John Joseph CARSON
John was born at Dodworth, Yorkshire, England.
He married Susannah Tantrum (born at Thames in 1875) in 1895.
They had two daughters.
In 1896 John was a mill hand at Weraroa (possibly at Bartholomews mill).
By 1911 they had moved to Feilding, then 1919 to Raurimu, finally to Masterton by 1935. In each of these places his occupation is shown as a yardman.
Two son-in-laws, Harold Beckett and Andrew Peters, served in WW1.