Date of Birth: 
3 May 1863
Date of Death: 
29 May 1947

It is not known where in NZ John was born.

He married Grace Trengrove (born at Geraldine in 1872) at Pahiatua in 1889.

They had three children, one of whom died at a very young age.

Grace died at a relatively young age of 46. John remarried a widow, Emily Huston (nee Smith) in 1922.

John's son-in-law, Henry Bloomfield served in WW1.

John was shown as a settler at Pahiatua in 1890, Mangatainoka in 1896 & Kaitawa in 1900.

In 1905 to 1911 he was a labourer in Levin.

The family moved to Gisborne where was a labourer then a contractor.

After he remarried he moved to Motuhora as a contractor, finally ending up as a labourer in Wanganui.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
John Close, Robert Close, Mary Studholme, Elizabeth Grace (Grace) Trengrove, Thomas George Trengrove, Margaret Trengrove, Emily Clara Smith, James Huston, Arthur John Close, Ada Harriet Martin, Ada Close, Eva Myrtle Close, Henry Ernest Read Bloomfield.