Alfred James HOSE
Alfred was born at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
He married Eliza Rose (born at Canterbury, Kent, England in 1865) in 1889.
They had 14 children, six girls & eight boys. (Three were born before they married). The first 4 were born in Wellington. Nine were born in Levin & one in Raetihi. Two died as infants.
Alfred was a lumper (a docker who unloads cargo from fishing boats) in Wellington, moving to Levin around 1896 as a labourer. By 1908 he had moved to Ohakune as an enginedriver, & then Tangitu, Mokauiti & finally Te Kuiti as a farmer.