Isaac Aroa

Isaac Aroa (1871 - 1959)

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Isaac Aroa
Born in New Zealandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Apr 1903 in New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 31 May 2019 | Created 17 Feb 2016
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In November 1871 Isaac Aroa was born to Robert Aroa and Ellen Soper. [1]

In April 1903 Emma Clare and Isaac Aroa were married. [2]. Emma was the daughter of Lavinia Mary and Thomas Clare.

Isaac's brother Richard married Emma's sister, Jane Clare.

Isaac Aroa (1871 - 1959). It seems that like his brother Richard, Isaac also made the move north to Taranaki. Also like Richard, Isaac married a Clare sister - this time, Emma Clare (1878 - 6 December 1965) in 1903. Emma and Jane were two of ten children of Thomas and Lavinia Mary Clare.

Isaac and Emma's children

  1. Olga Aroa (1904)
  2. Lilian Maude Aroa (1904)
  3. Isaac Vinson Aroa (1908 - 31 March 1961). Isaac married Catherine Margaret Munro and had two children.

Isaac didn't outlive his father by much, and was in fact outlived by his mother. He was a grocer at the time of his death, living at 1 Clemow Road, New Plymouth. Isaac and Catherine are both also buried at Awanui Cemetery, Catherine's ashes interred with Isaac. Catherine was a widow for over thirty years, and at the time of her death she was living in a nursing home, Pine Tree Lodge, Mosston Road, Wanganui.

In July 1959 Isaac Aroa passed away, aged 87 [3].

He is buried at the Awanui Cemetery in Taranaki. [4] At the time of his death he was a retired grocer, living at 140 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. Emma died on 6 December 1965


  1. NZBDM births 20/11/1871 1871/23437 Aroa, Isaac, Ellen, Robert
  2. NZBDM marriages 16/4/1903 1903/2358 Emma Clare, Isaac Aroa
  3. NZBDM deaths 28/7/1959 1959/32813 Aroa, Isaac, 87Y
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #68808957
  • The Soper Family of Marlborough

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