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Hilda (Clemett) Symons (1898 - 1961)

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Hilda Symons formerly Clemett
Born in Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Kaikoura, New Zealandmap
Died in Wellington, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2011
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She was born in 1898.[1]

1898 - Hilda Clemett born Kaikoura

19?? - Hilda has son William Clifford . Father may be a Mr Berie or Beric.

1916 - 2nd of May Hilda married William Cooper Symons.

1916 - 8th May Hilda has son. This may be Leo Symons or it may be the one i know nothing about.

1917 - 30th September Hilda had a daughter Freda Irene Symons

1919 - May or June Hilda had a male child, once again, is this Leo ?

1920 - 8th Nov 1920 Clinton Sydney Darlington Symons was born at Kekerangu.

192? - sometime around 1921-1922 Hilda, William Cooper Symons and the rest of their children as well as William Clifford Beric leave son Clinton on a farm at Kekerangu with an old Scottish man and went we know not where.

1961 - Hilda Died 4th July 1961 in Wellington along with William Cooper Symons in a car crash (reported in Wellington newspaper)

I believe Hilda's son William Clifford took the Symons surname

Lived at Kekerangu and Kaikoura

NOTE - freda irene symons died I think prior to 1994 but was definitely still alive Sept 1964) and married in 1951 to Mr Reginald Duthie known as Reg Cameron and the Hutt NZ. Main Roll showing them at 197 Taita Drive in 1963.


  1. "Births, Deaths & Marriages Online", [digital index], New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (, Birth Registration of Hilda Clemett, child of John McInnes and Elizabeth; citing Birth Certificate 1898/17.
  • Her son, Clinton Symons' birth certificate and news paper clippings of the death.
  • Verbal story by Hilda's son, Clinton to me, Andrew Symons.

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On 30 Sep 2017 at 12:56 GMT Charlene Newport wrote:

Clemett-205 and Clemett-63 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and birth year.

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