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Rupert David Overend (1889 - 1971)

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Rupert David Overend
Born in Christchurch, New Zealandmap
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Husband of — married about in Christchurch, New Zealandmap
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Died in Christchurch, New Zealandmap
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Profile last modified | Created 13 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2018
22:05: Alan Gordon edited the Biography for Rupert Overend. (Bio correction) [Thank Alan for this]
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Birth. 1890 Born in New Zealand. Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand Birth certificate 1890/16541

Married. 1912 Married in New Zealand. Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand Marriage certificate 1912/7429

Death. 1971 Died in New Zealand. Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand Death certificate 1971/43427 aged 82Y

Comment. Rupert was my Maternal Grandfather

Rupert was innoculated at age 2, and the innoculation caused an infection resulting in foot amputation. He was a well regarded gardener, famed for creating both Edmonds Sure to Rise Factory gardens, and Otahuna celebrated gardens.

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On 12 Feb 2018 Alan Gordon wrote:

Attended Opawa School 1899-1903. At age 2 he was vaccinated. The vaccination became infected causing his foot to be amputated. Lived for a time at 19 Victoria Tce (since renamed Connal St) woolston Ch-Ch. He became the head gardener for Sir Heaton Rhodes at Otahuna Lodge. The gardens are to this day highly regarded. He was also for a time Head Gardener for "Edmonds Sure to Rise Baking Powder" factory in Ferry Rd Woolston, living at 379 Ferry Rd.

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