John James HANSON
John was born at Bethnal Green, London.
He came to NZ with his parents (Samuel Peter & Eliza) & siblings. They were initially "Hansen" and changed to "Hanson".
He married Rosina Aldridge (born at Maidenhead, Berkshire, England in 1873) in 1892.
They had five sons & three daughters. They were all born in Levin. The eldest, Clarence was killed in WW1. Another, Alfred also served in WW1 & another Louis served in WW2.
John was a sawmiller in Levin from at least 1890 through to 1905. He then moved to Waipukurau as a farmer.