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Mabel (Styak) Mountain lived in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Mabel Amy Ida Styak was the only daughter of William Sylvester Styak and his wife Maria Theresa Styak. She was born at Greenmount, in Auckland, at the farm of her grandfather, John Styak.
Her father, a share broker and businessman with mining interests, moved to Thames.
Mabel became a music teacher in Thames.
At the age of 31 she married Thomas John Mountain. Their wedding took place on 20 September 1900 in Thames at her parents' home in Hape Road. The marriage announcement read:
Mountain -Styak—On the 20th inst, at the residence of the bride's parents, Oaklands, Thames, by the Rev. Dr O'Callaghan, Thomas J. Mountain, only son of T. J. Mountain, of Wellington, to Mabel Amy Ida, only daughter of W. S. Styak, and grand daughter of the late John Styak of Green Mount, East Tamaki, Auckland. [THAMES STAR, VOLUME XXXIX, ISSUE 9748, 24 SEPTEMBER 1900] 
Mabel's husband was a surveyor, and had been in Thames since 1895. He had set up business there, and the firm of Messrs Mountain and Newton were surveyors for the Mahara Royal, Eclipse, Karaka, Monowai and Golden Belt mines. (New Zealand Cyclopedia, Thames, page 880 )
Mabel died in 1948 at the age of 79. She was cremated at Waikumete Cemetery with her last address recorded as 2 Oakfield Avenue, Mt Albert, in Auckland.
New Zealand Birth Index - Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Mabel Amy Ida Styak; Birth Date: 1869; Registration Place: New Zealand; Folio Number: 200
Birth Announcement - Papers Past, NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME VI, ISSUE 1765, 9 SEPTEMBER 1869 
New Zealand Marriage Index - Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Mabel Amy Ida Styak; Gender: Female; Marriage Year: 1900; Marriage Place: New Zealand; Spouse: Thomas John Mountain; Relation: Bride (Wife); Folio Number: 2938
Marriage Announcement - Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand, THAMES STAR, VOLUME XXXIX, ISSUE 9748, 24 SEPTEMBER 1900 
New Zealand Electoral Rolls - years 1896
New Zealand Cemetery Records - Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: New Zealand Cemetery Records. New Zealand Society of Genealogists Incorporated. Name: Mabel Amy Ida Mountain; Birth Date: abt 1869; Death Age: 79; Death Date: 1 Sep 1948; Burial Place: Auckland, New Zealand; Cemetery: Waikumete
The New Zealand Cyclopedia, Entries for Thames, page 880  The New Zealand Cyclopedia Company, Christchurch, 1902