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Samuel Kirkpatrick (abt. 1853 - 1925)

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Samuel Kirkpatrick
Born about in Newry, county Down, Irelandmap
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Died in Parakai, New Zealandmap
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Samuel was born about 1853 in Newry, county Down, the son of William Kirkpatrick and Rebecca Marshall. Samuel struck out on his own at an early age, stopping for a while in San Francisco, where he worked in fruit canneries, before sailing for New Zealand in January, 1878. By 1881, he had set up a fruit processing manufactory at Nelson. Mr. Kirkpatrick played a pivotal role in the development of the town of Nelson.[1] On the 24th December 1896, he married Edith Collings who, but three years later, succumbed to tuberculosis.[1][2] Samuel Kirkpatrick lived to the age of seventy-two years, dying at Parakai near Helensville on the 21st May 1924.[1][3]

Recommended: Dawn M. Smith's sketch for Samuel Kirkpatrick, as published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (1993).

Research notes

  • The estimated year of birth is inferred from the reported age at death.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Smith, Dawn. The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. “Samuel Kirkpatrick, Biography.” Published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, 1993; online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-01-25).
  2. Death Index, New Zealand, 1848-1966. Edith Kirkpatrick, died in 1899, aged 30 years (folio no. 6739). Index hosted online, “Births, Deaths & Marriages Online, by the New Zealand Government, Internal Affairs, (accessed 2018-01-25).
  3. Death Index, New Zealand, 1848-1966. Samuel Kirkpatrick, died in 1925, aged 71 years (folio no. 3816). Index hosted online, “Births, Deaths & Marriages Online, by the New Zealand Government, Internal Affairs, (accessed 2018-01-25).

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