John was born in Wellington.
He married Kate Hawkins (born in Wellington in 1881) in 1901 at Wellington.
They had three daughters & two sons. One child died in infancy.
One son, Frederick, served in WW2.
John signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.
John was a dairy farmer at Ohau from at least 1900 till he died.
His widow Kate continued to live at McLeavey Rd Ohau.