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James Smith Overend (1854 - 1939)

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Mr James Smith Overend
Born in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, Kirklees, UKmap
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Husband of — married in New Zealandmap
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Died in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
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Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2018
21:24: Alan Gordon added Rita (Overend) Smith as child for James Overend. [Thank Alan for this]
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Buried Bromley cemetery, Ch-Ch. Block 39, plot 120 [Category: Robert Small, sailed 6 October 1859]]


Born in 1854.[1]

Immigrated in 1859.[2] 1939 Died in New Zealand[3]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014, James Smith Overend, 18 Sep 1854); citing Dewsbury, York, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,542,271.
  2. "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2017), James Overend, 29 Jan 1860; citing ship Robert Small, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm .
  3. Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand Death certificate 1939/23636 aged 85Y

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On 10 Jul 2017 at 02:04 GMT Alan Gordon wrote:

Father of my Grandfather, Rupert David Overend. Alan Gordon.

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