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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
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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 Buried Linwood Crematorium Wall of Remembrance 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 Sir Heaton Rhodes "Otahuna" celebrated gardens.

Background to above....unproven but family knowledge (refer Luckett family notes) Ann, his mother, lived at age 10, (info from1871 census records), with William East as a domestic servant. After she came to NZ she offered T.J Edmonds (Edmonds "sure to rise") the recipe for the baking powder used on the William East farm, in return for her son Rupert to be given a job in the factory. Soon after Rupert was asked if he had any gardening knowledge, and moved to become the Gardner. He set out the well known grounds of the factory, won awards, and maintained them for a number of years. Gordon-7688



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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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