Otahuhu Cemetery Free Space Page

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Otahuhu Cemetery

The Public cemetery in Otahuhu is situated on a block bordered by Atkinson Road, Luke Street and Church Street. The cemetery contains the official war graves of 5 men who served in the New Zealand forces during the First World War, and 9 from the Second World War. (For a list see the Wargraves page for Otahuhu Public Cemetery).

Church Street Entrance

On the opposite side of Church Street, which is the eastern border of the public cemetery, is the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery (see the Free-space page for that cemetery for more information on the Holy Trinity Memorial Park).

There were two cemeteries in Otahuhu, Anglican and Catholic, but a need was apparent for interments for those of different denominations. Thus, the 3 acre Otahuhu Public Cemetery was constituted on 7 July 1880, to the west of the 1 acre Anglican Cemetery at the corner of Church and Luke Streets.

The first Trustees were John Gordon, Joseph Elmsley M.D., Andrew Mackenzie Donald, Thomas Stringer and George Hotham.

The Otahuhu Road Board administered the Public Cemetery from 1 August 1894 to 1912. By the 1890’s Anglicans and Catholics from the Otahuhu area were also being buried in the Public Cemetery, but unfortunately burial records date only from 7 February 1894. The Otahuhu Borough Council administered the Public Cemetery from 1912 to 1989 when it joined the new Auckland City. The Cemetery was closed in 1986. The Auckland City Council retains the records of those buried in the Public Cemetery.

Junction of Atkinson Avenue and Luke Street
New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: -36.93775, 174.84324

About this Cemetery Page

This is a Free Space Page to record interments and link to the profiles of those buried at Otahuhu Public Cemetery.

This free space page for the Otahuhu Public Cemetery is part of The New Zealand Cemeteries Project which is a subproject of the larger Global Cemeteries Project.

This page is a work in progress, and will remain so until the Table of Interments is completed. The Table of Interments is a sortable listing of persons interred at this cemetery, some or all of whom are linked to existing WikiTree profiles. Although grave markers in this cemetery are being photographed, priority is given to photos for persons with existing WikiTree profiles. If you know of a person interred at this cemetery that should be linked to an existing WikiTree profile, or needs to have a profile created for them, please contact Lianne Trevarthen for assistance.

Useful Links

To Do

Project members are needed to:

  • Assist with data collection and grave marker transcriptions
Additional photography is needed, and previously collected data can be sent by email to other members willing to assist with transcriptions.
  • Link existing profiles or create new profiles for persons listed in the Table of Interments
When complete, everyone listed in the Table of Interments will be linked to their own WikiTree profile, and to a photo of that person's corresponding grave marker. The created profiles can include other genealogical and biographical information as well as a listing of sources for documentation.
  • Validate links and transcription information
Profile and photo links and transcribed information needs to be cross-checked to ensure accuracy.
  • Create an audio/video tour of the cemetery
Record a virtual tour of the cemetery that can be viewed as downloadable media on computers, tablets or other device. Such a tour would take the viewer around the cemetery to explore the history of the people buried here. Background information can be supplied. Those with mobile internet access can access online links to more information.

Tasks Completed and in Progress


  • 43 entries in the table, 23 photos linked, 43 profiles linked. Irwin-2099 22:00, 8 April 2018 (EDT)
  • There are currently 5857 Entries on Find-a-Grave for Otahuhu Cemetery. Irwin-2099 03:36, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Table of Interments

BELLJohn Cameron Pirritt18761955 Mar 2479to be transcribedto be uploaded
BELLAgnes Maria1877 Sep 291961 May 2783to be transcribedto be uploaded
BURTTCharles Edward18411899 Jun 1558to be transcribedBURTT C & E
CROXSONAlexandrina Enid1869 Jul 101944 May 2975to be transcribedto be uploaded
DEMPSEYJames Edward1875 Mar 011962 Jun 2787to be transcribedDEMPSEY JE
EDWARDSRose18501912 Oct 1362Sacred to the memory of Rose Edwards, died 13th Oct 1912, and who for 20 years taught in the Sunday School at Holy Trinity Church, Otahuhu. A faithful follower of ChristEDWARDS R
FALLWELLFrederick Richardson15851938 Mar 0980to be transcribedto be uploaded
FALLWELLMartha Ann1835 Feb 251915 Feb 0380to be transcribedFALLWELL M
BEDINGFIELDEva C1896 Oct 281961 Jan 0480In loving memory of Eva Catherine dearly loved wife of Reuben Harris French passed away 30 June 1978 aged 80 years. To memory ever dearto be uploaded
GIBSONAndrew1869 Jun 111913 Jan 2343to be transcribedGIBSON A
GLYNNClifford Thomas1902 Jun 061974 Mar 1471to be transcribedto be uploaded
GLYNNLewis18951964 Oct 0568 or 69to be transcribedto be uploaded
GOLDSMITHLouisa1893 Jul 021955 Dec 0862to be transcribedto be uploaded
HINDERKSLubertus1882 Sep 251961 Aug 0879to be transcribedto be uploaded
HODGESamuel18501930 Apr 3080to be transcribedto be uploaded
HODGEMyrtle Henrietta1890 Jun 211900 Apr 209to be transcribedto be uploaded
HODGEElizabeth18591937 Aug 1579to be transcribedto be uploaded
JANEEmma18541944 Sep 2290to be transcribedto be uploaded
JENNINGSEthel Elizabeth1882 Feb 271951 Sep 1669to be transcribedto be uploaded
KEMPThomas18341911 Oct 2577to be transcribedKEMP T & E
KEMPElizabeth1840 May 131920 Aug 1380to be transcribedKEMP T & E
MCLOGHRYSelina Ellen1851 Nov 051930 Jan 2078to be transcribedto be uploaded
OLSENAlma May1900 Jan 161959 Dec 2359to be transcribedto be uploaded
ROACHCecelia18561917 Mar 2561to be transcribedto be uploaded
ROACHJames18491898 Aug 2350to be transcribedto be uploaded
ROBINSONNathan1834 Mar 161918 Nov 1184to be transcribedROBINSON N & M
ROBINSONMarion18371920 Dec 1783to be transcribedROBINSON N & M
SCANDLYNCharles Thomas1880 Oct 051964 Aug 0184to be transcribedto be uploaded
SNODGRASSAmelia Amy18551930 Jul 1275to be transcribedSNODGRASS T&A
SNODGRASSThomas18531936 Jan 2183to be transcribedSNODGRASS T&A
SWEETEileen Winifred1906 Mar 271958 May 0552to be transcribedto be uploaded
SWEETGeorge Henry1896 Sep 221956 Mar 1359In lasting memory of George Henry dearly loved husband of Eileen Sweet, loved father of Jean, Don & Wilma. Passed away 13th March 1956. Also our beloved mother Eileen Sweet passed away 5th May 1958. Sleeping.to be uploaded
THORNBURNEmma1857 Apr 161926 Jan 0868to be transcribedTHORBURN T & E
THORNBURNThomas18571916 Sep 0159to be transcribedTHORBURN T & E
TOMLINSONLouisa Opie18461930 Dec 2685to be transcribedTOMLINSON G&L
TOMLINSONGeorge18461918 Aug 0872to be transcribedTOMLINSON G&L
VINCENTSarah Jane18431929 Sep 0886In loving memory of Joseph Vincent / the dearly loved husband of / Sarah Jane Vincent / Died May 26th 1919 / aged 74 years / Thy will be done. / Also his loving wife / Sarah Jane / Died 8th Sept 1929 / Aged 86 years.VINCENT J & SJ
VINCENTLilian Roma18771957 Sep 0780In loving memory of / Our dear parents / Lilian Vincent / Died 7th Sept. 1957 - Aged 80 / and John W Vincent / Died 8th May 1962 - Aged 93.VINCENT JW & LR
VINCENTJohn William18691962 May 0893In loving memory of / Our dear parents / Lilian Vincent / Died 7th Sept. 1957 - Aged 80 / and John W Vincent / Died 8th May 1962 - Aged 93.VINCENT JW & LR
VINCENTJoseph18451919 May 2674In loving memory of Joseph Vincent / the dearly loved husband of / Sarah Jane Vincent / Died May 26th 1919 / aged 74 years / Thy will be done. / Also his loving wife / Sarah Jane / Died 8th Sept 1929 / Aged 86 years.VINCENT J & SJ
WALLACEChristina Scott18401918 Nov 1078to be transcribedWALLACE C & G
WALLACEGavin18421923 Oct 1781to be transcribedWALLACE C & G
WALLACEChristina Scott1880 Dec 141937 Jun 1556to be transcribedWALLACE C & G
WALTERSArthur Norman18841955 Apr 1870to be transcribedto be uploaded
WYMERElizabeth Ann18571916 Oct 3158In loving memory of / Elizabeth Ann / beloved wife of / I. Wymer / who died at Sylvia Park / 31st Oct 1916 / Aged 58 years / At RestWYMER EA

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