always lived and worked together. Witness haeard of his brother's return and came into Wanganui to look for him. He made exhaustive enquiries but without success Witness had come to the conclusion that deceased had gone to Auckland. Deceased was a manm of leisure, and his abscence was not considered strange. Witness could in no way account for his getting into the river. He thought it reasonable to suppose that he got there on the 23rd. Robert Neumann, a retired farmer, living at Eastown, said on the morning of Sept. 23 rd he saw deceased on the train. They chatted for a time together. Deceased looked well, and showed no indication of having a cold. Witness left the train at Eastown and that was the last he saw of the deceased. Albert Signal, drover, gave evidence that shortly after noon on Sept. 23rd he saw deceased in Victoria Ave., near Chavannes' Hotel. Witness did not speak to him. He saw Mr Alfred Jefferson that night. William Henry Higgins, horse trainer, said he had charge of a racehorse owned by the deceased