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John William Aroa (1868 - 1928)

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John William Aroa
Born in New Zealandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Jan 1901 in Wanganui, New Zealandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 31 May 2019 | Created 17 Feb 2016
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On 8 February 1868 John William Aroa was born to Robert Aroa and Ellen Soper [1]

John was married by Rev. T.B. Maclean to Edith Louisa Harris (1870 - 1952) at Christ Church in Wanganui on 30 January 1901.[2] Edith was the daughter of the late George Harris formerly of Nelson. Although married in Wanganui, the couple returned to Awatere. John appears to have taken over the family farm at Blind River, Awatere.

Apparently they had no children.

John died in Kaikoura, on 2 October 1928 aged 60 [3]

He is buried in the Kaikoura Cemetery. [4]


  1. NZBDM births 8/2/1868 1868/20285 Aroa, John William, Ellen, Robert
  2. NZBDM marriages 1901/177 Edith Louisa Harris John William Aroa
  3. NZBDM deaths 1928/8291 Aroa John William 60Y
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #150795532

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